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Loft 705 at Littlefield Lofts in Austin is now the Lounge at Littlefield

Lounge at Littlefield Welcomes Guests

How many times have you flown into a city before your check-in time and had no place to hang out? ...
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Spotlight On: Wanderlust

What are Top Trip staffers up to when we're not busy creating the best guest experiences in Austin? Plenty. See ...
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VRBO YouTube channel highlights Bloomhouse

You don't have to go far, to get far out in Austin, Texas, when you stay at the Bloomhouse in ...
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Top 5 Austin Pools

It’s July, and that means...swimming in Austin at Top Trip's Top 5 favorite spots to dive into summer. It’s hot ...
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Visit Austin’s Mecca of Meat

It was just after dawn and another sticky, sweltering Texas Tuesday morning was just beginning. My colleague Sandra and I ...
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Brunch is a Must

In the "blink and you missed it" category, none is changing more rapidly in Austin's food scene than the offerings ...
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Three delicious cocktails await its owners.

A Speakeasy Tour of Austin in three acts

There’s no better place than in a hidden bar, a bar with a reservation requirement for achieving cruising altitude on ...
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Let “More Travel” Be Your Mantra in 2019

As we look ahead to 2019, we want to take a moment to reflect on 2018 when we hosted more ...
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Bloomhouse and West Elm Partnership Bursts with Style

With a home as special as the Bloomhouse, Chereen Fisher, owner of Top Trip Rentals, sought to provide an unparalleled ...
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Chill this Holiday Season with Movie Classics

You’ve unwrapped the presents, cleaned up from dinner, maybe gone out and caught Dale Watson’s annual Christmas Show and Dance ...
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Escape to the fantastical Bloomhouse in hills west of Austin

For a true one-of-a-kind travel experience, you do not want to miss reserving a stay at the restored Bloomhouse in ...
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Wow Your Guests this Friendsgiving

Friends + Thanksgiving = Friendsgiving Who doesn’t love a made-up holiday that got its inspiration from a 90s sitcom (Friends) ...
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A Day at Mueller, Austin’s newest urban park

If you're in town with kids, one of Austin's best locales is the Mueller Neighborhood, home to food trucks, several ...
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Historic Provident Loft on Austin’s 5th Street Welcomes Travelers Again

The Provident is the perfect spot for exploring Austin   Built in 1887, this spacious historic loft comprising the entire ...
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A far out hike, close into Austin

So close, yet so far out...a gorgeous hike within the Austin city limits When most tourists think of Austin, they ...
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Taking the Plunge with the Austin Tour Company’s River Float Experience 

On a recent hot Texas Saturday, I found myself slathered in sunscreen inside a Sixth Street bar along with my ...
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Guitars made out of Christmas lights at Mozart's in Austin

5 Festive Austin Favorites No One Should Miss

Are you looking for a truly local taste of holiday glee? Here are five festive favorite activities that no self-respecting ...
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Brightly painted Third Coast Coffee Mug

Austin’s Third Coast Coffee Roasts a Heavenly Cup

Ah...that morning cup of coffee. For a lot of us, no day starts without that ritual of grind, brew, pour ...
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Large size pumpkin pie from Tiny Pies in Austin, TX

Tiny Pies Serves Up Austin Thanksgiving Flavor

November: when families across America come together to eat. Yes, lofty reasons exist for gathering and tasty dishes are made ...
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Do Holidays Right With a Vacation Rental Home

Is the thought of getting your home ready for holiday guests dragging you down? Are you worried that there just ...
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Chef Shawn Cirkiel stands in his Austin restaurant, Parkside

Parkside Projects: An Austin Local We Love

New to town? Naturally, you need to find a great place for food. Austinites love to eat out, and the ...
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Cover of latest White Reaper Album

Guest Spotlight: White Reaper Returns to ACL

When White Reaper returned to ACL Festival 2017, Top Trip Rentals was stoked that the Louisville-based band booked yet another Austin ...
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Collection of items for Austin's allergy season, including Kleenex, neti pot, and various over the counter medications

Why Does Austin Make Me Sneeze?

Welcome, Austin visitor! Have your eyes started to itch? Are you sneezing? Can’t go anywhere without a tissue? Does it ...
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University of Texas mascot Bevo on the sidelines with Silver Spurs

4 Reasons to Rent a House on College Football Game Day

Updated September 3, 2019 No matter how hot it is, college football means fall has officially arrived. Fans all over ...
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Jim Ritts, CEO and executive director of Austin's Paramount Theatre, inside the historic building

Locals We Love: Paramount Theatre’s Jim Ritts

Since 1915, Austin’s Paramount Theatre has been a shining beacon to central Texans seeking exciting and eclectic performances. Its gloriously ...
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Chad Calek and Justin Holstein give a talk at Emo's in Austin on new documentary, Sir No Face

Do Ghosts Exist? Austin Gets a Glimpse of Sir NoFace

Do you believe in ghosts? Had you spent an August evening with filmmakers Chad Calek and Justin Holstein, you might have said "yes." ...
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On the Town with Parkside, Mattie’s

How can you be a local business and make recommendations to guests without knowing the town? Top Trip Rentals loves Austin ...
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Various members of Stout Magazine book panel at Top Trip Rentals property in Austin

“Stretch” Comes to Austin’s Graeber House

Mermaids have swum here. Musicians played (perhaps you were one of the guests for the SoFar pop-up concert with Harvest ...
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Top Trip Rentals cards with profile of KEY Concierge founder and CEO Kim Shrum

Top Trip Rentals Shout-Out: KEY Concierge

You’re on a dream get-away to Austin. Quick: What’s your plan for an epic night out? Can you figure out ...
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Austin crowd at ACL 2016 for Cage the Elephant shown on screen

Top Trip Rentals Supports Musicians During SXSW

In honor of two anniversaries--30 years of South by Southwest, Austin's premier festival  (1987–2017), and Top Trip Rentals' 10th anniversary--we ...
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Clouds at sunset at ACL 2016

ACL Memories: Reflecting on 2016

Now that the dust has settled (literally), let's take a moment to reflect on Austin City Limits 2016. This year, ...
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Crowd enjoying picnics on Auditorium Shore in Austin on 4th of July

Tips to Enjoy Austin Like a Local

The people, the attitude, the winter weather, the music--there's a lot to love about Austin. So, how do locals narrow ...
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Make Dripping Springs Your Hill Country Day Trip

Dripping Springs was once a sleepy ranch town. Located 25 miles west of Austin, the town is on the way ...
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The 410: Craft Cocktail for Graeber House

We love a good cocktail! When it came time to create a specialty cocktail for 410 E. 6th Street, our historic ...
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Remodeled 1930s bungalow front door view

Live Like a Local in SoCo

Where, according to Conde Nast Traveler magazine, is the best place to shop in Texas? Answer: Austin.  South Congress Avenue ("SoCo"), ...
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How to Get Around Austin Without a Car

In Texas, we love to drive. Cars rule the road. So how do you get around Austin if you're not ...
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Interior view of Jonathan Adler boutique in Austin TX

Stroll Austin’s West 6th Street Shopping District

Twenty years ago, Austin's shopping options were pretty basic. Now, if you needed camping or backpacking equipment, plenty of choices ...
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View of the decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant

Seaholm Development Brings New Shops, Restaurants to Downtown Austin

It's been a long time coming, but one of Austin's newest transformations is the Seaholm EcoDistrict near West Avenue and 3rd ...
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Parking Options Near Littlefield Lofts

Parking in downtown Austin can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! If you're looking to take the hassle ...
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Interior of chairs at Graeber House in Austin set for SXSW Interactive

SXSW 2016 Review

We had a great week with the folks from Capitol One Spark Small Business program who held their VIP reception with author, ...
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SXSW is here!

In 10 days, our city is going to be bursting at the seams with musicians, techies, film buffs, actors, travelers, fans, ...
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5 Places for ATX Family Fun

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Austin is a great place to enjoy with kids in tow. Our Top Trip Rentals "Top 5" List highlight great ...
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Top Trip Rentals Top 5 card listing South Austin locations

South Austin

Our Top 5 List for South Austin: Uchi The Broken Spoke Peter Pan Mini Golf Barton Springs Moontower Saloon ...
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Top Trip Rentals card with list of Top 5 ACL Bands for 2016

ACL Bands

Phoenix from Versailles, France Playing Sunday, October 6, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud Light Stage) & Sunday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 PM (Bud ...
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E.A.S.T.

Also, check out our friend Jackson at booth #71 ...
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Winter Events

There is so much to do in Austin this time of year. We’ve picked five of our favorite holiday traditions ...
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Ways To Chat

Let us know your favorites during your trip or your own #top5list for a chance to win a $50 VISA ...
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Mexican Food

Cinco de Mayo is Monday. Seems like a good enough reason to eat Mexican food all weekend. Enjoy! ...
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Sushi

When it’s cold, I crave Sushi and Sake. What a lovely combo. Try out some of our favorite downtown and ...
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Luxury Vacation Lofts Transform Iconic Corner

As early as July, there will be a new spot to vacation — or staycation — in Austin. Top Trip ...
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Downtown Austin Farmer’s Market Held Every Saturday

Every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., you can buy yummy, healthy and local food brought to ...
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Living room of Austin's Graeber House, vacation rental home, at 410 E. 6th Street

Austin’s 410 E. 6th Street Available as Rental

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_media_grid grid_id="vc_gid:1452263100616-4f91e780-8ee3-8" include="89,88,87"][vc_column_text] Former 19th Century Saloon and 20th Century Architect’s Private Home now 21st Century Private Rental Available through ...
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Dear First-Time Austin Guests

Welcome to our weird and wonderful town! We’re excited that, the first time you’re coming to Austin, you’re staying with ...
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Street signs in front of Austin's Littlefield Lofts on 6th and Brazos

Top Trip Rentals Announces Partnerships with KEY Concierge

At Top Trip Rentals, we strive to provide our guests with the most amazing stay possible. We know that time away ...
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