#TravelTuesday: 3 Best Texas Places to Reunite for the Holidays

Casa Cartel in Austin is not for the ordinary because this stay is anything but. This expansive five-bed, five-bath home sleeps 17, and it has wow factor from ceiling to basement.

If you are looking for a bold and immersive experience from pick up to pack up, then this villa is the one to book. Though the villa sits secluded in southeast Austin, it is still near enough to downtown, local shopping and restaurants to enjoy both the allure of the city and the privacy that the location offers.


This vibrant, meticulously-decorated home in the heart of Austin’s downtown is like stepping into a kaleidoscope, sans the nausea. With antique-style furnishings, distinct tiled walls, and a courtyard pool, and nine beds, it’s the perfect place to throw down with a larger group. Each of the 5 bedrooms and 5 baths have individual design themes, giving them a feel you won’t find at any hotel, no matter how luxe.



This exquisite villa offers everything a large party could ever need; it comfortably sleeps 17 guests and prioritizes entertainment and comfort.

There are five bedrooms and five full bathrooms, each uniquely and lavishly decorated. The common spaces shine, with a basement movie theater, a large pool, a full kitchen, a massive dining room table, and multiple seating areas throughout. There are also several “hidden” rooms including a speakeasy, which requires you to first pass through a jail cell door, and a confessional (hey, it helps to promote the city’s motto, “Keep Austin Weird”). While sitting outside feels as though you’re in the country, you’re a quick 10-minute drive to downtown Austin.