Which Condos Allow Short Term Rentals in the Downtown Austin Area?

Real Estate Agent with E*Rae Realty 651873

Are you thinking about buying a condo in downtown Austin that you can rent short term through Airbnb or a similar service?  You may be surprised to find out that only a few condos in the downtown Austin area allow home owners to rent their condos as short term rentals.


The Railyard Condos located in downtown are one of the only condos downtown that allows short term rentals.  These condos perform quite well as short term rentals due to their location near the Austin Convention Center.  The Railyard Condos in downtown Austin were built in 1983 and are located in between Brazos and San Jacinto on E. 4th St. in downtown Austin.  This condo that allows short term rentals features condos ranging from one to three bedrooms.  The three bedroom condos at the Railyard condo complex in downtown Austin perform the best as short term rentals.  Unfortunately, these three bedroom units are unicorns.  Only one came on the market this year in Austin and it came with a hefty price tag of $632 K.


condos that allow short term rentals


Another advantage of the Railyard Condos is that the HOA fees are relatively low for a downtown Austin condo, and they cover a lot.  HOA fees at the Railyard Condos cover the usual common area insurance as well as internet, cable, trash, and water.  If you can find a condo for sale at the Railyard for a decent price it’s highly likely that you can get a great return operating the condo as a short term rental.


Recently, I have heard rumors that the Brazos Place condos have also started to allow short term rentals.  However, the Brazos Place Condos’ HOA dues are about twice as much per month as those for the Railyard Condos.  I would like to see a copy of the HOA documents to determine if the Brazos Place condos in downtown Austin really do allow short term rentals.


The only other condo I’m aware of in the downtown Austin area that allows short term rentals is the soon to be completed Fourth & project.  The Fourth & condos are expected to be completed at the end of this summer and a percentage of these condos have been allocated to be used as short term rentals.  Fourth & is a mixed-use, sustainable, condo development located just east of Austin’s downtown. Click here to learn more about this condo that allows short term rentals.


condos that allow short term rentals in downtown Austin


Are you thinking about buying a condo that allows short term rentals in the downtown Austin area?  Contact me today to learn more about the condos that allow short term rentals and the condos that will deliver the best return on your investment.  Curious how to manage that condo that allows short term rentals?  I can help with that too!  You may also be interested in reading this post about short term rentals in Austin.


condos that allow short term rentals in Austin

Posted by
Erika Rae Albert 
Broker, Realtor®, GRI
108 Wild Basin Road South Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746
t: 512-779-7597
e: erika@shesellsaustin.com
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Comments (3)

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
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Erika Albert 
Great information for the Austin market! Bet this post has LOTS of clicks regardless of how many comments show up! All the best - Lynn

Jan 19, 2018 03:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Erika Albert wishing you well with your marketing in search of tenants in need of long term and short term rentals.... it's difficult to find short term condo rentals and you've given those in need a "heads up".... nice targeting...and I hope your phone rings by those readers....

Jan 19, 2018 03:29 AM
Trevor Richards

As a Brazos Place owner and member of the HOA residential board, I can inform you that the Brazos Place HOA rules do not permit short term rentals and that the minimum lease period for rentals is 30 days.

Oct 23, 2018 11:31 AM