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This Airbnb was named one of the 'coolest' by Conde Nast. (Airbnb)

When you step into the Geodome, officially named the “coolest Airbnb” in the state by Condé Nast Traveler, all is symmetrical and organic forms fade into oblivion.


Located in Leander, The “Black Beauty” is situated on a hill for 360-degree picturesque views of the lake and treetops. The media company named the home earlier this month as one of the most inspired rentals in the U.S., along with 51 other picks.

While the exterior was built in the 1970s, the inside of the home was remodeled in 2020 and updated with shiny new amenities. This three-floor rental sleeps up to 14 guests with four full bedrooms, a private sleeping area and three sleeping sofas, three full bathrooms and a full observation deck to survey the kingdom.

The open-plan living room and kitchen will greet you on the main floor, split up by an enormous contrasting fireplace for those colder winter months. The living room is cozy with a 55-inch smart TV and so close to the kitchen, you won’t even have to pause Netflix for a drink. With enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, the natural lighting bathes the room during the day.

Wooden accents give the entryway an upscale look. (Airbnb)


The sliding doors will lead you to the tree-top deck, nestling you among the greenery with the wraparound patio. Stairs on the far end of the deck lead you down to the garage, for easy access.

Back inside and heading downstairs, the fun gets started with a private speakeasy with a private living area and pop art gallery with something for everyone to peruse. Games and blackout curtains await in the living room, perfect for a stay-in movie or game night.

Upstairs, you’ll find the master suite with the Instagram-worthy walk-in shower and soaking tub to complete your relaxing vacay. Starkly contrasting rich black and pearl white fixtures give the bathrooms an elevated look.

One more spiral staircase will take you up to the observation deck and library, with cinematic views of the sprawling Hill Country. With a reading nook at the top, the observation deck is a cozy place to get away for a good book.

Keep an eye out for special Easter eggs hidden throughout the house, the hosts promise they’ll bring a smile to your face.

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