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Vacation rental apartments in Houston

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Top-rated apartments in Houston

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Rental unit in Downtown Houston
Lavish King Bed Suite/Rooftop Lounge/Wi-Fi
Lavish Living in Downtown Houston! Cozy enough to relax and see a beautiful sunset from our Rooftop Terrace with City views. Our unit is sanitized after every visit. •Free On-site Parking: Remote Access •Stocked Kitchen •Coffee/Tea Bar •55’ Smart TV •Dedicated Work Space •Plush King Size Bed: cozy and comfortable! •Washer/ Dryer •Refreshing bathroom with walk-in shower Walking distance to Toyota Center and all of the happening spots Downtown Houston has to offer.
Rental unit in Neartown - Montrose
1BR Keys To Montrose 07 | Downtown, Medical Center
Everything you could want is within walking distance. Street parking along Yoakum Blvd and Missouri St. This property is the perfect balance of great location, fantastic customer service and impeccable design. Centrally located near Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, all Sports Stadiums, University of Houston, TSU, Rice University, Galveston, Hobby Airport and Bush Intercontinental Airport.
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Rental unit in Neartown - Montrose
Montrose Studio #5
The apartment is located in the heart of Montrose which is a highly sought after neighborhood to visit in Houston. The area is very diverse and located within walking distance to many popular bars, restaurants and Whole Foods. It is also 1 mile from downtown and close to public transportation. There is a loft bed and also a very comfortable fold down sofa. Welcome
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Where to stay in Houston

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East Downtown
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Museum District
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Midtown
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Texas Medical Center
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Rice Village

Stay near Houston's top sights

Houston Zoo
Zoo · 292 locals recommend
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We have an amazing zoo here in Houston and if you are coming with family I recommend checking it out. There is also a little place to rent paddle boats for pretty cheap right outside the zoo.

Chad
Chad· Houston, TX
  • Private room in Greater Third Ward
    Wentworth Bedroom 5
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  • Private room in Greater Third Ward
    Isabella Bedroom 1
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  • Condo in Houston
    Best Value in The Texas Medical Center
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  • Private room in Midtown
    Welcome to The Caribbean (Room) - Great Deal!
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Johnson Space Center
Science Museum · 141 locals recommend
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"Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum." It is a great place to visit for everyone, while it is a museum with lots of information to read. They also have a great tour to see historic spaces, as well as some rockets, and the space shuttle. Even for non tech interested people its a great way to spend some hours.

Stephanie And Rodrigo
Stephanie And Rodrigo· Houston, TX
  • Hotel room in Webster
    Spacious Suite with 2 Queen Beds, Full Kitchen
  • Private room in Clear Lake
    Cheery Room & Bath Across From NASA Space Center
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  • Condo in Houston
    Vibrant, cozy 1 bedroom with pool near NASA
  • Private room in Seabrook
    Bohemian Seabrook • NASA/Kemah/ClearLake/Baytown
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
Science Museum · 251 locals recommend
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Yay science! We aim to preserve, advance, and enhance your knowledge of natural science. And make sure you have fun doing it!

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    1City center oasis Houston 1bed1ba
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  • Condo in Neartown - Montrose
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  • Home in Neartown - Montrose
    Montrose Modern Duplex Unit B 2 Bedroom
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Tips from Houston locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

The weather is unpredictably warm Even in the winter months, you can find yourself in 70-80 degree weather, depending on if jack frost is on paid time off. be sure to bring something for warm weather as a precaution to save from having to go shopping.

Julius
JuliusLives in Houston

Umbrella and light jacket Our weather is bi-polar november is getting cooler variety of layers is suggested

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What should I book before I arrive?

Houston city pass This is a package deal that gives you a choice of several of our main attractions as a package deal. options include admission to the nasa space center and the downtown aquarium, just to name a couple.

David
DavidLives in Houston

What's the best way to get around?

Car is the best way to get around here Houston is so huge, buses and subways only work if you are in downtown and even that, it's just so hassle to get around this way. bring a car, or rent a car is cheaper method for your transportation. getting a cab or uber can get expensive real quick, especially if you want to go sightseeing.

Drew
DrewLives in Houston

Avoid 1960 from 7-9 am and 5-7 pm Use the backroad with your google maps to travel to the major highways during the heavy traffic hours.

Julius
JuliusLives in Houston

Houston traffic I'll be frank: houston traffic is terrible. but with the right planning, you can avoid much of it. just be sure to not to travel during the times of 7a-9a and 4-7p, and you'll miss the worst of it.

Michael
MichaelLives in Houston

Uber! It's pretty cheap and you don't have to worry about parking.

Leonie’s Luxe Flats
Leonie’s Luxe FlatsLives in Houston

How can I save money on this trip?

Try turo app for better deal on rental car! Free app that lets you rent a car from a private individual from a beater to a luxury vehicle. prices lower than rental companies. worth a look. houston is a city that is better navigated by car. weather doesn't typically permit pedestrians and with how vast houston is a car is best.

Amanda
AmandaLives in Houston

What are some useful phrases?

Howdy in texas It is way to say hello in texas

Ash
AshLives in Houston

Your guide to Houston

Introduction

Southern culture weaves through America’s fourth-largest city, an enormous metropolis that people from around the world call home. From its location on the Gulf of Mexico, it embodies the stereotype of everything being bigger in Texas, while also taking everything slow, as befits its Southern nature. The city is home to Rice University, the University of Houston, and NASA and much of the American space industry, while an exciting culinary scene stems from the many immigrant entrepreneurs. Downtown Houston’s bustling urbanity hosts a variety of professional sports teams, theaters, and live music venues, while suburbs offer slower options, like the greenery of Pearland, or the small-town feel of Sugar Land and Cypress.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Houston?

Houston’s spring tends to be pleasant, with average high temperatures in the 70s Fahrenheit and lows in the 50s and the least amount of rain of the year. Winter is a bit cooler, but similarly comfortable. Summer teeters toward extremely hot, with average highs hitting the mid-90s and the lows staying well above 70 degrees, accompanied by significant humidity. The hot weather comes in tandem with the rain — especially in June, which averages more than six inches. Summer also brings hurricane season in Houston, which can bring wild rains until fall — so you should always be aware of the current forecasts when visiting.


What are the top things to do in Houston?

Space Center Houston

The public is invited to explore one of the country’s main training, research, and flight control centers. The giant center offers tram tours, galleries, interactive exhibits, and displays of artifacts that show off the history of human space flight. Moon rocks, simulated capsule rides, and shuttle replicas help you understand space and what’s involved in exploring it.

Buffalo Bayou Park

This 160-acre park is located along a 2.3-mile stretch of the Buffalo Bayou near downtown. You can hike, stroll, bike, or paddle here; boat and kayak rentals are available. Along with traditional park amenities, the space includes a decorative fountain and a bat colony with observation deck, while a dog park, nature play area for kids, and a skate park mean the park has something for everyone.

Houston Museum District

Just outside the city’s downtown core, the Museum District brings together many of Houston’s most important cultural institutions. The walkable neighborhood features 19 institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the biggest art museums in the country; a children’s museum; museums that focus on local African-American, Czech, and Asian culture; and a chapel.

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