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Vacation rental apartments in Houston

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Top-rated apartments in Houston

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❤️Montrose Hideaway| Cozy living| MED|UH|NRG❤️
Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

❤️Montrose Hideaway| Cozy living| MED|UH|NRG❤️✓ Comfy King Bed in cozy garage apartment in an interior designed theme chic Apartment (700 SQFT) ✓ Walk Score 89 (most errands accomplished on foot) ✓ Family owned business with stellar reviews ✓ 5* Host with 4900+ reviews ✓ 55” 4k ESPN, HBO, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu ✓ 500 MBPS fiber secured WiFi ✓ Brand new fridge, oven, microwave ✓ Perfect for families, couples and conference visitors

Montrose Studio #5
Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Montrose Studio #5The 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

❤️Med|UH|NRG★Quirky Comfort★Kg Bd+4KTV★5*host ❤️
Entire rental unit · 5 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

❤️Med|UH|NRG★Quirky Comfort★Kg Bd+4KTV★5*host ❤️✓ King bed + extra beds in an interior designed specifically for modern Quirky, chic apartment (1000 SQFT) ✓ Hand made quartz countertop in the kitchen with grey subway modern backsplash ✓ 5* SUPER host with 2000+ reviews ✓ 55" 4K ESPN (through Hulu app), Amazon, Netflix, HBO ✓ Brand new fridge, oven, D/W, microwave, W/D ✓ 500Mbps WiFi ✓ Under 2 miles : Toyota Center (Rockets) / George R Brown Convention Center / Discovery Green & Medical District, Houston zoo

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Popular apartment amenities in Houston

  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Where to stay in Houston

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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East Downtown
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Montrose
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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 · 186 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
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    Luxury City View High-rise Med Center
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    WowYesHere|MDAnderson|MedicalCenter|Mus|Zoo|NRG
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    XOXO|MDAnderson|TexasMedicalCenter|Mus|NRG
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    *Relax in Style~ NRG, Med Center, Dwntwn 2bdrm Apt
Johnson Space Center
Science Museum · 95 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
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    Spacious 3BR near NASA Space Center
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    Cozy loft near Nasa, Kemah, UHCL
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    2. Seabrook
    Spacious and relaxing 4-bedroom Coastal House
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    2. Houston
    “Driftwood House” w/Private Pool/5min from NASA.
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Science Museum · 190 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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    Artist Paradise in Beautiful Oak-lined Neighborhood
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    2. Houston
    Stylish 2 Bedroom Upstairs Duplex-Museum District
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    1. Private room
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    Museum district apartment, charming neighborhood
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    The Pad

Top-rated things to do in Houston

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Custom candle making in Heights boutique
    At the Candle Bar, you will have the opportunity to learn a new skill and create 2 unique one-of-a-kind candles. Come pull up a chair and we'll serve you a drink of your choice (red or white wine, or a local beer). Take in the beautiful aesthetics of the store and make something special for someone special...or simply just yourself. Here you can take a piece of Houston back home with you. We'll start off by teaching you the process behind making your own personal candle and the science behind building a fragrance. Then we'll walk you through building your own fragrance. Once we've completed that, we will guide you through making and pouring your own candle. While the candle is drying, feel free to shop at Forth & Nomad, or relax on our beautiful, wooden patio under our historic oak trees. Please allow up to 3 hours for your candles to dry before taking them home. You can also pick up your candles at another time. We hope to see you soon!
    From Price:€38 / person
  • THE HOUSTON HUSTLE Scavenger Hunt
    It all begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. We will get our missions and go over instructions/ground rules for the game. After a warm-up to prepare for this true sport, teams will take off to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations throughout town. You'll drive in your car (special carless version available on request) to the various checkpoints, solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your comfort zone at each spot! Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors with plenty of alternative spots and free choices too! You'll send photos to your host to document your progress. You can even interact with locals who can help with clues! You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed! Unlock future discounts on our hunts in Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi!Great for corporate teams and other special groups too! Other things to note We can offer special diet friendly and rainy day checkpoints - bonus missions too! We can accommodate larger groups, special dates/times, and private groups on request. Custom adventures available!
    From Price:€19 / person
  • Downtown Skyline Sunset Ride
    Welcome to Houston! I'm excited to show you one of our most POPULAR parks. First, we will meet at the starting point "Sabine Street Bridge". There is a B-cycle bike renting station there. The charge is $3 per half hour or $9 for the day. I will have the best tasting water and snacks on hand so we can stay HYDRATED and not hangry for our ride! We will take the bike path around the bayou and stop at a few picture perfect locations to get your Instagram worthy shots. The park has art displays throughout the path and my favorite shot is the SKYLINE of downtown Houston - I'm all about shooting the right angles! You will get plenty of likes and compliments from friends and family who will wish they were on this experience with you too! I'm a native Houstonian who knows this city well and wants to make this the best possible experience for YOU! With me you won't get lost or bored. I'll keep it to smaller groups to make it more FUN and personal. Plus, you have other things to explore in Houston so I don't want to take up your whole day but I'll be happy to give you more suggestions on where to go. ALL THIS FOR $25 BUCKS??? Yes!!! You will get a FUN Houston experience while burning a few calories, the best WATER & SNACKS you've ever had, a list of things to do in Houston, my mostly funny jokes, PHOTOS, and we'll even be best friends. I'll follow you on Twitter and Instagram! Other things to note This is a moderate level activity that is 5 miles long but tons of fun! I have a few helmets by request. Ride at your own risk. If you have an international debit card please purchase a Visa or Mastercard "gift card" in advance for your bike rental. The rental machines don't take international cards
    From Price:€22 / person
  • Houston Epic Photos
    This will be a group session unless you book a private session . Group session are cheaper but you will share time taking pictures. You will be able to take pictures by your self but other people will also attend. I will take you places in downtown Houston to get eye catching photos for your Instagram , Facebook accounts and photo books . Once we meet I will setup my professional Canon DSLR and we will begin to take pictures at the first location which has graffiti murals. After you view the first locations beautiful art work we will walk to downtown Houstons largest green space and take some amazing photos. After we finish taking pictures I will immediately upload them to Google Photos , Email , Text or even airdrop them to you so you can view them I will edit up to 60+ images for FREE the same day no one is doing that . It will be fun and energetic all while capturing beautiful moments. Every location will have a place where you can get an amazing shot and create memories for many years to come . Other things to note Make sure that you have comfortable shoes!
    From Price:€26 / person
  • Historic Galveston Ghost Tour
    I’ll give you the inside scoop on the historical information of all of Galveston’s best ghost stories. The ghost tour guides take you on a grand expedition throughout Downtown Galveston and beyond while you soak in the sights and sounds of our eerie island. Even the most seasoned ghost hunter will be delighted. I’ll offer a unique, rich history on all that Galveston island is and was and why this special place is considered the most haunted city in the United States. Filled with horror, Galveston’s ghost history is unmatched with episodes of murder, suicide, cannibalism, pirates, ghosts and visions that will plague your very soul. Unworldly visions that cannot be rationally explained. The stories that you’ll hear as we venture on our 1½ hour walking Ghost Tour, past the gilded mansions and palaces are only whispered about on Galveston. People here are too afraid to open a dialog with the dead… afraid to unlock the gates of hell. We’ll unravel the horrible, scary secrets that lurk inside the ghost sanctuaries… secrets kept for the past 150 years! We have researched stacks of photographs and letters from those who won’t stay dead! We’ll dive warily into the haunted past and uncover the reasons why this unstoppable paranormal force still grips the island. Other things to note Food, drink and transportation not included. Please arrive 15 minutes before the experience begins. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adult. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as we will be doing a lot of walking. If there is chance of inclement weather, please dress accordingly.
    From Price:€17 / person

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

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

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

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Your guide to Houston

All About Houston

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.


How do I get around Houston?

Houston’s enormous size means that visitors arrive at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) — as most major national international carriers do — or at the smaller William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), which mostly receives budget and domestic flights. Hobby’s small size can make for an easier experience, but both have plenty of rental car services for those wishing to get a private vehicle. The sprawl of the city means it’s helpful to have a car, but carshares and taxis cover the whole city and public transportation can be easy in some places. The Metro Rail system covers many of the major tourist destinations, and buses fill in gaps. Houston is also reasonably flat, which makes the BCycle bike share program a great option for getting around.


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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