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Vacation rental apartments in Houston

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Top-rated apartments in Houston

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Reli-Blu at Galleria Area Washer/Dryer/WIFI
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
Reli-Blu at Galleria Area Washer/Dryer/WIFIGreat apartment close to Galleria Mall comes with Keurig coffee machine, WIFI, two smart tvs, utensils and so on Near NRG, downtown and all the main highways with washer/dryer, 2 minutes walking distancefrom Papadeaux Restaurant, 2 minutes walking distance from Kamp HoustonLunch, Prospect Park and so many others places you can imagine and a very stylish home surrounded by steakhouses, stores
Entire residential unit in Houston
Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
Entire residential unit in HoustonForget your worries in this spacious Relaxing place to stay. Two minutes away from willowbrook mall surrounded by great places to eat.
Montrose Escape
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bath
Montrose EscapeBe transported into a great place of comfort. Mid-Century modern aesthetic complete with washer and dryer. Montrose is an offbeat neighborhood known for its amazing restaurants and quaint cafes. Many art galleries within walking distance. Eleanor Tinsley Park is close by and is a popular spot for picnics and sand volleyball.

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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 · 214 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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    Your Cozy Cottage I Museum District
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    City View Downtown
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    Exquisite Med. Center 2B/2B Apartment
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    Park View/Med Center/Downtown KingBed Suite
Johnson Space Center
Science Museum · 102 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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    Mariners Village Tranquility
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    Cozy loft near Nasa, Kemah, UHCL
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    Renovated 4BR 3min from NASA near Kemah beach
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    Spacious 3BR near NASA Space Center
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Science Museum · 206 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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    ❤️ West U Getaway ★Med|UH|NRG★Kg Bd+ 4KTV★5*host ❤️
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    ❤️POOL ★Med|UH|NRG★Sleeps 8 ★Kg Bd+Qu Bd +FRE PRK ❤️
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    2. Houston
    ❤️ POOL ★Med|UH|NRG★Sleeps 7 ★Kg Bd+Qu Bd + 4KTV ❤️
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    2. Houston
    Romantic Efficiency on Tree-Lined Blvd - First Floor Living with Pool & Private Patio

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

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.