Top rated rentals — Baytown
Destination guide

A scenic slice of Texas east of Houston

Baytown certainly lives up to its name, being nestled amid the intricate waterways leading inland from Galveston Bay. This watery region is a place of immense historical importance and pride for locals, because the Battle of San Jacinto was fought within the Galveston Bay Area, with General Sam Houston triumphing over the Mexican army in 1836. Today, Baytown vacation rentals put you right in one of the commercial and industrial heartlands of Texas. But there’s also plenty of natural grandeur to balance things out, with parts of Baytown a scenic haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Things to do

Exploring the history of Baytown

If you’re curious to know more about the community that surrounds your Baytown vacation rental, there’s one place you definitely have to visit. That’s the Baytown Historical Museum, which has exhibits from the 19th and early 20th centuries, housed within a quaint, former post office. Want to kick back and see a show? Check out what the Baytown Little Theater is showing – this plucky dramatic group has been going strong since 1961. And, if the sun’s beating down, let the whole family cool off at Pirate’s Bay water park, where you can all get wet and wild on the colorful slides.


Taking in the many faces of Baytown

Baytown is a place of contrasts. One moment, you can be indulging your inner shopaholic, the next you might be on your way to a grand, stately landmark. Historic, downtown Baytown is a big draw, and a wander down Texas Avenue will present you with independent art galleries to browse, and family-run restaurants where you can refuel. Look out as well for the famous oak tree, said to be around 1,000 years old. Kids will love Roseland Park, with its playground and splash pad, while you can also take a day trip to San Jacinto Battleground State Historic State, where you can ride to the top of the monument tower for views across Houston, have a picnic nearby, and step aboard the USS Texas, an immense battleship which served in both world wars.


Year-round recreation in Baytown

You can go ahead and book Baytown vacation rentals for any point in the year. This isn’t a place that’s particularly linked with any one season, and nearby Houston – a 30-minute drive away – has attractions to appeal in all weather. While Baytown itself sees high temperatures in the summer, the coastal breeze keeps things nice and comfortable. Winter can be a fun time to visit, thanks to the ice skating rink which pitches up in the town square throughout the festive season.

Natural features

Watching wildlife in Baytown

Water is a big part of the Baytown landscape – the city overlooks Tabbs Bay, part of Galveston Bay, on one side, and is bordered by Cedar Bayou on the other. To connect with the landscape, you should visit the Baytown Nature Center, which is spread across 2 peninsulas surrounded by 3 vast bays. Here, you’ll enter a realm of sprawling wetlands that’s home to countless species of birds, from pelicans and red-tailed hawks to killdeers and egrets. Observation platforms, walkways, and a whimsical butterfly garden all make for a memorable excursion – so bring your binoculars and get wildlife spotting.

How to get there

How to get to and around Baytown

The nearest airport is in George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), located 27.9 mi (44.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU), which is 18.8 mi (30.3 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Baytown?

Whether you're searching for a cozy retreat for you and your sweetie or a sprawling house to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Baytown. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Around 30 miles from the center of Baytown, it's hard to beat "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a nearby hospital and lowered locks.
  • "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" is another top pick, offering 5 bedrooms, a blender, outdoor furniture and more. It's around 17 miles from Baytown.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Baytown vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Baytown?

You need only set foot into one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Baytown to figure out that good things really do come in little packages. Cleverly designed to maximize every inch of space, these mini wonders promise a big vacation experience:

  • Unwind and enjoy a simpler way of life at "The Don Quixote Tiny House". Located in Northside, a fridge and towels are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Holiday Acres Tiny House On Wheels" in Houston is another top-rated choice. Heating and a smart TV will make your stay here even more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Baytown?

Forget about those chores, because weekends were made for fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and near Baytown and take advantage of all the wonderful things to do close by:

  • Located 17 miles to the south of central Baytown, "Gorgeous Gulf Waterfront Estate" is a favorite among nature lovers and adventure seekers. Stay busy by exploring nearby attractions, such as Clear Creek Golf Club and 2209 Dowling Street. If you're up for more, try basketball or fishing.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Family Friendly Gorgeous Home With Tuscany". Approximately 16 miles southwest of Baytown, activities around here include kayaking and fishing. Prefer to go sightseeing? Pencil in a visit to Palm Beach and Porretto Beach.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Baytown?

Take in the culture and atmosphere of Baytown from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you want to kick back on your own or have fun with a few buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Baytown:

  • Make "The Farmhouse Inn Sum" your home for a few days or more. This appealing vacation rental comes with amenities including a kitchen and an oven.
  • Another great choice is "The Comfi Coral - Apartment Home Studio C". Make the most of an iron and ironing board, a kitchen and other handy amenities during your vacation.

There are lots of sights around Baytown you shouldn't miss. Nourish your inner culture fan by visiting The Catastrophic Theatre and Revention Music Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Baytown?

Every once in a while, you just need to escape from the real world, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy a nice mix of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Baytown:

  • If you want to be near the action, "Executive Home Tropical Pool And Spa Whimsical Interior Design Features" will be just the thing. It's within easy reach of the heart of Baytown and a superb base to check out attractions like Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park.
  • Leap out of bed, pour yourself a coffee and then start planning what to explore around "Stunning Skyline View, 2 Story Spacious Modern Luxury Townhouse In Heart Of City". Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium should be on your radar if you choose to stay at this top-rated rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Baytown?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of days at one of these escapes in or near Baytown:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passionate nights at "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose". Approximately 30 miles from Baytown, it comes with plenty of nice touches, like outdoor furniture and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend your break drinking wine and canoodling at "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk", around 17 miles from Baytown. A fireplace and air conditioning will help set the mood.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Baytown?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Spoil your loved ones with an unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in or near Baytown:

  • Located approximately 25 miles to the west of Baytown, "La Mansion Close To Houston Downtown" is the place to go to relax in the lap of luxury. Nice touches here include a swimming pool and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch and spend a week or two at "Beautiful Contemporary Mansion". It's approximately 25 miles to the west of Baytown and offers amenities like a porch, a garden and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Baytown?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Baytown and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • A great range of amenities including a nearby waterfront and a fireplace make "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" a standout. This property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From the center of Baytown, it's around 17 miles away to the south.
  • "Large 4 Bedroom 2. 5 Bathroom King Suite" is another fantastic option. It's around 2 miles to the north of Baytown, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A kitchen and an oven are among the things that'll help make your stay more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Baytown?

Nothing says fun times like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable doughnut and check out these houses in or near Baytown that feature this vacation essential:

  • Make yourself comfortable at "Bodhi House - King Bed Suite / 4 Bedrooms", where your main priority will be pool time. Amenities including a fridge and a nearby laundromat help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Lakeside Sky House @red Ear River Boat And Rv Park". Along with a refreshing pool, you'll also have use of coffee and tea making facilities and a microwave oven.

Baytown has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 75 ºF and 90 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Baytown vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Baytown?

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the hills or down by the beach, you'll enjoy it even more if you share the experience with loved ones. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Baytown and bring along the whole crew:

  • Around 17 miles to the south of Baytown, "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" has 5 bedrooms and can sleep up to 14 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a microwave oven and a kitchen.
  • Another great choice is "Family Friendly Gorgeous Home With Tuscany". This vacation rental is 16 miles southwest of Baytown and comes with a theme park, a DVD player and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

If you want to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your to-do list. Johnson Space Center - NASA, Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium are excellent places to start.