Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Houston, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $75 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Houston. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The artsy city of Houston awaits you

Come and experience Houston and its theater scene, live music and festivals. Well known for its sporting events, skyscrapers and art, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Toyota Center and George R. Brown Convention Center are just a couple of the must-sees. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Houston

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Houston a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Downtown Aquarium (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Houston Zoo (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Kemah Boardwalk (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Houston Grand Prix (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Golf Club of Houston (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • TopGolf Houston (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Houston

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Houston. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Discovery Green (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Buffalo Bayou Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Hermann Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Memorial Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Houston

Fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), the closest airport, located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU), which is 9 mi (14.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Houston Station. You can see more of Houston by jumping on the metro at Central Station Main, Theater District Station or Central Station Rusk.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Houston?

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

  • Make use of handy amenities like an iron and ironing board and towels at "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose". Situated around 2 miles from Houston, this property has 2 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk". Located around 25 miles from the heart of Houston, it has 5 bedrooms and comes with pet-friendly services and a hair dryer.

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

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

Punching far above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Houston promises big adventure. Power down your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these compact escapes:

  • Take a couple of days off to recharge at "The Don Quixote Tiny House". Located in Northside, a microwave oven and free toiletries are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • "Holiday Acres Tiny House On Wheels" in Houston is another superb option. A DVD player and a firepit will make your getaway here more comfortable.

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

If you've been busier than a hamster on a treadwheel, you deserve to get away for a few blissful days. Leave the office early on Friday and head for one of these weekend getaways in or near Houston:

  • "Gorgeous Gulf Waterfront Estate" is ideal for one or two days of relaxation and fun. It features useful amenities, such as an ocean view and a hair dryer, and is located roughly 25 miles to the southeast of Houston.
  • "Family Friendly Gorgeous Home With Tuscany" is another fantastic option. It's around 25 miles to the southeast of Houston and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, golf and more.

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

Studio apartments may be small, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Put your bags down at one of these terrific studio apartments in and around Houston:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Luxe High Rise Apartment In Market Square". Book a few nights or longer at this popular stay and you'll have access to a firepit and a kitchen.
  • Another fantastic property is "1bedroom Downtown Apt With Parking". Don't be fooled by its compact size — this cozy apartment is filled with convenient amenities like a TV, a fridge and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Houston?

Whether you're seeking a cabin just for you or a townhouse that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Houston. These properties make a comfortable base for a whirlwind visit:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Executive Home Tropical Pool And Spa Whimsical Interior Design Features" is a terrific choice. It's not too far from the center of Houston, so you'll be within easy reach of all the best sights.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Stunning Skyline View, 2 Story Spacious Modern Luxury Townhouse In Heart Of City". This comfy, conveniently located property makes exploring the sights easy.

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

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Houston that would make even old Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Slip away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled nights at "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose". Roughly 2 miles from Houston, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like air conditioning and outdoor furniture.
  • Another option where you can spend a few relaxing days together is "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk". Around 25 miles from Houston, a fireplace and air conditioning add to the ambiance here.

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

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're planning an epic escape with buddies or a big family get-together, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Houston:

  • There's loads of space to sprawl out at "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk". Around 25 miles southeast of Houston, this generous retreat has 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 14 guests. Quality amenities include a nearby waterfront and a fireplace.
  • Invite up to 15 of your favorite people to "The Presidential Suite Stylish Townhome With An Amazing Skyline View" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 3 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the north of central Houston. It's packed with features to keep large groups happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and pet-friendly facilities.

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

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Houston and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Welcome to "Modern, Houston Inspired House W", where your highest priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a separate dining area and a toaster help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, spend your break at "Luxury Modern Farm House". In addition to its inviting pool, make use of coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your Houston escape? This leading destination has a humid subtropical climate. In the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 75 ºF and 95 ºF. Scroll through our range of Houston vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

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

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing some time off with the kids or a reunion with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Houston offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Sleeping as many as 14 guests in 5 bedrooms, "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" is the perfect place for some family time. This top-rated escape is 25 miles to the southeast of Houston and has amenities such as a fridge and pet-friendly facilities.
  • "Family Friendly Gorgeous Home With Tuscany" is also popular with families. It's about 25 miles to the southeast of Houston, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Handy amenities here include a fridge and a video library.

If you want to do some sightseeing, there are loads of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your itinerary. Johnson Space Center - NASA, Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Houston?

Family time is the best time, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Houston and make wonderful new memories with the ones you love the most:

  • "Lakeside Couple's Cabin Getaway @red Ear River Rv Park" - This popular getaway offers a kitchenette and a garden and is located around 18 miles east of the center of Houston.
  • "Log Cabin On 1 Acre Fire Pit And Fast Wifi Country Home Close To Everything" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights or more at this inviting rental, which is around 25 miles to the northeast of Houston. You'll have access to childrens activities, a TV and a whole lot more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Houston vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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