Discover a selection of 296 vacation rentals in Harris County, US 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 $99 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Harris County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Harris County, a gateway to Space City

Anchored by the city of Houston, Harris County knows a thing or two about Texas pride. Whether you want to discover iconic NASA space missions, devour smoky BBQ or boot-scoot the night away at a saloon, Harris County vacation rentals provide an ideal setting for discovering this slice of the Lone Star State. There are also plenty of local gems to discover, from oceanfront resorts on Galveston Bay to a flourishing urban craft beer scene.

Things to do

Take off at NASA's Space Center in Harris County

Located in Clear Lake, NASA's Space Center Houston is one of America's signature attractions. It unlocks access to interactive exhibits, astronaut training experiences, space shuttle simulators and, of course, the iconic Mission Control complex. With Harris County vacation rentals, you can stay local, with luxury waterfront homes just minutes from the Space Center. In Houston, art lovers will swoon over the Menil Collection. The private collection is utterly unique, showcasing everything from contemporary art and surrealist sculpture to Byzantine artifacts. Wind up a day of gallery hopping with happy hour drinks at one of the city's craft breweries or distilleries.

Weather

Texas sunshine in Harris County

Summers in Houston can get sweltering, with temperatures often climbing into the 90s. This means spring and fall are the best times to visit. Expect clear skies and comfortable temperatures that hover around the 70s and 80s. If you are making the most of the summer break, why not snap up Harris County vacation rentals with private pools? After a day of sightseeing, there's no better way to cool off. Things don't slow down in the winter, when mild temperatures and year-round attractions keep visitors streaming into Harrison County.

Natural features

Discover green space in Harris County

While most of Harris County is occupied by Greater Houston, it doesn't scrimp on green space. With a shimmering lake, towering oak trees and pretty Japanese Garden, Hermann Park is an urban oasis. Buffalo Bayou Park is a great place to stretch your legs, offering kayak tours, bike paths and a string of scenic walks in the Green Tree Nature Area. Kids will love Houston Zoo, a 55-acre sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with elephants, gorillas, sea creatures and more.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Harris County

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 works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU), which is 9 mi (14.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Houston Station. You can get around Harris County by catching a ride on the metro at Theater District Station, Main Street Square Station or Central Station Main.

What are the top vacation rentals in Harris County?

From luxury houses to rustic cabins, Vrbo has properties to fit all budgets and tastes. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Harris County:

  • "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose": This Montrose rental offers 2 bedrooms and is highly rated among guests. Amenities such as air conditioning and a living room will help you feel right at home.
  • "The Rass Mandal Residence: A Unique Oasis For Families": Located in Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, this home away from home has 6 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities. Cable/satellite TV services and a fireplace are among them.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Harris County?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and character, a tiny house vacation rental in Harris County promises big adventure. Turn off all your tech and switch your focus to nature at one of these neat little escapes:

  • Enjoy a simpler way of life at "Tiny House - Tall Cotton - In A Rural Setting 34 Miles From Austin". Amenities at this retreat in Spicewood include a kitchen, pet-friendly services and more.
  • "The Don Quixote Tiny House" in Northside is another superb option. A fridge and off-street parking options will help make your getaway more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Harris County?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the busyness of everyday life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got a great range of log cabin vacation rentals in and around Harris County where you can unwind in nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Log Cabin On 1 Acre Fire Pit And Fast Wifi Country Home Close To Everything" is a fantastic blend of outdoor fun and comfort. Make use of top amenities here including a kitchen and games.
  • Invite a couple of friends along or settle in with your love at "The Wildflower Ranch Log Cabin". A kitchen and a balcony are just some of the amenities you'll find at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Harris County?

While long trips overseas are amazing, there's something undeniably lovely about escaping for a weekend getaway. These rental properties in Harris County are perfect for just that:

  • "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" - Located in Kemah, this getaway offers its guests handy extras including free toiletries and a balcony.
  • "Gorgeous Gulf Waterfront Estate" - This is another great place where you can relax and unwind for a couple of days. Take advantage of nearby birdwatching activities, an ocean view and more during your short but memorable stay at this Kemah property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Harris County?

If you're chasing someplace a bit more personal than a ho-hum hotel room, you'll like our studio apartments in Harris County. Whip up a dish in your kitchenette, snooze on the lounge and feel completely at home. Here are some of our comfiest studios:

  • Snooze, eat, hang out with friends … Do it all from the compact yet smartly designed single space at "Rome: Titti House Apartment In Rome A Few Steps From S. Peter". Located in Rome Historic Centre, a barbecue grill and a theme park are among the conveniences here.
  • Alternatively, use "Apartment/ Flat - Canillo" as a base to get out and explore. This home away from home is in Montrose and offers nearby hunting activities and free toiletries.

Can I find short term rentals in Harris County?

With Vrbo's terrific selection of short-term rentals in Harris County, you're bound to find a place that's a perfect match. Whether you're searching for somewhere to wind down on your own or to reconnect with your friends, these options are hard to beat:

  • Located close to central Kemah, "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk" is perfect for a short-term stay. Use it as a base to get out and explore all the interesting attractions around the area.
  • Alternatively, bunk down for a couple days at "Gorgeous Gulf Waterfront Estate" and explore the best of Houston. This property also caters to short-stay guests and is a top pick if you like to be close to the action.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Harris County?

Whether you've been with each other for a couple of months, a year or an eternity, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to stoke passions. If you're searching for a dreamy place to spend a couple of days with your favorite person, you'll be wooed by these retreats:

  • Catch up on quality time and sweet snuggles at "Refuge In Heart Of Montrose" in Montrose. A restaurant dining guide and outdoor furniture are just two of the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Another tempting option is "The Rass Mandal Residence: A Unique Oasis For Families" in Washington Ave./ Memorial Park. Enjoy amenities here including a sauna and a fireplace, in addition to each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Harris County?

If your idea of a dream getaway is to bring along all your favorite people, you'll be needing a whole bunch of space. Luckily, there are many vacation rentals in Harris County that will accommodate large groups, starting with these sprawling stunners:

  • "Kemah Seaside Retreat Next To Kemah Boardwalk": This getaway is an excellent choice for large groups that are visiting Kemah. It has 5 bedrooms and conveniences that include a nearby waterfront and a fireplace.
  • "Houston Getaway Home Pet Friendly": You'll get your squad's nod of approval at this Northside option which comes with a garden, a kitchen and more. It has 3 bedrooms that will easily house everyone on your invitation list.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Harris County?

Whether you're planning a trip away with friends and family, a big birthday party or even a wedding, we'll help you find a space to fit your group. Gather your best buds and look at these large vacation rentals in Harris County:

  • "Centrally Located Modern Urban Retreat 3 Bed": With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people, this property in Southeast Houston has all the space you need. A kitchen and a fireplace are some of the amenities available here.
  • "Groups Welcome | Hot Tub": Situated in Southeast Houston, this spacious stay offers amenities such as a TV and a playground. It has 10 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 32 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Harris County?

Get set to take your pick and jump right in. Here are a couple of sought-after house rentals in Harris County where life is better by the pool:

  • The pool at "Rome: Titti House Apartment In Rome A Few Steps From S. Peter" is guaranteed to add a whole new dimension of fun to your vacation. Located in Rome Historic Centre, this property also comes with a nearby coin laundry and a separate dining area.
  • Leap out of bed and enjoy a refreshing morning dip at "Charming, Historical House With Wifi" in Houston Heights. A microwave oven and a dishwasher are other amenities on offer here.