8 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Houston, Texas - Updated 2024

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Houston, Texas, is the coolest city ever! You will know why the moment you step in the metropolis. The city has art everywhere, with a dash of creativity no matter where you look, and a lot of freedom in the air. Not to mention the delicious food! But a Houston vacation should not just be limited to savoring the city’s culinary delights and soaking in the gorgeous views of the downtown skyline. It is also a great deal about experiencing the cosmopolitan living, discovering convertible living spaces, lounging on picturesque rooftop decks, and gaping at the excellent finishes and attention to detail. And plenty of accommodation options are available here - from the best Airbnbs you’ll want to call home in downtown Houston to cozy cabins near Houston. Check out these eight Airbnbs in Houston, Texas for a great stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Quirky living space with eclectic decor (from 105 USD)

Ever thought about giving your home an edgy touch with quirky art decor? Well, now you can stay in such a place and see how it feels. This artsy loft in a converted building is one of the quirkiest rentals in Houston. It is centrally located and you can walk to most of the tourist attractions. However, light rail access is across the street from the front door. The bedroom, done out with a joyful mix of colors and quirky patterns, comes with a king-sized bed. Sleep away in this enchanting room and wake up to a bright, sunny morning like a hearty Houstanian. For information, that ‘TRILL’ behind the bed is a slang word that means extremely cool! Trill very much represents the local Houston culture, and this space makes you live it. Divided with an American flag, the living space and the bedroom look cool and hip, putting you in a happy mood instantly. You’re sure to love the big windows and the sunlight too. Stock the fridge with groceries from Phoenicia downtown market and cook up pasta, chicken, eggs, stuffed peppers, or whatever you fancy. There is everything you might need for your cooking adventure. That’s the kitchen from another angle. Yes, they have a bear carpet there. Also, a mouse painting a mouse (mouse-ception!), and even more to keep you gaping. Wait till you see the other corner! The house really is full of life and color. The bathroom cannot fail to enchant you with its rather Turkish-like theme. There’s a walk-in shower with a nice rainmaker shower head, storage space, and towels. Feel free to take some inspiration from the picture and do a happy shower dance! The whole house is a great experience and it is also very close to the night life in Houston. It definitely provides a cheery stay!

Downtown Houston Eclectic Loft

Area: Downtown Houston, TX

Price: from 105 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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2. Modern yet vintage and a Pokemon paradise (from 83 USD)

Built in 1924 (includes Museum Flat) but remodeled, this property is a perfect amalgamation of modern and vintage. Literally in the center of Houston, it is a short walk from Rice University, Hermann Park, Mid-Town, and almost everywhere you might want to visit The property is landscaped beautifully and the Airbnb flat is through the backyard gate. For those who have a special love for red doors, this is a pretty option. The bedroom is lovely and cozy with a great mixture of vintage and contemporary decor. You can enjoy a laid-back afternoon watching Netflix and Prime, which are readily available for your TV needs. The freestanding bath tub is surely one of the highlights of the house and will make you long for a good soak. Play some lovely music, get some beautiful fragrances, use those organic soaps you have saved for some time now, and let the soothing times flow. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of!

I’ve stayed in this host’s cottage several times and didn’t realize the flat was so charming! Lovely large bathroom with a freestanding bath, and a comfortable and inviting bedroom complete with a TV. refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker (with pods and cream in the fridge), microwave and lots of closet space. Oh, and the location is sooo convenient, parking a breeze. One of my all time favorite Airbnb’s… Lynne
The flat looks over the garden deck and the patio offers a lovely time, complete with Adirondack loungers and a bistro table. Enjoy coffee or another drink before starting the day or after you’ve been out sightseeing. Another big bonus of renting this property is that you can find many rare Pokemons around the area, so up your game!

Museum District Flat w/Garden Deck

Area: Museum District, Houston, TX

Price: from 83 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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3. Warm, beautiful home with rooftop patio (from 57 USD)

If yo’re looking for inviting and comfortable vacation homes in Houston, then this property might interest you. Picture yourself sipping a cup of your favorite tea or coffee in this beautiful living space. This warmly decorated three-story townhome is also centrally located with restaurants, bars, and businesses within a short walk. The bedroom, with its unique layout, warm, inviting decor, and pretty pops of color everywhere, is delightful to spend time in. Imagine being propped up in that bed and finally getting round to starting writing that journal or diary that you always wanted to keep. The room also makes for a great picture, so more reasons for Instagramming! Enjoy a glass of wine in the evening with stunning views of the downtown skyline, or practice yoga or meditation in the morning. The deck makes a very apt place for everything.

We only stayed in Houston as a rest stop on our road trip, but I wish I could live in this house forever!!! The room, bathroom and view were amazing and there were tons of places to eat in the area. La Tiempo (suggested by Priya) had the best fajitas and was a 3 minute walk. There’s a coffee shop called blacksmith really close by that was suggested to us and was fantastic. This place was seriously an oasis. I wish I was still there. Elyse

Montrose Lovely Urban Retreat

Area: Houston, TX

Price: from 57 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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4. Luxurious loft in a converted 19th-century warehouse (from 115 USD)

You can easily get an Uber ride to this historic building with amazing architecture and eye-catching artworks. Typical of the convertible building style in Houston, this one is a converted 19th-century warehouse with a lot of character. The flat is on the third floor with the most gorgeous views of Minute Maid Park and the downtown area that is just across a highway. As you enter, this loft is sure to leave you awestruck. The modern yet Elizabethan look, with 14-foot-high (4.3-meter-high) ceilings, hardwood floors, bare yet polished bricks, wooden beams, ornate chandeliers, and riveting oil paintings will make you stop and pay attention. And yes, you can have stunning views of the downtown from everywhere, be it the living room, the dining area, or even your bed. Good morning Houston!

I left my 1 year anniversary vacation stay in the hands of the Artist Loft. To say the least, I definitely chose the right place (the place was a surprise to my girlfriend) The loft was so incredibly gorgeous, filled w beautiful artwork and decor, the very first time we walked in my heart fluttered. It is, if anything, just like the pictures or in our opinion better. (more spacious than expected) James was our host. He was sweet, responsive and thoughtful. He surprised us one evening with a bottle of rosé and an edible arrangement to congratulate us on our 1 year. I wish I could write more, but this place cannot be explained, only experienced. Ireland
Always wanted to paint but never had an opportunity or the time? Have fun with the supplies stocked for painting and drawing in the art studio. Feel free to enjoy the art space and give wings to your imagination. If you love crafting and shaping sounds or are a guitar lover, the flat also offers a fully equipped office / recording studio. In case inspiration strikes, you know you have a small music studio with pro tools. Although, sometimes the nicest thing to do with a guitar is to just look at it. A long polished wooden table set in the middle, and art pieces placed aesthetically throughout the place, will make you feel like you are living in one of those houses cut out from the pages of Architects Today magazine.

Modern Luxury Artist's Loft in Downtown Houston

Area: East Downtown Houston, TX

Price: from 115 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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5. Romantic 1912 bungalow (from 59 USD)

This little space in a 1912 bungalow is charming in a dreamy and romantic kind of a way. While enjoying a quiet and lovely neighborhood, you can still walk to fine restaurants,coffee shops, and cultural centers. It is one of the best vacation rentals in Houston for a couples getaway. Who would say no to a room that welcomes you with a gorgeous king-sized bed, plush comforter topped up with snug pillows, and the most gorgeous bed linens? And look at that crystal chandelier over the bed! Have you noticed that little,cozy corner with a small dining table, two stools, and pretty white flowers? It makes for a perfect space to surprise your love with lavender candles, wine, and a delicious meal.You can also play some music in the background and have a dance. It’s a super romantic way to end the day!

Beautiful room in a lovely neighborhood right outside the city and walking distance from running and biking trails. Very comfortable bed with incredibly nice sheets. Sean

Home Suite Home in the Heights Historic District

Area: The Houston Heights, Houston, TX

Price: from 59 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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6. Charming apartment close to downtown (from USD 80)

Book a stay at this charming apartment in Houston for a romantic couples getaway. It has a very well-appointed interior with a fully furnished and open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, an inviting bedroom with a comfy bed, a work desk, and a full bathroom. You will also have access to a private patio. Metro rail is just a 15-minute walk away from the apartment and downtown is also a short drive away.

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Houston, Texas, United States
2.14 km (1.4 mi) from Discovery Green
131 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
easy to work out of as well with blazing fast wifi
bed is super comfortable ac keeps temperature at a very comfortable level for the texas heat
it was modern with comfortable bedding and fresh towels/wash clothes coffee ac on-site parking
i was very comfortable in his cottage - private quiet safe and pleasant
there are even security cameras around the apartment and that made us feel extra safe
very clean bed sheets and towels
really clean and convenient
very clean and comfortable
clean quiet and convenient
everything was very clean and everything is updated
randolph was an excellent host
randy was an amazing host
you can feel host’s great hospitality
randy was a great host
randy was an awesome host made us feel right at home
great location in edo close to everything in downtown houston
the location was amazing only 10 minutes to downtown
great cozy place in a good location
location is good to visit the city
great location pictures are exactly accurate
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7. Modern house in an urban neighborhood (from USD 3549)

Suitable for five guests, this modern house in Houston is located in an urban and peaceful neighborhood. It is a pet-friendly rental that is beautifully furnished and comprises a large living area, a stylish dining area, a contemporary kitchen with a breakfast bar, three well-appointed bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Outside, you have access to a garden and a gazebo with seating. Texas Stadium is just 3.8 mi (6.1 km) away.

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Houston, Texas, United States
17.39 km (10.9 mi) from Discovery Green
72 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 4 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super clean neat open floorpan modern updated kitchen lovely patio nice neighborhood really comfy beds and linens
it's chic and modern and the kitchen is amazing would recommend if you are visiting
beautifully stylish home as well as extremely comfortable with everything needed for a short or extended stay
the bed was so comfortable i missed my flight lol but i totally recommend this property
it was very clean and spacious
everything was clean and lovely
very clean modern well-maintained
place was clean spacious and cozy
it was clean and is beautifully decorated
wonderful host with a lovely home and very kind manner
basil was a great host
basil was a great host and responded quickly to any questions i had
the hosts are super helpful and always willing to help
the hosts were extremely responsive highly recommended
location is perfect for our family
easy to access all major highways and sites in houston with a nice suburban location
amazing modern house beautiful backyard great location
so close to venues in houston but in a pleasant neighborhood where one can go for a walk
they stay was great close to everything i needed to be
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8. Stylish barn home for a couple's getaway (from USD 71)

To add a bit of style and unique flair to your vacation in Houston, consider booking this barn home that is perfect for a couple or two close friends traveling together. This Airbnb is a barn that has been converted into a beautiful accommodation complete with handmade furniture and custom-built fixtures. It consists of an open-concept living area, a mini-kitchen, a cozy dining space, some storage options, a comfy loft bedroom, and a very stylish bathroom. Freeway access is available at a short driving distance from the house.

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Houston, Texas, United States
31.86 km (19.8 mi) from Discovery Green
524 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy with all the amenities for a great weekend away from the city
it was the perfect space and the bed is comfy
the bathroom was fantastic & the loft bed was super cool
very clean and modern inside
everything was clean and well appointed
the tiny barn was very clean and private
the urban barn is clean and cozy
the place was clean and cute
leo & jenny are very responsive
leo was so kind and accommodating
leo is a great host very pleasant and helpful
incredibly friendly thoughtful hosts
amazing host we will be staying every time we visit houston
beautiful spot in a good location
location is perfect thanks leo
this place is so cute and has everything you need for staying a few nights
everything was great place was really retro & stylish
leo’s place is very cute and perfect for a little get away will definitely recommend to others
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Experience the city of many names

How do people describe Houston? Houston is the most diverse city in Texas and has been given many nicknames. Many know it as ‘Space city’, while some recognize it as ‘Magnolia City’. It is also famous as the ‘Bayou City’, and a few call it ‘Capital of the Sunbelt’. This H-town is also popularly labeled as 'The Energy Capital of the World’. And if you want to sample tasty food, do remember to try the best traditional Texan-style barbeque in Houston. Experience this lively place for yourself and have a great time. Book one of these terrific Airbnb properties and get set for a great time in Houston!

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