Lodgeur Guide: Renting a Monthly Airbnb or Long Term Furnished Apartment in Houston

Lodgeur’s professionally designed long term furnished apartments in Houston.

Have you ever searched for a monthly airbnb or monthly rentals, but not known how to find one? Or looked at an extended stay hotel with a kitchenette and laundromat, and wondered if you could really live comfortably for a month in something like a university dormitory? 

With Lodgeur’s guide to renting a long term furnished apartment in Houston, we can help make your search easier. Let’s get started!

Who books fully furnished rentals or monthly Airbnbs?

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Lodgeur has hosted thousands of guests who need to rent fully furnished apartments for an open-ended amount of time:

  • Business travelers and consultants on extended work assignments.
  • Academics and international students visiting Rice University and the University of Houston from around the world. 
  • Professionals relocating to the city and still looking for properties to buy. 
  • Local families who need a temporary home during home renovation projects.
  • Houston residents experiencing breakup, divorce or separation, or who need a place to host in-laws during longer visits.
  • Travel nurses on open-ended contracts. 
  • Patients who receive care in the Medical Center and do not know how long they will need to stay for treatment.
  • Staffing companies looking to meet displacement and relocation needs.
  • Interns needing extended stay apartments.

We host guests for 12+ months and we frequently host guests who return for monthly short term business or family visits.

Should I just live in a corporate housing property?

Corporate housing tends to feel, well, corporate. You’ll be allotted 4 spoons and required to submit an inventory verifying all 4 spoons are still there when you leave. The design aesthetic is “sturdy”. 

You can reheat takeout, but probably won’t be able to prepare a real meal in the kitchen. The typical corporate housing property might do for a short term stay but it tends to feel a bit grim for extended stays.

You will need to know how long you are staying, as the corporate housing provider has likely signed a short-term lease on the apartment just for your stay. You may not be able to extend your monthly rental.

Can I find monthly rentals on Airbnb?

Actually, around 25% of Airbnb’s revenue comes from monthly rentals. In the old days, people looking for corporate housing needed to engage a company to set up a furnished apartment for them with specific start and end dates, and additional commitment or paperwork. The entire stay was usually paid for in advance by the employer.

Today, many people book their own accommodation for monthly rentals and longer stays. Subletting was the old way to find something medium term, but aligning dates, location and quality were tricky. 

Airbnb is a popular place to start looking for a monthly rental or a long term rental that is furnished and it’s a great alternative to a sublet. You can check reviews on nearby monthly rentals from a trusted community of guests, choose your exact move dates and easily book a move in ready apartment. You do need to know your end date, as the hosts will likely have other bookings on the calendar after your booking ends.

What are the rates for Airbnb monthly rentals?

Each apartment has its own pricing and layout, so search for the places that are perfect for you and see the rates for your monthly rental. On extended stays of 30+ nights, there is no hotel tax charged for monthly rentals on Airbnb and other websites. 

For monthly rentals (30+ nights) booked directly on Lodgeur’s website: 

  • There is no cleaning fee, just a flat nightly rate
  • There is no platform commission fee
  • There are no hotel taxes
  • You can book your monthly rental with a deposit, pay the first month 14 days before checkin, and continue to make a single monthly payment without additional fees.

To make things easier, Lodgeur offers monthly payment options for stays over 30 nights. Place a deposit now and pay for your first month 14 days before checkin. (You will see the details on the booking page.)

What do fully furnished apartments include?

Fully furnished rentals include a kitchen and everything you need to be considered comfortably “moved in” to your new home without any moving boxes. Moving into our furnished apartments is as easy as unpacking your luggage.

At a minimum, fully furnished apartments should include:

  • Fully equipped kitchens, with range, cookware, dishes, and the comforts of home 
  • Washer and dryer 
  • Fully furnished rooms, including dedicated working spaces
  • Connected utilities and wifi

Lodgeur’s furnished apartments are designed for comfort so you never have to settle.

Lodgeur’s comfortable properties are designed for long term stays and we believe that details matter. Everything you need to live comfortably for a month is already in place. 

  • The space is professionally designed to be the perfect alternative to living in an extended-stay hotel. You won’t find random discount store “decor”.
  • The comfortable memory foam bed is made when you walk in the room. The towels are folded in the bathroom. The apartment is sleep ready.
  • The chef-ready kitchen include coffee makers, blenders, bakeware, slow cookers, rice cookers, and triple-ply pots and pans. Full sized range, refrigerator and microwave. These fully-equipped kitchens include everything you need to cook and serve dinner.
  • A proper desk and chair, making WFH a breeze. Some units even include an office space with monitor and whiteboard at the desk.
  • The washer and dryer are inside your rental unit. 
  • The utilities – including high speed wifi – are already set up. There are no hidden costs or chores.

Many of our apartments for rent overlook the sparkling pool and outdoor amenities or have a city view of Houston. Every site is a Class-A apartment community near Houston’s top sights.

Access to some of Houston’s best luxury amenities is included in your furnished apartment rental.

Resort-style amenities for monthly rentals are the same as those available for traditional tenants. Lodgeur’s fully furnished rentals are located in Class-A apartment communities. Popular amenities for monthly rentals include: 

  • A gorgeous pool with sun loungers and poolside gas grills.
  • Plush tenant lounges inside are the perfect place to watch a game.
  • A large, well-equipped gym, available 24/7.
  • The convenience of free parking on site, in a gated garage.

Lodgeur ‘s fully furnished apartments offer convenience.

Lodgeur’s Houston apartments are situated in the Midtown neighborhood and Texas Medical Center. Location is one of the best amenities with our furnished apartments!

Midtown is one of Houston’s most walkable neighborhoods, with a WalkScore of 91 and dozens of walkable food options. The METRORail is next door (Ensemble Station), minutes away from downtown Houston, the Museum District, TMC and local universities. Getting around town without a car is easiest from this site, making it one of the most popular destinations for extended stays and monthly rentals.

Lodgeur’s Medical Center location offers easy access to some of the best hospitals in the country, along with medical schools and the Museum District sights. This property is close to Rice Village.

Learn more about where to eat in Downtown Houston, near the Texas Medical Center and in Houston’s Midtown.

Cleaning included for your long term stay. No hidden fees.

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Lodgeur’s fully furnished apartments include cleaning services every twice per month on long term stays, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the amenities and explore the city. Let us take care of the cleaning your home while you’re spending time by the pool. 

Lodgeur’s flexible extended stays offer the perfect alternative to an Airbnb or short term lease.

Flexible extended stays are the perfect solution for those needing a ready-made comfortable home in Houston without having to sign a long-term lease. You can have an amazing experience with none of the hassle and commitment that come along with a traditional lease. Reach our helpful support team during your extended stay by text, email or phone without the commitment or paperwork of a corporate housing lease!

Lodgeur offers guests on extended stays (30+ nights) the flexibility to terminate their booking on 14 days notice (30-night minimum stay). 

Unlike a traditional corporate housing company or Airbnb host, Lodgeur can block the calendar for you so another guest does not book the same apartment. This allows you to extend your stay month to month as needed.

(Interested in corporate housing? Check out what makes Lodgeur special.)

Where are long term furnished apartments located in Houston?

Our furnished apartments in Midtown and the Texas Medical Center are popular with guests looking for a month-to-month rental or long term furnished apartment with a flexible termination date. Learn more about Lodgeur’s corporate apartments and intern apartments.

Check availability for extended stays now.

Book your long term stay in a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment now. Search by neighborhood and number of bedrooms. If you need extra room for office space, be sure to check out our Digital Nomad Suites. We have simple monthly prices with no taxes and no extra fees on stays of 30+ nights (except pet fees).

Not sure yet if you’re ready to live in one of our properties? Rent a furnished apartment for a shorter stay to give it a test drive and book with confidence with you choose your monthly rental. We host short term stays at our properties for a minimum of 2 nights. Check out our post on booking short term furnished rentals.

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