Houston’s top 5 Priciest Rentals

Memorial leads Houston’s exclusive neighborhoods in opulent rentals

A photo illustration of 333 W Friar Tuck Lane (left), 11917 Knippwood Lane (right/front), 346 Hunters Trail Street (right/back) (Getty, Google Maps, Compass)
A photo illustration of 333 W Friar Tuck Lane (left), 11917 Knippwood Lane (right/front), 346 Hunters Trail Street (right/back) (Getty, Google Maps, Compass)

When it comes to Houston luxury, River Oaks has become synonymous, but Memorial takes the crown when it comes to priciest rental listings.

Overall new single-family home rental listings are up 25 percent to meet growing demand, and that includes the luxury market, according to HAR’s January Rental Market Update. Just west of the Inner Loop, Memorial and its surrounding areas compose three of the city’s top five luxury rentals. Particularly, in the Memorial Villages, which holds the top two spots on this list, which The Real Deal compiled using data from Realtor.com and Redfin.

346 Hunters Trail Street | Asking Price: $35,000

This luxurious mansion in Hunters Creek Village spans 10,000 square feet. Situated in close proximity to Buffalo Bayou and a five-minute drive from the Houston Country Club, this Memorial Villages home features seven bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms and an elevator. The home has a resort-style backyard complete with a 2,500-square-foot deck and a pool. The two-story property also boasts a home theater, workout room, butler’s pantry, temperature-controlled wine room and a guest suite.

333 W Friar Tuck Lane | Asking Price: $30,000

This palatial estate is a 4-acre colonial-style paradise in Memorial’s Sherwood Forest subdivision. Built in 1980, it harkens back to the yuppie era, with a seven-car garage, tennis court, quarters for staff and access to a private lake. It also includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the main house. The guest house has two bathrooms, a suite-style bedroom and a full kitchen. Interior finish outs of this three-story abode include Gracie wallpaper, mahogany panels, walnut floors and marble tile.

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11917 Knippwood Lane | Asking Price: $29,950

This Bunk Hill estate is the third Memorial property on our list. It was completed last year by Houston-based Ashton Gray Development, which specializes in luxury homes in the metro area. It’s a rustic six-bedroom, eight-bath abode with contemporary interiors. It includes an expansive yard and patio with the residence accounting for 6,600 square feet of the property’s 20,000-square-foot lot.

2121 Kirby Drive, Unit 27N | Asking Price: $28,000

Holding its weight as the only multifamily unit on the list, the Huntingdon High Rise gives renters opulence in the sky. Located on the 27th floor of the city’s third-tallest residential building, this two-story condo boasts three bedrooms, five baths and a spacious kitchen with oversized windows providing a sky view of the Bayou City. It also features Gracie hand-painted wallpapers and two private terraces.

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30 Tahoe Shores Court | Asking Price: $25,000

Constructed in 2003, this lakefront home in Kings Lake Estates is just off Lake Houston’s western tributaries. The two-story, open-concept mansion spans nearly 7,000 square feet and includes five bedrooms and six baths. The bedrooms are divided between two primary suites on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the second level. It also boasts an in-home elevator and five full-size fountains amid decorative gardens.