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Papa Z. All-Star Host
2,570 trips Joined Aug 2016
Typically responds in 14 minutes

Recent reviews

Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan - October 2, 2018
The most seamless car rental experience with a warm host from pickup and return makes renting from Papa Zack the choice when in Houston! Will definitely rent from him again when in town!
Albert - April 6, 2018
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Vlad B. All-Star Host
1,435 trips Joined Feb 2017
Typically responds within 1 minute

Recent reviews

Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa - April 8, 2019
Very easy rental, car drove great on my road trip. Would rent from Vlad again!
Daniel - June 3, 2019

Average ratings in Houston (4.8 stars)

MINI Cooper 2009
Every time is the easiest simplest best experience to rent a car in Houston will keep renting from Jerry
Santiago M. - April 27, 2018
Toyota Camry 2014
Laurie is such an amazing person. I personally never met her, but the whole transaction was such a smooth process. It was totally satisfactory. If I ever visit Houston again, I would definitely use Laurie for my car rental needs. It would be my pleasure to recommend Laurie to my friends and Families for their car rental in Houston.
Hasmukh P. - June 5, 2019
Kia Optima 2018
Needed a car without getting fleeced by the big name car rental companies and Vlad came through with the Optima. Excellent ride and definitely appreciate it.
Asa M. - April 8, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
The smoothest car rental I’ve ever done and I’ve rented a lot of cars in my life. And Robert Danger makes sure he responds as prompt as possible.
Loreta J. - June 1, 2019
Volkswagen New Beetle 2007
Best Car Rental on Turo. Period.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
BMW 6 Series 2017
My name is Vancleve Bonner, I had to come to Houston Texas to pick up my son Oliver Bonner and needed a affordable car. Dioni Verango reaches out to me and said consider certified Luxury Autos. We have luxury autos for a good price. I then went to the Instagram page and seen a selection of cars. Dioni recommended the 640I BMW. I said ok and decided to try it. Bruce Bray then reaches out to me as a rep, answered every question I had and brought the car to me on time, clean with great energy, and customer service. I recommend Certified Luxury Autos as the number one rental company in Houston Texas and Houston surrounding counties.
Van B. - March 24, 2019
Toyota Camry 2006
Renting with Turo was relatively easy and a much better value than going with another car rental company. It made it possible to rent a car during my visit in Texas. Thank you for making it affordable.
Debbie T. - July 2, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2017
Tarif is polite, understanding and accommodating. His rental cars are operate smoothly and you almost don't want to give it back lol He made rental process both quick and seamless, and had no problem with the extended trip. His polite professionalism really helped me out alot. I will be renting from again when need be.
Sheryl S. - December 24, 2018
Tesla Model 3 2018
This was such an incredible pickup/return experience, totally automated, but with nice touches like clear and concise instructions, mints and water included in the car! Flawless in every way. The future of car rental, made possible today. Simply amazing. The lock box with the Tesla card/key on the door was super effective too. Kudos!
Daniel C. - May 20, 2019
Volkswagen Golf 2015
Honestly at first I was skeptical about renting a car from any service other than the big car rental companies. Mr. Papa erased that skepticism. It is a great experience working with him, and I will continue to use his services from here on out. Highly recommend his vehicles. There are many choices. This VW golf was absolutely perfect
Nathan E. - October 2, 2018
Infiniti Q50 2014
Roberto has made our trip as pleasant as possible. We had many surprises on our trip to Houston like a canceled flight, missed flight, and flooding. He work around our schedule to make sure we still got our rental car whenever we landed in Houston. When we were leaving, there was a huge storm that caused flooding, Roberto offered to pick us up and drop us off in his SUV so we can go pass traffic and not get stuck in floods. Honestly, hes the best dude ever. We didnt just visited Houston, we also met a friend!
Benny L. - June 1, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2006
It was the easiest car rental experience ever!
Eric C. - January 11, 2018
Honda Accord 2017
Seamless car rental experience. Would rent from Ali again.
Grace M. - July 9, 2018
Honda Accord 2018
More convenient than conventional car rental. Thanks Ali!
Daniel C. - October 25, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2008
Best car rental experience you can ask for. I rent with them every time I’m in town.
Manuel G. - February 9, 2019
MINI Cooper 2009
Always very easy process from beginning to end best car rental experience ever will keep renting from Jerry every time I'm in Houston
Santiago M. - April 21, 2018
FIAT 500 2012
Super guy to rent a car from. Went above an beyond to make this a pleasant first Turo experience.
Melissa B. - April 19, 2019
Nissan Cube 2009
Lorenzo made me never want to rent at a Enterprise Car rental or any other rental place again. He is very pleasant and I needed to extend last minute and he accepted my extension within 2 minutes. His pickup location is in the heart of the city, which is a HUGE plus. This was my first Turo rental so he set the standards high. When I let him know I was having problems with app before check in he helped me get to the pick up location. He was great. In week I may be renting from him again, unless of course you have read this review and have booked by then😁... Thanks Lorenzo!!!!! You were great!
Meagan C. - September 20, 2018
Hyundai Sonata 2016
This was the best car rental experience I've had. So easy, great car, great communication...I highly recommend!
Kathleen M. - April 3, 2018
Hyundai Elantra 2011
Very good service, thank you for good car rental service. I enjoyed my trip about 10 days without any issues
Tim D. - July 29, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2015
This car and service checked all the boxes. And I️m not talking about the app Turo I️’m talking about the service from this specific person was outstanding. They just made it harder for me to like the next time I️ have to rent a car because this was by far better than any car rental place. I hope I go to Houston again just so I can rent from them again! Thanks for the exceptional service!
Julia C. - April 17, 2018
Ford Focus 2017
Tarif made the car rental so easy. He was pleasant to work with too.
Sharon K. - September 29, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2014
Amin was a great business owner, who was very responsive to my questions! I would rent a car from him anytime!!!
Alphonso D. - May 13, 2019
Ford Fusion 2012
Absolutely the easiest way to rent a car these days of hassle.
Jerald S. - January 23, 2019
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2018
The one and only for Houston luxury rentals. I’ll be helping him in anyway I can to get the word out about his fleet. He had his E 300 ready same day and communicated the entire Time. His area is safe and clean and I can leave my company cars in his area. He’s my only rental specialist any time I’m in Houston. If you need a business class or sports car same day, clean gassed and ready, get Salman.
Micah R. - September 10, 2018
Hyundai Accent 2012
Everything went smoothly. Ziya was responsive and helpful. The Hyundai Accent is by no means a luxury car, the suspension was a little rough on Houston's pot-holedroads, but it was in good shape, and clean. I would work with Ziya again.
Gregory C. - April 14, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2017
Robert DANGER has got quiet the collection of super cool cars, I rented the convertible yellow camaro & it was great, from start to finish he kept in touch & was very helpful when I needed to change pick up & drop off dates & times the very same day the changes needed to occur, When i going to Houston again I’ll definitely see if he has any of his super cars available.. he is also a magician so if you’re reading this, it’s not too late. It’s 2019. Well safe travels
Noel A. - May 31, 2019
Subaru WRX 2018
First off, drake was freaking amazing! no complaints at all. Communication was fantastic responded right away, car was very clean and well maintained(I looked under the hood). I would definitely rent this car every time I come down to Houston. One last thing, the cars a beast and drakes cool af.
Francis K. - May 28, 2019
Mian Muhammad Hammad
Ford Mustang 2014
This was my second time renting Dixie from Robert. After my original Turo rental broke down, Robert was extremely kind and flexible and went above and beyond to get Dixie ready for us in time. He was flexible with change requests and knows how to run this business efficiently and professionally. If you are in Houston and need a car, Robert’s your guy!
Mian Muhammad Hammad A. - May 28, 2019
Mazda 3 2017
Zohra was a great host! I’m from Houston and needed a vehicle to travel around to see family. Overall, the rental, car and services were great!
Jillian A. - June 11, 2019
Toyota Corolla 2016
I flew into Houston visiting for a week from Boston. Naveen was such a great host! The car was clean, pick up and drop of location was convenient. Naveen was flexible as I had to make adjustments in my trip with drop off times. I even went over some miles and passed through tolls, fees were reasonable. Overall Naveen service was very accommodating as it was hard to rent from the airport without a credit card. I will book again in the future.
Dorothy W. - June 18, 2019
Toyota Camry 2011
Recommend Y’s Toyota Camry to anyone looking for an easy convenient and reliable car rental. Responds promptly and is flexible.
Timothy M. - October 31, 2018
Dodge Dart 2013
The most seamless car rental experience with a warm host from pickup and return makes renting from Papa Zack the choice when in Houston! Will definitely rent from him again when in town!
Albert A. - April 6, 2018
MINI Cooper Countryman 2016
Excellent service and such a wonderful experience as always. Very convenient and easy way to rent a car and make your days in Houston even more pleasant. Thank you very much Mateen for your great service! Simply the best!!!
Irina R. - August 20, 2018
MINI Cooper 2011
Great guy to rent a car from and a fantastic ride.
Alvin T. - January 26, 2018
Tesla Model S 2014
Great guy to rent a car from. Respectful of your time and responsive.
Alvin T. - February 7, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2013
Great person and a good car! I would rent a car again from Papa Zack!
Zhanibek A. - June 15, 2018
Nissan Versa 2017
Everything was great. I will definitely rent a car from Tarif if I need again. Thanks.
Turgay C. - July 24, 2018
Nissan Sentra 2008
He should be your first choice when trying to rent a car.
Diego T. - August 5, 2018
Nissan Cube 2009
Cannot imagine a simpler way to rent a car. Great car at a great price.
Remi P. - September 27, 2018
Volkswagen Passat 2017
Very easy rental, car drove great on my road trip. Would rent from Vlad again!
Daniel H. - June 3, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2018
It was new car and in very good condition. Well maintained. Pick up and drop was very easy. I changed delivery date twice and both times the request was approved immediately. Car had good features especially the lane changing signals which helps driving on highways. Would surely look for similar car on my next trip to Houston.
Nitish G. - June 2, 2019
BMW 3 Series 2015
This is my 3rd time renting from Daniel. He provides a swift and professional service. I will always use him for my trips to Houston. Cannot reccomend him enough. Thanks Again to you and your father for being accommodating!!!
Jacob B. - May 21, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Amazing experience for a first timer like me. I was skeptical about Turo platform, but Charles's Honda Accord did the trick for me. A pristine car, coupled with unlimited mileage, swift pick up and drop by a very friendly host like Charles... And cheaper than the cheapest rental quotes from other online platforms! Couldn't have asked for more, thank you Charles!
Chintamani B. - May 28, 2019
Toyota Camry 2013
Tasiu’s car runs really good. Tasiu is a pleasant and polite man. My flight was delayed and he was very flexible with the car return. Will rent from him again when I come back to Houston.
Irma M. - June 4, 2019
Audi A8 2011
First off, Tree's Audi A8 is a dream car! What a blast to drive! It has some of the coolest features that you normal car just doesnt have including driver and rear massaging seats! How cool is that?! Secondly, Tree is the ultimate host. We ran into a bit of an issue during my trip when it needed to be brought into a tire shop. He made sure everything was ok and paid for the issue over the phone with tire shop. Everything was taken care of and he did it all without hesitation. Thank you Tree for an awesome first experience with Turo. If I am ever in need of a car in the Houston area again, I will be sure to use you again and again.
Reid V. - June 4, 2019
Mazda 3 2015
Barbara is a really lovely person, everything went great, she was understanding and flexible with our travel plans. Great car, super clean , no issues at all with it..would definitely rent again next time I travel to the Houston area. Thank you so much again.
Braulio V. - June 5, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
Alex was great. He accommodated me with my crazy schedule. We had great communication throughout my rental, as well. I will definitely be a repeat renter, whenever I'm in Houston!
Arnett C. - June 17, 2019
Honda Accord 2016
Charles's car was perfect for my small trip to Austin and back. The car was clean, ran smoothly, and maintained temperature during Houston summers. I appreciate Charles's flexibility as I really needed it during drop off. I would definitely recommend Charles to anyone looking for a great price that comes along with a great experience.
Gary C. - June 18, 2019
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2016
This car rocks & so does Patrick. This was the most pleasant, grief-free car rental experience in my many years of corporate travel. Highly recommend.
Deborah S. - May 28, 2018
Toyota Yaris 2009
Thank you for a great car rental, Jasmin! I appreciated you communication and timely and convenient pickup/dropoff at HOU Airport.
Juliette J. - August 19, 2018
Audi RS 5 2013
Had a great time with the car, Namit’s communication was thorough before and during the car rental experience. I definitely recommend booking a trip with any of his rides.
Jonathan G. - September 2, 2018
Ford Mustang 2014
Robert really stands out when it comes to the car rental business. Very organize and systematic with is rental process. Very responsive too. I have to give Robert A+.
Adrian V. - January 7, 2019
Chevrolet Camaro 2010
Big thanks to Bryan. Turo allowed me to be able to afford to have a proper Texas road trip in an American muscle car. The rental companies have a poor range and inferior booking tools as well as being more expensive. It was a breeze with Bryan and Turo and I am looking forward to having the chance again. New Zealand still needs more cars to catch up with the U S.
Richard M. - October 30, 2018
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017
This was a great car rental experience, James made it a very convenient process. I chose the option to get the car brought to me and James came a little earlier than the scheduled time with my approval and I was extremely excited about that. The communication was also great, he responded promptly to my request. The car was nice and clean, I would definitely recommend using his car service.
Tisheaux L. - May 13, 2019
Toyota Camry 2016
Anthony was wonderful and he made the pick-up return process so simple. Great vehicle would definitely recommend to anyone looking to rent a car.
Melina T. - February 28, 2019
MINI Cooper Countryman 2014
Very clean and safe car. Nice communication. Todd is very helpful with everything and definitely contributes to make this community a great place to rent a car!
Valerie B. - February 27, 2019
Ford Mustang 2014
It was amazing experience to rent a car from Danger! He is very helpful, patient, communicative and professional person. He will help you with every problem and question anytime. I would really recommend to choose the car from him. They are beautiful, clean and comfortable. Danger takes really good care of his customers and cars. It was fun to drive it. Thank you so much!
Katarzyna P. - April 26, 2019
Ford Focus 2017
This was my 2nd rental with Tarif and everything went perfect. Both cars drove perfectly and Tarif was extremely helpful, accommodating, and flexible. My trips (collectively) exceeded a month and he was always responsive and timely. Never had one single issue. I will rent with Tarif again and recommend his fleet of cars to anyone in need of a car rental.
Ouyon B. - June 9, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2011
We were having a quick trip in Houston and Mike's car was just perfect! Very affordable rental rate, and gas. Thank you Mike for offering your car in Turo! Mike was also a great communicator and very flexible with us. Highly recommended!
Mariannjely G. - April 15, 2019
Infiniti Q60 Coupe 2017
This was by far one of my best trips and vehicle I rented through Turo! The car was amazing, turned so many heads! Alok himself was a SUPER GREAT host ! Definitely will rent again when in Houston‼️
Avery S. - April 1, 2019
Audi R8 2015
What a great car to rent for a great time. Papa was so easy to communicate with and it made this luxury car experience even better! My boyfriend was in absolute heaven driving this car! We will definitely rent from Papa again the next time we are in Houston!
Lisa L. - November 29, 2018
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2014
This was very easy and fast process everything went smoothly from pick up to drop off. Car was very clean and well maintained. If you are looking for luxury car in Houston I would definitely recommend Royal Sovereign Group.
Ranish M. - March 10, 2019
Kia Cadenza 2014
Car was in great condition and very clean. We used it a lot so the fact that it was comfortable was definitely a plus. Carlos was also accessible and responsive throughout the rental.
Bryan M. - May 20, 2019
Volkswagen Passat 2017
This was the Best and Easiest Options for Renting a car.... I will pass this Information on to All of my Family and Friends...
Gregory W. - June 8, 2019
Nissan Sentra 2015
Walid was very easy to work with. My prior host cancelled on me and he was able to help me out when i really needed a rental. He made it super easy to pick up and return without any confusion! The trip was great because i didnt have to worry about anything because of the great communication. Definatley reccomend renting from him!
Ashley K. - June 9, 2019
Audi R8 2011
Awesome car, definitely the highlight of my long weekend in Houston!
James B. - May 27, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2011
Latosha was very accommodating through every step of the way. She was prompt during pickup and drop off &’ had amazing communication skills. Car was clean &’ ran great on gas. Would definitely recommend her to anyone traveling to Houston. Thanks Latosha 🙂
Natalia J. - June 3, 2019
Volkswagen Jetta 2015
She was awesome. I had to pick up the car early in the morning. She was okay with that and gave me the best directions. I would rent again from her. Nice car. Easy on gas.
Candace S. - May 24, 2019
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
The car is smooth and beautiful experience a minor issue with a tire and he was there to communicate with asap looking forward for more Rentals with him .
Ruby R. - May 25, 2019
Kia Soul 2013
Ayman is the best. He makes every rental easy and hassle free
Tia J. - May 24, 2019
Tesla Model 3 2018
I Love the car Emil was the best and made my Turo experience a breeze!! I will most definitely be renting again.
Shameka C. - May 21, 2019
Volkswagen CC 2013
Great car!! George was easy to get in contact with and the car was as clean as could be! If I ever need a car again in Houston he would be my top pick!
Brenda T. - May 24, 2019
FIAT 500 2016
Renting form Autohaus was great ! Easy to deal with, car as described! Will definitely be back
Jacques L. - May 24, 2019
Toyota Camry 2017
Good car, could have been closer to the airport though :) no worries still. Thanks Austin for the good experience. Will book with you again the next time I come to Houston!
Ashish R. - June 7, 2019
Audi A7 2012
The car was amazing! If you want a smooth ride with some power and something that’s an attention grabber then this is exactly what you’re looking for! I drove this from downtown Houston to the Seawall and turned heads everywhere I went!
Jacob A. - June 10, 2019
BMW 4 Series 2018
Renting from Kyle was my first experience using this app. Kyle was punctual, polite, and replied quickly to any questions or concerns I had the whole trip. The BMW 4 series was an amazing car to have rented for my trip and I will definitely be looking to rent from Kyle again the next time I’m in town!
Jonathan F. - May 20, 2019
Hyundai Elantra 2019
The Car was in AMAZING condition (just like a rental car) and Great on Mileage ! The pick up and return was new to me given that I didn’t even have to meet up with a Vlad to pick up or drop off the car, but everything went very smoothly ! The car was at the pick up location on time as promised, and he was very easy to communicate with ! I will definitely recommend renting with Vlad !
Etashate H. - May 23, 2019
Mazda 6 2014
She was awesome! The car was amazing on gas, not to mention very spacious. It was our first time using the app and our host was convenient she allowed us to pick up the car early When I return to Houston, I’ll look for this car again 🙌🏼
Bryan M. - May 26, 2019
Hyundai Sonata 2011
I didnt have the best luck on this trip. One night my apt towed the car. Papa was very understanding of the situation. He was very sweet. I got it out no issues.Then unfortunately the next day I got ran off the road and damaged a tire. Even then he was so sweet to me. I felt like crap because I dont do things like that. I would never damage anyone property on purpose. Papa Zack I'm sorry about the inconvenience of everything. I appreciate your kind spirit and understanding that sometimes life just throws crap in your face.
Brittany J. - June 4, 2019
Chevrolet Cruze 2015
Another great rental with Patrick. Third time using this car and we'll be using it again in October.. Thanks Patrick! Raymond Long
Raymond L. - June 15, 2019
smart fortwo 2015
This was my first time using Turo as well as my first time driving a smart car and both experiences were wonderful. George was very flexible and accommodating to my multiple delayed flights which pushed back my ability to pick up my rental. Once I had the car it was the perfect vehicle for me to get around the city to look for apartments and going out. The car is kind of small when it comes to having more than one person in it (my boyfriend is 6'2 and looked miserable in the passengers seat and incredibly uncomfortable when dropping him at the airport with a large suitcase) but that's relative. For the price everything was perfect and I would 10000% recommend.
Toniesha J. - June 15, 2019
smart fortwo 2013
George was awesome to work with and worked around my schedule. Car had no issues at all. Great experience and one of the easiest rental car experiences I've ever had.
Amy D. - June 18, 2019
jemmell (eugene)
Honda Accord Crosstour 2011
Nice car great rental, operation was snooth, no complaints at all
Jemmell (eugene) S. - July 28, 2018
BMW 6 Series 2014
Everything went very well. Papa Zack was very reassuring and helped make the process very easy. What a great experience, I will definitely refer others and use Turo for any future car rental needs.
Tesarana C. - May 1, 2018
Porsche Boxster 2012
Eric was a fantastic Car rental host. His car was just as nice as the pictures and a blast to drive around. Pickup and drop could not have gone smoother. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Michael G. - February 7, 2018
BMW 3 Series 2011
I absolutely loved my Car Rental Expierience with Mr.Danger. The Car Was Beautiful inside and out and well maintained! Very Convienent with a Ez Toll Pass And Mister Car wash membership!
Damon H. - November 5, 2018
Chevrolet Cruze 2012
Everything was smooth! Maria was an amazing first turo experience. Car was spotless and the curbside pickup was 100x faster than any car rental service that I've ever used. A+ all around!
Alex P. - December 11, 2018
BMW M5 2013
Hands down best car rental experience I've ever had and it had nothing to do with the vehicle that I rented but it had all to do with the person renting out the vehicle. Very down to earth, extremely knowledgable when it comes to cars and always tried to make the experience convenient for me. TRUE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Which seems to be a lost art nowadays. Will DEFINITELY be doing business with them again.
Robert G. - August 4, 2018
Toyota Corolla 2012
I could not have asked for better service... They met us with the car right on time. We went over the car together and we were off. The car was well maintained, full of fuel, and clean. It was a seamless experience and about 1/2 the cost of a car rental agency. Our host kept in communication with us throughout our trip and was very knowledgeable about everything we needed to know. Would highly recommend booking with Somi!!!
Smiley E. - February 23, 2019

Local Houston favorites

The fourth-biggest city in the US can get overwhelming in its sheer size, so take a deep breath, hop in a car, and get off the beaten path with these local Houston must-dos.

  • Chow down on some barbecue

  • When in Houston, eat as the Houstonians eat: good old Texas BBQ. Book a car on Turo, grab some napkins, and comb Houston for the best barbecue in town.

  • Go two stepping

  • Take in some good ol’ honky tonk at one of the many dance halls around town. You’ll hear authentic local music and maybe even get a dance lesson or two.

  • Walk Lower Westheimer

  • Packed with cool antique stores, restaurants, and bars, Lower Westheimer is a walkable anomaly in car-dependent Houston. Park the car, and wander wherever the wind takes you.