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Galveston is a unique Texas destination that’s known for its family-friendly attractions and sunny beaches. Rather than staying inland and having to drive back and forth to the beach, it’s fun to rent a beach house to be as close as possible to the beautiful sand and water. Both Airbnb and VRBO have some great properties where you can do exactly that. Here are some top beach house rentals in Galveston to choose from!
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The Brick House is an affordable Airbnb property that accommodates two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. It is within walking distance to the beach and offers complimentary oatmeal, trail mix, coffee, tea, and water bottles. This downstairs private unit is located in a brick home and offers free Wi-Fi, a walk-in shower, bathroom essentials, and parking in front of the house. You’ll be near the seawall and the Strand shopping area when you stay here. Perks include a full kitchen, private entrance, private yard, and lots of great restaurants just minutes away.
With three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, here’s a beachfront vacation rental that sleeps nine people and has great views from nearly every room. The home is decorated with coastal chic décor and has lots of natural light. You’ll enjoy the wrap-around deck, outdoor shower to rinse off, and updated kitchen. It’s in the Bermuda Beach subdivision on a corner lot that’s ideal for families looking for a beach vacation. This property does not allow pets. Wi-Fi and television services may be unreliable in this part of the west end of Galveston Island.
This 1,100-square-foot beachfront house sleeps seven people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s on a stretch of non-motorized beach and has a peaceful atmosphere for your next getaway. Located on the west end of Galveston Island, the home has large windows to enjoy the gulf views and a deck with lounge chairs, as well as a barbecue on the lower level by the beach. The ground floor also has an outdoor shower to rinse off after your beach day. It has a kitchen with all the appliances you need and a counter-height bar with four barstools. Your host offers a reasonable rate in exchange for you bringing your own toiletries and paper and kitchen products. For a small fee, you can get access to the community pool.
Also accommodating up to nine guests is this Airbnb beach house with three bedrooms and two baths. You’ll have this whole, newly remodeled house to yourself and be within two-minutes’ walking distance to the beaches and Seawall Boulevard. It has free parking for four cars in the driveway plus street parking, free Wi-Fi and movie streaming, and is within walking distance of lots of restaurants. Meanwhile, Moody Gardens and the Pleasure Pier are just a short drive away. It’s a family-friendly choice that has a high chair, bathtub, pack-and-play, and baby bath provided to accommodate little ones.
For up to eight guests visiting Galveston, this beachfront house with three bedrooms and three baths is popular on Airbnb. Literally walk outside the door and you’ll be on the beach! Perks of staying here are the deck, new hot tub, pool table, and stainless-steel appliances. It is 20 minutes from Galveston and a great spot for family time on the beach. Little ones enjoy the two sets of bunk beds upstairs, while there are also two bedrooms downstairs. Other amenities include the gas grill downstairs, picnic table, beach toys for kids, cornhole, basic cable, and Wi-Fi.
You can enjoy the sand, sea, and sun when you stay at this 1,500-square-foot beach house at Terramar Beach in Galveston. It sleeps six people and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The beach house is a great place for ocean views and access, and it has lots of room to relax and sleep. The kitchen is sleek and stylish, and the living room is large and opens up to a front and second deck patio. You’ll even get ocean views from the master bedroom. There’s a communal pool on the bay side in the subdivision. Children are welcome here, but pets are not allowed. Other amenities offered are a washing machine and dryer, linens and bedsheets, free Wi-Fi with internet TV, and everything in the kitchen you need to prepare meals.
Another option on VRBO is this ocean view home that is 1,395 square feet in size and sleeps up to eight people. It has two bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The home is charming and has a unique architecture with beachy décor. Guests enjoy that there are Gulf of Mexico views from every room and the deck for watching the sunrise. This home does not allow pets but children are welcome. From here, it’s less than a minute walk to the beach. The home is on the west end of Galveston, where Wi-Fi and cable/dish service can be spotty. Parking is available for four vehicles, and there’s a downstairs area that’s great for entertaining while cooking out on the property.
This eight-person guest house is just steps to the beach and has four beds in two bedrooms and three baths. It’s a townhouse that’s 100 yards from a private beach and 100 yards also from the local grocery store. Perks of staying here are the ultra-clean environment, high-speed Wi-Fi, and is a place to get away from crowds and relax. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, bathroom essentials provided, free parking on the premises, cooking basics provided, and outdoor space to hang out in.
Here’s a VRBO listing that is great for large groups of up to 11 people and has four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is a 1,450-square-foot house that is five miles from the Galveston Seawall and has a great tri-level layout. It’s on the west end and an easy walk to Galveston State Park. The beach here feels quiet and private. It is raked of seaweed and does not allow cars to drive on it, so you don’t have to worry about dogs or kids’ safety. There are just small dunes that separate you from the beach. Come here for a front-row, oceanfront home with internet, parking, pet-friendly space, about 1,500-square-feet of deck space, and everything you need in the kitchen and bathroom to be comfortable.
Also great for large groups, this beach home sleeps 12 people and measures 1,238 square feet. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. As you overlook the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll enjoy a relaxing stay in the Sea Isle community. Known as “Moondance,” this home has a private upper-level deck, picnic tables, and full bath and shower combos on each level. Guests can use the washer and dryer on site, as well as the hammock, easy parking outside the front door, high-speed internet, and many more amenities.
For a beachfront home next to the dune walkover, consider this four-bedroom, four-bathroom house that sleeps up to 10 people. It measures 1,878 square feet and includes high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV on five TVs, washer/dryer, dishwasher, and microwave. This Galveston VRBO property offers beach club access for a small fee per person, which includes a large infinity pool, hot tub, children’s pool, sundecks, and fitness center. This is a very kid-friendly property with a pack-n-play and high chair provided.
Also popular on VRBO is this beachfront house that sleeps 10 people with four bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It includes free Wi-Fi, cable TV, board games, and outdoor shower, BBQ grill, central air, and beautiful decks. It is pet-friendly with a paid pet fee.
For even more space, consider this beachfront house on VRBO that is 3,000 square feet in size and sleeps up to 16 people. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, and it’s spacious, private, and close to town. The beach water here is perfect for families with young kids. There are decks on two levels of the house, a fully stocked kitchen, hardwood floors throughout the house, and lovely ocean views. Pets are not allowed here.