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Galveston Island is an alluring vacation destination ideal for fishing, paddle boarding and beach lounging. Somewhat reminiscent of Savannah, the streets are rich with history via old Victorian homes, which often serve as Airbnbs. Galveston also has an abundance of cute cottages, tiny homes and bungalows that offer a different experience than the typical condo. So if you are looking for affordable and intriguing lodging in town, these are the best Airbnbs in this Texas beach town.
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Want privacy on a budget? Not much could be better than a private studio apartment in a gorgeous brick home. Ornate characteristics are consistent with the rest of the structure, enhancing this secluded space. Phenomenal shopping is nearby. And guests don’t have to worry about getting in their car to go to the beach because it’s just a handful of blocks away.
One of the top tiny house rentals in Texas, this Airbnb has a lot of character packed into the small space, which is apparent before even going inside! Orange paint makes the front door pop against the gray exterior, and the Pergola covered front porch is a wonderful place to relax. Ornate furniture, a chandelier that hangs over the bed, and the brick backsplash in the small kitchenette area are just a few of the intricate details. Breakfast is included! Expect muffins, cereal, coffee and cocoa, for example.
This Airbnb features a squeaky clean design. While this home was built all the way back in the 1950s, it has been remarkably brought up-to-date with a few modern touches, while still maintaining its character. The kitchen is nothing short of spectacular, with its glistening countertops and bursting star light fixture hanging above. But what guests might be most interested in, is that it is within walking distance of the beach.
Could it be the wall of windows in the living room? Or maybe it is the fireplace or elegant furnishings that take the family living space to the next level. Views from the bedrooms are equally as captivating, and that deck is made for endless summer nights. Being right on the ocean, it’s all quite enchanting.
Inside the dual-level, three-bedroom, three-bathroom cottage, there are loads of beach accents and a light home-like feel. Outside is perfection, with a clean-cut wooden pool deck, and a private small pool. With just a dash of foliage, it truly is a total oasis.
Architecturally magnificent, it’s hard to determine whether this is a brand new trendy home or something that was built decades ago. Turns out, the 1960s structure was originally built as a metal storage tank. Now, it is a suave, interesting abode with funky colors, and super cool places to lay your head at night.
With its striking blue color, the bungalow immediately grabs guest’s attention when approaching the area. Stairs ascend to the top portion, where the interior completely contrasts against the outside. One might expect funky island themes but instead will find sleek designs that flow throughout the space. A refreshing light palette, whitewashed floors and an open concept kitchen provide the zen you need.
Beautifully situated on a coastal bayou, the stilt home was constructed in the early 2000s. Not only are the porch views incredible, but you can also fish the waters below without even having to pack up the gear and head somewhere else. The bungalow is quite serene, so if you’re looking for a quiet getaway, it fits the bill. With two bedrooms and one bath, four guests can be accommodated.
Within the East End Historic District, this age-old manor is located near the Strand, beach and bars or restaurants. Described as a tropical mansion, the 1905 structure exudes Victorian charm. Accented with period furniture, the Vanilla Orchid Room has a rich appeal that may or may not inspire one to throw on a velvet robe and sip brandy. Outdoor verandas allow guests to breathe in the fresh beach air while taking in the city views, and as the icing on top, these patio spaces have a touch greenery surrounding.
Sometimes, vacations call for convenience. Condominiums deliver that, along with a little bit more privacy and space than a hotel. This unit feels extremely comfortable and welcoming, with an electric fireplace, spacious bedrooms, and breathable living space. However, there are plenty of amenities, like a huge pool, attached to a relaxing hot tub.
Victorian homes are quite abundant in Galveston, and they make for the most lovely Airbnb stays. Only a half-mile from the beach, this full home rental is the perfect blend of traditional accommodation and a beachside location. The host provides all the beach towels, and there’s an outdoor shower to rinse sand and salt. Big bonus—on Sundays in the summer, fireworks can be seen while sitting on the porch.
We love this Airbnb because it’s super affordable, and decorated in the most adorable way with tons of bright colors. Tucked within a peach-colored estate, feelings of cheer and joy are inevitable. In close proximity to the pier full of activities and fun, this room offers a little bit different experience than some of our other listings.
Why not rent an entire historic home built in the early 1900s? Located on Old East End, the Sofie Hansen House is amongst a neighborhood on the U.S. National Historic Register. You can fully settle into the dining room, living spaces and quaint kitchen, while really immersing into the Old Galveston way of life. In an ideal location, the beach atmosphere is only 10 blocks away. Seven guests can comfortably call this place home while on vacation.