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Galveston is a Texas Gulf Coast destination that’s great for family vacations and going on camping trips. But if you’re not into roughing it and love having all the comforts of home when you travel, you might consider renting an Airbnb or Vrbo property for you and your travel companions.
For fun days at the beach and enjoying all the local attractions, here are some of the top vacation rentals in Galveston, Texas.
Up to six travelers in Galveston can stay at this residential home for rent and have two bedrooms and one bathroom to themselves. The home is just steps from the beach and has been newly remodeled. It has a kitchen, living room, laundry machines, and two sets of bunk beds. Meanwhile, you can stay entertained and have fun here because there are games, porch swings, a grill, and movies. There’s even an additional add-on option with beach chairs, yard games, and other fun perks. Wi-Fi and TV are provided by the Airbnb host.
This 1,000-square-foot house sleeps up to eight people for your trip to Galveston. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in a great location. You’ll be in the heart of Galveston’s East End Historic District and in a historic home that was built in 1907. It’s now been updated to accommodate six adults and two children. The property is pet-friendly and fully fenced to let your furry buddies run around. There are nice balconies in the front and back to enjoy a little time outdoors. Other perks of staying here are the private hot tub and patio seating in the garden courtyard. From here, it’s six blocks to the seawall and 10 blocks to both Stewart Beach and the Strand.
Larger groups of up to 10 people can book this Vrbo vacation rental that is 1,232 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home has beach views from the front steps and back balcony. It’s at the Pointe West Resort on the west end of Galveston Island and is a five-minute walk to the beach. Affectionately named “Wasted Time,” the cottage is equipped with high-speed internet, cable TV, a DVD player, and laundry machines. Pets are welcome and stay free here.
This 1,000-square-foot house for rent offers two bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms for groups of up to four in Galveston. The home is two minutes from the beach and dog-friendly for pups up to 25 pounds. It has two queen-size beds in the bedrooms and also a trundle bed. Other amenities offered here are TV, internet, air conditioning, kitchen, living room, outdoor decks, and parking.
For up to six people, there’s the option of renting this condo that’s 521 square feet in size and has one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a king-size bed, two adult-sized bunks, and a pullout queen sofa for sleeping. You’ll be on the third (top) floor of the condo complex and have a stocked kitchen and calming hues in the décor. Parking is available for an extra nightly fee in a covered parking area. Unfortunately, the balcony cannot be used at this time due to structural issues that are being fixed. Small dogs under 35 pounds can stay here with you.
You can rent this residential home on Vrbo and have a vacation rental property with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for your group of up to five people. It’s a charming house with lots of character and 12-foot ceilings. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the beach from here, and the host provides beach towels and an outdoor shower. You can walk to some great restaurants too. The home is outfitted with modern furnishings and antiques to provide a unique vibe. Sit out on the porch to see the Sunday night fireworks on the seawall during the summer!
Three people can stay in this Galveston condo that’s on the 9th floor and is a studio space. It has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed in the bedroom and also a bathroom. You’ll have access to shared condo amenities while staying here, including a pool, tennis court, barbecue area, laundry facilities, and downstairs sitting area with a piano. The condo itself has a kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Tennis rackets, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella are provided. There is a one-time fee to park at the onsite parking area.
You’ll be just one block from the beach when you stay in this 800-square-foot Vrbo vacation rental. It accommodates six people and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms for your group. There isn’t a beach view here, but the home is just a block walk over to the seawall, which runs along the beach. The bungalow has a parking option for cars and is a charming space with lots of history. It’s also close to three great restaurants for dining out. The hosts are close by in case you need anything or have questions. Pets are allowed here with pre-approval.
In 800 square feet of space, this cottage sleeps six people and has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s on 14th street and an 1875-era home that’s five blocks from the beach and one block from the Historic Bishops Palace. The renovated home has a fenced backyard and tropical landscaping. You’ll be just blocks from the Historic Strand District and restaurants while staying here. It’s a popular Vrbo rental and was actually featured in a past issue of Houston House and Home magazine.
This Airbnb rental is a four-person condo that has one bedroom with a king-size bed, a sofa bed in the common space, and a bathroom. It’s located on the seawall and directly across from Babe’s Beach, offering awesome ocean views. The complex has two pools, hot tubs, and a fitness center that Airbnb guests can use too. Other features of the condo are smart TVs, fast Wi-Fi, a stocked kitchen, laundry machines, and parking for two cars for an extra fee.
Bring your group of up to six people to this Airbnb rental home and enjoy having your very own two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It’s located in Galveston’s Sea Isle community and a cute spot called the Yellow Gator. Fishing is excellent in this area, which is actually a 25-minute drive to the city of Galveston. However, you’ll love the neighborhood with its full-service marina, restaurant, and bar. The house has its own boat dock and hot/cold outdoor shower. Other features are the full kitchen, picnic table with umbrella and seating on the upper deck, laundry machines downstairs, and kayak available for guest use. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other bedroom has two single beds. During the summer months, guests can use the swimming pool and tennis courts for an extra fee. This is a pet-friendly vacation rental.
When you’re looking for a little getaway, consider this Airbnb rental that’s within walking distance (0.25 miles) from the beach. It has everything you need to relax, including a beach bag, towels, and Netflix. There is a backyard and deck here that could be shared with other guests. But the rest of the space is yours to enjoy. You can bring one pet along if you pay an extra fee and make sure the pet is well-behaved. The backyard area is a nice place to have your pet run around a little bit. In addition to the beach, you can also walk to the Texas Trails Distillery, Misery Bar, Mr. Tacos, and Hard Times from here.
Seaside Serenity is a guesthouse and studio space that accommodates up to three people in Galveston. This dream condo is calming and relaxing with a 400-square-foot floor plan and combined living/sleeping area. It offers A/C, a heated pool, a custom bathroom, and full-size kitchen appliances. Here at the Islander East complex, there are also tennis courts, gas grills, and an outdoor shower that you can use.
La Casa de Mama Lu is an Airbnb vacation rental for up to five people in Galveston. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom for your small group and is an upstairs duplex apartment. You’ll be five blocks north of the beach when you stay here. Your vacation rental here includes a full kitchen, spacious living room with smart TV, comfy porch, laundry machines, free Wi-Fi, office, and Keurig. Free street parking is available, and pets are allowed here. The apartment is named after the host’s grandmother.