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Birdhouse on the Beach

Birdhouse on the Beach is steps away from the beach and has an amazing view, in fact you basically drive on the beach to get to the house. The inside of the house is cozy and remodeled in January of 2021! The kitchen, bath, and living room were completely redone. A washer and dryer was added to the house along with 2 sets of bunk beds. Check out the pictures for updates. In June of 2020 a new AC and Heat unit were installed in the house. The house includes 2 porch swings, grill, games, dvd player, and movies. Your family and friends will be able to relax and enjoy your time away! Enjoy! OPTIONAL ADD-ON- $100- We have beach chairs, a canopy, beach toys, boogie boards, and yard games available as an add-on package if you don't want to bring everything with you to the beach. Just let us know you are interested in this package when you book and we can setup access and payment. Check-in time is at 4pm and check-out is at 10am.

$296 per night
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Rosemary Roost- Balcony Access Room Near the Beach

**PLEASE NOTE** We currently have a small foster pup, and she is an absolute nut. She is terrified of everything and therefore talks big, loud game. For more information, please read the entire property description. The house is a beautiful historic home with the beach a block away. The room is on the second floor with a full bathroom. The room faces the eastern morning sun that rises over your ocean view. Come enjoy the beach with us on the front porch!

$69 per night
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Seaside Serenity

If you are looking for a dream rental on the beach this is it! Walk into this serene condo and feel your stress melt away! You cant help but feel calmed by the natural beauty of the sea, the sunrise, and the moonrise from the comfort of your bed. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the balcony and listen to the waves and the seabirds while the ocean breeze swirls around you. Inside the condo is just as lovely, in calming shades of blue and white. You will love the luxurious furnishings and appliances!

$154 per night

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Beachfront home with beach access, deck, outdoor shower & washer/dryer
$306 per night
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Oceanfront Beach House w/Beach View, Beautiful Decor, Free WiFi, Central A/C
$226 per night
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Beachfront Galveston Getaway w/ Deck & Views!
$362 per night
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Dog-Friendly Home with Private Pool, WiFi, Central AC, and Electric Fireplace
$237 per night
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Island retreat. Beautiful private room & bath.
$74 per night
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THE COVE - Waterfront, Hot Tub, Close to Beach! 🏖☀️
$259 per night
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Seashell Chateau Beach View-New 6 Person Golf Cart
$261 per night
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Sunday's Surf & Siesta 🏄‍♀️ (1 Block to the Beach)
$290 per night
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Forgotten Gateway-Brand New!! 2 Blocks from Beach
$211 per night
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Galveston Bayhouse on Main Canal with Bay View
$167 per night
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Pippi Shrimp 1st Floor, Star of the Gulf Seashore
$98 per night
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Island Retreat too. Lovely decorated room & bath!
$82 per night

Galveston condo rentals

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High End Condo in San Luis Hotel with Amazing View
$119 per night
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June on the Strand & San Luis in Galveston
$213 per night
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Honeymoon Suite; Whirlpool and Beautiful Oceanview
$172 per night
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Shore Beats Work| OceanFront View | 2 Bed & 2 Bath
$180 per night
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Gorgeous Views, Open Balcony, Laundry, Sml Dogs
$191 per night
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BEACHFRONT/Private balcony+W&D+2bed/2bath🌴
$184 per night
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Beach front views at Sea La Vie
$177 per night
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Sunset
$168 per night
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Galveston getaway at the Dawn
$116 per night
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Pelican's Point! Remodel! Seawall! No Airbnb Fee!
$126 per night
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San Luis Resort BeachFront kitchen and BEACH VIEW
$221 per night
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6th Story OCEAN VIEW Galveston Exclusive Condo
$85 per night

Galveston beach vacation rentals

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Beachfront condo in heavenly-San Luis Resort & Spa
$179 per night
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The Beach Casita (walk to Seawall)
$83 per night
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☀Trendy Seaside Condo w Beach Views, Pool & HotTub
$158 per night
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Precious garage apartment- 3 blocks from the beach
$100 per night
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Sea it All! Infinity pool, ocean views, steps from the beach -- a perfect romantic getaway
$109 per night
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Infinity Ocean View from the 9th floor with patio.
$89 per night
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Sea Glass
$127 per night
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Beachy Keen Junior, cozy and fun near the beach!
$75 per night
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Stunning Beach Condo
$127 per night
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Coastal Cottage Near the Beach & Local Attractions
$90 per night
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Boho Beach and Bikes!
$105 per night
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Beach Daze! Private Boardwalk to Beach, Beautiful Pool Area
$116 per night

Your guide to Galveston

All About Galveston

Galveston Island is home to the port city of Galveston, which is located off the Gulf Coast of Texas only an hour away from Houston. The island is surrounded by Galveston Bay to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and West Bay to the west, and it draws visitors to its amusement parks, historic mansions, and museums dedicated to submarines and railroads. Along the coast, the 17-foot Galveston Seawall stretches for 10 miles and is covered in the world’s longest mural. Beyond the seawall, Galveston has more than 32 miles of sandy beaches surrounded by bright blue waters. Saltwater fishing is a popular activity here, with flounder being a popular catch.

Galveston also has an impressive concentration of Victorian architecture to explore. One standout is the Victorian-style Bishop’s Palace residence — a National Historic Landmark in the city’s historic district — which dates back to 1892. Another historical landmark residence, the 1895 Moody Mansion, is decorated in myriad styles, including French Rococo and Classical Revival, which you can see on tours of the grand home. Dig further into Texas history at the Bryan Museum, which offers a chronological exploration of the state spanning more than 12,000 years.


How do I get around Galveston?

Two international air hubs are within an hour’s drive to Galveston: Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). A rental car is recommended as Galveston’s public transit has limited routes and hours, but keep in mind there can be heavy traffic and limited parking in the central neighborhoods. Local taxis and ride-hailing services are available in the city, and you can hop on buses and trolleys by following the color-coded routes. The free Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry runs 24 hours each day to and from Port Bolivar Island where Crystal Beach is located, and cars are also permitted on the ferry.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Galveston?

The most popular time for booking beach rentals in Galveston is during the summer months when the weather is hot and humid, and the beaches are buzzing. Be mindful of the Gulf’s hurricane season — August to October — and keep an eye on the forecast during this time.

During fall, temperatures here are mild, the humidity drops, and you can learn about the city’s Hellenic heritage at the annual Galveston Greek Festival in October — where you’ll find traditional Greek produce, dancing, and pastries. The winter months are warm enough to enjoy with just a light sweater, and birders can spot migratory species at Galveston Island State Park. Visit between February and March for the third-largest Mardi Gras season in the country, which includes parades and a masked ball.


What are the top things to do in Galveston?

The Strand

The Strand is a five-block historic district in the heart of Galveston with buildings that date back to the 19th century. It’s filled with antique stores, art galleries, Cajun restaurants and oyster bars, and country dance halls. There’s also a life-sized chess board you can play on, parks and green spaces, and a harbor where you can watch the ships come and go. If a historical experience is more your style, check out the Texas Seaport Museum where you can see one of the world’s oldest currently sailing ships, the Elissa.

Bolivar Peninsula

The Bolivar Peninsula is home to a historic lighthouse, protected bird habitats, restaurants with fresh-caught seafood, and 27 miles of beaches to explore. To get here, take the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry from Galveston Island to the small town of Port Bolivar. Along the way, you’ll have front-row views of the Gulf and may even be able to spot a dolphin or two during your ride.

Galveston Railroad Museum

Take a deep dive into Galveston’s railway history at this art deco structure from 1932. The Galveston Railroad Museum houses one of the largest collections of trains in the country, including freight cars, diesel engines, and steam engines, some of them still running. The old passenger cars are decked out in style, evoking the golden age of train travel, and there’s a museum cafe for drinks and light bites. A mile-long train ride is available all year, and there’s a holiday-themed service available during the winter months.