Discover a selection of 31 vacation rentals in Galveston, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $102 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Galveston. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

The historic area of Galveston awaits your stay

The area's festivals and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Galveston. This city's beaches, island views and seaside draw many visitors. Port of Galveston Cruise Terminal and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Galveston

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Galveston for its bird watching and fishing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Galveston has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Moody Gardens Golf Course (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Haak Vineyards and Winery (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Palm Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Magic Carpet Golf (5 mi / 8 km)

Seasonal weather in Galveston

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 84°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Galveston

Travelers appreciate the island views and picturesque gardens, which is just a taste of what Galveston has to offer. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Galveston is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moody Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Stewart Beach Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • East Beach (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Galveston Island Beaches (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Crystal Beach (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Jamaica Beach (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Galveston

Fly into Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU), the closest airport, located 37.9 mi (61.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), which is 30.9 mi (49.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Galveston?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Galveston that's a perfect match. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a stovetop and children's games at "Book Now For Fall Beach Time Ocean Views Comfy Home". Situated around 8 miles from Galveston, this unique property has 4 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Ocean's Edge - Ocean Front Custom Home In Pointe West" also promises an awesome stay, offering 5 bedrooms, a balcony, books and more. It's around 25 miles from Galveston.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Galveston vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Galveston?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to character and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Galveston opens the door to big adventure. Turn off all your devices and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these fun-sized escapes:

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Tiny House - Tall Cotton - In A Rural Setting 34 Miles From Austin". This property in Spicewood packs plenty of conveniences into its compact space, such as off-street parking options and tennis.
  • "Newly Listed Remodel, Tiny House Vibes" in The South is another highly rated choice. A TV and games will make your stay here more comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Galveston?

Nothing tops a short break to revive your spirits. Pack your overnight bag and get comfy in one of these enticing weekend getaways in and around Galveston:

  • "Just Steps To The Sand And Surf" is a favorite option around 12 miles northeast of the center of Galveston. There's no need to go far to find something cool to do around this escape. Pull out your map and head for Sunny Beach and Port Bolivar Beaches. Activities like surfing and boogie boarding and fishing will add the perfect finishing touch to your mini break.
  • "Beach/oceanfront, Surrond Sound" is another great setting for a fun few days away. Around 10 miles southwest of Galveston, use it as a base to do a little surfing and boogie boarding or skiing. Magic Carpet Golf and Terramar Beach also have to be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Galveston?

You sure can. If you're looking for a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently found in the middle of town. We recommend the following options in or near Galveston:

  • One of our top picks is "Cozy Efficiency Centrally Located". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular stay and you'll have access to pet-friendly services and a kitchen.
  • "Most Reviewed And Highest Rated Condo At Seascape. On The Beach Top Floor" is another top stay, providing all you need for a great Galveston vacation. Convenient amenities here include a washing machine and a theme park.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Galveston?

From funky apartments to extravagant houses, Vrbo has your vacation sorted. Here are just two of our favorite stays in and around Galveston:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's tough to beat "Beach/oceanfront, Surrond Sound". It's nice and close to the center of Galveston, in addition to plenty of things to see and do.
  • Another excellent option is "150+ Five Star Ratings My Cave Is The Best After Beach". Round up a few friends and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Galveston.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Galveston?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're eager to spend a couple of nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Galveston that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a few passion-filled evenings at "Book Now For Fall Beach Time Ocean Views Comfy Home". Located around 8 miles from Galveston, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a nearby marina and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Another option where you can spend a few relaxing days together is "Ocean's Edge - Ocean Front Custom Home In Pointe West". Around 25 miles from Galveston, a resort and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Galveston?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, you're going to need plenty of room. These mansions for rent in or near Galveston will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Style, charm and character — "Grand Manor Luxury Mansion Suites" has it all with some to spare. Approximately 1 mile east of Galveston and offering a restaurant dining guide and a separate dining area, this showstopper is tough to beat.
  • Another great option is "July Specialluxury Mansion Rental In Houston Texas 6 Bedrooms". Approximately 30 miles to the west of Galveston, this luxe vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with a firepit, a swimming pool and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Galveston?

Take a look at these large group vacation rentals in or near Galveston and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • You'll have loads of room to move at "Sept 30 Weekend Now Open Ocean Views Comfy Home". Around 8 miles southwest of Galveston, this impressive property has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 14 guests. Amenities include a kitchen and a water park.
  • Invite as many as 18 of your best friends to "Ocean's Edge - Ocean Front Custom Home In Pointe West" and fill the place with love and laughter. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the southwest of Galveston. It's packed with features to keep large groups occupied, including an ocean view and a fireplace.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Galveston?

Now and again you just want to escape from it all ... With, say, 30 or so of your friends and relatives. Whether you're searching for somewhere to stay with the extended fam or you're planning a shindig, we have large vacation rentals in and around Galveston that'll fit your whole party:

  • "Historic Galveston Hideaway, Walk To The Beach": With 4 bedrooms accommodating as many as 100 people, space isn't a problem at this sizable rental. A kitchen and an oven are among its amenities.
  • "Las Palomas|beachbox|private Pool And Pond": This roomy retreat is also perfect for big groups and includes a firepit and a kitchen. It comprises 7 bedrooms and caters for up to 30 people.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Galveston?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Galveston and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Say hello to "Oceanfront - Beautiful Beach House", where your biggest priority will be spending time in the pool. Amenities including a nearby laundromat and on-site watersports help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "The Seashell House - Luxurious Comfort And Affordability 276 Steps To The Beach". This property is another sought-after option and offers a theme park, a microwave oven and more.

Galveston has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 80 ºF to 85 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Galveston vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.

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