Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Surfside Beach 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 $104 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Surfside Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Get to know Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach’s idyllic location along the Gulf of Mexico has made it a longstanding favorite with sun-seekers, spring breakers, and water babies alike. This city combines its small-town charm and quaint main street with miles of unspoiled coastline, sizzling golden beaches, and stunning coastal marshes, meaning that there’s something to please all interests and ages. A stay in a Surfside Beach vacation rental opens up more than just the beach, though; known as the Cradle of Texas, this historic city was also home to the storied Fort Velasco, among countless other treasures.

Things to do

Tracing Surfside Beach’s roots

Open Tuesday through Saturday, the Lake Jackson Historical Museum is one of the area’s most popular rainy-day destinations. This non-profit center is a convenient 25-minute drive from most central Surfside Beach vacation rentals and provides an engaging and informative insight into the history and culture of the Lake Jackson area. The 12,000-square-foot institution has interactive exhibits and high-tech displays that are sure to thrill visitors of all ages. These chart 4 key periods in the region’s history—the prehistoric age, the plantation era, the city’s industrial development, and its modern-day founding.

Activities

Let Surfside Beach reel you in

The crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide ideal conditions for fishing, making Surfside Beach vacation rentals a popular choice for avid anglers. A number of companies operate offshore charters ranging from half-day excursions to overnight trips. The waters here are teeming with all manner of marine life, from red snapper and ling to tuna, dorado, and amber jack. Fishermen keen for a challenge can even try reeling in sharks. These outings also make a great activity for kids, so bring the family along for a sun-soaked day on the high seas.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Surfside Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Scenic Surfside Beach

The Bluewater Highway, a scenic 40-mile stretch along the breathtaking Texas coastline, connects Surfside Beach to Galveston. En route, you’ll be able to take in heart-stopping sunrises and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and admire the stark beauty of the sand dunes that line the shore. In summer, these dunes burst with the color of local flowers, such as the purple morning glory, adding a floral charm to these tranquil, often isolated spots. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars to enjoy some bird-watching. The warm sands are the perfect place to rest and watch these majestic creatures soar across the glistening waters.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Surfside Beach

The nearest airport is in Houston William Hobby Airport (HOU), located 49.1 mi (79 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), which is 46.3 mi (74.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Surfside Beach?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Surfside Beach:

  • "Beachfront 4bdr - 3 Kings - /3 Bath" is a popular choice. Around 2 miles from Surfside Beach, it has 4 bedrooms and plenty of handy amenities, including free toiletries and nearby museums.
  • "Perched On The Beach - Beach Front Home" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, a nearby beach, an oven and more. It's around 12 miles from Surfside Beach.

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

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

Put aside those household chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and near Surfside Beach and make the most of all the awesome things to do nearby:

  • Enjoy a change of scenery at "Amazing Beach And Bay Views Has Everything You Need", which is around 1 mile to the northeast of central Surfside Beach. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Try some surfing and boogie boarding and fishing or simply enjoy the sights of San Luis Beach and Pirates Beach.
  • "Oceanview, Easy Beach Access" is another great property to consider. Around 1 mile northeast of Surfside Beach, use it as a base to do a little horse riding or golf. Bermuda Beach and San Luis Beach also have to be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Surfside Beach?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with the area and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Surfside Beach are sure to please:

  • After a fun-filled day of urban exploration, relax in total comfort at "Sun And Salt Beach Bungalow - Quick Walk To Gulf Waters". A garden and heating are just two of the amenities on offer here.
  • An equally fantastic rental is "Cozy Coral Cove Apt 9". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is packed with handy amenities like a boat, a barbecue grill and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Surfside Beach?

Just because you only have one or two days to spare doesn't mean you have to spend it in a boring hotel room. Go on vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Surfside Beach:

  • "Waterfront. . . Breathtaking View. . . Great Fishing. . . Beautiful Home" is near the heart of Surfside Beach, which means there are plenty of things to keep you on the go. Tick off interesting sights like Surfside Beach and Port of Freeport when you're not enjoying your cozy digs.
  • Hop out of bed, cook up some breakfast and then begin planning what to explore around "Spacious And Open Freshly Remodeled Beach House". Surfside Jetty Park and Blue Fin Charters - Private Tours should be on your radar if you choose to stay at this sought-after vacation rental.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Surfside Beach?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Surfside Beach that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Put on some soft tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Beachfront 4bdr - 3 Kings - /3 Bath". Around 2 miles from Surfside Beach, this property has all you need for a couple's weekend away, including a nearby bay and beauty services.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Perched On The Beach - Beach Front Home". Located around 12 miles from Surfside Beach, air conditioning and outdoor furniture add to the atmosphere here.

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

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

  • A great range of amenities including a kitchen and an ocean view make "Beachfront 4bdr - 3 Kings - /3 Bath" a favorite with groups. This generous getaway has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 17 people. From the center of Surfside Beach, it's around 2 miles away to the northeast.
  • "Spacious And Open Freshly Remodeled Beach House" is another awesome option. It's around 12 miles to the northeast of Surfside Beach, has 4 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. A water park and a beach view are just a couple of things designed to make your visit even more comfortable.

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

If you're organizing a celebration and your guest list is a few pages long, there's no need to worry about finding someplace big enough for all those people. We've got large vacation rentals in and around Surfside Beach ideal for family getaways, birthday bashes and more. Check these out:

  • "Heavenly Views You'll Never Forget. . . Just A Few Yards From White Sandy Beaches": With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people, there's ample space for all. You and your guests will have access to a multitude of amenities including a beach view and a water view.
  • "Walloping Whale |beachbox| Large Game Room|deck": This roomy escape is also perfect for large groups and includes a kitchen and a garden. It offers 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 42 people.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pull out your inflatable unicorn and check out these rental houses in or near Surfside Beach that come with this vacation perk:

  • Get comfortable at "The Yolo House Beach Front - Private Walkway", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a TV and a smart TV help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Ocean Front Beach House With Amazing Views Of Both Ocean And Bay". Along with an invigorating pool, make use of a toaster and a dishwasher.

Curious what the weather is like in Surfside Beach? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 80 ºF to 90 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on places to stay in this impressive destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Surfside Beach vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Surfside Beach?

Whether you're escaping with the kiddos or you're taking your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Surfside Beach have room for everybody — and everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Around 2 miles to the northeast of Surfside Beach, "Beachfront 4bdr - 3 Kings - /3 Bath" has 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 17 guests. Some amenities here include childrens activities and a dining table.
  • "Perched On The Beach - Beach Front Home", around 12 miles to the northeast of central Surfside Beach, was made for family get-togethers. As many as 8 of your nearest and dearest can fit into this comfortable rental which features 3 bedrooms, pet-friendly facilities, a toaster and more.

When it's time to get out and explore, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to stick on your itinerary. Sea Center Texas is a wonderful place to kick things off.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Surfside Beach?

Often situated in sought-after positions due to their compact size, a one-bedroom rental is a perfect solution if it's just the two of you. Here's a quick taste of our range in or near Surfside Beach:

  • Check into "Sun And Salt Beach Bungalow - Quick Walk To Gulf Waters" for a weekend or longer. This one-bedroom vacation rental features a kitchen and a garden and is close to downtown.
  • Also within easy reach of all the excitement of Surfside Beach, "Cozy Coral Cove Apt 9" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a big day of seeing the sights, return and enjoy a garden and a barbecue grill.