Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Tiki Island 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 private pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Tiki Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Chilling out on Tiki Island

Dreaming of vivid sunsets, sandy beaches, and "easy as pie" fishing at your doorstep? With Tiki Island vacation rentals you can unlock access to one of America's most coveted coastal communities. Perched on a Jones Bay peninsula, Tiki Island is all about slowing things down and enjoying the beach life. And with a mere 1,000 local residents, the atmosphere is wonderfully intimate. Of course, if you're craving a street scene you can always day trip to nearby Galveston. Whether you fancy walking tours of its Victorian-era mansions or fun-filled days on the pier, Tiki Island puts you just minutes from the historic seaport.

Things to do

Dive into the Moody Gardens aquarium

For fun in the sun, make a beeline for Moody Gardens, an educational amusement park anchored by a "deep sea" aquarium. Inside you'll find penguins, seals, stingrays, sharks, and more. Meanwhile, just down the coast is Galveston Island State Park, with sheltered bays on the west side and windswept beaches to the east. As well as scenic hiking trails, the park is laced with a fantastic network of paddling routes. After a day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than retreating to one of the luxury Tiki Island vacation rentals. With lush gardens, sparkling pools, and placid decks, you'll enjoy a slice of the tropics in the heart of Texas.

Activities

Slip into Tiki Island time

Whether you want to enjoy a lazy brunch on the sun deck or cast a line from your private dock, Tiki Island vacation rentals make it easy to slip into holiday mode. A quick jaunt across the Interstate 45 will get you to Galveston, Houston's go-to summer playground. Famous for its historic mansions, Galveston offers a fascinating glimpse at Texas in its glamorous heyday. You can also head down to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, an old-fashioned amusement park where you'll find ice cream parlors, hot dog stands, and plenty of retro rides.

Weather

Catch Galveston Island's annual bird migration

Texan summers can get hot and sticky, which means the best times to visit are spring and fall. The weather is glorious, with clear skies, balmy evenings, and a cool sea breeze. While temperatures can dip in winter, there's still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. If bird watching is on your itinerary, the best times to visit are spring and fall, when migrating birds descend on Galveston Island State Park. Running for many years now, April's annual Feather Fest birding and nature festival is a great opportunity to connect with fellow bird lovers.

Natural features

Cast a line on Tiki Island

As a barrier island, Galveston is continually shaped by the waves, wind, and tides. This means the landscape is ever changing. From its golden sandy beaches to its forested hiking trails, Galveston Island State Park is a great place to reconnect with nature. Keep an eye out for raccoons, armadillos, and marsh rabbits that roam the park, as well as more than 300 bird species. Offering beach fishing and deep sea charters, Tiki Island is a great place to reel in spotted seatrout, sand trout, redfish, black drum, croaker, and flounder.

How to get there

How to get to and around Tiki Island

The nearest airport is in Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), located 26.4 mi (42.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 33.1 mi (53.2 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Tiki Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,612 vacation rentals around Tiki Island. From 1,607 house rentals to 987 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.