Galveston Vacation Planner

Here at Sand `N Sea Properties, we take pride in our long history of local expertise. Since 1974, when we first began renting beach houses and fishing camps for Galveston vacations on the West End, we have watched Galveston Island grow and develop into a true coastal gem. From the museums, restaurants and galleries in Historic Downtown to the superb fishing, birding, and beach activities on the West End, we love sharing our 32 miles of Gulf paradise with you!

Our founder, Bert Feinman, was recognized as a Pioneer in the Vacation Rental Industry at the 2019 Vacation Rental Women’s Summit. When she began, there was only a narrow two-lane road going from the end of the Seawall all the way to San Luis Pass. One tiny SNS office, 40 beach houses, typewritten lists of houses, amenities and properties... and it was all managed with pencil on paper! Fast forward 45 years to present day, where we have a robust website with secure online booking, 21 rental team members, state-of-the-art reservation software, and over 155+ of the best vacation rental homes on the West End!

Despite all of these changes, our #1 priority is still providing an unforgettable vacation experience to each of you, every time you visit with us.

We look forward to helping you make memories on Galveston Island in 2020!

Reasons to Choose Galveston Vacation Rentals

Family vacations, holiday gatherings, special events, romantic weekends, girlfriend getaways, golf & fishing trips...these are only a few of the reasons you should rent a Galveston Island beach house!


Galveston Island State Park, Oppenheimer Bird Observatory, East End Lagoon, Galveston Bay and miles of endless beaches are perfect for birding, shelling and beachcombing!


Wade fishing, pier fishing, deep sea charter fishing or, if you don’t want to leave your beach house, cast your line straight from your deck! Flounder, speckled trout, snapper, red fish, tuna and so much more abound in our island waters.


From Mardi Gras to FeatherFest, Lone Star Rally to Dickens on The Strand, Ironman Triathalon to Historic Home Tours — you’ll find special events on the Island every month!


The Downtown Historic District–Harborside, Strand, Market and Postoffice streets–offers over 100 shops, restaurants, clubs, art galleries as well as the Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston Arts Center and the 1894 Grand Opera House.


Whether you’re interested in historical architecture or historical landmarks, bird watching or dolphin watching, ghost tours or tree sculpture tours, you’ll find it here on Galveston Island!


Ready for a trip into town? You’ll have lots of choices: Moody Gardens, Seawolf Park, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Galveston Children’s Museum and The Galveston Pleasure Pier all welcome visitors year round.


Visit the latest exhibits at The Bryan Museum or Rosenberg Library. Tour the Island’s vast array of historic churches and synagogues. Step back in time at Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa or the 1838 Menard House. Or spend a few hours in the iconic East End and Silk Stocking residential neighborhoods (keep an eye out for tree sculptures!) exploring the areas on foot, bicycles or Segways.

The Sand `N Sea Advantage


When you choose local, you win. We have rented beach houses on the Island for 45 years and counting. Nestled conveniently at Pirates Beach, our office is open every day. Stop by, call, or email, and we will answer any questions you have about your Island vacation.


Have a question? Run into a problem? Call us: we’re available 24/7.


We believe that when it comes to your vacation, the only surprises you encounter should be good ones. The rate you see online is what you’ll pay: the prices include all applicable taxes, fees, linens, bath towels — everything. Travel insurance is optional, and if you bring your pet, there will be a pet fee.


Sand `N Sea believes your whole family should vacation together, furry members included. In this vacation planner, you’ll find homes that welcome pets highlighted on page 11 — and more online.


Our beach houses feature modern updates and are professionally cleaned and maintained, ensuring that while the Gulf of Mexico is your vacation’s showstopper, your home away from home is a close second.


When you first arrive at your Sand `N Sea beach house, you’ll find a starter supply of toilet paper, trash can liners, dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and hand soap in each bathroom so you can hit the beach faster. You’ll find a complete list of what you should bring to the house on our website.


When you become a Sand `N Sea Beach Club member, you earn points every night you stay in one of our beach houses. The Beach Club loyalty program is easy: 5,000 points earns you a free 2-night stay. It’s a no-brainer! Visit, click on Beach Club, and sign up.


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2020 Events & Holidays

MLK Jr. Day .......... Monday, January 20
Valentine’s Day .......... Friday, February 14
Galveston Marathon & Half Marathon .......... Sunday, February 9
Presidents’ Day .......... Monday, February 17
Mardi Gras - First Weekend ..........  February 14 - 16
Mardi Gras - Second Weekend .......... February 21 - 25
Causeway FunD Run .......... Saturday, March 21
Spring Break .......... March 13 - 22
Good Friday .......... Friday, April 10
Easter .......... Sunday, April 12
Ironman 70.3 Texas .......... Sunday, April 5
FeatherFest .......... April 16 - 19
Mother’s Day ............ Sunday, May 10
Memorial Day .......... Monday, May 25
Father’s Day .......... Sunday, June 21
Independence Day .......... Saturday, July 4
AIA Sandcastle Competition .......... Saturday, August 22
Labor Day .......... Monday, September 7
Columbus Day .......... Monday, October 12
Lone Star Rally .......... November 5 - 8
Veterans’ Day .......... Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving .......... Thursday, November 26
Dickens on The Strand .......... December 4 - 6
Holiday with the Cranes .......... December 12 - 13
Christmas .......... Friday, December 25
New Year’s Day 2021 .......... Friday, January 1, 2021

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