Galveston Beach House Rentals
Planning your annual summer vacation? Thinking about weekend rentals for the fall? Vacation homes give you the space you need with the amenities you want - including large decks, fully equipped kitchens, private pools & more. Sand `N Sea’s Galveston beach house rentals are the perfect choice for your coastal getaway!
We manage over 185 of the best vacation rentals on Galveston’s West End. Filter your results by beachfront, by beach area, or by Galveston condos.
Find your perfect Galveston vacation home, book it securely online, then finish planning your visit by checking out our things to do in Galveston guides! Find tips on Galveston dining and beaches.
Why Choose a Sand `N Sea Galveston Vacation Rental?
At Sand `N Sea, we know you want comfort & convenience while you’re on vacation — that's why we offer the best selection beach houses in Galveston. Our curated list of homes offer a wide range of features and amenities, including:
- Beachfront homes
- Beachfront condos
- Beachside homes with Gulf views
- Bay and canal homes
- Homes that work together
Vacation your way! Our beach houses sleep anywhere from 4 to 18 guests so invite your family & friends along and make new memories together this year. Open floor plans, airy decks & private bedrooms let you vacation together while making it easy to break off and do your own thing, too.
Different interests need different amenities, and our Galveston vacation rentals have a lot to choose from!
Use the filters above to find homes with:
- Boat docks
- Private hot tubs
- Private pools
- Subdivision pools
Vacation rentals on the West End of Galveston Island offer a wide variety of amenities and neighborhood perks, so it all depends on what you’re looking for! Popular areas include:
Pirates Beach: a well-established neighborhood with plenty of cul de sacs for scooters or bikes. House size & style vary, and most have easy walks to the beach.
Beachside Village: offering large homes, multiple decks, neighborhood dune walkovers and a unique architectural look.
Sea Isle: for a classic beach house rental experience and quick beach access. Many homes include access to the neighborhood fishing pier. Guests staying here can choose to purchase a neighborhood pool pass for the duration of their stay. (Open seasonally.)
Pointe West: Really want to escape? Head to the far western end of Galveston and enjoy vacation rentals with access to walking & biking trails as well as a clubhouse with pools, cabanas, and hot tubs. (Open seasonally.)
Things to Do Near Your Galveston Beach Rental
We know you chose Galveston for its 32 miles of beaches! Build sandcastles, fly kites, surf or bodyboard, swim in the refreshing Gulf, work on your tan, comb the beach for shells & driftwood, or bring your favorite rod & reel and try your hand at surf fishing. It’s all just steps away when you book a beachfront vacation rental!
These aquatic oases offer a great way to cool off or take a break from the salt & surf! Most neighborhood pools (like those at Diamond Beach, Sea Isle & Pointe West) are only open to guests staying in that area, but the Jamaica Beach pool welcomes the general public with a per person, per day fee. All Galveston pools are open seasonally, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Really love the water? Look for a vacation rental with a private pool.
Fishing & Birding on Galveston IslandTry your hand at fishing or bring your binoculars to experience some of the best birding on the Gulf! Most bay and canal vacation rentals include a place to tie up your favorite water toy — be it a fishing boat or jet ski — and there are multiple places to put in the water or buy fresh bait, like Waterman’s or the West End Marina. Be aware that most neighborhood HOA regulations prevent guests from parking trailers or boats at vacation rental homes. (We offer additional parking at our office.) Be sure to talk with your property manager about your options before heading down to the island.
What are the Most Popular Activities in Galveston?
Everyone knows about the beaches, but Galveston is also a hot-spot for delicious local restaurants, charming boutiques, antique stores, museums, historical architecture, thriving eco-tourism opportunities and a wide variety of interest-based tours.
Popular attractions like Moody Gardens’ Rainforest, Aquarium & Discovery Pyramids, Schiltterbahn Galveston, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are on almost every online travel guide’s “Must See” list.
History buff? Visit The Bryan Museum (located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home), 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Tallship ELISSA, or the Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. Or, take a stroll through the East End Historic District, encompassing one of the best-preserved and largest concentrations of 19th-century residential architecture in Texas, while following the self-led Tree Sculpture Tour.
Other popular local activities include putt putt golf, renting a surrey to cruise along the seawall, kayaking in theArtist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve, biking or trail running at Galveston Island State Park, and birding throughout the Island.
Of all the places in Texas to explore, why should you rent a beach house in Galveston? The answer is easy: It's the best of all worlds!Panoramic Gulf views, protected bay waters teeming with fish, and miles of sandy beaches await. Any stay in Galveston also includes easy access to our wonderful downtown area. You'll also be able to enjoy plenty of recreational activities, as well as unique local events in and around the city.
You must be at least 25 years old to rent a beach house. Adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests, and the leaseholder must be present during the entire period of occupancy.
About Our Galveston Beach Rentals
All of our rentals include:
- Open & airy living spaces
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Dining spaces perfect for family meals
- Private bedrooms
- Decks designed for sunning
- Central air conditioning
Looking for something special? Other amenities include: pet friendly rentals, pools, WiFi, hot tubs, fireplaces & elevators.
With over 180 beach houses in Galveston to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next island escape! Browse the full list or search Galveston rentals by specific location, amenity or size. Don't forget to check out our for guests page for useful Galveston resources to help with your planning!
Our team of local experts is here to help you through the whole process — from choosing the ideal home to checking out and planning your return trip! The Sand `N Sea office is open 7 days a week, and our 24/7 Property Services team is always available to help with any unexpected emergencies at your vacation home.
Questions about local amenities or need a restaurant recommendation? Just ask! We all work & play on the island and would love to help you plan a vacation to remember!