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No one does bay getaways better than Sand `N Sea Properties ! Amenities like private decks, piers, fishing lights, private pools, and boat docks make our bay and canal homes the perfect choice for boating, fishing, or simply relaxing with family. Professional housekeepers and an experienced local property management team keep your Island escape stress-free.

Want more info? Use the search filters above to narrow down the list of bay houses for rent. Then, click the vacation home image below to find more photos, read guest reviews, pick arrival & departure dates and calculate the total rate for your visit without hidden fees. Book online 24/7 to secure your dream vacation today!

Want even more rental options? Sand ‘N Sea Properties also has a wide selection of beachfront and beachside homes available.

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Experience true Bayside Bliss! This welcoming Isla del Sol canal front home boasts 3 bedrooms, an open floor plan, comfortable furnishings, boat slip, and quick bay access. With the underwater fishing lights, fish all day and night from the backyard. Cook up your fresh catch on the charcoal grill, and dine al fresco on your choice of outdoor seatin
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 8
0.50 miles to beach access
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Spread your wings and land at Dragonfly! This spacious, canalfront home in Isla Del Sol has everything you’re looking for in an Island escape - 2 decks, a private pool, boat slip, and more. With 4 bedrooms and 2 separate living areas, it’s ideal for multiple families or couples vacationing together. Transport your loved ones to a tropical oasis. P
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Sleeps 12
0.50 miles to beach access
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Ahoy Matey and welcome aboard! This shipshape canal home boasts 6 bedrooms, a hot tub, and a huge deck that extends out over the boat dock and slip. Easily accommodate up to 15 people and 2 pups at this Jamaica Beach rental - perfect for a group getaway or multigenerational family trip! Inside this single-level home, you’ll find an inviting color p
6 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 15
1.25 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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The early bird gets the best beach house! Newly remodeled (2021) Pelican Retreat is the perfect place to spend a few days, a whole week, or even longer! This canal front cottage boasts a huge deck that extends out over the boat slip – perfect for watching gorgeous sunsets over the bay – and relaxing living spaces. Step inside and you’ll find a beau
2 Bedrooms
1 Baths
Sleeps 4
1 mile to beach access
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For outstanding fishing and birding, look no further! A traditionally-styled fishing camp with a private T-head pier, this casual escape is located on Sportsman Road, where Galvestonians have spent their weekends for decades. The private fishing pier is the perfect place to catch, clean, and grill your lunch or dinner and plenty of fishing lights m
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 6
4 miles to beach access
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Enjoy the calm at 22 Palm! This Jamaica Beach canal home boasts 6 bedrooms, a private pool, guest house, and great fishing right from the deck. Big and beautiful, this private vacation rental has all the makings of your personal paradise. Be transported to a tropical oasis. The resort-like pool looks out over the canal and is partially shaded by ta
6 Bedrooms
4.5 Baths
Sleeps 16
1.25 miles to beach access
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This Pirates Cove bayfront townhome is a dog friendly, contemporary retreat on gorgeous Lake Como. It features two bedrooms, comfortable furnishings, and two levels of decks with stunning views of the water. Renovated in 2018 to perfectly accommodate couples or small families, it was truly built 4 Relaxo-ing! On the top level, you’ll find a colorfu
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 4
2 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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Remodeled interior, private T-head pier & bay front views of Bird Island! Walls of windows showcase stunning water views from the contemporary interior with comfortable furnishings. Sunset Pier boasts an open floor plan with great seating options, plenty of natural light, and bedrooms set up perfectly for small families or couples vacationing t
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 7
0.80 miles to beach access
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Private pool, tiki bar, boat launch, quick Bay access & more! This canal front Galveston vacation rental is an oasis designed for multiple families or couples looking to get away from it all! The private pool is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, and the outdoor living space and tiki bar are perfect for hours of fun. The airy living area
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Sleeps 10
1.25 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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Bayfront home with panoramic bay & wetland views, a private T-head fishing pier, superb birding, boating, and more await you at this contemporary cottage on Galveston Island! This perfectly-equipped vacation rental is the ideal getaway spot for a small group. Enjoy Bay views from the living room, casting lines from the pier that's only steps aw
1 Bedrooms
1.5 Baths
Sleeps 4
4.70 miles to beach access
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Hot tub, screened patio, fishing lights, quick bay access & more! Ready for a Reel Paradise? This canal front Galveston vacation home has everything you need for the perfect escape. Lounge on the large, partially covered deck that extends over the boat house, cast a reel from the ground level patio, or soak in the hot tub over the fun palapa ba
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Sleeps 10
0.60 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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Seize every vacation day with Carpe Diem! This beautiful bayfront rental in Terramar Beach boasts 3 decks, an open living area, fully-equipped contemporary kitchen, and a private boat dock. The main level living area has large windows that showcase bay views and let in lots of natural light. Relax on comfortable leather couches and catch up with yo
3 Bedrooms
3.5 Baths
Sleeps 10
1 mile to beach access
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Surrounded by wetlands, coastal waters, and nature preserves, the bay in Galveston is one of the most uniquely beautiful areas on the Texas Gulf coast. With immediate access to the water and opportunities for some of the best fishing, boating, and birding on the Island, Sand `N Sea’s offers over 20+ bay and canal vacation homes - a nature-lover’s dream. Bay house rentals in Galveston can offer panoramic bay and wetland views, private fishing piers, boat launches, and expansive decks, perfect for a coastal getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the beachfront. 

We offer the Island’s most popular bayside homes, including pet friendly vacation rentals like Pelican Watch and Coastal Retreat, as well as other top Galveston canal and bay rentals! Many bay rentals also include fishing lights for night fishing right from your own pier! 

Whether you’re looking for a tranquil couples’ getaway or a fishing trip with friends, we’re sure to have the perfect bay house for you!

Where is Galveston Bay?

Covering approximately 600 square miles, Galveston Bay is one of the largest and richest estuaries in the United States. Fed by the Trinity and San Jacinto Rivers, along with a myriad of bayous and creeks, the bay is where freshwater meets saltwater from the Gulf. This creates a vibrant and diverse ecosystem. The abundant plant and animal life in Galveston Bay (and neighboring West Bay) provides some of the best opportunities for fishing, birding, kayaking, and hiking on the Gulf Coast. In addition, the bay’s numerous beaches and sandy-bottomed areas are hotspots for recreational boating and water activities of all types, from swimming to jet skis.

Offering breathtaking views, relaxation, and tranquility, Galveston Bay is also a place for fun, sun, and water recreation without the heavy crowds. Whether your interests lie in fishing, boating, or nature photography, Galveston Bay is the perfect spot for an outdoor getaway.

5 Reasons to Love Staying in a Bay House Rental

1. Privacy

Our bay house rentals in Galveston offer waterfront views, plenty of outdoor fun, and fewer crowds in the winter. With immediate water access from private docks and piers, you can fish to your hearts’ content without ever leaving your own outdoor oasis.  

2. Comfort and Amenities

Our vacation rentals are clean, well-maintained, and tastefully appointed, ensuring your comfort throughout your stay. Enjoy making meals in your own kitchen, then stepping out onto the deck to watch the sunset during dinner. Some bayfront neighborhoods also have access to pools, pavilions, tennis courts, and other community amenities.

3. Recreation

Take your boat, kayak, or jet ski right from your bay house rental into bay or Gulf waters for the ultimate Island adventure! Galveston is the best place on the state’s coast for fishing, swimming, and boating. Nearby wetlands and nature preserves also provide the perfect place for hiking, and feature some of the most phenomenal birding in Texas. You’ll never run out of things to do with the entire bay at your doorstep!

4. Easy Access to Attractions

Many of our bay house rentals are just minutes from Galveston’s hottest attractions, including Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, as well as some of the best shopping and dining in town. 

5. Galveston Bay Fishing

Galveston Bay’s nutrient-rich waters, numerous live shell reefs, and salt marsh incubators make it one of the top fishing destinations on the Texas Gulf Coast. This lush and vibrant region of the coast attracts anglers from all over, and whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, the bay is known for excellent fishing all year long. Fishing house rentals are the perfect opportunity to explore all that the bay has to offer!

Where to Fish in Galveston Bay

You can get started right off the deck of your Galveston fishing house rental! Deep holes near the waterfront neighborhoods are a haven to many types of fish, especially when the temperatures drop in the cooler months. However, if public fishing spots or charter boats are what you’re looking for, the bay offers plenty of those opportunities as well.

Favorite Galveston public fishing spots include:


If you’re looking for a Bay adventure led by a pro, local fishing charters are also available, with skilled and passionate captains and crew:

  • Galveston Sea Ventures - Captain Shane Cantrell, 512.639.9188
  • Get Hooked - 409.698.7112
  • Ron Wright Fishing Charters - 832.788.2462
  • Texas Saltwater Adventures - 832.428.3340
  • Topp Dogg Fishing Guides - 832.606.0844 

What fish are in Galveston Bay?

Check in with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s weekly fishing report for up-to-date information on what’s populating Galveston’s waters. Be sure to keep an eye out for tide-runners in Trinity Bay in the height of summer for some of the best fishing around! 

Anglers fishing in Galveston Bay can try their hand at catching a variety of species, including: 

  • redfish
  • trout
  • specks
  • flounder
  • puppy drum
  • black drum
  • gulf whiting
  • catfish 
  • cobia
  • some shark species
  • croaker 
  • sheepshead
  • king mackerel

 

As local Islanders, we truly believe there’s something special about Galveston Bay. From its stunning waterfront views to its world-class fishing, dream vacations abound in the bay. Whether you seek a peaceful bayside haven or an exciting outdoor adventure, we have bay house rentals in Galveston you’re sure to love! 

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