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No one does bay getaways better than Sand `N Sea Properties! Popular amenities like private decks, piers, fishing lights, private pools, and boat docks make our Galveston bay and canal homes for rent the perfect choice for relaxing with your whole family. Professional housekeepers and an experienced local property management team keep your Island escape stress-free. Browse our Galveston canal and bay house rentals below.

Use the search filters above to narrow down the list of available bay and canal house rentals in Galveston. Then, click the vacation home image below to find more photos, read guest reviews, 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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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
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Come out of your shell at Tortuga! This canal front home in Jamaica Beach checks all the boxes for a fun Island getaway - private pool, boat launch, tiki bar, quick bay access, and more. Make your dream vacation a reality with this fun rental. Walk inside, and enter a tropical oasis with the coastal colors and decor. The living area has a plush lea
3 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Sleeps 10
1.25 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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It’s time for a Coastal Retreat! The whole family - pups included! - will love the spacious open layout, 2 levels of decks, 2 living areas, large bedrooms, and quick bay access. Easily accommodate up to 15 people and 2 pups at this Jamaica Beach rental - perfect for couples retreats or family getaways.  Inside, the vibrant color palette and bright
4 Bedrooms
3.5 Baths
Sleeps 10
1.5 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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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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Canal Cottage - the perfect place to relax all year long! This canal front home in Terramar Beach has the features you want in a true island getaway - large deck, 2 living areas, boat dock, slip, and fenced yard. Great for anglers and nonanglers alike, easily accommodate 8 of your family or friends. Inside, the neutral color palette, wood & rat
3 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths
Sleeps 8
1 mile to beach access
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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 13
1 mile to beach access
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Tranquility Bay Cottage is picture perfect for relaxation, with a private T-head fishing pier, large deck, cozy open floor plan, and panoramic views of Galveston Bay. Perfect for a couple’s getaway or small family trip, you’ll reel in great memories all day long. This charming retreat boasts a comfortable living area with a plush couch, leather rec
1 Bedrooms
1.5 Baths
Sleeps 4
4.70 miles to beach access
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This vacation home is new to our program. Photos, a detailed amenities list and floor plans will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please call us at 409.797.5500 and we will be happy to help! BED SIZES: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins. PARKING Parking is available for up to 4 vehicles in the private driveway of this home. Per HOA rules, street pa
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 6
1 mile to beach access
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This vacation home is new to our program. Photos, a detailed amenities list and floor plans will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please call us at 409.797.5500 and we will be happy to help! BED SIZES: 2 Kings, 3 Pyramid Bunks, 3 Twin Bunks. PARKING Parking is available for up to 4 vehicles in the private driveway of this home. Per HOA ru
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Sleeps 19
0.50 miles to beach access Pet Friendly
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Perfect for small families or couples, Sunset Pier is a restful bayfront retreat for anglers and nonanglers alike with its private T-head fishing pier, views of Bird Island, and remodeled interior. Step inside and make yourself at home on the cozy leather sectional in the open living area. With plentiful space to seat all 7 guests, it’s the perfect
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 7
0.80 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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Experience true Bayside Bliss! This welcoming Isla del Sol canal front home boasts 3 bedrooms, an open floor plan, comfortable furnishings, boat slip, quick bay access and a great spot to fish all day and night. Cook up your fresh catch on the charcoal grill, and dine al fresco on your choice of outdoor seating on the deck and patio. Inside, the vi
3 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Sleeps 8
0.50 miles to beach access
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Browse Galveston Bay House Rentals

Surrounded by wetlands, coastal waters, and nature preserves, Galveston Bay is one of the most uniquely beautiful areas on the Texas Gulf Coast. With easy water access and opportunities for some of the best fishing, boating, and birding in our area, Sand `N Sea’s bay and canal vacation homes are a nature-lover’s paradise. 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.

Our popular bayside homes include pet friendly vacation rentals like Ahoy Matey 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?

Galveston Bay is located east-southeast of Houston, Texas and is part of Harris, Galveston & Chambers counties. The Galveston Bay system is made up of four main bodies of water: Galveston Bay (upper & lower), West Bay, East Bay & Trinity 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 provides some of the best opportunities for fishing, birding, kayaking, and hiking to be found on the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, the bay’s numerous beaches and sandy-bottomed areas are popular for recreational boating and water activities of all types, from swimming to jet skis.

Galveston Bay is the 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 You'll 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, especially in the fall & winter. With immediate water access from private docks and piers, you can fish to your heart’s content without ever leaving your own beach house oasis.

2. Comfort and Amenities

Our Galveston bay and canal vacation rentals are clean, well-maintained, and designed to ensure your comfort - whether you’re staying for a weekend, week, or even a month! 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 Galveston, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, as well as some of the best shopping and dining in the area.

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. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, the bay is known for excellent fishing all year long. Bayhouse rentals are the perfect opportunity to explore all that fishing in the bay has to offer!

Where to Fish in Galveston Bay

You can get started right off the deck of your Galveston vacation rental! Deep holes near the waterfront neighborhoods are a haven to many types of fish, especially when the temperatures drops in the cooler months. If public fishing spots or full-service 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 local pro, guided 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 houses for rent in Galveston you’re sure to love!

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