San Luis Pass vacation rentals are on a narrow strip of land on Galveston Island, Texas. These San Luis Pass beach rentals are close to Jamaica Beach, with the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the West Bay on the other. This narrow strip of land that houses San Luis Pass condos is less than 30 minutes from Galveston, a major cruise port. Caribbean and Mexican cruises leave out of Galveston for three- to seven-day excursions.
San Luis Pass condos have San Luis Pass for their view. San Luis Pass is a strait running from the southwestern end of Galveston Island to Texas. The pass helps connect the West Bay with the Gulf of Mexico. The location of San Luis Pass beach rentals make it easy to enjoy fishing. Several vacationers to San Luis Pass condos before 2008 would head to the pier to catch redfish. Unfortunately, the pier was destroyed by a hurricane, so boat fishing or beach fishing is more common now.
San Luis Pass beach rentals range from two to three bedrooms with one to two bathrooms. San Luis Pass vacation rentals are large enough for families or groups and private enough for a romantic getaway. Due to the beach location of San Luis Pass condos, many are built on stilts. This helps protect them from rising tides, especially during hurricane season. Hurricane season begins in late August and runs through November. It is best to book these rentals in spring or early summer to avoid the high temperatures.
With San Luis Pass homes a short drive from Galveston, it is easy to explore historic downtown or watch the large cruise ships dock. Galveston Island was originally settled by Karankawa and Akokisa tribes before Spanish settlers arrived. For many years, the island was used by pirates such as Jean Lafitte. The U.S. Navy also has a history on the island that one can learn about at local museums.