Where to stay around Galveston?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,332 vacation rentals near Galveston. From 1,346 houses to 810 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galveston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Galveston?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Galveston:

  • Pirates Beach: 144 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach West: 87 vacation rentals
  • Terramar Beach: 156 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Beach: 62 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Cove: 143 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Galveston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Galveston. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 2,256 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Seawall: 2,131 vacation rentals
  • Stewart Beach Park: 2,106 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island State Park: 2,143 vacation rentals
  • Seawall Boulevard: 2,282 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Galveston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,346 houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galveston include:

  • Condos: 810 rentals available
  • Cottages: 54 rentals available
  • Apartments: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including studios and more.

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Galveston?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 1,448 near the ocean rentals in Galveston. You have also many other possibilities in Galveston area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 1,329 rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 1,150 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 834 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,245 vacation rentals with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Galveston's golden appeal

    As the one-time “Playground of the South,” Galveston is no stranger to providing great entertainment and top amenities to travelers from far and wide. When you book your Galveston vacation rental, you'll have more than just a place to stay—you'll also have an invite to a party that never stops. From sun-soaked strolls along the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier to sightseeing outings through the historic district of The Strand, not to mention spectacular celebrations like Mardi Gras and Dickens on The Strand, there’s plenty of super-sized fun to be had under the Texan sun.

    The catch of the day in Galveston

    Galveston is hallowed ground for the avid angler; natives are fiercely passionate about fishing and the town offers activities to suit all comers. The island’s jetties are the perfect spot to find croaker, perch, and speckled trout, while boat trips to the Gulf present the excitement of going toe-to-toe with snapper, ling, and even sharks. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, why not charter a boat and try your hand at a blue-water excursion? You’ll have the chance to encounter 100-pound white and blue marlin on these trips, before heading back to your Galveston vacation rental to serve up your haul.

    Galveston's good nature

    Families seeking a day out that's sure to please adults and kids alike need look no further than Moody Gardens botanical park, a non-profit educational center marked by 3 towering colored pyramids that stretch high into the Texas sky. Each building has its own unique theme, so whether you’re looking to admire penguins and stingrays in the enormous Aquarium Pyramid, explore the ecosystems of Asia, Africa, and South America in the Rainforest Pyramid, or stroll through the rotating exhibits of the Discovery Pyramid, there’ll be something to keep you thoroughly entertained.

    Warming up to Galveston

    The steady Texas climate keeps things relatively warm and sunny throughout the year in Galveston, so traveling in the typically cheaper winter months has definite benefits. Regular temperatures are still hovering in the mid-50s, so you’ll be able to spend some time outdoors, and you’re more likely to find a fantastic deal on a cheap Galveston vacation rental. Summer temperatures reach averages of 86°F, ideal conditions for sunbathing on the sands—making beachfront Galveston vacation rentals a tempting prospect. Whenever you choose to travel, a little advance research is key to planning your stay and making the most of your vacation.

    Galveston’s golden coast

    After a busy day of exploring, Galveston Island State Park is a wonderful place to find some peace and tranquility. This 2,000-acre reserve, which stretches across beach, gulf, and bay, is a stellar encapsulation of Texas’s natural beauty, and also one of the area’s best spots for bird-watching. The unspoiled barrier islands attract a diverse range of species, particularly during the spring and fall migration periods. As the sun sets over the ocean, there’s nothing better than sitting back with a loved one and admiring these majestic creatures as they soar and glide gracefully across the golden skyline toward home.