Destination guide

Beachfront serenity in Texas

Freeport sits near the mouth of the Brazos River as it spills into the Gulf of Mexico, boasting some of the smoothest, most sumptuous sand beaches on the Texan stretch of the Gulf Coast. It’s a great region for dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, or simply kicking back. Among the most picturesque Freeport vacation rentals are the wooden clapboard houses that sit on stilts over the beachfront canals, their wooden porches affording wonderful sea views. Set the steaks sizzling on the BBQ, pour yourself a sundowner, and sit back and enjoy the evening sun setting over the water.

Things to do

Fun in the Lone Star sun

Freeport is perfect for a “get away from it all” beach escape. You can book a beachfront property for romantic views over the ocean, while keen anglers or sailors can choose from one of numerous canal-side Freeport vacation rentals. As well as direct access onto the water, many have their own private pool – a perfect treat after a day in the Texan sun. One of the sandy stretches closest to town, Bryan Beach, is ideal for relaxing families, and you can drive right onto the nearby Surfside Beach, which is known for its great fishing, not to mention the opportunities to surf, spot the local birds, and chow down on hot beach snacks.

Activities

Watery adventures on the Gulf Coast

If you’d like to try your hand at deep sea fishing, rent a private charter from Freeport or Surfside Beach. Or, if you’d prefer a more high-adrenaline approach, hop on a jet ski and plough out on the ocean surf or up the winding Brazos River. The Brazos is also a great spot for waterskiing and you can find boat operators to take you out on the river in Freeport. For a family-friendly adventure on the ocean waves, charter a boat for a dolphin watching expedition and spot these friendly creatures splashing in the turquoise waters alongside your boat.

Weather

Winter warmth in Freeport

Freeport enjoys the breezes from the Gulf in the summer, keeping it a little cooler than inland. That said, come the summer, temperatures can soar to sizzling highs – good news for beach lovers, though many visitors may prefer to visit during the spring and fall months, when things get pleasantly balmly. Even in the winter months, the temperature doesn’t usually fall too low, and you can take advantage of lower rates, making this a good time to book a Freeport vacation rental. What better way to escape the frosty weather elsewhere?

Natural features

Discover the parks of Texas

A number of regional and national parks close to Freeport offer great opportunities for fishing, birdwatching, and discovering more about the local natural environment and wildlife. The Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge is located up the coast towards Galveston, and its sprawling wetlands, hiking trails, and colorful banks of wildflowers offer uniquely diverse opportunities for spotting local wildlife. Its companion refuges, San Bernard and Big Boggy, are similarly worth exploring, and if you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of an alligator lazing in the Texan sun.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Freeport

The nearest airport is in Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), located 41.5 mi (66.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 44.1 mi (70.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Freeport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 926 vacation rentals near Freeport. From 738 Houses to 20 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Freeport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Freeport:

  • Jamaica Beach: 184 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach: 722 vacation rentals
  • Terramar Beach: 501 vacation rentals
  • Sea Isle: 275 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Beach: 60 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 Freeport?

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

  • San Luis Pass County Park: 1,569 vacation rentals
  • Port of Freeport: 578 vacation rentals
  • Quintana Xeriscape Nature Reserve: 597 vacation rentals
  • Freeport Municipal Golf Course: 367 vacation rentals
  • The Mystery - Shrimp Boat Fleet Monument: 507 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Freeport 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 Freeport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 738 Houses in Freeport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Freeport include:

  • Cabins: 20 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 20 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Freeport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 452 vacation rentals with pool available in Freeport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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