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Rosemary Roost- Balcony Access Room Near the Beach

**PLEASE NOTE** We currently have a small foster pup, and she is an absolute nut. She is terrified of everything and therefore talks big, loud game. For more information, please read the entire property description. The house is a beautiful historic home with the beach a block away. The room is on the second floor with a full bathroom. The room faces the eastern morning sun that rises over your ocean view. Come enjoy the beach with us on the front porch!

$63 per night
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Moody Mermaid Suite
$74 per night
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Island retreat. Beautiful private room & bath.

Private room and bath..Book for 3-4 guests. A queen size sofa bed is offered @$25 per person. Read our reviews. Never charge a cleaning fee. Close to the beach, Moody Gardens, restaurants & cruise terminal. Free transportation to the cruise terminal. Parking while cruising is available for a small fee: includes transport to the ship and back. Check with host on availability. Transportation only to the cruise terminal is $15.Flat screen TV, Roku, Wi-fi & more. Registered STR #GVR04020

$77 per night

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High End Condo in San Luis Hotel with Amazing View
$119 per night
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Infinity Ocean View from the 9th floor with patio.
$95 per night
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Seaside Serenity
$151 per night
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Boho Beach and Bikes!
$109 per night
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Pelican View
$79 per night
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6th Story OCEAN VIEW Galveston Exclusive Condo
$86 per night
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Affordable Piece of Peace and Quite - Beach House
$95 per night
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Cozy 1bd Bungalow near Galveston Beach
$70 per night
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Beach Daze! Private Boardwalk to Beach, Beautiful Pool Area
$116 per night
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Precious garage apartment- 3 blocks from the beach
$100 per night
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☀Trendy Seaside Condo w Beach Views, Pool & HotTub
$163 per night
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Room in Tranquil and Cozy Cottage by the Sea
$72 per night

Galveston house rentals

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Island living with a touch of Victorian
$128 per night
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Cruise Control House w/ bikes, deck + golf cart!
$118 per night
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Birdhouse on the Beach
$296 per night
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Beachside Bungalow Near Beach & Local Attractions
$140 per night
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Galveston Bayhouse on Main Canal with Bay View
$161 per night
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Green Gulf Getaway
$103 per night
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Domum de Vencé
$67 per night
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Little Lemon Seashell Cottage- walk to beach
$103 per night
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THE COVE - Waterfront, Hot Tub, Close to Beach! 🏖☀️
$266 per night
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Sunday's Surf & Siesta 🏄‍♀️ (1 Block to the Beach)
$290 per night
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Pineapple Cottage
$121 per night
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Romantic Getaway
$97 per night

Beach condo rentals in Galveston

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The San Luis Escape- Beach Front Condo 14th Floor
$313 per night
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OMG Views! Right on Beach! Just Redecorated.
$190 per night
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Sea in sight
$98 per night
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Ocean Oasis on the Seawall w/ Pool and Ocean Views
$106 per night
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It's a Shore Thing
$102 per night
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Flamingo Two
$123 per night
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Front Row - Ocean Views Modern-Remodeled- Newpool
$160 per night
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Cozy Studio with Dream view
$106 per night
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The Starfish - Spectacular Oceanfront View !!
$100 per night
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🐢Playa Tortuga🐢 Gorgeous! Beachfront & Ocean View🐢
$230 per night
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Beach-n-it
$119 per night
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Galveston Hideaway
$101 per night

Your guide to Galveston

All About Galveston

Galveston Island is home to the port city of Galveston, which is located off the Gulf Coast of Texas only an hour away from Houston. The island is surrounded by Galveston Bay to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and West Bay to the west, and it draws visitors to its amusement parks, historic mansions, and museums dedicated to submarines and railroads. Along the coast, the 17-foot Galveston Seawall stretches for 10 miles and is covered in the world’s longest mural. Beyond the seawall, Galveston has more than 32 miles of sandy beaches surrounded by bright blue waters. Saltwater fishing is a popular activity here, with flounder being a popular catch.

Galveston also has an impressive concentration of Victorian architecture to explore. One standout is the Victorian-style Bishop’s Palace residence — a National Historic Landmark in the city’s historic district — which dates back to 1892. Another historical landmark residence, the 1895 Moody Mansion, is decorated in myriad styles, including French Rococo and Classical Revival, which you can see on tours of the grand home. Dig further into Texas history at the Bryan Museum, which offers a chronological exploration of the state spanning more than 12,000 years.


How do I get around Galveston?

Two international air hubs are within an hour’s drive to Galveston: Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) and the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). A rental car is recommended as Galveston’s public transit has limited routes and hours, but keep in mind there can be heavy traffic and limited parking in the central neighborhoods. Local taxis and ride-hailing services are available in the city, and you can hop on buses and trolleys by following the color-coded routes. The free Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry runs 24 hours each day to and from Port Bolivar Island where Crystal Beach is located, and cars are also permitted on the ferry.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Galveston?

The most popular time for booking beach rentals in Galveston is during the summer months when the weather is hot and humid, and the beaches are buzzing. Be mindful of the Gulf’s hurricane season — August to October — and keep an eye on the forecast during this time.

During fall, temperatures here are mild, the humidity drops, and you can learn about the city’s Hellenic heritage at the annual Galveston Greek Festival in October — where you’ll find traditional Greek produce, dancing, and pastries. The winter months are warm enough to enjoy with just a light sweater, and birders can spot migratory species at Galveston Island State Park. Visit between February and March for the third-largest Mardi Gras season in the country, which includes parades and a masked ball.


What are the top things to do in Galveston?

The Strand

The Strand is a five-block historic district in the heart of Galveston with buildings that date back to the 19th century. It’s filled with antique stores, art galleries, Cajun restaurants and oyster bars, and country dance halls. There’s also a life-sized chess board you can play on, parks and green spaces, and a harbor where you can watch the ships come and go. If a historical experience is more your style, check out the Texas Seaport Museum where you can see one of the world’s oldest currently sailing ships, the Elissa.

Bolivar Peninsula

The Bolivar Peninsula is home to a historic lighthouse, protected bird habitats, restaurants with fresh-caught seafood, and 27 miles of beaches to explore. To get here, take the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry from Galveston Island to the small town of Port Bolivar. Along the way, you’ll have front-row views of the Gulf and may even be able to spot a dolphin or two during your ride.

Galveston Railroad Museum

Take a deep dive into Galveston’s railway history at this art deco structure from 1932. The Galveston Railroad Museum houses one of the largest collections of trains in the country, including freight cars, diesel engines, and steam engines, some of them still running. The old passenger cars are decked out in style, evoking the golden age of train travel, and there’s a museum cafe for drinks and light bites. A mile-long train ride is available all year, and there’s a holiday-themed service available during the winter months.