Just an hour’s drive from Houston, Galveston is a great year-round resort getaway. Some of its many crowning jewels include Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and the Moody Gardens botanical park. Of course, to get the most value out of your trip to this city, you need to be close to its wonderful bars and entertainment options, not to mention a wide array of dining options, which include the best steak houses. From amazing campsites to fun day cruises, there’s lots to do. As such, we’ve picked out lively and colourful Airbnb vacation rentals in Galveston, near all of the city’s fun spots.
Looking for the best Airbnb in Galveston? Well, here’s one of them. Located seven minutes of walk from the Seawall, this 192-square-foot (18-square-meter) tiny house in Galveston offers both access to and privacy from the fun on the beach. Fitted with a queen bed and a bath, two guests or a couple can fit right in.
While a stove is not provided, the tiny house does have a fully equipped kitchenette and a fully stocked coffee bar. The property’s Smart TV with subscriptions will surely keep you entertained. There is also an outdoor shower where you can wash the sand off after a day on the beach. You’ll have your own private entrance by the garage.
FREE Breakfast - The Tiny - 192 SQ FT Tiny HouseGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswonderful amenities and comfortable feel very nice and peacefulthe bed/mattress was also phenomenal and the best of all the locations we've stayed in the last weeka good bed and nice bathroom perfect for 2the house is so beautifully decorated and was immaculately cleanloved everything about it especially the outdoor shower very clean and amazingly decoratedthis place blew us away it was so clean decorated really cute and just had this charm to itthe place was clean and had awesome ac running through the whole housefor this being a tiny house it seems bigger clean and well appointed comfy bed
Host:quick and friendly responses from the hostcheck in was super easy and the hosts were extremely quick with their responsesashley & michael are great hosts and there when you need themRead more reviewssecluded location yet only few blocks to beach access restaurants and fun activitieslocation was super convenient to multiple beaches restaurants and other entertainmentthe place is amazing wonderfully designed and beautifully locatedvery cute place i loved every minute of itwe would highly recommend this location to all our friends and family and would definitely come back
With an amazing view of the water from the upper deck, this beachside cottage in the city’s Sea Isle community is an amazing find for those who can’t get enough of the bay. In this Galveston vacation rental, there are three beds across two bedrooms and an extra sofa bed and air mattress, so you and your whole family are guaranteed a comfortable place to sleep. Those who enjoy fishing will love this area, as there is access to the fishing pier.
The city proper where you’ll find some of the best things to do in Galveston is also just a 25-minute drive away.
Galveston Bayhouse on Main Canal with Bay ViewGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeds were super comfywe also loved the outside shower after a hot daythe fish were huge the beds were comfy way under priced lovely homehouse was clean and as describedspotless well stocked and very comfortablelove this place very clean and comfya nice place to fish and a clean place to sleepa clean spacious place to getaway and relax in a quiet marina neighborhood
Host:wonderful home with great ownerthe hosts are excellent and respond quickly to any questions or concernshost was communicative and easily reachableowner is very nice went out of his way to greet usgreat fishing the home was very cozy and welcoming and the hosts were very pleasantRead more reviewsclose to some great fishing spotsgreat location and a very nice housei would highly recommend this locationthe location was perfect perfect for families with kidsthe location is great for fishing and only half mile from the beach
Get the chance to experience living in a southern tropical mansion that has been around since 1905, full of history and memorabilia. The Grand Manor gives four guests access to a large luxury balcony suite best for travelers who are out in Texas for a sweet escape from the city. The classic interiors and midcentury touches bring character to the place, highlighting its complete amenities including a swanky and equipped kitchen with marble countertops, indoor fireplace, Wifi, cable TV, airconditioning, and bathroom essentials, and free parking on the premises. There is also a lovely patio and balcony guests can spend early mornings and late nights at with coffee or a glass of wine in hand. Indeed, The Grand Manor is perfect for small families, groups of friends, and couples who wish to experience lux living away from their busy city lives at home.
Island Palm Balcony Suite-Grand Manor MansionGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsloved the balcony and the fresh air constantly on the roomwonderful common areas lovely balcony views of historic district and very comfortable beds chairs and roomsbeds were amazing plush mattressesthis particular room has an amazing balcony overlooking other mansions in the historial districtour room had a balcony which was amazing and we enjoyed in the eveningeverything was clean and well maintainedbeds were clean and comfortablewhat a delightful and clean staythe rooms are clean and gorgeousthe house was clean the bed was cozy and the property was breathtaking
Host:the host and manager were so responsive and helpfuleveryone was super friendly and helpfulvery nice place and very hospitable hostsbrian was a great hostthe family were so kindRead more reviewsvery central location and safe neighborhoodthe location is perfectgreat location and charmgreat location and great hostwe loved relaxing on the porch and the close proximity to shops drinks and restaurants
This newly renovated property in Galveston is perfect for family holidays near the beach. With two bedrooms and enough sleeping space for up to six guests, everyone in your party will surely have a comfortable stay. Each room in the house is bright and airy, with white furniture, tall ceilings, and plenty of windows. Other amenities include free parking, a fully equipped kitchen, a private entrance, and Wifi access.
Modern Beach Bungalow- Walking Distance to BeachSuperhost
Top guest reviewsone of the cleanest air bnbs i have ever stayed in beautiful kitchenlove the modern kitchen and rest of the house was updated as wellbeds were very comfortablebeds were super comfortable malcolm was very nice and a great communicatorvery nice and comfortable place to stayvery clean and neatnice clean place would recommendeverything was exceptionally clean and freshmalcolm’s place was very clean and spaciousnice clean modern space - highly recommended
Host:the host was great to work withamazing place great service easy access amazing hostmalcolm our host was so graciousmalcom was a great hosthe was a super responsive host who was quick to answer all of our questionsRead more reviewsbest location we could have found for our trip to galvestonbeautiful house quiet neighborhood & great locationamazing house and really close to almost everything loved staying herebeautiful place location was perfect we were close to the strand and seawallcute and clean place close to everything
Just a short seven-block walk from Pleasure Pier, this tastefully decorated suite is a dreamy couples’ getaway in Galveston. The one-bedroom unit is in the historic Charles W. Adams Mansion which was built in the mid-19th century. The room features antique decor and furniture in keeping with the mansion’s overall appearance, and the king-sized bed is on a four-poster frame. The suite also comes with a mini-fridge and a coffee machine. Guests of this elegant rental will have access to other home amenities such as the spacious balcony, backyard with patio, library, dining area, and the ladies’ parlor.
Adams-League Historic Mansion - Blue Lilac SuiteGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsdefinitely recommend i’m a fanamazing patio and comfy bedswe stayed in the blue lilac room which had a huge front balcony right outside the windowa patina from a bygone era quaint beautiful and very cozybeautiful room with elegant touchesvery clean and very well decoratedit definitely had the feel of a historic mansion but everything was clean and well-keptif you’re staying in galveston and want a nice clean b&b check this place outbeautifully furnished spotless quiet and so comfortable you cannot go wrong staying herethe room was gorgeous and immaculate victorian charm everywhere the snacks and bottled water were a welcomed surprise
Host:the hospitality of the owners is amazingjerry and the owner were awesomejerry is an amazing hostjerry and family are gracious hostowner was very welcoming and friendlyRead more reviewslocation was excellentsuperb location on the islandgreat location close to just about everything in a beautiful walkable neighborhoodsuch a beautiful house and a great locationeverything about this place is perfect from the location to the bathtub for sure going back
This Galveston beach house rental boasts a whopping 1,000-square-foot (92.9-square-metre) deck that offers views of the beach from all angles. The beach is only a block away. It has three bedrooms and five beds that can host up to 10 guests. Imagine playing games of catch or hide and seek here; it’s the perfect place for your kids to have a summertime vacation they’ll never forget. It’s a little tricky to find, but the owners are nice and provide renters with detailed instructions on how to get to the vacation rental, and give you tips on what things to bring so you can maximise the rental’s resources.
PRIVATE BEACH...AWAY FROM THE CROWDS.. Ocean ViewsSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe loved having a wash and dryer as well as the kitchenvery clean with a lot of amenities in kitchenthere is like 5 inches between the two sets of bedsclean (except the oven)i enjoy my staying at annie and vinh's beach home it was clean neatly and great amenitiesthe beach house is in the good location it was clean and neatour favorite part of the home was the cleanliness and amount of beds provided
Host:great host-very detailed hospitalityannie and vinh were a great host make sure everything was working for methe hosts gave us great checkin info and provided a list of all the recommended itemsannie & vinh are probably the most organized and thoughtful hosts i have encountered on airbnbvery nice and friendlyRead more reviewsclose to the beach and the strip great locationthe house was a great locationthe condo was nice and perfect for walking to the beachthis is a great place to stay with your family and a close walk to the beachthe accommodation was excellent and location is great in a quiet neighborhood
This cozy cottage is perfect for couples on a romantic weekend getaway. Located within walking distance from the beach, this self-contained apartment offers stunning views of Galveston Bay. The king bed is perfect for two persons only. While in the apartment, you will have full access to its fully equipped kitchenette, private bathroom with plush robes and toiletries, the lush garden, and the private patio. You are also invited to enjoy the smart TV and the WiFi connection on the property. Laundry facilities are available upon request for guests who are staying for more than three days. You’ll also have your own private parking area.
"The Cottage" at Villa Rosa. Romantic retreat.Galveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage is a cozy romantic retreatit had a beautiful patio a comfy bed and thoughtful touchesthe bed was so comfortable and the cottage was so cozyplenty of space to get comfortable and a private patioit was such an adorable cottage with a cozy feel to itvery clean and decoratedit was clean and beautifulalso a very clean atmosphereit's a nice and clean spaceit was very clean and had everything i needed and more
Host:carole was a perfect hostthe host is thoughtful and accommodatingcarole is a superior host who made everything special for our arrivalthe host was amazing from the moment i booked until departure highly recommendamazing place to stay and carole was a amazing hostRead more reviewsnice place and location is close to the beachgreat spot close to the beachperfect retreat close to homethe place is really cute and very quiet and privateamazing getaway place close to the beach and other things
Who lives in a pineapple Airbnb house next to the sea? Now you can too. This house, decked out in cute, quirky decor (fish cushions and pineapple paintings!), will be a delight for fans of pop art and bright colours.
Equally fun is its location; from here, you can walk to Pleasure Pier, a nostalgic amusement park filled with old-school-style attractions and shops, as well as some of the best things to do at night in Galveston. A firm mattress and a futon for kids ensure everyone gets a good night’s sleep after a long day.
2102 25th Street 🍍 PINEAPPLE BY THE SEA!!!Sleeps 2Galveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsvery nice room and amenitiesthe room had everything we needed to make our stay cozy and comfortablethe location was great for what we wanted and i'd stay again if the a/c were updatedoverall a nice stay in a private studio style apartmentyour little room was peaceful to stay in for some good restcourteous and clean but rustic buildingit was clean very quiet and relaxingplace was clean and perfect for just a nighteverything was so clean and sweetwas quick and responsive had an amazingly clean place and it was perfect for me and mine
Host:mike was a great hostmike was a great hostmike was a great hostour host was fantasticmike was a wonderful host who responded quickly to all inquiriesRead more reviewsplace was perfect location close to everythingi loved the locationplace was cute great location and reasonable pricein a great locationamazing location and an awesome stay
Backpacking travelers and couples on the budget who find themselves traveling to Texas can stay at this affordable yet cozy flat located near Pleasure Pier. One of the best Airbnbs in Galveston, the economy suite is just one block away from local beaches and walking distance from Fish Tales and Seawall. Get the chance to experience southern hospitality by staying at an actual homestay complete with a king-sized bed, Wifi access, cable TV, airconditioning, and basic kitchen utilities like a microwave, fridge, stove, and coffee maker for those who wish to do heat some meals indoors. Make the most out of your Texas weekend escape and book an affordable yet complete accommodation just a few feet away from Galveston, Texas.
2423 Q2 Near the Pier Rentals Sleeps 2 w/King bed!Galveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewswe were greeted in the mornings with messages about great breakfast spots and more things to seevery clean and quaintclean comfy bed nice towelsclean relaxing place to stayvery clean and warm enough during the winter timesmikes place was super clean
Host:mike is a very nice hostmike is an amazing hostmike was very helpful and attentive throughout our staymike was an excellent host and we will book with him againmike was a great host a very good and positive experienceRead more reviewsnice place close to everythinggreat location near the beachi loved the location very central to everythinggreat location and great spacegreat central location to occupy while experiencing galveston
This eclectic listing is a surreal, spacious experience. It’s a converted furniture store from back in 1928, and it’s close to many live music spots and the event space for biker’s weekend; bikers have rented this space so that they can be close to the festivities. Quirky decorations and a modern, artistic vibe make this a stay one that you won’t forget. The large space downstairs is great for events, with a pool table, a bar, and a movie projector. It sleeps up to 16 people if the first floor is utilized. The 4 beds upstairs can sleep 7.
1928 furniture storeGalveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewshopefully justin will work on the air conditioning situation in the living roomwe spent hours on end playing pool darts poker and enjoying the 135” projectorclean beds great water pressure and the ac works like a dreamwe loved the pool table dart board large dry erase board and projection tvthe property was great with plenty of roomlove this place very clean and quietthe space was clean and comfortablethe venue itself is huge very clean and well-appointedvery clean and great locationi highly recommend this place it is very clean and in a good area
Host:justin is an amazing hostjustin is a great hostfriendly helpful hosts toojustin’s hospitality was one of a kindjustin was a great host and the place was bigger than expectedRead more reviewsawesome location walking distance to a lot of great spots in the areathe location is great it's an easy walk to the historic districtgreat place to stay and in walking distance of several attractionsexcellent location within walking distance of the stand bars restaurants and shopsjustin's place is so much fun great location - walked a block away to get onto strand st
Enjoy privacy and comfort in this newly renovated studio apartment located a block away from the Pleasure Pier. The studio has a queen bed that’s perfect for couples. It also has a kitchen, a TV, air conditioning, heating, and laundry facilities. Outside, you will be steps away from popular attractions, activities, and restaurants like Fish Tales, Galveston Seawall, Murdochs, and more. The building’s common entryway is a shared space.
2102 C4 🦞 THE ROCK LOBSTER Efficiency Apt Sleep 2Galveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsperfect place for a romantic getaway or a girls trip has a bed and a mini pull out couchcomfortable bed nice place for 2 to staysuper clean and comfortableit was very clean and comfortableplace was clean and really niceit’s an amazing place very clean and comfortablewonderful house clean and well kept
Host:mike is a great hostmike was a great hostmike is a great host with plenty of recommendations and notes for checking ingreat host with tons of local recommendationsamazing place and fantastic hostRead more reviewsperfect location everything was in walking distancegreat location and great priceawesome place and close to everythingcute space in a great locationamazing location close to pier and restaurants
This unique custom brick Galveston beach house rental via Airbnb is adorably named Sandy Toes, which is accurate too because it’s only 1 block away from the beach. It’s got a lot of comfortable nooks with sleeping space for 11 guests, featuring 3 bedrooms with 6 beds!
Welcoming touches of art, warm lighting, and unique structural features make it a cosy place to stay with character. The more the merrier right? You’re also allowed to bring your furry friends to this stay; just pop the owner a few questions and you’re good to go.
Sandy ToesGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsbeds were amazingly comfortablethe beds were comfy and we felt very welcomegreat house with spacious rooms and nice back yardthe color scheme and decor are beautiful the host has thought of everything to make you feel cozybeds were comfortablefresh clean linens and towels were greatvery clean and cutesuper clean and very well decoratedvery clean with many nice touches to add to the experiencethis place was clean and just what we expected
Host:host was easy to contactthe host is attentive and responsivevery responsive and helpful hostcorey was a great host and responded quicky with questions we hadbeautiful house and kind hostsRead more reviewsthe location was greatthis location definitely surpassed my expectationsthis house and its location were fabulousthe location was perfect for usthe house is super cute and close to everything you need
13. Adventurous boat life (85 USD)
This Airbnb boat may not have the glitz and glamour of upscale sailboat listings, but the experience will make it a fun stay with your family. Fall asleep to the rhythm of the gently rocking seas, and watch cruises, boats, and fishermen pass across your view of the bay in the day. Dolphins often follow these boats so its good to watch out for them too. The Airbnb boat sleeps 4 in 3 onboard sleeping areas. It’s near amenities and a pool so you can relax and enjoy your endless, seaside summer days here.
This Airbnb condominium, with an interior decor inspired by the laid-back charm of Baja California in Mexico, is the perfect base from which to explore Galveston’s best offerings. It’s an easy walk to the beach, and near to go-karts, movies, and a putt-putt golf course. Plus, it’s a 5-minute drive from Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier, and downtown’s nightlife. If you need to get some exercise into your schedule, no problem! There is a workout room and three pools in the condominium building. But if you just want to kick back and relax, there’s a hot tub available too. Three bedrooms and 5 beds provide sleeping space for 10 guests.
Ocean Side Resort, Comfy Beds, Stylish decor!Galveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe community pools were great as wellthe pools and hot tub are excellentexcellent pools plenty of bedswe had great views of the pool area and views of the gulf from the balconieswe liked the 2 outdoor pools and the hot tubeverything was very clean and comfortabletwo big clean attractive bathroomsclean comfortable and plenty of bedsit was clean and well set upthe condo was so clean
Host:philip was a wonderful hostphilip was a great host very quick response time and had great hospitalityphilip is a great hostphillip was a great host host and was very responsivephilip was a fantastic hostRead more reviewsgreat place great location and very relaxingenjoyed the location and nice big poolthe location is easy to get to and close to activities and restaurantsgreat place to stay and close to everything in galvestonthe location is near a lot of great places to eat and visit
This Airbnb home is great for fishing enthusiasts as a canal is available right in your front yard. The neighbourhood is fun and welcoming with loads to eat, including bars, restaurants, and, of course, your very own catch. The vacation rental provides a boat lift, but not the boat itself. There’s also a marina nearby where you can grab your bait. A wide, open sun deck nearby will let you enjoy sea breezes to your heart’s content.
Great home for fishing and playGalveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe wifi and cable worked greathome has very good internet access and has cable tvall the beds slept our guests comfortablythe house was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we neededwe like the community pool marina and availability of the restaurantclean house with great access to the canalbeach house was great to stay in clean and quietlots of room clean and beautiful housethe house had plenty of room for six guys and was clean and comfortableas described house is spacious clean and comfortable
Host:host was easy to communicate withthe owner bob is very friendly and is readily available for questions via textgreat place and hostbob was a great host making sure we had everything we neededthanks again bob for being a wonderful hostRead more reviewsgreat fishing close to beachthe house and location were fantasticthe location is close to everything and it is located in a quiet relaxing areagreat place great locationgreat value and location to good fishing
Looking for an beachfront Airbnb in Galveston? If you want to experience luxury while exploring Galveston, then you should definitely consider this condo unit located on the Seawall right across the beach. Having a bedroom fitted with a king bed, this unit can comfortably sleep two to four guests. You’ll never have to worry about dining out because the place comes with a fully stocked kitchen equipped with new appliances.
The condo unit has a balcony where you can enjoy amazing ocean views. You’ll also have access to the two pools and two hot tubs in the property complex. If you value security, you’ll be delighted to know that the community is well-lit and secured by fences and passcode-protected gates.
Luxurious Condo with Beach View, Pool & Hot Tub!Galveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsthe pools are lovelythe 2 pools are nice as wellit was nice to have beach chairs available as well as two poolsgreat bed nice viewpools are really nice as wellsuper clean very inviting condoeverything was spotlessly clean and smelled pleasantsuper clean and well appointedvery safe and cleanit’s also very clean and tastefully decorated
Host:host provided beach supplies which my kids enjoyedthe host provided with everything needed to enjoy a pleasant staythe pool area is also great and management very helpfulkyle was very considerate during our stay a great host we would love to return for another stayi can’t say enough good things about this place and hostRead more reviewsgreat location everything you need in a mile radiusa perfect location for any holidaywe will definitely return great locationwonderful location and perfect getaway for a beach vacationthis place is a great value and location
This lovely Airbnb cottage with views of the gulf is in the perfect position of being close to great entertainment and food, but farther away from the rest of the maddening tourist crowd. Don’t worry, it’s still within walking distance of a lot of good bars and restaurants including some of the best Mexican restaurants in Galveston. The beach is right across, so you can slip on your flipflops and grab your beach gear anytime you want. This awesome Galveston beach rental is also equipped with all sorts of modern luxuries, including cable TV, Netflix and high-speed Wi-Fi. Fresh linens, towels, toiletries, and laundry equipment are provided here too.
Oasis Beach Cottage Galveston IslandGalveston, Texas, United States
Top guest reviewsloved the kitchen amenities washer/dryer guest book and thoughtful accessories to borrow vswe loved the beach view from the living room windowthe living space is comfortable to relax in and watch tv or netflixnice and very clean placevery clean and a great priceclean inside and nice decorationsthe space was great clean very updatedit is very clean and a safe place
Host:owner was very responsive and helpfulgreg is a great hostgreg was a great host you won’t regret staying herelove this location hosts are quick to respond to questions and issuesgreat cottage great location great host highly recommendRead more reviewscute little place right near the beachoutstanding location and easy check incute little house close to beach and restaurantsgreat location to the beach a stone's throw awayamazing location right across the street from the beach and walking distance to restaurants
This cute house that is nestled in a secluded area promises you a serene stay. The house offers one bedroom and one bathroom to easily accommodate solo travelers or couples. To get to the bathroom, you need to walk 30 steps from the house. In the morning, you can spend time in the backyard for fresh air and immediate relaxation over cup of hot coffee. Other available amenities include heating and a wireless internet connection.
The Little MermaidGalveston, Texas, United StatesSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room is private the bed amazingly comfortablethe room is a perfect space for two peoplean amazing cozy lil cottage to settle down for the weekend & enjoy the sightings while you’re thereclean cozy spot to unwindthe place is clean and stylishit was all very clean and easy to accessit was clean cute and heidi was great at communicatingthe room is cozy and clean with nice decor
Host:host and neighbors very coolshe is very kind and responsiveheidi’s home & neighborhood are beautiful and she was a welcoming hostalways love her airbb my favorite host in galvestonheidi is such an amazing hostRead more reviewsthe location is perfect can walk everywheresuch a cute little place in a convenient locationgreat location to the beachthis place was cute and located very close to the sea wallgreat location close to beach & restaurants
Lively, lovely Galveston
Whether it’s the ‘vrrooooom’ of the motorcycles during bikers weekend or the calm whoosh of the sea breeze, Galveston is a symphony of classic entertainment options suitable for any sort of group. You could be a family looking for some theme parks to enjoy or a nice family resort to stay in, a few friends on a holiday shopping spree, going solo while checking out a popular festival, or even a couple looking for some seaside privacy, Galveston has options for all of you.
Frequently asked questions about Airbnbs in Galveston, Texas
1. Which are the best Airbnbs with a pool in Galveston?
Though many vacation rentals in Galveston are close to the bay, you may want to indulge in a quick morning or evening swim. In that case, book this beachside cottage that allows guests to access the community pool.
2. Which are the most romantic Airbnbs in Galveston?
Couples on holiday in Galveston will love this pineapple-themed studio with its bright and colorful walls, this cozy suite conveniently located one block away from Pleasure Pier, and this blue lilac suite in a historic mansion.
3. Which are the cheapest Airbnbs in Galveston?
You can definitely enjoy Galveston on a budget. For pocket-friendly vacation rentals, consider this classic private room located in the city’s Historic District. If you’re traveling solo or with a partner, you can also spring for this cozy eco suite near Pleasure Pier, or this private studio close to popular attractions.
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