Find the best place to stay — Galveston Island

Where to stay around Galveston Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,275 holiday lettings near Galveston Island. From 1,305 houses to 796 condos, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galveston Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Galveston Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galveston Island:

  • Sunny Beach: 36 holiday homes
  • Sandhill Shores: 106 holiday homes
  • Beachside Village: 47 holiday homes
  • Jamaica Beach: 172 holiday homes
  • Pirates Cove: 138 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galveston Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galveston Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Grand 1894 Opera House: 2,106 holiday lettings
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 2,179 holiday lettings
  • Porretto Beach: 2,015 holiday lettings
  • Lone Star Fire Museum: 2,275 holiday lettings
  • Fort Crockett: 2,205 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent houses in Galveston Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,305 houses in Galveston Island. Our other popular types of Galveston Island holiday rentals include:

  • Condos: 796 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 51 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 45 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galveston Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,236 holiday homes with pool available in Galveston Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Galveston, Texas your home away from home

    Those staying in holiday homes in Galveston will quickly discover the area has a rich and exciting past which is one of its main appeals. Tales of looted treasure, the history of the colonists and the many natural disasters that the city has survived make this a fascinating place to get to know. The city of Galveston is on Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Gulf Coast of Texas with a deep harbour and a busy port.

    Things to Do in Galveston, Texas

    The miles of beachfront stretch from Poretto Beach to the west end parks. Galveston offers all the usual beach attractions such as swimming, boating and watersports. Anglers catch trout, catfish, drum and flounder from the well-maintained pier. The annual Mardi Gras parade takes place along the historic Strand along with the island's Jazz and Blues Festival and the Victorian themed Christmas Festival. Cultural attractions include the grand 1894 Opera House, now restored and frequently hosting performances by international stars. The arts, culture and recreational activities coupled with first-rate dining attract over 7 million visitors a year.

    Places to Visit Around Galveston, Texas

    The main attractions around Galveston holiday rentals are the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Moody Botanical Gardens and the historic buildings along the Strand. Galveston has several historic ships to tour including the tall ship Elissa, the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart berthed at Seawolf Park on Pelican Island where fishing and picnicking can also be enjoyed for free. Visit the historic districts in Galveston and admire the 60 historically significant buildings dating back to the 19th century. Galveston is the main cruise port on the Gulf Coast for those wanting to book an extended trip. Alternatively, the port offers many boat trips, sunset cruises and fishing charters into the Gulf.

    Weather in Galveston, Texas

    Visitors staying in Galveston holiday rentals in Texas will find the area has a humid subtropical climate with very hot summers and mild showery winters. Summers are sunny but showery, reaching an average 26-34°C (79-93°F). Winters are mild especially near the coast with plenty of sunshine each day making it popular for snowbirds from the colder northern states and Canada. December and January are the coldest months averaging 17°C (63°F) during the day and 7°C (45°F) at night. Snow is almost unheard of but rain showers occur year-round.

    Travel to Galveston, Texas

    Galveston holiday rentals are served by George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport at Houston which is just 70 miles away along the I-45 Highway south. Houston Airport has flights from domestic and international destinations and is the 7th busiest airport in the USA. It is a primary hub for United Airlines and also serves Continental and Delta Airlines among many others. The five terminals are linked by an inter-terminal train. There is a shuttle service into Houston, or hire a car for the drive to Galveston.

    Attractions in and around Galveston

    First time in Galveston and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Don't miss landmarks such as Bishop's Palace and Ashton Villa, and unique cultural highlights such as Grand 1894 Opera House and Texas Seaport Museum. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Porretto Beach and Stewart Beach Park or experience the natural beauty of Moody Gardens and Galveston Island State Park. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions such as Galveston Island Railroad Museum.