Known for its fantastic beaches and water sports, Galveston, Texas, is one of the most underrated beach towns to visit in the USA. There is plenty to do for all types of tourists, from sunbathing on Sunny Beach to exploring the Texas State Museum and wandering through the famous Moody Gardens. Don’t forget to dig into some seriously delicious fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants as well!
Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you will want to be guaranteed of arriving at top-notch accommodation. We want that for you, too, which is why we have carefully crafted a list of the best Airbnbs in Galveston; that way, you can spend more time packing and less time planning. All of the rentals listed below are hosted by Airbnb superhosts, and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those new to Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a track record of providing incredible hospitality to their guests, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exemplary homes that have been in-person verified for quality assurance.
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The Kettle House
Starting off our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Galveston is this unique two-bedroom converted steel tank known as the Kettle House Galveston.
The interior of the home has a contemporary-country motif with wood-paneled walls, stylish furnishings, and modern finishes. In the living room, guests can curl up on the leather sofa and stream their favorite shows on the 50-inch Smart TV or choose from one of the many board games provided. The full kitchen comes equipped with a Keurig coffee maker and some basic breakfast items, such as oatmeal, tea, and fruit. Guests can enjoy their meals at the breakfast bar or at the four-person glass dining table.
In the master bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed, as well as an en suite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. The second bedroom is located downstairs and is accessed via a spiral staircase that is not suitable for younger children. There are two queen-size beds in the room, plus two hammock chairs.
Outside, guests can enjoy the sun from the comfort of the upper deck or in the shaded lower deck area. There is also a private outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach.
The Dupre House
This house rental in Galveston is ideal for families or groups of up to seven people. It is located just five blocks from the seawall and within walking distance of plenty of bars and restaurants. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is less than a five-minute drive away, and Moody Gardens is about 10 minutes away by car.
Inside, the home has a boho-inspired contemporary feel, with lush green décor, vibrant plants, and gorgeous abstract artwork. After a long day in the sun, guests can curl up for an afternoon nap in the master bedroom’s queen-size bed with a memory foam mattress or rinse off in the en suite bathroom’s walk-in shower. The second bedroom comes equipped with a double bed fitted with a memory foam mattress and an additional floor mattress. In the second bathroom, there is a tub/shower combo.
Guests can gather on the sectional sofa bed in the living room for a movie night or to binge-watch their favorite series on the Smart TV. The full kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and is stocked with water bottles. In the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails on the back deck’s patio dining set or on the front porch’s lounge set.
Charming House Near Galveston Beach
Walk to the ocean from superhosts Ashley and Michael’s gorgeous one-bedroom beach rental in Galveston.
Inside, the home has a contemporary vibe with whitewashed brick walls, wood accents, and minimalist décor. In the kitchen, guests will find complimentary water bottles, tea, oatmeal, and trail mix. There is also a coffee station with a Keurig coffee maker, sugar, and creamer. The living room has a comfortable couch, a desk, and a Smart TV for streaming and watching YouTube videos.
In the bedroom, guests can close the blinds and cuddle up in the comfortable queen-size bed. The bathroom is equipped with a walk-in shower and a well-lit vanity, perfect for getting ready for a night on the town. Ashley and Michael also supply basic bathroom essentials, such as sunscreen, shampoo, and body soap.
Outside, guests can relax in the fenced-in backyard and enjoy their morning coffee on one of the benches. This Airbnb in Galveston is located just six blocks from Galveston Beach, and there is a lovely Mexican restaurant within walking distance. Guests also have access to free street parking.
Two-Bedroom Beach Bungalow
This modern beach house for rent in Galveston is the perfect Airbnb for families or couples looking to stay within walking distance of the Gulf.
The home is located in a quiet neighborhood, roughly a 15-minute walk to the beach. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is about a five-minute drive away, and the Galveston Fishing Pier is less than 10 minutes away by car.
The interior of this Galveston Airbnb features a modern-contemporary motif with waterproof floors, chic furnishings, and high ceilings. In the living room, guests will find plenty of seating options and can access their favorite streaming services on the 65-inch Smart TV. The full kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances and gorgeous marble countertops. Guests can enjoy their meals family-style at the dining table or at the breakfast bar.
In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size, plenty of storage space, and a Smart TV. The second bedroom comes with two full-size beds fitted with memory foam toppers, making this rental suitable for up to six guests. There is a luxurious glass walk-in shower in the bathroom, along with a hair dryer and complimentary shampoo.
The Vanilla Orchard Room
If you are looking for a pet-friendly short-term rental in Galveston, why not rent a private room in this luxury manor near the 1892 Bishop’s Palace?
Inside, the home features a classic Southern motif with pillars, elegant furnishings, and wood accents. Guests have access to a private room equipped with vintage wooden furniture, a minifridge, a king-size bed, and reading chairs. Guests can relax and watch TV, or make a coffee with the Keurig coffee maker. In the private bathroom, there is a tub/shower combo, as well as a hair dryer.
The other rooms in the house are shared with other Airbnb guests. There is a lovely library, multiple living rooms, and a spacious kitchen equipped with all the essentials. In the evening, guests can head outside to the wrap-around veranda to enjoy a glass of wine in the open air.
This incredible Airbnb in Galveston is located in the entertainment and arts neighborhood, about a 10-minute walk from the 1892 Bishop’s House and a five-minute drive from the Galveston Railroad Museum. Guests also have access to free on-site parking and free street parking.
Stylish Beachfront Condo on Babe’s Beach
If you are looking to rent a condo in Galveston that is near the beach, then look no further than superhost Elliott’s one-bedroom apartment.
This stunning condo on the beach in Galveston comes with access to two resort-style pools, an on-site gym, hot tubs, and a barbecue picnic area. On-site parking is available for an additional fee.
Inside, the condo features a contemporary motif, with lush plants, stylish furnishings, and beach-themed décor. After a day of adventuring, guests can enjoy a glass of wine on the private balcony while watching the sunset over the beach. The full kitchen comes equipped with stainless-steel appliances and is well stocked with cooking essentials like chef’s knives, a kettle, and a toaster. In the living room, there is a comfortable pullout couch, perfect for snuggling and streaming movies on the Smart TV.
The bedroom boasts a plush king-size bed with a memory foam mattress, so guests are assured of a great night’s rest. There are also room-darkening shades and a wall-mounted Smart TV. In the bathroom, guests can enjoy a rinse or soak in the tub/shower combo. Those planning an extended stay will be happy to know the rental also comes with a washer and dryer.
Contemporary Tiny House
This adorable rental house in Galveston is perfect for solo travelers or couples looking to stay within walking distance of the beach.
This Galveston Airbnb is located less than a 10-minute walk to the beach and comes with free on-site parking and free street parking. There is a gas station across the street, perfect for stocking up on snacks and drinks for the day.
Inside, the home has an open floorplan and vaulted ceilings that make the space feel bigger than it is. In the living area/bedroom, there is a queen-size bed fitted with a memory foam mattress, a reading chair, and a bistro table where guests can relax with a cup of coffee and watch TV. The kitchenette comes equipped with a microwave, a minifridge, and a Keurig coffee maker, along with complimentary sugar, coffee pods, and creamer. Superhosts Ashley and Michael also provide guests with free breakfast items, like cereal and pop tarts.
The bathroom comes stocked with essentials such as sunscreen, feminine hygiene products, bug spray, makeup remover, and much more. After a day at the beach, guests can enjoy a relaxing rinse in the bathroom’s walk-in shower or in the outdoor shower beside the entrance.
Boho Beach Retreat
If you are looking for a beach house rental in Galveston, then check out this stunning two-bedroom home.
This Airbnb in Galveston is about a 15-minute walk from the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and less than a 10-minute walk from the Bryan Museum. Guests also have access to free street parking as well as the use of bikes and beach equipment.
Inside, the home has a gorgeous boho-inspired motif with wicker furnishings, elegant lighting, and vaulted ceilings. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch and read or watch a movie. The full kitchen comes equipped with gorgeous quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and a spacious island with a breakfast bar.
In the master bedroom, there is a queen-size bed, and the second bedroom has a double bed, making this rental suitable for up to four guests. There is also a washer and dryer, perfect for washing the saltwater off of bathing suits. After a day at the beach, guests can return for a relaxing bath in the bathroom’s soaking tub.
Outside, guests have access to a private fenced-in yard with a firepit, Adirondack chairs, and a barbecue. There is also cornhole for those who like to get competitive.
Beachfront Condo at San Luis Resort
This condo rental in Galveston is the ideal Airbnb for couples or solo travelers.
Here guests have access to incredible hotel-like amenities, such as a pool with a swim-up bar, three on-site restaurants, a gym, a spa, and much more! There is also free on-site parking and free street parking available.
The condo is on the 14th floor, offering spectacular beach views from the private patio. In the living room, there are wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for plenty of natural light. Guests can unwind on the couch and watch a movie on the 70-inch TV or read a good book. The full kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and a lovely breakfast bar.
In the bedroom, there is a plush king-size bed with an elegant gold bed frame, as well as a TV and room-darkening shades. There is also a dedicated workspace with a desk, perfect for those planning on working remotely while on vacation. The bathroom comes stocked with essentials, such as a hair dryer, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
The Local Art Loft
Surround yourself with colorful artworks in this stunning pet-friendly vacation rental in Galveston.
The loft has a contemporary motif and feels like you are in an art gallery as the space features many local artists’ artworks that are available for purchase. In the living room, there is a gorgeous wall mural depicting the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, and guests can unwind on the pullout couch and access their favorite streaming services on the Smart TV. Coffee lovers will love the full kitchen’s De’Longhi Espresso machine and French press. Superhost Eliza even provides complimentary coffee grounds. Guests can enjoy their morning cup of joe at the live edge wood bar or at the breakfast nook.
In the bedroom, there is a cozy queen-size bed, a walk-in closet, and room-darkening shades. After a long day of swimming at the beach, guests can return for a luxurious soak in the bathroom’s antique claw-foot bathtub. Eliza also supplies organic shampoo and conditioner.
This beautiful Airbnb in Galveston is located less than a five-minute walk from the beach. There are plenty of restaurants and bars just steps from the home, and guests have access to free on-site parking.
Spacious Guesthouse With Bikes
If you are looking for a vacation home for rent in Galveston that comes with lots of extra amenities, then superhost Patty has the place for you.
Guests will be provided with two bikes to use to explore the area, as well as a stocked beach bag filled with towels and sunblock. There is free street parking and free on-site parking available.
Inside, the home has a boho-inspired feel with nature-themed décor, green accents, and contemporary furnishings. In the living room, guests can cozy up on the couch and binge-watch their favorite shows on the Smart TV. The kitchenette comes equipped with all the basics, such as a fridge, a coffee maker, and a microwave.
In the bedroom, there is a comfortable queen-size bed along with an open bathroom area with a walk-in shower and sink. The toilet is more private in its own room with a door.
Outside, guests have access to a shared fenced-in yard with a barbecue, a hammock, and a deck with a lounge set. There is also a small garden area with a bistro set.
Babe’s Beach Condo
This stunning luxury beachfront condo for rent in Galveston is ideal for families or groups of up to six people.
The home is located on the ground floor, right across the street from Babe’s Beach. Guests also have access to a shared pool, tennis courts, and a hot tub.
The interior of the condo boasts an upscale modern motif with stylish furnishings, colorful décor, and plenty of natural lights. In the master bedroom, guests can unwind on the plush queen-size bed and draw the room-darkening shades to ensure a good night’s sleep. The second bedroom also has a queen-size bed and plenty of storage space. There is a well-lit double vanity with a makeup desk and makeup mirror in the first bathroom. The second bathroom has a large single vanity and a walk-in shower.
In the living room, guests can unwind and watch a game on the TV from the sofa bed or the four-person dining table. After a day of adventuring, guests can sit out on the balcony with a glass of wine and watch the sunset over the ocean. The full kitchen has all the essentials for preparing a meal, including chef’s knives, pots and pans, and cooking utensils.
The Wave on Wave House
This beautiful four-bedroom house is one of the best Galveston Airbnbs for families or groups of up to seven guests.
This Galveston Airbnb is located about a 10-minute walk from the beach. On-site parking is available for two cars. Any additional cars can make use of the free street parking.
Inside, the home has a contemporary motif with pine wood floors, whitewashed wood-paneled walls, and stylish furnishings. In the living room, guests can relax and stream their favorite shows and movies on the Smart TV. The full kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, as well as a breakfast bar, a desk, and a four-person dining table.
The master bedroom features a comfortable queen-size bed, room-darkening shades, and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. In the second bedroom, there is a queen-size bed and a wall-mounted TV. The third bedroom has two single beds, while the fourth bedroom has one single bed.
Outside, guests can gather around the firepit and roast marshmallows or grill a meal on the barbecue. There is also a cooler, wagon, boogie boards, and other beach accessories available for guests to use.
This two-bedroom house rental in Galveston is ideally located between downtown and the beach.
Inside, this Galveston Airbnb features a contemporary motif with high ceilings, leather furnishings, and beach-themed décor. In the living room, guests can relax on the couch or in the reading nook and listen to music on the vinyl player or watch a movie on the Smart TV. There is also a wooden ladder that leads to a reading area, which is furnished with a comfortable lounge chair. The full kitchen has plenty of space for cooking for larger groups, and superhost Christopher also provides creamers and sugar for coffee. Guests can enjoy their meals in the breakfast nook.
There is a queen-size bed in one bedroom and a double bed in the other. All guests will be provided with hotel-like slippers and a sleeping mask, courtesy of Christopher. In the bathroom, there is a luxurious glass walk-in shower.
Outside, guests can gather under fairy lights in the backyard and enjoy a few drinks on the lounge furniture. There is also a barbecue and a small storage area with boogie boards, beach chairs, and a giant Jenga set.
Spacious Beach House Near Galveston Island State Park
Are you looking for a house for rent that offers privacy and great access to the ocean? Then this Airbnb is for you.
The home is ideally located right on the beach, less than a 10-minute drive from Galveston Island State Park and Moody Gardens. Guests can relax on the porch swings or grill a meal on the barbecue while taking in ocean views.
Inside, the home boasts a contemporary motif with vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams, and plenty of natural light. In the master bedroom, guests can get a good night’s rest on the plush queen-size bed. There is also a built-in closet and room-darkening shades. The second bedroom features two sets of twin-size bunk beds, making this rental suitable for up to six guests.
In the living room, there is a small library of books and games, along with a dedicated workspace. Guests can settle into one of the couches or lounge chairs for a movie night or to read a book. In the full kitchen, there is a washer and dryer, as well as stainless-steel appliances. Guests can enjoy their meals at the gorgeous wooden dining table.
There you have them, the best Airbnbs in Galveston, Texas! We hope that one of these rentals has caught your eye and you can start packing for your beach vacation. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!