Vacations aren’t always about a long trip or an expansive property. Sometimes you just need a quick escape to hit the reset button.
Live out your seaside dream in this gorgeous Airbnb near Galveston Beach. Guests have access to incredible hotel-like amenities, including a pool with a swim-up bar, an on-site gym, and hot tubs.
1. Hotel Galvez & Spa
Located on Galveston Island’s picturesque Seawall Boulevard, Hotel Galvez beckons with its charming pink facade and beachfront property that sits directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. Originally opened in 1911 as a symbol of Galveston’s recovery from the 1900 hurricane that killed thousands, this elegant seaside palace was dubbed the “Queen of the Gulf” upon its opening.
The hotel’s history comes to life in the lobby with its intricately designed crown molding and detailed stenciling. The grand baby grand piano greets you as you walk through the front door and there is a full-service spa, a restaurant, and outdoor pool to keep you entertained during your stay.
This historic hotel is a National Trust Historic Hotel of America and offers guests the perfect getaway. The 224-room hotel includes six suites. Each room and suite boasts views of the gulf or the city from either an oceanfront balcony or a private courtyard. A tropical pool with swim-up bar and hot tub provides the ideal spot to relax. The Spa at Hotel Galvez opened in March 2008 and features a relaxation room, meditation garden, eight treatment rooms including a Vichy Shower and Swiss shower, and a full-service salon and fitness center.
Galveston’s historic district known as The Strand is just a short walk away from the hotel and is home to local boutiques, candy shops, and Victorian-era buildings. The hotel’s complimentary town car service can shuttle you to any local destination of your choice.
Hotel Galvez’s opulent Sunday brunch buffet has become a tradition for many who visit the hotel. It offers crab legs, oysters, shrimp cocktail, several types of salad, pasta and omelet bars, prime rib, pastries, iconic Southern dishes, desserts, bottomless mimosas, and more. The buffet is a popular place for weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.
The hotel is also within walking distance of other area attractions such as the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens. Scholes International Airport at Galveston is a 45-minute drive from the hotel. Guests can also take advantage of free WiFi in public areas, a sauna, and an onsite 24-hour business center.
2. Kettle House Galveston
If you’re looking for an Airbnb that feels like it fell out of a magazine, look no further than this beautiful coastal home. Sit back and relax on the deck with a cocktail or enjoy a quick meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, complete with chef’s knives, pots, pans, and cooking utensils. This luxury rental is just a short drive from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, perfect for a day of splashing and relaxing.
Galveston island beachgoers, architecture enthusiasts, and history buffs will want to cross this unique house off their vacation bucket list. Originally built as a steel storage tank in 1960, the Kettle House has been transformed into a home by expert renovators Michael and Ashley Cordray, who turned it into an Airbnb after filming their first season of DIY Network’s “Restoring Galveston.” The couple was awarded the Sally B. Wallace Preservation Award Honor Roll from Galveston’s Historical Foundation for the incredible craftmanship, restoration, and preservation of this unusual property.
The interior of this Kettle House is surprisingly cozy, with a queen-size bed and plenty of space in the master bedroom. The open bathroom features a sink, tub, and shower, with the toilet in a separate room with a door. There’s even a covered deck in the backyard, with a barbecue grill, a hammock, and a lounge set.
This adorable cottage is a great place for a small family or group of friends who want to be within walking distance of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens. It’s also just a short drive from downtown, where you can find tons of restaurants and bars to check out. During your stay, you’ll be able to relax by the private pool or cook up some fresh seafood in the well-equipped kitchen. Then, after a long day on the beach or in the pool, you can take a dip in the hot tub and unwind. This luxurious beachfront condo has everything you need for the vacation of your dreams. It’s just across from the pristine beach and comes with amenities, including a resort-style swimming pool, a gym, hot tubs, and a barbecue picnic area.
3. Beach Cottage Galveston
If you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway, look no further than Galveston. This coastal Texan city is full of dreamy beaches to cool off in and vibrant restaurants to dine at. It’s also home to some world-class museums and historical sights that will quench your thirst for culture. Whether you’re here for work or play, an Airbnb in Galveston will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
This beautiful vacation rental is located just a short walk from the beach and provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. It can accommodate up to 13 guests and has a variety of amenities that will make your trip even more memorable.
The property has a modern-contemporary motif with waterproof floors and chic furnishings. It also has a Smart TV in the living room, so you can watch your favorite shows and movies while you’re on vacation. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless-steel appliances and gorgeous marble countertops. Guests can enjoy their meals at the dining table or at the breakfast bar.
Guests will love the gorgeous pool at this rental, which has plenty of seating and a BBQ grill. There’s also a hot tub, so you can relax after a long day on the beach. The backyard is perfect for entertaining, with a fire pit and a large deck. You can also get a great view of the ocean from the balcony.
This waterfront home is ideal for families, with a master suite with a king bed and a guest bedroom that can sleep up to six people. The property is also within walking distance of popular attractions, including UTMB and the Strand.
This pet-friendly Airbnb has a pool, grill, and a spacious backyard that’s perfect for entertaining. It can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people and has a washer and dryer for your convenience. The master suite has a king-sized bed and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, and the other rooms have queen-sized beds. This rental is also just a short drive from the Schlitterbahn waterpark, so you’ll be able to enjoy all that Galveston has to offer.
4. Beach House Galveston
With 32 miles of picturesque beaches, Galveston is a top destination for families, groups and couples looking to escape into a world of outdoor adventures, a vibrant Pleasure Pier and a quaint downtown district dotted with seafood restaurants. Whether you’re looking for a cozy oceanside retreat or a luxurious vacation rental with a private pool, these Airbnb rentals in Galveston will help you discover the best of this Texas beach city.
With a bright exterior, this charming beach house has plenty of space to accommodate guests and their families. The interior is modern-contemporary with waterproof floors, sleek furnishings and a beautiful kitchen. The living room features a cozy sofa and lounge chair, as well as a Smart TV for streaming your favorite movies and shows. There is also a separate reading nook, which provides the perfect spot to curl up with a book or a glass of wine.
In the kitchen, guests will find everything they need to prepare a home-cooked meal. The dishwasher, refrigerator and stove will make vacationing in this Galveston beach house as convenient as possible. There is also a large patio with a barbecue grill, Adirondack chairs and a firepit, perfect for unwinding in the evenings after a day of exploring.
This newly renovated condo is the perfect place to stay for anyone looking to experience Galveston’s stunning coastline. It is located on the first floor directly across from Babe’s Beach and offers spectacular ocean views. The fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a gorgeous marble countertop, which makes it easy to prepare meals for a group of friends or family members.
Guests will love the fact that they can easily walk to the beach, local shops and eateries from this property. The bedrooms are comfortable, with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom and queen beds in the other rooms. The bathrooms are spacious and have a shower and tub. Guests will also have access to the community pool, tennis courts and hot tub. This is the ideal Galveston beach house for a group of friends or a family vacation.