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Highlights Texas Gulf Coast

  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly getaway
  • Aquarium
  • Museum
  • Fishing

Best Vacation Rentals in Texas Gulf Coast

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Galveston, Galveston County
Vacation Rental • 517 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(7 reviews)
Montego Floor Plan (516 SQ FEET) #2105SLEEPS 6NO SMOKING / NO PETS Pool/Gulf View 1st floor Head to the Texas Gulf Coast and stay in this conveniently located rental Seascape Condos on the Beach for a relaxing reprieve from the hustle and bustle of daily life. This home is ideal for a small family who wants to experience the activities of Galveston Island.You'll be situated on Diamond Beach at the West end of Galveston Seawall. Stroll to the Seahorse Grill or Tipsy Turtle café, and the convenience/liquor store across the street. Drive 3 miles West to Galveston Island State Park for lovely v...
from $123 / night
Corpus Christi, Mustang Island
Vacation Rental • 1701 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(19 reviews)
This newly constructed home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths upstairs. Located on Mustang Island where you will find some of Port A's best beaches. This home is just steps to the beach and has amazing sunset views over the bay! When you enter this open concept home on the second floor you will find the living room/ dining area and kitchen. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook your catch of the day. The stainless steel appliance and granite counter tops just add to the décor of this wonderful space. Down the hall you will find 4 bedroom and 3 baths. There is 1 King bedroom. 1 Queen ...
from $285 / night
Galveston, Galveston County
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
(2 reviews)
1-bedroom apartment in Galveston! Enjoy our wonderful location, just a short walk from the beach! Our suite is set along the beach away from the bustle of downtown Galveston. Enjoy access to numerous amenities, including an infinity pool, a hot tub, and volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts!• Walk to the beach!• Heated outdoor infinity pool + hot tub• An end-of-stay cleaning is included!Sleeps up to 2 people. Our condo features:• 1 Bedroom with 1 Queen bed• Air-conditioned living area: Sofa, cable TV• Kitchenette: A stove, microwave, refrigerator, cooking utensils, dishes, toaster + cof...
from $140 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Texas Gulf Coast

$328for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$443 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Texas Gulf Coast

35%for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
70% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Texas Gulf Coast

A spectacular American getaway

The Texas Gulf Coast region stretches 350 miles along the gulf coastline, from the Louisiana border to the Rio Grande Valley. It is home to several major cities, some of the best beaches in the country, abundant wildlife, and unique attractions. This is the perfect destination for nature lovers, beach bums, families, couples, and friends.

Your perfect Texas Gulf Coast vacation rental

Enjoy a seemingly endless variety of vacation rental options in Texas Gulf Coast. The region has vacation rentals available throughout the entire coastline, in all the major cities and points of interest. Opt for a peaceful getaway in a vacation rental close to the beach, with ocean and palm tree views. Many rentals in this area are oversized, with plenty of space available to sleep large groups and fully equipped with all amenities you may need. Beat the Texas heat with a vacation rental that has a private pool that you can splash around in. There are several pet-friendly vacation rentals available if you’ll be traveling with pets.

Holidays in Texas Gulf Coast

The area and getting around

Exploring the Texas Gulf Coast

If you plan on flying into the area, the largest nearby airport is George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, located 19 miles north of downtown Houston. There is another major airport, Scholes International Airport, on Galveston Bay. There are also several regional airports along the coastline, including in Corpus Christi and South Padre Island. Car rental companies are available at all airports if you plan to rent a car during your time here.

Getting around the Texas Gulf Coast

Texas is big, and most areas of the state require a car to get around, including the Texas Gulf Coast. Your best bet is renting a car to get around from your vacation rental to the beaches and attractions nearby. If you’ll be staying in a bigger city, such as Corpus Christi or Houston, it is possible to depend on Uber, Lyft, or taxis to get around, but a rental car is the most practical option.

Travelers and activities

Texas Gulf Coast for fishing enthusiasts

Fishing is a popular sport along the Texas Gulf Coast, with endless opportunities for your next big catch. The region is known for a variety of saltwater fish, including king mackerel, flounder, redfish, speckled trout, and more. You can either fish from the shores or go deep-sea fishing. Companies offering guided fishing tours are available in all major cities and beaches along the coastline.

Texas Gulf Coast for families

The Texas Gulf Coast is a perfect destination for families of all ages. Bring the whole crew along to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier on Galveston Island. The nostalgic, ocean side amusement park offers an endless array of games and rides. Play a game of ring toss, or test your bravery on the 40-foot drop on Pirate’s Plunge. There’s even a 52-mile-per-hour roller coaster called the Iron Shark. Younger children can enjoy a variety of classic rides such as bumper cars, teacup ride, flying swings, and a carousel.

The Texas Gulf Coast is home to a dynamic ecosystem containing barrier islands, estuaries, bays, salt grass marshes, tall grass prairies, and woodlands.

Top 5 travel tips in Texas Gulf Coast

1. Swim in the turquoise waters at Port Aransas Beach

Port Aransas is known for its clear, clean, swimmable waters. The popular beach has a lifeguard, car-free location, and locations where you can drive your car right onto the beach. You can dine at several nearby restaurants which serve a wide range of offerings from pizza, to Mexican food, to American fare.

2. Go to Padre Island

Padre Island is the largest of the Texas barrier islands and is located along the southern coast of the state. Visit the massive sandy shores of Mustang Island State Park, a 4,000 acre natural beach great for swimming and exploring. There is a popular sea turtle conservation center, Sea Turtle, Inc., where you can learn all about how sea turtles in the local region are protected.

3. Visit the Gulf Coast Capital: Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a large coastal city tucked in a bay and full of popular attractions. While here, don’t miss out on the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, where you can visit a massive World War II ship and learn all about the history of several military artifacts and aircraft. Also be sure to visit the Texas State Aquarium in the downtown district, which is home to over 500 species of marine life.

4. Visit the state’s largest bay

Galveston Bay, just outside of Houston, is an estuary where the fresh water of San Jacinto and Trinity Rivers mix with the salt water from the Gulf of Mexico. It is home to abundant wildlife and many attractions. Visit the Moody Gardens, a massive amusement park housed inside an artfully constructed building. Schlitterhabn Waterpark in Galveston is a fun family attraction during the warmer months. If you love history, don’t miss out on a tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace.

5. Go horseback riding on the beaches

With its endless stretch of flat, sandy coastline, the Texas Gulf Coast is the perfect place to be explored on horseback. You can gallop along the beaches of Corpus Christi, Galveston Island, and South Padre Island, all of which offer horseback tours and horses you can rent. The Adventure Island Park on South Padre Island not only offers horseback tours, you can also play mini golf, zip line, visit the petting zoo, and ride go karts.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Texas Gulf Coast

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals on the Texas Gulf Coast?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $426 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper on the Texas Gulf Coast?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit the Texas Gulf Coast in January, December, or February, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $329, $366, and $367 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

When are vacation rentals more expensive on the Texas Gulf Coast?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental on the Texas Gulf Coast, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $530, $515, and $498, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available on the Texas Gulf Coast?

If you decide to put the Texas Gulf Coast on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your vacation ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 75% of rentals booked the previous year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

Last year, the months with more available accommodation of the year on the Texas Gulf Coast were October, December and January, with average availabilities of 46%, 45%, and 45%, respectively.

How many vacation rentals are there on the Texas Gulf Coast?

Our catalog features approximately 9,800 vacation rentals from 7 partners, giving you plenty of choices when searching for your next dream vacation rental!

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