Beach House Rentals
you need to know about Beach Houses!
learn more about Galveston Beach House Rentals? That's probably
the most popular way for many people to spend time in the
Galveston area since most are on or very close to Galveston
Beaches. The trick is to find the best deal for the location,
amount of time, and the number of people.
Beach Houses come in all sizes and price ranges. They can be right
on the beach or up to 10 blocks from the nearest beach. So they
are usually listed as beach front, beach view (1st through 3rd or
4th row), and the rest. Most all have the basic necessities like
dishes, bed coverings, kitchen utensils, pots and pans,
silverware, and etc. There's also TVs, radios, patios, balconies,
and multiple beds in every place possible. Some even have spas,
hot tubs, pools, or other high end amenities.
will take pets. That's a huge advantage for pet owners since they
don't have to board their pets and if they're like me, don't want
to leave their pets for that long of time. Make sure you obey
leash laws and pickup after your pets while around the house and
in Galveston proper. Many places are pet friendly as long as they
have outside seating and your dog is on a leash.
say that the beach house sleeps 10, that doesn't mean they have 10
bedrooms, it just means that there are 10 places in the house to
sleep. Which may include daybeds, sleeper couches, bunk beds, and
just about any other type of sleeping accommodations.
|Most Galveston Beach
Rentals have a
pretty standard design of being raised about 7-10 feet off the ground.
There are two reasons for this style. One is to give an elevated view of the beach
and the other is to protect against flooding. Most Galveston Beach Houses have large decks since many
people like to spend time outdoors when they visit the
block represents a "row" and dictates rental
based on location (how close to the beach) and number of people
that can sleep on the premises. The photo to the left shows how
houses are in rows, the closer to the water the more
expensive the rent. This is a beach front area in Pirates
Beach, one of the most popular beach house rental
There's also at least two seasons,
and on some even more. The high season (read most expensive) is
usually between May and September. Holidays like Memorial or Labor
Day, Christmas, or Thanksgiving may also have higher rates. Some beach house rentals in
Galveston also have rules on the number of days (at least a week) or a
minimum stay of three days.
rented by the owner but a majority are rented through local real
estate companies. There are two very large ones and a few high end companies for the more expensive front line beach houses.
Due to Hurricane Ike in 2008, many of the lower priced units
(older houses) are gone and it has driven prices up a
ranges start as low as $350 for a week in low season and go as
high as you want to pay for the very large beach houses that are
front row. An average size in overall Galveston Beach House
Rentals, one that sleeps 10-12, maybe in the 2nd to 4th row, will
be $1500 in high season and maybe $1200 per week in low season.
Beach houses that are across the road from the beach and sleep
fewer can be about half those prices.
Beach House Rentals are very popular since they are much cheaper
than a hotel or motel for families. Plus, you are on the beach or
very close, and that's one of the primary reasons people come to
Galveston. And there are many people who come to celebrate a
special occasion like Family Reunions with multiple family
branches. The whole clan can rent beach houses on the same block.
Or for big families that vacation together this is a great way to
vacation together but still have their own space.
are rentals that are on the bayside and the canals that are
similar in pricing and sleeping arrangements. If you like to fish,
the bayside houses are often on a canal or actually on the bay so
you can fish right there at your rental. Many also have boat lifts
and boat parking areas. There's something
for any size family and budget. There are also many rules and all
require damage deposits. When you book ahead (as you should to
make sure you get the one you want), there is a deposit for that
too. Anywhere from a 1/3 to 1/2 of the rental fee.
owners or their real estate agents want you to have the best time
and will bend over backwards to deal with any problems that come
up. But they also are very strict on enforcing any rules so be
careful to read your rental agreement and ask for more information
if you don't understand any rules. Most of the rules are common
sense and easy to understand.
largest real estate rental companies in no particular order are
Sand 'N Sea (www.sandnsea.com) and CastAways Resort Properties
(www.castawaysgroup.com). Both these companies specialize in
western Galveston Island since that's where the majority of beach
houses are located. There are also websites that owners list and
rent their own properties and often have lower prices (the rental
agencies charge a hefty fee so that raises the prices through
them). The two most popular owner rental websites are Vacation Rentals By Owner,
(www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/texas/gulf-coast/galveston), and Home Away at
I would say that you can save about 12-15% at the rent by owner
websites over the commercial rental websites based on what I've
working on a deal with home owners and real estate companies in
the area to get some special deals. We haven't worked out all the
details yet but you should check back often to see if we've
completed the arrangement.
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