The Texas Gulf Coast stretches from Mexico to Louisiana, with over 3000 miles of coastline. South Padre Island is the most well known tourist destination, but there are a bunch of hidden gem islands and beach towns like Port Bolivar and Port Aransas. This list will cover the biggest Texas beach house rentals available on VRBO. For as vast as the Texas gulf coast is, there aren’t a ton of beachfront house rentals available. Many areas are mostly condos with few large houses, so availability at the properties listed here is extremely limited.
5. Stunning 5BR Galveston Beach House Rental with Private Beach Access
This 5BR Galveston beach house rental is located on the South end of the island, close to the action but far enough to avoid a crowded beach. In fact, in this area of the island it feels like you have the whole beach to yourself. The lack of high rise condos and hotels in this area makes that possible. This beach house is full of walls of windows, with panoramic ocean views from just about every room in the house.
This house has its own private beach access boardwalk right off the house. There are multiple levels of decks off the house, with a bunch of Adirondack chairs and seating areas overlooking the beautiful Galveston beach. The house is equipped with an elevator, which is really handy for hauling luggage or groceries. Rated to sleep 15 people, there is plenty of space for large groups or multiple families. The reviews are an unblemished 5.0/5.0 on VRBO. You can’t go wrong with this Galveston beach house rental. Find more pictures and check the availability of this house here: Stunning 5BR Galveston Beach House Rental-VRBO Listing
4. 5BR Port Bolivar Beachfront House with Private Pool
Port Bolivar on the Bolivar Peninsula is one of those hidden gem beach towns we mentioned at the begining of this article. Located directly across from the bay from Galveston, Port Bolivar is a peaceful beach community without any of the crowds of Galveston. At the end of the island there is a free ferry that runs to Galveston every hour. It is operated by the Texas DOT and you can even take your car on it! This is a great service for Port Bolivar because you can have both the peaceful relaxing beaches of the peninsula AND the attractions and restaurants of the busier Galveston area.
This house is equipped to sleep 19 people comfortably, with ocean views from all bedrooms but one. We love that this rental includes an awesome pool and hot tub with waterfall. There is a private beach access right off the patio. Another really cool feature of this house is the golf cart access to the beach. There is a ramp off the side yard that allows you to legally cross the beach dune and get to the beach with a golf cart. There is a top of the line 6 seater golf cart you can add to your rental for $475 a week. It is so much fun to cruise the beach in this golf cart, and this is a really unique amenity not only for Texas but the whole Gulf coast. With over 50 reviews, this rental clocks in at a near perfect 4.9/5.0. If you are willing to do a bit of an off the beaten path trip, we absolutely love this Port Bolivar beach house. Find more pictures and check the availability of this house here: 5BR Port Bolivar Beach House with Pool-VRBO Listing
3. Coastal Soul, a 6BR Luxury South Padre Island Beach House Rental
Coastal Soul is a beautiful 6BR beachfront South Padre Island house with a pool. There are very few beach houses on South Padre, and even fewer houses this large. This rental is rated to sleep 22 people and 5 of the 6 bedrooms have their own bathrooms. This house has a beautiful pool overlooking the beach, with a wide variety of pool and beach items provided by the owners (including beach carts, umbrellas, and a dozen heavy duty beach chairs).
This three story South Padre beachfront house has a full living room on every floor, making it ideal for giving multiple families enough of their own space to relax in after a long day at the beach. The views overlooking the water from each level are beautiful. The kitchen and great room are located on the top floor and the patio from this floor is one of the best spots on South Padre to sip a morning coffee or watch the sun go down with a glass of wine. If you are looking for the biggest South Padre beachfront rental available, you can’t go wrong with Coastal Soul. Find more pictures and check the availability of this house here: Coastal Soul, 6BR South Padre Rental House-VRBO Listing
2. The Estate, a 6BR Jamaica Beach House Rental With Panoramic Views
The Estate is a massive 6BR beachfront Jamaica Beach house with multiple wrap around porches. This is the premier rental property in Mexico Beach. This house has the space to comfortably sleep 25 people, making it a perfect spot for large groups. It is perfectly set up for large family reunions, wedding party’s, or corporate retreats. The massive kitchen has two farmhouse tables seating up to 16 people, along with commercial appliances and a large Sub Zero refrigerator.
This house is equipped with floor to ceiling windows in many rooms, offering incredible views of the beach. The private beach access boardwalk off the lower level puts you directly on the beach in a few steps. An outdoor shower on the lower level makes it easy to rinse off sand after a day at the beach. The property has parking for 8 vehicles, again, this house is perfectly set up for large groups. This is a property that you definitely need to see more pictures of to understand how beautiful it is. Find more pictures and check the availability of this house here: The Estate, a Beachfront Jamaica Beach House Rental-VRBO Listing
1. The Palace, a Massive 7BR/9BA Port Aransas Beach House Rental
The Palace is the biggest Texas beach house available to rent at the time this article was written. With 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, spread over nearly 8000 square foot of living area; this house is huge. This house has 5 master bedroom suites with full bathrooms and 2 bunk rooms for the kids. This Port Aransas beach house has so much to offer, including a 6 seat golf cart with Bluetooth stereo. While the rental price is high, things like not having to pay extra to rent a golf cart make it a better value than it might look like at first glance.
The private heated saltwater pool and spa is a great option in the winter months when the ocean is just a bit too cold. The 4 living rooms in the home give large groups plenty of room to stretch out. As you would expect from a luxury rental like this, all the kitchen equipment is Wolf and Sub Zero commercial grade. With over 40 reviews and an unblemished, 100% 5.0/5.0 rating, if this Texas beach house rental fits your budget, it is one of the best rentals in the entire state. Find more pictures and check the availability of this house here: The Palace, The Biggest Texas Beach House Rental-VRBO Listing
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