Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Seaside Sanctuary. Enjoy!Look Forward to Family Time - From an epic game night to delicious meals, spending quality time with loved ones around the dining room table will result in the best vacation memories!Let The Sun Serve as Your Alarm Clock - Wake up to sunrise views in this extravagant primary bedroom filled with plenty of natural lighting!Welcome to Seaside Sanctuary! - Once you arrive at this beautiful home, you may never want to leave!TV with a view! - Your toughest decision is going to be whether to watch the great nature views or the TV. . . . . What will you choose?Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Create memories over a homemade meal.Beautiful Stainless Steel appliances give you the feel of a gourmet kitchen - Take this time to try out a few new recipes and some old ones you haven't had in awhile. Bon Appetit!Culinary Delight - When you have a gourmet kitchen, there are no limits to the meals you can prepare for your vacationing family and friends.Lie Back and Watch TV - With a choice of the HDTV, ocean views, or a nap, you'll find that the primary bedroom is a wonderful place to escape to.Step into our walk-in shower - The walk-in shower is a delight after a full day of sightseeing and beachcombing. All towels and linens are provided throughout the condo.Sweet Dreams - Bedtime becomes relaxing time in this home. A queen-size bed, flat screen TV, and nightstand gives your room that cozy home-like feeling.Late Night TV - The flat-screen TV in your bedroom is perfectly situated for late night viewing. Take in a few minutes of your favorite show before you drift off to dreamland.Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Windows Galore - The large, elegant windows allow the living room to be filled with lots of natural lighting.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Love To Sleep? - This comfy bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evening.Late Night TV - The flat-screen TV in your bedroom is perfectly situated for late night viewing. Take in a few minutes of your favorite show before you drift off to dreamland.Side by Side - Two full sinks and plenty of countertop space means everyone has room for toiletries without being cramped.Turn in Early, Sleep Late - The bedrooms are so charming and the beds so spacious, we don’t blame you if you decide to climb under the duvet early and sleep in. Then again, isn’t that what vacations are for?Kids' Room - Put the little ones to bed with an episode of their favorite TV show.Half Bath - Convenience guests will appreciate! A half bath is easily accessible from the main living area. No waiting in line!Washer and Dryer - Feel free to pack light! With the convenience of a washer and dryer, you won't have to worry about overstuffing your suitcase on this vacation!Parking - There is plenty of parking space for the whole family! Bring multiple cars so everyone can go on their own adventure.Outdoor Shower - After you've finished your day at the beach, stop by the outdoor shower to get rid of the sand before heading inside!Peak Relaxation - Bring a good book and a cool drink out on the balcony. The day will fly by as you dive into a new mystery novel!Welcome to Seaside Sanctuary! - Your perfect family vacation is waiting for you at Seaside Sanctuary! Book today!Relaxation on the Balcony - After a long day of fun, relax on the comfortable couch or gather around the table with friends and family to plan your next day's adventures.You Have Arrived - Welcome to your own personal paradise and enjoy a vacation fit for royalty!Easy Access - The living room provides quick and easy access to the patio where you can sit and enjoy the cool breeze while sharing stories and laughs with friends.Get Ready to Be Spoiled! - Everything about Seaside Sanctuary is aesthetically pleasing. From the large, elegant windows to the handsome, high-quality furnishings, this beautiful home was designed with your luxury in mind.Marvelous Locale - When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than this!Seaside Sanctuary - If you've been on the lookout for the perfect vacation rental, your search is over. Book this lovely home today to experience the vacation of a lifetime!This is the Life! - Is it just us or does it seem like everything's better by the beach?Treat Yourself - You work hard all year, don't settle for mediocrity! Treat you and your family to a vacation worth remembering at Seaside Sanctuary.Half-Moon_GalvestonBeautiful Beaches Await You - Kick your shoes off and enjoy a stroll along the gorgeous coastline as the waves tickle your toes.Kick Back, Relax, and Enjoy - Do your days tend to be filled with work, chores, and errands? Not here! Your only job at is to have fun.Visit the Local Shops - Whether you like spending vacation at the pool or in town shopping, you can have it all in Galveston.Beach Fun - Enjoy some fun in the sun while spending quality time with friends and family!

Seaside Sanctuary

4.38/5 (8)

4.38/5 | 8 reviews

Luxury, beachfront home, private walkover to the beach, open concept, ready for the whole family
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 14 | Water View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Ocean View View
Gulf Front Proximity
Pet Friendly Amenity

Where you'll be


Seaside Sanctuary is a large two-story home located on the beachfront in Half Moon Beach with a private walkover to the beach. This stunning home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths for the convenience of our guests. This home has direct beach access and is ...
Seaside Sanctuary is a large two-story home located on the beachfront in Half Moon Beach with a private walkover to the beach. This stunning home features 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths for the convenience of our guests. This home has direct beach access and is just steps from the beach. Have your morning coffee on the expansive deck while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Gulf. It is truly a Seaside Sanctuary with so many amenities, including multiple TVs, WIFI  throughout the home, a large open floor plan, and a well-stocked kitchen with premium appliances. This home has a beautiful walk-out balcony on two levels that feature a full view of the Gulf of Mexico and a private walk-over to the beachfront is convenient for the day at the beach.

The enormous living/dining/kitchen open concept area features a large island with seating for 6 at the island. The kitchen is outfitted with upgraded stainless steel appliances, a large gas stove, and all of the kitchen tools necessary for meal preparation. This kitchen has a large workspace, a large refrigerator, and more than enough cooking instruments, including pots and pans, kitchen tools, bakeware, dishes, serving platters, and all types of glassware for drinking. The dining area features a long table with seating for 8 guests. Everyone can enjoy a movie with ample seating in the living area. The main living area also has a 1/2 bath for the convenience of the guests.

Sleeping accommodations at Seaside Sanctuary include 1 bedroom on the main level with a private bath. The bedroom on the main level has a queen bed (sleeps 2) and an en-suite bath with a tub/shower combination. The 1/2 bath for guest use is also located on the main level.  The upper level of the home features 3 bedrooms with two full baths. The primary bedroom on the upper level features a king bed (sleeps 2), a TV, and a walk-out balcony for a full beach view. The primary bedroom has an en-suite bath with a separate soaking tub and step-in shower. The second bedroom on the upper level also features a queen bed (sleeps 2), a TV, and a walk-out balcony to the deck where guests may enjoy morning coffee and a full view of the beach. The third bedroom on the upper level is a bunk room featuring two sets of Twin over Full over Twin trundle bunks (room sleeps 8). The second and third bedrooms share a full bath with dual vanity and tub/shower combination. More than enough room for a group of 14 guests.

Ryson's Luxury Collection is the best of the best. Every luxury vacation home is handpicked and invited into Ryson's exclusive luxury program. Luxury Collection homes offer up-to-date furniture, decor, appliances and technology in good condition. Luxury Collection homes offer upgraded linens, towels and beach towels, and a complimentary welcome gift basket.

Half Moon Beach is located on Galveston's West End, on the beachside, about 19 miles from town, between West of Sea Isle and East of Pointe West.

Ryson partners exclusively with Gulf Coast Concierge to make your time on the island unforgettable! Gulf Coast Concierge understands it's the little things that count. Create your own adventures with beach gear and golf cart rentals, a sunset cruise or a bonfire and smores on the beach. Gulf Coast Concierge also offers fishing charters, photo sessions, and a variety of in-home services. If you can dream it, we will do our best to make it happen!

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

This home is pet-friendly. 2 pets are allowed. All pets must be registered, and pet fee ($100/pet) must be paid upfront. Outside the home, dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners are responsible for picking up after dogs. Please review Ryson’s 'Tips for Traveling with Pets' for additional information.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please contact us.

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home, as well as any type of large gathering with guests not listed on the reservation's Guest Registration or exceeding the maximum occupancy. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals, and GARM (Galveston Association of Rental Managers) security. If any questions, please contact Ryson.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 4 vehicles to be parked at the property. Carpooling is highly recommended. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway or designated parking space. At no time should any vehicle be parked on lawns, yards or dune. Many HOAs do not allow parking for trailers, RVs, boats, etc. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

Even if listed as a provided amenities, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable package, network or channels or cable and internet signal quality and cable may not be available on all TVs. Oftentimes additional TVs are available for guests wanting to hook up their own game systems or streaming devices.

All reservations require a completed Ryson Rental Agreement, and the agreement holder must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property and provide a valid ID at check-in. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is at 10 am.

Monthly rentals are considered in the off-season - Winter Texans, snowbirds, retirees, corporate stays, medical professionals, university students and plant workers are welcome. Extended stays or monthly rentals require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15%! Although most extended stay reservations are between the middle of November through February, extended stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended stay reservations may not be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reserve your extended stay.

Ryson, established in 2006, is the largest local vacation rental provider on Galveston Island, offering close to 300 vacation rentals, including Ryson's Luxury Collection, in-house maintenance, housekeeping, inspection, laundry and property management. Ryson’s team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, as they offer expansive local knowledge and know Ryson's vacation homes.

GVR # 07143


Water View
Ocean View
Beach Front
Water Front
Beach Access
Ocean Front
Gulf Front
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Outdoor Shower
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf

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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Enjoyed a wonderful week on the property! The house was absolutely lovely and so well maintained. We had groceries waiting for us (which was great because the speed limit was 35 and the house was about 18 miles from most restaurants and places) which made it so convenient and comfortable. So quite and lovely, felt like our own private beach. The major downside was at the end of the board walk the water had washed away the beach so there was a massive pit (4feet depth) so if you stepped off the boardwalk you\'d fall and seriously hurt yourself. It wasn\'t the easiest to figure out how to get around it and I brought it up to Ryson but never got a response. Thankfully the entrance to the beach was two houses down so we just drove everyday to get my handicap parents access to the beach. But had the boardwalk been accessible to the beach that would have made all the difference in the world.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

This home is beautiful, I would have easily given an excellent rating except for the fact that the washing machine was extremely dirty, and had mold all throughout, additionally, the deck to the beach was unusable. There was massive erosion leaving a steep hole at the end of the deck preventing you from safely getting onto the beach. We made the best of the stay and had fun, thought I would mention this to the property management company so that other guests, didn\'t have the same experience. It\'s been over a week and they still haven\'t responded to my email. Overall, the experience at the house was great, I would book that rental again. The lack of response from the property management company has left a bad taste in my mouth.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

To the Owners and Manager of Ryson Beachhouse Rentals Re: Seaside Sanctuary Houseguests from Louisiana: Frances Washington Brenda Toston Julie Byers Eurydice Thomas Barbara Denu Barbara Jack Shirley Chachere Carol Poullard Our stay at your rental property was bittersweet. We were pleased when we drove up to this beautiful venue. However, by the time we walked up the stairs with all of our belongings. Our bodies hurt beyond measure. We are all senior citizens between the ages of 68 and 75, and a few with underlying health issues. We realized that there was a dumbwaiter that was unavailable to us - very disappointing! Our agenda was to have dinner, then relax on the veranda and enjoy the ocean breeze. We could not cook, due to no butane to operate the cooktop stove. We also had problems opening the freezer to capacity. There was no hot water; therefore, forced to take cold showers, for the duration of our trip. After communicating back and forth, management remedied the situation regarding the stove the next afternoon, by sending us two electric stoves, and one toaster oven. That was a welcome surprise, and much appreciated. The last day of our stay, we were offered dinner from one of three restaurants, which was delivered from Landry's Restaurant. That also was appreciated. In comparison to the amount we paid for our girlfriends getaway, that was paid up, and on time, according to Ryson's requirements, the venue should have been ready to accommodate us with everything offered to us, as advertised. Dinner and late accommodations cannot compare to the expectations we had, and the experience we endured. We adjusted to the place, despite the inadequacies because of who we are, and how we related to each other, and the circumstances. You offered to deduct $100 from our fee. $100 divided by eight women is insulting. $100 returned to each of us would be satisfactory. After checking out and returning the key, we were warmly greeted by the manager and her assistant. They were nice and very lovely women. They tempered the end of our stay with their professionalism and kindness.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Seaside Sanctuary is a very beautiful place , we really enjoyed our stay, the little problem that occurred, the owner and Ryson vacation rental made it all good.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

The location was great! Being right on the beach with a private walkway to the beach was great. We watched the rain storms in the morning while having breakfast then be on the beach as soon as they passed. The house was great but just needed the freezer fixed and a bath drain un clogged which I'm sure will be addressed. We would definitely stay here again.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 2

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.