Pool TableStorage for Ping Pong TableSettle In - Everything you need in a vacation rental is provided. Settle into your home away from home and rest easy knowing everything is taken care of.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Fire pitLarge Patio - Our spacious patio is the perfect place to gather the family and enjoy the beautiful yard. The salt-laced breezes are definitely a plus!Living Area - From the large, elegant windows to the attractive furniture, you and your guests will love spending time together in this bright and airy living area.Great Space - The living room seats are comfortable, the view is spectacular, and the Galveston experience is just around the corner.Dinner Time! - Enjoy a meal with your crew! Lots of bonding time will be had at this table.Beautiful Dining Area - Dining room table opens up for pool or ping pong.Extra SeatingAt Your Service - You’ll arrive to find the bed beautifully made up and freshly laundered towels waiting, so you can kick off your vacation with a shower and a nap—just the thing after a day of travel.Games or Grub? - The large dining room table is ideal for group meals. But it’s also the perfect spot to host a game of Go Fish or Uno with the kids.Let The Sun Serve as Your Alarm Clock - Wake up to sunrise views in this extravagant primary bedroom filled with plenty of natural lighting!Serene Retreat - The comfortable bed in the primary bedroom is so inviting. You’ll sleep like a baby after a day of adventure!Second Bedroom - The second bedroom is a welcome retreat for a second couple or any children who may accompany you.Comfortable Daybed- Whether you take a quick nap or turn down for the night, the daybed is the perfect spot for relaxation.Kid Zone - Kids will love this room outfitted with bunk beds. Lots of fun will be had in this bedroom.Getting Ready For The Day -  You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home in this bathroom, it makes getting ready each day quick and easy.All The Comforts of Home! - We provide you with bath towels for your use. We want you to feel at home when you stay at a Bended Oak Bungalow!Half Bath - Guests will appreciate the convenience of having a half bath for those needed quick trips to the bathroom.So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!Outdoor showerFresh Air - The deck is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air. Grab a book, a drink, or a friend and just relax!Oudoor storageFront porchGalveston Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Beautiful 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!

A Bended Oak Bungalow

5.00/5 (8)

5.00/5 | 8 reviews

Pet friendly bungalow w/ large backyard + table games
3 BR | 1 Full Bath | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 8 | Community View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Community View View
Across From Beach Proximity
Pet Friendly Amenity

Where you'll be


Discover Texas coastal beaches and fun at A Bended Oak Bungalow. Nestled in Galveston Island’s East End Historic District blocks from the seawall, Porretto and Stewart beaches, restaurants, shopping, cruise ships, UTMB, and parks, this pet-friendly retreat...
Discover Texas coastal beaches and fun at A Bended Oak Bungalow. Nestled in Galveston Island’s East End Historic District blocks from the seawall, Porretto and Stewart beaches, restaurants, shopping, cruise ships, UTMB, and parks, this pet-friendly retreat is “very walkable” (walk score of 82), and concierge services are available for golf cart and bike rentals. A trolley stop is nearby for a memorable ride to the Strand, Moody Gardens, or Schlitterbahn.

Rain or shine, this home fosters family fun with a large backyard, pool and ping pong table, a retro gaming system (37K games), and the Island’s first-and-only Infinity Game Table (60+ classic digital board games). A Bended Oak Bungalow is clean and fully outfitted for your vacation, accommodating 8 guests with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a full kitchen, and beach supplies. A large dog is welcome with a pet fee paid at booking.

Enjoy Gulf breezes and a majestic Live Oak tree on the charming front porch swing. The large, shaded backyard offers a quiet retreat and room for kids and dogs to run and play. Treetop dining awaits on the deck with a table for 4. Downstairs there is a shaded patio with hammock swings, a charcoal BBQ grill, and a firepit for campfire s’mores with seating for 8. This getaway includes an outdoor shower and ready-to-use beach supplies: wagon, 4 beach chairs with umbrellas, sand toys, and 6 beach towels.

The large living area features hardwood floors, comfortable seating, free WiFi, and a large smart TV with antenna where you may log into subscription accounts, including Netflix, Hulu, etc. There are games and Galveston-themed reading materials.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals and snacks. The kitchen includes a large gas range, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, all necessary kitchen tools, a highchair, and a round table with seating for 4.

The dining room includes a large table with seating for 8 that converts for pool or ping pong fun, as well as a corner bar table and chairs. Plenty of seating for everyone! There is a 1/2 bath off the dining room for added convenience.

The primary bedroom is secluded in the back for increased privacy, featuring a king bed and smart TV with antenna. The second bedroom is accessed from the living room, offering a queen bed, lots of storage, and a large en-suite bath with a tub/ shower combo. The third bedroom connects to the second bedroom with a barn door, offering a twin bunk bed, twin daybed with trundle, and a chair that converts into a floor mat. All bedrooms have plenty of linens and pillows for a good night sleep.

The home also includes a laundry room with washer/dryer, iron, and an ironing board for the convenience of the guests.

Staying in town or near one of Galveston's Historic Districts has its own set of perks and is very different from the West End or near East Beach. Many in town homes are walking distance to the seawall, the beach, restaurants, shopping, the Historic Strand & Postoffice district, the Pleasure Pier, museums, the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry, plenty of other attractions, things to do, grocery stores, Texas A&M University, Shriner’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch), one of the largest, most technologically sophisticated emergency care facilities in the world, a level 1 trauma and burn center.

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. One pet is allowed. Weight limit of 50 pounds. 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. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 3 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 amenity, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable packages, networks, channels, cable signal quality, or internet signal quality. 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 # 09465


Across From Beach
In Town
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Fenced in Yard
Iron & Ironing Board
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Arcade Game(s)
Dining Room
Fire Pit
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Fire Pit(s)
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Beach (No Cars)
Fishing - Pier
State Parks
Water Parks

Select check in and check out dates

Add your travel dates to complete booking
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

We loved the house and the historical character of it. Great location- close to the beach and the Strand. Great family house with the ping pong table and infinity game table.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Absolutely amazing! Loved this home. We walked to the beach everyday and rented umbrellas and chairs $40/day. The home has so much space and it was clean and beautiful. Loved the front and back deck for Dogs and kids.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Bended Oak was the perfect getaway for a girls weekend: spacious and clean with everything we needed for home cooked meals. We were able to relax on the porches, make an awesome fire in the backyard, walk to the beach, enjoy the sunset at Murdocks, and even got to see the motorcycle lineup on the seawall. Did I mention it was the island motorcycle weekend? Each night, we roasted s'mores around a campfire and enjoyed cooking for each other. I was addicted to the puzzle game on the high tech gaming unit. This east end spot was ideal – walkable to the beach, near downtown, and only 45 minutes away from my home in Houston. We also enjoyed a tasty treat at the local bakery nearby. Great relaxing weekend. Next time I come, I will bring my family and dog.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

My son and I often visit Galveston from Katy. I would rate Bended Oak as one of the best places we have stayed on the island. It was kid-friendly, clean, fully packed, had lots of beds and seating, and two bathrooms. My son played on all of the gaming systems. I hadn't played Nintendo since I was young, and really enjoyed playing Monopoly on the digital coffee table. It was also near lots of things to visit, like the beach and La King's. There is a store nearby where we could get firewood for the bbq grill and firepit. The host communication was great too. We would highly recommend this place.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Prill McAfee ★★★★★ (5) This was our first vacation since my partner and I adopted a dog. It was a relief to not worry about leaving her behind. She loved the big yard (fenced!) and nearby park. As a retired couple, the beach was easily walkable for us, and we had great fun running, playing, and splashing in the waves with her. The outdoor shower at Bended Oak made clean up very simple with the dog. The bathrooms upstairs were very well-appointed with everything we needed for ourselves. We ate fresh fish from a seafood market on the lovely deck, and later did a puzzle together on the digital game table (no lost pieces). The welcome book and little touches from the host throughout the house enhanced our stay. Looking forward to our next visit.


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: 1

  • 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.