Fully Equipped Kitchen - You’ll find everything you need to prepare simple snacks or full course meals for you and your guests. All you add is the food and your favorite recipes.Pure Relaxation - Worn out after a full day at the beach? Unwind in the clean, modern living room, watch your favorite show on the HDTV or surf the net with the free Wi-Fi.Sleep Like a King - These luxurious, well-appointed beds will surely be the site of several sweet dreams.Long Shower Or A Soak In The Tub? You Decide! - Take a refreshing shower or indulge in a long hot bath in our full bathroom that has ample countertop space, which means plenty of space for toiletries without being cramped.Welcome to Skin and Bones! - From the moment you pull into the driveway, you’ll know that you’ve booked your vacation stay someplace special.Treat Yourself - You work hard all year, don't settle for mediocrity! Treat you and your family to a vacation worth remembering at Skin and Bones.Gather in the Living Room For a Movie Night! - Pop a few bowls of popcorn, put a movie in, and settle in for a fun family night. The TV keeps the group entertained any time of year!Easy Access - The living room provides quick and easy access to the patio where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings.Elegant Dining - The beautiful dining table is the perfect place to gather your guests for an extravagant meal. The chairs are so comfortable. It’s hard to imagine a more elegant setting.Dinner Time! - Enjoy a meal with your crew! Lots of bonding time will be had at this table.Coffee Anyone? - Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar and drink a morning cup of joe. It’s a great place to plan your day’s activities, gather your wits, and get ready for more quality time!Talk About Your Dream Kitchen - The lavish kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare and serve great food to your loved ones.You Have Arrived - Welcome to your own personal paradise and enjoy a vacation fit for royalty!Watch the sunrise from the primary bedroom - Stretch out on the primary bed and watch a little TV, check out the ocean view from the patio entrance, check e-mails using our wireless internet, or just catch a few zzz's.Good Mornings - After a great night's sleep, you're only steps away from pulling up a stool to the breakfast bar and enjoy a morning cup of joe with your friends.Relax and Enjoy It - Enjoy a nice long soak in this beautiful tub.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.Large 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!Cool off - A perfectly placed ceiling fan will help keep you cool after long days of adventuring. You'll find yourself off to dreamland in no time.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.Pure Convenience - Each bedroom has its own bathroom so there’s no hassling to get into the shower each morning.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.Each Bedroom Has a Private TV - Everyone will enjoy having a place they can retreat to and enjoy time to themselves. Each bedroom has a private TV and access to the Wi-Fi.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.Kid Zone - Kids will love this room outfitted with bunk beds. Lots of fun will be had in this bedroom.Do Not Disturb - Enjoy complete privacy with this enclosed toilet.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!Welcome to Skin and Bones! - Once you arrive at this beautiful condo, you may never want to leave!Beach Fun Finale - After a long walk on the beach, stop at the outdoor showers to rinse your feet before heading inside.Get Ready to Be Spoiled! - Everything about Skin and Bones is aesthetically pleasing. From the large, elegant windows to the handsome, high-quality furnishings, this beautiful condo was designed with your luxury in mind.Skin and Bones - If you've been on the lookout for the perfect vacation rental, your search is over. Book this lovely condo today to experience the vacation of a lifetime!Where the Fun Starts - From the moment you arrive at Skin and Bones, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your precious vacation days to the full.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Galveston, Texas Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Skin and Bones. Enjoy!Experience Easy Living at Skin and Bones - This extravagant vacation home is the ultimate embodiment of luxury, comfort, and design!Grand Preserve drone 3_edit-ASWPreserve at Grand Beach Drone-1Preserve at Grand Beach Drone-3Beautiful 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!

Skin and Bones

4.38/5 (12)

4.38/5 | 12 reviews

Home at the Preserve at Grand Beach w. 2 decks and full view of East End
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 10 | Beach View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Ocean View View
Across From Beach Proximity
Wireless Internet Amenity

Where you'll be


Skin and Bones are located at the far east end of Galveston Island - 4 large bedrooms with 3.5 baths - newer construction.   She's a skin doctor, he's a bone doctor - welcome to Skin Bones. The home is located in the gated community of The Preserve a...
Skin and Bones are located at the far east end of Galveston Island - 4 large bedrooms with 3.5 baths - newer construction.   She's a skin doctor, he's a bone doctor - welcome to Skin & Bones. The home is located in the gated community of The Preserve at Grand Beach Galveston.  Skin and Bones will accommodate up to 10 guests and features two decks for a full view of the East end of Galveston Island.  Guests are a short bike ride away from the historic Strand and all that East Beach has to offer. This beauty has an open floor plan with a large, fenced yard.

The open concept living/dining/kitchen area has great flow where the family may enjoy relaxing, playing games at the large dining table, and meal preparation in this well-appointed modern kitchen.  The fourth bedroom is located on the first level of the home and is two twin bunks (sleeps 4) which has a full bath. The half bath is also located on the first level of the home.  The other three bedrooms are upstairs (2nd floor).  The primary bedroom has a queen bed with an en-suite bath featuring a separate tub and step-in shower and a walk-out deck for morning coffee while guests watch as the ships pull in and out of Galveston harbor.  The second and third bedrooms each have a queen bed and share a jack-and-jill bath.  They are also located on the second floor of the home.  

Come and enjoy something new and different on the East Beach of Galveston.  The Skin and Bones home will delight even the most particular guest!  This home has ample entertainment opportunities, close to the beach, and has gorgeous views.  Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals.

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.

The Preserve at the Grand Beach, located on East Beach, is one of the newest subdivision and was developed by Mickey Giles and Frank Schaefer to bring the first gated beachfront community to Galveston Island. The Preserve is just minutes away from Galveston’s Historic Downtown, Strand and Postoffice Districts, Seawall Boulevard and the free Galveston-Boliver ferry.

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.

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this home. If needing a pet-friendly vacation rental, please check out Ryson's pet-friendly vacation rentals.

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.

Outside/exterior security surveillance is present at this home for the security of the home and our guests.

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 # 05857


Beach View
Ocean View
Across From Beach
Beach Access
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Outdoor Shower
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Keurig Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
Beach (No Cars)
Health Beauty Spa
Water Parks

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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.

Mary C.
Verified Guest Comment

The stopper on the L sink in the master bedroom would not go down. I would say if you need curtains to block out light, don't stay here. We all woke up early in the morning.

Ora C.
Verified Guest Comment

I loved the various balconies at the location. It wasn't busy, and the few people there were very friendly. Definitely the place to get REST AND RELAXATION!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Everything was nice, the “starter pack” of necessities was more than enough for us. There was a bug problem. There were a lot of ants coming from under the living room rug and one bit my one year old and the mosquitoes were worse at this home than the neighboring so I'm guessing others treat for them. Overall we would definitely be back.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

my stay was relaxing. The home was very clean.the only problem i had was the fridge was not working and my food spoiled. But it was still a great place to stay

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

We loved the layout of the house. Plenty of room for our family. The 3.5 baths was really nice. Very clean. They have plenty of chairs on the deck but since they are low to the ground, the view is looking through the railings of the deck. The outside shower doesn\'t work. They did have a water hose and we used that to rinse the sand off of us before entering the house. They have a set of patio furniture on the ground floor but it has a chord with lock intertwined through the set. You can sit on them but you will have to sit on the chord and they are locked close together. We didn\'t use them. You can not access the beach from behind the house so you must walk to the community gate which is estimated about 3/4 way down the street. Be sure you have a wagon to haul your stuff down to the beach. Its not far but its still a walk. I love that its gated community. The location is great. We had difficulty with the refrigerator being cold. We kept our water on the counter so as not to open it much. We finally realized the settings were off. We had to reset to manufacturer recommendations and it was fine. Just something to check. It is computerized settings. There is some drainage issues in the upstairs middle bathroom shower. It drains but the water collects in the bathtub quicker than it can drain. overall we were happy with the house and the location. We would rent this house again.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 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.