Spectacular View - No matter where you are, the natural sights are unforgettable.Spend quality time together - The open layout makes it easy for everyone to enjoy each other’s company, whether you’re cooking in the kitchen, surfing the web at the dining table, or stretched out with a book in the living area.TV Time - Gather the group for a bowl of popcorn while you watch a favorite show on the large flat-screen TV. The couches are so comfortable you may never want to move.Cozy Fireplace - There's nothing better than lighting a warm fire in the fireplace on a chilly evening.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!Stop by the grocery store and stock up on family favorites - One of the hallmarks of a great vacation is the opportunity to munch on favorite treats! Stop by the store, we've got all of the cookware and appliances you need.Living Room with Gorgeous Views - You’ll swoon when you see the spectacular views from this living room.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.Comfortable Elegance - Sink into the comfortable, beautiful couches. It’s a great place to watch your favorite TV shows or simply have a casual conversation with your guests.Shady Porch - Keep cool on even the hottest afternoons. Settle out here with a drink to admire the sunset.Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place if you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make some drinks, get the crew and really enjoy yourselves on this vacation!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!Suite Dreams - Once you step inside the sumptuous primary suite, you might never want to leave. Go ahead, turn in early and skip the alarm clock: You’re on vacation, after all!Serene Retreat - The comfortable bed in the primary bedroom is so inviting. You’ll sleep like a baby after a day of adventure!Freshen Up Before Heading Out For A Night On The Town - Freshen up in the primary bathroom before heading out for a night on the town! You'll find room for all of your toiletries.A Hot Shower Awaits - Whether you spent the day hitting up the beach or the pool, a long hot shower awaits you at the end of an enjoyable day in the sun!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.Love To Sleep? - This comfy bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evening.Rest Easy - Whether you're sprawled out on the bed watching TV or dozing beneath the gentle whirr of the ceiling fan, you'll find it easy to rest up for your next day's adventures.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.Sleep In Comfort - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find these cozy beds to be just right!Relax, You’re On Vacation - Close your eyes and let your thoughts drift off to the seashore. Before you know it, you’ll be in a deep sleep that will invigorate and restore you to your best self.Private Bathroom - Guests appreciate having multiple bathrooms -- no sharing! It makes mornings so much easier than when everyone is jockeying for a turn in the shower.Pristine Bathroom - Fresh bath towels will be waiting for you when you arrive. If you want to shower as your first order of business, you can.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!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.Grilling - Grab some meat and veggies and throw them on the grill.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!Boat Deck - Pull up your boat at the deck! Cruise along the calming waters and return back home for a nice al fresco meal on the patio!Gone Fishin' - Take your boat out to the waters and catch some fresh fish! Bring it back and have yourself a seafood feast for dinner!Laze on the Lawn - This wide open space is perfect for gathing friends and family for a barbecue or cuddlng up to your special someone and watching the stars.Bay Views - The bay's tranquil waters are a perfect backdrop to your vacation stay.A Few More Feet! - The ocean awaits! Since only a short walk separates you from the fun of the beach, why waste any time?Night Fishing - Take away the heat of the day and night fish with the properties own fishing lights.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Bay Harbor

Bayfront Retreat


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Beautiful home with the best view of the bay and fantastic sunsets
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 12 | Water View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Gulf View View
Bay Front Proximity
Boat Dock Amenity

Where you'll be


Boasting arguably the best view of the Bay, Bayfront Retreat promises fantastic sunset views and relaxation for up to 12 guests in Galveston, TX. Spanning over 1,800 square feet, this fully-renovated, two-story retro vacation home will amaze you with wrapa...
Boasting arguably the best view of the Bay, Bayfront Retreat promises fantastic sunset views and relaxation for up to 12 guests in Galveston, TX. Spanning over 1,800 square feet, this fully-renovated, two-story retro vacation home will amaze you with wraparound balconies, an oversized sundeck overlooking the calm Bay waters and a gorgeous circular fireplace.

Boasting an open concept floor plan, your family or friends’ group will have plenty of space to relax in this Galveston, TX vacation home. Wall-to-wall windows let you see the tranquil Bay from every angle. Oversized, plush sofas in the living room and offer everyone the best seat in the house for great conversations and tons of laughter with family-style game nights. Or login to the app-enabled firestick on the large HDTV to stream your favorite movies and shows.

Bayfront Retreat’s open and airy kitchen has plenty of counterspace to prepare and serve all your favorite meals. The convenient breakfast bar counter does double duty for serving buffet-style meals as well as grabbing a barstool seat for a quick bite. The large round kitchen table seats eight. Grill out on the downstairs patio for a sunset Alfresco dinner on the Bay, or mix up cocktails at the outside bar and relax in a patio rocker during your own private happy hour. Whether you bring your own boat and bumpers or charter a rental, there’s room to tie-off your vessel. Have fun fishing and crabbing from the private dock. Fishing lights let anglers make the most of the evening hours.

Four spacious bedrooms, outfitted for comfort with plush bedding, ceiling fans and tiled floors promise sweet dreams. Three full-size bathrooms are stocked with plenty of fresh towels. After a fun-filled day on the water, you’ll appreciate being able to take a long tub soak or hot shower. A handy laundry room houses a full-size washer and dryer, making it easy to refresh your swimsuit and towels each day.

You’ll be close to tons of attractions, shopping and dining in Galveston when you stay at Bayfront Retreat. Take the plunge down one of the many waterslides at Schlitterbahn Waterpark or learn about marine life and see tuxedo penguins up-close at the Moody Gardens Aquarium. Rent a bicycle and ride or walk the 10-mile-long Seawall that runs along the sugar sand shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. Head on over to Pleasure Pier and enjoy nostalgic thrill rides and old-fashioned midway games over the water. Book a dolphin sunset cruise, dive headfirst into history at one of Galveston’s museums or pick up a souvenir at a local shop. You’ll find plenty of delicious dining options to suit everyone’s tastes.

Come experience bliss on the Bay and book your vacation dates at Bayfront Retreat today!

Bed Sizes:

First Floor :

Third Bedroom – Queen

Fourth Bedroom – Full

Second Floor :

Primary Bedroom – King

Second Bedroom – King

Living Room – Queen Futon, Queen Futon

Please note: All necessary home information, including Wi-Fi passwords can be found on the refrigerator. Boat on property is not for guest-use. Please do not use the bonus downstairs bathroom in inclement, rainy weather. The sizeable driveway has space for up to four vehicles; please do not park on the grass. Please turn the upstairs thermostat to 80 degrees upon departure and the downstairs thermostat off.

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

This home is pet-friendly. 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. EXTENDED STAYS

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# 10660


Water View
Bay View
Gulf View
Bay Front
Canal Front
Property Features
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Boat Dock
Ground Floor
Iron & Ironing Board
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Outdoor Shower
Dining Area
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
TV (s) - Smart
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Dishes and Utensils
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Surf
Medical Services
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Golf Course(s)
Jet Ski Rentals
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Fishing - Pier
State Parks
Theme Parks
Water Parks

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


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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

Deposits and Cancellations
  • Bayfront Retreat is new to the rental program, and our systems are curently syncing. Please call 844-334-4588 to verify the deposit and cancellation policy.