Charming Texas beach houses for rent for the perfect summer getaway

It’s that time of year when the scorching heat rises in the Lone Star State, and it’s absolutely unbearable.

Many Texans who live near the coast cope with this by flocking to one of Texas’ many beaches for a relaxing day by the sea. After all, sometimes a subtle breeze near the shore and a dip in the waters cool is all that provides a bit of a rest from the hot weather.

Why not make it a holiday and stay a few days near the beach?

We’ve found seven Texas homes, condos and cottages near the beach or water, so you can have the summer vacation of your dreams.

The rusty hook

The interior of The Rusty Hook’s living room.

VRBO

$133/night

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Neighbourhood: Crystal Beach, Texas

Why you need to go: It’s an affordable spot near one of the Galveston area’s most popular beaches, Crystal Beach. Plus, who can resist the adorable interior that looks like what could be found below deck on a pirate ship?

Pineapple Cottage

The exterior of Pineapple Cottage in Galveston, TX.

The exterior of Pineapple Cottage in Galveston, TX.

Airbnb

$178/night

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Neighbourhood: Galveston, Texas

Why you need to go: This charming little cottage isn’t right by the beach, but it’s close to Galveston’s beautiful historic district, where it’s great to walk around.

Bolivar Peninsula Beach House

The light blue beach house on stilts in the Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

The light blue beach house on stilts in the Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

Airbnb

$166/night

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Neighborhood: Bolivar Peninsula, TX

Why you need to go: This is the classic Texas beach house on stilts. The location is near the water so you have an ocean view from the porch.

Vintage Apartment Galveston

The living room of the vintage apartment in Galveston.

The living room of the vintage apartment in Galveston.

Airbnb

$174/night

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Neighbourhood: Galveston, Texas

Why you need to go: If your grandma ever had a beach house, it probably looked like this. You can relive that nostalgia in this one bedroom apartment near Porretto beach.

Casa de Pescadores

The exterior and deck of Casa de Pescadores in Corpus Christi, TX.

The exterior and deck of Casa de Pescadores in Corpus Christi, TX.

Airbnb

$195/night

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Neighbourhood: Corpus Christi, TX

Why you need to go: This huge condo on the water can accommodate up to 10 people. Look at this view of the bay from the deck!

Casita Amor

The exterior of Casita Amor in Galveston, TX.

The exterior of Casita Amor in Galveston, TX.

Airbnb

$167/night

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Neighbourhood: Galveston, Texas

Why you need to go: You can stay and snuggle up with your loved one, enjoy the historic cemetery across the street, or cycle to the nearby beach.

Jay’s Surf Shack

The exterior of Jay's Surf Shack in Port Aransas, TX.

The exterior of Jay’s Surf Shack in Port Aransas, TX.

VRBO

$203/night

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Neighbourhood: Port Aransas, Texas

Why you need to go: You can sleep up to 6 people in this sky blue bungalow, and it’s just steps away from a fun day at Port Aransas Beach.

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