SNOWBIRDS, WINTER TEXANS,
CORPORATE & FURNISHED STAYS

WHY GALVESTON?

Galveston, Texas offers 32 miles of coastline, is nicknamed, “The Playground of the South” and is a popular destination for vacationers. However, with the island’s Gulf Coast location, close proximity to Houston and so many area businesses, Galveston is also a popular choice for snowbirds, Winter Texans, corporate and furnished stays.

The island really has so much for everyone – those who love to fish, avid bird watchers, beachcombers, art gallery enthusiast, history buffs, thrift shoppers, food connoisseurs and people that just love the water, the beach and island life.

Galveston Island offers a small town feel, true island living, year-round festivals, museums, tours, diverse and rich history, restaurants from local seafood, Tex-Mex, soul food, Creole, Cajun, Asian, Italian, fast food, buffets and more.

If all of that is not enough, just across the causeway to the mainland, less than an hour drive, is the fourth largest city in the United States, Houston (45 miles), and both William P. Hobby (HOU, 40 miles) and George Bush (IAH, 70 miles) airports. Houston is a leading cultural and culinary destination, the city is home to over 11,000 restaurants featuring cuisine from more than 70 countries. The thriving arts scene includes resident opera, ballet, symphony and theater companies. The Museum District houses 19 museums, and be sure to check out Space Center Houston.

WHY RYSON REAL ESTATE & VACATION RENTALS?

Ryson’s corporate housing options range from three-bedroom luxury condos, one-bedroom cozy condos to private family homes in town and on the East and West Ends of the island. Most homes offer full kitchens, dining spaces, private balconies and are fully furnished. Many homes are also pet-friendly so you don’t have to find a trusted pet sitter or decide where to board the family dog while away. Let us know your needs, preferences and budget, and we will do the rest! Our team is here to help with the stress of finding your perfect place for your corporate stay.

WHY STAY IN GALVESTON, TEXAS DURING THE WINTER?

Let’s not forget the obvious – weather! Cooler winter months, December – February, daytime high temperatures are typically over 60°F, nighttime lows are around 50°F, and snowfall and freezing temperatures are rare on the island. Every winter thousands of visitors flock to the Gulf Coast. Check out our Galveston Weather page for additional information.

Spend a month or the entire winter on Galveston Island! You are welcome here; no one is a stranger!

Hope to see you on the island this winter!

Call a Ryson Vacation Planner today at 855-890-2361!


FAVORITE WINTER TEXAN ISLAND ACTIVITIES
  1. 1877 Tall Ship Elissa
  2. Bishop Palace Tour
  3. Bryan Museum
  4. Chili Quest & Beer Fest
  5. Cirque Joyeux Noel
  6. Dickens on the Strand
  7. Downtown Lanterns & Lights
  8. Galveston County Museum (opening 2020)
  9. Galveston Island Trolley
  1. Galveston Naval Museum
  2. Galveston Railroad Museum
  3. The Grand 1894 Opera House
  4. Holiday with the Cranes
  5. Mardi Gras Galveston
  6. Moody Gardens Golf Course
  7. Moody Mansion Tour
  8. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Museum
  9. Restaurant Week
  1. Rosenberg Library
  2. St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
  3. Texas Seaport Museum
  4. The Strand (shopping & restaurants)
  5. St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica
  6. Texas Seaport Museum
  7. Tree Sculptures (self-guided tour)
  8. Winter Texans Tradeshow

NOTES

Kitchens are fully stocked with your basic pots, pans, dishes to make and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner. All kitchens offer a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stovetop/hot-plate, and almost all homes also offer a full-size refrigerator, oven and dishwasher.

Linens are provided for all advertised beds, and all advertised beds are made prior to your arrival. Towels are included to accommodate the maximum occupancy of the home, and most homes offer a washer and dryer in the home or coin-operated laundry on-site.

Although most extended-stay reservations take place from the middle of November through February, extended-stay stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day.

Extended-stay stays require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15% (6% city and 9% state)!

Long term reservations are drastically discounted and not eligible for free attraction tickets.

Long term reservations are not able to be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you place your Winter Texan reservation!


RESERVATION COSTS
  1. MONTHLY RENT: as listed (1 full month paid at time of placing reservation)
  2. RESERVATION FEE: percentage of base rent for entire stay
  3. CLEANING: homes are cleaned prior to arrival and after departure (additional clean is required for 90+ day stays)
  4. DEPOSIT: $500/condo reservation or $1000/private home reservation
  5. UTILITIES: all utilities are included (electricity cap of 0-1 bedrooms: $100/month or 2+ bedrooms: $200/month)
  6. TRAVEL INSURANCE: 6.95% of total minus deposit (optional but recommended)
  7. PET FEE: pet-friendly homes allow dogs only and all pets must be pre-registered with pet fee paid in advanced
  8. HOTEL TAXES: reservations of 30+ days are tax exempt

STARTER ITEMS PROVIDED BY RYSON
  1. 2 – Rolls of tissue paper for each bathroom
  2. Travel size bottle of shampoo, conditioner & soap in each tub/shower
  3. Roll of paper towel in the kitchen
  4. Trash bag in each trash can upon arrival
  5. Travel size bottle of dish detergent and/or dishwasher tab

PRIVATE RYSON VACATION HOMES THAT WILL ACCEPT LONG TERM RENTALS
These homes are in addition to Ryson’s condos pictured below.
  1. A View to Remember
  2. Anchor Down
  3. Barefoot Pelican
  4. Beachfront Charm
  5. Bermuda Beachfront
  6. Bermuda Bungalow
  7. Bermuda Escape
  8. Coastal Blue at Seawall
  9. Dreamscape
  10. Family Tides
  1. Harry’s Hideaway
  2. Indian Summer
  3. Island Paradise
  4. Mini Gem
  5. Once Upon a Tide
  6. Palms on KenT
  7. Paradise Found
  8. Pirates’ Treasure
  9. Prager Bay View
  10. Reel Paradise
  1. Salt Therapy
  2. Sea Gem
  3. Seaclusion
  4. SeaStar BRM
  5. Second Wind
  6. Serenity
  7. The Good Life
  8. The Ocean Aire
  9. Timeless Treasure
  10. Vacay Vibes
  11. Villa Seamone
 
Please contact a Ryson Vacation Planner at 855-890-2361 for availability and monthly rental rates.