Frequently Asked Questions





Frequently Asked Questions:


Do you only have properties in the Galveston area?

Ryson Vacation Rentals manages 170 condos and houses throughout the entire Island.

How old do you have to be to rent condos/houses?

Age Restrictions: Renters for condos must be 21 years of age, while renters for houses must be 25.  The contracted “renter” must be occupying the rental the full length of the stay.

Do you allow large gatherings/houses?

We have a select few properties that will allow small weddings, prom groups (with chaperones and deposits), and larger groups. A Ryson agent must approve the reservation before it is made.

Do you rent golf carts/chairs/canopies?

Our Gulf Coast Concierge Department provides an assortment of services and rentals with complimentary delivery to all Ryson-managed properties. GCC offers packages, discounted Schlitterbahn tickets, water board rentals, beach canopy/chairs, golf carts, fishing charters, and many more services for inside and outside the rentals!

Do you sell tickets?

We have discounted Schlitterbahn tickets, and we usually have discounts for Moody Gardens.

What is your cancellation policy?

Ryson will allow a cancellation only within the first 24 hours of booking a reservation with a $35 fee (condos) and $75 (Houses).  After this first 24 hours, Ryson will not accept a cancellation for any reason. RedSky Travel Insurance can also be purchased.


Can we bring our (whatever exotic pet) to the rental?

Ryson accepts dogs and cats at a select few of our properties. There is a $100 pet-fee per pet. Ryson does not accept exotic pets. Pet-restrictions may apply.

Do you have a 7 night minimum on all your houses?

Our condos have a 2 night minimum year-round except for holidays which are 3 nights. Our houses have a 3-7 night minimum during the summer months. During the off-season (September-May) our properties have a 2-3 night minimum, and some are available for monthly rentals.