USA Texas Texas Gulf Coast Gilchrist Listing #11895

Island Home - Gilchrist, TX

19 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
2457 Audubon Ave, Gilchrist, TX 77617

Worry-free booking

Enjoy peace of mind with flexible options to change or cancel your trip.

If your check-in date is at least 30 days away, you can reschedule your trip, cancel and receive 100% of the cost as a Future Stay Credit, or cancel for a refund (minus the booking fee).

Expert cleaning

Professional housekeepers clean and stock each home, using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

Local support

Each trip is backed by 24/7 customer support and local teams everywhere we operate.


Many Vacasa homes use smart locks or lockboxes for a smooth, contactless check-in.

Dog-friendly beach house w/ covered mezzanine, oceanfront views, & beach access

Fix yourself a cold drink and take in the sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico from your private deck when you stay at this comfortable Gilchrist beach house. Located right across the street from 27 miles of pristine beaches, this elevated, dog-friendly vacation rental is the perfect destination for a restful, relaxing ocean retreat.

This home lies on the secluded Bolivar Peninsula, about 30 miles from Galveston and just outside the small town of Gilchrist. With the sand and surf just a few steps away, you'll have incredible access to one of the most uncrowded stretches of beach on the Texas coast. Fly a kite in the breeze or wade in the warm water to your heart's content! For a change of pace, head east to the Smith Oaks Sanctuary for world-class birdwatching, or catch a free concert at Stingaree Restaurant and Marina.

When you're not exploring the island, you'll love spending your leisure time at this unique, family-friendly retreat. Beautiful hardwood floors create a cool, comfortable place to relax while watching TV or surfing the free WiFi. Pick up some fresh fish from the market and fix yourself a delicious seafood dinner in the fully equipped kitchen, then head downstairs to the covered mezzanine to dine in the open air as the ocean sparkles in the distance. For a small fee, you can even bring your canine friends along to join in the fun too! (Two dogs max, please.)

The beach is waiting - book your stay in this delightful vacation home today!

*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird rates!

*Please note: this home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in our Good Neighbor protection program. Our smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a friendly reminder rather than risking a noise complaint from a neighbor. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices—not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors!*

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : Hughesnet



DVD player

Wireless router







19 reviews

Jacquelyn Rene T. Jun 2020
I absolutely loved the fact that our dog was able to join us on our trip to the beach. The distance from the beach made it even better. The only improvement needed is more paper towels, toilet paper, and trash bags.
Earl E. Sep 2019
Close proximaty to the beach
Larry W. Jul 2019
We spent most of the time out of the house, but it is nice
Mark G. Jul 2019
The power went out during a storm
Patricia M. Apr 2019
Fabulous location for spring migration, between Rollover Pass and High Island. Porches on two sides meant we could watch both sunrises and sunsets. House is large and pleasant. When we had one little glitch with the keyless entry, a locksmith came right away. We felt well taken care of!
Dody D. Apr 2019
We enjoyed our stay, the house was equipped with everything we needed, I liked each bedroom room having its own bath.
Amanda S. Aug 2018
We had a great time in this vacation rental. My only feedback would be that there was very little cutlery available and a couple of the pots and pans we're unusable because they were dented and scratched on the bottom. Other than that the layout was great, the property was clean and the instructions were easy to understand and gain entry.
Cole M. Jul 2018
Great house no problems
Rickey D. Jul 2018
House was clean and as advertised. No problems getting in and we really enjoyed the stay.
Jennifer B. Jun 2018
We had a really great time and truly enjoyed our stay at this home. The home is nice and convenient and the neighbors were friendly. Though, as much as I hate to point out negative things, I know it helps others to share about our experience. I do hope they will fix the porch soon. 2 kids got BIG splinters in their feet from hanging out on the porch without shoes on & some of the posts were falling down or had come out / were loose. The front & back doors were hard to open & keep shut and had some minor damage. We were also told we would be notified early if we could do early check-in, but didn't receive any communications regarding same. When I called to ask, we were told that we could not get in early. With our long drive, we got into town early and went by the house at 2 pm (just in case) and the house was empty and ready for our arrival. There weren't any trash bags, dish soap, laundry detergent, bleach or dryer sheets. So, we ran to the store & bought everything so we could keep up with dishes, trash & laundry while we were there. The cable also didn't work. When we called to inquire, we were told there must just be a bad signal & nothing could be done. The cable never worked the entire time we were there so we just used tablets at night. Overall, this was a great place to stay and we hope to book again sometime.
Manager response:
We apologize for the disappointments this guest encountered. The WiFi and TV issues were addressed after this guest's stay; we scheduled an appointment as quickly as possible, but they weren't available until after this guest's stay. We have followed-up with housekeeping about the cleanliness comments. Thanks!
Jenny H. Jun 2018
This house fit our family's needs nicely! Three bedrooms each with their own bathroom gave everyone space. When we all came in from the beach ready for a shower, it was nice. Never ran out of hot water. The kitchen could have been better stocked. The pots and pans had seen better days, but we made it work. Easy to get to the beach just across Hwy 87. And we were the only ones on the beach! No crowds here, which we loved. If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is your place.
Edward B. May 2018
We loved the view fron the balcony. Great beach access and very well kept home.
Everything we needed was there and the 3 story hike wasnt that bad. Will book again
Susan T. Apr 2018
Conveniently located 20 minutes from High Island birding hot spots. Kitchen was sufficiently equipped and the place was clean. Everything worked. Nice view of the surf from the living room and deck. Be aware, it’s two stories up to the front door.
Richard B. Apr 2018
Very nice home. Only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars are the moldy shower curtains. Good location, beautiful view, and great location for Bolivar Peninsula.
David B. Oct 2017
Great kept property. First time to utilize this service but have scheduled another trip and plan on using them in the future as well
Rolando H. Oct 2017
First of all, renting this house was not our first idea. We were supposed to be going to New Orleans for the weekend but hurricane Nate changed our plans. This house is beautiful, the views are were great and we couldn’t be happier that our plans had to change. We found the house online, called to reserve it with Misty in reservations (who was awesome by the way!) and were relaxing and enjoying the view within a few hours, no other site we’ve used has allowed same day check in. 6 adults stayed here with no issues, there is plenty of space with comfy beds. As awesome as the house is there are a few minor cons, there is no WiFi here, this house only has one tv, and there is no way of getting groceries or items up to the house other than to carry them up... three stories up. Yes, three stories, with heavy groceries. (We brought some rope and a bucket... just saying) overall we loved it and are already making plans to rent again.