With 32 miles of open beaches, ornate historic buildings, and modern amusement parks, Galveston has something for everybody. Homeowners on the island know that when tourists come to visit, many want to stay in Galveston vacation rentals. It’s a great time to get your home out on the market, but there are a few costs you should be aware of up front.
Tourists will pay a 9 percent hotel operators tax and a 6 percent state tax to stay in your home. There are no permitting costs, but all homes must register with the Hotel Operators Tax Office through the Parks Board. Because the vast majority of homes in Galveston are second homes, regulations around renting your vacation home are relatively relaxed when compared to other areas. That being said, there may be zoning restrictions applicable to your home, and some condo and resort developments require a per-night booking fee for resort amenities, parking, and other services.
You want to visit your Galveston vacation home, but you don’t want to worry about chores like sweeping the deck or scrubbing the tub. When you sign with us, our team of local housekeepers cleans your home before and after every guest stay to ensure it remains in great shape, while our maintenance staff takes care of tasks like refilling propane tanks and trash removal. If a guest-related emergency arises, you don’t have to worry about taking that call: we’re here 24/7 to assist on the ground and via our support teams.
If you’re going to work with a Galveston vacation rental manager, work with a local team that knows the value of your time. Give us a call, and see how we can help you earn more, worry less, and rent with ease.
Guests’ expectations are getting higher, especially when it comes to cleanliness. Our enhanced professional cleaning program, Vacasa Premium Clean, meets or exceeds CDC guidelines, so guests have extra confidence to rent your home.
Once your home is thoroughly cleaned, we treat hard and soft surfaces throughout the home with a hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectant, paying special attention to high-touch surfaces.
Employees are provided with personal protective equipment (gloves and face masks) to wear at all times while visiting homes for maintenance, housekeeping, or any other purpose.
Our upgraded cleaning measures and the additional time our housekeepers spend caring for your home all come at no extra cost to you or your guests.
Your listing will be prominently featured everywhere guests are searching, like Airbnb, Vrbo, and Booking.com. And our digital marketing specialists ensure Vacasa homes are highly visible across search engines, display advertising, social media, and email marketing.
We obsess over delivering a seamless, stress-free vacation for your guests, from booking the right home to stocking the bathroom toiletries. And if your guests have questions, our Customer Experience team is available around the clock to answer all guest phone calls and emails.
We believe in earning your long-term business, not locking you into an ironclad contract. We don't limit your use of your vacation home—so you can enjoy it whenever you like, and know that it'll be sparkling clean and ready for you when you get there. Your home will always be yours.
Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly through Vacasa LLC and through Vacasa LLC's licensed subsidiaries. Click here for more information about Vacasa's licensed real estate brokerage/property manager in your state. Vacasa’s licensed real estate brokerages/property managers include: Vacasa Alabama LLC; Vacasa Arizona LLC; Vacasa Florida LLC; Vacasa Louisiana L.L.C. (licensed in Louisiana); Vacasa Michigan LLC, 947-800-5979; Vacasa Nevada LLC; Vacasa New Hampshire LLC, P.O. Box 283, Conway NH 03818, Dave Grant, Broker of Record; Vacasa New Mexico LLC, 503-345-9399; Vacasa New York LLC, 888-433-0068, Susan E. Scanlon, Real Estate Broker; Vacasa North Carolina LLC; Vacasa Pennsylvania LLC; Vacasa Real Estate Corporation, California DRE #02105811, Joseph Czapkowicz, California DRE #01380722; Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa South Carolina LLC; Vacasa Tennessee LLC; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Hawaii LLC, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Suite 600, Lahaina, HI 96761; Vacasa Vacation Rentals of Montana LLC, Patrice Tompkins, Licensed Property Manager; Vacasa Virginia LLC; Vacasa Wisconsin LLC.