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.
With Vacasa's Perfect Rate technology and broad marketing distribution, owners who switch to Vacasa earn 31% more in their first year.*
Vacasa's local employees are here to deliver the exceptional service that you, your home, and your guests deserve.
Owning a second home shouldn’t be your second job. Vacasa takes care of the details so you can enjoy your home.
In 2009, after assuming responsibility for his wife's family vacation home, our founder Eric Breon struggled to find a property manager capable of providing quality care and a satisfying financial return. This is how Vacasa began—with a vision to deliver a seamless experience for vacation home owners, through innovative technology and local staff, wherever guests want to travel.
In the last decade, thousands of homeowners have joined the Vacasa family, and we now manage more than 23,000 vacation properties around the world. We’d love to help you discover the Vacasa difference: earn more, worry less, and rent with ease.
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 LLC (licensed in Idaho, Oregon, and Utah); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Colorado, 720-727-9358); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Tennessee, 615-671-9916); Vacasa Real Estate LLC (licensed in Washington, Robert Brush, Designated Broker); Vacasa Resort Rentals of Hilton Head Island LLC; 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.
*Average increase in net revenue with Vacasa during the first year for owners who were eligible for, and chose to participate in, a Vacasa performance guarantee. Figures based on the average of first-year income guarantees that finished August 2018–August 2019.