Gilchrist Vacation Rentals

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Make Gilchrist your next getaway

A quaint beach community located along Texas' Gulf Coast, Gilchrist is easy on the eyes and hard on the goodbyes. Its beauty and mellow atmosphere are unrivaled in the Lone Star State, and its position right on The Gulf is great for a wide variety of activities. Book a stay at one of our comfortable Gilchrist vacation rentals and let the fun begin.

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Popular amenities for Gilchrist vacation rentals

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Island Home
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Island Home - Gilchrist, TX

$186 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
The Gem of Gilchrist
1 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

The Gem of Gilchrist - Gilchrist, TX

$197 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Driftwood Deck
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 14 (12 Adults Max)

Driftwood Deck - Gilchrist, TX

$418 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
The Salty Dog
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 14

The Salty Dog - Gilchrist, TX

$439 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Sandy Shores
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 14

Sandy Shores - Gilchrist, TX

$534 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)

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Recent Gilchrist guest reviews

House was perfect for 13 people. Had everything we needed and then some! Will definitely consider for next years beach trip.
Stephanie M. | Jun 2024
Awesome house and location. We will definitely go back again. We didn’t want to leave,
Jan C. | Jun 2024
This is our third time to rent this property. Beach had super easy access, very few people and was very nice and quiet. The outdoor showers are nice and water gets warm quickly. The view is great...we enjoyed our time on the deck. You can watch the sunrise from the front deck, and a beautiful sunset from the back deck bay view. It's a short drive to the Crystal Beach Big store, and close enough to enjoy Galveston by taking the ferry. It has nice open area, good natural lighting, and we appreciated that all appliances worked well. However, more attention to detail in cleaning is needed, hardly any of the doors close easily, bolt lock on back door doesn't work. The lights don't all work, and the switches are all taped up by front door, with notes not to use. The beds are semi-comfortable, other than the twin beds which are more uncomfortable, but probably fine for kids. There was no hand soap or hand towel for hall bathroom, no salt, only 1 hand towel and dish towel, and only 2 knives. Otherwise, kitchen and bath supplies were adequate. Wifi was a little slow at times, but mostly ok. DIRECT TV was nice to have. Finally, for a place that sleeps 9 and can feed 10 (with the 4 barstools), there is only a couch and 2 upholstered chairs in living room. A chair of some sort would be nice in the bedrooms also, especially the master. These could then be moved into living area as needed. Overall, the value is good and I'd probably stay here again.
Christy P. | Jun 2024
Gilchrist vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 73 of our Gilchrist homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 109 of our Gilchrist vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Gilchrist vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Gilchrist team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Gilchrist, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is Gilchrist, TX?

Drive directly east from Houston to find Gilchrist along State Highway 87, about 17 miles from Bolivar Point on the Bolivar Peninsula. The resort town is small and, as with most Southern cities, hospitable and welcoming. If you're looking to experience The Gulf without the noise and crowds, Gilchrist and nearby Crystal Beach offer the perfect vacation spot. 

Things to do in Gilchrist, TX

Gilchrist's Rollover Pass is world famous for its plentiful catch. This 200-foot wide, eighth-of-a-mile-long channel meets Galveston Bay and The Gulf of Mexico, allowing fish to swim back and forth along the two bodies of water. Known for its large variety of fish, this spot is ideal for any anglers who are always in search of the next best fishing hole.

Nearby Bolivar Peninsula is a major attraction for visitors of Gilchrist. With 27 miles of beaches easily accessible from your vacation home, the peninsula is perfect for fun in the sun on the Texas coast. Dig your toes in the sand as you read your favorite book, or bring along a paddle board to let loose in the water before returning for a sunset cocktail on your deck.

Day trips from Gilchrist, TX

If you're looking to explore more of Texas while you're in the area, you're in luck. Gilchrist sits just 27 miles from the resort destination of Galveston. You'll have to hop a ferry to reach the city, but once you're here, you'll be able to indulge in delicious seafood and catch a show or an event at the Grand 1894 Opera House. 

About 83 miles away is Pasadena, a great place to travel to if you're hoping for a breath of urban excitement amid the solitude of Gilchrist. With loads of museums, festivals, and parks, this city is a big ol' heap of Texas fun. 

Our Gilchrist vacation rentals are a perfect lens through which to picture all that this community has to offer. If you're looking for a laid-back spot in The Gulf, you've met your match. The only thing left to do is experience it for yourself, so get started by booking your Gilchrist getaway today.