Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Life's Better at the Pool - Everyone knows that a vacation isn't complete without a private pool! Come on in, the water is amazing!Designed for Maximum Comfort - Inside and out, every element was designed and built with your comfort in mind.Take Out? - Who wants take out when you can create your own Top Chef recipes right here!Full Kitchen - The full kitchen will appease any picky chef.Open Floor Plan - You can see the TV, interact with guests in the living area, or enjoy the scenic views right from the kitchen.Full Kitchen - The full kitchen will appease any picky chef.Dinner Time! - Enjoy a meal with your crew! Lots of bonding time will be had at this table.Every Seat is the Best Seat in the Living Room! - Whether you're watching TV or relaxing, the living room is a great place to be indoors and simply relax, catch up on your TV series and browse the web.Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air. Grab a book, a drink, or a friend and just relax!Primary Bedroom - Retire for the night after a long day at the beach in the plush king-size bed in the primary bedroom.Snooze Away - This primary bedroom is complete with everything you need to take you adrift towards your sweetest dreams.More Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, there is enough space without waiting and lots of privacy.Second Bedroom - The second bedroom is a welcome retreat for a second couple or any children who may accompany you.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Cool off - A perfectly placed ceiling fan will help keep you cool after long days of adventuring. You'll find yourself off to dreamland in no time.Rest Easy - Whether you're sprawled out on the bed watching TV or dozing beneath the gentle whirr of the ceiling fan, you'll find it easy to rest up for your next day's adventures.Fourth Bedroom - Two beds await guests in the fourth bedroom! This room will be perfect for any two adults or children, with lots of room for everyone to have their personal space.Cheerful Second Bedroom! - This bright and cheerful second bedroom is sure to delight your guests. After a good night's sleep on a comfortable full-size beds, you can be sure they'll be ready to hit the waves!Sleep In Comfort - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Pure Relaxation - The balcony makes the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal or glass of wine while watching the sunset.Easy Living - Take a moment for yourself to sit in one of the relaxing porch chairs and breathe in deeply of the fresh salty sea air, cool beverage in hand.Prepare for the Day Ahead - This bathroom has everything you need to prepare yourself for a day in Galveston.Wash The Sand Away! - Look forward to washing the sand away after a long day at the beach.Pack Light! - We thought of it all! Just bring your favorite laundry products and have fresh clothing anytime you want!Florida Sun and Fun - The private pool and patio mean you can laze in luxury or enjoy the refreshing waters at your convenience.Galveston Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Galveston Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.

The Turquoise Turtle


4.30/5 (35)


4.30/5 | 35 reviews

Beautiful, in-town vacation home w/ private pool, close to all attractions

4 BR | 2 Full Baths | 1 Half Bath | Sleeps 12 | Community View

Galveston, TX


Property type

Community View


Across From Beach


Pool - Private


Where you'll be


The Turquoise Turtle - close to everything Galveston has to offer and a private swimming pool.  If you are looking for a classic Galveston Vacation home located on the main Boulevard - close to the beach, close to shopping, restaurants, terrific walk score...
The Turquoise Turtle - close to everything Galveston has to offer and a private swimming pool.  If you are looking for a classic Galveston Vacation home located on the main Boulevard - close to the beach, close to shopping, restaurants, terrific walk score of 88, get a golf cart through concierge services, and never get back in the car - this is the home for you.  This is a four-bedroom, 2.5 bath home that will accommodate up 12 guests.  Street and alley parking is available up to a maximum of four vehicles.  Please note this home has a very large backyard and a private swimming pool for guest use.  Guests must use a top lock on doors to the backyard to prevent unattended children from using the pool.  This home has exterior cameras for the safety of all guests.  Large Dog welcome with the fee paid at the time of booking. 

This home is a large home with a central hall from the front door.  The home has been updated recently while leaving all of the charms of a classic Galveston home.  Hardwood floors throughout the property, formal living and dining room, and a very large updated kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters.  Guests may enjoy meals prepared in this fully outfitted kitchen and enjoy dining at the round dining room table with seating for 8, or the secondary dining table for 4 guests.  Plenty of seating for everyone.  The large living area features a sleeper sofa, extra-large wall-mounted Smart TV where guests may watch cable TV or log in to their own Netflix or Hulu Accounts.  There is a 1/2 bath at ground level for the convenience of the guest.

Sleeping arrangements are as follows.  The primary bedroom is at the top of the stairs with a small portable stair that leads into the primary bedroom (king size bed).  The primary bedroom has an en-suite bath with a step-in shower.  The primary also has a television and a ceiling fan.  Guests will pull the pocket doors that connect with the two queen beds.  This large connected room was once the room of the Galveston Quintuplets!  The third bedroom also features a queen bed and connects to the upper outdoor deck.  The 4th bedroom has a queen bed and access to the hall bath with a tub/shower combination.

This home has 3 televisions, free WIFI, iron, and ironing board (if you must!), kitchen has a dishwasher, icemaker, stove, microwave and anything else including all the dishes, pots, pans, food preparation tools necessary to prepare poolside snacks or full meals!

Staying in town or near one of Galveston's Historic Districts has its own set of perks and is very different from the West End or near East Beach. Many in town homes are walking distance to the seawall, the beach, restaurants, shopping, the Historic Strand & Postoffice district, the Pleasure Pier, museums, the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry, plenty of other attractions, things to do, grocery stores, Texas A&M University, Shriner’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch), one of the largest, most technologically sophisticated emergency care facilities in the world, a level 1 trauma and burn center.

Ryson partners exclusively with Gulf Coast Concierge to make your time on the island unforgettable! Gulf Coast Concierge understands it's the little things that count. Create your own adventures with beach gear and golf cart rentals, a sunset cruise or a bonfire and smores on the beach. Gulf Coast Concierge also offers fishing charters, photo sessions, and a variety of in-home services. If you can dream it, we will do our best to make it happen!

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

This home is pet-friendly. Large dogs allowed. All pets must be registered, and pet fee ($100/pet) must be paid upfront. Outside the home, dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners are responsible for picking up after dogs. Please review Ryson’s 'Tips for Traveling with Pets' for additional information.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please contact us.

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home, as well as any type of large gathering with guests not listed on the reservation's Guest Registration or exceeding the maximum occupancy. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals and City Police.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 2 vehicles to be parked at the property. Carpooling is highly recommended. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway or designated parking space. At no time should any vehicle be parked on lawns, yards or dune. Many HOAs do not allow parking for trailers, RVs, boats, etc. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

Pool and spa are serviced multiple times a week, and we make every effort to keep them in tip top shape. However, we cannot guarantee there won’t be a disruption, but we always make every effort to resolve any issues ASAP.

Outside/exterior security surveillance is present at this home for the security of the home and our guests.

Even if listed as a provided amenities, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable package, network or channels or cable and internet signal quality and cable may not be available on all TVs.

All reservations require a completed Ryson Rental Agreement, and the agreement holder must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property and provide a valid ID at check-in. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is at 10 am.

Monthly rentals are considered in the off-season - Winter Texans, snowbirds, retirees, corporate stays, medical professionals, university students and plant workers are welcome. Extended stays or monthly rentals require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15%! Although most extended stay reservations are between the middle of November through February, extended stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended stay reservations may not be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reserve your extended stay.

Ryson, established in 2006, is the largest local vacation rental provider on Galveston Island, offering close to 300 vacation rentals, including Ryson's Luxury Collection, in-house maintenance, housekeeping, inspection, laundry and property management. Ryson’s team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, as they offer expansive local knowledge and know Ryson's vacation homes.

GVR # 05930

Where you'll sleep

2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom
4th Bedroom
Queen Queen
Primary Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper
Upstairs Landing Area


Community View
In Town
Across From Beach
Pool - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s) - Smart
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Toaster Oven
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Beach (No Cars)


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Katy H.
Verified Guest Comment

I dont want to score you poorly, especially on the rating scale, so I will put a 7... but hopefully your other locations are cleaner and dont feel as cheap. I do appreciate the responsive communication and helpfulness with the gas stove that was sticking. Thank you!

Kari S.
Verified Guest Comment

While there was plenty of space and sleeping arrangements, we encountered many things amiss. The upstairs master bathroom toilet handle did not work. Had to pull a very rusted inside valve to flush the toilet. The vent in both the kitchen and dining room leaked water randomly. Made for very slippery floors with young kids. Only one hand towel in the kitchen for 11 guests. Less than one roll of paper towels for 11 guests. Dining room table did not have 8 chairs as advertised. Two of the chairs had one legs each that was nearly falling off. Safety hazard.

We really enjoyed our stay. I was skeptical of the location and I was a little put off by the 18...

We really enjoyed our stay. I was skeptical of the location and I was a little put off by the 18 page - 60 part - contract that the management company sent us for a 4 night stay. We stayed 4 nights - 4 adults, 5 kids, and a dog. There was plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable and have privacy. The house is clean. The location was just fine. Broadway is not as busy as you would think and we were there for peak spring break and St. Patties day. We were able to walk the 6 minutes to the beach and restaurants just fine. The backyard is set up nicely for kids. There is a playground and its fenced off so that you can keep the kids out of the pool area. The pool was a lot of fun. The outdoor shower around the side is a huge help. I recommend setting up a grocery delivery or hitting the grocery store upon arrival. Don't forget spices, condiments, coffee filters, cooking oil (not provide for "safety") and get laundry detergent and dish detergent because they only provide enough for 2 loads each. The gas station next door had a very lovely clerk who gave us some of her coffee filters for free. We hit a restaurant and got some extra individual packs or condiments, salt, pepper, sugar etc. Parking around back and front but its tight so car pool if possible or plan to find street parking for extra cars. We had a couple of issues upon check in that I will not even address here because the management company was communicative and fixed everything promptly.

Patricia N.
Verified Guest Comment

Maria S.
We had an amazing stay at this home. The house was clean, charming and well equipped. Staying at...

We had an amazing stay at this home. The house was clean, charming and well equipped. Staying at numerous vacation homes we have come across several that have the bare essentials. This home had just about everything. The pool is a bit small but accommodated 6-7 of us at a time. The location gave us easy access to the beach and we were able to walk. This home has charm and we will definitely stay here again!!


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Max pets: 2

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, 30% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window within 30 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.