Treat Yourself - You work hard all year, don't settle for mediocrity! Treat you and your family to a vacation worth remembering at By The Sea in Kahala Beach.Living Room with Gorgeous Views - You’ll swoon when you see the spectacular views from this living room.Living Room - The open floor plan allows you to see the views, watch a little TV or plan your day’s activities. Just sink into the sofa and you will see beauty everywhere you look.Luxurious Living Area - You'll love spending time in the impeccably furnished living area, whether you're watching TV, surfing the web via the free WiFi, curling up with a good book, or stretching out for a nap.Designed for Comfort - Plush seating, a soothing color palette, a large flat-screen TV, and a view of the ocean, the living area was furnished with comfort and relaxation in mind.Have "Sunday brunch" every morning! -  Sleep late, then get up and create fun and decadent dishes for brunch before you head out for a walk along the beach.Be Inspired to Create Culinary Masterpieces in the Kitchen - The well-appointed kitchen will turn even the short-order cook into a gourmet chef! All cookware, utensils, appliances, and dinnerware are provided.Be Inspired To Cook Local - With an abundance of fresh seafood and produce, you'll be inspired to create gourmet meals of local ingredients in By The Sea's well-equipped kitchen.Kitchen Nook - Right by the kitchen is a small table with chairs, just perfect for a cup of morning coffee.Serving Eight - The dining room table can seat eight guests, and there is plenty of open space so everyone can be part of the dinnertime conversation without anyone feeling left out.Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Create memories over a homemade meal.Your Next Home Away From Home - You're going to fall in love with this exquisite vacation home! With its convenient open floor plan, modern amenities, and tasteful decor, what more could you ask for?Create Everlasting Memories - The dining room table is an ideal setting for memorable meals. Plan your day over breakfast and catch up each evening.A charming spot for alfresco dining - Bring your food and drinks to the balcony and enjoy a meal in full view of the water.Large Patio - Our spacious deck is the perfect place to gather the family and enjoy the beautiful yard. The salt-laced breezes are definitely a plus!Easy Living - Take a moment for yourself to sit in one of the relaxing porch chairs and breathe in deeply of the fresh sea air, cool beverage in hand.Galveston, Texas Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Serenity - As you're sitting out on the balcony savoring the views, you may want to pinch yourself. We promise you aren't dreaming!Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Galveston Beaches - A short stroll down the boardwalk and you'll find yourself on a beautiful sandy beach!Heaven on Earth - If there's a more glorious spot for reveling in nature while spending time with family and friends, we've yet to find it!Marvelous Locale - When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than this!Let the Ocean Waves Sing You to Sleep - Let the steady rhythm of the ocean waves lull you to sleep in the primary bedroom with patio doors and direct balcony access.Suite Dreams - Once you step inside the sumptuous primary suite, you might never want to leave. Go ahead, turn in early and skip the alarm clock: You’re on vacation, after all!Elegant and Convenient - With dual vanities you can both get ready at the same time, giving you more time for fun in the sun!Time for a bubble bath! - The primary  bedroom includes a large bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower and deep soaking tub.Peak Relaxation - Bring a good book and a cool drink out on the balcony. The day will fly by as you dive into a new mystery novel!Let The Sun Serve as Your Alarm Clock - Wake up to sunrise views in this extravagant bedroom filled with plenty of natural lighting!Catch Up On Your Beauty Sleep - 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!Prepare for the Day Ahead - This bathroom has everything you need to prepare yourself for a day in Galveston.Spacious Walk-In Closet - There's plenty of room to unpack your belongings and spread out here.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Relax, You’re On Vacation - Close your eyes and let your thoughts drift off to the seashore. Before you know it, you’ll be in a deep sleep that will invigorate and restore you to your best self.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Wash The Sand Away! - Look forward to washing the sand away after a long day at the beach.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!Awaken Feeling Well Rested - Whether you're traveling with kids, another couple, or friends, this bedroom will delight. This room provides a wonderful relaxing place to end the day.For The Little Ones - The kiddos will love having their own space to stretch out with all of their toys.Room for the kids - The third bedroom includes plenty of playing room and a TV for added entertainment options.Half Bath - Guests will appreciate the convenience of having a half bath for those needed quick trips to the bathroom.In-House Laundry Room - Keep your family in clean clothes while you stay at By The Sea by using the full-sized front-loading washer and dryer. Throw in a load and leave to have a day of fun!Dine Outdoors - By The Sea's balcony is the ideal place to enjoy a tasty meal while you breathe in the salty breeze floating in from the nearby ocean.Parking - There is plenty of parking space for the whole family! Bring multiple cars so everyone can go on their own adventure.Entertain or Relax, This Yard Does It All - Whether you're hosting a party with friends or lazing around after a long day at the beach, the backyard at By The Sea is ready for anything.Step Out and Savor - Enjoy the breeze, calming sounds, and great weather each morning before heading out for a day of adventure in Galveston.Memories to Last a Lifetime - Charming and family friendly, Galveston beaches are a wonderful experience for all ages.Experience Easy Living at By The Sea - This extravagant vacation home is the ultimate embodiment of luxury, comfort, and design!DSC06761

By the Sea


4.52/5 (37)


4.52/5 | 37 reviews

Stunning, beachfront home w/ panoramic views overlooking the gulf, ample outdoor space

5 BR | 3 Full Baths | 2 Half Baths | Sleeps 14 | Ocean View

Galveston, TX


Property type

Gulf View


Gulf Front


Wireless Internet


Where you'll be


Come and enjoy this very large beachfront home in Kahala Beach Galveston with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Home has 5 bedrooms plus loft, with 3 full baths plus 2 half baths. The home will accommodate up to 14 people. There are two primary b...
Come and enjoy this very large beachfront home in Kahala Beach Galveston with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Home has 5 bedrooms plus loft, with 3 full baths plus 2 half baths. The home will accommodate up to 14 people. There are two primary bedrooms, first one has a king-size bed, full bath, private deck, and cable TV. The 2nd primary has a king-size bed, full bath, and cable TV. The third bedroom has a queen-size bed, the 4th bedroom has a queen-size bed with access to the main deck. And the fifth bedroom has 1 twin and one full with trundle bed, cable TV, ½ bath. The open floor plan on the main level makes this home wonderful. It is surrounded by wall-to-wall windows and is very bright and cheerful. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, blender, and a very large breakfast bar. It is open to the living room which has cable TV and plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. Other amenities - central air and heat, telephone, washer/dryer, CD player, VCR, DVD player internet, cabana shower, picnic table, and large decks overlooking the gulf. Please limit your vehicles to four vehicles.

This home has just the right atmosphere for your family and friends to enjoy their stay here at By The Sea.

Kahala Beach is located on Galveston's West End, on the beachside, about 13 miles from town, West of Jamaica Beach and East of Sea Isle.

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.

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this home. If needing a pet-friendly vacation rental, please check out Ryson's pet-friendly vacation rentals.

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

This vacation home should accommodate up to 4 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.

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 # 03076

Where you'll sleep

2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
4th Bedroom
5th Bedroom
Double/Single Bunk Trundle
Primary Bedroom
King Bed


Ocean View
Beach View
Gulf View
Beach Front
Beach Access
Ocean Front
Gulf Front
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s) - Smart
Outdoor Shower
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Water Parks
Fishing - Surf


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.

Mike J.
Verified Guest Comment

If you have any maintenance issues, call them in early. It took 2 1/2 days to get a main bathroom light fixed. While the location and views were spectacular, the owners need to spend a little money to fix some minor cosmetic and maintenance issues, especially since they make nearly 6 figures in rental income.

Randy W.
Verified Guest Comment

It definitely has potential, just needs a few repairs. Lots of space and comfortable. Great view and location.

Minerva B.
Verified Guest Comment

Ask for current pictures. Would I stay in this home again? If updated I would stay there again but not for the current rental price.

Barbara R.
Nice property. I would suggest a covering for a window in one of the downstairs bedrooms. We were...

Nice property. I would suggest a covering for a window in one of the downstairs bedrooms. We were there during a lightning storm. The window is high above a bed. It looked like at some point there had been a shade on that odd shaped window.

Patti P.
Verified Guest Comment


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 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.