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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Gilchrist vacation rentals for every getaway

Dog-friendly Hot tub Internet
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 9

Shores-uh-Bliss! - Gilchrist, TX

$388 avg / night
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 14 (12 Adults Max)

Sunkissed - Gilchrist, TX

$501 avg / night
Driftwood Deck
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 14 (12 Adults Max)

Driftwood Deck - Gilchrist, TX

$552 avg / night
Blue Barnacle
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Blue Barnacle - Gilchrist, TX

$485 avg / night
Sea Esta
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Sea Esta - Gilchrist, TX

$300 avg / night

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Recent Gilchrist vacation rental reviews

Great Location, Great house.
Grant C. | Jun 2023
The house accommodated our whole family of 12. The weather was great and we really enjoyed being so close to the beach.
Bonnie M. | May 2023
The house is super cute. Color and decor are adorable. The cleanliness could have been better, but we always bring our own cleaning supplies anyway when renting a house or hotel room. Bring your own knives and extra paper towels and toilet paper. Everything else was provided. The knives need to be updated due to being dull and the tips were all missing. Bedroom furniture was cute. We were down to one shower for 5 people due to them still waiting for the other tub to be fixed. Not a huge deal, but definitely a little inconvenience. I would still definitely go back just for the view and location.
Holly M. | May 2023
Gilchrist Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 52 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. 93 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.