Welcome home to Island Bay, the best waterfront living in Galveston, Texas! Island Bay Resort Galveston Our beautiful community is within walking distance to several popular Galveston destinations including Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn and a short drive to the Galveston Pier. Our family oriented community is also ideally located within walking distance to schools and a 10 minute drive to Texas A&M.
Island Bay Resort Galveston is excited to offer bright, airy and spacious floor plans that were designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Choose from several one or two bedroom apartment homes that feature a gourmet kitchen with a built-in microwave, two-toned paint and crown molding. Select homes feature french doors, hardwood floors and washer and dryer connections.
Island Bay Resort Galveston has many amenities for our residents including Fishing Piers, a 24 Hour Business Center, 24 Hour Fitness Center and 24 Hour access to the Clubhouse all while being the only community on the Island with direct access to the Bay/Gulf. Give us a call to schedule your personal tour, we’re just waiting to help you choose your new home!
Island Bay Resort Apartments in Galveston, TX is pet friendly and offers one & two bedroom apartment homes for rent with convenient shopping and dining on The Strand and the Kemah Boardwalk. Our apartment rentals feature full-size washer & dryer connections, storage closets and new countertops. Our community features an outdoor sports court, waterfront views and a swimming pool. Located Southwest of Houston, Texas, we are just miles from Moody Gardens and the NASA Space Center.
Island Bay Resort Galveston Property Details
- 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes for Rent
- Full Size Washer/Dryer Connections
- Vaulted Ceilings | Ceiling Fans | Crown Molding
- Storage Closets | French Doors
- All New Countertops, Carpet & Tile
- Laundry Facility
- Cable Ready TV
- Sparkling Swimming Pool | Landscaped Lagoon
- Waterfront Views & Gazebos | Canals & Docks
- Fountain Entrance | Picnic Area
- Clubhouse | Guest Penthouse
- Sand Volleyball | Outdoor Sports Court
- Broadband Internet Access
- Business Center Onsite
- Club House
- Fitness Center
- Laundry Facility
Things to Do in Galveston
To some, Galveston will always be an island defined by its storied past, its 19th-century elegance, big-city ambitions, notorious seaport and even more notorious storms. But visitors to the island these days might be forgiven for thinking they’ve happened upon a new golden age, one even more glorious than the last.
From world-class museums to brand-spanking-new cruise ships, from the explosion in entertainment and dining options to the ever-growing number of places to stay, shop, and explore, this is not your grandfather’s Galveston – or your father’s, for that matter. Except that it is.
The atmosphere is still as warm and friendly as the breezes. The beaches – as beautiful and inviting as they’ve ever been- still go on forever. It’s Galveston as you always knew it, and always knew it could be.
Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.
GALVESTON TRIP PLANNING
We are thrilled you have decided to explore Galveston Island. It’s said that once you cross the causeway from the Texas mainland, you instantly relax and your internal clock resets to island time.
We hope you experience this “causeway cure” where flip-flops replace dress shoes and the scenery is like postcards from a bygone era.
Known for its historic architecture and sparkling Gulf waters, Galveston Island is a fascinating place. It was called the “Playground of the South” when it was a booming business hub and elite tourist destination throughout the late 1800s. Since the Great Storm of 1900, the island has rebuilt but preserved much of its original character.
Today, Galveston is Texas’s most visited beach destination. The island is small but full of big surprises, from its culinary gems to its fun family attractions and thriving arts scene that combine a laid-back beach town atmosphere with the culture of a world-class city.
While modern amenities abound, a Galveston visit isn’t complete without exploring our rich history. Fly above the island in a historic World War II aircraft. Tour a Victorian mansion. Walk through our charming historic downtown district, once considered the “Wall Street of the South.” Go back in time to some of history’s most exciting adventures.
We encourage you to take in all that makes our city great. We’re confident that, using this website and these planning tools as a road map, you’ll grow to love this island as much as we do.
GALVESTON BUDGET TRAVEL
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’s premier cruise port, and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding.
Even better? The incredible number of wonderful things to do that are either completely free of charge, or extremely affordable! Take a look at few below!
Galveston Tree Sculpture Tour
After Hurricane Ike, optimistic island residents worked with area sculptors to transform damaged oak trees into breathtaking tree sculptures that are now the focus of the Galveston Tree Sculptures Tour. The 30-plus sculptures are tucked into gardens and nestled in side yards throughout the island’s East End Historic District for the public to enjoy and find.
Ferry Ride + Dolphin Watch
Galveston’s Bolivar Ferry is well known across the Lone Star State. This free and roughly 20-minute ride each way between Port Bolivar and Galveston is an entertaining diversion from the beaches and historic districts that are the biggest Galveston tourist draw. During this voyage, you can also get a close look at graceful dolphins as they swim by.
Stroll the Strand
The downtown area offers an intriguing selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums within a perfect radius for self-guided tours. The Victorian architecture of Strand Street, widely known as The Strand, makes for a charming stroll. Saegnerfest Park at 23rd and Strand is a free family park home to a life-size chessboard and is often home to live entertainment. Be sure to also check out the art galleries and shops found on Postoffice Street.