GARM Mission

GARM is an organization of professionally managed vacation rental companies located on Galveston Island which are dedicated to professional vacation rental management. GARM companies collectively represent approximately 350 West Galveston vacation rentals, including beach houses, cottages and condos.

GARM’s Mission is to promote the vacation rental industry on Galveston Island by:

  • Maintaining a good relationship among vacation rental guests, property owners, neighborhoods, property owner associations and Galveston residents.
  • Maintaining and upholding “good neighbor” policies, professional hospitality standards and responsible business practices.
  • Adhering to and promoting City, County and State laws and ordinances.
  • Working with Galveston citizens, city officials and elected representatives to explain the benefits of vacation rentals.

New in 2019 – Sunset to Sunrise, “Remove It or Lose it”:

Galveston’s new city ordinance, Leave No Trace, promotes clean island beaches for everyone – visitors, residents and our coastal wildlife.

Canopies, pop-up tents, umbrellas, beach chairs and other gear can no longer be left on the beach overnight.

Anything found on the beach by Park Board cleaning crews between sunset & sunrise will be removed and discarded, so be sure to pack up whatever gear you’ve brought in for your day at the beach.

Know that when you do, you are playing a vital part in maintaining our local ecosystem. Carrying your beach toys & equipment back to your vacation home each evening keeps the beaches clear for local wildlife – from nesting sea turtles to foraging shore birds & crabs – and ensures our coastal waters stay free of beach gear that is easily caught by high tides and washed out into the Gulf.

We appreciate your help keeping our beaches clean & healthy for all visitors!

2021 GARM members include:

Be My Galveston Guest, Gary Greene Vacation Rentals, The Hatmaker Group, Ryson Vacation Rentals, Sand `N Sea Properties, Victory Vacations and Vacasa (Beachside Village & Pirates Beach West).