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Vacation Packing List

August 20, 2022 by BeachBox

What to Pack (And What Not to Pack) on Your Texas Gulf Coast Vacation

At BeachBox, we’re all about making your vacay as stress-free and smooth as possible. With that in mind, we’ve put together this helpful list to let you know all of the items that will be available to you when you arrive at your Texas Gulf Coast rental home.  Keep this list handy as you pack for your trip. Hopefully, this will help you spend less time at the store— and more time on the sand! As always, give us a call or drop us a line if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you!

What to Bring

This is the stuff you’ll want to consider packing, having delivered, or stopping by the store to pick up.

Paper towels (if 1 roll will not be enough)


Foil and plastic wrap

Olive oil or cooking oil

Cooking spices

Any specific cooking tools or appliances not listed below

Sugar and cream for your coffee

A bag of ice

Bottled water

All groceries (can have these delivered to your rental as well— just ask us how)


Lighter fluid


Beach towels

Beach chairs

Tent and/or an umbrella


Portable speaker

Beach toys and games


Guests can also rent beach accessories from local vendors, contact us for details!


Mosquito repellant with DEET

Dryer sheets

Personal shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hair tools

Board games, card games, or books

If you’re interested in renting a golf cart, or baby equipment (crib, high chair) contact us for our local recommendations and deals!

What Not to Bring

These are the items and supplies that will already be made available to you as our guest.

Salt and pepper

Folgers coffee grounds

Coffee filters

Dishwasher detergent

1 roll of paper towel

Kitchen trash bags

Kitchen towels and pot holders

Sponge and a scrub brush

Dish soap

Cooking basics

A set of pots and pans

Cooking utensils

Silverware for your home’s guest capacity

Dishware for your home’s guest capacity

Glassware for your home’s guest capacity


Cutting boards

Knife set

Serving bowls/mixing bowls

Countertop appliances



Coffee maker

Charcoal grill

Grilling tools

Laundry detergent

Iron and an ironing board

First aid kit

Broom and a dustpan

Vacuum cleaner

Basic cleaning supplies

Travel size shampoo for each shower

Bar soap for each shower

Hand soap

3-4 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom

Hand towels and washcloths


Linens and pillows for all beds, including any sleeper sofas or futons

Bath towels for each guest up to the home’s capacity