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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
By The Sea condo description
Minimum stay is 7 nights. Past guests, please contact Barbara directly for availability and shorter stays.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEW!!
How do you like this sunrise shot taken from the balcony of this 5th floor oceanfront condo?
You will enjoy all the comforts of home in this fully-furnished unit with cheery beach decor. There are 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-sized bed, and the sofa opens into a queen-sized bed. The master suite includes a full bathroom. A second full bathroom in the hallway has easy access for all guests.
This unit offers many amenities, but nothing can top the view that beckons you the moment you walk through the door. You'll want to spend plenty of time on the 24' balcony, watching people and shorebirds, shrimp boats and dolphins, sunrises and stars. Sip coffee or cocktails while sitting at the bar-height table and chairs (you look at the view, not the railing!).
Beach lovers: we provide beach towels and chairs, and sand toys for the youngsters!
Communications: the unit has high-speed, wireless internet with a secure logon.
Entertainment: the living room has a 42' television with Netflix and ROKU, providing thousands of viewing choices and Pandora for limitless music!. Both bedrooms also have color televisions with DVD players. All TV's have cable. There is a boom box in the living room.
Location: By the Sea Condominium is ideally located. One mile to the east is the 61st fishing pier and public beach. The 81st Street Fishing Pier is one mile west of us. By the Sea is within walking distance of shopping, dining, cinema and mini-golf. There is a new go-cart track at 94th St. Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, the Galveston Convention Center, Scholes International Airport and the Lone Star Flight Museum are all within 1.5 miles of us. We are only a few miles from the Strand Historic District, cruise terminals, and the University of Texas Medical Branch. Downtown Houston, NASA, Space Center Houston and the exciting Kemah Boardwalk are less than an hour away. The Galveston Pleasure Pier is OPEN with plenty of rides, gift shops, and the only Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company in Texas! It's only 3.5 miles east on Seawall Blvd., and there is a big parking lot directly across the street from the pier.
Additional Benefits: By the Sea has plenty of off-street parking. On-site offerings include: tennis court, swimming pool, card/coffee room and there is someone at the front desk 24/7.
The unit is owned and managed by Barbara J. Sarkis, Realtor(r).
- 895 sq. ft.
- Elevator : Building has 12 stories; 2 elevators
- On floor 5
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 full bathrooms, each with a combination tub & shower.
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- Living Room seats 11:
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- The first floor coffee room is open 24/7. Have a cup of coffee (sorry, they don't brew decaf) and read the local newspaper or play cards. Unsecured WiFi is available for your laptop. There is a large, flat-screened TV in the lobby, which is often set to The Weather Channel or sporting events....moreless
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Pool & Spa
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- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Galveston Pleasure Pier is OPEN with plenty of rides, gift shops, and the only Bubba Gump's Shrimp Company in Texas (3.5 miles)! Public beaches and 2 fishing piers are a mile away! Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Scholes Airport, Flight Museum,Convention Center, shopping and dining,all within 1.5 miles; Strand Historic District (including the new Mayfield Haunted Mansion and the Pirate Experience), cruise ships, U. of Texas Medical Branch only a few miles away; Downtown Houston, NASA, Space Center Houston, exciting Kemah Boardwalk, all less than an hour away....moreless
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Beautiful ~~~~~~ We had an amazing time. Condo was close to everything. When we arrived Condo was clean and smelt fresh. It was fully loaded with everything we could possibly need. The ocean view from the balcony was gorgeous. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your condo. Debra
- Guest deb (Longview Texas)
- Date of stay 08/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you, Debra, for your nice review. We love our condo, and I'm glad you liked it so much. Please come back soon to use your 10% discount! Barbara
Very nice condo, close to everything, very pretty view. Would recommend to friends.
- Guest D. HIGHTOWER (LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS)
- Date of stay 08/09/12
- Review Submitted 08/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: So glad you were comfortable in our place and had a good visit to Galveston. Please come back soon and take advantage of your 10% returning guest discount. Barbara
I just recently stayed at Barbara's condo with my daughter and her family and from the first step inside the condo it was nothing but a wonderful experience. The unit was EXTREMELY clean and FRESH smelling. Even when we crawled into the very comfortable beds... it was like being at home and fresh laundry was just put on the bed. Hands down the best condo we've ever stayed in in Galveston. Would definitely rent from again.
- Guest Debbie (Weatherford, TX)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/09/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: I am so glad that your stay was comfortable and that you felt at home at our place. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and remember to ask for your 10% returning-guest discount next time you book with us! Barbara
This was by far the greatest condo i have stayed in, beds are wonderful everything about it is awesome can't wait to come again real soon.Barbara made everything you needed right there i don't think you could find a better place.VIEW IS BREATH TAKING!!!!!!!
- Guest lovely (ft.worth,tx)
- Date of stay 05/16/12
- Review Submitted 05/21/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your glowing review of our place at By the Sea. Thank you also for letting me know that the canister to the ice-cream maker was gone; we will try to get a new one. I am so sorry that you had everything mixed together before discovering the part was missing; what a disappointment for you two! I do hope that you can stay with us again soon; don't forget that returning guests get a 10% discount. Regards, Barbara
The is the second year we stayed in this unit for the month of December, and we love it. It is very clean and well-furnished and has a convenient location. The view is spectacular, and we enjoyed leaving the front door for walks along the beach every morning. The building is well-maintained and the staff is friendly and reliable. The owners are very responsive to any problems and a pleasure to work with. We were very comfortable there.
- Guest Nancy (Boise, ID)
- Date of stay 12/01/11
- Review Submitted 01/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Perfect Beach Get Away For the Family
Perfect Beach Get Away For the Family
Sharon (Little Elm) Dates of Stay July 15th-17th. Thank you Barbara our family had such a great time at the condo!!! The condo is very cute, clean and well organized. Barbara has thought of everything and has such great organizational talent from the kitchen to the guest book that is easy to access everything from the wireless intrnet to maps of the surrounding area. My husband and I spent our vacation with my 6 y/o grandson and 4 y/o nephew the boys loved it and again Barbara thought of every detail down to the beach toys. The staff was great and the condo as well as the property is very well maintained. The pool is nice and the grilling area is a cooks dream. Allthough the beach in front of the unit has erroded, Pocket Park beach down the street is very nice it is free on the weekdays and park access is about $8.00 on the weekend. If however, you go to the first beach access instead it is free and just as nice. For local color try the food at the Gumbo Bar or the Stork club on Post Office Street both are good and the area reminds me of New Orleans. There are also lots of great shops too!! Thanks again Barbara for the great time! Anytime you want to head my way and help me organize my kitchen I'd love to show you around and show you a great time in our area.
- Guest Sharon (Little Elm)
- Date of stay 07/15/11
- Review Submitted 07/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
GREAT BIRTHDAY GETAWAY
GREAT BIRTHDAY GETAWAY
I rented this condo for my daughters 16th birthday, she brought a couple friends and we all had a ball!!!! The condo is super clean, wonderfully decorated, and the view is awesome! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need to cook and eat with. I would definitely recommend this condo and will definitely stay here again next time we want to get away to Galveston. The pool was super clean and the staff was very friendly!!
- Guest Geri G. (Pearland, TX)
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 07/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the rave review, Geri! I am glad it turned out so well for your daughter's special birthday. Maybe you can make it an annual event (don't forget your 10% returning guest discount)! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Regards, Barbara
AWESOME!!!! FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY : )
AWESOME!!!! FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY : )
WOW!!!!! Hey Barbara......My mom says, "Thank You." I rented This condo more for my mom who was out for her annual visit from California. She mostly likes to sit and stare at the outside surroundings. I thought this would be the perfect get-a-way for her. I was right. She really enjoyed sitting out on that balcony. We could not get her inside. That was right up her alley! Not only was it perfect for her, it was perfect for my 16 and 26 year old sons and my 6 year old grandson. My 26 yr old was also visiting from California. There was so much to do. My mom mostly wanted to just sit and relax. We went to the pool everyday. We also rented a quad-bike. That was fun. We rode along the beach for an hour and a half. We stopped halfway as to enjoy the seashell hunting and the locals. Speaking of the locals, everyone was so friendly and informative. We also went to Shrimp & Stuff. You've got to try it!! We also went to Moody Gardens. We especially enjoyed the Aquarium at Moody Gardens. We bought the day pass for $50.00 per person and stayed all day. Even my mom loved it. We like others really appreciate how well stocked the condo is. I am usually quite thorough when packing for an outing. I brought coffee but forgot the filters. Barbara has both (coffee and filters) already at the condo. I brought several bags of chips and brought nothing to close them with. There were several chip clips there in the drawer. I also cut myself and there were bandages in the bathroom cabinet. I forgot foil. You guessed it. There was some already there. We also needed crazy glue. We happened to find some after the fact, but it was there!!!! Wal-mart was just down the street in walking distance. I live at that place. The only warning that I would give is to let the children sleep on the pull out bed. If you want a good nights sleep, use the beds in the bedrooms. Both were very comfortable. However, my grandson slept like a baby on the pullout bed. I would definitely recommend this property. It was extremely clean and oh....so quiet. We did not hear anyone from any other unit.
- Guest Trina (Conroe, Tx)
- Date of stay 06/19/11
- Review Submitted 06/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you so much, Trina. We try to stock all the items that help us get through the first night in a new place. I am so glad that your mother loved the view; that is what sold us on By the Sea!. Several of my guests have recommended Shriimp & Stuff; I guess I'd better try it next time I am on the island. Moody Gardens is one of my favorite places on Earth, and I can't wait to see the newly remodeled Rainforest Pyramid. I read that you can enter from the top and get a real feel for what it is like for animals and birds who live in the tree tops of the rainforest! Did you get to try out the new Lazy River at Palm Beach at Moody Gardens? I hope that you will be able to stay with us again soon and take advantage of your 10% returning guest discount! Happy July 4th! Barbara
GET AWAY GANG
GET AWAY GANG
My sister, my niece and I have our "GET AWAY" every year. This year was our best. What a wonderful place you have for us to enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and having everything we needed. Next year I will know not to pack so much. Very clean, fantastic pool,great staff, and I do recommend this condo. Shrimp n Stuff restaurant at 39th & Ave O is casual and good food and a good price. Best attraction from the condo was watching the dolphins and pelicans right from our balcony. Also touring the Tree Sculptures was high on our list. Such beautiful artistry. Gosh, if I keep talking there will be no vacancies soon. Thanks Barbara !!
- Guest none (Baytown,Tx)
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 06/08/11
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: I am glad that your visit to Galveston went so well. Thank you for the recommendations on Shrimp n Stuff and the Ike Tree Sculptures; it seems there is always plenty to do on the island! Thank you also for your kind review. I hope you can return in August; be sure to remind me that you get the 10% returning guest discount. Barbara
Our Galveston vacation was great!!
Our Galveston vacation was great!!
Barbara, We had a wonderful time in Galveston at your condo. Thank you so much for renting your condo, it was very comfortable and just what we needed. The view was as described..perfect. What a refreshing change from the harsh New England winter we had. Would love to come back again. Thank you again. Debbie and family
- Guest Debbie (Bangor, ME)
- Date of stay 04/10/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Dear Debbie and Family, Thank you very much for the nice review. I am so glad you were comfortable in our little "home away from home." It would be great if you could visit Galveston Island again soon. Don't forget to use your 10% discount for our returning guests! Regards, Barbara
Dates Weekly Monthly MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY WEEKENDS | $950/week | $2,000/month SEPT - MAY | $750/week | $1,500/month Prices do not include 15% hotel tax; no tax on stay of 30 consecutive days or more Cleaning fee: 2 weeks or less = $50; more than 2 weeks = $100. $200 refundable damage deposit PayPal accepted
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- Nearest Airport: Houston Hobby (HOU) at 35 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: TXDOT free ferry to Bolivar Peninsula at 5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak - Houston at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-45 at 2.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Galveston - 1 mile east or 2.5 miles west at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: 81st St. Fishing Pier at 0.8 Miles
- Nearest Ski: New Mexico - Santa Fe or Albuquerque at 1000 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Moody Gardens at 1.5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: McAlister's Deli at 0.4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: He is a hard-working sales director. She is a dedicated real-estate agent. Together they have raised two great children and plan to retire to Galveston Island in a few years.
Why the Owner Chose By The Sea:
We love the ocean, and Galveston has the closest 'ocean' to where we live. When looking for an investment home, we wanted to be in steel and concrete on the Seawall, 'just in case' a bad hurricane were to hit. We looked at several buildings, but chose By the Sea because of its sense of community. Hurricane Ike in 2008 tested our choice. Though the first floor had a few feet of water, none of the residential units was badly damaged, and our building was able to house many FEMA employees and contractors who helped re-build Galveston to be better than ever. We were convinced we made the right choice!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We fell in love with the views here; every unit at By the Sea faces the Gulf of Mexico. The building is clean and very well maintained. Having children, we spend a lot of time hanging around the pool. Cooking meals on the gas grill is fun and helps keep the condo cool in the summer. The cross-breeze in the unit is wonderful. It is easy to find willing players for tennis on the weekend. But our favorite pasttime is hanging out on the balcony, people watching (and ocean watching)! There is always something fun going on in Galveston: Mardi Gras, BirdFest, triathlon and marathons, Dickens on the Strand, the Bike Rally, the AIA Sandcastle Competition. They seem to add new events each year! Head to the beach, walk or bike along the Seawall, stroll the new Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, the Grand Opera, Ocean Star Rig museum, Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston State Park, sending off the cruise ships, dolphin tours, go fishing. The list of activities is endless. Some of our favorite restaurants are Salsa's (Tex-Mex), Casey's (seafood & pecan pie) and Mario's on the Seawall (great Sunday brunch), Mario's on 61st St. (great pizza and pasta), Boudreaux on the Bay (Cajun food, live music on weekends), SkyBar (sushi & steaks) and Gumbo Bar (yummy gumbo!) on Post Office in the Strand District. We recently discovered Nonno Tony's on the wharf @ Harborside; the baked oysters are like comfort food! Who doesn't love driving on the beach? Head to one of the pocket parks on the West End. Take the kids for an ice cream treat and freshly-made candy at LaKing's on the Strand. The volcano at the Rainforest Cafe erupts every half hour; it's pretty spectacular at night! You'll love Galveston Island and By the Sea Condominium.
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Enjoy a hot cup of coffee as you watch sunrise from your 5th-floor balcony.
By the Sea Condominium, your home away from home!
Eastward view from the 24-foot balcony
Westward view from your balcony
The living room is bright & beachy! Watch cable & Netflix from your comfie couch
The full kitchen has everything you need plus an ocean view!
Linger in bed a little longer...the view is breathtaking!
Rest a moment in the lobby after a brisk walk on the Seawall.
Take a refreshing dip in the pool while your steaks finish grilling
...a grand piano!
Galveston Railroad Museum mini-train preparing for Mardi Gras parade!
Please come back soon!
Welcome to 7310 Seawall Blvd.
Our pelican mascot greets you!
Relax on your balcony with its spectacular view!
Let the waves lull you into a nap on the sofa...
Dining area looking to kitchen
Peace and quiet will surround you in the master bedroom...
Get your day going with an active game of tennis
Enjoy a cup of java while reading the newspaper in the 1st -floor card room
Elegant party room includes a wet bar and...
Sunday afternoon Harborside; refreshing drinks & a Carnival cruiseship!
Mardi Gras parade on the Seawall!
Sunset from observation deck, Galveston Island State Park...
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