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Luxury Style, Pr.Beach 1 Min. Walk, Deck &Crow'S Nest W/Views

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Giant deck for sun, fun and excellent views with seating for 16 plus!

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

OZ BY THE SEA IS LOVELY, BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, VERY COMFORTABLE AND ONLY A 1 MIN. WALK TO THE BEACH!

Thank you for viewing our site! By now, you’ve probably looked at quite a few houses and perhaps they all seem the same, nothing special. Well, you’ve found what you’ve been looking for: a beautiful and well cared for, not to mention fun, comfortable and conveniently located home in a family-friendly community!
Our family has stayed in many beach houses over the past years; most were disappointing. I quickly discovered there are only a handful of attractive, clean, and well cared for houses out there to be rented; all of which are booked-up at least a year in advance, and rightfully so.

I grew tired of paying good money on the promise of a few well-positioned photos—only to find a miserable rental—and decided to find our own place. I wanted a great beach home to share with all of our friends and family, plus the friends we’ve yet to meet! This house is the one. It’s whimsical, spacious, clean, 100 yards from the beach, and has a crow’s nest lookout.

We call the house, Oz by the Sea. It’s beachside location and large decks make it perfect for dining al fresco. The view of the ocean and the sound of the surf provide atmosphere and melody for entertaining.
Our guests say, 'We had a fantastic weekend in your home, it was everything we hoped for...relaxing, fun, action packed (volleyball at the beach), and memorable.'

If there are any little pirates, stargazers or porpoise spotters among you, they can climb up to the crow’s nest at the top of the house, facing the gulf, and have a little adventure.

The interior of our home has been nicely remodeled, making you feel welcome, pampered and indulged. The living room is comfortable and cozy and even has a reading nook for the kids. This room is tastefully decorated and provides extra sleeping space for one with an ottoman/sleeper that makes into a slim, yet very comfortable, twin size bed; perfect for that teenager that needs his or her “own space.”

The master bedroom has a brand new pillow-top king size bed, and a bathroom with an over-sized shower. There is also a screened-in porch off the master bedroom, facing the gulf…great for nodding off while reading that summer novel or even for a dreamy night in the right weather.

The second bedroom has a full and a twin size bed. The third bedroom has twin size bunk beds, for the youngest pirates aboard to enjoy.

The kitchen is fully stocked (all cooking utensils, pots and pans plus Panini press and waffle maker) for the chef in the family with all modern appliances, Corian countertops and bar seating for six.

All linens, paper towels and TP are provided. There are games and books for all ages. There is a large flat screen TV and movies for the entire family—a great way to end a fun, sun-drenched day at the beach.

I have also provided oversized, quality beach towels for your use as well as oodles of beach toys. There are beach chairs and a small cooler for you to take out to the beach.

Oz by the Sea is on a quiet, dead-end road. The area is known as Palm Beach and is one of the oldest and most established on the island.
Automobiles are not allowed on the beach here, so your family is safe to frolic in the waves and build sand castles without dodging vehicles. If you are a horse lover, there is a place a few minutes away for you to rent one and go for a ride on the beach!
I think you’ll agree that all of this makes our beach home a wonderful place for your family to retreat to for their holiday in the sun. Plus, there are lovely restaurants nearby, golf, fishing, miniature golf, the seawall walkway, pedal carts that will carry a family of six, bicycle rentals, historic tours, sight-seeing boat rides, a historical air museum with classic plane rides available.

Moody Gardens (with the Aquarium Pyramid®; Rainforest Pyramid®; Discovery Museum; IMAX® 3D, 4D and Ridefilm theaters; or the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat)Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort and the historic Strand area for dining and shopping.

Here are some comments from our guests:

'Oz by the Sea is definitely a cut above your typical beach house rental! The house has a carefully put-together feel. The furniture, lovely bedding and fully stocked kitchen are top notch. The spacious master suite, with it's screened in porch, is set away from the other bedrooms. This arrangement is perfect for the adults to enjoy some privacy and listen to the waves lap the shore. The large deck outside is perfect for al fresco meals. The beach is close enough for the children to dart to and fro from the house. Forget something? Not likely, because the house is so well stocked. If one has a craving for Fungyuns, there is a handy convenience store right up the road. I will happily return, sometime soon I hope. Oz by the Sea is a refreshingly modern house with the old-school charm of a simple beach vacation.' Heidi M., Easter Break 2009

'A big thank you for such a perfect beach house! You had absolutely everything available to all of us plus the wonderful surprises. Thanks again, for such a great few days!!! Kathy A. and family, 2008

'Your house is amazing, can we stay longer! Cole M., family and friends, 2008

'You decorated your home beautifully, perfect beach theme, but not overdone, and it had all the amenities we needed. The little touches you provided were perfect, such as sunscreen and lotions, water toys, shower outside, and board games.' Ferdinand A. and family, 2008


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,500
Summer
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$275 $475
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Fall to New Year
Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning fee $115
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

50% of rental rate at the time of booking with remaining balance to be paid 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Katherine VanDewater and Lance Osborne With 5 kids, 4 still at home to take care of, we lead exceptionally busy lives! What parents don't these days! So, when we need a little escape, to slow down and just enjoy our lives, we head to Oz by the Sea! We have wonderful neighbors there, amazing views and a clean, beautiful and QUIET beach waiting with open arms!

Why the Owner Chose Palm Beach:
We chose the West End of Galveston Island because it was just far enough away from all the busy areas of SeaWall Blvd. yet close enough for us to go in for a nice dinner or lunch whenever I didn't feel like cooking! We also chose the West End for the quiet, private beaches and the family atmosphere of the area. Our beach is restricted from vehicles, so this also keeps the partying crowd away and thus makes our beach safe for children to wander and play on!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My most important goal for my guests at our beach home is for them to feel 'at home!' I try very hard to provide all the little extras, like suncreen, beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, volleyball nets, you name it, we probably have it at Oz! As a parent I know what a pain in the neck it is to tow all those things along with you on your journey to the beach, so if I can make your trip here more comfortable as well, then I am pleased!! I want to make going away to Oz for the weekend, easy and carefree as well as wonderful!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Giant deck for sun, fun and excellent views with seating for 16 plus!

    Giant deck for sun, fun and excellent views with seating for 16 plus!

  • Large deck, with a table for 8 and seating for over 16 in total!

    Large deck, with a table for 8 and seating for over 16 in total!

  • Kitchen packed with all utensils, new appliances, serving counter and bar stools

    Kitchen packed with all utensils, new appliances, serving counter and bar stools

  • Huge Master "Captain's Quarters" bedroom, king size pillow top bed, and desk!

    Huge Master "Captain's Quarters" bedroom, king size pillow top bed, and desk!

  • Full and twin bed in 2nd room, with flat screen tv/dvd player.  Cool and comfy!

    Full and twin bed in 2nd room, with flat screen tv/dvd player. Cool and comfy!

  • Happy Tiki greets all visitors at main entry with glass french doors!

    Happy Tiki greets all visitors at main entry with glass french doors!

  • Large breezeway w/ Four Square Court for the kids!  Crow's Nest is top left!

    Large breezeway w/ Four Square Court for the kids! Crow's Nest is top left!

  • 3rd bedroom with full size luxury pillowtop mattress

    3rd bedroom with full size luxury pillowtop mattress

  • The view from our main deck!

    The view from our main deck!

  • Large, open LR w/ window seat, TV/DVD, fireplace, stereo, games and toys!

    Large, open LR w/ window seat, TV/DVD, fireplace, stereo, games and toys!

  • Light, bright and beautiful!  Bar seating for 4 on one side and 2 on the other!

    Light, bright and beautiful! Bar seating for 4 on one side and 2 on the other!

  • Masterbath with a huge walkin shower and waterfall showerhead!

    Masterbath with a huge walkin shower and waterfall showerhead!

  • Second bathroom w/whirlpool bath, decorated in beach cabana style!

    Second bathroom w/whirlpool bath, decorated in beach cabana style!

  • Decorated with whymsical kites and windsocks for serious beach fun!

    Decorated with whymsical kites and windsocks for serious beach fun!

  • Enjoying the Pirate's Crow's Nest and it's grand views!  Toast the sunset!

    Enjoying the Pirate's Crow's Nest and it's grand views! Toast the sunset!

  • Comfy seating on the Lanai, facing the ocean. :)

    Comfy seating on the Lanai, facing the ocean. :)

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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