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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Karankawa townhome description
Villa Tucano is a beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bathroom town home located 3 rows back in Karankawa Beach, next door to Jamaica Beach. The multi-level unit is perfect for two families and has parking for 2-4 cars on the ground level, three bedrooms and two baths on the second level and a large, open living area and kitchen on the top level with another full bath.
Villa Tucano has two balconies, one on the second floor, accessible from the master and second bedroom and another on the top level, both have views of the ocean. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed and private bath, the second bedroom has a full-size bed, and the 3rd bedroom has a full/twin bunk bed with an additional twin trundle bed. Upstairs has a queen sleeper sofa as well. The large, open living area and kitchen is perfect for cooking and relaxing and features a fully stocked kitchen. Villa Tucano is all air-conditioned with refrigerator, microwave, oven toaster, coffee maker, hair dryer and ceiling fans. It's perfect for a large family or two families.
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Keywords: townhouse, villa, near beach, villa, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, beachhouse, ocean view, walking distance to beach, galveston rental.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
2 booster seats available, as well as portable gates to block the stairs (found in living room closet). Portable crib found in master bedroom closet. Also kids table with four chairs in living room area....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed in master bedroom with full bathroom. Balcony access from master and second bedroom with ocean view., Double Beds (1) Full bed in second bedroom with balcony access and ocean views., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin bed next to bunk bed on third bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper Sofa in entertainment room. Additional linen available in Master bedroom., Bunk Beds (1) Full/twin bunk bed in third bedroom with full bathroom right across the hallway. Also has an additional twin bed....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
2 balconies both with view to the ocean. Balcony on lower level accessed through master and second bedroom. Balcony in upper level has gorgeous ocean view. Patio table and chairs on upper balcony. Additional chairs on lower balcony....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Property is located approximately 15 minutes drive from The Galveston Seawall where you will find a great selection of restaurants, mini gulf, live music and games on weekends next to Rainforest Cafe, and other entertainments within reach. Additional places to visit are: Moody Gardens that includes the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid with thousand of tropial plants and exotic birds, Discovery Pyramid, IMAX 3D, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island that opens year round featuring Texas' first and only heated park, antique shops on The Strand Historic District, among many other places to visit....moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Excellent place to stay with family. Everything you need. Will be staying again. Owner was very easy to deal with and everthing was as described.
- Guest D (Texas)
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/08/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
We had a really great time!! Everything was as advertised and the owners were very helpful and quick to answer any questions! I would definitely stay here again!
- Guest Emilybu04 (Fort Worth, TX)
- Date of stay 07/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+.
It was a lovely home and so close to the beach. We loved it!
- Guest Happy (Texas)
- Date of stay 07/20/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car.
I chose this house for our second annual vacation which included four adults and two young children, there was more than enough space for everyone to stay in the house togther and not be cramped and also for everyone to have their own space. The house was very nice and included everything we needed for day to day living, minus the groceries of course, but as other reviews state there is a grocery within walking distance of the house so that was convienant when we needed something quick and didnt want to go back in town. The beach is viewable from the back porches and windows of the house and is only about fenced yards walking distance. Would definately stay here again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a nice quite place away from the busy hustle of the seawalll.
- Guest FunInTheSun (Louisiana)
- Date of stay 07/11/12
- Review Submitted 07/18/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for your review! Keep us in mind for your future travel plans in summer time or any time. Off- season, the beach is beautiful, most likely no seaweeds and the weather can be very nice too! Hope to have you again.
We enjoyed our stay in this home, just a couple minute walk from the beach. The home had everything we needed for our stay and enough room for 6 adults and a young child. The home was clean and in good repair although it is definately not new. The furniture and bedding could use an upgrade as it has seen better days. We enjoyed the sounds and sight of the gulf and spent time in the warm gulf water. We were disappointed in the amount of sea weed on the beach but maybe it was the time of year or maybe it is just normal. This was our first time on the gulf so we don't know what is normal here. Was nice to have such a complete grocery store just steps away. They stock most anything you might need.
- Guest dirt farmers (Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Thanks for visiting from Canada!. There are some times of the year that there are seaweeds, but this is not all the time. The beaches are raked on a regular basis. Hope you visit again!
Great time at the beach
Great time at the beach
Thanks for letting us stay at your wonderful beach house. We met old friends from North Texas for vacation. We both have children and the place was great for our two young families. The beach was just a short walk away. The condo was clean and the descriptions on the listing are accurate. The beds were adequate. The kitchen was well appointed with the exception that the knives available sorely need sharpening. The dishwasher was out while we were there. We just used lots of paper plates etc. Be aware that its a good 15 minute ride into Galveston from this location. If you want to be in the middle of the action this is not the location. However if you want lots of beach to yourself and family then this is it. The owners were very responsive when the upper A/C quit working for a few hours. It unexplainebly started working again later. Still a repair man can and checked the A/C out anyways. We took in the aquarium at Moody Gardens which was really nice. If you like Italian food then Mario's at the seawall was really good and reasoably priced. We had a great time and will be back in the future if we get the chance. Benny
- Guest Benny Marcel (Lafayette, LA)
- Date of stay 06/19/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you Benny for your review and suggestions. Great that your family and friends had a good time! We apologize for the dishwasher not working. It broke before your arrival and it is already fixed. Also, not sure what happened with the A/C but has been checked and is working fine. Both A/C units are fairly new and under warranty. Hope to have you again and thanks for advising guests on places to visit in Galveston. ------7/3/2012 - Following your suggestion, we have new cutlery.
This was a nice place for a small family. The location is great and very convenient. The owner "listed" was not very responsive (took days for responses on various questions after booking) but the owners "not listed" were incredibly nice and responded fairly quickly. They were so kind to let us have an early checkin and tons of linen when we got there! However, not place to stay if you have a boat to park! Although the owners were accommodating, there really is no place to park a boat if you stay here. All the bedrooms are at entry level and kitchen/living room was upstairs. Lots of walking up and down the stairs! We had a 14 month old we had to be careful about! They had gates and other thoughtful amenities for small children, but definitely still had to be careful. I really noticed that after reading many past review and suggestions, the owners did read everything and made changes immediately after suggestions were made. The furniture could use some updating, no cable and no Internet for those who can't live without it. Make sure you bring family entertainment for the evenings!
- Guest Sarah (Sugar land)
- Date of stay 06/07/12
- Review Submitted 06/23/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks Sarah for your review and we are glad that we were able to work it out regarding bringing your boat. Our place is not suitable for parking a boat and it is stated in our rental agreement. There are 2 owners to the property, but only one is listed. Either one will respond to inquiries/questions and be available at all times. It used to be that only one of us was answering inquiries. To help somewhat with family entertainment, we have added more board games. Also, the grocery store next to the property has a large selection of DVDs for rental; we have included this information in our page description. Thanks again for sharing your experience.
Very enjoyable place to stay.
Very enjoyable place to stay.
This property was very nice. The beach really is as close as the pictures. We had all our childern and grandchildern here for the week and had a great time. It was clean, plenty of extras. The beach was a two minute walk from the condo.
- Guest Norm (Bryan, TX)
- Date of stay 06/10/12
- Review Submitted 06/15/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you very much for your review. We are glad that you had a good time and hope to have you again.
East Texas party of 2
East Texas party of 2
We rented this huge home for a party of 2 for 3 nights. It was comfortable and accommodating. The furnishings showed some wear but were adaquate, clean, but could use some maintenace. Saw signs of water leakage and a loose toilet in one bathroom. The stair well could use some paint. The pictures are accurate. Not as many pots/pans/dishes/glassware as we have seen in other homes but we managed. Nothing outrageous or beyond normal that we might find in any of our houses. No wash cloths in any bathroom or the kitchen, bring your own. The beach was accessible but we had to walk around several houses due to fences placed by the neighbors. Understandable. The mosquitoes were swarming, probably due to the seaweed that accumulated on the beach. We wound up driving to a public access area about a mile away so we could carry our gear in one trip. The location was great, about 10 miles from the end of the seawall. Would be nice for a larger party to gather. Be ready to climb the staires. Priced very resonable for the size, location and time of year. Would recommend to family and friends.
- Guest Aggie '82 (Longview, TX)
- Date of stay 05/20/12
- Review Submitted 05/25/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you very much for your input. It helps a lot to know the opinion of our guests in order to focus on what we need to improve. Currently, we are in the process of adding and updating some of the furniture and appliances, as well as adding more glassware. We have dishes for a party of 8-10, but will look into adding more. We will also look into any leak that we were not aware of. There is more than one access to the beach. You can walk to the right or to the left of our property. Once you get to the front of the houses directly in front of our property (second row houses), you will see a sign directing to the beach. It is a very short walk. Thanks for pointing it so we can advise our future guests. -------- UPDATE 6/7/2012: We installed a bunk bed in one of the bedrooms, added a new clothes dryer, and a patio table and additional chairs to the unit. We also added cups and wine glasses, as well as dishes for a party of 12. We have added wash cloths in the bathrooms, in addition to the bath and hand towels that were already provided and fixed the loose toilet.
great value and location
great value and location
We loved the house and location. We took grandparents, parents and teen kids. Loved the seperate balconies. 20 second walk to te beach and we left chairs, towels, umbrella etc. on the beach all night. Very safe family area. Having the full grocery next door was a real treat. No need to go the 15 minute drive to town. Far enough to avoid nightlife and day visitors yet close enough to visit sights if you wanted. Kitchen was very large and well stocked Living room was the largest we have seen including ski condos we have rented in Colorado.
- Guest family fun (Wylie, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/21/11
- Review Submitted 08/06/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
WINTER (2nt.min) - Wkday: $115/nt - Wkend: $125/nt - $800/wk FALL (2nt.min) - Wkday: $155/nt - Wkend: $175/nt - $999/wk SPRING (3nt.min) - Wkday: $175/nt - Wkend: $195/nt - $1165/wk SUMMER (3nt.min) - Wkday: $210/nt - Wkend: $225/nt - $1400/wk SUMMER is Memorial Day to Labor Day - WINTER is Dec.- Feb. 15% Hotel Tax - Cleaning fee $85.00 - Deposit or Property Damage Protection Holidays are extra - Please ask. Weekend nights are Thu/Fri/Sat
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: We live in Houston and wanted a weekend getaway for our family.
Why the Owner Chose Karankawa:
We live in Houston and purchased Villa Tucano in 2005 to get away from our fast paced lives and just relax. Coffee in the mornings on the balcony overlooking the ocean - you get the idea.
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
Almost every time we come we park the car on Friday afternoon and don't touch it again till Sunday evening. We usually eat at least once at the seafood & steak restaurant next door, purchase supplies at the grocery store and BBQ ourselves.
- Primary: (832) 723-7615 (Texas, USA)
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The perfect beach retreat,steps from a quiet beach and minutes from the seawall.
Spacious Living room next to dining and kitchen. Balcony access and great views.
Full size bedroom with balcony access.
Bunk bed room with additional twin bed.
Double sink on one side, additional sink on the other.
View from the upper balcony.
Carport, picnic table, shower and storage room with BBQ and lots of beach toys.
View from the upper balcony - grab a glass of wine or cup of coffee and relax!
Key west style master bedroom with private bath and balcony access.
Bedroom with views to the bay. Bunk bed - full/twin plus an additional twin bed
Spacious kitchen opens to dining and living area with ocean and bay views.
Dining area for eight with amazing ocean views. Also, kids table with four chair
Views from the upper balcony and dining room.
View from the kitchen and dining room.
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