By the Sea Beach Retreat in Galveston
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
By The Sea condo description
Rest, relaxation and/or a day at the beach? Galveston is your place. The Island has recovered from Ike - with the Strand, the Seawall shops and restaurants open for business.
Come to the Galveston area and spend your time overlooking the Gulf Coast! This condo is a 1 BR 1 bath unit located on the 7th floor of our building. The unit has been recently updated with fresh paint, balcony carpet, bathroom fixtures and a new ac unit.
The living room sliding glass doors open to a spectacular view of the gulf. Looking to the east, you view beach and rock jetties; looking to the west you see amusement parks and a movie complex.
At the rear of the unit, you can gaze from the balcony onto a waterway and the Moody botanical gardens and Schlitterbahn. The Moody aquarium is less than 2 miles from our unit.
Our building contains a small library, which allows you to just relax on the deck reading a favorite novel or going down to the pool to join other guests in swimming, sun-bathing, and grilling your food at the barbecue pit located in our cabana.
The unit contains a full kitchen, a cable TV/DVD unit as well as wireless internet.
Check out our availability below and contact us to start your stay in Galveston. We are particularly interested in Winter Texans and other long-term leases. Contact us for details.
- On floor 7
- 640 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
awesome views....great condo
awesome views....great condo
paul, the owner was quick to answer my response and was very helpful..the condo looked just like the pictures, beautiful..perfect for my tween to teanagers and me......they did laugh at the mirrors, but sure did like using them alot...(my only thing was to adjust to glass,lol)scared they might break it...but it turned out great....thank you paul for letting us stay in your beautiful home...i had a great time...thanks sheri
- Guest sheri (dallas area)
- Date of stay 08/16/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Nice family getaway
Nice family getaway
My family rented this unit for a well deserved week-long getaway. The unit was clean and well-maintained with a great ocean view. This was our first time in Galveston and I enjoyed the amenities of this building (elevators, laundry, parking). The unit was quiet and had eveything we needed for our stay. The owner was heloful in giving me advice about local seafood restaurants and some neat family discounts at Moody Gardens. The only issue I had was that the keys had been misplaced by a former tenant but the owner was able to arrange for another set to be brought to us. A very nice stay and worth the money.
- Guest Happy Traveler (Bakersfied, California)
- Date of stay 02/04/13
- Review Submitted 02/22/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Owner response: I appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return stay in March...
Christmas 2012 Stay
Christmas 2012 Stay
Stayed only 8 nts out of a paid 10 nts rental because of the poor condition of the condo. The condo is in need of major repairs, like the sliding glass door is hard to open and close because of rusted frame; the storm door curtains were torn; floor to ceiling mirrows all were losing thier silver backing; 2 of the floor to ceiling mirrors were falling away from the wall; the kitchen is a mess, the dishwasher was full of rotten wood paritcles from the counter top; the garbage disposal had beer bottle tops in it; dirty unwashed silverware in the cabinets; the bathroom was a mess ceiling exhaust fan didn't work; shower curtain rings all rusted; the bath tub faucet leaked; carpeting was dirty and torn. In all not worth the money.
- Guest Chick (Valparaiso, IN)
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/04/13
Owner response: I was contacted by this tenant about a few maintenance issues that I promptly had repaired (i.e. a leaking bath faucet and a sticking bathfan). My maintenance man informed me that this tenant and his spouse had a conflict about allowing the maintenance crew to effect repairs and it seems that she won the conflict (she wouldnot allow any other repairs). I note that his review does not address the fact that repairs were made for these 2 issues nor did he mention these other issues when he spoke to me. In response to his review, I have taken the following actions: 1. The sliding door track has been replaced and I have replaced the the shower rod/curtain rings. I have installed a set of blinds (see photo below) for the living room (to replace the curtains). I hired a contractor to examine the mirror and he has confirmed that the only way to remove this mirror from the wall would be to smash it. The cover on the couch has been laundered and the carpeting on the deck has been cleaned. 2. I have instructed our housekeeper to spot check the silverware and to check the garbage disposal should any future tenant decide to discard beer caps into the disposal.
Our family stayed in this unit back in August as a final getaway before school started. The unit was very clean and well decorated. The place was very up to date and it provided a very nice place for us to stay. The owner was very helpful in answering any questions that we may have had. We enjoyed it and we'll be back. We had a wonderful time.
- Guest Jason (Tomball, Texas)
- Date of stay 08/24/12
- Review Submitted 12/20/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
we stayed in the condo prior to our cruise, the condo is very very cluttered with too much furniture, there also seemed to be cables everywhere not child friendly! The patio doors are so rotten they are a hazard, cupboard doors in bathroom falling off! The unit is badly in need of a facelift, to bring it upto standard, one of the mirror wall panels is precariously hanging, no kettle, had to make tea by microwave, unfortunately I would not be recommending this unit, extremely disappointed, especially as Paul was so friendly, finally internet not working, no clear info given re password, found this by accident, but it still refused to work. Checked our phones and netbooks in friends condo upstairs they were all fine and connected immediately.
- Guest Disappointed Scot (Scotland)
- Date of stay 11/28/12
- Review Submitted 12/17/12
Owner response: I just received this negative review and wish to dispute the facts of the review. I was in the building doing maintenance today and was able to inspect the unit for the issues raised by this tenant. The only correct fact is that a bathroom door needed repair (which had been done last week) and there is indeed no kettle in the kitchen (nor is there a kettle for my other 2 units). There are 3 saucepans in the kitchen which are udeful for boiling water for tea. I also do not provide a tea strainer or an expresso machine.... These statements are simply not true: The unit is not cluttered - the living room photo clearly shows the furniture provided in this unir. My wife decorated this unit with a coastal theme inlcuding the funiture as well as the knick-knacks. I do not know what child-friendly means but if this refers to breakable items in the unit, this is correct; but again our photos clearly show the decorations of this unit. The track for the sliding glass door has been replaced. There is a gap at the top and side of one wall mirror but this mirrow is firmly attached to the wall - only a crowbar could bring this mirror down. I have had this mirror inspected by a contractor who confirms that the only way it will come down is if it is smashed with a hammer... There are cables at the back of the tv- but these are neccessary for the cable signal, the DVD player and the VCR. To remove them would lead to a lot of complaints for people who enjoy watching tv or a movie. The password for the wireless modem is clearly written on the modem itself and on an index card positioned next to the modem. I was able to logon to the wireless and draft a part of this response while in this unit. A number of our guests are medical students who require wireless service and we strive to ensure that service is available. I appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns - I only wish that they had been conveye to me during the visit.
Me, my cousin, and his girlfriend arrived on 8-31-12 and stayed until 9-4-12. The unit was clean and the bathroom was clean. There were clean linens. The ocean view was fantastic. The internet speed was lightning fast, we were really impressed. The kitchen area has a bar area with high chairs which was perfect for setting up our lap tops as it is right next to the router. TV worked great. There were utensils cookware dishes. Anything you need it was there. The Staff where you check in was extremely helpful and friendly and kept things very secure. The laundromat was fairly priced located in the building and very safe with security cameras. There was a convienent vending machine. The pool area was very nice. The areas of improvement I would like to point out, are that there are way too many decorations and knicknacks everywhere that seem to get in the way and make the unit cluttered. There were too many chairs in the living area which made it seem cramped. The dining area table was a bit too large and there were 6 chairs including the 2 chairs at the kitchen counter, and it was very cramped in there. The cushions on the chairs could use a good washing, as the pillows on the couch. The curtains to the balcony door were hard to get open and closed. All in all I cannot wait to rent this unit again!!!!! This was a super great value!!! Thankyou so so so much!!!!! We had such a great time and this was far better than a hotel would have been.
- Guest "Christine" (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/10/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers.
clean condo; great security & pool
clean condo; great security & pool
I like this property because it has a front desk with security guard so there are not a lot of people hanging around. The pool is very nice with a covered area and tables. My condo had lots of cute beach themed dishes and plastic glassware. This is a great price for a condo with the beach (at low tide) across the street. The owner was great with turnaround of information. Restaurant at 35th & O street had the best gumbo I've had in decades!
- Guest Deb P. (Austin, Texas)
- Date of stay 06/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/11/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
The facility, pool, and condo itself are wonderful for an island getaway. They have all ammenities and a wonderfully appointed condo that is perfect for couples or a small family. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a trip!!
- Guest Susan (College Station, TX)
- Date of stay 05/28/11
- Review Submitted 05/31/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Great Condo for Two
Great Condo for Two
My husband and I enjoyed a long weekend at the condo. It was very clean, cozy, and easily accessible. The view of the ocean was spectacular. The entire complex was quiet and well maintained. The next time we are in Galveston, we will definitely stay here.
- Guest Tammy (Alabama)
- Date of stay 04/20/11
- Review Submitted 04/25/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
Spent a very nice 3-days over the Labor Day WE..Quiet and clean complex away from the congestion on the East end..Quite adequate for 2 with all you need except groceries..Will return!!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/08/09
- Review Submitted 09/08/09
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Half of the balance is due at the time of reservation - balance is due a week before arrival.
- Cleaning: $70 + tax
- Tax Rate 15%
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Houston Hobby at 35 Miles
- Nearest Beach: 61st Street at 0.5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
Why the Owner Chose By The Sea:
The building is located directly across from the ocean and is extremely well-maintained.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Privacy at the pool and cabana; minimal road noise; a fantastic view of the ocean; spacious parking behind the building. The unit has easy access to I-45. The location at 74th street and Seawall is quiet and secure (we have a gated parking lot and 24 hour security for the building.
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Balcony View of Gulf from Unit 709
Queen bed in 709 Master Bedroom
Living Room with queen sleeper sofa
Grill food and relax at our cabana located by the pool.
By the Sea has 2 elevators operating from a secure lobby.
All South Balconies for By the Sea Have a gulf view
Kitchen in Unit 709 is Fully Equipped
Relax by our Private Pool and Cabana
Newly furnished lobby at By the Sea.
Read the paper in the Coffee Room
Tennis Courts at By the Sea
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