Beach Front Home- Beach Retreat#3
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes house description
Are you looking for the cutest beachfront cottage in Galveston? Look no further!
Beach Retreat #3 is a beach front home is located within the closest beach community to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Water Park!
This newly remodeled home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a great floor plan and a host of amenities that make this a great choice for families.
An open floor plan spans the length of the house and features a wall of windows showing off great Gulf views. The living area on the main level features a comfortable seating area with a wall mounted LCD TV, a dining area and additional seating at the kitchen bar. Granite counter top Island add a staging area in this well-equipped kitchen along with great cabinetry and hardwoods throughout.
Beach Retreat#3 sleeps 12 comfortably with quality bedding. The house features a king bed in two of the bedrooms and two full beds in each of the other two rooms, a total of 2 King Beds and 4 Double beds.
If you need to stay 'connected' while at the beach, Beach Retreat has high speed internet access. 5 HDTV's/DVD with expanded cable, washer/dryer, and gas grill.
Beautiful decks adorn this house – both covered and uncovered – and there's great deck furniture to enjoy sunning, relaxing or watching for dolphins in the Gulf. When you're ready for the beach, it's only steps away! There are no cars allowed on the beach in front of this house!
The house is also equipped with a alarm system and security cameras on the exterior of the house. We want our guess to be as secure, safe and comfortable as possible.
For larger parties, rent in conjunction with Beach Retreat #1 #116365 and Beach Retreat #2 #249297.
Keywords: beach front, Galveston beach house,
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
sports and adventure activities
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sleep Sofa /Futon
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Wireless Internet
- Linens Provided
- Covered Parking
- Broadband Access
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
ReviewsWrite a review
What a great stay!!!! The house is charming and stocked full of everything you could possibly need for a beach get-away! The house is located on a corner lot and the beach is just inches away. The owner is very attentive to your needs and contacts you during your stay to see if you have everything you need. Some of the previous reviews have stated concerns about the public nature of the beach and the access-rest assured that this is NOT an issue while staying in this home. People gravitate here during the day, but at night, they leave and it is quiet and all you hear is the sound of the ocean. We make trips to Galveston every summer, and we have found our permanent summer rental property.
- Guest Beach Comber (Sherman, TX, USA)
- Date of stay 08/07/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Great family vacation place
Great family vacation place
We spent a relaxing, fun filled week at this impeccably clean and airy house. The placement on the beach was great with two preschoolers and the porch was a good place to hang out when we weren't in the water. We found hermit crabs in the tide pools that formed on several days to everyone's delight. The house was perfect for two grandparents, two grand kids and their four parents. Just the right number of rooms and bathrooms and plenty of space for all to relax and play. Also loved that it is located just west of the sea wall but close enough to stores and activities that we could do easy trips for food and fun. Try the ferry if you can - we saw the dolphins from it. Also, the new Pleasure Pier was fun in September - no lines. We all agree that we would like to return soon to this house. The owner is easy to reach and helpful.
- Guest Carol T. (Austin TX)
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Very clean (inside and out), right on the beach, and all appliances worked perfectly. Our family is now scheduling to come back every year.
- Guest HouseRentalCritic (Garland, Texas)
- Date of stay 08/24/12
- Review Submitted 08/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
We had a beautiful experience even though there were some unforseen happenings... Mark was more than accomodating! The beach was lovely. The house was huge... beautiful... clean... perfect. We loved it. So spacious. Great beach. Such a wonderful time and a memory we will always cherish for so many reasons! Can't wait to return... We love Galveston and Sunny Beach! Jo Ellen & Rodney Russell and family
- Guest JoEllen (Carthage,Tx)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 08/11/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
A week with the family . . .
A week with the family . . .
. . . and that included several preschoolers. We had our long awaited beach vacation at Sunny Beach. GALVESTON IS BACK! Much of our time was just playing on the beach, which was a quick walk right out the door. This owner provides several plastic chairs, a tent, boogie boards, and even a surf board you can take to the beach. Most meals were at the house. The Strand, the Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and so many other fun things to do. The favorite of the little ones was the ferry ride (which is free) and feeding the sea gulls. For us it was a trip for grandparents, children and grandchildren. We used the covered deck all the time, including for some meals, and chill time after the little ones went to sleep. Although it is a "public" beach, there are poles in the ground prohibiting drivers to go on the beach in front of the Sunny Beach houses. The house was clean and ready when we arrived. The security cameras were a plus. The owner was quick to respond to any questions. Our favorite meal out was at Fisherman's Wharf. 61st street has several stores and a pizza place. Kroger's and Wal Mart are only minutes away. Can't wait to do it again!
- Guest Mimz (near Dallas/Fort Worth)
- Date of stay 07/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/30/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Great West Beach Rental
Great West Beach Rental
We were having some remodeling work done to our home, so decided to rent a beach house on the West end of Galveston. This house was fabulous. Everything is very clean and up-to-date from the furnishings (both inside and outside) to the the flat screen TV's in every room. Being a true "front row" house adds a lot to the experience - the main room opens right up to the Gulf as well as the morning sunrises over the horizon. The seaweed was thick on the water's edge when we arrived, but the beach was graded on Friday so that plenty of clean beach was available for the remainder of our stay. A walk on the beach in the early morning or evening is our favorite beach activity, but we would sit on the covered porch area with our favorite beverage and enjoy watching the kite surfers during the day. Another thing we liked about the location was the proximity to restaurants and shopping in Galveston even though we did "eat in" quite a bit. Michael's Cafe just up the road was our favorite place. I also have to mention one more really great feature about this particular beach house. We have rented several places on the west end over the years. This is the only house we ever stayed in that had a HOT water shower downstairs! I actually looked forward to coming out of the surf and rinsing off before going back upstairs. To summarize - we would absolutely stay here again.
- Guest Scott S. (Galveston TX)
- Date of stay 04/12/12
- Review Submitted 04/21/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Great Family Getaway!
Great Family Getaway!
Our family took a 4 day vacation at this immaculate beach house and our kids are still talking about it! The house is literally on the beach. On the weekdays there was no crowd at all and the kids played in the sand and water all day. There are TV's in the living room and bedrooms (4) but we never even used them because of the great beach! One day, the beach was loaded with pretty shells and the very next day some seaweed washed up and our kids caught all kinds of crabs, shrimp, fish and clams. They watched them in buckets of sea water all day then released them at night back into the ocean. If you have young children who are explorers, you will love this location. On the weekend, the beach became busy really fast because it is a public beach, but the owner has a screened tent that we put up and parked a couple cars next to it to stake out the area right in front of the beach house. Just south of the beach house there is an area where cars cannot park, so it was much quieter when we walked just a few feet over to play on the beach on Saturday afternoon when it was at its busiest. The house has nice paved parking for up to 5 cars below it and the paved area made a good spot for clean up after the beach. The bedrooms (4) all have beds (king in 2 and 2 doubles in the other 2) so no troubles with trying to sleep on bunk beds. For our young children, we just brought some bedrails with us and we had no worries about them sleeping apart from us. The kitchen is very well stocked. We cooked all of our meals and never even needed to leave the beach house the whole trip. We brought our own crock pot, but there is a good blender and mixer which we also used. The covered porch was gated and was wonderful for the children. When we were busy cooking or just needed a break inside the beach house, the kids ran around on the porch and watched their sea creatures for an hour or more at a time because it was safe with the gate. They did not really even want to come inside except for meal times. The owner has security cameras installed, so we could also monitor the oler children when they were downstairs on the paved area. The temperature was just right and a walk on the beach at night was really lovely! Great place to stay!
- Guest Janet P.
- Date of stay 03/29/12
- Review Submitted 04/15/12
Read before renting
Read before renting
We are long-time vrbo renters, and we rented this house over the long Easter weekend. The website's pictures were glorious, and the house was as well! It was extremely clean, well-stocked, even with beach equipment, and the down stairs area was great! The beds, linens, and beach towels were excellent quality. He also was flexible with check in/out. Definitely a top-dollar rental. HOWEVER, the picture of the clean beach from the deck is EXTREMELY misleading, Driving/parking right in front of the house and on the beach were allowed. It sits on a corner of the beach and a public road, which is a long driving area with public assess.There are no houses to the right on this road. There are dunes, and that is the public restroom that we watched all weekend. The driving/parking area is also in front of 3 homes, this one being on the corner as stated. Police had to be stationed at the entrance of the road (in front of this house) because the crowds were so dense and rowdy on Friday. It took 6 police officers to remove the crowd Friday, and we (my children and older parents) were witness to a group-arrest right in from of the house...handcuffs, police vans, etc. They did station police during the day Sat/Sun, but the crowds were unbelievable..so loud. The minute the police left, the crowd got out of hand again; we had to call the police at 10 pm and 2am on Saturday to remove people who were doing unbelievable things. We could also not use the beach in front of the house (except for Mon when he had to leave), as there were lines of cars there continually, even early in the morning. We had to drag our stuff 5 houses down to the no-driving section to set up. (Holidays are probably worse, but there are still cars around due to public access.) On the site, its location with driving/parking access are not disclosed, and the owner had stated that the driving should be removed from in front of his home, but it was not. (new city ordinance). That is not his fault, but keeping the cost/ night as stated, when it what was not as advertised, is. I sent pictures of police arrests and crowds to him and informed him everytime we had to call the police. Apologies were made for this unfortunate situation, but we still had to pay top dollar for this terrible inconvenience. Seems that being close to town justifies this high price?? He did offer to let us stay into the week, but of course, we had school/ work.INQUIRE about the current status of the driving situation before you rent.
- Guest beach house renters (Houston)
- Date of stay 04/06/12
- Review Submitted 04/11/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We have spoken with the renter about her bad experience Easter weekend and expressed our sincere apologies. Unfortunately, this weekend was an unusually crazy weekend for all Galveston beaches. The house is adjacent to the access road to a public beach. There are bollards/dividers that prevent people from driving on the beach that we have successfully petitioned to the City to have relocated. So as of May 1, 2012 the beach in front of the house will not be accessible by car. We appreciate the renter’s kind comments regarding the quality of the house. We have worked hard with the City of Galveston to clear the beach in front of the house so that it would not be accessible to cars. We hope that in the future that the renter’s will find the beach to be as nice as the house, since cars will no longer be allowed to park on the beach in front of our beach house. Sincerely, Mark
Great Vacation House on the Beach
Great Vacation House on the Beach
My family and I stayed at this house over Spring Break. What a place! It had been freshly renovated and it was like new. Poured concrete on the groumd where the cars couold easily be parked underneath. A seperateenclosed shower with cold and HOT water to rinse off after time on the beach and a room with all kinds of beach toys and grills just for the guests. The house easily sleeps 12 and the beds were soooo comfortable. HDTV's in all teh rooms made it easy on the kids and the adults. The kitchen had everything you might need and an easily accessible washer and dryer were nice to have. I will definitely try to rent this same house the next time I go to Galveston. I highly recommend this house. BTW, the beach is literally right out in front of the house. Try it, you'll like it.
- Guest Larry W. (Kingwood, TX)
- Date of stay 03/10/12
- Review Submitted 03/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for your review Larry. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed the house and Galveston!
From $1,750 a wk to $2800 a wk US DollarsUS Dollars; Peak Season- March 1 through Labor day weekend; 2-days $1400, 3-days $1866, 4-days $2312, 5-days $2787, 6-days/week $2,800.00; Off peak- after Labor Day through March 1; 2-days $1000, 3-days $1,200, 4-days $1400, 5-days $1600, 6-days/week $1750.00; Our weeks are 7 days and 6 nights; There is addtional fees of 15% hotel/motel tax and a $200 cleaning and linen fee; Management has the right to request a damage deposit.Dates Available: Year round
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King bed #1
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Out door shower with hot and cold water!
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Wrap around deck.
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