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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Great House / Great Location!

    "This house fit our group of three adults, two teens and one child perfectly and it is decorated in a very cute Pottery Barn style beach theme. While not directly on the beach, it is just a short walk away and you can still see the ocean from the relaxing balcony view. We found the house to be very clean and it had everything we could possibly need, plus the owners were very friendly and easy to work with. We had such a great time - we are already planning our next trip! So glad we found this house. Thank you for a wonderful weekend!"
    Guest: Kelly F. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
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  • Wonderful family vacation!

    "We had decided on taking a family vacation for my kids birthdays in July. They have been begging to go to the beach, so the search was on for a decent priced beach house that would be comfortable for our family, close to the beach, and not in the center of the 'city life'. This beach cottage was just that! We asked a friend and her 2 children to join us and the house was perfect for 4 kids (between 5 & 10) and 3 adults. The kids loved that they could all sleep in the same room, and wake up and see the water. The deck is amazing and was used several times throughout our visit. We had every breakfast, lunch and a couple dinners outside watching the birds and listening to the waves. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. It was very private and still close enough to go into town without a lot of hassle. The house itself is a little older, but has been remodeled. There were absolutely no concerns about the house at all! Thank you Robert for having such a wonderful place you can share! We will be back in the coming years for another beach filled family vacation!"
    Guest: Kathryn J. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Great condo!

    "The condo was fabulous and well decorated. The beds were very comfortable and the pool hot tub and outdoor grill were great. The elevator was working and was a great benefit. The patio was great for this time of the year as it faced northwest and blocked the cooler winds coming off the ocean. Every night was beautiful as we watched the sunset over the bay and lazy river pool. The beach was not within walking distance but it actually worked out perfect since within a mile was several beach entrances that we could drive our car onto the beach and park right next to our beach spot. And, not being at the main condos or clubhouse pool meant less crowds and an enjoyable pool experience."
    Guest: Amy V. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • Great Family Vacation

    "My family and I rented a perfect condo for our stay in Galveston. The location was right off the main road in Galveston and the beaches. We were just driving distance to all the beach we would want. Having access to a fridge and full kitchen made eating very cheap and we only ate out a few times. I gave this review very high marks but there was at least one complaint. We were on the second floor and with a third floor unit above us and college kids renting that unit made noise very loud when they were walking. For the most part we were not in the room very much but late in the evening with a toddler and a baby made it a little annoying. This by no means would deter my family and I from renting again. We just know now that noise might be a problem. Overall, we were very happy with staying here and are even considering purchasing our own property to use for family vacations and rent out when we are not using the unit."
    Guest: Gabe G. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
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Galveston Travel Tips

Galveston, a Texas coastal city on an island just southeast of Houston, is an excellent vacation spot for families, history lovers and those looking for a little rest and relaxation on the beach.

Family Fun

Moody Gardens

This stronghold of education and family fun is a mainstay on any trip to Galveston. Its main attractions are three giant glass pyramids. A towering Aquarium Pyramid with exhibits related to geographic areas like the South Atlantic, which hosts a penguin encounter, and the Caribbean - home to thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Head to the Rainforest Pyramid to see funky-looking free-to-roam saki monkeys and macaws, or see special science exhibits at the Discovery Pyramid.

After you’ve soaked up plenty of knowledge, see a 4-D film at the Special FX Theater, immerse yourself in an interactive film at the Ridefilm Theater, or head outdoors to bask in the sun on the Palm Beach lazy river and water rides.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The perfectly named Pleasure Pier is Galveston’s boardwalk, complete with rides, games and excellent dining options. Fearless big kids will love the Iron Shark roller coaster and Pirate’s Plunge, tiny tots will love the carousel and everyone can take part in old-fashioned carnival games. Head to Fish Tales or Bubba Gump’s for family-friendly dining.

Galveston Island State Park

This excellent 2000-acre state park is about a 25-minute drive from the city of Galveston. Come here to enjoy the quiet, sandy white beaches. Rare birds are frequent visitors here, because the Galveston Island is a unique, undeveloped barrier island habitat, so keep your eyes peeled for interesting species as you take a walk through on the salt marsh and prairie trails in the northern part of the park.

For the History Buff

Galveston is home to many excellent historical sites, several of which are located in the famous Strand Historic District, which encompasses the area between 20th and 25th streets near the harbor.

Historic Homes

Though the inside isn’t open to the public, if you’re an architecture buff, visit the brick mansion, Ashton Villa, located at the corner of 23rd and May Streets in the historic district and built in 1859. Take a tour of the lavish, castle-like Victorian mansion, Bishop’s Palace, built of stone and steel in 1892 and located on Broadway Street. You’ll also want to consider seeing the Samuel May Williams historic house, which was built in 1839 for its namesake and is the second-oldest home in Galveston

Ships, Trains and Planes

Galveston is also abundant in military and transportation history. Visit Sea Wolf Park at the very tip of Pelican Island to see two ships with military history: the Cavalla and USS Stewart. The Cavalla is a decorated WWII submarine that serves as memorial to the USS Seawolf, which sunk during WWII. The USS Stewart also served during WWII and is one of only three destroyer escorts in the world.

For an amazing experience, visit Pier 21 to take a ride on the fully-functioning tall ship Elissa, built in 1877.

You can also visit the Galveston Railroad Museum, located in the historic district at 25th and Strand streets. Kids are bound to love this excellent museum as well. Aside from some pretty cool locomotives, it features some fun statues sitting on old train station benches for a perfect photo opportunity. The Lone Star Flight Museum, adjacent to Galveston’s Scholes International Airport, is another great option with several impressive old planes both indoors and out.

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