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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Wonderful stay with friends close by

    "This condo has it all. My friends were in the condo above and it truly made the weekend perfect to have a private condo with all to our own yet share time with others. Full kitchen has all you need. Beautiful views. We will be back. The decor and views were perfect. It really was the perfect adult weekend. The complex is very family friendly so we do plan to return with our kiddos in the future."
    Guest: Roger Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Amazing views, convenient location.

    "There are amazing views of the beach from almost every room in the house, as well as from the wrap around, mostly covered deck. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture to relax and enjoy the view and the sound of the surf. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the decor and design is a little dated, but everything is clean and perfectly functional. Aside from the views, the house is a very short walk to the beach and maybe 10-15 minutes drive into town. There were plenty of towels and extra bedding, lots of plates, glasses, cookware, a nice washer / dryer set in the downstairs laundry, as well as a good quality Weber charcoal grill. Summary - we had a great time in Galveston and the house was perfectly suited for our needs."
    Guest: Barry K. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 17, 2014
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  • Why would you ever stay in a motel when the "Mermaid Cottage" is available!

    "My husband & I stayed at the Mermaid Cottage for our 40th anniversary trip. The owners are so nice and can answer any questions about the area for you. They make you feel welcome and the cottage is nice and comfortable for 2 people, a home style setting. You can walk to the beach and downtown area easily for some fun adventures. We will surely stay there again on our next trip to Galveston, TX."
    Guest: Denise F. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Nice place to stay with good views.

    "The beach house was exactly as described in the ad so no surprises there. The biggest surprise was the ridiculous amount of sea weed washing up onto the beach. There was so much that it acted as a barrier to getting to the water and stunk horribly. Efforts were made by the city to clear it but it just kept coming in. We will never visit Galveston again during this part of the year. There was also a rather large snake sighted on the dunes so do not ignore the warning signs along the beach. The snakes are real. We had the opportunity to meet the owners and they were very nice and have done a good job keeping the property in shape. The house is several miles from the main tourist area so it tends to be peaceful unless there are other renters partying in neighboring homes. The neighborhood appeared to be about 50% rental properties and there were some partiers that went on until the early morning hours but it wasn't a constant or a huge issue. Other minor issues that need some attention were 1) the stove is not level so stove top cooking was harder than it needed to be 2) there was an outdoor light that wasn't working in the lower parking area and 3) the clothes dryer did not work very well - our towels never got dry and we ended up just hanging them over the railing to dry. The property is a good value but buyer beware on the seasonal issues like the sea weed that we encountered."
    Guest: Patrick L. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 13, 2014
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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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