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  • Perfect!

    "This was our second stay at Trojans Treasure. We found this to be a very good value rental for us the first time around and decided for a second stay. The home is very clean, nice with most all needs. If you are looking for reasonably priced rental with water access you will probably not find any better valued options in the area. The home is well equipped with all needs within the kitchen including pots, pans, toaster oven, etc. There are tons of spices available as well. There are two outdoor grills available (bring charcoal). There is also a propane burner and large pot for shrimp/crab boils. There are few added amenities including a crab trap, large extra coolers for fish, landing net, minnow/shrimp buckets etc. downstairs. This is a good stay for one or two couples with room for children. Pets are allowed and the downstairs area is fenced with a small grassy area. This rental is excellent for fisherman (bring your boat!) The fishing can be good in the canal in the summer/fall, especially under the lights at night right off the dock! San Luis Pass is just a couple of minute boat ride from the house. Plenty of good bay fishing options in the area also. Getting offshore via the Pass on calm days is an option for midsized/smaller boats. It is just a short 2-3 minute drive to the pass by car as well as numerous beach front options nearby. We’ve heard complaints about the cleaning deposit. Judy offers this to those who want to get their $$ back for doing all their own cleaning. You can actually get your full deposit back by simply cleaning the rental prior to leaving. Makes for an even more reasonably priced rental. It can be a –big- job and must be 100% ready for the next arrivals! If you don’t want to do it simply forfeit the deposit (you are paying for the cleaning by doing so). Another option, bring your own towels and linens (or at least linens). This will cut a HUGE amount of time off of your cleanup and save a nice chunk of money on your deposit. Thanks Judy! We will see you soon! Colby & Megan Dallas, TX"
    Guest: Megan V. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
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  • Peaceful setting!

    "What a great home to relax in with our family. Super clean and in a quiet place too. We enjoyed our time on the beach and the use of the pool. Lots of space and just a few steps and you're on the beach! We LOVED it!"
    Guest: Family of 4 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "This is our second time to stay in this condo. The owners are jewels to work with! Decorated in very nice tropical decor. Great view of the Gulf and right next door to Wal-Mart for convenient shopping. Condo is stocked with everything anyone could need. We will definetly be back!"
    Guest: Gi Gi, Nate & Linda Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 19, 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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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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