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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Great condo!

    "First things first… this is a great place to stay in Galveston, and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Maria was great to deal with in reserving the condo and providing any info we asked for. The condo is clean and well-furnished, if a little bit on the small side, and sits in a great spot on the island. You absolutely cannot beat the direct beach access, or not having to cross busy Seawall Blvd. That was one of my primary requirements in choosing a condo to rent, and it was the best part of the whole experience. The location, which is on the far south side of the island away from the crowds, also offers a bit more seclusion on the beach than some other spots. The large hotel to the north juts out into the water and effectively blocks off the beach to the left, limiting the traffic. We were down there half a dozen times, and there were never more than 8-10 people within a couple hundred yards of us. Granted, this was in October, not high season. But we were very happy with the amount of beach we were able to use. The pool was very nice, also not crowded. There were two hot tubs, including a shallow one just for kids. Great idea. The building, location and facilities were pretty much everything you could ask for. The one small complaint I have is that the photos from the patio don’t depict your actual view very well. The view to the beach is partially obstructed by the condominium offices, which are brightly lit at night. You can still see the beach and you can see the waves come in. But you have to look around some stuff and through some stuff. It definitely would not keep me from renting here again, but I think the photos should show the actual view instead of zooming past the obstructions. Again, that’s not a deal killer. This was a very nice condo and an excellent location. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely come back. Thanks, Maria!"
    Guest: Greg W. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 2014
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  • First Class! You won't be disappointed!

    "This condo is excellent and the owner (Sherry) was great! I had several conversations with Sherry prior to renting the unit. She told me that the place was even nicer than the current pictures and when I got there, I have to say it was PERFECT! Completely updated with top of the line finishes and beautifil decor. I took my wife, two daughters, and my mother in law. We had plenty of room for everyone and plenty of storage for cloths, beach stuff, etc. The unit was extremely clean and ready to enjoy! If this unit shows as booked, you should call Sherry anyway as she has another unit which is just as nice, also direct ocean front! The Casa del Mar complex was very nice and well maintained! Great pools and covered parking! Very convenient to everything Galveston has to offer and directly across the street from the beach and fishing pier! You will love it, I promise! Thanks Sherry, can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Casey Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Moms 73rd birthday Celebration!

    "The house is beautiful! It rained the entire trip, but because the house is so roomy and comfortable we were all happy to just hang out in our Comfy cozy clothes! Thanks to the wonderful homeowners for turning the heat on before we got there ! The house was warm when we arrived! We plan on making this house and this trip a regular Celebration spot!"
    Guest: Sandralee H. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 9, 2015
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  • Wonderful Spring Break in Galveston

    "My husband and I needed to find a pet-friendly home for our annual Spring Break with grandchildren and visiting foreign-exchange students. As we didn't have a great deal of time this year to travel, we looked for one within Texas. This "house" felt like "home" within a few hours of arrival. Everything was very clean and in good repair. The fenced yard was such a blessing for our two dogs. The lock-box code had been changed since we received our emailed instructions but a quick call to the owner fixed that issue. The owner was easily reached when a small issue arose and that is not always the case with vacation rentals. It was very reassuring. We had planned certain excursions for the daytime and even though it rained everyday that we were there, we did most everything we wanted to do. Galveston has so much to offer, from Moody Gardens to a "High Tea" to local theater and an indoor water park. The best part of our visit was the nights that we stayed "home" and cooked in the lovely kitchen and played games and laughed, laughed, laughed. We felt so at home in this lovely house. Rain did not dampen our spirits in this brightly, artistically and fantastically decorated house. The heater warmed the house quickly when we returned each evening. The bedrooms were all comfortable. I would recommend this house to families, to couples, for reunions and definitely for pet owners. There is plenty of space for group activities but also private space for everyone. How grand that there is a television in every bedroom. Our grandchildren did not want to leave! We do appreciate all the extras this property has such as close proximity to everything and parking in the back as well as street-side. We will return if we are able and will definitely stay at the Jewel of the Isle. Thank you sharing this beautiful home with us."
    Guest: Gehee Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 17, 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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