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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Beautiful home, beautiful views, relaxing vacation

    "We would highly recommend this house to anyone that is looking for a quiet escape by the sea. This house has completely unrestricted view of the gulf with beautiful sunrises. The many windows in the house allows you to take advantage of the view whether you are inside or out. We enjoyed leaving our windows open at night to hear the surf against the beach. We had originally booked a house in Florida and were so excited to be heading for those beautiful Florida beaches. Imagine our disappointment when we found out the Florida house had not only been double booked but we couldn't find anything else available for a family our size. A bit hesitant, we booked this house on the other side of the gulf hoping that it would meet what we were looking for. Amazingly, not only did it meet what we were looking for, but it exceeded what we had experienced before in Florida. The sand is not the fine, white, grainy sand that you can find in FL, but the privacy of the beach and playful surf was SO perfect for us! I read on one of the reviews about the seaweed, but there was virtually no seaweed at all while we were there (perhaps the time of year). The beach was gradual and yet the waves were active enough that my kids had tons of fun with the swim boards in the water. For most of the week, we had the beach entirely to ourselves. We also enjoyed fishing right from the beach in front of the house and caught quite a few fish. We were also amazed at the friendliness of the locals. The bait shop owner, Bob, at the Bright Light was very friendly and helpful with fishing advice. He told us about a spot on the bay side where we could catch some big fish...and we did!:) Other fisherman were also very friendly and had little tidbits of advice for us amateurs. This was our family's first attempt to fish, and it was a successful one! The only downside we found was that we Illinoisans wanted to be outside on the beach or on the deck 24/7, and our white northern skin was not conditioned for the sun....thus we had a couple nights with ice packs and cold rags on our sunburns despite the sunscreen we had applied. The owners were very friendly and helpful and always responded quickly to any questions we had. Tina was a pleasure to work with. All in all, we had a wonderful week. Would highly recommend this to others looking for a quiet place to enjoy the sea and relax!"
    Guest: The Mosers Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Great Beach House

    "The Bad - Mosquitos in Galveston at that time of year are plentiful. Certainly not a knock on the house itself but I wanted something negative to write. The Excellent - Everything else. - The Management. Dealing with Karen was a pleasure. She was prompt with replies and our deposit. We have rented though HomeAway before both for Galveston and other locations and I am glad we found her there. - Location. Being a long island, there is always some downside in our opinion to any location. Near town puts you near activities but away from nice beaches. This location made the downtown activities within a reasonable distance while providing a great beach location. - Accommodations - My wife and I rented the home and invited our two daughters and their families (five children with four of them being five or under.) The house had enough bedrooms to give us space yet main rooms were large enough that we could intermingle which was the goal of the trip.) - Ammenities - TV, games, beach toy, cookware and dishes were plentiful. We would have loved to use the porches but as mentioned the mosquitos are bad in early OCT. The proximity to the beach was great. Since we rent a place somewhere in Texas once or twice a year I looked up their other properties as possible future locations. Unfortunately they look to not be of sufficient size for our needs as I imagine they are nice like this place and as mentioned I liked working with Karen. Not sure when we will return to Galveston again but I see us as returning to this house some day in the future."
    Guest: Dave Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014
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  • amazing

    "Our families had an amazing time. The house we rented was the perfect size for the 11 of us. It was close to all things we wanted to do. The property had all of the things that we needed to make our trip memorable. We will definitely be returning to galveston in the future"
    Guest: tasha Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • Shabby Chic Beach Getaway!

    "Our family of four just returned from a relaxing stay at this Pirates Beach gem. The home is beautifully furnished with great pieces that evoke both comfort and elegance. As mentioned in other reviews, the kitchen is well stocked with all you need (coffee and tea pot, plenty of cookware, dishes, basic spices, etc.) Plus, the location is unbeatable. You are less than a block from the beach. Yea! Restaurants, grocery stores, and shops are all a short drive away. There are smaller, Mom and Pop stores closer to Pirates Beach but the major strip along Seawall is about 15 minutes north. And when the heat was too much, we enjoyed the game and movie selection for a little indoor family fun. Thanks for a great vacation! We'll be back..."
    Guest: Cristy C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 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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