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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Family Reunion

    "We were so sad to leave this wonderful house on Friday. This house is even better than we expected. Incredibly well stocked kitchen. Every pot and pan and dish you can imagine. Great coffee maker (that's important!)The deck wraps all of the way around the house 360 degrees. There is a gate that locks on the upstairs deck so no pets or little children can accidentally tumble. Tons of beach toys downstairs and lots of games and puzzles in the house (we left 4 more jigsaw puzzles) Super great house and really friendly landlord. Everything was so well labeled and explained that we didn't need any help when we arrived. Picture perfect vacation. We had 16 people of all ages 6 yrs old to 65 and everyone had a comfy bed and privacy."
    Guest: Candace Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Had a great time.

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great condo! Great view!"
    Guest: John C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Great house for families

    "Stayed in this house 6/14 for 3 nights with 3 young families. The 4 bedrooms gave us plenty of space for all and the kids enjoyed having the bunk beds. Having access to the beach club was a really nice perk and we were able to spend time at the beach and pools. The drive was only 2 minutes and each family could easily come and go on their schedule. Would definitely recommend. *for guests with young toddlers would recommend bringing a gate for the top of stairs"
    Guest: shauna r. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • 50th Anniversary Trip

    "We rented the house for a family gathering for a 50th Anniversary. The main house and the apartments were used for our group and the house was perfect for this occasion as well as for the rest of our visit to Galveston. The historic home was perfectly situated only a crosswalk from the beach. The bedrooms were all spacious and comfortable and the large loft was a nice bonus room with a private sort of bathing deck. All three levels of the Main house offered desirable views of the beach with shaded outdoor seating. The first level bedroom and bathroom was well-suited for my in-laws because my mother-in-law was unable to climb stairs at this time. Their bed/bath/sitting area also offered a very pretty garden view. The kitchen was stocked with most everything you would need for preparation and serving your meals even for a large family. The only thing missing was food. The gas stove and oven worked well. The refrigerator was spacious. There was a microwave and dishwasher, and washer and dryer were hidden away in the game room. Seating was available in the living area for all and the dining table was a nice large size and comfortable. Linens and Towels were provided. This is of course an older beautiful historic home and there are large wooden doors and fixtures and older locks, etc. When we arrived we had a little trouble with the gate but we got in. After that we had only one issue and we were unable to unlock one of the apartments. The owner came immediately and everything was more than satisfactory for our entire stay. All who stayed were not ready to leave when it was time and without question we will hope to schedule here again. We had a total of fifteen with parents grandparents and children staying in the home. The parking situation worked out for us with six vehicles, but if you are bringing more than six vehicles then the parking situation could be tricky. If you do not visit Galveston and this is your first trip, be sure you try the Shrimp and Stuff Restaurant. The line may be out the door, but it moves very quickly and the outdoor seating is highly recommended weather permitting. We also love Mario's Seawall for a less casual dining experience. There are of course many restaurants with easy access from this home right there on the Seawall and you are near shopping and the Pleasure Pier with rides and games. The owner provides all information you need for your stay and was very personable."
    Guest: LeAnne Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 25, 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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