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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Private Homes reviews

  • Perfect beach house

    "This is our second consecutive summer to spend a week here and we absolutely love it! My family is not easily impressed and we are impressed with this house! The downstairs is my personal favorite. The pool, the bar, and the 2 TVs just make this downstairs area perfect for lounging, entertaining or swimming. From fishing off the boat ramp area, to kayaking, to swimming in the pool or the canal, loved it all. My entire family can't wait to go back."
    Guest: Scott Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • You won't regret staying here...

    "I have to say, this place was the absolute perfect place for our vacation. It was close enough to the beach, but far enough from all the seawall commotion. It was the perfect size if you're alone or going as a couple. It was made-up exceptionally well, and Bill & Michael are likely the most polite and friendly individuals we met on our entire trip. We ended up extending our trip a couple of days and got a hotel room after our stay was up with this place. Let me tell you... with the prices of hotels rooms in the area, and the fact that they're all mostly just one large open room (do I even need to mention the noise from neighbors in surrounding rooms and all the noise outside our door [kids screaming in the pool, music and revving engines from cars outside the hotel, etc.])... I miss the bungalow already. Had we been able to extend our stay (was already booked to the next guest), we absolutely would have. I will definitely be staying here on our next excursion onto Galveston island. Bill & Michael... thank you both so much for the hospitality and opening this place up to us. Respectfully, Eric B."
    Guest: Eric B. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
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  • Took my breath away!

    "The adjectives used to describe this home are not exaggerations: large, luxury, beachfront, breathtaking. I spent 2 weeks happily watching the tides and weather from the 180 degree view. One morning we watched porpoises hunting off the third sandbar for about 40 minutes - going back and forth before disappearing from sight. I could even see the bay from the dining room windows. Our extended family (parents, children, grandchildren) were charmed by the views and the comfort. The bedrooms were spacious, and each was attached to a bath - so convenient! And separation of bedrooms and the hurricane shutters made naptimes easier. The living room and dining room were perfect for our family - more than enough seating and open floor space for a large train layout. The kitchen was the best equipped we've experience at a rental; all the dishes, pots, & pans we needed, plus a great pantry space. Something not mentioned in the description was a nice discovery - the "sand-room" entry at the bottom of the stairs with a lockable door out to the carport area. An entry like that lessens the fear of children deciding to go to the beach by themselves. The bench in that area was helpful for changing from indoor to outdoor shoes, and the plaque marking the high water mark during Ike was impressive. The owner was a delight to correspond with; I liked dealing directly with the owner and feeling his love of his family's beach home. That's something you don't get when you rent from a property management company. Our family all agreed that "By the Sea" would be our first choice for our next vacation on the island."
    Guest: Nancy B. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 16, 2015
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  • Great time!!

    "The property was beautiful and the owner was very nice and on call when my family and I needed her. I would definitely be going back to this house."
    Guest: Rashid S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
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