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"The Gulf Lady is truly a grand house. The location is close to everything we enjoy; the beach, shopping, Pleasure Pier and many dinning establishments. My family enjoyed the comfortable living areas & beds , sitting and visiting on the many porches and swimming in the private pool. The proprietor of the Gulf Lady is just as wonderful as the house itself. We thank you for a great Memorial holiday."
Guest: hondaDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015
"My parents (who are 80+ years old), my husband, our dog and I recently stayed at this property to celebrate our son's White Coat Ceremony at UTMB. In addition, we had other family members stay around the corner at the Sugar Shack and its downstairs unit which are other properties managed by Ron and Tony. Between the three properties, we had 12 family members and two dogs in our group.
On check-in, Ron told us about all the great places on the island that are popular with the locals. We hit many of his suggested places and felt like we had a true insider experience. The location is perfect. It is within walking distance of many restaurants and two blocks from the Sea Wall, on a relatively quiet street. The cottage is immaculate and incredibly well-stocked. My mother (the clean queen) kept going on and on about how clean the place is, especially because it is a dog-friendly property.
Our original idea was to rent hotel rooms at the Galvez. Renting the cottage (and the other two properties) ended up being less expensive and so much of a better experience. There are three wonderful areas to congregate in the cottage--around the dining room table (which seats 6), on the sofa/chair/bench by the TV, and on the front deck (which gets a fantastic ocean breeze and has a view of the Gulf). We so appreciated all of these areas in which different configurations of family members could comfortably relax and converse. Again, there are so many thoughtful details from the decor to the wine fridge in the kitchen (a favorite of my mother's).
My only concern was the stairs up to the cottage. I was really worried about my elderly parents not being able to navigate the stairs. They related that it was not an issue--there are two very sturdy railings and they could easily hold on to both railings while ascending and descending the stairs.
In addition to family time, the location is perfect for all sorts of activities. We ran on the Sea Wall, biked to the Bolivar Ferry, took the dogs for walks on the beach, walked to Shy Cats (a restaurant with amazing French toast)... It was great that so many different groups could do so many different things without having to worry about transportation.
We often stay at VBRO properties. I agree with a previous reviewer that this is one of the best places we have stayed for its location, price, amenities and space. We can't wait to go back!"
Guest: MariDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
"This was our Redhatters third annual trip to Galveston and by far the best! Everything we needed for cooking was in stock.Plenty of pots, pans, silverware china, wine glasses and utensils!
Benno's was our favorite cafe and was in walking distance as was Murphy's and numerous other places.
There is a bike rental next door and we rented 2 bikes for 4, you find out real fast if you are out of shape! LOL
We had a ball playing ping pong in the game room and the balconies are wonderful! You can take great pictures of the pleasure from there as well as the seawall and ocean. Just a walk across the street and you're on the beach! There is a beautiful garden out back!
I highly recommend this property!"
Guest: RedhatterDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: October 17, 2014