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Recent Gulf Coast reviews

  • So clean it even impressed my Polish mother!

    "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: Mari Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Celebrating My Birthday

    "What a great rental. Photos are a great description of the condo. Owners were great to work with. Check in and out was easy. Amenities were so much fun. Looking forward to staying again."
    Guest: Rena D. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 2014
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  • Great vacation

    "A good get away with great views. We stayed on the deck and just watched the water. Lisa was very helpful with any questions we had and Stones Throw was very clean and well equipped. Thanks Lisa!!!!"
    Guest: Wa/and family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 8, 2014
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  • Palacios,the undiscovered jewl on the coast

    "We stayed for the week in Oct. I must say it's one of the cleanest places I have been. Everything was well stocked like paper towels and toilet paper. The yard and pool were perfect thanks to Kinney. We have stayed here 4 times before. It's a great get-a way with a great view of the bay. Water was gettin colder so we only caught 3 crabs. Also caught an 18" flounder and a 25" redfish that we had for dinner. You can buy giant shrimp right off the boats in the harbor for $5 per lb. The only problem we faced was getting the kayaks in the water safely. The area there is too shallow for boats but fine for kayaks. Kayak fishing is getting very popular. I would love to see that liitle cut by the dock turned into a better kayak launching and take-out area. Even some stairs attached to the dock for stability getting in and out would be a great help. The area inside the marsh is perfect for kayaking and fishing even on windy days the marsh is a safe place to be. We really like the vibe in Palacios, very friendly. Some good resturants to be had are Baytown seafood--we bought a platter sized flounder broiled to perfection for $15. PMR has great mexican food and enexpensive margarita's. The best migas I ever ate was at Marcella's on main st. We look forward to coming back next year"
    Guest: MM Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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