"When I was looking for places to stay in Galveston with my family, I read through almost every review I can find. I think that reviews are an excellent way to really explain exactly what you are getting in a VR. So i will do my best to give whoever reads this some good information.
First and foremost, The homeowner is great! She responded to every email and phone call before we booked, before we arrived, and through the entire time we were there. Information was relayed timely and accurately.
The house. This place is great. Lots of room. We had 5 adults and 5 kids during our stay and never felt cramped. The upstairs bedroom is extremely nice and roomy. The bunk bed room has tons of room. There are also two other bedrooms, one next to the bunk bed room and the other is secluded up front away from the other rooms for some privacy. Nice living room, nice kitchen, and dining area. Outside there is a TON of outdoor decking to enjoy. Very nice during the evenings if there is a breeze. Bring your bug spray for the mosquitoes if there is no breeze. Located on the canal so you can fish, paddleboat, kids swimming, floating around, and just relaxing.
If you are bringing a boat, there are two boat lifts at the place to store your boat overnight. The marina is nearby to launch, gas, ice, etc.. Gas is a little pricey, but if you own a boat and use marina gas you should be used to the extra $1 added to the price of a gallon of gas. The house is located on a main canal at the end so boat traffic is very minimal, even on the weekends. Its a nice boat cruise to the bay from the house.
The beach. We rented a golf cart while we were there for a few of us to ride to the beach. Others walked to the beach without any problem. The beach is nice, a little seaweed this year, but the water was nice and clear.
Groceries. This place is located on the west side of the island, about a 20 minute drive to Walmart in downtown Galveston for major shopping. There is also a smaller market about 5 minutes away that has most things you will need. In a pinch, there is a small corner store about 100 yards from the house, but bring your pocket book it is very overpriced.
Overall, a great place. Pictures are very accurate and are exactly what the place looks like. Not what is looked like 20 years ago like some ads post.
Hopefully this helps, i would write more but running out of allowed characters to use :)"
Date of Stay: July 2014
Review Submitted: August 5, 2014