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Lovely Family Home 4 nt. Stay Mon.-Thur. Nights $950, Fri-Sun. $650 in April!

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Kitchen, bar area & living all face deck & ocean views!!

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

OZ BY THE SEA HAS LOVELY OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE LIVING ROOM & DECK!

Thank you for viewing our site! By now, you’ve probably looked at quite a few houses and perhaps they all seem the same, nothing special. Well, you’ve found what you’ve been looking for: a beautiful and well cared for, not to mention fun, comfortable and conveniently located in a family-friendly community!

We call the house, Oz by the Sea. It’s beachside location and large decks make it perfect for dining al fresco. The view of the ocean and the sound of the surf BOTH FROM OUR DECK AND LIVING ROOM, provide atmosphere and melody for entertaining.

If there are any little pirates, stargazers or porpoise spotters among you, they can climb up to the crow’s nest at the top of the house, facing the gulf, and have a little adventure. Sunbathers will love this area too.

The interior of our home has been nicely decorated, making you feel welcome, pampered and indulged. The living room is comfortable and cozy and even has a reading nook for the kids. This room is tastefully decorated and has a row of full length windows facing the deck and ocean, so the views are lovely!

The master bedroom has a brand new pillow-top king size bed, and a bathroom with an over-sized shower. There is also a screened-in porch off the master bedroom, facing the gulf…great for nodding off while reading that summer novel or even for a dreamy night in the right weather. Plenty of comfortable seating for a family. I love having my morning coffee here...not to mention my evening wine.

The second bedroom has a full and a twin size bed. The third bedroom has a luxurious full sized bed.

The kitchen is fully stocked (all cooking utensils, pots and pans plus Panini press and waffle maker) for the chef in the family with all modern appliances, Corian countertops and bar seating for six.

All linens, paper towels and TP are provided. There are games and books for all ages. There is a flat screen TV and movies for the entire family—a great way to end a fun, sun-drenched day at the beach.

I have also provided oversized, quality beach towels for your use as well as oodles of beach toys. There are beach chairs and a small cooler for you to take out to the beach.

Oz by the Sea is on a quiet, dead-end road. The area is known as Palm Beach and is one of the oldest and most established on the island.
Automobiles are not allowed on the beach here, so your family is safe to frolic in the waves and build sand castles without dodging vehicles. If you are a horse lover, there is a place a few minutes away for you to rent one and go for a ride on the beach!
I think you’ll agree that all of this makes our beach home a wonderful place for your family to retreat to for their holiday in the sun. Plus, there are lovely restaurants nearby, golf, fishing, miniature golf, the seawall walkway, pedal carts that will carry a family of six, bicycle rentals, historic tours, sight-seeing boat rides, a historical air museum with classic plane rides available.

Moody Gardens (with the Aquarium Pyramid®; Rainforest Pyramid®; Discovery Museum; IMAX® 3D, 4D and Ridefilm theaters; or the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat)Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort and the historic Strand area for dining and shopping.

Here are some comments from our guests:

'Oz by the Sea is definitely a cut above your typical beach house rental! The house has a carefully put-together feel. The furniture, lovely bedding and fully stocked kitchen are top notch. The spacious master suite, with it's screened in porch, is set away from the other bedrooms. This arrangement is perfect for the adults to enjoy some privacy and listen to the waves lap the shore. The large deck outside is perfect for al fresco meals. The beach is close enough for the children to dart to and fro from the house. Forget something? Not likely, because the house is so well stocked. If one has a craving for Fungyuns, there is a handy convenience store right up the road. I will happily return, sometime soon I hope. Oz by the Sea is a refreshingly modern house with the old-school charm of a simple beach vacation.' Heidi M., Easter Break 2009

'A big thank you for such a perfect beach house! You had absolutely everything available to all of us plus the wonderful surprises. Thanks again, for such a great few days!!! Kathy A. and family, 2008

'Your house is amazing, can we stay longer! Cole M., family and friends, 2008

'You decorated your home beautifully, perfect beach theme, but not overdone, and it had all the amenities we needed. The little touches you provided were perfect, such as sunscreen and lotions, water toys, shower outside, and board games.' Ferdinand A. and family, 2008


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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    24 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub
 

Reviews

4.7
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Aug 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$290 $475
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Nightly Rate
Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$475 $475
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Summer
Aug 21 - Oct 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$290 $475
Fri, Sat
$1,750
Fall to New Year
Oct 2 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $325
Fri, Sat
$1,300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$290 $475
Fri, Sat
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $600
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

50% of rental rate at the time of booking with remaining balance to be paid 30 days before arrival date.

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Katherine VanDewater and Lance Osborne With 5 kids, 4 still at home to take care of, we lead exceptionally busy lives! What parents don't these days! So, when we need a little escape, to slow down and just enjoy our lives, we head to Oz by the Sea! We have wonderful neighbors there, amazing views and a clean, beautiful and QUIET beach waiting with open arms!

Why the Owner Chose Palm Beach (Galveston, TX, USA):
We chose the West End of Galveston Island because it was just far enough away from all the busy areas of SeaWall Blvd. yet close enough for us to go in for a nice dinner or lunch whenever I didn't feel like cooking! We also chose the West End for the quiet, private beaches and the family atmosphere of the area. Our beach is restricted from vehicles, so this also keeps the partying crowd away and thus makes our beach safe for children to wander and play on!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
My most important goal for my guests at our beach home is for them to feel 'at home!' I try very hard to provide all the little extras, like suncreen, beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, volleyball nets, you name it, we probably have it at Oz! As a parent I know what a pain in the neck it is to tow all those things along with you on your journey to the beach, so if I can make your trip here more comfortable as well, then I am pleased!! I want to make going away to Oz for the weekend, easy and carefree as well as wonderful!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Photos

  • Kitchen, bar area & living all face deck & ocean views!!

    Kitchen, bar area & living all face deck & ocean views!!

  • Large front deck facing the ocean views

    Large front deck facing the ocean views

  • REAL DISTANCE VIEW FROM OUR DECK, not photo enhanced!!  Living room view as well

    REAL DISTANCE VIEW FROM OUR DECK, not photo enhanced!! Living room view as well

  • Kitchen packed with all utensils, new appliances, serving counter and bar stools

    Kitchen packed with all utensils, new appliances, serving counter and bar stools

  • Large and comfortable couch in living room, facing wall of windows w/ocean views

    Large and comfortable couch in living room, facing wall of windows w/ocean views

  • Huge Master "Captain's Quarters" bedroom, king size pillow top bed, and desk!

    Huge Master "Captain's Quarters" bedroom, king size pillow top bed, and desk!

  • Comfy seating on the Lanai, facing the ocean. :)

    Comfy seating on the Lanai, facing the ocean. :)

  • Second bathroom w/whirlpool bath, decorated in beach cabana style!

    Second bathroom w/whirlpool bath, decorated in beach cabana style!

  • Carport area walkway, outdoor shower at end of walkway.

    Carport area walkway, outdoor shower at end of walkway.

  • Downstairs entry, slate flooring w/antique bench, nice area to leave sandy shoes

    Downstairs entry, slate flooring w/antique bench, nice area to leave sandy shoes

  • Stairway to downstairs entryway.

    Stairway to downstairs entryway.

  • Newly restored deck and exterior

    Newly restored deck and exterior

  • Newly refurbished and resurfaced deck....ready for sandy bare feet!!

    Newly refurbished and resurfaced deck....ready for sandy bare feet!!

  • Happy Tiki greets all visitors at main entry with glass french doors!

    Happy Tiki greets all visitors at main entry with glass french doors!

  • Large, open LR w/ window seat, TV/DVD, fireplace, stereo, games and toys!

    Large, open LR w/ window seat, TV/DVD, fireplace, stereo, games and toys!

  • Decorated with whimsical kites and windsocks for serious beach fun!

    Decorated with whimsical kites and windsocks for serious beach fun!

  • Masterbath with a huge walkin shower and waterfall showerhead!

    Masterbath with a huge walkin shower and waterfall showerhead!

  • Full and twin bed in 2nd room, with flat screen tv/dvd player.  Cool and comfy!

    Full and twin bed in 2nd room, with flat screen tv/dvd player. Cool and comfy!

  • 3rd bedroom with full size luxury pillowtop mattress

    3rd bedroom with full size luxury pillowtop mattress

  • Stairway from downstairs entry up to all living areas.

    Stairway from downstairs entry up to all living areas.

  • Plenty of books, for all ages and on multiple subjects.

    Plenty of books, for all ages and on multiple subjects.

  • A private, clean beach!

    A private, clean beach!

VRBO #188638

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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