On Galveston's quiet west beach, Andrea's Retreat sits where the road ends and beach begins. Ideal for one or two couples or a small family, it is pet friendly and is furnished to make your vacation a pleasant stay. Featuring a large flat panel SMART TV with Netflix access plus a TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen includes a large bar area for eating or gathering. A large outdoor shower accommodates the family and pets. A heat pump provides both central air conditioning and heating. Our favorite place to sit is the sunroom which features 4 picture windows overlooking the beach.
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6, fully furnished kitchen, large covered deck
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 13, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a great time and checked out Sunday. THE BEACH HOUSE IS GREAT.I would suggest that you put an outdoor plug around the sink for cleaning fish with an electrical knife or listening to a radio while you are barbequeing. We will rent again.
We appreciate this good review and the reviewer's positive suggestions. We have added two electrical outlets, one by the outdoor bar and one by the fish cleaning station as suggested. These are ground fault interrupter (GFCI) outlets, for safety of the user. We saw pictures of the fish he was cleaning and they were whoppers!
Great location, property in need of repair
Great location, inside of property well worn & in need of some repair. A/C went out while there & window units coul not keep up. Some of rings on stove do not work, toaster was also broken. Owners were attentive to our concerns, but offered no compensation for all the issues. Overall good property, but needs some work! Pet owners beware the fenced in area for pets is full of grass burrs, we only let our dogs in that area once & learned our lesson!
Very nice house with everything we needed except food :) and we brought plenty! the location and view were just what we wanted. Pets were allowed and there was a fenced in area that was great for letting our dog run. Very comfortable king size bed. Plenty of seating and the TV was huge! Galveston is only about 6 miles away and other restaurants and a General Store and Dollar General are close by. Thanks for sharing Andrea's retreat with us!!
Shame on Me!
I rented this property 2 years ago. The cost was $400 less at that time. Was not impressed with property then, but view and location are fabulous. I am retired and travel extensively (mainly utilizing VRBO). I am not one to write reviews, but feel I should this time. I have been home for 2 days and the "musty smell" of this rental home is still permeating from plastic bags I carried food in, clean clothing, luggage, etc. The decking (which you have to encounter in order to reach front door) is HAZARDOUS. A great deal of decking is not secured as the screws and nails used are rusted and broken off, riddling the walking area with tiny rust-laden pellets which become embedded in soles of shoes, not to mention your FEET! Hosed off deck to no avail. Table on deck is totally rusted. Barbeque grill was filthy. Was supplied with ONE roll of new toilet paper for 3 days (partially used rolls in both bathrooms upon arrival), no paper towels and NO trash can liners. As I DROVE to this location (as opposed to flying as I live 50 miles from Galveston), I brought EXTRA staples such as toilet paper, etc. Owner of this property arrived to adjacently owned rental (Azure Vista) from west Texas residence same day of my arrival to Andrea's Retreat. Marilyn was kind enough to bring over 2 (kitchen) trash bag liners, one roll of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels upon my bringing the situation to her attention. Focus of these owners seem to be on $$$$ (income), not to providing adequate accommodations for the money renters are asked to pay. I have no doubt that the response from owners (if any) will be that Houston had just gone through worst flooding in city's history which was precisely why I fled Houston and rented this property in Galveston. The only issue I observed that could be attributed to "weather issue" was that the end of the street which provides access to beach was washed out. As I walked up and down Palm Beach, this seemed to be an issue on every street as water is obviously going to stream toward Gulf. The only blame for the condition of this property is a lack of maintenance by the owners. New renters were scheduled to come in just hours after my husband and I left. I only hope they did not have children accompanying them because if a rusty nail on the deck penetrated their feet, a tetanus shot would definitely be in order. Accountability should be paramount when renting to the public.
1. Apparently, there was some hurricane damage to the deck, of which we were unaware. This damage will be repaired as soon as the schedule permits. The work has been contracted.
2. We use a cleaning service that services many properties in the area. They are one of the best. They do not replace consumables. Consumables are the responsibility of the renter. Items such as paper goods, soap and laundry detergent, charcoal and lighter fluid are renter responsibilities. We provide a limited supply of toilet tissue as “starter” items. (This is up to the cleaning crew, but our experience has been that they leave two rolls per bathroom.)
3. We provide a charcoal grill as a service, but the cleaning service does not clean grills. This is a user responsibility.
4. The rent price for the house is pretty much the same as two years ago. This renter used the booking service of the listing agency, which charges for booking service. This accounts for the difference in price. We do not charge a booking fee when we rent directly to the renter, even if credit cards are used.
5. A new outdoor table for the deck is on order and will be assembled as time permits.
The house is a beach house, not a hotel. We work diligently to keep the house in the best condition possible. We have on-call maintenance personnel who quickly take care of any problems. This house survived Hurricane Harvey with no damage except for the deck. There was no high water in the yard, but some of the path to the beach was washed away. The city has been contacted to repair this and some attention has been given, but more needs to be done. We can only monitor and report the problem. We have no control over the city’s response.
Great property and location.
My wife and twin 5 year old daughters had a great time. Andrea's Retreat was great, location was perfect for spring break away from the crowds, very clean and had everything we needed. Bobby
relaxed by the sea
My husband and I stayed at Andrea's for a week the first of April - the place is awesome!!! The picture window is exactly as it appears! The house is not front row but the direction it faces and where it is located it certainly seems to be front row. We had a wonderful time at Andreas and can't wait to come back. The owners are very friendly and we will be back to spend more time at Andreas. Highly recommended vacation spot. We didn't take our fur babies, but it would be a safe place to take them.
Located in the Palm Beach subdivision on West Beach, approx. 8.5 miles west of 61st St and Seawall Blvd.
Other Activities: Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, The Strand
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Linens and towels and cleaning included. A 25% down payment by credit card is required prior to rental date. Final payment by credit card and is required one month prior to occupancy.