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Beach Retreat #2 in Sunny Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Charming beachfront home with great water views & direct beach access is located within the closest beach community to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Water Park!

This wonderful home features a single level floor plan once inside plus a host of amenities that make this a great choice for a small family or a couple looking for a romantic retreat. An open floor plan spans the length of the house and features a wall of windows showing off great unobstructed Gulf views.

The living area features a comfortable seating area with a Large screen LCD TV/DVD combo, and a dining area open to the kitchen with granite counter tops. Wood floors run thru out the home with travertine floors in the updated bathroom.

Beach Retreat sleeps 4-6 comfortably with quality bedding. One bedroom holds a king bed and the other bedroom sleeps 3 between the full and twin bunk beds. The living room features a large chair that folds out to a twin bed for a small person. There is also a roll away twin bed.

If you need to stay 'connected' while at the beach, Beach Retreat has high speed internet access, cable, washer/dryer, and gas grill.

The deck allows you to enjoy sunning, relaxing or watching for dolphins in the Gulf. When you're ready for the beach, it's only steps away!

This house is dog friendly and has a fenced in yard to contain your kids and dogs.

For larger parties, rent in conjunction with Beach Retreat #1 located next door, or VRBO Listing 116365!

Keywords: Beach Front House, Dog Friendly!

More Details

Property Manager
Judy Shorman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Judy Shorman

I live in Galveston now, but still have a home where it snows--in KC! I own a dog day care and boarding business in Galveston, so come see us! Judy

Judy Shorman purchased this house in 2011

Why Judy Shorman chose Sunny Beach

I am currently the Sunny Beach HOA President, and love our small community, with a sand dune restoration project going.We purchased our little beach bungalow for the great neighborhood, and the proximity to all of the activities and historic district that Galveston offers. Our Beach Retreat is also known by many repeat guests as Athen's Nest and is perfect for that quiet, romantic getaway. Bring family, friends or just come by yourself to enjoy nature and some 'down' time to relax on your own.

What makes this house unique

Our home is great for just staying put and relaxing! We absolutely love to watch the ever changing gulf views. The water is clear blue and flat one day and the next it is choppy with large waves. Our home has unobstructed views and a great place to watch for porpoise, shrimping boats, sailing regattas (they sail right past our home), fabulous birds fly over in various formations, shelling, watching people ride down the beach on horseback, beautiful sunrises over the water plus scenic full moons.

If you're in the mood for more action, head into historic Galveston for fun restaurant dining, visiting the historic Strand, Moody Gardens, sea turtle exhibit, museums, watch the large ships come into port.....a ton of activity to choose from only minutes from our Beach Retreat.

Many remember our Beach Retreat as Athen's Nest and it is perfect for couples and small groups. For larger gatherings, it is perfect to rent with the adjacent Beach Retreat next door (owned by our good neighbor) for additional space. Both homes work perfectly together!


Sunny Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Chair opens to bed for 6th person in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Beach Retreat #2 in Sunny Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Edmond , Oklahoma

We enjoyed are stay at Judy's beach house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and equipped with everything we needed. Enjoyed the beach right at our back door. We also enjoyed grilling our fresh shrimp and red fish and steaks out side on the grill. So much fun we will be back soon!!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great family vacation at this lovely home. We had one child and 2 dogs with us and the fenced yard was such a plus! Also, the house was so close to the beach. You can sit under the house in the shade and grill dinner or lunch and still see and hear the waves. The house was also very well stocked. We appreciated that there was soap, coffee filters and even a few paper plates so we didn't feel like we needed to rush to the store first thing.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palestine Texas


  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 wonderful nights at this house and had the best time. Perfect location, far enough from town to make you feel that you are out of the main stream yet close enough to run to the store if needed. Beautifully kept house, plenty of room and the deck is to die for. Loved sitting out every morning having coffee and every evening having cocktails. It was great being steps away from the beach. We could take the dog for walks on the beach without worrying about her. Thanks Judy for a wonderful vacation, it was everything we had hoped for and more. You can bet we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth texas

New Years at beach

  • 5 of 5

Spent three nights at this beach retreat and it was wonderful! the pictures on the website are accurate, but don't convey the coziness of the house. It was clean, well stocked and very well taken care of. We hope to be back soon! Thanks Judy!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda, so glad you enjoyed your stay! I love my little house too. Best Wishes, Judy
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What a wonderful Thanksgiving on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous place to stay. We really really enjoyed how gorgeous the views are and how comfortable this beach house is. It was nice and clean and ready to go.

The photo's are accurate and this comfortable beach house was just such a pleasure. The deck is very comfortable I really like the table outside for outside dining. The fabulous the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. The kitchen had all the cookware one would need. Just bring your food, and your ready to go. The distance to restaurants and nearby activities is also great since your only a few minutes away from everything you need. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deidra, I am behind in responding, but glad you had a nice vacation! Happy New Year! Judy
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Broken Arrow, OK

Beach lovers dream

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home when it was managed by Castaways. Nothing in Galveston has been as wonderful. I was hoping the house survived Ike. I went by to look at it and found it looking better than ever. The deck off the back was marvelous when we stayed there! The kids found hermit crabs to admire on the beach at sunset and spent hours burying themselves in the sand. Now there is a washer and dryer, I see that is all that was lacking. A must for washing towels and beachwear each day.

I am glad we have found how to rent it again, you can bet we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2004
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Year Round Rental Rates-Off Peak (After Labor Day and up to the end of February) Weekend(2 nights)-$800; 3 Nights-$950 4 Nights-$1150 5 Nights-$1300; 6 -$1450, 7-$1600. Peak Rates-March 1 - Labor Day weekend, plus Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's period nights 2-$1000, 3-1200, 4-1400, 5-1600, 6 -1800. Additional charges of 15% hotel tax, $150.00 cleaning, $100 pets, 3% fee for credit card use.

Reservations are made by signing a contract and paying half. The remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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