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Welcome to the 'Screen Door.' Our amazing vacation home is in the much desired Pirates Beach West neighborhood. This spacious 4 bedroom/3 bathroom vacation rental is the perfect home for couples with children. Recently refurnished and redecorated to give our guests the nicest luxuries, each room has adorable décor and new flat screen TVs. The house is child proof and equipped with 2 portable cribs, a high chair, and baby gates.
Main Level: The open floor plan consists of a spacious living and dining area, as well as a well stocked kitchen with granite countertops. Stainless steel appliances and vast counter space add to the kitchen appeal. The living area has plenty of seating space and features a 55 inch flat screen TV, blue ray dvd, ipod docking station, surround sound and new speakers. The entertainment center is stocked with adult and kid games, cards, puzzles and dominos. The master bedroom with a king bed with a tv/dvd player and separate bath, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer are on the first floor.
Upper Level: The master bedroom has been converted into a cute kid’s room/playroom. It can accommodate eight – 2 full/twin bunks and a fold out full couch. With an entertainment center filled with tv/dvd, games, books, toys, and bean bags to sit on, there is plenty of space to play/relax. Two additional bedrooms are upstairs and each have a queen size bed and share a full bath.
This house also features three covered decks and outdoor speakers where you can enjoy the beach view and great breeze! The new back porch features a gas grill and furniture (table, couch, ottoman) is available for use during your stay. The beach is an easy and quick 1.5 blocks away.
**PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A LOVELY, QUIET FAMILY NEIGHBORHOOD. NO LOUD PARTIES OR BIG GROUPS ALLOWED AT THIS PROPERTY.
Our small children loved vacationing at the beach and we look forward to many great vacations with friends and family.
Sean Butler purchased this house in 2009
Being from Houston, we wanted a vacation home close and an easy 1 hour drive. Pirates Beach West is a terrific, quiet neighborhood that is only 9 miles off 61st street in Galveston.
Our Family (4 generations) enjoyed this home a lot. It is about a 10-25 minute drive to all of Galveston's attractions. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed to prepare our meals. The outside of the home is a little worn but the inside is immaculate. I personally slept on one of the bunk beds and was very comfortable. We enjoyed walking to the beach, watching movies in the living room, playing cards at the table, and watching fireworks (fluke thing) from the balcony. The owner was very helpful and friendly even when we accidentally turned on the security alarm, whoops. The kids bunk room was so nice to have with 3 small children. I think this place deserves 5 stars for the inside alone! (The only qualifier I give is because of the exterior needing some maintenance.) I would gladly stay here again, in a heartbeat.
We enjoyed our stay at The Screendoor. It is in a great neighborhood and the house itself is very nice. We all thought the beds were very comfortable, in fact we found all the furniture to be high quality. It is spacious and could have slept more than 10 adults easily (with some kids thrown in there, you'd be comfortable up to 14 or more). The beach and private access is just a short walk straight down the street. Getting the TV to work was a bit of a comedy of errors. There are literally 15 remotes to choose from, but the owner was very responsive and helped us get it working in no time. The pros far outweighed the cons on this home. I could have gone 5 stars except for a few fairly minor issues:
1) The exterior is starting to show signs of age. The balcony, gate, and front door have a fair amount of wood rot and the screens were torn up on some of the windows.
2) The back deck is great, but the outside TV as noted in the description was not there. (I mention this because we were looking forward to watching the football game out there).
3) No paper towels or toilet paper. This is something that really costs the owner next to nothing to provide and was just kind of an annoyance that it wasn't there.
Don't let those few things change your mind about staying at The Screendoor. We all thought the house was great. It is definitely one of the nicest homes I've stayed at in Galveston.
Our recent stay at The Screendoor was amazing. The house is beautiful and elegantly furnished with high-end furniture, linens and accents. The house was very tidy and extremely clean. A bonus feature to this property for us was access to children's/toddler toys, bowls, cups and silverware. In addition to those things the house was baby-proofed and the owners provided cribs and baby gates. This made our experience much more relaxing knowing there was extra safety provided for our little one during our stay. We loved the option to stream music inside and outside the home with the speakers throughout, the technology was awesome. We enjoyed watching the big screen TV and the home came with lots of kids movies and games. The shower downstairs was very convenient for washing off the little ones coming in from the beach and the ability to have a warm shower was very nice. The beach was just a short walk down from the house and you could still hear the waves from the porches at night. Going in September I knew it would be quiet but it really was a ghost town! My family enjoyed a vacation that truly felt like we had the beach to ourselves for our entire time there. My family and I have been staying/renting in the Galveston area for over 25 years. I know a good property when I see one, trust me when I say that the Screendoor is the Best! The owners are very accommodating, friendly and generous. We will be back, as long as they will have us. Loved it!!!!
We had such an excellent experience with this rental. With its close proximity to the beach, it was easy to go back and forth with the kids for naptime. The home was in exccellent condition when we arrived, and it is large enough that you never feel like you're stepping on anyone's toes. The upstairs master turned kids room was amazing. The bunk beds were great, and it had all tv equipment, games, toys, and books. The owners were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. I would absolutely suggest this listing, and I am looking forward to the next time we can rent this home.
Nine of us had a wonderful and relaxing "Mom's getaway" at this home. Everything was as stated and shown in the listing. The pictures are great, but it was even better in person! Much more space than we anticipated. You can see the beach from the deck. There was plenty of sleeping space, beautiful decor, ample outdoor seating and just a short walk to the beach and a short drive to The Strand for great shopping. All nine of us highly recommend this home and would stay here again! We loved it! The owners were very easy to communicate with even when we were onsite!
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|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Spring break - peak rate; thanksgiving and Christmas - rate $550/night