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BIG BLUE - BIG LOCATION - BIG VIEWS and a whole bunch of BIG FUN!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-13)

'BIG BLUE' is conveniently located 1 block from the beach with views of the ocean. Watch the sunrise on the front deck or the sun set on the back deck. Fabulous ocean breezes and perfectly situated to all Galveston has to offer.

Nearly 1800 sq ft of living space - 3 comfortable bedrooms, 2 baths, very large lounge area and dining room. 2 big screen TV's with satellite. Fully equipped kitchen.

2 minute stroll to the beach or to the Historic Pleasure Pier. Many restaurants nearby. On the trolley line to downtown and The Strand. Easy drive to Moody Gardens and the Schlitterbahn.

For the big Mardi Gras parade, you can be on the front balcony and catch beads and watch the parade as it passes right by Big Blue. You can not ask for a better location

Keywords: Historic house, Pleasure Pier, Seawall, Ocean View, Mardi Gras Route, Strand, Lonestar Bike Rally, Dickens on the Strand, Pool, Party Balconies, Family Fun, Weddings, Family Reunions, Girls Getaway, Batchelor Parties, Beach

More Details

Karen Mackehnie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Karen,

This is Duncan again, we rented Big Blue last weekend. I had to rush out EARLY sunday morning, but I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed the weekend. The house was just perfect for our trip and we had a wonderful time. I definitely had a couple of family members bring up the same place for next year!

Thanks so much. Have a good rest of the summer.

Jun 2012
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Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

BIG BLUE - BIG LOCATION - BIG VIEWS and a whole bunch of BIG FUN!
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews

Thank you for one of the best Galveston Rental Experiencesmy family and friends could every imagined

  • 5 of 5

I hosted a retirement weekend gathering for my husband's retirement party serving over 35 years as an Attorney from Washington DC to practicing private law in Houston. Our guest thoroughly had the best time at one of the best locations Galveston can provide. Pleasure Pier, restaurants and fun all within walking distance. The location was perfect for all guests to enjoy themselves enormously. Karen was absolutely fantastic, warm and gracious. The house was accommodating and spacious. Beautiful home away from home feeling. Really enjoyed the porches and view. The backyard pool/deck was great for the kids and was able to accommodated BBQing. Thank you Karen. Looking to forward booking again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a blast spending time together with the Family. Excellent location for everyone to come and go as they wanted. Everything was in walking distance. The house was plenty spacious for everyone to move around, sleep, play and of course enjoying pool side was our favorite. Karen was utmost kind and accessible at all times. Was waiting on the porch to greet us when we arrived. Would definitely stay here again. The worst part was leaving. Highly recommended. Thank you for making our stay very welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alvin, Texas and Loveland,Ohio

Great Location/House Needs Some TLC

  • 4 of 5

This home was located just perfectly! Right on top to so many places to walk too during the day! Big beautiful Home with lots of space for everyone to sleep and gather! The pool was Awesome! BUT- BUT- BUT- the house was so DIRTY when we got there. Not Cleaned at all! dirty, dirty, dirty! UGH

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

GREAT location and lots of space!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Big Blue. My husband and I brought our son and 6 of his friends for a birthday weekend. The boys had plenty of space to hang out and spent one afternoon a block away at Pleasure Pier. We'd love to come back during the summer and enjoy the short walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Big Blue was very well located. It was set up with top of the line everything even down to the utensils in the kitchen. Clean, bright and the beds were very comfortable. Karen was very welcoming and personable. She answered every question we had in a timely manner and treated us like kings and queens. We will definitely be staying in the Big Blue or one of her other properties again soon. She's stuck with us! A very enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Blue was a BIG HIT!

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 adults and 7 kids stay here. There was plenty of space for everyone. The convenience from the house to the pier & to the beach was definitely the best part. The kids loved going to the beach, coming back to the house, rinsing off, then jumping in the pool to "chill".

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
FishTails Resturant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Pleasure Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Benno's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The Float


Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Call for rates for Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Memorial Day, 4th July, Labor Weekend and Rally weekend.
Prices subject to change until reservation confirmed.

Winter rate excludes holidays and special events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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