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

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Karen Mackehnie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 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.

-Duncan
Jun 2012
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Map

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

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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BIG BLUE - BIG LOCATION - BIG VIEWS and a whole bunch of BIG FUN!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 28 reviews
BALLINGER, TEXAS
5

The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 guests and had more than enough room. The house was perfect for our week long vacation and was close to many things in town. Great location! We love the house and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but Very dirty!!!!!!

  • 2 of 5

The house has great charm on the outside and the location was great. However, we gave the house two stars due to cleanliness and not much service from owner when needed. When you walk into the house there is a really strong odor of sewer. The smell never went away even though we complained about it, we were told to turn on a fan. The appliances were all old and had rust on them. The oven has not been cleaned. There were hardly any kitchen pans to cook our food on. We saw termites upstairs in a bedroom and they were in a bed. What looked like rat poison was on top of the kitchen cabinets. The laundry room was full of unsafe storage items. If I would have brought children with us, it would have been unsafe. A drawer was full of odds and ends and nails. The carpet in the living room had not been cleaned in a while. What was once a red or pink is now black. There was a dead spider inside a kitchen cabinet. We still can't get over the smell each time we walked into the house. The house could also use more patio furniture.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us. My standards for cleaning and maintaining the house are very high and have not changed. Most all my guest have enjoyed their stay in the house as seen in the reviews.
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4

Great Location!!

  • 4 of 5

July 4th Vacation was great. Comfortable beds.. The balcony's are awesome! Walking distance to most anything. Watched parade from front balcony and fireworks from the back balcony. Will return !! Thank you for everything Big Blue!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Overall very satisfied with our stay.

  • 4 of 5

Very satisfied. Location a plus!!!!! Cleanliness...2 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We went for a wedding. We had 12 people and we had enough room for everyone we had. We will be back.

  • 5 of 5

This place has just about anything you could want. The location is the best spot when you have young ones that want the beach. I highly recommend this house to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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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