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Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 12) Fully fenced yard

3917 11 Mile Rd, Galveston, 77554

Kick back and relax at our beach home 'Anchored in Texas' on beautiful Galveston Island. Great views and breezes from the gulf, just a leisurely minutes' walk to the beach.

Newly renovated home includes new kitchen cabinets, counter top, dishwasher and microwave. The cabinets are filled with all the items you would have in your own kitchen, all new, including kid friendly dishes and cups. New queen beds and bedding, two twins that can be used as a king bed if desired, and a fold out queen sofa.

Freshly installed A/C and heat, cable, and wi-fi. Second refrigerator, bath and washer dryer downstairs along with Charcoal BBQ grill and shaded sitting area.

Children Friendly fenced yard with lots of room to play. Dogs will be considered on individual basis.


If you would like, bring us a coffee cup/mug from your home town/state to help us track where you came from.Don't forget to sign our guest book, a gift from a guest. Also we would love to have a review on the VRBO website.

Plan your next family gathering here and join our growing family of repeat guests.

More Details

Beth Maxwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Beth Maxwell

This house is owned by ,Beth and Max. Max and Beth have been married for 35 years and spent that time in Colorado with their 4 children and 5 grands while taking many visits to their favorite place, the beach. Now we are putting our experience into having a house that we wish had been available for us.

Beth Maxwell purchased this house in 2012

Why Beth Maxwell chose Galveston Island

We have vacationed with our children and Texas family forever. This is a favorite area for us, away from the noise of the seawall but close enough to visit when we want to enjoy the downtown Galveston area. We have wanted to own for years and the opportunity became available and we went for it. This house will embrace you and welcome you in when you arrive, it is that kind of place. Warm, inviting, relaxing, embracing, you will feel like you have come home.

What makes this house unique

When you are coming down the road this little blue house stands out from the others. It is a cute cottage with great views of the water without being right on the beach. The fenced yard has 11 palm trees and lots of grass for all kinds of games, and a break from the sand. It is cool and refreshing to lay around and read a book in the hammock, or play a little volley ball.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm so sorry for the misunderstanding! The downstairs bedrooms were locked but the bath and laundry and refrigerator that are downstairs are always available. Next time you'll know!

I'm glad it didn't upset your stay.
Mar 2016
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Galveston Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main bath with jetted tub upstairs. Second bath with shower down stairs. Outside shower to rinse off sand on side of house near small deck stairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) New, Twin or Single Beds (2) on a trundle frame which will pop up to make a king bed, 1 bunk bed,(sleeps 2) Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) queen size fold out. one love seat a child could sleep on. Pack and play portable crib in closet for babies.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
downstairs has an extra bathroom with shower and refrigerator. two bedrooms locked for owners use, available upon request for extra charge. FYI: there are 3 surveillance cameras outside of the house for security purposes. They are only outside and allow us to arm and alarm system remotely when the house is empty.


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(63 traveler reviews)

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Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach
average rating of 4.968254 based on 64 reviews

Lovely place and a real gem!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was very nice. Loved it. It is very large and comfortable. The kitchen was great. Most well appointed kitchen with everything you need to cook. So close to beach. Huge deck with lots of seating and two picnic tables. So clean. Lots of sleeping options with lovely linens. TV and internet. But what made the kids happy was the bonus room with pool table and second fridge. That was a big hit. Ms maxwell was so gracious and everything went smoothly. We are so grateful and would love to return very soon. It was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend it. Thank you for the best time!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests were easy to work with and left the home in good order. Glad you liked the linens I have the opinion that if you sleep well you are a happy person. With that in mind I think it makes for a better vacation. Thanks for staying at Anchored in Texas.
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Seabrook, Texas

We had an incredible week

  • 5 of 5

We had searched for a vacation home all through Galveston, and came across this little GEM. We booked the home a year in advance, just to make sure we had it. Beth was so helpful throughout the initial process, and continued to give support during our stay. The location is ideal for anyone wanting to getaway, a brief stroll to the beach and secluded enough to enjoy the waves crashing from a considerable distance. We had all the amenities of home, with a few extra considerations that made our party of nine quite comfortable. We checked in on a Tuesday and stayed until Sunday. We had made plans to tour Galveston and eat out at least once during the week. However, the home was so serene and peaceful, we decided to cook in every day and enjoy our entire week in the home. The rooms were big enough and inviting for a bit of privacy and the large upper deck was ideal to just sit, relax, enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and visit with family and friends. We only ventures out to Galveston twice, Once for wine and second to shop the strand. We plan to come back one day, perhaps on our 50th Birthday. Thank You Beth for sharing your wonderful and enchanting home.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great group, they were easy to work with and when there was a snafu with the handle on the shower let the plumber in to fix it. They followed the rules and left the house in great condition, even put the trash out to the curb. I hope they visit us again.
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Burnet, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Loved it! A great beach house for family and friends to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, love, love!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us! It was perfect for our family. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. We loved being so close to the beach and thoroughly enjoyed the large deck overlooking the ocean. We are already planning our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming. Clean, and very open floor plan which made it evendors better.

  • 5 of 5

Although I stayed for 2 nights it was well worth it. The sun was shining and the breeze was amazing in the evening. Went down to the spot on the seawall to eat which was great. We didn't get to use the pool table but I'm sure if we stayed more nights it would still be worth it. Overall I would book here again, the beach is a walk away which is a plus. Overall great experience. 2 thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to the beach and accommodated 9 people comfortably!

  • 4 of 5

Great house if you want to be near a semi-private beach! Had everything we needed in the kitchen and beds for all 9 of us-which isn't easy to find. The game room downstairs is a good bonus space and we enjoyed playing fooseball and pool when it rained or was too hot outside. The grill that is there was great and we enjoyed cooking out and the decks have full ocean views. Although we didn't need these items, the house is well stocked with baby/small child items (pack n play, booster seat, toys, etc). The owners are nice and easy to work with and communicative if you have issues while you are there. So glad we found this house for our family vacation!

Some tips: the street is busier than we thought from pictures and people driving to the beach drive way too fast, so be careful if you have small children. Also, the garbage truck only picks up what is IN the garbage cans. When we arrived (on a Saturday), all the trash from the previous guests was filling the cans and on the ground. So after trash pick up, we had to handle other people's trash to get it into the cans before we could put in our own. The shower downstairs is good to have, but be aware that if people are showering upstairs it can affect the temp of the downstairs water (when they turn off and on upstairs).

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier, skate Boarding, Schlitterbahn, grocery stores, restaurants, churches, crabbing, Lone Star Flight Museum all just 10 minutes away. The Railroad Museum, The Oceanstar Offshore Rig & Museum, Seaport Museum, Moody Mansion and The Bishops Palace are in the strand and downtown area. On Pelican Island you will find Seawolf Park which boasts a WWII Submarine the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart (destroyer escort-1 of 3 in the world)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

check in time is at 3:00 PM
Check out is at 11:00 AM
Holiday rates are daily on list can be discounted for weekly, All prices are subject to confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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