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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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

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 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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Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 70 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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Perfect Location, Beautiful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

You can never fully appreciate how close to the ocean this house is till you stay there! Made it so convenient to go back and forth to house. Plus the beach was beautiful! Not at all busy for a July summer weekend. Felt private, sand was beautiful and great for long walks. And an easy drive into Galveston proper. The house was a perfect size for 3 couples. Very spacious, lots of seating, fully stocked kitchen and lovely porch. We didn't use the playroom downstairs as access to it you had to go outside. Plus it was super hot in there! Thanks for a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tomball, TX. 77377

Great beach, vacation location! Galveston, TX

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable in this home and had everything that we needed and more. The kitchen was very easy to prepare food in and lots of room for all. The bedrooms were perfect for our needs. There were 3 adults and 3 kids, with room in each room for the kids with their Moms. All were comfortable. Good access to the beach! Nice yard. Good play area in the lower floor, with another shower and bathroom. We all enjoyed it very much. Would recommend it to others, and would go back again next time we desire a beach location.

Only recommendation I have is to provide a wagon or cart of some type to take belongings to the beach. That would be very helpful. The beach was only a block away, but we had much to carry.

But we were pleased with all and felt we really had a great place to stay for the price. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for the price!

  • 5 of 5

The house was cozy and spacious. We could all be together in the same room without feeling crowded. Pool table was a hit with the kids. It’s hard to find a place this close to the beach in this price point. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect, house was great, lots of room for our family. The Grandkids enjoyed the play room. Location was good, very close to the beach. I would recommend this beautiful beach home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palestine, Texas

Great place to stay in.

  • 5 of 5

We did have a great time in this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $120 + Tax

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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