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Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Beth Maxwell

This house is owned by ,Beth and Max. Max and Beth have been married for 30 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 Gulf Coast

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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • 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
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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 4.982456 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful beach house to rent. Very clean! The living space is open to the kitchen and a great space for your group to all enjoy each other. The house has easy access to the beach which is also great!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great return guest! Love to have my beach house family return year after year. Hope to see you again! ✌️❤️
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Dallas, Texas

Great location and good accommodations

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth visit to Anchored in Texas. Can't get much more convenient than 150 yards from a great beach. We had six adults, 3 kids and one dog. We keep coming back and recommend others do the same.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends and family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit. We love the open living area and sleeping arrangements. Especially grateful for the large fenced yard and walking distance to beach. And the kitchen is fully equipped!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The older property has been updated and was clean and well kept. Great location!

  • 4 of 5

The house worked great for our family. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. The second bathroom is located downstairs which you get to by going outside, but it wasn't a problem for us. The deck was nice and had late afternoon shade which was helpful. The owners were easy with which to work. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Met our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Clean, very comfortable and close to the beach. Quiet neighborhood. Good view of the Gulf from the large deck. Nice folks to deal with. Thanks Beth.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice guests, easy to work with. They left the house clean, which is very nice as it tells me people are respectful of my home thanks. Hope to have you come back.
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Nice views and easy walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed spending Spring Break at Anchors Away. The property is clean, well maintained, well equipped and cozy. My husband and I and 3 young kids (6, 3, and 10 mos), stayed with my sis in law and her two boys (12 and 8). The kids were entertained with toys, games, puzzles, coloring, sand don't have to bring any of that stuff. The older ones loved the pool table and foosball. There was a high chair, pack n play, and bed rail, again less stuff to bring. The kitchen is very well equipped and cooking items seem new and in good shape. We loved the open layout. Great views of the ocean from inside and out. Beach is a short walk or you can drive onto the beach if you like. We like the convenience of a car with all the kids and our stuff, but we walked back and forth easily. The only thing to make note of is to bring toilet paper and trash bags. Beth did say to bring paper goods, but those were two items we overlooked and had to make a store run.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • 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
Damage Deposit $500

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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