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A Unique Beach Home To Enjoy Gulf Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.0 Bathrooms Sleeps 6-10.

Are you thinking about a get away weekend when you will likely have the beach to yourself? Are you thinking about where to go for spring break or a spring get-away? Or maybe planning for summer vacation is on your mind. Our well appointed home is within a block to the beach and you will be pleased by the comfort and enjoyment of choosing our home for your beach vacations!

This luxurious, modern, house was designed by David Mullican, Architect for Coastal Living's 2009 'Idea House'. It has magnificent Gulf Views from 3 balconies and is only a quick walk to the beach to hunt for seashells and swim or bring your gear for kayaking or fishing. Premiere golf is 5 min away at the oldest golf course in Texas, the Galveston Country Club which has been completely renovated since 'Ike' came to town. Arrangements can be made for our guests to use the golf, pool, tennis, and dining facilities at this private club.

The house offers special amnenities including 3 balconies, soaring ceilings, huge windows, a romantic wood burning fireplace with wood supplied during winter, fabulous, well-equipped kitchen, new flat screened TV's, DVDs, and satellite in the Great Room and the bedrooms. Designer linens and towels are found throughout the house. Camp chairs, beach chairs, and beach towels are available for beach use or lounging in the carport under the house, an area that is shady and breezy. Plenty of driveway space for a boat with boat launch 5 min away. Outside shower to wash the sand off and outside clotheslines to dry towels and swimwear. Begin and end your day on your balconey of choice as you enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and/or the stars.

We stock the home with paper products, bath soap and shower gel, basic cleaning supplies and detergents. For those who like to cook, you will find an array of spices and quality cookware to meet most of your needs.

Our beach house is a family property with close neighbors. It is not suitable for prom parties, graduation parties, bachelor/hen parties, or fraternity/sorority events. The absolute maximum number of overnight guests is 12.

More Details

Jimmie Ritchie
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2016

About Jimmie Ritchie

Long time Houston area residents.

Jimmie Ritchie purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the beach!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

A Unique Beach Home To Enjoy Gulf Views
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 21 reviews

A Shame the Property Is So Rundown

  • 1 of 5

(August 2016) Our family of 11 loved being so close to the beach in a very open and spacious home. However, the positive stops there. I could have copy and pasted other reviews but will briefly describe the negatives:

Featured hot tub not functioning

TV cable disconnected until owner paid bill

AC - owner locked in temperatures and we couldn't control the thermostats. AC contractors discovered the issue.

House was not clean throughout

Multiple storm shutters did not open

Lack of bathroom and kitchen supplies - soaps, paper goods

Missing towel rod in master suite

Faucets in one sink in master suite turned off

Bottom shelf missing in refrigerator

Patio furniture dirty

All in all, the property needs a major overhaul.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice views of the Gulf

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on the beach. The house was nice and the kitchen was a great size for us to cook for our group of friends. There were some damages in the house and the hot tub was not working.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation - Spacious house with lots of room, beach views galore and walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for the big crew. 2 bedrooms with bathrooms between on second floor then up to master with full bath on third - decks looking out on the beach just down the street and you walked a 1/2 block to the wonderful beach. This really was paradise. There were even 2 twin beds on the 3rd floor for overflow crowd or kids. We had 3 couples with young children so each had their own. With the beach right there, which was clean and great, there was no need to go to town unless you just wanted to. Even then it was just minutes away. I'd recommend this one to anybody needing space and the beach without having to drive and park. And, cost a lot less than the condos which other family complained were small and inconvenient. Came to our beach instead. Great trip and already thinking of booking next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely weekend in Pirates Beach

  • 5 of 5

The house is really lovely and easily holds the advertised number. I had read some of the previous reviews and some of the points are true - the hot tub is NOT Hot. But the house is absolutely LOVELY! It is close to the beach, has a well appointed kitchen, great outdoor grill, and great beach toys in the downstairs closet. We would love to rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I think it's a great place to stay and have an enjoyable time with family. I would defiently advice anyone looking for a beach house in the Galveston area to choose this one.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, Cozy, Modern, Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although I never said anything to the owners during our stay - the hot tub was difficult to heat up and stay heated. The last night I couldn't get it to turn on at all. Overall though we enjoyed our quiet family time away for the holiday's and we even cooked a holiday meal with all the items available in the kitchen.

My kids and I thank you for the enjoyment of your home.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
14.7 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pirates Beach
Car: necessary

This beautiful beach house is located less than a block from the beach. Perfect for beach sports, walking on the beach or surf fishing.


Rates & Availability

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Refundable damage deposit $500

Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30. 100% refund if mandatory evacuation is ordered by Galveston city/county or Texas state officials.

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Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2824 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Accessible by bedrooms 2 and 3 on main floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath off kitchen on main floor.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Access to master bedroom and loft.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has king bed and access to deck.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 has queen bed with access to deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 has 1 queen bed and access to deck.
    Bedroom 4/Loft - Loft area has 2 twin beds.
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living area has convertible full size sofa/bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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