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Make Family Memories! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath! Close To The Beach!

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, Pirates Beach!

Best of Times Beach House is well-equipped with charm, gulf breezes, comfortable furnishings, and all the luxuries of home. This cottage is perfect for family vacations.

Relax on the large decks, dine on the shady bottom patio, or take a short walk to the beach for sun, sand and surf.

Cook dinner in the well-equipped kitchen or follow the tips in the Best of Times Beach House guide book and try the locals' favorite restaurants.

Best of Times is 2 blocks to the beach. Your family will fall in love with prestigious Pirates Beach and its peaceful, private beaches. It is just beautiful here.

Galveston's laid-back island vibe will ensure your family will relax and make memories. Enjoy Schitterbahn and Moody Gardens, both just minutes away. Learn about Galveston's history through the many museums, or shop the eclectic boutiques on the Strand.

The house has everything you need to relax, including an outdoor shower, patio furniture on both decks and the huge patio, a well-stocked kitchen with brand new, top-of-the-line appliances, and a large flat screen tv with dvd.

When you are ready for the beach, it’s a short walk away! Beach toys, and life jackets are provided for fun in the sun. Our family home is kid-friendly and pet-friendly, but it is non-smoking.

Please, only responsible renters over the age of 28.

Friday to Friday rentals please

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Christina Hergenrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2016

About Christina Hergenrader

I am a BOI (born on island) and grew up in Galveston, just a few miles from Pirates Beach. After moving to Houston and marrying a Midwesterner (and having four kids!), we have rediscovered how enchanting Galveston is. Through years of family vacations, all of us have fallen in love with Galveston.

Dreams really do come true! In 2013, our family discovered Best of Times, the perfect family beach house. Now, we are so excited to share it with YOUR family.

Our kids have lots of energy and busy schedules. Galveston is the perfect place for us to get away from the hustle and bustle of suburbia and enjoy each other. We are a Christian family, who would love to share this blessing with you.

We hope you also discover this beach house is perfect for making family memories. We hope you can reconnect with the people you love the most. We hope you can find your own Best of Times.

Christina Hergenrader purchased this house in 2013

Why Christina Hergenrader chose Galveston

Best of Times is the perfect size. We go to the beach to relax, but we also go to be together. The large, open family room and dining area lets us enjoy each other. The three bedrooms and two baths gives us plenty of room to spread out.

Our family loves Pirates Beach. Ice cream trucks come by every afternoon, golf carts carry families and groups of friends to the beach, and dog-walkers and shell-seekers wave from the quiet streets below our deck.

The house is a short drive to the island's most interesting attractions; yet, it's far enough from the city that we can relax.

What makes this house unique

The large lower deck is shaded and has a refrigerator to keep your drinks cool. We also have floats and chairs for you to take to the beach.

We welcome pets, with some restrictions.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Make Family Memories! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath! Close To The Beach!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Fun Time

  • 5 of 5

Fall is a most special time in Galveston. Without the crowds, traffic, and hot sun, we had a great time in Galveston. One special treat is a ferry ride. We parked our van and then walked on the ferry. The dolphins swam along beside us while there were so many different types of boats and ships to watch. Seagulls and pelicans were looking for a handout. The cool air was so energizing. Can't say enough about the beach at autumn! The Best of Times beach house was the comfortable retreat for resting up for more adventures in Galveston. We sure felt refreshed and blessed from our getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to get away to visit Best of Times! Yes! Fall is definitely one of the very best times to visit the island. We hope you're blessed by many more visits to Galveston.
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Fun times

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot to celebrate anniversaries & a birthday with good friends & family. The house was in good shape & nicely decorated. Furniture & beds were comfortable. The home was a convenient 5 min walk to the beach. We didn't pack much entertainment for kids as there were Many books & some toys in the house. There were plenty of beach toys for kids in garage. A gate on the main deck blocks access to the stairs which was nice for the safety of dogs & toddlers. The hammock & porch swings downstairs were so inviting & relaxing. Highly recommend for families with young children & even without!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family stayed at Best of Times. We love when families can enjoy the beach and Galveston, especially in the "off" season. Please bring your family back soon for another celebration! Christina
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Great beach house

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent vacation home. It's a short ride in the golf cart to the beach and we felt like we had the block to ourselves. Also, the beach isn't overcrowded at all (and everyone we met at the beach was great).

The house was perfect for our family (4 adults, 3 kids). Sleeping arrangements were easy and there was plenty of space to hang out and enjoy a drink. It's also obvious that the owners very much want you to have a good time when you're there. The accessories they provide are very thoughtful and were much appreciated. It was easy to cook dinner on the nights we chose to do so.

We've rented many different houses and this was by far the best. Can't recommend this house highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to Best of Times! We're so glad you group found the house spacious and comfortable! We hope to see you again next year!
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Another awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We experienced another great stay at the Best of Times! The home is very clean. I love how close it is to the beach, perfect when using the golf cart.

We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alexis. We were so glad to have your sweet family back for another year. We love that you include Best of Times as part of your summer break!
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Small living area with very poor lighting, porch needs to be covered

  • 3 of 5

We did enjoy our stay, however, the property was much smaller than we expected, especially with respect to the living room and seating. There is a small couch with a trundle bed and one chair for seating. We had 4 adults and 2 children and on rainy days, we really could not accommodate everyone watching a movie in the living room as their is really seating for 4 and it would not seat 4 adults comfortably. Fine for two adults and two children. There is only one television in the living room and none in the bedrooms which is also challenging with multiple people. The living room had no lighting at all. There is a ceiling fan in the living room and the kitchen and dining rooms had lighting, but we needed to move lamps from the bedrooms into the living room to read in the evening and had to pull small tables out of place to set them on. Doing a puzzle in the dining area in the evening was challenging due to the extremely poor lighting. It was really great having access to a golf cart and beach toys and beach chairs. The downstairs seating area and grill were nice, but we did run out of butane with the gas grill midway through our first use, and despite the fact that the owners left a note that they would reimburse you for a replacement tank refill across the street, I think a better option would be to keep a second tank or check it after guests leave. We were really unable to use the main deck area due to the fact that is is uncovered and was really too hot with lack of shade. The downstairs area is nice and shaded, but if it is raining, as it did during our stay, you will have to run through the rain in order to enjoy the downstairs covered area as the main porch is not covered. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and appliances, however, I would recommend additional dish towels as we only had 2 as well as a drying rack as the limited number of dishes did not support waiting to have the dishwasher full. Would recommend for a small family of 3 or 4 only.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the suggestions, Lynore. We enjoyed having your families stay. I know you had quite a bit of rain during your vacation, which meant much more inside time for your group. We are so glad you enjoyed the beach toys, golf cart, and the bottom patio. These are favorites for our family as well. Please come back next summer so you can see the ways we keep improving Best of Times. Thanks! Christina
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Relaxing Days at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

What could be better than a few days near the surf? A few days spent in the cozy comfort of Best of Times beach house. The house is a short walk from the beach and is filled with everything you would need for an awesome beach vacation. Stretch out on the front deck to the sound of the surf. Swing on the porch swing while your fresh catch is cooking on the grill. Take a refreshing nap on the comfortable beds. All of this and a great location - minutes from the seawall and all that Galveston has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patti, we are so glad you got to really unwind at Best of Times. We love it when BOIs can come back to Galveston to enjoy all this island has to offer. We hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Pirates Beach
Car: necessary

For years, Pirates Beach has been Galveston's premier vacation spot for families visiting the island. The beautiful beaches here are quiet and very family friendly. Meet new friends in the neighborhood or refresh old ones. Pirate's Beach is so peaceful, that it's easy to slow down to Island Time.

While in Galveston, plan to explore Moody Gardens; seek new thrills at Pleasure Pier; dive into Schlitterbahn, and shop the Historic Strand.

Welcome to the good life! Welcome to the Best of Times!


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

We prefer seven-night stays and will give priority to those.
Friday to Friday rentals, please.
Please let us know if you would like to bring your pet ($100). Thanks so much!

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Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds (sleeping for four)
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Full Bed
    Sleeper Sofa - Couch pulls out to sleep two
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
You'll find plenty of room to spread out and relax at Best of Times. With three outdoor areas, every family member can discover their own peaceful spot. The covered patio area features a hammock and two porch swings. Drink your morning coffee or evening glass of wine on the main deck. Sun and relax on the upper deck. Gather together in the huge family room for eating, movies, and making memories. Wherever you are, you'll find your Best of Times.

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