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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

More Details

Christina Hergenrader
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Pirates Beach

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.


Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Make Family Memories! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath! Close To The Beach!
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews

This home is welcoming with sparkling rooms, views

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical time. There were so many offers of adventures for all our ages. I will always recommend this home. The places to eat, the beaches, and the relaxing environment are amazing.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and it felt like a home

  • 5 of 5

Great space to hold a group of friends and perfect distance from just about everything. It was such a peaceful neighborhood and made the stay very enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming to stay at Best of Times! We loved having you and your friends stay. I'm glad you enjoyed Pirates Beach and the peaceful area. Come back soon! Christina
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A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying here. It has everything you need, roomy, and loved making memories. Friends from Chicago came down and we would do things around town in the mornings and sat downstairs enjoying the swings and nice breeze. In the evenings we sat upstairs looking at the stars and reminiscing. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for bringing your group to enjoy the beach! We are so glad you enjoyed Best of Times and that it provided the perfect place for your group to relax! Come back again soon to enjoy Galveston and all it has to offer. Christina
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Relaxing family time

  • 5 of 5

Clean, cozy and well equipped. This was the perfect hangout for some family time at the beach. Thank you Mike and Tina. We would love to come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! We're so glad your sweet family had such a fun visit. We hope you can come back to Best of Times again soon.
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Very clean and organized!!! It was like staying at our own house

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and will recommend it to anyone that's looking for a vacation spot. Planning on returning next year if possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this kind review, Ricky! We are so glad that you can recommend Best of Times as a great vacation spot. And the fact it felt like it was staying in your own home is wonderful. We hope to see you again next summer.😀 Christina
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Beautifully comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin. The decor is beautiful as well as comfortable. There were places to sit inside and out for our large family. We loved sitting below the cabin in the gulf breezes talking and enjoying ourselves. The neighborhood was quiet and so was the beach area. The cabin was in a perfect location to go into Galveston but a little out of the traffic. Communication with the owner was pleasant and easy as well. A few things to bring with you: bath towels (6 provided), kitchen towels (2 provided),and a medium and large saucepan. Everything was provided and in good shape but we needed more of those items. Also, we loved the games and beach toys that were provided. I think we turned on the tv once in 6 days! Fun place and great place to relax and getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for letting us know that you enjoyed Best of Times! We love that you were too busy making family memories to turn on the TV. And I'm glad your family enjoyed the beach and swings under the house. This is one of our favorite places to talk and enjoy ourselves too. Also, thanks for the feedback about needing more pots and towels. We will make sure to stock the house with a few more. We are glad you enjoyed the house. We hope to see you back next summer! Christina
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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 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!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $150 + Tax
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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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