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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 - 4 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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.


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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Make Family Memories! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath! Close To The Beach!
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

Great home for family get togethers

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and weLloyd taken care of. We enjoyed the use of the golf cart and the beach toys. Our family had a great time!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Debbie! We appreciate for letting us know that the golf cart and the beach toys worked well for you family. We are so glad your family could gather at Best of Times to make memories over Memorial Day! Please come back. Christina
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Delightful house and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Best of times was just that. The house and decor are absolutely adorable. Much cuter than the pictures show. It was stocked with everything we needed: toys, beach toys, golf cart, and lots of towels. We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. I'm so glad the house worked well for your family. And we are delighted that you enjoyed the goodies in the garage--including the beach toys. Kids can dig forever in the sand, can't they? =) We look forward to welcoming your family again in the future!
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Cozy and Comfortable... and short walk to the beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at "Make Family Memories" over the Christmas Holidays. The home was very nice, cozy....and quite comfortable. Just a close walk to the beach. The golf cart is a nice addition to take a quick trip down to beach or store. Downstairs patio area with hammock and swings was a great relaxing hang out. I would definitely consider staying in this home again and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for spending your holidays at Best of Times! We are so glad you were able to reconnect with your family and enjoy the sand, surf, and sun! We hope you come back! Christina
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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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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

Pirates Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
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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