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A Beach Retreat For Family And Friends

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,339 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Family friendly 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in beach community

Feeling tossed around by the storms of daily life and a busy schedule? Escape to The Hurricane House.

Lovingly named by our kids and their cousins, The Hurricane House is actually a great place to retreat and enjoy some relaxation and fun with the family. (The name was derived from the hurricane shutters that cover the windows to protect the house from a storm.)

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath house has features that the whole family will like. The adults will appreciate the open living area downstairs with room to spread out; the built-in gas grill on the ground level for cooking meals; the spacious master bedroom which is complete with a private deck and a view of the ocean, king sized bed and walk in shower with 2 shower heads; free wifi. The kids will have a blast bunking together in the 2 guest rooms upstairs which are connected by a bathroom. Each of these rooms has a set of bunk beds and a full size bed so there lots of room for friends. We also have a good selection of puzzles, card games and a Wii to entertain them. Its a great home base for your upcoming beach vacation.

Other features the house includes...

A fourth bedroom downstairs with a twin bed and a mattress underneath that can be pulled out to sleep an another person.

The kitchen comes fully stocked with all the pots, pans, plates, bowls, silverware, etc that you would need to prepare meals.

There is a washer and dryer available for your use, conveniently located in the laundry room next to the kitchen.

The main living area has a TV equipped with cable. The master bedroom has a TV set up for playing video games and watching movies.

Its got everything you need to feel right at home!

More Details

Property Manager
Erin Bethancourt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Erin Bethancourt chose Pirates Beach

I have so many fond memories of spending time at Pirates Beach with my family growing up. My grandparents would rent a house for a week or 2 in the summer and take me along. We would hunt for seashells, walk to the general store for the newspaper and a Fudgebomb :), fish in the surf and play in the water. At night they would gather around the table to eat fresh seafood and play a game of cards. Now as parents of 4 boys, my husband and I wanted to share these experiences with them. We had been renting a beach house with family and friends for the past several years but decided it was time to invest in our own house. And with our kids' grandparents living just a couple of blocks away, it seemed like an even better idea. We will look forward to many more memories in the years to come and are happy to share our home for your family to make some special beach memories of your own.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Your house was so beautiful in Galveston that it almost made me want to buy one for myself! Thanks again for making your lovely house available to us. As it rained all weekend, we used the house a lot! We had two great discussions Friday and Saturday about Discipleship and we were all blessed by being able to sit around your living room area and talk. My family will be calling you and John to use your house again in the future.
Sep 2013
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Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2339 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , ensuite in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , connecting 2 upstairs guest bedrooms (bedroom 2&3)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom; upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 twin bed with a twin mattress underneath to pull out
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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A Beach Retreat For Family And Friends
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 27 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

My family and myself were very pleased with our stay, great place, great home. We loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands

A wonderful home for your Galveston stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting a beach house in Galveston for 23 years now for our annual family get together so we've experienced all sorts of homes that can differ from the 20 or so pictures you really have as your choice to rent sight unseen. You'll find this house to be very comfortable (home feel), nicely decorated and with plenty of room for large families to have some breathing room. The kitchen area is very large and is well stocked for all your cooking needs. Also, small gas grill provided downstairs has direct line to gas supply vs. propane tank so that's a plus if you like to cook out burgers, dogs, etc. The deck has high two sets of high quality/comfortable table and chairs - not the cheap ones some homes may have; also the sun rises facing the deck side of the home but then but late afternoon the deck is shaded so nice to sit out later in the afternoon and sip on your favorite beverage. The home is on a small cul-da-sac and has much more parking than other homes we've rented since 3 lane driveway which can easily hold 7-8 vehicles. All windows have the electric storm shutters too so everyone can sleep in if desired in dark rooms. I highly recommend this home for a great vacation with family and friends. P.S. Don't forget the golf cart rental as great to have to buzz around the neighborhood, pick up groceries or a pizza from the stores across from the street or trips back and forth to beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Everyone enjoyed the place and it provided everything we needed This was our second time staying there and it was just as great as the first time. Owners are great to work with Definitely will stay there again

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice place

  • 4 of 5

the trash bin outside and inside were full when we arrived. things were clean, we did take out all the trash and our own when we left.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, Clean, Accommodating, and Welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly like the pictures. Clean and spacious and plenty of room for 8+ adults/kids. Close to all needed places, just far enough to be nice and quiet. Management was very welcoming and helpful. Hurricane shutters were all closed on arrival so it was fun trying to figure out how to get in. haha (i didn't read instructions). The bonus was the master bathroom shower that had 2 Shower heads and a bench!!! Awesome!! Hope to get this property next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is beautiful!! We had a group of 11 ladies for the weekend & this house was plenty big enough for all of us. It's a short drive back up to the seawall & the strand. It was perfect, great neighborhood & very peaceful. We will defiantly rent here again for future trips!

Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us :)

S Arnett

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
Waterman Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our beach house is located on the West End of Galveston Island in the Pirates Beach community. Away from the busyness of the city, you will enjoy the slow pace of island living at its best.

Awake to the sound of seagulls or the crash of the waves. Being just a couple blocks from the beach, its only a short walk before you can be lounging in your beach chair on the sand. (Don't forget to rent a golf cart to make getting around even easier. Its the 'thing to do' these days. Golf carts have become part of everyday life in this community.) While you are relaxing, the kids will love playing in the surf, riding waves or making sandcastles.

Looking to wet a hook? Galveston offers a variety of fishing options. When the trout are running, fishing right out in the surf is a favorite spot. Catch the best speckled trout with a cork and live shrimp. There are also local boats that can be chartered for a day trip in the bay. Or head down to the Galveston Fishing Pier, which is open 24 hours a day.

If you are ready for a break from the beach, you are just a short drive from other popular island activities. Head over to the Galveston Country Club for a swim in the pool, a round of golf or a game of tennis. Just ask and we can get you a guest pass so that you have access to these facilities (additional cost applies). Check out the new Pleasure Pier for exciting rides and carnival fun. Challenge your family to a game of mini golf at Magic Carpet Golf and then enjoy a Hawaiian shaved ice afterwards. Stroll the shops at the Strand and stay for dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants. Explore the rainforest and aquarium at Moody Gardens.

These are just some of the many activities that you can enjoy during a vacation to Galveston Island!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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