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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 board games, 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. All of the other bedrooms have a TV and 3 of the 4 also have a DVD player.

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:
June 20, 2017

Why Erin Bethancourt chose Galveston

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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 ...
  • 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 , downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 twin bed with a twin mattress underneath to pull out; down
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom; upstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A Beach Retreat For Family And Friends
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 25 reviews

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: Mar 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: Dec 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: Nov 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: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hurricane House is a Four Star property in our opinion.

  • 4 of 5

The "Hurricane House" is a very nice property which met our needs for eleven family members well. The living space is very adequate, with its

We found the Hurricane House to be very adequate for our 11 family members with a bar that seats five, a dining room table that seats 6, casual seating space in the living room, and the added bonus of the nice deck complete with two sets of tables and chairs. This added space was much appreciated when we had other members of our extended family there for the family reunion and staying at two other beach houses, join us for a meal two times. Available toys in the living room cupboards were also a plus. The kitchen was well equipped, although the utensils were a bit scattered. I can understand how that can happen, considering that a number of people use the kitchen and put things away in different places. Especially appreciated was the nice large electric griddle--something which very few rental properties have!

We had trouble with a door handle which we reported, and a maintenance man showed up rather promptly and fixed the problem. The yellow bar chair needs some repair, which might have taken place by now. The only complaint is that it was that it was difficult to adjust the air conditioning to sufficiently cool the two bedrooms with a bathroom in between without making the master bedroom much too cold. The property was accurately described in the listing. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a three day weekend for the 2nd time at this beach retreat. The house is in great condition-very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked. There was plenty of room for our two families with college-age kids home for summer along with our HS teenagers. The house is in a nice neighborhood with an easy walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Pirates Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jun 1 - Aug 31
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
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