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5 BR - WATERFRONT w Kayaks, Bikes, Paddle Board - Perfect for Large Families

Bedrooms 5
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12


This rental is actually 2 condos located close together (above/below) in the same building, a 3/2 and a 2/2, priced and managed as a single rental. The building sits right on the bay - there's no other property in Pointe West that's as close to the water as this one.

You will be absolutely amazed how beautiful the view is from this condo. Our building is the closest you can get to the water at Pointe West. You will want to spend hours and hours just sitting on the balcony taking in the gorgeous view, watching birds, etc... Guests appreciate that the bay is only 12-18 inches deep. They can turn their kids loose with the kayaks and sit on the balcony and watch them worry-free. Fishermen love wading out right in front of the condo.

- Enjoy Incredible Sunsets and Bird Watching right from the balcony.

- Fish, Crab, Kayak, and Paddle Board right in front of our building.

- Walk or Bicycle, or take the golf cart to the Pointe West Beach Club or Lazy River Pool.

- Enjoy miles of gorgeous, clean, private beach. Pointe West by far has the best beach on the Island. If you have been to Galveston before, you won’t believe your eyes when you see how nice our beach is.

- If you have to work, you’ll love that we have free Wi-Fi, a desk in one of the bedrooms, and a printer that works with smart phone and tablets.

- We are handicap accessible. We have wide doorways and an elevator. There's also an elevator at the Pointe West Beach Club. Guests can even make arrangements with the beach club to use their beach-ready wheel chair free of charge.

- The Pointe West Beach Club has a beautiful infinity edge pool, hot tub, kids pool, cabanas, grills, gift shop, internet usage (free wifi), workout facility, lockers & game room. The Pointe West Beach Club charges $10 per person as guest registration fee for the duration of your stay during peak season. There is no guest reservation fee from mid September through the end of February. (You will be responsible for payment of the fee directly to Pointe West when you arrive. It is not included in or covered by the fees quoted to you when making your reservation.)

Deal directly with the owners. Our condos are not part of a large rental pool. We only have these two condos - they are family owned. We try to keep everything extremely well stocked and in very good condition, as we want it to be when we stay there. Thru trial and error we have found a great cleaning crew, so you should find the condo to be very, very clean.

We are very family friendly and we let you use all our “stuff”. This includes 6 kayaks, 2 bicycles, a stand-up paddle board, fishing poles, crabbing nets, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, binoculars, and board games, DVDs, computer monitor & printer, pack-n-play, high-chair, etc.. We even have a golf cart available to guests who book 3 or more consecutive nights. If you are the outdoors type and enjoy kayaking, you will find all the extras we provide to be an incredible value. Rental fees would run $125/day for the golf cart and $450/day for the kayaks/bicycles/paddle board (see rental rates at

We also have a very well equipped kitchen. If you have rented a VRBO type property before, you’ll be amazed at how well stocked our kitchen is. We often host Thanksgiving here for 16-18, so we have a lot of everything, and all kinds of cookware. If you forget to bring it, don’t worry, we probably have it!

If you want to save money, you can pay us directly by credit card or check instead of paying thru VRBO. When you pay us directly, there's no booking fee and we don't require you to purchase the $59 damage insurance policy. This can be a very significant savings. Call us and we will be happy to tell you how to do this.


Three Bedroom:

Master- King Bed

Bed 2 - Queen Bed

Bed 3 - Queen Bed

1 pack-n-play

Family Room - Queen Size Sleeper Sofa with high-quality "dream quest memory foam" mattress

Two Bedroom:

Master- King Bed

Bedroom 2 - 1 Full size bed, 1 twin size bed, twin-size air bed that pulls out from under the full bed

Family Room - Full Size Sleeper Sofa with high-quality "dream quest memory foam" mattress

Air beds and additional linens available upon request

More Details

Lisa Arthur
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Lisa Arthur

We bought this property for our own family to vacation at, but enjoy sharing it with others. We are in our 50s and have with 2 kids in college. Our kids love this property because they like hanging out at the beach club and riding in the golf cart. Also - they can get away from each other - one daughter can take her friends to the Beach Club, while the other lounges with her friends at the lazy River Pool. We love the peace and quiet of the condo, just sitting on the balcony and watching sunsets, and being close to nature - bird watching, shelling, kayaking and fishing. And, best of all, the absolutely SPECTACULAR VIEW - it's amazing!!!

Lisa Arthur purchased this condo in 2013

Why Lisa Arthur chose Gulf Coast

The building is elevator equipped and handicap accessible, so it works well when our parents come to visit - they are too old to be lugging suit cases and coolers up and down stairs. The beach club is also elevator equipped.

We started with just a 3 bedroom unit, but after large several family gatherings, we decided to purchase a 2/2 unit on the floor above us. It works great when we have my parents and brothers and sisters visiting with their kids. We can all gather together easily for meals and at the same time, but at the same time, can also have some privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(copied from TripAdvisor 703145 - Waterfront 5BR )

I planned this vacation way back in January. I chose Galveston because it was close to my two daughters and their children who live in Austin. My son and his family could get a direct flight from D.C. To Houston. My husband and I could get there easily from Jackson, MS. After days of searching, I settled on Arthur's Beach and Bay...hoping it was the right choice. Boy, was it ever!! Everyone had a fabulous time! Our ages ranged from 70...that would be 3. We had tentatively planned to go to Moody Gardens and other entertainment venues on Galveston Island...but no one wanted to leave our temporary piece of paradise. We swam, fished, kayaked, played games at the rec center, went to the beach, and rode the golf cart all around the beautiful area. Both condos were lovely and beautifully decorated. The owners were quick to respond to any questions and most gracious. There were games, DVDs, and books galore. The kitchen had anything a guest could possibly want. Before we left on Wednesday, we were ALL talking about coming back next year.
Aug 2016
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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5 BR - WATERFRONT w Kayaks, Bikes, Paddle Board - Perfect for Large Families
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Excellent - will definitely rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location just steps from the bay and minutes from the beach! I rented the 3/2 on the third floor and a 2/2 on the second floor. Both units were well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations. It was quiet and peaceful.

And having the lazy river and beach club nearby were great options for the kiddos.

I highly recommend the units we rented that are part of Arthur's Beach & Bay!

Lisa Arthur was very helpful with suggestions and was very responsive to phone and email questions.

We plan to contact them to see about renting one or more units next summer for two weeks.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Nice Enjoyed our stay. A few hiccups, but overall nice. Gave $60 to housekeeping to help insure that units were left ok. Golf cart should be kept covered in order to keep spiders, crabs dirt off it. Had to be wiped down each am. Still did receive most of our deposit back after a month. Beach club very nice. Property was well stocked and neat. The listing was accurate in its listing. Over all we liked staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The trick to a successful family reunion is to make sure everyone has a place to retreat. This rental solves this problem ideally with two kitchens and two living rooms. One dining table had a puzzle going the whole trip but that didn't keep dinner from being served on the other table.

Our weather luck wasn't good this December, with strong wet winds and cold temperatures, but we stayed entertained with binocular bird watching from the comfort of the living room, quick jaunts to the hot tub at the club, and an adventurous bike ride or two along the paths in the development. We walked against the wind on the beach and returned with our shells to hot cocoa and warm hearts.

We cooked most of our meals and benefited from the ample dishes and utensils, even throwing a steamed dumpling dinner for 12. Who would guess that a rental would have soy sauce choices!

The elevator and golf cart greatly extended the ease that my parents were able to enjoy the visit. The separate units allow the inlaws to find peace. The internet kept the teenagers from whining. This has to be the first time we've gathered as a family where we were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Andalusia, IL

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 10 and loved this place. The condo units were nice, new, well appointed and had everything you could want. The view of the Bay was great from the patio and we could have sat there for hours just taking in the view. We used the kayaks, the fishing poles and the golf cart to get to and from the pool area.

Pointe West itself was better than I had even anticipated. The beach club/pool area as well as the beach were awesome. We were here in early October and had full run of the place, no one in sight. The first two days we hung at the pool and there was no one else there aside from staff. Great infinity pool which was warm. The beach was nice and ocean water still around 80 degrees even in October.

Would certainly recommend this place and look forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the condos! We hope you will come back again sometime. Thanks for leaving our place in great condition!.
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Family Trip

  • 4 of 5

The condo's are beautiful and fully loaded, they are not on the same floor but it was ok. Beach and pool is a short drive. Beach was awesome and clean! They had a golf cart that we used and that was a total bonus! They also have kayaks, and other toys that they were happy to let you use. With our small kids we didnt get a chance to use their toys but they have lots of it. Lisa was happy to answer any questions and get back to you when you left a message. We hope to do it again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, Thank you for taking time to write a review. We noticed that you said you would like to come back next year, but also that you didn't give us the highest rating. We want all our guests to feel like they've had a "5 Star Experience". Please let us know what we can improve on so that the next time you stay with us you will be more satisfied. Also, just in case this was the issue, we want you to know that over Christmas we replaced the old clunky golf cart. The new one is really nice and a lot easier to use. Please feel free to call or email us direct with any specific suggestions for improvement. We hope to see you again!
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Arlington, Texas

The Bailey Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Galveston. The views were beautiful and the private beach a real plus! The amenities that came with the rental were also excellent. Even though we stayed in July during warmer temperatures, the stiff breeze at the ocean was wonderful in helping us keep cool.

We would recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
ThePointe (private club within Pointe West)
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Port Bolivar Ferry, 502 Ferry Rd, Galveston, TX
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
ThePointe (private club within Pointe West)
Nearest Beach
Pointe West Private Pedestrian-Only Beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful Beaches! Fabulous location for Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Crabbing, Sunset Watching, etc... Photographer's Dream! You can go into Galveston for countless amusements, including theater, shopping, museums, etc.. but probably won't want to once you experience how relaxing and beautiful it is just to sit on the balcony and soak it all in at the condo.

Our condo the closest condo to the water in Pointe West. We are right on the bay, so you can walk out the front door and you are seconds away from fishing or kayaking. Pointe West has two pools, the Beach Club infinity pool and the bay side Lazy River pool and we are half-way between the two. It's very nice to walk here. We have low traffic streets and lots of trails for bicycle, pedestrians and golf carts. We are a 7 minute walk to the Pointe West Beach Club, 7 minute walk to the bay side lazy river pool, and 5 minute walk to the beach. There is parking area at each pool, so if you don't like walking you can go by car, golf cart, or bicycle.

Our cleaning service offers a "concierge services". you can book with them directly for grocery delivery, baby sitting, pet sitting, holiday meal catering, and even to a massage therapist visit the property.

We are on the complete opposite end of the Island from the Cruise Terminals, bars and restaurants about 26 miles, or 35-40 minutes depending on traffic and about 20-25 minutes away from amusements like Moody Gardens, Water Slides, Miniature Golf, etc...

For boaters, you can launch small boats (kayaks, paddle board, canoe) right in front of the condo. There is a public boat dock across the bridge at San Luis Pass. There's a private Marina 6 miles to the east in Sea Isle.

For Deep Sea Fishing, guests will get a "Friends and Family" discount when booking our nephew's boat, a 35' Carver Sportfish that holds 6 people and leaves out of the Galveston Yacht Basin. Email us for further details.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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July 4th Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 15.0%

A one-time registration fee of $5 per person off-season (Sept 9-March 1) and $10 per person during peak season is payable to Pointe West Beach Club when you check-in so that you can use the Pointe West facilities (swimming pools, beach club, gym, etc..) and is good for the length of your stay.

Cancellation: We don't want you to book the property if you aren't sure you are going to stay with us. Guests wishing to cancel a reservation will be assessed a $500 transaction fee. The remainder of the monies paid will be refunded as follows: 100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date, 50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date, 0% if cancelled within 29 days of the Check-in Date. This policy is stated in our Rental Agreement and overrides any other policy you may on VRBO, HomeAway, etc.. Guests concerned about cancellation due to illness or other circumstances should consider purchasing Travel Cancellation Protection (see or

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Unit 1 - Bedroom 1 (master) - 1 king
    Unit 1 - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Unit 1 - Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Unit 2 - Bedroom 4 (master) - 1 king
    Unit 2 - Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 1 - Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size Sleeper Sofa with high quality mattress.
    Unit 2 - Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Child only - Full Size Sleeper Sofa w low quality mattress
    Unit 1 or 2 Air Beds - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , High Quality Air Beds Available Upon Request for Extra Fee
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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