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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,815 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home steps from the beach.

Villa Bel Mare is situated on over a half acre with beautiful views of the beach and bay. This spacious home is located in the exclusive Indian Beach subdivision. With only a three and one half minute walk to the beach, you'll have very direct beach access!

The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. The spacious and romantic master suite, with doors that open to its own private covered deck, has breathtaking views of the beach. Master suite also has an attached private bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. A second bedroom has queen size bed and a private en suite bath. The third bedroom has 2 full size futon beds and a full bath across the hall…perfect for the kids.

Early risers, enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise as you sit on the front covered deck. As the sun goes down, enjoy a glass of wine and the amazing sunset as you overlook the bay from the back deck.

The kitchen is completely equipped and user-friendly. The dining table seats 6, and the breakfast bar seats 4. All needed amenities are there to cook family meals!

This Non-Smoking home is spacious and comes with all the little extras like family games, some beach toys and chairs, boogie boards, children's movies, DVD, multiple TVs with satellite.

There are sets of seating all around the porches. There is also an outdoor table for eating, and a charcoal grill.

House Configuration

* King Bedroom- Upstairs, huge oversized master. Private covered deck overlooking the beach. Also has a sitting area with overstuffed chair. This room is carpeted and has a private bathroom with walk in shower, Jacuzzi tub, commode and double sink vanity. HDTV cable and DVD provided.

* Queen Bedroom – Upstairs, carpeted, with private en suite bath, which includes tub/shower combo, commode & generous vanity. Ceiling fan. TV with Cable and DVD.

* Two Full Futon Beds – Downstairs bedroom. Carpeted, ceiling fan, and TV with Cable and DVD. This room has a full bath across the hall with tub/shower combo, commode & vanity.

* The house also has 1 queen air mattress, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 twin air mattress, 1 full size futon mattress and a Pack N Play.

* Open floor plan family room downstairs. Oversized TV, DVD, cable, stereo, fireplace, chairs, leather sofa, ceiling fans. Room opens to covered deck with beach views!

* Kitchen fully equipped, granite countertops, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee pot, toaster, blender, crock pot and all appliances.

* Dining room open to the kitchen and den. Seats 10 - 6 at dining table and 4 at the breakfast bar. Room opens to covered deck with beach views!

*In Door and Out Door Stair Case.

* Laundry Room – Washer and dryer located on the main level.

House Amenities:

The house technology is complete with cable and wifi. In the event you need to connect to the outside world, you can connect your laptop to the in-house wireless system anywhere, including sitting on the deck.

Some sand chairs and beach toys are provided. Enclosed outdoor shower makes rinsing off the sand from the day at the beach easy.

The house can sleep 8 to 10, but that's with every bed full. It's not really set up for large groups of adults, but is perfect for 2 families and kids. No prom groups, pets or parties please.

To prevent scams, please chat with owner on the phone using the listed contact number prior to sending money for reservation. We never request payment via wire transfers.

Cancellations and Hurricane Policy: There is a 30 Day Cancellation Policy for Daily and Weekly Bookings. There is a 90 Day Cancellation Policy for Monthly Rentals.

Indulge yourself in the comforts of a luxury home when you vacation at Villa Bel Mare.

More Details

Property Manager
Gigi Lilly
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Gigi Lilly

Our home is family owned.

Gigi Lilly purchased this house in 2014

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with my family we enjoyed our stay.
Aug 2014
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Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1815 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Enclosed Outdoor Shower
  • Master Bath - Private Bathroom with walk in shower. Large Shower, separate Jacuzzi tub, double sink vanity, and toilet. Tiled. Bathroom 2 - En suite bath includes shower / tub combo, toilet, marble and tile. Bathroom 3 - vanity, shower / tub combo, Enclosed Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Suite - bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , The Crib is actually a Pack N Play
  • King Bedroom- Upstairs, huge oversized Master. Private covered deck overlooking the beach. Also has a sitting area, and room for a queen air mattress. Carpeted, HDTV cable and DVD, Ceiling fans. Full en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 - Qull Bed, Upstairs, Carpeted, Ceiling fans, Cable TV with DVD player. Full en-suite bathroom. Beadroom 3 - Two Full size futon beds – Downstairs bedroom. Carpeted, Ceiling fans, CableTV and DVD. Full bathroom across the hall. Home also includes a queen sleeper sofa, full size futon floor mattress, queen air mattress, twin air mattress, and pack and play.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


The perfect place to stay in Galveston!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 11, 2015

The bear family had a fantastic stay at Villa Bel Mare in Galveston! We traveled with another family, for a total of four adults and five children. The home was perfectly set up for a group of two families. Upstairs there are two bedrooms with bathrooms. The master bedroom has a large closet (with an air vent) that had a futon mattress and pack and play, along with extra bedding storage. The little closet was perfect for my two year old to sleep in! The master bedroom is also very large and carpeted, so there was plenty of room for a child in a sleeping bag there as well. Downstairs is the living space and another bedroom with two full size beds, a full bathroom, and a TV/ DVD player. That bedroom worked well for the children. The living space is open, with two tables/ chairs plus barstools, so we had plenty of dining space. There is a large deck off the downstairs, with six deck chairs and a table/ chairs set. We spent a lot of time on the balcony enjoying the views. The house had everything we needed, and it was very clean when we arrived. There is a grill outside, which we used every day. There were also plenty of dishes, serving dishes, and grilling tools. My favorite touch was the mini LED night lights around the home, which were great to put with the children at night. The beach is about a block away. It was wonderful! We were there during the week, and it was not crowded at all. There was always plenty of parking right by the beach walkway entrance, in case you want to take coolers and other beach gear. We set up a beach canopy in the morning and left it up all day, even when we returned to the house for a midday break. We also left some chairs and other items with the canopy, and it was all there when we returned. There is wide open space all around the home, so there are great views in every direction of the ocean and bay sides. You can see both the sunrise and sunset!

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Great place to stay on the West End!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with everything you need for a great time on the island. Short walk to the beach and the house is well stocked and in great condition.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property and hostess

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely, just like it shows in the pictures. A little further from the beach than we thought, but a short walk or 2 minute drive. Home has everything you will need for your stay. The owner is a gem. We loved our stay last week.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family summer weekend vacation, July 1-4th, 2016

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and in a great location. We arrived a little early and met the owner unexpectedly. She was a very nice, welcoming person. We had very nice evenings grilling outside, sitting on the deck, playing games inside, and had very short walks to the beach each day. The house was in superb condition and equipped with everything. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your rental family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome trip!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your home. Everything we needed was there. We cooked almost all our meals there. The kitchen was well stocked. The beds were so comfortable. It was nicely decorated. The kids (Older teens) loved playing the games that were provided. I enjoyed sitting on the balconly and listending to the waves. The only think I could have done without is the mosquitos. They were horrible, but with all the recent rains, it was expected. We will be back.

Tracey Trout

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A restful and comfortable Labor Day Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Five of us (2 moms and our 3 girls aged 5-11 yrs. old on a "girls' only" trip) had a wonderful time here. The house is beautiful, spacious and immaculately kept with plenty of room to spread out when you want to have some quiet time. The owners have thought of everything that guests might possibly need. Since I enjoy cooking, I was thrilled to have such a well-stocked kitchen available. There were chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards available in the garage for use on the beach, so it was great to not have to not have to bring those things with us. If you are at all into sandcastle building, you will still want to bring some of those items--which we did. The only other thing that would be nice to have would be a couple of beach bikes (Yes, I know that's a tall order, and probably a big pain in the neck, but just thought I would throw that in there :-) for the future). My husband, daughter and I have stayed on this part of the island previously so we prefer it as opposed to closer to the tourist area + the beaches are great. The house is located very close by to the state park, there is a very good grocery store nearby, and the beach is basically right across the street-with a beautiful view of it from the house and the front balcony. The owner was very responsive to a few questions we had, so that was really appreciated. We definitely want to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed three nights and four days at Villa Bel Mare. House was great, very spacious and well equipped - all the comforts of home. The cabin was clean and beds were comfortable. It is a great location you can see the beach from the front balcony and the bay from the back. There is no one directly on top of you so there is privacy. Had a great time playing with some of the games that were furnished. We can't wait to book our next stay at Villa Bel Mare.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
William P. Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Buck's West
Nearest Golf
11.8 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nate's Westend Seafood-Steaks
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Indian Beach
Car: recommended

Galveston Island boasts 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.

Galveston is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas possessing all the charm of a small southern town and just 40 minutes south of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. The island is 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide.

From soft sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty.

Recommended attractions include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace,1895 Moody Mansion which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite; The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters; the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa highlighting the history of the Port of Galveston; The Great Storm documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum; the Railroad Museum in the restored Union Depot; Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching; theLone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame housing one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation; Moody Gardens featuring a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a Ridefilm Theater; and the new year-roundSchlitterbahn Waterpark - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.

Getting around the island is easy. You can travel by land, sea and air via Treasure Isle Tour Train,The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Galveston Island Ferry, Galveston Duck Tours, Galveston Harbor Tours, Galveston Island Tours, Painted Lady Tours and aerial tours through our local airport, Scholes International Airport. If romance is what you're yearning for, try an after-dinner ride by horse-drawn carriage through the downtown area at dusk.

Galveston Island is a virtual 'nature preserve' and one of the top locations for birding in the United States. With more than 500 species of birds residing, wintering, or migrating through southeast Texas, the Galveston Bay Estuary is the largest and most productive on the Texas coast. Watch local birds from the back deck - Cranes, Cormorants, and Roseate Spoonbills just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Keep in mind, we provide all towels at no extra cost. Also, we do Not charge for cleaning, unless the home is left excessively messy! This saves you $$ and less to pack.

Ask about our DISCOUNTS! 10% discount for Return Guests, Active Duty Military & First Responders (Active Duty ID required). We appreciate your patronage & service!

There is a 2.5% fee if you pay by credit card. E-Check is free.

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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