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LOCATION! - closest Vacation Rental to Pleasure Pier, great views and pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-13) with Fantastic Ocean Views & Pool

Just one small block from the beach - a short stroll and you will have your toes in the sand or be enjoying the Pleasure Pier. You can sit on the large front deck and watch the surfers or the pelicans as they glide by. Or lay in bed, watch the ocean, listen to the surf and let the ocean breezes dance around you.

4 comfortable bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen size bed with french doors through to another bedroom with a full and single bed. This room opens out to the deck. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and opens to the deck also. The fourth bedroom has a full size bed with a single bunk above. The 'BIG ROOM' downstairs has a full size futon and a 'jungle' leather bed. This room opens out to the back deck and pool.

There is a great private backyard with a deck and pool. Lots of wonderful flowers and fruit trees. Tired from a day at the beach, then float your troubles away in the pool, grill some good steaks, listen to some music and relax.

There is a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, a dining room, lounge and the BIG ROOM. Complete with large screen Smart TV with Netflixs and Xbox 360 with Kinnect.

Ideally located to all that Galveston Island has to offer. Walking distance to several restaurants and bars. She's a two minute drive to downtown and a 15 minute drive to Moody Gardens or the Schliterbahn Water Park.

Keywords: Historic house, Pleasure Pier, Seawall, Ocean View, Mardi Gras Route, Strand, Lonestar Bike Rally, Dickens on the Strand, Pool, Party Balconies, Family Fun, Weddings, Family Reunions, Girls Getaway, Batchelor Parties, Beach

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Karen MacKechnie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Big Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

LOCATION! - closest Vacation Rental to Pleasure Pier, great views and pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family loved our stay the house was big enough for all of us and beautiful. We loved the fact it had a pool. The only thing we had a concern about was the dog smell downstairs in the room with the library. Other than that we really loved the house and Karen was a very nice lady. Thank you for allowing us to rent the house

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A group of us got together and what a fun weekend we had. We had a blast. The location was fantastic. Walking distance to all kinds of restaurants and bars and the Pleasure Pier and beach. The house was really great, lots of room for us all. It was really clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The owner was very cool and answered all our questions promptly. I'd recommend this house to friends and family and will definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a large, extended family gathering and this house was perfect. We couldn't have asked for better. The house was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The pictures do not do it justice. It's a very short walk to the beach, Pleasure Pier and several restaurants. Karen was great to work with and very accommodating. We'll be Back

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay in Galveston!

  • 5 of 5

Karen is a wonderful host. Big Yella is in the perfect location, close to everything. This was the third year we have rented it and we will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This charming house was perfect for our large family. Very nice with all the amenities of home. Beds were comfortable. Nice pool and gas grill in the back. Short walking distance to the beach, Pleasure Pier, several restaurants and bars. Karen was a sweetheart to work with and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight meeting you and your family. I couldn't have asked for better guests. You were so clean and tidy and fun to speak with. Thank you! You're all welcome back anytime.
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BEST Vacation Ever ! Loved the Historic House

  • 5 of 5

I was so happy with our first VRBO experience, Karen had the house ready for us even though we came in earlier than we told her. There was wine and chocolates on the counter. We loved the accommodations, the decor and complete kitchen. The house was clean and the hardwood floors were to die for. Wish I lived here. We will be back next year. Just wished for cooler weather but the pool and gardens made up for that.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Fall/Winter rates exclude special events, holidays and Mardi Gras

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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