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Barbara's By the Sea - Sleeps 6 - Great Gulf Views & Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 875 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5th floor 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico

Welcome to Barbara's By the Sea! Please note that the maximum number of people allowed to stay overnight in this unit is 6, including infants and children. You will feel at home in this well-appointed condo unit. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. The sofa opens to a full-sized bed. The north bedroom is en suite, with a full bathroom with tub & shower combination. The south bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to the 24-foot balcony, directly looking out on the Gulf of Mexico. The second bathroom is also a full bathroom with a tub & shower combination. You can see spectacular sunrises from the front/south balcony and gorgeous sunsets from the back/north balcony. The remodeled kitchen has more storage and working space than many of the units in this building. Appliances include full-sized fridge, electric oven and four-burner stove, microwave oven, and full-sized dishwasher. We try to provide everything we would want to use: cookware, bakeware, placesettings and utensils for 6, a blender, toaster, coffeemaker, corkscrew & bottle opener. There is glassware for indoor use, and plasticware for use at the pool. There will be clean linens on your beds upon arrival, and plenty of towels, including pool/beach towels. In addition to the outdoor swimming pool, there is a tennis court on the grounds, and a gas BBQ grill by the pool. There is a card room on the first floor, where there is always a pot of coffee going, and you can read the day's newspaper. There is also a laundry room with 6 washers and 6 dryers that are card (debit or credit) operated; no more running to get quarters! There is someone at the front desk 24/7 to keep an eye on things. This unit is owned and operated by GNB Enterprises, L.L.C., Barbara Sarkis, Realtor, Broker/Owner. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Barbara Sarkis, Realtor
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Barbara Sarkis, Realtor

We met in upstate New York (BRRR!!!) 35 years ago and gradually made our way south. We moved to the Houston area 19 years ago and are very happy to now live in sunny southeast Texas. Our two children are also glad to be here and have the privilege of spending time on wonderful Galveston Island!

Barbara Sarkis, Realtor purchased this condo in 2014

Why Barbara Sarkis, Realtor chose Galveston

The view, the view, the view! Plus for some hurricane protection, we wanted steel & concrete on the seawall, and not far from the 'action!' This is our second unit in the same building. We bought our first unit in 2007, and it is where we plan to retire. After 10 years, we still believe this is an awesome location with a view that is hard to beat! We are very excited that the beach has been rebuilt on this part of the island. There is a set of stairs directly across from the building that take us right down to the beach; it's so convenient!

What makes this condo unique

You will fall in love with the view from the moment you step into the unit! When you are not down on the beach, which you can access directly across the street, you will want to spend as much time as possible on the 24-foot balcony people watching, dolphin watching, or just relaxing with a cool drink, listening to the crashing waves. If you get tired of watching the waves, watch the cable TV with a Roku that provides Pandora and thousands of movies and TV series. If you can't totally disconnect, the unit has high-speed wireless internet with a secure login.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , includes full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has sliding glass doors to balcony
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Unit will be cleaned prior to your arrival. If you would like additional housekeeping services during your stay, they are available for a fee, just ask!


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Barbara's By the Sea - Sleeps 6 - Great Gulf Views & Beach!
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Great location! Very clean and comfortable! Owner very responsive to all our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I know we had a couple of "bumps" along the way, but glad all was straightened out and you and your family had a good weekend in Galveston. Hope to see you again soon! Barbara
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Relaxing and well located.

  • 5 of 5

Staff at the condo were extremely polite and helpful. We appreciated the extra touches such as carts to help unload groceries. The unit was clean and comfortable. Quiet. Great view of the beach. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the place to be quiet and relaxing and you enjoyed the beach view. Please visit again soon!
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Dallas, Texas


  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my children for a month this summer. I needed to get away from everything and get a new start, and this was the perfect location to do so. Homey, lovely, airy, and with a gorgeous view and close to everything we needed. There were tears when we left. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, thank you for the sweet card you left for our family. Second, we were all so glad that staying in our place meant so much to you and your family. It would be a pleasure to have you return next summer!
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Tomball, Texas

Love staying at Barbara's condo!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Barbara's condo for three or four years now. Our grandchildren love it because of the swimming pool and they like the familiarity of the condo. We've also stayed there with other family members, as well as just the two of us, as a get away. The condo is like a home away from home. We are familiar with the condo and the staff at Bay the Sea. I can't say enough about the staff. They are so cordial and helpful and make you feel welcome. We couldn't be more pleased with each and every stay. When we check in the condo it is always clean and comfortable; we feel right at home. A big plus is that all the essentials are provided and it isn't cluttered with a huge supply of beach garage sale items shoved into the cabinets. I'm not a clutter person, so I don't like clutter. We cook during our stay and it is easy to move the items around in the cabinet to make room for whatever it is we brought for cooking. We also like having the beach across from By the Sea, which makes it so convenient should anyone want to go to the beach. The grandchildren aren't much for swimming in the Gulf, so they spend a great deal of time swimming in the pool, but my husband and I walk on the beach in the early morning before I go for my 2 mile power walk. Our family always looks forward to our next stay. It has become a family annual tradition to take the grandchildren to Galveston and stay at Barbara's. Thank you Barbara for making that tradition so comfortable and enjoyable. P & K

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay! The condo was very clean and homey. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again soon!
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Great area.

  • 4 of 5

Very well appointed unit. Great location, accommodating staff and lovely pool area. Only downside, building seems older and could certainly use a facelift. This, however is outweighed by the positives.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad you were comfortable in our unit. You are right about the building; it is 43 years old, and the HOA is undergoing several large projects to make it look young again! Have a wonderful summer. We hope to see you again next year! Barbara
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jimmy's on the Pier
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Moody Gardens
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrak - Houston
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sapori Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
New Mexico
Nearest Beach
Across the street
Car: recommended

One mile: Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Lone Star Flight Museum, Scholes International Airport, 81st Street Fishing Pier & Jimmy's Bar & Grill, Galveston Island Brewing Company, Sapori Italian Restaurant, Super Wal-Mart, Sonic, Pit BBQ, mini-golf, Galveston Cinema. 1-2 miles: Go-karts, Kroger, Randall's, Galveston Convention Center, Landry's Seafood, Rainforest Café, 61st Street Fishing Pier. 3-10 miles: Galveston Pleasure Pier, Galveston State Park, the Strand Historic District, UTMB hospital complex, Shriner's Children's Burn Hospital, cruise terminals.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

HOA has started a parking fee of $15/vehicle/stay, payable upon arrival with a credit or debit card.
15% hotel tax will be applied to rental fee and cleaning fee on stays of less than 30 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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