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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

To our many past guests at By the Sea, the view is even better now; we have a beach! You will feel at home in this well-appointed condo. 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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 Gulf Coast

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
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Barbara's By the Sea - Sleeps 6 - Great Gulf Views & Beach!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Price was great, view was wonderful, condo was clean and well furnished

  • 5 of 5

The location, price and the condo were great. Would highly recommend to anyone. Great view of the ocean from the balcony. We will book again in the future

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear that all went well for you and your family and that you enjoyed our condo unit! We hope you can join us again soon. Barbara
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Estrogen weekend

  • 4 of 5

Our favorite place in Galveston. My 80+ year old mother, sister and I come to Galveston yearly to spend a weekend. This has been our favorite spot. It was clean and well equipped. The beds were comfortable and furnishings tasteful. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review. I am so glad it worked out well for your mom. We hope you can return soon; remember take advantage of your 10% returning guest discount! Barbara
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Quiet, private and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time at this condo. It has everything you need for your stay and the property owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again soon. It was a pleasure working with you, too. Thank you very much!
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Houston, TX

Comfortable condo with friendly staff

  • 4 of 5

Although during our visit the property was undergoing some "winter maintenance" and only 1 elevator was working, the property was clean, quiet and accessible. Each staff person we spoke to was friendly and helpful. The condo itself was clean and comfortable. The balcony was picturesque; the beds were satisfactory, the kitchen was small but adequate. The owner seems very thoughtful, including a binder full of ideas of near by activities and restaurants.

We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this property as a great option!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review. We try to have in the unit everything we look for when we travel. We hope you'll visit Galveston again soon and ask to stay with us! Barbara & George
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San Antonio, TX

Nice and cozy

  • 4 of 5

The condo was clean, comfortable, close to everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad the unit was well-suited for your family. Please come again soon and take advantage of the returning-guest 10% discount! Thank you, Barbara
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spring break march 2017

  • 4 of 5

Lots of renovations going on at By The Sea overall. Seawall Blvd is busy! It was cold and windy on the days we were there, but we still enjoyed our stay! Thank You!!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The HOA at By the Sea is very busy trying to upgrade the building for the enjoyment of owners and guests. I am sorry if this caused you any inconvenience, but I know the end product is going to be something we will all be proud to share with our guests. Please consider booking this unit for your next Galveston getaway -- returning customers get a 10% discount off the published prices. Thank you, 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

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 High Season 1
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 July 4
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 High Season 2
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

15% hotel tax will be added to the rental amount & cleaning fee. No tax on rentals of 30 or more nights.
Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving) minimum stay is 3 nights. HOA has started a parking fee of $15/vehicle/stay, payable upon arrival with a credit or debit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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