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, newly updated condo unit. Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the sofa opens to a queen-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 walkway. 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 (Visa & MasterCard 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.
- Condo875 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
5th floor 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom with a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico
Barbara Sarkis, Realtor
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 10, 2018
About Barbara Sarkis, Realtor
We met in upstate New York (BRRR!!!) 37 years ago and gradually made our way south. We moved to the Houston area 21 years ago and are very happy to now live on sunny Galveston Island. Our two children are also glad to be here, living on "island time."
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 11 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; the TV in the living room also has Netflix. If you can't totally disconnect, the unit has high-speed wireless internet with a secure login.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and clean condo. Has everything you’ll need for a short (or long) stay.
Loved how bright and clean the condo was. Right off the water, beautiful views. Was not lacking for anything
We are so pleased that you liked our condo unit and the view of the Gulf of Mexico! Please consider staying with us for your next visit to Galveston Island (return guests get a 10% discount).
Great Beachfront Condo!
Perfect place to stay for a long holiday weekend! Property was clean with great amenities. Location was perfect with beach right across the street; good restaurants and stores within a short drive. Fabulous view even in the rain. We had no issues of concern but it was nice to know that the owners were so accessible if there was. Highly recommend!
Barbara, I am so glad you were comfortable in the unit and were able to appreciate Galveston, despite the terrible weather over Labor Day weekend! Please keep us in mind for your next visit to the island; returning guests get a 10% discount.
Thank you for staying with us,
FANTASIC AS ALWAYS!!!!
We have stayed at Barbara's numerous times since 2015 and have never been disappointed or had complaints. The condo is comfortable, clean, and offers all of the tools needed to prepare meals. The recent updates were done with renters in mind and in very good taste. Our family is very comfortable staying there and we hope to continue our annual family togetherness at Barbara's yearly. Thank you, Barbara, for being who you are. We enjoy your condo, but appreciate your kindness. Blessings to you and your family. Pete & Karen
P.S. I will also add that Glenn, Kitty and other staff members are not only professional, but gracious and courteous. By the Sea is our home away from home. Thank you all for making our stay there a pleasant one.
Karen, Thank you for another beautiful review. We are always glad to have your family, and feel like I owe Pete for all of the "fixing" and tweaking he does! Can't wait to see you again in 2019; just let me know what week works for you. Have a wonderful year! Barbara
Beautifully decorated, very welcoming
My friend and I just stayed for several weeks as we’re wrapping up graduate school on the island. The stay was beautiful and very welcoming. The place is nicely decorated to welcome that beach atmosphere and the rooms are clean and comfortable. We highly enjoyed our stay, and think anyone would as well. Barbara and her husband are very sweet people as well, constantly checking in on their guests to make sure things are well. It’s a treat :)
Thank you so much for your kind review, XiXi. It was a pleasure having you and your friend stay in the unit. We wish you both all the best in your future endeavors! Please think of us when you visit Galveston again; returning guests get a 10% discount off the published prices. Barbara
Relaxing and well located.
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.
So glad you found the place to be quiet and relaxing and you enjoyed the beach view. Please visit again soon!
Great location! Very clean and comfortable! Owner very responsive to all our needs!
Would definitely stay here again!
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
One mile: Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Scholes International Airport, 89th 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.
Additional information about rental rates
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.