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Ready To Relax and Enjoy Galveston Island and The Gulf Coast?

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,101 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 2-1/2 Bath, Sleeps 8

Welcome to Bay Dreaming! A canal front home on Galveston's west end in the Sea Isle subdivision; one of Galveston's premier communities offering many amenities - swimming pool, tennis courts, marina with bait shop and more.

This home can sleep a family or group up to 8, with 1 king, 1 queen and 2 sets of bunk beds. The house offers an open floor plan that connects all the main living spaces, making it perfect for entertaining. The dining table sits 6 with additional seating for 4 at the large kitchen island. There are two full baths upstairs with a 1/2 bath and outdoor shower on the ground floor.

There is a flat screen TV with basic cable, DVD player, a Wii and a moderate selection of DVDs and games in the living room. In addition, the house is fully loaded with free WiFi, full linens, towels, and a well equipped kitchen. However, we do ask that you bring beach towels; a washer and dryer are located in the garage for your use.

The outdoor area is as inviting and comfortable as the indoors. The upper deck is a wraparound with seating overlooking the canal for dining, playing cards, or socializing. The deck has a gate to help keep pets from wandering off.

The downstairs area is spacious and completely shaded with additional outdoor furniture and hammocks. Enjoy swimming, grilling or fishing off the dock with plenty of room for family and friends to gather around and relax. Open up the Tiki bar for more entertaining options! When the sun sets, roast s’mores over the fire pit!

For your convenience, we offer our guests the use of our golf cart, beach toys, inflatables, limited fishing gear and all non-motorized water craft (kayaks and paddle boards); Sea Isle beach access is just across the main road.

Bay Dreaming is our home away from home and we are excited to be able to share it with you! We ask that you respect our home as you would your own. We love our own four legged family members so we welcome pets, just clean up after your pet accordingly.

Parties, weddings, receptions, or company festivities are not allowed. We rent only to family/small groups and responsible adults older than 25 years of age. Adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests. Any use of the property for purposes other than family vacations must be addressed when booking the reservation.

Any intent to use the boat lift must be expressed at the time of reservation, and requires an additional fee to move the owner’s boat from the house.

More Details

David Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About David Smith

We bought this house in late 2014, fulfilling our own dreams of owning a canal home. We love to fish and enjoy all aspects of being out on the water!

David Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why David Smith chose Galveston

We chose Sea Isle because of all the great amenities within the subdivision. The restaurant and marina are top notch. The pool and kiddie park are great.

The house sits in the perfect location to play with water toys, on the calmer bayside of the island, yet it's only a short ride away from the beach fun at Sea Isle's private beach on the gulf side.

What makes this house unique

Being the first canal in from the bay allows for quick access to fishing and water fun, or just stay in the canal to float around and/or exercise on the paddle boards.

The house underwent a significant remodel in 2009, most of the interior is like brand new.


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1101 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , in the Tiki Bar. Outdoor shower around the garage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 additional mattresses under bunk beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ready To Relax and Enjoy Galveston Island and The Gulf Coast?
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Hope to visit again

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your home. We enjoyed it so much. Lots of things to help relax and pass time. The Deming's

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house and enjoyed use of water toys.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed how much there was to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, Texas

TLC&S - Much needed vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were able to book a 2-week vacation at this home for the 2nd year in a row. David Smith really worked with us on being able to book his property given that we had a few setbacks earlier in the year. This home has everything you need for your stay and more, including a golf cart - however we bring our own golf cart, but it's nice to have the option on the owner letting you use theirs for your stay; that is a big savings if you were planning on renting one for a week. Ran into a few issues during the stay with a storm that was coming our way. However, it gave us a reason to just sit back and watch a few movies and be lazy till we could get back outdoor. Thanks David and hope to be renting again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I and our two boys, 11 and 9, had a great time. The house is fully stocked with essentials, is very comfortable and David could not have been nicer. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would rent this place again for sure. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, Texas

Awesome 2 week Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a wonderful time at this home. This was the first time we ever got to vacation for 2 full weeks. The home has everything you need. You are so close to the bay. It literally took only about 2 minutes to get to the bay by boat; you are only about 3 homes away for bay. We had our own golf cart, but it was nice to know that we had a second one there if we needed it. The owner was very easy to work with in planning our vacation, and we are planning on going back next summer for another 2 weeks. Thank you so much for opening up your home to us, and for an amazing and much needed vacation for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Literally everything you need in this wonderful place at such little expense! Only thing missing were bikes, but they're easy to rent all over the island and the use of the homes golf cart more than made up for it! My son and my friends daughter always had something fun to do with the water toys, fishing or even just tv in the cozy living room. And we love the bait shop and bar/restaurant right there in the neighborhood AND the little tiki bar below the house. I plan to stay again as soon as possible! If the owner will allow me :). I had to leave super early so I left a friend in charge of cleaning and locking up and upon my arrival at the airport I remembered I had forgotten to tell her to take the trash to its destined place. By then she was already gone as well So I apologized to the owner and he was very nice about it. It is with great hope we get to spend another get away there

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sea Isle
Nearest Ferry
22.9 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Galveston Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
IH 45 - Gulf Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Sea Isle Marina
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
West Beach - Sea Isle Park
Car: necessary

A short drive away from Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens & Palm Beach and the historical district.

Staying close to the beach? An assortment of beach and water gear included to enhance your vacation experience.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Contact owner for booking instructions:

Owner'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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