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Spacious, beautiful beach house with extensive living space, amenities and view

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,259 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

4 bedroom/2 bath delightful home with spacious decks, beautiful views.

***Newly renovated in 2017 this house is situated in the most desirable beach side neighborhood on the island.

Pirates Beach West is a beautiful, luxury neighborhood with large homes and wide open areas. This gorgeous home is situated right in the middle of the neighborhood on a cul-de-sac which provides a quiet, comfortable retreat. Large Expansive windows on the main room offer exceptional views bringing the outdoors in. 2017 renovation updates are an astounding improvement with brand new quartz countertops, Pergo flooring, all new bathroom surfaces and fresh paint. The amenities provided are everything you would want for a delightful stay in Galveston. Only a short walk to the expansive beach.

Bedrooms: There are two bedrooms upstairs. The master is on the front of the house and has it's own private deck with lounge chairs. On the back of the house is an additional bedroom with 2 twin beds. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and a large closet. The 4th bedroom has 3 bunk beds and sleeps 6.

Both baths are large with the upstairs featuring a walk in shower and whirlpool tub. The downstairs has a walk-in shower/bath.

The kitchen is large with an island in the middle, extensive counter top space, large stainless steel refrigerator and sink, and all the important amenities such as a coffee maker and blender, extensive pots and pans.

The main living room has lots of comfortable seating and a large TV and Bluetooth Stereo to wirelessly play your own music.

Outside you will find wide decks with multiple seating areas including a porch swing, love seat and chairs. The round table seats 6 for delightful outdoor dining under the stars.

More Details

Sonny DeShong
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Sonny DeShong

We are a family of 5 who have immensely enjoyed this house over the years- especially when our kids were younger. We would spend many weekends with family guests cooking great meals, drinking wine, listening to Kenny Chesney on the outdoor speakers, basketball in the driveway, walking the wagon the beach where we would spend countless hours fishing, boogie boarding, building sand castles (and mermaids) ... It was truly a magical time. Though our kids are older now we still enjoy many weekends of the year as does my dad with whom we share the house. The time has come for us to give this opportunity to others to enjoy this house and this neighborhood.

Sonny DeShong purchased this house in 2002

Why Sonny DeShong chose Pirates Beach West

While Galveston has a lot to offer with the Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, the Strand, what really makes a great vacation is quality time with family, good music, delicious meals, fun and informal activities. And this house is perfectly accommodating for this kind of time well spent. The outdoor deck furniture is the perfect place to lay out and get some sun or relax with a good book or have some quality time for the adults to visit while the kids play basketball in the front or volleyball in the backyard.

What makes this house unique

Having enjoyed this house ourselves, everything you might need for a great vacation is there including an awesome stereo system with auxiliary adapter to play your own music and outdoor Bose speakers. A great Wifi system is installed. The 3rd floor deck is great retreat for the parents and a place for morning coffee or evening cocktails.


Pirates Beach West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2259 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 baths plus outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 bunk bed , Sleeps 6
    Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Spacious, beautiful beach house with extensive living space, amenities and view
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
Houston, Texas

This home is AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

The property is GORGEOUS!!! When can we go back is all I can say! It was the perfect vacation for our two families with children, it felt like home - only better! We enjoyed every inch of that property...from curling up on the porch swing with a cup of coffee in the morning watching the sun rise off the beach to lounging on the spacious upstairs deck with the cool evening breeze and watching the kids play tag in the spacious yard below, you really can't believe you are 45 minutes from the city! Late afternoons were spent on the beach - just steps away from the house and with sand in our toes and the kids having the time of their life catching waves, chasing hermit crabs and building sandcastles, we knew we were creating memories to last a lifetime! We fished right off the beach and also in the Galveston State Park just down the road. Incredible local restaurants too many to count all within a few miles, and one of our favorites, Shrimp and Stuff brings a food truck to the West End so you are guaranteed to get your shrimp salad! Mario's pizza is amazing - and delivers so you never have to leave the beach! If you want to cook at home, with Seven Seas the local grocery just down the street, you are guaranteed to be able to get what you need! There is even a local seafood market, Alex's around the corner. The home is fully stocked with amenities - everything is new and fresh and clean! The grounds surrounding the house are pristine as well as the entire surrounding area in our quiet and private little community. I could go on and on, truly, but the rest you'll have to see for yourself! You won't be disappointed with this treasure or all that surrounds you! Thank you for sharing your home with us and to all for making our stay so perfect and so comfortable. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Totally awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have rented this house for our kids and grandkids. Spacious so you don't feel crowded at all. Has every amenity needed! Grandkids LOVE the bunk room! Short and pleasant walk to the beach where no cars are allowed! Owner is a total delight to work with! Pirates Besch West is one of the most beautiful and well maintained subdivision in Galveston!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful and the location was great.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented beach houses in Pirates Beach and Pirates Beach West for the last 6 years and always enjoy our stay in Galveston. Pirates Beach West is my favorite because of the peaceful atmosphere. The beach house we rented this time was amazing. The home has been recently painted and updated with lovely furnishings giving it a feel of pure relaxation. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and eating. The decks were lovely and had plenty of seating for anyone wishing to be outside enjoying a beautiful morning or watching the sunset. The upstairs swing was just the right place to read a book or enjoy talking to my granddaughters. The distance from the beach to the house was not far. We brought a wagon which carried all we needed for the day. The owner was extremely helpful and accessible when we had questions. I would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overal the property was very nice

  • 4 of 5

The home was near the beach and nice inside. However on the day we arrived we were told the air conditioner went out on the first floor. When we arrived the home was really warm and unconfortable on the first floor and no one came to fix it until the day we left. Turnkey did there best the help make us comfortable and provided a portable air conditioner for the first floor and another fan. Overall the home was nice, but the issue with the first floor air conditioner going out it was the last thing we wanted to deal with since we were on vacation and expected the home to be ready for our time there.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for the review and kind words about our property! We are so happy to hear that you did enjoy your stay with us overall. We apologize for the air conditioner malfunctioning during your stay. This issue has since been fixed. You were perfect guests and we hope to have another chance to host you! -The TurnKey VR Team
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  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I absolutely loved my stay at this house! Great location! Neighbors were Friendly! Enough Space to fit a big group comfortably! the house was all around amazing!I Definitely want to use this house again, and would fully recommend it to anybody who's looking into it.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Humble, TX

Birthday weekend

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I enjoyed the home. There was a A/C issue to where some rooms were hot and some were cold. Other than that the house was lovely.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angel! Sorry about the AC. Next time, just give a call 24/7 and we'll have someone right out to fix it. You were perfect guests and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Bucks West
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Boliver Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marios Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pirates Beach West
Car: necessary

Our house is located in Pirates Beach West, a "hidden gem" of a neighborhood on the West End of Galveston island. This quiet neighborhood is an idyllic coastal community, full of beautiful homes, friendly neighbors and nearly private beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Summer 2017 rentals are to always start on a Monday. 5 nights is the minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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