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Hot Tub - Handicap Ramp - Tiki Bar - Ocean View

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

3 bedrooms, 2 bath beach house with a Great view of the Gulf, and is located 200 yards from the beach. Sleeps 11 people and has a built on handicap ramp, hot tub & Downstairs Tiki Table. This home has a great deck and is beautifully decorated and well kept. Central heat and air conditioning and all modern appliances and fixtures with granite counter tops & ceramic tile floors.

Home includes charcoal grill, outdoor kitchen sink, outdoor shower, 2 water falls, 2 Fountains, patio furniture for your enjoyment. There is high speed internet, DVD, & Home Theater System in living room. Satellite TV in all bedrooms, Den, & Kitchen Downstairs. Just a short walk to the beach, park, pool, & marina. Great Location. No Pets, call for exceptions & No Smoking. For more photos visit our facebook page. Search Dolphinwatch Beachhouse on facebook.

West End Marina has many new amenities in Sea Isle which include, The Sand Bar, The Ice House, & The West End Restaurant.

For Golf Cart and other Rentals, call RICK'S Beach Rentals in Jamaica Beach 409-939-7824. Rick's address is 17620 San Louis Pass Rd.(FM3005)

Shared Pool Access $100 per Rental, please contact Sea Isle in advance for pool permit - 409-737-2438

DIRECTIONS TO DOLPHIN WATCH: 45 south to 61st street and turn right, go to Seawall and turn right. Sea Isle is 15.8 miles ahead. 5 miles past Jamaica Beach. 2nd flashing light is Sea Isle. Right on San Jacinto, Left on Zachary. Dolphin Watch is located on the Corner of Zachary and Kent (21730 Zachary Dr).

Check in Time is 3PM

Checkout Time is 11AM

1. Get a quote and book here on this page!

2. I will email you confirming your reservation and will send you the rental agreement

3. We give you access instructions with your own unique door code good for the duration of your stay a few days prior to arrival

4. Relax and enjoy your stay with A Stay Above the Rest!

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More Details

Kerry Strait
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Kerry Strait

I am from Texas & have lived in Houston since 1977. I am self employed and enjoy spending time with my family. Our home in Galveston is a perfect getaway from the city pressure!!!

Kerry Strait purchased this house in 2001

Why Kerry Strait chose Galveston Island

We bought this house in Galveston in 2001 from my business partners family 'The Fikaris Family'. They built the house in 1967. We completely remodeled the home in 2001 and are continually adding something new every year.

What makes this house unique

Our home is a 3 minute walk to the beach, and we have 2 fountains, 2 large water falls, & a spa on the property. I love throwing the frisbe with the kids and having my favorite glass of wine on the deck overlooking the gulf.


Galveston Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3) Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, & Sleeper Sofa in Den , Bunk Beds (2) Double/Twin pyramid bunk & Twin Bunk
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • tennis


VRBO Bear swimming with the Dolphins at

VRBO Bear stayed here

Mar 20, 2008

I had a ‘beary’ wonderful time visiting Dolphin Watch on Galveston Island in Texas! This property is everything I need in a vacation home. I especially loved the satellite TV in every room while relaxing at home after a day of fun on the island. I enjoyed hearing and seeing the beauty of the ocean from the spacious front deck. Having an outdoor sink or shower is a must after spending time on the beach, and this property had BOTH available for my use. It was a great! The layout of this home fit my bear taste perfectly. The kitchen was ‘beary’ nice to cook in. (You’ll love the granite counter tops!) The home was clean, and the décor was lovely – just take a look at the photo of my “swim with the dolphins”! The home is conveniently located a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re planning on visiting Galveston, you’ll be sure to feel ‘beary’ at home at Dolphin Watch.

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Hot Tub - Handicap Ramp - Tiki Bar - Ocean View
average rating of 4.5 based on 34 reviews

An Oasis close to home

  • 5 of 5

When searching for beach house rentals, I was afraid my options would be limited because I wanted to include my father in the event. I included the word handicapped, since my father had experienced a stroke 6 yrs ago. So what the heck, I thought. Let's see what we come up with. Luckily, the search engine picked this property as a choice. We didn't need a LOT of modifications, but the ramp alone was wonderful.

We arrived the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. The high-tech locks let us in on time, allowing us to make it to the beach for at least a few hours. My sister and her girls stayed in the downstairs "apartment", while my husband and I shared one of two upstairs room and my father got the other. The two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom between them. The rooms were comfy, the shower great. The WiFi was good as was the TV.

We enjoyed the hot tub and the Tiki Bar area, oh and the hammock for just hanging out. My Dad loved the upstairs deck where he could sit and read in the shade with the nice Gulf breeze keeping him cool. Our only regret was that we got there too late to rent a golf cart @ Ricks. The walk was a little longer than expected. There was parking at the beach access points to the right and left of the property.The beaches were great, clean except for the seaweed. Nice people around us.

We didn't cook much. Afterall, it was a holiday, and my birthday, had just been my sisters 50th birthday. So we had the kitchen for cereal and sanwhiches and stuff. In the evenings we went out to check the local sights. The first place we ate was Bluewater Grill. Family owned and operated. Nice folks. Good menu selection from Pizza to salads, burgers and sandwiches. We enjoyed our meals. In fact we ate there again two nights later, getting pizza for take-out. The next night we went out to The Strand. We ate at Joe's Crab shack, which is always a fun experience. Our waiter, Ben, was great. He took good care of us. We even got another waiter, Ben's roomate Mike, to give up his t-shirt to my sister. (They didn't have anymore of the red-white and blue tie dye shirts.) We bought him another one of course, so everyone was happy!!

Another day of relaxing by the hot tub, going down to the beach, the ice cream man coming by in his musical truck and we were in heaven. This place had everything we needed, and was beautifully decorated to boot.

Overall a GREAT experience. One well worth repeating. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place! Great covered space to hang out and enjoy the outdoors!

  • 5 of 5

Owners very accomodating. And beach house was very neat and clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay very much. Home is perfectly situated to both beach and bay. Handicap friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was my first time to stay at Dolphin Watch Beach won't be our last!

  • 5 of 5

I usually don't take the time to write reviews but after our weekend at Dolphin Watch I just had to. The owner was very helpful and took the time to go over all our questions before and during our stay. We were looking for a place that would accommodate the grown ups and the kids....this place fit our needs perfectly! The kids had a great time playing on the beach and in the huge yard and the adults enjoyed the hot tub after dinner each night. The view is amazing! We opted to rent the golf cart and we were so glad we did....very convenient. We also liked having the option of two kitchens, one upstairs and another downstairs, both fully stocked with all the gadgets and cooking needs you could ever have. We are already talking about our next stay at Dolphin Watch. Thank you for helping our family create some great memories at your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all of our expectations !!!

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend we had staying at this amazing home. It had everything we needed and was equipped with all the bells and whistles - fully furnished with all the necessities. We enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck overlooking the ocean, a dip in the hot tub, happy hour at the Tiki Bar, and grilling burgers on the patio. This beautifully decorated and very well kept home exceeded all of our expectations. Whether you are looking to escape for a quick getaway weekend jaunt from the city, or wanting to spend a week at the beach, this tropically landscaped coastal "villa" is just perfect. Can't wait to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

I've rented many homes in Galveston and this one was the best equipped. Cost was great and home is very nice, I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Strand Historic District
21730 Zachary Dr
The West End Restaurant & Sandbar
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0.25 Miles
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Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
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Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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Car: necessary

On site activities include a public pool, tennis courts, playground, marina, fishing & boat ramp in walking distance, The West End Restaurant, The Sand Bar, The Ice House, & The West End Marina, all located in subdivision.

Located nearby on Galveston Island Seawall in a family friendly environment - Putt Putt Golf, Bungee Jump, Movie Theater, Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Moody Gardens is close by and offers The Rainforest Cafe, Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater and the Aquarium Pyramid, Schlitterbahn site is also 15 minutes away. Nearby Galveston Island Strand and Historic District offers unique shops, upscale seafood restaurants, and art galleries, 45 minutes away is the Kemah Boardwalk, NASA, and Gulf Greyhound Race Park.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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