First, the apartment: Tastefully decorated with a living room large enough to accommodate a small family - A great master bedroom and nice bathroom shower tub / combo. Very nice kitchen, gas stove, etc. The owner had shampoo, conditioner, basic cooking supplies and utensils, plenty of towels (even for the beach), and books to browse. Also, everything seemed cleaned, even the bedsheets, which at other places may not actually feel like they've seen a washer anytime recently. In other words, great extras and a really great apartment for a couple but also a bit more room if you have a couple of kids. Next, the location: If you want to take in the tourist sites of Galveston, you can get there by foot. It is close to restaurants, entertainment, the pleasure pier, and the gulf. If you can walk a couple of blocks, you're set. It's just far enough from the seawall and the attractions that you don't get a lot of noise. If you want a quiet, semi-private stretch of beach to walk or swim, you'll need a car. The owner: Seems very nice. Responded to my emails quickly. Although I never met her face to face, there really was no need; everything we needed to know what communicated through email or phone. She also allowed a small dog to unexpectedly stay in the apartment for a few hours, which was helpful. The price: Seems very reasonable considering what you would pay for a hotel room or condo that is far less personable. Although the fees may seem a little high. Overall: We will be back when next we're in Galveston. I would definitely recommend to stay here if you have a couple of people who want a little getaway.