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2BEACHFUN IS A GREAT BEACH HOUSE, DEAD END ST. BEACH 150 FT

Charles Calvin

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Some Spanish but not fluent anymore
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Charles Calvin

Advertiser since: 2009
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2BEACHFUN IS A GREAT BEACH HOUSE, DEAD END ST. BEACH 150 FT

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 15 in beds)

We are only 150 feet from the beach on a dead end street. Super fishing, swimming and shell gathering. We have 2 kayaks for your use. The ramp (not ADA) allows seniors or elderly pets access to the house.

2beachfun in Palm Beach that does not allow MOTOR vehicles on the beach. We are on a dead end road to the beach with 2 protected views to the East and South. Our deck has some shade all day. The deck is accessed by a ramp and stairs with a gate on each to keep small children and pets safe on the deck.

This year we completely remodeled our house installing a solid vinyl plank floor, repainted the inside of the house, installed new plumbing fixtures in the baths and added 3 new bedrooms making a total of 4 bedrooms.A new grill on the garden covered patio, a new electric range with convection oven, new microwave, new washer and dryer are off the hall inside the house new 22 inch and 37 inch TVs with Dish. We have a very quiet dishwasher that is quieter than two people talking, a Kitchen Aid refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. We have an extra refrigerator and freezer in the ground floor storage area that is accessible to you for more cool storage space.

We have all the dishes, pots and pans that we need for ourselves to use the house. There are two coffee pots. One is 12 cups and one is 4 cup. We even leave the spices out for you. We are not lacking anything in the house. We have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms, kitchen - dining and living areas. We installed new hurricane proof windows and doors which makes the house very quiet inside.

We have large windows in all the rooms so the house is bright and cheery. The cathedral ceiling in the living area of the house makes it feel very large. The dining table will seat 8 with 5 more at the large bar.

We furnish all linens and cleaning is included in the rent. Paper products are furnished. We have 2 kayaks for your use.

We have TWO separate Air Conditioning systems so you will be cool in the house.

We live here in the winter season from Oct until May each year. We do spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with our grandchildren so if you are interested in a beach holiday check our calender.

We CAN ACCEPT ON LINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Charles Calvin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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About Charles Calvin

My wife and I built this house for ourselves. In 1996. In 2009 we did not rent but used it only for ourselves. Everyone just loves our house. There is nothing we would change after having used it for 18 years. We now live here in the Oct to May season full time. We leave in the fall for a few weeks to spend time with our grandchildren so if you are interested in a holiday visit to the beach check our calender as I keep it up to date.

Charles Calvin purchased this house in 1996

Why Charles Calvin chose Galveston

We built the house because we could not find a house that was right for us. It is close in to Galveston with great views and a short one minute walk to the very wide beach.

What makes this house unique

This house works well for one or two or three couples couple or a large family. The large deck of about 800 square feet will give everyone room outside. The neighborhood is very quiet. The ground floor garden area (700 sq ft in size) has several tables and about 7 chairs with a rocking couch. This area is always cool, but we did not know that when we put in the two ceiling fans which we never use. There is an out door (hot and cold water) shower in the garden area also. There is a hammock, 6 or 8 chairs, a rocking chair that seats 2, and several tables. We have a charcoal grill for cooking and BBQ.

We like to sit here in the afternoon shade and enjoy the breezes off the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for having us. We had a very nice time here.

Your fireplace flue is rusted in the open position.



Thank you very much for telling me about the flue. I fixed it as soon as I got your note. We hope you will come again.

Charles Calvin

We really enjoyed our stay.
Feb 2010
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Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.3
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2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
average rating of 4.285714 based on 14 reviews
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2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Fort Worth, TX
5

Wonderful sunny and comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from a girl's weekend in this house and it was so much fun. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook fabulous meals and it is so spacious. There were seven of us and we were able to all sit around the table and never felt crowded.
We took lots of walks on the beach and it was so close being only about half a short block up. Our little dog also liked his walks down to the beach and the ramp going down the side of the house made it so much easier to maneuver. Gametime and movietime were also lots of fun with the awesome round table and the big tv with comfy chairs and sofa to snuggle up in.
Great house for a family with kids. There are gates that can be locked at both openings to the terrific deck with the beautiful views of the gulf. Since it was rather chilly, we sat on the cozy sofa inside and still had a view of the beach in two directions.
We were here during Mardi Gras weekend and the neighborhood was so quiet and we felt like we were the only ones at the beach this weekend! We didn't go to any restaurants or shopping but having been to Galveston before, I know both are plentiful.
I'm already gathering another group of friends to go down for a weekend this spring and the family to take a trip this summer.
You won't be disappointed if you rent this one.
A big thanks to the owners for everything. You were great to work with.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We hope you do return.
Charles and Mary Calvin
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2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas, USA
5

What a wonderful escape!

  • 5 of 5
We had a marvelous time with our family over the Labor Day weekend and we highly recommend. The sweet house and amenities are exactly as described plus the Owner's were great. Location is perfect and neighbors very friendly. Sitting out on the deck with a cup of coffee or libation with the gulf breezes gently blowing was so relaxing. Kids have already asked when we are returning & we look forward to returning next year! Thanks to both of you for sharing your lovely home.....
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Great vacation place for family

  • 5 of 5
2Beachfun was a great place for a vacation for my family. It was comfortable for my family (three young kids), my sister and two of her kids, and my parents (the ramp was great for my mom to get up and down), and their small dog. The owner was prompt in responding to inquiries. The place was nice and clean (It got my wife's approval, and she is very particular about cleanliness). Lots of toys for kids to play with in the sand. No problem connecting to the internet. A big Thank You to the owner!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
1

Wonderful house, but PLEASE be careful!!!!!

  • 1 of 5
My extended family and I stayed in this house the first part of June 2014. It is a great, well decorated house in a good location, despite it being some distance back from the beach. HOWEVER, our deposit check was not returned as the owner received information from the cleaning service that we had left "excessive sand" in the home (which is a beach house) and had damaged their microwave. The microwave was in the condition we found it, when we left and we swept the floors daily. Unfortunate that people have to do this but, IF I rent a home again, I will take pictures of all the possible damaged items, so we can not be blamed for the damage!!! I attempted to contact the owner several times through the VRBO service and by direct email and it took him a very long time to respond. It also concerned me that the deposit check was cashed at the same time the rental check was, immediately upon him receiving it, almost 2 months prior to our scheduled trip. If you do rent, PLEASE buy the extra travel insurance or don't count on receiving your deposit check back!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: After this renter left the house, my cleaning service went in to prepare for the next renter.
I have attached a pdf from my cleaners about the condition and damages to my house. I have used this cleaner for quite some time. They are very thorough and take the time to put the house and garden area and outside deck in perfect condition each time they clean. They have the highest integrity and are honest in the reports to me.


The owner was a para legal for some years so the cleaner is not the average person that cleans a house. She is well educated and takes her job very seriously.

Their is no question in my mind that the house was left in a very dirty condition. There were two twin bed sheets that were damaged and had to be replaced. I did not add that to the letter I sent the Renter as the damages had already exceeded the deposit.


The microwave may be usable but the outward appearance of all the items in the house are very important. You cannot have appliances in the house that look damaged although they work. I charged them the sale price (not the everyday price) of the replacement microwave which I will replace at the end of the summer when I get back to Galveston. There is no charge for the time to buy the pan and microwave then take them to the house and install them.


I have very few people who leave the house as dirty as these people left it or damage items as they did.

I have to stand by my letter to them.
The Cleaning report:

Date : June 13, 2014
Re : 2BeachFun Cleaning June 12, 2014
Client : Charles Calvin


Dear Mr. Calvin:

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

We regret to inform you that your rental group which vacated your vacation rental home (2BeachFun located on Vista Rd., Galveston, Texas) at or around 9:30 a.m. on June 12th, did not leave your home in the acceptable condition as requested in your policy book. There was not only excessive filth, but also, damage, not limited to, but including, kitchen walls, sheets, and microwave. As outlined in our inspection and cleaning contract, my company requires to charge you extra fees when a group does not follow the rules and incurs excessive cleaning time and damage which requires replacement or repair. For you review Mr. Calvin, I have outlined and itemized all of the above mentioned below. Pictures are also included and labeled as Exhibit “A”.

Upon entry to the home at 9:30 a.m., on July 13th, it was immediately evident that the home was left in a very unacceptable condition.
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2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

2 beach fun was perfect for our two families !

  • 5 of 5
This home was very clean, and only steps away to the beach. The description given on vbro was accurate. The living kitchen and dining areas were all open allowing for our group to have space for eating, playing games and hanging out. The owners left a helpful binder of Galvestons attractions and nearby restaurant menus and answered all our questions readily. We had 3 children under 4 and two sets of parents and the layout worked really well for sleeping and privacy with the baths and bedrooms plus den. The deck was child proof with gates and a convenient ramp for rolling coolers and luggage to second floor. The view of the ocean was awesome! We had a fabulous trip!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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2beachfun is a Great Beach House, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p284642vb
-(713) 385-1953 (Texas, USA)
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
White Deer, TX
5

What a great place!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was a family vacation for myself (my 6 year old), my sister (her 11,8,4 year olds), and my mother. This house was perfect for us. We were able to walk to the beach, where we left our chairs and shade up for the time we were there. We played on the beach, we "ghost" crabbed in the evening, and loved every minute we were in this house. The outdoor shower was perfect!! I want one at home for the mud my child gets into! The blue chairs on the deck were perfect for this avid reader and and the TV's with DVR were perfect for recording a few kids shows for them to watch while resting up for the next fun!! The beds were fabulous, clean and comfy!! The kitchen was perfect for us. The kids had the bar while the mom's took the table. What a great thing to have the washer and dryer, nothing like throwing in a load of towels and swimsuits to be ready for the next day at the beach!! The kids LOVED having a "box" full of toys to use, nothing like having some NEW things to go through!! I would recommend this home to anyone, it was WONDERFUL!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Galveston
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bluewater Grill at Jamaica Beach Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Houston
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
FM3005
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bluewater Grill delivers great seafood etc
Nearest Beach
40.3 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

2beachfun is in Palm Beach subdivision. Most homes are smaller than ours with about 1/3 occupied by full time residents. We are less than a minute walk to the beach on a dead end street so it is safe for children to walk to the beach. No vehicle traffic on our very wide beach.

The beach itself is beautiful for finding treasures like shells that wash up from the sea. There is mostly fine sand with shells interspersed. In the summertime, the water around Galveston is warm. During certain weeks throughout the year, beachgoers will see a line of seaweed that has washed up on the beach. Seaweed is not always there and is not the norm, but it is natural and just a part of the beach ecosystem. It is partially responsible for building up the beach and dunes that we all enjoy.

Our house is all on one floor. We are very close to all the activities in Galveston. It only takes about 15 minutes to get to the Strand and downtown Galveston.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Christmas New Years
Dec 2 2014 - Jan 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
April 11-May 21 (Total cost)
Apr 11 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer (Total cost)
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2015 - Oct 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,285
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes The rent includes all costs. Taxes, cleaning and linens are included.We rent by the week in the summer season. Turn over day is Monday or Friday. That is the day of arrival and departure. We do not break the schedule.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1651 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , We have a grab bar on the toilet for assistance
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master BR has this bath room. We have a grab bar on the tub.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has a private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk and 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa is a double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , We have a Queen sofa bed in the living area.
  • Queen size Beds (2) in Master BR and other BR, Twin or Single Beds (2) two single beds in other BR, Child Beds (1) Stored in closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofa double bed (2) One in new addition and one in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk room has one set of bunks, and a twin over full bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Special occasions : Reservations for Special occasions such as birthday parties, family reunions, etc., must be disclosed at the time of booking and prior approval is required. Prom parties, fraternity or sorority parties, graduation parties are not allowed at any time. Palm Beach does NOT allow MOTOR vehicles ON THE BEACH, child safe with proper parental supervision. The beach is less than a one minute walk to the end of the dead end street.

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