Galveston House Rental Photos and Description
New 4/3.5 bay house w/ Coastal Living vibe & endless bay,sunset & wetlands views
NEW water front 4/3.5 custom home features 2 King master bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, private pier with fishing light and nearby boat ramp. Nautical is the perfect destination for outdoor relaxation and family fun.
Nautical offers the best coastal outdoor living on West Bay. Expansive porches provide a panoramic view and ideal setting for phenomenal sunsets and sunrises. 1000+ s.f. covered porches allow all to enjoy outdoor dining, watch kids fish (or play football, soccer or croquet in the yard) or just relax. After a long day at the beach or sightseeing at Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Pleasure Pier, or the Strand District, kick back and enjoy the sounds of nature as the sun slips down over the horizon of West Galveston Bay.
Tourist attractions & fabulous restaurants are 5-15 minutes away.
NEW HOME: Nautical's construction ended in early 2013 and all furnishings are new.
Nautical's cool coastal colors, maritime decor and custom furnishings blend the elegant with the playful. The Main Floor sets the tone with 10 ft high ceilings and 7 ft windows that showcase the great views of West Bay and 50+ acres of wetlands. Nautical's Main Floor has a Great Room (Living, Dining, & Kitchen Area), powder room/half bath, two King ensuite Master Bedrooms and Laundry Room equipped with washer & dryer. The Living Area has a comfortable sofa and upholstered arm chairs anchored by a gas fireplace with ceramic logs, mounted TV and beadboard bookcases. The fully stocked kitchen features a large island with gas cook top and counter seating for 4. The Dining Table seats 10 and has views of the bay, Causeway Bridge, Mainland city lights to the North and wetlands to the South! The game table seats 4 and overlooks the wetlands to the South. The Upstairs Floor has two bedrooms that share an expanded bathroom (which includes a double sink vanity area, separate shower/tub room and toilet closet/room).
The ground level has a propane grill, outdoor sink & granite counter, fish filleting area, picnic table and two outdoor Cabana Showers (with dressing benches) with lots of hot water!
NAUTICAL SLEEPS 14:
Main floor has 2 King Master Bedrooms with private bathrooms. (One master also has a twin with trundle which nicely accommodates children or grandparents.) Upstairs floor has Bunk Room for 6 (all twin mattresses) and Vaulted ceiling Bedroom with 2 Twin beds.
WIFI, HD CABLE & ELECTRONICS:
Great Room and 4 bedrooms have TVs, DVD players and HD cable boxes. Great Room's stereo has both WiFi Airplay and USB ports to directly access your play list from your IPhone to speakers in Great Room and porches.
Nautical has a private pier equipped with cleats and fishing light. Launch your boat or kayak at the nearby boat ramp and catch bait fish along the pier or small ditch across the street. Fillet your catch at the outdoor sink/counter!
OUTDOOR LIVING & THINGS TO DO:
Nautical offers more than 1,000 sq. ft. of covered porches, including a 15' by 13' screened porch. The porches provide a relaxed setting for conversation, bay watching, observing the birds' daily migration to wetlands and witnessing phenomenal sunsets and sunrises. The Bay Porch spans 58 ft of waterfront and wraps around to a 34 ft deep East Porch. After a long day at the beach or sightseeing at Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, Pleasure Pier, or the Strand District, just relax and enjoy the sounds of nature as the sun slips down over the horizon of West Galveston Bay.
Nautical is stocked - 14 beach towels, beach toys and collapsible chairs for beach outings!
GAME NIGHT, ANYONE?
Nautical also has board games, cards, books, assorted DVDs and croquet set. Pack your camera, sunscreen, fishing gear & life jackets!
Galveston has great tourist destinations. Not far from the historic Strand District, board the free Bolivar Ferry & watch bottle nose dolphins race the ferry as maritime & cruise ships navigate this active waterway; you'll experience first hand how maritime traffic from the Ports of Houston and Galveston exit the intercoastal canal feeds and enter the Gulf of Mexico!
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NAUTICAL:
While Nautical is a fenced property, its 135' ft of waterfront are unfenced. Families with small children should know that Nautical has an unfenced waterfront, pier, two sets of stairs with no baby gates, and low profile window sills that are approximately 1 foot from floor. The exterior stairwell features a keyed security gate & doorbell which provide total privacy.
Email owner to request 5 p.m. LATE check out, special pricing/discounts for weekends and EARLY check-in. Prices include 15% hotel tax, cleaning, linens and $69 damage waiver coverage. A $200 damage/security deposit is required and will be refunded within 14 days of your departure date.
No proms nor large parties (wedding, graduation or college related) are permitted. We rent only to adults 26 and older. Maximum sleeping occupancy is 14.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
About Owner/Property Manager
In 2008 Hurricane Ike destroyed our 1960s fishing camp. We built Nautical with over 1000 sq. ft. of covered porch including a 15'x13' screened porch because the views are expansive and beautiful. The ground level has a propane grill, granite counter with sink, picnic table, fish filleting area and 2 outdoor Cabana Showers with dressing benches and plenty of hot water!
We poured our souls into Nautical's soothing seashell and sea-loving decor so please treat Nautical 'like it's yours'. Our location offers incredible views of bay, wetlands, sunrise & gorgeous sunsets. Relax on the porch and enjoy the birds' daily migrations: Brown Pelicans, pink Roseate Spoonbills, Grey Blue Herons, Great White, Snowy and Cattle Egrets, various Terns & the classic Laughing Sea Gulls. In the winter season elegant White Pelicans float for hours in the pier fishing lights. If you have watercraft, you can launch from a public access boat ramp within walking distance.
Our typical lazy day: Grab coffee & watch sunrise from porch, eat breakfast, drive the kids 4 minutes to West Beach, collect seashells & build sand castles! Use 2 spacious Cabana Showers to rinse sand off the kids before throwing burgers on the grill. After quiet time on the 58 foot wide Bay Porch, let children enjoy an afternoon of pier fishing, crabbing, or bird watching/cycling along our quiet, mile long street. Old & young always enjoy tossing bread to seagulls from Nautical's private pier in late afternoon. After dinner, night fish on the pier or relax in the screened porch and enjoy the breezes and expansive skyline framing West Bay.
Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2012
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Galveston
We rebuilt after Hurricane Ike because our lot is situated in an idyllic waterfront location yet civilization is at our doorstep.
We spent our childhood summers - fishing, crabbing, boating, sailing on West Bay and building sand castles, seashell hunting and riding the waves at West Beach which is just minutes from Nautical. As adults, we appreciate how our unique location allows us to observe the coastal birds daily and witness migrating birds (from as far away as South America). We built Nautical so the next generation experiences our unique bayfront life.
The breezes, views, sounds of wave action, bird calls and Nautical's relaxed, coastal interior allow us to escape 'city life'. The 'kid in us' appreciates that Galveston's tourist attractions and restaurants are so nearby. Escape to Nautical and see why we enjoy watching the sunrises, sunsets, moonrises and stars from Nautical's porches!
What makes this house unique
UNIQUE NATURAL SETTING ON SECLUDED STREET: Bay front property with private pier and fishing lights, nearby public boat launch on our secluded street, and wetlands on the opposite side of the street. Even though its location feels secluded - Galveston's historic seawall is only 6 minutes away!
SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE: Enjoy fishing, crabbing, boating or watching boats cruise the bay. If you kayak, bring it because the inlets along West Bay provide great fishing and calm wave/tidal currents for paddling your water toy!! Nautical's private pier is equipped with many cleats.
INSPIRING SUNSETS & SUNRISES: Bring your camera because God's sunsets and sunrises can be spectacular! In the evening, the lights on the distant mainland, Causeway Bridge and Galveston Island nicely frame West Bay and create a beautiful skyline. From the East Porch and house, the rising moon is memorably huge and quick; Star gaze the constellations from the porches or pier because the stars don't have to compete against bright city lights.
BEST BIRD WATCHING: Enjoy the daily bird migration between the federally protected bird sanctuary islands to the North and federally protected wetlands directly South of Nautical; daily you'll see Brown Pelicans, pink Roseate Spoonbills, Grey Blue Herons, Great White, Snowy and Cattle Egrets, various Terns, other Herons & the classic Laughing Sea Gulls. From Fall through Spring, birds migrate from as far away as South America. As our mantra says, 'It doesn't get any better than this!' .... Plan Your Escape to Nautical!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful time. The fishing was great under the lights. Use glow in the dark spec-rigs and you will be happy. Wonderful family time with 3 generations sharing wonderful times.