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Aqua Vista - Luxurious beachfront house w/elevator and great water views

Andrew

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Andrew

Member since: 2011
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Calendar last updated:
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Aqua Vista - Luxurious beachfront house w/elevator and great water views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom, 3 bath with a large loft w/many extras, six beds for up to 12 guests

Every comfort is here in this 2011 built home with an elevator. The house is upside down with the second floor living area including a fully stocked kitchen equipped with premium stainless appliances and the little things if you like to cook. (Please note: The Electrolux refrigerators ice maker has broken for the 2nd time in 3 years and will not be repaired. Do not buy Electrolux.) There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy a meal or watch a movie on the HD flat screen with a BluerayDVD player with surround sound and satellite. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed on the 2nd floor and a full bath. Upstairs is the loft with games for the kids. Downstairs are 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and coffee bar, with microwave and beverage refrigerator. The lower deck is accessible from the two front bedrooms which both have queen beds, satellite TVs with DVD players, and the master and a large private bath on-suite. The 4th bedroom has a queen bed and bay window with water views. The 5th bedroom has a set of double bunks and a desk. Extras washer/dryer, highspeed WIFI, desktop computer and Wii console – bring your games.

When not at the beach you'll be enjoying the many amenities of this home. The kitchen is gorgeous even if you don’t like to cook. There are plenty of places to sit and enjoy that meal or watch a movie, play the Wii (bring your games) or just watch the waves. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed on the 2nd floor and a full bath. Upstairs is a large loft where the kids call their own with games and puzzles.

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths are downstairs, but you don't have to go upstairs for coffee in the morning. In the hall is a coffee bar with microwave and refrigerator. The lower deck is accessible from the two front bedrooms which both have queen beds, satellite TVs with DVD players, and the master and a large private bath on-suite. The 4th bedroom has a queen bed and bay window with water views. The 5th bedroom has a set of double bunks and a desk to write your post cards. Other amenities include central air and heat, full size washer/dryer, highspeed WIFI, 2 tankless water heaters and an outside shower.

Pets allowed with a non refundable pet fee but No Smoking Please

Other houses near by, Banana Rebublic HomeAway #399661 and Kathryn's Treehouse HomeAway #954758.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Andrew (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Andrew

I have 3 houses in the neighborhood and have been offering Vacation Rentals since 2005. I believe in providing a home-like experience and have furnished the houses as I would my own home. I hope you appreciate this and don't treat it like a rental but more like a loan. That being said I must admit that things can and do happen. Building on the coast requires a far greater level of maintenance and the volume of guests ever year take their toll. I hope to keep in front of these items but there are only a few breaks to get the big things.

Please read the reviews. They are not all 5s so you know that these are real people who feel free to give their honest opinion. We fully book for the high season and have many many repeat guests so we must be doing something right.

I look forward to have you visit with us and welcome your questions.

Best regards,

Andrew

Andrew purchased this house in 2011

Why Andrew chose Galveston

To find a beach front house, with an elevator, 5 bedrooms and pet friendly is not easy but you have. We are close to town and very easy drive to many restaurants and other attractions.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely house. We appreciated the well stocked appliance in the kitchen, the 3D big screen TV; hardwood floors, washer & dryer, nice bathrooms.



We shared with the owner a bit of feedback which also includes: add some bleach to the white towels so they are brighter; ensure a baby crib or porta crib is at this house all the time so it is baby/child friendly; include trash cans in the main rooms; inlude dish towels in the kitchen; have the cleaning folks check the drawers, cabinets and under the beds so those things that others have left behind are cleaned up. Please advise folks of the beach status re: seaweed...as many folks coming from outside the TX area would not be aware of it.
Jul 2012
  • 1 of 5

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.2
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Aqua Vista - Luxurious beachfront house w/elevator and great water views
average rating of 4.25 based on 21 reviews
Aiken, South Carolina
2

From great expectations to disappointing reality

  • 2 of 5

My sisters and I rented this beach house a year in advance. We were hosting a family gathering of 30+ people and chose this house because of the elevator (we had several people with limited mobility attending). What could go wrong did go wrong. One of the two tankless water heaters was not working, so hot water was sporadic at best..... The owner came out and looked at it....then said a part had to be special ordered. The owner had another rental house five doors down and offered to let us use the showers/tubs there for the remaining six days of our stay. Both of the microwave ovens were broken......the owner came with another microwave. The icemaker in the refrigerator was broken....the owner could not get a replacement part.....we had to buy ice. The night before the party the elevator stopped working......the owner came out with a repairman the next day, but that was the day of the party, so our 96 year old aunt (and others with physical limitations) had to climb two flights of stairs. Had there been a management office on the island to deal with these issues, it seems these things could have been either resolved faster OR these things would have been checked out before we arrived. The water heater, microwaves and icemaker did not work when we arrived. During the party, one of our guests discovered a sprinkler head (associated with the septic system) had popped off and water was gushing up. He repaired it, then went to wash his hands off at the outside hose. The knob was broken off and wasn't usable. At this point, I didn't even notify the owner of what had happened. We informed the owner that the toilet paper holder in the only bathroom of the main level (where we were hosting the party) was about to come off the wall. It wasn't repaired, and eventually came off the wall. I understand that unforeseen things happen, but this house was not inspected properly before our arrival nor was the owner easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I personally did everything in my power to mitigate the issues this guest mentioned. I attempted to repair the water heater twice in that week, even opening my other house for their use, but it needed to be replaced and was the next week. (The water was warm and endless just not HOT.) The microwaves, yes there are two, the counter top model was a control board failure which I replaced the same day, the other worked until they busted the door so that it wouldn't even close. It was also replaced the following week. The elevator was reported 11pm Friday and I paid overtime to get the service man there to fix it Saturday. I do not have sprinkler heads on the septic system so I'm not sure what was broken and rust is a fact of nature on the coast As are power spikes which I believe was the cause of the control board and the ice maker failure. I had just made a report to Centerpoint about 12 power outages over one week in November. If you read the review cafefully you will see that I did everything to accomadte this customer, visiting the house 4 times in the first 5 days, replacing what could be replaced, offering to buy ice and even to refund their entire rent. A management company would not have been as generous or responsive and the review goes to show that nothing short of a miracle could have satisfied them.

Serene Escape

  • of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay in this gorgeous, well appointed house. Everything was as promised or better. House is in very convenient location, easy access to Galveston, but also on a very clean quiet beach. Incredible views from everywhere in the house, comfortable bedrooms, open living areas and well stocked kitchen. Hope to be back soon when the weather cooperates more! Owner was very nice and showed us the house apron arrival, the personal attention was nice and helped us get acquainted with the house so we could relax. The elevator was very convenient. Can not say enough positive things about our time at Aquavista!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Frankfurt, Germany
4

Great place for a family gathering !

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at aqua vista in Galveston. It was the perfect place for our family. The home owner was very attentive to our needs. Being right at the beach was such a blessing. The kids loved it. Would recommend it highly to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been fortunate to have many guests visit from overseas and appreciate their trust that there will be no surprises. - Call us with any concerns prior to booking. If anything we may be too honest.
Fort Worth, TX
5

Fabulous place

  • 5 of 5

Andrew is a dream to work with. His home was exactly as advertised complete with all the homey touches. The location was perfect....close enough to all that Galveston offers yet just outside the hustle and bustle. Perfect tranquility. We had four grandparents, four parents (one was VERY pregnant), two grandchildren and an aunt. The open floor plan and immediate beach access was exactly what we wanted for our group.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect vacation home for family with small kids..

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Aqua Vista, and despite some disappointments, we'll most likely return next year because it is so perfect for our family. Disappointments: kitchen lacked teaspoons and plastic bowls for kids; we had to fix the top floor shower door when it fell on my sister; toilet paper holder in same bathroom broken & house was not as clean as last year. Pluses: helpful & easy to contact owner; ideal location on beach & close to Galveston attractions; loft play area for the kids; spacious balconies overlooking beach; washer & dryer on bedroom floor; just an easy house to enjoy for our group of 2 grandparents, 4 parents & 4 kids ages 2 - 5. And the elevator is great for loading and unloading. We can't think of a more perfect place for our family's stay in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Stay, great house!

  • 5 of 5

Aqua Vista is just as shown in the pictures, very nice and well stocked. The floor plan is excellent and the views from the 3rd floor deck are wonderful. The house is beachfront but set back slightly from the houses to the right so the views from the 2 floor bedrooms are only straight out tot he ocean and back to the left towards Galveston, but certainly not a big negative as the living areas are on the 3rd floor and that deck had full views. The ability to walk a short distance back and forth between the house and the beach was well worth it (no hauling everything in a wagon and getting out to the beach and forgetting something). The beach in the front of the house is a public beach, but no vehicles are allowed to drive on it, so only those staying in the houses in that area were on the beach most of the time. All the others stayed on the "public" beach. Even though it was Memorial Day weekend, the area of the beach in front of the house was not crowded which is also a big plus. Although we did use the stairs most of the time, the elevator was extremely useful and something to be considered especially for bad knees, older and younger guests, luggage and groceries. There was plenty of hot water, space, kitchen was well stocked and washer and dryer was a nice addition. We would definitely rent again and recommend.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Galvestion Int.
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woody's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Galveston CC
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
45
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many
Car: necessary

Galveston is back and better than ever and Aqua Vista is close enough to visit the many attractions but still relax at the beach. We're only a couple of miles from shopping, restaurants, golfing, and movie theaters including an IMAX, a water park and some great fishing.

Don’t spend your vacation driving back and forth from your rental. Don’t compromise. Enjoy all that Galveston has to offer and enjoy your privacy.

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Rates & Availability

From $456 Per night

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid
Mar 27 2015 - May 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$625
From
$735
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,209
$11,520
 
 
Summer
May 15 2015 - Aug 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
From
$568
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,976
 
 
Mid
Aug 14 2015 - Oct 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
From
$751
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,213
$12,072
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$456
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning and linens $280 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Holidays have a 10% up-charge

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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Not ADA but wheelchair accessible

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