Little piece of Heaven on Earth
Submitted: December 20, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
What was supposed to be a weekend getaway, ended up as a week long stay at the beach, and I am SO glad I choose to do so! FIRST thing that you cannot help but notice once you are standing on the porch of this house is the VIEW! Water and beach as far as the eye can see! Sound of the waves all day!! This place is a photographers heaven! Yes you are in a subdivision with other houses, but you never really feel like you are. Going there in December I figured that we would just be walking the beach and maybe build a sand castle or two. I was so wrong about that! Up until our last day there, the weather was warm and wonderful, and me and the Grandson were on the beach every day. Building sand castles, looking for shells (and yes there were LOTS of shells), and the grandson romping in the water. My sister who came down with me LOVED it so much, that she's still talking about it! The rest of my family got there by Thur/Fri, and EVERYONE enjoyed the beach. We did go into Galveston (about a 30 min drive, and there is a toll bridge, $2 each way...have some cash with you) several times. For shopping, seeing the city, and a few rounds of mini golf at Magic Carpet Golf (go there if you can...so worth it). The house itself was very nice. There is a large living area that is nothing but windows, and views! A nice fully functional kitchen. The 3 bedrooms worked just fine, with the master bedroom being the best (of course) The HUGE tub in the master bath became my Grandsons favorite place to bathe, with bubbles and a view that is wonderful! The other bathroom is standard, but great to have with a full house! The wifi in the house worked great. There are plenty of books, magazines, games, movies (but no kid titles), and Dish to keep you entertained while in the house. My son did bring his Wii, and it was easy to hook up. We also brought a bag of activities down for the Grandson, and bought him some other goodies at the Walmart in Galveston. Not once while we were there did I hear anyone say they were bored! Communication with the family that owns this property was prompt and friendly. (thanks andrew) Any problems being resolved quickly.And when we got there the Dad and other brother happened to be at the house, and were also very nice. Only cons? Wish there had been a little more comfortable seating in the living room, and on those REALLY bright sunny days, some window blinds in the main area would be GREAT to have. BUT overall FANTASTIC stay! I WILL go back!!!!!!!!!!!!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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