My friends and I just left this house after staying for Mardi Gras, and after seeing the last review, I felt compelled to write. I'm not sure what that reviewer was talking about. The house is nice, as is the pool. It is true, it is an older home, and it is not decked out with flat screen televisions or the latest IKEA furniture (thank goodness, btw). But it is charming, as is the neighborhood--and it was very reasonably priced!! (We had 8 people in total, and thought it was a huge value--especially during Mardi Gras). It has a very nice kitchen, which was perfect for us--we could eat in when we wanted to, and go out when it suited us. The location absolutely CAN NOT BE BEAT. You can see the Gulf from the deck--and it's on the same street as the beautiful Galvez. It's also right across from the Pleasure Pier--it would be perfect for families with kids. (In fact, several of us are planning to come back in July!!) We did have to call the owner as we had problems with the keybox (totally our fault--we forgot to bring the combination with us. The owner actually uses our address as the combo--but we didn't remember that!) She was charming too, and has lived in Galveston for decades. She's a spitfire--and she knows all the best restaurants in town, as well as a couple to avoid. We can only assume the last reviewer does not like people, the beach, or vacations in general--because we had a great time, and are definitely planning to come back!!