4 bedrooms & 3 full baths. Sleeps 14 plus 2 pack n plays. Wrap around porches.
Dona McMinn and Kenny McMinn
About Dona McMinn and Kenny McMinn
I've worked in Corporate Tax for many years and spending time at this property is a 180° change of pace. I love to relax on the porch with a good cup of coffee early in the morning and a great glass of wine in the evening. When life gets in the way, the ocean fixes everything.
Dona McMinn and Kenny McMinn purchased this House in 2017
Why Dona McMinn and Kenny McMinn chose Beachside Village
This property is 1.5 hours from our primary residence and a perfect break from our daily routine. We are walking distance to the ocean. We can see and hear the waves and witness the beautiful sunrises. The community is extremely well maintained, peaceful and safe with friendly neighbors. It is a short distance to Galveston's tourist attractions, restaurants and night life. It's also close enough to attend seasonal events such as Mardi Gras, Fourth of July and Dickens on the Strand but just far enough away to avoid the Seawall traffic and crowds. The history of Galveston is fascinating. The majestic architecture in the historic district and the comfortable, casual lifestyle on the island are a great combination for a relaxing vacation. It's really encouraging to see the restoration efforts made by the people and the city of Galveston since Hurricane Ike. We are very excited about the continual improvement and expansion of the city's infrastructure.
What makes this House unique
The wrap around porches on both levels make this home unique to the neighborhood and lend to its character and curb appeal. The pinewood floors throughout add a rustic yet comfortable feel. The 22' high living room ceiling allows for a generous amount of natural lighting sunrise to sunset. The different levels of outdoor seating offer privacy for couple or small group discussions while the lower level, covered area has plenty of room for the whole family to socialize and gather for dinner, card games, etc.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Don't change a thing!
This was as advertised in terms of space, cleanliness and amenity extras like a wagon to haul beach items. The kitchen was fully stocked so you don't have to worry about lugging spices, pans, etc. even though we did. Perfect for our family reunion of 14.
Everything they said and more!
It was a beautiful property, and an amazing location!
The house was perfect, and the owners were so sweet to contact us and tell us everything we needed and they were SO accommodating. Check in was a breeze.
I would rent it again in a heartbeat!
Was a beautiful home with plenty of room. The owner was very attentive to our needs. I will for sure go back. Thank You so much
Gifts were left for the children -so sweet! Loved the carts on rollers, sun umbrellas and awnings. The chairs and other beach tors were plentiful . Loved the open living room area . The ground level tables and chairs were great too. The bedrooms had the perfect amount of beds and the bathrooms were perfect. Upscale bedding and all linens were a nice touch . We appreciated having all the pots and pans and how the kitchen was all decked out . Thanks for providing an amazing place to stay .
Thank you so much for your kind comments! We want to provide quality kitchen supplies and linens and we enjoy surprising the children too.
Fabulous beach house, helpful and hospitable owners. Couldn’t ask for more!
Beautiful, Comfortable Home
Renting this property went very smoothly, from original contact to departure. The owner responded to questions very promptly and pleasantly. The kitchen was well stocked, beds comfortable, TV’s in every bedroom, and a variety of beach gear to meet a family’s needs. We wanted to stay all summer!
The beach is so much fun for the little ones in particular and it sounds like you made the most of your time. Thanks for your extra help upon departure!
The house book lists a variety of must-see places and must-do activities, including:
1. THE BRYAN MUSEUM
The Bryan Collection is one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents and artwork relating to Texas and the American West.
2 THE GALVESTON TREE SCULPTURES
In 2008, the salty storm waters of Hurricane Ike led to the demise of thousands of trees. Years later, sculpture artists created whimsical sculptures out of the once majestic oaks.
3. PLEASURE PIER
An old fashioned waterfront amusement area with rides for all ages, games of skill and a variety of food venues and retail shops.
4. MOODY GARDENS
A 242 acre amusement park with attractions including pyramids, zip lining and paddleboats. The aquarium pyramid contains thousands of tropical fish as well as penguins and seals. The Rainforest Pyramid features plants and animal exhibits from the raainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Some Historical Facts About Galveston:
1. PRIOR TO THE 1900 STORM, GALVESTON WAS THE 2ND RICHEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
On the night of the Great Storm of 1900, Galveston ws the second richest city per capita in all of the United States. The only city with more wealth than Galveston was Newport, Rhode Island.
2. GALVESTON WAS COMPLETELY RAISED IN GRADE AFTER THE 1900 STORM.
A seawall was constructed to protect the city from future storm surges. After construction was completed, 500 city blocks of homes, buildings, etc. were raised to even the grade, a task with took eight years to complete.
3. GALVESTON IS HOME TO TEXAS' FIRST OPERA HOUSE.
The first opera house was opened in 1870. It is located on the corner of Tremont and Market Street and amazingly, is still in operation today.
4. GALVESTON IS HOME TO THE OLDEST MEDICAL COLLEGE, NOW UTMB.
The college opened in 1891 followed by the first school for nurses in 1894.. Originally known as the Texas Medical College, is is known today as the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).
5. GALVESTON HAD THE FIRST TELEPHONE IN TEXAS.
The first telephone was installed in 1878, in the office of Colonel Belo, founder of the Galveston Daily News. It is the oldest surviving newspaper in Texas founded in 1842.
6. GALVESTON WAS THE FIRST CITY IN TEXAS WITH LIGHT.
Galveston was the first to have gas lights (1856) and also the first to h ave electric lights (1883).
7. GALVESTON WAS ONCE THE LEADING PORT OF TEXAS.
In 1842, Galveston received the first cotton press in Texas. By 1899, Galveston was the world's foremost cotton port and the fifth most important port in the United States.
8. GALVESTON IS THE HOME OF THE INVENTOR OF CONDENSED MILK.
Gail Borden ws named Galveston's first customs inspector in 1837. Borden would later achieve fame by inventing condensed milk.