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Select Sept dates booking fast! 7th nt FREE! Sunsets, Dock & Beach

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 2,063 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, Sleeps 12 - Great for Multiple Families to Enjoy!

The Best of Both Worlds - Bay & Beach! Perhaps the only Vacation Rental Home of its kind on the entire island. Enjoy fishing and boating right outside your back door. A small private beach w/ calm water too. Great for sandcastles, shelling and very kid rriendly. Bring your boat, jet ski, fishing gear and the whole family (or families)! This custom home, in Terramar Beach, was built in 2007 and designed to maximize enjoyment of unparalleled bay views and breathtaking sunsets. Each bedroom opens to a bay front deck. 2 Living rooms, Dining area and Gourmet Kitchen offer views of Galveston Bay. The home features all the upgrades of the finest living: custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances & more. 2 Master Suites with top quality king size beds, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds, loft berroom with twin bed with trundle bed and couch, and 2 high quality queen sleepers make this home is cozy for romantic getaways, while comfortably accommodating multiple families needing space & privacy.


Owner
Melissa Gibson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very simply the descriptions of the home and beach are true to the mark. The home was very comfortable and clean in every way. We were able to provide at a reasonable price a family vacation for our children and their families that afforded loads of fun for all. Plenty of sleeping arrangements and bathrooms make the home well equipped for 10 guests. The fishing was great and neighbors were extra friendly and full of good tips about the area and fishing. We spent Friday night enjoying the fruits of the boys fishing! Lots of beautiful ocean scenes greeted us from the balcony including unbelievable sunsets, early morning dolphins and all sorts of people enjoying the beauty of the bay. The water by the pier is shallow enough to allow comfort with grandkids fishing and playing. And the main Gulf beaches are just a minute away. Just a beautiful home shared by the very accommodating owners which allowed our family a fun filled seven days! Thanks for the great family memories!!On Jul 8, 2011, at 6:07 PM, Almost Paradise Bay House wrote:



06/25/2011

Patricia M.
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Terramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2063 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Private Bath w/ His & Her Sink Vanities
    Master Bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious Private Bath w/ His & Her Sink Vanities
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Direct Access from Bed #3 & Gameroom / Sleeping Area
    Outside - outdoor shower , Hot Water Shower
    Half Bath - toilet , Bathroom off downstairs living room
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 1/2 Baths plus Outdoor Shower - You'll be able to handle a full housefull! * 2 large Master Bathrooms, each with Double Sink Vanities. Extended Size Shower Curtains give more space. * Direct access (From Bedroom #3 AND Gameroom/Sleeping Area) for Bath #3. * Half Bath steps from Great Room. * Outdoor Hot Water Shower when you just need to knock the beach sand off.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite #1 - 1 king , French Doors to Bayfront Deck. Private Bath
    Master Suite #2 - 1 king , French Doors to Bayfront Deck. Private Bath
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single , Bayfront Deck and Direct Bath Access
    Game Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very Comfortable, Lush Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Great Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very Comfortable, Lush Leather Queen Sofa Sleeper
    Loft Area - 2 twin/ single , Big Bayview Picture Window - Daybed Makes Great Reading Room
  • Each bedroom has been outfitted with High Quality mattresses and box springs to ensure a restful nights sleep. Even our Sleeper Sofas are of the best quality and are very comfortable. with a Master Suite on each floor, the home is very comfortable and offers privacy for 2 families. We've got plenty of room for your 'stuff' too with several big chest of drawers and 3 walk-in closets. Each room is well decorated and all bedrooms have tvs and cable as wells as free WiFi.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private Boat Dock. Boat Launch, Party Pavilion, Resident & Guest only Swimming Pool. Huge downstairs Bayfront gathering area including Picnic Tables, Porch Swing & Texas Size Charcoal Bar-B-Que Grill! Other activities in the area include: Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Lone Star Flight Museum, Putt-Putt, Bowling, Movie Theatres, Cruise Ships, Jet Ski & Boat Rentals, Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Dolphin & Bay Cruises, NASA, Kemah Boardwalk and Amusement Park, Tall Ship & Submarine tours, Free ferry rides, Gambling cruises, Vintage Plane rides, Helicopter Tours, Bungee Chair, Parasailing, Paddlewheel boat Tour, Aquarium, Rainforest Cafe', Historic Mansion Tours, The Strand and more! Galveston is also famous for their Mardi Gras Celebrations and Dickens on the Strand! Call for details.

Reviews

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5

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best trips, I would definitely rent this beach house again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Joshua, TX
3

Nice Sunsets - Not nice dealing with owner

  • 3 of 5

I will also agree with many that the location is pretty nice. We had 9 stay at the house and we were very comfortable as far as sleeping arrangements. Overall we enjoyed our stay, except for the first day, and I am still highly irritated that the owner had agreed to discuss some things with me but is completely unresponsive now that we are 'history.'

A few negatives for you to be aware:

1) house needs maintenance - there are several issues that need to be repaired and they haven't been

2) we had the fridge go out on us the first day we were there - so new fridge, that shouldn't be an issue for you

3) when we got there, the lockbox didn't have the key - so we had to wait until the owner responded - it was dark by the time she responded - there is a spare lockbox with key in case this happens to you

4) we were not there to watch TV, but it would have been nice if the DirecTV would have been working to chill after the long days in the sun - but it wasn't

5) so, we watch movies - they have some there - the downstairs TV and DVD had sound issues.

6) dock area is nice, but sort of scary for small children

7) also, in house, several supports missing in stairrails - another kid-potential safety issue

8) a few open lots exist next to this home - which are used by the rest of the neighborhood to fish, watch sunsets, etc. - so while you think you may have some privacy at the end of the street/end of neighborhood - get ready for the activity of many coming to see you - all in all, it didn't bother me too much until the last night we were there and someone came and fished on the open lot right next to us from mid-day all the way past midnight.

9) I brought my boat and you will have to pay attention to low tide - the channel and surrounding areas are almost impossible to navigate when the tide goes out - west bay is about 5-6' deep when you get out in the bay - also some challenges tying the boat off - loose tie off point on dock

10) No fishing lights - I had read somewhere there were lights on dock - nope

11) Beach next door as a plus - not really, the mosquitos are so bad you can't really enjoy it - it is a bayside beach - hadn't really been maintained well

12) expensive for the issues we dealt with

13) owner is completely unresponsive - and seems to not even care if you have issues - MY MAIN ISSUE WITH THIS PLACE - do yourself a favor and find a different spot for the money

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
3

Nice house, poor communication with owner

  • 3 of 5

I recently stayed here for a full week with my family. We had a wonderful time, and overall enjoyed the vacation thoroughly. The house is beautiful, the views are amazing, the decks are great places to hang out and we all loved being on the bay. However, communicating with the owner regarding rental details was horrible. She rarely returned emails, phone calls or texts. Prior to me sending the deposit, communications were okay. Then once she cashed my deposit check (which she never even acknowledged receiving), it was nearly impossible to get her to respond to my inquiries. In the end, everything worked out okay, but after sending her $2K+ prior to even seeing the place in person, needless to say I was a bit nervous that I'd just been taken by a scammer.

On the properly itself, here's the real deal:

1) Its not a 4 bedroom house, its a 3 bedroom house - two masters with queen (or maybe king) beds, and one bedroom with 2 twin beds. All 3 bedrooms have their own, very nice, full bathroom. I guess what they call the 4th bedroom is the landing at the top of the stairs in which they've stashed a bed. It has no door, no privacy, no closet or dresser, and so can't rightly be called a bedroom.

2) The house generally needs some minor maintenance. Light bulbs were out in various places, the banister around the upstairs stairway was missing 3 poles, the drains were slow to drain and some of the electric outlets didn't work. None of this impacted our enjoyment of the place, but for pickier people, maybe you'll care.

3) As I said before, communication with the owner was difficult. We saw from an earlier review that they had internet connection problems, so I was sure to ask her about it before we got there. She assured us it was all taken care of. We get there and find that the internet connection is not working. After some debug and a phone call to AT&T, I find that technically everything is fine, but the bill hasn't been paid and so they cut off service. We inform the owner of this (by text message, she refuses to pick up the phone when we call), and she assures us she'll take care of it. Two days later, still no internet service, so I give up on trying it. Then on our last day there, I try it again. Guess what? Its working! Nice. A simple text message from the owner once she paid the past-due bill to inform us that it was working again would have been nice.

Bottom line - Nice place if you can deal with a non-responsive owner.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX
5

Great location and wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for several families to enjoy. Plenty of beds, TV's, etc. The views from the deck on either level are fantastic. Great dock and beach area right beside the house along with a beach access right across from the neighborhood. We will be going back for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meadowlakes, TX
5

Fantastic Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Our children and grandchildren spent five fabulous days at Almost Paradise last week. We had four teenagers,two preteems nd six adults. The home is great right on the bay. Plenty of space and comfortable arrangements for all with good facilities. The boat dock is perfect , there is a great littlle beach area next to the house where the kids loved to play. It is a short drive to the gulf. The swimming pool is very nice. There were plenty of TVs and DVD players. The only problem was the air when we got there which the owner fixed immediately and the WiFi which was never available even though the owner attempted to get it working. All in all it was a delightful experience. We all loved the deck with the beautiful view. Everyone wants to return...

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2

Nice place, TERRIBLE service

  • 2 of 5

Great location and nice house. Unfortunately a number of problems existed, such as no downstairs a/c, stopped up drains, unmowed lawn, shotage of bath towels. Most disappointing part was the unresponsiveness of owner. Simply would not return phone calls, texts or e-mails. For this reason, I cannot recommend. Sadly, this place has a lot of potential. :(

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Jamaica Beach
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Championship Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
from 3005 & Terramar Dr.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Avery's
Car: recommended

Located on the preferred West End of Galveston Island (home to the island's best beaches) near San Luis Pass & the luxurious Centex Resort. Just 15 - 20 minutes to most major attractions such as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Lone Star flight Museum, movie theaters, mini golf, bowling alley etc.

Several restaurants, A full line grocery store, convenience stores (w/ gas), a full service Marina and several bait shops are less than 10 minutes away.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Bird Watching, Mini Golf, Horseback Riding, Movies

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Rates & Availability

Terramar Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 25 - Sep 6
2 night minimum stay
$425
 
 
Low Season
Sep 7 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 - May 24
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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