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Andrea's Retreat-Cozy, comfortable fully furnished beachfront home

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 6, fully furnished kitchen, large covered deck

On Galveston's quiet west beach, Andrea's Retreat sits where the road ends and beach begins. Ideal for one or two couples or a small family, it is pet friendly and is furnished to make your vacation a pleasant stay. Featuring a 42 inch LCD TV, DVD/CD/IPOD players plus a TV in the master bedroom. The kitchen includes a large bar area for eating or gathering. A large outdoor shower accommodates the family and pets. A heat pump provides both central air conditioning and heating.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Darwin Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 29, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the manager


Hallo Darwin,

ich kann mich an Dein e-Mail

erinnern, in dem Du gefragt

hast: „...bei all den vielen Orten

in Amerika – warum habt Ihr

Galveston ausgewählt?“

Genau das, was wir hier

vorgefunden haben. Ruhe und

Entspannung mit dem Blick

auf den fast menschenleeren

Strand und das Meer. Und das

in einem wunderschönen und

gemütlichen Haus, in dem wir

uns vom ersten Moment an

sehr wohlgefühlt haben – wie


Auch die Menschen die uns

begegnet sind, waren immer

offen, herzlich und hilfsbereit.

Unser Aufenthalt war eigentlich

viel zu kurz. Es hätte noch

Einiges gegeben, dass wir gerne

hier gemacht hätten – wie z.B.

ein Boot mieten und vom Wasser

aus die Gegend erkunden.

Es ist uns schwer gefallen, die

USA und „Andrea`s Retreat“

zu verlassen. Wenn sich die

Gelegenheit ergibt, würden wir

gerne einmal wiederkommen.

Bei uns in Deutschland gibt es

einen Spruch: „Man sieht sich

immer zweimal im Leben“.

So sagen wir „Auf Wiedersehen“!

April 2010

Kathrin und Thomas

aus Deutschland

Hi Darwin,

I remember me at an e-Mail

from you where you asked:

„I am curious about something...

with all the places to go in

America, why did you choose


Exactly what we have found.

Rest and relaxation with a

view of the almost deserted

beach and the sea. And this in a

beautiful and comfortable house

where we felt happy since the

first moment - like at home.

The people we met were always

open, cordial and helpful.

Our vacation was too short.

There are many things we

would like to see them or to

do - such as a boat rental to

explore the area around

Galveston by boat.

We were sad to leave the U.S.

and „Andrea` s Retreat“.

If the opportunity arises, we

would like to come back again.

Here in Germany there is a

saying: „We see us twice in a


So we say „Goodbye“!

2010 April

Kathrin and Thomas

from „good old“ Germany
Apr 2010
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Andrea's Retreat-Cozy, comfortable fully furnished beachfront home
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews
Conroe, Texas USA

Andreas Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and checked out Sunday. THE BEACH HOUSE IS GREAT.I would suggest that you put an outdoor plug around the sink for cleaning fish with an electrical knife or listening to a radio while you are barbequeing. We will rent again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate this good review and the reviewer's positive suggestions. We have added two electrical outlets, one by the outdoor bar and one by the fish cleaning station as suggested. These are ground fault interrupter (GFCI) outlets, for safety of the user. We saw pictures of the fish he was cleaning and they were whoppers!
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relaxed by the sea

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Andrea's for a week the first of April - the place is awesome!!! The picture window is exactly as it appears! The house is not front row but the direction it faces and where it is located it certainly seems to be front row. We had a wonderful time at Andreas and can't wait to come back. The owners are very friendly and we will be back to spend more time at Andreas. Highly recommended vacation spot. We didn't take our fur babies, but it would be a safe place to take them.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super accomidation

  • 5 of 5

The time there was without incident and very comfortable. Great time on the beach and not so close that the traffic is a problem. The location is perfect and the facilities are ideal. We enjoyed every moment of our time there. We plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great little house right on the beach! Views from the deck and sunroom are wonderful. It was so nice having a fenced in yard for our pups as well. Very relaxing trip and we loved being steps away from the beach. Hope to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

It's Island Time

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, loved our little vaca at Andrea's Retreat. Perfect size with lots of accommodations.

Perfect location, just off the West End in Palm Beach with a local seafood shop and general store nearby. We also made several trips into Galveston proper for delicious lunches and dinners.

Owners were very detailed and buttoned up with plenty of instructions, details and information about the house and surrounding areas.

We want to make this a yearly trip to enjoy our little island! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Arlington, TX US

Pure serenity

  • 5 of 5

A week at Andrea's Retreat leaves you longing for more!! Perfect little gem with absolutely the best view you could ask for. Home has everything you will need with the exception of your food and clothes. Marilyn and Darwin are very pleasant to deal with both by email and phone. The fully fenced yard was especially nice for our furry girls and they loved hanging out on the deck with us. No problems with them running down the stairs because there is a secure gate at top of stairs. WE have a wonderful week, and look forward to our next trip to Galveston. Thank you Marilyn and Darwin for sharing your sweet home on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: necessary

Located in the Palm Beach subdivision on West Beach, approx. 8.5 miles west of 61st St and Seawall Blvd.

Other Activities: Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, The Strand


Rates & Availability

Palm Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall II
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall II
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year Holiday
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $100
Refundable Security Dep $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Linens and towels and cleaning included.
A 25% down payment by check or credit card is required prior to rental date, along with a signed rental agreement before property is listed as booked. Final payment may be by credit card and is required one month prior to occupancy.

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Palm Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Very large double shower
  • Bathroom 1 is centrally located, off the living/dining/kitchen area. Completely tiled, with faux marble sink/counter top. Bathroom 2 is off the master bedroom, also completely tiled with large mirrored medicine chest. Oversize sink with vanity. 'Bathroom' 3 is a large outdoor shower, designed for removing sand after the beach, and is large enough for the family. Our guests tell us that their dogs love it.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large outdoor shower
  • Three separate, closable rooms for privacy. LCD TV with Satellite TV in master. Armoires in three bedrooms for clothing storage.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hurricane Ike caused some damage to the property, but this has been repaired, usually with improvement. The city has repaired the street immediately in front of the house, but it ends just beyond the house where the beach begins. The city and state have thoroughly cleaned the beach of debris. (Sand was dug to a depth of about 4 feet, taken to a cleaning station, sifted of debris and returned to the beach. An impressive project!) Free Netflix movies using AppleTV connection.

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