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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Property Manager
Marilyn Bridges
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Marilyn!

We had a wonderful time at Andrea's Retreat! Both of my sons and their wives were able to go and we enjoyed much needed family time. We couldn't have asked for better weather!

Thanks again for such a wonderful place to relax and spend time with family.

Kind regards,

Sep 2017
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Palm Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Andrea's Retreat-Cozy, comfortable fully furnished beachfront home
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 31 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: September 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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Houston, Texas, USA

Shame on Me!

  • 1 of 5

I rented this property 2 years ago. The cost was $400 less at that time. Was not impressed with property then, but view and location are fabulous. I am retired and travel extensively (mainly utilizing VRBO). I am not one to write reviews, but feel I should this time. I have been home for 2 days and the "musty smell" of this rental home is still permeating from plastic bags I carried food in, clean clothing, luggage, etc. The decking (which you have to encounter in order to reach front door) is HAZARDOUS. A great deal of decking is not secured as the screws and nails used are rusted and broken off, riddling the walking area with tiny rust-laden pellets which become embedded in soles of shoes, not to mention your FEET! Hosed off deck to no avail. Table on deck is totally rusted. Barbeque grill was filthy. Was supplied with ONE roll of new toilet paper for 3 days (partially used rolls in both bathrooms upon arrival), no paper towels and NO trash can liners. As I DROVE to this location (as opposed to flying as I live 50 miles from Galveston), I brought EXTRA staples such as toilet paper, etc. Owner of this property arrived to adjacently owned rental (Azure Vista) from west Texas residence same day of my arrival to Andrea's Retreat. Marilyn was kind enough to bring over 2 (kitchen) trash bag liners, one roll of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels upon my bringing the situation to her attention. Focus of these owners seem to be on $$$$ (income), not to providing adequate accommodations for the money renters are asked to pay. I have no doubt that the response from owners (if any) will be that Houston had just gone through worst flooding in city's history which was precisely why I fled Houston and rented this property in Galveston. The only issue I observed that could be attributed to "weather issue" was that the end of the street which provides access to beach was washed out. As I walked up and down Palm Beach, this seemed to be an issue on every street as water is obviously going to stream toward Gulf. The only blame for the condition of this property is a lack of maintenance by the owners. New renters were scheduled to come in just hours after my husband and I left. I only hope they did not have children accompanying them because if a rusty nail on the deck penetrated their feet, a tetanus shot would definitely be in order. Accountability should be paramount when renting to the public.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 1. Apparently, there was some hurricane damage to the deck, of which we were unaware. This damage will be repaired as soon as the schedule permits. The work has been contracted. 2. We use a cleaning service that services many properties in the area. They are one of the best. They do not replace consumables. Consumables are the responsibility of the renter. Items such as paper goods, soap and laundry detergent, charcoal and lighter fluid are renter responsibilities. We provide a limited supply of toilet tissue as “starter” items. (This is up to the cleaning crew, but our experience has been that they leave two rolls per bathroom.) 3. We provide a charcoal grill as a service, but the cleaning service does not clean grills. This is a user responsibility. 4. The rent price for the house is pretty much the same as two years ago. This renter used the booking service of the listing agency, which charges for booking service. This accounts for the difference in price. We do not charge a booking fee when we rent directly to the renter, even if credit cards are used. 5. A new outdoor table for the deck is on order and will be assembled as time permits. The house is a beach house, not a hotel. We work diligently to keep the house in the best condition possible. We have on-call maintenance personnel who quickly take care of any problems. This house survived Hurricane Harvey with no damage except for the deck. There was no high water in the yard, but some of the path to the beach was washed away. The city has been contacted to repair this and some attention has been given, but more needs to be done. We can only monitor and report the problem. We have no control over the city’s response.
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Great property and location.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and twin 5 year old daughters had a great time. Andrea's Retreat was great, location was perfect for spring break away from the crowds, very clean and had everything we needed. Bobby

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: April 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: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: December 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
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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