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2beachfun a Great Beach House with super water views, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,651 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 15 in beds)

We are only 150 feet from the beach on a dead end street. Super fishing, swimming and shell gathering. We have 2 kayaks for your use. The ramp (not ADA) allows seniors or elderly pets access to the house.

2beachfun in Palm Beach that does not allow MOTOR vehicles on the beach. We are on a dead end road to the beach with 2 protected views to the East and South. Our deck has some shade all day. The deck is accessed by a ramp and stairs with a gate on each to keep small children and pets safe on the deck.

Recently we completely remodeled our house installing a solid vinyl plank floor, repainted the inside of the house, installed new plumbing fixtures in the baths and added 3 new bedrooms making a total of 4 bedrooms. A new grill on the garden covered patio, a new electric range with convection oven, new microwave, new washer and dryer are off the hall inside the house new 22 inch and 37 inch TVs with Dish. We have a very quiet dishwasher that is quieter than two people talking, a Kitchen Aid refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. We have an extra refrigerator and freezer in the ground floor storage area that is accessible to you for more cool storage space.

We have all the dishes, pots and pans that we need for ourselves to use the house. There are two coffee pots. One is 12 cups and one is 4 cup. We even leave the spices out for you. We are not lacking anything in the house. We have ceiling fans in all the bedrooms, kitchen - dining and living areas. We installed new hurricane proof windows and doors which makes the house very quiet inside.

We have a wood burning fireplace that is nice to have romantic times in cool weather.

We have large windows in all the rooms so the house is bright and cheery. The cathedral ceiling in the living area of the house makes it feel very large. The dining table will seat 8 with 5 more at the large bar.

We furnish all linens and cleaning is included in the rent. Paper products are furnished. We have 2 kayaks for your use.

We have TWO separate Air Conditioning systems so you will be cool in the house.

We live here in the winter season from Oct until May each year. We do spend Thanksgiving and Christmas with our grandchildren so if you are interested in a beach holiday check our calendar.



More Details

Charles Calvin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Some Spanish but not fluent anymore
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Charles Calvin

My wife and I built this house for ourselves in 1996. Everyone just loves our house. There is nothing we would change after having used it for 19 years. We live here in the Oct to May season full time. We leave in the fall for a few weeks to spend time with our grandchildren so if you are interested in a holiday visit to the beach check our calendar as I keep it up to date.

Charles Calvin purchased this house in 1996

Why Charles Calvin chose Galveston

We built the house because we could not find a house that was right for us. It is close in to Galveston with great views and a short one minute walk to the very wide beach.

What makes this house unique

This house works well for one or two or three couples couple or a large family. The large deck of about 800 square feet will give everyone room outside. The neighborhood is very quiet. The ground floor garden area (700 sq ft in size) has several tables and about 7 chairs with a rocking couch. This area is always cool, but we did not know that when we put in the two ceiling fans which we never use. There is an outdoor (hot and cold water) shower in the garden area also. There is a hammock, 6 or 8 chairs, a rocking chair that seats 2, and several tables. We have a charcoal grill for cooking and BBQ.

We like to sit here in the afternoon shade and enjoy the breezes off the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for having us. We had a very nice time here.

Your fireplace flue is rusted in the open position.

Thank you very much for telling me about the flue. I fixed it as soon as I got your note. We hope you will come again.

Charles Calvin

We really enjoyed our stay.
Feb 2010
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Palm Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1651 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master BR has this bath room. We have a grab bar on the tub.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Grab bar on the toilet for assistance. Wheel chair friendly
  • Bathroom 1 is wheel chair accessible. You can turn around in this larger bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has a private bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk and 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The sofa is a double bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , We have a Queen sofa bed in the living area.
  • Queen size Beds (2) in Master BR and other BR, Twin or Single Beds (2) two single beds in other BR, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Sofa double bed (2) One in new addition and one in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Bunk room has one set of bunks, and a twin over full bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Special occasions : Reservations for Special occasions such as birthday parties, family reunions, etc., must be disclosed at the time of booking and prior approval is required. Prom parties, fraternity or sorority parties, graduation parties are not allowed at any time. Palm Beach does NOT allow MOTOR vehicles ON THE BEACH, child safe with proper parental supervision. The beach is less than a one minute walk to the end of the dead end street.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

2beachfun a Great Beach House with super water views, Dead End St. Beach 150 Ft
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 26 reviews
Fort Worth, TX

Wonderful sunny and comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a girl's weekend in this house and it was so much fun. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook fabulous meals and it is so spacious. There were seven of us and we were able to all sit around the table and never felt crowded.

We took lots of walks on the beach and it was so close being only about half a short block up. Our little dog also liked his walks down to the beach and the ramp going down the side of the house made it so much easier to maneuver. Gametime and movietime were also lots of fun with the awesome round table and the big tv with comfy chairs and sofa to snuggle up in.

Great house for a family with kids. There are gates that can be locked at both openings to the terrific deck with the beautiful views of the gulf. Since it was rather chilly, we sat on the cozy sofa inside and still had a view of the beach in two directions.

We were here during Mardi Gras weekend and the neighborhood was so quiet and we felt like we were the only ones at the beach this weekend! We didn't go to any restaurants or shopping but having been to Galveston before, I know both are plentiful.

I'm already gathering another group of friends to go down for a weekend this spring and the family to take a trip this summer.

You won't be disappointed if you rent this one.

A big thanks to the owners for everything. You were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. We hope you do return. Charles and Mary Calvin
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Awesome experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome location and house!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed spring on the beach. Don't let 74 degree days fool you. It was comfortable and wonderful.

  • 4 of 5

You can see the sun rise over the Gulf from the upper deck!!! This house has everything you need for a great time at the beach, including a heated outdoor shower and toys to build a sand castle. The quiet neighborhood is a few miles away from the busy seawall beachfront activities which is a plus. This house is spacious, and is well suited for grandparents and their grandchildren, a family with children, a girlfriend retreat to the beach, or a couple families vacationing together. There are nice kitchen utensils and cookware if you choose to cook, and washer and dryer to keep your beach towel fresh. There is a grill and a fire-pit which was amazing for enjoying each other in the evenings. Beach house is close enough to drive to Pleasure Pier, bicycle rentals, beachfront dining, old Galveston downtown, or the busier East Beach and Stewart Beach. There are trash receptacles on the beach for any picnic trash, and trash service at the house. The neighborhood feels safe for going for a walk and the beach feels safe to go for a morning walk by yourself. There is internet with good signal which is perfect for doing work or uploading photos. There are two TVs so that you can watch different shows (or March Madness games like we did). Parking is ample and off the street. Can't think of anything we needed and didn't have. There are fulltime neighbors nearby, so not great if you plan to play music and stay outside late, but local ordinance allows beach access till midnight and the beach is so close. We were in the water every day and the water temp was comfortable. Lots of shells washed up on the beach. Saw a sea turtle and lots of jellyfish on the shore. Didn't notice the jellyfish when swimming.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house for our family of 10

  • 5 of 5

Our group included 3 couples and 4 teenagers. Two couples slept in the bedrooms that each have a queen bed and one couple slept in the twin beds in the back room that has a couch & small TV. There was also a room with two sets of bunk beds that were perfect for the teens. The house is a very short walk to the beach and we went several times per day. The balcony was large enough for us to all be outside at the same time and the downstairs area has a firepit and plenty of seating. The fridge is large, which worked great since we brought all of our own food and cooked every meal. There's plenty of pots, pans, utensils, etc and we also used the grill. They also provide bath and beach towels. We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again! The owners are very responsive and great to deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We do our best to see that everyone who comes to our house has the best experience possible. We hope to see you again next year or sooner. Charles Calvin
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Great house for our group!

  • 5 of 5

This house had all the amenities we needed. Our ladies group stayed the weekend and we will keep this place on file for the future as well. It's in a great location as we loved our walks on and exploring the shore. Beds were comfortable and the house is welcoming. There should be more pictures of the house as it has some upgrades not shown in the current pics. (ie the bathrooms) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would LOVE to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable, well appointed house, great location

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed in this house for a week. It is an easy, short walk to the beach. There are water views from the deck. The house is very well maintained, the kitchen has everything you could need if you like to cook your own meals. The air conditioning is great (which is very important in Galveston in July!). The beach was clean (no seaweed) and never very crowded. The dog and I made a ritual of walking a few miles in the surf each morning.

If I had any questions, Charles (the owner) was super responsive. Any small issues or concerns were resolved immediately.

This is a great home for a girlfriends week or a family vacation. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bluewater Grill at Jamaica Beach Shopping Center
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bluewater Grill delivers great seafood etc
Nearest Beach
40.3 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

2beachfun is in Palm Beach subdivision. Most homes are smaller than ours with about 1/3 occupied by full time residents. We are less than a minute walk to the beach on a dead end street so it is safe for children to walk to the beach. No vehicle traffic on our very wide beach.

The beach itself is beautiful for finding treasures like shells that wash up from the sea. There is mostly fine sand with shells interspersed. In the summertime, the water around Galveston is warm. During certain weeks throughout the year, beach goers will see a line of seaweed that has washed up on the beach. Seaweed is not always there and is not the norm, but it is natural and just a part of the beach ecosystem. It is partially responsible for building up the beach and dunes that we all enjoy.

Our house is all on one floor. We are very close to all the activities in Galveston. It only takes about 15 minutes to get to the Strand and downtown Galveston.


Rates & Availability

Palm Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall 2
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

The rent includes all costs. Cleaning and linens are included.We rent by the week in the summer season. Turn over day is Monday or Friday. That is the day of arrival and departure.
July 4th is available only with a stay of 7 nights including July 4th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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