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Order food and drinks poolside. Best beach home value in Galveston.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,662 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxurious 3 Beds & 3 Baths. Sleeps 6 adults & 2 children.

KATHY'S KOTTAGE is a 3-bed, 3-bath beach house perfect for families.

LARGER: Enjoy 450sf more space than a 1 story Pointe West home.

LUXURY AMENITIES: granite, flat screens, and SS appliances.

GROOMED BEACH is a 3 minute walk past 5 houses to the dune walkover.

PANORAMIC VIEWS from 2 large decks - see the beach, the bay and beautiful sunsets. Outdoor dining as well. . . bring binoculars!

THE BEACH CLUB: Pointe West is Texas' premier beach front resort, and your stay includes FULL ACCESS to all its amenities for a small fee.

SUNSET POOL & LAZY RIVER are across the road on the bay side.

AMENITIES: infinity-edge pool … hot tub ... kiddie pool ... fitness center ... billiard room ... cabanas ... gas BBQ grills ... Breezes café ... Topsiders Bar ... fire pits ... fishing pier ... golf cart paths ... PLEASE CLICK 'MORE DETAILS' BELOW ..v..

PLEASE RESPECT OUR HOME! Kathy's Kottage is also our second home! We will try our best to keep it just as fresh for you as the way we would want it when we arrive, and we hope that you would do the same for us. ....

MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS, but no direct western sun to run you off.

(BE CAREFUL renting properties that have the back deck facing west, the sun can be unbearable in the afternoons.) ...

RYSON REAL ESTATE: Kathy's Kottage is managed by a professional Galveston company. Your reservations and funds are safe and secure. ...


GOLF CARTS are available at Rick's right down the street.

Galveston is our favorite getaway!: SO MANY THINGS TO DO from the beach to the bay, from the Strand to the Seawall....RESTAURANTS ARE EVERYWHERE - We eat on the seawall, head to the Strand for desert, and then listen to and watch outdoor artists at work ....

GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER is so much fun for all ages....

THE STRAND is world famous for it's shopping and festivals....

MOODY GARDENS: Rain forest pyramid, Aquarium, Beach, Theaters and more...

SCHLITTERBAHN WATER PARK: Shipwreck Harbor, Blastenhoff, Surfenburg, indoor and outdoor pools!...

MUSEUMS: Railroad, Flight, Tall ship Elssa, Seawolf Park & more...

PUBS, Dance Clubs and Live Music venues are plentiful....

ALSO: Bungy jumping & putt-putt golf....

FESTIVALS: Mardi Gras, Dickens on the Strand, Chili Fest, Shrimp Fest....

Spring Break in March. These weeks should be booked well in advance....

The Sand Castle contest is in June....

The biker Rally is in November....



If you have very nice timeshare like a Marriott, Westin, Hyatt, Hilton, etc.., and you can would like to offer a great summer or ski week for a trade into this house, please let me know.






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Terry Hinze
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Terry Hinze

My entire family are native Houstonians and lifelong visitors to Galveston island. We had tried for years to find the right spot for us in Galveston. We discovered and fell in love with Pointe West Resort in 2007, but the home prices were too steep. Then in late 2009 Pointe West prices came back to Earth. We found Kathy's Kottage in March 2010.

Terry Hinze purchased this house in 2010

Why Terry Hinze chose Galveston

We actually were meeting our Realtor to look at a foreclosure across the street from Kathy's Kottage. At the last minute we decided to take a look at this house. The minute we walked upstairs to the master suite and saw the view, we simultaneously said, 'We'll take it!' Best decision we ever made.

What makes this house unique

The views from Kathy's Kottage are to die far. In the mornings when I get up to make coffee, I have to bring my wife coffee in bed and open the blinds for her. She just wants to drink her coffee and take it all in before ever getting up.

Come try it for yourself.


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1662 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi. 2nd Fl
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Fl
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kids bath. 2nd Fl
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Kids bath. 2nd Fl
  • After a long day in the sun, refresh yourself with a luxury whirlpool bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , - Spacious Master suite. Large deck. Jacuzzi.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , - Lower level.
    Family - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 (kids) - 2 twin/ single , - bunks with private bath
  • Nice, comfortable, quality mattresses in all bedrooms . . . . Full sleeper sofa in Kids Room. (sleeps 2 small people) . . . . Queen sleeper sofa in the Family Room. (sleeps 2) TOTAL: sleeps 8-10 people
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Order food and drinks poolside. Best beach home value in Galveston.
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and in a perfect location. Very roomy and comfortable for my family of 10. We had never visited Galveston before and this home and location met all of our expectations and more. Everything you need is right there. the Hospitality the owner showed was amazing. We will be repeat customers.

Thank you for allowing us to make lifelong memories.

Vicki and her gang

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki and her family are exactly the type of guests we try to cater to at Kathy's Kottage - full family with kids. Her interest before arrival allowed us to give suggestions which in turn helped make her family vacation even better. Great thing Vicki, there is so much to do in Galveston that you guys can come back and continue to explore more new fun places. Oh, and don't forget to ask about the discount that returning guests receive. - Kathy-s Kottage
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Please don't read this positive review

  • 5 of 5

I loathe writing this review. See, the home is wonderful and the more people who read this positive review will want to vacation here and that means less of a chance to get a reservation. It is a conflicting situation.

The home is enjoyable, inviting and relaxing. We've stayed on Galveston many times and have seen a broad spectrum of rentals. This home is at the top of the list.

Here are the reasons you will want to stay here:

1) Close to the beach. Whether you walk the block to the dune walkway in the resort or drive down the street to the public beach, it is very close.

2) The decks. The home features 2 decks and I must tell you they are both sensational. The top deck is just perfect. The views are outstanding and the breeze from the water is sensational. The fountain on the resort property turns on at 8am and off at 10pm; yes, much time was spent on the deck.

3) The air conditioning is incredible. If you are concerned about staying cool in the summer, please don't. The AC system is top notch and works flawlessly.

4) Location. It was our first time on the west end and we loved it. It is quiet and relaxed. Yes, Walmart and Starbucks are about 30 minutes away, but the local grocery stores have what you need.

5) The layout. The home is laid out with a bedroom on the main floor and 2 more on the second floor. The living, dining and kitchen are in an open area arrangement. It all works great. When you are upstairs you don't hear anything downstairs.

6) Resort dining. We didn't avail ourselves of any resort amenities, but we did order carryout from the resort restaurant a few times. It is fantastic. There is no elevator to the restaurant, so be prepared to climb three sets of stairs.

7) The owner. Terry is communicative and responsive!

Here are a few things we noted about our stay:

1) King sized bed in master would have been nice.

2) If you like spices when cooking bring your own. It is like other rentals, so just a reminder. If you forget, local grocery stores sell everything.

3) There is a trick for washing the large plates in the dishwasher ... tilt them from the side.

4) On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, get your cooler ice from the stores early or the night before. Lesson learned.

This home is a gem and one we cannot wait to stay at again. Please don't take the days we want ...

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, clean properties with awesome amenities, and excellent beach.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property, proximity to the beach, and the amenities offered. However, at the end of a long day at the beach we all plopped down in front of the TV to watch a movie and....nothing. Come to find out the receiver on the dish was completely rusted off and hanging loose. So, no TV. I will admit we did not bring this to the owner’s attention during our short stay, but he was very responsive and helpful when called about logging into WiFi. Would still definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Get-Away!

  • 5 of 5

Walking in the door everything looked exactly as it was pictured. Enjoying the house was a big part of our vacation; we enjoyed relaxing on the covered decks and spending time in the open living area. The house had nice views and was a short walk to the beach. Cruising in our golf cart was a fun part of enjoying the resort and pools. The Lazy River and Beach House made for fun late afternoon activities after spending time at the beach. Galveston Island will be a place we will return and we will always plan to stay at Kathy’s Kottage. Great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, clean and inviting. Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

My family’s stay at Kathy’s Kottage for 3 days of Spring Break 2018 was wonderful. The Property is well kept, clean and inviting. Terry was quick to respond to a question I had. This home did not disappoint. It was perfect for my in-laws who traveled in from Louisiana, my 6 yo twin boys and my Mother and me. The walk through the quiet community to the beach was manageable for my mother age 93 and the views form the double back porches were lovely. The option of accessing the Beach Club facilities ( about 1 mile a way ) was an advantage! My busy kids enjoyed a few hours at the pool and the Lazy River. The home itself was spacious enough for 4 adults and 2 busy children. I really appreciated supply of bath towels, extra blankets, having a washer and dryer on site and such a tidy kitchen with sufficient pots/plates/ cups and utensils. There were even a few unbreakable plates and cups for those with little ones! We all enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a care-free beach break.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I keep coming back!

  • 5 of 5

I love Galveston and love staying in Kathy's Kottage! The owner is always very helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Car: recommended

Pointe West, Galveston, Texas . Pirates Beach, Galveston, Texas . Lafittes Cove, Galveston, Texas . Sea Isle, Galveston, Texas . Bermuda Beach, Galveston, Texas . Beachside Village, Galveston, Texas . Jamaica Beach, Galveston, Texas .

Other Activities: surfing, fishing, crabbing, shrimping, bird watching, sun bathing, jet ski rentals, Galveston pleasure pier, Ferris wheel, roller coaster, outlet mall, Bubba Gump Shrimp,

Golf: The Galveston Country Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Reservation f $205 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Holiday rates may differ.

Detailed rental price includes base rents noted on chart above and:


WINTER TEXANS: Contact me for multi-week or monthly quotes.

WEEKEND HOME: You can have a second home without the headaches of ownership. Contact me for custom quotes.

Owner'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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