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Ocean's Twelve-- Romance or Family Fun

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

This spacious 5 bedroom house comfortably sleeps 10. This secluded beauty is one of two houses located on a very large and uniquely private piece of land, located between Bermuda Beach and Pirate's Beach. Only the grass in the yard and the dunes separate you from the beach. With a deck that is so massive it is almost as big as the house (I'm not kidding) you will have plenty of room to lounge around and take in the sun and warm ocean breezes. There is an out door shower with hot and cold water--feels good after a sandy day at the beach. There are 2 hammocks for those who may want to relax and read or grab a nap. You are only minutes away from the new Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens and the Galveston Strand. We would like to share our home with caring, thoughtful friends and families. Sorry, we are unable to accommodate events, parties, weddings, and receptions. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS IS TEN

The minimum age for rental is 25 years.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

About Linda

I am retired from an Emergency Department, where I worked for 30 years, as a Registered Nurse. My children always loved the beach, so I built this house to be enjoyed by them, their husbands and my grandchildren. We rent the house when we aren't using it. Why leave our home and such a beautiful view go to waste, when it can be enjoyed by another family or small group?

Linda purchased this house in 2006

Why Linda chose Texas Gulf Coast

"Ocean's Twelve" is very private. There is a clear view of the beach and the waves out the large front windows and from the giant deck. We try to keep the interior upscale with a relaxing feeling.

What makes this house unique

There is a swing and a hammock on the ground floor, and a hammock on the main deck. Small riding toys are there for the children to enjoy. You can have meals on either of the picnic tables on the ground floor or the round dinner table on the main deck. There is plenty of seating for those who want to sit on the deck and take the sun or relax in the hammock on the shady side of the deck.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Had a great relaxing vacation. Love your house, as always. Hope to come back again this year.


The Brivics
May 2011
  • 1 of 4


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared with bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Shared between master and bunk--4 people
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pack&Play upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - Bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There are some paper towels and toilet paper provided. The kitchen is fully stocked with condiments, various spices, flour, sugar, and items on the lazy Susan/pantry. You may use whatever is in the refrigerator and freezer. Laundry detergent, spot remover, and softener are near the washing machine. Please replace anything that you use in its entirety, for the next guests. We ask that you please replace any item that you use in its' entirety. One set of linens and towels is provided. You will need to supply your beach towels. WiFi and Direct TV


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Ocean's Twelve-- Romance or Family Fun
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 23 reviews

Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

House was great, loved the huge deck! Kitchen had everything u could possibly need and the owner was easy to work, throughly enjoyed our stay. The only thing I would change is maybe put some stepping stones or pathway to the walkway over the dunes because of how bad the grass burs were. But overall loved this house and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! In way of explanation of not having stepping stones or a pathway to the walkway over the dunes. I used to have a cleared path to the walkway BUT when Ike came through, he dug a trench about 4 foot deep from the dunes up to my house----and kept going to take away the downstairs area. You know, "path of least resistance". I'm sure my downstairs would have been damaged anyway but why open a clear path to aid in the destruction? The burrs are there only part of the year but when they are you definitely need foot covering. Trying to work with Mother Nature :-)
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Love love love this beach house!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time during our stay. The house was so beautiful and absolutely perfect for our family of nine. When we go back to Galveston I would definitely stay here again. Linda was amazing!! The location is so perfect and close to the beach. Don't hesitate to stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review. So glad that you enjoyed your stay at "Ocean's Twelve". We hope you will be able to visit again in the future. It makes us happy to contribute to fond memories--- that is the purpose of offering rentals of "Ocean's Twelve". Cheers!
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Beautiful! Great Location, spacious and very clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Ocean's Twelve. The entire house was very clean and well stocked with everything you'd need for a relaxing, wonderful family getaway. I loved that there were no other buildings to our east. We had an unobstructed view of the beach and of the sunrise in the morning. The deck, including the hammock!, were so relaxing. The pergola on the deck provided perfect shade to enjoy meals outside. Plenty of beach supplies. We had the beach almost to ourselves, it was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your glowing review. The open acreage to the East, and clear view of the Gulf. and private-feeling of the beach, are a few of our favorite things about "Ocean's Twelve". We try to anticipate what our guests will need to make their stay relaxing and carefree. We would love to have you return for a stay. Give us a call anytime!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great vacation rental!!! We loved our stay and hated to leave!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be able to return to "Ocean's Twelve" in the future. Cheers
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Beautiful, clean, comfortable - ideal

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic rental.

- great location and view

- enormous front deck overlooking the ocean, with partial shade that made it useable all day

- very clean and well appointed

- just about everything imaginable provided including board games, beach chairs, bbq, etc

- helpful and pleasant owner

- reasonable price

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely Happy

  • 5 of 5

This home will not disappoint nor will the owner. We arrived after a major storm and our power was out but the owner was very responsive and helped get our power back on quickly. The house is beautiful and well built. The floor plan and furniture arrangement is set up great for families. We also could not believe how clean everything was. The short walk to the beach was great with little kids. The beach is beautiful almost private. We go to galveston quite often and haven't found a place that could beat this home. Its close proximity to Galveston made trips into town a breeze. To the Owner thank you for everything your home and hospitality made it a trip we will never forget.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a thoughtful review! We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed the location of the house, the children's toys, and the quiet beach. We would love to have you back again. We think the view, proximity to town and all the activities, and short walk through the grass to the beach are some of the reasons "Ocean's Twelve" is a great place for a vacation.
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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 10 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - May 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 14 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and linens $175
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 15.0%

PLEASE CALL 281-468-3226

Refunds may be considered for cancellations. If I am able to re-book the dates of the stay.
I would also recommend purchasing the optional Cancellation Protection that HomeAway offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Houston Hobby
Car: necessary

The home is approximately 200 feet from the beach. The Strand (shopping), The Rain Forest Restaurant , The Schlitterbaun Water Park , a cinema , Moody Gardens---(Rain Forest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, Imax Theater Pyramid, a man-made children's beach, and several restaurants), The Flight Museum , 'Period' Houses, Birding and Fishing are all within approximately 6-9 miles.


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