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Summer Wind, Beachfront with incredible views! 5 miles from Galveston sea wall!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths tri-level, great layout, over 1500 sf deck, three level

This beachfront home has the best view of any home on the West End, yet close to the fun of downtown Galveston. Easy walk to Galveston State Park. Our beach has a private feeling and is very quiet (no cars are allowed to drive on beach thus no worries about the kids/dogs). Once you cross the bridge from the mainland you will find a unique experience. We feel like we are entering a different world when we visit our beachfront island home! Starting in 2014, the beach has been raked of seaweed.

MISC: All photos are post Ike. We have rebuilt Summer Wind from head to toe after the hurricane. This home is set back, plenty of beach in front and only small dunes between you and the beach. Please note, the map illustration can make it appear there are lots in front of Summer Wind. If you use a satellite view you will see this is not the case. This is a front row, ocean front home!

More Details

John Coppens
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018


Palm Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , twin bunks with trundle.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With 1/2 Bath, it's own deck, best view!
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master w/Bath/shower, tv, nice view!
  • Large couch and air mattress sleep 1-2 more.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Home has everything you need, just bring your beach chairs, beachwear and food!


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Summer Wind, Beachfront with incredible views! 5 miles from Galveston sea wall!
average rating of 4.7625 based on 80 reviews
North Texas

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the perfect "on the beach" location in this comfortable house. With 4BR and 2.5 baths it was just the right space for us. The multi leveled decks are spacious and breezy. The place shows some age and could use some repairs but it didn't hinder our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Directly on beach, beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

  • 5 of 5

3rd time for us to rent this house on the beach. We loved it! The sunsets, sunrise and just lounging outside with the views is worth it all. Being directly on the beach hearing the roar of the waves, other vacationers on the beach laughter and music- ours and theirs was perfect. Plenty of room inside and out.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views and decks

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was a huge success at this perfect beach house. This was our second year to stay here. With a front row view, the 2 decks made it possible to enjoy watching our grandkids playing in the water from the house. Even inside the house, the large windows spanning the living room and dining area afforded a full view of the beach and waves. The house itself had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We cooked most days there because the fully-equipped kitchen (and large pantry area) made it easy to assemble meals and snacks. The 4 bedrooms were comfortable, but our family spent most days in the living room. A great vacation this year...with a hope of returning again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, great views from entire house, two patios and hammock, and on a nice beach.

  • 4 of 5

We spent the weekend here with another family and had a great time. It’s a great location. The furniture is slightly run down and some things didn’t work, such as the trash can lid (which made the kitchen smell). The boogie boards and beach chairs and outside shower were great for the beach, but wish there were more beach towels at the house. Overall though, great house that we will probably rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We just got home from our stay on Surf Drive in Galveston. We loved the house! It is far enough from the main seawall strip to be away from the crowds, yet close enough to be near great restaurants in just a few minutes. It was as if we were the only people on the beach with so few people and the double layer deck was to die for...we are so glad we stayed. You sit on the deck and hardly see the houses around you. The house was clean and plenty of room for the 8 of us.

There were just a couple of things to say as a caution. We felt the kitchen could have used baking pans. We found a pan but it was small and not even a true baking sheet. Also, toiletries were very limited. We ended up buying soap, hand, and shower, and also shampoo. The paint could also be touched up throughout the house. The overall experience was great and this will be on our list when we come back to Galveston. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jana, I am glad you enjoyed the house and the beach! And thanks for your feedback. I called the painter, ordered baking pans and will ask the cleaners to leave more toiletries available. In the future, if anything is missing I am also happy to reimburse you or order things for pickup nearby. Many thanks, John
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Chicago, Illinois

Perfect Family Location for a Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at the Summer Wind home. The place was very well stocked. We were able to cook up quite a few meals for a crowd of over 8 using the many large size pots and pans. The accommodations were very comfortable, from bedrooms to kitchen to living room to the outdoor seating. The sleeping arrangements accommodated 9 people comfortably. Loved the fact that there were 2 and 1/2 bathrooms.

The beachfront location of the house could not be better. The views from the house were absolutely lovely. Lots of useful outdoor areas. The large deck area provided us with plenty of sunshine or if you prefer, shade. The beach was just steps away and during the week, totally ours.

When we didn’t want to cook or forgot something or just ran out, we went to a grocery store/deli, liquor store that was just a few minutes away. That little plaza came in handy.

We would definitely come back . Thank you, John, we had a lovely time and felt that if anything should have gone wrong, you were just a phone call away.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Hobby, HOU
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Beachsiders (About 1/2 mile if you walk the beach)
Nearest Ferry
14.8 Miles
The Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beachsiders (About 1/2 mile if you walk the beach)
Nearest Beach
In front of you ;-)
Car: recommended

Galveston is eclectic, fun and one-of-a-kind. What makes it fun?

+ The beaches,

+ The Strand

+ Endless activities: ArtWalk, Music on the Strand, Movie Night on the Strand, etc...

+ Art Galleries (These are not your texas landscape art galleries!!!)

+ Watching the cruise ships come in

+ People watching on the Seawall

+ Enjoying a 1st Class dinner looking over the Gulf

+ Watching the dolphin play off your deck

+ Watching kids learn to surf in surf school

+ Or, watching the dolphin swim alongside you on the ferry ride to Bolivar

+ Chasing crabs at night with a flash light (# kid delighter)

+ Talking to the neighbors on the beach, some are always there...some are visiting just like you!

Lastly, do take a trip around the island and understand the depth of will and progress the islanders have made since Hurricane IKE, their intent is to make this a wonderful place for all to visit and escape your hectic lives


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Pet Fee $50

Weekly rates:
Winter (January, February) $1400
Spring (Mar. April, May) $1900
Fall (Sept., Oct., Nov.) $1900
Summer (June, July, August) $3100

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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