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Great House, Great Views! 'Shangri La'

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms/3 Baths (1 bathroom is on groud floor) Sleeps 6-7 guests

This beautiful, privately owned beach home is ideal for family get-togethers or a reunion of old friends. The house has a large 'beach facing' deck (with both covered & uncovered areas) to catch the summer breezes & watch the waves. The large yard is great for playing games, water slides & picnicking. The kitchen is fully equipped, allowing you to cook, grill or go out to the strand for dinner. The house is just 150 yards from the beach, a 2 1/2 minute walk, with great views from the kitchen, decks & master bedroom. It is located in the prestigious Pirate's Beach community where the beaches are private and well groomed. Home includes all the creature comforts including FREE WIFI, flatscreen TVs in all rooms, a gas grill, outdoor shower, deck loungers and deck dining furniture. It's a great location for a beach vacation. Only a 10 minute drive to Schlitterbahn & Moody Gardens or the Pleasure Pier. This is a non-smoking vacation home. We do not rent to persons under the age of 29. Weekly rentals only from 5/30 - 8/18. Monthly rentals available.

Keywords: Beach house

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Nancy

I was born & raised in Houston, Texas. I purchased my Galveston home as a relaxing getaway for myself & family. I have stocked & decorated it as an 'upscale but relaxed' weekend getaway. It is such a beautiful home & perfect refuge for enjoying the sea breezes & beach fun that I decided to share it with caring tenants. Come enjoy a break from the city heat, traffic & stress. You will feel your blood pressure drop when you step out of the car!

Nancy purchased this house in 2010

Why Nancy chose Galveston

My beach house is newly renovated & located in the prestigous Pirate's Beach community, (Galveston's premier area for vacation homes) where the beaches are private and well maintained. It's the best beach in Galveston, and vacationer's & families love this area of Galveston. Pirates' Beach is 8 minutes from Moody Gardens & Schlitterbahn. It's the perfect location giving you quick access to the Strand & various attractions without the seawall crowds. You actually FEEL like you are on an island when you're in the Pirates Beach community.

What makes this house unique

This home includes access to the Galveston Country club for golf, tennis, swimming pool & dining room privileges. It's only 150 yds to the beach, and the large yard is great for games & picnicing. Enjoy a day at the beach, grilling shrimp on the BBQ and having a glass of wine on the deck, relaxing in the gulf breeze or a round of golf at the country club followed by a snooze in the hammock.

Amenities

Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • (2) King size beds, (2) Twin or Single Beds, (1) Queen size air mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Nearby activities include a country club pool, golf, tennis courts, playground, marina, fishing & boat ramp. Located just 7 minutes to the seawall are Putt Putt Golf, Bungee Jump, Batting Cages, Fishing Piers, Movie Theater, Galveston Municipal Golf Course. Moody Gardens is 12 minutes away & offers The Rainforest Cafe, Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater and the Aquarium Pyramid. Schlitterbahn water park is 10 minutes away. Nearby Galveston Island Strand and Historic District offers art galleries, unique shopping, & upscale dining. For an afternoon excursion visit the Kemah Boardwalk, NASA, and Gulf Greyhound Race Park.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Great House, Great Views! 'Shangri La'
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews
5

Great location & a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay here. Beautiful, well appointed, very clean house; (great mattresses too); a very, very short walk to beach which is never crowded; owner is wonderful to work with. Rental includes privileges to Galveston Country Club which is just a very short drive. (Great pool & beautiful golf course; good food too). Waterman's Restaurant is also nearby and we think it is one of Galveston's best. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great as Last Year

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for allowing us to stay on such short notice. Awesome place as always.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

had a great time.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nancy's Shangri La

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at this beach house. It's nicely appointed, clean and comfortable, with every thing we needed. Plenty of room to spare for the 5 of us older folks who like to spread out. Cooked out on the grill each night and it was very relaxing to have coffee on the porch/patio while watching the sun rise each morning. A great way to relax and have some fun for a weekend. The property owner was very pleasant and helpful with the arrangements. We definitely want to be repeat customers but next time it will have to be longer than 2 days. We were not ready to leave. We would definitely recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Owner delivered what was advertized

  • 4 of 5

House was clean and fit the descriptions online. Nancy called me on the day we were to check in and told me that the television dish was not working, but she had a service technician scheduled for Saturday morning. This was important to us because we wanted to watch the A&M game Saturday afternoon. The Dish technician arrived around 11:30 and we were up with a new controller box by 12:30 and watched the Aggies beat Tennessee in double overtime (would not have wanted to miss this game)..

A comment I will make - there is a tree growing close to the house and its branches hit the siding all night long. This noise disturbed the light sleepers in the house.

Overall - we had a positive experience, will recommend this house and we will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Fred, for bringing this to my attention. Yes, a very windy day just before you arrived had half broken a palm tree branch which was brushing against the house and the gardener has removed it now :). That would certainly have disturbed a light sleeper, so my apologies for not knowing it was broken. Glad to hear you enjoyed the house. You are welcome back anytime.
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Lovely small home, BUT

  • 1 of 5

This house is very well decorated and stocked with all you will need. Beautiful neighborhood and beautiful beach. Unfortunately the house is advertised as having 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The description does not state that one of the bathrooms is down 17 stairs to the outside area under the house. This bathroom is located on the ground floor and meant to be used by those returning from the beach. It is not in the living quarters of the house. This is not what we contracted for and contacted the owner about it. This made our trip most uncomfortable for 4 ladies , 3 bathrooms are important to us. The owner's response to our phone call was verbally abusive, nasty, insulting and rude. This situation essentially ruined our trip. Additionally wi-fi was down when we arrived and did not get fixed for over 24 hours and the TV in the living room never did get fixed. But we did not want to contact owner regarding this issue for fear of encountering the same attitude we encountered regarding the bathroom Pirates Beach is lovely , I would recommend other properties in this area to investigate, not this one. Hopefully other owners are less caustic than this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest threatened to write a “very bad review, regardless of its truthfulness”… and so she has. Upon arrival she called in a rage (literally screaming and cursing) stating “there are stairs to the house!” I explained that stairs were a building code requirement & all the homes at the beach had stairs… she was so abusive, I offered her a full refund so she could move to a hotel… she refused the offer. She then called me several unsavoury names and hung up abruptly. The 2nd call from her regarding one bathroom being on the ground floor, was even more abusive. I explained "the first paragraph on VRBO’s home description states that one bathroom is on the fully enclosed ground floor". (It is a full-sized bathroom... with sink, toilet, shower, dressing table, electrical outlets for hair dryer, etc. It is well lit, very roomy and clean.) She said she didn't have time to read the house description on VRBO and that I should have called her to tell her this point. On her 3rd call, she said the Wi-fi wasn’t working. I paid the maintenance co to go check it, only to discover she had not typed the password in correctly… wi-fi was working fine. 4th call from hersaid “the TV/cable isn’t working”. Again, the maintenance co arrived to learn she did not know how to operate the remotes... TV & cable working fine. I again offered to refund her stay so she could go to a hotel but she again refused the offer. As for the abusive and caustic verbiage… my neighbor can attest those were coming from her, as she could be heard at the next beach house. I have nothing to gain by being rude to a guest. As an owner, I take pleasure in hearing that guests love my beach home and enjoy their stay. The experience with this guest has been so disheartening. In the 5 years I have rented my home, I have never had a guest that was not kind and pleasant… I can only surmise that she had something much larger than a beach house worrying her.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby airport, Houston, TX
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-45
Nearest Beach
Pirate's Beach
Car: necessary

Nearby activities include a country club pool, golf, tennis courts, playground, marina, fishing & boat ramp. Located just 7 minutes to the seawall are Putt Putt Golf, Bungee Jump, Batting Cages, Fishing Piers, Movie Theater, Galveston Municipal Golf Course. Moody Gardens is 12 minutes away & offers The Rainforest Cafe, Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater and the Aquarium Pyramid. Schlitterbahn water park is 10 minutes away. Nearby Galveston Island Strand and Historic District offers art galleries, unique shopping, & upscale dining. For an afternoon excursion visit the Kemah Boardwalk, NASA, and Gulf Greyhound Race Park.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shopping, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Miniature golf

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Rates & Availability

Pirates Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 17 - May 11
Apr 17 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$305
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mother's Day wkend
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
May 15 - 24
May 15 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
May 30 - June 2
May 30 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Aug 20-30
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$335
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day wkend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Sept 6 - 30
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Oct 1-31
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$315
 
 
Nov
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Nov 5 -19
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Nov 28 - Dec 20
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$315
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning + linens fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.25%

Rates are an estimation only and are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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.

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