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robin franks

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

4-Level Galveston Beach House - Awesome 360 Views

14 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2+ Bedrooms w/ Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 9 in comfort)

My house is about 2000 square ft. interior w/about another 2000 square ft. of decks and porches; like new construction, designer furnishings – Sleeps 8/9; 2 Queen Bedrooms, top level Loft (3 twins/bunks) + Den Sleeper Sofa & Master Futon (full size bed); 2.5+ Baths + Outside Shower, Jacuzzi tub in Master & stand up shower with bench in Guest. All sleeping areas have a great water view!

'Dolphin Daze Galveston' is a well-appointed beach side get away; a “Destin”-Style HOUSE surrounded by large lawn/play areas. It rises high above its surrounding Cul-De-Sac master-designed community (Pointe San Luis) on Galveston's PEACEFUL, NO DRIVE BEACH on the west end. The retreat is a short 35 mile drive from Houston and is positioned 'half way' (about 15 to 20 minutes) between Freeport & Galveston (city) - the location is the best the island has to offer - sport/wade fishing (2 minutes from San Luis Pass - walkable!), just moments from Shlitterbaun Water Park, Moody Gardens and Island night life. Dolphin Daze Galveston is priced to rent! No hotel can accommodate your group like Dolphin Daze and no price can compare!

Dolphin Daze - 4-STORIES w/ panoramic beach & bay views, Hardee siding (noise dampening), 2 newly decorated, private Queen bedrooms (master & guest - both equally nice!) w/ 2 full, private baths (master w/ Jacuzzi/whirlpool tub & guest bath w/ large tiled walk-in shower w/comfort bench); a full-sized futon in the master bedroom; a Queen sleeper sofa w/ a 1/2 bath in family room; & the 'Eagle's Nest' loft sleeps 3 (twin bunks). Accommodates 9 in beds. The hot/cold ground level shower (w/ privacy enclosure) makes after sun clean-up delightful. The “Eagle’s Nest” 4th floor loft offers the best 360 degree unobstructed beach & bay view on its sundeck to watch DOLPHINS frolic in the Gulf! This resort paradise is surrounded by a landscaped play yard, shady palms, a covered hammock/'nap area' & a relaxing swing. Listen to the waves, see migratory & rare birds & forget the big city - from the hammock on the ground floor to the Eagles Nest on the 4th level, you will be happy you selected Dolphin Daze Galveston!

Dolphin Daze Galveston is a COMPLETELY renovated resort home just a short walk to the beach (less than 75 yards) w/ unobstructed beach side location offering an open concept living area. EVERY room is complimented w/ either a sundeck or covered/porch, offering an airy, sunny resort feel. Dolphin Daze Galveston offers big screen cable TV, PS-3 games in the guest room and a diverse DVD/CD movie/music library. ALL WOOD or TILED FLOORING throughout (no 'sandy' carpet!), stereo, ceiling fans (in & out), tiled/granite bathroom countertops, COLD ACs & plantation shutters throughout for sun, sights & privacy! Walk-in closets w/built-in dressers, pantry space & a 'cook’s kitchen' w/ all new appliances, designer cabinets, granite countertops & more! Basic paper products provided.

Dolphin Daze has ALL NEW plush & comfy furniture, coordinated interior finishes, HIGH ceilings, ceramic tile down, wide wood plank flooring up, & an immaculately CLEAN look and feel. Dolphin Daze is like no other resort home on the beach! Send inquiries for availability today. This property fills its calendar fast! You will enjoy your Dolphin Daze stay, its unique character, style & relaxing warmth will make you want to return all year long!

Keywords: Galveston beach house, high speed internet access, newly renovated, beach side, 360 views beach & bay, covered parking, porches all around, sundecks, large private yard, modern kitchen, jacuzzi tub, central ACs, quiet neighborhood, family friendly, club house & pool available, wood & tile floors throughout, comfortable new furnishings, designer finishes, clean & pretty, sport fishing near-by, 53 inch flat screen TV cable in family room & loft!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
robin franks (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About robin franks

Our property is personally owned & gently used by family from Houston, Tx. I'm in the environmental consulting business, enjoy art, decorating & our get-aways to the west end of Galveston. Happy to share our paradise with you - the best the island has to offer!

robin franks purchased this house in 1998

Why robin franks chose Galveston

Our family is from Houston & we enjoy the short trip to the island for peacful get-aways! With air travel aggrivations & hotel stays not attractive to us, we enjoy the West End of Galveston island with its proximity to attractive nightlife, sport & wade fishing & gourmet dining. The west end offers safe, pretty & family oriented, relaxation time!

What makes this house unique

Dolphin Daze Galveston is a very unique construction that offers 4 stories & unobstructed views - the best on the island. Very peacful, quiet and romantic! Compare a hotel to our house for a family of 5 and you will find our pricing very agreeable & the resort experience much more enjoyable than a stuffy, overpriced hotel!

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

4-Level Galveston Beach House - Awesome 360 Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
5

Restfull "Stays" at Dolphin Daze

  • 5 of 5

Need a break from the bustling city and day to day? Head to Galveston. Galveston is still the sleepy, yet fully appointed up to date seaside town with long miles of clean beaches and plenty of room to spread out. Great food, slow moving pace and sea breezes everywhere. There are a ton of rentals in Galveston and it can be a frustrating experience to get the one that fits all your needs without compromising one thing for another; on beach but no real AC, off beach no view - have to be a Sherpa to get all the gear to the beach daily, no dogs, no kids, nice view but beds that would make the Spanish inquisition proud, Large TV but only one channel, no TV but a beat up scrabble board provided etc etc. Well we have found the perfect combo of a beach house and restful and comfortable home to stay in Galveston.

Dolphin Daze is the best combination of them all. Built in the style of a Destin Beach home it is well appointed, comfortable and in a perfect spot for the beach. Located well down the seawall toward San Luis pass it sits about 100 yards from the sea on a very quiet , very clean and wide stretch of the beach. Its nice that it is a bit removed from the clutter of the sea wall in Galveston Proper but it is very easy to get to town and all the great food in a short straight drive that takes about 15 minutes. The house has a great room with open kitchen and tremendous full length windows that brings in the Sunny Days . There are two main rooms each with their own showers and bathrooms and private balcony both with very comfortable beds, full washer and dryer which is a must and then a really neat lookout tower with bunks for the kids on a third level to keep the nose and loud ( hopefully laughter of the kids) at arms length if you need that. All of the house is tiled or wooden floors which makes for a very clean and sharp finish and easy to sweep the sand out. The interior of the house is decorated more like a top notch hotel/resort than a beach house so much that my wife kept running around cleaning it as we went. It is very comfortable with beautiful leather couch and chairs. Nice sized wall mounted TV for those Dads that need their news or sport fix and plenty of satellite channels for the kids. Plenty of board games and beach stuff.

GREAT UPSCALE BEACH HOUSE TO STAY. WE HAVE NOW STAYED THERE TWO YEARS IN A ROW and would love to return. Great place to reconnect with families and your soul. Highly Recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review; and so happy that you chose our home 2 years in a row! Also, thank you for your kind treatment of our home - it is very much appreciated.
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5

Perfect family beach home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well appointed, and very clean home away from the crowds. It was a wonderful stay! Very lovely owner! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Happy you had a great experience. Please keep an eye on my calendar - I love repeat guests!
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Robin's very beautiful and well maintained home. We had one maintenance issue while we were there and Robin had someone out to fix it right away and was very apologetic. She takes a lot of pride in providing a great experience for her renters.

The beach walkover closest the house was not usable because recent rains had flooded the areas in front of it, so we walked across a lawn to the next boardwalk over. Even with the extra distance, it was easy to get to the beach. We brough a foldable wagon which helped a lot.

We really appreciated having access to the garage on the ground floor where we could store our beach things.

We highly recommend this beach house!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Galveston vacation

  • 5 of 5

Excellent beach house, nice beach, owner very nice and we have decided to make this a annual trip. Thanks so much

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! Happy you had a great stay; discounts for repeat renters who treat my house with kindness! Stay in touch!!
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5

Teriffic beachside vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well kept home just a four minute walk to the quiet beach. Very clean, all the amenities we needed for our week long stay. The property exceeds the expectations of the online photographs. The outstanding views are 360 degrees of both beach and bay areas, sunrises and sunsets were excellent.

Robin the owner was very friendly, responsive and helpful from beginning to the end of our stay. I recommend this getaway to everyone who is looking for a relaxed, worry free, vacation.

Thanks again Robin.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 4 minute walk? It's 100 steps!! Lol Happy you enjoyed. You are on my most favored renters list. Thanks for leaving her clean! That really helps me keep the costs down. Appreciate you. Robin
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5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful! Good view of the beach. Just a short walk. Perfect spot on the beach too, not many people.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston (Hobby)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Neds West End
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Boliver (not needed from Houston)
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Galveston Public Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
not applicable
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
3005 (Bluewater Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Neds West End
Nearest Ski
100 Metres
Jet ski in Gulf
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
very near!
Car: recommended

Guests may make full use of the sub-division pool, showers & other ammenities; pool is short walk/bike ride (under tunnel) of Hwy 3005 (aka, Blue Water Highway) w/in the sub-division. Contact owner for gate code. Excellent dining nearby (try the Harbor Restaurant). Nick is the chef - excellent food. Also, near the famous Galveston Strand with its seasonal Mardi Gras & 'Dickens on the Strand'. Excellent shopping, unique art, antiques! Sport fishing at its best; less than 2 miles from San Luis Pass, some of the best wade fishing in the U.S. - & 15 minutes from Freeport's sport fishing paradise!

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Mandatory Maid Service $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

I require a stand alone rental agreement with booking; must be 25 to rent and provide color copy of valid driver's license. The rental agreement is an attachment provided upon event of booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Must see; large with glass brick window; granite counters
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Great off the beach - private and secluded
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Windowed & pleasant; beautiful fixtures; tile off family rm
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tile & granite w/ large shower w/ bench; updated fixtures
  • Plenty of clean-up baths to accommodate your family; off the beach in secluded shower with sky view; relax in hammock after clean-up! Or, relax in master suite with luxury genuine Jacuzzi tub & deep green countertops! Clean-up in guest with beautiful tile surround & take a load off on the expanded shower with bench.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Master sleeps 4 comfortably! Great for kids on the futon!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Very nice with private shower and deck - secluded!
    Loft + Den - 3 twin/ single , 3rd Bedroom (Loft) is a unique sleeping area with 3 twins
  • Queen size Beds (3) 2 new in bedrooms - 1 roll out queen couch in living, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) very comfy futon 'sofa' in Master - sleeps 2 easily - 'slides' into full sized bed (great for kids/toddlers to be near Mom & Dad), Bunk Beds (3) 3 twins in loft - one is trundle
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Semi-Private Access to Pedestrian-Only Beach (about 100 steps from the dune walk-over), broadest, safest, cleanest beach on the island, our beach is a 'NO DRIVE BEACH' that is patroled often. House offers 360-degree views of beach & bay, 5 decks, porches, lanais (off living & sleeping), secluded 'Eagle's Nest' loft (4th level) with private sundeck (4 foot solid enclosure for maximum privacy), 3rd outside (enclosed) shower. Beautifully decorated (but comfortable), all new furnishings, ceiling fans throughout, canned lighting with dimmers, lots of seating, music & TV stereo speaker, towering height (tallest in the area), minutes from world famous San Luis Pass & Freeport Fishing, minutes from Shlitterbaun water park, gourmet food & Galveston nightlife. Beach sea weed is routinely scraped and cleaned. Best beach on the island! Family friendly and safe.

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