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Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 12) Fully fenced yard

3917 11 Mile Rd, Galveston, 77554

Kick back and relax at our beach home 'Anchored in Texas' on beautiful Galveston Island. Great views and breezes from the gulf, just a leisurely minutes' walk to the beach.

Newly renovated home includes new kitchen cabinets, counter top, dishwasher and microwave. The cabinets are filled with all the items you would have in your own kitchen, all new, including kid friendly dishes and cups. New queen beds and bedding, two twins that can be used as a king bed if desired, and a fold out queen sofa.

Freshly installed A/C and heat, cable, and wi-fi. Second refrigerator, bath and washer dryer downstairs along with Charcoal BBQ grill and shaded sitting area.

Children Friendly fenced yard with lots of room to play. Dogs will be considered on individual basis.


If you would like, bring us a coffee cup/mug from your home town/state to help us track where you came from.Don't forget to sign our guest book, a gift from a guest. Also we would love to have a review on the VRBO website.

Plan your next family gathering here and join our growing family of repeat guests.

More Details

Beth Maxwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Beth Maxwell

This house is owned by ,Beth and Max. Max and Beth have been married for 30 years and spent that time in Colorado with their 4 children and 4 grands while taking many visits to their favorite place, the beach. Now we are putting our experience into having a house that we wish had been available for us.

Beth Maxwell purchased this house in 2012

Why Beth Maxwell chose Texas Gulf Coast

We have vacationed with our children and Texas family forever. This is a favorite area for us, away from the noise of the seawall but close enough to visit when we want to enjoy the downtown Galveston area. We have wanted to own for years and the opportunity became available and we went for it. This house will embrace you and welcome you in when you arrive, it is that kind of place. Warm, inviting, relaxing, embracing, you will feel like you have come home.

What makes this house unique

When you are coming down the road this little blue house stands out from the others. It is a cute cottage with great views of the water without being right on the beach. The fenced yard has 11 palm trees and lots of grass for all kinds of games, and a break from the sand. It is cool and refreshing to lay around and read a book in the hammock, or play a little volley ball.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm so sorry for the misunderstanding! The downstairs bedrooms were locked but the bath and laundry and refrigerator that are downstairs are always available. Next time you'll know!

I'm glad it didn't upset your stay.
Mar 2016
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Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The main bath with jetted tub upstairs. Second bath with shower down stairs. Outside shower to rinse off sand on side of house near small deck stairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) New, Twin or Single Beds (2) on a trundle frame which will pop up to make a king bed, 1 bunk bed,(sleeps 2) Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) queen size fold out. one love seat a child could sleep on. Pack and play portable crib in closet for babies.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
downstairs has an extra bathroom with shower and refrigerator. two bedrooms locked for owners use, available upon request for extra charge. FYI: there are 3 surveillance cameras outside of the house for security purposes. They are only outside and allow us to arm and alarm system remotely when the house is empty.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Anchored In Texas - 2nd House From The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 53 reviews

Nice views and easy walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed spending Spring Break at Anchors Away. The property is clean, well maintained, well equipped and cozy. My husband and I and 3 young kids (6, 3, and 10 mos), stayed with my sis in law and her two boys (12 and 8). The kids were entertained with toys, games, puzzles, coloring, sand don't have to bring any of that stuff. The older ones loved the pool table and foosball. There was a high chair, pack n play, and bed rail, again less stuff to bring. The kitchen is very well equipped and cooking items seem new and in good shape. We loved the open layout. Great views of the ocean from inside and out. Beach is a short walk or you can drive onto the beach if you like. We like the convenience of a car with all the kids and our stuff, but we walked back and forth easily. The only thing to make note of is to bring toilet paper and trash bags. Beth did say to bring paper goods, but those were two items we overlooked and had to make a store run.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY, USA

Great space family (or friends) get-together

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Beth'S beach house. The location is great (easy to find and close to the beach). We loved that the front view is a large piece of land (and not more houses) which gave a feeling of spaciousness. Plus the house is close enough to the beach to hear the waves.

There are so many sleeping options. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are very clean and comfortable (sheets in my bed were soft!). We even rented an additional bedroom downstairs for more privacy.

The kitchen is well stocked although you have to supply your own paper items and soaps - but every cooking utensil or serving platter imaginable was there for use. I really loved how open and spacious the living area and kitchen area was. Also lots of options for sitting and lounging inside and outside. The weather was a bit iffy during our stay so we were mostly indoors but never felt cramped.

We definitely made some treasured family memories and would rent again in the future.

PS - We were pleasantly surprised that there is a pack and play and a bed safety rail available for use - - chair booster too!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really like conversing with Serena, she was easy to work with. I have never had a guest leave the house looking like it wasn't even used. Not a thing was out of place if the linens to be washed hadn't been in the basket I would have thought housekeeping was already there. I hope to see them again.
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  • 5 of 5

Our first time stay at the beach home, VERY nice! It was perfect, the location was perfect also, not to far from everything and the house was set back just enough so you did not hear all the traffic on the road .Beds and bathrooms and kitchen was very spacious, it felt like home!! ( the deck was the best to have coffee on and watch the sun rise) The owner was awesome at helping with the the rental!! We will be back maybe sooner than next Lone Star Rally!! Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group and one of the Best things was they sent me a picture of their group. I hope my guests don't mind I decided after getting their picture to start hanging guest pictures in the house. Hope to hear from Celest again.
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Montgomery, TX

The perfect beach vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

Beth knows what it takes to have a good time at the beach.... easy access to beach and food, good a/c, comfortable and roomy accommodations, complete kitchen set up and a view. It is one of the few dog friendly rentals I could find that had a completely fenced and very large yard for my pets. The furnishings are perfect for the beach, not so nice you don't want to use them but clean and comfortable seating for all. She was very prompt to answer all questions and very easy to work with. I highly recommend you rent this cabin, you won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach/birthday fun!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house had everything we needed! Inside it was super roomy for all to be able to visit. And the beach was just a short walk away. Beth was awesome to work with. We will be back

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great guest, we had a snafu with the internet while they were visiting and they let the technician in to fix it, without ragging on me.which I appreciated. They left the house in good order and didn't take or break anything. I hope they come back.
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This is a very welcoming beach house.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that our family has been to this beach house and we love the location and property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier, skate Boarding, Schlitterbahn, grocery stores, restaurants, churches, crabbing, Lone Star Flight Museum all just 10 minutes away. The Railroad Museum, The Oceanstar Offshore Rig & Museum, Seaport Museum, Moody Mansion and The Bishops Palace are in the strand and downtown area. On Pelican Island you will find Seawolf Park which boasts a WWII Submarine the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart (destroyer escort-1 of 3 in the world)


Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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High season
Mar 16 2017 - Aug 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

check in time is at 3:00 PM
Check out is at 11:00 AM
Holiday rates are daily on list can be discounted for weekly, All prices are subject to confirmation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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