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Like having a PRIVATE BEACH to yourself !

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

We've been told 'you have the perfect beach house!' It's a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath cottage sitting high above the sands of West Beach that Sleeps 8 in perfect air conditioned comfort and quiet if you like, or open the sound proof windows and let the sounds of the Ocean rock you to sleep.

Come and enjoy our beautiful BEACH-FRONT HOME. WE'RE ON THE BEACH; with nothing but beautiful Gulf water in front of you, and a quarter mile of estuary to the west of you!! Offering upscale appointments throughout the home including a Master bedroom overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, solid wood floors in the living and dining areas, high speed wireless Internet, 52' Sony LED HD TV with quality Denon sound system, Blu-ray DVD, Memory-foam matresses, quilt bedspreads, Cuisinart cooking tools, etc., etc.,!

This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has a beautiful view of the rising sun to the east and the setting sun to the Bay side behind it from the new balcony surrounding it on two sides. Newly remodeled; including new furnishings. The home will accommodate 8 or 9 people comfortably. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, 2nd bedroom also has a beautiful queen bed, and the third bedroom has 2 bunk beds; one with a bottom full size bed.

The kitchen is well equipped with Cuisinart Cookware and a double door frig with filtered ice water and ice maker, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, and a toaster. Home also has a washer and dryer, central air and heat, cable TV, free nationwide calling, high speed internet, and a fire place. No Pets and No Smoking. Perfect for families, couples and ladies' 'getaways'.

More Details

Michael Pope
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2017

Why Michael Pope chose Texas Gulf Coast

This cottage has become my new definition of the perfect beach house. I have rented VRBO homes myself for myself and my family in the past, both here in the USA and abroad and I've learned what is most important in a summer home is plenty of cold air conditioned air, a good night's sleep and immediate access to a nice beach. We made sure to deliver all of these and then some. I'm sure you're going to agree.


Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two, Bunk Beds (1) Two; one with a ground level full-size bed!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Like having a PRIVATE BEACH to yourself !
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room and right on the beach. The house owner was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jason! I'm glad I was able to make your weekend trip for you and your out-of-town guests successfully happen. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest.
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Enjoy Martinique ANYTIME & EVERY YEAR (or more) for FUN & RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5

Martinique is a exceptional & comfortable HOME with all the necessities, amenities & EXTRAS to enjoy your vacation. It is located ON THE BEACH and extra-private at the end of FRONT ROW houses with no neighbor on one side. The balcony is a soul-soothing vantage point to be awed by the sunrise & sunset over the ocean and you can sandwich an entire day of activities such as swimming, shell-hunting, fishing, kite-flying, feeding seagulls and long walks simply by stepping outside your door. The beach was sparsely populated and serene. Relaxing, reading & cat naps are also highly recommended. Bring your kids, friends & extended family to enjoy this Jewel on the Texas Gulf Coast - ANY time of the year!

You will receive Personal Assistance from Michael - the property owner, as he is exceedingly accommodating and available from booking Martinique to your return home. The ease of completing the leasing process is a welcome relief.

My husband & I experienced a FUN & Memorable 1-week stay in October 2015 at Martinique & expect to return as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Leah! We enjoy and work hard to attract what we consider "5 STAR guests" like you to our home. We very much look forward to your return.
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Martinique Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this house was great! We received everything we expected from this house, it does comfortably fit the amount of people it says it can sleep. The location of this house is more than what i expected! The sunrise was amazing, the weather was perfect and we just had an amazing time! I would definitely book this house again!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Your happiness is always our goal.
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to get away. This is our second time to rent this property. It is very nice, well equipped and comfortable. Does not feel like a rental - it feels like home, in fact I think the beds are more comfortable than my own. The location is fabulous - beachfront! Hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We work hard at trying to provide a 1st class experience, and add new and fun features all the time. Its nice to be appreciated for that effort!
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Good visit, but disappointed in cottage

  • 3 of 5

We spent a little over a week at Martinique with the kids and grandkids. The location is perfect - the beach is outside your door and available at all times for all the beach activities. We used the amenities in the Sea Isle neighborhood; pool, playground, fishing dock, marina and found them to be lovely and inexpensive. The restaurant in Sea Isle provided a delightful adult night out dinner and the grocery store is close by and well stocked.

So why am I disappointed? The house has lots of deferred maintenance issues. The carpet is worn out and smelly, we had a window leak during the rain, towels are frayed, the sheets have lost their elastic and don't stay on the beds leaving us to wake up on stained mattress pads. There is no pantry or storage in the tiny kitchen for your food and the owner doesn't provide any amenities - not even a square of toilet paper Also,the master shower is in the master bedroom and not in a bathroom which is awkward even for a family vacation.

So while we had a good time, I would have a hard time recommending this property especially for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reviewer had a wonderful time; we delivered on our promise of “Like having a PRIVATE BEACH to yourself”. We’re so sorry she didn’t like the design of the house (although she saw pictures of every room in the house prior to booking it!) We think it’s the design that gives our home its charming “cottage” feel. We wouldn’t have it any other way.... (and probably why it’s always one of the most heavily booked homes on VRBO!) This would be unfair and inappropriate place to discuss the towels or the sheet complaints as we did not hear even once from the guest that she was dissatisfied with anything during her stay! Our rental agreement specifically asks guests to point out issues in the first 24 hours, but se never heard from her! Her comment was particularly surprising since we replace the sheets every year. Likewise, we had actually informed the guest that the windows needed repair and in fact they had come out to repair the window while they were there only to find that additional parts from the manufacturer in Massachusetts would be required to correctly fix the problem. So it seems a bit unfair to complain about a problem we not only informed her about, but had already taken measures to fix. By the way, the carpet was brand new in 2012 and is thoroughly vacuumed after each guest!
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If it looks great on the website, it's even better when you get there.

  • 5 of 5

The view is amazing! You can see for miles! Martinique is a cozy and bright beach cottage. We came with six adults and three small children and had no problem with space or sleeping arrangements. There were generous amenities. All the beds have very nice memory foam mattresses. The 52 inch flat screen TV and peripherals and Wi-Fi were a real plus.

The beachhouse is right on the beach and actually has a greater than 180° view since there are no houses on its beach side and west side.

This is a great place to get away.

Also it was a great experience working with the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Michael and Charla! We truly work hard at providing you with the best vacation experience possible. We enjoyed having you as our guests and very much look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The West End Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Galveston Country Club (Public)
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The West End Restaurant
Nearest Beach
West Beach
Car: recommended

We are in the Sea Isle subdivision and are about 10-15 minutes from The Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, the Sea Wall restaurant Row, etc.,. We are close to the best restaurant, by far, on the West side of the island: 'Waterman’s' (from FM 3005, turnon12 mile Rd. to Stewart Rd. and turn left). If you like great food in town and watching the sunset over the Bay side of Galveston we recommend 'Pier 21' in Galveston, just North of the Strand District. You might also see the departure of the many cruise ships that depart from the adjacent port! And of course you MUST visit the Strand in the downtown area of Galveston where there are taffy and candy shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. There is a new putt-putt golf course (it’s in a RV park, but is open to everyone) between Jamaica Beach and us at Sea Isle, that is also a lot of fun. The Schlitterbahn is open and is a great water park, much of it is indoors! There is a New Exhibit at Moody Gardens, and there’s great fun at The Pleasure Pier, 16 full scale amusement park rides ….over the water! (like in Santa Monica). Last, but not least, on your key ring to the house is a key to the very private Sea Isle fishing 500 ft. pier on the bayside of the island directly across the highway, give it a try, you’ll probably be bringing home fish for supper or at leat enjoying the view of the neighboring estuary! If you don't catch anything don't worry, to buy groceries, we recommend the Seven Seas Grocery store just west of Jamaica Beach and before you come to Sea Isle, they always have fresh and tasty Gulf shrimp at a good price and a very reasonable selection of groceries.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

Spring...$1010/2 nights...$1325/3 nights...$1610/4 night...$1840/5 night...$2185/week
Summer..$1225/2 nights...$1600/3 nights...1955/4 night...2300/5 night...$2775/week
Fall.....$870/2 nights...$1200/3 nights...$1600/4 night...$1780/5 night...$1925/week
Winter...$760/2 nights....$950/3 nights...$1180/4 night...$1380/5 night.. $1610/week
*Reservations are not confirmed until rental deposit has been paid. Since all other inquiries
will be turned away, we therefore cannot offer cancellations for reasons other than a
predicted hurricane landfall to Galveston.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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