About the property
- House1536 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Beachfront House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
We invite you to come and stay at our wonderful beachfront home, the Galveston Sea Star, located in the Sea Isle community! Enjoy amazing views of the gulf while relaxing on the balcony or spend time with family downstairs at the picnic table during a cookout.
The Sea Star will sleep up to 10 people in 3 bedrooms and a downstairs Murphy bed. Each room includes a TV and fresh linens on the beds. The living room provides spectacular views of the ocean as well as easy access to the kitchen. The downstairs floor has wood floors throughout and the kitchen provides granite counter-tops and stainless appliances.
The beach is car-free (other than the occasional city beach official), giving parents more peace of mind when your kids are playing. The home includes an outdoor shower, a picnic table and 2 person swing, fast cable wireless internet, HDTV's, Blu-Ray players, and a spacious dining area. For those familiar with the Sea Isle area, we have also installed a cell phone signal booster to improve signal strength and reliability.
Your stay will include a pass to the Sea Isle community area, which includes a pool, tennis, private fishing pier, and fish cleaning station. Located just 1.4 miles away, the hangout also has an excellent restaurant and bar.
We are happy to consider up to 2 dogs, but will not accept any dogs weighing more than 25 pounds, NO EXCEPTIONS. All dogs must be disclosed upon inquiry.
Please feel free to e-mail or call us with any questions about the property. Thank you for looking and we hope you have a wonderful vacation!
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Rose Rhodes
Rick and Tina met back in the 1970s while attending the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. We have spent our working lives serving rural communities with limited access to health care. Dr. Rick is a small town doctor who specializes in making house calls to elders, and Dr. Tina is an occupational therapist who works with special needs children in country schools and is a university professor. Paul and Rose work in engineering and human resource management in California. Lily is in high school and looking at colleges! After being away for so many years, the whole family is enjoying being back in Galveston.
Rose Rhodes purchased this House in 2012
Why Rose Rhodes chose Galveston Island
We chose this property because it is located on a beautiful wide swath of beach, has plenty of open space on all sides, and it is within an easy walk of the local convenience store. Because it is a part of a homeowners association, we also have access to a swimming pool and private fishing pier.
What makes this House unique
In addition to being perfectly situated on a car-free beach, this house has a large, secure storage area containing bicycles, beach and barbeque tools, and a variety of useful supplies. The house is in pristine condition and has two twin bunk beds, one queen bed, one king bed, and a comfortable new full-sized Murphy bed. The kitchen is well appointed, and the living area and bunk bed room have new flat screen TVs. Internet service and a home security system are provided.
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A great place to share wonderful beach fun memories with our family!
The location of this lovely home was the best - the beachfront at our doorstep, uncluttered and without car traffic. The home interior was spotlessly clean, had plenty of comfortable seating, a fully equipped kitchen, and very comfortable beds. The house was stocked with everything our family needed for a fun filled vacation- games, beach toys, boogie boards, bicycles, BBQ pit, etc. Though we had WiFi, the fully stocked home enhanced spending special family time playing together on the beach during the day and games at night. The property owners promptly returned our 2 calls and made every effort to ensure our comfort. Our family has asked if we can make The Sea Star an annual family vacation!
Very Nice Overall
First time staying in a house on the beach in Galveston, and everything was very comfortable and convenient. All the other reviews highlight all the amenities which were great and the activities that can be done.
Some improvement ideas include replacing the door lock (as sometimes must use the shutter locks), and getting thinner mattresses for the top bunks so the guard rails can be effective.
Overall, really great place to stay and enjoy the beach.
This house has it all including wonderful hosts!
This is our 3rd stay at the Sea Star and we are looking forward to our return. The house has special touches such as a welcome basket, a well stocked kitchen and pantry so that we don’t have to bring a lot of staples, quality appliances, a vacant lot on either side which affords privacy; a wonderful deck with a gate to keep the dogs or little children secured, hosts that have gone out of their way to think of everything one may need or want, a nice wide path to the beach, very comfortable beds; 2 new leather recliners in the main room; smart TVs and fast internet/U-verse, a nice deep beach.....literally we feel like we have come home each time we visit. In addition, our hosts were very gracious in working with our concerns over post Harvey conditions. They were right; the island, week and weather was perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit!
Anne, Jim, Jordie & Chloe from Dallas
Not an experience we care to repeat
No busy streets to cross to access beach is a plus; however, we won't return or recommend rental of this beach house. First, we couldn't lock house first 4 days of week long stay. There was spray can on mantel with note to use on the lock when it freezes, so owners know there is a problem. Constant spraying didn't unfreeze it for days. This was a worry as both security and theft issues, certainly reflecting very little regard for renters' safety or possessions. The bluray player remote couldn't be located. Source of smell in master bedroom couldn't be determined. I noticed either algae or mold on outside of house so maybe smell is emanating from something similar in walls. Also, bed linens didn't fit bed in master bedroom so week of sliding around the mattress while trying to sleep. There wasn't adequate dishwasher detergent or toilet paper, and the benches at dining table painfully pinched our legs when in shorts. Several days before check-in, the owners sent an email demanding we act as their maid service, which is deceptively, unethically and unprofessionally not advertised on the website, then left a note in house that their maid can be reached if any problems - conflicting messages. When I relayed I have never paid for a vacation, then provided maid services, I was told they do have cleanings crews come in after stays but "(s)ince there is no one coming in the same day as your departure," you are cleaning. I will be discussing with the Galveston County Health District both the legality of the owners' entitlement mentality in requiring renters to be their maids as well as the unsanitary conditions imposed on renters by the owners' refusal to professionally clean the beach house immediately after renters' stays. There are no outdoor recliners, which have always been available in our many years of beach vacations, other than a broken, rusted yard chair recliner downstairs. During entire week, constructions workers walked through the beach house private yard to the beach, pipe was being installed along the road and each concrete driveway on road was broken with a jackhammer. Noise was horrendous, and we were unable to leave the house for a day while work was done on the house driveway. Meanwhile, construction workers were out on the beach taking pictures of us and urinating in surf. We have been unable to obtain the refund of our property deposit, despite carefully maintaining the beach house and leaving in same condition as check-in.
As we take great pride in the Galveston Sea Star we would have been happy to immediately investigate and address any potential issues, but unfortunately were not contacted at any point during the stay regarding these items. We do wish Elaine the best of luck on her future travels.
Outstanding, exceeds expectations
Outstanding, everything is well thought of, we give it 5 stars. Made our family celebration of our50th Anniversary special for everyone. We are already talking when can we come back.
Great as always!
This is our second year here. Still just as perfect as last year!
Located 16 miles west of the 61st and Seawall Blvd. intersection. A car-free beach just steps from the yard is great for kids.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
During the summer season, check-in is on Sunday. Discounts provided for stays of 4 nights or more, please ask for details. Rates for Spring Break, July 4th, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's may vary from normal rates. Please feel free to send an email to request rates during these periods.