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Modern Designer Home On the Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 BR, 3 BA Beachfront Home Right On Pirates Beach

This water's edge house sleeps 14 and has interiors by Houston-based designer, Jeanne St. Paul of Merritt Lauren Laine. It includes a gorgeous Master Suite with private bath on its own floor, 2 luxurious Queen bedrooms and two Bunk bedrooms on the second floor. Every room in the house has a direct view of the water and beach. Large open kitchen features new appliances and marble countertops. Huge, two-story den has flat screen TV and wood-burning fireplace. Large decks with seating on every level, overlooking the beach.

Leah Ragiel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Leah Ragiel

Our family lives in Houston -- a one hour drive to Pirates Beach. This is our second home and we cherish it. We take great care of the house and hope you will, too! We love to have our extended family come with us from our grandparents to our many aunts, uncles and cousins! Cherished memories are always made!

Leah Ragiel purchased this house in 2008

Why Leah Ragiel chose Galveston

We love the beach and when we saw this house we recognized its architectural uniqueness. It is a gem. The design wraps your vacation experience around the beach and the gulf. The minute we arrive, our shoulders relax and our minds clear!

What makes this house unique

The decks are practically on the beach. You can't get any closer. The many windows and the soft colored furnishings highlight the beach views. Each room is well- appointed. In the living room and kitchen you look right out on the water, as if you were on a shipl


Pirates Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On top level with private bath. Tub/shower have beach view.
    Second Master - 1 queen , Has attached bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds, sleeping 4. Each bed has own reading light.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Set of bunk beds and a single bed with trundle.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Modern Designer Home On the Beach
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great beach house for our end of summer family vacation - Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

H2O is everything it is advertised. Our extended family 3 couples with children, had all the room to be comfortable and relaxed. On the beach with great decks both covered and open to amazing ocean views. Impeccably decorated and stocked with everything we could ask for. Leah was excellent; very accommodating, easy to work with and super responsive. We would without hesitation recommend H2O, Leah and return for another week in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Joe! I'm so glad that you all had a great time. Come again! Leah
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Fun and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The home we stayed in was lovely and very comfortable. The bottom deck was the best thing about the house for our family. A great place for grandchildren to play and then have easy access to the beach. We spent a lot of our time hanging out on the bottom deck! We weren't ready for our vacation to be over! A relaxing and fun time was had by everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property basically was nice

  • 4 of 5

Wasn't expecting the beach to look like that with all the seaweed and brown murky water. That was really the only disappointment

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautifu home, thoroughly enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice being right on the beach. Beautiful decor inside, very relaxing

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house on Pirates Beach

  • 5 of 5

This modern beach house is right on the beach! We felt we never had to leave the property. Ground floor deck has steps to the beach and upper floor deck has lounge chairs overlooking the water. In fact, you can see the water from every room in the house and the furnishings are very nice! Great marble countertops in the kitchen. Our family greatly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location and views

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this property. The weather was cold and rainy, yet we still got gorgeous views of the ocean and beach so it felt like we still got the most out of our beach vacation. The hot tub was a huge part of our enjoyment! Beach access was literally at our footsteps. The kitchen was fantastic, and the room arrangements were conducive for 3 families with kids. We loved the modern house design and the updated and charming interior decor. It felt like a home, and not a vacation rental. Leah was fantastic to work with and the house was equipped with everything we needed. We will definitely come back to this house when we return. Sunset and sunrise were the highlights of our days. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 45
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pirates Beach

Pirates Beach is a short distance to Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Pleasure Pier and The Strand.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

Weekly Rentals in Summer through Labor Day. (Monday to Monday)
3 Night weekend Rates Fall and Spring.
Labor Day weekend. $3,000
Thanksgiving (Nov 27- Dec 1): $4,000
Christmas Week (Sat, Dec 21 - Sat, Dec 28): $5000
New Years (Dec 28-January 1): $4000
Not available for events or proms.
Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund