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Modern Designer Home On the Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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
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Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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 Pirates Beach

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 onto 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 ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families with 4 adults and 4 kids and had plenty of room. The kids had awesome time and were able to spread out throughout the house. Only tricky thing was the thermostat because it was set on cooling but it was in the upper 40’s/lower 50’s a couple nights and house was freezing but once figured it out, it was fine. Never used nest thermostats before.

The beach access was great and even though water was cold, kids played in it and flew kites. The beach toys weren’t in best of shape but adequate. We bought our own boogie boards there (very inexpensive at Walmart).

Would recommend without reservation to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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H20 Rocks

  • 5 of 5

The property was beyond our high expectations, it was immaculate and could have been featured in Veranda.

Each bedroom was extremely quiet and very private. The kitchen was state of the art and a pleasure for us to create gourmet family meals. The living area was perfect for games and conversation. We woke up to views of the gulf and the crashing waves and end ended our days with amazing sunsets. I can not say enough about this beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! We were 2 families with 7 children and 4 parents. The room set-up worked well, and we even had an extra queen room to spare due to the excellent bunk rooms! Nice bedding in all rooms. We stayed in and cooked quite a bit due to sub-freezing temps over New Year's , and found everything we needed in the kitchen. The island is large and there is plenty of seating for big families. The hot tub worked well. The house is literally on the beach, and would be great in summer. The only down-side is the second master bath is near the the kitchen/living and ends up being shared with everyone because it's the closest to the activities and quad bunk room. To be fair, you could close off the kitchen access and still have access only through the bedroom. All around great house in Galveston!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home is right on the beach and has a perfect design for our family.

  • 5 of 5

The house is modern and has a good floor plan for our extended family. We stayed in the Master bedroom and had complete privacy. We will book again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay! Wish it was my permanent beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay!

This house is one of the few if not the only house that is truly located on the beach. You can step from the porch onto the beach! No long walk over the dunes. You can see the ocean from almost anywhere in the house! Lots a space to spread out and perfect for those big family vacations. Loads of deck space on both bottom and second floor as well as a great hot tub that overlooks the beach! This house is laid out perfectly for families with kids that are worried about sleeping arrangements as there are plenty of beds. Would definitely recommend staying in this home. The owner makes it extremely easy and will provide you will a great vacation experience. I wish every rental home was this well thought out. I know we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Troy, for your very nice review! I hope you will cone again!
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Awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This house was incredible. It is literally on the beach. People would walk by and gaze in underneath. We rented a golf cart and drove all through the neighborhoods. Plenty of room with all the bedrooms. The sound system works inside and outside of the house. Short drive into town if you want to check out the sites. We found all kinds of shells and coral. We would definitely want to stay here again if possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 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

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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