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Direct Ocean View, Overlooking Pool, Across from Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 BR, 1 bath, sleeps 6, Ocean View, Restaurant on Site, on Seawall

NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2017, Guests will be charged $20 + tax (2-15 days stay), $40 30 day stay Facilities Access Fee at Check In.

We have named our beautiful condo Shell Beach, because of its decor and its view. In this condo, you will know that you are on vacation in Galveston. Sleeps 6. Master BR w/queen bed, queen sleeper sofa & alcove with bunk beds. Fully furnished & equipped, just bring your suitcase and swim suit. Totally upgraded through out. Balcony overlooking waterfall lagoon pool & direct view of the gulf waters. Two pools, 1 adult & 1 kids with mushroom water feature. Garden hot tubs, lighted tennis court, fitness center, barbecue/picnic areas & pavilion, fish cleaning station & laundry rooms.

You also find your morning coffee, decaf coffee & tea along with beach/pool towels



Winter Texans/Extended Stay Rates Available. Please ask for a Quote.

More Details

Carol or Clay Witherspoon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Carol or Clay Witherspoon

We are a retired couple married for 48 years living near Galveston. We are both originally from Houston, TX, but Clay's job has taken us to St. Louis, Alabama, California & Florida. We purchased this lovely Condo this year as a means to supplement our retirement and stay busy when we are not fishing. We have always enjoyed entertaining and our Condo is an extension of that joy. Clay is retired as a Regional Sales Mgr., 50 years in the same industry & occasionally does Consulting. I'm a retired HR/Staffing Manager.

Carol or Clay Witherspoon purchased this condo in 2013

Why Carol or Clay Witherspoon chose Texas Gulf Coast

Our property's amenities are as we would want them to be if we were staying there. Which at times we do, it is our little mini vacation even though we live so close.

We choose Galveston of course because we live so near and knew we would be able to maintain our property our selves and because of all the wonderful activities to do just as a couple or with the family.

What makes this condo unique

We fell in love with this Condo mainly because of the view. We believe that if you travel to a destination you should see that destination from your lodging. (Ocean view, Mountains, etc.) The fact that it had recently been updated with tile floors, new bathroom fixtures and granite counter tops Sealed the Deal.


Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom upgraded with new tile and pedestal sink, soaker tub/shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • One Master BR with Queen Pillow Top Mattress, one Queen Sleeper Sofa with Form Mattress Toper for added comfort and an Alcove with Bunk Beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Direct Ocean View, Overlooking Pool, Across from Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
Austin, TX/ Paris, france

Condo felt newly remodeled. Great stay.

  • 4 of 5

Good location, friendly owners.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Alamogordo, New Mexico

Great Condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little condo. Nice view!

We'll be back!!


  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We love to rent this condo when we take our granddaughters to Galveston. They love the bunk beds with the curtains so they can have their own "private" place. The condo is beautifully decorated and very clean. An appreciated bonus is the beach towels that are provided. We have rented this condo three summers in a row.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value

  • 4 of 5

Unit is small but feels a whole lot bigger due to layout and thoughtful choice of furniture and design. I would personally not enjoy stretching it to 6 people but we will likely return with our 2 kids.

We normally rent homes vs hotel since we like to cook but this was a quick getaway weekend so we skipped the cooking but were both very impressed about how well stocked the kitchen was given the size.

Great location and amenities. Walking distance to several stores and restaurants. 61st street pier being right across the street is also a big plus.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Has a vacation weekend with friends since I was there for the weekend for work. It is a well stocked rental for a small condo. The only thing I would like to see is a good dusting and a mopping of the place. But it wasn't that difficulty since it was meant to have the patio door open all the time. I would recommend this condo to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Besides telling other Guests about our condo, we find out where we may have not done our best. This is the first time in three years a guest has mentioned a negative in our cleaning. Usually those comments are 5 star, which we strive for. We try to check our condos before guest arrive. This review will go to our cleaning crew. This wil not happen again. Discount upon your return. Carol Ann
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Great for Small Families

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! We had the greatest spring break vacation at the Victorian. Everything listed was extremely accurate. The property was so clean, very well maintained. It had everything there you could have asked for. It even had beach towels for us to use! The beds were so comfortable, the ceiling fan in the bedroom was glorious. Our FAVORITE was the keycode on the door, the kids could use it, we didn't have to remember any cards or keys or forget them or lose them, the code was in our brain and we were good to go!

We traveled all the way from Kansas with our 7 and 3 year old and they loved sleeping in the bunk beds. The condo had just enough space for us and Carol Ann was just a phone call away if we needed anything. The beach was right across the street. Many restaurants were merely a walk down the street. We preferred to take a nice drive down for a more quiet part of the beach, but hey, to each their own! Downtown was adorable, we went to La King's Candy and the kids had such a great time. We found the neatest little deli/bakery called Shykatz that when we go back we will frequent more than once it was so good.

Thank you so much for the hospitality and we cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us feel so good when a Guest takes the time to give us such a nice review. Thank you so much. We love returning Guests and they are given discounts on rates and do not have to pay the Property Deposit. We try so hard to insure our Guests they will have a clean and well maintained condo to stay in. Carol Ann and Clayton
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Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
"Galveston Ferry to Bolivar Peninsula. You can drive your car onto the Ferry or walk on, eit..."
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles

Galveston, Texas has something for anyone at any age. Perfect for that Romantic getaway or for a family with children. Our Granddaughter loves La King's old fashioned homemade candy, ice cream & soda fountain. Shop the historic Strand, take a Horse & Carriage Ride, Fish, Swim, Harbor Boat Tour, Moody Gardens, Galveston Ferry, Sea Wolf Park, NASA Space Center, spend a day at Schlitterbahn Water Park, visit the Kemah Boardwalk, tour the historic Galveston mansions and visit the new Pleasure Pier with it's roller coasters, log ride, gigantic Ferris Wheel and Bubba Gump's restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 30 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Flat Rate Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

The Victorian has a $20 per 15 Day Stay Facilities Access Fee, $40 for each 30 day, paid upon Check In.
this covers Parking and Pool and Hot tub Wrist Bands.
60 day Cancellation Full Refund $150 Cancellation Fee. Less then 30 Days no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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