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Direct Ocean View, Overlooking Pool, Across from Beach

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


About the property

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

NOTE:The Victorian 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 & 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.

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Carol or Clay Witherspoon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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 Galveston

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
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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 -
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Direct Ocean View, Overlooking Pool, Across from Beach
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Worthy it!!

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful!! We truly enjoyed it minute..

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Everything was perfect, except for the noise of remodeling going on in the complex

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I understand that there was some remodeling during your stay. I've spoken with our management and they have assured me that they will advise our courtesy patrol to be diligent in insuring that all construction/remolding be stopped at 8 PM. They have also stated that there is no more property remodeling scheduled. I would hope that you will return. I will offer you a discount for the inconvenience.
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  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly as described. It was the perfect size and well maintained with more then enough supplies to cook with. The beds were comfortable , however the only thing I might change would be no footboard on the bed and maybe some blackout curtains in the bedroom. I say that because I ran into it a few times, and I am one of those people who love the dark - darkness at night. Those are minor and did not create any issues. The owners were attentive and kind. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant stay!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was very nice and clean. Good location and very nice view. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Galveston. The price was excellent and I will definitely stay again when I visit. Thanks for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely complex. Sea and Waterfall pool view.

  • 5 of 5

The condo was cosy and very clean. Good communication with the owner.

Lots of bathroom towels and beach towels, which was appreciated as came from the UK, so reduced our need to bring lots of our own.

The complex was clean, well maintained, good security, helpful reception.

Both the pools were a firm favourite, as was the short walk to the beach.

Close to local restraunts, and Wallmart is just across the street, for all of your basics. (plus suitcases when you buy too much from local shops, like we did.) Got around on the recently refurbished Trolly bus, that serves the west side of the island, including downtown, and the stop is close to the complex. A bonus this year is the fares have been wavered so all rides are free.

There is lots to do on the island, lots of history, with several tours, Moody gardens, boat rides with dolphin watching.

Suitable for families, or couples or retired.

Can't wait to be able to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, decorated adorably, wonderful pools. Across the street from beach.

  • 4 of 5

Booking was easy. The front desk staff at the Victorian are very kind and helpful. Our toddler loved the pool with the mushroom shower. He could walk in on his own with his life jacket without fear of steps or falling .. it's a gradual slope that made the pool fun and easy for him. The condo is clean, decorated very cute. Small kitchen with dorm fridge. Coffee supplied although you might want to bring more coffee for a stronger brew. Has everything you need to cook. Including microwave and two burner stove. The

condo is smallish but has enough room for a family of four. One bedroom, an alcove with twin beds for the kids. And a fold out sofa in the living room.

There were lots of extras, cartoon dvds for the kids. Beach towels, paper towels etc. Nice touches to make your stay easy. The only draw back to this place is no reflection on the owners or the condo itself. It's just that it's a little hard to get to the room with your luggage and in and out of the elevator in the heat. There are some carts but they are heavy and don't steer great. If your strong it's no prob... I imagine a bit harder on the elderly. Or someone with

Mobility issues.

The owners made were kind and helpful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

The Victorian has a $20 plus Tax 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.
No refunds except for Mandatory Evacuations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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