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3 BR WATERFRONT W INCREDIBLE VIEW, Includes Golf Crt, Kayaks,Bikes,Paddle Board

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Bayside Condo with SPECTACULAR VIEW - Sleeps 6-8 Adults


NOTE: If you do not see your dates available, please free to message or call us. We have two other units in the same building that may be available that come with similar amenities.

You will be absolutely amazed how beautiful the view is from this condo. Our building is the closest you can get to the water at Pointe West. You will want to spend hours and hours just sitting on the balcony taking in the gorgeous view, watching birds, etc... Guests appreciate that the bay is only 12-18 inches deep. They can turn their kids loose with the kayaks and sit on the balcony and watch them worry-free. Fishermen love wading out right in front of the condo.

- Enjoy Incredible Sunsets and Bird Watching right from the balcony.

- Fish, Crab, Kayak, and Paddle Board right in front of our building.

- Walk or Bicycle, or take the golf cart to the Pointe West Beach Club or Lazy River Pool .

- Enjoy miles of gorgeous, clean, private beach. Pointe West by far has the best beach on the Island. If you have been to Galveston before, you won’t believe your eyes when you see how nice our beach is.

- If you have to work, you’ll love that we have free Wi-Fi, a desk in one of the bedrooms, and a printer that works with smart phone and tablets.

- We are handicap accessible. We have wide doorways and an elevator. There's also an elevator at the Pointe West Beach Club. Guests can even make arrangements with the beach club to use their beach-ready wheel chair free of charge.

- The Pointe West Beach Club has a beautiful infinity edge pool, hot tub, kids pool, cabanas, grills, gift shop, internet usage (free wifi), workout facility, lockers & game room. The Pointe West Beach Club charges $10 per person at the entrance desk as guest registration fee for the duration of your stay during peak season. There is no charge for guest registration from mid September to the end of February.

Deal directly with the owners. Our condo is not part of a large rental pool. We try to keep everything extremely well stocked and in very good condition, as we want it to be when we stay there. Thru trial and error we have found a great cleaning crew, so you should find the condo to be very, very clean.

We are very family friendly and we let you use all our “stuff” for free. We have 4 kayaks, 2 bicycles, a stand-up paddle board, fishing poles, crabbing nets, beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, binoculars, loads of board games, DVDs, computer monitor & printer, pack-n-play, high-chair, etc.. We even have a golf cart for guests who book 3 or more consecutive nights. Most guests find all the extras we provide to be an incredible value! Renting all the stuff that we provide for free would cost about $500/day thru a rental agency (see

We also have a very well equipped kitchen. If you’ve rented a VRBO type property before, you’ll be amazed at how well stocked our kitchen is. We often host Thanksgiving here for 18, so we have a lot of everything, and all kinds of cookware. If you forget to bring it, don’t worry, we probably have it!

Our check-in procedure is very easy. For optimum security, each guest gets unique door code that only works for the duration of their stay. Guests can change the 10 digit door code assigned to them to a 4 digit code of their choice that’s easy to remember. No one is given keys. Guests don’t have to drive anywhere to pick-up keys and there’s no chance that a previous guest or workman is running around with a key to your door.

If you want to save money, you can pay us directly by credit card or check instead of paying thru VRBO. When you pay us directly, there's no booking fee and we don't require you to purchase the $59 damage insurance policy. This can be a very significant savings. Call us and we will be happy to tell you how to do this.


Three Bedroom:

Master- King Bed

Bed 2 - Queen Bed

Bed 3 - Queen Bed

1 pack-n-play

Family Room - Queen Size Sleeper Sofa with high-quality "dream quest memory foam" mattress

Air beds and additional linens available upon request

If you need more or space, check out our other listings in the same building:

Arthur's Beach & Bay II: 2 Bed/2 Bath with 2 kayaks VRBO 562771

Arthur's Beach & Bay I & II: 5 Bed/4 bath with 6 kayaks VRBO 561225

Arthur's Beach and Bay III: "Honeymoon Suite" VRBO 731216

More Details

Lisa Arthur
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

Why Lisa Arthur chose Texas Gulf Coast

We purchased this condo because we wanted a quick & quiet escape from work that was also fun enough so that our college age children would enjoy it. It's a really easy commute from Houston and our kids love bringing their college friends here - there's so much for them to do. We love relaxing and watching birds from the balcony. Our kids love taking their friends to the beach club and lazy river pool. Best of both worlds for our family. (NOTE - the 3 bedroom was such a hit, that we later purchased a 2 bedroom in the same building. Together, they are perfect for large family gatherings, like Thanksgiving. See VRBO 561225 to get rates for both units.)

What makes this condo unique

Incredible View!!!!!! Feels very remote and very close to nature. Perfect spot for Bird Watching, Kayaking, Fishing, or just relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A family of 4 and a family of 5 stayed in this condominium. It was well appointed with comfortable beds and all the amenities that we needed to cook, play games, entertain children and watch consistently beautiful sunsets. The mosquitoes were quite bad the latter part of the week, but a fogger and Off! helped considerably. The club pool and beach were well maintained and front desk staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful in securing cabanas, planning activities for kids, and providing insight regarding club amenities. We will definitely plan on returning!

Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

*Review copied from previous VRBO listing prior to June 2013 ownership change.
Jul 2012
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Galveston Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower , Large bath with granite counters and his and her sinks
  • Large Master bath has granite counters and his and her sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Family Room pull-out Sofa - 1 double
  • Master Bedroom with Private Balcony, large walk-in closet, with ironing board and portable crib. Bedroom 2 has view of wild-life area and also has a small desk. TVs and ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • live theater
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Pointe West Beach Club has a restaurant & bar that serves food in the pool area. Hours of Operation vary by season, so call ahead.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

3 BR WATERFRONT W INCREDIBLE VIEW, Includes Golf Crt, Kayaks,Bikes,Paddle Board
average rating of 4.928571 based on 35 reviews
Lancaster, PA, USA

This condo is the best place for winter birding on Galveston Island

  • 5 of 5

This condo overlooks the Galveston Bay, and from its balcony we watched egrets, herons, coots, sanderlings, pelicans -- = and the occasional spoonbill flying by. There are many great places for birding on Galveston Island, but this February none were consistently better than what we had outside our balcony.

We used Lisa and Ken's kayaks to explore the waterline of the bay eastward and to get closer to feeding flocks of birds. We also visited Brazoria National Wildlife Refuse, about 35 minutes away, where there is a free 8-mile audio tour of birding spots. (The ibis alone are worth the trip.) On the route we also found an excellent restaurant, the Red Snapper Inn, and a free state-run fish hatchery, which stocks red fish and sea trout.

The condo itself is as described, an upscale, attractively furnished apartment with tile floors, up-to-date appliances and an abundant supply of the basics (towels, kitchen gadgets, etc.) Everything was clean.

The condo comes with free membership in the nearby beach club, which as a fitness gym and pool. A second club location has several additional pools and a hot tub. The gym equipment was in good repair; the hot tub a delight in mid-February.

Lisa and Ken Arthur also provide a golf cart, which is handy, but not essential, for getting around the condo development.

The condo's location, on the west end of the island, is perfect for those who love nature. Not only is the bay outside your balcony, but in 10 minutes you can walk across the narrow island to the Gulf of Mexico, where there is a wide seashore beach.

The tourist attractions of the island, and the city of Galveston itself, is on the opposite end of the island, the east side, about 15 - 20 miles away. We drove there many times to see the Bishop's Palace, Oil Rig Museum, tree sculptures and other attractions, and to eat at the town's many good restaurants.

Winter is not often thought of as great birding weather. April is the crazy birding season here. But we enjoyed the birds that winter in the bay and the scarcity of people. There were many days when we had the marshes and the beach to ourselves, nothing but sand and water for as far as the eye could see.

We'd definitely recommend the Arthur's condos for those who love nature but enjoy a bit of touring as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved our vacation. The condos were top notch and everything was as advertised. View of the bay was spectacular and we also enjoyed the Beach Club/Pool area as well. Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and Relaxing Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the pleasure of staying in the 3 bedroom/2 bath condo for 7 nights and 6 days. Upon arrival, we were delighted with the cleanliness of the condo and its peaceful location overlooking the Galveston Bay. We truly enjoyed the condo and the views of the absolutely beautiful sunsets in the evening from the roomy balcony. In addition to the condo and bay, we had a fun-filled yet relaxing time at the Pointe West Beach Club, Pointe West Sunset Beach Club and the beach. An added bonus for our family was that we vacationed during the back-to-school week. So, we had an immense amount of privacy at the condo, beach clubs and beach, which was right on cue for us. Furthermore, Ms. Lisa is a wonderful renter whom is very easy to work with. She is quick to respond to any questions or concerns before and during your stay, and she is very accommodating to her renters. Therefore, we would definitely return for a future vacation, and we recommend you all make vacation plans to do the same

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely delightful. At first we weren't sure about how everything was spread out-but it was actually the best of all worlds. Our unit was very quiet and being right on the bay was great.The water in the bay was perfect for fishing, paddle boarding and catching hermit crabs. We could just hop on the golf cart and drive down the road to the pool and lazy river or drive across to the big pool and private beach. The unit was very nice and well appointed. The crew that cleans does a wonderful job and they provide all kids of services at very reasonable prices. We even sent them our list of groceries and they were in the refrigerator when we arrived-loved it. There were 6 adults and 2 small children staying in the unit and with the big porch it never seemed crowded. We would absolutely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place

  • 4 of 5

Long way from busy Galveston which was good for us. Quiet building too. Balcony was nice overlooking bay and beach was close enough.

Grill in yard was inconvenient

and "everybody's business is nobody's business" so the grill was covered with old burn food and no way to clean it. A grill on the balcony would be nice for those who like to grill.

Overall, enjoyed the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, I'm so sorry that you were not happy with the grills, but what you have stated in your review isn't exactly true. First, we keep a a grill cleaning brush in the pantry of the condo with all the other grilling tools. If you had called me, I could have (1) told you about the location of the grill cleaning brush (2) called the Pointe West management and had them send someone over to clean the grill - we pay for cleaning people and they are supposed to clean the common areas, including the grills and (3) and I could have also asked our cleaning crew to clean the grill - even though it's a community grill, I would have gotten our service to take care of it for you. Unfortunately It's against the fire codes to grill on the balcony of an apartment or condo, so the community grill at the a base of the building is the only option. Luckily our building is located very very close to the community grill - it's about 30 feet from the master balcony. Most people don't have an issue with this, in fact, you are the first guest to complain about the location of the grill, which makes me wonder if you were even at the right grill. If you come back and stay with us again, please don't hesitate to call us or also to call our cleaning service if you should encounter any problems. Even if it's something small, I would rather have you call and "bug" me so I can fix the problem than for you to have a bad experience. Sincerely Lisa Arthur
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

We'll Be Back!

Thank you for running a first-class operation there and making our trip the best trip we've ever had without a doubt.

The Bay Water #303 Unit and the entire property were simply outstanding. It made our trip so perfectly wonderful. Fantastic Setting, Fantastic Views, Fantastic Accommodations, Fantastic Extras, Fantastic Location.

It would have been easy to have had a sub-par trip, fraught with lots of problems, with a lesser property. Our #303 unit eliminated any possible chance that our trip was not perfect. There was nothing about #303 that didn't far exceed our expectations. It was beautiful inside and out! It was immaculate, quiet and the setting was supreme. Each of us will long remember that porch and the views. It was so refreshing and liberating. Talk about a place to unwind! The hardest thing about it was leaving. I think we all need counseling for withdrawal symptoms.

If we ever imagine a perfect place in our minds again it will be #303. The good news is that it's real, we don't have to imagine. We just have to get back there as soon as we can!


Sheila, Suzanne, Marianne, Donna, and Steve

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The West End Restaurant & Sandbar
Nate's West End Bar & Grill
West End Marina (Sea Isle)
Galveston Country Club
Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals
Rick's Beach Rentals
Waterman Seafood Grill
cemetery ghost tours galveston
Seven Seas Grocery and Market
Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pointe West Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pointe West Beach Club (seasonal)
Nearest Beach
San Luis Pass
Car: necessary

Beautiful Beaches! Fabulous location for Bird Watching, Fishing, Kayaking, Crabbing, Sunset Watching, etc... Photographer's Dream! You can go into Galveston for countless amusements, including theater, shopping, museums, etc.. but probably won't want to once you experience how relaxing and beautiful it is just to sit on the balcony and soak it all in at the condo.

Our condo the closest condo to the water in Pointe West. We are right on the bay, so you can walk out the front door and you are seconds away from fishing or kayaking. Pointe West has two pools, the Beach Club infinity pool and the bay side Lazy River pool and we are half-way between the two. It's very nice to walk here. We have low traffic streets and lots of trails for bicycle, pedestrians and golf carts. We are a 7 minute walk to the Pointe West Beach Club, 7 minute walk to the bay side lazy river pool, and 5 minute walk to the beach. There is parking area at each pool, so if you don't like walking you can go by car, golf cart, or bicycle.

Our cleaning service offers a "concierge services". you can book with them directly for grocery delivery, baby sitting, pet sitting, holiday meal catering, and even to a massage therapist visit the property.

We are on the complete opposite end of the Island from the Cruise Terminals, bars and restaurants about 26 miles, or 35-40 minutes depending on traffic and about 20-25 minutes away from amusements like Moody Gardens, Water Slides, Miniature Golf, etc...

For boaters, you can launch small boats (kayaks, paddle board, canoe) right in front of the condo. There is a public boat dock across the bridge at San Luis Pass. There's a private Marina 6 miles to the east in Sea Isle.

For Deep Sea Fishing, guests will get a "Friends and Family" discount when booking our nephew's boat, a 35' Carver Sportfish that holds 6 people and leaves out of the Galveston Yacht Basin. Email us for further details.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter- Memorial Day
Apr 14 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
July 4th Weekend
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas - New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Back to School Special
Aug 17 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 15.0%

A one-time registration fee of $5 per person off-season (Sept 9-March 1) and $10 per person during peak season is payable to Pointe West Beach Club when you check-in so that you can use the Pointe West facilities (swimming pools, beach club, gym, etc..) and is good for the length of your stay.

Cancellation: We don't want you to book the property if you aren't sure you are going to stay with us. Guests wishing to cancel a reservation will be assessed a $300 transaction fee. The remainder of the monies paid will be refunded as follows: 100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date, 50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date, 0% if cancelled within 29 days of the Check-in Date. This policy is stated in our Rental Agreement and overrides any other policy you may on VRBO, HomeAway, etc.. Guests concerned about cancellation due to illness or other circumstances should consider purchasing Travel Cancellation Protection (see or

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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