2 Bedroom/1.5 Bath, Quick Beach Access, High End Renovation, We Love Families
About Jennifer Brian
My husband Hal is a fifth generation Texan that grew up in Forth Worth and attended Rice University with the hopes of starting a career in Houston at NASA. After college he flew P3's in the Navy for 10 years, but now he works on the NASA campus. I am from a small farming community in Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Florida. Growing up I had the opportunity to live in a touristy beach community in Italy for 3 years, so I love all things beach. I did environmental education with the Galveston Bay Foundation in Clear Lake and spent lots of time on the water in Galveston as a result of my job. I fell in love with the area and I love, "Island Time". Now, I am a veteran teacher of High School Chemistry in Pearland, Texas with Alvin ISD. We have two small girls, 5 and 11, that are finishing up kindergarten and fifth grade this year. We love to travel and went to lots of amazing places and properties before we had kids. Our schedules now keeps us mostly local and busy. Our experience with travel make us excellent hosts, and we hope to fulfill your vacation needs with the special touches we have added to our property. We sincerely hope to share our home with you so that you can experience all the wonderful things that Galveston and the Houston area have to offer while enjoying your friends and family.
Jennifer Brian purchased this House in 2015
Why Jennifer Brian chose Galveston
We needed something local so I could get my beach fix and still maintain our normal schedules at home with the kids. I had learned from my work on the island that the West End of Galveston was the most beautiful part of the island and the quietest. We have had memberships at Moody Gardens for many years now, and our kids love the activities there, but it is a long day without a place to stay local. This house allows us to partake in all the activities, festivals, and night life that we want in Galveston and then return to a quiet serene environment close by where we can enjoy the outdoors in a more natural setting. Having the boat ramp blocks away is also great, as the bay side of the island is beautiful and great for kayaking, canoeing, birding, paddle boarding, and jet skiing all of which we hope to start doing as our children become adept at those skills. Of course the fishing and Sunsets in nearby Christmas Bay can't be beat. This particular property had high ceilings with some cedar cladding that gave the home a beach charm. With the front doors open I could hear the surf, feel the breeze, and I could sit in the living room and still see my girls playing on the beach. Fantastic views of the beach were abundant and the beach was literally steps away. At low tide the beach was one of the widest I had ever seen and the water was shallow and gentle. We were the only ones on the beach in August and the sunsets were beautiful. The cottage is just the right size for our family and friends to escape to the beach. We could not walk away from it. Even my husband loved it. It was a fixer upper, and I am a closet decorator that watches way too much HGTV. We have been wanting to do a renovation and this one was a great success. We have pictures of the before and after on the property so you can see the journey the house has undertaken. We know you will love it, but we will continue to add to this property to make it the best it can be.
What makes this House unique
This property is big enough that we can all have our private space when it is needed or wanted, but it is small enough to keep us all together which is what we came here to do. Sea Isle provides access to both the Bay and the beach side of the island. Our property is beach side. There are no major roads to cross to get to the beach. The beach is a straight line path from the steps that go up to our deck. Many other properties, even second row properties, are on the other side of a major road. We are about 8 lots down from a public beach access point. The public seem to stay down near this public beach area. The beach in front of the house is quieter and cleaner. If you plan to meet a larger party at the beach, however, there is more parking and more access to the beach not far from our property on both sides of the house. We have done our best to share with you everyday conveniences that you would have at your own home like a grill, outdoor seating, beach cruisers, a fire pit, and access to quality music that you like via your own device that connects to our high quality speaker. Our cottage is newly remodeled with high end finishes and decorated to feel warm and cozy with brand new furniture and linens. We are dedicated to keeping our property clean and pristine for your use and for our own. Sea Isle is uniquely situated on the island to take advantage of the most pristine natural parts of the island for fishing and sporting while still being close to all of the activities Galveston has to offer. We also offer access to a 800 foot fishing pier, marina, pool, tennis courts, playground, and restaurant. We purchased this home primarily as an investment. In 12 years our youngest daughter will be going to college. This home was ultimately purchased and provided for your use as a way to assist with her college expenses. One hundred percent of any money earned with the long term rental and sale of this property will go directly to a college fund. She thanks you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
we had a great weekend!! very clean!
Amazing location, 1 min walk to the beach, which wasn’t very crowded even on the holiday weekend. Beautiful home, comfy beds, and everything you need. Owner was easily available and amazing to communicate with. Book it, but don’t get too many days, we are coming back!
Ryan - So glad you enjoyed it and appreciated all the great choices we made when considering a beach property for rental...great quiet beach location, and comfy so you sleep well even when you are not at home. We would love to have you and your family back anytime. Thanks so much. Jennifer
Charming getaway on the beach!
Easy check in process and beautiful location with modern nautical decor. Loved staying here!!
Castaway is the right name
This little beautiful beach cottage is a dream! The owners know style and elegance. The little details like the submarine lights for the bunk beds and the fact they can fit 6 kiddos in one room. The nice private toilet and wash room behind the bunk room. Just so many things stand out! Every one was in awe of our gorgeous getaway. We have been pampered and hope to return one day! Thank you Brian family!
Great beach location
My family had a great stay at this property. It was the perfect place to cap off our summer before heading back to school. we look forward to staying here again!
Very true listing, well stocked beach house.
Favorite things: great ocean view and sounds, the downstairs was very well set up with hot shower, swings, twinkle lights, comfortable seating and fire pit and the picnic tables. We lived hanging out there.
All the beds were very comfortable and bunk room was excellent.
A great stay overall!
Hi Olga - Thanks so much for taking time to leave us a review and thank you for your honest opinion. We are so happy to hear that you felt Cast-A-Way cottage was as advertised and that you had an excellent stay. We were so happy to host you and we hope you will consider staying with us in the future. We would love to have you back. Sincerely, Jennifer