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Karen McGrath

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

30 Steps to Beach, Sleep 15, Dream Views

17 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

You won't find a rental with better views, decor, or amenities in Pirates. This is a dream beach house with beach/ sand views from almost every room. We are only 30 STEPS TO BEACH. LOOK at our pictures - you won't find a rental in Pirates closer to the beach.

The home has been professionally decorated and has all the amenities you could possible imagine.

* Beach Views (not just water but actually SAND VIEWS) from 8 rooms

* Beach view Balconies (eating / lounge)

* Cable and Internet - WIFI

* DVD, Book and Game Library

* King Master w/ In Suite Bath, Private Balcony, LCD TV/ Cable, Full Beach Views

* King Bedroom w/ access to deck with full beach views

* King Bedroom w/ in suite bath, and access to deck with full beach views

* Bunk room w/ sleeping for 7, LCD TV, cable, and Wii System (mid August), in suite bath - Perfect Kids retreat

* Kitchen w/ gourmet amenities and beach views

* Access to Galveston Country Club (Golf, Tennis, Pool, Restaurant)

* Outdoor Shower

Keywords: Beach house

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen McGrath (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

30 Steps to Beach, Sleep 15, Dream Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Super family vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

Being steps away from the beach made this property very special especially for young children. Having beach toys and chairs at the property meant there was no need to bring your own. The house was plenty large enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. You had great views of the Gulf from all 3 patio decks. The kitchen was well stocked with dishware, cooking utensils, and condiments. Having access to the Galveston Country Club's pool, tennis courts, and golf course was also a plus! We would return again.

Jim R. - Plano TX

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TX
5

Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed this beach house. It was perfect for our family of 7 adults and 3 kids. We loved being right at the beach. The house had all the amenities that we could ask for. Definitely coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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El Paso, TX, USA
5

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The Bad - Mosquitos in Galveston at that time of year are plentiful. Certainly not a knock on the house itself but I wanted something negative to write.

The Excellent - Everything else.

- The Management. Dealing with Karen was a pleasure. She was prompt with replies and our deposit. We have rented though HomeAway before both for Galveston and other locations and I am glad we found her there.

- Location. Being a long island, there is always some downside in our opinion to any location. Near town puts you near activities but away from nice beaches. This location made the downtown activities within a reasonable distance while providing a great beach location.

- Accommodations - My wife and I rented the home and invited our two daughters and their families (five children with four of them being five or under.) The house had enough bedrooms to give us space yet main rooms were large enough that we could intermingle which was the goal of the trip.)

- Ammenities - TV, games, beach toy, cookware and dishes were plentiful. We would have loved to use the porches but as mentioned the mosquitos are bad in early OCT. The proximity to the beach was great.

Since we rent a place somewhere in Texas once or twice a year I looked up their other properties as possible future locations. Unfortunately they look to not be of sufficient size for our needs as I imagine they are nice like this place and as mentioned I liked working with Karen. Not sure when we will return to Galveston again but I see us as returning to this house some day in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benbrook, Texas
5

Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Playa Romantica from May 31 to June 7. The house is perfect in so many ways for the three generations we had there. The bedrooms and bathrooms are so comfortable for the adults and the bunk room was great fun for the little ones. With the huge deck and under-house area, there is always a shady spot with a wonderful breeze. The outdoor shower with hot water was amazing and there were lots of beach chairs and toys to use. We set up a tent/awning on the beach and left it there all week. It's about 50 yards through the dunes to the beach. Our only issue was the abundance of seaweed. It is cleared into two huge mounds every day, but they do not clear a path to the water. We recommend bringing a shovel to do that yourself. Other than that, the water was a perfect temperature, no under tow, and waist deep out to about 100 yards with a soft sand bottom. We weren't ever bothered by bugs. There is a convenience store across the highway that has a lot of food items, liquor, and beach supplies. Thank you, Karen, for helping us have a wonderful birthday celebration.

Fort Worth Smiths

Keller Smiths

Bedford Nelsons

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer 2013 Memories

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent, everyone loved the house.

We created many memories there. Hope to be back next year. Thank you so much for sharing your home.

Garza Family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Playa Romantica!

  • 5 of 5

Twelve girlfriends and I, thirteen total, stayed at Playa Romantica for the weekend. The house was beautifully decorated (a friend swore she had seen every room in a Pottery Barn magazine), extremely clean, and in a perfect location. Each of us had plenty of space to do what we wanted: layout on the decks, curl up and read, listen to music and dance, or sit around talking and laughing. The beds were all clean and extremely comfortable. The only thing I would like to let everyone know is that the bunk beds are definitely standard twin-sized. While several of us were under 5'6 and fit comfortably, anyone taller than that definitely wouldn't be able to stretch out. :) There were plenty of bathrooms and they were all very clean and well stocked.

The code we were given to open the door didn't initially work, but I called Karen - the owner - and she quickly responded with a working number. No other issues there. We also had to go refill the propane tank before we grilled our dinner, but that wasn't an issue because we had to go out for supplies anyway. When I let Karen know, she readily offered to reimburse us for the tank (since we weren't planning on taking the tank with us). Super great of her!

The house is right next to the beach - so close that we could run back to the house for snacks or bathroom breaks. We also didn't have a problem with noise since the beach is semi-private. We had a wonderful time and everyone agreed it was the best house we'd rented in the last three years. Thanks so much to Karen for sharing her beautiful, sea-side home! We really do appreciate it!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport Houston or IAH
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
San Luis Pass
Nearest Restaurant
1
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Pirates Beach
Car: not necessary

Golf , swim and eat at Galveston Country Club

* Moody Gardens- Rain Forest, Water park/beach, Discovery Pyramid, etc

* Schlitterbahn water park

* NASA

* Greyhound Racing

* Golf Cart Rentals

* Sea Wall Bicycling

* Segway Tours

* Historical Galveston Tours/ Architecture

* Trolley Rides

* Strand Shopping

* Museums

* Sea Kayaking

* Fishing

* Crab Hunting

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
From
$595
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
From
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$655
From
$695
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 15.0%

Holidays are $795 a night for four nights surrounding holiday.

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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (3) 3 King Bedrooms, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa, Twin or Single Beds (3) 1 Twin Sofa Bed 2 Twin futon beds, Child Beds (1) Pack and Play Crib and Highchair provided, Bunk Beds (2) Two Bunk Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide guests with: 1. Guest access to Galveston Country Club (restaurant, pool, golf, tennis) 2. Sand toys and chairs (no need to pack your own, we have some to share) 3. Game library - we have lots of games, puzzles, cards, etc to share 4. DVD library - we have videos to share 5. Flashlights to use for night time crabbing 6. Lounge chairs and cushions 7. Propane Grill 8. Wii Gaming System and some games. 9. Outdoor Swing 10. Outdoor Picnic Area 11. Outdoor Shower 12. Pack and Play crib and Highchair

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