Max occupancy: 10
1 King Bed,
1 Queen Bed,
4 Twin Bed,
1 Sofa Bed
26441 Cat Tail Drive #201, Galveston, TX 77554
Luxurious oceanfront condo w/ shared hot tub & pool, nearby beach access!
This Galveston vacation rental is the ideal place to enjoy a beach trip. With easy access to the shore, ocean and bay views, and fantastic community amenities available, you may never want to leave this cozy condo!
Located about 20 miles west of Galveston, this home is in the upscale Pointe West condo complex. To access the beach, simply walk a few minutes across the road and past a dune walkover to find the pristine beaches where you can wriggle your toes in the sand, enjoy the sunshine, and frolic through the shallow waves.
With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this home has ample space for ten guests (six adults), so don't be afraid to bring the whole family! The living room features comfortable seating, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and plenty of space for guests to spread out and chat. A dining room connects this living area to the open kitchen. With brand new central A/C you'll stay nice and cool on hot days.
The full kitchen is filled with all the appliances and tools you may need to cook up tasty meals for everyone during your stay. Whether you're planning a casual taco night or a more elaborate Thanksgiving dinner, this kitchen is well-equipped for whatever type of meal you want!
This home has a master bedroom with a king-size bed, and an attached private bathroom with a walk-in shower and a large soaking tub. A second room is also master-style, featuring a lovely queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom. The third bedroom would be a perfect place for children to sleep because it has two sets of twin bunk-style beds. Another full bathroom is in the hallway, and a queen-size sofabed in the living room means that this condo can easily accommodate up to 10 guests!
Each of the bedrooms also features a flatscreen TV with a DVD player, so you can pop in a Disney movie for the kids or watch your favorite late-night talk show before drifting off to sleep. If you step outside, you will find a balcony area that offers amazing views of the surroundings. From there you can see both the bay and the ocean, so you can watch the sunrises and sunsets. New flooring throughout adds another element of comfort.
After you've spent a morning walking on the beach, grab your swimsuit and head to the community's shared pool areas. You can access pools, a hot tub, beach volleyball, a fitness center, 14 miles of walking trails, picnic areas with gas grills, and more!
If you feel like heading into the city in the evening, take the scenic 20-mile drive into Galveston. There you can find all sorts of restaurants ranging from BBQ to fresh sushi, and everything in between. You could go shopping, visit the water park, peruse some museums, or simply get a coffee and take a nice long walk along the seawall.
Come stay at this wonderful Texas vacation rental, and let the amazing views, great amenities, and relaxing atmosphere help you create some unforgettable memories with your loved ones!
**Note: During peak season between March 1st and September 8th, Beach Club bands will be $10 per guest over 3-years-old to access all amenities. This fee is charged by the POA of Pointe West and is payable at the Beach Club. Also, please note that this home's elevators are unreliable, and that the home is not suitable for elderly guests or those with limited mobility.**
Hot tub (Shared)
Washer/dryer : Private
Pool : Shared
Internet : Comcast
Cable : Comcast
Hot tub : Shared
Courtni K.Oct 2019
Beautiful condo, very comfortable furniture and the kitchen is well stocked. Plenty of towels. It is a walk to the beach and a drive to the pools but nothing inconvenient. Beautiful view from the balcony too! We loved it!!
Michelle M.Aug 2019
A few minor glitches but for the most part it was very good.
Emily S.Jun 2019
The west end is the best part of the Island.
Courtney S.Aug 2018
We absolutely loved the Sand Swept! It was impressive from the minute we walked in, with nice flooring, fully stocked kitchen, and huge corner balcony. It truly had everything you could possibly need. The kitchen had items like a crock pot and air popped popcorn popper (which I didn’t expect!). Plenty of bathroom towels, and even a few beach towels for use. Just a short walk to the beach, which was nice. The only thing I could think to improve upon this condo is to put blinds on the balcony doors, to cut down on the bright sun when needed. Otherwise, it was perfect! We will definitely be back!!
Patricia C.Jun 2018
Great location and the house was really nice. We would definitely go back.
Tracie K.Jun 2018
We lucked into this place on a last minute vacay----the condo itself had absolutely everything we could ask for....plenty of towels, very clean and cooking pots and pans. View of beach and of bay for sunsets was wonderful! We did use the beach club....note they do not provide towels
Perfect spot i would totally rent again
Pamela W.May 2018
The condo was spacious and clean. Well worth the price considering the comparables in the area. I didn’t want to leave! Would definitely rent again in the future.
Kristie M.Mar 2018
Love this condo! Close to the beach, very clean, all the amenities we needed! We will definitely book this one again!
Monica S.Nov 2017
Write your review hereloved it here and want to come back
STEFANIE B.Aug 2017
This place was great! The location was a little far from the main part of Galveston, but I think that was actually a plus. Very peaceful and serene, easy access to the beach. I would recommend taking a wagon for your stuff to get to the beach. The skillets need to be replaced. The sofa bed is not the most comfy, but we made it work. Bring mosquito repellent. the mosquitos there are VICIOUS! Overall, a great spot.
Leann M.Aug 2017
The condo was very nice! We had plenty of space for the entire family.
Roxann W.Aug 2017
We stayed a week and enjoyed the beach and both pools. We grilled at the Bay Water location at lunch one day while kids enjoyed the lazy river. I would recommend bringing tubes for lazy river. The beach is kept clean and my grandchildren enjoyed themselves--playing in the surf, building in the sand, and chasing crabs (after dark). . We stayed on the property and didn't feel the need to visit Galvesron except for souvenirs! Lots of fun!
Brad T.Jul 2017
Everything was as described...we hope to come back soon!
R. Marshall N.Jul 2017
We had our family reunion here for the second consecutive year andhad 4 units overall. Everyone was very happy with the properity and we will back again.
Lisa G.Jun 2017
Nice to sit on the balcony and the split bedrooms is nice. More than the 4 of us could have stayed with plenty of room. Thanks for having the Wifi fixed before we got there too. Great time!
Haven M.Jun 2017
Overall the property was nice. The red sofa on the side of the kitchen is pretty ratty and probably needs to be replaced. I will say that on the first night we noticed that the Master bed had no mattress cover and we had to wash the sheets because there was lots of hair between the fitted and flat sheets. Also the microwave vent cover kept popping off. Many of the dished (pans, pots) were not so clean.
I guess our main disappointment was the beach club. We had some problems with the Beach Club staff that was not so friendly. We had no alcohol, barely touched the swimming pool and for the most part quietly read our books, but the security guard seems to target us, we think because we are African American. We did speak to management of the Beach Club who said they would look into it. Just thought you should know, and others that care about that behavior, should know that was going on.
On a positive note, the view from the condo is amazing and the walk to the beach is perfect! There are signs about staying away from the marsh land between the beach and condo because of the rattlesnake habitat and it is true! We saw one walking back from the beach!!!
We are glad to see this guest enjoyed their visit despite some disappointments. We are excited to say the red sofa has been replaced! We apologize that there were some cleanliness issues with this stay; we have discussed the comment with our housekeeping staff and revisited our expectations for them. Thank you!
Michele T.Jun 2017
Our family enjoyed the condo and the view. The weather didn't cooperate but we just went to relax. The condo was clean , comfortable and spacious! We will hopefully go again.
Melodie R.Jun 2017
Overall a fun family vacation. We enjoyed the quiet location and beach was never crowded, sometimes we had to ourselves! Few minutes walk from condo to beach but we brought a wagon which helped(had to carry up and down stairs but husband didn't mind). Condo was nice, biggest complaint was eating/cooking utensils were dirty in drawers. Condo large and comfortable for our family of 10. About a 25 minutes drive to restaurants and attractions but we enjoyed the scenic drive. We saw 2 snakes in driveway and many jelly fish washed up, just needed to watch where we stepped. We would consider staying again.
We apologize this guest found dirty dishes during their stay. We have discussed this with housekeeping so they can be more mindful of this area in the future.
Charles A. P.May 2017
Doesn't get better than this!!!
Shelley F.Apr 2017
My family and I enjoyed our stay at Sand Swept! We enjoyed working with Vacasa. They were great in every aspect of our experience. We have found them to be very responsive to our needs.
We can't wait to come back again and will rent a vacation property through Vacasa again!
Jamie H.Apr 2017
Great view. Plenty of room for 9 people. Very quiet area.
Cynthia H.Mar 2017
Marcy T.Oct 2016
We had a great time !! Can't wait to go back!
Judy H.Jul 2016
Our family was very happy and satisfied with this condo. It was the perfect spot for relaxation and fun. The pools were amazing and the beach was within walking distance. The private beach was perfect for families to enjoy in peace. My family did not want to leave and are ready to return soon. Loved it!
Roxann W.Jul 2016
Wish we could have stayed longer. Beach was clean and kids really enjoyed it. Beach Club pools and lazy river gave us options to beach. Condo was roomy and clean. We went for a quick getaway with family and everyone had lots of fun. We are planning to come back next summer!
Letty H.Jul 2016
We arrived and were just breathless when we entered the condo, well furnished and views from every window !! Will go back next year.
CHARLES R.Jul 2016
This condo was Very Clean, well maintained and beautifully decorated, we had a awesome and relaxing vacation.
Reynolds M N.Jun 2016
Had a blast. The property was perfect. Thanks.
Emilee R.Jun 2016
Overall very pretty grounds. Very quite and well maintained.
Kelly S.May 2016
Check in was simple, house was gorgeous, everything I needed was there, beach was wide and clean, pool and bar/restaurant convenient. Would definitely stay here again!
Chad S.May 2016
My daughter was graduating from UTMB nursing school and we wanted to celebrate with our family, grandparents, her fiance and his parents, but we only had the weekend, so, space and maximum enjoyment were our priorities.
The condo, Sand Swept, provided a home away from home feeling with plenty of space, comfort and style. Honestly, it couldn't have been better! Since I did all the planning, I was a little nervous, but everyone was so impressed and it made me feel so good to get it right on this special occasion. The laminate flooring, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, art work, flat screens, etc. really matched the environment with the occasion- special. There is just something affirming and validating when you stay in a really nice place like this.
Regarding maximum enjoyment, Pointe West Beach Club kept us busy with plenty of water activities (spacious beach, sparkling lazy river & infinity pool) and the food in the Pointe restaurant was fabulous both times we dined for dinner. Everyone was very impressed with the quality of the food and I, the receiver of the check, was delighted with the value! Our Romanian waiter was very friendly and professional and he really connects with the guests; I watched him throwing the football around with people at the pool! They loved him!
Guys, really, this weekend was an answer to prayer! For a week before the trip the weather men were saying that the weekend would be stormy and even the night before there was a 65% chance of storms, but the wind and waves still obey Jesus and He gave us a perfect weekend at Pointe West!
Thank you Jesus! Thank you Pointe West & Vacasa!
Bryan D.Apr 2016
My family and I enjoyed our weekend getaway, from relaxing to the beach. This is a perfect location away from everything and very peaceful. We will stay here again. Thanks
Cristy L.Apr 2016
Great location and nice accommodations. The beach is a 3 minute walk away and was very nice. There were a few maintenance issues, but nothing that was a deal breaker. My only complaint.... The mattress in the master bedroom is horribly uncomfortable. We would definitely stay again.
Sarah S.Oct 2015
We loved the location and views of this unit. You could easily walk over the boardwalk directly to the beach which was never crowded! We had plenty of space for all the adults and children to rest and relax. The kitchen was a good size for cooking for 7 people. Only negatives are that the carpets were in need of a good cleaning and several of the dining chairs are either broken or almost broken. This unit could use a little refresh in the furnishings department but other than that we would love to stay here again.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the home and the area! It has so much to offer our guests that are lucky enough to stay here. Thank you for letting us know about the floors. The owner has replaced the floors, painted the home and made it much more comfortable for the guests staying with us. We look forward to your return trip and thank you again for staying with Vacasa.
Jennifer K.Aug 2015
We have been in many other units in Pointe West, and this one is definitely not as nice. It has carpet in the living area, which is pretty much impossible to keep clean in a vacation rental (all the other ones we have been in have tile or wood.) It is very worn and dirty. Furnishings are fine, everything works pretty well except the icemaker. Just be aware you will need to make a 30-min round trip to the store each day to buy ice. The kitchen has the bare necessities needed to cook meals - nothing extra. And we laughed every time we unloaded the dishwasher because the dinner plates do not fit in the cabinets! Super-narrow cabinets - you have to angle the plates to get them inside. Someone was not thinking ahead.
We had some issues with the property management which they are aware of and I'm pretty sure it was a fluke that so many things got overlooked this one particular weekend. Overall it was a nice stay. But we will stay in a different unit if we ever go back to Pointe West.
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with us. The owner of the home has replaced the floors and added cookware to make the kitchen more functional. We hope you enjoyed the resort and made terrific memories!
Catherine J.Jul 2015
Pointe West is a great spot, but bring everything you need because the closest store is 9 miles away. We have stayed here the past 5 years and always enjoyed the pools and club house.
Heather G.Jul 2015
I was really excited to get to the condo and my daughter we extremely excited. Are check in time was 4:00 pm on Sunday. When we arrived the condo had not been cleaned and there were two chairs on the back deck that were broken so you could not sit in them and the table on the main deck had 3 tiles missing. I called Vacasa and was told the cleaning lady would be there in 20 min. When she arrived she proceeded to clean the condo and wash the bed sheets, it was 4 hours later when she left and she as not finished. So around 8:30 pm. She said that she would bring new sheet for the king bed, because we did no have any???
She did not come back. I called Vacasa in the morning and explained what was going on and was told that the property manager would come by and bring new sheets. At this point my husband was ready to leave after having to sleep in the couch because we did not have sheets for the bed. We decided to check all the beds and all of them were missing something. Finally Eddie, the property manager arrived with all the sheets!!!! Yeah!!!!!.
We were finally able to enjoy our vacation. My daughter loved being so close to the beach and the pool was GREAT!!!. The condo was spacious enough that we never felt like we were on top of each other. We really enjoyed the amenities - pool, lazy river, play room and the restaurant and bar. Even though it started off on the wrong foot, it ended up being a great vacation. Thank you Eddie Cantu for saving our vacation!!!!
Thanks so much for your review. A clean home is priority number one for Vacasa and our guests, and we applaud Eddie for coming to the rescue. We have trained an amazing team of housekeepers who have been making sure this home is completely clean and ready for our guests coming in the future. We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed this spacious and well-appointed condo, despite the rocky start. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon.
William B.Jul 2015
Loved location and property with private clean beaches. The layout of condo was also very appealing. I know it's hard to keep rentals perfect but this one did seem to need some attention in its overall cleanliness and kitchen utensils/furnishings. Had a great stay overall.
Thank you so much for staying with Vacasa and sharing your review. We have had some trouble with cleanliness in this area in the past but we now have an expert team of housekeepers that will make sure the home is in perfect condition for our guests. We hope you have a chance to come stay with us again.
Stephanie C.Apr 2015
We enjoyed our stay here, it has a nice view. We did have a few issues with broken patio furniture and rusted locks not working properly and bathroom drain not working. I would come back if these issues are resolved. The condo itself is well appointed and comfortable. I would recommend only if the owner will replace broken furniture. It was not acceptable to leave a rusted and broken table on the patio, it should have been removed at the very least and it should have been replaced since there is a table in the pictures of the property. We were planning on having a dinner on the patio but were unable to do that. Otherwise everything was clean, but the carpet definitely needs to be steam cleaned as there are stains.
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! This home really does have some lovely views! We are terribly sorry that the patio furniture was not usable during your stay, the owner has been made aware and has replaced it with new furniture. The local manager did bring by a plastic table, but we understand that that is not exactly the same as a sturdy metal table. We are working with the owner to reach a more permanent solution. The local manager has been notified of the other items that you mentioned, including the carpet and will be working to make improvements. Thank you so much for the helpful feedback and thank you for choosing Vacasa! We hope to see you again!
Eric R.Apr 2015
Can't wait to go back again! We have stayed at Sand Swept several times now and our experience is always awesome. It's both beautifully and comfortably furnished with everything we could need. The unit is the largest floor plan available which makes it feel like home when we go as a couple; and is very spacious and comfortable when the entire family is there. Plenty of room and privacy for everyone. It has a great beach view from the ever-breezy balcony and easy access to the dunes crossover. We'll be back as often as possible!
Norman S.Sep 2014
The condo was very nice and we felt right at home as soon as we walked in the door. Everything was just as advertised; no surprises at all! The ocean views were awesome and we would definitely stay here again.
Brenda J.Jul 2014
This was our third stay at Pointe West and our first stay at Sand Swept. It was very clean and just as described in the post. The condo has everything you need to enjoy your stay. We had a rainy day and it even had board games and books to read. Thanks for an enjoyable vacation and we look forward to our return.