USA Texas Galveston Bay Galveston Listing #43370

About The Beach - Galveston, TX

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17 reviews
Max. occupancy: 9 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 3 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  (75 lb weight limit) 
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Unforgettable, Dog-Friendly, Two-Story Getaway w/Ocean & Gulf Views + Large Deck

This spacious, beachfront cottage will make you forget about all of your problems the moment you step inside. Featuring two levels of comfort, incredible amenities, marvelous views, and an unbeatable location, About The Beach is truly unforgettable. Enjoy breathtaking ocean and gulf views from the large, wraparound deck, which is conveniently equipped with an outdoor dining area–now you can enjoy all of your meals al fresco! Inside, About the Beach offers an immaculately clean and organized space, the perfect environment to hang out in with the family. Unwind in the beach-themed living area and plan tomorrow's adventures or play a fun board game with your friends. There's a wall-mounted flatscreen TV between the kitchen and dining area; stream your favorite Netflix shows while having dinner or turn on the kitchen channel to inspire yourself and cook a memorable meal in the fully-equipped kitchen! Step your cooking game up a notch and use the gas grill to wow your guests. Upstairs, we have "The Penthouse", a private suite with super-comfy full and twin size beds, a coffee pot, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a table with three chairs, a large fan, and an AC unit. You'll love using the outdoor shower to spritz away the sand after a day at the beach, and you'll never have better sleep than on the king-size bed of the main bedroom. About The Beach will surely make your dream of a perfect beach getaway come true. Book today!

What's nearby:
Welcome to Galveston, home to a special brand of relaxation and some of the freshest seafood you've ever had! This home enjoys a special location, close to all the action but away from all the noisy crowds. The Galveston Island State Park will be your playground as it's only one mile away from your getaway. There, you can try endless outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, paddling, camping, or just relax! The sugar-white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico will be at your fingertips (less than 100 yards), so don't hesitate to pack your sunscreen and flip-flops! The seawall along the Gulf of Mexico has almost 10 and a half miles of continuous sidewalk for walkers, joggers, bikers, and sightseers. The scenic, 12-mile drive to downtown Galveston offers endless dining options in case you feel hungry during your short car ride and would like to stop to take a bite. Eight and a half miles away is the famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark–treat your guests to a fun-filled day at this popular attraction park!

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Snowbird-friendly!
Central A/C
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee! (75 lbs.)
Dear guests, please note that the upper-level bedroom with the bunk bed as well as the laundry room on the ground level cannot be accessed from inside the home. They have their own separate entrances.

Parking Notes: There is room for four vehicles to park.

City/town permit number: GVR06318

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Children

Children's games

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Water view

Waterfront

Gulf-front

Gulf-view

Media

Internet

TV

Cable : Xfinity

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Balcony

Patio

Beach chairs

Deck

Hammock

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

17 reviews

Dewuan D. Oct 2021
Will be staying here the next time I visit the coast.
Brent G. Oct 2021
This house is perfect for families. The beach is steps away, and not crowded at all. The outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing the sand off before coming inside. The outdoor deck is great for meals. The detached third bedroom is like a treehouse for the kids. There were plenty of towels, which was really helpful. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. There is only one full bath, which is no problem for a family of four, but may become difficult with the full nine guests. While the detached third bedroom was neat, during a nighttime thunderstorm it was a little bit difficult with smaller kids.
Diane S. Sep 2021
My family of 2 retired people and 2 adult children had a wonderful week at this home. It was right on the beach so swimming and walking were close by. Our 2 small dogs enjoyed the trip too. The upstairs 3rd bedroom was a huge help as 2 of us needed a quiet place for zoom meetings. We hope to return soon.
Edwin E. Aug 2021
This home is steps away from a no-cars-allowed gem of a beach in Galveston. It was well equipped and slept a family of five very comfortably.

The storage under the home does have some additional perks that came in handy like beach chairs, a corn hole set, and a propane grill. We would certainly book again!
Conall M. Jul 2021
House is rough, old, missing siding, ant problems and not clean. Washer didn’t work. Outside deck and location to beach are the only positives.
Manager response:
Hello Conall, we apologize for the issues with cleanliness and the washer. Please know that this is not commonplace, and we thank you for calling in order for the local staff to promptly resolve these issues. The washer is needing to be replaced and the owners have been notified of this.
Michael A. Jul 2021
Close to the beach and fun time to be in Galveston
Randy S. Jun 2021
We had a wonderful time at About the Beach. The location is fantastic and the house is very cozy and nice. There was plenty of room for a family of 5 and our older kids enjoyed having their own space in the "nest". We can't wait to come back for another stay.
Jason M. Apr 2021
We chilled out. It was a great weekend.
Jody L. Apr 2021
aircondition did not work in the nest upstairs and dishwaser leaked on floor when running. the deck was my fororite part. Also liked the house close to beach ..i would have given 4 star's if not for air and leak
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Jody. The air conditioner upstairs has been replaced, and the dishwasher has been repaired. We appreciate you making us aware and hope to host you again.
Erin L. Mar 2021
We just spent the most wonderful two months at this awesome house in an awesome location. We loved hearing the waves from every room and waking up to the nearly empty beach every day. We found tons of shells, made huge sand castles, went surfing, and loved the sunrises. Our kids loved the private room upstairs and we loved the spacious master. Our dog loved the big yard and seeing so many other dogs on the beach. We all loved spending as much time as possible on the deck. We even surfed with some dolphins.

We were in Galveston for the big freeze. While we were without power and water for five days- we were SO impressed with the Vacasa employees who checked in with us, helped us as much as possible and even tried to find us other accommodations. We also loved the neighbors and city of Galveston and everyone’s willingness to pitch in. It’s a true demonstration of just how wonderful Vacasa and Galveston are!

We fell in love with this house and the location and will be back again and again!!
Brandi C. Jan 2021
Close to the beach.
Mary Ann W. Dec 2020
I really enjoyed my stay. The house is very cute and thoughtfully decorated. Everything was very clean and organized. The home is in a great location - right by the water. A few things were dated such as broken window blinds and a leaking dishwasher, and the door locks were very difficult to open. The management company was very responsive and helpful. You will need to bring your own salt and pepper plus Kleenex!
Diane L. Nov 2020
We wanted to be as close to the beach as we could get.
David S. Oct 2020
We needed a getaway to the beach.
Jennifer S. Oct 2020
It was like being at home only nicer.
Jennifer J. Sep 2020
We couldn't have asked for a better spot or view of the beach. The house was clean, well kept, and comfortable; although we did have a little trouble with the locks and accessing the downstairs area. Also, the gas grill did not work. It would have been an inconvenience to not be able to cook out, but we had a grill with us. We loved the house though and will definitely stay here again in the future.
Manager response:
Hi Jennifer, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry to hear about any trouble with the locks and grill. Our guest service agents are available 24 hours a day and if any issues arise we encourage guests to let us know so that we can assist. We would love it if you stayed with us again in the future!
Tamara A. Aug 2020
It was so amazing to be able to stay in 'About the beach'. When I say relaxing I mean RELAXING!!!! From getting to wake up and see the ocean right out the window with nothing blocking me, to the sound of the waves as I sit outside to have my coffee. The house is so adorable and decorated perfectly for the beach. It is cozy and inviting. My favorite part is how each room is decorated with it's own theme, so cute. Or maybe my favorite part is the penthouse on the top where my husband and I could sneak away. The outside shower is so convenient for after the beach. The kitchen had everything I needed for feeding everyone on the times we didn't eat out. The house is away from all the super busy traffic areas, yet still close enough to hop on over to what ever you may want to do. The sleeping was spacious and those beds!! Man they are so comfortable, I sure did not want to leave! I look forward to going back for sure!