Seaview Island Getaway

House - Entire home/apt · Bernice Dr, Galveston, TX 77554, United States

3 bedroom, 2 bath, ocean view house, sleeps up to 10

Your host, Gary
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3 bedroom, 2 bath, ocean view house, sleeps up to 10

The Space

3 bedroom/2 bath beach house on the Gulf in Galveston, Tx. Bedroom 1 has 1 queen bed, bedroom 2 has 2 full beds, and the loft has 1 queen and 2 twin beds. Bedrooms 1 and 2 share a bath with a shower. The loft has a private bath with a shower/jacuzzi tub. There is also an outside shower for cleaning up after the beach. There are 3 TV's (2 are HD) all with cable and 3 DVD players (1 is bluray). Also has VCR and stereo. Wired and wireless internet are provided. Full kitchen with all items needed for cooking. There is a dining table with 4 chairs inside and a table on the deck with 6 chairs for dining. Additionally a folding table and 4 chairs are avail to set up inside or out for additional diners. Two nice decks for enjoying the sea views and breezes. There is also an elevator providing access to the first floor from the ground. A garage has beach chairs, sand toys, grills (1 gas, 2 charcoal), kites, boogie boards, floats, umbrellas, etc. Two cruiser bikes are there also for your use. Near Moody Gardens, Schitterbahn, Pleasure Pier, The Strand histroical district and many bars and restaurants.

Guest Access

Guests will have full access to the house and garage including beach chairs, beach toys, grills, umbrellas, bicycles.

Interaction with Guests

The house will be completely yours. I will not be there but can be reached if needed.

The Neighborhood

Quiet, family beach but near all the fun things Galveston has to offer.

Getting around

There is ample parking in the driveway for 4 or 5 cars. No convenient public transportation, except taxis,
so a car is needed.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $60
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Gary is helpful and sent information about the house and about the surrounding area as soon as we booked. This packet enabled us to have plenty of time to plan our trip. The house itself is exactly as described and the deck is a peaceful retreat for morning coffee or reading in the afternoon (or for just sitting and listening to the waves and watching the sun rise and set). The house is roomy inside; with 10 of us in the house, we did not feel crowded. The girls (6 of them) enjoyed having a private retreat in the loft area - complete with private bathroom and deck. Gary supplies everything you need for the beach and getting around: bikes, toys, boogie boards, chairs, etc. I would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone traveling to Galveston.

    May 2014
  • This was my second time to book through airbnb and I have not been disappointed either time!
    Typically after I book an apartment or cabin online, I will pack a few items that may not be supplied; such as extra silverware & steak knives, cooking utensils, small portable grill, and a small box fan. I didn't need to bring anything this trip!
    Gary's Seaview Island Getaway has everything you need aside from your own groceries!
    The house is well maintained, decorated, and family friendly. Me and my sister's family were very comfortable (4 adults, 2 kids, and 2 toddlers in our group). I think we spent most of our time outside on the lower deck! It was very relaxing to watch and listen to the sounds of the ocean.
    As I mentioned, there really is no need to bring anything! The garage has practically something for everyone: a grill, smoker, several bikes (1 child sized), kites, a wheel barrel full of beach toys, boogie boards, and beach chairs.
    Here are a few other amenities:
    Private outside shower w/ hot & cold water.
    Spigot on the stairs for rinsing sandy feet.
    Small table set at ground level to view sunsets.
    An elevator that runs from ground to 1st floor.
    Supplied beach towels.
    Located close to Sea Wall attractions, but far enough away for peace and quiet.

    Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Kudos to Gary for sharing this wonderful house!

    May 2014
  • We just stayed at Gary's house over Easter weekend. Words can not express how wonderful the house and location was. We had never rented a house or used Airbnb before and we were a little nervous of what our experience would be. Our trip was wonderful! The house was beautiful and even better in person. Pictures don't do it justice. When we arrived the house was spotless! We had everything we needed for our vacation including wonderful beach items for both kids and adults. All we had to bring was food, everything else was there and available for use. The reservation process and check in/check out was easy! Gary was even flexible with our checkout time so that we could get the most out of our family vacation. This was by far the best get away we have ever had and we cant wait to stay at the house again, Thank you so much Gary for opening your home to us and giving us the experience of a lifetime! We will now be spending at least 1 week a summer here if not more!!!!

    April 2014
    Response from Gary:

    Thanks Jennifer for your kind words. So glad everything turned out well for your vacation. Please come back soon!

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at the Johnson's beach house! Everything was extra clean and well maintained. There were enough beds (6 total) for two families. The kitchen was fully equipped, there were plenty of towels for both bath and beach, and a garage full of anything you could possibly need for some fun in the sun! The decks are fantastic for admiring your unobstructed view of the beach! We would definitely stay again!!

    March 2014
    Response from Gary:

    Thanks, Nicole. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you will be back soon.

    March 2014
  • I stayed here for three days and two nights with a large group of my friends (all early 20s)-- we were in town for a wedding. The house is even nicer than the pictures. It was immaculately clean as soon as we stepped inside. The entire process was very easy-- Gary let us have the house to ourselves. I never saw him, but he was great at being available to us by phone when I had questions. He also provided a lot of great information about the house and the neighborhood and his "house rules" were few and very simple to follow. We had a fantastic stay.

    March 2014
    Response from Gary:

    Thanks, Bubba, for taking such good care of the house. Hope you will be back to Galveston again soon.....

    March 2014
  • I have three words to describe our stay....OMG! It is as advertised. Spaceous and technology updated. Wifi great speakers and TVs. Breach right in front. Location and all the beach toys and cooking items you need. I will stay there again. Gary was was great host and accommodating. And the large deck with plenty seating made for great entertaining. Awesome Gary. I'm glad our family and friends will have a great holiday memory to cherish.

    December 2013
    Response from Gary:

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime.

    December 2013
  • We had a great experience at Gary's beach house this past weekend. He was an excellent host who followed-up with me immediately after booking to make sure all my questions we're addressed before we checked-in.

    The house itself was in great shape, with plenty of space for the six of us. The living room area and deck areas (including the 3rd floor balcony) were perfect for lounging around and it was nice to have all the amenities of home available just a couple of minutes away from the beach. I can't wait to come back during the warmer months so we can take full advantage of everything Gary's home has to offer.

    December 2013
  • "We loved our time at the beach house. It's very clean. The 5 of us slept comfortably throughout our entire stay. Everyone particularly loved the porch overlooking the ocean. The lounge chairs and hammock provided a perfect spot for reading and watching the unobstructed view of the waves on the beach straight ahead. All of our dealings with the owners couldn't have been better. We will be back."

    October 2013
  • What a wonderful host- there is nothing Gary hasn't thought of or taken care of. Great stay, great host!!

    October 2013
  • The house was wonderful and was better than I could have imagined. There was plenty of room for 3 adults and a 2 year old. The environment was cozy, comfortable, and kid friendly. We had all the necessities for cooking our meals. The beach was very close and we enjoyed dining on the balcony. It was also nice to have the beach toys for our son in the garage and puzzles/books in the downstairs bedroom. The location was close to the local attractions and restaurants. We would love to visit the island again! I called Gary twice and he answered each time. He also helped us find a local place to buy fresh seafood. We can't wait to go back!

    September 2013
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From Houston, Texas. Enjoy biking, theatre, movies, restaurants, walking...retired chemical engineer. Own a rental beach house in Galveston, TX.
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