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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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We had a great time. House was exactly as advertised. Thanks.
Our beach house experience was great and we will definitely like to come back!
My expectations were far exceeded. The accommodations were very comfortable for a family getaway. Most of our time was spent on the deck enjoying the weather and view of the gulf. Very convenient for walking the beach and driving in to town. Our host had directions for everything and responded quickly to all of my emails. We hope to stay here again next year.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you will be back.
Return guests, and will keep returning. Gary is extremely helpful, sending a packet with information about the house and the surrounding restaurants and attractions. The house is exactly as described. As before, we had an amazing view and plenty of room. This is a lovely place to stay and recommend it with the highest regard. Can't wait to get back!
This was a fantastic getaway. We were steps from the neighborhood beach with only a few people on it (we were there on Labor Day weekend). It felt very secluded. It is in a good location and close to everything in Galveston. The kids had a great time. The house has everything including an outside shower and additional foot washing station.
Gary was a great host. The instructions are easy to follow. The place had plenty of space for the 4 adults and 6 kids. I can't wait to go back. This was the perfect weekend getaway. I just wish I had stayed longer.
Thanks, Dave. Glad you had a good time. Hope you will be back.
Oh, wonderful house and location! Great part of the beach and only 4 miles from Schlitterbahn (for those interested). Gary is a great communicator so that aspect was a breeze. House is clean, nice and super stocked with all you could need including a garage FULL of beach toys, chairs, boards, etc..
Mattresses are all super good and sheets are provided.
The kids freaked out on how cool the upper floor is. A kid's summer vaca dream nook. My son and I slept out on the upper balcony the first night and it was amazing.
You have a great view of the beach. The subdivision is very small and super nice. Big open lot in front of the cabin so we felt first row. Better than first row, really. Everything worked great. Everything super clean.
Gary is a great communicator (we texted) and we definitely hope to rent again next summer.
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.
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!
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!!!!
Thanks Jennifer for your kind words. So glad everything turned out well for your vacation. Please come back soon!
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!!
Thanks, Nicole. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you will be back soon.
Gary was a wonderful guest! He left our space nice and tidy. We would welcome him back anytime!
Gary was an Awesome guest! Very easy to communicate with and extremely respectful of the apartment, which he left spotless. I would definitely recommend Gary as a guest.
Gary was Nice, quiet, and very neat, I hope he enjoyed the LSU game as it was a good one. He is welcome any time.
Once again Gary was a perfect guest. Clean, curious and so great with communication. Welcome here anytime!
They was a great guests and it was a pleasure hosting their trip. Coordinating the stay was very easy and communications were accurate and timely. As a guest they took great care of the place and left it so clean i hardly had any additional work to on check out. I would absolutely recommend them as a excellent guests and they are welcome back any time.
Gary and Ron were pleasant and friendly guests who were respectful of our home.
It was a great pleasure to host Gary & Ron. They were fantastic company & guests & we wish them well on the rest of their trip
It was a pleasure having Gary stay at our Bywater guesthouse. We welcome him back anytime.
Gary was a dream guest. First of all, the place looked like it hadn't been touched. To say it was left clean is an understatement--it was as if no one stepped foot in it and I had it professionally cleaned prior! He has a great demeanor and you can tell he loves to travel and enjoy a city. That is what this is all about. I'd welcome Gary back to the west village at any moment.
Great guest. Was very easy to communicate with.