From yesterday’s South Beach vacation apartment to a stunning Galveston vacation home, I’m thrilled when I can find something unique about a property for you to brag about on your postcards to friends. This particular vacation rental hovered over the competition in Galveston for its expansive wraparound porch, stiltlike stature and tasteful, kid-friendly interior.
Bottom line: I could just see families vacationing here.
The custom Gult Coast vacation home was built in 2007 for parties of 10 and has already hosted a few groups during this summer season. The Pettys and Exparzas, who stayed there in July, said, “Even with six kids running around there was plenty of room to relax and enjoy our surroundings.”
And about those surroundings, they mean the beach, or Playa San Luis, which is a short walk away.
Two master suites each have their own balconies and bathrooms, a great setup for in-laws, parents or neighbors with kids. The guest rooms are brightly decorated with pastel plaid linens and heavy wood bedroom suites, including trundle beds, nightstands and drawers.
Like other beach rentals in Galveston, the property is not far from attractions like Moody Gardens, the Schlitterbahn Water Park and the Galvestand Strand Shopping District, where locals come to antique, ride horse-drawn carriages and peruse art.
When the sightseeing is done, head back to the home to “just sit outside in the quiet and enjoy the salty air,” or so recommends Summer, a Dallas resident who visited in June.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.