BEACH FRONT on Galveston's West Beach

Hot Tub with View of Gulf Of MexicoViewing Area - Its time to relax and enjoyBeach House View From BeachFull Kitchen w/ Granite and Stainless SteelPrivate BeachSide Room BedView From DeckLiving Room AreaBeach At Your FeetWest BedroomBeautiful Deck ViewsKids BedroomDining Room / Living Room AreaView From Your Deck
“ Excellent ”
112 Reviews
4223 Surf Dr, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $230 - $349
Per week: $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Beautiful BEACH FRONT house in Palm Beach on the West End of Galveston. Vista Grande is on the BEACH FRONT and has the largest unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico on West Beach. This is a great place for families or couples looking to relax for the weekend, week or month.
After having fun on the beach all day, you can relax on the deck and watch the beautiful Gulf of Mexico directly in front of you from our spacious deck. We have a charcoal BBQ pit to grill your catch from the day.
In the evening ,take a dip in the hot tub on the deck and sip champagne while enjoying the stars and relaxing ocean breezes. If a movie is in order, we have TVs, Cable, and DVD players. This is great for entertaining the kids while the parents relax on the deck.
Our excellent location gives you quick access to all major restaurants and shopping to meet your needs. Come enjoy yourself, forget your worries and have a special vacation ON THE BEACH at Vista Grande. READ OUR REVIEWS and you will see that this is the place for you and your family.

Traveler Tip: SUMMER BOOKS FAST. The best dates are usually taken by March. Try to book by end of January and start of February to get the best dates in the Summer.
Area Information
Palm Beach is a quiet community located between Pirates Beach and Pirates Beach West. We are 1 mile from Galveston State Park. You can get to Galveston Bay from the State Park. Good place to fish if you dont want to fish in the surf. Our beach is private and no cars are allowed on beach.

Availability Calendar


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Mar 01 2015 May 20 2015 $230 $349 $1,500 $4,900 -
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: Payment due in full for rentals of 4 nights or less. For rentals of more than 4 nights, a 50%payment is due on reserving (balance is billed 45 days before your arrival) Check in is 2pm and Check out is 11am on weekend and 10am during the week. 4 night minimums in March,May,Summer and some Holidays. NO PROM GROUPS, WEDDINGS OR CRAWFISH BROILS. MUST BE AGE 24 OR ABOVE TO RENT.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $100 Linen Fee $150 cleaning fee (refunded if you clean before leaving);All areas of the house must be clean to receive the cleaning fee refund $250 cleaning fee for 6 or more people NO PROM GROUPS, WEDDINGS, WEDDING PARTIES, PROM GROUPS WITH ADULTS,CRAWFISH BROILS, WEDDING RECEPTIONS, NO PROM GROUPS


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Sailing
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (7 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Surfing
  • Movie Theater
    (4 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (7 miles)
  • Boating
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (6 miles)
  • Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Schliterbahn water park,IMAX 3d theatre,Moody Gardens and Pyramid,Ridefilm Theatre,Strand and Historic District,Wildlife Viewing/Fishing at State Park,Horseback riding,Historic home tours,Outdoor theatre in summer. INTERNET ACCESS THRU galvestoninternet

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

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Walter Kathy Arnold

Canyon Lake, Texas

Great stay at Surf Drive

40th Anniversary Celebration My wife and I honeymooned in Galveston 40 years ago. This house was the perfect place to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our kids and grand kids. The bedroom and bath arrangement was perfect for our needs. The view from the deck was awesome; the beach during the day and the stars at night. The grand kids, and the adults, enjoyed the closeness to the beach. A great Thanksgiving was had by all. Thanks! Walter &Kathy

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Walter and Kathy,
Thank you for the kind words and I am glad you had a good time. I was telling my wife that I was happy you had such lovely weather during your stay.

Thanks again and we hope to hear from you again .


Jina Mellott

Mt. Vernon, IL

Ocean, Ocean, Ocean!

We have been coming to Galveston for the past few years and we rent homes on the beach side. This home is in a very quite neighborhood with nice neighbors. When you get up in the morning and sit in front of those ceiling to floor windows looking out at the ocean it is just mesmerizing. I love the water and we hope to find a home to purchase in Galveston eventually but until then this will be our "vacation Home" on the beach! Thank you Paul for being such a great guy to work with and sharing your beautiful view with me.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and the View will be waiting for you next year if you decide to come back next year.

thanks again


Robin Maze Lee

Spring, Texas

relaxing time

We had such a wonderful relaxing weekend. Views absolutely gorgeous and couldn't have asked for better weather. We even got to witness 2 weddings sitting out on our porch. The house was just perfect. We will definitely be renting again when we can.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Hi Robin,
I am glad you had a relaxing weekend. You picked the perfect time of year to rent. It looked like the weather was perfect.

thanks again


Sherry Darnell

Lantana texas USA

Winner Winner seafood dinner!

Meaning that you dont have to go far from vista grande to find wonderful fresh gulf seafood restaurants. That is of course if you can convince yourself to leave the awesome deck with the amazing view of the sunsets and the sound of the ocean waves. You just couldnt get a better ocean view unless you were actually in it. The view of the sunrises either from the deck or sitting with your cup of coffee inside in front of the floor to ceiling panoramic windows are well..we stayed there for a week for an incredibly relaxing r & r before returning home for my Husband and to have surgery. We couldnt have picked a more relaxing place than vista grande. So mission accomplished! And thank you paul. It was truly wonderful. sherry and john darnell

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Sherry and John,
Thank you for renting from us and I am glad it was a good break for you all. Good luck on the surgery and I hope to you hear from you all again very soon.


Karen Custer Ball

Lone Star, TX

Another awesome stay!

We absolutely LOVE to stay here. This is our favorite getaway place! We have stayed here 4 times in the past year and a half! We can't wait to come back next year! The location and views are amazing. Thanks, Paul!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

It is always a pleasure having you stay at our place. We hope to hear from you again next year.


royce shaw


Awesome Location

This house is right on the beach, great view, big deck, and soft beds! I will be back next year!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you Royce for the review. We hope you return with your family next year


cindy Watts


Great beach house

My family and I have stayed here for the last two years. Right on the beach, awesome view and great beach area. The beach is never crowded and is clean. The beach house is always clean and stocked. Awesome! Will go back next year...

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for coming back to Vista Grande. We look forward to hearing from you next year.


Destin Alvarez

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great vacation

We had a blast, the house was right on the water and Paul was great to work with. There could have been more/updated utensils and pots/pans, etc., but overall it was good. We had an issue with the refrigerator right after buying a lot of food, but Paul had someone come right out and fix the issue. Paul was caring and very responsive, thanks again Paul. The house was comfortable for my wife and I along with our four kids ranging from 6-21. My mother In-law was also with us, and there was plenty of room. I would definitely recommend this property and we plan on coming back. Thanks Paul !

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the feedback and I appreciate you all staying there. I pride myself on having everything working perfectly and responding same day when something is not working properly. We provide 2 contact numbers (myself and Linda) when we have a renter. Linda lives on the island and works for me.
Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you all next year.

Kellie Johnson

Olathe KS

loved it

LOVED IT!!!!!! Plenty of linnens, plenty of room, just a few steps away from the beach. Ready to book again for next year

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for renting from us. We look forward to hearing from you again.


Roy & Chris Maskell

Midland, Tx.


What can I say that the other reviewers haven't already said? This place is Fantastic and the ocean view is second to none!! Very clean and can accommodate many folks under one roof. My wife absolutely loved it. So relaxing and a great place to unwind and escape the daily grind. The private beach is definitely a plus. Highly recommend!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Roy and Chris,
Thank you for staying at our place. I am glad you got to do some serious relaxing down there. We look forward to hearing from your family again.


Danna Gilbert

Lafayette LA

Always Great!

I believe this is our third or fourth vacation in this beach house. When we want to come to Galveston this is where we want to stay! We always have a great time right on the beach. Everything you need in a place to stay is waiting for you. We are never disappointed, except when we have to leave.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Hi Danna,
Thank you for staying with us again. I really appreciate you coming back. You always seem to have great weather when you come down. Keep bringing the great weather to us.


Jeff Butler

Baytown, Texas

Second time around

This was our second time to spend a 3-day weekend at Vista Grande. First was a retirement party for my BFF, this was my daughter's 18th BD party. Both times were awesome. The place is clean, is equipped with all modern conveniences and right next to the (isolated) beach. Payl is straight up to do business with and Linda (his assistant who lives on the island) was extremely helpful when I couldn't follow the instructions on the lock box. (My problem, not the lock box's). Friendliest neighbors too. We would definitely stay again..

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you a third time.


Ricky Martin

Fredericksburg, Texas

This is the place!

Couldn't be better. Great view, right on the beach, watch the kids from the house. Surf fish right there. Lots of room and the owner is very responsive. Don't miss out on this gem and great value. We'll be back soon, thanks Paul.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Hi Ricky,
Thank you for the comments. We look forward to hearing from you and your family again.

fyi: the fishing has been really good lately


Martha Frischknecht

Columbus, TX

Location location location!!!

Spring Break 2014 will always hold beautiful memories for our family. Perfect location! Far enough from the crowd but close enough to shop. Steps away from the beach for the kids but I could stay on the deck sand free and still supervise. Private beach no crowds what else can we ask for... The two bedroom two bath house was the perfect size for our family of four. The house has nice and simple clutter free decor. Nothing fancy or breakable for my boys was perfect. The kitchen was stock well with all the basic tools except for a cookie sheet/pizza pan. Walmart $5. The kitchen window has the most beautiful breath taking view of the beach! The bedrooms and bathrooms are cozy and stocked with basic towels and linens. We never had to call Paul except to say goodbye. We are ready to book for next year. But my boys want to stay for two weeks instead of one week.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to having you back again.


Billy McCurdy

Ada, OK

Surf Drive House

The location was one of the best on the island. The owner was great to work with. We are already planning another stay.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we will see you next year.


Lauri Lacy

Houston tx

Fun times! Great view

This home slept 8 comfortably & had a nice layout. You can't beat the view of the beach with a hottub on the patio. I'm anxious to return!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we hope to have you back next spring.


Jill Griggs

The Woodlands, TX

Amazing beach get away!

We rented this home for the weekend to celebrate my fiance's 40th birthday. There was plenty of room, the views are amazing, and the house had everything we needed. I even baked a birthday cake when we arrived. We didn't want to leave! We will definitely be renting this home again! Thanks Paul!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and I am glad you and your fiance had a happy birthday. We look forward to seeing you again.


Wes Hill

Bella Vista, AR USA

Even Better Than Advertised

This beach front property is even better than its pictures and descriptions. The house was clean and well-stocked; the owner, very easy to work with. We spent a lot of time walking on the beach and relaxing in the comfortable chairs overlooking the gulf. Also, loved the great deck and hot tub. We would definitely rent this place again.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Wes ,
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to hear from you all again.




Christmas bliss

We had a great time at the beach house, the view was spectacular. We enjoyed watching the sunset while resting in the hot tub. We plan on coming back in the spring time and stay for the week.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.


michelle vickery

Austin, Texas

Great Views

Our trip to your lovely beach house was wonderful! The house was spacious, clean, well-equipped and could not have asked for a better view. Lucky for us to be there during the hunter's full moon! Thank you for making this trip an easy process. We hope to return again soon.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for using our house and we hope you come back. After the cold fronts come through this time of the year, the skies make for some good star gazing.


Donna Diaz

Bryan, Texas

Awesome Beach House/Beautiful Ocean Views

We loved this beach house that offered every amenity we could think of!! I especially loved the granite kitchen counters with ocean views from all windows!!! I told my husband that I wouldn't mind cooking at ant time as long as I had those ocean views! Owner was so accommodating and house was everything and more than we expected. We just had to bring groceries which lent for a relaxing, fun-filled family vacation that I will remember forever as quality time with those I treasure most in this lifetime!!! The open floor pan made me feel at home whether I was in the kitchen preparing fresh shrimp in the nicely furnished kitchen while overlooking the beach or snuggling up with my granddaughter in the comfortable living room area!!!! Thank you to the owners of this extra special beach house for letting us experience this house which was a mere few steps from the beach!!!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.


Donna Walsh Shumaker

Bryan, TX

Beautiful & relaxing!

My husband and four adult children and myself stayed here for three nights. It is all about location, location, location! Looks out over the gulf, watched the sunset in the evening and the sunrise in the morning. We sat out on the deck and star gazed at night and enjoyed the wonderfully relaxing hot tub. It was so easy to go to the beach just steps away. The area was very quiet and family friendly. Be sure to bring what you need so you never have to leave the house except to go to the beach or get delicious fresh shrimp! We just got home today and I am ready to go back and stay for a week!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you


Donna Bullard


Family Vacation in Texas

This home has a fantastic view from upper deck!!! The beach is just a few steps from the house and was only accessable to residents. The house was just a short drive from the Seawall, Pleasure Pier, and The Strand. Plenty of linens provided for use, large assortment of kitchen utensils, cookware, and glasses. Very large deck with lounge chairs, seating chairs and a hot tub!!!! Family had a great time and enjoyed the house at the beach!!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

I am glad you had a good time. We hope to hear from you again.


Alison Fortier

Toronto, ON, Canada

Perfect Beach House!

My husband and I rented this house for a week at end of July/beginning of August with our two sons. It was a great location, beautiful private beach with great waves for the kids to play in. The house was very clean, located directly on the beach so easy to go in and out during the day as required (or to get a break from the heat!). House layout was perfect for a family travelling with children. The deck was fantastic, great view of the beach, very relaxing and the hot tub was a nice option also! A great place to go to relax, enjoy some sun and sand and get away from it all, I would definitely rent from John again!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the kind words and I am glad you and your family had a good time. We hope you come back again.


Renee Klozinski-Delagarza

Abilene, TX

AMAZING view!!!

When I started planning our first vacation in Galveston I soon discovered that there were very few properties that were truly on the beach, but this property is. Inside the house and on the deck provide a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean. Our kids ages 2, 6, and 10 had a great time just playing at beach all day. The location of the house was close enough to walk the 2 year old back up for a nap which was a must have for us. The beach was not crowded at all and the people we did meet were very friendly. Most of the time we cooked or grilled at the house which is equipped with just about everything you could need. All in all it was a very relaxing place to stay. We would definitely stay here again!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the kind words. It sounds like a good time was had by all. We hope to see you again.


Angie Gilpin

Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

Great find on the beach!

We stayed at this home in July for our vacation. We had a Great time. The pictures don't do it justice. There was plenty of room and the kids loved the deck. Hours were spent just watching the waves. Thank you for allowing us to share your home for a week!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and I am glad you had a relaxing vacation.


Melanie Pierson

Sugar Land, Tx.

Awesome View!

We loved the beach house, had a great view. Kids liked the hot tub and being able to just walk onto the beach. We enjoyed the Pleasure Pier & The Strand. The house was very nice, clean & accommodating. We would definitely like to stay again. Thanks.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we hope you come back again. Yes , the hot tub usually becomes a small pool for the kids.


Matt McMillan

Wichita, KS

Great Beachfront property

Family had an absolute blast staying here for a week. The location is perfect. Far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, but not too far if you wanna go into town for a meal, visit the pier, or go shopping. The view is amazing. The fishing is great. Look forward to coming back in the future!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we hope you come back next year.


Karen Brownmiller

Lubbock, Texas

Great location

This place perfect. It is right on the beach and close enough to town for quick trips. We had a wonderful time relaxing and enjoying the beach. Hope we can make it back soon.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and I hope to see you next year


Charlie Keller

San Antonio, TX

Weekend Stay

Excellent place to stay!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and I hope you come back


Jeff Ontiberoz

Nassau Bay, Texas

Daughters 21st Birthday

The place was very clean, great location right on the beach, with a big wonderful deck. The party was a smash and we'll be back another time to enjoy this great rental location. Thanks Paul for all your help and we'll be back soon.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Look forward to seeing you next year

Marilyn Valka

Huntsville TX

Wonderful birthday celebration

We very much enjoyed our stay at Vista Grande. We had two weekends, one with local friends and one with kids and grandkids. Unfortunately we had some unusual weather the first weekend, but there was enough to do to compensate for the strong winds. The next weekend with family turned out to be quite pleasant weather wise. The grandkids really enjoyed playing on the beach. We ate out a lot and our best meal was from Waterman's just across the main road. We did a Segway tour and ate a lot of "Hey Mikey's" ice cream. Great birthday for me!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for taking time to do a review and we hope to have you back again.


Shelly Bellamy

Western Kansas

Stress Free !!

Great experience, we only had one small issue and it was taken care of promptly and courteously. We felt the house was as represented, communication was very good. We would definitely stay again

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we hope to see you all again.

Jan Pierce

The Woodlands, TX USA

Great Beachfront

We have rented this home the last three years and had a great experience with the location. It truly is a beachfront with large windows to look out at the water and enjoy the beach inside or out. We always leave with great memories and talk about next year.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Great, thank you and see you next year.

Valerie Desseaux Andrieux


A+ fall vacation

It was our second time in this house, and it's still perfect. 2adults, 2kids and a puppy, a wonderful beach and a great house, what else ?

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Great ,see you again next year

Lauren Pleasant

Lubbock, TX


We stayed at Vista Grande and it was everything they said it would be. There were 8 of us and everyone slept great. The kitchen had everything we needed and it was very clean, as were The bathrooms. We spent s great deal of time on the balcony the view was awesome. The hot tub was a nice addition to our evenings. Even during the day my kids enjoyed it. The proximity to the beach was fantastic. We spent a week and I would have loved to stay longer. I would absolutely stay again!!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your feedback and I hope you can come back next year.


brent jenson

henryetta ok

good time

everthing just like it says

paul brice

Owner's reply:

thank you




We had a great time at this beautiful beach house. Slept late, hit the beach, went fishing, grilled dinner every night, read two books! I would definitely recommend this property!

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you Kim and we hope you can make it down next year.

Kohl Kemp

Fayetteville, AR


The home was clean, fresh and had all the right accomodations for a relaxing get-away. The views were amazing and the access to the beach could not have been more easy. The owner was fantastic to work with. I will definitely return. The only downside was the large amount of seaweed this year, but that's more/less to be expected with Galveston.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we hope to see you again next year.

Debra Heckman

Cypress, Texas

Wonderful vacation house

We absolutely loved our stay at Vista Grande! The panoramic views from the deck are fabulous. It's very close to area attractions (15 mins) and has very easy access to the beach. Paul was great to work with and quickly answered any questions. The weather was fantastic for us as well! All in all, we had a perfect time. Easily one of our best vacations ever. We're already making plans to go back.

paul brice

Owner's reply:

Great, thank you for staying at Vista Grande.

Geoffrey Miller


Great New Year's Eve

We rented the house for New Year's Eve and had a great time. The beach is a short walk away. The deck is enormous. The interior is wonderful. Jackie is easy to work with. It was overall a great experience.

paul brice

Owner's reply:


Rochelle Browning

Burleson, TX

Perfect Start to a New Year

Loved the house, perfect layout. You can see the ocean from all the windows in living areas plus kitchen. The deck was awesome as well as the view. We enjoyed the hot tub. Our Kids had a blast on the beach. We would love to stay again sometime.

paul brice

Owner's reply:


The Millers

Kaufman, TX

Wonderful House Steps Away From The Waves

We loved this house....the deck, the hot tub, the sound of waves, the great views, a fantastic treasure of a place! Highly recommend this house if you love the beach and want to step out your door and stroll on the sands and splash in the waves. Everything you need is provided and Galveston is just minutes away if you want some shopping and dining out to make your vacation complete. I think I could have just spent every minute we were there on that deck and walking the shoreline.

Rusty Page

Austin, TX

Great Beach Front Vacation Spot

We had a really great weekend at this house. The rental process was painless and the owner's communication is great. The house is literally steps from the sand. Views from the family room and the back deck are awesome. Really nice sunrises and sunsets. The accomodations are very good, everything works. The interior is very comfortable and modern looking. Super experience for us and our friends. This house is highly recommended.

Heather Ouwenga Schultz

The Woodlands, TX

Sweet family getaway

My husband, two daughters and I had a wonderful time at the Vista Grande! I enjoyed watching my husband and 4 year old play on the beach, while my one-year-old napped and I spent some much needed me-time on the deck. Great house and plenty of room for the 4 of us. Hubby and I enjoyed the hot tub after the girls went to sleep! Loved stepping out of the house onto the beach. Easily accessible from major roads and about a 15 min. drive to The Strand. Would recommend it to anyone!

Timothy Fennell

Austin, TX

Great Time

We had a great time and everything in the house was as described. Great beach view and hot tub is a nice touch.

Carol Pepper

Houston TX

great views

Fantastic views out over the Gulf. Hot tub was clean and beautiful. We had a great long weekend and were lucky with the weather too!

Barbara Mums

Dallas, TX


We fell in love with this place during our stay. Great place for a little rest and relaxation... The house had everything we needed to feel at home. The views are amazing. A little piece of paradise only 5 hours away!

Leticia Rodriguez

Dallas, Tx

summer vacation with the family

My family and I rented this house for our family vacation. It was very nice and roomy. We really enjoyed hunting for crabs at sunset. At night it was very relaxing to sit outside on the porch and enjoy the breeze and the sound of the ocean. The owner was very nice and helpful. We are looking forward on coming back.



Great location.

The house was at a great location on the beach with fantastic views from the house. The hot tub was a nice addition to the stay. We enjoyed the beach very much.

Patricia Henderson


Great time with family.

The house was very comfortable and in a perfect location. The weather wasn't ideal the first day or two, but we enjoyed the wonderful view, hot tub and late night videos. The next day was perfect sunning on the deck and playing in the surf. I would stay here again.

Blair Dorner

Cameron, Texas

Ideal Family Getaway House!

Wonderful! Plenty of room. Beautiful View. Friendly Neighborhood! My husband and I took our two little girls, ages 3 & 19 mo., to the beach for a family vacation. We enjoyed the beach, went fishing on the bay and visted Jamaica Beach just a mile west. Everyday was enjoyable! We ate at Fisherman's Wharf and Rainforest Cafe, and both were equally delicious! We all agreed it was a great vacation! The house really has everything you need! Thanks, Paul! Murdock and Blair

Mitch Carnes

Friendswood, TX

Fantastic Getaway

Beautiful home located directly on the beach. If you love the sound of waves crashing and the feel of a cool sea breeze then this is the place for you. Had a quiet weekend with my wife and cannot wait to book again and take the whole family. House is very modern and comfortable and has all the amenities of home. Would recommend this house to anyone who is looking to enjoy the beach in luxury and comfort.

Randi Riese


Beach home

We stayed for 5 days at this beach home. If you want to be right on the beach, this is the place. It is a great location and a very nice place. Owner was very easy to deal with

Austin Mom



We rented the house for the weekend to celebrate my daughter's 17th birthday. We looked at a lot of houses but the hot tub on the deck overlooking the ocean cinched the deal. The weather was absolutely perfect for this time of year. The house was wonderfully equipped. I was a little worried about only having two bedrooms with six people but the floorplan really maximized space. And having two bathrooms really helped. Paul was great to work with. I would definitely stay here again.

milo priske

Mont Belvieu TX.

Great times

We were very pleased, the place was very clean, the hot tub was ready to use, I highly recomend this place.

Sandra Jackson

Houston, Texas

Absolutely Perfect!

This is the perfect place to stay while in Galveston. The home is right on the beach making it easy to keep an eye on the kids from the windows or the deck. You practically walk out the door and you're on the beach. The December weather was perfect. There were scattered sprinkles our first day but we spent part of the day at the Flight Museum (about 7 miles down the road); had a nice lunch at The Strand and ended the excursion with dessert at the Nestle Cafe - chocolate & ice cream - it doesn't get any better. The kids spent all day playing on the beach; coming in to eat and then going right back out again. We definitely saved money by doing our own cooking and it was nice since pans, dishes and silverware are provided. We even made cookies since a cookie sheet was there. The hot tub was amazing and the kids had a blast playing Marco Polo in it. Who knew? It was great not having to haul our own beach chairs or towels. It was absolutely wonderful staying at this home. Spectacular ocean and sunset views. Very calming and soothing staying here but also very convenient to restaurants, putt-putt, museums and shopping which are only about 10 minutes away.

Tracy Lovoi

Houston, TX

Mini Vacation

People don’t usually associate November with the beach…well let me tell you it is the best time to go. My sons are older so my family typically does not get in the water anymore so the November chill does not affect us (it’s actually nice). The beaches are perfect for walking and finding shells that have not been trampled by the crowds that are usually running around. The hot tub makes for a wonderful evening with a glass of wine and the ocean waves in the background; the entire downstairs is very spa like. Not to mention it is off-season so the rates are more affordable. This house is beautiful and very nicely decorated; you typically do not find such attention to detail in a rental property. My family has been looking into buying some property on the Island and if this property ever went up for sale I would jump on it…Simply Perfect! The owners were very accommodating with our last minute reservation and made every effort to make sure our stay went perfectly!! My kids are college age and almost college age so these mini-vacations do not come as often as they use too, so when my husband and I are fortunate enough to steal a weekend away with them it is so wonderful when everything goes as well as it did!! Thanks for sharing your home with us!!

Jennifer Jones

Greenville, Texas USA

Pleasantly surprised....

It was everything as described and more - Perfect setting, comfortable and convenient. Hope to have the opportunity to stay there again.

Cherry Warr

Longview, TX

Just Perfect!

That's all I heard all weekend! I rented the house for a 'girl's weekend' for six women. The house was the perfect size for us, the location couldn't BE any better; the view is amazing. We took naps on the balcony, went crabbing in the dark, soaked in the hot tub. We didn't leave the place except to go to the store for more 'provisions'. I had never rented a house before but the owner made the entire transaction simple and quick, Very nice to work with. We are already planning our next visit and one of the women is planning to rent the house for a week in the summer for her family. We said we now have "our" own house in Galveston. Just lovely.

bob and lilly

dfw area texas

the perfect stay

our stay is always great but our accomodations at vista grande turned great into awesome. the house was everything it promised to be and more. the house itself is wonderful and being front row gave us the flexiblity to come back and forth to the beach for breaks or lunch quickly without interrupting beach time. we cant wait to stay here again. i cant find any reason to even look for a "better" house i cant imagine there being one. and the property owner was great to work with. we will be back!

LeAnne Pylate

McKinney Texas

Serenity Now

It was an awesome place to stay. The beach was very nice and it was not overly crowded. The A/C worked great when you needed to go in and cool off. The beach house was very nice and clean and updated. It gave us serenity. The sound of the ocean is all we could hear, (not cars and traffic.) So as a travel agent, I would definately recommend this place to all that love serenity.

Coleen Gundzik

Bakersfield, CA

great rental

2nd stay at the rental. Very quiet, very comfortable, and well equipped home. Located right on the beach. Spectacular views of the Gulf.

Blaine Warzecha

Inez, Texas

Location, Location, Location

It will be difficult to find a better location on any beach in Galveston. My family with kids ranging in ages from 5-11 had an awesome time. Between the beach, hot tub, trip to Moody Gardens, etc. there was plenty to do. The house was clean with more than enough amenities to make our stay everything that we wanted. Even the fishing in front of the house was great! There are only two things that could be improved. The beach was full of seaweed, and the bbq pit was a little small. But neither of these diminished from our experience! We would definitely rent this property again.

Tricia Chronister

Plano, TX

Good Times!

The view was beautiful. House was very nice and had all the amenities needed. Just minutes from the shops, restaurants, and night life but far enough away to have some peace and relaxation. We hope to stay there again next year.

Stephen Preston

Irving, TX

Great place for family vacation

We had a great time here. Kids loved the beach. I loved the fact that it was not crowded. Sat in the hot tub every night which was very relaxing. Being from Dallas, it was nice to actually see stars. Neighborhood was quiet and relaxed. House was perfect. We usually book a different house each summer, but may have found the one that we stick with year after year.

Josh Wright

Wellington, KS USA

Great Views- Vista Grande

This beach house has the best views on the beach. The neighbors are distant compared to other homes that apear to be stacked on each other. The home and the hot tub make the perfect getaway!

Rita Norred

Waco, Texas USA

Great Time

We really enjoyed the beach house. My grandkids loved playing on the beach and flying kites. The adults loved the hot tub after the kids were asleep. The home is great, and we will stay there in the future. Great doing business with Paul.

Lindy Ingram

Magnolia, TX

Blast at the Beach

Perfect beach house for the "girls' getaway". I took four graduating senior girls. They LOVED it! Private beach, hot tub on the deck, nice and clean. Couldn't have been better.

Cheryl Wilson

Fort Worth, Texas

Most relaxing vacation ever!

Paul, your place is amazing! Stayed a week with our 3 college age sons and their girlfriends. The sleeping arrangements were perfect for us, and the open concept gave us plenty of space for dining, board games and reading. We actually never ate out because no one wanted to leave! We all enjoyed the hot tub and the view from the large deck was beautiful, which led to watercolor paintings and guitar playing. We also brought a volleyball net with us and spent hours in fierce competition. Everyone agreed this was one of the easiest, most relaxing and fun vacations we've ever taken. Thanks Paul!


Houston, TX

Amazing vacation spot

If you want a peace of mind, come stay here. I stayed here with my husband and family and even though it was storming the comfort of the beautiful house and the beach made it incredible!


Hyderabad, India

Excellent Beach house

The beach house was the perfect place for our vacation with its location, views and the amenities it provided. Even though I lived in Houston for several years, I didnt realize that Galveston offered such a nice getaway. I would highly recommend Paul's place for a beach-front vacation.


Houston, Texas

Great beach house location

This was a really great beach house that sits directly on a very quiet beach in a peaceful neighborhood. We really enjoyed out stay!


Austin, tx

Great visit!

We had a nice stay at vista grande! The house was clean, well maintained and right on the water! Our cleaning deposit was returned promptly the next day. Paul was very kind and easy to work with!

Debbie Russell

Houston, TX

Incredible location

We just returned from a girls' get away and we just loved the place. The best thing is that it is right on the beach. It was paradise to just sit on the deck and watch the waves and the birds. The house is immaculate and is bright and airy. The kitchen is well stocked with pans, dishes, etc. The futons in the living room were not too comfortable. Normally we would not have been using them very much but we had a very rainy Saturday so we watched movies. Overall, I highly recommend this lovely place. We are plannning a return trip in the fall!


Deer Park, TX USA


This is the perfect getaway. The house could not possible be located in a better spot!!! The house was clean and neighborhood is extremely quiet. I'm already trying to plan another stay.


Texas and Minnesota

WOW! What a View!

While staying at Paul's beach house, it was a full moon---the moonlight shining on the water was beautifully amazing! Our grandchildren loved playing on the beach and flying kites. The house was very comfortable with relaxing views from every window. We highly recommend this rental!

Karen Ungar

Austin, TX

Spring Break

Our first time to Galveston and we could not have been happier with the house we rented. The sunrise over the water was incredible. Nice, quiet neighborhood and we had fun just relaxing on the beach building sandcastles with our son, boogie boarding, and fishing off the surf. The house is open, clean and lots of windows facing the water, which is just what we were looking for. With our one and only rainy day all week we were close enough to a variety of indoor activities to pass the day away. Paul made the whole process effortless. Without a doubt we will be back.

Allie Goforth

Austin, TX USA

Birthday weekend

We stayed at this house for my 22nd birthday weekend. Overral it was a really nice time and we enjoyed the house. However, the hot tub was a bit of a dissapointment. It did not get hot but barely warm.


Keller, TX


This beach front rental was just what we were looking for. It's right on the beach with a nice amount of spacing between the neighboring properties. No vehicles are allowed on the beach here, so you don't have to worry about vehicle traffic or parked cars on the beach in front of the house. The house was clean, had all necessary ammenities, and lots of windows towards the beach. It was just my wife and I on this trip, so I can't really comment on the bedding other than the Master which was very comfortable. When the temps are moderate the windows allow a nice sea breeze feel throughout the house. The air temps were a little cool this January weekend and the water temp was 56, which made the hot tub really, really nice to have, especially under clear starry nights. The over water sunrises were incredible and getting up early is not much of a problem because there's nothing like taking a midday nap while listening to the waves and feeling a light sea breeze. Paul was a pleasure to work with, very helpful, and returned the cleaning deposit almost immediately upon checkout. Whether or not we'll be back is not a question at all. It's just a matter of when we'll be back and whether or not we'll bring anyone else with us?

Margaret Bennett

Houston, Texas

Great Location

I love the location of this house, and it has a fabulous view. You feel very private and quiet as well. There is enough activity from people enjoying the beach but nothing that bothers you. The house itself has happy cool colors and an open feeling. Everything you need is provided so no need to load up with dishes, etc. Also, the location is quite covenient to restaurants in town or on the West End of the Island. Great place!

Brent Babin

Houston, TX

Perfect Geteway

Paul, the place was great. Loved the location, and you can't beat the view of the beach right outside the deck and front windows. We'll definitely be back.


Katy, Texas

Terrific house and beach!

We are a group of "Katy Babes" and this is our 8 year renting in Galveston for a fall getaway weekend. We all loved the house and said we would rent it again. Wonderful comfortable accommodations with a nice quiet beach and beautiful view.


Houston, TX

great beach house

The house was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was great for a 2 1/2 yr old who got stuck indoors most of the weekend due to rain and cold b/c he had a great view of the beach and birds and enjoyed running out on the deck in between showers. We got to briefly enjoy the hot tub and hope to come back when the weather is better to really enjoying being on the beach and sitting in the hot tub listening to the waves. All the pictures show what the house looks like and Paul the owner is helpful with the booking process. We will come back!



Great house and ammenities

Paul, we love your house. We've rented numerous houses on Galveston's west end beaches over the years, and your place is certainly one of our favorites. It has all of the ammenties we could have asked for. Beautiful views, great location, comfortable clean furniture,fantastic hottub, and a fully stocked kitchen. This is the first time that we rented directly from the owner as opposed to going trough a realestate company. You made the whole process go flawlessly. You honored all of your promises, including refunding our cleaning deposit the day after we left. All of the representations and descriptions on the web are very accurate. In short, everything was as advertised. We really enjoyed our stay. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. We'll be back soon.

JeLayne Hoffman

Galveston, TX


We stayed at the Vista Grande house just west of Pirates Beach, located on the beach. The weather didn't really cooperate, it rained; however, we've needed rain so badly in Galveston, I have no complaints on the weather issue. The house was clean and neat when we arrived. It held all the amenities we wanted, plus some. Everyone had a great time, since it was mostly overcast we had great "cool" weather days. I've already recommended this house to another and would do so without question to others that asked.


Cypress, TX USA

Wonderful accomodations and location

We were there for my wife's 30th b-day and she loved it. The house was very nice and the location was spectacular. The view from the living and deck were priceless. We enjoyed it and the kids loved the fact that the beach was just outside and a few footsteps from the door. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice weekend getaway. Very peaceful community and clean beach. Can't wait to do it again


Fort Worth, TX

Excellent Family Getaway

The house was beautiful - away from the hustle and bustle of the public beach. We had an excellent family trip with a spectacular view from the deck. Recommend highly!! Owner was a dream to work with!!

michlelle mcmanus

Tomball, TX

Awesome view! Clean and neat

Love the location, right on the beach. Quiet family beach and neat and clean, simple house. Deck has shade and sun for everyone. Love the hot tub! Remember to bring your own dish soap, hand soap, toiletries, towels, etc. and you'll be very pleased with this home. Watch out for the jelly fish!

Debra Marshall

University Place, Washington

Fantastic Respite for all ages

From it's quietly beautiful sunrises to breathtaking sunsets, this roomy vacation home offered a wonderful gathering place for our family. We enjoyed the relaxation of the hot tub, walks on the beach at all hours, collecting shells and playing in the surf. Also enjoyable was the frequent formation fly-bys of the natural wildlife. With it's quiet charm and easy access to the city this vacation home on the beach offers something for everyone. Thank you for sharing this small piece of heaven on the beach. We will be back!


Houston, TX

Great beach house

We stayed for 2 nights in Vista Grande with our toddler and my parents. Everybody really enjoyed the house - and the location on the beach is excellent. The deck has no stairs so that's great for small kids. I would definitely consider going back.

Christine Monheim-Poynor

Austin Texas

Fantastic for families with little kids

we were looking for a vacation with our 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old (not an easy task :) ) But this house was perfect for us. the main deck area with the hot tub on it does not have a staircase the furnishings are nice but not "too nice" that you worry about having toddlers there. The beach is right in front of the house now there are no dunes or grass anymore to walk over. My husband fished off the beach and caught 3-5 fish a day. The kids just loved the beach, we made sand castles all day! The owner (Paul)is very nice and super easy to work with. We will definatley be back many times!!

Rena Petrashko

Farmington Hills, MI

you won't regret it

This home was perfect for our little winter getaway. It was convenient, clean, roomy, and to sit in the hot tub at night stargazing is worth the price alone! There is nothing between you and the beach, where we found a variety of seashells like no where else! Our 6-year-old son was completely content here and so were we.


Dallas, TX, USA

Great Valentine's Weekend

My wife and I spent a very nice Valentine's Day weekend. A fantastic location, and the beach was in great condition. I'd definately rent again. The beach house was nice, clean, and comfortable. It has a wonderful deck and hot tub overlooking the beach. A really great rental! Very good value for the money.

Vana Lamont

Houston Texas

Christmas vacation

I loved this house and the view of the ocean was incredible. The hot tub was so nice and relaxing.......I will rent again do doubt!!


Dallas, TX

great week-end!

This beautiful home was located on a quiet area of the beach with a gorgeous view. We enjoyed the house very much (especially the hot tub!).


Fort Worth, TX

Great location

My family and I had a wonderful time at Galveston Beach. The house has a wonderful location sitting right at the edge of the beach. The deck overlooking the ocean was our favorite spot in the evening for listening to the waves crash and watching the shooting stars overhead. It was a perfect spot for our son to experience the sand and ocean. Thanks for a wonderful holiday weekend.

Karen Thomas

Kyle, Texas USA

Great Week at the Beach

The weather was outstanding which is a chance you take during hurricane season. The view from the deck was wonderful. The only issue was the frig and ice maker. Frig would not stay very cold and the ice maker formed a block of ice instead of cubes every time a new batch of ice was dropped

Courtney Wimberly

Henderson, Texas


We really enjoyed our stay at the Vista Grande!!!! The views were beautiful! We were worried about being down in Galveston on the 4th of July, but it was perfect. We had a spectacular firework show right over our deck. In the evening the kids had a blast crabbing. The only thing I hated about our trip was we got burned and were not able to enjoy the hot tub. If we go back to Galveston we will definately plan on staying at this house again. I have recommended it to many friends and family!

dina pierce


Kids in the sand

Well all I can say is thaat it was a great experience. The house fit all of our needs for the week./ The cement underneath was great for the girls to sidewalk chalk. The outdoor shower was a godsend. I loved being so close to the beach and sitting on that fabulous porch every morning and every evening. Thanks again for a great experience. Dina Pierce

Margaret Johnson

Friendswood Tx USA

Beach Birthday

My husband and I rented the beach house for a week for my 50th birthday. Some days friends joined us, others days it was just us - great house, great view, great fun!! We played volleyball on the beach and hung out on the deck, went for walks every day. It was the best place for relaxing and enjoying friends. Can't wait to go back. The hot tub was especially nice to enjoy the view, beautiful skies and the shooting stars. The house was bigger and more beautiful than we guessed from just peaking through the windows before we rented.

Stacy Leiker


Awesome Getaway

My friends and myself stayed here over a weekend.... It was very relaxing sitting on the balcony listening to the ocean. Great experience I can't wait to go back

Tracy Donaldson

Houston, TX

Great Getaway

Nice house & fantastic location. We've already reserved again - this time for a week!

Mary Ingram

Bayside, Texas


This beach house is a great place to spend time. Wonderful views, open living space and lots of windows. Since we visited in January, we really enjoyed the gas fireplace too. We plan to rent again in the future!


Bayou Vista, TX

Perfect Location and Wonderful View

Our family's overall experience was terrific. The location is perfect. It is very close to town. A better view of the Gulf can't be found. The hot tub works adequately as long as it remains covered when unused. The floor plan is excellent. Moreover, the kitchen is well equipped. The only two things I recommend is a thorough cleaning of the kitchen cabinets and appliances. A supply of pot holders would be beneficial, too. It was nice to have a grill available for our use. The washer/dryer were a plus. The bathrooms were nice and clean. The spacing of the other homes away from the property provides privacy for vacationers. It is ideal.

Tony Segura

Port Neches, TX

Peaceful Setting

My entire family had a nice relaxing weekend. The cabin was just as described. Everything worked fine and was well maintained. I am recommending this cabin to friends and am planning on renting it again.

Trey Berry

Cedar Hill, TX

Very Relaxing Weekend

We took the weekend to celebrate my wif'e birthday. We were looking for a place to just sit backand relax and we found the perfect place. Hot tub was great and so close to the beach. We loved it and we are already making plans for a return trip.

Alba Figueroa

Round Rock, TX

Breathtaking View

My husband Jaime, 2 daughters Isabel and Rebecca and I along with my mom Alva and stepdad David, Juanita, Eddie and Deanna all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and even celebrated Deanna's 2nd b-day. The house was spacious and had all the amenities we needed. We enjoyed the view of the ocean from the big windows and the hot tub was great even with the cool weather. The girls enjoyed walking by the beach which was just steps away. The nearby attractions were great such as the Moody Gardens. We'll be back as soon as it gets warm!


Georgetown, TX


My mom, my two sisters and I spent two nights at this house right on the beach. Everything was just as described and very nicely appointed. It was a great spot to enjoy God's creation... Thanks for a great experience.

Tameka Howard


Leave all your worries in the ocean

As a two working, parent home with two children living in the city, the stress, and pressure can all be so overwhelming our visit on the Beach Front was just what we needed, the view was mind blowing, making you feel as if you had no worries, the children had more than enough room to enjoy themselves, we had no reason to tour our go out, everything we needed was at the home and beech. We took long walks on the sand during the day and counted stars at night. It was the most peaceful experience I've had yet. The best part about the house, is so easy maintance, so you can spend more of your time enjoying yourself and your family.

A renter

Gainesville TX USA

Very nice

Everyone had a great time. It's so nice to be right on the beach where you can come and go as you please, and not have to deal with traffic. The house was very nice also. Everything was as stated. Will definitely rent again.

A renter

Houston, Texas


We had an amazing time at your property. The house was perfect and the deck and hot tub were a great feature. The pictures on your page are truley bad surprises upon arrival. Thankyou for the amazing time we were able to have at your house. If you fish, this is the place to go because it is near one of the best surf fishing spots on the island (13 mile rd). We caught plenty of fish! We will be renting again!!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is Vista Grande really beach front?
A: Absolutely. Our photos show the views from deck and from inside the house. You can walk out to the beach every morning.
Q: What is the best aspect of your beach house?
A: The view and location. We have the largest unobstructed view on West Beach. Alot of people who rent from us say that they stayed on the deck the whole time and never left the house.
We are located close enough to the main attractions in Galveston but far enough away so it feels very secluded and private.
Q: Is the kitchen fully stocked?
A: Yes we have plenty of pots ,pans, silverware, ect. The benefit of renting a house is that you can cook your own food ,save money, and stay at the beach.
Q: What if we forget to bring something?
A: No problem. There is a Walmart Supercenter approx. 25 minutes from the house. Also, a Kroger, Academy, and Randalls are located in town near 61st Street.
Traveler Tip: In summer, go to Walmart early in morning to avoid crowds. It gets pretty busy in there during the summer.
Q: How clean does it need to be to get our cleaning deposit back?
A: A good general cleaning would be acceptable. Pull sheets and pillow cases and put by Washer/Dryer. Get all trash out and put in garbage can downstairs. Basic cleaning supplies is provided.
Traveler tip: kick everyone out of house when cleaning, put all bags and coolers on deck. It should take approx 1 hr to do a good job of cleaning
Q: What if I dont want to clean before leaving?
A: No problem, just let us know ahead of time. We do ask that you take all your trash out and put in garbage can under house.
Q: What if we have problem upon arrival?
A: Immediately call me or Linda (she works for me and lives on island)
I pride myself on having everything working and functioning during your stay.
Those numbers will be provided to you. If you forget the number, the rental sign on beach house is a good number to call me.
I will make every effort that is possible to have something fixed or repaired but we need to know about it to do this.
Q: How do I get the key upon arrival ?
A: We work off a key box system. We will give you a code for key box before you go down there. When you leave, you put the key back in the key box. We change code after every renter, so this pass code is provided to you a couple days before you go down there.
Q: Do you have any tips for our stay?
A: Yes, I will provide a comprehensive tip sheet which will cover instructions for the house and different restaurant suggestions.

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