Beachside Home, Galveston, TX

House Exterior 7/4/2014-Full View of Gulf & BayBeach view from house.DenFull amenity kitchenDining/Bar AreaDining & lounge areaMaster Suite Up-Two Identical 
w/Private BalconiesMBR-Balcony Up-Two IdenticalQueen Guest BR-DownTrundle BR- Down
w/Pull Out Lower TwinsMaster Bath Up-Two Identical
w/Large Walk-In ShowersMaster Bath-Down/Main Floor
w/Tub & ShowerOutside ShowerPatio/Picnic Table AreaPSL-POA Community Pool
“ Excellent ”
44 Reviews
25242 Intrepid Ln, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $450
Per week: $1,900 - $2,600
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Our beach house, Abby's Dream,is your home away from home. A colorful, beach retreat with 2200 sq ft of luxury surrounding you as you enjoy the sound of the surf and the beautiful vistas of both sunrise and sunsets from our 3 sided deck. Outdoor dining provided on both deck and concrete bottom level.

This 2007 built custom home with granite counters and bamboo wood flooring throughout. With an open gathering room and two private master suites up with
balconies, this home is perfect for family vacations.

Email request for rental agreement for specifics. Renter must be 25 minimum.

2 Master Bedrooms (queen) are located upstairs each with their own balcony and bathroom with shower.
1 Queen Bedroom downstairs.
1 Twin bedded room downstairs with 2 twin trundle beds (sleeps 4).
The bedrooms downstairs share a bathroom with a tub.

Additional amenities:
HD Sat TV, wireless high speed internet, DVD's, movies, games and much more.
Area Information
Located in Playa San Luis (beach side, 200 yards from the beach) our beach home provides a quiet escape with Galveston sea wall only a 17 minute drive away. There is also full use of the private PSL swimming pool.

Galveston Island hosts many attractions such as Moody Gardens, the Schlitterbahn Water Park, theaters, air museum, rail museum, historical Strand shopping, tours of Historical buildings, fishing and many restaurants to eat at.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Mar 15 2015 $275 $275 $1,900 $3,900 2 Nights
Mar 15 2015 May 15 2015 $325 $325 $2,200 - 2 Nights
May 15 2015 Sep 15 2015 $450 $450 $2,600 - 2 Nights
Sep 15 2015 Nov 15 2015 $325 $325 $2,200 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15% added to rental cost
Deposits: A deposit of $500 is required to hold your reservation. We must receive a personal check, money order or payment by credit card for the deposit within 7 days of initial booking. Once it is received, your dates are officially reserved. The balance of the rental payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. The booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited for non payment. Upon your arrival, the $500 deposit converts to a damage deposit, see rental agreement for refund details.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning and linen is a flat fee of $150 Rental cancellation insurance available.


  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
    (8 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (18 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Surfing
  • Jet Skiing
    (9 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (19 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Park
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (19 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (13 miles)
  • Water Park
    (19 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (13 miles)
  • Bowling
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (23 miles)
  • Pool
  • Playground
    (7 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (17 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Full kitchen with all items needed, including spices, etc. to
enjoy. Extra 5 lb. bag ice and ice maker. Picnic tables and
lounge seating on 3 sided deck with great vistas! Small light house across on bay side lighted at night.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

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Maria Amelia Calaf

Austin, TX

Comfortable, inviting home away from home!

We rented this place over labor-day weekend. Jennifer, the owner, is a fantastic host -- she is responsive, generous with her time and very fair. She offered a lot of suggestions and went out of her way to make sure we had a pleasant stay. I also loved that there is no check-in or check-out time. This is a real plus!! We had a large group (several families) with small children. There was plenty of space for us to sleep and spend time at the house watching movies and playing games comfortably. We cooked most meals at the house, walked to the nearby park and went to the beach (right across the street) often. It's a really great house for families and I would highly recommend it for large groups. The only word of caution for a future renter is that the house is not well-stocked. So plan to bring toilet paper, basic cleaning supplies (e.g.,clorox wipes), seasonings, cooking oils, etc. Also, the grill is not in good working condition so I would recommend you keep that in mind or talk to Jennifer about it if you are planning to grill. Other than those minor points, I would recommend this house without hesitation. It has a fantastic location and is very well set up to accommodate a lot people, especially families. I am hoping that the house is available the next time we plan to go to Galveston -- I would certainly stay there again

Amy Palmer Willet

Fort Worth, TX

Fabulous time!

We had an incredible stay at Abby's Dream! Fred was so helpful and such a nice man. The house was so clean and pretty! We couldn't have asked for more linens, towels, wash rags, dishes, pans, cups, spices, foil, coffee, laundry soap...on and on!! The bathrooms had shampoos, body washes, hands soaps, lotions, after sun gels, lysol spray, everything!!! The walk to the ocean was a 2 minute stroll at best with lovely breezes, flowers, landscaping, and even a couple of bunnies! We were in the water in no time. You can hear the waves crashing from your balcony!! It was just great, Fred!! Thank you for making me, my husband,daughter and son, sister and brother in law, and our two sets of in mother/father in laws so happy this Summer!!

Elaine Ridenour

Enterprise, Alabama

Best Fourth of July Ever

Abbey's Dream was the perfect getaway house for our family's 4th of July celebration. The location is perfect. You really do have beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the wrap around deck. The house was furnished with absolutely everything we needed and more. It is cozy and very homey. Mr. Heinrich is very accommodating and considerate of any requests or questions. I would recommend Abbey's Dream for anyone wanting to enjoy the quiet, more family friendly Galveston.

Elida Hurt

Del Rio, Tx

Simply awesome

Beautiful house,! We simply enjoyed everything great place to relax! Had a great time!

Johnie Holland

Pearland, TX

Absolutely Perfect!

Thank you for such a wonderful weekend. Everything was absolutely perfect. The house was fresh and clean with lots of comforts. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. The bedrooms even had remote fans and lights. We loved the quick access to the beach and will definately be back.

Fred Heinrich

Owner's reply:

We will strive to make your next visit even better. Hurry back!!

Martha Caballero

Houston, Tx. USA


Had A Geat Time In Galveston Tx. Had A Great Time At The Beach And Had Fun In The Sun. I Enjoyed My Stay And Loved How Easy It Was To Get Everything Booked And Ready With No Wories. I Highly Recomend Everyone To Book There Vacation Here!! Thanks.

Fred Heinrich

Owner's reply:

Perhaps we might spoil you more on your nest visit and earn 5 stars!

Ron Sharp

Fort Worth, Texas

Perfect Getaway

This house was perfect for our family getaway vacation! We were a group of six adults looking for a place to relax and we found it here. We have vacationed in Galveston before but always stayed on the busy end of the island. The house was clean, quiet, and stocked with everything we needed to create great memories. Lots of clean towels and linens, games, movies, pool toys, beach chairs, bikes and more. The city maps and guidebooks for local restaurants and attractions were extremely helpful. On our next visit, I will come to the house first and then decide what I might still need from a store. Items available for us were sugar, flour, cornmeal, syrup, condiments, peanut butter, coffee, tea, foil, plastic wrap and more. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to everyone. We hope to be able to escape to Abby's Dream again soon!

Christine Pagano Hartshorn

Des moines, IA

Loved it!

We had such a great time at the beach house! The beach was nice and we liked that it wasn't too busy. The house itself was beautiful and well-kept. My family of five children and two grandparents really enjoyed our stay And it would definitely come back! Only complaint was the community pool didn't look great but we didn't need it. We loved it!

Lisa Maddox-Uhl

Houston, TX

Beautiful Vacation Home

I recently rented this home for my little sisters birthday. It was very nice and well stocked. It was in close proximity to the beach, and had plenty of space for our whole family.

Karen Rawlings


Great place to stay!

This proved to be a great place to stay on our recent trip to Galveston! The location is just a stone's throw from the water, which allows for a fabulous, nearly 24 hour breeze from the front porch. We spent quite a bit of time sitting out there just watching the beach. The comfortable house is furnished in a very fun beach motif and the bedroom/dining situation worked well for our multi-generational family. Everything we needed was right there at our fingertips. There were even games in the closet for the kids to play! The kitchen was well appointed and all we needed was to head to the local Wal-Mart to stock up on our favorite vacation foods! I would highly recommended this home if you are considering Galveston Island for your next getaway!

Cameron Allen

Austin, TX

Beautiful house

Very nice facilities and the propane tank is always full!

Jose Carlos Saenz

Pasadena Texas

Great get away home !!

This is a beautiful home , nice neat , clean and well orginized. Colorful and cheerful, make you feel relax at home. Walking distance to the beach . This is the second time that i have rented the home . I will recomend this home to my freind and family.

Kesha Hawkins

Dallas, TX

Abbey's Dream Home

The house was very neat and clean; my family and I felt right at home. The walk to the beach is very short and the beach was pretty clean. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, I only saw families. Only reason gave it a 4 out of 5 stars is because it was longer than 20 minutes from the seawall. Make sure you have all the groceries and things you need beforehand because the commute is far. Great place though and would definitely stay again.

Heather King Martin

Friendswood, TX

Spring Break!

Had a great Spring Break week at Abby's Dream. Did not feel like a rental home! Wonderful house with lots of amenities....gas grill, bikes for the kids, griddle for pancakes! Loved having all the soap/cleaning supplies provided so we didn't have to bring those with us. Linens and towels were all top notch and the beds were extremely comfortable. The kids loved the room on the first level with the twin beds and trundles. They were able to sleep with their cousins and watch their own TV. Living room furniture is very comfortable as well and we were all able to sit together as a family. Owner was extremely accommodating and easy to get in touch with. Had issues with internet/phone not working consistently but not really an issue since we all have cell phones. Only other issues were minor (batteries in fan remote and garage door opener didn't work). In no way did they impact our trip. Great house! Thanks again!

Danny Buentello

Lake Jackson, Tx

Great place.

Family enjoyed the home for walks and the open areas.

Jenny Zeng


Nice place to stay

The place is new and well built. The furniture are nice and cozy. It is very quiet and clean place for family reunion or friends get together. We had a great time even the weather was not nice. We still had fun at the beach. Over all, it is going to be the place I would choose whenever I want a get out at Galveston.

Anne Marie Lodholz

St. Louis, MO

Absolutely spectacular!

We had a superbly wonderful vacation. Plenty of space for extended family. The house is cheery, well-stocked, quietly located on spectacular stretch of Galveston shore. Can't wait to go back.

Patti Youngblood

near Dallas, Texas

Lovely home

Other than an air conditioning issue, this was the perfect house for our family of 7; we will consider it again for another family trip.

Rush Johnson

Cypress, Texas USA

Great place to kick back and relax.

This home exceeded our expectations. It was clean and well appointed. The bedroom arrangement worked perfectly for our group. Although the house is not on the beach the walk to the beach was not far. The house is a long way to the heart of Galveston but that was not a big issue. We brought food for our daytime meals and went into town for our evening meals. The kitched had everything we needed to prepare our meals. I think being away for the city was a benefit because we did not have to deal with crowds on the beach. The house was ready for our arrival with the a/c turned on. There were plenty of towels for everyone. There were a few issues that might be significant to other families like television service and internet access but that was not why we were at the beach so it was not a problem for us. I really liked having an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand before heading up the stairs. One caution.....take mosquito repellent.... they were very active around the house. I highly recommend this beach house.

Mark Fenn

The Woodlands, TX

Another wonderful stay

This was our second time at this beach house and the second stay was just a perfect as the first. Clean, well furnished and sooooooooooo relaxing. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a great Galveston Island get a way, be it for a weekend, week or the entire summer.

LaTara Jacobs

Houston, TX

Rent this home; you won't regret it!!

i recently rented this home for a family get-away, and I have never felt so relaxed and peaceful as I felt when I stayed at Abbie's Dream! This home was just that; a home away from home! It was beautifully decorated throughout, and was better than any hotel. The beds were so comfortable and I just felt at ease my whole time there. It's only been a few days since our departure of the home, and I am still receiving calls on how everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks Tricia and Ron for lending my family your beautiful home!

Pat Pinkenburg

Tyler, TX USA

Abby's Wonderful Dream

Delightful week in a beautiful and very nicely furnished, clean and comfortable beach house with lots of special touches. Quiet locale. Perfect for a family gathering with 3 couples plus 3 or 4 other adults or children for games, reading, beach wandering or whatever. The environs are well kept and the neighbors pleasant and helpful. Nice, short walk to the beach which had very few people. The owners were very solicitous that things were working okay. We are looking forward to a future return visit. Pat & Ron

Jay Sciambra

Baton Rouge, LA USA

Great Property

One of the cleanest, most well stocked and best maintained properties we have ever rented. Perfect for four adults and six kids. Ron and Tricia were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend their home if you plan a trip to the West End of Galveston Island.


Fort Worth, TX

Great place for young families!

Despite the heat and humidity we had a great time. The homeowner's were very accommodating and quick to respond to questions. Quick walk to the beach or pool. We could not have asked for a better lodging setup for our kids!

Denise Hodge

Kewanee, Illinois

Great Vacation Beach Home

My family and I had a wonderful time at Abby's Dream house, I now call my dream house. My husband, I and our daughter and family(4 children 2yrs-12yrs) had plenty of room. The bedrooms are large and everyone had their own space. The kids loved having bike's and crafts available for them to use. We spent most of our time at the beach which is a short walk. At times we had the beach all to ourselves. The kitchen is well equipped along with bathrooms and laundry room. The wrap-around deck was a great place to gather in the evening with a beautiful view. The house was very clean and well decorated and the location was the best of all. Located about 30 minutes from Galveston, a beautiful drive overlooking the Gulf shore and its beautiful homes. Definitely stop and pick up groceries before heading to the beach house. The first day at the pool was invested with mosquito's but, someone called their renter and they called pest control to spray, I'm glad they did, because the rest of our visits to the pool were great! Abby's Dream house is just that, I could not have asked for anything better! I hope to return again soon.

V Ramos

Katy, Texas


This property was absolutely perfect for our family. We had 2 other families join us as well and we all had a wonderful time. The beach was conviently located and everything you needed was in the house (i.e. pots, pans, W/D, utensils, gas grill, etc.). My daughters loved sharing the trundle bed room! And it was great that there were 3 full bathrooms! I would highly recommend this property. Finally, the owners were extremely pleasant to work with as far as reservations, prompt responses, etc. Thank you!!!

Gregory Callir

Houston, Texas


House was great, only thing was wrong ice machine would not work.

Karen Winn

College Station, TX

Family Weekend Success!

We had a wonderful time staying at this property. The walk to the beach was short, and the neighborhood is clean and quiet. We LOVED our rental home. It was spotless, updated and suited three families with children just fine! We had plenty of togetherness, along with privacy. The kitchen and pantry were stocked and useful! Thank you for letting us stay with you!

Trisha Vossman

Plano, TX

Great house!

We had a great time at Abby's Dream. The house was so clean and well-equipped. You could easily do a holiday meal here. The beds were comfy. There were lots of books and games. It was a quick easy walk to the beach with my two little ones and there is a ramp on the boardwalk to tote a wagon back and forth. Definitely grab enough groceries before you come out b/c it is quite a drive back to town, but I knew that up front. The only drawbacks were that the beach did not get cleaned each day of all the seaweed and there was lots of seaweed probably due to the topical storm and the pool was too infested with mosquitoes to take my kids there. I would give it 4.5 stars but I cannot figure out how to do the 1/2 star on the review.

The Vigeants & Friends

Katy, TX

Expectations Exceeded!

My wife and 10 yr old son along with some other families shared a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at this prestine home. The house itself is immaculatley clean by even the highest standards. The beds were beyond resort comfy and EVERYTHING we could have needed or wanted was included. The fact that the neighborhood is at the far west end of Galveston is a plus as the beaches were nicer, water clearer and crowds (very small and neighborly) were a perfect fit for our relaing weekend. the pictures on the site are nice but dont do the decor justice. and its VERY close to the beach, an EASY couple minute stroll. We will be back!

Sue Schultea

Richmond, TX

Awesome House

Our family celebrated our son's graudation from A&M and couldn't have asked for a better home to stay in. Everything was perfect. The house is beautiful and spacious. It had everything you could possibly need. The neighborhood was quiet and you could hear the waves from the balcony. We were sad to leave but we will definetly rent it again.

Andrew L

Austin, Tx

Great place for a vacation with friends

The house is located further down the Galveston coast, which is a huge benefit. The community of beach houses is nicely kept with friendly folks. The beach was well within walking distance and not that crowded. The house is beautiful with all the amenities you would need for a nice family/friend vacation. Ron and Tricia were excellent to work with! Our group of friends really enjoyed our stay! Thanks =)

B. Puffer

Katy, Texas

Delightful time despite the rain!

Despite the fact that the weather didn't cooperate, we had a delightful time in this beautiful and accomodating beachhouse. Lots of space for our crew to find a place to hang and visit and just relax. We cannot wait to go back when the sun is shining!


Kansas City, MO

Wonderful Vacation with Family

This house is a bit removed from the action on Galveston Island, which we really created a very relaxed environment and made our vacation a true vacation! The house itself is amazing, perfect size for 6 adults and 2 small children. Very well kept and is just a short walk to the beach. We went out to eat ONCE the entire time we were there, a trip to the local Kroger (15-20 miles away) and we were diner/grilling out with a beautiful view every night!

Ben Londa

Austin, TX


The house was far beyond our expectations - we had a wonderful time, and surely hope to rent the house again! Thanks to Ron and Tricia!

Becky Brusen


Everything you need for a beach vacation!

We had a mini-family reunion at this house and as previous reviewers mentioned, it is everything you would expect and more. A wonderful house for spending time at the beach, especially if you are planning to do your own cooking. Everything you could need is supplied and more than likely you will be surprised at the quality of the house and furnishings. Won't even try to find another place for our next beach outing. This house is the one.

Susan Anderson


Seaside escape

Wonderful memories were created at this lovely home by the seashore.

Elle Bonner

Frisco, Tx

Pleasantly surprised!

We were pleasantly surprised with your beach house. It was very accommodating for three families of small children. We all were very pleased and can't wait to stay again soon! The Bonner's Frisco, Tx

Shelly Schwantz

Indianapolis, IN

Perfect Beach House for family vacation

This is a beautiful home. It is immaculate and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a beach vacaction. The owner thought of everything. It is located in a quiet beach neighborhood, just a short walk to the beach and to the neighborhood pool. The home has beach chairs, towels, toys, bicycles, gas grill, dvd's, books, and every appliance needed in the kitchen. The bathrooms and bedrooms are spacious and spotless. My husband and I are very pleased with our decision to rent this home. It far exceeded our expectations. It was large enough for us to spend a week vacationing with extended family (nine people total) and each family had their own bedroom and bathroom. Well worth every penny!

Nancy Jones

Dallas, Texas

Perfect family vacation home

I was very particular about the beach house we would rent for our family vacation, which included our 2 sons, their wives and children. I wanted everyone to have a private space with plenty of bathrooms and a large gathering place - not to mention, clean, easy beach access, and plenty of windows. This home was absolutely perfect for us. It was so clean we could have eaten off the floors. The owners were so gracious and hospitable. We had such a good time that we didn't want to leave. The neighborhood was quiet and the beach was clean and safe with no driving allowed. I hope this house is still available for our next family beach vacation.

The Petty's & Exparza's

Austin, TX

Lifetime Memories

We had two families that met here for several days. Even with six kids running around there was plenty of room to relax and enjoy our surroundings. We were on the beach in a short walking minute or fishing off a pier in just a five minute drive. The whole experience is what lifetime memories are made from.

Barbara Hey

Houston, TX USA

Beautiful Peaceful Getaway!

We stayed in this beautiful brand new home for 4 nights with our daughter & her family - what an idyllic retreat! Everything we needed was there-we only had to bring the food,& even that was there in case we forgot anything! 2 huge master bedrooms each with private balcony, 1 with bay views & 1 with gulf views. Beach chairs, even a portable tent-perfect for protection for our granddaughter; bikes, toys, DVDs, books, etc. Lovely pools, also perfect for a family getaway! Most appealing to us was how quiet it was. Also, everything being brand new, we felt like we were staying in a 5 star resort, the owners truly thought of everything to ensure our comfort- nothing was overlooked. Even all the furniture is brand new, not just cast-offs like we've had in some other places we've stayed. We will definitely be returning next year for our annual family beach vacation!


Dallas, TX

Fabulous weekend!

We had the opportunity to stay over a long weekend in this home and we had a fabulous time! The location is wonderful - we had the beach to ourselves for Thursday and Friday, and then a nice amount of people over the weekend. The home is so clean and spacious, it truly is a home away from home. We made several meals and the kitchen was fully stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils you could ever need. We had our baby with us and they even had a monitor for us to use! The 2 master bedrooms is a great feature, that way 2 couples can be nicely accomodated. The balconies are wonderful, especially with it being in such a private location, it's nice to just sit outside in the quiet and enjoy the salty air. We truly felt so at home and enjoyed every moment of our vacation! I can't think of anything else we could have wanted in a vacation rental.

Meredith Little


Wonderful Home

This rental is a beautiful and charming house located a few yards from the beach. In fact, there's a clear view of the beach from the house. It's clean, with many personal touches. It's home away from home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are the 15% tax and cleaning fee negotiable?
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Q: Do you offer disounts?
A: Yes for veterans, last minute bookings and other special requests, average 10%.

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