GETAWAY FOR 14 - JUST $29 PER PERSON/ NT

Front view of beach houseKitchen for two: 2 sinks,   2 microwaves & islandDining for 12  with beautiful viewRm #1 Master on main level with views to beachLuxurious Master bathroomBeautiful architectural details2nd story landing that leads to upstairs bedroomsRm #2 adjoined to upstairs bath & has 2 Queen bedsRm #4 with One Full bed and 2 Twin bedsDen has beautiful fireplace & plenty of seatingSpacious Living RmStreet in front provides direct path to beachBeach shorelineFloor Plan, 1st FloorFloor Plan, 2nd FloorView of Living Rm from 2nd story landingUpstairs bathroom with bathtubMaster bath: large shower w/ 2 showerheads & benchLarge Den open to Kitchen & Dining roomComfy screened-in porchCovered front porchView from front of houseTranquil, semi-private beachView of sunset over bay from rear deckRear deckEnclosed, secure ground-level entranceGrill and covered parking under houseAttractions: Boating and fishingAttractions:  Jet SkiingAttractions:  Bird watching and kayaking on bayAttractions:  Harbour ToursAttractions:  Moody Gardens Amusement ComplexAttractions:  Schlitterbahn Waterpark open Mar-DecAttractions:  The Strand districtAttractions: Pleasure PierAll decked out for the holidays!Side view of houseRm #3 with One Full bed and 2 Twin beds
16600 San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX 77554

Overview

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps 14
Per night $385 - $450
Type: Home
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
"High Spirits" is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 4 bath beach house in Galveston located in the tranquil West End. A short 10 minute drive to all of Galveston's popular attractions. This large 2300 sq. ft. home sleeps 14 people and has 3 queen beds, 2 full size beds, and 4 twin beds. The floor plan allows for large family gatherings but affords privacy when needed. You can enjoy the ocean breeze from the covered front porch, the sun deck on the back, or the comfy screened-in porch. This brand new house has a wonderful layout. Large windows with views to the water in every direction, high ceilings, beautiful architectural details and a gas fireplace. The large ½ acre lot is perfect for outdoor sports and safe for younger kids. You can see the beach from the front porch and Galveston Bay from the back deck. The semi-private beach is only 250 yards away.

On the main level is the master bedroom with access to the front porch, private master bathroom, eat-in kitchen with granite island, dining area, guest bathroom with shower, and two living areas. The front living room is a barrel-shaped room with high vaulted ceilings and has a view to the beach. It's the perfect spot to relax, read a book, and enjoy the surrounding beauty. The other living area (den) is on the opposite side of the house, adjacent to the kitchen and dining area, and offers a cozy fireplace. The den is great for TV watching, listening to music or playing games. The second story has three bedrooms and a shared bathroom. A lot of care and attention goes into this home to maintain it in immaculate condition. The attached pictures hardly capture the beauty of this house.

If you are looking for an gorgeous place to get away, relax and enjoy the beach, contact us for availability. You won't find a house in Galveston with these accommodations that sleeps up to 4 familes for this price. No one has to sleep on rollaway beds, futons, or sofa beds here. See details and rules below. Standard checkout is Sunday and dates book months in advance so contact us early. See online calendar below to check availability.

STAYS:
3 - night minimum stay during non-peak times (Thur-Sun or Fri-Mon)

4- night min.stay: Non-summer Holidays, popular city events, and Spring Break

5 - night min.stay: Summer (Tuesday-Sunday)

* We don't offer 1 night stays. Two-nights only available in Winter months.

Nancy Monte

Area Info
Galveston's West end (near FM3005 and Buccaneer Dr. light). 10 minutes or 12 miles from 61st and Seawall. House is 3rd row, 250 yards from the beach. Street infront of house is a direct path to the beach. See photos.

In order to maintain a tranquil, family atomosphere, we only rent to individuals 26 yrs of age & older. The primary renter must stay in the house during the entire rental period. The rental is for a specific number of people. Max number of occupants is 14. No parties, extra visitors, or events permitted. No pets allowed as we cater to people with allergies. Checkout is Sunday at 11 a.m.

KEY FEATURES:
- Walking distance to beach (250 yards away).
- Semi-private beach. No vehicular traffic allowed on beach.
- House in immaculate condition
- Two large living rooms
- Fully stocked kitchen with two sinks & two microwaves
- Dining for 12
- Master bedroom on main level with luxurious on-suite bathroom
- Bed linens included
- Ceiling fans in every room
- Perfect for people with allergies (no pets allowed and no wall-to-wall carpeting)
- 3 Cable TVs with DVD player and free Wi-Fi
- Two outdoor showers
- Gas & charcoal BBQ pit
- Enclosed, private ground level entry
- Large 1/2 acre lot for outdoor play
- Covered parking for 4 cars; driveway accomodates 6
- Tranquil subdivision

ATTRACTIONS:
-Schlitterbahn Waterpark
-Texas Seaport Museum, Elissa Ship
-Moody Gardens Amusement complex
-Railroad Museum
-Galveston Island State Park
-The Grand Opera House
-Lone Star Flight Museum
-Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course
-Magic Carpet Putt Putt Golf
-Galveston Island Duck Tours
-Galveston Historic (Amusement) Pleasure Pier
-The Strand district offers shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums all in walking distance of each other.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Sep 10 2014 Feb 26 2015 - $385 - - 3 nights
Feb 28 2015 May 20 2015 - $399 - - 3 nights
May 21 2015 Sep 10 2015 - $450 - - 5 nights
Check In: 5 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: $600 refundable CASH deposit due at check-in. DISCOUNTS: 10% off to return guests who stay at least three nights and to co-workers of owners. 10% discount to active military personnel with ID.
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: Tax (15%). Note: If you pay by credit card, the 3% processing fee will be added. Due to high demand, a different rate may apply to holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, New Years) and Spring Break so contact us for details. RESERVATIONS: >=60 days prior to arrival, 50% of rental amt. is needed to hold your reservation. Less than 30 days, 100% is due.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
WiFi/Internet Access, Large 1/2 acre lot for outdoor play, 2 outdoor showers, covered parking for 4 vehicles.

Volley net on beach. No driving on beach so there is plenty of room to play.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas
RudyandRobin Gutierrez

RudyandRobin Gutierrez

Odessa, TX, USA

The Perfect Vacation Home!

June 21, 2012

What a beautiful home in which to spend the perfect summer week of vacation! Our group always had plenty of space to "breathe" in this gorgeous home, which has obviously been decorated by a designer! The kitchen is so well stocked, and the dining area is much larger than the pictures can show. We really enjoyed our evening meals. The bathrooms were immaculate, and we all slept very well on extremely comfortable beds. We can't wait to go back next year! The owners are wonderful to work with with as well!

Amy

Amy

Keller, TX

Mother's Day at the Beach!

May 22, 2012

Our family from all over Texas met up at High Spirits in Galveston for Mother's Day. We had such a wonderful time and the beach house could not have been more perfect for our gathering. The owners are great to work with! We plan to go back soon.

Kristina Moran York

Kristina Moran York

Fort Worth, Texas

For Work and Play

November 16, 2011

We came to Galveston to go to an Art Teachers convention. We had 10 people in our party and we we are all very impressed with the furnishings. The neighborhood is quiet and the ocean is a very short walk across a main road. We all have linens ready and the instructions were very thorough. The only thing that overall seemed a bit off were the beds. All the beds were a bit uncomfortable and the did not have enough blankets on them for the time of year. We all felt very safe with the two door locking system and the video monitoring at the front with the doorbell. We would all like to say that we would visit this house again.

Tracey Wagstaff

Tracey Wagstaff

Houston, TX

Canadian Thanksgiving

October 11, 2011

Stunning property with beautiful views and just a few minutes walk to the beach. There were 11 in our party, 6 adults and 5 kids and there was more than enough room for us all. We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in fine style. We had great days at the beach and fabulous evenings in the kitchen and the pleasant screened room. The 2 outdoor showers were great with hot water to wash off the sand and salt water. Very, very well appointed home...we wanted for nothing. We will certainly be returning to this house. Thanks to the helpful owners, we all had a wonderful weekend!

Kathy McCarthy

Kathy McCarthy

Austin, TX

Fantastic house, perfect weekend

September 25, 2011

The house was beautiful and fully stocked with all the necessary kitchen items (cookware, appliances, serving dishes, etc) for a weekend of homecooked meals (although it's not that far from some places to eat out). The house was clean and comfortable (it feels like you walked into a Restoration Hardware catalog). I had never stayed on that part of the island and was pleasantly surprised by the beach. It was lovely and not very crowded. I was there with a group of girlfriends and we felt like they thought of everything when they set up that house. We'll definitely come back!

Micheal Smith

Micheal Smith

Lafayette La

Beautiful space and great hospitality

September 8, 2011

High Spirits lived up to it's name. Packed with great amenities and a plush right at home feel this is a great place for a large group. I plan on using High Spirits again on my next outing in Galveston, you should too!!

Vangie Tapel Bagadion

Vangie Tapel Bagadion

Pearland, Tx

Your home away from home

August 23, 2011

A perfect place to spend your stress-free vacation. The house is immaculately clean, well furnished and complete with all the amenities for everyone to enjoy. I like the 2 showers downstairs. My husband and I were able to enjoy a badminton match in the heat of the afternoon sun in the backyard. Instead of water break, we would go for a 'shower break' . My family had a wonderful stay. Will definitely rent the house again and recommend to friends.

Vangie Bagadion

Vangie Bagadion

Pearland, Tx

Great place to be

August 23, 2011

A perfect place to be for a stress-free vacation. The house is immaculately clean, well furnished and all the amenities available. I like the 2 showers downstairs. My husband and I were able to enjoy a game of badminton. Instead of water break, we call it a shower break. My family had a wonderful time. Will definitely rent this house again and will recommend to friends.

Jenny Fox

Jenny Fox

The Woodlands, TX

Absolutely gorgeous!

August 21, 2011

The house is just amazing! Nobody has to sleep on sofa/futon. We were a party of 12 with children ages 4-14 having a reunion. Only thing I would fault this house for is the lack of dining facilities (only seats for 6 plus 2 on breakfast bar.) This could easily be resolved by having an outdoor dining set on the rear balcony. Otherwise just stunning!!

Marion Campbell

Marion Campbell

Lake Jackson, TX

Great Beach House

August 18, 2011

High Spirits was a wonderful place to take our family for summer vacation. The house is beautiful, kitchen fully equiped and only a short walk to a semi-private beach. The two outside showers were great for cleaning up after fun at the beach and allowed us to keep the inside free of sand. This was definitely the right place to vacation five with grandchildren- plenty of room, beach access and a quick drive to Galveston attractions. We will definitely come back!

LeAnne Evans

LeAnne Evans

Port Author, TX

Need To Know

July 29, 2011

Please understand that this is a beautiful beach cabin and has lovely potential. BUT saying that our experience here was not only demeaning but uncalled for. The owners were very friendly when we arrived but we soon realized the extent of their control on this cabin. Yes they have covered all the bases in their intricately typed "BOOK OF RULES." Unfortunately, they did not have a no fun rule typed in this book. Here goes some of the many rules you will abide by. The temp can not be over 76/downstairs and 77/upstairs, no sand is allowed anywhere in the cabin, no family gatherings (even just for dinner they don't care), constant surveillance, no washer/dryer, and not to mention being treated like a child. My family is a civilized, well rounded group of people, who have been going to the beach for over 30 years. They have rented many beach cabins but by far this was the worst. Some people are meant to rent things out to people. Unfortunately the individual that rents this cabin is WAY too controlling to allow other people to use their things. I am sure they are great people but renting is just not for them. Just for the record we were asked to reduce our dinner party to 10 adults and 2 children at 8pm on our third night there. We realized that these people have some SERIOUS surveillance on this cabin. We kindly asked them to calm down and understand we just had visitors for the evening but they would not budge. So our family packed up and headed home at 12:30 in the morning on our 3rd night there. Luckily we have a strong faith in God and he lead us home safely. I just want the next group of people that consider this cabin to PLEASE FIND ANOTHER CHOICE. This cabin is truly not worth the DRAMA.

Christy Smith

Christy Smith

Burleson, TX

Summer Fun!!

July 21, 2011

We had an amazing time at High Spirits. The house is amazing. It had all the comforts of home, from comfortable furniture to all the amenities you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. You are one block from a beautiful semi-private beach, minutes from Galveston, but feel like you're on your own private island. Only drawback was the preset thermostat, some of our group were uncomfortable at night with the mandatory 76 degree temp, other than that we will definetely be back!!

Seth Mitchell

Seth Mitchell

Dallas, TX USA

Fantastic Home

July 21, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at this home. It is a beautiful place, very nicely finished out and exceptionally comfortable for our family. It's location away from town is outstanding as the beaches are far less crowded than the in-town ones. The house is only about a five minute walk to the beach, but you do have to cross a fairly busy street. Not a big deal, and we felt like we could cross safely with our three children under 6. I would highly recommend this home.

Jack N Vickie Marchant

Jack N Vickie Marchant

Houston, TX

beautiful home

June 20, 2011

The owners of this home were very friendly and helpful. They made our stay seem very special. The house is beautiful and a close walk to the beach. Our family had a wonderful time and would love to do this again sometime. Everything you need and more!!

Cheryl Carter

Cheryl Carter

Hempstead, Texas USA

Galveston Beach House

June 7, 2011

We rented this home by VRBO and it was great. The house was very well kept, in a great location and close to the beach. We had excess to three miles of private beach. The Grandkids loved it and we will definitely go back. I would recommend this home to anyone with or with children. You will have a wonderful time at the beach.

Viola Chapa Alsayyed

Viola Chapa Alsayyed

Deer Park, TX USA

GREAT BEACH HOUSE

May 5, 2011

All I can say is that it was wonderful, peace full and very clean and we had a great time.....will stay again when time allows.

Cheryl Wagoner

Cheryl Wagoner

Lincoln, NE

Winter vacation

March 5, 2011

The house was beautiful and the owners were very friendly and accomodating! Could not have asked for a nicer place to spend a 50th birthday! Would love to return!!!

Bobby Welling

Bobby Welling

Houston, TX

New Years Eve

January 4, 2011

Beautiful house with several great amenities. Took a group of 10 adults and we all had a great time. One of the nicer bay houses I have stayed in.

Dave

Dave

Kingwood, TX

Amazing house, FULLY equipped!

November 30, 2010

My family and I stayed here for Thanksgiving week and we had a great time. I have stayed at "nice" beach vacation homes before, but this was taking it to a different level. The home is truly magnificent and it is stocked with everything from paper products, linens, trash bags, soap/shampoo and a very thoroughly stocked kitchen. All you need to bring is clothes, food and some games/activities/movies/etc. Will definitely go back.

Cole Griffin

Cole Griffin

Houston, Tx

What more could we ask for?

October 29, 2010

This was a phenomenal house with tons of character. The pride of ownership and attention to detail is what sets this house apart from the rest. My family and I could not ask for more in a vacation rental. We are already looking forward to our next stay. Considering the price per sq ft, proximity of the beach, breath taking sunset views, and luxurious amenities, this truly is one of the best kept secrets in Galveston.

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