4-Level Galveston Beach House

Front view; covered porch up & dn. play yardFront view; play yard; parking; porch view aboveRear view; covered BBQ area; hammock area; views!Our pretty beach from walkover!our "play yard" in the Spring.Second beach access; view from loft; play areaBeach view from kitchen porch; 100 steps to sand!High seating in dining area - beach views @ table!Living rm to kitchen - tile; clean; prettyComfy! Beach view; steps to covered porch.It's just a nice place to be; clean & sunny.Casual but elegant - your dinner awaits!Comfy, new leather couch - view to kitchen - open!Flat screen TV; DVD; music & movies!Pretty tiled floors; seating to please.View of front door below; beach view to left.Kitchen; gold flecked/black granite; very pretty!Romantic/cozy seating for 2; off kitchen.Entry from front door to living; very clean!A well appointed, pretty "cooks" kitchen, must seeKitchen view @ sink; views all around.Master suite; comfy/w. futon; beach viewsSeating in master; wood flooring; sun deck access.Master bath; jacuzzi tub; all tile/graniteGuest rm. private bath; beach view; nice.Elegant furnishings; private suite/seating.Guest bath/tiled shower w/bench; fluffy towels.Access to Loft; sunny/pretty view.Loft window view; 360 windows; open or close!Triple twins; games/DVD; kids get-away!Cool AC; clean; access to best view of house!Boring? gotta have em! full sized!!Another great view!Slightly to the left of middle; tall house!Amazing beach; visit us in the fall & winter too!Let's fly a kite! Family time - now!Love Galveston West End! Make it you!
“ Excellent ”
4 Reviews
4135 Defender Ln, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $400
Per week: $2,695
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Accommodations: Beach House - about 2000 square ft. interior w/about 2000 square ft. of decks and porches; like new construction, VERY CLEAN, designer furnishings – Sleeps 8 (in beds); 2 Queen Bedrooms, top level Loft (3 twins/bunks); futon in master. 2.5+ Baths + Outside Shower, Jacuzzi tub in Master & stand up shower with bench in Guest. All sleeping areas have a great water view! Lots of stairs, NOT wheel chair or accessible to physically disabled.

'Dolphin Daze Galveston' is a well-appointed beach side get away; a “Destin”-Style HOUSE surrounded by a large lawn/play areas rising high above its surrounding Cul-De-Sac master-designed community (Pointe San Luis) on Galveston's PEACEFUL, NO DRIVE BEACH on the west end. The retreat is a short 35 mile drive from Houston and is positioned 'half way' (about 15 to 20 minutes) between Freeport & Galveston (city) - the location is the best the island has to offer - sport/wade fishing (2 minutes from San Luis Pass - walkable!), just moments from Shlitterbaun Water Park, Moody Gardens and Island night life. Dolphin Daze Galveston is priced to rent! No hotel can accommodate your group like Dolphin Daze and no price can compare!

Dolphin Daze - 4-STORIES w/ panoramic beach & bay views, Hardee siding (noise dampening), 2 newly decorated, private Queen bedrooms (master & guest - both equally nice!) w/ 2 full, private baths (master w/ Jacuzzi/whirlpool tub & guest bath w/ large tiled walk-in shower w/comfort bench); a full-sized futon in the master bedroom; a Queen sleeper sofa w/ a 1/2 bath in family room; & the 'Eagle's Nest' loft sleeps 3 (twin bunks). Accommodates 8/11 in beds. The hot/cold ground level shower (w/ privacy enclosure) makes after sun clean-up delightful. The “Eagle’s Nest” 4th floor loft offers the best 360 degree unobstructed beach & bay view on its sundeck to watch DOLPHINS frolic in the Gulf! This resort paradise is surrounded by a landscaped play yard, shady palms, a covered hammock/'nap area' & a relaxing swing. Listen to the waves, see migratory & rare birds & forget the big city - from the hammock on the ground floor to the Eagles Nest on the 4th level, you will be happy you selected Dolphin Daze Galveston!

Dolphin Daze Galveston is a COMPLETELY renovated resort home just a short walk to the beach (less than 75 yards) w/ unobstructed beach side location offering an open concept living area. EVERY room is complimented w/ either a sundeck or covered/porch, offering an airy, sunny resort feel. Dolphin Daze Galveston offers big screen cable TV, PS-3 games in the guest room and a diverse DVD/CD movie/music library. ALL WOOD or TILED FLOORING throughout (no 'sandy' carpet!), stereo, ceiling fans (in & out), tiled/granite bathroom countertops, COLD ACs & plantation shutters throughout for sun, sights & privacy! Walk-in closets w/built-in dressers, pantry space & a 'cook’s kitchen' w/ all new appliances, designer cabinets, granite countertops & more! Basic paper products provided.

Dolphin Daze has ALL NEW plush & comfy furniture, coordinated interior finishes, HIGH ceilings, ceramic tile down, wide wood plank flooring up, & an immaculately CLEAN look and feel. Dolphin Daze is like no other resort home on the beach! Send inquiries for availability today. This property fills its calendar fast! You will enjoy your Dolphin Daze stay, its unique character, style & relaxing warmth will make you want to return all year long!

Keywords: Galveston beach house, newly renovated, beach side, 360 views beach & bay, covered parking, porches all around, sundecks, large private yard, modern kitchen, jacuzzi tub, central ACs, quiet neighborhood, family friendly, club house & pool available, wood & tile floors throughout, comfortable new furnishings, designer finishes, clean & pretty, sport fishing near-by, 53 inch flat screen TV cable in family room & loft!
Area Information
Activities (on site and nearby)
Golf Tennis Shopping Kayaking Sailing Boating Waterskiing Parasailing Jet Skiing Swimming Surfing Windsurfing Biking Wildlife Viewing Fishing Health/Beauty Spa Basketball Court Antiquing Live Theatre Horseshoes Miniature golf Horseback Riding Theme Park (Amusement Park) Fitness Center/Gym Cinemas/Movie Theaters Museums Zoo/Wildlife Park Restaurants Shelling Hiking Other Activities
Near the famous Galveston Strand with its seasonal Mardi Gras & "Dickens on the Strand". Excellent shopping, unique arts, antiques! Sport fishing at its best; less than 2 miles from San Luis Pass, some of the best wade fishing in the U.S. - & 15 minutes from Freeport's sport fishing paradise!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 $400 $400 $2,695 $10,500 5 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: Security deposit: $1000 holds & books; no refunds less than 60 days prior. $100 PET FEE PER SMALL DOG THIS HOUSE HAS A 5 NIGHT OR $2,000 MINIMUM RENTAL STAY/PRICE (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Minimum age to rent 25, Maid fee $200/stay; Minimum 5 night stay required


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

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

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (5 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (5 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (10 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (5 miles)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Zoo
    (20 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Wildlife Viewing

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

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Marie Richards-Gleim

Marie Richards-Gleim

Euless, TX

Beautiful house, private beach, quiet neighborhood

July 24, 2014

This is a great house for a family with kids. It's in a quiet neighborhood very close to a clean, private beach. Everything you need for your stay is provided and the outdoor shower even has hot water! Beautiful views from the multiple balconies. Highly recommended.

Robin Franks

Owner's reply:

Marie, So happy that you and your family had a great experience and enjoyed Dolphin Daze! Thanks for taking the time to send in the review. Remember us for your next get-away!!



The Woodlands, TX

A wonderful experience

May 19, 2013

A beautiful home in a perfect location. We – me, my wife and two children - had a blast!! The house has everything you could possibly ask for. Beautiful views, the beach, a grill, washer dryer, flat screen TV, and much, much more. An absolute wonderful experience. Thank you Robin for fitting us onyour calendar with such short notice!

Robin Franks

Owner's reply:

Thanks! Happy to accommodate you and your family!!

Courtney Perez

Courtney Perez

Arlington, TX

Perfect Family Home!

June 18, 2012

This house was perfect with great access to a family-oriented beach. We will definitely be going back!

Robin Franks

Owner's reply:

thanks so much Courtney! We look forward to having you back. You are saved in out favored renters list for discounts and notices.

Mindy Hughes Jones

Mindy Hughes Jones

Sugar Land, TX

Fabulous home!

March 19, 2012

I cannot recommend this home enough! My husband and I stayed with our children and our parents and we just had the best time! The home is equipped with everything you need on a perfect beach getaway! The rooms are beautiful, the view is beautiful, and the location is perfect! A definite recommend!!! Thank you Robin! We had a blast!

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