Oceanfront w Great Fishing!

Two houses jut out to form our little peninsula.
Two houses jut out to form our little peninsula.Jung family catch early Oct.09Oct.09 catchleft side bathroomSteps to the sand!new kitchenFish right from the deck!view from the airking bedroom on leftdouble oven, large refrigerator with ice and waterHE Washer and Dryer47 in LCD Sound bar stereo DVDSun coming up from the decknew family room pictureMore family roomcomputer deskNew dining tableMore family roomloft king bed two queens and some of play areaTV area of loftMore family roomking bedroom on right sideQueen bedroom on rightbunk bed on left sideTrundle bed can make 2 twins or king left sideA couple of my fishing regulars!My fish is bigger than yours!I do believe this one is a keeper!Determined to get that fish!Fun in the sand!Pet Friendly!I can do it, Mommy!
(60)
Excellent
60 Reviews

From $700 / night

12888 Gulf Beach Dr, Galveston, TX 77541
Oceanfront w Great Fishing!
Home
5 bedrooms
12 guests
3 night min

Overview Description

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 12
Type: Home
Per night: $700 - $900
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Awesome oceanfront four bedroom two bath with a huge loft near Galveston. You can fish into the gulf right from our property! It is not uncommon to catch a 30 or 40 pound red fish right from the deck! The views are absolutely the best available. Huge kitchen, family areas all look out to the ocean. Watch the dolphins play from the 50 foot deck, find sandollars on your beach walk. Rest in this quiet community! Owner rental means the home is well kept. We will consider well trained pets with a $100 fee each. Email for off season, holiday and weekend rentals when schedule permits. Our week is a 6 night week usually starting on Sunday.

If booking for prom or graduation make sure you request a prom/graduation rate. We will not consider a prom/graduation rate if the inquiry does not show it is for prom. Prom guest will be removed if booked under any other pretense. Renting guest must be 25 or older. Prom groups must have attending parents 24/7 in the home. No exceptions.
Area Information
Our home is 23 miles west of Galveston at 61st street and 13 miles east of Surfside. This is a quiet relaxing family area and very private. We are in the community of Treasure Island. We are away from the crowds but close enough to join them if you wish. Treasure Island is a big fishing experience for many.

About the owner

Owner Profile

LaWanda Royer

LaWanda Royer

LaWanda Royer

  • About:

    Lover of the beach and Gulf. Owner of this wonderful home for over 20 years and have the best guest anyone could want! Love sharing our home with families wanting to fish and beach!...
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Availability

Availability Calendar

Rates

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Mar 04 2016 Oct 01 2016 $700 $900 - - 3 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Deposits: $500 damage deposit while in the home $100 pet fee per pet if totally trained. Fee is non returnable. Half rental paid at booking when over 60 days prior, full payment 60 days or less to arrival unless approved for different terms. Using paypal incures a 3% fee, Holiday and spring break premium rental rates. Conditional Prom extended rates All rates shown are base not total Normal weeks are Sunday to Saturday (6 night week) for up to 12 guest. Each additional guest is $100 per person.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: Email for off season rates Using PayPal incures a 3% additional fee. Linens and light sanitation cleaning at departure $200 Do it all cleaning add $200 extra golf cart rental @350 per week..adult drivers only(must rent for entire period of rental if you want this added)

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Kayak
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

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

  • Beach
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (onsite)
  • Live Entertainment
    (15 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (onsite)
  • Whale Watching
    (onsite)
  • Amusement Park
    (20 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (onsite)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (20 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (onsite)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (20 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (20 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (onsite)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (13 miles)
  • Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Water Park
    (20 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (onsite)
  • Restaurant
    (13 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The best fishing on the Texas coast most say!
A guest told me this month that I didn't market my kitchen enough because it is huge! Yes, it is huge with everything you need to make some awesome meals!
Fish cleaning station downstairs! Catch a big red and clean it right there!
The Gulf is a big Amenity but remember there are riptides and be aware how you swim out of them.
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Reviews (60)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

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Excellent
60 reviews
Bill Phelps

Do you love Roomy house, and Great Fishing

Bill Phelps

Elkhart, TX

Do you love Roomy house, and Great Fishing

July 3, 2016

I would like to be as articulate as possible, but WOW, what a great time we had. We visited with two family's and a total of 11 people. Such a great wide open kitchen, living room, gathering place. No one didn't have to double up, sleep on couch. 3 king size beds, ours if I could have gotten on top of the Mustang might have come home with me, really slept great. LaWanda, and her husband Dick, were very courteous, I would like to say professional, but they made us feel more like family. Now I must say I had a very large part of picking the vacation spot this year, and I FISH!!!! Even when the fishing reports said it was a poor time to fish, we caught fish, and more fish. Just the way the house sits, naturalistic pushes the fish right past the house. If you look at the photos, you see how the house is located in a perfect location. So many little things you don't expect were there. Plenty of TP, salt, pepper, paper towels, and such. Things once you get there you realized you forgot. If your thinking of renting, you better book early cause I am for next year. My son and his family drove from Seattle by the way, and he plans on coming again.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Bill, you and your family were the best! I love when guest love our home and from the start, you did. It's a family home and your family enjoying it makes my day. I should name the house "the fishing spot" instead of Noah's Ark but the Ark was always what came to mind when I saw it. Gathering people together...a nice thought. I watched your utube last night and how awesome!
Decide when your time will be and I will block it off! Hugs to you and your family!
LaWanda

Mark Peacock

Wonderful family vacation spot!

Mark Peacock

Georgetown, TX

Wonderful family vacation spot!

June 7, 2016

We had 10 in our group and all were very comfortable. The home is so large, with a very big family living area, it is spacious! The Kitchen has everything and includes lots of counter space for everyone in your group. Some of us were making food while others were snacking, or browsing for snacks in one of the 2 refrigerators. The A/C kept us comfy and there was more than enough hot water for all. But the location is what really makes this place so great. You are literally on the water. The location is very unique with respect to the tides and San Luis Pass. Take your coffee cup downstairs to the ground floor first thing in the morning and pick up your fishing pole. What a great way to wake up each morning! And if you prefer, just take your coffee out onto the large, open deck off the kitchen and watch another beautiful sunrise! The Royers have a wonderful home and keep it up well. We plan on becoming repeat lodgers!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much. I am so happy your family will become one of our valued repeat lodgers! It was nice getting to know you through our many conversations before arrival. From an 80% chance of rain to sunshine every day was a blessing for sure. Come and see us again when you have the time.

Alan Hajdik

Wonderful Getaway

Alan Hajdik

Houston

Wonderful Getaway

April 15, 2016

Visited "Noah's Ark" this year for my 30th birthday. Stayed with 8 of my best friends and we had a blast! House was awesome, amazing views, comfortable beds. Everything was 5 star. The deck is so much fun to hang out on, and the fishing was great! I would recommend this property to anyone

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Alan! I am glad you were able to have a great birthday in our home. We hope to see you again someday soon! Hope this is your best year ever!

Cathy Nguyen

Great Fishing House

Cathy Nguyen

Colleyville

Great Fishing House

February 23, 2016

The house was cozy, 4 bedrooms and a loft with plenty of toys for the kids upstairs. The loft also has extra beds. The kitchen was spacious and had everything we needed to cook. The balcony was huge and the sunrise and sunsets were amazing. The beach was a very short walk, along the way our kids gathered seashells. The FISHING was amazing. Kept our entire family busy! We caught several bull reds, sheepshead, trouts and whitings. Everyone was entertained from our 3yr old to out Grandpa. LaWanda was very kind and helpful to us in assisting us and telling us what we needed to bring or know. We will be renting this house again sometime this year!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Cathy, for being such a great guest! I loved meeting your sweet family. I will be putting the pictures you sent me on the site in a few days. I keep being busy answering emails! I'd love to have you back when you have a chance. Have a great spring!

Mindy McChancey

Family Reunion

Mindy McChancey

San Antonio, TX USA

Family Reunion

October 9, 2015

We chose this vacation home for a family reunion of 5 different families and had plenty of privacy. The main reason was for the fishing and we caught small fish, but no big ones. We walked to the beach everyday - nice short walk. Everybody loved it and especially getting to fish from the deck. The kitchen and dining room setup was amazing. The two large refrigerators made food prep much easier. The wonderful owner, LaWanda, went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. We loved watching the sun rises and sun sets each day. We also saw dolphins several times. We would highly recommend this vacation property.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Mindy. It was a pleasure working with you and your husband. I am at the beach this morning and there was a dophin up close. Of course, by the time I got my camera it was gone. We can't guarantee the fish will be hungry but it sure is fun trying. Lots of big reds live close by for sure.
Thank you for choosing our home!

LaWanda

Kelli Daigle Mouton

Great House!

Kelli Daigle Mouton

Lake Charles, La.

Great House!

September 4, 2015

My Husband & I were looking for a relaxing beach rental with great views & "Noah's Ark" did not disappoint! The location is perfect for a beautiful ocean view & some great fishing. I can't say enough about how well stocked, clean & inviting this house is. It is very obvious that LaWanda goes above & beyond to maintain Noah's Ark. Can't wait to return again!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Kelli, Thank you so much for the great review. We are not perfect but I sure do try to make our home 'the perfect home away". You were so nice to work with and you are welcome back anytime!

Jim Burkey

Birthday/Family Reunion

Jim Burkey

Austin Texas

Birthday/Family Reunion

May 29, 2015

This was my first trip and I just could not be happier with the property and the owner. We arrived on Tuesday afternoon and were delighted with the condition of the property. Better than expected. We so enjoyed the atmosphere of the property and really impressed with the way it was stocked. Had everything we could need. We partied on the deck and soon found ourselves fighting the local fish population. I must warn you to properly arm yourself with plenty of heavy duty fishing gear because it will kick your tail fast. I lost a bunch of rigs the first night as I was using way too light gear. There are some monster fish running the water here and you need the proper gear. We caught a bunch of nice, eating size Red Fish and waved goodby to several monster fish as they swam away with our gear. We lost Black Drum and Red Fish that looked to easily be anywhere from 30 to 50 lbs. Still the most fun I have had fishing in years. We lasted 3 wonderful days even though the wind and rain were constant and the surf 4 to 8 feet. Simply cant wait to return better prepared. This place is well worth the price, well stocked, everything worked, comfortable, and clean. Owner easy to work with. I highly recommend and will be back soon.

Kat Scarborough

Wonderful Home For Family Reunions!

Kat Scarborough

Weatherford, TX

Wonderful Home For Family Reunions!

January 28, 2015

From my first contact with LaWanda, I realized why she had so many raving reviews. She has thought of everything and is amazingly helpful! The location of the house makes for tremendous fishing. The open concept of the great room extending onto the balcony gave our group of 14 plenty of togetherness without feeling like sardines. We loved fitting the entire family around the table for meals. All the children with us wanted to move in and live in the loft... Forever. The neighborhood feels quite safe and was excellent for running/jogging/walking. Bring your camera! We took some terrific photos, as the beach was stunning at sunset. OH, and the dolphins! Amazing! The memories from this enjoyable trip will last a lifetime.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Kat, thank you so much for such a nice review! I am so glad your family got to enjoy your vacation and make great memories. That is what our home is all about! We did look at many homes before buying Noah's Ark but it was the only one I could see water while doing dishes and laundry which was part of our requirements over 19 years ago. I'm heading down this weekend so I hope the dolphins come out and say hello!
Have a great year!

Mary Anne Callaway

Great Location

Mary Anne Callaway

Grand Prairie, Texas

Great Location

September 23, 2014

This is a great spot for fishing...and the house is lovely. We had some mosquito problems during our stay, so come prepared. Nice people to work with. We will be back!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Mary Anne! I think the mosquitos have moved on down the shore! It is rare that we have a problem with them but from talking to others, it was just a really bad weekend after the rains. I so appreciate you understanding. The county treats and we do, too.
Come back soon!

Greg Littrell

lost my info

Greg Littrell

wylie texas

lost my info

May 22, 2014

I rented this place for July & I have lost my contact???

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Greg, I just sent you an email. Sorry you couldn't find me.

Charla Mynhier Baker

Awesome Fishing Vacation!

Charla Mynhier Baker

Deer Park, TX

Awesome Fishing Vacation!

March 17, 2014

Great home. Most homes we have rented do not have any personalization. This home is warm & inviting the moment you walk in. The fishing experience is amazing. We caught 7 reds & sheepshead fish 20 lbs plus. We caught about 20 or so more fish at less weight but still good sized. You fish right off the deck! We have already reserved the home for another visit in the future. Loved it.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Just love having guest that truly enjoy our home! We have many but hearing your story about how much the kids and grandkids enjoyed the fishing was music to my ears. Our home is all about family fun! I look forward to having you back!
Thank you again for choosing our home.

Gloria Aguilar Lewis

Great Vacation Getaway!

Gloria Aguilar Lewis

Katy, TX

Great Vacation Getaway!

September 3, 2013

Beautiful and spacious home! All amenities were provided and all we had to do was show up!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you! I am so glad you had a great time!

Phyllis Phillips Risinger

A Waterfront Family Retreat

Phyllis Phillips Risinger

Terrell, TX

A Waterfront Family Retreat

August 23, 2013

Lawanda, I just wanted to let you know just how much we enjoyed your home these last few days. It was perfect for our family. We loved the closeness of the ocean and watching the dolphins play each morning. My favorite thing about the house was the huge dining table. We are a family who loves sharing meals together and it was just the perfect size. On Sunday morning we gathered around the table for a family church service. Our preacher son in law shared a wonderful message on God's Grace and we even share the Lord's Supper with saltine crackers and Welch's grape juice. Thank you for a wonderful family memory!!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Phylis, it was my pleasure having your family in our home! I love knowing our home had such a blessing with your family being there and sharing a Lord's Supper there! Wow! What an awesome statement about the table but it does have room!
You are so welcome and thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation. Our guest are the best!

Amanda Rooks

GRACIOUS PEOPLE, AWESOME PROPERTY!!!!!!!

Amanda Rooks

Dallas, TX

GRACIOUS PEOPLE, AWESOME PROPERTY!!!!!!!

August 20, 2013

Omg we had a blast here!!!! Wow talk about a vacation, you really feel like you are getting away here!!!! Had the right amount of seclusion, yet was close enough to town to go to Pleasure Pier at night!!! LaWanda & her husband were very helpful & very sweet. Pictures do NOT do justice to this place, the deck is amazing & it feels like you are out on a boat!!!! We really hated to leave & can't wait to go back!!!! Thanks again!!!!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Amanda, thank you for your review! You were such a ray of sunshine working with you and your daughter so cute! I loved seeing your reaction upon coming inside. I am glad I was still there.
Just let me know when you are ready to come back!
Thank you for loving our home.

Sonya Raney

Wonderful Place

Sonya Raney

Lamesa, TX

Wonderful Place

August 7, 2013

This is the second time that we have stayed in this house for vacation, and it was wonderful both times. It is a fantastic spot for a family reunion. The house is so spacious, and I love the seclusion of the beach area by the house. My husband and kids love being able to fish at the house.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Sonya, thank you! I love your family coming. Your Dad is just such a nice gentleman and wants his family to have fun, It is nice seeing the next generation take on the tradition. I actually think this was his 3rd or
4th year to be there. The fishing right from the deck is fun and easy! I hope you all have a wonderful coming season.

Sarah Wilson White

Great family location

Sarah Wilson White

Shreveport, La

Great family location

July 30, 2013

This property is wonderful. The kitchen is well equipped for everything you may need. Lawanda was great to work with. We had a lot of family together to stay for the week and there was plenty of room for everyone. The beach right next to the house was convienient and nice. Mosquitos weren't really a problem until the last couple of days of our stay. I would suggest bringing off just in case. The grocery store is a little bit away in Galveston, but not too bad if you plan your meals in advance and get what you need in one trip. Just remember the toll across the bridge is $2.00 both ways. Overall our time here was great and enjoyable. I recommend it for anyone :)

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review! I am glad everyone had a spot to rest (17 guest) and enjoyed their time at our home. There is the bait/grocery store right at the entrance of Treasure Island but he mainly has bait, snacks and essentials. The toll is annoying but I am sure maintaining the bridge is expensive.
I just go the opposite direction to Lk Jackison where there are many more stores than Galveston. The mosquito's came with the rain but we sure needed the rain! Have a great end of summer!

Candi Brown

Wonderful!

Candi Brown

Magnolia,Texas

Wonderful!

June 25, 2013

This house was very beautiful. It had anything and everything you could possibly need when you go on vacation. This house was very clean and very comfortable. The guys loved the fishing. The women love sitting on the balcony Looking at the beautiful ocean view. We watch the dolphins swim in the morning which the kids loved it a lot! This has been the best vacation experience we had! Thanks LaWanda, We can't wait to come back!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Candi, thank you for bringing your family to our home! I need to add that fish picture to the site! The dolphins do a show sometimes. It is amazing.
Just let me know when you are ready to come back and enjoy the view and fish!

Debbie Cox-Martindale

WOW!!

Debbie Cox-Martindale

Augusta, Ks USA

WOW!!

June 16, 2013

Words can not descibe the view of the ocean from Noah's Ark, it is beyond beautiful. You are right there in the water, no beach in front of you, just waves, and dolphins on a quiet day. Spent many, many hours sitting on the upper and lower decks enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean, from our first cup of coffee to bedtime. Have never felt or seen anything so beautiful! The house is very spacious with plenty of room for everyone.There were 10 of us and we were very comfortable being together in the same home. The fishing off the lower deck is great, we caught lots of fish ( for our wonderful fish fry) the hubby really enjoyed the fishing and we enjoyed cheering him on. We have been going to Galveston for over 15 years and this house is our favorite. It is the ultimate vacation rental! Thank you Lawanda and Dick for being such amazing people and for sharing your beautiful home with us!! We will be back!!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you for being such great guest! We try very hard to make sure everything gets done so our guest have a great vacation. With Dick being ill these past months it's been harder to be perfect but I sure try!

Sonja E. Pendergast

Wonderful!

Sonja E. Pendergast

Lancaster, Texas

Wonderful!

June 16, 2013

We have stayed in this home many times and each time it has been a wonderful experience. The home is beautiful and well kept. The Royer's have provided their guests with all of the conveniences of home. I would recommend this vacation home to anyone who enjoys fishing and or the sound of waves hitting the rocks. We will be back!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Sonja, thank you so much for your kind words. It was so nice to see you come back and know you were able to bring your mom and dad for their anniversary. That is what our home is all about...FAMILY!
Thank you for making our home your vacation home!

Louise McGarvey

Wonderful

Louise McGarvey

Iola, Texas

Wonderful

May 31, 2013

Wonderful place to stay, very comfortable makes you feel at home. We were there May 20 thru the 24. Couldn't have had a better place to stay. Thank you so much.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for the kind words. We aim to make everyone feel like our home is their home! Thank you for being one of our valued guest. Have a great summer.

Brenda Cunningham

Amazing

Brenda Cunningham

The Woodlands, TX

Amazing

May 21, 2013

What an amazing house! The owners were wonderful...great place to relax and enjoy the beach.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you for being such a joy to work with! I am glad your family had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again!

Srinivas Badam

Review

Srinivas Badam

Houston,USA

Review

April 2, 2013

Awesome!!Simply superb..Worth staying and i would recommend everyone to try this beautiful house..

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.

Watchara Silo

Great location! Great Fishing!

Watchara Silo

The Woodlands, TX

Great location! Great Fishing!

March 10, 2013

Enjoyed Dolphins shows from patio. Owners are very nice and thoughtful. Made us feel like home. Very nice and peaceful vacation. Definitely going back again.

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

You were a wonderful guest! I know our home is big for you and your husband but so glad you decided to give us a try. I am especially glad he caught his big fish! You left our home just as you received it and it was wonderful to see that. Thank you for being such a great guest!
I'll get you back on the calendar soon!

marilyn hoo

great vacation home, great weather, great fishin'!

marilyn hoo

Houston, Texas

great vacation home, great weather, great fishin'!

September 30, 2012

We loved our stay! This is such a great home in a great location. If you want a quiet, relaxing place with unbelievable views, this is it. You walk into this place and feel right at home. There is plenty of room to spread out (the loft is great for the kids to play and have their own place). The kitchen has everything you need. I was going to make a birthday cake (from scratch) for my daughters and forgot to bring a mixer. We got there, and there sat this great kitchen aid stand mixer on the kitchen counter! This kitchen has everything you need (even has 2 refrigerators)! All you need to bring is the food. The beaches were great (most of the time, saw only fisherman). We went after Labor Day, so the kids and grandkids had the beach practically to themselves. They had fun building sandcastles, looking for seashells, and fishing with their grandfather! We all are looking forward to visiting again next year. Thank you, LaWanda, for sharing your beautiful home!

Vicky Etie Ferguson

Family Vacation

Vicky Etie Ferguson

New Caney,Tx

Family Vacation

August 30, 2012

I have rented this place a couple of times and each time I am just at awe with the home and location,the fishing is wonderful,watching the dolphins in the mornings out on the deck is picture perfect,the house is fully equipped with everything you will need and then some,each age member of the family enjoys this home, the owners are very attentive to any needs you may have and nice as can be,we will be back

Pam Coley

Wonderful Family Vacation

Pam Coley

Grapevine, TX USA

Wonderful Family Vacation

August 21, 2012

Noah's Ark Vacation Rental was a great place for our family; grandparents, children and grandchildren. The home was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need to be comfortable and have lots of fun. The men enjoyed fishing right off the deck (even though they didn't catch much), the grandchildren enjoyed playing in the loft playroom, and the huge kitchen was big enough for everyone to help with the food preparation. We spent all day on the well-kept beach which was a short walk away. While sitting on the deck, we watched dolphins playing in the water. LaWanda, the owner, was extremely helpful. She allowed us to do our own cleaning before we left and to bring our own linens in order to keep the cost down. We all had a wonderful time at this beautiful vacation home and hope to return there next year.

Erin Kaiser

Wonderful

Erin Kaiser

Cypress, Texas

Wonderful

August 12, 2012

This is our second time visiting this home. We love it and LaWanda is wonderful to deal with! Thanks for allowing us to use your home.!

LaWanda Royer

Owner's reply:

Erin, Thank you! It was wonderful seeing you and your beautiful family again! Come back anytime!

John Rasco

Galveston Family Vacation

John Rasco

Texas, TX USA

Galveston Family Vacation

August 8, 2012

The house we rented was in an excellent location and was in good condition. We had a wonderful time and would seriously consider this location again.

Mary and Rusty Lowe

Relax in Paradise

Mary and Rusty Lowe

Houston

Relax in Paradise

September 27, 2011

My husband and I have been renting for over 10 years. I have never posted because I didn't want the word to get out. My most favorite part is the DECK. I could live on the deck and just listen and view the ocean. This past weekend the water was BLUE and flat. My husband comes to fish and this weekend was the perfect time. Specks at night and Red fish during the day. There were boats right in front of the house that caught fish with every cast. The beach water was like a swimming pool. You can walk for miles on the beach. We have also been there during stormy weather with thunder and lightning and talk about a huge picture show. What more can I say but I ABOSOLUTELY LOVE IT. So many wonderful memories!!!

sharon rychetsky

Great vacation

sharon rychetsky

Bryan, Tx

Great vacation

September 20, 2011

Great vacation, great time of year to go, no crowds at all!

Christan Harrison Rawson

Wonderful Vacation!

Christan Harrison Rawson

College Station, TX

Wonderful Vacation!

August 29, 2011

We had a blast! This was a great home for our summer vacation! We had 4 couples in our group and some of our kiddos and there was plenty room for everyone plus extra space. :) This Kitchen was wonderful and we enjoyed meals there everynight. It was plenty big for our large group. The kids and the guys fished all week and caught enough to have dinner one night plus take some home. We had a blast and will most definitely keep this house in mind for all out vacations from now on! Thank you LaWanda for a great and worry free vacation! Christan

PEGGY RHODES

best beach vacation ever

PEGGY RHODES

ATHENS TEXAS

best beach vacation ever

August 24, 2011

We Took Our Family Vacation In August 2011. The House Was Exactly What We Needed For Our Mixed Age Group. The Young Children Loved The Beach, The Teens[and Others] Loved The Fishing, And The Ladies Loved The House,beach And Deck. We Were Blessed With A Full Moon And The Nights Were Spectacular. Can Not Wait To Go Again.[the Fresh Fish We Caught Made An Excellent Supper For All!!]

Breck Marsh

Nice W. San Luis Oceanfront house.

Breck Marsh

Dallas TX

Nice W. San Luis Oceanfront house.

July 26, 2011

If you're looking for a huge kitchen w/every utensil possible (2 frigs) and massive deck overhanging the ocean, this is the place. This beach house has a multitude of places to relax and sleep and is in a secure feeling subdivision. The living area and kitchen are in one giant room and allows plenty of room for all. The ocean breeze was great and we loved seeing Flipper's cousins off the back deck. It was also nice seeing so many pelicans and beautiful views from the wooded platform. There is a nice loft that has plenty of new toys for your little ones. Downsides could be: beach is bit of a walk (75 ft), there are different beach house website prices and extra charges aside from weekly rent for linens, cleaning, etc...Solid overall!

Kathleen Downes

Noah's Ark on the Gulf

Kathleen Downes

St. Louis MO

Noah's Ark on the Gulf

July 19, 2011

House was exactly as described. Beautiful and comfortable. Views cannot be beat! The sunrises and sunsets were delivered on a silver platter. Every comfort of home is provided. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you could want in order to prepare any kind of meal. The owners were very responsive and in touch with us although not at all intrusive. Very easy to get to from Galveston yet far enough away to not feel crowded with tourists. We would happily rent again. Surprisingly, it was not too hot - the breezes were wonderful! We were able to enjoy the deck even in the middle of July!

Elaine Davenport

every vacation

Elaine Davenport

Bertram, Texas

every vacation

July 11, 2011

It does not matter when or how long, if we need to get away, it is here. LaWanda is an excellent person to do business with and keeps her vacation home in excellent shape and it is well cared for. There is plenty of sleeping arrangements, kitchen, living space and the kitchen/living room open onto a huge deck not just over looking but in the ocean water. Fishing is wonderful, no one next door unless it is LaWanda and her family and they are great neighbors! This is the kind of place you feel at home in and like .... you could spend the rest of your life. I don't usually write reviews but I have broken my record and decided if ever, now was the time. GO FOR IT, you won't be disappointed. I did put a month and year, but when we go back it will be our fourth trip.

Cliff Rogers

Noahs Ark.

Cliff Rogers

Sunnyvale. Texas

Noahs Ark.

July 6, 2011

What an outstanding place to stay. You will not find nicer people to deal with than Lawanda and Dick. They have made this home very nice and comfortable. We caught fish all week long had a couple of fish fries and took home fish for more Fish Fries. Easy into Galveston or Lake Jackson to have even more things to do. My brother in law's and nephews wouldn't even leave the house for most of the week due to extreme fun fishing right from the deck of the house and swimming at the beach. We watched great Sunrises and Sunsets daily. It was hard to leave but we will be returning as soon as we can to play, relax, and have fun again. Our Family gives this a true 5 star thumbs up place to enjoy vacation.

Beth Newby Thome

Did not want to leave!!!

Beth Newby Thome

Fort Worth, TX

Did not want to leave!!!

June 13, 2011

We had an amazing time at the beach house. The men enjoyed fishing off the deck. The evenings on the deck were so relaxing. There was plenty of rooms and the beds were so comfortable! No one wanted to leave. The house had everything you could think of. We look forward to going back!!! Thanks LaWanda and Dick for a wonderful vacation!!

Shelbye Russell Tingler

The best beach house EVER!!!

Shelbye Russell Tingler

Houston, TX

The best beach house EVER!!!

April 7, 2011

My husband and I have spent 3 out of 4 anniversaries renting beach houses in Galveston. Hands down, this is the best one!!! My husband, myself, and our guests had a blast catching a ton of fish. We even got to see porpoises swimming around. The sunrises and sunsets were stunning. I would recommend this house to anyone. We are already thinking about renting this house again next year. Thank you LaWanda for the wonderful memories and can't wait to make some more at your beautiful house!!!

Scott Davis

Great Time

Scott Davis

Houston ,TX

Great Time

October 20, 2010

The weather was great. fished from the deck and sons-in-law caught several reds in excess of 24 in. The accomodations were ver comfortable. one of may adult daughters claimed she never wanted to go home.

Kristie Kemp

Oceanfront Home

Kristie Kemp

Katy, TX USA

Oceanfront Home

August 2, 2010

Our visit was wonderful. My husband caught 13 fish straight off the deck. The kids enjoyed the ocean, there were several days of awesome waves. Everything we needed was provided. The only bad thing was the mosquitos! We drove into Galveston one day and took the kids to Schlitterbahn. We are definitely considering staying here again.

Amber White

Family getaway

Amber White

Ft Worth, Texas

Family getaway

August 1, 2010

Great beach home. Nice rooms. Beautiful kitchen. Amazing deck where it looks like the sunrise and sunset belong to you alone. You can watch the dolphins over breakfast. Only downsides were lots of mosquitos, the beach is about a 75ft walk away and the beaches had lots of seaweed.

the Betzens

Best Vacation Ever

the Betzens

Dallas, TX

Best Vacation Ever

July 2, 2010

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Fishing and beaches were awesome. We loved sitting out on the deck and watching the dolphin. We loved the soothing sounds of the surf. We were even blessed with a beautiful full moon. The rooms were so comfortable we slept better than we do at home. The large common area allowed for some wonderful time with our grown children and grandchildren.

Vickie Porter

Family Reunion Getaway

Vickie Porter

Plano, Texas

Family Reunion Getaway

April 14, 2010

We just spent a week in this lovely home. This was our 2nd trip to this subdivision and we decided during our trip last year that this was where we wanted to stay on the next one. We had a wonderfully relaxing vacation. The weather wasn't great but you can't beat the view, the accomodations, or the amenities offered in this home. We are going back in August for another week. We had family fly in from Indiana (all together there was 7 of us). The home was the perfect set up, plenty of room, and anything and everything we needed was there for us to use. Love, love, love this place and the owners are wonderful...very accomodating. Looking forward to August and returning with the "kids" for some fun on the beach.

L & L

WONDERFUL WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM THE CITY

L & L

HOUSTON, TX

WONDERFUL WEEKEND GET AWAY FROM THE CITY

March 8, 2010

The Weather Was Bad But We Still Had A Really Good Time! We Enjoyed Being So Close To The Water And We Got Alot Of Much Needed Rest. We Hope To Do It Again Soon.

The Morgan's

Awesome Rental! We will be back!

The Morgan's

Friendswood, Tx

Awesome Rental! We will be back!

February 5, 2010

I have booked many vacation homes but this home truly stands out for many reasons. The view has to be more than a 5 star rating and the entire home is done with comfort and style but not stuffy and something we were afraid our kids shouldn't be in. The fishing has to be on the top of the list because the guys said it was better than going deep sea fishing. Our teens, that do nothing but internet, loved catching their first fish and finding some wonderful shells. For an extended family, the home is designed for great family fun with rooms to get away from each other, too. The loft is huge with it's own TV for the kids. If they ever sell, I want to know if I can afford it. Thank you so much Royer family for allowing us to vacation and bond with our family.

Marty Jung

We'll Be Back!!!

Marty Jung

Comfort, TX

We'll Be Back!!!

October 21, 2009

This is our 3rd year at Noah's Ark (would have been 4th had it not been for Hurricane Ike). This is by far the best house on the coast! Great Fishing - 16 Reds ranging from 21" to 40", 2 Sharks, 2 Skip Jacks, 1 Founder and 1 Seagull. LaWanda has done an amazing job of making the house comfortable and very accomodating for all our friends and family. We will be back next year!

Vicky Ferguson

Great place to be

Vicky Ferguson

NEW CANEY,TX

Great place to be

September 23, 2009

We loved our stay the fishing was great,the home is perfect,the deck is the place to be at any time great views from everywhere,a place to enjoy and have fun.The owners are really nice and do everything possiable to make your stay your good

Linda McAnespy

WOW Breathtaking and Peaceful

Linda McAnespy

Channelview, TX

WOW Breathtaking and Peaceful

August 26, 2009

We had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful home and enjoy some of Gods oceanfront scenes. The home is very accomodating with plenty of room, beautifully furnished and very relaxing. Wonderful views of the ocean and beach and great fishing right from the balcony. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Awesome, just awesome. We will definitely come back. Thank you LaWanda

Dorothy Zoller

Fantastic

Dorothy Zoller

Austin, Tx USA

Fantastic

August 24, 2009

We had a wonderful time! We fished, played in the water, cooked, slept late. The 1st real vacation we've had in a long time. We couldn't have enjoyed the place more. We certainly plan to go again some time.

C. G. Evans

Kudos for Noah's Ark Beach House

C. G. Evans

Big Spring, Texas

Kudos for Noah's Ark Beach House

July 22, 2009

We just stayed at he beach house and it was fantastic Hats off to LaWanda and her husband for providing such a clean and well furnished and well air conditioned Beach House. The beds were so comfortable that I could not get my book beyond the first page before falling asleep at night. We caught fish off the deck and in the surf by the house. Grandkids played on the beach and in the surf.It has a fish cleaning station that we used.Caught lots of Sea Trout --4lbs-5 lbs. At night it was so pleasant to sit on the deck and just relax looking at the sea and ocean. We saw dolphins from the deck in the mornings. It was such a good time that we are already planning for next year there.

Denise Montgomery

Soon!

Denise Montgomery

Katy, TX

Soon!

July 13, 2009

Okay. I have not stayed here....yet. But, the Owners, LaWanda and Dick were kind enough to give me a tour of this wonderful home, while I was visiting the area. OMG! It'll blow you away! Everything is top notch...appliances, furnishings, bedrooms, decor and the view is more than fantastic. It is overwhelming. True. You can bring your fishing rods and fish right off the deck. But, DO NOT FORGET the Camera and/or Camcorder!!! You'll want to take back pics for the memories. Georgeous!

A Moody

Clean and confortable

A Moody

Katy, TX

Clean and confortable

September 17, 2008

Very nice vacation rental. It was very clean which is very important to us and had all we needed. Will rent it again if IKE spared it (I truly hope so)

Kristin

Family Reunion!

Kristin

Dallas, TX area

Family Reunion!

July 21, 2008

I absolutely love this house. I am now in college, but when I was in junior high and highschool my dad's side of the family stayed in this house. We rented it several years in a row! My cousins and I still talk about what a great time we had here. This house is very spacious and open. The girl cousins took over the loft which was a huge treat and the best view of the ocean. I was in Galveston this past weekend and we drove out to see how it looked. Hopefully we can have a reunion next summer in this house! I can't wait!

Dave Barry, jr

Great Vacation for family reunion

Dave Barry, jr

Dallas, TX

Great Vacation for family reunion

July 8, 2008

The property was everything it advertised. The house was spacious (8 Adults and 3 small children in our group). We fished right off the back deck and caught catfish till we got tired, also sand trout and a redfish. The house stayed cool (which was great in June). We will definitely try this property again.

Randy Rogers

Rogers Family vacation

Randy Rogers

Frisco Texas

Rogers Family vacation

June 29, 2008

I wanted to thank you for renting us your place for an excellent family vacation. We planned this thing for about 9 months and when I saw your property online I knew it was perfect for us. This was the first vacation with my two daughters and grandaughter in over 10 years and the 1st with my parents and brother in well over 30 years. It was the first with my new sister in law, son in law and grandaughter There was a lived in quality about the place which allowed us to relax and feel at home. For eleven people it was very comfortable and there was more than enough room.. The way things are set up, the house is very livable. The living room, kitchen and dining room area all being one very large room, we never felt crowded. We really did like the layout of the house. It was a big plus. Four bedrooms and two full baths, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on each side of the house via a short access hall on each side makes a very usable design. The floorplan provided a surprising amount

Guy Scott Family

The Best views on the Coast of anywhere we have been!

Guy Scott Family

Houston, Tx

The Best views on the Coast of anywhere we have been!

May 22, 2008

Gee, what can we say, we were just awed by the view. You see nothing but ocean from their deck. My husband loved the fishing and caught so many he was having to throw some back. My teens hit the beach which is just steps from the house and used their boogie boards and my one surfer had some pretty good waves. We slept like babies with the ocean sounds and the comfortable beds. The kids love their own room in the loft. The house was very comfortable and nice for our extended family get together. We plan to get back very soon. Thank you Royer family for being so nice and helpful to us!

vaas

Noah's Ark Rocks

vaas

chicago IL

Noah's Ark Rocks

January 3, 2008

This place is amazing!..eventhough it is like a 20min away from Galveston I would prefer this place for gud home plan type of activities. People say it is an amazing place for fishing but never get a chance to do. You can waatch dolphins right outta the deck while having coffee.. close to beach..etc.

Gim Lin

Lin Group Retreat

Gim Lin

Clear lake, Texas USA

Lin Group Retreat

November 14, 2007

It is indeed an awesome oceanfront home. The house is clean spacious for 13 of us. The view is postcard perfect and there are many activities to do. We enjoyed fishing from the deck, walking on the beach and collecting seashells. A big school of mullets even put on a show for us when the fishing light shone on them. This is one of the best place for vacation, retreat, or family gathering.

Donna Bourgeois

OUR FIRST FAMILY VACATION

Donna Bourgeois

St. Amant, LA USA

OUR FIRST FAMILY VACATION

October 4, 2007

This was our family's first vacation together since our children were grown. It was fantastic! The house was beautiful and very spacious. My husband and son-in-laws caught a lot of fish both days we were there. The fish were everywhere. The view was spectacular with the sun coming up in the morning and the sunset was awesome. We want very much to come back again and hope to stay longer next time. Thank you for letting us stay in your home. The Bourgeois' from Louisiana!

The McCarty Family

One of a kind fishing spot!!

The McCarty Family

Rodessa, Louisiana USA

One of a kind fishing spot!!

September 12, 2006

Our family has visited the beaches of Texas many times in the last 10 years. This rental is the most unique, especially if you enjoy fishing. You are able to fish directly into the Gulf.On Saturday and Sunday morning, I have never seen so many fish in one place. We also saw a sea turtle , a stingray, and a large dolphin. The home is lovely and very comfortable as well. We enjoyed our stay very much! The McCarty's from Louisiana

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Your beach home is the best we've ever found!
This is the best fishing hole with a wonderful home attached.
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Each of us caught a 30 pound red! Book us for Thanksgiving!
Wow!
The view is breathtaking!
We'll be back next year!
Can we come again next year?
I didn't catch the big red, but lots of quality fish! We will be eating fish for a long time!

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    Lover of the beach and Gulf. Owner of this wonderful home for over 20 years and have the best guest anyone could want! Love sharing our home with families wanting to fish and beach!...
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