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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4815824

About the area

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. We are a short drive to Galveston to the excitement for a day or two and come back to the relaxation of sitting on the deck or fishing for that big 30 pound red fish! They are out there and call our area home! Lots of trout to catch and have a fry. The best thing you will love about our area is the people and the uncrowded beach! Our homeowners are the nicest people around and always ready to help if you should need it.

Getting around

Lake Jackson is 23 miles and has a shopping center, Kohl's, Target and WalMart. There are several nice grocery stores here with the HEB, Kroger and Super Walmart being guest favorite. Galveston is the same distance with a Randall's, Kroger and Super WalMart plus the Strand for tourist shopping. We have a book inside our home with restaurants and things to do.

Getting here

We are easily found from I 45 or going through Lake Jackson and Surfside via 288.

Interaction with guest

I am a hands on owner that checks her property to make sure you have what you need. I have made sure any kind of kitchen equipment I need is there so it if FULLY equipped! There is no place to say there are 3 TVs. The main living area has a 60 inch 4k smart tv and the two king bedrooms have 55 inch smart TVs all able to use the Dish Network. We are owners that are there for you if you need us but never bother our guest because while on vacation our home is yours. We have been blessed with the best guest for over 20 years and we hope to continue that. Our reviews are from real guest but I will say my returning guest don't always leave a review because they don't want their space taken!

Owner profile

Lawanda R.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed Bunk bed
    Bedroom 5: King bed 2 Queen Beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports

Reviews (50)

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50 reviews

“Do you love Roomy house, and Great Fishing”

Reviewed 3 Jul 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.

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

“Wonderful family vacation spot!”

Reviewed 7 Jun 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!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much! Please come back soon!

“Wonderful Getaway”

Reviewed 15 Apr 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

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!

“Great Fishing House”

Reviewed 23 Feb 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!

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!

“Family Reunion”

Reviewed 9 Oct 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.

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

“Great House!”

Reviewed 4 Sep 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!

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!

“Birthday/Family Reunion”

Reviewed 29 May 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.

Owner's reply: Thank you! We do have the reputation of being the fishing spot attached to a nice home. So glad you had a great time.

“Wonderful Home For Family Reunions!”

Reviewed 28 Jan 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.

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!

“Great Location”

Reviewed 23 Sep 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!

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!

“Awesome Fishing Vacation!”

Reviewed 17 Mar 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.

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.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Your beach home is the best we've ever found!
This is the best fishing hole with a wonderful home attached.
We all had a great time!
Each of us caught a 30 pound red! Book us for Thanksgiving!
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!