Fishing is Fabulous on Tiki Island at Our Door

View of our home from Across the Canal.
View of our home from Across the Canal.Big Fish over one of our two under water lightsKids having fun swimming and using our paddle boatTrophy Red Fish caught  by a guest form Minnesota.Humongous Speckle Trout caught off our dock  2009Nice Catch of Redfish and Speckle Trout.Our enormous 20'x25' sundeckOur Large Sun Deck provides view of Galveston BayPanasonic 54-inch LCD Plasma High Definition  TV54-inch LCD Plasma H D TV  View from upstairsBeautiful German Leather.Oversize Dining and Breakfast area.Breakfast Bar and part of the Kitchen Area.Close-up of part of the kitchen.Large Master King Bedroom Direct Access Sun DeckLarge Kids bedroom TV, couch. 1 queen, 2 Twin beds3rd. Bedroom, with 1 Queen and set of Bunk Beds4th. Bedroom with access to upper sun deck.View from our Deck of Galveston Bay and TugboatRock Garden with Fish Pond and Waterfall.Lower covered deck, picnic area, and fishing dock.
3 Reviews

From $171 / night

Tiki Drive, Galveston, TX 77554
Fishing is Fabulous on Tiki Island at Our Door
4 bedrooms
14 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 14
Type: Home
Per night: $249 - $332
Per week: $1,198
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
THE BEST VACATION HOME RENTAL IN GALVESTON, BAR NONE. If you would like to do some serious fishing or just have fun with the kids on a vacation you won't soon forget this is the place. Nothing else even comes close.

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HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Ground floor 1 bedroom apartment completely furnished with queen size bed and full size futon that doubles as a couch; Optional and available ONLY to over-sized groups at additional cost. We can sleep 18-22 with the apartment.
******************************************* ***************** A FISHERMAN'S DREAM HOUSE on prestigious TIKI ISLAND. 1 mile from Galveston and all the sights. Near best beach. PERFECT FOR LARGE FAMILY REUNIONS.

****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED--email for details.****

Email for availability for all of 2010.

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A big Two Story 3000+ square-foot Bay Home with 4 Bedrooms, 2 full Baths - (Sleeps 2-14) 1 king, 3 Queens, 2 Twins , 2 sets of Bunk beds. All new bedding, what you would expect to find in a 4-star hotel.

Panasonic 54-inch LCD Plasma High Definition Wall Mounted TV Cable Package with DVR + 3 other TV'S, DVD, VCR.



We also have two PADDLE BOATS for your pleasure for cruzing our canals, that is free to use.

We are on a extra wide deep-water canal 1 minute from Galveston Bay that leads into the Gulf of Mexico.

Bring your boat or jet ski. Or, fish off our private 78' dock. We have a 56' lighted fishing pier, and fish cleaning station.


Even a submerged barrel you can throw your catch in, that will keep them alive, until you are ready to clean them for cooking.

Galveston, Texas THE BEST ENJOYABLE Fishing ON THE Texas Gulf Coast.

- Minimum age to sign the rental agreement is 25.
- This is not a fraternity party house: No prom groups, school or graduation groups, fraternities or sororities, or youth groups with or without adult supervision.

****ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED--email for details.****


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JANUARY 4th.- FEBRUARY 26th. $1198.00 1 week Sunday-Sunday.
OR $998.00 For 3 nights Friday - Sunday
OR $998.00 For 4 nights Monday - Thursday

FEBRUARY 27th. - MAY 21st. $1498.00 Week 7 nights.
OR $1198.00 For 3 nights Friday - Sunday
OR $1198.00 For 4 nights Monday - Thursday

May 22nd. - June 4th. $2098.00 Week OR $1698.00 for 3 Nights Friday-Sunday
OR $1698.00 for 4 Nights Monday-Thursday

June 5th. - August 20th. $2798.00 1 week Sunday-Sunday.
OR $1998.00 For 3 nights Friday - Sunday
OR $1998.00 For 4 nights Monday - Thursday

August 21st.- September 10th. $2598. 1 week Sunday - Sunday.
OR $1998.00 For 3 nights Friday - Sunday
OR $1998.00 For 4 nights Monday - Thursday

September 11th.- November 5th. $1998.00 Week
OR $1598.00 for 3 Nights Friday-Sunday
OR $1598.00 for 4 Nights Monday-Thursday

November 6th. - January 5th. $1498.00 Week
OR $1198.00 for 3 Nights Friday-Sunday
OR $1198.00 for 4 Nights Monday - Thursday

Rates are for up to 10 persons + $4.00 for each additional guest per night.
Holidays and special events + 10%.
Review comments from some of our previous guests, then
Email for availability dates through out all of 2011.

When Emailing an inquiry, We need Arrival & Departure Date, Phone number, Number of guests. We will send you a quote for your vacation with all fees included.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

***ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED--email for details.***

James Williford

Area Information
Other Attractions
OTHER ATTRACTIONS FOR THE FISHERMAN There are numerous Guide Services that offer professional guides to take you out in their fishing boats and not only show you where the fish are but also how to catch them.

There are many party boats that offer daily INEXPENSIVE BAY AND OFFSHORE FISHING TRIPS. And there are many DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTERS boats all just minutes from Tiki Island. Some say the best fishing is September to March. Tiki Island Palms is available all year round' And the weather is just about perfect almost all the time. Come to see us. You will be glad you did.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 02 2017 Feb 28 2017 $249 $332 $1,198 - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: $500.00 NOT REQUIRED FOR PREVIOUS GUEST. Refundable within 7 days after check out if no claims are made.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning service is required. Basic cleaning fee is $125.00

Reviews (3)

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3 reviews
Ginger Winningham

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

Ginger Winningham

Conroe, TX USA

Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

July 13, 2010

If you're looking for a relaxing vacation, look no further. This home is spacious, and beautifully maintained with a view to die for. Once you're here, you can take a 15 min car ride to enjoy all the activities on fabulous Galveston Island or just stay at the house and enjoy the fishing, swimming, paddle boating, movies, board games, books, sun bathing, BBQing, and the awesome sunset. There is something here for everyone. My favorite is reading a book on the sun deck with music in the back ground, a cold drink on the table beside me and friends below fishing all day. Trust me, four days of this just wasn't enough. And, don't worry about the warm weather months. The house has plenty of patio doors to open up which allow the most wonderful fresh breeze to flow in off the water. The homes on the canal are really something to see. We spent an entire evening paddle boating through the canals just admiring the beautiful homes and wishing one of them was ours to call home. We truly look forward to returning for another vacation soon.

Dion Bellor

Very Nice

Dion Bellor

Midland, Michigan USA

Very Nice

April 17, 2008

We enjoyed the rental very much. The owners are very nice and easy to deal with. The house was clean and the price was right. Fishing was good in the canals we caught many types of fish on our trip. Redfish, flounder, rays, croaker etc.... We would rent from them again.

T Boyd

Spring Break

T Boyd

Houston, Texas

Spring Break

March 21, 2008

We spent 3 days at this home on the bay. We brought our boat and utilized the boat slip. It is located in a peaceful community. The home had all the emenities nedessary and the decks are wonderful. Great for relaxing and enjoying the bay. Although we did not catch any fish - we enjoyed our weekend at this lovely home and plan to return this summer.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

James & Pat,
Great home in a great neighborhood! The home is well furnished and equiped.
We definately plan on staying again at least once each year.
Jeff and Diana Stone, Taylor, Tx.

James and Pat -- The "girls" and I thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality and your wonderful home - celebrating our 60th! Couldn't have picked a better place! Everything one could possibly want was available, including the entertainment - fishing/swimming/paddle boat/sunning on the deck, etc. etc. etc. I would love to spend a week there and TOTALLY unwind! I can certainly see where this makes a perfect family getaway--plenty of room and sleeping quarters for everyone...and lots for all to do both at the beach house and in Galveston. You were most gracious hosts. Thank you again. Sue, Dottie & Barbara
Barbara Myers

What a WONDERFUL house. The fish were really biting, along with the crabs. I couldn't believe how many we caught. It was just too bad none of us eat them, so, we released the lucky crabs.
Tiki Isalnd was a nice as described and the location to Galveston was a brief trip over the bridge.
For anyone looking for a terrific vacation house...this is it. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you so very much for your hospitality, it was greatly appreciated.Along with the safety factor of Tiki...the men in our family greatly appreciated that they didn't have to worry about us girls being away by ourselves. We wish you the very best.
Debra Mayer, Fischer, Tx. 78623

We had a family vacation with 4 parents, 3 college students, and 4 small children. There was plenty of room, and the accomodations were clean and well maintained. Everyone had their own place to hang out. The fishing was good, the kids loved the paddleboat. The porch swings allowed the parents to be close to the kids outside and relax at the same time. The community was very quiet and safe. The police were very visible. The movie library was extensive. We would definitely enjoy staying here again!
Terri Weinman, Fort Worth, Texas

We had a wonderful time staying at this property. We would definetly rent again. We had 6 adults and 6 kids in our group and had more then enough room. The kids loved the paddle boat. The lower and upper outside areas are perfect for young kids and adults. Very quite, close to Galveston, relaxing watching all the fish at night. The place was very clean and well maintained. The neighborhood is very safe and well mantained. We required our kids to wear life vests down stairs at all times and secured the upper gate with a bungee cord for extra protection.
Audry Diaz, Austin, Tx 78664

What a wonderful time we had. It was one of the best vacations we have had. The home was great. Enjoyed the fishing and the water. Would come back any time. The owners were great to deal with. They were very helpful with the house and the area, also with fishing.
Clarke's and Barr's
Charlotte Clarke, Durand MI

I just wanted to say that our family - all twelve of us - had a great vacation at your home on Tiki Island, Texas. The availability of nearby attractions and activities for all - shopping, restaurants, golfing, fishing, Moody Gardens, etc. - made it a truly pleasant, memorable and relaxing stay.

Plus the home itself is well laid out for visiting, fishing, enjoying the sun on one of the decks or escaping the crowd for an afternoon nap. We found the place to be very clean, comfortable, and very well equipped with everything in working order. It was everything that you promised and more!

It'll take a while for the vacation aura to wear off and forget relaxing with a cold one and watching larger fish feeding on the bait fish schooling around the underwater light every evening. Quite a sight!

Thank you for allowing us to spend our vacation in your home.

Richard Pawlowicz
San Diego, CA

May 2005 was the second time I have rented from the owners. They have a great house. It is well stocked for groups and very well maintained. It is convenient to both Galveston and Houston. I will rent from them again.
I highly recommend it, especially for groups.
Doug Oliver, Oklahoma City, OK

Fantastic house! Everyone had a great time during our week on Tiki. The Island is very convienient and you guys have everything set up perfectly. Great decks for relaxing ... and how much easier could it be to fish. Thanks !!
K. Elston, Houston, TX

WOW what fun! Your house is just lovely. We had a great time. The house just has everything you need and more. Lots of space and comfort, and this is the way to fish! Throw the lines out, set them in the holder and sit on the swing and relax, then when you catch a fish, just toss it in the basket, and reload the bait just as easy. Everything right at your fingertips, perfect for "lazy fisherman" like us.
Thank you for the use of your home, we felt like guests not renters!
Thanks again
Stacy Farmer
Abbott, TX

Thank you so much, for a great vacation! We had seven adults and six children in the home and had more than enough room with the huge livng room, the large playroom/bedroom for the children, the several decks and the fishing area along the canal. Our children's favorite activities were riding the paddle boat along the canal and scraping oysters off the walls, which were added to our dinner, and catching fish, which we also added to our dinner! Thanks so much for having such patience with our large group. You were warm and welcoming, and you made our vacation easy and fun. Thank you! Celeste Hill Austin, Texas

We have just returned from a great two weeks spent at your house.It is lovely and comfortable a real home from home.An ideal place to unwind an get away from it all.We enjoyed many hours sitting on the deck in the sun and also visited local attractions.Well worth the long flight from the UK.Hope to return again one day.
Julie,Kevin and family United KIngdom
Julie Walsh, England

What a great place to unwind and enjoy the scenery. The house was great and stocked with everything you would need. John enjoyed harvesting the oysters in the canal and I loved the swing on the lower deck. We couldn't have asked for better weather or a better place. Sure beats the heck out of hotel rooms. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to share your vacation home.
John Beckman, Bells, TX

excellent house and location. it was nice to be convenient to interstate and galveston. would stay again.
kim smith-akers, grandview/texas

We spent part of our spring break at your lovely vacation home and had a wonderful time. Your home is beautifully decorated and we all felt very comfortable staying there. Your home is well furnished and well stocked even for our large group (10 adults). Our favorite time was sitting on the deck with our coffee and watching the fish and ducks. We will keep it in mind for the future and recommed it to our friends. Thank you again for a great vacation.
Sharon, Waxahachie, TX

Our Robles Family Reunion was so much more fun because of being able to spend it at your wonderful home. Thank you for all of your thoughtfulness... there wasn't hardly anything that we didn't find that we needed during our visit.
What grand memories we have of paddling in the canal in the paddle boat, of mornings drinking coffee on the decks, of watching the rain come down from the wonderful inside spaces and just enjoying our time together in such a beautiful home.
God Bless you and we hope that we can utilize your space down the road again.
Your friends in Louisville, KY ~
Stephen, Sonya, Craig, Tammy, Nolan, Carly and Ethan Cotton

Our stay was nothing less than fantastic. We had a very large group stay in the house and it worked out beautifully for sleeping arrangments and just overall comfort. The setting is gorgeous, peaceful and relaxing and we couldn't have asked for a better place to gather. Listening to the seagulls gather and watching the fish in the night lights was a load of fun. We even had a great little turtle wonder up to our house and stay for a few hours - everyone loved him (or her) :). The setting was so beautiful that a professional photographer was able to take pictures using the surrounding landscape (both inside & out) for a large family photo. Thank you so much for allowing us use your bay-house, we absolutely loved it !!
Lisa Jordan, Bend, Oregon

Thanks for great experience we had in your vacation home. Everything was just supurb! We really appreciate you taking the time to meet us upon arrival and to show us the house. I would highly recommend it to any future renter.
tom stanek , mooresville nc

We had three families (a total of 13 people) stay at the house over the Christmas holidays, and we had a blast. The house was perfect for all of us to do whatever we wanted - some fished, some watched television, some baked cookies and others just slept. The house is perfect for family gatherings, and we hope to visit again.

We wanted to add our thanks to the previous testimonials that you have received on your vacation home. We searched through friends and the internet to locate accommodations near Boliver Island for a weekend of fishing. The many offerings were overwhelming and vague until we read your listing. It looked great, had plenty of the information we needed to make a decision, and most of all, it "felt right." Especially after talking with you, we decided to "give it a go" and are so glad we did! It was private and convenient. The map and directions you provided were excellent. You welcomed us personally and explained how the house worked. You went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable enjoying your home to the fullest. The house is very comfortable, well furnished, and beautifully decorated with colors and accessories that are keyed to the beach/water setting. It was clean, bright and relaxing, with plenty of room to "make yourself at home." There was an enormous TV, great CD stereo, and VCR, big, fluffy bath towels, and a paddleboat which we plan to enjoy the very next time we visit. The use of both big decks to fish and relax on was very special. Even though the nights were cool, we wrapped up and sat outside on the upper deck for hours and watched the underwater "fish" light-show. It was amazing. It started with a thin line of lazy circling fish and built to a crescendo of thousands, and thousands of fish swimming around and around until there was a noticeable vortex in the water. WOW. The private dock with its fish cleaning area and livewells made it great for anyone wanting to fish. Everything was so functional, and anything we needed from a "squirt of hand lotion" or a cheese knife, to scissors or "iced mugs in the freezer" was there and exactly where you would expect to find it. The amenities of the home made for a very relaxing time. We won't have to pack half of the things usually needed for a stay - because all of the things a vacationer needs were provided. You thought of everything. We could see what a wonderful home it was for you when you lived there, and we thank you for allowing us to have the same wonderful experience of having a bay house to go to without any of the hassles. We could zip over to Galveston to shop, fish, or go to the attractions, or take a short hop and be at Kelly's Country Cooking for dinner. We felt safe with the security we saw in the area, and the neighborhood was delightfully decorated for the holiday with colored lights and special touches.
Most of all, though, what made the experience so very special was that you welcomed us as guests, not just renters, and trusted us to appreciate and take care of your property. Please, please don't tell anyone else about your wonderful home - we want it all to ourselves. Thanks again, you are wonderful hosts.
Susan W, Houston, TX

Thanks for letting our family enjoy our Thanksgiving Holiday together in your lovely home - the guys got to bring their boats and fish and the girls got to shop and play cards - everything was just perfect!
Kim, Louisiana

Just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful weekend getaway. Even though it was cloudy & a little cool the extra special touches you provided made it exceptional. I have never stayed in a more beautiful home.IT was perfect. The things we enjoyed the most was drinking our coffee on the sun deck and watching the fish nibble on our line with the under-water lights. The private fishing dock was great, it allowed us to fish whenever we wanted instead of having to load up the car and go to a crowded pier. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. We definitely want to do it again,only longer next time.

Butch,Erika,Steve & Angela

Thank you so much for the relaxing/fun filled vaction. Your home was absolutely perfect for the 6 of us. I was looking for a quiet place to unwind from my high stress job,PERFECT! Wayne was wanting to do some fishing, what better than a private dock with fish cleaning area? My 4 teens which are usually hard to please at the same time had a blast on the paddle boat, swimming, and fishing. The one thing we all enjoyed the most is the under water light Who knew what fish do underwater? That was very relaxing and entertaining for all, the kids even skipped some TV to watch fish being fish. It is hard to entertain 4 teenagers, this trip they did not pout or bug us once. That in itself was a vacation!! Those were some of best 4 days my family has ever enjoyed together. Both of you were wonderful and we all look forward to a return visit.
Thank you for the hospitality,
Cindie, Wayne, Henry, Billy, Viola & Anne Belle
Cindie Hinojosa, Arlington, Texas

What a fantastic vacation! We couldn't have picked a better place to stay for our first family vacation. The home was beautiful and very accomodating to our newborn. My husband had a wonderful time fishing off the dock and we both enjoyed watching the tons of fish swimming by the underwater light. Terrific location, great hosts, a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. What more can you ask for? Thanks for a perfect trip!
Tabitha Dysart, Paola, Kansas

My wife and I will never stay in another hotel in Galveston. Not if this wonderful vacation home is available. My wife got to relax in the sun on the large deck and I was able to fish from the back yard.
Jim and Pat were wonderful hosts and their place is awesome. Everything you could ask for in comfort. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home for anyone wanting to get away for a long weekend or even longer. I know we will be back soon.
B Bearden, Katy, Texas

What a fabulous vacation home!!! Jim and Pat are terrific hosts who take the hassle out of vacation planning. Their place is conveniently located to Galveston beaches and Houston shopping. You can also sit on your own private deck to relax, paddleboat from your own dock or grill the day's catch. If you're looking for a vacation "home" instead of a touristy hotel, I highly recommend this location. Thanks Jim and Pat for sharing your home with us... We're looking forward to our next visit!!!
Diane Sowell, Oklahoma City,

It was everything we expected and more. The house was very roomy and has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing vacation. The pictures on your site does not do the home justice. The location of the home is very convenient. The fact that it is so close to the freeway is a plus to go to either Houston or Galveston.
One of the reasons for choosing this home was for the fact that it is suppose to be a great place to fish and it definitely is. I knew that the fishing might not be as good in March as it would be during the summer but it was more than I expected. Everyone I talked to at the local bait and tackle told me that the fishing might not be that good because the water temperature was not ideal for fishing, but they don't know about your bright underwater light that attracts all the fish. We fished everynight we were there and caught fish everynight. We also caught fish during the day but we caught more at night. We caught at least 10 fish everynight and some nights we caught over 15. Just seeing all the fish pass over the light was very exciting. My daughter was very excited at seeing all the fish. The last night there I must have stayed up all night just watching all the fish and at one point I must have seen over 20 fish at one time. We planned on fishing at a local pier but we had so much succes fishing at the back of your home that we decided not to go to the pier. We caught a variety of fish including several kinds of catfish, croaker, speckled trout and couple of others that I wasn't familiar with. We also managed to catch some blue crabs even thouhg the water was a little cold for catching them. We also enjoyed an otter that visited the area nightly. I thouhgt he might scare the fish away but the fish was still there even when he was around.
We hope to stay in your home again in the future. We plan to make it a yearly trip. We have stayed in many other vacation homes all around the country and your home definitely ranks among one of the best. This is the first time that we are considering staying in the same place more than once. My 10 year old daughter has already asked if we can come back again.
I also wanted to thank you both for taking the time to show us around your home when we first arrived. This made it easier to find our way around the house. And your directions to the nearby grocery stores was also very helpful. We definitely enjoyed our stay and hope to stay again soon.
Peter Reyes and Family
Peter Reyes, Waipahu, Hawaii

What a wonderful home! The house is very spacious and kid friendly. Every amenity. Jim and Pat went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Thanks.
Darcy Ribman, Dallas, TX

Ourselves and friends - ten people total - had a wonderful time!! It didn't matter that it rained almost the whole time in Galveston...we had so much fun enjoying the views, cooking together, fishing right out back, paddle-boating, hunting for seashells, and visiting the beaches. The house was perfect with everything we needed. It slept our group comfortably with plenty of separate space for adults and kids. All the kids had a blast and we will definately book again with James and Pat. Thanks so much!!
John and Lynda Bruffett, Murphy, Texas


Rating Comment [Guest Comments: 36 positive, 0 negative]

We were looking for a place to get away and fish for a few days and boy did you deliver. We had a blast walking out the back door catching fish all night. Great place, great hosts! We will be back.
David Lipscomb

Our stay at Tiki Island was excellent. The house, amenities and fishing were top notch! If you are staying in the Galveston area and need more space than one or two rooms, this is the place for you. We had 10 guys stay comfortably for 4 days. Everyone had a blast and certainly look forward to a return trip. Jim is a very nice guy and accomodating landlord.
Dallas, TX

Dear Jim and Pat,
All the way home last week, I kept thinking of how I could put into words of just how wonderful your home was, but the only word that kept coming into my mind was just "incredible".
Being in the real estate industry for over 23 years, quality of product, and professionalism coupled with sincere friendliness are very important to my husband and I. That first moment we saw the house and met you both, we knew this was going to be great. From the high thread count of the linens and comforters on the "incredibly" comfortable beds, to the attention to detail of literally every need or want we had, everything was "pleasantly" supplied. All we really needed to bring was our clothes, food, fishing gear and bait!
We have stayed in many such locations over the years, and by far yours was the best! I could see your "personal touches", Pat, throughout the home. That meant so much to our family. And the best part was that all 12 of us had plenty of room so we didn't get in each other's way. We even got to all eat at the same table together...a real treat for a group such as ours! Each of the 4 families had their own rooms with lots of space and plenty of beds for the children, which was very important to me. I wanted everyone of our family to feel comfortable and sleep well, and they certainly did.
Our 25th wedding anniversary celebration was so memorable because we were able to have all our children and grandchildren together in a comfortable setting. It couldn't have been better! We feel we have made new friends and definitely a "home away from home" in your Tiki Island house. We would highly recommend this to anyone looking for "more than just a good location on the gulf", but a real "home like resort" making memories for a lifetime.
Thank you, again, for your warm hospitality and Peter and I will be contacting you soon to schedule a fall date. We really hated to leave!
Jackie & Peter Ramstedt
Austin, Texas

I wili try to be brief with my comments however there are SO MANY FABULOUS THINGS TO SAY about this house and the owners. First I would have to say that the warm welcome that you recieve from Jim and Pat personally when you arrive , starts the entire vacation off beautifully. They are such gracious people and you immediately feel as if you are part of their family. They explain everything to you about the house and make you feel right at home. Secondly, the house furnishings are lovely , the towels are plush, the kitchen has everything you could dream of using on a vacation, and the beds were SOOOO comfortable. We never wanted to leave. My kids asked why we don't rent this house all summer long??? Wish we could! There is so much to enjoy from the culdesac location which is quiet and safe for kids to the porch swings and abundant fishing for all. My son fished from the moment his feet hit the floor in the morning till we called him in late at night. We caught a few crabs , cooked them, and then enjoyed eating them at the glass top table on the balcony overlooking the water. I imagine this is what heaven will be like. Jim and Pat are so fortunate to have such a gorgeous place and to share it with the rest of us. I said I would be brief and here I ramble on. There are not enough words to convey our joy at discovering Jim and Pat and their little piece of heaven right here on earth. Look no further. You have found the best place to spend your family vacation. Have fun! Nat and Natalie Usher
Nat and Natalie Usher, Katy, Texas

We have not been home a week yet, and we have already recommended your place to a number of people. We are also talking with other couples who might want to join us at a later date for a return trip to Tiki Island Palms. We had a wonderful time during our week's stay!

For those reading this comment page, Tiki Island Palms is everything they say it is, and more. There were 9 people in our group. The property is spacious enough that those who wanted activity and to be boisterous were able to enjoy it, while those who wanted solitude to read or relax could find room to do so at the same time. It is wonderfully appointed with nice, comfortable furnishings. While the many pictures on the Web are good, they cannot do the place justice. You have to be there to fully realize how nice the place is. Many items we did not expect were available to us upon our arrival - spices, laundry detergent, etc. The items you use daily, but have to think of to pick up when renting a house for a vacation. Replace what you use up, or what you get close to using up. Same as you would at home.

The location is ideal. An almost ever-present breeze kept the hot Texas August at bay, beckoning us all to remain outside for the majority of the day. Those fishing from the dock sat up to the wee hours of the morning, catching bigger and bigger fish as the night wore on. The big fish always seemed to arrive toward midnight and 1:00 AM! Though just a short distance off the causeway, Tiki Island Palms is quiet, private, and secluded. You are minutes from Galveston and all the sights, sounds, fishing, and excitement. Plus, it is less than a half hour back toward Houston to get to NASA.

We had the pleasure of meeting James and Pat upon our arrival. They are a fantastic couple and gracious hosts. They greeted us and welcomed us personally, then gave us a tour of the house to acquaint us with where everything was. We also had the pleasure of visiting with them toward the end of our week there when they stopped back by at our request to help us revel in the fish we were catching off the dock at the house and from the off-shore fishing trips various ones in our group had gone on.

We all took great pride in flying the American flag available to us, putting it out in its mounting on the deck of a morning and bringing it in at night - showing the flag the respect it is due.

We highly recommend Tiki Island Palms to anyone considering a trip to the coast. You will not be disappointed. We will be back.

Gregory and Cherry Reedy
Gregory & Cherry Reedy, Denton, TX

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