Large decks face the gulf
Large decks face the gulfComfortable and spaciousLuxurious masterbedroomComfortable and cool second bedroomGorgeous kitchenbar seating for 6Bright and open entryView of lanai off the masterbedroomlarge, open decks with seating for 15Gulf views everywhere!Adventure on the crow's nestLovely, comfortable family home!Gorgeous open shower with rainfall showerhead!second bathroom, Cabana Style!Second bedroom, complete w/tv &dvd player!
“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
4206 Surf Dr, Galveston, TX 77554



Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 9
Per night $275 - $425
Per week $950 - $1,750
Type: Home
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental

We call our home, "Oz by the Sea." It's beachside location and large decks make it perfect for dining al fresco with the view of the ocean and the sound of the surf providing the atmosphere and the melody for entertaining. If there are little pirates, stargazers or porpoise spotters among you, the can climb up to the crow's nest at the top of the house, which faces the gulf, and have a wonderful adventure!

The interior of our home has been charmingly remodeled, making you feel welcome,pampered and indulged. The living room is cozy and comfortable with a reading nook for the kids. It is tastefully decorated, sleeps 8-9 with the extra sleeping space for one with the ottoman/sleeper that makes into a twin size bed; perfect for that teenager that needs his or her "own space."

The masterbedroom has a brand new pillowtop king size bed, and a bathroom with an oversized open style shower that has a waterfall showerhead. There is a lanai off this room with seating for 5 that faces the gulf breeze and views.

The second bedroom has a brand new pillowtop full size bed and twin bed with a TV/DVD player in it.

The third bedroom is the bunkhouse, with one set of bunkbeds and a fun table for the kids to play toy cars on.

The second bath is complete with a shower and a jacuzzi tub and is decorated in a fun beach cabana style.

The kitchen is beautiful, very functional, and fully stocked. Complete with baking pans, mixing bowls and all utensils and gadgets you could need. I also provide gourmet coffee, filters and sugars.

Our home goes several steps further in conveniences as we provide all linens, paper products, quality over-sized beach towels, as well as sunscreens for the entire family AND in the masterbath some lovely lotions and scrubs for you to indulge in.

Our home is on a quiet dead-end road in one of the most established neighborhoods known as Palm Beach. The beach is large and private, with no automobiles allowed.

Our home is perfectly located, only 5 minutes away from golf courses, 10 minutes from Schlitterbahn, 5 minutes from the Seawall activities, and 10-15 minutes from all the wonderful Strand activities and restaurants!

Katherine VanDewater

Area Information
Palm Beach is about 5 minutes down FM 3005, on the West End of Galveston Island where the majority of the places are mom and pop shops and family beach homes. The West End is where most of the residents live, with the East End being the 'college' side, so you're safe from the wild life. :)
The are several good restaurants within a 10 minute drive, and one new one just opened on the beach, literally a 5 minute walk from our part of the beach.

Palm Beach is a private resident's use only beach! So no large vehicles, loaded with a few dozen teens will be hanging out with you and your family. :) Also, there are NO vehicles at all allowed on our beach (other than city workers.)


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
May 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 - $425 $1,750 - -
Oct 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 - $325 $1,050 - -
Jan 01 2017 Feb 28 2017 - $275 $950 - -
Mar 01 2017 Apr 30 2017 - $375 $1,150 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: Refundable security deposit of $600
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: $100 cleaning fee


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

Debbie Driscoll Pawalowski

Debbie Driscoll Pawalowski


Blissful intimate wedding

July 29, 2014

The Stunner was an amazing house! We had a small Wedding ceremony on beach with some friends and family . It was comfortable ,had all the amenities of home,,it was cozy with great upgrades .. And the view and being on the beach, heaven,would recommend to anyone. Thank you Chad . Curtis and Debbie Pawalowski

Lisa Ostrowski

Lisa Ostrowski

Arlington, Texas

Everything you are lookingfor and MORE

August 12, 2013

I can not believe how easy this vacation was! We literally just had topull up with out suitcases and food and everything else was there. All that we needed to enjoy the beach, dinners together and games and movies in the could not have been better planned. Such an enjoyable time for all of us- young children, teens, parents and Grandparents...we all loved every second. We never left the entire week! We will definately be back!

Owner's reply:

Yeehaw! I am so happy our home had everything you and your family needed to have an amazing and enjoyable holiday. I love hearing how your family got such a kick out of our book collection. I do so hope you all return to Oz by the Sea for another adventure again soon.

Tim Bissell

Tim Bissell

Syracuse, NY

Everything Needed to Relax at the Beach

August 12, 2013

This property had all we needed for a great week at the beach. Kitchen was well supplied. Rooms an bedding provided flexibility for our extended family to visit at different times during the week. The beach is quiet and seems private. We loved the views and particularly enjoyed the crows nest early morning and at dusk. Comfortable family atmosphere. Katherine was helpful throughout the time of making plans for the trip. Also, close enough to tourist area of Galveston to run in for groceries or for a seafood meal.

Owner's reply:

We loved having you and your family Tim, and I am thrilled you all enjoyed our home! Thank you for taking your time to write a review on your stay at Oz by the Sea! Everyone loves the Crow's Nest, it's such great fun. I hope to have the opportunity to host you all again on your next trip to Galveston Island. Cheers!!! Katherine

Chastity Hunt

Chastity Hunt

Wellston, OK

Perfect **Love it**

November 16, 2012

The beach house was perfect, my family fell in love with it. It had everything you could ever need or want. The owner really takes care of her vacationers, She goes above and beyond, yous, games, movies, beach toys and chairs, etc....It is in a great location, a nice quiet area away from the tourist, a very nice beach. Galveston is not some place we typically go, but this beach house makes it definately worth it. It made for a great relaxing getaway.

Owner's reply:

I am so glad you loved it Chastity! It was my pleasure hosting such a lovely family, thank you again for choosing Oz by the Sea. We look forward to having you at our sweet beach home again!

Julie Williams Mattox

Julie Williams Mattox

Parsons, KS

Galveston Vacation

January 4, 2011

My family just visited Galveston and stayed at Oz by the Sea and it was wonderful! The house was close to the beach and had everything in it we could want. Very well stocked kitchen and the beach theme throughout the house was a lot of fun. We would love to come visit again and stay at Oz. The owner was wonderful to work with and I felt very comfortable with the arrangements even though I had never met her.



Chicago, IL USA

A+++++ Vacation Spot

April 6, 2010

Our family of 9 had a great vacation at this house. Literally steps from the ocean, the kids had a blast with the provided sand equipment and collecting shells. The deck was amazing and the kids loved the crow's nest extension. The house had everything we needed and more. Katherine was a pleasure to work with and always kept in good contact. I would highly recommend this property to anyone considering it! :)

Owner Supplied Testimonials

"Oz by the Sea is definitely a cut above your typical beach house rental. The house has a carefully put-together feel. The furniture, lovely bedding and fully stocked kitchen are top notch. The spacious master suite, with it's screened in porch, is set away from the other bedrooms. This arrangement is perfect for the adults to enjoy some privacy and listen to the waves lap the shore. We love the master bathroom. The large walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head is heavenly to wash the sand away after a day at the beach. There is also a wonderfully unique sink. The large deck outside is perfect for al fresco meals. The beach is close enough for the children to dart to and fro from the house. Forget something? Not likely, because the house is so well stocked: hairdryer, iron, ironing board. But, if one has the craving for Fungyuns, there is a handy convenience store right up the road. I will happily return, sometime soon I hope. Oz by the Sea is a refreshingly modern house with the old-school charm of a simple beach vacation." Heidi M. and family Easter Break 2009

We all had a wonderful time....the house was so well stocked with everything we needed and so much more and we didn't encounter any problems. Oz by the Sea is a great holiday house and the effort you go to to ensure visitors comfort and convenience is commendable.
Kind regards,
Natasha W. Spring Break 2009

July, 2008: A big thank you for such a PERFECT BEACH HOUSE! You had absolutely everything available to all of us, plus the wonderful surprises! -Kathy A.

July, 2008: We had a fantastic weekend at your home. The weekend was everything we hoped for...relaxing, fun, action packed(volleyball on the beach) and memorable. You decorated the home beautifully, perfect beach theme, but not overdone, and had all the amenities we needed. The little touches you provided were perfect, such as the sunscreen and lotions, water toys, shower outside and board games! -Ferdinand A.

Aug.,2008: Your house is amazing and beautiful! My mom said it's the best vacation she's ever had and wants to come back for the a holday stay! - John M.

Aug.,2008: Your house is just beautiful...we are having such a great time here. Can we stay a little longer?! - Cole M.

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