Sunsets & Fishing - Bay Front - 7th nt free

Unrivaled Views & Sunsets - 180 Degree Vistas
Unrivaled Views & Sunsets - 180 Degree Vistas1 of a Kind! Private Boat Dock & BeachKid Friendly Beach - No waves or undertowGourmet Kitche. Granite & Stainless. Dining for 12Main level living area with beautiful bay views.Main living area big screen TV,Surround & StereoMain Level Master w/ Bay Views & Bayfront DeckSatellite TV in Main Level Master Suite.His & Hers Sinks in large Master Bath #1High quality King Beds in both Master SuitesUpstairs Master Suite / Private Bayfront DeckSatellite TV in Upstairs Master SuitePrivate Master Bath #2Bedroom #3 - 2 Twin Beds and Private Bayfront DeckPlenty of storage in Lighthouse themed Bed 3Bath #3 - Access from Bed #3 & GameroomPanoramic 180 degree bay views form Bed #4 (Loft)2 twins in the trundle daybed in Bed #4/LoftUpstairs living #2 with TV & StereoBayside Picnic Tables & Porch Swing. Bar-B-Que tooMargarita time!Subdivision Pool for Guest Use  Provided No ChargeWaterfront Pavillion Great for Shaded PicnicsGulf Side View of Terramar Beach - Islands Best!Drive & Park right on the gulf in Terramar Beach
“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews

From $275 / night

23008 Chiquita St., Galveston, TX 77554



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 12
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $425
Per week: $2,550
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Nearly New Bayfront Home with Private Dock & Beach just a few steps away! Awesome Sunset Views and a Quiet Location.

Sleeps 12 Comfortably / Great for 2 Families
* 2 Masters w/ King Beds, Private Baths & Decks & Bay Views
* Bedroom #3 - 2 Twin Beds, Bay View Deck,Direct Bath Access
* Bedroom #4 - Alcove (NOT enclosed bedroom) - 2 Twin Beds (Trundle Daybed) Bay Views
* Great Room with Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa
* Game Room with Leather Queen Sleeper Sofa
* 3 1/2 Baths plus an Outdoor Hot Water Shower

Custom Home Features
* Gourmet Kitchen - Fully Stocked and Well Equipped
* Granite Countertops and Huge Granite Island w/ Seating
* High Quality Stainless Steel Appliances
* 3 Bayside Decks with Panoramic Views
* High Quality Furnishings, Decorations & Bedding Throughout

Amenities for our Valued Guests
* Private Boat Dock w/ Fish Cleaning Table at your Back Door
* Subdivision Swimming Pool
* Private Boat Launch
* Drive on Beach on Gulf Side
* Waterfront Covered Picnic Pavillion

10 minutes from: Restaurants, Grocery Store, Gas, Bait Shops

12 minutes from State Park.

15 minutes from 18 Hole Championship Golf Course.

20 minutes from Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, Mini Golf, Bowling, Movies, Restaurant Row, The Seawall etc.

25 minutes from Museums, The Strand, East Beach, Tall Ship & Submarine Tours, Historical Home Tours, Cruise Ship Terminals, Dolphin Watch Bay Cruise, Chartered Offshore Fishing Boats, Bolivar Ferry and more.

45 minutes from Kemah Boardwalk & NASA

60 minutes from Houston

Owner is a Licensed TX Realtor
Area Information
Located on Galveston Islands Preferred West End in Terramar Beach. We're near the end of a culdesac street at the very back of the subdivision. Privacy and Quiet abound. An idyllic island location, perfect for your Family Vacation or Romantic Getaway.

Gulf of Mexico and the Best Stretch of Wide Beaches on 1 side / Galveston Bay and Great fishing on the other.

About the owner

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 07 2015 Feb 28 2016 $275 $275 - - 2 Nights
Mar 01 2016 May 25 2016 $325 $325 - - 2 Nights
May 26 2016 Sep 06 2016 $425 $425 $2,550 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: $500 Refundable Damage Deposit or non-refundable property insurance $39 to $59 per stay
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $195 Cleaning & Linen Service. All rates are US Dollars and subject to change until confirmed. ***** Please Note: We are a family vacation home in a family neighborhood. We therefore DO NOT rent to Prom Groups, Spring Breakers or other High School / College groups - even with chaperones! Minimum rental age is 25! Additionally, we do not allow pets and are not available for "events" like parties, weddings etc. Violations will result in immediate eviction and loss of all rents and deposit.



  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Game Room
  • Oceanfront
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Pool
  • Park
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (15 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (15 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (20 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Aquarium
    (15 miles)
  • Casino
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Lonestar Flight Museum, Tall Ship & Submarine tours, Bungee Chair, Historic Strand, Kemah Boardwalk, NASA, Golf, Bowling, Putt-Putt

Reviews (13)

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“ Excellent ”
13 reviews
Diane York

Diane York

St. Louis, MO

Gorgeous sunset EVERY night!

July 20, 2015

We had six stay at the home And there was plenty of room without pullout beds etc. there are two master bedrooms with king beds and private baths. Perfect for two couples with kids. You are right on the bay and the ocean is just a few blocks away. Probably twenty minutes from most of the tourist attractions but nice and quiet. The subdivision has a private pool too.

Wanda Jackson Crawford

Wanda Jackson Crawford



May 19, 2015

We Arrived On Thursday Advised Owner No Television Svc.outlets In Bathroom Not Working, Microwave Not Working. All In All We Had A Wonderful Time Gave Us More Time To Talk To Each Other. Would I Rent Again? Yes I Would. Just A Few Minor Problems.

Sam Latta

Sam Latta



August 4, 2014

Never stayed there, 2nd time they have asked for a review, beats me. The place looked nice

Lisa Lamberson Willis

Lisa Lamberson Willis

Fritch, Texas/ Little Rock Arkansas/ Amarillo, Tx

Beautiful Sunsets

July 29, 2014

We took our kids and grandkids on vacation and stayed in Almost Paradise for 8 days. We had a truly amazing time. Very nice home, few flaws but nothing major. The private Decks and French doors are a nice way to wake up to beautiful sunrises. Private Deck made for great fishing(no luck but fun for the wee ones) Make sure to rent a Golf Cart when you go !!!

Maya Kumar

Maya Kumar

Denton, TX

Great Trip

July 12, 2014

We had a great time. The managers were always available to help, even on the July 4th weekend. Right on the beach. We will be happy to go back again.

Curt Hillier

Curt Hillier

Arlington, Texas

Great relaxing family get together

June 19, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. The house easily handled my wife and I, with our daughters families. Great relaxation, great sunsets, and great weather, until a front came through and the winds came from the north and pushed the seaweed in the bay right into the beach area. We cleared a path and pulled the kayak through and still played in the water. All the grandkids were able to catch small fish and help Grandpa catch a few crabs. All the kids agreed that we have to come back next year, or sooner. So, we're looking forward to coming back in the not to distant futire

Judith Brown

Judith Brown

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Almost Paradise

October 9, 2013

Truly a wonderful place for relaxation! My family and I were able to "get away" for a few days, and this property was perfect for this. The owner was very gracious and very anxious to take care of every need. We would love to return!

Vivienne Presswood

Vivienne Presswood



April 2, 2013

We love it! Thank you so much for letting us renting your house. Everything was perfect. We rent kayak for the boys and they even deliver to the house. Very clean and everything is rand new. Caught some fish but didn't have any luck with crab.

Tracy Waite Cook

Tracy Waite Cook

Temple, TX

Weekend Holiday Getaway

October 11, 2012

We had two families, a total of four adults and three children, stay at the house for three nights and we enjoyed all of the space. The views from the swing and the dock were beautiful and relaxing. The beach is located across the main road from the development and was very convenient...the kids loved playing in the water and on the sand. There were a few wear-and-tear issues (broken toilet paper holder, broken spindles on the staircase, broken bar stools in the kitchen). However, the owner was aware of the issues and stated that these would be repaired. The house was generally clean. Of course, if you looked under the beds and in the corners of the rooms you would see these places had not been cleaned for some time. For the price, this was the perfect house for the weekend.

Crystal Brown

Crystal Brown

Houston, Texas

The Total Package

February 8, 2011

We enjoyed the house for a weekend. The house was beautiful and the view was awesome and there was nothing we needed that wasnt provided. I will definately be back several times in the near future. The owners we the best; very friendly, helpful, and courteous. I totally recommend this beachhouse.

Marlys Lackey

Marlys Lackey

Humble, TX USA

Friendships rule in Almost Paradise

October 31, 2010

Almost Paradise encouraged and nurtured the reunion of friendships of forty years. After we survived the twenty some steps to get in and then the sixteen or so to get to the upstairs bedrooms, we were in great shape! The sunsets and moon rises were spectacular. We enjoyed the deck immensely. The tour and sights of Galveston were a additional bonus. Although there were some cleaning service issues, it was a memorable experience. We plan to revisit in a year or so!

Don Williams

Don Williams

Bedford, Texas

Almost Paradise Lives Up to Its Name

June 17, 2010

I can't say enough good things about our experience. Reserving the bay house was easy and Craig was extremely responsive to all my questions. The house itself was perfect. Large enough for three generations of our family (14 people)and the location on Galveston bay was perfect. Fishing, crabbing, swimming and some of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. Beach access is just across the highway. The beach was clean and uncrowded. The house was immaculately clean when we arrived and offered all the amenities you could ask for. I had trouble accessing the key when we arrived (operator error) and Craig answered my call for help on the first ring and was patient and understanding as he walked me through the solution. The house is far enough down the island that we didn't have to worry about crowds on the beach but close enough to be convenient when we did go into Galveston for dinner or activities like Moody Gardens. Everything in the house (the appliances, tile flooring, carpeting, paint, mattresses, etc.) were like new. My sister said her mattress was the most comfortable she's ever slept on. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. We trapped enough crabs right off the pier to have a big crab boil our last night there. All the locals we met were friendly and helpful. Our neighbors even provided some helpful advice on how to clean and cook the crabs we caught. We are already planning next year's trip to Almost Paradise. It was everything we had hoped for and

Sylvia Kelly

Sylvia Kelly


Family Get-to-gether

June 11, 2009

We stayed at Almost Paradise from June 5 - June 9, 2009. It was "almost paradise"! All our children and grandchildren were able to come, 17 in all and we had plenty of room. The kids fished off the dock and swam at the beach beside the house. The house was spaceous, clean, and open. I loved being able to see the bay from all the bedrooms! I would highly recommend this rental.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Thank you. The house is beautiful and we had a great time. We had one 3 year old with us, who loved the private beach and all of the hermit crabs that he could catch! It is a beautiful location. We fished, rented kayaks, and just sat under the house, which always had a great breeze. I cannot think of anything that would make the house more enjoyable.

L. Janovec

Review Submitted: April 9, 2009 Date of Stay: March 2009
We had the best time! Perfect for us. My husband really enjoyed fishing, we made friends with the neighbors, the kids enjoyed shelling on the private beach, the gulf side was perfect, too. The best of both worlds! The house had everything we needed. We definitely want to return! We've stayed in Galveston for years and this was our favorite house. Beautiful sunsets every night sitting on the deck. We want to come back and stay w/out the kids next time! Thanks!!!

sailorgirl mckinney, TX

01/10/09 The stay at your home in Galveston was simply amazing! Everyone in the family enjoyed the spacious rooms and wonderful views. There are no complaints about the accommodations, and eventually the weather also cooperated to make the views even more breathtaking. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy some quality time with our two daughters and their families, we hope to make this an annual event. E. Cramer TX

12/14/08 This beach house is spectacular. Our family celebrated a birthday with several families which all fit very comfortably in this house. The rooms are all very spacious and the house has all the comforts of your own home. The kids all loved the fishing dock and the sand area. We would definitely love to go back and would recommend this property to anyone.
Valerie, Mansfield, TX

08/13/08 We really enjoyed our stay at the house. It was a family reunion of 4 families and their chilren. The location on the bay was perfect esp with the little beach for the kids.As a fisherman the only thing missing was a place near the dock to clean our catch. I'm sure we'll be back.
herb, austin, texas

07/15/08 We had a wonderful time! We were nervous about the place being kid friendly but the place was set up great. We all enjoyed the place. Thanks
Anonymous, Spring, tx

07/15/08 Our Family and friends thoroughly enjoyed oursewlves during our stay. We docked our fishing boat out back and fished every morning we were there. The sunsets were awesome and the house was spacious and easily accomodated our clan. All in all a great week~.
M. Johnson, Houston, TX

06/10/08 Loved the house, had a nice trip with the entire family and all 13 people fit very comfortably. So close to the water and convenient to everything. House is very clean and well decorated. My favorite features were the porch swing overlooking the water, the deck and balconies where you can watch the sun set over the water, and the raised bar island in the kitchen which made food prep and putting out party food very convenient. Look forward to visiting again...
Emily, Carrollton, Tx

06/08/08 Sometimes you find the accomodations to be not as nice as represented in the advertisement. Definitely not the case here. We found the views breathtaking and were pleasantly surprised at tboth the condition of the home (like new) and the tranquility of it's location. The house exceeded our expectations and we will definitely be coming back!
S. Grover

04/09/08 The weekend was all too short, but we sure enjoyed your lovely home. It's hard to believe it's a rental because it looks barely lived in.
The small beach out back came in handy as a storm had washed alot of seaweed on the gulf side beaches.
We'll definitely be back for a full week next time of sunsets and maragaritas!

Anjali, Bee Cave TX

04/02/08 My family of four had a wonderful time at this beautiful beach house -- very clean and well equipped, new furnishings and linens, close to swimming pool and beach. The house is spacious and we had room to spread out and have quiet time. The view of the sunset was amazing and the shore birds were great. We will definitely be back!
G.A., Austin Texas

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