Galveston’s a Winter Wonder Island!

Galveston is full of fun holiday events this winter – and there are some you definitely shouldn’t miss!  A few of our favorites are coming up this week:

Dec. 2 – 4:  Dickens on the Strand
This family-friendly Victorian holiday festival is an annual favorite full of period costumes, parades, live music, themed food & drink vendors, a great selection of Victorian-inspired shopping stops, and more! Check out the newly expanded Oliver’s Alley hosted by the Galveston Children’s Museum.

Dec. 2 & 3: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Performed at the historic The Grand 1894 Opera House, this fresh adaptation includes stunning sets, traditional carols, and a timeless message. Tickets available now.

festival-of-lightsThrough Jan. 8:  Festival of Lights
Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound enhanced animated displays, plus nightly live entertainment! Don’t miss the ice rink (skate rentals available), the Arctic Slide, or photo ops with Santa.  Full schedule and ticket information available here.

We hope to see you out enjoying all that our Winter Wonder Island has to offer during your Sand `N Sea vacation!

 

 

FREE Night on Galveston Island for Veteran’s Day!

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Enjoy your 3-day holiday at the beach this month! Don’t forget to ask about our discount for Veterans & Active Duty service members!

Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from November 10 – 15, 2016.

Call 409.797.5500 to speak to a reservationist about redeeming your free night.

*Valid for new stays only, November 10 – 15, 2016. Stays must be completed by November 15. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FREE Night at the Beach this Holiday Season!

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Start a NEW family tradition this holiday season with a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum three-night stay from December 18 – January 2, 2017.

Bring the whole family! Bring the dog! Plan a holiday full of reminiscing, family meals, game nights, relaxing walks along the beach, shopping and more!

*Valid for new stays only, between December 18, 2016 & January 2, 2017. Stays must be completed by January 2. Minimum 3 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FALL in Love with Galveston Island This Weekend!

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: October might be our favorite time to be on the Island! With a huge offering of free or low-cost family-friendly events, warm sunny days, and a jam-packed festival schedule you need to be here! This weekend is no exception!

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ARToberFEST
October 15 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

33rd Annual Greek Festival
October 15 – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 16 – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

FREE Admission Day at 1892 Bishop’s Palace
October 16 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

p.s. Don’t forget about our October Rental Special! Get a FREE night at the beach with your new minimum two-night reservation, through October 30. Check out the details and book your weekend getaway now!

FREE October Night on Galveston Island!

Do you hear that? It’s 23 miles of beautiful empty beaches calling your name!

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Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from October 1 – 30, 2016.

Bring the family! Bring the dog! Plan a Girl’s Weekend with shopping, dining and more! Escape for 3 days of uninterrupted fishing on the bay! Getting the idea yet? 😉 Throw in a holiday weekend for Columbus Day on October 11 and there’s no excuse for not making time for a beach escape.

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*Valid for new stays only, between October 1 and 30, 2016, including Columbus Day weekend. Stays must be completed by October 30. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with any other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

FREE night on Galveston Island!

Summer vacation is almost over ? but warmer temperatures aren’t going anywhere, apparently!

We want to help you cool off (and sneak in one more weekend on the sand before school starts!) and we’ve got a hot deal to help make it happen! Take advantage of Mid Season rates AND enjoy a FREE* night at a beach house with a minimum two-night stay from August 15 – 29, 2016.

What could be better than extra time at the beach we ask you?! Not much! Well, unless it were extra time at the beach with a frozen lemonade & our favorite paperback, or time at the beach surf fishing while a pod of dolphins chased only the largest fish to our hook, or…well, you get the idea! The beach has it!

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*Valid for new stays only, between August 15 and 29, 2016. Stays must be completed by August 29. Minimum 2 paid nights. Not valid with other promotional offers. Not all properties are eligible for this promotion.

Our New Galveston Island Real Estate App!

Looking for property on Galveston Island? We are hAPPy to announce our new Sand `N Sea real estate app!

snsapppreviewintheappstore-pngWondering what that home for sale down the road from your vacation rental is going for? Use the app.

Interested in seeing what homes in your neighborhood are listing at? Use the app.

Ready to make the plunge and find your own private vacation retreat? There’s an app for that! 😉

Download our FREE real estate app on your smartphone or tablet TODAY to access all local listings & open houses! Sort by new listings, listings with prices changes, and more!

4th of July on Galveston Island

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There are few things that send us straight back to the glorious summers of childhood faster than fireworks, popsicles, and the beach. You know, back when some adult had to worry about sunscreen, water bottles, towels, & trying to scoop sand out of the car at the end of the day, and all we worried about was how many ghost crabs we could dig up and whether or not we’d get to finish our architecturally stunning sandcastle before the tide came back in.

If holiday weekends on the beach are part of your fondest memories too, then you definitely won’t want to miss any of the opportunities to catch dazzling fireworks displays on Galveston Island this 4th of July! And the best part? Most of them are FREE! Here’s a quick rundown of the parade and nighttime extravaganzas happening across the island this weekend:

July 1 & 2:
Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens. Enjoy live music and fireworks at Palm Beach. Friday: Intercoastal Pirates.  Saturday: Space Monkeys. Tickets are $15 each and you can get all of the details online.

July 3:
Fireworks over Lake Como at 9 p.m. (FREE) SNS is a proud sponsor of this West End favorite hosted by the Pirates Property Owners Association. Lake Como is located just west of the Galveston Country Club, off of Stewart Rd.

July 4:
Pirates Beach Parade at 10 a.m. (FREE) This family-friendly parade boasts decorated golf carts, bicycles, pets, and more!  Bring your beach chair and watch the fun! The parade starts at our parking lot and continues north along 12 Mile Road, then west along Stewart Road.

City of Galveston Parade & Fireworks at 7:30 p.m. (FREE) Bring the family and enjoy the City’s stellar parade and fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico. The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m., traveling along Seawall Blvd. from 45th Street to 22nd Street. The 20-minute fireworks presentation starts immediately after the parade, near 37th Street & Seawall Blvd.

We hope to see you out and about enjoying all that Galveston Island has to offer this weekend – maybe with a popsicle or two and a bucket full of sand! 😉