Galveston Reviews and Recommendations

We love hearing from each of our guests about their vacation experience with Sand 'N Sea Properties!  Be sure to check out the "Reviews" tab for each of our vacation homes on their individual pages to hear what other guests are saying about the home you're interested in.  We've selected some of our favorites below! 

"...We all cried and didn't want to leave when it was time to go. Vowed to come back for future occasions and vacations. Above all, the Staff is incredible!! They went above and beyond to see that our stay was a memorable one!" - Rios family, Sugarland, TX; May 7, 2013

"...Sand N Sea agents were very knowledgeable of the property along with going over the top to make sure our stay was absolutely perfect. They definitely exceeded our expectations and we will be renting this property again on an annual basis!" - Joyce, Houston, TX; May 6, 2013

"Another fabulous beach vacation home! ... Staff at Sand N Sea has always been quick to respond to any questions or needs.  When we stay in Galveston we ALWAYS use Sand N Sea.  Thanks again for providing a WONDERFUL location for the PERFECT family beach vacation." - Sopkin Family, Colleyville, TX; April 23, 2013


Maritschka, Leander Tx 02/25/2013
3 Gulls is a nice and quant property. Great value with a long ocean view from the deck and a short walk to the beach. The screened in porch is a big plus. We had a wonderful time and would rent this beach house again. Sand n Sea has the best choices in rentals and a incredible staff!
Clark Family, Sachse Texas 08/15/2014
This was one of the best vacays ever. I was born and raised in Galveston but have never rented a beach house. Have always stayed at hotels for vacay. Never again. The 2 year old had a blast being able to walk in and out from the house to the deck and we never had to worry he would fall down any stairs because of the security. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a fabulous stay
MV family, San Antonio, tx 09/29/2014
Beautiful home very close to the beach. The kitchen was pretty well stocked with most things needed to prepare meals. We were missing a blender and Sand and Sea brought one to us very quickly! They were great to work with and so very friendly. We will definitely use them again. The house was just exactly as advertised! The covered deck was great for shade but doesn't protect you from the rain as we had hoped.
Stacy & Curt Frisbie, Dallas, TX 04/29/2013
We've been renting from Sand 'N Sea for ten years. We can see and hear the water from 5 O'clock Somewhere - this is our first time to rent this home....for the price, it's the best house in Pirates Beach in our opinion. It was perfect for my husband and me.
Deborah Wade Mineral Wells, Texas 05/23/2015
This an older home that has been nicely updated. The furnishings are perfect!!! It suited our taste to a tee. The kitchen is amply supplied, the beds were very comfortable and the internet connection was very fast.

I cannot say enough good things about this rental. We were at Pirates Beach which is a very quite neighborhood and within 2 blocks to beach access.

Thank you to the owners for having this available and thanks to Sand and Sea for managing the propery so well.
Rios Family; Sugarland, TX 05/07/2013
Our family stayed for my sister's 50th Birthday celebration. We couldn't have chosen a better home for this occasion. The house has an Ocean View that is just beautiful and we basically had the Beach to ourselves. The Deck was enormous and the interior is warm and inviting. The Kitchen was spacious and FULLY stocked. It has state of the art Laundry facilities and the property was immaculate upon arrival. We all cried and didn't want to leave when it was time to go. Vowed to come back for future occasions and vacations. Above all, the Staff is incredible!! They went above and beyond to see that our stay was a memorable one!
Mr. & Mrs. Swanson; Houston, TX 11/30/2014
Above the Sea is an older home, compared to the new resorts going up, but it is definitely a quaint and comfy home. We loved our stay there and would recommend it to families. The shape of the house allows people to enjoy the deck while giving you a sense of privacy and it blocked the strong wind that was blowing during our stay. This was also our first time using Sand n Sea and we were very pleased with them that I will definitely use their services again---I've tried others in Galveston and nothing beats Sand n Sea; believe me I've tried!
Miller family, Dallas, TX 03/30/2015
Alamar was perfect for us. Watching the sunrise each morning from either the great room deck or from the master bedroom was stunning. The home is very well done in the design of the rooms, perfectly furnished, great amenities in the kitchen, everything you could ask for. At this time of year, the fireplace was an added pleasure once the sun went down. We would rent Alamar again without hesitation.
Lisa, Houston, TX. 08/25/2015
We had 11 people in our family. The beds slept all of us just fine. The four bathrooms were a huge plus. We have no complaints. This house fit perfectly for our occasion. Sand N Sea was very good to us. Thank you for a great experience with my family. We will be doing this again, and I wouldn't dream of going through any other realtors.
Baird family; Tomball, Tx 09/04/2013
we've rented this same property for the last three years and we love it.Sand and Sea really takes care of their guest
Jose Sentmanat, Conroe, Texas 07/13/2014
We have been with Sand-n-Sea by recommendation of a person at Jamaica Beach after some bad experiences with two other rental agencies in total, we have been with S-n-S for at least nine years and we always tell others to go no further than S-n-S that it is the VERY BEST RENTAL AGENCY TO USE. By the way the entire rental staff is great but we love Kim she is tops and she is our agent!
Hockley 12/10/2013
This is a BEAUTIFUL beach house we really enjoy our stay,very roomy and clean LOVE the upper room, we've decided this is the best oceanfront house in Bermuda beach!! the management is wonderful also the staff is very nice and helpful, will stay here again!!!!
The Michell Family. Garland,Texas. 07/23/2015
We've never rented a property we were disappointed with. We have been using Sand N Sea for over thirty years. Already reserved for next year.
stewart family, texas 03/17/2013
We love the fact that we can see the property on the web and compare. We also love the fact that we can call and everyone is so helpful with any question we have.
Estella Choate Richmond, Tx 03/13/2014
SandNsea properties are very nice and clean. The staff are all very nice and willing to help with what ever question one may have. I like that they call you and inform you that the beach house is ready for early check in. They also call during your stay to see if everything is okay or if you need anything.
The Layhee Family: Sugar Land, TX 06/25/2013
Very clean and in a nice location. Close enough to Galveston making daily trips easy. The Sand N' Sea staff is friendly, professional, and accommodating. We would stay here again.
Judith Dyer, La Porte, Texas 08/25/2015
It's a wonderful property, we have rented there 5 time and again next year. Sand N Seais a great company. they do all that they can to help people have a wonderful vacation. The Dyer's from La Porte Texas..
Houston 11/11/2015
I've been renting a beach house from Sand N Sea for the last 5 years, and because the staff is so friendly and professional, I don't consider using anyone else.
The Hagler Family North Texas 09/29/2012
We had a fantastic stay at Bay House! If you are looking for a comfortable place to relax, this is it. The layout of the house is great with a roomy living area. It is also located in a very quiet area. The roomy pier had fantastic lighting & the fishing was great. Caught lots of trout & cooked them in the awesome kitchen that had all of the utensils & dishes we needed. My husband actually stated, "I never thought I'd say this, but I'm tired of catching fish'! The furnishings were beautiful. Sand & Sea staff were very helpful & we appreciated the informative e-mail we received before our arrival. After two VERY disappointing vacation experiences with 'By Owner' rentals (what you see on-line is not always what you get on some of these sites) we are happy to be back in Sand & Sea's capable hands! 5 star rating all the way around & we'll see you next year!
Miles E. Lunak Shakopee, MN 01/08/2014
Wonderful property provided by a wonderful organization. Top notch notch
Dunn Family; Canton Ohio 07/11/2015
Renting from Sand n' Sea was a great experience. The house was perfect for my familu. We truly enjoyed our time there and never wanted to leave.
Anonymous 08/11/2015
House and SandNSea are beyond pet friendly compared to all others to date . From welcome aboard package to gate and balcony security to pet door. Totally pet ready.
Julie Welling Alvin, TX 04/12/2015
This was the first beach house w e rented that was one story. It was great! The thing that made it so perfect was the loft for the grandkids to play in. I told them it was their special room. They loved the ladder going up and down. My 5 year old granddaughter even said that she would buy it for one dollar. I put in the offer, I don't think the owner will accept, but we will be back! This is our third house with Sand N Sea. We love the different house and all the people we get to work with. I highly recommend them!!!!
Ives Family from Pearland 10/15/2014
This is the BEST house we have ever rented in Galveston!!! The house was beautiful. It was very very clean. And the location was the BEST! The Sand-n-Sea customer service was excellent. They even called us during our stay to see if everything was okay!!! We absolutely had the best family vacation at Blue Lagoon. Thank you Sand-n-Sea!!!
Message from Manager
You are very welcome Ives Family! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Kubas Family, Spring, TX 07/23/2012
Great vacation property! We were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the home and amenities provided. We will definitely be back! Sand-n-Sea was great to work with and checked to make sure everything was OK after we arrived. Very professional!
Shortt Family; Austin, Texas 06/23/2012
Our family makes a trip to Galveston every year and have been coming for decades now. What a wonderful way to build memories with your children, parents, siblings and grand children that lasts a lifetime. Life is better at the beach!!
Parson family Port Neches, Texas 10/11/2015
Sand n Sea staff is always very helpfull.....very customer service oriented and professional! The home we rented was everything we expected. We were there to celebrate our 30 wedding anniversary and appreciated how comfortable and cozy the house was. We have stayed in many different homes over the years and we will definitely be visiting this home again! The only thing that would make it better is if they added some fenced areas for our furry babies. We are so grateful they had everything in the home to also make their stay very comfortable too. It's very obvious the owners are also pet lovers.
Joyce; Houston, TX 05/06/2013
When we first spotted this property, we knew we had to reserve it for the next family reunion. I don't believe we realized how truly perfect this property was for our family until we arrived on Friday afternoon. The Company that we usually rent from was not as friendly and informative as this agency was. Sand N Sea agents were very knowledgeable of the property along with going over the top to make sure our stay was absolutely perfect. They definitely exceeded our expectations and we will be renting this property again on an annual basis.
G Burke, TX 06/09/2012
I have rented Sand N Sea properties 14 times and they have always been exceptionally clean
Funderburk family; Rising Star, TX 03/17/2014
Perfect place to break the stressful trends in everyday life. Memories are priceless and the kids will remember this experience for a lifetime.
Lost Boyz M/C; Dallas Tx. 11/11/2014
I have used sand and sea for the past 4 years. Great company
Aldridge Family, Richardson, TX 10/01/2012
The property was exactly what we expected based on the website information. Accommodations were in good shape and the property was very clean.
Danny Doss; East Mountain, TX 11/05/2012
The Cat's Meow is an Awesome place to stay!! Beautiful view from the upstairs master bedroom in the morning!!!! Sand n Sea employees went beyond the call of duty to make sure we felt at home. Thanks again! We WILL see you next year for the LoneStar Rally!!!!
The Scott Family; La Porte, TX 11/24/2013
We had a wonderful time at this house. It was exactly like the pictures on the website......we have rented 3 different houses in the past and have never never been disappointed!!!!
Florence Romeo, Fort Worth, Texas 10/09/2014
This home has a huge living/kitchen area which is idea for families/groups. This area has windows the length of the house with a beautiful view of the ocean. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with access to a patio and amazing views of the ocean. The house is very well stocked with kitchen & cleaning items and was very clean upon arrival. The elevator was a huge plus and made unpacking an packing a breeze. The walk across the dunes to the beach is very short. The customer service provided by Sand 'n Sea was top notch. We had one maintenance issue to deal with on the first day of our arrival, and Sand 'n Sea went above and beyond to correct the issue, and they acted immediately!
Kristen Mackey, Frisco Texas 07/20/2015
We loved the home. Have rented from other places and will only come back to you guys now. Really, best properties and service. Air Conditioner kept tripping at the box and the tech tried to fix it but otherwise it was fine. We did have an ant problem upstairs and had that treated but there were still a few. Great home and location. Could use a few more kitchen utensils.
Dolly Ferrell, Spring, Texas 07/13/2013
I didn't appreciate Sand n Sea until things went wrong....response and courtesy were exceptional. I now love the rental staff as they made the hiccups go away so fast. The y are the best. We have rented thru the rental agency for several years without needing to ask for help or repairs but this year, it seemed like we needed help or advice, they were always there to answer the phone after hours, help was always just minutes away and everyone had the best attitude. We felt so cared for during our stay this year. I can't say enough good things about the company. I am a renter for family vacation for life! Merci!!
M. Chestnut, Springfield, IL 10/13/2013
Very nice and comfortable house. I really liked the enclosed stairs and the deck below the house. Nice beach view and an easy walk to the beach. The staff went out of their way to help me rent this house. Because of the impending tropical storm we had to change our plans at the last minute and your staff went out of their way to help me, we really appreciate all you did to give us a vacation we'll never forget. Thank you!
Mike Ross, Friendswood, TX 11/26/2012
We have been to Sand and Sea properties 4 times and have had excellent service and an excellent family time on each occasion. We will continue to vacation here. Great time with our grandkids!
The Victor Family Lafayette, Louisiana 04/14/2014
Flip Flop was worth the price my family & I paid. The house was well equipped, comfortable & the location was very close to the beach. I would definitely rent with SandNSea Properties again.
Gillespie Family, Austin, Texas 08/09/2014
We have stayed with Sand N Sea property for the past 20 years, 16 of them in this same house. We enjoy it very much.
Marshall Family Conroe, TX 05/21/2013
Galveston Coral was everything we hoped for and then some. It is a very nice and clean beachfront beachhouse. It was very comfortable for 8 people. We loved the experience we had with sand n sea and look forward to booking with them again.
Renick Family, Olive Branch, MS 07/22/2014
Great location, short walk to beach. Nice views from upper deck, ocean view from lower deck not as good but can hear the ocean and plenty of space. Nice house, worked well for our family. Sand 'N Sea staff great as always. We had 2 minor problems during our stay and Sand 'N Sea took care of it quickly.
Dr. Courtenay Brandt, Austin, TX 04/21/2015
Customer Service and rental property were all exceptional! We will stay again in a heartbeat!
Erskine family, Texas 09/03/2012
Awesome house, would stay here again. Grill was rusty on arrival, but called the office and had a new grill the next morning. Great service and great view.
H. Hamilton; Dallas, Tx 11/04/2013
Great guest services and beautiful properties
The Texas Beaver Girls Weekend - Swashpickle - What happens in Galveston stays in Galveston 04/22/2013
This house is a dream come true. We were 6 women between 66 and 51 who all wanted
our own bed for sleeping without climbing into a bunk top. We got that in this house with one to spare and all were very comfortable. We could have doubled our number and taken some husbands and kids. The house is so airy and is open so all can participate in everything. Beautiful views and peaceful beach. We wanted to stay longer than the 2 nights we had. Close to town and convenient to all activities. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us. Best "girls" weekend out ever! Great for families and friends too! This is truly a heaven on earth for children and adults both! I will be back again I'm sure.
P.S. Oh yes, the deck is to die for!
Houston 06/09/2015
Loved isla del sol, would definitely rent it again. Sand n sea properties was awesome and we would definitely recommend them to friends and family!
Jacobs family, Kingwood, Tx 12/16/2014
We are a couple in our 60's and rented Island Breeze as a last minute getaway to share with our adult son and his wife. I chose this property because of the oceanfront views and the tasteful style of the interior furnishings. It did not disappoint! The views are spectacular. It was great that not only did the master bedroom have ocean views but the guestrooms as well.
We loved the bleached wood floors and the huge granite kitchen island which was perfect for our family. We are foodies and love to do our own cooking when at the beach. Our first stop when arriving on the island is to head to Wharf Rd and hit up the fresh seafood markets there. We have rented a lot of beach houses over the years, but let me tell you, Island Breeze has the best stocked kitchen we have ever encountered. There wasn't anything I needed that wasn't there, and often two of everything! It was so nice to not have to "make do" with mismatched dishes or mugs, the owners thought of everything.

It was also very nice having TVs included in all of the bedrooms. The TV in the living area has a large screen for everyone to enjoy watching the Texan's game. The two comfortable sofas meant that there was plenty of seating. Perhaps the only thing that would have made the weekend perfect would have been a few chairs included on the upstairs master bedroom deck, but we mainly spent our time on the large main deck anyway.

We really enjoy the atmosphere at Sea Isle. The beach is well maintained and there are not cars driving on the beach. It is further from town than many of the other beach communities but for us that is part of the charm. We like the peaceful and uncrowded aspect of the West beach. We are from the Houston area, so stocking up on groceries before arrival is part of our routine but the nearby Seven Seas Grocery store on San Luis Pass Road is pretty well stocked for anything we forget.

We especially appreciate the great service we have received from Sand and Sea when renting on the Island. They make the whole rental process quick and simple with no fears that the property we rent has been misrepresented. I especially like the fact that they followup with us to make sure everything meets our expectations and that they provide us with an after hours emergency number just in case there any unforeseen issues should arise. They will be our go-to rental agency from here on out.

Pinson Family, Longview, TX 06/29/2015
This was the most perfect house we have ever rented. The view was beautiful. I've never stayed at a rental house that had every kitchen appliance you would ever need. The dishes were beautiful and plentiful. I can't say enough good things about this place. We all want to go back as soon as we can.
Doering, Round Rock, TX 08/17/2014
Have stayed with Sand and Sea for many years. Always a great experience.
Deaville family, Kingwood, TX 10/16/2014
Absolutely wonderful home, and location. Home is gorgeous, and so clean and well kept. Pictures on website are truly what you find. Had everything we could have needed or wanted. Have rented from Sand 'N Sea for 3 years, and by far the very best this time. Being so close to the seawall made a nice difference than in years past, when we rented further down in Sea Isle or Jamaica Beach, etc. One thing to note -- the "5th" bedroom, which is a sleeper sofa, well.....that thing is NOT a sleeper sofa! It was horribly uncomfortable. I wouldn't count on it when figuring out sleeping arrangements. Outside of that, it is obvious the owners have provided the very best for their renters, and of course renting through Sand 'N Sea is the only way to go, in our opinion. Nothing but great experiences with them over the years. Our family will definitely rent this home again.
LE 08/10/2013
For the last few years my family rents 4 houses all together and I feel Sand N Sea continues to excel and streamline the process! My family has been renting with SnS for over 25 years, with no end in sight!
Permetti Family Friendswood, TX 05/25/2015
This is an awesome property! The views are fantastic from anywhere in the common area inside the house or downstairs outside below the house. The kitchen is well stocked. The bedrooms are bright with comfortable beds. The wifi worked well without any interruptions. It is within 10 mins. drive to Pleasure Pier. A great place for R&R. The beach is clean and not very crowded. There were a couple of minor maintenance issues and the Sand N 'Sea staff were quick to respond, sending the most courteous, confident workman and then continued to follow up throughout the day making sure it was taken care of. Wish I had that kind of service at home! This place affords you a no worries attitude. Sit back and enjoy the vacation!
LF, Lafayette Louisiana 02/26/2014
it was very pleasant from the beginning to the end...from the booking to the checking out. Everyone was super nice at sand n sea and also very polite. even though I love my privacy and will pay for just that..however, i had to take a very short trip to walmart and i enjoyed looking at the locals running on the seawall. My stay was beachfront so, when I woke up in the am...I could hear and see the sound of the ocean and that's exactly what I wanted....I'm a water lover so, it really didn't matter if it was cold, however, I did do my research on using the fireplaces because some beach fronts have them just for decor but the nice people at sand and sea made sure the fireplaces were usable. I think they checked on 10 or 12 or them and only 2 made the cut..So, I chose Las Ventanas It was very cold but it was chilly enough to enjoy a nice fire on all the nights upstairs and downstairs. The TV's and DVD's and stereo systems were state of the art...wifi worked great...I got a little work done peace...I also loved the open window floor curtains and still extremely private. everything worked great....I will be booking for another visit really really soon. Thanks sand n sea!!!!!!
Message from Manager
What a beautiful note! We love that you had a fabulous time and were happy to help you find a home with the amenities you wanted. Your lovely comments made our day and we look forward to having you join us again soon!
Sapp family, Huntsville TX 08/02/2015
Nice well maintained property. Stayed 7 nights with family and had a great time. Nice ocean views from large covered deck, short walk to beach. Elevator was a plus for loading in and out. A/c unit had minor mechanical issue while there on a Sunday evening and it was fixed within 90 minutes of reporting its. Terrific customer service and response. Will definitely rent again from Sand n Sea!!
Burdine Family, Bonham, TX 09/29/2015
Laughing Gull is a beautiful, cozy and comfortable beach house. The elevator makes moving in and out a breeze! There are plenty of comfortable beds for a large family, and the kitchen is well-equipped for those who like to cook. We rent from Sand N' Sea every year and have a great experience every year!
Barnes Family Reunion 11/18/2012
Excellent company. I highly recommend them. The property was awesome, exactly as presented online.
Swint family, Colorado Springs, Colorado 07/08/2015
This is a lovely updated rental. Great for large groups. Kitchen and eating area were amazing as well as master suite. The company, Sea N Sand were VERY professional and responsive from day 1.
Michelle Mitchell 09/14/2013
This is a terrific properly with a fabulous view. My family and I had a wonderful stay and will ask for this property when we rent again. You cannot find a better agency than Sand'n' Sea. Very clean and well maintained.
Laura Watson, Justin, Texas 09/18/2012
We were renting for a gathering to celebrate my sister's life after she had passed in June. We had originally reserved Angels Loft which was in very poor condition, the pictures for this rental are very outdated. Knowing I had elderly attending this event I needed to switch properties. The staff at Sand N Sea found a much better fit for our memorial with Maison Royale. It was very up to date, in Excellent conditon and the ammenties were great. I really appreciated the polite and courtesy the staff showed me during this stressful time. It could of ended up a nightmare, but they made sure I was pleased with the accomodations and went out of their way to be helpful.
Regina Thomas. Waco,Texas 04/01/2014
The home was beautiful. Myself and my family had a wonderful time. The view from the home was gorgeous. We had all the comforts of home. The neighborhood was beautiful and the neighbors were very friendly. The staff was friendly and made sure that all was well and going well for my family. Thank you all for your kindness. I can't say enough about the wonderful experience we all had.
Sopkin Family - Colleyville, TX 04/23/2013
Another fabulous beach vacation home! View is spectacular, private beach access, comfortable beds, HUGE bathrooms & kitchen plus RIGHT on the beach. Deck is HUGE & was perfect as our weather wasn't warm enough for "ocean water play time". Staff at Sand N Sea has always been quick to respond to any questions or needs. When we stay in Galveston we ALWAYS use Sand N Sea. Thanks again for providing a WONDERFUL location for the PERFECT family beach vacation.
Kendr Losoya. Odessa TX 03/16/2015
The staff are very helpful and friendly. They made sure we were comfortable and if we had any questions or concerns. I would definitely book a rental house again with Sandnsea!
Delepine Family, Houston 04/29/2013
It is a lovely beach house. We would love to recommend it, but we don't what everyone to find out about it . . . :) !
Marisa, Houston, TX 09/02/2014
We loved our stay at Maroma! The spa was an added treat to sit on the deck and watch the waves roll in, or just go out and get in the beautiful beach. It was a bit of a drive but once we got there we fell in love! The beach was wonderful and peaceful since they don't allow cars, plenty of space for your own family and no overcrowded beaches like on the Sea Wall. Spacious bottom area to cook out and hang and beautifully decorated inside with wonderful amenities. We love this place!
Darragh Family, Pasadena, TX 05/27/2015
We loved everything about this property, the simplicity, the view, the feeling of a private beach, the cleanliness and everyone at Sand and Sea is topnotch! Our best-ever vacation at the perfect place!
The Gerland 08/26/2014
Wow...We live about one hour away and were looking for something fun to do for a last minute vacation before school started. This beach house was perfect! Sand N Sea was made it so easy to make reservations online. Check in took all of one minute and we found our beach house to be everything we were looking for. Sea Isle was a perfect spot because they offer amenities that other areas don't: bait store, grocery store, restaurant, rentals, and fishing pier. We will be back and thanks for making it so easy!
Stanton 03/16/2014
Quiet location way at the end of the beach. This is the best house we've ever rented. It had EVERYTHING. I love to cook and I've never seen a kitchen so well supplied. Appliances appear new from W/D to Frig and a very quiet DW. Beautiful views of the beach from every bedroom and tons of space for everyone. Huge shaded deck downstairs plus a sunny one upstairs. Little bridge over the dunes to get to the beach. Very, Very, Nice! We'll be back next year. It'll be the first time we've rented the same house twice!
The Browns 04/02/2013
This house is over the top, we felt like we were at home as this house is similar to ours in many ways. The furnishings were really nice and FUN!! The house is well loved by the owners and it shows. It was VERY clean, usually I'm cleaning a condo or home before we settle in but not here. Sand and Sea's house keeping did a great job of welcoming us. Our stay was fantastic. We just got back home yesterday and my kids were so sad to be waking up in Houston today and not in this home in Galveston. My family had a very special time here and we will not soon forget this trip and this very special home. The photos are great online but does not do it justice. As must see and stay!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us. We can't wait to go back!!
Murray Family, Houston, TX 06/18/2013
Osprey Watch is our favorite rental. We love that it is Beachfront and yet convenient to Moody Garden, Schlitterbahn and the boardwalk. Great kitchen with EVERY small appliance needed, the dual coffee pot was great for our crowd. The house is always clean and well maintained. A/C works great! The staff at Sand N Sea are the BEST, from booking to checkout and everything in between. Hands down the best rental company on the island.
Posada Family; Georgetown Texas 06/03/2015
Beautifully decorated and maintained home with beach access and gorgeous view. Really you only need to bring your personal effects, food, and beach towels. The home is fully stocked! We loved the fact that our dogs were welcomed and even got their own food water bowls.

By far the best beach rental home we have ever stayed in. We had the time of our lives during our daughter's medical school graduation. Plus access to Moody Gardens was a straight shot. Outstanding home and customer service from Sand "N Sea.
Lorna Little and friends, Plano Texas and beyond 09/16/2013
Palmetto is a beautiful home on a quiet beach with larger than normal lots. We were practically the only ones there in Sept. The house is beautifully furnished, comfortable, large and very comfortable. The people at Sand n Sea are very helpful and professional and really try to accommodate requests.
Brandi Cook Schertz Texas 08/01/2012
Sand n sea made our vacation experience so smooth they were perfection. We will come back again and again.
VanCampernolle Family Holland Mi / Nashville Tn 04/18/2014
Have been renting from SandNSea in Pirates and Indian beach for 27 years. You can not go wrong wit SandNSea.
Lynne James, Houston, TX 10/28/2014
This is the 5th year we've rented from Sand & Sea and the service and condition of the rental properties has always been great. We'll use Sand & Sea again certainly.
Daphne Dolezal Houston, Texas 09/22/2015
Sandals is a great house right on the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The Sand and Sea people are right there for you if you have a problem. I highly recommend renting a Sand and Sea property.
Sue Shook Rowlett Txt 07/15/2014
We had a blast. I had made a reservation for Christmas but ended up in the hospital. Annie was a great help on such short notice in getting a refund from the insurance company. I highly recommend everyone getting the insurance. The beach front is so refreshing to listening to the surf. Our dogs enjoyed laying on the deck in the sun. I would definitely recommend everyone staying at a Sand'andSea property
Czekaj Family, Plano, TX 11/05/2014
We had four sets of family/friends during our visit, and the house was plenty large enough for everyone to have their own space. Having a bathroom for each bedroom was a definite plus and the bathrooms are so roomy. The view of the beach is incredible and we had a perfect visit - great house, great weather, and great fishing! This trip will be hard to beat!
Gautier Familly, Texas 08/12/2015
Our recent stay at Sandy Knoll couldn't have been better. Fourteen of us gathered to celebrate our son's 50th birthday. Every aspect of the property exceeded our expectations including: location and view, furnishings (awesome deck chairs), decor (beautiful paintings), kitchen supplies (great pots and knives), and maintenance was speedly and efficient. Thank you for making our celebration so enjoyable. We will be back!!
Barthelemy Family, Houston,TX 06/16/2012
This was our first time to rent from Sand'N Sea and it was an excellent experience. Very easy & quick check-in and check-out! The staff was super friendly and helpful!
We had no issues at the 'Sea Forever' beach house and had a wonderful time. We had a house-full with kids and adults, and this house accomodated us all very well. It was clean, a perfect location with an ocean view from both deck levels. The kids loved it and insisted we come back next year! We enjoyed the hammock, too!
Ami S.; San Antonio, TX 11/05/2012
I was greeted promptly and with kindness when I checked in. All questions were answered and I felt very comfortable. The house was awesome. I will use Sand 'N Sea again in the future!
K. Sutton, Stafford, TX 12/10/2013
The ladies and I really enjoyed all of the amenities in the house. We didn't even have to purchase ice! How great was that. And to have a tv and dvd player in every room was wonderful for down time individually. Thanks Sand n Sea for working with the best!
Hernandez Family; San Antonio,Texas 07/09/2013
This is the second time I have used Sand N Sea and This time i was celebrating my 1st year marriage anniversery with my wife and 2 kids. I also invited my Pastor and his wife and thier 4 children. We all had a BLAST. I have never been dis satisfied.... My stay is ALWAYS great and a time to be remembered. This is why I will always come back... Thank you so very much
Message from Manager
You are SO welcome! We are so glad you had a great time! :)
Koh Family, Houston, Texas 03/17/2013
This property is fabulous! The ammenities on this property are wonderful! Would have loved to have had king size beds in all of the other downstairs bedrooms but other than that, this property is well suited for several families and friends wanting to get away! We always rent from Sand and Sea and will continue to do so in the future! When we had issues trying to figure out the television, the staff at Sand and Sea contacted us several times to make sure that our issues had been addressed. Very professional rental agency; we wouldn't rent anywhere else. We will definitely rent this property again!
Ta Morrison; Houston, TX 11/12/2013
This beach house is perfect for a large group. The accommodations were great we had plenty of room. You can view the beach from the decks. The staff at Sand and Sea is very professional. We will definitely rent this Fabulous property again!!!!!
Andrea, Perkins, OK 06/23/2015
This is a beautiful, well maintained house that makes you feel right at home! We rented from another company in the area and their houses were older and not in great condition and the staff was not nearly as willing to help solve our problems. Sand N Sea has a friendly staff who calls to check in on you daily and overall it was a great experience. I would highly recommend them!
Kenyon Family, Austin, TX 10/24/2012
This is a FABULOUS house! It suited our needs PERFECTLY. Sand N Sea is very professional & efficient. Everything was spotless, well stocked & well cared for. This was a truly exceptional vacation for us and we would recommend it without reservation to anyone needing a small getaway house on the beach. AMAZING!!!!!
Marcia, Katy, Texas 04/24/2014
We LOVED your beachfront home! Our family of 4 loved being right on the beach and appreciated your attention to all the small details that make your house a home, even for renters! From the decorative, beaded shower curtain in the master bath, the basket of paper & pens for keeping score during our card games, the great books in the bedside table (I love David Baldacci), great games, CDs & DVDs, to the beach toys in your huge storage area downstairs, you made it impossible NOT to feel comfortable and welcome! My only hesitation in writing this is that others will discover your house and it will never be available when we want to return! Now that we know how great it is, we'll stay at least a week next time!
Sugar Land 07/25/2015
Wonderful company. Friendly people. Good properties. I've never been disappointed with Sand N Sea or one of their properties and I've rented from them many times.
McGurie family, Seabrook Tx 04/08/2013
Having never rented a beach house before we were very impressed by this house. It was beautiful and with eleven people mostly grown ups we were surprised how much room was in the house, the beach was great. I would recommend this house to everyone.
Stevens/Mayfield Family; Houston, Texas 11/26/2012
This is a BEAUTIFUL property with a great view of the beach. Got my family talking SERIOUSLY about the purchase of a family beach house. If that doesn't happen...we will definitely consider our next beach vacation at Spontaneous or another Sand n' Sea property!!!
Coates Family, Houston,TX 07/02/2013
Being so close to the beach was wonderful. We especially loved the porches as we were eye level with the gulls and awesome pelicans. The office of Sand 'N Sea is well run and the staff is genuinely pleasant and we will definitely be back. Thanks for a fantastic week!!
Langston Family, Houston TX 08/28/2012
This was our fifth summer at Stilted Pleasure. The back porch is our sanctuary. I wish we could bottle up the breeze and bring it back to Houston.
The Moffett/Mallett families, Alvin, Tx 01/13/2015
Love, love, loved this place! We stayed for 5 days over the Thanksgiving holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We were a group of 5 w/2 dogs and had lots of space. The house was super clean, very well decorated and stocked with everything imaginable that we might need. The large corner patio (with outdoor sound system) had to have been our favorite spot. Great view! The staff made us feel like the most important people on the island. The neighborhood was nice and manicured and the people were so friendly. Very short distance from the beach. The neighborhood store was very well stocked and was also a pet-friendly place. Everything combined made for a wonderful vacation. Hope to come back again. Thank you Stilted Pleasure.
Jeanne - Friendswood, TX 03/20/2015
Above the best! We have rented many, many beach and bay houses in the past. This one, by far, is the best and has exceeded our every expectation! Very modern with big, flat screen tvs in the bedrooms and living room, strong wifi, surround sound...The location is amazing too - so quiet. And the fishing! Right off of the pier we have caught at least 150 fish (always practiced catch and release). :) We cannot wait to come back this summer!!!
Keri Taylor Lumberton, TX 07/06/2013
Sand N Sea are very professional and friendly. Would recommend them to anyone. Surf Song is a beautiful home in a great location. Was there for Fourth of July and even though the beaches got busy, the beach in front of the house was always just ours. Was not ready to come back to reality.
Carolyn, Houston,TX 12/20/2014
Surfer Girl is outstanding. The beach is literally a 30 step journey :) from the bottom of the stairs. The deck is awesome in size, extra wide. Those great wooden chairs and picnic table on deck made use of the space very easy. Great for watching the sunrises and sunsets. Its very clean and well maintained. The large 2 story windows are a great for an additional view, on a clear night if its too cold, you can still see the stars from the warmth of being inside. Even the view from upstairs is terrific. Overall, even though it's small, it is very quaint, and quite perfect - the ideal beach house for wave and bird watching.
Tony -- Houston 03/23/2014
Outstanding property and management team. I will definitely rent from Sand -n-Sea again. Great friendly staff. The Beachhouse had everything that we needed
Message from Manager
Thanks Tony - we look forward to seeing you again!
Barr & Culmer family; New Mexico & Houston 05/03/2014
This is a very comfortable house. Close to the beach, kitchen supplied very well with dishes, silverware, pots and pans. We will definitely stay in this house again. The staff at Sand N Sea were very accommodating and pleasant to work with.
Janet Cable Conroe, TX 12/13/2015
Thanksgiving this year was the best! Our family of 10 stayed in The Balinese for 4 days. Our ages ranged from 7-70 years old. This was our first time to rent any beach house and a friend had told us about Sand.'N Sea. From the time we checked in to checking out it was such an easy and stress free vacation. The Balinese was like staying in a 5-Star Hotel. The kitchen was furnished with every type of pot, pan, and cooking utensil that you needed. The beach was about 4 houses away, but we had a fantastic view from the deck and the house windows. We loved hearing the waves at night when we opened our windows. The water at the beach was warm enough for the grandkids to swim there. The family den was far away enough from the bedrooms that we could have fun playing games while some retreated to their bedrooms for the night. The library had many games and movies! The house was extremely clean and it did look brand new like other reviews have said. We loved having a washer and dryer on the first floor for washing beach clothes and towels. We had our Thanksgiving meal outside under the Gazebo and the breeze that day was perfect! The deck was fantastic and we sat out there every morning and drank coffee as the sun came up. This was a dream vacation for our family! Thank you Sand'N Sea!
Guidry Family, Kaplan & Lafayette Louisiana 06/05/2012
My family has used VRBO's for vacation for years. Sand and Sea is by far friendly and professional. I recommend Sand and Sea to all that want a warm, friendly and relaxing place to stay on vacation.
Norma Bell Corpus Christi, TX 09/03/2013
Total of 3 rental properties through Sand 'N Sea were rented. The professionalism and friendliness made the start of our family reunion a memorable one. The location to rental site was great as well as the grounds and proximity to the beach as well as the other rental units. The rental unit was very clean and furnishings were great. I will definitely recommend and use Sand 'N Sea again and refer your establishment for the friendliness from booking to checking in. Thank you once again for making this a memorable reunion.
Holly Wu from Corrales, NM 06/14/2015
We met my sister's family for a vacation together. Vitamin Sea was perfect compared to condos of other companies b/c there were 2 equally "master" style bedrooms, both with king beds and bathrooms, so neither parent set had to compromise on comfort. (Versus...other places had a master suite and another small bedroom with a queen.) Also, the kids' room was PERFECT for our 3! Twin top bunk, full size bottom bunk, and pull out trundle! The kids giggled all through bedtime. The screened in porch was glorious as the breeze aired through the room. Both our families are very different in our likings and styles, but we were all so satisfied with the house that we added another day to our stay. The staff at Sand N Sea were excellent and always easy to reach, and we would definitely book here again. Thanks for great service for our vacation!
Burleson 06/21/2015
We stayed at Vitamin Sea for a week and loved it. The layout of this house was perfect for our two small families. The screened in deck was a bonus. We stayed during Tropical Storm Bill and the Sand-N-Sea staff were informative and professional. We would definitely stay in this house and with Sand-N-Sea again!
Broc Spedale. Cypress, tx 03/18/2013
These guys were more than helpful, and helped us make memories that will last a lifetime!
Hills Party, Houston, TX 03/27/2013
Great experience! Any physical problem was taken care of within 24 hours! Cannot wait to return! Even some of my guests expressed interest in returning to the same house!
Guests from Henderson, Texas 02/18/2013
This was a last minute weekend getaway. I knew of Sand 'n Sea Rentals as I have visited the island alot over the years. The website is very user friendly and I clicked on, chose Willy's Place because it suited our needs, and voila - all done. I would highly recommend Sand 'n Sea and we will likely rent Willy's Place again or another property if we need something larger in the future. Our party was especially impressed with the phone call from the Sand 'n Sea staff Saturday morning checking in with us to make sure we were pleased. That meant alot. Great job!!!
Alisa Vincent, The Woodlands 05/22/2013
This was our first vacation booked through Sand & Sea properties and I was highly impressed not only with the beautiful beachfront property, but the friendliness and "above and beyond" Sand & Sea staff! I would definitely recommend Sand & Sea to all of my friends and would go through them again for my vaction rentals. Wind Song was the perfect beachfront home for our vacation.
Hall-Chenoweth family, Houston, Texas 06/29/2013
Wind Song is the largest home we have rented from Sand n Sea. It is well done, in all capacities. We have a large family, including many small children, and it gave us lots of room. The outdoor shower worked ESPECIALLY well, and we appreciated the bullrock underneath the house, rather than concrete. WE have rented MANY homes from Sand n Sea over the past 30 years. Wind Song was, by far, the very best! Recommend it highly.

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4127 Pirates Beach • 13706 FM 3005 • Galveston, Texas 77554
Tel: 800.880.2554 or 409.797.5500 • Fax: 409.737.5168
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