Laissez les bons temps rouler! The 115th Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration is kicking off this weekend, and we are SO ready!Continue reading “115th Mardi Gras! Galveston”
Are we right?!? As “Snowmageddon” is getting ready to turn the East Coast into a big pile of snow, we can’t help but rejoice as we grab our pullover, throw on our flip flops (because, seriously, they are an all-year wardrobe piece – no matter what our mother says) and be SO happy we get to call this Gulf Coast island home!Continue reading “Winter on Galveston Island”
2016 Sand `N Sea rental brochures are hitting mailboxes this week!
You know what that means… it’s time to grab that “timely and productive” New Years resolution by the horns and get on 2016 vacation planning! With 15,451 brochures going out to our guests you need to get your family and friends together soon to get your first choice of vacation rental this summer. Looking for a large beachfront escape? We’ve got several! A cozy canal front spot where the fish are biting? We’ve got that too. Pet-friendly homes, homes with hot tubs, neighborhoods with pools…we’ve got ’em!Continue reading “Galveston Vacation Planning – Go!”
Sand `N Sea has an HGTV star in the making!
Watch Sand `N Sea REALTOR®, Barbara Zimmerman find the perfect Island property for her clients, Celeste and Dustin, on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.
HGTV was on location filming in Galveston in April and May. Barbara’s clients live in Beaumont and both work in other cities. They wanted an island home where they could “meet halfway” and “honeymoon” together as often as possible. They fell in love with Galveston’s West End charm and Barbara helped them find the perfect island getaway.Continue reading “Galveston on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt”
Another SNS staff highlight this week! Wendy has been an awesome member of our rental team for a decade now – where does the time go?!
What is your title and what do you do at SNS? How long have you worked with Sand `N Sea?
I am the Maintenance Manager – so I coordinate regular maintenance visits to each of our vacation homes as well as making sure we get someone out quickly to address any issues that come up during guest stays. I enjoy working with all of our local vendors. I have worked with Sand `N Sea for 10 years.
We love that we get to see some of the same guests and their families return to a Sand `N Sea vacation home each year!
Way back in 2005 all of our brainstorming finally hit upon a way to show our appreciation in the form of a frequent renter reward program. We wanted to make it simple for guests to earn free stays at our vacation homes, and we finally hit upon a system that would allow us to track rental history and home preferences. Enter Guest Advantage!Continue reading “Get Rewarded for Your Time in Galveston”
We are excited to start our series of entries highlighting our Sand `N Sea staff and their Galveston Island favorites!
Meet Jessica!Continue reading “Galveston Favorites – Jessica”
It’s Fall!! Don’t get us wrong – we love summers on the island. However, if pressed, we might admit to loving October/November even more (shhhhh!). There’s something about a steady forecast of 80 – 90 degrees with a cool breeze, endless blue skies, and the less-busy beaches that really speaks to us. Plus, it seems like there’s a festival (and festival food!) almost every weekend!Continue reading “It’s Festival Season on Galveston!”
We arrived at the office a little early the other morning and couldn’t resist a quick stop off across the street at Pirates Beach. There’s a lot to be said for a coffee from MOD in one hand and a beachfront view of the Gulf complete with sand beneath your feet – all before the work day starts!Continue reading “Midseason on Galveston Keeps Us Busy”
It seems like just yesterday we were opening our doors as a West End developer and home building business! ::cues up nostalgic music soundtrack:: More than 40 years later, here we are – a solid leader in Galveston real estate sales and a vacation rental company with the largest inventory of professionally managed vacation homes on the Island!
We are proud to be a family-run business with a talented staff of long-term employees with fresh ideas. As a team, we’ve moved from the days of a giant paper calendar and pencils to customized rental software and online reservation access for our guests and homeowners. From paper pamphlets to a fully loaded website, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and now, a blog!Continue reading “Loving Galveston Since 1974”