Galveston Island, Texas Properties For Sale


Address: 4147 Defender Lane
Subdivision: Playa San Luis
Location: Beachfront
View: Gulf View
Pets Allowed: No
Peak Check-in: Friday
Loft: Yes







Spacious deck, beachfront Gulf views & two king-sized master suites with deck access on the main level! From the fireplace in the living area to the wet bar off the kitchen, Casa Corte is full of the extras you want! Let the expansive Gulf views work their magic on you from the comfortable living area or lounge in outdoor furniture on the deck. Two master suites on the main level plus three more bedrooms upstairs make this the ideal retreat for multiple families or generations. However, no one will want to stay inside with the sand and surf just steps away!

Bed Sizes: 2 King, 1 Queen, 1 Double, 5 Single, 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa

Ground Level: Parking for 4 cars; No Garage Access; Finished Patio; Picnic Table; Outside Shower

Main Level: Living Room - fireplace (wood)/TV/DVD/Gulf view; Kitchen - serving pass through/counter seating for 2/Gulf view; Dining area - 1 table seating 10/Gulf view; 2 Bedrooms: 1st Master Suite (King) - full bath/shower only/deck access; 2nd Master Suite (King) - full bath/shower only/deck access; 1 half bath; washer/dryer; uncovered deck

Upper Level: Loft - TV/3 Twin beds/1 futon (Queen); 2 Bedrooms: 1 bedroom (1 Double, 1 Twin) - deck access/Gulf view; 1 bedroom (1 Queen, 1 Twin) - deck access/Gulf view; 2 full baths; uncovered deck

Features include: 2 Levels of Decks (uncovered); Central A/C & Heat; multiple TVs

Beach Access: 1 house away from dune walkover, neighborhood access

WiFi: Yes

Subdivision Amenities: Playa San Luis neighborhood pool - located north of FM 3005, call the Rental Office for access code information

Distance from Downtown Galveston: 23 miles

NOTES: Check the amenity list to see all amenities for this property.

Even when provided, Internet Access/Cable/Dish/Telephone service can be unreliable on West Galveston Island. We apologize, but Sand `N Sea cannot guarantee that these amenities will be working during your stay and is unable to offer refunds for disruption of these services.

All Sand 'N Sea vacation rentals are non-smoking properties.

Sand `N Sea Properties offers vacation rentals throughout Galveston Island - beachfront, canal and bay front homes - as well as real estate sales in Galveston's Historic Districts, on the beach and everywhere in-between.


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Rental Seasons

Season Start Date End Date
2018 Mid 08/18/2018 11/05/2018
2018 Low 11/06/2018 01/14/2019
2019 Low 01/15/2019 03/07/2019
2019 Spring Break 03/08/2019 03/17/2019
2019 Mid 03/18/2019 05/22/2019
2019 Peak 05/23/2019 08/16/2019
2019 Mid 08/17/2019 11/11/2019
2019 Low 11/12/2019 01/12/2020

Holiday Dates

Holiday Dates
2018 Lone Star Rally 11/01/2018 - 11/05/2018
2018 Thanksgiving 11/18/2018 - 11/25/2018
2018 Christmas/New Years 12/14/2018 - 01/01/2019
2019 Memorial Day 05/23/2019 - 05/30/2019
2019 July 4th 06/28/2019 - 07/08/2019
2019 Labor Day 08/26/2019 - 09/02/2019
2019 Lone Star Rally 11/07/2019 - 11/11/2019
2019 Thanksgiving 11/24/2019 - 12/01/2019
2019 Christmas/New Years 12/13/2019 - 01/01/2020
Memorial Day: 3 night minimum
Spring Break: 7 night minimum
Peak Season: 7 night minimum
Labor Day: 3 night minimum
Thanksgiving: 4 night minimum
Christmas/New Year: 3 night minimum

A refundable, cash security deposit is required for all April and May rentals.
At the broker's discretion, a cash security deposit may be required.

The Total Rate includes all applicable taxes, standard fees, travel insurance, pet fee (if property is pet-friendly) and a non-refundable $50 Reservation Fee. Linens and towels are also included, and standard beds are made for your arrival. The travel insurance and pet fee (if not traveling with your pup) are optional and can be removed during the reservation process.

Floor Plans


  • Finished Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Loft
  • Open Deck
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking for 4 Cars
  • Subdivision Pool
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Winter Texan Availability
  • Central Air
  • Microwave
  • Charcoal BBQ Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Multi-Level Decks

Recent Reviews About This Property

"This house has an unusual floor plan, but worked very well for our large group. "

Toni C, 07/14/2018


"Dated, refrigerator hasn’t been repaired in several years. Ice maker has never worked. Big house, have rented for 10+ years, but needs attention"

Fred H from Dallas, 07/13/2018

Sand 'N Sea's Response

Please don't ever hesitate to call our office during your stay if there is something we can do to help. Our Property Services team is on-call 24/7 and we are happy to help make your stay everything it should be!

"Very comfortable sleeping accommodations for 3 families! Loved all the bathrooms too. Easy beach access so members of our group could come and go as they pleased. We could see our group on the beach from the house if all didn’t want to go down. It was perfect! Loved there were no cars or driving on this stretch of beach as well (except trash pick up and emergency vehicles). Community pool was nice, but bug spray a must for mosquitoes. "

LaVonne L, 07/07/2018

"We had a great time and Casa Corte was set up perfectly for our clan. "

Ann K, 11/27/2017

"The house is well equipped and comfortable to be in. We enjoyed the spacious living areas and bedrooms."

Mary L, 09/22/2017

"This house has wonderful space and location. The downstairs has been renovated. The only negative comment I have is the two master suite beds. They were VERY old and uncomfortable and had deep holes in them. Everyone commented on the upstairs beds. they were great! I would love to rent this house again, just change the downstairs mattresses."

DIAN F, 07/12/2017

"Nice location friendly staff wait for a remodel before renting"

Gerald O from manvel, 10/11/2016

"Comfortable house! The beach is plentiful, very clean & beautiful! Plan ahead for groceries, since any large store is quite a trek! Make sure the ice machine is fixed. The AC cools well!"

, 07/02/2016

Sand 'N Sea's Response

Great hints for the next guests! Thanks!

"Casa Corte is a beautiful beach house. It is spacious, open, well laid out with easy access to the beach. It is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac so it is safe for kids to play. We had a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend this property for your next vacation."

Kaci from Humble, TX, 05/16/2016

"We loved having the big dinning room table, the rocking chairs on the deck and all those bathrooms."

M from Montgomery ,Tx., 04/09/2016

"We have stayed at several Galveston beachfront properties. Casa Corte is a very large and comfortable house located on the far West End. The property is older but that adds to the charm. We enjoyed the large dining table as our party enjoyed after dinner games and you can not beat 5 bathrooms when you have a group of 7 teenagers in the mix."

from Barrington, 03/20/2016

"This is a great house. We had 8 people stay full time at the house and it was nice to have the extra room. The large dining room accommodated all of us at one time, that was nice. It has a large kitchen, big enough for several people."

G from Deer Park, Texas, 06/28/2015

"This house is perfect for large groups. Lots of real beds and bathrooms. Large seating areas both inside and out. Dining table is huge with enough seats too. Well appointed and comfortable."

D from Houston, Texas, 04/13/2015

"Large living room, deck and dining table. 4 full bathrooms and 1 half bath were perfect for our group of ladies."

Linda from Pearland, TX, 04/01/2015

"Great home for a large party. The home layout is perfect. Would love to rent this home again!"

A from Arlington, TX, 07/20/2014

Sand 'N Sea's Response

Hello Akins! We are glad that your large family (young and old!) enjoyed the layout out Casa Corte. We hope to see you at the beach again soon!

"Perfect place to break the stressful trends in everyday life. Memories are priceless and the kids will remember this experience for a lifetime."

F from Rising Star, TX, 03/17/2014

"We have been renting as a family for several years, and this year had 4 houses that worked well together. Our parents started this tradition years ago and while they were alive rented from Sand N Sea as well. We'll be back!"

J, 08/10/2013

"Excellent property for multifamily gathering! We loved our stay!"

L from Oklahoma City, OK, 08/02/2013

"This is an awesome house for your vacation in Galveston. It sleeps 18 and since there were only 9 of us, we had plenty of room to spread out and not be "on top of each other". The 4 bedrooms, plus the upstairs playroom/sleeping/TV area were perfect for our family and 4 1/2 baths with BIG showers were plenty for our group. The large kitchen is large enough for several people to help in cooking and cleaning. I loved the large dinner table that seats 10 plus 2 barstools if you need them. The 2 BBQ pits downstairs were nice as well and we used them both at the same time so less time was spent cooking. I like having the downstairs(outside ground level) shower with hot water. I have rented this property before and will definitely rent it again."

B from Deer Park, Texas, 07/20/2013

"Great house to rent for families. We have stayed @ Casa Corte for more than 10 summers. It does need some improvements in the kitchen area, the ice machine has never worked well."

N from Dallas, Tx, 07/13/2013

"Wonderful location for the Stacy family reunion! View from deck and proximity to beach was awesome. Super moon on the water unbelievably beautiful. Not many people around or on the beach which was great, just left our "stuff" there and nothing got touched. Just be sure and stock up since it's an hour round trip to get major groceries or anything like that.""

S from Friendswood, Texas, 06/29/2013

"Casa Corte is a great house. We have rented it for 5 years in a row now and will be back next year."

M from Houston, Texas, 05/20/2013

"We love this house due to 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. The kitchen is large. We love the dining table cause all 10 of us can sit down to dinner together. A very comfortable house."

Robbie H from Zavalla, Tx, 05/09/2013

"This property has a stunning view of the ocean. The floorplan is perfect for two families because it has 2 master bedrooms down and beds enough for all the kids upstairs. The furnishings and decor are beautiful, comfortable and everything is fresh and updated. The kitchen is very well stocked with dishes, silverware and pots and pans. We've rented this home three times over the years - we love it."

B from Houston, TX, 03/17/2013

"This property is absolutely perfect for a family since there are so many bathrooms (including a powder room/laundry room) and the bedrooms provide privacy and personal space for everyone. Each of the four bedrooms has it's own little deck as well. It is one of the few properties I saw that had at least one double in every many have bunk beds as the fourth and are not adult-oriented. This house was perfect for four adult couples who had their own private bedroom. The added bonus was the open-area in the middle of the upstairs which had three twins and a pull out sofa and TV. This was perfect for the teens and created a "den" like room for the teens to hang out in. The trip we took was for my husband's 50th birthday, and several friends came over on Saturday night. The living/kitchen/dining are absolutely perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is a bit dated, but huge - long and wide and on the end is a separate wet bar with an ice maker. It accommodated many people cooking. The leather furniture in the living room was extremely comfortable and cozy. It has a wood-burning fireplace as well. The dining table is enormous another thing that's hard to find in a rental house. The view from the cutout in the kitchen, the dining room, and the living room was spectacular. The windows also have very good outside shutters that opened and closed with a switch. All that said, I am not sure if this property should be labeled "beachfront" precisely. I was a tad disappointed that it wasn't directly "on the sand". I suppose this is my fault since I should have pulled up google earth. Yes, you have unobstructed ocean view, which is beautiful, but there are dunes and a walkway you have to go to to get to the sand and water. The house is at an angle to the water, not straight facing it. Not a huge deal, being Nov, but not exactly what I expected. The other thing would be the distance from town - it took a long time to get to the store for groceries. Last note make sure you get precise directions as navigators don't seem to work in finding the house. Overall would definitely recommend again and we totally enjoyed our stay."

Karen G from Waco, TX, 11/13/2012



"This house is so well appointed and so very comfortable for our large group. Thank you so much."

D from Houston, TX, 10/22/2012

"I have rented Sand N Sea properties 14 times and they have always been exceptionally clean"

G from Burke, TX, 06/09/2012

"Casa Corte is a great property for a large group. There are windows all across the front and sides of the living/dining area. The deck is an awesome space to sit on a summer evening and star gaze. The views of the gulf were spectacular. The beaches on the far west end are much cleaner and much less crowded."

S from Dallas Texas, 08/15/2011

"We have stayed at Casa Corte several years in a row. We love the access to the beach and that it is relatively uncrowded. The 4 1/2 baths are perfect for a large number of people. The large dining table is a great spot for games as well as dining. While the house is not new, everything is very clean and well-furnished. Thirteen can sleep in beds and two more on a sofa bed. That is great for our family reunion each year."

S from Pasadena, TX, 07/30/2011

"This is a very roomy property with plenty of space, which is nice for large families. You have lots of privacy since there are lots of bathrooms!"

F from Magnolia, TX, 05/31/2011
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