Galveston Island, Texas Properties For Sale


Address: 18217 East De Vaca Lane
Subdivision: Indian Beach
Location: Beachfront
View: Gulf View
Pets Allowed: No
Peak Check-in: Friday
Loft: No







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Stunning beachfront Gulf views, updated interior, huge deck, wood fireplace & 2 dishwashers! Spacious & luxurious, this Galveston vacation rental is perfect for couples or multi-generational families. The main level boasts an open plan with a cozy fireplace in the living room and a beautifully updated kitchen with a large refrigerator, subzero freezer & extended breakfast bar. There are also 2 queen bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with built-in twin bunks and a queen suite on the main level. Upstairs you’ll find a sitting area and small library as well as the spacious king-sized master suite with a garden tub, large shower, and private deck. Soak in the sun on the huge deck or head right out to the beach!

Bed Sizes: 1 King, 3 Queen, 4 Bunk

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

Main Level: Living Room - fireplace (wood)/TV/DVD/Gulf view; Kitchen - large refrigerator/subzero freezer/2 dishwashers/counter seating for 6/Gulf view; Dining area - 1 table seating 8/Gulf view; 5 Bedrooms: 1 bedroom (Queen) - Gulf view; 1 bedroom (2 Twin bunks); 1 bedroom (Queen) - en suite full bath; 1 bedroom (2 Twin bunks); 1 bedroom (Queen) - Gulf view; 2 full baths; washer/dryer; partially covered deck

Upper Level: Landing - sitting area/books; Master Suite (King) - full bath/garden tub/separate shower/double vanity/private deck (uncovered)/Gulf view

Features include: 2 Levels of Decks (1 partially covered, 1 uncovered); Central A/C & Heat; Ceiling Fans throughout; Free Domestic Long Distance; multiple TVs

Beach Access: Dune walkover

WiFi: Yes

Distance from Downtown Galveston: 16 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.

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018: The Galveston Country Club is no longer available for use by vacation rental guests.


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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


  • Covered Deck
  • Finished Patio
  • Fireplace
  • Open Deck
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Parking for 4 Cars
  • Picnic Table
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Central Air
  • Microwave
  • Charcoal BBQ Grill
  • Multi-Level Decks
  • 3 Cable TVs (including a big screen HDTV)
  • 3 DVDs
  • 2 Dishwashers
  • Effective 01/01/18: The Galveston Country Club is no longer available for use by vacation rental guests

Recent Reviews About This Property

"Great property for family vacation! Lots of room and great access to the beach. "

Larry L, 08/12/2018

"Large deck and generous serving island for large family meals."

Cynthia C, 08/04/2018

"Great location, great floor plan for our family"

Lynda S N, 07/07/2018

"Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and fantastic deck view of ocean."

Patricia C, 07/03/2018

"Upgraded kitchen was nice. Appreciated the new mattresses. Comfy with lots of room for a large family."

Myra P, 06/17/2018

"We have been renting through Sand'n Sea since 1982. On a few occasions we have rented through other agencies but have always been better satisfied with Sand'n Sea. We have recommended you to many of our friends through the years."

Kay M, 06/09/2018

" We’ve been staying at West wind for several years now and think it’s the best spot bar none for our family. And the layout is perfect for large family like ours. Look forward to seeing you again soon!"

Eric K, 05/19/2018

"Beautiful vacation spot! Fully stocked kitchen; culdesac and direct front yard very well maintained. Wall of windows for beachfront viewing from master bedroom; also from kitchen, dining and living rooms. Another plus is that all rooms are upstairs. Note: wood deck is in need of some repair ... careful walking on it without sandals, especially children"

Debra M, 09/18/2017

Sand 'N Sea's Response

We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Our Property Services team will be sure to address any issues with rough decking. We hope to see you again soon!

"Deck needs nails repaired. Make sure you have enough room for your own trash...cans may be full when you arrive. Call the office, they are willing to help you out! The West Wing was an amazing house; the beach was very private...Wonderful choice of real estate office and house!"

Lizabeth S, 08/23/2017

"Great location, clean and spacious. Beautiful deck and view."

Patricia C, 06/19/2017

"Great location and perfect for a large gathering."

Lucinda P, 05/17/2017

"The layout of this home is excellent for a large family!"

M from Midland, TX, 08/06/2016

"Great place to stay for families, great location and beach."

N from Denton, TX, 07/13/2016

"EXCELLENT property for a big group. Best equipped kitchen I've ever seen. Great layout and lots of privacy for different families. Loved it!"

Eileen J from Alvin, Tx, 01/04/2016

"it was great 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms never any waiting in line, huge kitchen wonderful deck to sit out on and enjoy the view."

Debbie M from Pasadena, Texas, 10/20/2015

"Excellent kitchen, dining living combo with great beach view. Large refrigerator and large freezer. The wraparound deck is huge with just enough shade."

G from Dallas, TX, 07/25/2015

"On the beach. How could you beat that! The house is wonderful for large families. All of the beds have good mattresses. Kitchen is well equipped. Didn't like the "open" master bathroom. But overall a comfortable house with an amazing view."

P, 06/27/2015

"This home is gorgeous! Love all of the windows and the huge deck. The kitchen is HUGE (much larger than it appears on the website photo)! Perfect for large groups with 2 dishwashers, 2 coffee makers, over-sized refrigerator & freezer, and tons of seating for dining or relaxing! The master suite is an oasis with a breath-taking view of the gulf. All beds were extremely comfortable."

G, 09/16/2014

"This house was gorgeous and the layout was perfect for a large family, that we had our own areas of the house if we need our own space."

C from Oklahoma, 06/07/2014

"This house came equipped with everything we needed and was perfectly located on a beautiful part of West Beach."

T from Houston, TX, 04/23/2014

"We loved staying at this home, it was big enough that it gave all of us private space and plenty of room for us all to be together, The ocean was great, the children loved the ocean."

C from Fort Worth, Texas, 10/09/2013

"This house is Amazing! The kitchen is HUGE and easily accommodated our large group at meals. We've rented other houses and this is the first time every person had a seat at meal time. The pictures make the kitchen and living area look smaller than they really are and the bedrooms look bigger than they are, with the exception of the gigantic master suite upstairs. The deck is a great place to relax - there's even a hammock on the ground floor deck. Everything is well-maintained. You can't beat the beach access - nice,close and sturdy. We've already reserved the house for next year!"

H from Dallas, 09/03/2013

"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!"

H from Houston, TX, 03/27/2013

"This was a great house and we all voted to rent again, but there were a couple of things that would have made it better for a group of 16 people, although 4 were small. The outdoor grill was very small and we could have used more pots and pans. Lacking these things made preparing meals very slow, and we ate every meal at the house (because we hated leaving it). As a result, it seemed like we finished one meal only to start preparing the next. As mentioned in previous comments, there is no outdoor table. We brought one and it came in very handy. Due to insurance purposes, bunk beds are not made. It was very disappointing to arrive to find we had to make eight beds that are very difficult to make. A 10am check out time was very difficult for a group of 16 with three toddlers and one infant. We started the afternoon before, got up at 6 am the day of, and made it to the office a few minutes after 10. All that said, we had an incredible stay at a wonderful house. Our biggest problem is finding a time to get everyone back to Texas for our next stay. BTW, we were able to get wifi, which we were told the house did not have. I didn't name a rental agent to recognize in my survey response. It seemed like I dealt with more than one, but I am sorry to say I can not remember their names. Every one I had contact with was very helpful and friendly."

Suzy F from Houston, Texas, 12/02/2012

Sand 'N Sea's Response

Hello Suzy - we are glad you enjoyed your time at West Wind and hope you can get your group together again soon! We did want to let you know for next time that we keep extra household items (including pots, pans, dishes, etc) at the office and are always happy to provide them upon request. Just call the office during your stay and we will take care of you!

"Great property, will rent it again"

Khalid A from Beaumont, TX, 10/29/2012

"Our family was elated and excited at the beauty and thought put into this home. We already have some that want to rent again soon, plus guests including locals are looking to rent."

N from Missouri City/Houston, Texas area, 10/09/2012

"spacious, great views, great kitchen with plenty of dishes, glasses,etc. a great, hassle-free vacation"

k, 09/23/2012

"Great house for multiple families. We've stayed here two years. Terrific kitchen and you can walk to the beach barefoot! Only downside is deciding which couple gets the master bedroom (which takes up the entire second floor!)"

A from Dallas, Texas, 08/18/2012

"We had an amazing time at the beach and very much enjoyed this house. The maintenance of the house was "0k" The ants were a problem and there was a hole in the floor of the utility room. and the ice maker wasn't working...but it's a beach house...and the design of the house and deck was perfect for our family and we love being front row on the beach! Thanks so much"

Valerie L from Houston, Texas, 08/14/2012

Sand 'N Sea's Response

Hello Lankfords! We are glad you had a great time at West Wind! Each of our homes does receive regular pest control treatments, but we are always happy to schedule an additional visit to deal with any unwelcome visitors - just give the office a call during your stay!

"Great house. Our family loves it."

Brenda and Gary W, 07/29/2012

"The location of the house was fabulous, probably one of the best views on the beach. The house was very large and worked great for our family. Plenty of room even when it rained and we all had to be inside. Only wish they had internet connection."

N from Denton, TX, 07/07/2012

"Great home for entertaining large group. Nice beach location"

Danny W from La Porte,TX, 06/06/2012

"This is an ideal property for multiple families to rent together. The rooms are laid out so that each 'family' unit can have their own area"

P from Houston TX, 03/17/2012

"This propoerty easily accomdated our family of 12. With 6 bedrooms, large family room, seperate dining area and huge outside deck, we never ran out of space or felt like we were on top of each other. While we definietly plan to rent this property again, below are a few pros/cons you may want to be aware of (none of which deterred from us having an incredible Christmas/family vacation): Pros: Fantastic beach access and views Extremely large kitchen island Very well-stocked cabintry (plates, glassware, silverware - enough for family of 12) Huge deck on 2nd and 3rd levels overlooking gulf Cons: Pretty far from town (which we were okay with) Appliances are pretty dated(i.e. microwave) Beds are not super comfortable. Glass table tops (end tables and coffee table). For most people not an issue, we just had a 3 year old, who was at eye level with these and had to keep a close watch over him. :) One other note, if you are interested in a Sand n Sea property, we highly recommend securing online! Once we arrived, we only had to show our ID/credit card, grab our goody bag and keys and were out of there in no time! I noticed this place is already booking up for the summer - if you have the opportunity we would highly recommend grabbing a few dates! You'll love it!"

W from Dallas, TX, 12/28/2011

"You cannot beat the professional and friendly folks at Sand 'n Sea- starting with the owners. The house met our needs. It was very well laid out so that each couple/family had privacy. Great layout for sharing meals, drinks. Incredible deck. The inside of the house was a bit worn, but the incredible view made up for all!"

G from Houston, TX, 10/17/2011

"We all had a magnificent time it is a lovely house, really spacious and compfortable, homey. We would definately be there right now if we could. The children had a great time and we did not want to leave."

Teresa L from Houston, TX., 08/29/2011

"This is a beautiful property. Well-maintained and comfortable. The cable TVs were excellent and reception great and there was a small one in each bedroom with a larger one in the Master and den. We loved the layout and privacy. The only thing that we would have added is a table on the deck. Take a card table to put outside for afternoon and evening dining and/or drinks. We loved it -- Indian Beach is the best we have ever seen. (we have been staying at Indian Beach for 9 years) The sand (fluffy and deep) and cleanliness of beach (they keep all trash picked up and sea weed raked to the dunes) could not have been better. We have already re-booked for next year."

W from Dallas, Texas, 07/30/2011

"We have rented from Sand 'n Sea for more than 30 years. Now, we are bringing our grandchildren, as well. Especially with small children, Westwind was especially convenient to the beach, and had a great bedroom layout for our family."

C from Houston/McKinney, Texas, 07/02/2011

"We had a great time in Galveston and the house we rented was perfect for all of our needs. We had a great view and the bedrooms were located in a good place."

T, 05/04/2011
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