Galveston Beach Bungalow: Steps to the Sand!

Property ID: 437498GalvestonTXUS
Sleeps 52 BR1 BA
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Your family’s next Lone Star State escape begins at ‘Palm Beach Bungalow!’ This updated vacation rental features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and an unbeatable location just a few blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy easy access to several beaches and Galveston Island State Park, less than 1 mile away! The bungalow also features everything you need to unwind after a day at Moody Gardens or the Pleasure Pier, including spacious front and back decks, free WiFi, and a flat-screen TV!


  • Near Ocean
  • Washer
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen


Location Details

BEACHES: Sand Art Beach (0.2 miles), Galveston Island State Park (0.6 miles), Pirates Beach (0.9 miles), Sea Shell Beach (1.5 miles), Beach Pocket Park (1.2 miles), Sunny Beach (4.8 miles), Galveston Beach (8.5 miles), Porretto Beach (12.6 miles), Stewart Beach (12.9 miles), San Luis Beach (13.0 miles)

FAMILY FUN: Schlitterbahn Waterpark (8.3 miles), Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier (8.6 miles), Moody Gardens (8.9 miles), Rainforest Pyramid (8.9 miles), Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (11.2 miles), Pier 21 (13.1 miles)

HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS: Garten Verein (11.5 miles), 1859 Ashton Villa (12.2 miles), Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership (12.6 miles), Bishop's Palace (12.7 miles), East End Historical District (12.9 miles), 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Texas Seaport Museum (13.1 miles), Fort San Jacinto Historic Point (15.3 miles)

FISHING CHARTERS: Always Hooked Up Fishing (2.9 miles), Deep Sea Fishing Charters Galveston (9.4 miles), 3G Fishing Charters (12.9 miles), Wave Dancer Charters (13.8 miles)

GOLF: Galveston Country Club (0.6 miles), Moody Gardens Golf Course (7.5 miles), Bayou Golf Course (24.4 miles)

AIRPORTS: Scholes International Airport (8.2 miles), William P. Hobby Airport (49.0 miles)


43 reviews
  • Fun/but


    Our family did have a fun time and we did realize the property was small. We had chosen this property because our family was small plus the reviews when we were first looking were very good. As it was getting closer though the reviews were poor. This did make us concerned and did not get answers when we inquired. Just that there had been other renters since and no complaints.

    Once we got to the property there was an old golf cart and old beach items that were all over. The golf cart stayed and was broken.

    Once inside though the little house was very cute and clean, except for a very old and moldy shower curtain. My daughter ordered a new one and it came the next day. We had read about the mattresses being stained, but chose not to look as everything else was fresh. It was not till we were preparing to leave on our last day and as required we pulled the linens and yes to our dismay the mattresses were stained and was so disappointing. I did let the guest contact know this info also . The property is for sale and hopefully this and other reviews will help to fix some of the problems as the property is cute .

    Thank you!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 6, 2024
  • Simple but comfortable


    We had three people staying here two nights and this property totally met our needs. The property listing was exactly as described. Nicely furnished, comfortable beds. The proximity to the beach is awesome. Good value, checkout steps were reasonable, and overall a very good stay.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 2, 2024
  • Great location, but needs maintenance and cleaning


    Arrived to see trash overflowing and animals had got into it and trash was all over the yard. My husband cleaned it up because we were there for a week and it was truly disgusting walking through an unmowed yard filled with trash. Frustrating to spend hundreds on a cleaning fee when it clearly wasn’t, and we had to do a lot of cleaning ourselves upon arrival. Inside was nice enough but there was not any dishwasher detergent, dish soap (luckily we brought our own thanks to a previous review) and looked as though the previous renters put their dirty dishes back in the cabinet without at least handwashing, no toilet paper, and a cockroach under the couch. Location to the beach was great but had I seen the current reviews before I booked several months ago, I would not have booked this rental.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 28, 2024
  • Location saves it!!


    I have a family of 5 and this was our first time ever staying in a rental home. We were so excited, but to pull up to the grass being as tall as my 3 year old, the trash overflowing onto the ground and covered with flies plus tons of broken items( golf cart, kick boards, fishing poles) was not a warm welcome after a 6hr long drive. The inside wasn’t too bad. It was clean for the most part and we were comfortable. The place would be amazing if it had some TLC. It just needs maintenance, like making sure the locks work. Now the distance from the beach is unbelievable! The 5 min walk was great and easy, even with very young kids. We loved the beach experience, but I would recommend SOAKING your body with bug spray. The mosquitoes were ridiculous!! We were fine at the beach but during the walk back, I guess after the water washed the bug spray off, was war. Overall, that house would be perfect if the owner cared about it. Hopefully, once it’s sold, the new owner will see the potential.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 22, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, and the homeowner would like to share the following:
    -Unfortunately, our lawn care provider was unable to mow the grass due to a hospitalization during your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
    -Additionally, we have recently hired a trash service as we noticed some guests were not following the checkout instructions regarding trash disposal. This change should ensure a more seamless experience for our guests moving forward.
    We're happy to hear that your overall experience during your stay was enjoyable. We do all we can to ensure the best possible stay, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests.

  • Home is not kept up


    We arrived to the beach house only to see that it looked abondaned with grass two feet high and a deteriorating golf cart under the deck.

    We did not complain and decide to give it a shot.

    House seemed nice at a glance, but then realized the house was not kept up. Some issues where:

    Front door top deadbolt did not latch.

    Plates had dried food particles on them.

    No dish or dishwasher soap.

    Restroom curtain had mold on it.

    Towels were old and had stains on them.

    Vanity drawers were broken and had hair clippings/shavings.

    Pillows were very old and flat.

    Back deck had grill and chairs that were completely rusted and broken.

    Outdoor shower was full of spider webs and drain was clogged with dirt and outdoor debris.

    Used the washer, and they were ridiculously loud. Best thing to do is leave it washing/drying while you're out. FYI, no detergent provided.

    We booked the place for two nights, and we couldn't bare to stay a second night.

    Followed instructions of cleaning and removing linens, only to find one mattress was full of stains. Not a nice sight.

    Living area did have a very comfortable couch and location is great with only a short walk to the beach, approximately a 5 min walk.

    If house was kept up we would have rate it a 5 star stay.

    Hope this review helps.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 10, 2024
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