Location was amazing! Drains didn’t work that well but everything was excellent ❤️
Our family enjoyed the views of the beach and how close we were to the beach. The house was spacious so we never felt cramped. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to prepare meals. My only suggestion is bring your own toilet paper because there were only 4 rolls-2 in each bathroom. I would definitely rent this house again.
Sheila, thank you for the review after your stay at Happy in Margaritaville. We are so glad you enjoyed the home and the location. We supply a starter pack of items such as paper goods and soaps for our guests. Once those are used we expect our guests to supply their own. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Thank you!
We loved Margaritaville beach house! The home was very cozy and had all of he amenities we needed.. the beach is steps away and a outdoor shower to wash off the sand. We hope to stay again in the future.
The location is absolutely wonderful and the decks are great to just sit and watch the beach. The house was clean but their is mold or mildew in the corners of the bath tub area. We had one tub that would not drain so we had 6 people sharing one bath not ideal. We called and text 3 times but there was a misunderstanding and they never came to fix it. The management company did give us a small refund but I would rather have had the other shower. The house slopes in the living room making the doors very hard to open. We had our grandkids and they could not open by themselves no big deal but needs some help. This is picky but they have reclining couches that don’t recline. There were plenty of towels but only 2 kitchen towels obviously we just used a regular towel. I’ve stayed at a lot of beach houses and a lot on Galveston and I expected a little more for the price.
Thank you for your review, Renae. We are so sorry for the miscommunication regarding the clogged bathtub drain. We were informed that you did not want us to send out a maintenance technician during your stay to assist. This issue was resolved after you had checked out. Thank you for allowing us to refund you for this mishap. We hope to host you again in the future!
We often vacation in Galveston and this house is closer to the restaurants and right on the beach. Everything was perfect.
My family and I had a great time celebrating my 70th birthday. House was big enough for the ten of us. Beds were comfortable. House does need a bit more deep cleaning. Siding is falling off around house, even more after Saturdays storm and high winds. A few outside chairs were broken.
Cabinets need to be organized, full of double and possible triple of items. Had NO room for our supplies we purchased. One roll of paper towels and one extra roll of toilet paper, plus what was on roll in bathroom was all that was available. Extra roll of all paper items would of been nice. House on the beach was a plus but would be much better if little things were taken care of. We would consider renting this house again, but needs some help. Theresa H.
We loved this house and all the accommodations! Private beach (Sunny Beach), no trucks or cars, quiet and delightful! Enjoyed Happy Hour on the porch every eve. We lucked out with the weather...dry and in low 80's (October). We will stay there again next year!
We were very disappointed in this property, especially after reading all of the positive reviews.
This was not our first beach rental in Galveston. This was our first from Vacasa. This particular house was not our first choice, we were displaced because of Hurricane Nicholas and this was the only available beach front property. We’d have left early except we had family meet us from out of town.
Upon arrival we encountered swarms of mosquitoes. We had to call Vacasa 4-5 times to have the yard professionally sprayed.
Floors were noticeably dirty when we arrived. Upon being in the house over a few days you notice that the grout in all tile areas is grimy. Lots of pet hair in the house.
Floors are uneven at exit and some areas appear to have mold/mildew on the floor.
Duct tape wrapped around 2 windows facing the Gulf so you can’t open and enjoy the breeze. It looks horrible. We were embarrassed to have our family visit. One window missing a screen. You basically get to open one of the 4 rear windows.
There were multiple human hairs on the bathroom shower walls and tub floor.
There is mildew in both bathrooms.
Drain in one bathroom doesn’t drain so you get to shower in ankle deep water.
Sink drain stoppers in bathrooms are broken.
Shower tile is falling off, some are cracked and grout has mildew.
Don’t get excited about the 4 doors leading to the back deck. Three of them stick and either barely open or don’t open at all. Those that don’t open at all pose a hazard in the event of a fire.
Loose door knobs and hinges on the interior doors.
TV in second bedroom doesn’t work. Only one of the 4 bedrooms has a TV.
Light bulbs are missing throughout the house.
Security light and other lights downstairs on carport don’t work.
Dishes are dirty and old.
Counter under sink is falling through.
Outdoor shower door falling off.
Siding missing on outside of house.
One bedroom smells like pee.
We encountered 1 dead roach and 2 alive.
The best thing about the house is the deck and the view.
We sent Vacasa an email with these concerns but never heard back.
Hi, Brant! We are so sorry you didn't receive better communication from us and hope this response will alleviate any concerns. A deep clean has been done and housekeeping issues generally resolved. Maintenance is working on the interior and exterior items that need work. The TV is now in good working order, and we are on a quarterly pest control program. Thank you!
All around just a great place to stay. We watched sunrises every morning from the deck. The neighborhood and the beach gets a little crowded.
A home away from home. Our family loved the views and it was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. Would definitely rent again.
The location was absolutely on point.
Home is located in quite dead end street overlooking Gulf. Great
For family get together
Can't beat this location and the beachfront at this house! The inside is great but could use a deep clean.
Probably as close to town as you can get for beach house, end of street with no homes on one side, beach in front does not allow traffic so very private indeed, good for multiple families as there is no true master but 2 bedrooms both with great views of the gulf.
It has easy and very close beach access. Lots of natural light from the window wall facing the gulf.
Property was great. Beach access outstanding. Would do it again.
The view is always awesome, even on rainy days.
This was a well-appointed home right on the beach and close to the sea wall. Easy access to a nice, quiet, beach. Would definitely choose to stay in this location again.
We have had family beach vacations in five states - this may have been the best! Of course, the grandkids had the most fun, and that made it more enjoyable for us. Absolutely wonderful accommodations, no complaints! We hit perfect weather between two hurricanes. Covid changed a lot of our plans, but that didn't really matter, the beach was just outstanding. Yes, if at all possible, we will visit again!
We loved everything about this vacation
The sunrises on the back deck
Love the balcony and it was plenty space and room. Very clean and have various games available to play with the family.
Can not beat this beach front location on Galveston Island. Not even 60 seconds to walk from house to beach, and this segment of beach is closed off to vehicles, and the public access is kind of difficult, so the beach is mostly used by the small community of homes adjacent to it. This beach was not crowded on a busy August weekend. Great view from the deck, and house sits at the quiet end of the row, so there is a lot of privacy. Ideal location.
The view is spectacular. We enjoyed the grill and sitting on the deck and basically having a private spot on the beach. The bathrooms are small and we did not feel it was Covid clean. The whole place needs a deep cleaning. I’ve stayed at a lot of VRBOs and never had to bring toilet paper. The price should at least include enough rolls for your stay. The kitchen is adequate, although the coffee maker was filthy, had not been cleaned from the last guests. A coffee maker and coffee would be a simple investment that would go along way. One of the queen beds is like sleeping on cardboard, although the other one seemed comfortable. I think the location sells this house and I’m sure a family looking for a good time would enjoy it. I was just really turned off by the lack of cleanliness and stinginess on the supplies given the price we paid.
First off let me say this was the first time me and my family stayed in a beach house . The house itself is wonderful . The view is nice u only have neighbors on one side of the house . The beach it’s on does not allow cars so it’s not crowded at all on the beach . Love that the storage garage underneath had grill , toys for the kids couple chairs . Fully stocked kitchen was a plus glad they had a coffee maker . I heard some beach houses don’t have fans . This has was cool and every room had a fan which we loved . Enjoyed seeing the moonlight hit the ocean at night . Very clean house when we got there . Vacasa communicates very well . We loved eating on the deck . There’s a small path that leads to the beach . We would love to stay at this house again in the future thank you ! You won’t regret it .
Proximity and great beach. Love the little storage with all the leftover beach goodies to reuse
The house was open concept, the essentials were all there. The location is perfect for a family and friends gathering, beach 30ft away stores 5 min away.
loved the floor plan, close to town, right on the beach
This home is in the ideal spot right on the ocean next to a nature preserve. So, the views for the sunrise were unobstructed and absolutely beautiful. The home has 2 bedrooms sharing a bath and 2 bedrooms sharing the other bath of approximately equal size, separated by the living room, so ideal for 2 families and separated spaces. Loved it & hope to go back.
We visit Galveston every year for about 25 years. We have stayed all around, but the only area we have stayed on multiple occasions is Sunny Beach. This house in particular is the best location on Sunny Beach.
The windows let in all natural light, the view is so relaxing.
We loved just a stone throw from the beach, we all loved the house. I would come back here 10 more times!!
The PERFECT location for a family beach stay.
The beach was very clean and no cars allowed. House was beautiful, clean, with a great view. You can't go wrong renting this place!
The house was exceptionally nice compared to others, as was the lawn and beach! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location was great and close to everything. A good place for a couple or a small group. We'll stay again.
The only drawback was the place hadn't been cleaned very well, so we cleaned some when we got there.
Sherry, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay. It sounds like you had a great time! We apologize our housekeepers missed some things. We have passed your comments along to our local manager who will follow up with our housekeepers to ensure cleans are being completed thoroughly. We look forward to hosting you again!
We loved it here. Sunrise on the deck is the best.
Roomy, welcoming and right on the private beach. Spent nights in the large back porch overlooking the ocean and listening to the waves. Wish I stayed longer than 3 days! Will try to the next time.
We loved the house, location close to town, the closeness to the beach, the privacy, and the deck! Everything we needed was already supplied.
Not a single complaint, we shall return !
We have a multiple family trip yearly and this is one of the best houses ever. Great location. Perfect set up for multiple families. Access to the beach is awesome.
This was our second time staying at this home and it was just as wonderful as the first time. My family and I love this home because it is comfortable and easy to get to the beach. Perfect vacation home! We will be staying here again for sure!
Took my kids and grandkids, everyone loved it
Lots of windows letting the light in and being able to see the ocean from the deck.
This place was so convenient and so close to everything ! If you go into town this is where you want to stay. Beachfront was amazing they have everything that we needed. We will return!
Great weekend here, fabulous location, right on the beach!
Ocean view, just a great house.
Our family had a wonderful vacation at this home. It is well-appointed and very comfortable.
This house is beautiful and in a great location!! We were steps from the beach!
Loved being right on the beach. The house had been maintained very well. Will definitely stay here again.
The best thing was the fabulous view of the beach and gulf. Great house with very comfortable beds. Would definitely go back again.
This place was awesome! Right on a private beach with easy access. Short 10 minute ride to get into downtown and the pier. The house itself was as advertised and amazing. We will return !
Great location. Close enough to town and beach. Very comfortable.
The house is in great location to stores/Starbucks etc. Beautiful view and nice quite beach, even though it was Memorial Day and Galveston was hoping we were in our little sanctuary. Very clean and beautiful! Wish I could own this place! I will return...
Everything was great! Only improvement needed was clear directions for tv. We wanted to watch Netflix but when we clicked that button the tv went off—-so had to start the tv process again which we had to work on ourselves. Directions would have helped.
We stayed for a week from 3 Apr 18. Fabulous house; exactly as photos suggest. It is luxurious with a homely feel. Excellent kitchen equipment- particularly the blender for fresh fruit smoothies. The raised deck was beautiful when the weather allowed (half of our stay was very cold and windy with rain!). Lots of buckets and spades, beach chairs & inflateables downstairs. A couple of boogie boards - we left an extra one behind as a donation (it wouldn't fit in the suitcase anyway!). We had great fun on the beach, making sandcastles, boogie boarding & swimming. The sea is never clear, due to Mississippi silt and the surrounding land formation, but we knew that before we flew out (from UK). Watching the pelicans dive for fish was fascinating. The huge TV was great for those days when weather wasn't so good.
The Dollar store, to the west, was handy for the odd grocery top up/forgotten essentials and there's a huge Walmart in town for the bulk shop. Jimmy's Pier was a great meal out - fab service with friendly staff.
Our daughter left behind her beloved cuddly crocodile in one of the top bunks; she is heartbroken. We are keeping all fingers crossed (after emailing and phoning) that 'Crocky' will be sent safely back to us, in England ( we only got home yesterday ).
'Happy in Margaritaville' was a wonderful holiday house; we were just a little unlucky with the weather... we hadn't appreciated that you could get British winter weather on the Texas coast in April!!
I will definitely miss waking up to the wonderful view.
This is a beautiful house on the beach.
This house is great and has a wonderful location. The only issue we had was that the air conditioner fan was so loud we couldn’t carry on a conversation while it was running. Think it’s about to go out. The kitchen was the best equipped we have ever seen. We would love to rent again, just hope they fix the air conditioner.
Great time for our three generation family. The location and accommodations were perfect for us.
Location, Location, Location and View, View, View! As you walk in the front door you are embraced with a spectacular beach view! Nothing between you and the beach. Well appointed kitchen for eating in and CLOSE to town if you like eating out!
Our stay there was just as great as it was a month ago. We enjoyed watching our two dogs playing in the surf. The short walk down to the beach was very convenient when carrying chairs and umbrella. Another relaxing and satisfying stay at Happy in Margaritaville.
Beginning to feel like home. This is our second time here and we'll definitely do it again.
Loved our stay at Happy in Margaritaville! The location is not only adjacent to the beach, but to all businesses on the Sea Wall. The view of the beach from the deck was awesome and privacy was a bonus. We will definitely rent this property again next vacation.
We have stayed here for 1 week each summer for the past 3 years and are very sad that our family has outgrown the maximum capacity.
The home and location are perfect! We particularly like the outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Having the beach so close made the stay 10x more enjoyable. Our family could easily run back and forth between the house and the ocean, which made the overall vacation much more pleasant. I would recommend this house even though it is a bit pricier. It's worth it!
Beautiful house, beautiful island, beautiful staff… Will definitely do it again
Thank you vacasa
After owning a home in Pirates Beach for more than a decade, I was skeptical about renting a house in Galveston, but this place was great. The location is close to the Seawall but still feels removed. The neighborhood is small so the beach was never crowded--even with Sunny Beach right between two pocket parks where cars can park directly on the beach. The best thing I can tell you about this house is that we are already planning our return trip!
Here are things I wish I had known:
--The house is at the end of the block so there is no house on the left, which made for a quiet weekend.
--The rooms are smaller than they appear in the photos. Still comfortable except for bunk room which is quite crowded, especially when 4 people had all their belongings in there. It also has no dresser or closet.
--House set up is very conducive for groups--large living area in the middle lined with windows facing the Gulf and a deck across the back; two bedrooms on each side and both bathrooms accessible from the hallway.
--There is a large storage closet on the ground floor with lots of toys, lawn chairs (but no beach chairs), grill etc.
--The outdoor shower is fantastic! Very private and lots of shelves.
--The listing indicates that house includes starter amounts of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, toiletries and laundry soap but plan on bringing your own. With 10 ladies, we went through all and even bought more. We also had to purchase dish soap, a sponge, hand soap and shower gel. (None provided) Only enough detergent for two loads of laundry.
--The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and serving pieces, but did not have a cookie sheet or enough utensils. We had only 9 forks for 10 people. We purchased plastic forks while there.
--There is an ice maker in the freezer but it is slow to fill. We bought bags of ice every day for our beverages and coolers.
This was a great spot for our girls' weekend! The home itself was even better than the pictures and even closer to the beach than it seemed in the pictures!
The house is fantastic, both close to everything and very private as well. We'll definitely return!
I surprised my lovely wife with a short 3-night stay here with immediate family members (kids and grand-kids). The location is superb for us, close to home and the seawall but still far enough away from the crowds. The house is perfect for our group size. Updates and furnishings are nice and modern. The beach is small and messy with gulf debris but it is so nice to enjoy from the porch.
This surprise won me many "brownie points" Thanks.
We loved our stay at Happy in Margaritaville! It was cozy with plenty of room for the 8 adults we had. It had everything we needed and a perfect location steps away from the beach.
10 close friends rented the home for the weekend. It is a wonderful location, close to all the amenities and excitement that Galveston has to offer and right on the beach. The house had everything we could need for the weekend and was well decorated and maintained. Very satisfied!
Came down for the first weekend of spring break. Great home for a weekend getaway. Great location for a family not wanting to be to far away from all the action but wanting some privacy to enjoy some quality family time.
Good place to find, Great place to stay! Far enough from the crowd, but close to the action. Great location!
Whe had a wonderful time even though the temperature outside was 30 degrees. Plenty of room . Right on the Beach!! Loved it.
This house has EVERYTHING ! We cooked a variety of foods and there were dishes and utensils for all eight of us with enough for company too ! Four couples stayed a week and never felt cramped. The layout is perfect. The deck is a haven. We will be back .....SOON !
Awesome House, Awesome Location, Awesome Experience!
beautiful home, close to town, plenty of parking and fantastic view!
Love the place! Will definitely try to stay here again!
Great place, view was great. Loved that we could park our cars under the house.Short walk to beach.
On the beach on Galveston, there are two types of properties for rent. Nicer, quality ones that you are happy paying more for to get something like you would be happy to live in full time; and then there are ones that are probably being held strictly for the income, with less regard for maintenance and repair of items that invariably start going downhill with rentals.
When you see so many things that are obviously being ignored by the rental company and the owner, you understand that you've rented one of the latter types.
This property falls into that last description. I feel like it was rented frequently this season by parties (maybe literally) that don't care about how a place looks and is maintained.
That said, if you're looking for a beach party house that a dozen young adults might share rental fees for a party place, you will only be unhappy that it is priced like a better rental should be.
We are disappointed to see this guest was not more pleased with their accommodations. While this guest did experience maintenance issues, they have all been addressed since this guest's departure now that there have been openings in the rental schedule to get serious work done. The home has had a facelift including interior/exterior paint, window screens, door hardware, and new fixtures. Sheetrock has been repaired, and the internet issue has been addressed. Being on four beachfront lots with a panoramic view of the water, and being the closest beach house to the sea wall, we feel that we offer a great value to our guests and will continue to do so.
There were a couple of issues with the house, but over all we had a great time! Beautiful house with great views!! At the end of the street. the beach access was very very close, loved it. No vehicles are allowed on this stretch of the beach, so seemed like it was our own private beach! Loved it and would come back!
We stay there for one week and could not be happier with the location. loved it!!!
Never really sure when you book someplace on-line but this home was a great find. We had a total of 8 adults and 3 children and home suited our needs well. First lets talk about location. It is right on 8 mile beach in Glaveston and though not private is blocked from vehicle traffic except patrol and maintenance. So set up your canopies and not having to worry about children and vehicles was a relief. Oh and this house is on beach, walk out door and over dune and there you are. Now for house, did not have any issues with mosquitoes, parking is great, held 2 large pick-ups, 1 SUV and 1 car with plenty of spare room. Downstairs is enclosed trash area, locked door into storage space, which even though list said surf board and boogie board, did not see those but plenty of toys, along with the gas grill, chairs and numerous other stuff. On one side is the shower with hot and cold water and on outside is the foot shower. Do be careful going barefoot in grass there are some grass burrs and fire ants. There is a stairway in front and one in the back to the deck that spans the whole back. There is a table along with chairs on the back deck. One door leads into the living/dining area and 2 doors at each end into queen rooms, one being the master. Only 2 baths which we worked around, another 1/2 bath would have been nice with as many as we had. Living area is huge and bar at kitchen we really never seemed crowded. Believe me when I say you don't need to bring anything for the kitchen except food. It was stocked with every gizmo you can think of, pots, pans, dishes, utensil's, appliances, and even a junk drawer. Bathrooms have toilet tissue but nothing beats charmin and small soap and a couple small bottles of shampoo are provided. Towels are plentiful and this home has a washer/dryer combo which is nice. They do advise not to use dryer sheets due to fire issues. Wi-fi is provided but for some reason all phones and tablets would connect but not open also printer on desk had broken plug-in prong, we didn't need it, more of a safety issue. Overall we had a wonderful time and will stay here in the future and will highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Galveston.
Is a beautiful house to enjoy, Thanks
This is the first time we have ever rented a beach house and the experience was awesome! It was hard leaving such a beautiful relaxing place. Can't wait till we have the opportunity to stay again.
We couldn't have asked for a better location. Steps from the beach, with a large deck and lots of windows. However, watch out if you have very young children. I spent half of our first day finding places to stash all the breakable knick-knacks. :)
perfect location for beach experience
This beach house had everything you could ask for and more. It was well supplied, esp in the kitchen. The beds were good, linens were ample, there was all sorts of things to play with in the storage room, good grill and washer/dryer, and the best part was the beach location is perfect!!! The only thing that would have made it better would have been an ice maker and better weather. I highly recommend "Happy in Margaritaville."
Beautiful single story open floor plan. Nicely decorated. Very clean. Had all the amenities we needed. Great location close to town and steps away from the beach.
Look forward to staying again...