We had an amazing time with family at this place. We had 2 condos between us and the views were amazing. So nice to sit on the porch in the mornings and evenings and enjoy the view. Beautiful sunset views. We had a blast kayaking and paddle boarding. We caught lots of crabs. We spent a lot of time enjoying the pools. I highly recommend this place!! The condos are VERY nice! Would suggest getting groceries before u get there as there is not a grocery store nearby. Book it and enjoy!
The 5 bedroom/2 condo arrangement is great for a large group. It provides extra flexibility - plenty of room for everyone to gather in one place, but having separate condos allows for private/quiet space, too. And two kitchens is so helpful when preparing meals for a big group. There are activities for all to enjoy as well - simple walks along the beach, kayaking in the bay, fishing, lounging by the pool. Lovely location. Also a bonus that is is managed by its owners. They are very gracious and helpful.
This condo faces the bay, there is a ever-changing view as the tides change. Easy wade fishing right by the condo. Great sunsets. Great for birders as the changing tides bring in different species. I have rented several condos and this one has the most thoughtfully provided kitchen items, bathroom and laundry supplies. There are enough plates and silver for a crowd. The kids enjoyed the,dvds, toys, and games. There are kayaks and crabbing equipment downstairs.
I planned this vacation way back in January. I chose Galveston because it was close to my two daughters and their children who live in Austin. My son and his family could get a direct flight from D.C. To Houston. My husband and I could get there easily from Jackson, MS. After days of searching, I settled on Arthur's Beach and Bay...hoping it was the right choice. Boy, was it ever!! Everyone had a fabulous time! Our ages ranged from 70...that would be me...to 3. We had tentatively planned to go to Moody Gardens and other entertainment venues on Galveston Island...but no one wanted to leave our temporary piece of paradise. We swam, fished, kayaked, played games at the rec center, went to the beach, and rode the golf cart all around the beautiful area. Both condos were lovely and beautifully decorated. The owners were quick to respond to any questions and most gracious. There were games, DVDs, and books galore. The kitchen had anything a guest could possibly want.
Before we left on Wednesday, we were ALL talking about coming back next year.
Great location, nice view of bay, good accommodations with multiple families with young kids, ruined by greedy owner who created outrageous charges to keep our security deposit.we were charged 50 dollars to sort game pieces from old board game that spilled in a drawer. Then charged us 20 dollars per game to replace. Then charged 15 dollars to pickup a few things apparently my three year old threw over the balcony while we were busy packing. Then charged $10 for not emptying food in fridge (which cleaning crew said to leave in fridge when we offered to give them some cake so it would not go to waste). We were charged $ 25 per room for not emptying trash when the designated trash Shute was broken most of the week and we were told to leave it set out by it for worker to remove. When we arrived we moved delicate decorative pieces out of reach from kids so they would not break them. Like heavy binoculars that were on glass table. Owner charged for not returning them to original location.
They claim to be kid friendly with providing high chair and pack in play but charged 10 dollars in one room and 5 in another for not putting them away. We were charged 40 dollars per room for leaving at 11:40 instead on 11:00 . There was no way to ask for late checkout or and there was no prior mention there would be a fee. It is hard to pack up with three kids running around. Charged 10 dollars for not stripping beds. Charged $110 for stains on couch and floor which may have been there previously. Charged 10 dollars for broken vhs case! They claimed we " destroyed " a white comforter with pink stain $38 no documentation or picture. Then purple stain on wood $75 for" estimate to remove wood plank and replace" then $ 50 dollars for stain on marble coffee table again no proof. Mind you with three young kids we learned only to give kids washable markers. so not sure how we destroyed.
If you still want to rent from this owner bring your own bed sheets and cover couch because they charge for any stain. Do not play any game provided because they charge if pieces missing. Make sure place is cleaned from top to bottom prior to leaving as "cleaning crew" is mainly there to make checklist of things you did not do. Owner charged $280 cleaning fee. All toll they itemized our "damages" to $566 out of $700 deposit.
This place was not kid friendly and owner was greedy.
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