Beach Time Vacation Rentals
About Beach Time Vacation Rentals
This property is professionally managed by Beach Time Vacation Rentals, located in the office of Real Living The Hatmaker Group.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice place with beautiful views of water
Remodel downstairs was very nicely done. The upstairs bathroom is not up to par and needs to be redone. Upstairs bathroom was not clean, with mold, but the downstairs bathroom was very clean???
Biggest problem we had was the ants! My wife was stung on multiple nights and she left with many ant bites all over her body (24). The ants were everywhere, from the bedrooms to the kitchen counters, floors, sink, laundry room and even the living room! We did not leave food out, and kept everything in plastic containers, but they were there when we arrived. Killed a few large roaches as well.
Overall, the house is nice, and would love to see the final product once they remodel the 2nd floor. I’m sure the pest issue could be addressed easily.
Perfect Beach House!
We loved our stay in this great house! The BEST part was the amazing view, and the fact that the property is just steps from the beach. There was no hassle hauling our beach gear back and forth because the distance was so short, and the downstairs outdoor shower was very handy in making sure everyone stayed sand free inside the house. The decor has been updated a bit since the photographs were posted on VRBO. Everything is light and airy, and more spacious than we anticipated. The kitchen was really nice with granite counter tops, a good oven and stove (with "rapid boil" function!) and it is open to the dining area, which made for easy buffet dinners. There was also a nice supply of dishes and cookware, and a nice space in the utility room to keep coolers and supplies so they didn't clutter up the house. The home and furniture is nice enough that everyone felt super comfortable, but not so fancy that we couldn't relax. We did not make use of the hot tub because the summer temperatures were already SOOOOO HOT, but it looked new and in great condition. There is a smart TV so the kids enjoyed watching movies on Netflix at night, and TVs in all the bedrooms. CUTE window seat in the upstairs queen bedroom. Thank you! We will most certainly rent this wonderful house again.
Great house, very clean and right on the beach. Perfect location.
Thank you for the great review, Kim! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back again.
Ocean’s Gem was truly amazing! The space was clean, nicely decorated-beautiful view of beach from the deck-nothing separating you from the sand and water. The beach was clean, not crowded. Michelle was super helpful throughout our visit! I highly recommend!!!!
Dana, thank you so very much for the awesome review! You were a super guest and we loved having you stay with us. The owners will greatly appreciate you sharing your experience at Ocean's Gem. They've been busy updating and upgrading the home and love to see reviews like yours.
Thank you for your sweet comments. Looking forward to seeing you again!
great location right on the beach!
Hannah, we are so happy you enjoyed Galveston. Please come back and stay with us again. Ocean's Gem has been nicely updated since your stay...fresh paint throughout, new flooring, updated decor. It's super-beachy now! You'll love it!
Close to beach but issues
I’m a business owner so not looking to attack anyone but there are issues with the place.
1. Bed upstairs is horrific. Very hard and caused physical pain for me and my wife (we are 40 so old but not tht old). So much so we didn’t stay the second night and instead drove back to Houston before bedtime.
2. No paper towels or toilet paper
3. Houses are very close to one another so when neighbors are partying it isn’t quiet
4. The bathroom situation is not ideal. Upstairs near master is tiny and cramped. Larger of two is downstairs off of living room so no privacy.
Overall it is ok. We stayed at another house a little further west that was much nicer.
Thank you for your input. As you stated, you are a business owner. I'm sure you would hope your clients would notify you immediately with any comments or concerns. We ask all guests to let us know immediately if there are any issues with a property, and we make every effort to correct any problems or concerns that may pop up. Since we never heard from you during your stay, we could only assume all was well.
The owners have taken your comments to heart and replaced two beds. There's a comfy new king bed upstairs and a new queen bed downstairs.
Additionally, the downstairs bathroom was recently completely remodeled and is absolutely beautiful! Although close to the living area, it provides access for guests using the downstairs bedroom, as well as the living area. Imagine how inconvenient for everyone to have to walk upstairs for "the facilities"! The owners plan to update the "cramped" upstairs bathroom in the near future. The home has been booked so often, it's been a challenge to schedule contractors for major projects like a bathroom remodel. Thus far, the owners have remodeled the kitchen, the downstairs bathroom, and just had new tile flooring installed throughout the upstairs areas...and they have had an entire new AC/Heating system installed. So, they are very proactive in creating a quality home for guests.
As far as noisy neighbors...we wish you would have notified us the neighboring guests were noisy and disturbing you. We have a private security company that checks on our properties and they would have been happy to visit the neighbors and ask them to be more considerate of your vacation needs during your stay.
We appreciate your comments and as always, our goal is to make our guests' vacation stays a wonderful experience.
The BTVR Team
Located in the "beachside" of Sea Isle, this home offers all the great amenities of the Sea Isle community...First and foremost, the beach! There's also a community pool, restaurant, boat launch/marina, areas to bicycle, and fishing galore. Try your hand at surf fishing, or charter a fishing expedition in the Bay or offshore. If you're into "shelling", you'll have an opportunity along the miles of beautiful West Beach. Or, bring your metal detector for some scavenger hunting. You never know what you might find. If photography is your thing, both scenic and wildlife opportunities abound. Some of our most loved local artists get some of their best shots on the West End.
And, when you need a break from the beach (I know, not possible, right?) head into town for all kinds of fun. Shopping at the Strand, dining, live theatre, museums, Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, the Pleasure Pier, Magic Carpet Golf, go-karts, and two beautiful 18-hole golf courses. There's something for everyone!
And, of course, if you simply want to relax with a good book the deck of this home is definitely the place to be. Morning coffee, catching some rays, dining on the deck, or that evening glass of wine...it's perfection!