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Property Details

Updated: May 25, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 18 Sleeps

We invite you to experience Casa di Mare (House by the Sea), a beautiful, custom-built bay home newly built in 2005, located on the West Bay of Galveston Island. This well-loved, family home is a premium value because of its many amenities which include beautiful sunsets, a private fishing pier, boat ramp, outside shower, large breezy patio under the house, three large porches and huge sundeck.

Also for those guests who enjoy bird watching, our property is located across the street from the Eight Mile Road Wetlands, a federally protected preserve which features many of our native birds in their natural habitat. Cranes, pelicans, and beautiful flamingoes can be seen in the early morning from our porch. The views are beautiful on all sides of the house, especially at sunset, and the beautiful Galveston Causeway can be seen lighting up the night sky like fireworks between Houston and Galveston. We are

secluded but close to the Strand, West Beach, the Seawall, Moody Gardens, Kemah, the Municipal Golf Course, Walmart, and Schlitterbahn Water Park.

We can accomodate small family reunions, birthday parties, company parties, fishing groups, and corporate retreats.

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

The Grizzaffi Family has lived in Houston for the last 80 years. We have had property in Galveston for over 50 years

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4 Reviews

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Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!
+1 -2814682414
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Loved the house - Will be back

  • 5 of 5
My family & I rented this house & we were very happy with it. The house is beautiful & there was plenty of room for my big family. Marybess was great. She was very helpful & friendly. All of the outside decking was wonderful. Visiting Galveston & staying in the Casa di Mare will probably be a yearly trip for me & my family.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We try to make our house a "home away from home'. Not fancy, but comfortable and family friendly". We love repeat guests because then we know for sure you are having a good time.
Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!
+1 -2814682414
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Liberty, TX, US

Casa di Mare

  • 5 of 5
House was absolutely love this house. It was so homey and comfortable. I booked it for my friends and me to stay by the beach after prom. It Came with everything I seemed to forget. I have no complants at all. The owner was very nice. It was a completely breath taking. The pictures do it no justice. I completely reccomend this house to anyone who wants to go on a get a way for any reason or event.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We try very hard to make our house feel as if you are at home. We've tried to think of everything that you could possibly need. Love seeing great reviews. Thanks.
Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!
+1 -2814682414
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Dayton, TX

Very nice !!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was amazing. First class all the way, extremely clean. We rented it for my son's Prom. Plenty of room for all. Would be very interested in renting again for a vacation.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We try to make our home comfortable and clean,the way we would for our own family. Consider yourself part of the Casa Di Mare family.
Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!
+1 -2814682414
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, TX

Family Reunion on the Bay

  • 5 of 5
This was my third stay at Casa di Mare, but the first for most of our group. We had a wonderful stay. Marybess emailed me the code to the lockbox the day before we were to arrive, and as usual, the house was clean and organized beautifully. The ages in our group ranged from 4 to 83, and everyone enjoyed a great weekend. The weather was great, the sunsets were awesome, and there was room for everyone. We plan to make this an annual event at Casa di Mare.

I would recommend this property to almost everyone, though climbing the stairs might be a problem for some. Small children should always be supervised, but particularly on the fishing pier as there are no handrails. We had no issues, though.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

My dad and brother bought this property in the 1960s and for many years, we only had a small camp house. In 2004, we decided to move that little house and build a larger home that our ever-growing family could enjoy!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Galveston Airport at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I - 45 at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Sunny Beach at 2 Miles

Casa di Mare is furnished with dishes, pots, pans, utensils, coffee

maker, toaster, everything you need to serve great meals. Two large

barbeque pits are ready to be fired up. There are also a large

number of restaurants for those days when there are better things to

do than biking, horseback riding, fishing, crabbing,

water-skiing, wave-running, and boating. Come be part of our

family. We'd love to have you at Casa di Mare.


From $300 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 25 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

1/2 Payment is expected at contract signing, second 1/2 + refundable security deposit is due 10 days before arrival. Sometimes I will accept installment agreements. Please ask.

Nightly Rate: $450-$600
Weekly Rate: $1700 - $3000
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

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Updated: May 25, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Half Bathroom - toilet, Washer/dryer
  • Outdoor Shower - shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, 1 baby crib, Pack-n-play available if needed. Please let us know.
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 double, Open loft area - great for the kids
  • Ceiling fans


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The inside of the home is equally impressive. We have decided to decorate with an Italian flair. The large island kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, which include three ovens, microwave, stove, side-by-side refrigerator, and large capacity dishwasher. Eight barstools can sit around the large island and four more may sit at the kitchen table. The two-story family room has a large 52 inch screen TV, DVD player, stereo, and wood-burning fireplace. There are four equal sized bedrooms, most having a queen bed and a twin bed. Upstairs is a loft with four double beds for a total of four queen beds, four double beds, and three twin beds. We can comfortably sleep 18 people. Two full baths, one upstairs and one downstairs, and a 1/2 bath/utility room (downstairs) is well equipped with a front-loading large capacity washer and dryer. Every room has a ceiling fan. We have wireless internet and cable TV. Maid service and laundry service are both available for an additional charge. There is no smoking in our home.

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