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Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Marybess Salvaggio / Sam Grizzaffi
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Marybess Salvaggio / Sam Grizzaffi

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

Marybess Salvaggio / Sam Grizzaffi purchased this house in 1964

Why Marybess Salvaggio / Sam Grizzaffi chose Sportsman Road

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!


Sportsman Road House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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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Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

This house was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so spacious! There was enough room for all my guest to have a sleeping surface! I'm so pleased with my weekend here! The views from the deck and balcony were breath taking! We saw Cranes and Flamingos on the Wetlands across the street from the house. You can see stingrays swimming in the water and if you love to fish this place if for you! They never stop biting!!! Kitchen was perfect! Well equipped large and did I mention 3 ovens!!!! Lets just say my guest are already asking me if we can stay in this house again next year!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate it! Please call on us again in the future!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Thank you! It was very peaceful and wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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This is a perfect place for large families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a big family weekend getaway with our children and grandchildren and Casa di Mare was the perfect place! The owners are wonderful and everything was spotless! We recommend this home for a fabulous bay front home!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind response. We try hard to make sure our home is comfortable, clean, and inviting.
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  • 5 of 5

As the entire family arrived we were completely blown away!! We fell in love with the beautiful view that we gazed at every morning and evening. We all left a little sad that our stay was over. Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa di Mare. We originally picked this house because my husband and daughter have launched their kayak at the boat ramp next door to "the house with the blue roof" for several years. Little did I know that the house was perfect for a family get away. When I first booked the house Marybess Salvaggio could not have been nicer or more helpful with the booking process and answered all questions in a very timely and informative manner. We also had an opportunity to meet Sam Grizzaffi when we arrived early for our stay and he was still working on getting the house ready. Sam was helpful in getting us settled and answering all questions. We had a wonderful weekend fishing off the pier, day and night and lounging on the dock and deck. I would recommend this house to any family that wants a beautiful house, easy access to fishing and just enjoying a relaxing time with family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review of our property. We are so happy you had a great time at Casa di Mare. We hope you and your family come back again very soon. We love having families enjoying quality time at our bay home. That's why we try to make the house very family-friendly! Thanks again. Marybess
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Great home and a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of guys that take an annual fishing trip and this year we headed to Galveston. We rented Casa di Mare because of the fishing pier and plenty of beds but were impressed with how well stocked the house was. We have stayed in many other home rentals but this one had every kitchen utensil you could imagine. There were all kinds of pots and pans, seasonings, plastic bags, foil, paper plates as well as more than enough cups and plates and silverware. There were plenty of places to sleep with 11 beds (2 bedrooms downstairs with 2 beds each, 1 bedroom upstairs with 2 beds, 1 bedroom upstairs with 1 bed and a loft with 4 beds). The fishing pier was the big attraction for us. It was large enough for 6 to 8 people to fish comfortably depending on the type of fishing you were doing. We fished with swim baits and live shrimp (yes, there is an aerator on the dock so bring your bait bucket!) so we caught flounder during the day and trout at night. We even caught a couple of crabs without using traps.

The owner, Marybess, was very responsive and great to work with. The house was clean and well stocked and not too far from the stores and restaurants in Galveston. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We try to think of everything that would make your stay more pleasurable. We want you to feel at home while you are our guest. We are happy to hear you caught some fish, too! Call us when you are ready to come back!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Galveston Airport
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I - 45
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sunny Beach
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Schlitterbahn.

* The Strand.

* The Seawall.

* Historical Tours.

* Enjoy the beach!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Fish on our pier..

* Sit on our swings..

* Look at the view of the bay..

* Birdwatch from our deck..

* Boating, skiing, waverunning..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Have a picnic..

* Rainforest Cafe.

* Moody Gardens.

* Schlitterbahn Water Park.

* Fish and crab off of our pier..

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $300-$600
Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3000
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.