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.
This is a perfect place for large families!
About the Owner
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 Galveston
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!
(8 traveler reviews)
This is a perfect place for large families!
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!
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!!
An ideal getaway
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.
Great home and a great stay!
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!
Loved the house - Will be back
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.
Casa di Mare
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.
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
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 cook...like 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.
Additional information about rental rates
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
Nightly Rate: $300-$600
Weekly Rate: $2000 - $3000
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Fireplace ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Oven ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Television ...
- Video Library
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Ocean View
- live theater
- bird watching
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- pier fishing
- water skiing
- 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
- 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.