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Casa di Mare - Galveston fun in the sun!!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 22, 2016
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
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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Speaks: english

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

5

Amazing!!

  • 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: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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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5

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: Feb 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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5

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
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.
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Liberty, TX, US
5

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
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.
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Dayton, TX
5

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
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.
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Location

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 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 6 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Spring Season
Mar 13 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Sep 22, 2016
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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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