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Walk to the beach; GREAT OCEAN VIEW! BBQ Grill, Wi-Fi; Close to all attractions!


Property Details

Updated: Jul 27, 2016
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

This lovely Galveston vacation home rental is a 2 minute walk to the beach! A quick 15 - 20 minute drive will take you to Moody Gardens!

You will have a GREAT time sitting at the balcony watching the ocean waves and hearing the seagulls overhead! This spacious 2 bedroom; 3 full bathrooms Galveston beach is ideal for your family!

A 2 minute walk will take you to Nate's West End Restaurant for a great burger and a fully stocked grocery store is only next door! Pick up some steak or seafood for a fabulous grill at our charcoal BBQ grill.

You can easily walk from the beach to the grocery store for a cold scoop of ice cream!

Sun bathe at the beach and walk back to the home for a cold beer or ice tea, and easily return to your sunbathing.

You can also surf the waves, build sand castles with the kids and come back and grill (or have someone else grill) some steaks or seafood!

Many options are available for a grand family vacation stay! No major street to cross to get to the Beach!

You will not be disappointed! Your children will love spending hours playing on the beach with the beach toys provided and you will enjoy the proximity of the beach and all conveniences offered at the home!

We try and keep 4 beach chairs for your use in a locked storage unit that can also be used to secure your fishing poles or bicycles.

An outside shower with hot/cold water is available for washing away the sand!

Still not convinced this is the ideal beach home! . . . . .

The beach home has 1314 Sq feet of living area, 2 spacious bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. A queen size bed and twin bunk beds are found at the second bedroom!

The beach home will accommodate 6 people in a bed and 2 people in the sleeper sofa bed, for a sleeping capacity of 8!

Make our home - your home at the beach! And make memories to share a lifetime.

Bring your laptop and stay connected with families and friends with our wireless internet or enjoy watching TV on our large screen cable TV.

We have many guests who also rent our beach home next door (HomeAway#973827) to have a vacation to remember with best friends or relatives.

The luxury you find at our other listings can be found here!!

View our other listings: HomeAway #973827 (BEACH HOME) and HomeAway #914321 (2 BEDROOM CONDO) as well as HomeAway 973829 (2 BEDROOM CONDO). Prefer intimate time together with a fantastic Ocean View then view our 1 bedroom luxury condo HomeAway listing #913735. Our condos are located in the fabulous Dawn condo complex.

To belong to our group of rentals, our properties must have AMAZING views of the ocean!

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My husband and were enjoying sharing our beach home and condo (Docs Quarters at the Beach and Docs Quarters at the Seawall) when the beach home next door came up for sale.

We decided to purchase the beach home which is next door to our 3 bedroom; 3 full bathroom beach home (Docs Quarters at the Beach). We found many families with a desire to stay close to the beach and enjoy the relaxation that only a beach can offer! We also wanted to provide vacationers, with multiple family members, the option of sharing the same beach but still having the privacy of being in separate quarters.

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76 Reviews

based on 76 traveler reviews


What a great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in West Texas so the beach and big water are a foreign concept to me. lol A weekend stay at this cabin taught me to really enjoy the beach and water. The stay was fantastic except that it was too short. The house is great, comfortable, and clean. The little things like have the light switches labelled made a big difference. Well organized and decorated, my wife loved the decorations, made the stay great.

The communication with the owners could not have been better. Any questions I had were answered almost immediately with accurate answers. Thumbs up to the owners. It is also convenient to a grocery store and gas stations which are a plus. Also super quiet.

Bottom line is that we would stay here again and make it a longer trip. Book here with confidence, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George, Thank you so much for the 5 star review and the lovely comments! I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed Mardi Gras weekend at our home!
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Comfortable and roomy

  • 4 of 5

Four of us stayed here and had plenty of room for all our needs. Being close to the ocean was very pleasant. The owners were easy to work with and gave us all the information we need in a timely manner. We would stay here again if we come back to Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The unit was clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The beach was beautiful and so easy to access from the unit.

The location cannot be beat with the grocery store so handy for everything you need without getting in the car. The unit is stocked with lots of supplies that made our stay a good one. Yolanda was a great hostess making sure the unit was safe since roofing work was being done during our stay. She was there when we arrived early so it was nice to meet her. If I had to search for a complaint, it would be the television in the main room was not a crisp picture but we were there for the beach not the football this weekend.

We enjoyed Dickensonthestrand, the train museum, Moody Gardens and a playground in town. The restaurant next to the grocery store is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. I would rent this unit again and we were very happy with everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane for the 5 star review! It was my pleasure to meet you and your family and your little grandson! I'm glad the train museum was a big hit for him since he loves trains! I'm sorry the TV didn't provide a crisper picture unfortunately it is an issue with regards to the cable reception on the island. Please keep Docs Quarters vacation rentals in mind if you decide to come to Galveston again from Montana.
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Great quiet location walking distance to beach

  • 5 of 5

This home was very comfortable with a nice view of the ocean. My wife and I enjoyed watching the sunrise from the balcony. We have four children and it was easy to get to the beach without crossing streets and dodging traffic. The property was very clean and I would definitely visit this specific home in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely 5 star review! For the reasons you mentioned and more, our beach home is a must for many returning guests. The proximity to the beach is a favorite for families with small children. Thanks again and we hope to have you return next year.
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Quiet and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Townhome was nice and clean and well appointed. All we needed to do was bring groceries. Walking distance to the beach and overall, very quiet. Three bathrooms was nice when you have four adults and two children. Lots to see and do in Galveston. This time of year is best. Water is warm and not very many people on the beach or visiting attractions. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that is affordable, this is it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the 5 star review and for your time to post it! We hope you visit Docs Quarters @ Karankawa again and you are so right about the Fall being a great time to visit Galveston!
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Karankawa Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great weekend getaway. The listing description was accurate regarding location, layout and amenities. The property was clean, well-maintained and the owner, Yolanda, was always available and quick to return calls. We enjoyed the townhouse because it was away from the traffic and noise. Plus, it has three full bathrooms! Yes, I would recommend this property to family and friends. It is a very short walk to the beach and the view of the gulf from the balcony is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula, Thank you for providing a 5 star review on our beach home with its fantastic ocean view from the balconies. I'm glad you and your friends all had a wonderful time and made more wonderful memories in Galveston!
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From the Owner

Our beach is close to Jamaica beach, not crowded and is a location well known by frequent island guest renters. We also enjoy this location, it is secluded but close enough (10 miles to the seawall) to all of the island happenings!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Houston Hobby Airport at 51 Miles Nearest Barpub : Nate's Restaurant at 0.06 Miles Nearest Ferry : Galveston Bolivar Ferry at 17 Miles Nearest Golf : Moody Gardens Golf Course at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Nate's Restaurant at 0.06 Miles Nearest Beach : Karankawa Beach at 0.06 Miles Car: necessary

Approximately 45 Minutes To Hobby Airport .


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 8 2016 - Aug 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 24 2016
2 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Lone Star Rally
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
owners damage waiver $35
Tax Rate 15.0%

We provide an accidental damage waiver for $35.00 that provides up to $300 of accidental damage to the interior of the beach condo. Therefore no damage deposit is necessary.Damage waiver does not apply for reckless use of the property.

All cancellations are subject to a 3 % charge for credit card use and a 6% charge for international credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

A unique benefit of renting our home is its phenomenal location. It is far enough from town to have the small town feeling but close enough to enjoy Galveston and all its attractions!

Property Type

  • townhome


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR


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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1314 sq. ft.


  • Full 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Full 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Full 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, outdoor shower with hot and cold water
  • Their is also an outside shower with hot and cold water for washing away the beach sand


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, 1 pack N play for the little one
  • King bed and plush posterpedic mattress in the master bedroom. Master bedroom with a flat screen TV. Queen size bed in the second bedroom. The second bedroom also has twin bunk beds! Their is also a sleeper sofa in the entertainment room. Pack N Play available. Queen size sleeper sofa and additional seating with a large screen TV can be found in the entertainment room. There is also a 3rd full bathroom available at the entertainment room. Kitchen and dining area are located close to a second balcony for drinking coffee, socializing, and viewing and hearing the ocean! Towels are provided. Have approximatly 6 beach towels available. Free internet along with cable available.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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