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“Best spot for winter birding on the island”
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ArthurBeachBay - Waterfront 3BR - Spectacular View - Kayaks Bicycles Golf Cart
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ArthurBeachBay - Waterfront 3BR - Spectacular View - Kayaks Bicycles Golf Cart
Here's a view from our spacious balcony at low tide. Located at the end of the Island with beautiful beaches and almost no traffic!
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ArthurBeachBay - Waterfront 3BR - Spectacular View - Kayaks Bicycles Golf Cart
Here's a view from our spacious balcony at low tide.
Located at the end of the Island with beautiful beaches and almost no traffic!
LARGE KID-FRIENDLY BALCONY
Sunsets here are spectacular! Photo taken from our balcony.
Great spot for bird watching, girls weekends and family reunions!  Very Quiet!
Kayaking out a few yards from our building.  This rental comes 4 kayaks and a stand-up paddle board.
rental comes with 4 kayaks, a standup paddle board,  2 bicycles, boogie boards, fishing gear...
'Courtesy' golf cart available when booking >=3 nights.   Carts can also be rented
Guests have full access to the Pointe West Resort facilities just across the street.
Bay side 'lazy river' pool with relaxing hot tub.  Nice shallow shady pool - great for young kids.
'Lazy River' pool at sunset.
Floorplan of the 3 bedroom unit, shows approximately how the beds and other furniture is configured.
Family Fun!  Fishing in front of the condo!
Nice stringer caught in front of our condo - 3 trout and a redfish!
Gas grills avail at the Beach Club, Charcoal Grill avail at condo
Well equipped work-out room at the Beach Club
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Condo/Apartment -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Galveston, Galveston Island, Texas

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ErnieSchr...
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best spot for winter birding on the island”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This condo overlooks the Galveston Bay, and from its balcony we watched egrets, herons, coots, sanderlings, pelicans and the occasional spoonbill flying by. There are many great places for birding on Galveston Island, but this winter none were consistently better than what we had outside our balcony.
We used the kayaks to explore the waterline of the bay eastward and to get closer to feeding flocks of birds. We also visited Brazoria National Wildlife Refuse, about 35 minutes away, where there is a free 8-mile audio tour of birding spots. The ibis alone are worth the trip. On the route we also found an excellent restaurant, the Red Snapper Inn, and a free state-run fish hatchery, Sea Center Texas, which stocks red fish and spotted sea trout, among others.
The condo itself is as described, an upscale, attractively furnished apartment with tile floors, up-to-date appliances and an abundant supply of the basics (towels, kitchen gadgets, etc.) Everything was clean.
The condo comes with free membership in the nearby beach club, which as a fitness gym and pool. A second club location has several additional pools and a hot tub. The gym equipment was in good repair; the hot tub a delight in mid-February.
Lisa and Ken Arthur also provide a golf cart, which is handy, but not essential, for getting around the condo development.
The condo's location, on the west end of the island, is perfect for those who love nature. Not only is the bay outside your balcony, but in 10 minutes you can walk across the narrow island to the Gulf of Mexico, where there is a wide seashore beach.
The tourist attractions of the island, and the city of Galveston itself, is on the opposite end of the island, the east side, about 15 - 20 miles away. We drove there many times to see the Bishop's Palace, Oil Rig Museum, tree sculptures and other attractions, and to eat at the town's many good restaurants.
Winter is not often thought of as great birding weather. April is the crazy birding season here. But we enjoyed the birds that winter in the bay and the scarcity of people. There were many days when we had the marshes and the beach to ourselves, nothing but sand and water for as far as the eye could see.
We'd definitely recommend the Arthur's condos for those who love nature but enjoy a bit of touring as well.

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hickss85
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Spacious, clean, comfy and quiet”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The bedrooms are roomy with very comfortable beds. The den has comfortable furniture and the kitchen is well stocked with everything we needed to prepare dinner. The view is peaceful with beautiful sunsets. We'd like to return as soon as we are able.

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ddg147
houston, tx, usa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Best of Both Worlds”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

This is a convenient place for fishermen and beach go-ers. You can have peace and quiet with an awesome view from balcony of the tranquil bay or go to the beach club for a pool party or take an invigorating jog on the beach! Everyone can be happy! If you love wade fishing or lounging by a resort style pool or want some sand between your toes- this place has it all! Condo is well stocked and maintained! Great for bird watching in the bay also.

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betsbarto...
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Fabulous condo and grounds!”
Reviewed 15 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Lisa's condo was simply beautiful and the views were spectacular. The grounds, pool, and lazy river was amazing. Lisa made sure we had everything we needed and was a fantastic host. Would definitely book again.

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Aaron M
Houston, Texas
1 review
“Best Mothers day weekend.”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We found the condo and amenities to be excellent. There are many activities and locations at the resort to enjoy. The view from the balcony was a favorite. Lisa was friendly and available with information anytime we had questions. All together our stay ended up being a very memorable Mothers day weekend.

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Susan C
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Views and Comfy Surroundings”
Reviewed 25 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our family stayed in this lovely condo for Spring Break and we couldn't be more pleased with our experience. Lisa was very helpful throughout the process. The condo had everything we could ask for and more. Although at first I was disappointed not to be on the Gulf side, we soon realized that we were in the perfect location. The view from the condo is spectacular and we enjoyed being on the quieter Bay side. The beach and the Gulf are literally steps away, across the street. We loved it.

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Adam W
Hurst, Texas
1 review
“Definitely worth it.”
Reviewed 19 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a great time and have 0 complaints about the rental. The owner was helpful with any questions and even had folders full of fishing, wildlife, and general tourist information. We will more than likely book a return trip in the future.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Mosquitos. Yes I know that's uncontrollable but also the only complaint.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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