House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)
Katherine VanDewater and Lance Osborne With 5 kids, 4 still at home to take care of, we lead exceptionally busy lives! What parents don't these days! So, when we need a little escape, to slow down and just enjoy our lives, we head to Oz by the Sea! We have wonderful neighbors there, amazing views and a clean, beautiful and QUIET beach.
Katherine purchased this House in 2008
Why Katherine chose Palm Beach
We chose the West End of Galveston Island because it was just far enough away from all the busy areas of SeaWall Blvd. yet close enough for us to go in for a nice dinner or lunch whenever I didn't feel like cooking! We also chose the West End for the quiet, private beaches and the family atmosphere of the area. Our beach is restricted from vehicles, so this also keeps the partying crowd away and thus makes our beach safe for children to wander and play on!
What makes this House unique
My most important goal for my guests at our beach home is for them to feel 'at home!' I try very hard to provide all the little extras, like beach towels, beach chairs, beach toys, boogie boards, loads of pales and spades to dig with...you name it, we probably have it at Oz! As a parent I know what a pain in the neck it is to tow all those things along with you on your journey to the beach, so if I can make your trip here more comfortable as well, then I am pleased!! I want to make going away to Oz for the weekend as easy, carefree and relaxing as possible. Likewise, my kitchen is also filled with all you need to cook like the chef you are!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family had a wonderful time, cabin was awesome!
Great property, location, swimming, and night life.
Great stay, no problems. We will consider this house for future vacations.
Summer 2019 Family Trip
We had an amazing time at Katherine’s place. We were greeted by the ocean and settled in quickly. Her place had plenty of room for our family of 5! Everything you needed to feel at home.
We cooked almost every meal there and we had all the amenities we needed. Hanging out on the patio laughing and talking, while hearing the waves crash, was our favorite part. A quick walk to the beach allowed us to walk back and forth easily throughout the day. We visited the Pleasure Pier, NASA, Altitude Trampoline Park and Kemah Boardwalk!
All the beach toys and towels made the beach even more enjoyable. Katherine was quick to answer me when I messaged her.
We definitely want to come back and make more fantastic memories.
Thank you Katherine!
Nice House w/ Hostile Host and in Need of Maintenance
I do not recommend staying here. Although the house is nice and a quick walk to the beach - the house is in need of repair and the owner doesn't care about making your stay enjoyable.
Multiple items were off in the house and the outdoor deck is in need of repair. The kitchen stove wasn't working properly and there was no hot water in the master shower.
We paid for a fully functional house with two bathrooms and a working kitchen, but the owner didn't offer to fix the issues or make it right with us.
When we checked out the owner got upset with us because we didn't wash, dry, and fold all the linens and towels in the house per her instructions. We paid a cleaning fee - why does she want us to wash dry and fold all the linens?
Other bad points: The deck is in disrepair with loose floor boards. Some of the support beams are sagging and wobbly, and the stairs to the upper roof feel unsound. The deck is not safe for kids.
The "third bedroom" is a closet with bed in it.
We wanted to like the house and the location but dealing with a half functioning house and a owner who doesn't care is not fun and is not worth the price we paid to stay here. I recommend not renting this house.
Great Beach house
We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect and very close to the beach. The kids really enjoyed the games and books at the house. We would definitely stay here again!!
great place to stay
everything was good.