Sol of the Sea is a charming, spacious 5 bedroom 2 bath home in the heart of Isla Del Sol Subdivision with sparkling swimming pool, sunrise and sunset decks, a master private balcony and spectacular canal views! The home is located just a short walk or ride from the beach and is dog friendly (1 dog, 50# max weight, no aggressive breeds) when pet fee is paid at the time of reserving property.
The exterior of the home features ample deck and balcony area, shaded areas for sun relief, dining and/or grilling, and parking for 4 cars.
Ground level of the home provides an expansive shaded area for gatherings and grilling, an over-sized custom picnic table that can accommodate a large or extended family and an outdoor shower. From the gathering area you can access the pool, a fishing dock (including a covered cleaning station) and grassy side-yard.
Walk up the central staircase to the first level of this two-story home. As you enter you will experience the open concept living/dining/kitchen with ample seating for everyone. From nearly every window are views of the canal as boats and fishermen slowly make their way out the canal toward Galveston Bay. A day of fishing, boating, swimming and kayaking are all available at this special home. Open concept very large kitchen with both an island and bar area with stools provide plenty of food and drink preparation areas. This kitchen is up-to-date with all modern appliances, countertops and features both a Keurig and Nespresso coffee makers (bring your own pods), a blender with built in pour spout, and everything a cook might need to prepare today's catch or steaks on the charcoal grill.
Extending from the first level of the home is an enormous deck covering three sides of the house that includes (one side) a covered porch perfect for watching the sun rise over the gulf. The deck on the other side includes a covered canal-facing area with a dining table that seats eight, and covered “visiting” nook with chairs and a custom-constructed cloth swing. When you want to get some sun you can walk from the covered areas to a large sun-deck that covers the boat-house and that provides great views of our Galveston sunsets and an essentially unrestricted view of the night-time sky. The house includes a telescope that you can take out to the deck to get a closer view of the stars. (please return inside after viewing).
For some “inside time” the living area features high-speed multi-band WiFi that covers the entire property, a large television with cable, a Blue-Ray DVD player, a Roku (where you can access your Netflix account) and an X-Box and Nintendo gaming system. Built-in bookcases contain a variety of board games, cards, dominoes, DVD and Blue-Ray movies (of all ratings) and several X-Box games. The bookcases also contain books, including several focusing on Galveston history, architecture, wildlife and fishing. There are several easy-to-read paperbacks for a day at the beach. This is truly a family friendly home where you will make memories for a lifetime!
In addition to the living room/kitchen the first level of the home has a front guest bedroom with a queen size bed (sleeps 2), ceiling fan and television (with Roku for streaming access and DVD for movies) as well as access to a private balcony for some private reading or morning coffee while the sun rises. The second bedroom on the first level has a full size bed (sleeps 2), ceiling fan, TV (with Roku and DVD). Located between these two bedrooms is a large bathroom with tub/shower and vanity. A laundry room with full size washer/dryer and stationery tub is available for guest's use. A special feature of this house is the small hideaway seating area/bedroom next to the kitchen area that opens up to the deck and provides a great view of the canal. This room incudes a twin over twin trundle bed (sleeps 2) and a sofa.
The upstairs bedrooms include the master bedroom with a Sleep Number king bed (sleeps 2) that can be adjusted to “just your preference”, a ceiling fan and a TV (with cable). Just off the master bedroom is a large private balcony with four chairs, foot rests, and a light string that provides just the right ambiance for a private dinner, a romantic evening or some time watching the stars. Also located on the upper floor is the fifth bedroom which features two twin beds and a third twin mattress. (room sleeps 3).
This home is a great place to take the family for a fun-filled vacation with activities galore, close to the Sea Isle Marina and the Sea Isle Grocery store. Guests may also want to rent a golf cart through our concierge service for a quick spin over to the beach on the gulf side of the island. Beach is walking distance and less than a 5 minute drive. For those with access to a Kayak, the bay is within easy paddling distance as is the beautiful paddle-access wetland property as you paddle out of the neighborhood (where Pelicans and a number of different birds (both local and migratory) can often be seen “close-up.” Book your vacation quickly as homes with a pool and features like those provided here are always in very high demand. Three night minimum rental must be at least 25 years old to rent this property. No parties of any kind allowed at this property. This home is equipped with cable television and WIFI for your convenience - due to weather and wind on Galveston Island, these services not guaranteed, no refunds for service outage.