Available starting December 15, 2016. Lovingly updated 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom bay house with beautiful views! The house can accommodate 8 adults/children and up to two babies/toddlers (totaling 10). Comfortable furnishings, fully stocked kitchen with newer appliances and black granite countertops, updated bathrooms - a great home away from home! Cable TV's throughout home with Internet (Wifi) included. Enjoy walks through the island neighborhood, a glass of wine on the deck, birdwatching, fishing or crabbing right from the dock, and watching barges traversing the Intercoastal canal. A very safe, family friendly area where loud parties are not tolerated. We allow up to two well-behaved, house trained dogs to accompany you as we know they are part of the family. The house has three levels. The main level contains the following: living room, dining area, kitchen, master bedroom (with king bed), guest bedroom 1 (with antique twin beds), and guest bedroom 2 (with queen bed and baby crib), master bathroom (with shower) guest bathroom (with tub), plus large deck with patio furniture overlooking the water. The third level is like your own private apartment with twin beds and bathroom. The lower/ground level houses the garage, finished room with rattan sofa and chairs (envisioned as a game room area) and full bathroom with shower. The ground level is fully fenced with a black iron fence. The fence serves as a barrier to the water (offers some safety for children and dogs but supervision is still required). Bringing the dogs? We allow up to 2 well-behaved, house trained dogs. A small, fenced in yard with grass allows dogs to roam. Our small Pomeranian can fit through the fence so be advised that small dogs may be able to escape. Before leaving, please remove all pet waste from the yard. On the lower back level (waterfront) there is an outdoor shower, ladder that can be lowered in order to enter the water (strong current - be careful and use a life preserver), outdoor gas grill (propane provided), and round patio table with four chairs & umbrella. A porch swing to relax awaits you. Galveston is only minutes away. Just cross the bridge and you are 5 minutes from the beach! The historic Strand area is about 8 minutes from the house, with beautiful historic buildings that house many shops, restaurants, etc. Tiki Island (where the house is located) is a nice place to ride bikes as it's flat and our house is located near the end of the street (cul-de-sac). There are two bikes in the garage, but please expect them to be noisy due to the rust that inevitably occurs over time with salt water exposure. Bringing the kiddos? They'll love it! We have a plastic swimming pool that you can fill up and use outdoors. Please note that we are child friendly, but the house is not baby/toddler proofed. Power outlets are not covered; cabinets are not secured. There is a full-sized crib (not up to today's standards) in the queen bedroom that has a sliding/adjustable rail. We also will provide a portable pack n play (with infant insert and changing station) that can be found in the twin bedroom closet on the main (2nd) level. Would you like to bring your boat? We have a covered boat lift under the deck just beneath the house. We typically have a boat there, so please check with us first so that we have time to accommodate and move our boat. Permission required to bring your own boat. Our boat is not available for use. Important Note: Please email us for availability. To prevent constant wear and tear, It is not our plan to rent out the house on a regular basis. We would certainly consider longer stays (a month) so just contact us. Thank you for considering this bay house for your home away from home!