Make yourself at home in our updated condo close to the water and much more!
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About Ruth Burke
My husband and I live nearby and are available 24/7 via phone/text. We are glad to provide suggestions for your stay and arrange and advise on local tours of the area. We provide a guide with our reviews for restaurants and local attractions. In the condo you will find current maps of the area, brochures, history books, coupon books and photo tips to help with your stay. My husband and I are long time residents of Seabrook. I am known for my photography of the area and I have written books on the history of Seabrook and the Clear Lake Area.
Ruth Burke purchased this Condo in 2017
Why Ruth Burke chose Seabrook
Quiet wooded area on a side street off NASA Parkway. Across the street from this unit is a park perfect for families and pets with hike and bike trails and splash pad. This is a seaside community with Clear Lake at the end of the street which feeds into Galveston Bay. The neighborhoods are known for the homes of astronauts and million dollar homes on the water. The area is safe for walking and biking and bird watching. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast Birding Trail. Galveston Bay/Clear Lake is a great recreational area. You can rent boats, kayaks, jet skis or fish from a pier. Armand Bayou Nature Center, Clear Lake Park and Pine Gully Park offer a variety of outdoor nature activities. The NASA Space Center is a 5 minute drive, Kemah Boardwalk is a 5 minute drive and the condo is located half-way between Galveston Island and Houston with a about a 35-40 minute drive each way. There are many things to see and do in this popular vacation area. The condo is located near many waterfront hotspots such as Sams Boat and Cabo, both located on Clear Lake, a short walk from the condo.
What makes this Condo unique
Condo includes 1 private parking space for our guest. There are additional spaces for other guest. Condo has a private door entrance from the outside. Private swimming pool and tennis court for condo guest only.
includes the patio - outdoors and pool area ok
some pets allowed by written approval only
Ground floor..no stairs..splash pad nearby
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Seabrook cheerful and bright
A lovely one bedroom condo with very friendly neighbors. It was very quiet and in a great location. Ruth is a wonderful host who is very responsive. The condo was well appointed and comfortable.
My husband and I will be renting it again next year.
Thank you for your great review. Welcome again soon!
Truly a Home Away
This rental was great. It was so comfortable and had all the amenities you would need. It was clean and well decorated. The location was great for exploring. Thanks Ruth for sharing your home.
Thank you also for being perfect guest. Eventhough our area experienced a tropical storm during their stay, they commented to us when we checked on them, that they were enjoying the condo..that it was a perfect place to stay while waiting out the storm.
Affordable and clean
If you’re looking for a place to stay at this price point it was great. Clean apartment, nicely decorated, and responsive owner. I would suggest a few updates though, such as a new toilet seat as the one in the apartment is scuffed up. A ceiling fan in the bedroom would be a plus, too. Overall, an affordable play to stay in a great location.
Thank you for your honest comments. We will look into getting a new toilet seat. We have not added a ceiling fan in the bedroom due to no electrical in the ceiling. To compensate, there is a standing fan in the closet .We are glad to provide affordable accommodations that are clean and attractive and conveniently located.
Condo 1 star - Owners 0 stars
I guess if you are reading this review you might be thinking of renting this condo. My advice is don’t.
The description & photos provided by the owner, who is a writer & professional photographer, in my view, use a copious amount of artistic licence & significantly mis-represent her condo.
I emailed the owner after our first day to advise how bitterly disappointed we were & identified many things that fall well below her description & modern expectations. I hoped to share the emails I sent & photos with you, but Vrbo do not allocate adequate space in this review to do so. To give you a flavour: the condo is basic & very tired, cheery no - dreary yes, musty smell throughout, patio boxed in by a 6ft high fence, dilapidated old bar-b-q outside the front door, damaged blinds, kitchen cupboard shared by food, broom/mop & trash, fridge & freezer with opened leftover food, bedroom closet a junk room, kitchenware & utensils all oddments (owner stated they had been ‘re-purposed’ from her mother), small cupboard under ac vent looks like a dungeon entrance. And so on.
On day 3 the owners husband made an unannounced visit on the pretext of addressing the pervading musty smell throughout the condo, being masked by air fresheners everywhere. He stated, if we wanted ‘we could move to a hotel at our cost’ & ‘the money’s ours’ - ‘this is Texas’. How about that for cordial hospitality?
We vacated after 5 days; ‘we could not stay any longer as it was ruining our holiday.’
The owner describes her condo as having ‘all the amenities of a luxury hotel’. Never in a million years (since I emailed her the owner has edited her overview & removed the word ‘luxury’, but this doesn’t alter the reality). In essence it is a low rate condo on a low rent complex. If you decide to rent after reading this review your expectations should be low & then you won’t be disappointed.
By the way, her husband was right; the money is theirs. They were not even courteous enough to authorise a refund for the remainder of our rental.
Engaging Vrbo Traveller Care involves hours on the phone & many unanswered emails. They are world class at ‘kicking the can down the road’, hoping the traveller loses the will to live. All talk - no action - no feedback.
Spare yourself a large helping of disappointment & hassle; choose alternative accommodation.
We take pride in our guest having an enjoyable and relaxing vacation in a clean and comfortable conveniently located accommodation at a reasonable cost. Our condo is available for between $60. to $90. per night depending on how long and when your stay is. A 5 star hotel is $200. or more per night in our area. These guest were disappointed they did not get a 5 star accommodation for the 3 star price they paid. We have review after review stating our photos are true to what we offer. We provide everything you need to cook, relax and be like you are home. It's TRUE, not all utensils are new, but they are useful. And our we leave some of the unopened items our guest leave. Within reason, we always work with our on their needs
Ruth & Bill we’re great hosts!
The condo was exactly what I was needing!
Great landscape where the squirrels come right up to you.. the interior was very clean & comfortable.
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the relaxing
location of our condo. We consider that a plus for our guest.
The property was very well kept and clean!
We liked the property very much, it was very clean. We would recommend it to anyone who needed a one bedroom rental. The TV had multiple channels to pick from to watch anything you wanted. There are many things in the area to do and plenty of shopping too. Th neighbors were very friendly and informative about the area. We had a great month in their condo. Thank you for your hospitality
Space Center Houston for a hands on space experience!
Kemah Boardwalk features amusement rides, a real aquarium restaurant and live shows, to mention a few!
Watch sailboat races on Celar Lake, rent a jet ski or kayak, hike Seabrooks nature trails for wildlife viewing and pier fishing.