What impressed us most was the open line of communication that we had with Chris and Ruth the entire time. Booking - After we got home. The house was spectacular. You could tell that they had put a lot of time into their house. Everything you could need was there for your use, clean, and ready to use. They had thought of it all...down to a beach radio, chairs, coolers...etc. Inside the home were plenty of linens, kitchenware, and the house was very quiet! Location is great! My husband and me walked to the beach every morning and collected seashells and drift wood. Their food recommendations in their coffeetable book were spot on too! and many within walking distance, except the Strand..which had great shops and eating too! Parking at the beach was scarce but was only $1 an hour. I titled this "inspiring" b/c my husband and me are actually looking at realestate agents to possibly do the same thing OR just have a beach home. We loved Galveston Island!! Thank you Ruth and Chris!!