Stella Mare RV Resort Review & Rating

Texas Outside Rating: 8.8

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Stella Mare RV Resort Overview:

Review and Rating of Stella Mare RV Resort in Galveston Texas

Stella Mare RV Resort opened in November of 2016 and it's a great RV resort with 195 long wide paved sites sitting on over 25 acres.  Stella Mare RV Resort also has two colorful 4 bedroom fully furnished rental homes that will sleep 12 to 15 people.  The best amenity at Stella Mare is the beautiful swimming pool.

Stella Mare is between Stewart Road and San Luis Pass Road (at the end of Seawall Blvd.), about 8 miles from the historic Strand District, and an 8th of a mile from beach access.  Access to Stewart Road from the back of the park and San Luis Pass Road from the front makes it easy to get to everything that Galveston has to offer.

Stella Mare is meticulously maintained and the staff is very friendly and outgoing.  During the winter months you'll also find lots of friendly Winter Texans from the frozen north.

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Amenities and Fun Things To Do:

The 195 sites at Stella Mare RV Resort are a mix of long back-ins and pull-throughs.  All of the sites are paved and level and the back-ins are 14' by 70' and the pull-throughs are 14' wide and 81' to 97' long!  The sites have a small paved area for a grill and a two car wide parking area at the front of the site.  Picnic tables are available in the Premium Sites only and all of the sites have a palm tree swaying in the breeze and grass between each site.  

Of the 195 sites 17 are premium (a mix of back-ins and end of the row pull-through sites), 100 are pull-through, and 78 are back-ins.  The back-in sites are all around the outside perimeter of the RV Park - the premier sites next to the pool have a huge grassy field as a back yard and a view of the ocean in background; the sites on the west side of the park back up to a natural area with some homes in the background; and the sites in the back of the park overlook a wetland and body of water across Stewart Road. All of the pull-throughs are side by side in 6 rows.

The water and electric hook-ups for the back-in sites are at the end of the site and the sewer connection is about 10 feet for so from the end of the site.  On the pull-throughs the water and electric and sewer are 15-20 feet from the end of the site.  Therefore extensions may not be needed and hooking up is easy.  All of the sites are perfectly level.  The roads and sites are paved and there is plenty of room for big rigs to maneuver into their sites with the help from the concierge who leads you to your site.

Some of the amenities at Stella Mare include:

  • a beautiful big pool with comfortable pool furniture
  • a pond with a water fountain
  • two bathhouses with showers and washers and dryers
  • a dog run
  • free high speed Tengo wifi and ultra high speed for gaming & video streaming is available for purchase
  • a walking path

Next to the pool is a second story clubhouse, with a lounge area, small fitness room and business center plus a large dual level deck with picnic tables and chairs that overlook a pond with a fountain and provide a view of the ocean.  What a perfect spot to get together with fellow campers, check out the birds, and have a cup of coffee or drink and watch the sun rise or set.

If you've got friends or family who want to join you and there's no more room in your RV or you want to leave the RV at home, then the two rental houses at Stella Mare RV Resort are perfect.  These two colorful rental houses have 4 bedrooms and 2 batrooms and will sleep up to 14 in a variety of beds (king, queens, bunks).  They are two story and fully furnished with everything you need from pots and pans to bath towels.  The front decks over look the large grassy area and offer views of the Gulf of Mexico.  They are very well done and well appointed.

Additional amenities and improvements are on the horizon.

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A Typical Texas Outsider Day:

There is no typical day for us when we come to Galveston because there is so much to see and do.  First priority is to enjoy some good seafood, find a beach bar for a cold beer or margarita, and take a bike ride along the seawall.

Some of the other things we love to do when we visit Galveston include:

  • play a round of golf at Moody Gardens Golf Course
  • spend a day at Moody Gardens, on the beach, or at Schlitterbahn with the grandkids
  • stroll along the Strand
  • take in a special event like Mardi Gras

To learn more check out our article on Thanksgiving in Galveston, our visit to Schlitterbahn, or our list of the Top Ten Fun Things To Do in Galveston.

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Cool Nearby Activities:

There is lots to see and do in Galveston and during your stay at Stella Mare RV Resort make a list and set a schedule to visit as many of the attractions as your stay permits. 

Some of the closest attractions are Moody Gardens Golf Course, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Lone Star Flight Museum, Moody Gardens with an aquarium, museum, rainforest, Imax theater, fun beach area and lots more.  The links will take you to our articles about each of the above. 

You should be able to find something that gets you interested from airborne activities (helicopter rides, parasailing, or a biplane ride) to zip lines.  Galveston is loaded with history and several history related activities - historic mansions, museums, Seawolf Park, the tall ship Elissa, and more.  There are also lots of water related things to do including offshore or pier fishing, time on the beach, harbor tours, jet boat or kayak rides, and boat rentals just to name a few.  And don't forget to take a stroll or bike ride along the seawall and of course stop at one of the local bars or restaurants overlooking the ocean.  Read our Galveston Winter Vacation to find out about some of the above fun things that we did on this great vacation.

You'll find some great bars (Woody's is within walking distance), excellent restaurants covering all the cuisines, and some great happy hours.

Kids will love the beach, go karts, pedal bikes, miniature golf, and Pleasure Pier and it's attractions.

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Texas Outside Favorite Sites: Any of the premier sites, which have more open space, are great and there a couple of them right next to the pool

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Texas Outside Campground Rating System

Texas Outside uses a tough rating scale and it’s difficult for a campground to get a “10”.  Each park is rated on:

  • Scenic Beauty: a campground that is flat with no trees or character gets a “1” and hills, lots of trees, beautiful lake site, and lush ground cover gets a “10”
  • Park Condition:  the cleaner, well kept, and maintained campgrounds receive high scores
  • Amenities: we are looking for lots of amenities like restrooms, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, shelters, concession stand, rental toys, and more.
  • Campsites:  low scores are given for sites that are right next to each other (good for getting to know your neighbors, but not what we’re looking for when we’re camping); have no lantern holder, no water or electricity, no fire pit, no grill, or no picnic table (or it’s rotten wood); have no trees and no view; the ground cover is crushed rock (my bare feet hate that stuff!); and they require a lot of work to get your rig level.
  • Things To Do: Bonus points are given for campgrounds that offer lots of fun things to do at the park or very nearby – this includes: biking, hiking, climbing, boating, entertainment, golf, swimming, fishing, volleyball, horseshoes, and more