Stella Mare RV Resort is a beautiful place to park your RV in Galveston!
Stella Mare RV Resort is a new RV park in Galveston, Texas. The park opened in late 2016. I had the pleasure of staying at Stella Mare while my husband was working in the area. After RVing for nearly seven years, I can easily say this is the nicest RV park we have ever stayed. The staff working during our stay were so wonderful. Not only were they super friendly, they were always ready to help.
The location of Stella Mare RV Resort is perfect. The park is just a few minutes outside of Galveston heading into the west side of the island. Stella Mare is only a few minutes from the beach and we could see the ocean from our RV. Two roads can be used to access the park, which is convenient when the island is busy and traffic is bad. Grocery stores, restaurants, and activities are within a five to ten-minute drive.
The RV sites at Stella Mare are huge! There are pull-through and back-in options ranging from 70-90 feet. Each site has its own grassy yard and many have palm trees. There are three types of sites available with varying prices (based on location). While all three types are good sites, the premier sites tend to have larger yards and a picnic table. We stayed in a premier site (shown above) and were happy with how much space we had.
A major reason we felt so at home during our stay at Stella Mare RV Resort is that it was so accommodating to our dogs. RVing with a Doberman can be difficult because many parks consider them “vicious” and do not allow them. Stella Mare is welcoming of dogs of all shapes and sizes, as long as they are on a leash. There is a dog park with separate fenced areas for small dogs and large dogs.
The RV park is on 25 acres and offers plenty of space to walk your dog. I enjoyed walking my dogs around the park loop and never had to worry about them bringing mud or dirt into the RV since most of the park is paved. There are multiple dog poop stations around the RV park, making it easy to pick up after your dog.
During our stay, the staff often carried treats in their golf carts and gave them to the dogs during our walk. Needless to say, Stella Mare RV Resort is also a favorite for my dogs.
Stella Mare RV Resort has SO MANY amenities (and more coming!). The pool is large, clean and very enjoyable on a hot day.
There are two buildings with bathrooms and laundry. I did not use them, but they do have laundry facilities located in the bathrooms with coin operated washers and dryers.
The bathrooms are large, clean and much nicer than most RV parks. For added security, the bathrooms are accessible with a keycode only.
There is a nice deck outside of the office building which has lounge chairs and a lovely ocean view. Below this deck, you will find porch swings, which are a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sunrise. The second bathroom building also has swings underneath it, which offer a nice sunset view.
Stella Mare also has WiFi (free and speedier options you can pay for). Lastly, Stella Mare offers curbside trash pick-up.
A few tips to make your stay more enjoyable:
- When you head to the beach, use the beach access to the right of the park. This beach access is free. The beach access to the left (next to Woody’s Bar) charges admission.
- The Kroger in Galveston offers ClickList, which allows you to order your groceries in advance and pick them up curbside (more time for fun!).
- You can order food online or over the phone from a local Italian restaurant called Mario’s. For a fee, they will deliver to the RV park, or you can pick it up.
- Guests of Stella Mare are eligible for discounted Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens Golf Course passes.
If you have not been to Galveston, it is a great place to take your RV or motorhome. In addition to the beach, Galveston has a variety of activities and great dining. Whether it is your first trip to the island or you are a seasoned visitor, Stella Mare RV Resort is a great place to stay during your next visit to Galveston.
Have you stayed at Stelle Mare RV Resort? Please share your tips below!