Welcome to the Pirates Property Owners Association (PPOA)! We're located on the West End of Galveston Island, Texas, where our neighborhoods enjoy the scenic beauty of coastal living as well as the advantages of a major metropolitan area. Galveston is about 45 miles south of Houston on Interstate 45. 
Our Pirates communities are made up of 1,700 homes: Pirates Beach, Pirates Beach West, and Pirates Landing Townhomes are adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico while Pirates Cove, Laffite's Cove, The Enclave of Pirates Cove, and The Villas are on, or close to, Galveston Bay. Residents enjoy endless recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, kayaking, birding, golfing, surfing, cycling, or just strolling along the beach. Community amenities include a members-only Country Club and Golf Course.
Our neighborhoods are known for their paradise-like rest and relaxation atmosphere and include both full and part-time residents. In addition to the beach and bay, we are surrounded by the Artist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve, Galveston Island State Park, and Laffite's Cove Nature Preserve, all of which are among the Island’s most beautiful natural resources.  
If you own property in the Pirates community, you may register on this website to access the members-only pages by clicking the Register link above.
Recent News
Logo Contest Winners
Posted on May 20th, 2022
Thank you to all of you who participated in the logo contest for the PPOA. The contest was in response to the recommendations from our Communications Task Force to update the PPOA logo and use it consistently in all PPOA communications.

We received 27 great submissions and the winner is Robin Collins!
Congratulations to Petra Selever and Emily Swindler for their second and third place submissions.
All three finalists won a $100 gift card courtesy of the PPOA.
Short Term Rental Lawsuit Resolution
Posted on May 20th, 2022
Our counsel has forwarded Judge Cox’s Final Judgment in this case; it is attached here. The Judgment grants a Permanent Injunction again the Plaintiffs, who were all of the homeowners engaging in short-term rentals (STR) that were known to us when the case was filed in 2020. The Injunction immediately forbids STR’s, which violate the amended deed restrictions, and the Judgment also awards attorneys’ fees to PPOA. 
The Plaintiffs obviously have the right to appeal, but they have no right to continue STR’s during the appellate process unless they post a supersedeas bond, which I think would be measured by the amount of revenue the Plaintiffs would receive if they rented their properties. Otherwise, short-term renting must end immediately. 
Anyone who sees that STR’s are continuing, anywhere in the community, should send details (dates and addresses) to me (doug@douglasrlittle.com) or to Lee Slataper (leeslataper@att.net). If this happens, our counsel will seek a contempt ruling and damages from the Court. This applies to all sections of Pirates Cove.
I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please click "CONTACT US" to send a message to the PPOA.
Douglas R. Little, Vice President 
Pirates Property Owners Association
Website Updates Underway
Posted on Apr 20th, 2022
Please keep checking back as we update and improve our PPOA website! Register on the link above if you're an owner in our community to receive full access to member pages and emails from our board. 
Upcoming Events
PPOA Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 11th, 9:00 am
Annual PPOA Board Meeting:  June 11, 2022 - 9am
All Board meetings will be in person at the Galveston Country Club. The next meeting date will be July 9, 2022 - 9:00am. 
Property owners unable to attend these meetings in person can view the Board meeting live via Zoom. The Zoom credentials will be published on the PPOA Website along with the PPOA Agenda at least 6 days before the Board meeting date.
All property owners are encouraged to attend the PPOA Board meetings and we welcome any and all property owner comments.
Laffites Cove/PPOA Poker Run
Saturday, June 25th
Poker Run - June 25, 2022. Please contact Chairman, Ben Hock or Vice Chairman, Bet Jennings at 281-773-3477 or bjennings@greenwoodking.com for additional information. Click here for information. Buy your poker hands here!
PPOA Elections
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Our Communities

Our residents love living in Pirates communities along the beautiful beaches and bays. We work hard to keep our beaches and bay areas clean, our living standards in keeping with our deed restrictions, and our members informed through our website and emails. If you're a resident - please review our website to find information that matters to you. And if you're interested in living in one of our communities, enjoy learning more about the paradise lifestyle we all enjoy!