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
President's Messages
Posted on Jun 14th, 2022
Check our Member Communications page for the latest President's Message as well as past messages.  
Update from Lee Slataper, President, PPOA
Posted on Jun 3rd, 2022
Here are a few quick Community Updates:
Annual Members Meeting - Rescheduled !!
As a reminder, the PPOA Annual Members Meeting has been rescheduled to:
Date: Saturday, July 9, 2022
Time: 9:00am
Location: Galveston Country Club - ZOOM option available for those unable to attend
Purpose: Annual meeting of the PPOA property owners to hear the PPOA annual report and elect PPOA Board members
Update on Short Term Rentals
Posted on May 26th, 2022
We received a ton of feedback and questions from the Community after we posted the ruling from 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox supporting the PPOA’s ability to enforce the Pirates Cove Short Term Rental Deed Restriction Amendments.
Because we received so many different questions, I thought it was important to send this update to the Community. The three most frequent questions were:
Elections Postponed
Posted on May 25th, 2022
Over the years the PPOA Annual Members Meeting has typically been held in June, but per the PPOA Bylaws the PPOA Board has the ability to choose alternative dates. The PPOA Board met yesterday and unanimously agreed to change the date of the PPOA Annual Members Meeting to:
Date:     Saturday July 9, 2022
Time:     9:00am
Place:    Galveston Country Club
A Zoom option will be available for those unable to attend in person.
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. 
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
4th of July Golf Cart Parade
Sunday, July 3rd
Join us July 3, 2022, at 10:00am for the Golf Cart Parade. Starting point - Parking Lot behind Sand N Sea. Please arrive 45 minutes early at the staging area. Prizes will be given for golf cart decorations. Hot dogs will be available. Advanced registration is required.
Pirates Fireworks
Sunday, July 3rd
Please join us for Pirates Fireworks on July 3, 2022, at 9:15pm. Click here for a map of the festivities. 
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!