THE GALVESTON VICTORIAN HOUSE

Elizabeth and Jim George

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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THE GALVESTON VICTORIAN HOUSE

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Comfortably

Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House! Our full service luxury rental is located in the heart of Galveston's East End National Historic District with all the comforts and feel of a B&B but with complete privacy and much more space! Ornately constructed 135 years ago, the house survived the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike. Original hardwood floors from 1871 remain in tact in much of the house and the home is beautifully and comfortably appointed with period compatible furnishings throughout to make your stay feel both timeless and memorable. This is a very comfortable house with modern convenience placed throughout. Please feel free to view our personal website as well, http://www.galvestonvictorianhouse.com

We are only 8 short very blocks from the beach and moments from downtown. You can walk practically anywhere from the the house because it is so conveniently located. Come in, create some happy memories, and step back in time.....

A Little More Information: The East End Historic Neighborhood is filled with delightful turn of the century homes. Ball Street is one of the more significant streets, and on our street, this lovely block is one of the more spectacular blocks.

Going for a walk several times a day will make you smile every time you step into your neighborhood. Those walks can be purposeful, like going out to dine, or just to stroll the side-walked streets under the shade of magnificent, towering trees for a bit of fresh air.

Our Amenities: *Historic 135 year old home tastefully restored & decorated

* Located on historic Ball Street - the homes are spectacular yet comfortable

* Finely appointed furnishings throughout

* Beautifully landscaped

* 14' Ceilings throughout the house

* Enormous living and dining area designed for easy entertaining

* Hardwood floors throughout the home

* 32' HD Cable TV with Blue Ray DVD/CD player

* Beautiful fine art and artifacts through the house

* All necessary items to host seated dinners and parties, including:

* A well stocked pantry with spices and condiments to make any meal extraordinary

* Excellent cooking utensils and an ice cream maker, electric knife, toaster, & hand mixer

* Full table linens, candles, and silver plate silverware service for 12, and

* Two (2) separate 8 piece place settings of fine china and many serving pieces.

* Utility room with washer and dryer

* Located close to tourist attractions

And A Few More Amenities: * One of the few houses in the East End to offer its own driveway

* Lovely deck with white trellised trim on the back of house

* All sheets are 200 thread count or more

* Large Victorian style electric fireplace built in a great mahogany mantel w/marble finish

* Sofa in den converts to a queen size bed with a 2' memory foam pad

* Kitchen appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker, disposal & oven

* A list of caterers in the immediate area will be provided upon request

* Pets Are Not Allowed

* Minimum Age Requirement: All renters be at least 25 years of age or older.

* Smoking Not Allowed

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Well, it’s a cliché, but “home is where the heart is,” and your home captured our hearts this Christmas. From early morning jogs along the Seawall, to Christmas Eve dinner at Guido’s, we truly enjoyed our stay. Highlights: Benno’s gumbo, the Elissa, the Bishop’s Palace, horse drawn carriage, carollers and Dad’s potato soup with foccaccia from Sunflower Bakery. Thank you!!
Dec 2010
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Elizabeth and Jim George

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
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We absolutely adore our Victorian home and use it every opportunity we have. We vacationed in Galveston for many years prior to buying the home in 2006, and bought it because it represents our vision of historic Galveston. We never get tired of having our family reunions there and many other families and wedding parties seek us out for the same reason.

Elizabeth and Jim George purchased this house in 2006

If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks and sultry evenings, you will love visiting Galveston and love staying at the house. Galveston is the perfect sized town, easy to get around, so much to do, and yet so relaxing. Your eyes never get tired of taking in the historic sites and beautiful homes. Our home is right in the center of it all - 5 minutes to downtown, 3 minutes to the beach, restaurants and shops just around the corner. We can walk almost anywhere.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
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The Galveston Victorian House
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Austin,TX
5

GALVESTON GEM

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at the house twice now, once for Thanksgiving and once for July 4. Both times were wonderful.

House is well-appointed, convenient, comfortable, with charming historic details. Owner Elizabeth is gracious, thoughtful hostess. Our children (ages 7, 11, 14) think of it as their personal beach house now, though I'm thrilled it's a lot more than just a beach house.

Within walking distance to all sorts of interesting historical sites, convenient to downtown dining on the Strand, and landscaped backyard to enjoy the ocean breezes. Washer/dryer a wonderful asset when you're spending so much time in sand and surf, and the kitchen has everything you need to make and serve all meals. Even Thanksgiving dinner--china, crystal, the works!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your wonderful Galveston gem.

We will be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Half Moon Bay, CA
5

FANTASTIC HOUSE IN THE PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This is a marvelous home in the East Side Histroical District. A very nice, quiet neighborhood. The back deck is perfect for enjoying breakfast or evening cocktails. Easy access to virtually everything, but especially Patty Cakes Bakery and the Mosquito Cafe within two blocks. Elizabeth, the owner, was great and informed us on every level about the house and the location. Would definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous review and for letting everyone know about the marvelous bakery right around the corner. One of many great lttle niche shops in the neighborhood. The house location is away from the hustle and bustle and yet moments from all exterior needs (Gulf of Mexico included).
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Austin, TX
5

AMAZING HISTORIC HOME IN PERFECTLY LOCATED

  • 5 of 5
Our family felt at home in this beautiful, lovingly restored home with comfortable, modern amenities. We relaxed on the shady back porch and strolled to the popular Mosquito Cafe and Sunflower Bakery. It was fun to walk the historic neighborhood and admire gardens and tree sculptures. The home was spotlessly clean and well-appointed. The long driveway was nice to park two cars. The owner, Elizabeth, was professional and kind. What a perfect home!
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are very happy that you all had such a good time! The East End (historic neighborhood) truly is a delight to walk. We never get tired of looking at the houses and consider ourselves blessed to be in the middle of it and yet so close to shops, restaurants and the beach.
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

SIMPLY UNBELIEVABLE!

  • 5 of 5
The Galveston Victorian House is simply amazing. We fell in love before we even entered the house. The area is unbeatable and walking distance to so many great restaurants, things to do, etc. The owners had thoughtfully decorated the house for us as our stay was over Christmas. They had put up lights and garland out front, and even decorated a small tree for us inside the house.

There are so many small, but considerate touches peppered throughout the house. We all spent a great deal of time just walking through the house taking in all of it. It has this effect of making the Galveston Victorian House feel quite homey, but yet, so special.

We will certainly return again, only hopefully during a little warmer time of year so that we can make proper use of the back deck and patio area. I cannot recommend this property or its owners highly enough.

You will not regret your choice and it will be a wonderful vacation!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful and thoughtful response! We do try to take into consideration all holidays and decorate the house accordingly, especially during the Christmas and Mardi Gras season. Please feel free to come back anytime. You were perfect guests!
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
The Woodlands
5

A REALLY PEACEFUL HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
We decided to plan a trip with my husband's parents, and we rented this property for the weekend. We were not disappointed! The property is very well maintained, and it is on a street with other beautiful historical homes (not to mention it is in walking distance from the Bishop's Palace). Besides the fact that the house is so pretty, I was really taken with how quiet it was!!! Even though it is located in a neighborhood, it is extremely quiet and peaceful. If you are planning on going to Galveston for a beach weekend, this house is a great alternative to renting a house on the beach. We would definitely stay here again. By the way, the owner is extremely friendly and accommodating.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gracious review. We always want to be responsive to the needs of our guests and hope that they will always communicate their special needs to us.
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The Galveston Victorian House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p200154
+001 512 217-1994
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

WONDERFUL PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
FANTASTIC TIME! Well-appointed furnishings and lovely architecture! Truly a great use of 1800 square feet of space! It felt SO much bigger!
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are situated in the middle of the charming East End National Historic District and placed on one of the most architecturally significant and visually pleasing streets in Galveston. Ball Street is often visited by horse-drawn carriages whose tours are conducted by local guides. The house is tastefully landscaped with a back deck that is surrounded by a fountain and gardens. The house has over 1,800 sq. ft. and includes 2 full bedrooms, a TV/sitting room (in which the sofa converts to a queen size bed), 2 full baths, a living room, dining room and kitchen.

The house was made for entertaining and comes with a fully stocked kitchen and everything any chef would require for preparing and serving a beautiful meal.

The back porch is a treasure, inviting you to spend many peaceful moments sipping libations and listening to the sound of the water in the fountain. If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks and sultry evenings, you will love staying here.

Other Activities: Viewing the Broadway Beauties - Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa and Moody Mansion, the BEACH, fabulous antique shopping, nature walks, museums to suit every interest, the Opera House and events, The Strand, Pier 21, world class dining, Captain Jack's Bar, Historic Sailing Ship Elissa, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, bird watching, nature trails, dolphin ferry, Galveston HAS IT ALL!!! We have a book about the house and the neighborhood that includes a guide to favorite shops, restaurants, attractions, walking tours and beaches with directions and recommendations. The East End is absolutely charming and you will love to walk in the evenings and mornings to look at all the wonderful historic homes in our neighborhood. It's positively magical!

Golf: All of Galveston proudly announced a 7million dollar renovation to one of the most beautiful public courses in Texas, The Moody Municipal Golf Course. Open to all so make your reservations early!

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2 night minimum stay
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$1,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $312
Notes Our rates are always the same: $275.00 per night with a 2 night minimum stay. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free. 2. There is a separate deposit ($312.00, of which $300.00 is refundable - the other $12 goes for toward credit card fees).
Three (3) night minimum stay on Holiday weekends, Bike Rally weekend, Dickens-On-The-Strand weekend, Spring Break, and Mardi Gras weekends.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a large full size bathroom adjacent with a wonderful tub for bubble bath fans and another full bath downstairs. You will know that you are in the South when you take a bubble bath in the upstairs bath in that glorious huge tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den/TV Room
  • Upstairs, two great bedrooms await you, each with queen-sized beds. The downstairs TV/sitting room is a convertible bedroom (with a queen size sleeper sofa) to comfortably house 2 additional guests for a total of 6 guests. Each of these rooms is so comfortable that it will be hard to leave. **We will arrange for a very nice crib to be available if you have a baby.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The home is tastefully landscaped with colorful flowers and bordered on one side by sheltering trees with a white trellised back porch that is ideal for those who wish backyard privacy and a view that hasn't changed since 1888. You can see the steeples of the Bishop's Palace from the porch and rear kitchen window. The kitchen has been completely furnished with two sets of china dishes, each with 8 place settings. The silverware is a silver plated service for 12. The kitchen is also stocked with quality pots and pans, and all other items necessary to cook and serve any meal. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE: Mosquito Cafe, Bishop's Palace, Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, Original Mexican Restaurant, UT Medical Branch, Galveston Co. Courthouse, Beach & Gulf of Mexico, Opera House, Ashton Villa, The Strand, Moody Mansion, Pier 21, Cruise Ship dock, and the Historic Sailing Ship Elissa.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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