AWARD WINNING 1886 FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO BEACH

Owner

Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

AWARD WINNING 1886 FAMILY HOME CLOSE TO BEACH

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION 2009 POST IKE RECOVERY RESTORATION AWARD WINNER!

ONE OF THREE HOMES FEATURED IN THE NOVEMBER 2010 ISSUE OF THE GALVESTON MONTHLY MAGAZINE

This Beautifully Restored Home located In The Heart Of The Lost Bayou Historic District Is Available For Your Vacation, Weekend Getaway or Special Occasion Enjoyment!

Built in 1886 By Mr. Thomas Hawley, This Historic 1900 Storm Survivor Home Is Located Just Seven Blocks Behind The Historic Galvez Hotel On The Seawall And Seven Blocks To The Strand.

This is not a bunkhouse. The home was furnished to provide our guests with the experience of a family in A Bygone Era. Please scroll down to see the tastefully decorated rooms. Although the house has been updated with modern amenities, all guests have commented on the tranquil atmosphere that exists when they walk thru the door.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 48 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Central Texas
5

Great Vacation House

  • 5 of 5
The house was very welcoming from the moment we stepped inside. The house is well maintained, everything worked! and it is obviously well cared for. The beds were comfortable, the rooms spacious and cool even in the heat of the day.

The owners had the house well stocked with "essentials" including coffee, some staples and various sundries. Although we did not do major cooking there it was definitely an option as there were several pots/pans & utensils available. Unfortunately, the outdoor grill had not been cleaned so we did not use it. But if we had wanted to there was a picnic table right there.
We were also pleased to see some beach supplies available for us to use, including chairs, an umbrella (it was too windy!!) and children's toys. The owners have a binder on the desk full of Galveston pamphlets for various activities as well as many of the restaurants. There were even some coupon cards for a few different places. There are a few books in the house, many about Galveston and some novels. There is a TV and DVD player, but no movies, although with the Satellite dish you may not need/want movies.
The neighborhood was quite, even with Sonnies restaurant across the street. We did have lunch there on afternoon - went in about 1:50pm and even though they closed at 2pm, they served us with a smile! (Good basic food) There is a playground across the front street.

The only disappointment was the listing says the house is 6 block from the beach which it really is not and walking to the beach wouldn't be advisable as there aren't any sidewalks. But the house equally close to the beach and the strand. We explored both!
I enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the mornings, it was quiet and there was a great breeze. Overall, we had a great relaxing visit and would recommend this house as pretty central for exploring Galveston.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here after quickly leaving another rental that was horribly unacceptable. Dawn accommodated our party of 4 adults and 2 kids with just 2 hours notice. She was truly amazing. We stayed here in Sept. 2012 (had to choose 2013 from calendar bc it doesn't go back that far!) and the house is incredible. The pics don't do it justice at all. The beds were super comfy, and this place is huge. What the pics don't show is the true historical appeal and beauty of the house...it's an atmosphere that can't be felt in a photo. Dawn was such a great host, and be sure to get the frito pie from Sonny's across the street. Perfect location, even though not on beach. We had a GREAT time. Thanks so much, Dawn, and sorry for the 2 year delay in getting this review out!!! The Clems
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously.

  • 5 of 5
The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean. It is so nice to stay in accommodation that has preserve the richness of history.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Award Winning Home For A Award Winning Stay!

  • 5 of 5
We rented the home in March for a GIRL'S WEEKEND! As elementary school friends for over 60 years, we kept postponing our weekend together. We were so pleased for having picked this rental. The home was more like our personal home and not just a rental.

We enjoyed our time with each other. Having such a warm, comfortable and inviting home was such an added plus. Having menus from various restaurants in the area was greatly appreciated. Visiting the restaurant across the street was very convenient.

We were excited to meet Dawn and learn the history of the home. The printed email with all the do's and don't was so very helpful.

We look forward to visiting again....maybe next year! Thanks Dawn for making us feel so WELCOMED!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! It was a pleasure getting to visit with you. I don't often get to visit with guests. Hope that you are able to return next year or even sooner!
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Fantastic Stay!

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as described - beautiful victorian home which has been kept true to its period, with plenty of little touches of antiques around the house (although it did mean we had to keep an especially close eye on the two younger toddlers we had with us so they didn't break anything valuable). The location was perfect, close to everything we wanted to do in Galveston - a few mins from the beach and Pleasure pier, a few blocks from the Strand, and 10 - 15 mins from Moody Garden. And the playground across the road was an amazing bonus - it was huge, with loads of space for the kids and dogs to run around. It had several different playsets making it suitable for kids of all ages. Our kids LOVED it!

The house was generally well equipped (including the sand castle kit and beach tent which came in very handy for our beach outing). The only things I would perhaps suggest is a kettle in the kitchen would be helpful, as well as a lid for the garbage bin.

Dawn and her husband were very helpful with all our questions. We especially appreciated the flexibility with the check-in and check-out times, helpful indeed when travelling with young kids.

We would definitely come back and stay here again. In fact we were so pleased by our stay we wanted to come back for the July 4th weekend but saw the house was already booked. We'll have to make sure we plan further ahead next time so we can stay here again!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The park is like having your own private playground, it is so seldom used. Glad that your children and dog enjoyed it. Will attend to having a tea kettle and garbage can with a lid. Guests have previously left the tea kettle on the stove (even with a whistle) and burned two of them. So I was a little leary of purchasing another because of fire hazard. Will try again, I apologize for the inconvenience. Hope to see you again soon.
business
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p238237
281 324-6252
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Home Away From Home and So Much More

  • 5 of 5
Our first experience with Home Away From Home was awesome!!! The photos of the property were exactly the way the home was--there were no unpleasant surprises! We felt it both an honor and a privilege to be able to stay in such a lovely historical home! This is the kind of home that you would pay to tour and yet we were actually able to have it as our home for a few days! The customer service provided by Dawn was awesome! In planning our stay, she answered all of our questions! We even received a courtesy call from her on the evening we arrived! Our family enjoyed the home very much! We would most definitely recommend this property to others!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We work hard to ensure our guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay at our home. She is a great house. You were also awesome guests and I very much enjoyed our brief chat. Hope you are able to return.
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Car: recommended
Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
PEAK
Jul 19 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,450
$4,988
 
 
OFFPEAK
Sep 2 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,114
$3,770
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shelling
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Central Airconditioning and Heating
Email Owner Contact Me