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2 BLOCKS FROM BEACH GREAT LOCATION BY GALVESTON DOWN TOWN AND HISTORIC DISTRICT

Gaard Egeland

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Gaard Egeland

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015
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2 BLOCKS FROM BEACH GREAT LOCATION BY GALVESTON DOWN TOWN AND HISTORIC DISTRICT

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 8.

Charming Historic Residence 2 Blocks from Beach on Galveston East end.

Historic 3BR/2BA private residence sleeps 8 graciously. Newly remodeled inside and out to provide modern conveniences while preserving historic Galveston charm. Walk 2 blocks to the beach with easy access to historic downtown/Strand District, Moody Gardens, and Mardi Gras Route only blocks away.

The perfect weekend getaway also boasts a large private deck for sunbathing, reading, or an afternoon cookout. Start your day with an early morning coffee in the front porch swing while overlooking the white picket enclosed garden. Inside you’ll find original hardwood floors, a large living room for relaxed conversations, and a beautiful stainless and granite kitchen at your service. After your sunset beach stroll, dimmer controlled lighting sets the perfect romantic mood for a glass of wine or intimate dinner.

Island magic and positive energy surround this one of a kind 1913 Galveston original.

Relax on the beach: Walk to short blocks to the beach and enjoy a day in the sun and swim in the ocean. You can also walk out on the pier and catch fish.

Relax on the private deck: Come back from a day on the beach and relax on the large privacy deck with a cold beverage and burgers grilling on the grill, or sit on the front porch and relax in the swing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gaard Egeland (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015

About Gaard Egeland

Family owned property in Galveston Texas

Gaard Egeland purchased this house in 2008

Why Gaard Egeland chose Galveston

What started as a winter retreat for Norwegian family members, the 'Love Shack' has become a cherished family getaway for all. The famous Galveston Island 'magic' can be felt throughout her sturdy walls and original 1913 wooden floors. Weathering Ike with only minimal exterior bumps and bruises, Love Shack is now more beautiful than ever with a new whitewashed picket fence, deck, and lush front garden. Galveston has become our home away from home.

What makes this house unique

The recent outdoor addition of a large private deck and beautiful landscaping have made weekends even more enjoyable. Grab the floats and towels for a quick stroll to the beach in the morning where the 37th street pier and life guard stand makes for a safe and fun family spot. That evening, return with beach chairs for a beautiful sunset colored sky to remember. The east end Seawall offers a wide variety of entertainment and dining options within easy walking distance of the Love Shack. You can also walk to the new pleasure pier. Leave the car in the garage for a night of fun on the Galveston Seawall!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

4.8
based on 64 traveler reviews

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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
average rating of 4.828125 based on 64 reviews
5

Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this home for weekend! It was very clean, extremely roomy (we had 6 adults and one 5 month old) and really nicely decorated! It was accessible to the seawall as well! We will definitely keep in mind for future trips to Galveston! The reservation/payment process took less than 30 minutes and was extremely easy! Also, the refund of our deposit was the same day as we checked out! Very efficient business!!! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shari, would love to have you again.
Austin Texas
5

Great Stay in Galveston

  • 5 of 5

As typical for this site, this property was an oasis for us during our recent visit for Mardi Gras in Galveston. The convenience to the beach was great as well as access to the parades. Plenty of access to food and entertainment, this home fit our needs perfectly. The home itself was very clean, organized, and had everything we needed for our stay but our food. Dealing with the owner was efficient and welcoming. I recommend this property to anyone looking to have an enjoyable stay for any reason in Galveston. Thank you for one less worry when on vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our Galveston house. The location is great, so close to everything. I appreciate all your compliments and hope I can accommodate you again next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
Mississauga Ontario Canada
5

peggyburry@hotmail.com

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home to gather with my family for a Christmas reunion. The house exceeded our expectations. It is much roomier than it appears on the website. It is beautifully kept and well equipped. We made a Christmas dinner in the kitchen and it felt like home.The negotiations were made simple by the owner. It is convenient to shopping and a walk to the beach. I would not hesitate to book this property again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the Holidays at our comfortable beach house. I appreciate all the compliments and hope to see you back in the near future. Have a Happy New Year. Gaard
Houston, Texas
5

Nice house, convenient to major attractions

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here to attend a wedding at Treemont House. The house was convenient to downtown, the beach, restaurants, and grocery stores. The house has a very up-to-date kitchen and has a good layout of bedrooms. The garage was a great feature, especially because we were there on a rainy weekend. You might want to bring a few basics along, like a bar of soap, shower gel, or ground coffee, but because the store is so close, it is easy to get anything you need or want. I definitely recommend this as a good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed the house and your stay. Thank you for all the compliments. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
Georgetown, Texas
5

LSR - Pantillions

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is so great and cozy!! We've stayed 2 years during LSR. The updates and all the rooms are so much like home! Having a garage is so convenient too.....we will definitely stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate repeat guests. Thank you for the compliments. I am glad you get the same cozy feel for the house as we do. I hope to see you next time. Gaard
5

Very comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very spacious and we really enjoyed ourselves. Gaard was very friendly and easy to work with. Any issues that we had with the house, he was there to help us immediately. I would def stay here in the future,

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great stay and enjoyed yourselves. I appreciate the compliments. I hope to see you next time you plan to visit Galveston. Gaard

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Houston Hobby airport
Car: recommended

Only 2 blocks from the beach, easy walking distance to restaurants shops and all the activities on the seawall. A short drive to the downtown strand area and moody gardens, if you don't want to drive there is easy access to bus transportation. You are 40 miles from Houston Hobby airport.

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Rates & Availability

From $149 Per night

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring mid season
Feb 6 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,294
 
 
summer high season
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,794
 
 
Fall mid season
Sep 9 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,294
 
 
winter low season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$179
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$998
$2,995
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,494
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
$2,985
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes * Please contact owner for rates during Holidays and Special events.
Call for special holiday rates, including Mardi Gras, Dickens, Biker rally
Call for monthly rates
2 night minimum, 3 night minimum during holidays and special events
There is a 15% Hotel Tax ( 9% City, 6% State)
$100.00 cleaning fee
Minimum rental age is 25, copy of driver's
Christmas and New Year rates run from Dec 22- Jan 4
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 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 , plus bunk beds
  • All 3 bedrooms have queen size pillow top mattress and one bedroom also has Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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