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

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Gaard Egeland

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

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

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Gaard Egeland

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Family owned property in Galveston Texas

Gaard Egeland purchased this house in 2008

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.

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

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Property Reviews

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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
average rating of 4.8070173 based on 57 reviews
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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246609
+1 281 772 4052
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
TX
5

Great home!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shari, would love to have you again.
Helpful votes: 17/17
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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246609
+1 281 772 4052
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My family and I had a great time staying in this comfortable home. Everything that we needed for a great weekend was available to us; the home was clean, the high ceilings made it feel very large and spacious, and the amenities were excellent. The owner communicated very openly and clearly with us; there were no unexpected surprises. It exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend this property to our friends.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the compliments. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay in Galveston. I look forward to seeing you next time you visit our beautiful island.
Gaard
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246609
+1 281 772 4052
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Delightful family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
My family, which included 7 adults and 1 infant, spent 4 nights in this lovely house. We had a great time and it was extraordinarily clean and well-stocked. It was an easy walk to the Seawall. We found it quite spacious. The dining table only sat 6, but we were able to bring an extra chair from the garage and squeezed in okay. Also, the two queen beds were a bit noisy, but they were very comfortable. One of the bedrooms is at the back of the house, which was very handy since it allowed baby with mommy and daddy to be separate from everyone else. This allowed everyone, including the baby, to sleep better!

The owner was very professional and easy to work with. Everything was exactly as described and there were no surprises. We are strongly considering renting it again next year if it is available.
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you had a great visit to our beautiful island. Thank you for all the compliments. I have also added 2 bar stools for 2 extra people to dine by the bar next to the dining table. I hope to see you next time you visit.
Gaard
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246609
+1 281 772 4052
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
What a terrific place to spend thanksgiving with friends and family. Plenty of room for my husband son and i and our friends along with their son. Boths kids are in their 20's but we had plenty of room. This cozy home has plenty of seating and room for meals and games. Beautiful tile and granit in the bathrooms and kitchen in this gorgeous home in the historic end of town. It was a bit chilly to use the outdoor patio and bbq area but it was spacious and private for mild evenings. The most spacious garage you could ask for in a rental house. Even fit our large king cab f350 longbed truck. Close to the beach and plenty of places to eat. Not far from the pleasure pier and the strand. This is a cute cozy home able to fit 8 people with plenty of room and amenities. The owner was very quick to respond to our request and emails. No middleman property management company to deal with. The paperwork and payment were done online and the check in check out process was so easy. Everything about renting this property was so easy and the property was prestine. This is a must see when you consider your next trip to galveston. You get so much more for your money with this rental. Thank you gaard.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all the compliments. I am excited you had such a great Thanksgiving weekend on our beautiful island and enjoyed your stay at our "island jewel". The garage is definitely big enough for 2 large size trucks, 4 motorcycles and room for a pony. We love the location of the house as well, so convenient within walking distance to restaurants, shops and entertainment. Compliments like yours make me very proud. I appreciate you taking the time to write a review. That is the best advertising I can get. I hope to see you back next time you come to Galveston.
Thank you
Gaard
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p246609
+1 281 772 4052
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

AWESOME HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
House was great! The house itself was awesome, great decor, beautiful functional kithchen, had everything we needed for cooking our Thanksgiving Meal! The location was great also, close to the strand and close to the beach, nice safe neighborhood. Our experience all around for this property was off the charts GOOD! Will for sure stay there on our next trip to the island.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very happy you enjoyed our vacation house and it's great location. I appreciate all the compliments and hope to see you back soon. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Gaard
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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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Availability & Rates

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
spring mid season
Feb 21 2014 - May 22 2014
$199
$249
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,294
2 nights
 
 
Summer hight season
May 23 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$299
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,794
3 nights
 
 
Fall mid season
Sep 3 2014 - Nov 5 2014
$199
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
2 nights
 
 
winter low season
Nov 6 2014 - Feb 20 2015
$169
$189
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,014
$2,985
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$199
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
$2,985
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
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
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Covered Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • marina
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snorkeling
  • rafting
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
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