GULFVIEW RETREAT-MODERN, RELAXING COTTAGE AT ISLAND'S SEAWALL

Tony Akin

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GULFVIEW RETREAT-MODERN, RELAXING COTTAGE AT ISLAND'S SEAWALL

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Gulfview Retreat is a totally renovated, raised cottage in Galveston's historic East End, one block from Seawall Blvd. It is perfect for Houstonians looking to get away for a long weekend, for visitors wanting a one-week summer vacation, and for our snowbirder friends who often come to the Island for a month or longer. We have welcomed visitors from across Texas and the US, from Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

The home is designed to be casual, with all the conveniences our guests expect from a vacation rental. It is decorated in a colorful, retro, mid-century modern style, with totally refinished hardwood floors, modern appliances, and original artwork by Houston area artists.

We have been pleased that our guests enjoy their ''home away from home'' and we strive to make your stay with us relaxing and enjoyable. Since I live full-time in the neighborhood, I am available should any questions or concerns arise.

We're glad to recommend our favorite restaurants, beaches, and excursions. We pride ourselves on having the house clean and ready at the time of your check-in.

We ask that you treat our home the way you treat your own home (eg we ask that you load the dishwasher and empty the trash at check-out). Since we love dogs, we don't charge extra for your bringing one small-medium dog. Our rates include local and state hotel taxes, but we do charge a cleaning fee of $65.

We appreciate your considering Gulfview Retreat for your vacation and invite you to call us directly if you have questions or need additional information. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests at Gulfview Retreat!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Tony Akin

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Speaks english
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I was raised in Houston, but our family would make many trips to the Island. I have renovated a number of properties on Galveston Island, and like the laid-back atmosphere of the island.

Tony Akin purchased this cottage in 2007

There are very few cottages on the East End that have views of the Gulf, so I was excited when this house became available. It was essentially gutted and remodeled, with new central AC installed and the original wood floors totally refinished. We also added a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops.

Gulfview Retreat is within walking distance of some of the Island's most popular beaches (Poretto Beach, Stewart Beach), restaurants (Saltgrass Steakhouse, Benno's), and tourist attractions (Pleasure Pier. We chose to utilize bright colors and a retro, mid-century modern style in decorating, and many of the paintings are by local Galveston and Houston artists.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

QUIET, COMFORTABLE, AND PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this property for the Lone Star Rally this year and I must say it blew away any other place we have ever stayed in the past. There are some beautiful hotels in Galveston, but they are way to expensive for the time spent in the room and the amenitys provided. This property actually felt like home and had everything any person might need during their stay. We even found ourselves just wanting to sit on the porch and watch people go by instead of getting out and venturing the island. Tony and Ron were very easy to work with and made our stay very, very comfortable. I will stay in of their properties from this point on anytime I come to the island for a little getaway. You couldn't ask for a better location on the island. Within walking distance of the best parts of the Seawall and can actually walk to the Strand or Pier 21 very easy. Thanks a million guys!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

ROOMY, COMFORTABLE, AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in this property for the Lone Star Rally this year and I must say it blew away any other place we have ever stayed in the past. There are some beautiful hotels in Galveston, but they are way to expensive for the time spent in the room and the amenitys provided. This property actually felt like home and had everything any person might need during their stay. We even found ourselves just wanting to sit on the porch and watch people go by instead of getting out and venturing the island. Tony and Ron were very easy to work with and made our stay very, very comfortable. I will stay in of their properties from this point on anytime I come to the island for a little getaway. Thanks a million guys!
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Gulfview Retreat during this year's Bike Rally (it may have been the biggest one ever). Thank you for your comments and your review, and we hope to hear from you in the future next time your plans bring you back to Galveston Island!
business
Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Wewoka, Oklahoma
5

H&D

H&D
  • 5 of 5
This cottage exceeded our expectations and was a perfect location for someone who likes to walk and not have to drive everywhere. It is less than a block from the beach and very relaxing to sit on the porch and night and feel the Gulf breeze. They supply everything you would need to be comfortable. The cottage manager was very helpful and pleasant to work with. We plan to return and I highly recommend this cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to anticipate the needs of our guests, and always appreciate your feedback and suggestions. If your travel plans in the future include Galveston, we hope that you will contact us so we can welcome you back to Gulfview Retreat!
business
Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

A PERFECT GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently got married and were looking for a fun, relaxing honeymoon not too far from home. This house fit the bill to a tee! The location was absolutely perfect! It was near all of the things we wanted to do on the island and just a block away from the beach. The house itself was clean and the and kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need but the food! It was truly a wonderful time. Weren't ready to leave by the end of our stay. :) We will definitely be back, and next time we're bringing friends because the house is big enough for 6! We highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recent review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at Gulfview Retreat, and appreciate your feedback and kind remarks. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you with reservations at some point in the future.
business
Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you for being such gracious hosts! This was the best rental that we've ever had---they really did think of everything and left all of the household items that most owners don't provide. A clean, well-maintained, comfortable house that was perfect for our family---thanks again for making it such a great getaway for us! Highest recommendation for location, ease of rental and hospitality. Great amenities.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Gulfview Retreat-Modern, Relaxing Cottage at Island's Seawall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p362896
+1 713 822-1648
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Austin, TX
5

WE'LL BE BACK!

We'll be back!
  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful visit! We felt very much at home in the cottage, and everything we could think of was right at hand -- extra pillows? check! -- beach towels? check! -- corkscrew? check! Very comfortable stay for us and our two children (5 and 8). We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Bolivar Ferry

Walking distance to new Pleasure Pier. Close to downtown area, UTMB, cruise terminals, and all major tourist attractions.

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Availability & Rates

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Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning USD65

Notes

  • $185/nt - $925-$1200/wk US Dollars
  • $185/night (2 night min) .. $925-$1200/week;
    3 night min for holiday & special event weekends).;
    Special monthly rates--see below.
    Small to medium dogs ok pet fee/deposit;
    $65 cleaning charge.
    $200 deposit required (check) within 5 days of reservation.;
    Total balance due at check-in. Cash Only.;
    Ask about our studio apt. which is rented monthly $975.
  • Special monthly rates low season: $1900/month. We do not rent monthly during high season, except for our
    furnished efficiency apartment.


    1 week 975 low/1200 high

    Our rates include local and state taxes, but we do charge a $65 cleaning fee.

Amenities

Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Large walk-in shower; no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • The master bedroom has one king bed. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
We are close to Pleasure Pier, Stewart Beach; walking distance to many restaurants. Close to all major tourist attractions. We have welcomed guests from around the world.

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