GORGEOUS CAPTAIN'S COTTAGE WITH HOT TUB!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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GORGEOUS CAPTAIN'S COTTAGE WITH HOT TUB!

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to the Captain's Cottage, located in the heart of the East End Historic district of Galveston Island. A 1900's storm survivor and escaping damage by Hurricane Ike's devastation, the Captain's Cottage is a testament to Galveston's resilience as a coastal hub. Built in the early 1870's by Captain Rufus Jameson, a wealthy shipping merchant, it still contains original features such as the hardwood floors as well as remodeled features and furnishings to catch the historical essence of the home. At the same time, much attention has been given to providing modern conveniences for you during your stay.

Upon entering the Cottage, you will find a wonderful living room tastefully decorated and completed with leather sofas and a flat screen TV. Flowing from the living room into the dining area, you have a counter height table with seating for eight. Our spacious kitchen, perfect for any size group, has granite counter tops, a refrigerator with water and ice dispenser, microwave, and a gas stove/oven that includes a center grill. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of dishes and utensils for your cooking needs. Of course for those who enjoy a cup of coffee, a coffee pot and supplies are provided for your stay as well as multiple other kitchen appliances. The kitchen has an additional table that seats four and stools at the large island for comfortable socializing.

On the main floor you will also find the master bedroom graced with a king size bed and flat screen TV. The connected master bath has a claw foot tub/shower and an antique bureau sink/mirror. A second guest bedroom located off the kitchen includes a queen size bed and flat screen TV. Another full size bathroom is just around the corner from the second bedroom. If you travel up the main wooden staircase in the living room you will find a spacious beach themed bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. This bedroom has a queen size bed, and the bathroom has a shower stall. The fourth and final bedroom, is up a staircase at the rear of the house in a loft style bedroom. It contains two twin beds. Additional bedding is provided on our sleeper sofa in the living room, which folds out into a full queen size sleeper.

Many come to the island hoping to enjoy the great weather the coast offers, especially those southern breezes. A wicker furniture set on the front porch will allow you to enjoy your spot in a historic neighborhood with roses and oleanders blooming in our front flower beds. Or if you prefer more privacy, our backyard is a great place to relax with well manicured yard and flower beds, back porch with patio furniture, or a ground level patio with patio table and grill for dining in the outdoors. A favorite feature of our home of course is the large private hot tub on the back patio. Up to six people can relax and enjoy!

The Captain's Cottage is perfectly situated on Galveston Island for whatever kind of getaway you have in mind. Whether a family vacation, family reunion or special event, couple's getaway, or group occasion it is convenient to enjoy all Galveston has to offer. A quick drive, less than a mile, will get you to the Seawall where the beach awaits you. It is also just 8 blocks to the historic Strand district and adjacent cruise ship terminal area. Many unique restaurants and some of the best on the Island are within a pleasant two block walk. If you are interested in the historic side of Galveston, Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, and large number of the historic homes on the Galveston Home Tour are right in our neighborhood, as well as various artist carved statues from the bases of large majestic trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, and Galveston's newest attraction - Pleasure Pier are other places you may want to take in while visiting Galveston.

Come enjoy our Captain's Cottage! Don't forget to check out our guest book to see what others have said about their stay, and be sure to leave your own comments for those that follow.

Keywords: Historic Home, private home, getaway

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Julie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
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We are the Ellis Family - Marty, Julie, Kylie & Clint. We are a family that enjoys traveling. From beaches to the mountains, national parks to museums, we love seeing and experiencing new places. Many times it is the recommendations of others that have led to great experiences in our travels such as kayaking in Homer, AK. Nothing beats an opportunity to leave it all behind and getaway together as a family! Our home in Galveston has allowed us to do that much more frequently.

Julie purchased this house in 2009

The Ellis family visited the island, staying in the East End Historic District in 2008, before Hurricane Ike's devastation. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and started discussing the idea of owning our own family getaway. We returned to the island after Ike's devastation with the intent of looking into buying a home. Then we found our Captain's Cottage... newly restored and untouched by Ike, complete with an interesting history. We were hooked. Now we visit the island on a regular basis as a home away from home.

We love the unique experience of being surrounded by the beautiful and charming historical homes in our neighborhood. Our location centers us in all the activities we enjoy on the island from going to the beach just a short drive away, playing at Moody Gardens for the day, finding cool stores on the Seawall or the Strand, and then add in the benefits of great local restaurants within walking distance. The only thing remaining is to come home to relax and take a soak in the hot tub.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Marietta, Georgia
5

FAMILY REUNION & GRADUATION

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  • 5 of 5
W e enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home. We had every bed in use and nevwr felt crowded. The best stocked home we have ever stayed in. Highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Springfield MO
5

PERFECT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
Great space for a large group of people. The large open kitchen, HUGE master bedroom, bathroom and closet were a big surprise given the age of the house. The owners have done a great job of maintaining that cottage feel yet providing all the high end amenities. Really a perfect place for anyone.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Louisiana
5

FAMILY GET-TOGETHER

  • 5 of 5
This home is in a lovely, convenient neighborhood where one can walk to restaurants, churches, and stores. It is very, very clean, and it has everything one needs to settle into a relaxing atmosphere. The home is beautiful, and the yard is lovely. The owners are very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our stay in Galveston.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!
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9365692463
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

GALVESTON WEDDING!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 2 nights in the Captain's Cottage. A wedding brought us to Galveston. We all wanted to stay together since some of the family was from out of town. There were 10 of us and we had plenty of room. The home was spacious with large rooms and comfortable beds. We all loved the house and were pleased at how beautiful it was! We plan on making another trip to Galveston sometime in 2014! We will definitely stay at the Captain's Cottage! Thanks for making your home comfortable!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!
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9365692463
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
St. Paul, MN
5

CHARMING HISTORIC HOME

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I along with another couple stayed for 8 days in this well maintained, clean, lovely historic home. We ate all of our meals out except for breakfast, however the kitchen is large and well stocked with everything one would need for cooking for a large family. There are lots of linens, towels, pillows, blankets and comfortable bedding. The WiFi worked and there are multiple TVs The back yard has lots of patio furniture as well as a hot tub. The house is within walking distance of several fabulous restaurants and bakeries. We walked to downtown as well as walking all around this historic area. The owners are very responsive and prompt about answering all of our questions via e-mail. We appreciated that there were not any add on fees for all of the amenities in this house - just a straight forward weekly or daily rental fee. It was a perfect home for our 8 days in Galveston.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!
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9365692463
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Santa Fe, NM
5

WONDERFUL FAMILY DESTINATION

  • 5 of 5
We were fortunate to be able to reserve the Captain's Cottage last minute for a family get-together, but this is a place worth planning ahead for. The house is very well located - we enjoyed a walk to the seawall and to a nearby neighborhood park (with playground for those who need to burn kid energy). There were also numerous restaurants nearby. Being homebodies and cooks, we didn't take advantage of those and so can attest to the very well equipped kitchen of the Cottage.

The house itself is wonderfully decorated, comfortable, and welcoming. Each bedroom has it's own feel. The bathrooms are all well stocked with comfy towels for all. I would consider the layout to be ideal for three couples plus a couple of singles and/or kids. (If you have influence over your fellow guests, and are ok with stairs - take the front upstairs bedroom. It's wonderful.)

We enjoyed the backyard space, the front porch and the hot tub, in fact, really, everything. Would return here if we have another Galveston vacation.

I'll also say that the price for the place provided is excellent. I really appreciate the owner not having "added fees", everything is simple and upfront.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Galveston House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $250/nt or $1595-1995/wk
  • US Dollars
  • May 1 to Sept 1...$325/weeknight...$375/weekend night...$1075/weekend...$1995/week
  • Sept 1 to May 1...$250/weeknight...$300/weekend night...$845/weekend...$1595/week
  • 3 night minimum.
  • Holidays, Spring Break, Lone Star Rally, Dickens Weekend, Mardi Gras - extra.
  • $300 security/cleaning deposit required. Refunded by terms of agreement.
  • All fees included in quoted rates, NO ADDITIONAL charges.

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.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa located in living room
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing