LIL HOUSE BY THE SEA - 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH AND PLEASURE PIER

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Elizabeth Wilson

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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LIL HOUSE BY THE SEA - 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH AND PLEASURE PIER

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

The Lil House by the Sea has a warm funky atmosphere that is comfortable and fun. It is in the middle of the action only 1 block from the new PLEASURE PIER. The house sleeps 8... has 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a tropical garden area with an outside shower, a large living area and fully stocked kitchen...including a commercial ice machine for filling the ice chest we provide. We have 2 flat screen TVs, DVD player and are wired with dish network and WIFI ....we remembered the lil things too, we have games, books, boogies boards, and tennis rackets. You can even write on our chalk board walls and leave notes in our vacation journal.

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Elizabeth Wilson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english

I am a widow and the mother of 5 children. A former retail manager, corporate auditor, ostrich farmer, marine biologist and cafe owner... I now own and manage the Lil House by the Sea. I am looking forward to this new venture and all the excitement and new friends it brings our way.

Elizabeth Wilson purchased this house in 2008

My Husband and I had talked about buying this house before he died and turning it into a cafe... since Robert's passing I couldn't travel anymore with my job at NOAA so it seemed the next logical move to make that dream a reality. After totally redoing the house to make it a parkside cafe we opened in January 2010. The family helped me run it and over the 2 1/2 yrs we were open we met many dear friends and neighbors. It however proved to be to much and we closed the cafe and low and behold ...the LIL HOUSE BY THE SEA was born. Heres to new adventures!

There are many unique benefits to our Lil House, location location location! 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier! Across the street from Galveston's Menard Park and Rec Center, which includes a first class skate park, tennis courts, a playground and a nicely equipped recreation center. All great places to mingle with locals and tourists alike!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
business
Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419731vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas
5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Beautiful, fun home! Amazing location to beach, skatepark, Pleasure Pier and Strand. Every amenity available for use in the home you need and homeowner is so kind and helpful!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419731vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
McKinney, Texas
5

Funky! Fun! Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Ok - this is the MOST fun rental I have EVER stayed in. The location is excellent....directly across from the community tennis courts and skate park, less than a full block from Seawall and beach, 1 block from surfboard rentals @ Ohana, a block from Pleasure Pier and if you cut across the park you can be ordering your burger from The Spot in under 5 minutes. The photos are accurate but still do not capture the festive nature of this home. It is impossible to walk in and not have a change of attitude here.....vacation time on steroids. The living area is comfortable with two couches and an "evil" chair....one of those that puts you to sleep when you sit in it....and two tables - a large dining table plus a smaller one for games. The downstairs bath is very large with excellent water pressure. The kitchen is great...this used to be a sandwich/smoothie type restaurant so the kitchen is open and well appointed. (side note: on Saturday morning a young man came to the door, skateboard in hand, and tried the door knob - locked- he looked confused, looked into the front window, I waved, he grinned and walked away....the 16 year old says "who's that? just a kid who wanted a smoothie I guess, said I - "wow, he's cute!"....so she went out to explain the change in status of the building to him....such an obliging girl....lol. ) If you need ice? Professional icemaker on the back enclosed porch! There is also a washer/dryer there that has been recently added. Makes beach packing SO MUCH EASIER! Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with another full bath.....more room than we needed, but the next time the teenager brings more friends - this IS the house we will be renting. The owner - Liz- is a pleasure to work with- she met us at the house when we arrived, gave us the tour and was a wealth of information as she lives and works on the Island. Parking close to the Pier can sometimes be difficult but there is driveway parking for one car plus Liz provides city parking passes that allow additional space on the street for vehicles. This rental is an excellent choice for size, location and fun-factor. It is hard not to smile just thinking of it.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: OH MY GOSH!!!! Thank you for the wonderful review. I ve put alot of heart into the Lil House to make it comfy and fun! I love sharing the Island and the Lil House by the Sea! It was a pleasure meeting your family...I m cheering your daughter on in her pursuit of a marine biology degree...whoop!!! Thank you again for the great review, Im looking forward to your next visit to the island. Cheers!
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419731vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston
5

House Guest

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We had a fantastic stay but I will say - twice people came to the door inquiring if this was a store or cafe. Once, we found a stranger in the house who thought it was a restaurant. All in all; however, great little house and would definitely recommend it; especially for families.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419731vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, TX
5

Perfect beach house getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
This house was every bit as nice as the photos show. One block from the beach and pleasure pier, the house served as the perfect location for a Galveston getaway. We were able to walk to not only the beach and pier, but also to several bars and restaurants. With three bedrooms and two full baths, 6 adults stayed quite comfortably for the weekend. I've already recommended this place to several friends.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Mark G!! So glad you liked our Lil House and had a great time on the island. You were great guests and I hope you come stay again. Cheers Guys
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Lil house by the sea - 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419731vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas
5

Adorable house with amazing location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Wow, what an incredible intown location! Across the street from a skate park and playground, a block from the beach, another block or so to the new Pleasure Pier, Murdocks, restaurants, and even a convenience store. And this house just couldn't be any cuter! The owner personalized our arrival with fresh fruit, chips and salsa. It comes with cool accessories including boogie boards, games, a blender, even an ice cream maker, grill and outside shower to wash off the sand. I also have to give props to great water pressure and immediate and plentiful hot water with shower options on both floors. The only downside was the beds weren't especially comfortable, especially if you were the one on the futons downstairs. Also, be aware of steep narrow stairs. With toddlers, we were a little concerned at first, but they mastered it quickly. Probably the greatest compliment was when one of the kids asked if we could buy the place and live here. Final bonus, Fourth of July fireworks on the beach without worrying about parking.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1

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We are located one block from the beach and the historic Pleasure Pier....and... conveniently located across the street from our Lil House is Menard City Park which includes the Mcquire Dent Recreation Center, Pirates Pit Skate Park, Scoggins Tennis Courts and a large playground/picnic area.

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Availability & Rates

Galveston House Rental Rates

Notes

  • starting at 250.00 per night
  • US Dollars
  • Starting at 250.00 per night
  • 125.00 cleaning fee
  • local and state sales taxes
  • applicable insurance
  • pets - 100.00 fee

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chess table, games, books, boogie boards, tennis raquets, chalk board walls you can write on, local art...many pieces for sale, ice chest....enjoy!

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