COZY DOWN HOME BEACH COTTAGE 3 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH

Bill Salario

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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COZY DOWN HOME BEACH COTTAGE 3 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH

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2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Down Home Beach Cottage was completely restored/ renovated in 2008-2010. It is located in the old San Jacinto Conservation District, which is on the gulf side of Galveston's famous historic east end. This area was destroyed during the Geat Storm of 1900, and was rebuilt after the hurricane as a neighborhood of 'worker's cottages' to house those working to rebuild the city. You can still get a feeling from the scale and character of the architecture of this neighborhood what it may have been like over 100 years ago. The San Jacinto Conservation District is a neighborhood in transition. This neighborhood has a 'beach bohemian' feel that exudes a more laid back and slower paced existence- even by Galveston standards! Be prepared for quaint cottage, 'funky beachtown' meets down home Galveston!

The cottage is approximately 1,000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and one bath. During the restoration, layers of materials and additions that were installed over the years had to be literally peeled back to reveal the homes original personality. Original cypress siding, windows, interior doors, and heart pine floors were salvaged, while the kitchen and bath were given substantial updates. The goal of the remodel was to retain as much of the period style and scale as possible, in playing up the charm and coziness of the home. The kitchen is 'cook friendly' in that it is well equipped, with everything at your finger tips. The cottage has a homey, cozy feel; and is tastefully furnished with a collection of flea market, thrift store, and antique shop finds. For ultimate comfort, several new items were brought in.

The garden is planted with a mix of perennials, herbs, and tropicals. Sip your morning coffee while rocking away on the front porch. Private back patio is the ideal setting for bar-b-ques or R & R.

The Down Home Beach Cottage is perfectly located for your Galveston stay. It will easily accomodate groups of up to 4 who are wanting to experience what Island visitors affectionatly call 'The Causeway Effect' !

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Bill Salario (Property Manager)
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4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Great Galveston Get Away

  • 5 of 5
The listing was accurate regarding the descriptions and was clean and well maintained. I would highly recommend this cottage to everyone. We had a great, comfortable stay. Great food and great shopping close by.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
The Down Home Beach Cottage was definitely COZY! I am so glad I chose the cottage for a week long vacation with my daughters. The cottage was very charming. Beds were very comfortable. Many of the "appliances" one has in their home were provided at the cottage. This made our stay very relaxing and comfortable. Additionally, the cottage was very well kept and clean.

Location wise, the Cottage is situated in between the historical Strand area, East and Stewart Beach and the Seawall Boulevard. This was perfect for planning outings to the different areas. There is an Arlands Grocery Store nearby and prices are in line, just in case you want to grocery shop when arriving. Instead of lugging groceries, like I did.

Nearby discovery:
1. Sunflower Bakery and Cafe - Crab Cakes and Eggs is a must! Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the Chocolate Chip Pancakes--my daughter declared,"the best ever!"

2. For history buffs: The Bishop Palace. Take a trip back to Early-Glaveston and the crown jewel residence. Stunning architecture and history.

I look forward to returning in the near future.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
4

Our Stay

  • 4 of 5
The property was just as we had hoped, light and airy and roomy enough for our family. Unfortunately, the kids in the neighborhood had a toy gun that they filled with a rock and shot it at the living room window on the last night of our stay. The window pane was cracked as a result. I hope the neighborhood continues to renew in a positive manner.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5
Everything was spotless, kitchen had coffee and spices needed for cooking, a little basket of goodies awaited us. Beds were very comfortable, an overall wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this property. The attention to detail was very good, right down to pamphlets of places to go. 3 blocks from the gulf, and not that far from the Pleasure Pier.
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Exquisite clean peaceful home

  • 5 of 5
This gorgeous updated home has everything we needed to relax, and enjoy our vacation from Houston. The owner really hit the high note when offering snacks in the upon our arrival in the kitchen. The AC is ice cold. The bed and pillows comfort-ability factor are of a high status 5 star hotel. The beautiful home interior eclectic decor really takes your breath away. Our days originated on the front porch enjoying a cup of coffee in the rocking chairs. Vacationing in Galveston offers so many different areas of activities which were just minutes from the house. We can't wait to book this beautiful home again for our next vacation to Galveston.
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p972234
+1 832- 279-7664
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Couldn't have been happier!

Couldn't have been happier!
  • 5 of 5
This home has it all - location, comfort, and a great owner!

It's located within a 3 minute walk if the quieter end of the beach, and within easy walking distance of restaurants and Murdochs, a great little shopping area. It is also only a short drive to the Strand area.

The home itself is very well appointed, with a kitchen that any home chef would be thrilled with! It's also got very efficient air conditioning and heat, which makes all the difference on a hot summer's day. Little details like having ample towels and pillows also set this place apart.

Finally, what makes this place amazing is the owners. We were greeted with a selection of treats and (good) coffee when we arrived, which really makes it feel like you're staying a family member's vacation home. In our case, the owner Bill even arranged to have the baby monitor that we forgot dropped off at our home in Houston the next day!!!! Talk about great people!!!

Do yourself a favor and stay here!!

PS they are dog friendly too! You really can't beat it!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Murdochs
Moody Mansion & Museum
Spot
Grand 1894 Opera House
Railroad Museum
Cajun Greek
Millers Landing
Stewart Beach Park
Olympia Grill
Texas Heroes Monument
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Mod Coffee House & Cafe
Sonny's Place
Grotto
Mosquito Cafe
Saint Patricks Church
Galveston Fishing Pier
Mediterranean Chef
Walmart Supercenter
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Star Drug Store
Old Strand Emporium
Sea Turtle Tours
Island Carriages
Queen's Bar-B-Que
Mario's Ristorante
Gumbo Bar
Eatcetera
Seawolf Park
Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Premiere Cinema
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
Starbucks
Shrimp N Stuff
Sunflower Bakery & Cafe
Bennos on the Beach
LA King's Confectionery
Bishop's Palace
East Beach
Salsas Mexican Restaurant
Original Mexican Cafe
Samuel May Williams House
Fish Tales
Shipley Do-Nuts
Ben & Jerry's
Fisherman's Wharf
Car: necessary

The Down Home Beach Cottage is located on the gulf side of Galveston's historic east end, in the old San Jacinto Conservation District. This home is mere minuites from the bustling downtown Strand shopping district and cruise ship terminal on the harbor side (north), and 3-4 blocks from the beaches and restaurants along Seawall Blvd. and Galveston's gulf side (south). Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach are a 4 - 5 block walk south and east from the cottage.

Spend the day shopping the art galleries, antique shops, and whimsical store fronts of the lively downtown area. Numerous restaurants offering an assortment of choices are within a 1/2 mile radius. 'Mosquito Cafe', 'Pattycakes Bakery', 'Sunflower Bakery and Market', 'Original Mexican Restaurant' to the north; 'Benno's Cajun Seafood', 'Gordita's Mexican', 'Mario's Seawall Itallian' (great pizza), and 'Russo's New York' Itallian to the south... just for STARTERS! Visit one of the grand homes along Broadway to really appreciate Galveston's place in history, or take in The 'Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier', all just minuites from your doorstep!

Moody Gardens aquarium and rain forest pyramids, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and the municipal golf course are within a 15 minute drive to the west end. And then there are the miles of sandy beaches...

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Availability & Rates

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Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/ Holiday 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$2,650
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$1,015
$2,450
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,190
$2,750
 
 
Sumer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,260
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes $175 Damage Security Deposit (refundable) $130 Cleaning Fee
15% tax (doesn't apply to stays 30 days or more/ Damage deposit)
Dogs allowed at owner's discretion w/ $90 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered w/ additional pet fee
Payment in full for reservations 30 days out or less
* SUMMER RATES APPLY FOR MARDI GRAS WEEKEND AND LONE STAR BIKE RALLY WEEKEND
* Must be age 25 or older

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking On Street
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cottage style bathroom equipped with a restored antique cast iron clawfoot tub with shower attachment. Refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fan, custom vanity, antique bead board wainscoting, and painted shiplap walls, play up the original character of this home. A stackable HE washer / dryer are at your finger tips, located in the closet . Several HE laundry detergent pods are provided for our guests convenience. Professionally laundered bath linens, complimentary bath soap/ shampoo/ coditioner/ lotion/ bath salts, and 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
  • Both bedrooms offer queen size beds with comfortable memory foam mattresses. Quality high thread count bed linens professionally laundered insure a great nights sleep. Central air/ heat, and ceiling fans in each bedroom allow the guest to customize his individual comfort level. Furnished with a comfortable mix antiques and newer pieces, adding to the cozy charm of this turn of the century cottage. Master bedroom with 40' HD TV and blue ray DVD and small DVD library for your entertainment (some may not be appropriate for young children). Great views to the tropical garden. Front bedroom looks onto the front porch, and into a lush stand of bamboo in the back garden.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The kitchen is stocked with numerous small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, hot air popcorn popper, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, and mini chop food processor). There are an assortment of pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, servingware, dinnerware, and flatware for your use. Spices will be hit and miss- we reccommend bringing your own if you plan on cooking. We do provide an assortment of teas, a starter bag of coffee, and coffee condiments/ sweeteners. We will provide several garbage bags, dishwasher soap tablets, dish soap, and 2 rolls of paper towels. The fridge has a water/ ice dispensor. We encourage you to make yourself at home!
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