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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach

Bill Salario

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Bill Salario

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015
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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Galveston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Salario (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 31, 2015

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 24 reviews
5

Cozy Says It All With Character To Boot

  • 5 of 5

We selected the cozy cottage precisely because it wasn't like every other place to stay. It felt like home and had character!

The cottage was accurately described and we were amazed at that amenities, well stocked with about anything you might need to assure our comfort. It was obvious to us that the owner and manager really cared for the property and for their guests.

We like the location in the historical east district of Galveston and to be able to see the revitalization of the area. Nearby we found some terrific bakeries including Sunflower Cafe and the Mosquito Cafe for breakfasts. We also had a wonderful time at Willie G's on the pier, celebrating a special birthday.

Without a doubt we would recommend to family and friends that they consider this kind of experience, and in particular, the cozy cottage on Avenue M.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Anchorage

Cozy

  • of 5

It rained the most part of our stay but this cozy house made our vacation still enjoyable! This house had everything one would need on vacation and was within close driving distance to beach, food, and activities! Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Galveston at its most colorful best!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our little cottage and its pretty yard! The owners have thought of almost

everything--including a lovely welcome package of goodies. Very attractive interior with everything a traveler would wish. Easy walk to the beach and most convenient to downtown. We loved it! Our dog loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfectly Charming!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect home away from home. From the decor to the amenities to the location, we could not have asked anything more. The house is a hop, skip and a jump to the beach and great local restaurants. We were even able to walk to the strand for a little shopping. It was the perfect weekend getaway for our family of 3. Bill and Donald even had puppy treats waiting for our dog when we got there. We hope to return this summer and do it all over again!! Thank you for the wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Friday Harbor, WA
5

Wonderful cottage with all the extras

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage is just as described. The central air is very efficient and there are lots of windows for light. It is roomy and well appointed. We arrived after dark but the lights were on and the kitchen was supplied with a snack basket and coffee for the morning. We stayed a week and the only thing missing was a hair dryer. This place has real charm: someone with an artistic eye has added interesting details. The location is definitely in OLD Galveston and while there isn't much within walking distance there are lots of restaurants within a couple of miles that are a quick drive. We went to Sunflower Cafe several times and loved it. Also Mosquito Cafe, Saltwater Grill and, for the special birthday dinner, Rudy and Paco which was wonderful. Even though it is a tourist town, people in Galveston were friendly and helpful. The immediate neighborhood is one "in transition." This cottage is one of the best houses on the block.

There is a small barking dog next door which was sometimes annoying but not it was not enough to keep me from highly recommending this cottage. A great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This little cottage was very nice, clean and welcoming. The beds were comfortable and the little "extras" left in the kitchen were a nice addition. We brought our dog with us and were very happy that both the back and front yard were fenced allowing us to let the dog wander without the leash. This cottage is just a short walk or quick drive to the beach for those who just want to have a "laid back" vacation. The location of this property is close to many attractions and restaurants. I would recommend eating at Olympia Grill in The Strand District. Great service and great food. Medicinal Purposes is a nice little neighborhood bar and grill with a homey feel. Moody Mansion and Bishops Palace are great attractions if you enjoy touring old homes with a great deal of history. The Drill Rig Museum and the Underwater warfare center are also interesting attractions. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this rental to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,190
$2,850
 
 
Sumer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,260
$3,000
 
 
Fall/ Holiday 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Jan 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,190
$2,850
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,120
$2,700
 

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 Linens/Cleaning Fee
15% tax (does not apply to stays 30 days or more and damage deposit is non taxable)
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
$100.00 cancelation fee
* 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

Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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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