PERIWINKLE COTTAGE - A RELAXING, PRIVATE GETAWAY

Clint Smith

Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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PERIWINKLE COTTAGE - A RELAXING, PRIVATE GETAWAY

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4 comfortably

The Periwinkle Cottage is a traditional cottage with a warm, inviting charm throughout. From the moment you step inside, you'll be reminded of a getaway cottage you visited during a childhood vacation. The living room has cozy knotty-pine walls and there are wood floors in all rooms except the bathroom. It's like a step back in time, but equipped with today’s modern conveniences. The home was completely renovated with a new metal roof, electrical, plumbing, bathroom and kitchen appliances.

Inside, furnishings include newer items mixed with antiques and some collectibles, new beds and linens, a fully stocked kitchen and a full collection of books on a variety of subjects for both adults and children. We’ve even added a large deck for relaxing outside, a BBQ pit for grilling! The landscaped yard is fenced and a great area for kids to play outside. We’ve tried to think of everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

And so far, the feedback from our guests is unanimous: Periwinkle Cottage is a fun place to stay! Many of our returning guests have come to regard the comfortable cottage as their “home” away from home. Kids especially love the built-in alcove bunk beds in the second bedroom. Each bed has a built-in night stand with individually controlled lights so you can read a book or play a game without disturbing your bunk-mate. The bunks were designed with grown-ups in mind too; with 36' of head-room they’re roomy enough to not bump your head. And the kitchen is just as cheerful as it could possibly be; with bright and fun retro colors and with coordinated linens, the space reminds you that you're on vacation and supposed to be having fun!

We take pride in keeping the Periwinkle Cottage in tip-top shape and ready for guests on a moment’s notice. We personally check-in our guests, so that we can give you a tour and explain where everything is located. We often provide guidance for locating the favorite places to eat, as well as information about local family attractions. And we’re always available if there are any questions or concerns that arise during your stay, because we live in the neighborhood (just a few blocks away).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clint Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977453
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Fabulous Family Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved the Periwinkle Cottage, the pictures of the house are very good but it is much better in person. Our girls (2 and 6) really enjoyed the bunk beds and the backyard. Our oldest has now claimed this as "our" vacation home. Everything is provided for your stay, the house was very clean and comfortable (beds are fabulous). We were minutes away from all of the major attractions and we actually walked to the beach too. The kitchen is gorgeous with lots of natural light and my husband loved using their new grill. We are already planning our return trip. Thank you Clint for making our stay so enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie & Bill.....Thanks so much for your wonderful comments. I'm so glad to know that you, London & Phinley all enjoyed your spring vacation by the beach. It's a trememdous compliment for us to know that you had so much fun and that Periwinkle Cottage met and exceeded your expectations. We would love to have your family back again!
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977453
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

The Periwinkle Cottage was a delightful surprise!

  • 5 of 5
Our two night stay at the Periwinkle Cottage was the perfect solution to our weekend in Galveston. The cottage is located in center of Galveston which made everything easy and fast to get around to. Clint was so thorough and helpful to work with. He made the reservation process a breeze and covered all the bases which made our arrival all the much easier. When we arrived at the Periwinkle Cottage, Clint met us there to check in, give us as tour of the cottage and provided wonderful suggestions for restaurants that would enhance our short stay in Galveston. We just told him what we were looking for and he provided perfect suggestions and followed up with a more detailed email. The Mosquito and Sunflower were delicious. Also, the parking at the cottage was easy and convenient. As for the cottage itself - what a wonderful place to spend the weekend or more! Each room is filled with wonderfully interesting artwork, accessories, furnishings and all the comforts needed. The kitchen was well stocked and was even furnished with delicious gourmet coffee. The deck area was so relaxing and festive complete with decorative outdoor lighting and beautiful plants. I would highly recommend the Periwinkle Cottage to anyone staying in Galveston. We will definitely be returning for another visit. Thank you, Clint!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Suzanne & Taylor,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We do try to do whatever we can to make the booking process as easy as we can, because we know our guests want to start their getaway as soon as they can. We are also pleased to know that you enjoyed your trips to Mosquito and Sunflower; we'll be sure to let the owners know they're making visitors happy!

We look forward to having you (and John) back as soon as you're ready to come back down!

Clint
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful stay! Comfortable, cozy, and quiet.

  • 5 of 5
We vacation in Galveston yearly and this year we decided to try a vacation rental away from the seawall. Best decision ever! Periwinkle Cottage was perfect....very comfortable and quiet. We found that the location was ideal as it is centrally located between the harbor and the seawall. We were very pleasantly surprised by the unusually fast internet and a Roku box for the tv. The cottage is very well appointed and it seems that nothing has been forgotten. The atmosphere is homey and warm with a great midcentury flair. The owner was gracious and accommodating during our stay and even more-so afterward when he kindly went out of his way to return the iPad I accidentally left behind. Periwinkle Cottage was a lovely and romantic place to get away for a few days and we certainly plan on staying there again on our next trip.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura ,
I'm so glad you decided to try something different this year, and book a stay with us. We're always pleased to hear when our guests enjoyed the cottage as much as you did. And we agree with you that the location is ideal !

The Periwinkle Cottage offers the best of both worlds; easy access to the places you want to go, but without the hustle-bustle surroundings that often accompany a home that’s in the thick of everything. Our guests have never been disturbed by the nuisances of staying in a more populous area, like loud music, noisy cars or difficulty finding a place to park. Those issues simply don’t exist.

With the cottage tucked away in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood, guests find they’re able to relax in the evenings and get a good night sleep. This leaves you well-rested and ready for whatever the next day has to offer. It allows you to make the most of your vacation, and to return home feeling revitalized and recharged.

Most importantly, the mid-town neighborhood is centrally located and less than 5 minutes from the seawall with easy access to the beach, restaurants, shopping and many other favorite attractions.

Thanks again for taking the time to share your review of the Periwinkle Cottage, and we look forward to having your family back again soon!
Kind Regards,
Clint
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
This was our first family vacation and just like most first timers we were a little scared about renting a rental property. Our experience from the initial phone call to the moment we checked out was perfect. Clint made us feel comfortable from the beginning and he let us know that if we needed anything he was a phone call away. The Periwinkle Cottage was accurately described. The property was very clean and had every accommodation needed to feel at home. We have 3 kids(ages 2, 8, and 9 ) and the bunk beds were a major hit with the kids. We loved the fenced yard and being able to relax on the deck and have a cookout. The neighborhood was very quiet and minutes away from the beach. Clint was very helpful in recommending local places to eat and activities to do while in area. Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens were minutes away and we loved both attractions especially the kids. I would recommend this property for anyone especially first timers with kids. We are thinking of doing a parents only weekend get away and staying here but for sure will come back next year with the kids. Once again Clint thank for your hospitality.


Thank you for everything Clint!

Sincerely,
The Flores Family
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Fernando !

We consider it a tremendous compliment that your first vacation rental was at the Periwinkle Cottage, and it turned out to be such a positive and memorable experience for your family. We are glad that you were able to treat your children to so many of the islands' attractions while you were here. There's plenty more to see and do next time !

And, of course, we are pleased to know the accommodations were so ideal for your family. We do make every effort to make sure our guests are comfortable during their stay, because we want to be relaxed and ready to come back again in the future.

Thanks again!
Clint
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Allen, TX
4

Clean, relaxing, close to beach and other fun

  • 4 of 5
We spent six days over the fourth of July and were very happy with the Periwinkle Cottage. The place was clean, offered plenty of amenities, and was close to everything we wanted to do. We had two children with us, and the bunk beds were a big hit. Speaking of beds, they were comfortable and with the pull-out futon we had plenty of room for everyone.

Periwinkle Cottage is in an old neighborhood, so many of the houses are run down while others are renovated and well-maintained. It's about a mile and a half to the beach, so close enough to be convenient but far enough to avoid traffic and noise.

Clint was a great host and we would be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review of your stay at the Periwinkle Cottage ! Many guests tell us the built-in bunk beds are a hit with the kids, and we’re pleased the other beds were comfortable too! The central location makes the home ideal for families wanting to explore the island, since it offers easy access to attractions to the East and to the West.

Galveston is not like a lot of other places. A fellow resident once remarked "Galveston is like an old shoe; it's comfortable and unpretentious". And much of what makes Galveston different is that it is so old. Did you know the City of Galveston was incorporated in 1839?

In addition to it's age, the history of the city contributed tremendously to the place it is today. Galveston was once called the Wall Street of the Southwest, with tremendous wealth derived from a thriving port community. But, with the dredging of the Houston Ship Channel, Houston eventually eclipsed Galveston. These circumstances caused Galveston to become less relevant. Other cities tore down and rebuilt in the name of progress as investment in Galveston dwindled. Many homes remained untouched, frozen in time over the course of several decades. After decades of neglect, Galveston's old structures were rediscovered and preservation became most important. This history is both a blessing and a challenge.

It is not uncommon to find well-kept homes alongside homes that have fallen into neglect or disrepair. Many visitors are unprepared to see a coastal town with so much history and natural beauty could have these blemishes sprinkled throughout the city. Although the neighborhood surrounding the Periwinkle Cottage is consistent and in good shape, the approach from Broadway does include some homes in need of T.L.C.. But that area is a dozen blocks away, and not typical of the immediate surrounding neighborhood.

The good news is these blemishes have diminished substantially in the last few years. Today, Galveston is recognized nationally as having one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings, with over 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

And, the reinvestment in Galveston following Hurricane Ike has been nothing short of historic. The city looks better than it has in years, with a great number of homes rehabilitated. This is reflected in the booming local real estate market, and Galveston is one of the top 10 places to retire !
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Periwinkle Cottage - A Relaxing, Private GetAway
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Rogers, AR
5

Perfect island getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had such a wonderful time at the cottage. The house has been stocked with everything you may need and has such a homey, comfortable feeling. The owners are very nice and stay close by if you were to need anything. They were also very helpful on recommendations and information around the area. My kids loved they had a yard to run around in and the little bunk beds are darling. I will be looking forward to stay there again on my next trip to Galveston.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brooke

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We are always pleased to hear when our guests enjoyed their stay. We try to make the cottage a Home away from Home, so your feedback tells us we've accomplished that.

We look forward to having you and your family back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Clint
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Pleasure Pier
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stewart Beach

Periwinkle is located within minutes of family attractions like Moody Gardens & Galveston Municipal Golf Course, Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park , Stewart Beach and many other Galveston Beaches and Galveston Island Pleasure Pier. Also located close by are a wide assortment of local restaurants, Art galleries, Antique stores, Historic homes and House museums, boating and jet skis.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$700
 
 
Biker Rally
Nov 6 2014 - Nov 8 2014
3 night minimum stay
$232
 
 
Winter
Nov 9 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$700
$1,550
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Spring
Mar 23 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$800
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$825
 
 
Summer 1
May 26 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$825
 
 
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$825
 
 
Summer 2
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$825
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$825
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes - Rates may vary by NUMBER of OCCUPANTS !
- 2-Night Minimum Required; 3-Night Minimum Required for Events/Holidays
- Please call about special monthly winter snowbirder rates
- Deposit required ($150) within 5 days of reservation
- Total balance due at check-in; No Additional Fees
MONTHLY RATES - contact us for a quote
We accept :
Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover)
Debit Cards
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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
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Towels included
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Built-in Alcove Bunk Beds
  • Master Bedroom sleeps 2 in Queen sized bed; 2nd Bedroom sleeps 2 in single beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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

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