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Coronado Palms Coastal Cottage - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,125 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, one bath with claw foot tub and shower, sleeps 6

Fire Works Every Sunday Evening this Summer over the Gulf - Two Blocks from the Home! Watch from the Front Porch or walk to the Seawall.

A charming cottage surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze with all the conveniences of home and near all major attractions.

Fabulous front porch for hearing the surf and large backyard with deck for barbecueing.

Completely furnished with everything you need to relax in your home - away from home.

Complimentary coffee, tea and condiments are provided in the full kitchen.

Beach toys provided; board games, books, satellite TV in every room.

Enjoy all the amenities and privacy of a home in a neighborhood, yet minutes to everything Galveston has to offer.

Two blocks to the Seawall and beach

Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier - Walking Distance - 11 blocks

Artwalk every six weeks

The 1894 Grand Opera House

Annual Historic Homes tour - First 2 weekends in May

Summers on the Beach!

Fall Festivals!

Lone Star Bike Rally!

Dickens on the Strand - First weekend in December

Great location. Convenient to all venues.

4th of July : Fireworks on Seawall in front of house

Mardi Gras: Parades and Fireworks on Seawall

More Details

Mary Branum
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Mary Branum

My husband's family dates from 1851 on the island. His great grandfather was the electrician for the Hotel Galvez. The family home built in 1889 still stands today. I grew up in Houston, but frequented Galveston as my father's ship docked at the old grain elevators. After living in many places and traveling all over the world, we made the decision to live on the island and enjoy all Galveston has to offer.

President of the Short Term Rental Owners Association Galveston (, a Certified Tourism Ambassador for Galveston through the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, Business Member - Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, Business Member - Galveston Historical Foundation, Business Member J.P. Bryan Museum, Board Member 1% to Conserve Galveston, Board Member - Williams Borden Neighborhood Association

Mary Branum purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Mary Branum chose Texas Gulf Coast

We purchased the home from family and was the first of several homes we have renovated on the island. It took almost a year to complete all the updates for ourselves. We were in the home 3 days when we found our own 'home', an 1867 Texas Historical home, 10 blocks away. We did not want to sell our first 'redo', but chose to open it for guests. We left everything in the home that was meant for us, knowing that guests would want to feel they as if they were walking into their own home. The Coronado Palms Coastal Cottage is continuously updated to maintain our high standard for guests. Local artist work is found throughout the house as well as decorative pieces from around the world.

What makes this cottage unique

The Coronado Palms received its name from some of the wood furniture pieces in the home from Guatemala purchase in 1935, the year the home was built, by my husband's grandparents. The many palm trees in the front added to the name, The home has a wonderful front porch to catch the southerly Gulf breeze and a cozy, inviting interior.


Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1125 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Claw foot tub
  • Hair dryer, shampoos, soaps, luxury towels - all amenities provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Wonderful linens, lots of pillows. Satellite TV in both bedrooms; Queen sofa bed on living room
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All amenities provided. Guess only need bring personal items and food. Smoking permitted outside only and must use sand cans provided. Well behaved pets are always welcome. Winter Texans are welcome


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Coronado Palms Coastal Cottage - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The house had everything you could need. Clean towels, sheets, soap, condiments, all kitchen supplies & they even had dog bowls. Quick walk to the beach and restaurants. Mary was a pleasure to deal with. Will defiantly stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to give the Coronado Palms a review. We try to have everything at the home our guests could possibly need. Quality linens and towels are a must! Why should guests have anything less than what the owners would want in their own home! We look forward to your return.
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  • 5 of 5

I wish I could explain just how cozy, comfortable and relaxing this house was. The ocean breeze was felt 100% of the time during our stay while on the front porch! This house was simply amazing! The owner was very kind and friendly. As for the "pan handlers" all we saw was your typical island people, laid back, friendly and happy! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and choosing the Coronado Palms for your weekend getaway. You and your friends were wonderful guests and hope that all of you return in the future. We make sure everything is as perfect as can be at the house. Every time I walk in I ask myself "would I want to stay here?" This keeps me on my toes to make sure everything is perfect for our guests. As for pan handlers, we used to have a guy down the street who washed cars. Wonderful, older man who fell on hard times but did a great job on cars. He has moved out of the State to a better life. Living on an island, one can't help to be happy!
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we expected plus more. House was well stocked with everything we needed. Our dog enjoyed the fenced yard to roam freely. Beds were comfortable and house was large and roomy for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Our guests, including four-legged, are our priority The home is continuously being updated to keep it fresh and welcoming. We hope you will return to the island and the Coronado Palms for future vacations.
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close to beach

  • 4 of 5

he house was very nice and we enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and to restaurants. The house was equipped with everything we needed. The neighborhood wasn't the best and we were approached by panhandlers within 30min of our arrival. Also the street in front of the house seemed to have a lot of speeders. All in all we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We try to provide everything our guests would need at the home. We have a very good neighborhood watch that works diligently to keep the neighborhood safe. We will let neighbors know so they can take appropriate action. The neighborhood, as are most in Galveston, is old. They all have different character that adds to the uniqueness of the City. Unfortunately, summer sees a lot of traffic throughout the island with many using side streets as the major streets are very busy. Glad you had a great time and hope that you will return to the Coronado Palms.
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Weekend Get Away!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend at this home and all that it offered! The house was great and was enough for our family to enjoy thank you to Mary the owner. It was only a quick walk to the beach and other amenities that you need. We loved that our dog was able to come along with us and glad we were able to keep him safe in a fenced backyard. I will definitely recommend this home to my friends and family!! We enjoyed going to the Pleasure Pier, USS Cavalla, and Offshore oil rig museum!! We are looking forward to coming back in the summer for sure!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jasmine. We are pleased you and your family enjoyed the home. Our goal has always been to make all our guests feel at home. We believe the close proximity of the home to all the great venues Galveston has to offer is an asset to our guests. Lee and I look forward to your return.
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summer fun

  • 5 of 5

Truly enjoyed this little house. Was close to EVERYTHING! Comfortable furnishings. Everything you and your family could possibly need. The tickets to several of the local attractions was wonderful. Thinking about returning in the winter for a nice get-away.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, It is our committment for all guests to enjoy the home and all that Galveston has to offer. We look forward to your return. Mary Branum
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico is walking distance
Car: recommended

2 Blocks to the Beach!

Visit the new Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier - walking distance - 11 blocks!

A comfortable, palm tree surrounded home behind the seawall, walking distance to beach, five restaurants and two ice cream parlors.

Enjoy the proximity to the beach without the traffic noise on seawall. Five minutes to the Strand, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, East Beach and all the wonderful attractions Galveston has to offer.

Convenient location to all attractions, restaurants, theater and beach.

Fireworks on the Fourth of July and at Mardi Gras are enjoyed from the comfort of the front porch .

The home has been thoroughly restored and updated. Soft pastel colors accentuate the bead board ceilings and crown molding throughout the home.

1930's antique furniture from Guatemala called the Coronado in the living and dining rooms and the many palm trees on the property gave the cottage its name.

The ultra suede sofa bed and large easy chairs add comfort to the living area.

The many decorative pieces are items from the owners travels throughout the world.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

The home is not reserved until a $150 deposit is received. Some reservations require a higher reservation deposit.
Full payment is due a minimum two weeks prior to check-in or reservation will be cancelled and deposit forfeited.
Cancellations within 30 days of reservation will forfeit deposit.

Tjis property is registered with the City of Galveston Park Board

Credit card payments are accepted by phone or on-line through an invoice sent by owner.
Confirmation of reservation is sent upon receipt of reservation deposit/payment.
All payments are 100% secure.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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