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East End Historic District Victorian Charmer

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Beautifully restored and family friendly 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House! Our full service luxury rental is located in the heart of Galveston's East End National Historic District with all the comforts and feel of a B&B but with complete privacy and much more space! Ornately constructed 143 years ago, the house survived the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike. Original hardwood floors from 1874 remain in tact in much of the house and the home is beautifully and comfortably appointed with period compatible furnishings throughout to make your stay feel both timeless and memorable. This is a very comfortable house with modern conveniences placed throughout.

We are only 8 very short blocks from the beach and moments from downtown. You can walk practically anywhere from the the house because it is so conveniently located. Come in, create some happy memories, and step back in time.....

A Little More Information: The East End Historic Neighborhood is filled with delightful turn of the century homes. Ball Street is one of the more significant streets, and on our street, this lovely block is one of the more spectacular blocks.

Going for a walk will make you smile every time you step into your neighborhood. A walk can be purposeful, like going out to dine, or just to stroll the side-walked streets under the shade of magnificent, towering trees for a bit of fresh air.

Our Amenities: *Historic 143 year old home tastefully restored & decorated

* Located on historic Ball Street - the homes are spectacular yet comfortable

* Finely appointed furnishings throughout

* Beautifully landscaped

* 14' Ceilings throughout the house

* Enormous living and dining area designed for easy entertaining

* Hardwood floors throughout the home

* 32' HD XFinity Cable TV with Blue Ray DVD/CD player

* Beautiful fine art and artifacts through the house

* All necessary items to host seated dinners and parties, including:

* A well stocked pantry with spices and condiments to make any meal extraordinary

* Excellent cooking utensils and an ice cream maker, electric knife, toaster, & hand mixer

* Full table linens, candles, and silver plate silverware service for 12, and

* Two (2) separate 8 piece place settings of fine china and many serving pieces.

* Utility room with washer and dryer

* Located close to tourist attractions

And A Few More Amenities: * One of the few houses in the East End to offer its own driveway which accepts 2 vehicles

* Lovely deck with white trellised trim on the back of house

* All sheets are 200 thread count or more

* Large Victorian style electric fireplace built in a great mahogany mantel w/marble finish

* Sofa in den converts to a queen size bed with a 2' memory foam pad

* Kitchen appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker, disposal & oven

* A list of caterers in the immediate area will be provided upon request

* Pets Are Not Allowed

* Minimum Age Requirement: All renters be at least 25 years of age or older.

* Smoking Not Allowed

More Details

Elizabeth and Jim George
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, greek
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

About Elizabeth and Jim George

We absolutely adore our Victorian home and we spend significant amounts of our time here. We vacationed in Galveston for many years prior to buying the home in 2006, and bought it because it represents our vision of historic Galveston. We never get tired of having our family reunions there and many other families and wedding parties seek us out for the same reason.

Elizabeth and Jim George purchased this house in 2006

Why Elizabeth and Jim George chose Galveston

If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks, long walks, and sultry evenings, you will love visiting Galveston and love staying at the house. Galveston is the perfect sized town, easy to get around, so much to do, and yet so relaxing. Your eyes never get tired of taking in the historic sites and beautiful homes. Our home is right in the center of it all - 5 minutes to downtown, 3 minutes to the beach, restaurants and shops just around the corner. We can walk almost anywhere.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, it’s a cliché, but “home is where the heart is,” and your home captured our hearts this Christmas. From early morning jogs along the Seawall, to Christmas Eve dinner at Guido’s, we truly enjoyed our stay. Highlights: Benno’s gumbo, the Elissa, the Bishop’s Palace, horse drawn carriage, carollers and Dad’s potato soup with foccaccia from Sunflower Bakery. Thank you!!
Dec 2010
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East End Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a large full size bathroom to the guest bedrooms upstairs with a wonderful shower/tub for bubble bath fans and another full bath with shower/tub downstairs. You will know that you are in the South when you take a bubble bath in the upstairs bath in that glorious huge tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bedroom 3 is also the den/TV room. Downstairs, full bath
  • Upstairs, two great bedrooms await you, each with queen-sized beds. The downstairs TV/sitting room is a convertible bedroom (with a queen size sleeper sofa) to comfortably house 2 additional guests for a total of 6 guests. Each of these rooms is so comfortable that it will be hard to leave.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The home is tastefully landscaped with colorful flowers and bordered on one side by sheltering trees with a white trellised back porch that is ideal for those who wish backyard privacy and a view that hasn't changed since 1888. You can see the steeples of the Bishop's Palace from the porch and rear kitchen window. The kitchen has been completely furnished with two sets of china dishes, each with 8 place settings. The silverware is a silver plated service for 12. The kitchen is also stocked with quality pots and pans, and all other items necessary to cook and serve any meal. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE: Mosquito Cafe, Bishop's Palace, Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, Original Mexican Restaurant, UT Medical Branch, Galveston Co. Courthouse, Beach & Gulf of Mexico, Opera House, Ashton Villa, The Strand, Moody Mansion, Pier 21, Cruise Ship dock, and the Historic Sailing Ship Elissa.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

East End Historic District Victorian Charmer
average rating of 4.88 based on 79 reviews

Galveston gem

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at the house twice now, once for Thanksgiving and once for July 4. Both times were wonderful.

House is well-appointed, convenient, comfortable, with charming historic details. Owner Elizabeth is gracious, thoughtful hostess. Our children (ages 7, 11, 14) think of it as their personal beach house now, though I'm thrilled it's a lot more than just a beach house.

Within walking distance to all sorts of interesting historical sites, convenient to downtown dining on the Strand, and landscaped backyard to enjoy the ocean breezes. Washer/dryer a wonderful asset when you're spending so much time in sand and surf, and the kitchen has everything you need to make and serve all meals. Even Thanksgiving dinner--china, crystal, the works!

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your wonderful Galveston gem.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a great house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and comfortable. It really has everything you need and you feel at home right away. The location is perfect for all Galveston has to offer. I loved being able to walk to the Mosquito Café (best dinner), the Original Mexican Restaurant and Sunflower Café (best breakfast). The Strand is 5 minutes away and so is the beach. The street is quiet and an added bonus is that there is a driveway to park on (lots of homes don't have them). We would stay there again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family in Galveston for UTMB Graduation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Galvez,Condos,and me daughters apt in Galveston 6 times a year for the last 3 1/2 years. I told the family I wanted to stay here during Graduation. The family said OK but if anything goes wrong its all my fault.

Everyone had a great time, the House is very special, And the location makes it easy to visit Galveston and Relax when your done. Thanks for making this Graduation Special.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Historical Victorian Home in Galveston

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful stay this charming and well maintained Victorian home. The owners provided everything one may need to feel comfortable in this home. Elizabeth made sure the air filters were changed and the air conditioning was comfortable for our stay. Our family would definitely return one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Half Moon Bay, CA

Fantastic house in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a marvelous home in the East Side Histroical District. A very nice, quiet neighborhood. The back deck is perfect for enjoying breakfast or evening cocktails. Easy access to virtually everything, but especially Patty Cakes Bakery and the Mosquito Cafe within two blocks. Elizabeth, the owner, was great and informed us on every level about the house and the location. Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the fabulous review and for letting everyone know about the marvelous bakery right around the corner. One of many great lttle niche shops in the neighborhood. The house location is away from the hustle and bustle and yet moments from all exterior needs (Gulf of Mexico included).
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Austin, TX

Amazing historic home in perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

Our family felt at home in this beautiful, lovingly restored home with comfortable, modern amenities. We relaxed on the shady back porch and strolled to the popular Mosquito Cafe and Sunflower Bakery. It was fun to walk the historic neighborhood and admire gardens and tree sculptures. The home was spotlessly clean and well-appointed. The long driveway was nice to park two cars. The owner, Elizabeth, was professional and kind. What a perfect home!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are very happy that you all had such a good time! The East End (historic neighborhood) truly is a delight to walk. We never get tired of looking at the houses and consider ourselves blessed to be in the middle of it and yet so close to shops, restaurants and the beach.
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Rates & Availability

East End Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $312
Tax Rate 15.0%

Our rates are always the same: $285.00 per night with a 2 night minimum stay. STAY 3 NIGHTS AND GET THE FOURTH NIGHT FREE!!! There is a separate deposit ($312.00, of which $300.00 is refundable - the other $12 goes for toward credit card fees).
Three (3) night minimum stay on Holiday weekends.
If you stay 30 or more days, you will not be charged the 15% Hotel Tax mandated by the City of Galveston or the State of Texas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Longboard Saloon - 15th and Sea Wall
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Bolivar Peninsula Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Moody Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
IH-45 - Gulf Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Mosquito Cafe, Patty Cakes Bakery, Sunflower Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

We are situated in the middle of the charming East End National Historic District and placed on one of the most architecturally significant and visually pleasing streets in Galveston. Ball Street is often visited by horse-drawn carriages whose tours are conducted by local guides. The house is tastefully landscaped with a back deck that is surrounded by a fountain and gardens. The house has over 1,800 sq. ft. and includes 2 full bedrooms, a TV/sitting room (in which the sofa converts to a queen size bed), 2 full baths, a living room, dining room and kitchen.

The house was made for entertaining and comes with a fully stocked kitchen and everything any chef would require for preparing and serving a beautiful meal.

The back porch is a treasure, inviting you to spend many peaceful moments sipping libations and listening to the sound of the water in the fountain. If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks and sultry evenings, you will love staying here.

Other Activities: Viewing the Broadway Beauties - Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa and Moody Mansion, the BEACH, fabulous antique shopping, nature walks, museums to suit every interest, the Opera House and events, The Strand, Pier 21, world class dining, Captain Jack's Bar, Historic Sailing Ship Elissa, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, bird watching, nature trails, dolphin ferry, Galveston HAS IT ALL!!! We have a book about the house and the neighborhood that includes a guide to favorite shops, restaurants, attractions, walking tours and beaches with directions and recommendations. The East End is absolutely charming and you will love to walk in the evenings and mornings to look at all the wonderful historic homes in our neighborhood. It's positively magical!

Golf: All of Galveston proudly announced a 7million dollar renovation to one of the most beautiful public courses in Texas, The Moody Municipal Golf Course. Open to all so make your reservations early!


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