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Gaard Egeland

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district.

80 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 8.

Charming Historic Residence 2 Blocks from Beach on Galveston East end.

Historic 3BR/2BA private residence sleeps 8 graciously. Newly remodeled inside and out to provide modern conveniences while preserving historic Galveston charm. Walk two blocks to the beach with easy access to historic downtown/Strand District, Moody Gardens, and Mardi Gras Route only blocks away.

The perfect weekend getaway also boasts a large private deck for sunbathing, reading, or an afternoon cookout. Start your day with an early morning coffee in the front porch swing while overlooking the white picket enclosed garden. Inside you’ll find original hardwood floors, a large living room for relaxed conversations, and a beautiful stainless and granite kitchen at your service. After your sunset beach stroll, dimmer controlled lighting sets the perfect romantic mood for a glass of wine or intimate dinner.

Island magic and positive energy surround this one of a kind 1913 Galveston original.

Relax on the beach: Walk two short blocks to the beach and enjoy a day in the sun and swim in the ocean. You can also walk out on the pier and catch fish.

Relax on the private deck: Come back from a day on the beach and relax on the large privacy deck with a cold beverage and burgers grilling on the grill, or sit on the front porch and relax in the swing.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gaard Egeland (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

About Gaard Egeland

Family owned property in Galveston Texas

Gaard Egeland purchased this house in 2008

Why Gaard Egeland chose Texas Gulf Coast

What started as a winter retreat for Norwegian family members, the 'Love Shack' has become a cherished family getaway for all. The famous Galveston Island 'magic' can be felt throughout her sturdy walls and original 1913 wooden floors. Weathering Ike with only minimal exterior bumps and bruises, Love Shack is now more beautiful than ever with a new whitewashed picket fence, deck, and lush front garden. Galveston has become our home away from home.

What makes this house unique

The recent outdoor addition of a large private deck and beautiful landscaping have made weekends even more enjoyable. Grab the floats and towels for a quick stroll to the beach in the morning where the 37th street pier and life guard stand makes for a safe and fun family spot. That evening, return with beach chairs for a beautiful sunset colored sky to remember. The east end Seawall offers a wide variety of entertainment and dining options within easy walking distance of the Love Shack. You can also walk to the new pleasure pier. Leave the car in the garage for a night of fun on the Galveston Seawall!

Reviews

4.8
based on 80 traveler reviews

2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district.
average rating of 4.85 based on 80 reviews
5

Great home!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this home for weekend! It was very clean, extremely roomy (we had 6 adults and one 5 month old) and really nicely decorated! It was accessible to the seawall as well! We will definitely keep in mind for future trips to Galveston! The reservation/payment process took less than 30 minutes and was extremely easy! Also, the refund of our deposit was the same day as we checked out! Very efficient business!!! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shari, would love to have you again.
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5

Close to the beach, spacious, clean and great landlord.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a weekend and everything was great! House was ready, everything clean and bathtubs were not clogged. There was plenty of room to park the cars and enjoy the walking distance to the beach. I went with my family and in-laws and had a great experience. When we arrived everything was functioning except for the AC. I called the landlord, he answered right away and sent a technician asap. It worked perfectly after that! With a house like this the only thing you need to worry about is creating great vacation memories! I would definitely book this house for our next vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed our vacation house and your stay in Galveston. Great customer service is my top priority. An evening in Galveston in the summer without AC is not acceptable. Glad we got it up and running right away. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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5

Perfect Galveston Rental- Close to beach, pier and plenty of restaurants!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just arrived home from our stay in Galveston and we absolutely loved this house! It was just as described and the location was perfect! Two blocks from the beach, close to a ton of restaurants and the pleasure pier. Comfortable sanctuary to return home to after a day at the beach! Gaard was super nice, responded super fast and went above and beyond to make sure our vacation was perfect. Would stay in this home again and recommend to others! = )

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed your stay and our vacation home in Galveston. The location of the house is very convenient to all the attractions and lots of good restaurants. I appreciate your compliments and looking forward to seeing you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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5

A quaint home!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! It has recently been updated nicely and the decor was so cute. We felt at home instantly. We walked to the beach and it was very close to the town and shopping. It was also nice to be able to park our cars in the garage. A bonus! Gaard was so easy to work with and was very prompt and thorough, taking care of every detail. If I had a complaint, it would be that the house is in a corner with a light and traffic noise is there, but it didn't keep anyone from sleeping one bit. We had a great stay. Thanks Gaard!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable with a great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, organized, and had everything we needed. The bedrooms were all a decent size, feeling larger than pictured. The kitchen was small, but well stocked with kitchen ware and utensils. The back bathroom had a roomy shower right off of the garage, which was perfect after getting in from the beach. The garage was roomy. This meant we never had to worry about parking or leaving items in the car. The beach was a short walk, and we found a couple of great restaurants that were also within walking distance. We will probably look to rent this house again if and when we return to Galveston.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed our comfortable house in Galveston. Thank you for all the compliments. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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5

Excellent Place to Stay, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for the Mardi Gras Weekend. The house is exactly as described. The location was perfect. The house is two blocks from the Seawall and about ten blocks from where the Mardi Gras parade goes down the Seawall. The bedrooms were perfect. We cooked out on the patio. The house had all of the amenities we needed. I highly recommend this house. The owner promptly refunded our deposit within 24 hours. This owner is one of the best I have ever worked with. I have stayed at about ten VBRO properties. This was one of the best.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great time for Mardi Gras and enjoyed our house. I appreciate all your compliments. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Houston Hobby airport
Car: recommended

Only 2 blocks from the beach. Easy walking distance to restaurants shops and all the activities on the Seawall. A short drive to the downtown Strand area and Moody Gardens, if you don't want to drive there is easy access to bus transportation. You are 40 miles from Houston Hobby airport.

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall mid season
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$189
From
$229
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
 
 
Biker rally
Nov 2 2016 - Nov 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$319
$1,794
 
 
Fall season
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,194
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
Winter low season
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$179
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$994
$2,994
 
 
Holiday season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,494
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 18.0%

* Please contact owner for rates during Holidays and Special events.
NO PROM rentals. No Spring breakers under age 25
Call for special holiday rates, including Mardi Gras, Dickens, Biker rally
Call for monthly rates
2 night minimum, 3 night minimum during holidays and special events
There is a 15% Hotel Tax
3% processing fee
$100.00 cleaning fee
Minimum rental age is 25, copy of driver's license
Christmas and New Year rates run from Dec 20- Jan 3

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , plus bunk beds
  • All 3 bedrooms have queen size pillow top mattress and one bedroom also has Bunk beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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