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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 on the front porch 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.

More Details

Owner
Gaard Egeland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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!

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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 ...
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district.
average rating of 4.845238 based on 84 reviews
5

Family Vacation with grandkids

  • 5 of 5

This was a family vacation with grandparents, kids and grandkids. Plenty of room for 7 and the house is kid friendly. Location was perfect, put the grandkids in a wagon and walked to the beach everyday. Bedding is comfortable and we enjoyed the front porch and patio. Garage was perfect to store all the beach gear. Our stay was very nice and we would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy you enjoyed our house by the beach in Galveston. I hope to see you again next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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Empty nesters Vacation getaway,.. and yes the grandkids did visit for a couple days. :)

  • 4 of 5

Very nice comfortable home. Just a couple blocks from the seawall. Enjoyed the private patio and front porch. Air conditioner kept the house very comfortable. To be fair to those looking to rent this house, considering the price per night, i would hope the furniture is upgraded in the living area and remote controls for the garage would be provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our comfortable home. Besides the location the private patio and front porch is my favorite. I totally agree with you, a new sofa has been ordered and will be delivered in 10 days. I have tried several times leaving remote controls for the garage. Guests attach them on the car visor and unfortunately forget to leave them behind when they check out. I hope to see you again next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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5

Ladies" Weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely house and perfect for a ladies' getaway to Mardis Gras! Walking distance to the Seawall and close to the Strand. Gaard was gracious and accommodating. The garage was a plus and loved the front porch. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you had a great "Ladies Weekend" and enjoyed our house. I appreciate all the compliments and hope to see you next time you visit. Gaard
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Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed of our birthday weekend and loved the cozy house. The house was roomy and nicely decorated. We cooked our breakfasts, walked to the beach and Nick's for drinks and dinner. Loved being able to walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you had a great birthday weekend and enjoyed our cozy house by the beach. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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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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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

* 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
$125.00 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.