Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

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

Gaard Egeland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district.
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 82 reviews
Crosby, Texas

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mardi Gras
Feb 17 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring mid season
Mar 27 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer season
May 26 2017 - Jul 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer high season
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
End of summer
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall mid season
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Biker Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall season
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter low season
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter low season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties