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Vacation Home With Full Staff

Bedrooms 6
Space 9,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

6 bedroom Greek Revival Mansion

The island's premier luxury venue, featuring lavish and sophisticated, yet charming suites with first class amenities. Short walk to the beach and Strand area. Just 3 minutes to the cruise ship terminal. The Lasker, graciously accommodating, central to the beaches, National Historic Strand District, and the Arts and Entertainment District. Plan an elegant wedding, stylish business retreat or family vacation. Experience 'The Lasker' opulence defined. Spacious Home with Ballroom, Living Room, Music Room, Bar, Dining Room, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths. Ideal for large families wanting to spend quality time together while relaxing in a 9000 sq ft elegant c. 1870's Greek Revival Island Home.

Delicious breakfast served every morning. Housekeeping service every day including fresh towels.

The Lasker has 6 guest suites with private baths, many with separate sitting areas. Most rooms have access to private balconies.

More Details

Linda and Richard Denson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Linda and Richard Denson

I came to Galveston in 1992 and fell in love with the healing sound of the surf, the soft sand, the breathtaking sunsets, the palm trees, the Victorian Architecture, the art galleries, and the Strand shopping. We remodel beach houses and historical homes and wanted a place extended family could stay when they visit. Galveston is a cultural jewel with a rich history. We are blessed that we can call Galveston Island home.

Linda and Richard Denson purchased this estate in 2011

Why Linda and Richard Denson chose San Jacinto

We have admired this home for years. It has a rich history.

What began as a beautiful home built by Mr. McLemore in 1870 progressed to become a Home for Homeless Children after the Great 1900 Storm when Morris Lasker donated the home for that purpose. Children roamed the halls from 1900-1990. The home then became home to Heritage Christian academy and later an elegant event venue. The Lasker sat vacant for 4 years after Hurricane Ike until The Densons purchased the home and underwent renovations to restore it back to it's beauty and glory and on to share it with others as a vacation and event venue. The totally remodeled elegant Greek Revival Mansion has an elegant yet comfortable feel throughout.

What makes this estate unique

Massive Elegant home makes great home base for Family Reunions and get togethers. The ballroom seats 80 and the bar holds 20. The gardens are beautiful with seasonal blooming flowers and make for a charming atmosphere for outdoor picnics and recreation. Come celebrate your special event and let us assist in the details.


San Jacinto Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 9000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • The Grand - toilet , shower , His and Hers vanities, large walk in his and hers shower
    The Palm - toilet , shower
    The Magnolia - toilet , tub , shower , Antique clawfoot tub
    The Reflection - toilet , shower
    The Sunset - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Walk in shower with multiple massage jets, clawfoot tub
    The Windward - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 on the 3rd floor. 2 half baths on the main floor. Each of the 6 guest suites has a private bathroom. Also a half bath off the living area is convenient when on the main floor.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • The Reflection - 1 king , Complete with mirrored bedroom wall and shower for 2
    The Sunset - 1 king , King w huge closet/study, spa shower for 2, clawfoot tub
    The Windward - 1 queen , View of Bunny Gardens, beautiful bath with tub
    The Magnolia Suite - 2 double , Sitting room and 2 full size beds, clawfoot tub shower
    The Palm Suite - 2 double , Sitting room ajoins with walk in marble shower
    The Grand - 1 king , Access to the huge wrap around porches, spectacular views
  • 6 spacious bedroom suites each with a private bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
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Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Galveston Boliver Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 45
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of the Historic Galveston Island. With fabulous views of The Bishop's Palace, St. Joseph's and Sacred Heart Church. Just blocks from the world famous Seawall Blvd and it's 30 mile long sandy beaches. Walk among blocks and blocks of the most beautiful Victorian architecture. Just blocks away from the Historic Pleasure Pier Amusement Park. The Strand Historic Shopping District is nearby for trips to the old fashioned soda fountains, candy, ice cream shoppes, book stores, unique clothing boutiques, and art galleries featuring local and regional artists.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 15.0%

This is a fully staffed house and includes full breakfast daily for up to 16 people. Towels and linens are provided as is daily housekeeping service. The kitchen is used by staff only and lunches and dinners can be catered for an additional fee. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.