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Dolphin's Run -1904 Cottage 2 Blocks from the Beach & Pleasure Pier!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, sleeps 10, 1 car garage

This adorable Gulf Coast Cottage, originally built in 1904, has been updated to provide all of today's modern comforts and conveniences. It's equipped with central air conditioning, High Speed Internet Wi-Fi, a 46'' HD flat screen TV with cable access, a DVD Player.

The home's original wood walls and 10 ft ceilings are present throughout. In the living room there is queen size sofa sleeper. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 2 bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The upstairs is the main part of the home with a large brand new kitchen. All 3 bedrooms have queen size beds. The main room downstairs has 3 twin beds. There is a roll-away bed that can be used.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, and most importantly- a blender, are provided.Larger pots can be supplied.

Everything you might need in the house is supplied except your personal items. Including all linens and towels.

The property is fully fenced in and offers an automatic garage door. Parking can be in the driveway,garage and on the street in front of the home. The backyard has a large wood deck upstairs off the kitchen and a deck downstairs off of the game room area. There are also 2 decks on the front of the home. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on one of the 4 decks, enjoying the cool gulf breezes.

There is a charcoal grill in the back yard. Please do bring your charcoal and lighter fluid of choice.

To reserve the home the refundable deposit is required of $125. The final payment is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Check in is 4pm and check out is 11am, but PLEASE ask. You may can come in earlier and leave later!

Your SMALL pets are always welcome. But always ask about the big pets.

Winter Texans are Most Welcome!

You must be at least 25 years old to rent this home.

Out of consideration for our neighbors, we cannot permit prom, spring break or graduation parties.

During Hurricane Season, refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf of Mexico headed to Galveston.

We do not take checks or cashiers checks.We do not advertise on Craigslist or Tansler!

More Details

Ross W
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Ross W

We moved to Galveston from the DFW area in 2005. Started buying and remodeling homes for vacation rentals in 2007. We fell in love with Galveston and all the people on the Island. We have very much enjoyed sharing our homes with guests coming for a visit to Galveston.

Ross W purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ross W chose Galveston

The home is in a perfect location. Central to everything on the Island. It is a short walk to the beaches, and about 1/2 mile to the new Pleasure Pier.


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Body Wash provided in the showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    1st floor great room - 3 twin/ single
    1st floor bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Rollaway twin bed counts as a twin
  • The front bedroom contains a queen-size bed. The back bedroom contains a queen-size bed . Downstairs you will find the 3rd bedroom with a queen size bed, also 3 twins and a twin rollaway. The downstairs bedroom also contains a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All amenities provided. All one need bring are personal items and food. Smoking permitted outside only and must use ashtrays provided. Well behaved pets are always welcome.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Dolphin's Run -1904 Cottage 2 Blocks from the Beach & Pleasure Pier!
average rating of 4.483871 based on 31 reviews

Pay attention to reviews; the 2015 one was right on

  • 1 of 5

Good things first - location; plenty of luggage racks; downstairs (no TV)

From the dangerous, needing-to--be-replaced--long-ago front steps, to the littered back yard, this house was a HUGE disappointment! We could tell from the pictures how ugly and dark it was but not how DIRTY it was! Carpets were so filthy (those on top and those underneath), I kept socks on. Bar stool seats covered with spots; furniture in back bedroom filthy. Couldn't even think about using the kitchen and opted to rely on "solo cups" for needed water. Every surface on main upper floor needed cleaning, painting, repair. Back deck FULL of furniture, some broken. Back yard littered with cans, trash and slats in fence missing. Just totally neglected.....and, so sad as this 100-year old house has great "bones" and could be wonderful. Shame on the owners!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good afternoon, I am sorry you found the home, not to your liking. I can yes say, we have made repairs to the front steps. The back yard should have been cleaned by our yard man or house keeper. I have reminded them of this. The home is professionally cleaned after every guest. The carpets are cleaned every 3 months or sooner if need be. The home is not dark unless you fail to open the blinds. I replace the chairs when they are broken so that 1 chair is already gone. The dishes in the kitchen are clean and are checked by the cleaning staff and myself on a regular basis. I will say, however, that I am sorry I cannot please each guest, but I try my best. Thank You! Richard D - Owner
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Englewood, OHio

Walking distance to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The property is very nice and spacious. It is walking distance from the beach and many dinning places. We enjoyed our stay and loved the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

The property was perfect for our family. I completely understand that it was a remodel but it was great. My kids did get locked in the upstairs bathroom from time to time (the door sticks) but other than that it was great.

Like I said we are already looking at the summer date openings to book another stay. For us it's location was perfect.

I also really enjoyed and was impressed by your response time via text messaging. I read another one of your reviews and they said the same thing so that is how I knew to text for a quicker response.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home in Galveston

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Richard, for a lovely stay. The house was furnished with everything we needed and was very comfortable. The location is unbeatable!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Let me first say that I normally do not write reviews. I love reading them and definitely make decisions off them, but I'm not the sort to go and inspire everyone by my creative prose.

Let's start with the good: you can't get a better location than this rental property. In fact, this unit also has a large garage which definitely makes you feel safer knowing your vehicle is tucked away from the street next to the Seawall. Overall, as far as I could tell this unit could comfortably sleep 7 before you start pulling apart couches and sleeping bags. We also really enjoyed the split level because the kids were situated downstairs and we never had to hear them when they were playing while we wanted to take an afternoon nap.

Sadly, that's the only positive feedback...

When we arrived (around 9pm) we immediately noticed pillows which were without pillowcases and had that lovely yellow/brown ring that you only get after years of service (or never using pillowcases). We thought that was bad, yet we found even more disturbing biohazard business when we pulled the master bedroom comforter back altering us to a urine stain the size of a Mini Cooper which could only have come from a grown human being...

Hmmmmmm..... If your thinking at this point that this is the worse part of the review you are sadly mistaken and are in for a treat!

So now we scoured every possible sleeping surface in the rental property and found lots of unique biohazard nuggets that usually belong in a trauma ward after an Ebola and knife fighting outbreak. There were puke and blood stains all over the plastic mattress pads downstairs.

Just when you think, fine, lets just make the best of things and settle in with some tv? Hold on, the cable doesn't work and the ceiling fans have a delightful coating of dust bunnies an inch thick. So neat, right?

Of course by this point we had already sent several photos up to Instagram and the owner of the property which if your thinking would actually get some sort of immediate response then you are unfortunately mistaken. We didn't receive a callback until the next morning from the owner who stated that he would come out to the property and wash the comforter. Unfortunately, he must have been thinking of Singapore time because we didn't see him until 6pm the next day.

You might be wondering as to what finally got him out to look at our issues? Sadly, a leak in the downstairs toilet (the nice wax ring that seals the toilet to the floor).

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I appreciate being informed of things wrong with the property. I have already discussed the issues you pointed out. Since I did not receive a text stating an emergency, as I ask on my voice mail, I did not respond until the next morning. Once I contacted you and we discussed the issues, I told you I would come get the comforter. You said not to worry about it, that you just wanted to let me know. Okay, If you felt it was a real problem you should have not said to not worry about it. The small stain turned out to OJ and it washed out immediately. As for all the bio-hazard materials...possibly a dead roach or maybe a dustbunny under the bed. All the pillows on the beds are new, the ones left out had not been covered and they have been thrown out. Short and sweet of it, the cleaning staff made a mistake and have been spoken to. I do not run over to the home unless there is an emergency or you need me for something and ask me to come. Like a toilet leaking. A good maintenance man was right there and found no problem with the toilet. Kids possibly splashing around in it, or missed hitting it. No repairs needed. We try to ensure that everything is as perfect as it can be. Thanks for reading the review and response. Richard D
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect for our purpose that weekend. We plan to try and reserve it again for another trip. It is the perfect location for getting around Galveston.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Wonderful seafood and service...old family restaurant. "
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
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"Great Strand area eatery. "
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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
"Tons of fun for the whole family"
Grand 1894 Opera House
"Wonderful Opera house. You can see live entertainers from around the globe. "
Ben & Jerry's
"Did you say Ice Cream!!!! YUMMY"
Mediterranean Chef
"Wonderful food on the Strand"
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
"Wonderful steak house and Japanese food."
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Fisherman's Wharf
"Wonderful seafood on the Harbor"
Sonny's Place
"Nice family owned eatery."
Cafe Michael Burger
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Rainforest Cafe
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Cajun Greek
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Original Mexican Cafe
"Good Tex-Mex restaurant. "
Saltgrass Steak House
"Wonderful Steak and seafood restaurant on the seawall."
Mcalisters Deli
"Great deli on the seawall"
Willie G's Seafood & Steak House
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Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
"Wonderful Italian food for the family"
Gino's Italian Restaurant
"Small ,but VERY good Italian food."
Seawolf Park
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"Nice bakery and eatery"
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"Great place for homemade candy and ice cream. And old fashined soda fountain. "
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Longboard-- Galveston Beach Hotel
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry Rd - Ferries depart from the ferry landing
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-45 - To and From Houston
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miller's Landing
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Seawall - all the beaches
Car: recommended

Check in is 4pm, check out is 11am......but ask because it could be a sooner check in and check out earlier.


Rates & Availability

San Jacinto Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $125
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please always ask about rates. Sometimes they will be less than shown here.
During Hurricane Season, refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf of Mexico headed to Galveston.
A cleaning fee of $100 is required.
A refundable deposit of $125 is paid at the time of booking.
Final payment is due 2 weeks before arrival.

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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