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Richard D - Property Manager

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Gulf Coast Cottage- 2 Blocks from Beach & Pleasure Pier, 4 BR 3 1/2 Baths

48 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10.

Stay at an authentic turn-of-the-century Gulf Coast Cottage, originally built in 1889. The home is registered with the Galveston Historical Society as an actual '1900 Storm Survivor”. This beautiful two-story home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The residence has been updated with all of today's modern conveniences- Central Air, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, two HD flat screen Internet TVs with HD cable channels, a Sony Blu Ray Player, an Xbox console, Netflix, Pandora, and endless other Internet programming.

The wood deck in the backyard extends the width of the house and is equipped with an electronic retractable awning that provides full shade for most of the deck. The property is fully fenced in and offers an automatic 16ft wide electronic gate with remote and car pad. The car pad has enough room to park 2 cars. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on the front porch swing enjoying the gulf breezes. There's also a full size Weber Kettle Charcoal BBQ grill with a built-in prep table.

Much of the home's original wood walls, wood flooring, and 10 ft ceilings are still present throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals including a large microware and portable island bar. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, a blender, and more are provided.

$50 pet fee for house trained or kenneled pets.

To reserve the home 50% of the rental fee is required at booking. The remainder is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation/Refund Policy -

Should you need to cancel your reservation, we will refund 100% of your rental fees if notified within 15 days prior to the Check-in date. Cancellations less than less than 15 days prior to check in date are not eligible for a refund.

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

Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am

Please note, 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.

Craigslist & Tansler - We do not advertise on Craigslist or Tansler, we do not accept cashiers checks or personal checks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Richard D - Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Richard D - Property Manager

Hello, We're from Kingwood, TX. With our son away to college and our daughter out in the working world as a nurse, we're now empty nesters. On the other hand, our daughter recently gave us our first grandchild!

I grew up only a couple of hours away and was fortunate enough to spend time in Galveston at least once or twice a year. My husband is from North Carolina, but he got to Texas as quick as he could 20 years ago!

We both love to travel and have been to several countries and scenic spots over the years, but we keep returning to Galveston for the charm and laid back atmosphere. It's our little get away from it all place.

Richard D - Property Manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Richard D - Property Manager chose Galveston

We have been coming to Galveston to the beach for several years. But we recently realized that Galveston had so much more to offer than just its beaches which are nice. We began taking our bikes with us and started riding through all the Victorian Era neighborhoods, the Seawall, the Strand. Soon we started spending every weekend possible exploring the island and its rich history. We also found that staying in a house was much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. When we came across this adorable vintage 1889 Gulf Coast Style Cottage on a quiet street just around the corner from the Seawall, we knew it was a place that we would love to own. It has been so much fun putting our personal touches on it and finishing out the attic bed and bath rooms. We love the old wooden floors everywhere, the soaring high ceilings, and the beautiful little staircase leading up to the attic dorm rooms and we hope you do too!

Reviews

4.8
based on 48 traveler reviews

Gulf Coast Cottage- 2 Blocks from Beach & Pleasure Pier, 4 BR 3 1/2 Baths
average rating of 4.7708335 based on 48 reviews
5

Historic charm with modern amenities

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for the half ironman race, and was traveling with a lot of family. I couldn't believe a house this old and so beautifully restored, also had all the modern conveniences. Not only that, but it comfortably slept so many and had so many bathrooms - a very important thing when you're traveling with a group of that size. We had one member of our party who was elderly, and it was critical that she didn't have to climb stairs. So many houses in Galveston are on stilts. So this house was a rare find since its ground level. I kept getting compliments all weekend for such a great find. The house was well managed, which made staying that much simpler. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Spring, TX
5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family get together. Space for all to enjoy including the front and back yard. There were all the amenities that we needed and more. It would certainly be a redo for us. Tammy was also very sweet and accompanied us when we needed her. Thanks Tammy!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enjoyable time with family

  • 4 of 5

My siblings and cousin from Virginia and Florida, respectively, visited during the Christmas holiday, and we stayed from Dec 23-27. The house was a good size for 7 adults, also accommodating a family member using a walker and/or wheelchair. We came across one problem initially that the owner responded to and managed to our satisfaction. Family members walked to the seawall and neighborhood store, and we were in a central area for driving around the island. The house had nice Christmas decorative touches that we appreciated; and the fact that the house was a survivor of the 1900 hurricane was a plus. Several of us had recently read The Promise by Ann Weisgarber that talks about that hurricane, so we were able to make a connection with the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Lafayette, LA
5

Great home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Pelican Place during the Thanksgiving holiday. The home was very clean, roomy and centrally located within walking distance to the beach and several attractions nearby. The upstairs bedroom and game room were great for the grandchildren and having three separate bedrooms downstairs for the adults was very nice. The house was well furnished and had everything we needed. Having the roll-up security gate in the back made us feel very safe and secure at night. The owners were very easy to work with and made sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Would highly recommend this property for family group gatherings.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

The house was a great fit for our family and needs. Have already recommended it to others.

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything. They have made it very easy to drive up and enter into a very nice, protected, clean home. We all ( 8 adults ranging from 29 to 78 yrs of age, and 2 small children) enjoyed our stay here. Could not have asked for anything better . We were relaxed, felt safe, and access to 3 1/2 bathrooms made our schedule work. If you are looking for a place that feels like a home with a very good location near several spots, you ought to check this one out. Also, everyone said their beds were comfortable. I know mine was. Make sure you take some time to look thru the notebook on the coffee table. Again, they have thought of everything. Great information in there. Have I mentioned clean, comfortable, safe, relaxing ? Lounge in the living room together, or enjoy the morning on the front porch swing, or sit around the table on the back porch. I want to promote this because it was a very nice experience for our family. Thank you so much for obviously making a rental available that you would want to stay at.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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4

Very cute house.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. We had 2 problems- the gardener opened the rolling garage door without warning and let our dog out, but also helped catch him and the lattice skirting on the back deck is in disrepair, allowing dogs to get under the deck. The house is nicely decorated and comfortable. It was farther from the beach than I expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
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The Spot
"This is a great spot for a beverage and grabbing a burger beachside. This is an easy bike r..."
Miller's Seawall Grill
"Millers Landing is an easy walk from the house and the perfect spot for breakfast on the bea..."
Murdochs
"Murdocks is a great souvenir shop, but they also have a nice breezeway over the beach with r..."
Sonny's Place
"Sonny's is the neighborhood diner. The food is great and inexpensive and it's very laid bac..."
Mediterranean Chef
"Mediterranean Chef is a great restaurant on the strand serving fresh, authentic Mediterranea..."
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
"The Pleasure Pier is a great spot for the kids. All day rides for 48" and up is $26.99 and ..."
East Beach
Stewart Beach Park
"Stewart Beach is located at Seawall Blvd and 6th Street. Stewart Beach is a laid back and f..."
Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
"It's where the locals go for fried shrimp and seafood! At 39th and Ave O, it's an easy driv..."
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
"Fun for the kids!"
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
La King's Confectionery
"The best chocolate malt in the world! And, the salt water taffy is made on site at this old..."
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
"Quiet and relaxing coffee shop in the historic district. We like to ride our bikes here and..."
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
"A favorite for a nice meal in Galveston. It's very busy, so make reservations!"
Mosquito Cafe
"For a delicious breakfast or fresh salad for lunch, this place is fantastic. It's my favori..."
Queens Bar B Que
"Great Bar-B-Que for eat in or take out."
Star Drug Store
"For a good, basic breakfast, this is the place. It is in the historic district and inside o..."
Seawolf Park
Benno's on the Beach
"On the beach and casual Cajun style seafood. You can go straight from the beach! The food ..."
Tola-Mo Bettah Market
"This is a fun market on the Strand for beach clothes and other beach items. You can have a ..."
Rosenberg Library
"This is a beautiful historic library and has a Galveston History museum inside. Learn all a..."
Olympia Grill
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
"Recently remodeled lobby,beautiful."
Moody Mansion
Railroad Museum
"Like going back in time."
Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
"Great kettle shrimp!"
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
"The Pleasure Pier is a great spot for the kids. All day rides for 48" and up is $26.99 and ..."
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
"Fun for the kids!"
The Spot
"This is a great spot for a beverage and grabbing a burger beachside. This is an easy bike r..."
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Houston Hobby (HOU)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bolivar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Porretto Beach
Car: recommended

Pelican Place is centrally located and close to everything in Galveston. Walk everywhere you go! You are only 2 blocks from the beach and 6 blocks from the new Pleasure Pier! Many great restaurants and bars are an easy walk.

Do you prefer the Historic Strand? It's only a few minutes away, too! There you will find live theater, shopping and many wonderful restaurants.

Want more than the beach, restaurants and shopping? How about a water park? It's only 5 miles to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens.

Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion are just a short distance, too. Don't miss these fabulous houses with beautiful antiques and interesting history. The historical Silk Stocking District is only 3 blocks away and boasts a varied collection of historic homes that reflect development from the Civil War through World War II. The neighborhood includes some of Galveston’s best examples of the Queen Anne style architecture.

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Season
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,000
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends require a 3 night minimum.

Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am.

Deposit Refunds are automatically issued one week after departure as long as there are no damages to the property.

Cancellation/Refund Policy -
Refunds are issued if notified within 15 days prior to the Check-in date, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations less than less than 15 days prior to check in date are not eligible for a refund.

Refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf headed to Galveston.

Discloser Notice -
Please note that if you fail to tell us about your pets and do not pay the pet deposit, you will be forfeiting your deposit of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided. Body washes provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Futon bed in upstairs game room provides additional sleeping. All bed linens provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* SMOKING - Only allowed on the porches/decks outside please. * Must be 25 years old or older to rent home. * Note: We do not ask for nor accept wire transfer payments.

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