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Just Look for the Turquoise Steps!

Bedrooms 1
Space 512 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Enjoy a carefree stay in your own private space. Whether you are seeking a private getaway, peaceful retreat, or want to party it up, this is the place to be!

Martini's mansion is centrally located just 2 blocks from the Seawall, convenient to restaurants and Galveston's nightlife. You will be close to The Strand for shopping, the beach for playing, and within walking distance of the famous Galveston Historic District.

1907 Shotgun cottage, recently remodeled. One queen size bed, loveseat, daybed with trundle (two twin size beds).

Kitchen partially furnished with glassware, bowls, plates, and silverware.

Refrigerator, microwave, charcoal grill, coffeepot, electric skillet, toaster oven, air conditioning, heaters, ceiling fans, TV, DVD, linens provided.

Pet friendly ($40 fee per pet), with a fenced-in yard.

Martini's Mansion is comfortable, guest-friendly, clean, cute, fun, comfortable, convenient and easy to locate. Come have fun in Galveston staying at Martini's Mansion! (Did I say it's fun?)

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Owner

We live in Austin, TX and have alot of friends in Galveston. Since we travel to Galveston so frequently, we decided to buy a house and use it as a vacation rental in 2008. The house survived Ike and we feel really blessed to have had zero damage from that storm. We wish we could spend more time in our house, but then it wouldn't be available for you to stay in! :)

Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Owner chose San Jacinto

We really like this location because it's two blocks from the beach and two blocks from Broadway - the Historic District. Also, it's close to Stewart Beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed our stay. Great place to stay at the beach! It was so hard to wake up and explore because everything in the house was so comfortable. Hopefully we are coming back soon!

Teresa & Cindy

San Antonio, TX
Aug 2010
  • 1 of 7


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 512 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Den - 2 twin/ single , 1 Daybed w/Trundle.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Minimum age to rent is 25. Pet friendly ($40 fee per pet), with a fenced-in yard.


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(95 traveler reviews)

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Just Look for the Turquoise Steps!
average rating of 4.8210526 based on 102 reviews

Cute little home for beach weekend

  • 4 of 5

Great little spot close to the beach. Nice quiet neighbourhood. Wonderful for family of 4

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place !

  • 5 of 5

Nice and cozy cottage.

We will be back !

Jim & Kevin 😀

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mardi Gras 2018 Beach fun

  • 4 of 5

Well decorated house and close to the beach. No stove or oven. Bed was small and made too much noise. Yard was also small. I was a little wierded out by a hole in the ceiling above the toilet. Wish this was my house. I would stay again. Loved that it was dog friendly and near the sea wall and my favorite restaurant- Bennos 🏝😁

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Place for Pets

  • 5 of 5

This property turned out to be ideal for chilling in Galveston with our pups.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage was ok

  • 3 of 5

Cottage was nice but a few small things could use some attention. The box springs were the very, very noisy;couldn't roll over without waking each other up! The TV/remote didn't work so we called the number of maintenance guy , he never responded at all the entire weekend. Nice courtyard, however the Adirondack chair was covered in black mold. Had to move it just not to smell it. Then to top things off, it took practically 2weeks for them to refund our damage deposit! The owners should probably go spend a few nights there and try to resolve some issues that would really make a stay there much more pleasant.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little place for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Martini's Mansion was perfect for the two of us and our little dog to spend Thanksgiving weekend. It is just a quick (~3 block) walk to the beach and about a mile to the Strand with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Highly recommended if you are looking for a place for 2 people (maybe with a child, but it would be tight for any more) that is dog friendly.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Stewart Beach

East End Historic District, Galveston, Gulf Coast, Texas, USA (2 Blocks from the Sea Wall, close to Stewart Beach)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $125

Payment accepted through PayPal. Please email for holiday rates. Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Credit Cards Accepted: Visa * MasterCard * American Express * Discover. Dates available: Year Round

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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