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Speaks: english

Enjoy a Gulf view from the deck of BEACHY KEEN BEACH PAD.

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4-6

Little house, big history! This charming cottage was built in 1890 and managed to survive the Great Hurricane of 1900 when many in the area did not, and has also survived numerous other powerful storms including Hurricane Ike in 2008. It has under gone a complete renovation and is now ready for your wonderful and relaxing Galveston vacation. Located just 21/2 blocks from the Seawall, Beachy Keen offers a comfy, put your feet up kind of vibe. The colors and decor are what you would expect in a little house by the sea. It has charm to spare but also boasts all the modern conveniences needed for today's travelers. A fully stocked kitchen and in-house washer/dryer offers you the option of a low key vacation with everything you need at your fingertips. However, if action and sightseeing are on your agenda, then you are in the right spot. Many of the islands restaurants and attractions are nearby. Whatever your pleasure, make Beachy Keen Beach Pad your home away from home!

Additional information: All beach equipment provided including chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. Chair hammocks available for relaxing under the deck. A Graco bassinet is provided for infant or toddler sleeping. (Please follow directions and make sure set-up is done correctly before placing child in bassinet.) Property is fully fenced.

Attractions and restaurants: Property is conveniently located to The Strand, museums, cruise ship wharf, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Mardi Gras parade route and many of the island's best restaurants.

Attention Please Read!!!: All amenities provided at Beach Keen Beach Pad are for your comfort, convenience and entertainment. Please use responsibly, follow all directions, obey local laws, and monitor children at all times. Also, please scoop after your pets. Thank you.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tony (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Tony

I live in Houston, TX and have been a flight attendant for 32 years. I inherited an interest in real estate from my father and after taking over his business I have been able to expand into Galveston. Since my desire is to live in Galveston full time in the future, I thoroughly enjoy spending my spare time on the island. Waking up to the sounds and smell of the Gulf of Mexico is not a bad place to be!

Tony purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Tony chose Galveston

I have had a love of old houses since childhood and have renovated several in the last 15 years. While some would look upon an old beat up, boarded window house with horror, I see history and stories from the past. Bringing it up to date is a joy and a chance to keep Galveston's past alive.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Enjoy a Gulf view from the deck of BEACHY KEEN BEACH PAD.
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

This was the Best!

  • 4 of 5

This should be more like a 4.75 Star. We had rented other beach houses before and this was, to our family, the Best! We basically were at home away from home with everything we need. The fact that this house was pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard is a big plus! About the only reason why we give it a 4.75 is that the house may need more towel sets and eating utensils (fork, spoons); having a washer/dryer and dishwasher made it up, though. We would come back in a heartbeat, definitely.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little bungalow for a long weekend!

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Beachy Keen this past weekend, and it was great! Clean linens, ample toiletries, great table and chairs on the deck, close to everything. Ron was very punctual and professional to check us in and out, and he gave us some great restaurant and beach suggestions. This beach house is SO close to Seawall and Stewart Beach, but just far enough away to drown out the busy noise. It was well worth the price; we had a wonderful time! With two sinks in the bathroom, we didn't have to right for room to get ready. And if you want to bring a pet (we didn't), there is a fenced in yard! The only thing I can think of that made me give only 4 stars instead of 5 is that the couch was a bit small/tad bit uncomfortable. Other than that, this house is highly recommended by me!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a (great!!) review on Beachy Keen Beach Pad. You picked up on some key items that I feel give Beachy Keen a little nudge: close to beach but without the noise and traffic; double sinks---had to bring my contractor around for that one---small house but plenty of room for everyone's needs; and I'm a flight attendant so I pick up the soaps/shampoos everywhere I go---sometimes you forget to pack those things. Your point about the sofa is valid; looked everywhere for the right size that included a sofa bed. It truly is best for children in terms of sleeping but will certainly keep your suggestions in mind when time for replacement. I always appreciate feedback from our guests; keeps us improving! And I totally agree about Ron--super friendly and helpful! So glad you all enjoyed your stay and we sure hope to see you back at Beachy Keen whenever your travel plans permit. Thanks....The Team
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Absolutely adorable!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Beachy Keen for so many reasons....great location, cozy beds, fantastic kitchen, and good views. If you're thinking about staying here, just do it!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all enjoyed your stay at Beachy Keen Beach Pad. I agree with you---anyone out there thinking about booking Beachy Keen....just do it!! Great people like yourselves who come to the island and enjoy staying in a wonderful old island cottage make it all worthwhile. We sure hope to see you again!! Thanks....The Team
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  • 5 of 5

What a find! This cottage was even better than the pictures~larger feel in person-rooms were much larger than we could have imagined, perhaps due to the high ceilings and wood plank floors. It rained throughout our trip, but the colors and décor made us feel cheery and just happy to be there. Central heat and cool made the little house cozy for our stay.Location is great-quiet older neighborhood, very convenient to Seawall and Broadway, and we were close enough to the beach that we could hear the waves when we stepped ouside onto the large porch and side deck. Steps up to the front door were wide and very easy to maneuver, even carrying suitcases. Comfortable beds, well-appointed kitchen and double sinks in bathroom made getting ready so easy. The only negative (and it is to be expected in historical homes) was low shower pressure, but even that didn't detract from our enjoyable stay. Owner very nice and easy to work with- he took the time to give us restaurant suggestions that are popular with locals. I would highly recommend this little gem to anyone wanting to stay at the beach in true cottage style!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay at Beachy Keen Beach Pad. Even a rainy day on Galveston Island can be fun and relaxing and it sounds like you had both. You point out several things that I took special consideration in adding into the renovation when I was first getting the home ready for the vacation market. For a 1 bedroom house, it is quite spacious and I was determined to get a double sink in the bathroom and an open kitchen/living room space. (My contractor said no way to the double sinks and I said WAY. Got 2 old kitchen cabinets and in carpentry speak--married them together---and got my double sink!) I agree on the shower pressure; high pressure rain shower heads not in vogue back in the day! Myself and my management team hope when your travel plans permit you'll come back to the island and make BKBP your home away form home. Thanks....The Team
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family (of 6) loved this precious beach pad. Beachy Keen is literally steps from the seawall where you can eat and play. The house is furnished with everything a family needs, including a washer and dryer-a must for the beach. Beachy Keen is minutes from other attractions like the fisherman's wharf, where you can buy fresh seafood and cook it at the house (which is furnished with everything you need to cook your meals). We found the home very tidy. Tony and Ron were so easy to do business with! We will definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so enjoyed reading your review. I had a hope and vision that Beachy Keen would be exactly as you described it; a cozy beach get-away with everything you need right at your fingertips. We certainly look forward to seeing you all again whenever your travel plans permit. Thanks...the Team
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Cute Cottage

  • 3 of 5

Really Cute cottage within walking distance of the beach. Loved the photo books with the remodeling pics. Amazing job! All of our questions were promptly answered. The fenced yard was nice for the pets. We had to leave early though, didn't even spend the night, and wasn't offered any sort of refund for the remainder of the nights we booked. It was August and the air conditioning just could not keep up with the Texas Heat! Also, our pets, who travel extensively with us, were scared beyond belief inside this cottage. They have never acted so strangely in any property! We don't know what made them so frightened. We humans were enjoying it!

I would stay again if I weren't traveling with pets and a toddler.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Well, I'm so glad you loved Beachy Keen but disappointed that your vacation was not all you hoped it would be. Since I'm getting your review in January and your stay was in August, I'm unable to inspect the air conditioning for you. However, as the weather warms up this summer I will make sure we can "keep the heat out" and insure a comfortable stay. As for your dogs, I'm just as baffled as you are, but I do hope that if your travel plans permit you'll give Beachy Keen Beach Pad another chance! Thanks .....The Management Team
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Boliver Ferry
Car: recommended

Beachy Keen is located at 1216 12th St. in the San Jacinto neighborhood. Check-in is available starting at 4 pm and check-out is 11 am. Please call Ron 713-304-9784 or Tony 713-822-1648 approximately 1 hour prior to arrival to be met at house. Door code info will be emailed 24 hours prior to arrival. On departure day we ask that an initial load of linens be started in washing machine and trash be placed in outdoor trash can. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions that we may answer and assist in your stay.


Rates & Availability

Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $160
Cleaning $65

Beachy Keen Beach Pad is owned and operated by Kerr-Prop, LLC. Mardi Gras will be charged at Peak season rates.

Lone Star Rally requires 3 night minimum and is charged at Peak season rates. Monthly renters in off season are welcome.

For longer term stays additional cleaning may be requested at the rate of $65.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has 2 sinks which offers room for multiple guests. Bath is a tub/shower combo. Washer/dryer located in bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom has 2 queen beds with plush top mattresses. All bed linens are new. A closet and 2 luggage stands are provided. Pull out sofa bed in living room sleeps 2.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beachy Keen address is 1216 12th St. Driving directions: I 45 South to Galveston; I45 turns into Broadway upon entering the island; stay on Broadway till 12th St, go right and house will be on left. Door code info will be available at check-in. Check-in available at 4pm; check-out is 11am. Please call Ron, 713-304-9784, approximately 1 hour prior to arrival to be met at house. (Please give Ron notice for late arrival.) We're happy to answer any questions you may have to enhance your stay so please don't hesitate to ask.

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