|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$160|
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.