House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
We are the Ellis Family - Marty, Julie, Kylie & Clint. We are a family that enjoys traveling. From beaches to the mountains, national parks to museums, we love seeing and experiencing new places. Many times it is the recommendations of others that have led to great experiences in our travels such as kayaking in Homer, AK. Nothing beats an opportunity to leave it all behind and getaway together as a family! Our home in Galveston has allowed us to do that much more frequently.
Julie purchased this House in 2009
Why Julie chose East End Historic District
The Ellis family visited the island, staying in the East End Historic District in 2008, before Hurricane Ike's devastation. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and started discussing the idea of owning our own family getaway. We returned to the island after Ike's devastation with the intent of looking into buying a home. Then we found our Captain's Cottage... newly restored and untouched by Ike, complete with an interesting history. We were hooked. Now we visit the island on a regular basis as a home away from home.
What makes this House unique
We love the unique experience of being surrounded by the beautiful and charming historical homes in our neighborhood. Our location centers us in all the activities we enjoy on the island from going to the beach just a short drive away, playing at Moody Gardens for the day, finding cool stores on the Seawall or the Strand, and then add in the benefits of great local restaurants within walking distance. The only thing remaining is to come home to relax and take a soak in the hot tub.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lots of neat houses for a lovely afternoon walk.
Cottage Gone Awry
Upon arrival the house smelled stale as if it had not been occupied for a while. Nevertheless a few candles and incents from the dollar store took care of that. It was also a bit outdated, and needed a few repairs that were quite obvious. There was a problem with the air, and the temperature stayed pretty warm (80-84 degrees); and although the owner responded within reason, it wasn’t until our last day that the house cooled off (the upstairs never did). We couldn’t sit on the front porch because the settee was broken , and again the owner acknowledged this, as there was a rusty, old paint can in place of the missing back leg. And despite the utmost care that I took in maintaining and thoroughly cleaning this property, the owner blatantly accused me of having a pet in the home (which certainly was a lie created by her, I feel as a means to keep my deposit). Furthermore in this age of technology a security camera would disprove this horrible accusation. I, myself took pictures of the condition I left the property in for this very reason. Moreover, I am disheartened, and even a bit angry whilst actively seeking any recourse I may have to this undue situation.
Very nice home in historic neighborhood. Full kitchen with everything needed to cook your meals. Enjoyed the hot tub. Property manager responsive.
Great family vacation!
Captain's Cottage is a charming historic home with excellent amenities including ample linens/bedding, bath towels, hair dryer in master bath, paper products, and a well-supplied kitchen should you desire to cook some meals (which we did). The owners are very responsive to questions and the accomodations were perfect for our group of 7, even without using the pull-out sofa. The house is clean and nicely decorated and the yard is well kept with beautiful flowering plants, a hot tub, front porch wicker and back deck patio furniture, and the location was quiet with easy parking right on the street directly in front of the house. You can walk or drive to the Strand, walk to local restaurants or for ice cream, or easily take a short drive to many Galveston attractions whether numerous beaches, Pleasure Pier amusement rides, free ferry ride to Bolivar Peninsula/Crystal Beach, etc. We highly recommend Captain's Cottage to any family looking to vacation in the Galveston area and strongly agree with the excellent reviews this property has collected from previous guests!! We hope to return again in the near future!
Lovely home in very nice neigjborhood
Spacious, well-appointed, very clean, in a perfect area to walk to most all attractions.
We had such a great time at this home. It is close to everything and very clean and comfy!! Julie is amazing and so helpful!!