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28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lost Bayou Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 7 to 9, 1 car garage

No Damage Deposit!!!!

This comfortable 1940's cottage was totally renovated in 2008. It is all new and updated with a nice,fully furnished kitchen. There are comfortable seating in the living room while watching a 46' flat screen TV that includes cable and a DVD player. There is free WiFi for your use while visiting. The large covered back deck offers seating and a dining table for your pleasure, along with a gas grill. The home is near the Historic East End District where you will find wonderful Victorian homes and tree sculptures from trees damaged by Hurricane IKE. We are within walking distance to the Seawall,beaches and the Pleasure Pier. We are also located less than a mile to the Historic Strand District and Port. There you will find live theater, shopping and many wonderful restaurants. If you prefer a water park, we are about 5 miles from Schlitterbahn, and Moody Gardens. Bishop's Palace and the Moody Mansion are also close by, two fabulous turn of the century family homes open for guided tours.

Rates - A deposit of 50% is due to reserve the home. 2 weeks prior to arrival the final payment of all fees are due.

Cancelation - If you must cancel, and we know things happen, you must cancel 2 weeks prior to arrival to receive the deposit back. No refunds after the 2 week period.

Check in is 4pm, check out is 11am please. Always check with me because check in or check out can be earlier or later!!

Pets, small, are always welcome

Winter Texans are most welcome.

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.

We do not take checks or cashiers checks.We do not advertise on Craigslist or Tansler.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Richard Daughtry
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2016
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based on 28 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent an entire week at this house and the location was amazing. You are halfway between the beach and the Strand. The house is an older charming home. The neighbors were a little noisy at night but nothing too out of hand. We really enjoyed the grill and cooked on it almost every night. So glad we chose to stay at the Rainbow Cabana. The owner also made everything very simple.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas

Disappointed vacationers

  • 3 of 5

We were an hour early checking in to the house and it had not been cleaned at all . Someone came to clean it after I called, but did not clean it well. He left dirty sheets on the upstairs bed, did not sweep the floors and did not dust anywhere. Also, the controls on the washer are broken and very hard to use.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. I am sorry you still felt the home had not been cleaned. Arriving early, you came before they had time to finish. The cleaning staff does a great job on all the homes they do for our owners. But when a guest arrives early, and are now in the way, it causes the staff to hurry as to get out of the way. The sheets are always washes and placed back on the beds, or replaced with clean sheets and washed later. Floors are always vacuumed and moped. I do hope on your next visit to Galveston or anywhere in the world you find the complete perfection you expect and that we do try for. Richard - Owner
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The Rainbow Cabana is Cozy and Cute!

  • 5 of 5

This property was very pleasant and comfortable for our needs. The location was terrific, too - close to Katie's Seafood Market, Stewart Beach, the Historic District, and more. Very easy to get to, and great communication between us and the owner. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Perfect location- perfect size

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at Home Friday evening, walked in the door and felt immediately at home.

Great privacy and no one felt on top of each other!

Not your typical rental property that would stick beds in Every possible space!!

Anything you could need was there, even the outdoor patio with a grill

I was especially glad to see the garage! I was able to get my full size Yukon inside simply by pulling in the outer mirrors....even then there was plenty of room depth wise to move around vehicle.

The homes location was another bonus, on 19th Street seemingly half way between Broadway and Sea had easy access to everything and if you returned late, to feel safe all you had to do was get in garage and close the door!

I loved the older details that are being preserved in the home!

Thank you for providing such an amazing home and one of the best rental experiences I've ever had!

Any cons? Only a minor one...we were not familiar with the cable tv service and took a bit up figure out.....instructions would be helpful. I wasn't there for tv watching but we did have a Toddler with us!

Thanks again and already planning for our next trip!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Farwell, Minnesota

Everything we needed for a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Rainbow Cabana! We took the short walk to the beach at least once a day and enjoyed the close restaurants and shops! Galveston is a busy place and we loved having a quiet place to come to at the end of each day to relax. Everything we needed was right there! Thanks for the great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome and I am very glad you enjoyed Galveston and the home. Regards, Richard D - Owner
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Famiy Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Rainbox Cabana. The house was fully stocked with all the items you need to make a great experience. While looking through the guest book we saw the a family member had stayed last year. Small world!

We plan on staying again real soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I really appreciate it. i'm glad you hada good time in Galveston and in our home. Regards, Richard D - Owner
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The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
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Moody Mansion
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Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
"Good family seafood restaurant"
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The Spot
"This is a GREAT hamburger and seafood restaurant. There are also 4 tiki bars on the property..."
Galveston Island Visitors Center
"Located at Ashton Villa, this is a great place to stop and get information and discount coup..."
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1900 Storm Memorial
"Located on the seawall about 45 st, this was added to remember the lives lost during the 190..."
Railroad Museum
"Wonderful place for the family. See old and new trains. "
Bishop's Palace
"Fantastic 1886 family mansion of the Greshams. The whole family will enjoy the history and i..."
Stewart Beach Park
"Wonderful beach area for the family. There is a pavillion with bathrooms and showers. Parkin..."
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
"Wonderful Italian restaurant on the seawall. "
Yaga's Tropical Cafe
"Great Strand eatery. Wonderul sandwiches, salads and more. There is an outside dining area a..."
Cafe Michael Burger
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Ben & Jerry's
"ICE CREAM!!!!! Need we say more....YUMMY"
Fish Tales
"Absolutly a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. Sit out on the large deck facing the Gulf a..."
Fisherman's Wharf
"Fine dining on the Harbor. Sit indoors or inside. The service is great and so is the food! "
Sonny's Place
"Family owned restaurant. Burgers, salads and specials for both lunch and dinner. "
Mosquito Cafe
"Wonderful food. Sandwiches, burgers and salads. And don't forget great desserts, all homemade! "
Saltgrass Steak House
"Always good steaks and seafood! And right on the seawall."
Olympia Grill
"Fabulous Greek food. 2 locations on the Island. 1 on the seawall about 45th, and one at Pier..."
Cajun Greek
"Good Greek food, small place."
La King's Confectionery
"Wonderful old soda shop located in the Strand. Watch them make homemade candies and enjoy th..."
Rainforest Cafe
"A very fun place to play and eat for the whole family. "
"For all your grocery shopping needs."
Sonic Drive-In
"2 locations for you burger pleasure. "
Gino's Italian Restaurant
"Small Italian restaurant, but VERY good food. "
Tortuga Coastal Cantina
"TEX MEX...nice outdoor patio for viewing the gulf. The food is good. "
Seawolf Park
"A lot of fun for the family. Tour a WWII sub and ship"
Murphy's Irish Pub
"Need some Irish beer, then step on in to this wonderful spot. Located downtown in a wonderfu..."
"Tasty sandwiches and salads."
Nick's Kitchen and Beach Bar
"Good seafood and more. Also home of the 100 beers! "
Sky Bar
"Wonderful Sushi. Great location on Postoffice street."
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
"Elegant dining downtown on Postoffice street."
Shipley Do-Nuts
"Do-nuts for breakfast anyone?? "
Grand 1894 Opera House
"Fantastic place to tour, or to see live shows."
Miller's Seawall Grill
"Wonderful family restaurant. Breakfast,lunch and dinner. Large portions and reasonably priced."
"Good TEX-MEX."
Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
"Wonderful gumbo and Poboys!"
Black Pearl Oyster Bar and Grille
"Wonderful downtown seafood and burger joint. "
Magic Carpet Golf
"LOTS of fun for the whole family! Playing putt-putt on the gulf! "
Premiere Cinema
"Great place to see first run movies. Very clean"
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-45 and Broadway Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Millers Landing or Sonny's walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico is walking distance
Car: recommended

Neighborhood home behind the seawall, walking distance to beach and 3 restaurants. Enjoy the proximity to the beach without the traffic noise on the seawall. Five minutes to the Strand, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, East Beach and all the wonderful attractions Galveston has to offer. Convenient location to all attractions, restaurants, theater and beach. This adorable cottage is also located in the San Jacinto Historic District. The home is fully furnished with wonderful linens for the beds and plenty of towels and pillows. There is a kingsize bed upstairs, a queensize bed downstairs, along with 2 convertible full size sofa's and a twin rollaway bed. The home offers a wonderful sitting room off the living room for reading or visiting. The large covered back deck offers a gas grill, and a dining table for your pleasure.There is cable tv, a DVD player and free WiFi in the home. You will also find coupons for discounts at many of the attractions on the Island.

Check in is 4pm, check out is 11am please. BUT ask, the times can change.


Rates & Availability

Lost Bayou Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
Refundable deposit is due to reserve the home. Final payment of the fees are due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
Cancelation - You must cancel 2 weeks prior to arrival to get your deposit returned.
Check in is 4pm, check out is 11am.

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Lost Bayou Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Includes a queen size sleeper sofa in living room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , This includes a queen bed, queen sofa sleeper and futon
  • Spare sheets and pillows can be found in tubs in the closets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All amenities provided. All one need bring are personal items and food. Smoking permitted outside only and must use sand cans provided. Well behaved pets are always welcome.

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