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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property


Flip Flops and Flamingos is your perfect bungalow located on the east end of the island just off 25th in the historic Silk Stocking district. We are only a five minute walk from the gulf waters, Pleasure Pier, beach store shopping and restaurants. We are close to everything like; the Strand historical district, Schlitterbahn, and Moody Gardens. I recommend you bring your bikes to the Island because anything you would want to do is all within cycling distance from the house.

This bungalow was recently purchased in 2014 and has been remolded as an Island Oasis! It has brand new appliances and new beach-style furnishings complete with a sleeper sofa in the living room for children or extra guest. We are excited to share our brand new vacation home with you for the 2016 Vacation Season!

This bungalow is decorated in a tropical theme with vibrant colors and never lets you forget how close you are to the beach. The back yard boasts a grill, lawn furniture and outdoor shower. We provide our guests with quality linens and towels. Beach wagon, toys and beach chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped with new cookware, dishes and appliances. Whatever you decide to do Flip Fops and Flamingos will make for an amazing stay on Galveston Island!

There are so many fun things to do on Galveston that are all within steps to just a few miles away. Many great beaches, entertainment, shopping and miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for all! Check the Galveston Island website to see what's happening during your stay....there is at least one festival per month on the Island. Galveston has many enjoyable activities for single and family lives. Explore the the downtown Strand area and ride horse drawn carriages. Also don't forget to visit the Elissa (a historic sail boat from 1877) or the oil rig museum, both near the Strand on Pier 21. See a movie or enjoy many of Galveston's shops & art studios. You can rent bicycles (8 blocks from the house on 17th), scooters, golf carts & Segways to enjoy the Seawall during all parts of the day or just walk the beach, which is only a few steps across the way. The stretch of Seawall located to the East of the house also offers Jet ski rentals in the Summer as well as chair and umbrella rental.

Many people also come to fish on one of Galveston's many piers (2 of which are just a couple blocks from the house) or charter a boat for more exciting catches. There are plenty of hidden coves and waterways to explore for your next fishing trip. Take the kids to Schlitterbahn, Galveston Island's amazing water park, or the NEW Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which hosts many rides, games, and activities for all to enjoy as well as food at Bubba Gump's restaurant. You don't have to worry about parking for the Pleasure Pier, just walk 3 blocks up from the house along 25th street and you're right there! Live Bands play on the end of the pier during the summer night weekends. Don't forget other entertainment is always just a mile East from the Pier at the only Bar and restaurant over the sand on the seawall called The Beach Hut. Galveston has much to offer and explore and our home is right in the middle of all you could dream to do... it just needs you and your flip flops!!

Feel free to contact us at any time! We look forward to sharing this amazing home with you and your friends and family!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Why Charlotte chose Texas

Our Home is conveniently located to the Beach, Pleasure Pier, Restaurants and local shopping. Approximately a five minute walk to the Seawall.

What makes this house unique

Outdoor Shower / Beach Toys, Chairs & Wagon / Outdoor Furniture, Grill , Fenced Yard, Garage, Washer & Dryer.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.891892 based on 74 reviews
Mansfield, Texas

Spring Stay in Galveston

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at this adorable cottage over Spring Break. I initially chose this rental because of the backyard, but ended up loving the inside even more. The owners have really put a lot of thought into making this place comfortable and well stocked. We've rented several VRBO homes and some don't even provide dish soap or a bottle opener. This one had everything I could think of needing - including actual usable, good quality knives, nice pots & pans, dish soap, food containers, multiple types of wine glasses, plates/cups for kids, plenty of bath towels, hand soap, etc. More importantly, the place was spotlessly clean. It was an easy 5 minute walk to the Pleasure Pier and beach. I felt very fortunate to find this place and we look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kathy, Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm excited to tell you that we are adding an outdoor shower in the backyard. I love to decorate, so I've add some new décor to the inside as well. If you visit the island again, I would love for you to stay with us. Thanks, Charlotte & Randy
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  • 5 of 5

A perfect Christmas! Although this was our first stay it won't be our last. This little hide away is perfect for a family of 4 with pets. The place was immaculate when we checked in. The attention paid to taking care of guest really stood out from the coffee, fully equipped kitchen, toiletries, towels and linens, this was PERFECTION. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Galveston that wants to be near the Pleasure Pier and/or Beach, 1 1/2 blocks away. Stores and Restaurants within walking or very short driving distance. My family thanks you Charlotte and we'll be talking to you again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House with Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there for a Thanksgiving weekend and it was a blast! The house is awesome, the location is amazing, close to the beach, and it was a great setting. House was clean and you can find everything what you need. It has plenty of room and lots of amenities. Back yard was a big plus. If you are looking for a good home to stay in for a couple days, look no further!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and great location

  • 5 of 5

Great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Experience

  • 5 of 5

This little beach bungalow was exactly what my family and I wanted; close to the beach, pier, restaurants and the perfect size for a family of 4. The house was decorated so cute and had lots of beach toys, bath towels and kitchen utensils for us to use. The owner was so gracious and let us check in early so our 2 young kids could take their naps. We were able to walk to most things and if not it is all of a 3 min drive anywhere. If we return to Galveston we will be staying at this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Adventure

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is quaint and has every amenity. We thoroughly enjoyed cooking out, eating family style at the kitchen table, watching all 3 (!) TV's with DirecTV on them, and using both the back and front porches. Providing a cart for us to take down to the beach was an added bonus--now if they would just put ramps in down by the beach instead of stairs! My daughter and her friends had an amazing time. The kitchen was well stocked and I just adored the plates and coffee cups--I even tried to find them online but they're no longer available. We didn't use them, but there was also a washer/dryer if you needed it. My only complaint was my car (Toyota 4Runner) didn't fit in the garage and almost got stuck when I tried to park it at first--so I had to park on the street and it was hot! The flora on the property was just stunning and I enjoyed my morning coffee (made in the provided Keurig) on the porch watching the birds and the flowers. This may become an annual "staycation" for us!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm very happy to know you enjoyed the house. Sorry about the garage situation. The home was built in 1904. Unfortunately they were not built to accomodare the large vehicles we drive today. We would love to have you stay with us in the future. If you visit again, I can tell you how to get to the beach and avoid the stairs. Also, thank you for leaving the property spotless. Thanks, Charlotte
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Rates & Availability

Silk Stocking District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 7 2016 - Feb 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras 2017
Feb 24 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Feb 26 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $50
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Silk Stocking District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is an outdoor shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen sleeper sofa (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Our home is a short walk to the beach, restaurants and bars. We have wagon with beach toys and chairs you are welcome to use.

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