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Dreamy Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Galene is the Greek goddess of calm seas and we hope a good omen for our home and the island. We also hope she inspires calm and relaxing stays.

Our house is a two bedroom, each bedroom outfitted with a queen bed. There is also a daybed with trundle in the living room. The house can accommodate up to six adults. Galene’s Haven is decorated in calming sea greens and whites. It has original hardwood floors, one bathroom, a kitchen equipped to suit your needs, and a washer and dryer. There is a vintage record cabinet and a collection of fun records in the living room for your enjoyment – this completes the transformation into relaxation mode! The front porch has Adirondack chairs with pull out ottomans – perfect for enjoying morning coffee or a cocktail in the evening. We are 100% Texas Wind powered!

The house is in a great location and nothing is too far. We are ½ a mile to the seawall – an easy 10 min walk. We have beach gear and towels available for your use. The Spot is also a ½ mile away – a great place to relax with drinks and snacks.

More Details

Sarah Nemec / Owner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Sarah Nemec / Owner

Roice and Sarah both grew up in the Katy area outside of Houston (in fact we went to the same high school), but we didn't meet until we were both living in Austin. We love traveling and discovering the local culture and community of a destination.

Sarah Nemec / Owner purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Nemec / Owner chose Kempner Park

We chose to buy a home in Galveston because it was a special place to Sarah having spent many childhood family get-aways on the island. We spent months looking for the perfect home that we would enjoy coming to as a retreat and a place that would be a great home for other families and friends to make special memories in. We love the charm of this historical home. And we love the amazing Texas and US history that belongs to Galveston Island.

Galveston is a place where you can come to relax, learn about our country, eat and drink, or enjoy exciting activities!

What makes this cottage unique

We fell instantly in love with the vintage sink, and the antique charm, such as the tall baseboards, antique door knobs, and wavy glass windows. We love "porch-sittin" with a cup of coffee or a cocktail.


Kempner Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • 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 , shower , outdoor shower , hair dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mermaid Room - 1 queen
    Lighthouse Room - 1 queen , If a firm bed is preferred, it can be found in this room.
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Living room sleeps two on daybed with trundle.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Dreamy Beach Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great cottage. Comfy setting, space to spread out.

  • 5 of 5

Great location to hit everything you want to do on the island. Easy in and out. Convenient outdoor shower and laundry access. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

We fully enjoyed ours stay in this cottage. We are a family of six, and although it isn't a huge space, it was perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped and that was very helpful (we have stayed at properties where this wasn't true and have had trouble because of missing items like colanders or large pots). We walked to the beach several times, and the outdoor shower was great for washing off all that sand. We highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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It is a great house, very comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

The comfort of the house was great and we really enjoyed our stay. We would like to come back again in the future and stay in the same place. It was close enough to the beach and center of town to be convenient, but far enough away to not have all the noise and congestion. A wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Exactly like the pictures, only cuter.

  • 5 of 5

It was everything I wanted it to be.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cottage house

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding! Very very clean nicely decorated, just charming. This was a perfect stay. No problems at all. Will highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Great spacious cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, spacious and well equipped kitchen. Close to the water. Loved the decor. Quiet!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
William P. Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Galveston Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6.3 Miles
Moody Gardens Gold Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Galveston Seawall Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $350

Check in is 3:00 pm
Check out is 11:00 am
-Parking is on-street or our driveway.
-We are sorry, we are unable to accommodate any pets.
-Non-smoking home. Smoking is permitted only on porches & outdoors. Smoking in the home will cause loss of deposit.
-The home is furnished, damage to furniture, furnishings or house may cause a deduction from the deposit.
-No parties.
-Min age to reserve is 25.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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