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Charming Craftman Style Cottage Adjacent To The Garten Verein

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Kempner Park Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Cottage, Sleeps 4 Adults And 4 Children, Comfortably

Situated across a secluded street from one of Galveston's majestic private estates. This charming cottage has a perfect unobstructed view of the flamboyant octagonal Garten Verein and it's grounds. The swing located on the sizable front porch is the ideal location to take in the festivities. Located within easy walking distance to the beach, Pleasure Pier, and a variety of wonderful restaurants. The perfect spot to launch a bicycle tour of the island. Secure off street parking is available the at rear of the home. This cottage would a perfect location for a wedding party to prepare for the big day!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Rebecca Doxey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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Why Rebecca Doxey chose Galveston

During the wedding reception held at the Garten Verein of my niece, my son and daughter noticed an over grown and abandoned home immediately adjacent to the park. Knowing that my niece and her new husband, both having securing jobs at UTMB upon graduating from A&M Galveston, had been unsuccessful in finding a home that they could afford on the island, Paul Parker, my son and a realtor, began searching for the owners of the home.

Three months later he was able to contact the owners, only to find that they had sold the house to the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF)a few weeks before. He contacted the GHF, and my niece and her husband were able to purchase the house from the GHF. They then set about renovating their new home, and starting their family. A few years later, they were accepted to medical school, and I purchased the home from them for to serve as my weekend get away.

My friends and family used the home extensively, until Ike devastated the island. It was during this period, that I realized that the island was an under valued jewel. The house on the corner became available, and my Son purchased it. A few years later, the house next door went up for sale, and I purchased it! We have been, happily renovating all three homes since.

I am sure that you will find the home and the island as charming an wonderful as do I!

What makes this cottage unique

The home, being in the center of the city, is less than five minutes by car from anywhere you want to be, and the sea breeze blows across Kempner Park providing a friendly place to relax.

It is close enough to the ocean that you can hear the waves crashing on the shore, but far enough away to minimize the constant influx of sand into the living space. The parade of weekend weddings held at the Garten Verein, serve as a a constant reminder that life will bring you a new beginning each and every day.

Stay in this home once, and I know that you will become a repeat guest!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Charming Craftman Style Cottage Adjacent To The Garten Verein
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
North East Texas
5

Our favorite places on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at both of Miss Becky's (as my grandson calls her) cottages multiple times. These are the most clean, most cute and most comfortable cottages around!

We always enjoy sitting on the porches and the views into the park next door.

The beds and linens are all high quality and extremely comfortable. The a/c always works well. Everything needed for a perfect stay is always provided and the owner is the sweetest person you'll ever meet.

This house has two living areas with an excellent space for enjoying the company of your family. A fenced yard with a grill and table make it easy to cook meals outside, as well as a very well appointed kitchen.

Both homes are always exceptionally clean.

I feel comfortable sharing these homes with my friends and family, anytime! (although I hate to give up my secret spot).

We recently rented both homes for our annual Ladies' Trip and all the ladies loved the homes. The location is perfect. The décor and landscaping are beautiful as well. I can't say enough good things about both places:)

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Benton, AR
3

Charming at first glance, but ...

  • 3 of 5

Stayed here after booking the sister property nextdoor which had a bug problem. Owner would not give refund, but offered this property instead. Property appeared fine at first inspection, but later in the evening of the first night, we were surprised by large roach. This continued everyday our entire stay, despite our putting out 8 roach traps and spraying with eco-friendly bug spray. Also had ants. My sister dubbed it the Pineapple "Bug"alow!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The last few weeks before this guest arrived had been very, very rainy in Galveston. The increased rainfall, per my exterminator, causes the insect to seek more hospitable surroundings. In addition, and as I explained to this guest, both homes were exterminated the week before her arrival. The exterminator came again after her visit. My homes are clean; until this guest I have had no complaints about them. We do control those things that we can. However, Mother Nature is not something within our power to control. I am sorry that she found her visit unsatisfactory.
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5

Perfect rentals for Garten Verein wedding party!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter could not have been happier with my choice of renting your houses for her wedding party! Everything was completely as described and the entire process could not have been easier. Thank you for helping to make her wedding a success!

Kevin J

Houston, TX

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX
5

Great Vacation House! Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this property to anyone. It is a great house - really well restored, maintained (spotless throughout), and furnished in a great location. Across the street from a historic Galveston mansion and next to a park and on a street with only 5 houses. We are a family of five with 3 kids ranging in age from mid-teens to early 20's. Walking distance to the seawall and beach although it is a long walk. Was a great location and easy to get anywhere in Galveston. Floor plan allowed us to get together when we wanted but also allowed everyone to spread out. The front porch swing and other seating was a family favorite with nicely landscaped yard for a view. Very comfortable beds with quality linens and towels. 2 of the 3 bedrooms had very nice views of the park with large windows. Owner was very responsive and helpful and even gave us a heads up to an unadvertised fireworks display on the beach. Would also recommend Galveston Island State Park for beaching (clean restrooms and showers). It is about 20 minutes up the island and was not crowded at all. Other things to do that we enjoyed was the tour of the clipper ship Elissa and Seaport Museum, Dolphin tour, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, The Strand. Good places to eat were the Sunflower Bakery and Cafe for breakfast or brunch, Olympia for lunch (next to the Ocean Star Rig), our Bay fishing trip was booked through galvestonfishingchartercompanyDOTcom. We caught some nice trout and sheepshead and cooked them at the house (kitchen is well equipped). One person opted out of the fishing trip and spent time wandering around The Strand, seeing the Galveston Hurricane and Jean Laffite movie and looking at the historical exhibits at the Rosenberg Library.

We also stopped by NASA which has expanded the museum with a 747 with a Space shuttle on top for transport that you can tour inside of both.

Looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. Loved the quiet little 1/2 street & location next to the park. Porch swing was a favorite. Air conditioner worked great !

This was our first experience wit VRBO and we were pleased.

Thank you

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for the wonderful comments. May I ask what would we can improve in order to earn 5 ⭐️? I want to make sure that everyone has the best experience possible. Thank you, and we hope to see you again.
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5

Very nice property. Loved the accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

The porch swing was one of my favorite spots. Beds were wonderful...extremely comfortable. Living space was very spacious. Kitchen could use slight modification to improve flow (microwave was in an awkward location). I look forward to renting the property in the future. Owners were very easy to work with and quickly responded to questions. Very nice property for a family getaway.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Kempner Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-2017
Sep 7 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,425
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,600
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Contacting guest must be 21 years of age, or older.
Check in Time 3:00; Check out Time Noon
Pets Welcome, with $50.00 Fee.

Fifty percent of cleaning fee refundable if criteria meet (trash out, kitchen and bath cleaned, dishes and towels washed and put away, check sheets changed and beds made, other items on check list completed).

All guest must register at check in.

While we welcome the use of the home for your event, consideration must be given to other guest and residents of the neighborhood.

Events are defined as any gathering in which 4 or more non registered guest are simultaneously
invited into the home, or on to the premises for any reason. Events must be communicated, and funds remitted 30 days prior to check in.

Subject to availability, reservation and payment of the event fee will include use and access to the home next door (2802 N1/2).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Kempner Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1408 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Queen sleeper sofa in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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