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GORGEOUS Beach Cottage! 'A Breeze Away' from the beach & strand

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Kempner Park House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Home With Outdoor Deck And Off Street Parking.

Escape from work, home and headaches to a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath newly remodeled Galveston cottage with ALL the great comforts of home! Private master suite with outside access. Great backyard with spacious parking and deck area.

Enjoy a brief walk to the seawall and you will find the groomed beach, Pleasure Pier, restaurants, bars, retail stores and many other fun activities for the entire family.

Our home will accommodate up to 10 people without feeling crowded. We have a king sized bed in the master, a queen bed in the front bedroom and a bunk room with 3 twin beds. A twin "Murphy" bed in the dining room , the we also provide a queen size air mattress located in the living room closet. This mattress can easily be set up in the laundry area, or anywhere in the home. There is a tub/shower in the master bathroom and a large shower in the second bathroom.

Enjoy free high speed Wi-Fi during your stay! We have a 60" Smart TV with streaming Netflix, Pandora and other on demand services in the living room. There is a large HD Smart TV in the master and a gaming TV in the bunk room.

We have a key-less entry gate opener to and from an alley entrance, or street parking, key-less entry into the home, tank-less hot water heater (never run out of hot water!), brand new front load W/D, Ninja blender, games, wood deck with charcoal BBQ pit, and completely private backyard!

A Breeze Away was designed to relax, enjoy and entertain!

As a courtesy to our neighbors , we cannot allow prom parties, graduation parties or young spring breakers. You must be 25 years of age to reserve the home.

Winter Guests are most welcome.

During Hurricane Season....You will only receive a full refund if there is a named Category 1 or higher named storm in the Gulf of Mexico and it is directed at Galveston.

After a deposit is made, you will receive a Pre-Arrival Letter with much more information about the home. Especially how to gain access.

Cancellation/Refund policy -

If you must cancel, we ask that you do so at least 30 days before your arrival date to receive a full refund.

We DO NOT advertise on Craigslist, Tansler, or any other website that requests cash, checks, money orders, or cashiers checks. We DO NOT accept cashiers checks, checks, money orders or cash!

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

Property Manager
Richard D - Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Richard D - Property Manager

We love and live to enjoy life! We are blessed with a beautiful family, career and now this awesome beach home. We work really hard, so we can play really hard. We love to have family time, travel, and fish. We designed this house to share with lots of family and friends and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. Our goal is for all of our guests to sit back, relax, and love Galveston as much as we do.

Richard D - Property Manager purchased this house in 2014

Why Richard D - Property Manager chose Galveston

We love the beach, love to fish, and most of all we love family time! Therefore, with Galveston only one hour away, we all decided this was the perfect place. Galveston has so much history, charm, GREAT restaurants, shopping and so much more to see and do that you can easily spend a week here and never run out of things to do. It also has the world's longest continuous sidewalk which attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and many more activities. So, if you like to be active, it's a great place or, if you prefer to relax, just grab a good book and enjoy the beach!

Since we can not retire just yet, we wanted to allow others to enjoy Galveston and our home as much as we do; therefore, we designed and furnished our home with comfort and entertainment in mind. Consequently, it's not just a vacation rental, it's a vacation home!

A Breeze Away has been fully renovated with all new appliances, remodeled bathrooms, refinished floors and a newly added master suite with private entrance to the deck and backyard. It is like a brand new home, but maintains the charming, historic cottage look and feel of the early 1900's.

What makes this house unique

A Breeze Away is just that. We are a breeze away from the beach, a breeze away from the Strand and a breeze away from Houston!

For parking ease, we have a long driveway the length of the property with access from the front of the house or the alley. You can easily park your boat or 4 large vehicles without relying on street parking.

If you like entertaining outdoors you will love our backyard retreat with a privacy fence, large deck and plenty of seating areas.


based on 42 traveler reviews

GORGEOUS Beach Cottage! 'A Breeze Away' from the beach & strand
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews

Love love love the house. Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time at this house. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a little getaway. Everything about this house was perfect!!! From the comfort of all the furniture down to the beautiful decor. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need for cooking or entertaining. I'm already planning my next visit! Thank you Debbie and Pernell Davis!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay with the family over the weekend. This property was in a great location. You walk into this house and all your worries just melt away. It is so relaxing. The pictures do not do justice to this property. It is beautiful inside and my grandchildren loved the swing in the back. The owners emailed me soon after my arrival to make sure things were OK. My only complaint is dealing with VBRO/HomeAway. Have used VBRO several times before and was not charged an expensive service fee. When asked what the fee was for "of course" I received no answer. The "service fee" is a definite downgrade from the old days of VBRO and it reeks of cooperate greed. The fee is steep and is shady and shameful because NO service was actually provided for the "service fee". VBRO was not broken and should not have been "fixed" by double dipping on fees from both the homeowners and home renters.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Linda, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! We are happy that you and your family loved our home and had a great family vacation. I definitely need to update the photos! I do apologize for the ridiculous fees that VRBO and HomeAway charge, however, as homeowners, we have absolutely NOTHING to do with that, nor do we understand it. We NEVER see the fees and have NO idea what they do for our guests! We do hope you will continue to use the websites to visit us again and we are truly appreciative of all your kind words! Thank you again, Pernell and Debbie
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Lovely and Comfortable Property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Breeze Away! We had 7 adults, 1 teenager, and 2 small children running around, and it felt like we had just the right amount of space for everyone. The home is beautifully decorated, beds were comfy, and everything was very clean. The location was also great for our group---close to lots of great restaurants and only about a 15 minute drive to Moody Gardens & Schlitterbahn. We have already recommended this home to friends and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable, Relaxing Home!

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay in this beautiful home! We had a total of 5 adults and 3 children who stayed for our pre-cruise vacation. The décor is very soothing and offered much needed relaxation. The owners have put a lot of detail and finishing touches to the home which instantly put you at ease. Detailed instructions were readily available and easy to follow. Had only one question, which the owner responded to very quickly. Would definitely love to stay here again! V

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula, Thank you for taking the time to write your great review. It brings us great joy knowing how much our hard work is appreciated! We definitely hope you will visit us again. Pernell and Debbie
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The property was clean, comfortable and decorated so beautifully with a real beachy flair!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at A breeze away! There was every kitchen item we needed, we cooked out and had a shrimp boil, and made breakfast one morning. The bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms were clean, with shampoo, conditioner, body wash dispensers. It was just a few blocks to the beach and the pleasure pier. The house is adorable! I just loved the colors and decor! Thank you for sharing your beach home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susan, Thank you for a great review! We are happy that our home met all of your needs for a great vacation!. Debbie and Pernell
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Fun place!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to relax with a group.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Spot - Tiki Bar - Rum Shack - Poop Deck - Splash
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Moody Gardens
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
DiBella's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Car: necessary

This wonderful home is located just a couple of blocks from the Seawall/beach. Galveston Island has over 32 miles of beaches, and some of the best are within the boundaries of the City’s urban core. It is the ONLY place in America where an historical Southern city sits right on the beach. This means that Galveston is NOT a typical beach town, but a small 19th-Century city, upgraded with today's conveniences, and integrated with modern structures. This creates a totally unique cityscape, which is made up of hundreds of historic homes, a vibrant historic downtown area, an active port and set on the eastern end of The Island is one of the busiest ship channels in the world. There are many restaurants and bars near the home, especially along the Seawall. Parking on the Seawall is $8 a day and since you register your license plate you can move anywhere along the Seawall during the day and not pay more. Parking downtown in the historic Strand District is per hour. You pick a parking spot, take the number off of the space off of the curb and enter that into one of the parking kiosks. Then you are ready to enjoy the Strand district. There you find the historic port of Galveston. With it's many shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. And don't forget to see the historic Victorian mansions along Broadway. Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion are open year round for guided and self-guided tours. Fantastic homes.


Rates & Availability

Kempner Park House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Lone Star Rally 2016
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak Summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation/Refund Policy -
To book the home 50% of the fee's are due. Two weeks prior to arrival the remainder is due. If you must cancel, you must cancel 30 days prior to your arrival to receive a full refund. Also, please note: If you do not disclose that you are bringing a pet/pets, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR FULL DEPOSIT!!

You must 25 years of age to rent his home.

NO Prom, Graduation or Spring Break Parties are allowed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kempner Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Still under construction! Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Original bathroom is completely remodeled with a walk-in shower. Master bath/shower combo, separate toilet area with 'heated and lighted' toilet seat! Half bath is located off the kitchen and close to bunk room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private entrance and attached bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Murphy Bed - 1 twin/ single , In the Dining Room you will find a Murphy Bed for 1 person
    Bedroom 5 - Queen Air Mattress - 1 queen , The air mattress can be used in the laundry area
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Sleeping Arrangements:: Master bedroom is a private suite with a 40' Smart TV, double sink vanity, ceiling fan, bath/shower combo, separate toilet area with 'heated and lighted' toilet seat! Outside access to a relaxing wooden deck area and access into the kitchen. Plenty of dresser space and a walk-in closet for other storage. Middle Bedroom: Queen Tempurpedic bed, ceiling fan, dresser and private closet. Bunk bedroom has 3 twin beds .There is a TV for games, ceiling fan, chalk board, and private closet. Dining Room - You will find a Murphy Bed. This is a twin bed. In the Entry closet you will find a Queen Size air mattress that can be used. For a little privacy, place it in the laundry room on the floor. Extra sheets and pillows are located in the closet in the Master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Galveston is a great historical city with lots of fun activities for all ages!

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