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Sugar Shack on the Gulf, Upper Unit (2 independent units available)

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


San Jacinto House Rental Photos and Description

2 unit Cottage: Each unit has 2 Bedrooms + a sleeper sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


Sugar Shack on the Gulf is a bright, breezy, well-decorated vacation getaway. After a concierge check-in with our property manager, a Certified Galveston Tourism Ambassador, we hope you enjoy our historic home! Built circa 1902, this quaint two-unit cottage is located just two blocks from the seawall! Sugar Shack has been completely renovated, with original hardwood floors, high ceilings and a fully appointed kitchen including granite counter tops and a glass tile back splash. This unit, located upstairs, has one bedroom with a king-size bed, a second bedroom with a full size bed and a sectional sleeper sofa (queen size) in the living room. The downstairs unit is also available for rent...for more information, please see VRBO listing #712838. Everything about the decor of this charming cottage harkens back to it's historic island roots!

Each unit has a private front porch and spacious back deck that beckon you for morning coffee and evening margaritas to the sound of crashing waves, just blocks away. The private, fenced-in private back yard is beautifully landscaped with luscious tropical plants. Highly desirable, private off-street parking is located behind the backyard fence.

Rates: VRBO allows owners to specify weekly and monthly rates. Ours are: weekly $121/night and monthly $60/night. We also offer a 2 week rate of $90/night, however the system won't allow us to make this quote automatic. Please reach out for more details. Also, monthly rental rates are not available March, June, July & August.

This home is walking distance to some of the locals favorite watering (and eating!) holes....including Captain Jack's, Saltgrass Steakhouse & ShyKatZ Restaurant.


Keywords: Galveston, historic, quaint, cozy, cottage, bungalow, restful, seawall, pleasure pier, private

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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About Tony

I'm a native Houstonian, who grew up on Galveston's enchanting beaches. Sugar Shack is our second property on the island. Galveston has changed so much over the years...never been in better shape than today! My husband and I hope you fall in love with Galveston just as we have!

Tony purchased this house in 2009

Why Tony chose Galveston

We love historic homes! The proximity to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with it's abundant wildlife and recreational activities could not be beat!

What makes this house unique

This historic home is 1 1/2 blocks from the seawall and the Gulf of Mexico!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Sugar Shack on the Gulf, Upper Unit (2 independent units available)
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway spot within walking distance to the beach. Everything you need for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review Cary! We pride ourselves on making Sugar Shack on the Gulf the kind of place we like to stay in, so glad we met your expectations!
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Great place to stay for beach goers

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to the beach, but yet in a quiet neighborhood. Ron was very helpful about what to see and with information about the island. Very responsive to our needs and fixed whatever we asked. We loved our week there and will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had an enjoyable stay and that we met your expectations! Welcome back any time!
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay very clean and great location. Ron was very helpful and easy to deal with. Would highly recommend staying at the Sugar Shack.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the kind review Derk, we're very glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our time here at the Sugar Shack as our last little getaway before school started back! It was the first time we ever booked a house to rent and it was a wonderful experience. Ron was a pleasure and very helpful. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely visit again. This house was close to everything and still very relaxed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad we made a good impression on your first VRBO stay! Thank you for the kind words about our property manager; he's a real treasure, we're lucky to have him!
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Stayed in the lower unit of the Sugar Shack

  • 4 of 5

Rented the Sugar Shack for the week of 8/3 thru 8/7/2015.. My son's very first time to see the ocean. He loved it!!! We were close to the beach and close to any thing we needed. Our home away had everything we could possibly need to make us feel like we were in our own home. We only had one complaint the whole time and that was the guest staying above us..they were loud and seem to run races from one end to the other for hours keeping us all awake til late in the evening. The managers were great and very helpful..we loved our trip and will be back and will definitely recommend the Sugar Shack to anyone heading Galveston way!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, I'm so happy to hear that ya'll enjoyed your visit to the island and that you found Sugar Shack comfortable and conveniently located! We worked hard to outfit the unit with everything a family may need. I'm so sorry to hear that the upstairs guests were inconsiderate of ya'll. I am glad to hear that in spite of that situation, you still felt that our property managers did a great job. While sometimes it's difficult to balance the needs of two sets of guests, I'm lucky to have Tony & Ron, two of the best/most professional managers on the island...they are our greatest assets! Thank you again for the honest and kind review, we look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Loved the Sugar Shack

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Sugar Shack for our mom's getaway trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad ya'll enjoyed your stay!
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This cottage is located 10 blocks from the Pleasure Pier! Great tours available on the island....see the one of the best collections of Victorian Architecture in the United States, either by horse drawn carriage or segway! Other tours definitely worth your time, Duck Tour & Island Tree Sculpture! More information upon request.


Rates & Availability

San Jacinto House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $175

Manager'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.
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San Jacinto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 in each unit
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Information for this rental, the Upstairs Unit: King size Bed (1), Full Size Bed (1) & Sleeper Sofa (1) *****Also available for rent seperately (VRBO listing #712838): Downstairs Unit: Queen Size Bed (1), Bunk Beds (1) & Sleeper Sofa (1) Each unit (rented seperately), sleeps 6 and has 2 bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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