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A 1928 2 Story 2 BR home sleeps 6. Walk a block and a half to the Beach!

Galveston, TX, USA
  • House1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 Bedroom house with queen bed and single trundle bed (two Twins) in each room.

The Brown Pelican Guest House is named in respect for the native Eastern Brown Pelican that fishes our coast daily. Built in 1928, this charming house is nestled in the Historic Fort Crockett Neighborhood of Galveston’s military past located in the central area of the island. The upstairs portion of the house offers two bedrooms, each has a queen sized bed and twin sized trundle beds.

Only a block and a half from the beach, you can see the ocean from the second story of the house. Just a short walk or drive to all seawall attractions, including restaurants, shopping, fishing piers, bike and jet ski rentals, and the newly opened Historic Pleasure Pier! Less than a ten minute drive will get you to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens. The Strand Historic District offers walkable shopping, eateries, and bars. The island also offers many historic mansion tours and has several museums.

For extra room see the VRBO listing for The Gulf View Bungalow listing #402246 for details about renting our other guest house on the same property. Also see our new listing on VRBO and Home Away at The Seashell House listing #509073.


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Calendar last updated:
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    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Each Bedroom contains one queen-size bed and a single trundle bed.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
          • Full Bath with shower upstairs and half bath down.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Water View
            • Waterfront


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Non-Operational fireplace in the living room.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      Public street parking only.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Please see your agreement for access and password.


                        • Catering Available
                          The Galveston Take Out Taxi can deliver food from all Local Restaurants.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is complete with dishwasher, microwave, stainless steel pots and pans, dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, bowls, cookie sheets. Everything for a home cooked meal.
                        • Refrigerator


                            • Dining Area


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Tv in each bedroom and main floor livingroom.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Lare patio right outside the back door. Table and chairs are provided. Ther are also some plastic chairs you can use.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • marina
                                        • botanical garden
                                        • cinemas
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • churches
                                        • museums
                                        • recreation center
                                        • restaurants
                                        • synagogues
                                        • theme parks
                                        • water parks

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • antiquing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • paddle boating
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • sailing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • parasailing
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • racquetball
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Outdoor shower.

                                                          42 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Enjoyable stay for our family

                                                          Rob B.

                                                          This was the first time visiting Texas for our family of four. We spent the last 5 days of our vacation in Galveston this house. Bill, the owner was very kind and met us at the home as soon as we arrived and showed us around. He was very helpful with giving us ideas of places to visit and eat in the area. We ventured to Houston a couple days which really wasn't too long of a drive. The Seawall and beach were just a block away and easy to get to. We had expected access to a washer and dryer, but must have overlooked this during our search. We were able to wash and rinse some of our clothes in the deep kitchen sink and there was a clothes line in back to dry our clothes on, which worked fine. We also weren't completely prepared for mosquitos while sitting out back. So bring bug spray, regardless where you stay. We saw a few more cockroaches than we would have liked to indoors and did buy bug spray to take care of them as well.

                                                          Overall, we would definitely recommend this home for its comfort, decor, space and enormous amount of character. Their are window AC's throughout the home which kept it cool on the warm days we were there.

                                                          I like the beach house a lot it was fun and was next to the beach.

                                                          Daveon S.

                                                          We had a blast at the beach house and had a funn time I would like to visit again sometime. Thank you for letting me stay here best choice ever🔥

                                                          Great location and really nice home!

                                                          Billy S.

                                                          This home was built in the 1920s and had a ton of character.

                                                          A wonderful choice

                                                          Dan v.

                                                          My family and I were very happy with this choice. Bill exceeded our expectations by a landslide. He really cares about people and wants them to have a great time! May God bless him!!!


                                                          Tiffany T.

                                                          It was so nice, the Owner let us in Friday afternoon and let's you be unless you need something. Such a nice guy that when we left he called us to make sure everything was ok and had wanted to tell us all goodbye. Definitely will be coming back in April


                                                          Jason T.Arlington TX.

                                                          My family stayed a week there incuding kids and we absolutly loved the house. Bill is so kind and welcoming to his home. Its is perfect distance from everything and a walk way from the beach. I recomend this house it is perfect!


                                                          Galveston, TX, USA



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