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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • children welcome


About the property

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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Resrvation Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath with shower upstairs and half bath down.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each Bedroom contains one queen-size bed and a single trundle bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

A 1928 2 Story 2 BR home sleeps 6. Walk a block and a half to the Beach!
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very charming and very well decorated equipped with everything you need. The backyard was nice with a back patio grill and furniture. The landlord was very informative and friendly. We didn't even have to drive to the beach just took a short walk across the corner and street. The only problem I had was the door was very hard to lock/unlock but other than that I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic property and very close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

what a wonderful vacation stay, the property is beautiful and extremely well maintained. the owner is very friendly and offered information on best places to visit and eat while we were there. the house is beautiful and decorated in harmony with the age and the grounds are well maintained and look fantastic. the kitchen is fully functional with cooking utinsels and dishes and is a pleasure to prepare food in.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our stay at the Brown Pelican Beach House. We took our three granddaughters and had the best time. Love Mr. Bill - he was so helpful with information about Galveston and what restaurants might be best with little ones, times of low tide/high tide, places to go and things to do. We took his advice and took the Ferry, ate at Millers, and made the most of low tide at the beach. Would definitely stay at the Brown Pelican again!!! Thank you Bill for everything and for locating our lost bathing suits!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

This house is so close to the beach! Lots of places on the seawall don't actually make it easy to access the beach/sand, but this was perfect.

There was a grill in the backyard available for easy use, and we spent a lot of the weekend on that back patio. The air conditioning in the house worked great, and we all had an easy night's sleep.

Thanks for the great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 15.0%

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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Brick Bar & Tavern
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Corse
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Galveston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Beach
A block and 1/2 from house



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