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Shell Seekers Hideaway- Secluded, Cozy Retreat for Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Comfortable private Cottage, close to the beach

Cozy retreat for two, only 3 & 1/2 blocks from the beach and six from the new Pleasure Pier. Situated within the property of the Dietiker's Coral Bungalow, Shell Seekers is a perfect place for a relaxing get away, with a private patio, small tropical garden and enclosed by a fence it gives you a secluded spot to while away the hours or you can catch a breeze on the upstairs deck listening to the waves. The Cottage is compact like a ship's quarters, but with everything you need. The living room has a small seating area with flat screen TV and WiFi. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the major appliances, kitchen utensils, dishes and a bar with 2 stools for a meal. The bedroom has a comfortable Queen sized bed with a Tempur-pedic mattress topper and lots of storage on the side and above. The small bathroom features a tiled shower with beach motif. Bath and beach towels as well as beach chairs and umbrella are provided for your convenience.

Reza Dietiker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Reza Dietiker

Don and Reza are world travelers who love reading, dancing, gardening,walking and each other.

Reza Dietiker purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Reza Dietiker chose Galveston

Reza and Don moved to Galveston in1998 to escape the winters of Connecticut. They love living on the Island and taking long walks on the beach hand in hand and with their three dogs. They also love the year-round beautiful weather that the island has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Conveniently located 3 blocks from the beach 6 from the Pleasure Pier ,and minutes away from The Strand ,Museums, The Grand 1894 Opera House, and great Restaurants,. Clean comfortable and cozy inside; A deck to seat and enjoy your morning coffee, a small private Patio and Tropical Garden to relax after a day at the beach and enclosed by its own fence for privacy and within the property gated parking , Shell Seekers is a secluded and perfect hide away for two.... .,


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking inside the Cottage.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Off the bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) with a very comfortable tempur-pedic mattress topper
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This Cozy Cottage, with its private deck to seat and relax and a private secluded small patio and tropical garden and enclosed by a fence is a relaxing and perfect get away.


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Shell Seekers Hideaway- Secluded, Cozy Retreat for Two
average rating of 4.8764043 based on 89 reviews
Austin, TX

Clean, easy to access, close to beach, and downtown. Perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

Beach umbrella and chairs were provided as well!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cute place!

  • 4 of 5

I loved how comfortable the place was, definetly had everything we needed! We will most likely come again next time we are in the island. Also, Reza was very helpful and sweet!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean & safe

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Bungalow! Quiet, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Quiet and clean. Had all we needed. Host was very friendly. Will stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The Hideaway was perfect. Our host thought of EVERYTHING! I would recommend this cottage to any couple looking for a getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice "hidden gem"!

  • 4 of 5

Great little garage apartment hidden away between palm trees and ever greens. Seems like a piece of tropical paradise that reminds one of Costa Rica. Not far from the beach and quick trips to quirky little bars on the Strand and Post Office Street. The inside is really two rooms with a small bathroom and small shower. Both rooms have portable AC units if you need them. Kitchen had everything you need including a blender for margaritas! Stove and oven work well. There is a microwave. Door has a screen of you want to let fresh breeze in. No noise to be heard. Private parking for one car in back so your car is protected. You have your own private garden Judy down the steps. Owner's house is in front and detached so you really are by yourself. The only downside is the mattress. It's a queen but very bouncy and not too firm thus the 4 stars. Other than that a great place! Reza takes care of everything and is super nice!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Seawall
Moody Mansion
The Spot
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
Mosquito Cafe
Galveston Island Visitors Center
Miller's Seawall Grill
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Lone Star Flight Museum
Joe's Crab Shack
Fish Tales
Original Mexican Cafe
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Star Drug Store
Dolphin Watch
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Rosenberg Library
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Willie G's Seafood & Steak House
Premiere Cinema
Railroad Museum
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
Grand 1894 Opera House
Saltgrass Steak House
Yaga's Tropical Cafe
Mosquito Cafe
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
The Spot
DiBella's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
3 blocks away, Poretto beach and Steward beach

3 and 1/2 blocks from Beach

Minutes from Museums

Pleasure Pier

Moody Mansion

The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Strand Historic District


Surfing lessons


Rates & Availability

San Jacinto Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

100% refund minus processing fees up to 30 days prior to Arrival date, .
Monthly rentals are negotiable.
2 nights min. stay
"Cottage accommodates two guests maximum"
No smoking inside the Cottage.

Owner'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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