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Reza Dietiker

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Shell Seekers Hideaway- Secluded, Cozy Retreat for Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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San Jacinto Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable private Cottage, close to the beach

Cozy retreat for two, only 3 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 cook a meal on the bbq, 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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Reza Dietiker (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 with inside the property gated parking , Shell Seekers is a secluded and perfect hide away for two.... .,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)
Shell Seekers Hideaway- Secluded, Cozy Retreat for Two
average rating of 4.888889 based on 72 reviews

Making Galveston Great Again

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in many VRBO rentals and Reza’s is at the top of our favorites list. It’s a lovely, quiet tucked away treasure in Galveston. We visited in sweltering July and enjoyed coming back to the cool hideaway after being out in the sun everyday. Reza has considered every detail in making her place a home-away-from-home for guests—from little side tables and reading lamps to pantry basics (Canola AND Olive Oil) to beach towels and chairs and a beach cooler. (My wife’s a mystery lover and was thrilled that Reza’s selection of books—better than the usual!) Reza is a lovely hostess, although we barely saw her, and her rental is walking distance to the beach and restaurants on the main strip. Truly, the only negative about the place is that you eventually have to leave it!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable, homey and enough room for 2

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with where we chose to stay. Reza was such a wonderful host, we loved the opportunity to not just visit Galveston but to feel like we lived there! 3 blocks from getting your feet in the sand, quiet, and private! We will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I could live there forever

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect spot! The apartment is small but very comfortable, and so well equipped; the deck and patio are perfect for morning coffee and evening wine. I imagine everyone who stays there feels like they've discovered their own little private hideaway. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As always a quiet, clean hideaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Value in Galveston

  • 5 of 5

For the half the price and double the amenities of a hotel, you can't pass up on staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! It truly felt like our own little oasis and we couldn't have been more pleased. The property was just like the pictures and description portrayed, and I have already recommended the property to family and friends. Reza, the owner couldn't have been sweeter or more accommodating and she is doing a great job keeping the property up and making sure it has all the essentials you need. My husband and I loved our getaway so much that we plan to book all our future visits at this little oasis Shell Seekers Hideaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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 blocks from Beach

Minutes from Museums

Pleasure Pier

Moody Mansion

The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Strand Historic District


Surfing lessons


Rates & Availability

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Tax Rate 15.0%

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"Cottage accommodates two guests maximum"

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San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
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
  • freshwater 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 quiet secluded patio with its tropical garden for Sunbathing or babecue'ing and enclosed by a fence is a relaxing and perfect get away.

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