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Karen MacKechnie

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Weekend Get-A-Away in Pleasure Pier District!

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Texas Gulf Coast Apartment Rental Photos and Description

'Spacious Apartment close to the seawall'

Spacious upper level apartment located in the Pleasure Pier District just blocks from the Seawall, beach, Pleasure Pier, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. This spacious Victorian home has two beautiful, but distinctly different apartments with the downstairs unit owner occupied. The upstairs apartment is a one bedroom unit which will accommodate 2 to 6 people comfortably. The bedroom includes a queen bed & one queen bed & queen futon in living room for additional sleeping accommodations. Hardwood floors, tall ceilings, a spacious eat-in kitchen, updated bath with claw foot tub and 15x18 upper deck. Step out and enjoy the wonderful sea breezes on the private spacious upper deck or step down to the tropical garden s. This private home features several patio areas, BBQ grill, 40 ft tall palm trees, porches and curb street parking. Park your vehicle and leave the stress behind. Hibiscus Hideaway is a short 2 block walk to the Pleasure Pier plus the beach, seawall and all its attractions.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen MacKechnie (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Karen MacKechnie

I grew up on the Gulf Coast and have rarely lived far from the beach. The morning walks on the beach with the cool sand seeping thru my toes, watching the Galveston Air Force (lol....pelicans flying in formation), and all the sounds and sights of living close to the coast have always been in my soul. Bienvenidos Y Mi Casa es Su Casa!

Why Karen MacKechnie chose Texas Gulf Coast

An avid kayaker for many years I would bring my kayak in from Houston to Galveston and one day found this lovely home which soon became home for me and my kayak. I have spent many years here on the island enjoying the sunsets, walking the beaches and playing in the waters. I wish this joy and peace for you in the time you are at my lovely home.

What makes this apartment unique

This lovely space offers a spacious upper deck with wonderful cool breezes. The tropical gardens, hammock and hot/cool tub await you after a long day in the sun. The lower unit is owner occupied.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful home! We all had so much fun - even our dogs Kismet & Cooper! Our bulldog Cooper even got his own beads at the parade! He was the hit of the party! The kids loved the beach & Pleasure Pier! thanks again for your hospitality & making us feel at home.
Jul 2014
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Weekend Get-A-Away in Pleasure Pier District!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Lovely charming home!! close to everything 🌺

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Hibiscus Hideaway! Very charming and was nice to sit on the veranda and feel the cool sea breeze. Gardens were lovely and we really loved getting to know you two and getting to play with your dog.

It truly was like a home away from home❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from a 3 night stay at the Hibiscus Hideaway and couldn't be happier with the experience. This was our first trip to Galveston and we were looking for a more personalized experience than a busy hotel or high rise condo. This apartment is in a great location, it is bright and airy with a wonderful patio. We cooked most of our meals there, we walked to the beach & Pier (w/ 3 kids.) Property was a great fit for our family of 5 and we really appreciated the shower in the yard to rinse off after the beach! Parking was super convenient and right in front of the house. Would definitely recommend this property to friends and would come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location, close to everything, clean, quiet, great beds. Stairs are a little steep but other than that Had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to the Seawall, Pleasure Pier. Great balcony, comfy beds. Loved the convenience of having a kitchen to cook meals.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, Clean, Convenient. Wonderful outdoor shower. Right around the corner from Pleasure Pier and beaches. Washer/dryer convenient. Gas BBQ rocks. If you get weary of the din of the window a/c units, turn off the one in the bedroom and leave the fan going with the interior doors open then sleep like a baby. Thanks for the welcome wine too!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat within easy walking distance of activity.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Funky and comfortable inside (bright colors and art work, books, wine, cozy bed) with an outdoor deck overlooking a lush garden with wind chimes, palm trees, hammock and hot tub. So peaceful yet one can see the action from the thrill rides at Pleasure Pier. Alma and Tommy were very welcoming and provided everything one could need to make it feel like home. They were quick to answer questions and fix anything not quite right. They welcomed my dog like one of the family. Highly recommend kayaking in the marsh land through the State Park system; such a different view of the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Fish Tales
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Pleasure Pier/Seawall Beach
Car: not necessary

2 blk walk to the seawall & Pleasure Pier, rent a bike surrey & cruise the seawall, watch the waves at Murdocks enjoying a cool beverage, enjoy all the activities at the Pleasure Pier and dining at Bubba Gump. Fish tales is around the corner, Dominos Pizza, Millers cafe and so much more.


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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Please check on event rates and holiday rates.

50% of the rental rate, cleaning fee and security deposit must be received at time of booking. Balance due must be received 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations made within 30 days to arrival all funds are due immediately.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Texas Gulf Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 spacious bathroom with tall ceiling, pedestal sink and quaint claw tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen size beds, Sleeper Futons (1) queen futons
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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