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NEW! ‘Nauti Starfish’ 1BR Galveston Home by Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This cozy 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental cottage in Galveston is perfect for a group of 4 travelers who want to stay near the beach while getting a taste of coastal Texas flair and history. The colorful 'Nauti Starfish' cottage was built in 1905 and recently underwent major renovations. The cottage is nestled amongst other historic Galveston homes, just 2 blocks away from the beach and great restaurants.


Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Living Room: Queen Pullout Bed

Walk through the front door, where you’ll be instantly reminded that you’re on vacation. The recently renovated interior of the ‘Nauti Starfish’ is decorated like a true coastal beach house with seashells and beach paintings.

Kick back and watch your favorite programs on the flat-screen cable TV. The living room has a plush couch and armchair that are ideal for relaxing after an exhausting day in Galveston.

If none of the nearby restaurants sound appealing, just eat in! The fully equipped kitchen features sleek granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, perfect for preparing and cooking all of your favorite recipes.

Dine al fresco and enjoy the fresh sea air out on the patio, which is shared with the next door cottage. Although this space is shared, the ‘Nauti Starfish’ has a private table, sitting area, and gas grill.

The well-decorated master bedroom features a plush queen-sized bed and a door that leads out to the patio. Two additional guests can sleep in the living room on the queen-sized pullout bed with memory foam mattress.

The bathroom features modern appliances and has all of the linens you’ll need during your stay in Galveston.


The ‘Nauti Starfish’ is a short walk to the Galveston Seawall and beach. Rent paddle boards or jet skis by the seawall, or just grab an umbrella and relax on the white sandy beach!

There are tons of restaurants within walking distance from the cottage. Seafood lovers will not want to miss out on eating fresh fish at restaurants by the seawall.

The historic downtown area is a quick drive away from the ‘Nauti Starfish.' You can stroll down the old brick streets and dine at restaurants and shop at stores housed in century-old buildings.

Kids of all ages will enjoy heading down to the Pleasure Pier for fun rides and games. The pier is only a little over 1 mile away from the cottage.


Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


Key Residence Features

- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious patio with table, sitting area, and gas grill, flat-screen cable TV, gas grill, patio, air conditioning, central heat, wireless internet access, in-unit laundry machines, parking, and much more!

- If you're traveling with more than 4 guests, check the availability for this cottage's sister property, the 'Blue Octopus,' Evolve listing #348782 for 4 more sleeping accommodations

- Fantastic location just steps away from the beach! The famous Pleasure Pier is only a 3-minute drive from the cottage. Enjoy fine restaurants and shopping by the beach and down in the historic downtown area


- No smoking

- No pets allowed

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Note that this property shares the courtyard and back patio with its sister property, 'The Blue Octopus.'

- Must be at least 25 years old to book

- Please report any damages that occur to both the Guest Contact and Evolve

More Details

Property Manager
Evolve Vacation Rental Network
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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NEW! ‘Nauti Starfish’ 1BR Galveston Home by Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Nauti Starfish - absolutely beautiful and well done!

  • 5 of 5

The Nauti Starfish was a great one bedroom one bath gem that was just about the perfect get away for two for several days in Galveston! It is so much better than a hotel room since this beautiful little house comes well equipped with its own kitchen and living area/TV room space. It is a two block walk from the Galveston Seawall and is located between 13th and 14th streets. Kristi, the owner and decorator, was by our first morning there checking on their other property next door, the Blue Octopus. It was equally stunning, well done, and well equipped.

I would highly recommend the Nauti Starfish or the Blue Octopus, and we would love to stay at either place again in the future. Kudos to Kristi and her family on two historic places that are inviting, topnotch, and are iconic Galveston!

However, one last thing and a bit of a beef with the VRBO process. Our stay was listed at $150 per night. By the time the various charges and fees (cleaning fees, Galveston Hotel Occupancy Taxes, damage protection, and I'm not sure what else) got added to it, our credit card was charged a bit over $220 per night (all in, all done). That seems steep at over a 47% additional cost above and beyond the listed rate. While we would enjoy doing it again and will highly recommend our stay, the additional fees will make us at least do a double take before we do.

All that said, we enjoyed #GalvestonSummer2017!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real charmer!

  • 5 of 5

This charming beach getaway had it all- upscale amenities, comfy beds, fluffy towels, and TONS of character! The personalized touches, fantastic decor, and beautiful landscaping make this a place you will not be disappointed in! We are a family of four - with two younger children ages 9 and 5 - we found we had plenty of living space to enjoy our time to the fullest!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Katy, Texas

Impeccably decorated and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This little home charms you from the minute you exit your car. There was a beautiful cheese plate and a fantastic bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. The owner spares no expense in taking your comfort and needs into account. We have rented many times from VRBO and the Nauti Starfish by far has been the best. I debated writing a review because this property is so great it will only be a matter of time before it stays completely booked up and I want to keep it to myself. The owner Kristi, made us feel like VIP's and her suggestions on places to eat were spot on. If you are looking for a Ritz Carlton experience and an opportunity to unwind. Your search should end here. We will be back. Thank you for a much needed weekend away from it all!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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