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Classic Craftsman Bungalow 2 blocks from the gulf on quiet, lush corner lot

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2-3 Bedroom (t v room with full size day bed); full bath up, half bath down

Ca. 1914 Craftsman Bungalow located 2 blocks from the seawall offers a peaceful setting surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Lovingly restored in 2006, ammenities include a well equipped gourmet kitchen, updated period style baths, and comfortable eclectic furnishings. Enjoy the views from the breakfast nook overlooking the private rear gardens.

The bedrooms (upstairs) include a master suite with queen memory foam mattress; 2nd bedroom with queen memory foam mattress; and t v room , with full size day bed, and 37' t v w/ blue ray player and satellite service.

The open floorplan downstairs allows for lots of natural light. The large front porch provides a relaxing retreat for enjoying the ocean breezes and sounds of the surf. The bedrooms and full bath upstairs provide a cozy environment for a good nights rest. A full size stackable washer/ dryer in the bath closet, satellite tv, and wireless internet services are also provided for your convenience.

The neighborhood is a quiet collection of bungalows just off the beaten path of the more 'tourisity' parts of the Island, but still in the middle of activity. Island favorites 'Queen's Bar-b-que', 'The Spot ' Restaurant and bar, 'The Gumbo Diner', and 'Brick House Tavern' are all within 3 blocks along Seawall Boulevard. Island landmark 'Gaido's' Restaurant is 5 blocks down the Blvd

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier built over the gulf is 9 blocks east. The Downtown Strand historic District and cruise ship terminal are within a 5 minuite drive, while Moody gardens and Schlitterbahn water park are an approx. 15 minuite drive west.

The best feature of this home, however, is it's peaceful and calming effect it has on all who visit. Whether for a quiet get away for a small group, or for a family vacation get away, the Beach Bungalow provides the perfect setting.

Galveston has an impressive fourth of July celebration (fireworks display are set off at the 37th Street jetty 3 blocks away). Thanksgiving and Christmas are another ideal time to be on the island. The summer crowds have thinned out, the weather is mild (bordering on awesome), and the atmosphere is laid back.

If it is raucious fun and excitement you're looking for, then come down for Mardi Gras (several Mardi Gras parades march down this section of Seawall Blvd. See mardigrasgalveston for details) , Spring break/ Memorial Day, or The Lone Star Bike Rally (usually the first week of November).

The Beach Hideaway Carriage House efficiency located on site is also available for additional occupants (sleeps 2) if needed (see our Home Away listing #972233 for additional information).



homeaway 972233 (1 bed 1 bath - sleeps 2) ISLAND CARRIAGE HOUSE

homeaway 972234 (2 bed 1 bath - sleeps 4) DOWN HOME BEACH COTTAGE

homeaway 3915984 (3 bed 2 ½ baths - sleeps 6) CIRCA. 1915 EAST END HOUSE

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Property Manager
Bill Salario
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The first thing I noticed on arriving at the prairie style home was the beautiful landscaping and lush vegetation to complement a

beautiful corner lot home on a wide open street. The low profile picket

fence with brick columns and swing gate was great entrance to the inviting

sitting porch.

Having lived in Galveston for 8 years, I am all to familiar with musty

odors of old homes with poor ventilation and underachieving air

conditioning. Upon entering the home the air was fresh with great AC both

upstairs and downstairs - a must in the summer months of Galveston.

The main living area is expansive yet very cozy with crisp architectural

lines that open to the dining area - all complemented with beautiful old

window seats facing east, south and west.

The kitchen has all modern amenities needed yet subtlety dove tailed into

an old home. The original "mud room" has been converted to a comfy and

warm sitting area that leads to the beautiful, lush backyard.

All the sleeping quarters (3) upstairs have great beds and the furniture is

tastefully done. The master bedroom has a nice sitting/reading area and

the view from the windows is like a tree house looking through the

beautiful trees. The spacious bathroom is crisp, clean and white with a

lion's bathtub - adaptable for a shower if you so desire. The furniture

throughout the home is tastefully done, very functional - some new - some

very beautiful antique pieces that complement this formidable unique old


I know Galveston well - lived there 8 years and frequently return at least

3 times a year. I could write reviews for the top 4 hotels. My wife and I

decided to try a home for a change and we hit the jackpot. We will not be

going back to the congested hotels...this home is very tranquil and

peaceful. My biggest concern is that after patrons read this review - it

will likely keep it more occupied when we may need it!
Jun 2016
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Kempner Park Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs half bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Restored antique clawfoot tub with shower fixture
  • Bath soaps, shampoo/ conditioner, bath salts provided (may want to bring extra). 2 rolls toilet paper per bathroom provided. Bath, hand, and wash towels included. We do not provide beach towels. Full size stackable washer/ dryer w/detergent included for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress, reading nook
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full size 'day bed' with conventional mattress, 37' tv
  • . Professionally laundered bed linens included (maximum occupancy 6).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Bed and bath linens are included, and are professionally laundered. Toilet paper (2 rolls per bathroom) provided, but recommend bringing extra. Complimentary bath salts, bath soaps and shampoos provided, but recommend bringing extra for long stays. Charcoal grill provided, but charcoal and lighter fluid not included (welcome to use what may be on premises). Assorted teas, coffee, condiments are provided. Spices are hit and miss- recommend bringing your own, but help yourself to what may be on hand... One roll of paper towels provided. Complimentary snacks on kitchen counter for your enjoyment.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Classic Craftsman Bungalow 2 blocks from the gulf on quiet, lush corner lot
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 59 reviews

Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

WOW !! This incredibly peaceful home was so hard to dart with. We could have easily stayed another week. The well kept landscaping set a tropical ambiance right off the bat. The home was nestled in a quite neighborhood however, it was within walking distance to shops, the beach and one of the best restaurant in Galveston. The home really hit all five senses of relaxation. Which is why we came to get away from the city life. Inside is a scene from an HGTV home, updated that has any homeowner in awe over the craftsmanship. Extremely clean inside. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The kitchen was immaculate and the view out to the landscaping was nice. The backyard has a table where we enjoyed the provided coffee, and watched birds fly in and out of the landscaped gardens. Overall experience was nothing but greatness. We can't wait to come back and visit this blissful home for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prefect place

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect, located 2 blocks from seawall, great restaurants, a short drive to Strand. Will absolutely book again for vacation.

Clean and well maintained. Everything in its place, Everything we needed for stay.


  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite rental ever!!

  • 5 of 5

This house went above and beyond all expectations! To this day, this is one of our most favorite choices!! My husband and I travel quite a bit, and we stay in VRBO rentals all over the world. We have a supper club that gets together every other month. We wanted to do something different, so decided to have a "destination supper" and spend the weekend in Galveston. What an amazing treat. The kitchen was more than well stocked. There was everything we needed, and more, to cook our 4 course dinner! The house is very charming, the beds are all very comfortable, we loved hanging out in the living room in the evenings and the property was beautiful. We were there in the summer of 2014 and I'm ready to go back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is amazing-perfect blend of history and modern comfort! Clean and well appointed! The owner thought of everything to make us feel at home! Best family vacation we have ever had!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the house is absolutely perfect, we highly recommend it!!!

Very cute house and very comfortable and so close to the beach!

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Super nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time at this house. My wife and two boys absolutely loved it!

Favorite attractions included:

front porch and yard area


upstairs bath

Bluetooth speaker and puzzle

living room

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
'The Spot Tiki Bar'; 'Drip'; 'Brickhouse Tavern'
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
'Queen's Bar-b-que'; 'Joe's Crab Shack'; 'The Spot
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf (Seawall Blvd.)
Car: necessary

Classic 1914 Craftsman bungalow located on a quiet corner lot near the Kempner Park neighborhood of old mid town Galveston, we are 2 blocks from Galveston's seawall & beaches. Located just outside of the more touristy parts of the city, you are within walking distance to locally favorite restaurants 'The Spot', 'Queen's Bar-b-q', 'Brickhouse Tavern' 'The Gumbo Diner', and 'Joe's Crab Shack'. Island landmark 'Gaido's Seafood' (39th Street and Seawall),and 'Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier' (25th and seawall) are a few blocks farther. The Historic Downtown Strand shopping district/ cruise ship terminal, Moody Gardens, and Schlitterbahn Water Park are within a 5 to 15 minuite drive.

Other Activities: Hit the seawall (2 blocks from your door) for sandy beaches, trinket and t shirt shops, or an informal meal/ cocktails with a view. The Strand Historic District (downtown) offers an array of unique shops, art galleries, and antiquing, not to mention the numerous dining opportunities. The bustling cruise ship terminal is located on the harbor side of downtown.

With miles of sandy beaches, numerous historic neighborhoods (from Victorian and Italianate villas to craftsman bungelows- check with The Galveston Historical Foundation for homes open to the public), The Grand Opera House and East End Theatre Company, and numerous bars and other venues for live entertainment and music; there are ample opportunities to keep yourself entertained.

Moody gardens for Rainforest pyramid, aquarium, IMAX, and 'Palm Beach'; Schlitterbahn Water Park; Golfing; Deep Sea Fishing expeditions; Harbor Tours; 'Duck Tours'; Segway Tours; Bicycle rentals... or just lay out on the beach and relax!


Rates & Availability

Kempner Park Bungalow Rental Rates

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Daily Rate 2017
Feb 7 2017 - Feb 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Three (3) night minimum stay for Lone Star Bike Rally.
$300 Damage security deposit (refundable within 72 hours upon inspection by cleaning service)
$120 Cleaning/ linen fee
15% hotel tax (does not apply to stays 30 days or more; damage deposit is non taxable)
Dogs allowed at owner's discretion w/ $90 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered w/ additional pet fee. Must provide details.
Fully refundable if cancelled 30 days or greater out. No refunds if cancelled less than 30 days out.
* Must be age 25 or older

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