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Bill Salario

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Texas Gulf Coast Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bill Salario (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful time here for Mardi Gras! Great location and beautiful home! Thanks, hope to come again soon!
Feb 2012
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based on 38 traveler reviews

Classic Craftsman Bungalow 2 blocks from the gulf on quiet, lush corner lot
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 50 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
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  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than the pictures and our favorite part of our visit to Galveston. Spent a lot of time on the front porch and walking on the beach a few blocks away. Very charming and very comfortable. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house, in every way

  • 5 of 5

We came here for three nights over new year. I kind of regret the five star reviews I've given to houses on VRBO before, since this house tops them all. Granted, I tend to only review when I'm feeling enthusiastic, but still: I wish I could give this property ten stars.

A lot of vacation houses, even nice ones, feel like second homes--that is, a place for the not-so-nice furniture, the cheaper rugs, the overly enthusiastic beach theme and art. This house is beautifully furnished and beautifully arranged--everything is in exceptionally good taste and also really comfortable. The downstairs is huge, with a variety of places to sit, including window seats, a big dining table, and even a little sitting area off the kitchen. It's a place a lot of people can relax on a rainy day. The master bedroom upstairs is a dreamy place to wake up, with windows full of greenery. And the outside is beautifully landscaped. Even the art on the walls is terrific.

The beach is an extremely easy two minute walk. There are a lot of great restaurants in easy walking distance (including Gaido's, one of our favorites).

& the hosts were amazing: not only a really generous array of snacks and drinks, but when they heard there'd been a small glitch with cleaning the house ahead of our arrival--we hadn't even complained, the cleaner just mentioned not getting around to something--they called and made it right.

We wished we lived in this house. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Dallas, Texas

Great Christmas Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time to stay on the property. It was our first time to visit Galveston in the Winter. The weather was wonderful and as usual the house did not disappoint. The property is located in a very quite neighborhood. That makes for an even more restful vacation. Thanks for providing a festive Christmas tree in the living area!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth,Tx

Beautiful Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Bungalow was just perfect. The house is just as the pictures show....beautiful! Very clean, comfortable and close to everything. We could definitely stay here again.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Charming bungalow

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow is exactly as pictured! Adorable, very tastefully decorated, and walking distance to a handful of attractions and restaurants. Every detail was covered to the point of insanity. The wine, the bath salts, the chocolate--such a nice touch for someone arriving from a long plane flight. This was by far the best rental I've ever stayed in and that is saying something because we travel a ton and always rent a house!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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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

Galveston Bungalow Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Bike Rally 2016
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall/ Holiday 2016
Nov 7 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 15.0%

Damage Insurance: $ 49.00
Cleaning Fee: $ 145.00
15% tax (tax does not apply to stays 30 days or greater, or towards damage insurance)
Dogs allowed at owner's discretion. $125.00 non refundable pet fee applies.
$100.00 cancelation fee
* MUST be 25 or older

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Texas Gulf Coast Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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