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Karen MacKechnie

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Oasis - Relaxing Vibes and Wonderful Gulf Views-a Block from the Beach

35 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 1-6

SPICE ISLAND

This Galveston beach bungalow style house was built in the 1930’s. Sometime during the 1940’s the bungalow was divided up into several 1 bedroom ‘shotgun’ style apartments.

The house, Oasis, now has three beautiful, but distinctly different apartments. Each one took on their own personality and feel as we restored and furnished them.

Apartment # 1 is lovingly referred to as 'Spice Island'. You will fall in love Spice Island's architectural features, from built in bookshelves, graceful arches to a stained glass window in the bathroom. Let the apartment's natural lighting and island breezes wash over you and transport you to simpler time and place.

The front porch is the perfect place to have a morning tea or coffee as you watch the sunrise over the water or relax in the cool evening breeze with a ginger beer or a vanilla shake.

Spice Island is perfectly located for all Galveston activities. A block away the historic Pleasure Pier, beach and seawall awaits you. The view from the porch will allow you to know right away if you should take your surf board or fishing pole with you to the water. If the beach is not on your agenda, a healthy walk or pleasant bike ride through the beautiful Silk Stocking district will take you to Galveston's historical downtown. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a short 15m drive down the scenic seawall.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen MacKechnie (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveler reviews

Oasis - Relaxing Vibes and Wonderful Gulf Views-a Block from the Beach
average rating of 4.7714286 based on 35 reviews
5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoys staying at this house. My husband and I have 2 young kids and 2 dogs and all fit comfortably in this house. It is clean and in a great location. We have stayed here several times and are sure to stay again! Thank you Karen for a wonderful place to stay on our trip, you are so very sweet! Can't want to see you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect size and perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is quaint and cozy!! It was everything we expected and more! Only a block off the seawall and literally across the street from Pleasure Pier! We were able to use the grill and make burgers one night! The front and back outdoor seating areas are perfect places to relax! Walking distance to pretty much everything! Karen was very responsive and we were able to bring our 4-legged son with us who loves the water! We will definitely return soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Great location. Short walk to several activities.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Relaxing stay. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and taking in the ocean air. Definitely plan on staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

As always, relaxing and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

As always, relaxing and peaceful

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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4

Relaxing and dog-friendly

  • 4 of 5

Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, attractions and a dog park. The locals in the neighborhood (mainly the dog owners) were friendly. The house itself is clean and well maintained with the necessary appliances (minus the dishwasher). The porch and backyard allowed for relaxing. Communication with owner very responsive. We are open to visiting again

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Intimate and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Oasis was a great little get away! Perfect for a couple or smaller family!

Karen was amazing! Easy to reach and even checked to be sure we were doing well by personally stopping by! She is VERY dog friendly. There is no real yard for your dog to go in; however there are plenty of areas along the street. You are only about a block away from a dog park as well! Being one block off the sea wall was great! You dont have to worry about taking your car once you park! Very easy access to the beach and pleasure pier.

If I were to have any complaint; it would be the WIFI. Very weak and unable to stream movies. It was storming one day while we were there, so we decided to watch a movie (as the sat went out). We were unable to connect our chromecast and stream. But this is a very MINOR problem.

Overall: I HIGHLY recommend staying here. I'm sure that all of Karens other properties are just as nice and clean! Will def be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
72 Kilometres
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Kilometres
The Float
Nearest Ferry
5.4 Kilometres
Galveton Ferry
Nearest Golf
10.5 Kilometres
Galveston Island Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Fishtails
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Seawall beaches
Car: recommended

Galveston Island is a barrier island on the beautiful Texas coast, less than an hour south of Houston. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and step back in time to one of the most important cities on the gulf coast during the late 1800 hundreds. The amazing architecture and the beautiful ocean views are worth a visit all by themselves; then add in the next 100 years changes from pop culture to beach living and you have a perfect vacation waiting to happen. To top it all off the Historic Pleasure Pier is just across the street with all it's sites and sounds, restaurants and bars within walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

Galveston Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$882
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Amenities

Texas Gulf Coast Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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