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Island Carriage House Retreat 2 blocks to beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Efficiency one bedroom apartment with kitchenette, 1 bath with shower, sleeps 2

Restored in 2006, this 250 sq. ft. efficiency apartment is packed with character. Ammenities include a kitchenette with sink, mini fridge, microwave, and single burner countertop induction cooktop, with asst. small appliances and utensils/ serving ware for your convenience. The bath features a spacious shower with marble topped vanity. Breakfast table with seating for 2, plush queen sized bed, and 32' flat screen tv w/ blueray dvd player finish out this island hideaway. Bathed in a panorama of natural light, the simplicty of the painted shiplap walls with refinished antique heart pine floors create an aura of calm and relaxation that you will not find in a cramped impersonal hotel room. Take in the ocean breezes and sounds of the surf from your own small private deck. Satellite tv, and wireless internet services are provided. Small charcoal grill on premises (BYO Charcoal)

The Hideaway is built above the carriage house of a 1914 Craftsman bungalow which is located on the opposite end of the property (see Homeaway listing # 905922). The properties are screened from each other by the lush plantings of the garden setting. Whether in search of quiet and reflection, a romantic get away, or simply an alternative to a conforming hotel room, the Island Hideaway Carriage House can provide the ideal setting.

Galveston has an impressive fourth of July celebration (fireworks display are set off at 37th Street jetty 3 blocks away). Beat the crowds by enjoying the display from the comfort of your own private deck, or at the very least , steps from your doorway. 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 the excitement of the crowds that you're looking for, then come down for Mardi Gras (several Mardi Gras parades march down this section of Seawall Blvd. for two consecutive weekends prior to the beginning of the lenten season. Spring break, Memorial Day, or The Lone Star Bike Rally (usually the first week of November) offer additional opportunities to catch the Island at it's peak, but make sure to book early.

PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER HOMEAWAY LISTING:

homeaway #905922 (3 bed 1 1/2 bath - sleeps 6) 1914 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW

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

homeaway #3915984 (3 bed 2 1/2 baths - sleeps 6) CIRCA. 1915 EAST END HOUSE

More Details

Property Manager
Bill Salario
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Amenities

Galveston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Compact but well appointed bathroom. Spacious shower with rain head, finished with classic period white subway tile. Marble topped vanity. Bar soap, shampoo/ conditioner provided. 2 rolls toilet paper, bath linens provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Plush queen size bed with high thread count linens provided. 32' flat screen tv with blueray dvd player, satellite tv
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mini fridge; microwave; induction burner hot plate; asst. utensils (incl. pot and pan); dinnerware and flatware; coffee pot; toaster , crock pot, blender, rice cooker provided. Assorted teas, starter bag of coffee, and condiments for coffee provided; spices not provided. 1 roll paper towels, dishwashing liquid, garbage bags provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Island Carriage House Retreat 2 blocks to beach
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 99 reviews
5

Perfect Hide Away in the Trees!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days in Galveston and found the Carriage House to be the perfect place to start and end the day. It was clean, decorated beautifully and had all the provisions we needed. Just a few blocks from the seawall, yet it was quite, felt very private during the day and night with a lovely yard and porch to sit and enjoy the shade.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesquite, Texas
5

Very peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This quaint cottage is well maintained and perfectly appointed. Comfy bed to tuck into at night. Hidden amongst lush foliage, we sat and drank coffee each morning on the small deck. The only thing we could hear were the gulls overhead. The grounds are really pretty. Location is super convenient. Walking distance to seawall and restaurants. Bill was prompt with communication. I would highly recommend this Carriage House Retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute space in the trees

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect to enjoy the beach and other Galveston attractions. Clean and cool.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin texas
5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in this wonderful tidy cottage and enjoyed it immensely.

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly what we were looking for; close to the beach and food while private and safe. All at a very affordable price!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute and cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the interior of this tiny little abode. Most beach houses go for the tacky beach decor, but this one was so beautifully done! White shiplap walls surround you and stunning hardwood floors are under you. This place was the perfect size for my fiancé and I, pretty tiny but we liked that about it! Few bugs here and there, but when it is surrounded by a lush garden I wouldn't expect anything else! I would say the only con was not having a real ice machine and large fridge, but we are spoiled in that way! The location was great to everything we wanted to do and was just such a relaxing place to come home to in the middle of the day for a sun kissed nap, or at the end of a long day to get ready for the next! We loved being able to park in front of the garage and felt safe the entire time as well. Wish we could have stayed longer and can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Austin, Texas
5

My husband and I enjoyed the quiet coziness of this little apartment. It was a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was great. The tiny kitchen was still equipped enough to cook for two. It was very private and cozy.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Spot; Drip
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Spot; Queen's Bar-b-q; Brickhouse Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Seawall Beaches
Car: necessary

This cozy island carriage house retreat is nestled on the edge of a quiet corner lot in a lush tropical garden setting. Near the Kempner Park neighborhood of old mid town Galveston, we are 2 blocks from Galveston's seawall & beaches. 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, 'Brick House Tavern', 'The Gumbo Diner' and 'Joe's Crab Shack' are all within 3 blocks along Seawall Boulevard. Island landmark 'Gaido's' Restaurant is 5 blocks farther south (39th Street at Seawall). The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier built over the gulf is 9 blocks east (25th street at Seawall Blvd. 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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Three (3) night minimum stay for Lone Star Bike Rally.
$100 Damage security deposit (refundable within 72 hours upon inspection by cleaning service)
$50 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/ $50 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.