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Island Carriage House Retreat 2 blocks to beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 240 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


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.


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:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Galveston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Island Carriage House Retreat 2 blocks to beach
average rating of 4.77451 based on 102 reviews
Lafayette, LA

Clean, quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our little shihtzu, stayed at this property for our “baby moon”. The location was central to lots of good restaurants. Although the weather was cold and rainy, we enjoyed exploring Galveston’s museums and watching the Olympics in the evening. Perfect property for a couple wanting to relax!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Magnificent gardens

  • 5 of 5

I had a lovely time at the cottage. The gardens are lovely. The cottage is 2 blocks from the beach and my puppy loved playing in the ocean. There are many terrific restaurants and bars overlooking Galveston Bay that are an easy walking distance. I will definitely return to this delightful retreat.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay At The Carriage House

  • 4 of 5

The Carriage House was perfect for the two of us. Private yet close to the beach and the historic district. We found it very comfortable and it met our needs well.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mesquite, Texas

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: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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