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Bill Salario

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach

44 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Down Home Beach Cottage was completely restored/ renovated in 2008-2010. It is located in the old San Jacinto Conservation District, which is on the gulf side of Galveston's famous historic east end. This area was destroyed during the Geat Storm of 1900, and was rebuilt after the hurricane as a neighborhood of 'worker's cottages' to house those working to rebuild the city. You can still get a feeling from the scale and character of the architecture of this neighborhood what it may have been like over 100 years ago. The San Jacinto Conservation District is a neighborhood in transition. This neighborhood has a 'beach bohemian' feel that exudes a more laid back and slower paced existence- even by Galveston standards! Be prepared for quaint cottage, 'funky beachtown' meets down home Galveston!

The cottage is approximately 1,000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and one bath. During the restoration, layers of materials and additions that were installed over the years had to be literally peeled back to reveal the homes original personality. Original cypress siding, windows, interior doors, and heart pine floors were salvaged, while the kitchen and bath were given substantial updates. The goal of the remodel was to retain as much of the period style and scale as possible, in playing up the charm and coziness of the home. The kitchen is 'cook friendly' in that it is well equipped, with everything at your finger tips. The cottage has a homey, cozy feel; and is tastefully furnished with a collection of flea market, thrift store, and antique shop finds. For ultimate comfort, several new items were brought in.

The garden is planted with a mix of perennials, herbs, and tropicals. Sip your morning coffee while rocking away on the front porch. Private back patio is the ideal setting for bar-b-ques or R & R.

The Down Home Beach Cottage is perfectly located for your Galveston stay. It will easily accomodate groups of up to 4 who are wanting to experience what Island visitors affectionatly call 'The Causeway Effect' !

PLEASE VIEW MY OTHER HOMEAWAY LISTING: (3 bed 1 1/2 bath - sleeps 6) 1914 CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW (1 bed 1 bath - sleeps 2) ISLAND CARRIAGE HOUSE (3 bed 2 1/2 bath - 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
Speaks: english


based on 44 traveler reviews

Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach
average rating of 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

Loved the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time staying at the beach cottage. I went for a girls' getaway with a friend and my daughter. The cottage was perfect for us. Charming, clean, and perfect size. It was just us girls and we felt completely safe stying there. I especially loved how the entire property was fenced. Once you pull your car in and close the gate, the front is enclosed by a white picket fence and the back by a standard sized fence. We brought our two chihuahuas and they loved being able to venture out front and out back all on their own.

The bedrooms were great, LOVED the bathroom, and the kitchen as well. The back yard was completely private and we enjoyed grilling out back. We walked the dogs down to the beach, went for long bike rides along the sea wall, and spent hours at the beach (with the dogs), then spent hours playing cards in the charming dining room after the sun went down.

The owners were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint, pretty cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is quaint and well appointed. It served our needs as a family of 4 well. We were able to cook meals effectively and easily walk to the beach. The owner had great communication and details to make our trip easy to manage.

The neighborhood however, is on the lower end of the scale.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Clean, Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very well finished and homey. Very clean and well maintained. We loved sitting out behind the home, very private.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nice Comfortable Home Near the Beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog, and I enjoyed a one month stay in this comfortable cottage. The location was great for us. We took daily walks on the beach mostly in Steward beach. It's also close the the Bishops Palace and the Historic East End homes. This home had everything we needed to settle in for the month. The timing worked so we were able to enjoy Restaurant Week and Mardi Gras during our stay. Galveston is a great place to visit and I highly recommend this rental to anyone that wants a cozy home with a fenced yard.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great holiday visit!

  • 5 of 5

From the ease with which we organized the rental to the welcome package to the comfort and cuteness of the cottage....the four day visit with our family was a great experience. Kudos to the owners who used such good taste in decorating! A short walk to the beach made the location just about perfect. Heartily recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very nice yard, pet friendly. cozy and homy.

  • 5 of 5

In short, I can not wait to go back and visit this location. Surpassed my expectations for location and accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Moody Mansion
The Spot
Grand 1894 Opera House
Railroad Museum
Cajun Greek
Miller's Seawall Grill
Stewart Beach Park
Olympia Grill
Texas Heroes Monument
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
Sonny's Place
Grotto Ristorante
Mosquito Cafe
Saint Patricks Church
Galveston Fishing Pier
Mediterranean Chef
Walmart Supercenter
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Star Drug Store
Old Strand Emporium
Sea Turtle Tours
Island Carriages
Queens Bar B Que
Mario's Ristorante
Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Seawolf Park
Nestle Toll House Cafe
Premiere Cinema
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Benno's on the Beach
La King's Confectionery
Bishop's Palace
East Beach
Original Mexican Cafe
Samuel May Williams House
Fish Tales
Shipley Do-Nuts
Ben & Jerry's
Fisherman's Wharf
Car: necessary

The Down Home Beach Cottage is located on the gulf side of Galveston's historic east end, in the old San Jacinto Conservation District. This home is mere minuites from the bustling downtown Strand shopping district and cruise ship terminal on the harbor side (north), and 3-4 blocks from the beaches and restaurants along Seawall Blvd. and Galveston's gulf side (south). Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach are a 4 - 5 block walk south and east from the cottage.

Spend the day shopping the art galleries, antique shops, and whimsical store fronts of the lively Strand downtown area. Numerous restaurants offering an assortment of choices are within a 1/2 mile radius. 'Mosquito Cafe', 'Pattycakes Bakery', 'Sunflower Bakery and Market', 'Original Mexican Restaurant' to the north; 'Benno's Cajun Seafood', Shy Katz Deli and Bakery , 'Mario's Seawall Itallian' (great pizza), and 'Russo's New York' Itallian to the south... just for STARTERS! Visit one of the grand homes along Broadway to really appreciate Galveston's place in history, or take in The 'Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier', all just minuites from your doorstep! Book a couple of nights before or after your cruise, as the cruise ship terminal is less than a mile and a half , or 4 minutes away.

Moody Gardens aquarium and rain forest pyramids, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and the municipal golf course are within a 15 minute drive to the west end. And then there are the miles of sandy beaches...


Rates & Availability

Galveston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Daily rate 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Bike Rally 2016
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Daily rate 2016 - 17
Nov 7 2016 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $185
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

3 Night minimum stay for Lone Star Bike Rally (November 3 - 6, 2016) $285.00/ night
Dogs allowed with $90.00 pet fee. Additional dog considered with additional fee.
$175 Damage Security Deposit (refundable)
$130 Linens/Cleaning Fee
15% tax (does not apply to stays 30 days or more and damage deposit is non taxable)
Dogs allowed at owner's discretion w/ $90 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered w/ additional pet fee
Payment in full for reservations 30 days out or less
$100.00 cancelation fee
* Must be age 25 or older

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galveston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cottage style bathroom equipped with a restored antique cast iron clawfoot tub with shower attachment. Refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fan, custom vanity, antique bead board wainscoting, and painted shiplap walls, play up the original character of this home. A stackable HE washer / dryer are at your finger tips, located in the closet . Several HE laundry detergent pods are provided for our guests convenience. Professionally laundered bath linens, complimentary bath soap/ shampoo/ coditioner/ lotion/ bath salts, and 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
  • Both bedrooms offer queen size beds with comfortable memory foam mattresses. Quality high thread count bed linens professionally laundered insure a great nights sleep. Central air/ heat, with ceiling fans in each bedroom . Furnished with a comfortable mix antiques and newer pieces, adding to the cozy charm of this turn of the century cottage. Master bedroom with 40' HD TV and blue ray DVD and small DVD library for your entertainment (some may not be appropriate for young children). Great views to the tropical garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The kitchen is stocked with numerous small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, hot air popcorn popper, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, and mini chop food processor). There are an assortment of pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, servingware, dinnerware, and flatware for your use. Spices will be hit and miss- we reccommend bringing your own if you plan on cooking. We do provide an assortment of teas, a starter bag of coffee, and coffee condiments/ sweeteners. We will provide several garbage bags, dishwasher soap tablets, dish soap, and 2 rolls of paper towels. The fridge has a water/ ice dispensor. We encourage you to make yourself at home!

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