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The Mermaids Historical Tale was built in 1907 and refurbished in 2010. She is 2200 sq ft designed for entertaining and comfort. The Mermaid has a giant chefs kitchen with 2 inch mahogany countertop, hardwood floors and a underwater backsplash mural. Lots of windows with the high ceilings set a show place for guest. A kingbed is in the Captains Quarters located downstairs with a full bath. Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms upstairs with sleeping for additional 8 people. This house is perfect for families with children over 12 or mature adults that like to have a good time.
Sit outside and hear the beach or cruise ships horns. Have a drink on any of the 3 porches then wake up grab your coffee and walk on the beach. The beach is 4 blocks away and has shopping or chair and umbrella rentals or fast food. This spot on the beach is great for watching the morning surfers. Many of the restaurants on the island are dog friendly. Nightlife is walkable to the Mermaid. Also if you get the chance attend church on the island.. some of the oldest churches in Texas are located in Galveston and the services are simply unforgetable.
Please note The Mermaid is one of the few houses listed with a screened in porch for those common southern summer nights that need mesquito protection. The Mermaid has a picket fence and a place to pull a car in for off street parking. Please note we have a 3 night minimum June1st through Sept 1st...unless only 2 nights are available between rentals. Please visit our Facebook page ' Galveston Vacation Rentals'
Keywords: Southern coastal island beach home with historical background
King size beds (2) In the downstairs master bedroom and in the Liferaft room, Queen size Beds (2) 1 in the Sea-esta room
1 in the Flamingo room, Twin or Single Beds (2) 1 in the Flamingo room, 1 in the Liferaft...moreless
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About the owner: We're Mark and Ramona Boeker, Ramona works as a investor/ realtor and house flipper on the side....Everyone that came to see this house thought we would be out of our mind to sell it. It is truly one of the most comfortable homes I've ever been in. You just love it when you walk in and get the 'Honey I'm Home' feeling. We decided the only way to do this was to rent it out. I really put my heart into this one and I think you will enjoy our old coastal home with a really beachy attitude.
Why the Owner Chose East End Historic District: Our purchase of the Mermaid was more of a rescue to help the island out after Hurricane Ike. A crazy thing happened we fell in love with the island, the people, the attitude and all the crazy fun places to enjoy here. We are located in a very safe and friendly environment.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Location! Location! Location! Walk to Mardi Gras, The Strand, The Wharf, The Opry House, The Beach, Dolphin watching, Segway tours or dinner. Lounge in your PJS while your kids walk to get donuts for breakfast. Most all weekends something is happening downtown just a walk away. Don't forget the restaurants too many to name. If you bring a bike your possiblies are endless. The best part is G town has the attitude of Austin, Texas 20 years ago.