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Victorian Jewel of Galveston: Walk to the Pleasure Pier/Beach/Seawall

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

East End Historic District house description

The Victorian Jewel is situated in the heart of Galveston’s charming Silk Stocking Historic District. Centrally located, you will be minutes from the many attractions that Galveston has to offer. The beach is only a five minute walk away where after your day at the beach, dimmer controlled lighting sets the perfect romantic mood for a glass of wine or intimate dinner.

This 2,246 sq. ft. John Rourke home has the distinctive double gallery front porch and offers the ambience of the past and present with its beautiful hardwood floors and tall ceilings. The living room has comfortable seating and an entertainment center with a 42” TV (Satellite-Direct TV). The spacious cheery kitchen has antique tin ceiling tiles on backsplash and ceiling and equipped with all the modern conveniences of home. The dining room features a Duncan Phyfe antique table. The Victorian Jewel sleeps 6 comfortably with all SERTA PILLOW TOP MATTRESSES and luxurious bedding. The downstairs bedroom has a full sized canopy bed. Upstairs, the master bedroom has a king sized bed and the guest bedroom has a Queen sized four poster bed. The TV/sitting room is convertible to a fourth bedroom (with a new queen sleeper sofa) to accommodate an additional 2 guests for a total of 8 guests. There is a full bathroom downstairs and has an antique claw foot tub. There is also a full bathroom upstairs wth a shower/tub combination.

Start your morning with coffee on one of the two bricked patio gardens, tastefully landscaped with colorful flowers and plants and listen to the doves cooing.

Kempner Park is only 2 blocks away where you can stroll among the tall palm trees and century old live oaks. It is one of the few surviving Victorian-era parks in Texas. The park is also home to the 1880 Garten Verein Pavilion.

The beautiful echo of the church bells tolling take you back into an era of long ago. Also, if you get the chance to attend church on the island…some of the oldest churches in Texas are located in Galveston and the services are simply unforgettable

Island magic and positive energy surround this Galveston beauty built in 1860, as it is a survivor of Mother Nature wraths of Hurricanes from the Great Storm of 1900 through the 2008 Ike devastation.

Because The Victorian Jewel is located in the heart of Galveston, you will be minutes from many attractions such as the Historic Strand, museums, art galleries, great birding sites, dining and even affordable fishing charters. Family-oriented attractions like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and The Lone Star Flight Museum are just a short drive away.

Restauraunts abound- whether you are in the mood for Mexican, Seafood or Italian, they are all nearby. Arrange for a horse drawn carriage ride to and from dinner by calling Island Carriages (409) 765-6951.

From miles of sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty. The Victorian Jewel is the perfect place to unwind during your Galveston Island Getaway



Keywords: VICTORIAN, Silk Stocking HISTORIC District, 5 MINUTE walk to the BEACH, SEAWALL, PLEASURE PIER & KEMPNER PARK, 1/2 block from MARDI GRAS parade route, Centrally located, 5 miles to SCHLITTERBAUN & MOODY GARDENS, within minutes to STRAND, Galveston Historic Home Tour, Galveston Artwalk, Dickens on the Strand, Mardi Gras, Bikers Rally

Property Type

  • 2246 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Small house trained dog will be considered on a case by case basis...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years of age...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

            With pillowtop Serta Mattress...moreless

          • Den/TV Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            52' TV with VCR/DVD & Direct TV...moreless

          • Master Upstairs: 1 king

            with Pillowtop Serta Mattress and 42' TV with DVD/Direct TV...moreless

          • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 double

            29' TV in an antique cabinet with Direct TV...moreless

          • Upstairs Queen bedroom closet has a child's table with dolls and stuffed animals. The King bedroom closet has dress up items for girls....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub

            Features an antique claw foot tub....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Freezer
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Toys:

            One of the bedroom closet has a child's table with dolls and stuffed animals. The other bedroom closet has dress up items for girls....moreless

          • Television:

            Direct TV 52' in the den/TV/sitting 42' TV in living room 19' TV in downstairs bedroom 42' TV in master bedroom...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Direct TV 52' in the den/TV/sitting 42' TV in living room 29' TV in downstairs bedroom 42' TV in master bedroom...moreless

          • Stereo:

            Radio located inside of an old antique radio cabinet....moreless

          • Games:

            Various Board games available...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Video Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            2 bricked patio gardens, tastefully landscaped with colorful flowers and plants....moreless

          • Bicycles
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic
          • Family

          Activities

          • Pier Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Cycling
          • Swimming
          • Medical Services
          • Sailing
          • Tennis
          • Surf Fishing
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Kayaking
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surfing
          • Golf
          • Jet Skiing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Wind-Surfing
          • ATM/Bank
          • Horseshoes
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Sight Seeing
          • Boating
          • Restaurants
          • Museums
          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Theme Parks
          • Groceries
          • Horseback Riding
          • Laundromat
          • Hospital
          • Antiquing
          • Shelling
          • Miniature Golf
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shopping

          Other Activities

              • Centrally located, you will be minutes from many attractions that Galveston has to offer such as the Pleasure Pier, Historic Strand, museums, art galleries, great birding sites, dining and even affordable fishing charters. Family-oriented attractions like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and The Lone Star Flight Museum are just a short drive away. Restauraunts abound- whether you are in the mood for Mexican, Seafood or Italian, they are all nearby. Arrange for a horse drawn carriage ride to and from dinner. Galveston has much to offer and explore and our home is right in the middle of all you could dream to do... it just needs you :) Enjoy your stay and Be Blessed!...moreless
               

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              • Wonderful, warm, inviting home!

                Wonderful, warm, inviting home!

                • Guest Christi W.
                • Date of stay 03/09/14
                • Review Submitted 03/14/14
                This home is delightful! The pictures don't do it justice! It was so much fun to stay in Galveston knowing the house we were in was a part of the real history of the community! The home is accommodated well....we ate several meals there. The kitchen is well stocked. The bedrooms are arranged well...we brought 3 girls and they "claimed" the upstairs area! They loved the T.V. Room...it was where they stayed most of the time we were there at the home! The house is in a great central location and allowed for getting around as we needed. We would definitely stay here again!

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              • Bride and her maids

                Bride and her maids

                • Guest Bride and her maids (Pearland, Texas)
                • Date of stay 12/28/13
                • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                We stayed in Galveston the night before and night of my daughter's wedding. The house was great! There was room enough for the bride and her bridesmaids and mom. We had the rehearsal dinner catered to the house (it was a small group of about 20 people) and were able to really visit. We also took the pre-wedding pictures there - they turned out awesome. We would definitely consider it again for a quick get trip out of Houston.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • lovely home in a great location!

                lovely home in a great location!

                • Guest sylvia B.
                • Date of stay 11/15/13
                • Review Submitted 11/22/13
                We rented this home for a girls getaway weekend and had a wonderful time. The house was very nicely decorated and had some interesting "artifacts"! We think there might have been a ghost which added to the aura of the old place. The beds were all very comfortable and it was just big enough for the 8 of us (plus 3 small children). It is also very close to the beach which was an added plus. Just wish we had been able to spend more time. We would definitely rent here again!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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              • A Wonderful Stay!

                A Wonderful Stay!

                • Guest Kim T. (Kingwood, TX)
                • Date of stay 08/22/13
                • Review Submitted 08/28/13
                This home is so appropriately named! The Victorian Jewel is exactly that – an absolute jewel. She is beautiful, with every historic aspect and architectural feature flawlessly intact! We felt totally at home - it was as if she opened her doors and welcomed us inside. Perfectly sized for a mid-sized group, the owners, Julie and Hal, left nothing amiss. We particularly appreciated the “emergency” supplies, which really came in handy when I discovered that I had forgotten my razor! Everything that we could possibly have needed was there for us. We didn’t even eat out once. We cooked every meal in her more than efficiently equipped kitchen, and had our meals family-style in her beautiful dining room. The Dress-Up Closet and Tea Table were a huge hit with my four-year-old niece. She had such fun playing dress-up - it kept her entertained the entire time! What a fantastic idea on Julie’s part! Being a former resident of Galveston and no stranger to historic homes, this little “jewel” had everything that I expected and more. Julie and Hal are so very accommodating, and were graciously flexible with our arrival and departure times, as this trip was relatively short and we wanted to enjoy every possible minute there. We will never again rent a hotel on our frequent visits to the island – why would we want to when we can have so much more enjoyment in this fantastic home, and I haven’t even mentioned the convenient location, being close to everything there is to do on the Island – Beach, Strand, and everything in between. I will definitely return as often as possible, and will make the Victorian Jewel my home away from home. Thank you again, Julie and Hal, for being such gracious hosts, and for sharing this wonderful piece of Galveston history with us! You made us feel like family! We will be back – again and again!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

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              • DuckTown

                DuckTown

                • Guest Cheryl Carter1 (Taylor, TX)
                • Date of stay 08/02/13
                • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                The property was great; and the location was even better! Walking distance to the beach/pleasure pier. You can walk to Seawall Blvd to eat, shop or walk along the beach. We had six 18+ years old young adults, THE BEACH was the main concern. They enjoyed the bikes that were available to ride, the boogie boards, and the beach toys! The upstairs living area was great for them to hang out. They thought the house was awesome. The owners were great! I would stay here again.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Great house

                Great house

                • Guest CIndy (Aquilla)
                • Date of stay 07/19/13
                • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                We totally enjoyed our stay at your home. The home was perfect for our stay. My daughter was married in Galveston and there were some beautiful places in the home to take pre wedding pictures. The owners were always kind in any correspondence. Thank you for a very enjoyable time. :) I would recommend the home to others.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, pet owners.

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              • Great location & charming home

                Great location & charming home

                • Guest Anonymous (Houston, TX)
                • Date of stay 07/13/13
                • Review Submitted 07/18/13
                We so enjoyed our stay at the Victorian Jewel! The house was very charming and extremely clean. The location was perfect -- a short drive to the beach/seawall and the Pleasure Pier. Minutes from the Strand. It didn't take us more than 5-10 minutes to get anywhere. The owner provided a great welcome guide with instructions and restaurant suggestions, which was greatly appreciated. The house looked just as pictured and was very quaint and cozy and all beds were very comfortable. My daughter absolutely LOVED the dress up room and tea party room set ups. What a fun addition. The only negative I would say is that the downstairs A/C is very loud. We would definitely stay here again in the future!

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Galveston weekend

                Galveston weekend

                • Guest sherryeh (Fort Worth, TX)
                • Date of stay 06/27/13
                • Review Submitted 07/10/13
                We had a great time. The house was very nice and well kept. Beautiful furniture. Owner was helpful and prompt with info. No problems at all.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Perfect house perfect location

                Perfect house perfect location

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 06/09/13
                • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                I wanted to find a house that survived the 1900 storm for a special trip for my elderly mother. This was perfect. The house was great and it is in a great location I could not have asked for anything else. The beds were awesome. My daughter loved the old fashion waffle maker. The manager or the owner was awesome.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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              • 3 bedroom is a jewel in a great location

                3 bedroom is a jewel in a great location

                • Guest Joe Stafford (Fort Worth, TX)
                • Date of stay 05/30/13
                • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                We stayed here while attending our son's graduation from UTMB. Nice bedrooms with nice furnishings. Really liked dining and living areas. Easy access to Seawall and short drive to Strand. Zoned A/C kept temps very comfortable.

                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.

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              Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $295
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              $245
              $1,575 $4,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $100
              • Pet Fee $50
              • Tax Rate 15%

              Notes:

              NO PARTIES ALLOWED!! (small gatherings for bridal shower, bridal luncheon is ok)

              NO SMOKING UNIT

              Winter Texans Welcome

              For rentals over 30 days, no hotel tax is charged


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


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                6 BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH/SEAWALL

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                Rudy & Pacos View on map

                When visiting Galveston Island, you simply can't miss the Island's most unique dining experience, Rudy & Paco. Rudy & Paco features grilled seafood and steak with a South and Central American sabor. Relax and unwind with your favorite cocktail while enjoying delicious Antojitos. Rudy & Paco is located next door to The Grand 1894 Opera House, and is a great choice for pre-show dinner specials. Note: Shorts are not allowed in main dining room at dinner, but are accepted at the bar. Lunch is casual and shorts are acceptable. Reservations are recommended. 2028 Postofffice St (Postoffice at 21st St) Galveston, TX 77550 Hours of Operation Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Dinner: Monday – Friday,%

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                Shrimp & Stuff View on map

                THE BEST SHRIMP EVER!!!! Casual Dining Shrimp n Stuff, known for affordable and delicious seafood dinners, po-boys, gumbos and salads, has been an island mainstay since it opened for business in 1976. The 'locals' have supported our reputation for value, freshness and flavor

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                Millers Seawall Grill View on map

                THE BEST CRABCAKES EVER!!!! Great breakfast!!! Close enough you can ride the bikes to breakfast.

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                Rainforest Cafe View on map

                Take Avenue O to 53rd street and turn left toward seawall.

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                The Spot View on map

                Great place on the seawall. Avenue O to 32nd street, turn left and go all the way to seawall.

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                Salsa Mexican & Seafood View on map

                Very good Margaritas!! and food!!! Take Avenue O to 41st Street, turn left toward seawall. Turn right on seawall and Salsa will be on right a couple of blocks down.

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                Queens BBQ View on map

                Voted Galveston County's Best Bar-B-Que by readers of The Galveston County Daily News, family-owned and operated Queen's has been serving up hickory-smoked favorites for over 25 years. And it's experience like that that explains why you can count on some of the best barbequed beef, ribs, links, smoked turkey and ham, Texas-Style chili, and mouth-watering, finger-lickin' fixin's anywhere in the Southwest! They're located at 35th Street and Avenue S, just one short block from the Seawall - and convenient from anywhere in Galveston. Phone orders are welcome, simply call at (409)762-3151. And if you'd like them to bring the party to your house, they'd be pleased to talk to you about Queen's Catering Plans. Hour

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                Pleasure Pier View on map

                World-class amusement park is on its way to the Seawall! This multi-million dollar family destination brings the glory of Galveston's famous history into the present with fun for young and old. Pleasure Pier making a splash in Summer 2012! 16 Amusement Rides Midway Games Pelican's Bag Gifts & Sundries Lolli & Pop's Candy Shoppe Live Music & Entertainment Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant Gump on the Run - Quick Service To-Go Much More!

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                Menards Skate Park View on map

                The skate park is located in Galveston's Menard Park at 2119 27th Street. It's open from 6am to 10pm daily. The park is free. Skaters are warned they skate at their own risk. Riders are required to wear a helmet and pads. No bicycles or roller blades are allowed.

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              Year Purchased: 2011


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              Photos

              • Entry way

                Entry way

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Breakfast table

                Breakfast table

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • Downstairs Full size bed

                Downstairs Full size bed

              • Let's play dress up! Located in Master bedroom closet.

                Let's play dress up! Located in Master bedroom closet.

              • Let's have tea! Teddy bears to dress up and play with in Guest closet.

                Let's have tea! Teddy bears to dress up and play with in Guest closet.

              • Downstairs bathroom

                Downstairs bathroom

              • Bricked patio area 2

                Bricked patio area 2

              • Victorian Jewel of Galveston

                Victorian Jewel of Galveston

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Dining Room

                Dining Room

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • TV room with Queen bed sleeper.

                TV room with Queen bed sleeper.

              • 2nd upstairs bedroom with King size bed

                2nd upstairs bedroom with King size bed

              • Upstairs 3rd bedroom with queen size bed

                Upstairs 3rd bedroom with queen size bed

              • Upstairs bathroom

                Upstairs bathroom

              • Bricked patio area 1

                Bricked patio area 1

              • The Victorian Jewel is located in the center.

                The Victorian Jewel is located in the center.

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