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Gorgeous Captain's Cottage with Hot Tub!

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The Captain's Cottage in the heart of the East End Historic District

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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to the Captain's Cottage, located in the heart of the East End Historic district of Galveston Island. A 1900's storm survivor and escaping damage by Hurricane Ike's devastation, the Captain's Cottage is a testament to Galveston's resilience as a coastal hub. Built in the early 1870's by Captain Rufus Jameson, a wealthy shipping merchant, it still contains original features such as the hardwood floors as well as remodeled features and furnishings to catch the historical essence of the home. At the same time, much attention has been given to providing modern conveniences for you during your stay.

Upon entering the Cottage, you will find a wonderful living room tastefully decorated and completed with leather sofas and a flat screen TV. Flowing from the living room into the dining area, you have a counter height table with seating for eight. Our spacious kitchen, perfect for any size group, has granite counter tops, a refrigerator with water and ice dispenser, microwave, and a gas stove/oven that includes a center grill. The kitchen is stocked with plenty of dishes and utensils for your cooking needs. Of course for those who enjoy a cup of coffee, a coffee pot and supplies are provided for your stay as well as multiple other kitchen appliances. The kitchen has an additional table that seats four and stools at the large island for comfortable socializing.

On the main floor you will also find the master bedroom graced with a king size bed and flat screen TV. The connected master bath has a claw foot tub/shower and an antique bureau sink/mirror. A second guest bedroom located off the kitchen includes a queen size bed and flat screen TV. Another full size bathroom is just around the corner from the second bedroom. If you travel up the main wooden staircase in the living room you will find a spacious beach themed bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. This bedroom has a queen size bed, and the bathroom has a shower stall. The fourth and final bedroom, is up a staircase at the rear of the house in a loft style bedroom. It contains two twin beds. Additional bedding is provided on our sleeper sofa in the living room, which folds out into a full queen size sleeper.

Many come to the island hoping to enjoy the great weather the coast offers, especially those southern breezes. A wicker furniture set on the front porch will allow you to enjoy your spot in a historic neighborhood with roses and oleanders blooming in our front flower beds. Or if you prefer more privacy, our backyard is a great place to relax with well manicured yard and flower beds, back porch with patio furniture, or a ground level patio with patio table and grill for dining in the outdoors. A favorite feature of our home of course is the large private hot tub on the back patio. Up to six people can relax and enjoy!

The Captain's Cottage is perfectly situated on Galveston Island for whatever kind of getaway you have in mind. Whether a family vacation, family reunion or special event, couple's getaway, or group occasion it is convenient to enjoy all Galveston has to offer. A quick drive, less than a mile, will get you to the Seawall where the beach awaits you. It is also just 8 blocks to the historic Strand district and adjacent cruise ship terminal area. Many unique restaurants and some of the best on the Island are within a pleasant two block walk. If you are interested in the historic side of Galveston, Bishop's Palace, Moody Mansion, and large number of the historic homes on the Galveston Home Tour are right in our neighborhood, as well as various artist carved statues from the bases of large majestic trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike. Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, and Galveston's newest attraction - Pleasure Pier are other places you may want to take in while visiting Galveston.

Come enjoy our Captain's Cottage! Don't forget to check out our guest book to see what others have said about their stay, and be sure to leave your own comments for those that follow.

Keywords: Historic Home, private home, getaway

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray DVD player to play HD movies or upconvert regular DVDs to make them look even better!...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    HD Channels included....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Main dining area will seat 8 people. Second dining area in kitchen will seat 4 additional people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed WiFi located in home....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large Open Kitchen with granite counter tops, gas stove/oven with center grill, coffee pot with supplies, large toaster, crock pot, mixer, electric skillet...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    including full set of patio furniture...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Sep 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$350 $400
Fri, Sat
July 4th
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
2 night min stay

$850
flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,195
flat fee
Lone Star Rally
Nov 5 - Nov 7, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,275
flat fee
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,225
flat fee
Dickens on the Strand
Dec 3 - Dec 5, 2015
3 night min stay

$975
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 24 - Dec 26, 2015
3 night min stay

$1,195
flat fee
New Year's
Dec 31 - Jan 2, 2016
3 night min stay

$1,195
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250 $325
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

WEEKLY RATES WILL APPLY - 7 nights for the price of 6

Summer season $2095

Standard season $1645

Booking Confirmation and Rental Agreement will be emailed to guests. Payment is by credit card. If reserving 60 days in advance of arrival, 1/2 of rental rate due to reserve, balance and security deposit due at 60 days. If reserving less than 60 days before arrival, balance due in full.


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Last updated: 05/29/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are the Ellis Family - Marty, Julie, Kylie & Clint. We are a family that enjoys traveling. From beaches to the mountains, national parks to museums, we love seeing and experiencing new places. Many times it is the recommendations of others that have led to great experiences in our travels such as kayaking in Homer, AK. Nothing beats an opportunity to leave it all behind and getaway together as a family! Our home in Galveston has allowed us to do that much more frequently.

Why the Owner Chose East End Historic District:
The Ellis family visited the island, staying in the East End Historic District in 2008, before Hurricane Ike's devastation. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and started discussing the idea of owning our own family getaway. We returned to the island after Ike's devastation with the intent of looking into buying a home. Then we found our Captain's Cottage... newly restored and untouched by Ike, complete with an interesting history. We were hooked. Now we visit the island on a regular basis as a home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the unique experience of being surrounded by the beautiful and charming historical homes in our neighborhood. Our location centers us in all the activities we enjoy on the island from going to the beach just a short drive away, playing at Moody Gardens for the day, finding cool stores on the Seawall or the Strand, and then add in the benefits of great local restaurants within walking distance. The only thing remaining is to come home to relax and take a soak in the hot tub.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Captain's Cottage in the heart of the East End Historic District

    The Captain's Cottage in the heart of the East End Historic District

  • Living Room with flat screen TV and queen size fold out sleeper

    Living Room with flat screen TV and queen size fold out sleeper

  • Large Screen TV in Living Room with Blue-Ray DVD Player and HD Cable

    Large Screen TV in Living Room with Blue-Ray DVD Player and HD Cable

  • Spacious kitchen

    Spacious kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV

    Master Bedroom with a king bed and flat screen TV

  • Master bath with claw foot tub

    Master bath with claw foot tub

  • Second bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen TV

    Second bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen TV

  • Second bath downstairs

    Second bath downstairs

  • Loft bedroom with 2 twin beds

    Loft bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • Beautifully landscaped back yard w/ patio furniture, barbeque grill, and hot tub

    Beautifully landscaped back yard w/ patio furniture, barbeque grill, and hot tub

  • The Original Mexican Restaurant - 2 blocks away. Best on the island!

    The Original Mexican Restaurant - 2 blocks away. Best on the island!

  • Mosquito Cafe - 2 blocks away. Great food!

    Mosquito Cafe - 2 blocks away. Great food!

  • Historic 1900 Storm Survivor with front and back porches to enjoy the breezes

    Historic 1900 Storm Survivor with front and back porches to enjoy the breezes

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Second dining area included in kitchen

    Second dining area included in kitchen

  • Large Screen TV in Master Bedroom

    Large Screen TV in Master Bedroom

  • Master bath's antique bureau sink and mirror

    Master bath's antique bureau sink and mirror

  • Large Screen TV in Second Bedroom

    Large Screen TV in Second Bedroom

  • Spacious upstairs bedroom with queen size bed

    Spacious upstairs bedroom with queen size bed

  • New Washer and Dryer for your convenience

    New Washer and Dryer for your convenience

  • Enjoy a soak in the hot tub

    Enjoy a soak in the hot tub

  • Sunflower Cafe - 1 block away. Awesome breakfast and lunch!

    Sunflower Cafe - 1 block away. Awesome breakfast and lunch!

  • Patty Cakes Bakery - 2 blocks away. Great dessert selections!

    Patty Cakes Bakery - 2 blocks away. Great dessert selections!

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 24 hours
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  • Calendar last updated 05/29/2015
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