Lil House by the Sea - 1 Block to the Beach and Pleasure Pier
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Silk Stocking District house description
The Lil House by the Sea has a warm funky atmosphere that is comfortable and fun. It is in the middle of the action only 1 block from the new PLEASURE PIER. The house sleeps 8... has 3 bedrooms and two full bathrooms, a tropical garden area with an outside shower, a large living area and fully stocked kitchen...including a commercial ice machine for filling the ice chest we provide. We have 2 flat screen TVs, DVD player and are wired with dish network and WIFI ....we remembered the lil things too, we have games, books, boogies boards, and tennis rackets. You can even write on our chalk board walls and leave notes in our vacation journal.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Whale Watching
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Paddle Boating
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- We are located one block from the beach and the historic Pleasure Pier....and... conveniently located across the street from our Lil House is Menard City Park which includes the Mcquire Dent Recreation Center, Pirates Pit Skate Park, Scoggins Tennis Courts and a large playground/picnic area. ...moreless
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Funky! Fun! Fabulous!
Funky! Fun! Fabulous!
Ok - this is the MOST fun rental I have EVER stayed in. The location is excellent....directly across from the community tennis courts and skate park, less than a full block from Seawall and beach, 1 block from surfboard rentals @ Ohana, a block from Pleasure Pier and if you cut across the park you can be ordering your burger from The Spot in under 5 minutes. The photos are accurate but still do not capture the festive nature of this home. It is impossible to walk in and not have a change of attitude here.....vacation time on steroids. The living area is comfortable with two couches and an "evil" chair....one of those that puts you to sleep when you sit in it....and two tables - a large dining table plus a smaller one for games. The downstairs bath is very large with excellent water pressure. The kitchen is great...this used to be a sandwich/smoothie type restaurant so the kitchen is open and well appointed. (side note: on Saturday morning a young man came to the door, skateboard in hand, and tried the door knob - locked- he looked confused, looked into the front window, I waved, he grinned and walked away....the 16 year old says "who's that? just a kid who wanted a smoothie I guess, said I - "wow, he's cute!"....so she went out to explain the change in status of the building to him....such an obliging girl....lol. ) If you need ice? Professional icemaker on the back enclosed porch! There is also a washer/dryer there that has been recently added. Makes beach packing SO MUCH EASIER! Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with another full bath.....more room than we needed, but the next time the teenager brings more friends - this IS the house we will be renting. The owner - Liz- is a pleasure to work with- she met us at the house when we arrived, gave us the tour and was a wealth of information as she lives and works on the Island. Parking close to the Pier can sometimes be difficult but there is driveway parking for one car plus Liz provides city parking passes that allow additional space on the street for vehicles. This rental is an excellent choice for size, location and fun-factor. It is hard not to smile just thinking of it.
- Guest LanaM (McKinney, Texas)
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Owner response: OH MY GOSH!!!! Thank you for the wonderful review. I ve put alot of heart into the Lil House to make it comfy and fun! I love sharing the Island and the Lil House by the Sea! It was a pleasure meeting your family...I m cheering your daughter on in her pursuit of a marine biology degree...whoop!!! Thank you again for the great review, Im looking forward to your next visit to the island. Cheers!
We had a fantastic stay but I will say - twice people came to the door inquiring if this was a store or cafe. Once, we found a stranger in the house who thought it was a restaurant. All in all; however, great little house and would definitely recommend it; especially for families.
- Guest bleecor (Houston)
- Date of stay 04/05/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Perfect beach house getaway
Perfect beach house getaway
This house was every bit as nice as the photos show. One block from the beach and pleasure pier, the house served as the perfect location for a Galveston getaway. We were able to walk to not only the beach and pier, but also to several bars and restaurants. With three bedrooms and two full baths, 6 adults stayed quite comfortably for the weekend. I've already recommended this place to several friends.
- Guest Mark (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 10/17/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review Mark G!! So glad you liked our Lil House and had a great time on the island. You were great guests and I hope you come stay again. Cheers Guys
Adorable house with amazing location!
Adorable house with amazing location!
Wow, what an incredible intown location! Across the street from a skate park and playground, a block from the beach, another block or so to the new Pleasure Pier, Murdocks, restaurants, and even a convenience store. And this house just couldn't be any cuter! The owner personalized our arrival with fresh fruit, chips and salsa. It comes with cool accessories including boogie boards, games, a blender, even an ice cream maker, grill and outside shower to wash off the sand. I also have to give props to great water pressure and immediate and plentiful hot water with shower options on both floors. The only downside was the beds weren't especially comfortable, especially if you were the one on the futons downstairs. Also, be aware of steep narrow stairs. With toddlers, we were a little concerned at first, but they mastered it quickly. Probably the greatest compliment was when one of the kids asked if we could buy the place and live here. Final bonus, Fourth of July fireworks on the beach without worrying about parking.
- Guest Multi-generation family gathering (Dallas)
- Date of stay 07/02/12
- Review Submitted 07/11/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Lil' House - BIG FUN!!
Lil' House - BIG FUN!!
We chose this house because it just looked like a great place for our boys to hang out with Dad on Father's Day. Little did we know it will likely become the place we stay every year - a new tradition is born!!! The house has every amenity you need for a beach stay: Kitchen, coffee maker, ice machine, cooler, close to the beach, shower, comfy beds. Done. The patio was a great place for the adults to sit and enjoy a nice breeze and the occasional beer (OK - there were several such "occasions") while the kids were either inside literally drawing on the walls, or across the street watching the many skaters take their turns on the half pipe at the skate park. Christian friendly and close to everything you need. Did we mention our Aussie ("Missy the family dog") also loved the place?? She got around great and loved the easy quick walk down to the sea wall and beach. Liz (the owner) is extremely helpful and easy going and has truly provided a great family place for anyone looking to travel to Galveston and experience what the island is all about! Thanks Liz!!!
- Guest Bex (Houston)
- Date of stay 06/15/12
- Review Submitted 06/22/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.
Starting at 250.00 per night 125.00 cleaning fee local and state sales taxes applicable insurance pets - 100.00 fee
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am a widow and the mother of 5 children. A former retail manager, corporate auditor, ostrich farmer, marine biologist and cafe owner... I now own and manage the Lil House by the Sea. I am looking forward to this new venture and all the excitement and new friends it brings our way.
Why the Owner Chose Silk Stocking District:
My Husband and I had talked about buying this house before he died and turning it into a cafe... since Robert's passing I couldn't travel anymore with my job at NOAA so it seemed the next logical move to make that dream a reality. After totally redoing the house to make it a parkside cafe we opened in January 2010. The family helped me run it and over the 2 1/2 yrs we were open we met many dear friends and neighbors. It however proved to be to much and we closed the cafe and low and behold ...the LIL HOUSE BY THE SEA was born. Heres to new adventures!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are many unique benefits to our Lil House, location location location! 1 block to the beach and Pleasure Pier! Across the street from Galveston's Menard Park and Rec Center, which includes a first class skate park, tennis courts, a playground and a nicely equipped recreation center. All great places to mingle with locals and tourists alike!
Welcome to the Lil House by the Sea
Tiki Room - full size bed, local art and lots of storage space, great vibe!
Fish Tank - 2 twin beds, lockers for storage, awesome views of the Pleasure Pier
upstairs hallway with local art and shells displayed
dining area - large dining table and bar to kitchen
microwave, commercial ice machine, just add your groceries!
View of the Pleasure Pier from the Fish Tank bedroom
Pirates Pit Skate Park
Tropical garden with cool Gulf breezes, wonderful shade and an outdoor shower
White Room - queen size bed, tv/dvd, local art, closet, scenic park views.
Upstairs bathroom stocked with towels n washcloths.
great room, 2 foldout sofas, recliner, chess table and ...walls you can write on
Fully stocked kitchen, many extras, kcup coffee machine, stainless appliances
Downstairs bathroom stocked with towels and washclothes.
Beach, Rec Center, Playground/Picnic area
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Date last modified - Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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