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Gulf Coast Cottage- 2 Blocks from Beach & Pleasure Pier, 4 BR 3 1/2 Baths

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Street view Rinse off from the beach here Front porch and swing Living room. Living room with 46 inch HD Internet TV and cable. Dining room looking into kitchen and back entry room Front bedroom from main entry way. Entry way bath Front bedroom with sitting area. Back bedroom with full bathroom and shower. Back bathroom with shower. Middle bedroom with full sized bed and sitting area. Main bathroom with tub and shower off the downstairs sitting room. Main sitting room with writing desk. Kitchen with island. Mudroom and gathering place leading to the deck and back yard. Upstairs bathroom with tub and sit down shower. Upstairs bedroom with two single beds. Upstairs futon room with two Papassan Chairs and a flat screen TV with Xbox 360 Flat screen HD TV and new Xbox console upstairs in the futon room. Fully fenced backyard with parking pad and automatic roll-up gate. Back deck with a retractable awning that shades over half the deck. Web Kettle charcoal grill

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

East End Historic District house description

Stay at an authentic turn-of-the-century Gulf Coast Cottage, originally built in 1889. The home is registered with the Galveston Historical Society as an actual '1900 Storm Survivor”. This beautiful two-story home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The residence has been updated with all of today's modern conveniences- Central Air, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, two HD flat screen Internet TVs with HD cable channels, a Sony Blu Ray Player, an Xbox console, Netflix, Pandora, and endless other Internet programming.
The wood deck in the backyard extends the width of the house and is equipped with an electronic retractable awning that provides full shade for most of the deck. The property is fully fenced in and offers an automatic 16ft wide electronic gate with remote and car pad. The car pad has enough room to park 2 cars. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on the front porch swing enjoying the gulf breezes. There's also a full size Weber Kettle Charcoal BBQ grill with a built-in prep table.
Much of the home's original wood walls, wood flooring, and 10 ft ceilings are still present throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals including a large microware and portable island bar. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, a blender, and more are provided.

$50 pet fee for house trained or kenneled pets.

To reserve the home 50% of the rental fee is required at booking. The remainder is due two weeks prior to arrival.
You must be at least 25 years old to rent this home.

Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am

Please note, out of consideration for our neighbors, we cannot permit prom, spring break or graduation parties.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            A pet deposit is required....moreless

          • Singles
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is permitted on the front porch, or back deck....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            MUST be 25 years old to rent this home....moreless

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

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • SMOKING - Only allowed on the porches/decks outside please. Must be 25 years old or older to rent home....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Netflix...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Pandora on the TV...moreless

              • Games:

                Some games and puzzles available in the sitting room....moreless

              • Television:

                (2) 46'' flat screen HD TV downstairs with Blu ray player. 37' HD TV upstairs with new Xbox game console and games....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HD Cable with basic channels, Internet TV with Netflix, Pandora and many other apps....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Upstairs and downstairs...moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                New Xbox and older Nintendo...moreless

              • Video Games:

                New Xbox and older Nintendo...moreless

              • Radio
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Game Room
              • Games For Kids

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Churches
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Library
                  • Synagogues
                  • Arboretum
                  • Water Parks
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Marina
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals
                  • Botanical Garden

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Babysitter
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Town
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Beach

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Additional dining table and chairs for 4 in sitting room....moreless

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Broadband Access:

                            Comcast ...moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Comcast...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Central Air & Heat downstairs. Window units in each of the upstairs bedrooms....moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central heat downstairs. Two electric heaters upstairs....moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking On Street
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Free high speed...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Parking pad inside fence with remote controlled operated gate. Fits 2 small cars. Avenue O has recently been designated as Residential Parking by permit....moreless

                          Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Blender
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Pantry Items:

                            Some common condiments are supplied in the fridge and pantry....moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils

                          Outside

                          • Fully Fenced Property
                          • Yard
                          • Outdoor Furniture
                          • Deck Furniture
                          • Porch Furniture
                          • Patio
                          • Wood Deck
                          • Barbecue

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect for two small families with pets!

                            Perfect for two small families with pets!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 03/20/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                            We had a great time in this cute house! It fit our five teens, four adults and small dogs comfortably. The main dining table was great for meals and family games. A bonus for us parents is that in the evenings while the teens were watching movies or playing games, we could walk a short two blocks to the Galvez for cocktails. One thing is though the house is only a few blocks from the beach - the Pleasure Pier was a little more of a trek. If you were to bring bicycles to the house, you could easily ride them to all the Galveston hot spots - including the beach, Pleasure Pier, the Strand, etc. The teens didn't mind the walk to the Pier though! We would defintietly recommend and/or stay at Pelican Place again!

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                          • Gracious old home, Historical city.

                            Gracious old home, Historical city.

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 03/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/14/14
                            Wonderful vacation for a family of several generations. Peaceful trip down memory lane for grandparents as they enjoy the beautiful old city sights and shopping. Thrills for the youngsters with the amusements parks and the beach. This gracious old home accommodated the whole family in comfort. Thank you. Sharon woods

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                          • The place was great! Couldn't ask for more.

                            The place was great! Couldn't ask for more.

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 01/10/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/27/14
                            What an awesome house! We loved hanging in the private backyard and walking to the beach. Two thumbs up; would stay again.

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                          • GREAT VACATION SPOT

                            GREAT VACATION SPOT

                            • Guest Melissa M.
                            • Date of stay 12/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                            Wonderful place to relax. Plenty of room. Upstairs sat up up great for kids. Looking forward to next stay.

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                          • Great place to stay!

                            Great place to stay!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 10/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/02/13
                            The house is like home away from home. Location is perfect. Home is clean and well maintained. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Beautiful Cottage!

                            Beautiful Cottage!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 09/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                            Gulf Coast Cottage is a delightful place to stay. Everything is as advertised plus more. The cottage is clean, convenient and absolutely charming. Having such a comfortable, homey place to return every day made our vacation all the more enjoyable. We hope to return next year!

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                          • It is a very nice place to stay.

                            It is a very nice place to stay.

                            • Guest Carla A.
                            • Date of stay 10/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/14/13
                            We enjoyed staying at Pelican Cottage. The house was nicely decorated and very, very clean. Plenty of linens and towels and dishes, pots, pans and so forth. Very nicely kept place located within several blocks of the Seawall and several restaurants. We enjoyed riding the bikes provided. Also rolled the awning out on the back deck and sat outside when it rained. Plenty of room and games to entertain in the evenings. When we have an opportunity with extended family to stay again in Galveston, we will certainly check to see if it is available.

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                          • Relaxing Stay for Benavides Family

                            Relaxing Stay for Benavides Family

                            • Guest christopher b.
                            • Date of stay 08/19/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/23/13
                            This is the best little cottage on the seawall. We had a great and relaxing stay at the house. We had six persons in our party and everyone found it very homey and relaxing whether we were cooking steaks in the backyard, watching TV after a long day at the beach, or playing board games with our two kids (ages 6 and 4) in the game room. Loved that there was a washing machine and dryer on the site, which we used. We loved the fact that there where full kitchen utensils, plates, dishes, etc... Our family enjoyed catching up over making and eating dinner together, which in this day and age passes us by. My two boys loved the upstairs room, especially the XBOX and games. Last notable thing to say about the house is that it has great access to the back yard/porch area by way of the automatic garage door opener that opens in the backyard. It made everyone safe to know that when we arrived home late in the evening we could drive up onto the property and then close the garage door behind us and be on the property. Very convenient! We plan to book again. Thank you!

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                          • Nice place!!

                            Nice place!!

                            • Guest carolyn h.
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/06/13
                            Nice quiet place.We all enjoyed the place. We walked to the beach and surrounding place,

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                          • Great for our family!

                            Great for our family!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 07/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/29/13
                            This house worked out great for our family. We had 14 folks(2 babies) staying in the house with two in a camper close by. With the TV room with the futon and the small room off the back bedroom it's really a 6 bedroom. Even had a blow up mattress. Plenty of towels which was great because all the kids were back and forth to the beach. The location was wonderful. We appreciated all the small appliances in the kitchen. Owner and manager were good to deal with to set up the rental. We had no need to contact them while we were there. Plenty of parking for us. We enjoyed the beach, shopping and the Pleasure Pier.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Mar 1 - May 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $200 $250
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,375 $4,200
                          Summer
                          May 2 - Sep 5, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $250 $300
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,700 $5,550
                          Lone Star Rally
                          Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          $750
                          flat fee
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $175 $225
                          Fri, Sat
                          $1,300 $2,200
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • Cleaning $100
                          • Tax Rate 15%

                          Notes:

                          Cancellation/Refund Policy -

                          Should you need to cancel your reservation, we will refund 100% of your rental fees if notified within 15 days prior to the Check-in date. Cancellations less than less than 15 days prior to check in date are not eligible for a refund.

                          Please let us know if you have any questions.

                          Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/09/2014
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                          Location

                          • Moody Gardens

                          • The Strand Historic District

                            "We love The Strand Historic District with the fun shops and great restaurants. Don't miss ..."

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                          • Spot

                            "This is a great spot for a beverage and grabbing a burger beachside. This is an easy bike r..."

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                          • Millers Landing

                            "Millers Landing is an easy walk from the house and the perfect spot for breakfast on the bea..."

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                          • Murdochs

                            "Murdocks is a great souvenir shop, but they also have a nice breezeway over the beach with r..."

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                          • Sonny's Place

                            "Sonny's is the neighborhood diner. The food is great and inexpensive and it's very laid bac..."

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                          • Mediterranean Chef

                            "Mediterranean Chef is a great restaurant on the strand serving fresh, authentic Mediterranea..."

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                          • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

                            "The Pleasure Pier is a great spot for the kids. All day rides for 48" and up is $26.99 and ..."

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                          • East Beach

                          • Stewart Beach Park

                            "Stewart Beach is located at Seawall Blvd and 6th Street. Stewart Beach is a laid back and f..."

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                          • Shrimp N Stuff

                            "It's where the locals go for fried shrimp and seafood! At 39th and Ave O, it's an easy driv..."

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                          • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

                          • Sunflower Bakery & Cafe

                          • LA King's Confectionery

                            "The best chocolate malt in the world! And, the salt water taffy is made on site at this old..."

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                          • Mod Coffee House & Cafe

                            "Quiet and relaxing coffee shop in the historic district. We like to ride our bikes here and..."

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                          • Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar

                            "A favorite for a nice meal in Galveston. It's very busy, so make reservations!"

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                          • Mosquito Cafe

                            "For a delicious breakfast or fresh salad for lunch, this place is fantastic. It's my favori..."

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                          • Queen's Bar-B-Que

                            "Great Bar-B-Que for eat in or take out."

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                          • Star Drug Store

                            "For a good, basic breakfast, this is the place. It is in the historic district and inside o..."

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                          • Seawolf Park

                          • Bennos on the Beach

                            "On the beach and casual Cajun style seafood. You can go straight from the beach! The food ..."

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                          • Tola-Mo Bettah Market

                            "This is a fun market on the Strand for beach clothes and other beach items. You can have a ..."

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                          • Rosenberg Library

                            "This is a beautiful historic library and has a Galveston History museum inside. Learn all a..."

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                          • Olympia Grill

                          • Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel

                            "Recently remodeled lobby,beautiful."

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                          • Moody Mansion & Museum

                          • Railroad Museum

                            "Like going back in time."

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                          • Gumbo Bar

                            "Great kettle shrimp!"

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                          • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

                            "Awesome rides"

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                          • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

                            "Fun for the kids!"

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                          • The Spot

                            "A little bit of everything under one roof"

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                          • Nearest Airport: Houston Hobby (HOU) at 42 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Bolivar at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: Interstate 45 at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Porretto Beach at 0.8 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing at 0.1 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Moody Gardens Golf Course at 7 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing at 0.1 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: Hello, We're from Kingwood, TX. With our son away to college and our daughter out in the working world as a nurse, we're now empty nesters. On the other hand, our daughter recently gave us our first grandchild! I grew up only a couple of hours away and was fortunate enough to spend time in Galveston at least once or twice a year. My husband is from North Carolina, but he got to Texas as quick as he could 20 years ago! We both love to travel and have been to several countries and scenic spots over the years, but we keep returning to Galveston for the charm and laid back atmosphere. It's our little get away from it all place.

                          Why the Owner Chose East End Historic District:
                          We have been coming to Galveston to the beach for several years. But we recently realized that Galveston had so much more to offer than just its beaches which are nice. We began taking our bikes with us and started riding through all the Victorian Era neighborhoods, the Seawall, the Strand. Soon we started spending every weekend possible exploring the island and its rich history. We also found that staying in a house was much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. When we came across this adorable vintage 1889 Gulf Coast Style Cottage on a quiet street just around the corner from the Seawall, we knew it was a place that we would love to own. It has been so much fun putting our personal touches on it and finishing out the attic bed and bath rooms. We love the old wooden floors everywhere, the soaring high ceilings, and the beautiful little staircase leading up to the attic dorm rooms and we hope you do too!


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                          Photos

                          • Street view

                            Street view

                          • Front porch and swing

                            Front porch and swing

                          • Living room with 46 inch HD Internet TV and cable.

                            Living room with 46 inch HD Internet TV and cable.

                          • Entry way bath

                            Entry way bath

                          • Back bedroom with full bathroom and shower.

                            Back bedroom with full bathroom and shower.

                          • Middle bedroom with full sized bed and sitting area.

                            Middle bedroom with full sized bed and sitting area.

                          • Main sitting room with writing desk.

                            Main sitting room with writing desk.

                          • Mudroom and gathering place leading to the deck and back yard.

                            Mudroom and gathering place leading to the deck and back yard.

                          • Upstairs bedroom with two single beds.

                            Upstairs bedroom with two single beds.

                          • Flat screen HD TV and new Xbox console upstairs in the futon room.

                            Flat screen HD TV and new Xbox console upstairs in the futon room.

                          • Back deck with a retractable awning that shades over half the deck.

                            Back deck with a retractable awning that shades over half the deck.

                          • Rinse off from the beach here

                            Rinse off from the beach here

                          • Living room.

                            Living room.

                          • Dining room looking into kitchen and back entry room

                            Dining room looking into kitchen and back entry room

                          • Front bedroom from main entry way.

                            Front bedroom from main entry way.

                          • Front bedroom with sitting area.

                            Front bedroom with sitting area.

                          • Back bathroom with shower.

                            Back bathroom with shower.

                          • Main bathroom with tub and shower off the downstairs sitting room.

                            Main bathroom with tub and shower off the downstairs sitting room.

                          • Kitchen with island.

                            Kitchen with island.

                          • Upstairs bathroom with tub and sit down shower.

                            Upstairs bathroom with tub and sit down shower.

                          • Upstairs futon room with two Papassan Chairs and a flat screen TV with Xbox 360

                            Upstairs futon room with two Papassan Chairs and a flat screen TV with Xbox 360

                          • Fully fenced backyard with parking pad and automatic roll-up gate.

                            Fully fenced backyard with parking pad and automatic roll-up gate.

                          • Web Kettle charcoal grill

                            Web Kettle charcoal grill

                          $175 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 04/09/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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