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Lovely Hi-Raised Bungalow at Foot of the Causeway on Offatts Bayou

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Last updated: 07/05/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes bungalow description

Huge outdoor living spaces extend the livability of this high-raised waterfront home. Sleeps 10. Plenty of parking (covered for 3 vehicles but room for several more). This 3 bdrm., 2 bath (up) home on an acre of land fronting Offatts Bayou has more to it than first meets the eye. This property is just over the causeway as you enter Galveston Island, saving you precious travel time you'd otherwise have to spend driving to properties on the other side of the bayou at least an hour away. It features two bedrooms with king-sized beds (one with private bath the other with bayou view). One larger bedroom with 2 twin beds and a double (with bayou view and porch access) across the hall from the second (divided) bathroom. A queen-sized sleeper sofa pulls out in the living room, and, in a pinch, children can sleep on the build-ins under the front windows. Washer & dryer provided in the hall. Flat screen TVs in every room with Blueray players. Wi-fi and basic cable provided. The full kitchen includes oven, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher, refrigerator, and pantry, plus plenty of pots and pans to cook the crabs and fish you catch. Dishes include place settings for 12. Breakfast bar and dining table seat a total of 10. The porch has another table with seating for 4 and bench seating as well as 2 rocking chairs. Downstairs adjacent to the private swimming pool (fenced in for the protection of your children) are 1/2 bath, two outdoor tables with seating for 10, outdoor shower to rinse off after a dip in the bayou or pool, and charcoal barbecue pit with tools. Enjoy 100' frontage on Offatts Bayou with beautiful views, fishing from the private fishing pier with running water and sink to clean your catch, and private boat ramp. This property is quiet at night and in the summer a great place to watch the fireworks from Moody Gardens. If you enjoy watching boats sail by, rocking on the covered porch, sunbathing by the pool, fishing off a pier, waterskiing behind your own boat, fishing in the bayou, playing with your children in a large yard, this place is for you. Google Bakers Landing Gary Greene Vacation Rentals.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Bungalow
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are fine but the fence is not secure and a dog would be able to get out. However the floors upstairs are designed to survive wet bathing suits and pets....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            The 3rd bedroom will sleep a total of 4 children, saving the 2 king-sized beds for the adults....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking downstairs under the house would be okay but not upstairs....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 twin/ single

            Dressing screen, built-in drawers, 32' TV & Blueray player....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            Large closet, dresser, 32' TV, Blueray player, & chair....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Includes large closet, 32' TV, Blueray player, & chair....moreless

          • This master bedroom has small full bath, large closet, 32' flat screen TV, and Blueray player. Also dresser and easy chair. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            There are two full bathrooms up and a half down....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Tub and toilet separated by door from sink....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, outdoor shower

            Rustic sink and toilet downstairs for convenience....moreless

          • Downstairs is a rustic half bath designed to accommodate swimmers and fishermen and partiers so they don't have to climb the stairs. There is also an outdoor shower so one can rinse off after swimming or fishing....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            This being a private home, nothing is shared. The kitchen contains serving bar, plenty of pots and pans for cooking. Plus a blender. Set of knives. Serving utensils. Kettle. Toaster. Cutting boards....moreless

          • Dining:

            8 seats at high-raised table, 2 seats at serving bar. People may also sit at built-ins and on porch table for 4....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Place settings for 12. Plenty of glasses (including wine) knives, forks, spoons, and serving utensils....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Find the blender and trash receptacle here. Salt & pepper. Plus fire extinguisher. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric stovetop with 4 burners. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Rental agent provides set of linens for each party. Blankets provided in each bedroom. Extra linens for built-ins and sofa bed under built-ins....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Rental agent provides towels for each party. Bring extras, especially beach towels. Washer and dryer available....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for 3 vehicles under house but room on property for several other vehicles....moreless

          • Living Room seats 8:

            42' Flat screen TV and Blueray player. Sofa and easy chairs plus side tables....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Stacked full capacity washer and dryer....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Stacked full-sized washer and dryer. ...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Private swimming pool....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central air and heat....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central air and heat....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • If you have a boat, by all means bring it and launch it right from Bakers Landing. The pier holds a sink with running water at which one may clean one's catch of the day. Also, ladder access water for swimmers or water skiers. If you like to porch sit, fix a nice glass of iced tea and sit out on the covered porch and watch the world sail by as you read your favorite novel and enjoy the south breeze and pelicans flying over....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Flat screen TVs in each bedroom and living room...moreless

              • Books:

                Various hardback & paperback books provided....moreless

              Communications

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Private Pool:

                        Fenced in for your children's protection. Bring your own pool floats and toys....moreless

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Upstairs- Porch with seating at table for 4 plus bench seating & two rockers. Downstairs patio with 2 tables, seats 10. One chase by pool. ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        House sits on approximately 1 acre. Plenty of room for touch football, croquet, badmitten but bring your own equipment....moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        Upstairs porch. Beautiful views of bayou, Moody Gardens, and airport....moreless

                      • Boat:

                        Bring your own boat but we provide the boat ramp and fishing pier....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Charcoal grill and tools provided. Locked in downstairs bathroom....moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Can party under house on patio. Seats 10....moreless

                      • Garden Chairs:

                        1...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Away From It All
                      • Historic
                      • Family
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            Private home with 100' frontage on Offatts Bayou, 25' private boat ramp, private fishing pier, and private swimming pool with wonderful bayou views including Moody Gardens & Scholes Airport....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Groceries
                          • Hospital
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Swimming
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Surfing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Cycling
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Antiquing
                          • Churches
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Playground
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Synagogues
                          • Water Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Museums
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Boating
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Fishing
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $500
                          $1,974
                          Peak Season
                          May 16 - Sep 5
                          2 night min stay
                          $675
                          $2,849
                          Fall Season
                          Sep 6 - Dec 31
                          2 night min stay
                          $500
                          $1,974
                          Winter Season
                          Jan 1 - Feb 28
                          2 night min stay
                          $500
                          $1,974
                          Mid Season
                          Mar 1 - May 15
                          2 night min stay
                          $550
                          $2,224

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          All rates quoted are inclusive of all fees, taxes and insurance.


                          Notes:

                          Rates are subject to change with approval of owners. Reserve with Bakers Landing management company: Gary Greene Vacation Rentals. 1-409-944-3220

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                          Last updated: 07/05/2014
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                          Location

                          37.2 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Hobby Airport, Houston
                          7.5 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Galveston Ferry
                          5 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Galveston Railroad Museum
                          0.9 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          I-45
                          3.5 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          61st Street Beach
                          3.3 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Happy Buddha Restaurant & Bar
                          6.9 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Moody Gardens Golf Course
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Clary's Restaurant

                          Car: Necessary

                          Galveston Island is jam-packed with activities for the whole family. If you bring your boat, go ahead and launch it as soon as you cross the causeway and unpack. Otherwise, take a 3.5 mile drive up to the beachfront and cruise the seawall or get out and stroll or rollerblade or bicycle to your heart's content. Find the perfect spot on the beach, and wade in or wait to swim until you return to Bakers Landing where you can swim in Offatts Bayou or in the private pool. Don't miss Moody Gardens which offers a zoo, gardens, beach, waterslides, paddlewheeler, cinemas, aquarium, penguin exhibits, and Rainforest. On the East side of the island, don't miss the Railroad Museum, Art Galleries on Postoffice Street, the Strand Historic District and shops, or see a play at East End Theater Company or the 1894 Grand Opera House. History buffs will enjoy the films about The Pirate Jean Lafitte and the 1900 Hurricane. Learn about oil rigs at the Ocean Starr Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum right around the corner from the historic 1877 Tall Ship Elissa. In the same area are many yummy restaurants or return to Bakers Landing with your fresh fish purchased on the next block from the Ocean Starr (or caught yourself on your fishing trip) and cook it to your taste in the full kitchen.

                          If your schedule permits and you're a history buff, don't miss The Bishop's Palace also known as Gresham's Castle, designed by famous architect Nicholas Clayton. Also, enjoy a drive around the island's East End Historic District where you'll enjoy viewing many historic homes and possibly tour the fully-restored 28,000 square foot 1895 Moody Mansion. Want a free boat ride? Drive down to the Ferry Landing, park your car and walk onto the Bolivar Ferry where you'll cross to the peninsula and back and chance a porpoise sighting as well as cross paths with ships. Finally, seek out one of the eateries locals patronize such as Clary's (on the turn-off to Bakers Landing), Di Bella's Italian, Mario's (either one), Happy Buddha, Olympia Grill, Benno's on the Beach, Queen's Bar-B-Que or Rudy & Pacos. (If you're a bar-hopper, be careful about downtown Galveston. Many places are not safe to be.) Also, don't forget Galveston's newest attraction, THE PLEASURE PIER, at 25th and Seawall!

                           

                          Manager info

                          Year Purchased: 1955

                          About: Our parents build this house in 1963 after Hurricane Carla. Now that our parents have passed on, two of the four siblings couldn't bear to part with the home so we bought out the others, updated and refurbished it over the summer of 2012. We had a ball growing up here, fishing and swimming and playing touch football in the yard. We and our spouses are retired and enjoy fishing when the place is vacant. We hope other people will love Bakers Landing, named for our parents, as much as we do.

                          Why Private Homes:
                          This property is on a street that is the 'real' Galveston, Galveston as it was in the 50s and 60s when we grew up. There are mansions and there are fish camps and lots of homes in-between. The people are all friendly. The area is quiet and secure.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
                          For vacationers, one of the best things is that as soon as you cross the causeway, you turn off onto Teichman Road and come down the street to our home. When you're ready to start your vacation, you don't want to spend an hour or more after you hit the island driving around to your vacation home. Come to Bakers Landing and unpack. Have a quick drink on the porch, enjoy the one-of-a-kind views of Offatts Bayou, Moody Gardens, and the airport while other people are still driving to the other side of the island headed for the rental office and their rental, over an hour away.


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                          Photos

                          • View from the Bakers Landing porch.

                            View from the Bakers Landing porch.

                          • The bayou from BL on a calm day.

                            The bayou from BL on a calm day.

                          • Another view of the pier and sailboats blowing by.

                            Another view of the pier and sailboats blowing by.

                          • Living area looking out onto porch.

                            Living area looking out onto porch.

                          • Eating bar and another view of kitchen.

                            Eating bar and another view of kitchen.

                          • Kitchen. Fully stocked with large pots for cooking crabs and fish.

                            Kitchen. Fully stocked with large pots for cooking crabs and fish.

                          • Floral room with water view.

                            Floral room with water view.

                          • Another view of the king-sized bed in the master.

                            Another view of the king-sized bed in the master.

                          • Another view of 3rd bedroom.

                            Another view of 3rd bedroom.

                          • Bathroom in master.

                            Bathroom in master.

                          • Party area under the porch, 2 tables seat 10. Half bath and outdoor shower.

                            Party area under the porch, 2 tables seat 10. Half bath and outdoor shower.

                          • Table and chairs on upstairs porch.

                            Table and chairs on upstairs porch.

                          • View of pool from porch upstairs.

                            View of pool from porch upstairs.

                          • Sunrise at Bakers Landing.

                            Sunrise at Bakers Landing.

                          • Living area with view into dining area.

                            Living area with view into dining area.

                          • Queen-sized sofa bed sleeps 2.

                            Queen-sized sofa bed sleeps 2.

                          • Built-ins can sleep two children in a pinch.

                            Built-ins can sleep two children in a pinch.

                          • Refrigerator and pantry.

                            Refrigerator and pantry.

                          • Nautical Room (Master) with private bath.

                            Nautical Room (Master) with private bath.

                          • Beach Room: 3rd bdrm with access to the porch and wonderful water view. Sleeps 4

                            Beach Room: 3rd bdrm with access to the porch and wonderful water view. Sleeps 4

                          • Hallway bathroom. Tub and toilet have door separating from sink.

                            Hallway bathroom. Tub and toilet have door separating from sink.

                          • Utility room.

                            Utility room.

                          • Rockers on porch, looking out over pool and Offatts Bayou

                            Rockers on porch, looking out over pool and Offatts Bayou

                          • View of the pool, porch, and house from backyard

                            View of the pool, porch, and house from backyard

                          VRBO #454736

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                          $500 - $675 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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