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Island Carriage House Retreat 2 Blocks to Beach

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The c.1914 Carriage House nestled in a garden setting with private balcony!

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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Restored in 2006, this 250 sq. ft. efficiency apartment is packed with character. Ammenities include a kitchenette with sink, mini fridge, microwave, and single burner countertop induction cooktop, with asst. small appliances and utensils/ serving ware for your convenience. The bath features a spacious shower with marble topped vanity. Breakfast table with seating for 2, plush queen sized bed, and 32' flat screen tv w/ blueray dvd player finish out this island hideaway. Bathed in a panorama of natural light, the simplicty of the painted shiplap walls with refinished antique heart pine floors create an aura of calm and relaxation that you will not find in a cramped impersonal hotel room. Take in the ocean breezes and sounds of the surf from your own small private deck. Satellite tv, and wireless internet services are provided. Small charcoal grill on premises (BYO Charcoal)

The Hideaway is built above the carriage house of a 1914 Craftsman bungalow which is located on the opposite end of the property (see Homeaway listing # 905922). The properties are screened from each other by the lush plantings of the garden setting. Whether in search of quiet and reflection, a romantic get away, or simply an alternative to a conforming hotel room, the Island Hideaway Carriage House can provide the ideal setting.
Galveston has an impressive fourth of July celebration (fireworks display are set off at 37th Street jetty 3 blocks away). Beat the crowds by enjoying the display from the comfort of your own private deck, or at the very least , steps from your doorway. Thanksgiving and Christmas are another ideal time to be on the island. The summer crowds have thinned out, the weather is mild (bordering on awesome), and the atmosphere is laid back.
If it is raucious fun and the excitement of the crowds that you're looking for, then come down for Mardi Gras (several Mardi Gras parades march down this section of Seawall Blvd. for two consecutive weekends prior to the beginning of the lenten season. Spring break, Memorial Day, or The Lone Star Bike Rally (usually the first week of November) offer additional opportunities to catch the Island at it's peak, but make sure to book early.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 240 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Must bee 25 or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    pets (dogs) are case by case with additional non-refundable fee. No cats permitted....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Plush queen size bed with high thread count linens provided. 32' flat screen tv with blueray dvd player, satellite tv...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Compact but well appointed bathroom. Spacious shower with rain head, finished with classic period white subway tile. Marble topped vanity. Bar soap, shampoo/ conditioner provided. 2 rolls toilet paper, bath linens provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Mini fridge; microwave; induction burner hot plate; asst. utensils (incl. pot and pan); dinnerware and flatware; coffee pot; toaster , crock pot, blender, rice cooker provided. Assorted teas, starter bag of coffee, and condiments for coffee provided; spices not provided. 1 roll paper towels, dishwashing liquid, garbage bags provided....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    2 blocks to Seawall Boulevard and beaches...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Minutes by auto to The Strand / Downtown...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    cool/heat window unit with heat pump...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    cool/heat window unit with heat pump...moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Professionally laundered bed/ bath linens provided....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Single pull in spot off of street for Carriage House guests. Remaining parking along street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One parking space in front of carriage house; remaining parking along street...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Professionally laundered bed/ bath linens provided. BEACH TOWELS NOT PROVIDED...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Auto drip coffee pot; (starter coffee , tea provided w/ welcome basket of snacks), coffee/ tea condiments provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    misc utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, glassware, flatware, and minimal serving ware/ utensils provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Small kitchenette (single induction cooktop only- no stove). Efficiently equipped ( w/ pot, pan; coffee pot, toaster, small rice cooker, crock pot, blender, misc. utensils... )...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    lushly planted, fragrant gardens ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Small Webber charcoal grill provided. Bring your own charcoal....moreless

  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$95 $135
Fri, Sat
$630 $1,695
Fall/ Holiday 2015
Sep 8 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$90 $125
Fri, Sat
$595 $1,595
Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$85 $110
Fri, Sat
$560 $1,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

$100 security deposit - refundable

$50 Linens/Cleaning fee

15% tax (no tax on rentals 30 days or greater, or on damage security deposit)

Dogs allowed at owner's discretion with $50 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered with additional fee.

Full payment required for bookings 30 days out or less

$100.00 cancelation fee

*SUMMER RATES APPLY FOR MARDI GRAS/ LONE STAR BIKE RALLY WEEKENDS


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.


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Last updated: 05/25/2015
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Location

0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Spot; Drip
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Spot; Queen's Bar-b-q; Brickhouse Tavern
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Seawall Beaches

Car: Necessary

This cozy island carriage house retreat is nestled on the edge of a quiet corner lot in a lush tropical garden setting. Near the Kempner Park neighborhood of old mid town Galveston, we are 2 blocks from Galveston's seawall & beaches. The neighborhood is a quiet collection of bungalows just off the beaten path of the more 'tourisity' parts of the Island, but still in the middle of activity. Island favorites 'Queen's Bar-b-que', 'The Spot ' Restaurant and bar, 'Brick House Tavern', 'The Gumbo Diner' and 'Joe's Crab Shack' are all within 3 blocks along Seawall Boulevard. Island landmark 'Gaido's' Restaurant is 5 blocks farther south (39th Street at Seawall). The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier built over the gulf is 9 blocks east (25th street at Seawall Blvd. The Downtown Strand historic District and cruise ship terminal are within a 5 minuite drive, while Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn water park are an approx. 15 minuite drive west.

 

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Photos

  • The c.1914 Carriage House nestled in a garden setting with private balcony!

    The c.1914 Carriage House nestled in a garden setting with private balcony!

  • Stairs leading up to the Carriage House are wrapped in tropical plantings

    Stairs leading up to the Carriage House are wrapped in tropical plantings

  • Another view from the deck...lots of restaurants within walking distance

    Another view from the deck...lots of restaurants within walking distance

  • Lots of natural light w/original heart pine floors/shiplap wood walls...cozy!

    Lots of natural light w/original heart pine floors/shiplap wood walls...cozy!

  • Very light and bright space invites our guests to relax and enjoy!

    Very light and bright space invites our guests to relax and enjoy!

  • Kitchenette equipped w/frig, MW, small app, pots/pans, dishes/glassware etc.

    Kitchenette equipped w/frig, MW, small app, pots/pans, dishes/glassware etc.

  • View from breakfast nook looking onto private deck.

    View from breakfast nook looking onto private deck.

  • View from kitchenette looking into bath...frosted pocket French door into bath

    View from kitchenette looking into bath...frosted pocket French door into bath

  • Large walk shower w/subway tile wall and rain head shower head

    Large walk shower w/subway tile wall and rain head shower head

  • View of garden looking towards main house from middle of stairs.

    View of garden looking towards main house from middle of stairs.

  • Historic Pleasure Pier just blocks down the seawall at 25th Street!

    Historic Pleasure Pier just blocks down the seawall at 25th Street!

  • Bay side of the Island showing docked cruise ship. Plenty to see and do nearby!

    Bay side of the Island showing docked cruise ship. Plenty to see and do nearby!

  • Off street parking space in front of the Carriage House

    Off street parking space in front of the Carriage House

  • Enjoy the ocean breezes and sounds of the gulf off the private deck

    Enjoy the ocean breezes and sounds of the gulf off the private deck

  • View of the front garden looking towards main house from the base of the stairs

    View of the front garden looking towards main house from the base of the stairs

  • The Carriage House offers HD cable TV/wireless internet/blue ray DVD player

    The Carriage House offers HD cable TV/wireless internet/blue ray DVD player

  • The space opens onto outside deck for a relaxing invitation to the outdoors!

    The space opens onto outside deck for a relaxing invitation to the outdoors!

  • Snack basket provided w/coffee and treats...sit and enjoy the view!

    Snack basket provided w/coffee and treats...sit and enjoy the view!

  • Bath with walk in shower-marble topped vanity; casement window for lots of light

    Bath with walk in shower-marble topped vanity; casement window for lots of light

  • View of garden setting from main house. More screened off now w/ mature planting

    View of garden setting from main house. More screened off now w/ mature planting

  • Walk two blocks to the beach!

    Walk two blocks to the beach!

  • Close up view of Pleasure Pier entrance at 25th & Seawall.

    Close up view of Pleasure Pier entrance at 25th & Seawall.

  • WELCOME to the Strand Historic District.  Shops, restaurants, art galleries.

    WELCOME to the Strand Historic District. Shops, restaurants, art galleries.

$85 - $135 per night (USD)
Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Apartment
Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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