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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 Blocks from the Beach

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This charming ca. early 1900's cottage offers the guests a step back in time!

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The Down Home Beach Cottage was completely restored/ renovated in 2008-2010. It is located in the old San Jacinto Conservation District, which is on the gulf side of Galveston's famous historic east end. This area was destroyed during the Geat Storm of 1900, and was rebuilt after the hurricane as a neighborhood of 'worker's cottages' to house those working to rebuild the city. You can still get a feeling from the scale and character of the architecture of this neighborhood what it may have been like over 100 years ago. The San Jacinto Conservation District is a neighborhood in transition. This neighborhood has a 'beach bohemian' feel that exudes a more laid back and slower paced existence- even by Galveston standards! Be prepared for quaint cottage, 'funky beachtown' meets down home Galveston!



The cottage is approximately 1,000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and one bath. During the restoration, layers of materials and additions that were installed over the years had to be literally peeled back to reveal the homes original personality. Original cypress siding, windows, interior doors, and heart pine floors were salvaged, while the kitchen and bath were given substantial updates. The goal of the remodel was to retain as much of the period style and scale as possible, in playing up the charm and coziness of the home. The kitchen is 'cook friendly' in that it is well equipped, with everything at your finger tips. The cottage has a homey, cozy feel; and is tastefully furnished with a collection of flea market, thrift store, and antique shop finds. For ultimate comfort, several new items were brought in.
The garden is planted with a mix of perennials, herbs, and tropicals. Sip your morning coffee while rocking away on the front porch. Private back patio is the ideal setting for bar-b-ques or R & R.
The Down Home Beach Cottage is perfectly located for your Galveston stay. It will easily accomodate groups of up to 4 who are wanting to experience what Island visitors affectionatly call 'The Causeway Effect' !

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Must be 25 years of age or older ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs accepted on approval with $90 non refundable pet fee. No weight limit. Additional dogs considered for additional cost. Cats not accepted (due to allergies)...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    memory foam mattress...moreless

  • Both bedrooms offer queen size beds with comfortable memory foam mattresses. Quality high thread count bed linens professionally laundered insure a great nights sleep. Central air/ heat, and ceiling fans in each bedroom allow the guest to customize his individual comfort level. Furnished with a comfortable mix antiques and newer pieces, adding to the cozy charm of this turn of the century cottage. Master bedroom with 40' HD TV and blue ray DVD and small DVD library for your entertainment (some may not be appropriate for young children). Great views to the tropical garden. Front bedroom looks onto the front porch, and into a lush stand of bamboo in the back garden. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Cottage style bathroom equipped with a restored antique cast iron clawfoot tub with shower attachment. Refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fan, custom vanity, antique bead board wainscoting, and painted shiplap walls, play up the original character of this home. A stackable HE washer / dryer are at your finger tips, located in the closet . Several HE laundry detergent pods are provided for our guests convenience. Professionally laundered bath linens, complimentary bath soap/ shampoo/ coditioner/ lotion/ bath salts, and 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen is stocked with numerous small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, hot air popcorn popper, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, and mini chop food processor). There are an assortment of pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, servingware, dinnerware, and flatware for your use. Spices will be hit and miss- we reccommend bringing your own if you plan on cooking. We do provide an assortment of teas, a starter bag of coffee, and coffee condiments/ sweeteners. We will provide several garbage bags, dishwasher soap tablets, dish soap, and 2 rolls of paper towels. The fridge has a water/ ice dispensor. We encourage you to make yourself at home!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Video Library:

    60+/- dvds (check ratings for suitability for the kiddos!)...moreless

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    central A/C...moreless

  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality bed linens professionally laundered...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Public street parking in front of property...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    One small parking pad inside front picket fence for small car/ suv...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Quality bath linens professionally laundered...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stack full size HE machines. Detergent pods provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Programmable drip pot. Asst. teas, coffee, coffee condiments provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans,, bake ware, knives, cutting boards, serving ware, asst. small appliances (crock pot, hand mixer, blender, toaster, rice cooker, ice cream maker, coffee pot...)...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Asst. dinnerware, glassware, flatware provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Detergent pods provided...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Cottage style full functioning kitchen with wood counters. Separate prep area with pot rack and small butcher block island. Electric stove, microwave, crock pot, rice cooker, ice cream maker, ......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices are hit and miss. Help yourself to what is on hand, but recommend bringing your own....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large cu ft side by side fridge with ice maker, water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top electric range...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    concrete pad private patio in back garden with table and 4 chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lushly planted garden, Satsuma tree in front...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    small weber grill (charcoal / fluid not provided)...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch w/ 2 rocking chairs...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sumer 2015
May 1 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$185 $230
Fri, Sat
$1,260 $3,000
Fall/ Holiday 2015
Sep 8 - Jan 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,190 $2,850
Winter 2016
Jan 2 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$165 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,120 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $175
  • Cleaning $130 + tax
  • Pet Fee $90 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

$175 Damage Security Deposit (refundable)

$130 Linens/Cleaning Fee

15% tax (does not apply to stays 30 days or more and damage deposit is non taxable)

Dogs allowed at owner's discretion w/ $90 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered w/ additional pet fee

Payment in full for reservations 30 days out or less

$100.00 cancelation fee

* SUMMER RATES APPLY FOR MARDI GRAS WEEKEND AND LONE STAR BIKE RALLY WEEKEND

* Must be age 25 or older


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Location

Car: Necessary

The Down Home Beach Cottage is located on the gulf side of Galveston's historic east end, in the old San Jacinto Conservation District. This home is mere minuites from the bustling downtown Strand shopping district and cruise ship terminal on the harbor side (north), and 3-4 blocks from the beaches and restaurants along Seawall Blvd. and Galveston's gulf side (south). Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach are a 4 - 5 block walk south and east from the cottage.

Spend the day shopping the art galleries, antique shops, and whimsical store fronts of the lively downtown area. Numerous restaurants offering an assortment of choices are within a 1/2 mile radius. 'Mosquito Cafe', 'Pattycakes Bakery', 'Sunflower Bakery and Market', 'Original Mexican Restaurant' to the north; 'Benno's Cajun Seafood', 'Gordita's Mexican', 'Mario's Seawall Itallian' (great pizza), and 'Russo's New York' Itallian to the south... just for STARTERS! Visit one of the grand homes along Broadway to really appreciate Galveston's place in history, or take in The 'Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier', all just minuites from your doorstep!

Moody Gardens aquarium and rain forest pyramids, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and the municipal golf course are within a 15 minute drive to the west end. And then there are the miles of sandy beaches...

 

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  • This charming ca. early 1900's cottage offers the guests a step back in time!

    This charming ca. early 1900's cottage offers the guests a step back in time!

  • Kitchen leads out to this private back patio  consumed with lush tropical plants

    Kitchen leads out to this private back patio consumed with lush tropical plants

  • Entry hall w/ refinished heart pine floors, classic central dog trot hallway

    Entry hall w/ refinished heart pine floors, classic central dog trot hallway

  • Dining opens to central hall and kitchen.  Lots of natural light!

    Dining opens to central hall and kitchen. Lots of natural light!

  • COMFORTABLE CASUAL furnished living room with lots of windows w/ natural light

    COMFORTABLE CASUAL furnished living room with lots of windows w/ natural light

  • Period style cabinets/wood counter/fully equipped w/ice maker/disposal/D/W

    Period style cabinets/wood counter/fully equipped w/ice maker/disposal/D/W

  • bedroom #1, queen size memory mattress, stenciled flooring, reading lamps at bed

    bedroom #1, queen size memory mattress, stenciled flooring, reading lamps at bed

  • 40 inch HD TV w/ blue ray dvd player in bedroom. Cable tv , DVD library in chest

    40 inch HD TV w/ blue ray dvd player in bedroom. Cable tv , DVD library in chest

  • Stocked w/soaps, shampoo, professionally laundered towels...W/D for guests use!

    Stocked w/soaps, shampoo, professionally laundered towels...W/D for guests use!

  • front bedroom with view onto covered front porch, lots of natural light

    front bedroom with view onto covered front porch, lots of natural light

  • Located in the east end, this is an old transitional Galveston neighborhood

    Located in the east end, this is an old transitional Galveston neighborhood

  • Stand Historic District is close by.  Shops, restaurants, galleries, and more.

    Stand Historic District is close by. Shops, restaurants, galleries, and more.

  • Relax on the front porch and enjoy the sounds of the gulf.  A great escape!

    Relax on the front porch and enjoy the sounds of the gulf. A great escape!

  • Dog trot style central hall w/antique pendant lights, central A/C and HEAT!

    Dog trot style central hall w/antique pendant lights, central A/C and HEAT!

  • View of dining room opens to living area-great for entertaining & relaxing!

    View of dining room opens to living area-great for entertaining & relaxing!

  • Living/ Dining area with antique period light fixtures. Dining table seats 4-6

    Living/ Dining area with antique period light fixtures. Dining table seats 4-6

  • Custom period style kitchen w/coffee bar opens out to private garden

    Custom period style kitchen w/coffee bar opens out to private garden

  • A complementary gift tray stocked with goodies for our guests. ENJOY!

    A complementary gift tray stocked with goodies for our guests. ENJOY!

  • Let nature come inside this bedroom...great views to the side and back gardens

    Let nature come inside this bedroom...great views to the side and back gardens

  • Period style bath w/original wood walls/leg tub with shower/wood floors

    Period style bath w/original wood walls/leg tub with shower/wood floors

  • bedroom #2 w/queen memory foam mattress, org heart pine flooring, lot of windows

    bedroom #2 w/queen memory foam mattress, org heart pine flooring, lot of windows

  • Street view of homes looking west. This block has a mixture of original  & redo.

    Street view of homes looking west. This block has a mixture of original & redo.

  • Visit Galveston's Pleasure Pier for food and rides over the Gulf.

    Visit Galveston's Pleasure Pier for food and rides over the Gulf.

  • The cottage is 2 1/2 blocks to the beach. Stewart/ Poretti Beach 4 - 5 blocks

    The cottage is 2 1/2 blocks to the beach. Stewart/ Poretti Beach 4 - 5 blocks

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Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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