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East End Historic District Victorian Charmer

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Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House, your home away from home!

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Last updated: 03/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautifully restored and family friendly 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House! Our full service luxury rental is located in the heart of Galveston's East End National Historic District with all the comforts and feel of a B&B but with complete privacy and much more space! Ornately constructed 143 years ago, the house survived the Great Storm of 1900 and Hurricane Ike. Original hardwood floors from 1874 remain in tact in much of the house and the home is beautifully and comfortably appointed with period compatible furnishings throughout to make your stay feel both timeless and memorable. This is a very comfortable house with modern conveniences placed throughout.

We are only 8 very short blocks from the beach and moments from downtown. You can walk practically anywhere from the the house because it is so conveniently located. Come in, create some happy memories, and step back in time.....

A Little More Information: The East End Historic Neighborhood is filled with delightful turn of the century homes. Ball Street is one of the more significant streets, and on our street, this lovely block is one of the more spectacular blocks.

Going for a walk will make you smile every time you step into your neighborhood. A walk can be purposeful, like going out to dine, or just to stroll the side-walked streets under the shade of magnificent, towering trees for a bit of fresh air.

Our Amenities: *Historic 143 year old home tastefully restored & decorated
* Located on historic Ball Street - the homes are spectacular yet comfortable
* Finely appointed furnishings throughout
* Beautifully landscaped
* 14' Ceilings throughout the house
* Enormous living and dining area designed for easy entertaining
* Hardwood floors throughout the home
* 32' HD XFinity Cable TV with Blue Ray DVD/CD player
* Beautiful fine art and artifacts through the house
* All necessary items to host seated dinners and parties, including:
* A well stocked pantry with spices and condiments to make any meal extraordinary
* Excellent cooking utensils and an ice cream maker, electric knife, toaster, & hand mixer
* Full table linens, candles, and silver plate silverware service for 12, and
* Two (2) separate 8 piece place settings of fine china and many serving pieces.
* Utility room with washer and dryer
* Located close to tourist attractions

And A Few More Amenities: * One of the few houses in the East End to offer its own driveway which accepts 2 vehicles
* Lovely deck with white trellised trim on the back of house
* All sheets are 200 thread count or more
* Large Victorian style electric fireplace built in a great mahogany mantel w/marble finish
* Sofa in den converts to a queen size bed with a 2' memory foam pad
* Kitchen appliances include refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, ice maker, disposal & oven
* A list of caterers in the immediate area will be provided upon request

* Pets Are Not Allowed
* Minimum Age Requirement: All renters be at least 25 years of age or older.
* Smoking Not Allowed
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, french, greek
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We would prefer that all renters be at least 25 years of age or older....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Bedroom 3 is also the den/TV room. Downstairs, full bath...moreless

  • Upstairs, two great bedrooms await you, each with queen-sized beds. The downstairs TV/sitting room is a convertible bedroom (with a queen size sleeper sofa) to comfortably house 2 additional guests for a total of 6 guests. Each of these rooms is so comfortable that it will be hard to leave. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • There is a large full size bathroom to the guest bedrooms upstairs with a wonderful shower/tub for bubble bath fans and another full bath with shower/tub downstairs. You will know that you are in the South when you take a bubble bath in the upstairs bath in that glorious huge tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The home is tastefully landscaped with colorful flowers and bordered on one side by sheltering trees with a white trellised back porch that is ideal for those who wish backyard privacy and a view that hasn't changed since 1888. You can see the steeples of the Bishop's Palace from the porch and rear kitchen window. The kitchen has been completely furnished with two sets of china dishes, each with 8 place settings. The silverware is a silver plated service for 12. The kitchen is also stocked with quality pots and pans, and all other items necessary to cook and serve any meal. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE: Mosquito Cafe, Bishop's Palace, Sunflower Bakery & Cafe, Original Mexican Restaurant, UT Medical Branch, Galveston Co. Courthouse, Beach & Gulf of Mexico, Opera House, Ashton Villa, The Strand, Moody Mansion, Pier 21, Cruise Ship dock, and the Historic Sailing Ship Elissa....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Many books (which include books about Galveston, boating and novels to pass the time...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    The old fashion kind, which includes Backgammon, Trivial Pursuant, and jigsaw puzzles...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Lots of classical and jazz CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    XFinity High Speed Cable...moreless

  • Television:

    32" HD TV in the den/TV room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    New compressor...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New dryer for your use only...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    The fireplace is actually a large Victorian style electric fireplace built in a great mahogany mantel with marble finishing....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets are 400 thread count or more....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    One of the few driveways on Ball Street and the only one on our block....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    The Galveston Victorian House is one of the few houses in the East End Historical District to offer its own driveway....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New washer for your use only...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Is included with house....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A chef's dream in regard to items available for cooking. Also includes an electric knife, Cuisinart food processor, toaster and blender! Full linens, candles, and silver plate cutlery service to dine in style. Two (2) place settings for 8 of fine china and many fine serving pieces as well....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen also includes a well stocked pantry with spices and condiments to make almost any meal go from the mundane to extraordinary. Granite countertops, new custom Thomasville cabinets...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    A large double door refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    A lovely deck with white trellised trim on the back of the house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Brand new beautiful grill...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$285
$1,500 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $312
  • Tax Rate 15%

Notes:

Our rates are always the same: $285.00 per night with a 2 night minimum stay. STAY 3 NIGHTS AND GET THE FOURTH NIGHT FREE!!! There is a separate deposit ($312.00, of which $300.00 is refundable - the other $12 goes for toward credit card fees).

Three (3) night minimum stay on Holiday weekends.

If you stay 30 or more days, you will not be charged the 15% Hotel Tax mandated by the City of Galveston or the State of Texas.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Hobby
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Longboard Saloon - 15th and Sea Wall
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bolivar Peninsula Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Moody Municipal Golf Course
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Houston
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
IH-45 - Gulf Freeway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mosquito Cafe, Patty Cakes Bakery, Sunflower Cafe
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Necessary

We are situated in the middle of the charming East End National Historic District and placed on one of the most architecturally significant and visually pleasing streets in Galveston. Ball Street is often visited by horse-drawn carriages whose tours are conducted by local guides. The house is tastefully landscaped with a back deck that is surrounded by a fountain and gardens. The house has over 1,800 sq. ft. and includes 2 full bedrooms, a TV/sitting room (in which the sofa converts to a queen size bed), 2 full baths, a living room, dining room and kitchen.

The house was made for entertaining and comes with a fully stocked kitchen and everything any chef would require for preparing and serving a beautiful meal.

The back porch is a treasure, inviting you to spend many peaceful moments sipping libations and listening to the sound of the water in the fountain. If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks and sultry evenings, you will love staying here.

Other Activities: Viewing the Broadway Beauties - Bishop’s Palace, Ashton Villa and Moody Mansion, the BEACH, fabulous antique shopping, nature walks, museums to suit every interest, the Opera House and events, The Strand, Pier 21, world class dining, Captain Jack's Bar, Historic Sailing Ship Elissa, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, bird watching, nature trails, dolphin ferry, Galveston HAS IT ALL!!! We have a book about the house and the neighborhood that includes a guide to favorite shops, restaurants, attractions, walking tours and beaches with directions and recommendations. The East End is absolutely charming and you will love to walk in the evenings and mornings to look at all the wonderful historic homes in our neighborhood. It's positively magical!

Golf: All of Galveston proudly announced a 7million dollar renovation to one of the most beautiful public courses in Texas, The Moody Municipal Golf Course. Open to all so make your reservations early!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We absolutely adore our Victorian home and we spend significant amounts of our time here. We vacationed in Galveston for many years prior to buying the home in 2006, and bought it because it represents our vision of historic Galveston. We never get tired of having our family reunions there and many other families and wedding parties seek us out for the same reason.

Why the Owner Chose East End Historic District, Galveston, TX, USA:
If you love the beach, island magic, beautiful historical homes, long walks, long walks, and sultry evenings, you will love visiting Galveston and love staying at the house. Galveston is the perfect sized town, easy to get around, so much to do, and yet so relaxing. Your eyes never get tired of taking in the historic sites and beautiful homes. Our home is right in the center of it all - 5 minutes to downtown, 3 minutes to the beach, restaurants and shops just around the corner. We can walk almost anywhere.


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Speaks: english, french, greek
Calendar last updated: 03/18/2017

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Photos

  • Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House, your home away from home!

    Welcome to the Galveston Victorian House, your home away from home!

  • The Great Room is comfortable and large

    The Great Room is comfortable and large

  • The TV Room, Den and 3rd Bedroom with a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa

    The TV Room, Den and 3rd Bedroom with a comfortable queen size sleeper sofa

  • The heart of the house.  Your bright and sunny kitchen.

    The heart of the house. Your bright and sunny kitchen.

  • The upstairs hallway

    The upstairs hallway

  • Ready for cocktails, reading, loving your life in the East End

    Ready for cocktails, reading, loving your life in the East End

  • Our backyard fountain will give you peace of mind

    Our backyard fountain will give you peace of mind

  • The Side path to the front

    The Side path to the front

  • Summertime at the Galveston Victorian House

    Summertime at the Galveston Victorian House

  • Directly across the street from us.

    Directly across the street from us.

  • Your entrance is inviting

    Your entrance is inviting

  • The fireplace mantel, decorated for Mardi Gras

    The fireplace mantel, decorated for Mardi Gras

  • An afternoon tea in the Springtime

    An afternoon tea in the Springtime

  • Hall way to kitchen

    Hall way to kitchen

  • Bedroom No. 1 is comfortable beyond thought

    Bedroom No. 1 is comfortable beyond thought

  • The Red Bedroom is a cozy delight

    The Red Bedroom is a cozy delight

  • Our sanctuary ~ and the view hasn't changed for about 140 years!

    Our sanctuary ~ and the view hasn't changed for about 140 years!

  • Summertime

    Summertime

  • Ready for Mardi Gras

    Ready for Mardi Gras

  • You are only 8 short historical block away!

    You are only 8 short historical block away!

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 18, 2017

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