About the property
- House3500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)
Are you looking for an exclusive locale for your vacation this year? Step back in time for your getaway but experience it with all of today’s luxuries. The moment you enter this exquisite Victorian home you’ll feel as if you have somehow become royalty. Every piece of woodwork in the home - from the staircase to the 6 fireplace mantles to the pocket doors - is ornately carved and in pristine condition. The high ceilings and oversized dimensions of all of the rooms add to the castle-like atmosphere of this amazing home.
However, it’s not just the history of the home that is so captivating. The kitchen and bathrooms have been beautifully renovated. There are four televisions, wireless internet, three DVD players, and a VHS recorder to help you through any bad weather days. Central air keeps the entire house cool and keeps you firmly in the 21st century.
The roomy house sleeps eight comfortably. One bedroom has a king-size bed, two bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the fourth bedroom is on the first floor and has a daybed with a trundle.
But the house is just the beginning. Two enormous side porches provide over 1000-square feet of area for relaxing and catching the warm evening breeze from the Gulf. Just off of the first-floor porch paradise awaits with a state-of-the-art tropical pool offering a soothing rock waterfall. Relax in the cool water, nap on the padded chaises, or lounge on the porch. It’s your own private getaway.
Leave the hectic pace and worries of the modern world behind. Look out at your East End Historic District neighbors and transport yourself to a different time and place. When you’re ready to return to the 21st century you’ll find yourself within walking distance to the Strand and next door to amazing restaurants like the Original Mexican Café, the Sunflower Bakery and the Mosquito Grill. And when you tire of swimming in your private lagoon the beach awaits you a mere 10 blocks away.
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- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great historic home
wonderful historical home close to a couple nice cafes on a quiet section of Galveston. Walking distance to Bishop's Palace for a fun tour.
My new home in Galveston!! (loved it)
Charming house, very livable and well stocked with everything you would need to prepare a meal and feed a crowd. Loved the outdoor space and the upstairs bedrooms and double balcony. Close to the beach, strand and places to eat; there is a Mexican restaurant on the same block so that was a wonderful surprise. Wish we had booked earlier for a longer stay but we will be back!
Beautiful home but dirty
Positive: convenient access to many quaint restaurants and shops. Not a long drive to beach or shopping on the strand. Our kids loved swimming in the pool and the treasure trove of pool toys supplied.
Negative: Our first impression after entering the home was that it was dusty and dirty. The rugs in the bathroom were filled with hair from previous guests, corners were filled with dust and the refrigerator was molded on bottom shelf. Fruit flies swarmed the kitchen to the point where you never left your cup or plate unguarded making it difficult to cook a meal. When we called the owner, he was responsive but the suggestion of bleach down the drain did not solve the problem. We spent the first couple of hours cleaning the kitchen, refrigerator, and pool. Not an enjoyable start to a short vacation.
Overall, the home is well appointed. But we would recommend to the owners a professional cleaning between guests.
Our 1887 Victorian home is our "baby". Dealing with an older home definitely requires additional work but we think that it is worth it for the unique vacation experience it provides.
I'm sorry that your initial impression was not a great one. Unfortunately fruit flies have been a problem in Galveston this spring. We contacted our pest control service and they said there was nothing they could do but suggested the bleach approach. We also sent over our in-town property manager and he reported back to me from the house that the problem was handled and that you were happy with results.
As far as the pool, I understand there was a storm before your arrival which led to some debris in the pool. We had our pool cleaner come over the day you arrived to clean everything - I'm sorry if it had not been cleaned upon your arrival.
We do have the house professionally cleaned between each of our guests. Had you mentioned the house was not clean when we spoke I would have sent them back immediately. This is completely unacceptable to us and we will certainly discuss your concerns with them.
Our family decided on a Galveston rental this summer. We choose the Grand Victorian in Galveston. We really enjoyed the pool and porches. The convience to all the hot spots we a plus as well. We did not have to drive far at all for the shops, eateries, beach ect. We where able to invite our Texas family down for a cookout and had plenty of room for everyone. The pool and water fall was very relaxing in the evening as well. We really loved the decor of the house. Infact we are building a new home and the kitchen helped us with an idea. The mexican resterant 2 doors down is very good as well. I would recommend this home to my friends as well. Thanks Mike and Sandy for allowing us to spend a nice 4th of July in your beautiful home.
Ellen & Kevin