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The New Casa Tortuga! Spring is here & it's Island Time!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,055 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-6

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Book your getaway to Casa Tortuga! Circa 1927 Craftsman Beach Bungalow. Centrally located at 4419 Avenue Q-1/2. Only 8 blocks to Seawall and a short drive or bike ride to the Historic Downtown Strand area. Recently remodeled with 2 bedrooms, each with queen size beds, closets, dressers and tv's, 1 bath with a walk-in shower, Living Room with 2 sofas of which one is a pull out sleeper and a large screen tv. An office desk and a Dining Room to seat 4. A fully updated and stocked kitchen and utility room with washer/dryer. A nice front porch looking over the quiet neighborhood and a back porch with a picnic table, seating an nice grassy backyard. There is plenty of off street parking for 4 vehicles on the driveway beside the house. There is central heat and air, wi-fi throughout the house and a corner store, liquor store and Family Dollar all within a one block walking distance. Galveston's new public swimming pool is only 3 blocks away!

Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton

Casa Tortuga is brought to you by an Award-Winning Texas architect who specializes in historic preservation, and a medical professional who focuses on emerging surgical technology and improving patient outcomes in Ophthalmology.

Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton purchased this house in 2017

Why Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton chose Galveston

Casa Tortuga is a recently lovingly remodeled circa 1927 Craftsman Bungalow centrally located with the goal of creating a warm and welcoming respite from the stresses of daily living. Every design element is geared toward offering a quite and serene hideaway, yet easy walking/biking distance to Galveston's Seawall and newly enhanced beaches. A short drive or easy bike ride to Seawall and Downtown Strand entertainment venues and dining attractions.

What makes this house unique

Tastefully appointed, and comfortable, with all the modern conveniences you expect when you travel.


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1055 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed, closet, dresser and hdtv with full cable package.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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The New Casa Tortuga! Spring is here & it's Island Time!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Everything for a comfy cozy stay was here!!

  • 5 of 5

Impeccably decorated with the gulf coast style, Casa Tortuga offers a sweet getaway bungalow for a couple. We enjoyed the use of the excellent coffee maker, Cuisinart brand, each morning! It is located far enough from the beach to not get noise from the crowds that can drive Seawall but it was centrally located and gave us a great starting point each day for our excursions. The neighborhood was clean and quiet. We felt safe there. Greg was very nice and met us to welcome us to Galveston and Casa Tortuga. We had no issues in the reservation, payment, or deposit refund processes! Overall a lovely place to stay when visiting Galveston!! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Parks were wonderful guests and we welcome them back anytime! The took great care of the home and left it spotless. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!
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Very comfy and cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the house. We had everything that we needed and not too far from the beach. We had a great time and the owners were very welcoming. I would highly recommend this.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy and her family were great guests! No problems and the home was in great shape. We welcome them back anytime!
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Nice place will rent again.

  • 4 of 5

The owners are great and the house is very nice . Does not have a bath tub but does have a large stand up shower. Its a typical 1900s type home with charm. The floors do creak but you have to expect that from a old home. Location is about 1/2 mile from seawall. great place if you plan on cooking at home. Personally i view this as a adult only house. It is in a older neighborhood. It has a long side driveway so up to 4 cars can park in driveway and off the street where they will be safe. Very nice back porch to relax on in the evening. Its a great place for people who are on the island to go fishing. Back your boat in the driveway and your good to go.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Too bad I can't give 7 stars

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two kids and I stayed here for the first week of Mardi Gras. The home has loads of character, and it's well-furnished and comfortable. We received some of the best service we've had, and the location was a nice half-way point between The Strand and the Seawall. We really enjoyed our stay, and I expect we'll be dropping by again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shawn and his family were wonderful guests. They took great care of the home and we look forward to their next visit! Thank you Shawn!
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Perfect weekend retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful New Years weekend at Casa Tortuga! Check in/out was quick and easy. We enjoyed the TVs in every room and appreciated the extra toiletries. Thanks for a relaxing time!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Katy Texas

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

All the things you need to make your stay comfortable. Like a home away from home! They’ve thought of pretty much everything.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Welch Family and friends were wonderful guests! They took great care of the home and we gladly welcome them back anytime.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.