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FRONT OF HISTORIC HOUSE WITH PORCH AND SWING

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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Charming Historic Residence 2 Blocks from Beach on Galveston East end.

Historic 3BR/2BA private residence sleeps 8 graciously. Newly remodeled inside and out to provide modern conveniences while preserving historic Galveston charm. Walk two blocks to the beach with easy access to historic downtown/Strand District, Moody Gardens, and Mardi Gras Route only blocks away.

The perfect weekend getaway also boasts a large private deck for sunbathing, reading, or an afternoon cookout. Start your day with an early morning coffee in the front porch swing while overlooking the white picket enclosed garden. Inside you’ll find original hardwood floors, a large living room for relaxed conversations, and a beautiful stainless and granite kitchen at your service. After your sunset beach stroll, dimmer controlled lighting sets the perfect romantic mood for a glass of wine or intimate dinner.

Island magic and positive energy surround this one of a kind 1913 Galveston original.


Relax on the beach: Walk two short blocks to the beach and enjoy a day in the sun and swim in the ocean. You can also walk out on the pier and catch fish.

Relax on the private deck: Come back from a day on the beach and relax on the large privacy deck with a cold beverage and burgers grilling on the grill, or sit on the front porch and relax in the swing.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

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

    Minimum rental age is 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    great fenced in deck for children to play safely...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat screen television...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Beautiful beach only 2 blocks away....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Very close to downtown and The Strand area...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Only 2 blocks from the ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 6 and 2 bar stools for extra seating at the bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

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

    Huge oversized 2 car garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    Huge over sized 2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    free wireless internet access...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    toaster oven, coffee maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, full size refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water, microwaive...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker and filtered water...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    large private deck with grill, outdoor table and chairs....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    relax in the swing on the front porch/lanai and enjoy the view of the beautiful garden....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully landscaped garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Porch with swing overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 79 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late summer special
Aug 15 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$249
$1,494
Labor Day weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$299
Fall mid season
Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$189 $229
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,194
Biker rally
Nov 2 - Nov 9, 2016
3 night min stay
$319
$1,794
Fall season
Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$179 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,194
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2016
3 night min stay
$249
Winter low season
Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$149 $179
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$994 $2,994
Holiday season
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$249
$1,494
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$149 $199
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 18%

Notes:

* Please contact owner for rates during Holidays and Special events.

NO PROM rentals. No Spring breakers under age 25

Call for special holiday rates, including Mardi Gras, Dickens, Biker rally

Call for monthly rates

2 night minimum, 3 night minimum during holidays and special events

There is a 15% Hotel Tax

3% processing fee

$100.00 cleaning fee

Minimum rental age is 25, copy of driver's license

Christmas and New Year rates run from Dec 20- Jan 3


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 08/25/2016
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Hobby airport

Car: Recommended

Only 2 blocks from the beach. Easy walking distance to restaurants shops and all the activities on the Seawall. A short drive to the downtown Strand area and Moody Gardens, if you don't want to drive there is easy access to bus transportation. You are 40 miles from Houston Hobby airport.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Family owned property in Galveston Texas

Why the Owner Chose Galveston, TX, USA:
What started as a winter retreat for Norwegian family members, the 'Love Shack' has become a cherished family getaway for all. The famous Galveston Island 'magic' can be felt throughout her sturdy walls and original 1913 wooden floors. Weathering Ike with only minimal exterior bumps and bruises, Love Shack is now more beautiful than ever with a new whitewashed picket fence, deck, and lush front garden. Galveston has become our home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The recent outdoor addition of a large private deck and beautiful landscaping have made weekends even more enjoyable. Grab the floats and towels for a quick stroll to the beach in the morning where the 37th street pier and life guard stand makes for a safe and fun family spot. That evening, return with beach chairs for a beautiful sunset colored sky to remember. The east end Seawall offers a wide variety of entertainment and dining options within easy walking distance of the Love Shack. You can also walk to the new pleasure pier. Leave the car in the garage for a night of fun on the Galveston Seawall!


Contact us

Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian

 

Photos

  • FRONT OF HISTORIC HOUSE WITH PORCH AND SWING

    FRONT OF HISTORIC HOUSE WITH PORCH AND SWING

  • Large Bedroom with original hardwood floors

    Large Bedroom with original hardwood floors

  • New Large Privacy Deck w/ Grill

    New Large Privacy Deck w/ Grill

  • New Bathroom with Shower

    New Bathroom with Shower

  • Fully Equipped updated Kitchen

    Fully Equipped updated Kitchen

  • Bathroom with Shower, Tub

    Bathroom with Shower, Tub

  • Our Cozy Living Room

    Our Cozy Living Room

  • Huge 2 car garage

    Huge 2 car garage

  • great porch with swing for relaxing after the beach

    great porch with swing for relaxing after the beach

  • Queen Size Bedroom 2

    Queen Size Bedroom 2

  • our beautiful beach 2 blocks away

    our beautiful beach 2 blocks away

  • fishing pier

    fishing pier

  • Our cozy Living Room with original hardwood floors

    Our cozy Living Room with original hardwood floors

  • Side View of House with large 2 car garage

    Side View of House with large 2 car garage

  • Large Bedroom with hardwood floors

    Large Bedroom with hardwood floors

  •  Large Bedroom with queen bed plus bunk beds and hardwood floors

    Large Bedroom with queen bed plus bunk beds and hardwood floors

  • Part of Living Room & Dining Area

    Part of Living Room & Dining Area

  • Front Porch with Swing and Garden

    Front Porch with Swing and Garden

  • queen bed and pyramid bunk bed

    queen bed and pyramid bunk bed

  • FRONT OF HISTORIC HOUSE WITH PORCH AND SWING

    FRONT OF HISTORIC HOUSE WITH PORCH AND SWING

  • side angle of house

    side angle of house

  • Queen Size Bedroom 1

    Queen Size Bedroom 1

  • great fishing pier 2 blocks away

    great fishing pier 2 blocks away

  • nothing like relaxing on our beautiful beach

    nothing like relaxing on our beautiful beach

VRBO #225951

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 25, 2016

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
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Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
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  • Calendar last updated 08/25/2016
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