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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 8

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 on the front porch 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.

More Details

Gaard Egeland
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Gaard Egeland

Family owned property in Galveston Texas.

Gaard Egeland purchased this house in 2008

Why Gaard Egeland chose Galveston

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.

What makes this house unique

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!


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , plus bunk beds
  • All 3 bedrooms have queen size pillow top mattress and one bedroom also has Bunk beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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(89 traveler reviews)

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2 blocks from beach great location by Galveston down town and historic district
average rating of 4.8314605 based on 89 reviews

Charming and Clean 3 bedroom home

  • 5 of 5

a great experience staying at this charming 3 bedroom home. Owner made it easy to access the property. very clean inside and out. great location -- just a few blocks from the beach. back porch very conveniently has hose to rinse off beach sand before entering the house.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, walking distance to Gaidos & beach.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was easy to communicate with, always responded within an hour. With the use of the garage, we were able to park 4 vehicles & not have any in the street. 8 adults slept comfortably. Will look into returning later for beach time.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house and stay. I appreciate your compliments. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you
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Very clean and comfortable older home.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice visit. So close to the beach. Only issue was a shouting match outside at 2 am on Saturday night. Sounded like a drunken brawl - but the house was good.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed our house and your stay. Sorry about the disturbance Saturday night. I hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Thanksgiving and found the house to be immaculate and well equipped with everything in working order. Plus the location can’t be beat. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you enjoyed the house and your stay. It is a great location with easy access to all the attractions the island has to offer. I hope to see you again next time you visit. Gaard
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The property was veeeerrry nice.

  • 4 of 5

The house was so nicely furnished and squeaky clean which we really appreciated. Beds were comfortable and bath linens were high quality. Exterior grounds were well kept and inviting and location was great. The only complaint would be traffic noise late night and early morning.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all the compliments. I am very happy you enjoyed the house and your stay. The traffic noise is usually not an issue at night anytime other than once a year when Galveston is host to the Lone star Biker Rally, which happens to be this weekend. It kicks off this Friday but bikers start coming in a few days earlier when you were staying. It draws about half a million people to Galveston. It is a fun event but if you are not into the sound of a Harley Davidson it might get a little loud. I hope to see you next time you come to visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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Empty nesters Vacation getaway,.. and yes the grandkids did visit for a couple days. :)

  • 4 of 5

Very nice comfortable home. Just a couple blocks from the seawall. Enjoyed the private patio and front porch. Air conditioner kept the house very comfortable. To be fair to those looking to rent this house, considering the price per night, i would hope the furniture is upgraded in the living area and remote controls for the garage would be provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our comfortable home. Besides the location the private patio and front porch is my favorite. I totally agree with you, a new sofa has been ordered and will be delivered in 10 days. I have tried several times leaving remote controls for the garage. Guests attach them on the car visor and unfortunately forget to leave them behind when they check out. I hope to see you again next time you visit our beautiful island. Gaard
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 18.0%

* 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
$125.00 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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