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

Galveston, TX, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

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.


Gaard Egeland

Member Since 2009
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english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Gaard Egeland

Family owned property in Galveston Texas.

Gaard Egeland purchased this House in 2008

Why Gaard Egeland chose Galveston Island

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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Beach
            Beautiful beach only 2 blocks away.
          • Downtown
            Very close to downtown and The Strand area
          • Near The Ocean
            Only 2 blocks from the ocean.


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


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                        Huge oversized 2 car garage
                      • Garage
                        Huge over sized 2 car garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        free wireless internet access


                          • Kitchen
                            toaster oven, coffee maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, full size refrigerator with ice maker and filtered water, microwaive
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                            with ice maker and filtered water
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dining room table seats 6 and 2 bar stools for extra seating at the bar
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Flat screen television


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        large private deck with grill, outdoor table and chairs.
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        relax in on the front porch/lanai and enjoy the view of the beautiful garden.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Beautifully landscaped garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                        Porch overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • marina
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • water parks

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rafting
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            91 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Great Time!

                                                            Michelle H.

                                                            This house was very clean, had all the amenities promised and in a perfect location. There were 6 adults (3 couples) traveling and the 3 bedrooms were perfect for this. We had plenty of room. Nicely decorated and comfortable. The owner Gaard was easy to work with and very pleasant. Highly recommend and will stay again.

                                                            Charming and Clean 3 bedroom home

                                                            Sherry P.

                                                            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!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Very happy you enjoyed our home and had a great experience. I appreciate the compliments. Hope to see you next time you visit our beautiful island.


                                                            Very clean, walking distance to Gaidos & beach.

                                                            Susan H.

                                                            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.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Glad you enjoyed the house and stay. I appreciate your compliments. Hope to see you again soon.

                                                            Thank you

                                                            Very clean and comfortable older home.

                                                            Susan O.

                                                            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.

                                                            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.


                                                            Highly recommend

                                                            Libby l.Austin, TX

                                                            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.

                                                            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.


                                                            This beautiful historic home is amazing!

                                                            Debbie L.

                                                            This place feels like home. New linens great and new mattresses and pillows! Washer/Dryer, Full kitchen and wonderful outdoor sitting spaces. Reserved for 2018 as well. Owner is a Gem!


                                                            Galveston, TX, USA

                                                            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

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                                                            * 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

                                                            91 Reviews
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