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Oasis- HEMISPHERE DREAMER - Incredible Ocean Views and Breezes

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This Galveston beach bungalow style house was built in the 1930’s and sometime during the 1940’s it was divided up into several 1 bedroom ‘shotgun’ style apartments.


The house now has three beautiful but distinctly different apartments, each one took on their own personality and feel as we restored and furnished them.

We referred to apartment #2 as 'Hemisphere Dreamer'

Hemisphere Dreamer has amazing natural lighting and faces the seawall so it gets the wonderful sea breezes. The front porch is the perfect place to have a morning coffee as you watch the sunrise over the water or relax in the cool evening breeze with a cocktail or lemon aid. You may find you get so relaxed that you don’t really want to drive anywhere for dinner, which is no problem, because there are several restaurants and bars and the Pleasure Pier within walking distance.

You will find the apartment perfectly located for all the island’s activities. A block away is the Historic Pleasure Pier, beach and seawall, and since you can see the water from the porch you will know right away if you should take your surf board or fishing pole. In the opposite direction, downtown is less than 2 miles away. It’s a healthy walk or pleasant bike ride through the beautiful Silk Stocking district. In my opinion, the best way to view island’s amazing houses and buildings is on your bike, so bring it along!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, Pleasure Pier, Seawall, Beach view

More Details

Karen MacKechnie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Restoring this house over the last 10 years has been a labor of love. We were almost finished with the restorations when Hurricane Ike set us back a few steps with flooding and a fire. After the shock of the hurricane wore off we saw that it was actually a blessing in disguise. We have since put in all new plumbing, electrical and we even have it set up with Wi-Fi! In an attempt to keep the 1930’s feel of the house we have restored as much of the original hardware, interior doors, wood floors, and tile as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Location location location-excellent central location!
Nov 2010
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Kempner Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 futon couch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Oasis- HEMISPHERE DREAMER - Incredible Ocean Views and Breezes
average rating of 4.693548 based on 63 reviews

Great location, great place

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience. Whenever we needed something or had a question, we just called and got a quick answer and everything was taken care of. It was nice to have a cool room to go back to on a hot day. And it was very close to the beach, pier, and just a short drive to literally anywhere else. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Quaint little apartment that was perfect for hanging around on the beach and within walking distance to just about anything you need.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great hospitality and location!

  • 4 of 5

Our accommodations were as stated with everything we needed. We had one small issue which we called Karen and she was there almost before I disconnected. The location was centrally located. You could sit on the porch at night watching the lights from the pleasure pier. We enjoyed watching all of the butterflies on the flowers. We will stay there again when visiting!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location for our weekend

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect size and very comfortable! Definitely will come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Book it -Don't be scared!

  • 5 of 5

When we pulled up, the front area had me worried that the room would be too small and that we'd be close to the other tenants but there's plenty of space and separation. I didn't even notice there were folks in the other 2 apartments. It's a nice view of the Pleasure Pier parking lot so I wouldn't book it if you expect to be right on the beach. It's incredibly quiet inside especially to be right by such hustle and bustle. I guess old homes were built more insulated which is great for not hearing neighbors (or them hearing my pup)and/or street noise. It's an adorable space decorated perfectly to fit the 1800's-style house. It's clean & very spacious for a couple - says it's sleeps 3 but that 3rd person would need to be able to sleep on the couch that folds down. Overall great place! I will be recommending to friends and family and I'll also be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and clean, Great location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a very hot day and it was refreshing to enter the air conditioned apartment. Everything was clean and in good working order. The apartment has everything one would need for a comfortable stay.

The apartment is located a half block (across a parking lot) from the beach and the Pleasure Pier entertainment complex. Very convenient to lots of restaurants and bars.

Karen was nearby and was exceptionally helpful, in particular when I lost my phone and needed her help to check in for my flight home. Thanks Karen!

Highly recommended! I would definitely rent from Karen again if I return to the Galveston area.


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Kempner Park Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Winter rates not available for special events and holidays.

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