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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:
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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


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Oasis- HEMISPHERE DREAMER - Incredible Ocean Views and Breezes
average rating of 4.6969695 based on 67 reviews

Excellent and homey

  • 4 of 5

The property was truly above par. My family and I enjoyed the convenience of the location with the excellence of the view. Parking can be a bit tricky but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cute little place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really cute and the plants and flowers around the apartment were amazing - it was like a little tropical garden out back. There were lots of spaces outside to 'hang out' which was awesome. It's a very comfortable place so we felt very at home. The walk to the beach was easy and close. It's a great little place if you are looking for more of the 'city' life of Galveston. You can see the beach but are not close enough to hear it but you can watch the Pleasure Pier and at night, it's really cool and it's kinda fun to hear everyone yelling. :) We also had our dog there which was awesome. He felt at home there and could explore around the back yard without getting out which was nice for him.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Walking distance to many restaurants. Nice and clean unit, just as pictured.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Everything as advertised and the atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back. I will recommend and return myself!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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
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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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Rates & Availability

Kempner Park Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $75

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

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