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Oasis Spice Island - Relaxing Vibes & Great Views - 1 block to beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

SPICE ISLAND

This Galveston beach bungalow style house was built in the 1930’s. Sometime during the 1940’s the bungalow 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.

Apartment # 1 is lovingly referred to as 'Spice Island'. You will fall in love Spice Island's architectural features, from built in bookshelves, graceful arches to a stained glass window in the bathroom. Let the apartment's natural lighting and island breezes wash over you and transport you to simpler time and place.

The front porch is the perfect place to have a morning tea or coffee as you watch the sunrise over the water or relax in the cool evening breeze with a ginger beer or a vanilla shake.

Spice Island is perfectly located for all Galveston activities. A block away the Historic Pleasure Pier, beach and seawall awaits you. The view from the porch will allow you to know right away if you should take your surf board or fishing pole with you to the water. If the Pleasure Pier or beach is not on your agenda, a healthy walk or pleasant bike ride through the beautiful Silk Stocking district will take you to Galveston's historical downtown. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a short 15m drive down the scenic seawall.

Keywords: Seawall, Beach view, Pleasure Pier, Historical, apartment,

More Details

Owner
Karen Mackehnie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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.

Amenities

Kempner Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 1 queen size sofa bed; 1 queen size futon couch
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Oasis Spice Island - Relaxing Vibes & Great Views - 1 block to beach
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
San Antonio Tx
4

Small but comfortable...

  • 4 of 5

This place is small but it was very comfortable for the 5 of us... We loved the fact we were able to walk to the tourist spots.. Don't let the out side of the house fool you... We had a blast..

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

Comfortable Stay - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had a great stay. The accommodations were really comfortable and we had way more space than we needed (2 people + 1 dog). Great location - right off Pleasure Pier, super close to the beach. Street parking w a parking permit. Only 1 thing could have made the stay better - perhaps we've been spoiled by some other amazing HomeAways - but the amenities were a little lacking. There were only a few bath towels provided and no beach towels. We were hurting for some Advil one morning and had forgotten our bottle and were poking around for a bottle or two but all of the cabinets were pretty empty. Also, our dog shed a little on the futon and I wanted to clean it up, but there was no vaccuum in sight. Just little things that would have made the place a little more home-y. Overall great stay tho! Just remember to bring your own beach towels. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Great location in Galveston

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Karen's Galveston house. She was very kind and helpful to us multiple times during our stay. The location of the house is fantastic, especially if you like to walk to places and be in the middle of activities. The house was dog friendly and our puppy had a great time. We will definitely consider this house again next time we are in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoys staying at this house. My husband and I have 2 young kids and 2 dogs and all fit comfortably in this house. It is clean and in a great location. We have stayed here several times and are sure to stay again! Thank you Karen for a wonderful place to stay on our trip, you are so very sweet! Can't want to see you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Perfect size and perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is quaint and cozy!! It was everything we expected and more! Only a block off the seawall and literally across the street from Pleasure Pier! We were able to use the grill and make burgers one night! The front and back outdoor seating areas are perfect places to relax! Walking distance to pretty much everything! Karen was very responsive and we were able to bring our 4-legged son with us who loves the water! We will definitely return soon!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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4

Great location. Short walk to several activities.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Relaxing stay. Enjoyed sitting on the porch and taking in the ocean air. Definitely plan on staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kempner Park Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$130
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$140
Fri,Sat
$865
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

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