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A 1928 2 Story 2 BR home sleeps 6. Walk a block and a half to the Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom house with queen bed and single trundle bed (two Twins) in each room.

The Brown Pelican Guest House is named in respect for the native Eastern Brown Pelican that fishes our coast daily. Built in 1928, this charming house is nestled in the Historic Fort Crockett Neighborhood of Galveston’s military past located in the central area of the island. The upstairs portion of the house offers two bedrooms, each has a queen sized bed and twin sized trundle beds.

Only a block and a half from the beach, you can see the ocean from the second story of the house. Just a short walk or drive to all seawall attractions, including restaurants, shopping, fishing piers, bike and jet ski rentals, and the newly opened Historic Pleasure Pier! Less than a ten minute drive will get you to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens. The Strand Historic District offers walkable shopping, eateries, and bars. The island also offers many historic mansion tours and has several museums.

For extra room see the VRBO listing for The Gulf View Bungalow listing #402246 for details about renting our other guest house on the same property. Also see our new listing on VRBO and Home Away at The Seashell House listing #509073.

More Details

Resrvation Manager
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Bath with shower upstairs and half bath down.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each Bedroom contains one queen-size bed and a single trundle bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor shower.


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A 1928 2 Story 2 BR home sleeps 6. Walk a block and a half to the Beach!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

Enjoyable stay for our family

  • 4 of 5

This was the first time visiting Texas for our family of four. We spent the last 5 days of our vacation in Galveston this house. Bill, the owner was very kind and met us at the home as soon as we arrived and showed us around. He was very helpful with giving us ideas of places to visit and eat in the area. We ventured to Houston a couple days which really wasn't too long of a drive. The Seawall and beach were just a block away and easy to get to. We had expected access to a washer and dryer, but must have overlooked this during our search. We were able to wash and rinse some of our clothes in the deep kitchen sink and there was a clothes line in back to dry our clothes on, which worked fine. We also weren't completely prepared for mosquitos while sitting out back. So bring bug spray, regardless where you stay. We saw a few more cockroaches than we would have liked to indoors and did buy bug spray to take care of them as well.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this home for its comfort, decor, space and enormous amount of character. Their are window AC's throughout the home which kept it cool on the warm days we were there.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I like the beach house a lot it was fun and was next to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast at the beach house and had a funn time I would like to visit again sometime. Thank you for letting me stay here best choice ever🔥

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and really nice home!

  • 4 of 5

This home was built in the 1920s and had a ton of character.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful choice

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy with this choice. Bill exceeded our expectations by a landslide. He really cares about people and wants them to have a great time! May God bless him!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was so nice, the Owner let us in Friday afternoon and let's you be unless you need something. Such a nice guy that when we left he called us to make sure everything was ok and had wanted to tell us all goodbye. Definitely will be coming back in April

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed a week there incuding kids and we absolutly loved the house. Bill is so kind and welcoming to his home. Its is perfect distance from everything and a walk way from the beach. I recomend this house it is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Brick Bar & Tavern
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Corse
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Galveston
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Beach
A block and 1/2 from house





Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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