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Mermaid Cottage, 3 Blocks from Beach- No cleaning Fees!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio apartment - walking distance to beach & 5 min. bike ride to Strand

Situated on the property of Kleinecke House, an 1896 Victorian home, Mermaid Cottage is a cozy retreat for two, only 3 blocks from the beach. Its private courtyard is the perfect sunny spot to relax, have a meal, or listen to the babbling stone fountain. The open plan studio includes a light and airy living room area with comfy couch and is filled with antiques and seaside decorations as well as flat screened tv and wifi. Kitchen includes full size stove and oven, small fridge, and microwave & fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans. Coffee and tea station is ready with your morning brew. The spacious bedroom area features a queen sized bed with Tempur-pedic topper and newly remodeled bathroom with beautiful tiled shower. Large walk-in closet to store all your things. NO CLEANING FEES OR EXTRA CHARGES!

Rosa Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Rosa Morgan

Novelist, blogger, photographer artist

Rosa Morgan purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rosa Morgan chose San Jacinto

As a child visiting Galveston on summer vacations I fell in love with the beach and the architectural gems of the city. Now I'm the proud owner of my own Victorian house and love discovering what this great city has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Mermaid Cottage is just a 5 minute walk from the beach.

Private courtyard to relax in.

Cute interior with art and antiques


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower stall, sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) With Tempurpedic mattress topper- very comfortable
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8297873 based on 94 reviews

Delightfully homey cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, private accommodations for the week. Walking distance to the beach with a central location for all other activities such as the Pleasure Pier, dining, shopping etc. Lovely fenced back yard to sit and relax or take in some sun. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockford, IL

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

I spent three weeks at the Mermaid Cottage in February. The location is wonderful and Rosa was a friendly and welcoming host! The bed was super comfy and the cottage had everything I needed. It felt like home away from home. It is three blocks from the beach and a nice 15 minute walk to the Pier. You really don't need a car if you don't feel like driving. Dining suggestions: The Sunflower Bakery and The Mosquito Café for breakfast and lunch are within walking distance and are a very nice diversion from all the busyness of the restaurants on the Seawall and the Pier. I really enjoyed my stay at the Mermaid Cottage. Thank you Rosa!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Haven Mi

Private Spacious Studio

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location close to the gulf and historic downtown. Charming LARGE studio that has everything you need, and more. Private outdoor sitting area. Everything was perfect!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet cottage studio with a great location and host!

  • 4 of 5

This studio apartment is located on the second floor of a detached garage behind a beautiful Victorian house on 21st Street, just blocks from the beach. There is a small off-street parking area at the front of the property. There is a locked, gated entrance to the back of the property where the cottage is located, surrounded by a tall privacy fence, which makes you feel safe and secure while you're visiting.

What I liked best about this rental is the location. We could walk to the beach, some nearby restaurants, convenience stores, and the Pleasure Pier. When we wanted to go to the channel side of the island, near the cruise ships and The Strand, it was just minutes down the road by car. We visited during the offseason, but it was a very quiet neighborhood.

The cottage itself is well-equipped; it has a tiny kitchen area with a full-size range, microwave, and beautiful farmhouse sink. It also has a small fridge/freezer. There is a china cabinet with a few dishes and silverware. I'm not sure it's a good place to cook a full-blown meal, but we were able to make snacks, reheat leftovers, and store drinks. There is also a small coffee maker at a coffee station that boasts sugar cubes, ground coffee, and tea.

The bed and the couch are both comfortable for sleeping on, and the owner provided an extra quilt and space heaters to ensure that we were warm during our January weekend stay. The bathroom is recently updated, and though small, has what you need. The entire place was spotlessly clean and you can tell the owner takes great care of this lovely little space.

We would definitely stay here again! It is a perfect little retreat for two.

*If you visit Galveston, we recommend the following: Moody Gardens, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum, Miller's Seawall Grill, La King's Confectionery, and Olympia Grill. All of these were great for kids and adults.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the little cottage....had a cozy beach feel...nice little kitchen and everything we needed....bed comfy....and heaters worked well(thank god, because we happen to fall into the coldest days)....great hot water heater....walking distance to the beach and pier...also a quick UBER to downtown...beautiful private garden area...adorable decor...Rosa very sweet and helpful...would love to stay there again next time we visit....

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had another magical visit to the Mermaid Cottage! It's quiet & very private. It's close to everything & the beach is just a couple of blocks away. We had a great time at Dickens on the Strand, getting our holidays started on a festive note! If you've thought about staying here you should. There's lots of space but it still feels cozy, and with plenty of character! The owner is lovely & welcoming ~ thank you again Rosa!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Mosquito Cafe
Miller's Seawall Grill
1877 tall ship Elissa
Grand 1894 Opera House
Bishop's Palace
Moody Mansion
Railroad Museum
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Galveston Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Garden Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Miller's Landing
Car: not necessary

Galveston has something for everyone and Mermaid Cottage is minutes from it all: 3 Blocks to Beach and 6 Blocks to thrilling rides at the Pleasure Pier. 5 minute drive to the Historical Strand, Victorian buildings converted to stores, unique restaurants and museums. Fourteenth street has lots of wonderful restaurants including Mosquito Cafe. For history buffs, visit the 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1859 Ashton Villa, 1877 Tall sailing ship Elissa, Moody Mansion, and Pier 21 Theater to see how the 1900 Storm nearly destroyed Galveston.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refunds for Cancellation:
30 days out or less: No refund
More than 30 days: Full refund minus transaction fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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