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Mermaid Cottage, Cute Get-away- 3 Blocks from BeachClose to everything

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:
July 22, 2017

About Rosa Morgan

Novelist, blogger, photographer artist

Rosa Morgan purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rosa Morgan chose Galveston

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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Mermaid Cottage, Cute Get-away- 3 Blocks from BeachClose to everything
average rating of 4.814815 based on 81 reviews

Perfect Little Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon recently, and it was exactly what we needed for a little break between our wedding and heading back home. We loved the decor, it was so cozy and adorable! We walked the 3 or so blocks down to the beach a couple of times, which was so nice, especially around sunset. There are plenty of restaurants right down the Seawall, as well as little shops and Pleasure Pier! It was also a quick drive from the historic district, where we spent most of our second day. At the end of the day when we were exhausted from the whole week before, the Mermaid Cottage was the perfect place to wind down and watch a couple of movies (Rosa has a great little collection!).

At the end of our stay, we had poorly planned a day at the beach after check-out, without thinking about where we would shower afterwards. While there are showers at a couple of the public beaches, we didn't feel like paying $10-15 just to take a quick shower. Our beach day was also cut short by a terrible storm. Rosa was kind enough to let us shower in the Mermaid Cottage, and she even told us to not rush off since the storm was so heavy. We were so grateful to her, and wish we would have had more time to thank her in person!

Thank you Rosa, you're a saint! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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The Mermaid Cottage is a quaint and cozy stat perfect for a weekend getaway for two!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a 5-star hotel with modern amenities, this is not your place. However, if you prefer cozy, quiet, quaint and truly unique like us, you will love the Mermaid Cottage. We were looking for a quick getaway for a babymoon, and this place was perfect. We were a quick 3-block walk from the beach and a short drive to all major attractions and restaurants. We really appreciated the private courtyard down the stairs from our cottage because it presented a sense of peace and solitude not typically offered at hotels or condos. Rosa was super friendly and responded quickly anytime we needed something but didn't bug us unless we requested help. Overall, we felt it was a great value for the price. Would definitely stay again! Thanks, Rosa!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Comfortable property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Hostess has stocked it with everything you could possibly need. Ideal location for walking to the beach and to the Strand and Pier 21. Nice private courtyard to sit out for morning coffee or evening drink. There are stairs to climb to access property if mobility a problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

It was a charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in The Mermaid Cottage. It had everything we needed to cook & relax. The gardens are beautiful and the lighted courtyard in the evening was so relaxing. We will definitely stay there again. Thank you Rosa for your cottage & hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Comforts of Home!

  • 5 of 5

We picked to stay at Mermaid Cottage for both it's charm and straight forward pricing. Our expectations were far surpassed, this place is a GEM!!! The cottage is beautifully appointed and SO comfortable! It was hard to believe our host was on the premises because we had the utmost privacy. It felt like our own little oasis!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property & owner are both lovely! Our stay was perfect. The property is tucked behind the main house so it's private & quiet...& filled with plenty of character. It's only a couple of blocks to the Seawall & close to the Strand & restaurants. It's in the historic district which makes for great exploring around the neighborhood as well. The owner couldn't have been sweeter & the place exudes a calm cheerfulness. The Mermaid Cottage is good for the soul. Thank you Rosa!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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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
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
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

San Jacinto Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

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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