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Oasis-EQUINOX Relax and unwind right in the middle of EVERYTHING

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom across the street from the Seawall and Pleasure Pier

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, Oasis, 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 #3 as 'Equinox'

In Equinox we took the existing two small apartments and recreated a beautiful open and welcoming 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment. Equinox sustained the most damage during hurricane Ike so during the remodel we were able to get very creative with how we rebuilt the apartment. The name Equinox came from the incredible balance that we were able to create with the old and the new architecture. The apartment also has the perfect balance of stone, wood and glass giving it a comforting and relaxing feel that you may find hard to leave.

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!

More Details

Karen Mackehnie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017


Kempner Park Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms located in the apartment. The main bath is located in the Great room and the second bath is connected to the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has an on suite master bathroom and a very large closet. The bedroom has a TV with a DVD player and WIFI. Second bedroom has 2 roomy closets, beautiful view of the front flower gardens, a TV, DVD player and WIFI. Great room has a single futon couch, a queen size futon couch and a sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Oasis-EQUINOX Relax and unwind right in the middle of EVERYTHING
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Stop looking! This is your place.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third or fourth year we have rented from this VRBO owner and it never disappoints. The rentals are clean and well-appointed. The location cannot be beat. And the owner is gracious and helpful and quick to respond to communications. We have rented all three of the Oasis properties and you cannot go wrong with any of them. Stop looking for your next vacation place. This is it!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location location location

  • 5 of 5

Ok so great property, got the 2 bd 2 bath. Perfect ft two small families. The location could not have been better. Pier, harbor both within min walking or driving. ... would rent again for sure

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. Close to the beach, Pier and eating. The owner, Shawnna was awesome and accommodated us with every request. A family of 6 and would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Great location 1 block from Pleasure Pier.

  • 5 of 5

Karen was friendly and responsive, the property was exactly as described. The check in and out was easy. The location was excellent. Thx Karen!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My father, grandkids and myself had a wonderful time. The Oasis-Equinox was perfect for us. We had the downstairs unit with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths which was perfect for all of us. The location was wonderful, easy access to pleasure pier and the beach. Our unit was clean and we had plenty of room for all of us. Great location!!!!! Great place, wonderful area. I would not hesitate to go again. It was easy to find and the owner was wonderful

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway with convenience to everything

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival, we were greeted by our host, Karen. She was very personable, easy going, and a great source of "where to" for local entertainment and food establishments. After walking into the home, we took a quick look around, and immediately noticed how large the home was along with updated fixtures, comfy furniture, and cleanliness throughout.

My husband and I took our teenage daughter and 3 of her friends to celebrate her birthday for the weekend. The home was convenient to the Pleasure Pier, the beach, and local eating establishments.

We were sad to leave, but will definitely be back in the years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Fish Tails
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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