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Island Cottage; Less Than 1 Mile from Strand and Beach W/ Garage and Jacuzzi Tub

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Great Family Vacation Location

Recently open again as a vacation rental, since I just moved out of the home after living here off and on for the past 13 years. A beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Historical Island Cottage that sleeps up to 10 people with 2 queen beds, a double full trundle bed (sleeps 4) and a full futon with Serta orthopedic mattress. This house is in the middle of the island and close to everything like; the Strand historical district, the Pleasure Pier, and Moody Gardens. It has corner street parking and it's own 2 car garage and driveway. It is a sister property to the very successful and highly renowned Beach house called the Blue Crab Bungalow. (vrbo #445364 VRBO property 445364). We own and manage both properties so please read our reviews (almost 100) on that website as well!

This Island Cottage is decorated in a tropical island theme and is extremely welcoming! The Master suite has a large bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and double headed shower! One of the guest rooms has a queen bed and is decorated in a palm theme while the other room has the double full trundle bed (sleeps 4), and a full size wooden futon with a very thick and comfortable serta mattress. The pictures will be updated to show the new trundle bed in Sept. You have use of the whole home, front porch, and large back deck with 4 burner propane BBQ. Use the grill and table with 10 outdoor chairs and additional benches for a cook-out or just enjoy the sea breezes and listen to the waves. Whatever you decide to do this Island Cottage will make for an amazing stay on Galveston Island!

Island Cottage is less than 1 mile from the beach for surfing, tanning, swimming and fun in the sun! Plus I'm 2.5 miles from the historic 'down town' Strand area. Also the house is less than 4 miles from multiple harbors and boat ramps if you want to sail on Galveston Bay!

There are so many fun things to do on Galveston that are all within steps to just a few miles away. Many great beaches, entertainment, shopping and miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for all! Check the Galveston Island website to see what's happening during your is at least one festival per month on the Island. Galveston has many enjoyable activities for single and family lives. Explore the the downtown Strand area and ride horse drawn carriages. Also don't forget to visit the Elissa (a historic sail boat from 1877) or the oil rig museum, both near the Strand on Pier 21. See a movie or enjoy many of Galveston's shops & art studios. You can rent bicycles (3 blocks from the house on 17th), scooters, golf carts & Segways to enjoy the Seawall during all parts of the day or just walk the beach, which is only a few steps across the way. The stretch of Seawall located just out from the house also offers Jet ski rentals in the Summer as well as chair and umbrella rental.

Many people also come to fish on one of Galveston's many piers or charter a boat for more exciting catches. There are plenty of hidden coves and waterways to explore for your next fishing trip. Take the kids to Schlitterbahn, Galveston Island's amazing water park, or the NEW Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (only 10 blocks away) which hosts many rides, games, and activities for all to enjoy as well as food at Bubba Gump's restaurant. Live Bands play on the end of the pier during the summer night weekends. Galveston has much to offer and explore and our home is right in the middle of all you could dream to do... it just needs you :)

We have another house on the island and will always be close if you have any question or issues during your stay. Feel free to contact us at any time! We look forward to sharing this amazing home with you and your friends and family

Thanks for looking through my listing. Check out my pictures and my Guidebook, and please contact me with any questions you may have!

FYI - There is a 6% State Hotel Tax and a 9% City Hotel Tax that every vacation rental in the state of Texas must pay with any booking that is less than 30 days.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1 (Palm): 1 queen


  • Master Bedroom : 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2 (Blue): 2 double

    Doubled Full Trundle Beds...moreless

  • There will be a double futon to sleep the extra 2 people to make the house sleep 10. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Double shower head in master bathroom...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We would love to host your stay for Biker Rally weekend 2015!


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    2 TVs hooked up to cable channels ...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Upon request with an additional charge...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    in driveway and on street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine



  • Deck / Patio:

    Seats 20 with benches and chairs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $295
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $65
  • Tax Rate 15%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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42 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Hobby Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bolivar Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Shrimp and Stuff
1 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Just one block from the beach and countless other Galveston Attractions. Pleasure Pier less than 10 blocks! Just 2 minute car ride to down-town Historical Strand and much more. The best location on the Island!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: As travelers ourselves, we're excited for the opportunity to allow people to visit Galveston Island for a reasonable price; the hotel prices can be ridiculous here in the Summer, and it's better to have all of the comforts of home! We like sharing our home by the beach with others.We both love boating and anything that has to do with the water! We also enjoy cooking, strength training, scuba diving sailing, all other water sports!

Why the Owner Chose Galveston, TX, USA:
The location is perfect for anything you want to do. it's close to all of the Island attractions and with a large back deck is great for family cook-outs together!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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