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Island Cottage; Less than 1 Mile From Strand and Beach w/ Garage and Jacuzzi Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Jeanna Crookshanks
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Jeanna Crookshanks

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!

Jeanna Crookshanks purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeanna Crookshanks chose Gulf Coast

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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jeanna is an ideal host - accomodated a last minute booking, flexible with check-in/check-out times, very quick to respond by text or call. Her place is clean, cute, and priced well. We loved Cookie and Ginger (A LOT), but they are so calm and well-mannered I don't think they should dissuade anyone that views them as a bad thing. As someone who knows Galveston pretty well I can say that her guidebook she leaves for guests is spot on and has some out of the way stuff I didn't know about.
Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Shrimp and Stuff
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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!


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double shower head in master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 (Palm) - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 (Blue) - 2 double , Doubled Full Trundle Beds
  • There will be a double futon to sleep the extra 2 people to make the house sleep 10.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
We would love to host your stay for Biker Rally weekend 2015!


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Island Cottage; Less than 1 Mile From Strand and Beach w/ Garage and Jacuzzi Tub
average rating of 4.714286 based on 23 reviews

Cute house with enough house space and a great patio!

  • 5 of 5

Great house for a big group of people. Patio space was fantastic and allowed everyone to spread out a bit. We rode our bikes to the Spot a few times and the location is prime for everything you would want to do in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family had a fun weekend together.

  • 3 of 5

Over all we were very satisfied with our stay. The house was very roomy, my family of 10 never felt crowded or cramped. We loved that it was dog friendly and allowed us to bring our small dogs (they even had a dog door). The location is Centrally located to all of the activities around Galveston. The owner is very accommodating and friendly. The reason for giving the house three stars was based on the condition of the beds. The mattresses were very uncomfortable as were the pillows. Also there was no extra shampoo, toilet paper, laundry soap, hand soap or trash bags. We had to go buy toilet paper. The kitchen was very bare as we could barely find a skillet big enough to cook breakfast. So come prepared.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

we enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was wonderful and very affordable. It is only a mile from the beach which is great. The overall experience was amazing and I highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for a beach vacation. We stayed here for a joint vacation with parents plus my wife and toddler son. The location was awesome for quick access to the beach and also easy access to everything else on the island, which was pretty quiet considering it was shoulder season. Jeanna was excellent to work with and it is obvious that she takes great care of this home with continual upgrades and maintenance. Everything is so clean and well maintained. Only complaint was the construction on 43rd street, but Jeanna made us aware of this before we booked and it looks like they are just working on the sidewalks now and finishing up, but this is obviously out of the owners control. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Accommodating, Could be cleaner

  • 4 of 5

The house is adorable. There was ample sleeping space and plenty of the necessities like towels, soap etc., except extra trash bags. There were not any. It was very nice not having a particular check out time. My only complaint would be the house was very dusty and the dishes were old and not very clean. The wicker bench on the front porch was broken and not usable and the cushions on the chairs on the porch were very dirty.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments on the house. I work very hard to keep it "adorable" with all the extra amenities. We strive always to make every guest's stay perfect so we appreciate your feed back for improvements. Unfortunately our normal housekeeper was unavailable before your stay due to a family emergency and we had to find a replacement at the last minute. I apologize for the inconvenience as our normal housekeeper is to leave extra trash bags out and inspect all dishes and kitchen utensils. I can use your feedback to give clearer instructions to new housekeepers the next time we have the need for an emergency back-up. Also I took note of your comment about the wicker bench and saw how someone had broken it, thank you for making us aware. I have removed it from the porch and replaced it with 2 new chairs and cushions. Lastly, if you had let us know of these issues during your stay we would have been happy to rectify them immediately. Thank you for your helpful information which allows us to make the Island Cottage even better for our next guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the property to be "Adorable"!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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