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Beautiful Historic Home, Centrally Located

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath, Close To Beach, Strand Entertainment District And UTMB


Now available as long term rental!! FULLY FURNISHED!!

This historic double gallery Victorian home was built in 1893. It survived 'The Great Storm' of 1900 and all storms that followed. It features two bedrooms and two baths. It has a wonderful garden patio with a propane grill and outdoor seating. The kitchen has a stainless dual fuel range, refrigerator, garbage disposal and dishwasher. There is seating for 8 in the dining room. The owner's collection of historic etchings and prints grace the walls. This house can be rented with its smaller cottage in back for larger groups up to a total of 11 people. (7 main 4 cottage).

Perfect for winter texans and summer vacationers!


• The kitchen is nicely furnished with a stove, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal, blender and coffeemaker

• Queen-sized beds in the bedrooms

• ful-sized fold out sofa in the living room

• Stackable washer and dryer

This house can be rented with its smaller cottage in back for larger groups up to a total of 11 people. (7 main 4 cottage).

Services include:

• AC/heat

• Cable television


• Apple TV

• Net Flix



• CD player

• Linens and towels

• Iron and Ironing board

• Stackable washer/dryer

• Queen bed

• Convertible bed

• Fully equipped kitchen

• Park across the street with play structures

Please No Smoking

Sorry, No Pets

More Details

Robin Cavaliero
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About Robin Cavaliero

I'm a native Texan from Fort Worth. I currently live in Spring, which is north of Houston.

Robin Cavaliero purchased this house in 1991

Why Robin Cavaliero chose Lost Bayou

On one of many trips to Galveston we saw this property and envisioned ourselves retiring here. We're not quite there yet, but we love the neighborhood and especially the neighbors, and we enjoy visiting any chance we get.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the front porches, it's wonderful to sit outside on a cool breezy night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My fiance and I visited Galveston and stayed in the Alley House in 2013

and loved it so much we came back this summer and stayed in the Four

Palms. We love the relaxing atmosphere and are planning on coming back

before the end of summer for one last hurrah. Love it and recommend it

to anyone looking for a unique, intimate, and relaxing Galveston

vacation experience.
May 2014
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Lost Bayou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Historic Home, Centrally Located
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic place with lots of charm

  • 4 of 5

So my initial impression of Galveston was formed long ago by trips to the beaches along the Sea wall. Even as Texas beaches go, they aren't great. And being much younger, I let that affect my overall impression of the island. What I haven't appreciated until I was older, however, was the history, and this place offers a part of that. A beautiful Victorian home in great condition, near enough to all of the fun stuff to keep drives short. If you hear "historic" and think "stuffy" and "pretentious," you'll be surprised - the decor is a great mix of old and new. The size is perfect for four people, might be a little cramped for six and any more isnt recommended. The whole house sets up well as a home base for excursions to east and Stewart beaches, the strand, moody gardens and the sea wall. The AC works well if a little loud, nice bath accommodations especially if you like to take baths. Great kitchen for prepping beach trips and a nice dining area. And if I had paid attention to the listing, I would have known I didn't need to bring beach chairs. Only complaints were seating in the living area - two chairs could well be replaced by a love seat or couch - and there being only two rolls of toilet paper when we arrived (shit happens). I guess you could also use the presence of a tub downstairs as a negative, there being only one shower on the house (and it being quite small).

On a final good note: the owner seems very organized and communicates last minute important information well - a ceiling fan wasn't working and we were promptly informed of the problem. I was easily able to get a hold of her so I imagine I would have had her attention in the event of an emergency (if there had been one).

So to wrap up - Galveston beaches still leave a lot to be desired in my opinion, but the city offers a lot more in terms of history and accommodations that makes it a great attraction. Think New Orleans with a beach.... I'd go again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your reply Edward, I appreciate your suggestions and comments. We've always felt fortunate to have been able to carve two full baths out of our historic house. When it was built there was no indoor plumbing, so we have come a long way. LOL We thought of putting another sofa in the living room but then the sofa bed would not have room to open. We will take another look at that issue. I'm glad you found the historic side of Galveston, so many people don't realize what a gem we have here. Thanks again, Robin Cavaliero
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Great historic home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the overall character of this house... there is no way staying in a hotel/motel could compare, even in Galveston, TX! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I love to hear that my guests enjoyed staying at the house and they had a great time on the Island.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Robin's house was perfect for what we needed. Very clean and well kept. We cooked breakfast one day and had everything we needed for that.

We will definitely use the house again when we're in Galveston next.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the accommodations. Please keep us in mind if you return to the Island. We enjoyed having you stay. Robin Cavaliero
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came to this beautifully restored historic home for a mini vacation. All the amenities we needed were readily available and the location was perfect. Robin was such a pleasure to work with and always available. We cannot wait for our next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much April, I'm glad you enjoyed your time at the house. We'd love to have you back sometime. Robin
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house is beautiful and very interesting. We had three adults and three children and we enjoyed having the room to spread out. It was an added bonus having two nice bathrooms. We were in town for a wedding and this property is very close to the Lyceum where the wedding events were held. We felt comfortable and safe, and the property is only a few blocks from the sea wall. The location is great.

The stairs to the second floor are pretty steep so that's something to consider since both bedrooms are on the second floor. We have a child with a disability so she and I stayed on the first floor on the fold out couch and it was a great arrangement for us. Just something to keep in mind when you are deciding who will sleep where. We really thought this house was comfortable and attractive and so full of history. The location could not be better for seeing the sites of Galveston.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rona, Thanks for your review, I appreciate the feedback. Please come back any time. Robin
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Five Adults, Two Kids

  • 4 of 5

We were all very comfortable. We would have loved a place to hang clothes in the bedroom with the queen and twin bed. Kind of minor, but we also wished there were tissue boxes throughout the house (summer allergies). Overall, the house met our needs and was an enjoyable place to stay for the weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and the suggestions, Emily.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Centrally located between the Gulf and the Historic Strand Entertainment District.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.