The Broadway Palms, built in 1914, is conveniently located on the corner of 17th and Broadway (unlimited parking), in Galveston's famed Historical District. It sleeps 14 in beds and another 6 on couches/very nice air mattresses, etc. It has easy access to the Strand (4 min drive), beach (3 minute drive or 8 minute walk), restaurants, Pleasure Pier, fishing and any Galveston Festival/gathering you are attending with your family and friends! There's plenty of room for everyone! And, best of all...we have the BEST Man Cave on the Island that is kid and teen friendly!
This immense, historic home is nicely situated on a corner lot, offers 3600 square feet, 3 stories of living space, large rooms, high ceilings, century old, original, hardwood floors throughout, and an attached, 1 car garage. The house has been completely remodeled/restored to provide modern conveniences while keeping the history alive!
The 1st floor is an air conditioned/heated, brick basement converted into the BEST Man Cave on the Island! There's plenty to do on the Island, but while at the house you will also have tons of fun in "Captain Mike's Pirate's Cave" ! We have a Foosball table, a Craps table, Darts, Poker table, Blackjack Table, Ping Pong table, VCR, DVD, Dish Network, TV, dominoes, chess, and kid friendly videos and games! There's also a 500 watt stereo w/aux cord to play your favorite music! Ready to dance the night away? No problem! Just move the poker table to the side and enjoy the LED rope lighting which is throughout the Cave, the Disco Lighting, and/or the Black Lights! There's also 2 beer pong tables and a bunch of Pirate Photo props where you can dress up like Captain Jack Sparrow and others! And, for the back yard cookouts we have a kitchen with a sink, refrigerator, and 10' of buffet space. Going to the beach? Great! In the garage I've got 3 chairs, two portable tables, bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes, corn hole, beach toys, volleyball, and more! And, there are 8 bikes you can use to stroll the Seawall or the Historical District !! And, for the Master Grillers I've got 6 cooking options! We have a huge backyard that has a pot boiler and stand, an upright smoker, a large gas grill, a large fire pit/grill (holds 30+ burgers), a brick 'oven'/grill, and a large smoker with side fire box. The backyard is fully fenced. There's also seating for 20+ in the back yard! We also have two, outdoor, cold, 'wash/rinse stations. It is THE MOST COMPLETE Man Cave/Back Yard/Garage combination on the Island! Some groups come...and never leave the house!
The 2nd floor is the main living floor. As you pass through the vestibule (mud/coat room) and into the foyer, you see pocket doors leading into the huge, open living room. We have a cabinet full of games in the living room along with several puzzles. Adjacent to the living room is a cozy, antique, sun room where you can almost hear the sounds of the beach which is just 8 short blocks away. The main dining room has a formal dining table which seats 8, a Grandfather Clock, and furniture pieces from yesteryear. Next to the dining room is the breakfast room and kitchen which also has seating for 8. The updated kitchen offers an abundance of counter space, and is fully equipped with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, small appliances, and all the dinner and cookware you’ll need to prepare that special meal with. There is a washer/dryer room and a half bath located off the kitchen in the back.
As you travel up the century old, wood staircase to the 3rd floor, you’ll find 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The first bedroom, the 'Nursery', to the right, sleeps 2 with a queen sized bed and is adjacent to the Master Bedroom. There is a door connecting these two bedrooms, hence the name 'Nursery' (so that mom, back in 1914, could quickly get to her crying baby). It now has locks on both sides for privacy. The Master Bedroom, 'Palm Room', sleeps 4 comfortably with a king sized bed and a set of twin bunk beds, and offers a private, full bath. The 3rd bedroom, the 'Beach Room', sleeps 4 more with 2 queen sized beds. And lastly, the “Texas Bunk Room” sleeps 4 with a set of twin bunk beds and a full size bed. The 2nd full bathroom is conveniently situated in the hall and just a few steps away from all of the bedrooms.
There are 5 TV's (4 are smart TV's with internet access) in the house and WIFI is available throughout the house. There are 120 Dish Network channels along with movie channels (Starz). There is also a Blue Ray DVD for those late night, popcorn movies. There are no parking restrictions on either Broadway or on 17th street so the parking is limitless. There are 41 windows throughout the house so feel free to open them up and let the cool, Galveston breeze and the sounds of Broadway brighten your day (just be careful pulling off the magnetic, acrylic inserts on the 3rd floor). The natural lighting in the house is great ! You will not be disappointed in the space, convenience, or the relaxed atmosphere of this home. Truly historic and truly amazing!