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Historic 2 bedroom brick home 4 blocks from beach & Pleasure Pier. Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This 1937 charming brick home has a spacious living/dining room with hardwood floors, crown molding and gas fireplace. Free wifi, 42'HDTV with cable and central air conditioning are provided. Seven people can be accommdated comfortably with queen beds in each bedroom, a single bed couch in one of the bedrooms, and a queen futon sofa bed in the living room. The fully fenced backyard offers the perfect place for outdorr gatherings

The owners, Connie and Jim, live across the street where they own and operate a Bed and Breakfast so they are available at all times to answer questions or take care of any issues that might arise. Having operated Avenue O Bed and Breakfast for 13 years, they are aware of what is necessary to create a wonderfull experience for guests. Although this is a new listing, the owners are far from novices in the hospitality industry and have made sure to provide everything you will need to make your stay a memorable one.

More Details

connie porter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About connie porter

We are Bed and Breakfast owners who previously owned and operated an airline in the South Pacific where we travelled extensively from Samoa to Tonga, Fiji, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia. Travel is our passion and we are committed to making our guests' experience a truly memorable one

What makes this house unique

For those going on a cruise, we offer free cruise parking located two blocks from the terminal


Silk Stocking District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • One full bathroom with shower/tub in hall. One half bath in bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • each bedroom has a queen bed; one has a single pullout couch. One queen futon in the living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic 2 bedroom brick home 4 blocks from beach & Pleasure Pier. Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Lake Jackson, TX

A step back in time

  • 5 of 5

This my first Christmas as a widow and I wanted to treat myself to something special. Have always been satisfied with VRBO pet friendly rentals and this was something special. From my welcome cookie and kitchen gift to the beautiful home decorated for the holidays, it was comfort plus. Connie and Jim were perfect hosts and the gas fireplace made for a cozy stay even though the weather was unusually cold during my one week stay. I live one hour from here and used to own a restaurant on the Strand, not far from here. I especially liked the kitchen here and how it was equipped. The laundry room was very handy and even had supplies! I will return here again probably with my cousin and his wife from Austin who love Galveston. Happy New Year to the Porters!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, close and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

This home is so close to the beach, yet far enough to have solitude. The home has everything you could ask for and the fact that it was pet friendly was a huge bonus. Ample room for people and pets with two full bedrooms with TV's for privacy and relaxation. The neighborhood was walkable and safe.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nice older home with many amenities

  • 4 of 5

The owner, Connie, was very communicative and easy to work even with our late arrival time. The home was clean and was centrally located, which made it easy to get to our destinations. We were even able to walk to a couple of places. We were pleasantly surprised by the home baked cookies waiting for us in the kitchen! Thank you, Connie!

The beds were fine though I felt we were lacking blankets for the futon beds. We did not contact Connie because it wasn’t that big of a deal; she did state over and over that we should call if we had any problems. I loved the fact that the unit had a washer and dryer which came in handy when my daughter decided to jump in the water at the beach. Oops!

Overall, a good home base if you want the amenities of a home while you explore Galveston.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Fayetteville, AR


  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here previously and always enjoy it! Great house in a wonderful location, hosts are so very pleasant and helpful. This is our go to location whenever we have the opportunity to visit Galveston! Rob and Vicky Strange

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Washington, Tx

Interior of house is very cute!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property with our dogs for a couple of days and it was very comfortable and convenient to both the beach and The Strand. Connie, the owner, was also very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and home

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our weekend stay. There was plenty of sleeping space for 3 adults and 2 kids (and a large dog). The kids loved the fresh baked cookies the hosts left us when we arrived. You are able to walk to Pleasure Pier and the beach. The yard was fenced and perfect for letting the dog out. The front porch is covered with a couple of chairs and the neighborhood had sidewalks that allowed for a nice walk. The hosts were quick to respond to all my phone calls and messages (and even come over to check on us when we had a question). We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Fish Tales
Car: recommended

This home is located in the Historic silk stocking district 4 blocks from the beach and Pleasure Pier and less than a mile from the Strand shopping districe


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

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.

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