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Pet Friendly, Perfect Location, Book 3 Nights and 4th One Free!

(13 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

This House Survived The Great Storm Of 1900 Being Just Three Years Old!

The house has seen The Storm of 1900 and Hurricanes Carla and Ike and survived beautifully! Built in 1897 by Capt. Lewis Best, the same man that built the house on the corner, moved from where the garage now stands to the front of the lot and added on to several times. The gourmet kitchen was redone after Ike and now shines with new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless appliances. New pots and pans and you are off cooking for your family in a wonderful environment but wait, there are so many great restaurants and bakeries in walking distance! The home is a block away from The Mosquito Cafe and Pattycakes Bakery and close to the Sunflower Cafe and its bakery and also The Original Mexican Cafe. The house is a two story home with a newly redone bathroom downstairs and a clawfoot tub, full bathroom upstairs. The house has charming old moldings and pocket doors to the master bedroom. The couch in the downstairs living room opens up to a sleeper as does the upstairs' love-seat in the sitting area. There is also a great new twin bed on the back, enclosed porch. Full of antiques and the newest ductless split systems, the house has the best of old and new. Tastefully decorated and a joy to get closer to Galveston's East End. An evening walk in an awesome residential neighborhood awaits. Coffee on the deck is a great start to your adventure. If you book for four nights, the price will be edited so that one weeknight rental is free!

The cottage is blocks away from the beach/seawall, the harbor, UTMB and the vibrant Strand area. Your adventure could be a day at the beach or a day exploring the Strand with its Railroad Museum, The Elissa and great shops. The house is close to The Cruise Terminal and The Bishop's Palace. You can enjoy a variety of tours and shows, but everyone likes to eat! All areas of Galveston boast seafood restaurants comparable to none. Your adventure could be a day exploring Murdoch's Bath House and Galveston's newest Pleasure Pier. You could journey off and have a short drive to Moody Gardens, The Lone Star Flight Museum or Schlitterbahn. But don't forget to reserve time to relax and enjoy the house, the deck out back, the family/friends you are with and the pet-friendly yard. Sit in the double rocker on the front porch and enjoy the breeze or wave to the tours that go right by the house. The house has three TV's, two being smart flat screens and the house has free wifi for you to enjoy. There are books, games, and a washer and dryer to keep you going. Whatever you do, you will want to come back again and again to do other things, or the same ones again!


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1540 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Refundable security deposit for unexpected pet damage. Email owner....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Antique bed in master bedroom with pocket doors....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Sitting area of bedroom has a loveseat that makes out....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

    On back, enclosed porch with AC....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Built in hair dryer....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Clawfoot tub!...moreless


  • Books:

    Many books of different subjects for all to enjoy....moreless

  • Games:

    Many board games, dominoes, poker chops and cards avalable....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    On Demand available in downstairs living room. All TV's hooked up to Comcast....moreless

  • Television:

    Large smart, flat screen TV in living room, smaller smart, flat screen TV in upstairs sitting area and a regular one in master bedroom....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are also three additional barstools at the adjoining granite bar area. Table has another leaf and additional seats are located throughout the house. E ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    LG Ductless split system and LG Art Cool Split systems upstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Locked and for owners use. Available during motorcycle rally to lock up your bikes. Email me your needs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The split systems are heat pumps as well....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Red leather couch makes out into a queen sleeper....moreless

  • Parking:

    Need a guest permit to park and it is located on front table by door. Just display on dash....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for eight people and four beach towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker:

    New Cuisinart coffee maker and many mugs and cups; we love coffee, too....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pfaltzgraff set of stoneware and Corelle everyday plates, utensils for 8, and lots of glasses and stemware!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Brand new set of pots and pans; so cute! They are turquoise and have white ceramic interiors. Also pans you may need, blender and many cooking tools....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door stainless, freezer on bottom has ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner gas stove....moreless

  • Toaster:

    New two slice toaster....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Table and rocker chairs for four on deck. Front porch has rocker for two....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Three fenced pet yards available....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Leave as you find. Propane Grill on deck....moreless



from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Season months
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$240 $260
Fri, Sat
Off season
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000
Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
Nov 2 - Nov 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Off season
Nov 6 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000
Dickens on The Strand
Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2017
2 night min stay
Off season
Dec 4 - Jan 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 15%


Garage can be available during motorcycle rally. Ask owner about it if you need. If you choose to rent for four or more days, the cleaning fee will be waived!

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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This cottage is a 1900 storm survivor and oozes history. After Ike the house was totally re-done to your advantage. It has a gourmet kitchen with all new stainless appliances. The house sleeps eight with two bedrooms and two living room/sitting areas and a twin bed on the enclosed back porch. All bedding and mattresses are new as well as state of the art LG ductless split systems. There are two full baths, one which has a clawfoot tub!

The location is the best among the best on The Island! Blocks away from great restaurants, shops and bakeries. Close to history and a few blocks away from the beach, The Strand area, UTMB and the harbor. Former residents include ship captains and dock workers.

Area attractions such as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, The Lone Star Flight Museum are within a short driving distance but area attractions such as The Bishop's Palace and other historic homes, The Elissa and The Railroad Museum are within walking/bike riding distance.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We are former school administrators who have been volunteering for Dickens on the Strand and the GHF Home Tour and have fallen in love with the town. We have always been frequent tourists here and used to run many fun runs here with our sons and enjoy the attractions from the old days when Sea Arama was here! Our middle son surprised us (well not really) and graduated from Texas A&M Galveston. Our Naval Academy sons had their annual Military Ball moved to Moody Gardens here, more entrenching us in Galveston. We just had to be a semi-permanent resident but it is hard right now with living in Liberty and my husband in his second career as a middle school teacher at a private school in Beaumont. This gives us an excuse to continue our ties with Galveston and start on our next career!

Why the Owner Chose East End Historic District, Galveston, TX, USA:
We chose this home because of its great location in a safe, historical neighborhood. We love to eat (perfect town) and I love to shop (again, perfect town) and we love Texas history and beautiful old homes. We also love the laid-back energy of the town. Did I say the word love enough? Going on cruises several times has shown us Galveston is a great town with a winning combination. Oh, and the beach is great and I plan to walk to the beach with my dogs and enjoy them like I have always wanted!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Location, location, location; close to all venues! The cottage is the best of old and new!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • Three outside yard areas for pets

    Three outside yard areas for pets

  • Front hall

    Front hall

  • Living room area

    Living room area

  • Kitchen sink, dishwasher and coffeepot

    Kitchen sink, dishwasher and coffeepot

  • Back porch laundry area

    Back porch laundry area

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs sitting area with a loveseat that makes out to a twin bed

    Upstairs sitting area with a loveseat that makes out to a twin bed

  • Back upstairs bedroom

    Back upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom

    Upstairs bathroom

  • Upstairs front bedroom

    Upstairs front bedroom

  • Located in a wonderful neighborhood!

    Located in a wonderful neighborhood!

  • House is on this street between beach and harbor

    House is on this street between beach and harbor

  • Living room couch makes into a queen size bed

    Living room couch makes into a queen size bed

  • Dining area and kitchen in background

    Dining area and kitchen in background

  • Kitchen appliances

    Kitchen appliances

  • Sleeping area in downstairs back room

    Sleeping area in downstairs back room

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Stairs to upstairs

    Stairs to upstairs

  • Back upstairs bedroom

    Back upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs back bedroom

    Upstairs back bedroom

  • Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot tub

    Upstairs bathroom with clawfoot tub

  • Upstairs front bedroom

    Upstairs front bedroom

VRBO #611860

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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