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Casa Vida & Galveston's expanded beaches are awaiting YOU!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Island charmer located mid-town on 36th Street, between Avenues R 1/2 and S. 2-3 blocks to the beach (depends on which direction you walk), several restaurants including, Gaido's, Nick's, The Spot, Gumbo Diner, Brick House and Joe's Crab Shack. The house has cable TV and WiFi.

The home's original wood flooring, and 10 ft ceilings are present throughout the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals including a microwave. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, a blender, and more are provided.

Garage for motorcycle or bicycle storage (we have bicycles available-FREE), washer/dryer, patio with charcoal BBQ pit (we provide coals/lighter fluid). New AC system for our hot days! Off street parking

Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on the front porch enjoying the gulf breezes.

1st Bedroom - Queen bed,

2nd Bedroom - Queen bed and twin Bunks

During Hurricane Season, refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf of Mexico headed to Galveston.

More Details

Mary Gonzalez and Henry Vasquez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Mary Gonzalez and Henry Vasquez

We are both BOIs (Born on the Island), and raised on the island. We currently live near this property. For us, this will always be home. We enjoy traveling, gardening, and time with family and friends.

Mary Gonzalez and Henry Vasquez purchased this house in 1998

Why Mary Gonzalez and Henry Vasquez chose Gulf Coast

Close to beach which for us has a calming affect. It's nice to ride down the Seawall each morning on our way to work. It's an old Galveston home with lots of character, which we love!


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Pack and Play available
  • Bedroom 2 (family) has an in-room television.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach accessories included for guest use: ice chest, wheeled beach cart, beach chairs, umbrella, two boogie boards. Baby Play Pen and High Chair available.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

Casa Vida & Galveston's expanded beaches are awaiting YOU!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 55 reviews

Great weekend stay close to the seawall

  • 5 of 5

Adorable rental! The owners obviously take very good care of this property, it's well maintained inside and out, cute beachy colors and decor, and contains everything a renter could possibly need. Nice little balcony at the top of the stairs to sit and have drinks. They provide bikes which were a lot of fun riding around the neighborhood and up and down the seawall, and although we didn't actually visit the beach, all beach equipment (chairs, umbrellas, boards, etc.) was available as well. We were also able to bring our dog, and there were plenty of good dog-walking areas. Would rent from them again.....thanks Mary & Henry!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helga and Craig, Thanks again for choosing our home for your Galveston get away. We enjoyed hosting you and are so thrilled that you found all you needed in the rental and that you enjoyed the neighborhood and the bicycles! Come back soon. Mary & Henry
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Awesome home to stay in. Very clean and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Will be requesting this home for any future stays in Galveston. Very clean and close to everything! Very nice home owners! HIGHLY recommend! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry. We look forward to hosting you and your family very soon. Mary & Henry
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Right at Home, Near the Beach, in Real Galveston

  • 5 of 5

We felt so at home at this immaculately-kept, thoughtfully-appointed house so near the beach, yet away from all the cares of everyday life. It was obvious to us as soon as we set our suit cases down (maybe as soon as we drove up, but it was dark) that great care had been taken to attend to guests' every need and desire. Every time I thought to need something-- a piece of foil? a fresh glass of purified water?--it was exactly where I'd find it right away. The level of detail was unparalleled in any vacation rental we've stayed in--many much more costly than this (great value for this very reasonably-priced house!). Every thing you need for a perfect getaway with your family, friends, or even by yourself is in this lovely, near-beach home. We walked to the beach and all over the neighborhood with our dog and kids, played with the neighborhood kids, had friends and relatives stop in to visit us, and just took in Galveston in a low-stress, non-commercial way that was just right for our family. Books, games, movies, stereo system, comfortable beds (a rare find!), stylish and cheerful decor, beach chairs, bikes, toys, off-street parking (and more on-street)--this house had it all and we look forward to future stays here! Owners Mary and Henry are attentive and friendly without intruding in the least. If you just want a few days off from worries, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your Galveston family vacation. We enjoyed hosting you, Matt and children, and Lupe. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Es Mi Vida! We hope to see you back really soon. Mary and Henry
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This home was immaculate, fully stocked and had lots of little extras!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Henry were delightful hosts. I stayed for 3 months and they regularly checked in to see that all was well. Their home is beautiful, clean, near the beach and had so many little extras to make a stay fun. The beach bikes, the grill, the patio and porch were all fun. I had a great time and would love to be a regular visitor.

B. Matthews

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: was a pleasure hosting you and your fur babies. So glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to our continued friendship in the neighborhood. Happy New Year! Mary, Henry and the cats
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Great Location, House has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful week long stay here. The house has basically everything you need - bikes, boogie boards, grill (w/charcoal), basic kitchen staples, cable, internet. Most everything is well thought out for what you might need. It even has a dog gate on the front porch so I could sit out there with my dog. Location is close to the beach and restaurants, but not so close that you have to deal with noise or traffic. I'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your Galveston get-away. We're thrilled that you enjoyed the house! We look forward to your return visit. Mary & Henry
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Cute, cute house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was so incredibly cute! I loved everything about it. Everything I was looking for was provided. There was plenty of room. It really felt like home away from home. I definitely recommend this property for anyone spending time in Galveston. Thanks Mary, you are a gracious host.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie...thanks so much for choosing our home for your Galveston get away. We enjoyed having you and are so thrilled that you enjoyed your time in Galveston. We hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks, Mary and Henry
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
William P Hobby
Car: not necessary

Centrally located on the island, 2 blocks from the Seawall, walking distanct to many popular restaurants, Pleasure Pier, city park (which includes a dog park), tennis courts.


Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Off Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Rally
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 7 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

The $45 pet fee is per pet/2 max.

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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