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Mid-town Charmer - Dog Friendly, close to beach, bicycles included!!

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.

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Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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 -
(64 traveler reviews)

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Mid-town Charmer - Dog Friendly, close to beach, bicycles included!!
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews

2017 Rally Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our 2017 Rally weekend was amazing in this cozy beautiful home.

Mary and Henry were amazing host. Mary came to check in on us the first day and showed us all that the home had to offer. We needed for nothing in this home. They truly have thought of all the home essentials that are needed for everyday life. The fully stocked functional kitchen was great and helped us to save money by cooking many of our meals and not eating out all weekend long.

Biggest bonus was that early on I asked if there was an air mattress since we were a party of three couples on the fluffier side and the bunk beds were really not conducive to the fluffies… Mary messaged me a few days later that an air mattress had been added to the home. This was a great a wonderful surprise. The air mattress was utilized and appreciated.

The garage parking for the three motorcycles was great so that we did not wake up to wet bikes. The location was a huge plus, just a few blocks from The Spot and right in the center of the island.

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and opening up this great home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey-hey, we thoroughly enjoyed having y’all at the house. Happy that all met your expectations and more. Hope to see again in the near future and for Lone Star Rally 2018. Mary and Henry
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month at this cute and comfy home! Close to the seawall and many restuarants. Also it is really fun to ride bikes down to The Strand.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Could not have felt more at home. The owners have truly thought of everything we might need. Can't wait til we can return.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's been a pleasure having you and your family stay at Casa Vida. We are happy you're enjoyed your time in Galveston and our home. Mary & Henry
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. The location was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a nicely restored 2 bedroom house that is very close to the beach. Very comfortable/ clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time and the house is perfectly located close the beach and eating places. Mary and Henry are perfect hosts and keep the house stocked with books, DVDs, good cookware, bicycles, and all beach needs. They are also very responsive to any question or concern. This house and its location in the neighborhood made our vacation very special. Awesome rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage/great Location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoy staying in your beach cottage. As you might not have known I had been planning my wife's vow renewal for 6 months as total surprise! It went off perfectly on Saturday night on Tiki Island. What a great weekend! Thanks so much!

Vince,Margaret , Madison and Hank

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for visiting Galveston and booking our cottage. Congrats on keeping the surprise! We look forward to your future return. Mary & Henry
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Mary Gonzalez and Henry Vasquez
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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 Galveston

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 a lot of character, which we love!


Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Railroad Museum
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $150
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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