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Beautifully Restored & Updated Historic Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quiet serenity of Galveston's finest historic neighborhod one bedroom sleeps 4

Beautifully refurbished by an owner who insisted on modern conveniences with while maintaining that feeling of history. It has a beautiful screened in porch; new appliances; full sized kitchen; washer and dryer; new bed and furnishings; TV and wifi; outdoor patio, shower, and grill; original wood floors and walls; split air...and so much more. Enjoy a bit of history with the convenience of 2015 renovation. Cottage is equipped with new dishes, appliances, courtesy basket of soap, shampoo, hair dryer and many more conveniences. The cottage is within walking distance of great restaurants. It is close to everything but not on a main street where you would be disturbed by traffic even on the busiest of weekends. The home survived the 1900 storm and was separated from the house to which it had been attached. It sat completely unused for years but has been completely resurrected with all of the latest comforts.

Property Manager
Lisa Manuele
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Lisa Manuele

The current owners were married in Galveston and decided to relocate to the Island a few years ago from the Great White North. The weather and the feel of the island was irresistible.

They love the history and that there is always something to do in Galveston. They hope you will love Galveston and the cottage as much as they do.

Lisa Manuele purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Lisa Manuele chose East End Historic District

The house was rescued and completely restored and expanded by the previous owner that grew up and lives in Galveston. She was an interior designer in Houston for years. She also has a minor in architecture. The cottage was redone and furnished as if the then owner herself would utilize the property. She owned another historic home in Galveston previously, and it was very important that this cottage, although modernized, retained many of its original components. The woman that restored the property had her eye on this property for 15 years and it came up for sale she could not resist the opportunity to renovate the property and to preserve it for Galveston and now for people who want to truly enjoy Galveston and all of the charm and history it has to offer.

We fell in love with our cottage the minute we entered. Our love of historic architecture motivated us to purchase the property, and we want to share it.

What makes this cottage unique

Location...Location...Location coupled with a screened in porch, enclosed yard, and soft lighting. You can sit on the porch and really have a feel for what life must have been like. You can open up the doors and the porch becomes a part of the home. Take a short walk by Bishop's Palace, walk to great restaurants, and only minutes from the beach and down town. It is a quiet neighborhood comprised of many historic homes giving you hours of pleasure just walking the neighborhood enjoying all of the unique and timeless homes.


East End Historic District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Noise ordinance after 10 p.m. enforced.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Hollywood style with washer and drying in alcove.
  • Completely new throughout. It is a Hollywood style bathroom with separate vanity, toilet and shower areas allowing for multiple users and still have privacy. It has a walk in shower with bench. Additionally it has new stacked full sized washer and gas dryer. Antique vanity converted for sink along with antique vanity mirrors. Equipped with hair dryer, shampoos and soaps along with plenty of towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King sized bed, armoire, flat screen TV with Xfinity, bedside tables (smart tables); side chair; quality linens, and plantation shutters throughout the house. The living room has a queen sized hide a bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
We provide coffee, tea, creamers and sugar along with fresh citrus fruit. A few bottles of water are in the refrigerator a a couple bottles of wine are in the wine rack. Help yourselves.


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Beautifully Restored & Updated Historic Cottage
average rating of 4.980769 based on 52 reviews

Wonderful historic cottage in the heart of historic Galveston.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at several places including hotels and Condos in Galveston over the years. I would say this was our most enjoyable because of the mixture of history, charm and the layout of the cottage. My wife and two kids all enjoyed it! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the cottage.
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Love the way this old house was remodeled.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house is in a great neighborhood and we spent some time walking around looking at all the old houses in the erea.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Georgetown, KY

Wonderful! Clean! Plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! The history behind the cottage was fascinating. We had plenty of room. Everything we needed was provided in this cottage. Safe location and close to restaurants, the strand, and the beach. Loved the privacy.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very quaint and perfect for a nice quiet home away for home!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and everything you could need!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

Such a peaceful location and charming little home, we truly enjoyed our stay and look forward to renting this location again

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Abilene Texas


  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage for two! The screened-in porch lights and inside lights were left on for our late arrival. The king size bed was very comfortable, and the night stands with hidden outlets were something I will shop for myself! The kitchen was stocked with every utensil/appliance you might need. I was especially surprised by the fruit, wine and local beer, coffee and tea choices, cream choices, kind bars, and more available for us to us. The linens,bath towels and beach towels were top quality. Loved the shower head! We appreciate the LG washer dryer, too.This is the nicest vrbo rental I have ever stayed in. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport Houston
Nearest Ferry
0.8 Miles
Walk on or take car....FREE
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Great public course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Walking distance 3 great restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
7 blocks from the beach
Car: recommended

Our adorable cottage is located in the East End Historic District. If you enjoy historic architecture, you are in luck. Just right outside the door are many examples of our preserved history. Take a walk around. It is the best way to see the district.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $150

CHECK IN TIME: 2 PM on arrival day (unless otherwise arranged)
CHECK OUT TIME: 11:00 on departure day (unless otherwise arranged subject to availability)
Cancellation fee: 30+ days before arrival 10% fee; 29-15 days before arrival 25% fee; 14-7 days before arrival 35% fee; 6-2 days before arrival 45% fee; 1-0 days before arrival 100% fee.

Manager'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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