Vacation Victory! a Family's Way to Enjoy Galveston!

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Last updated: 07/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This quaint cottage is perfect for families! Featuring 3 bedrooms/two baths and sleeping for up to 9 people, an equiped kitchen, fenced yards, washer/dryer, cable, high speed wireless wifi, dog friendly and close to everything fun on the island all nested into a charming family friendly neighborhood. Onsite property manager is available to help find things to do or answer questions about our home.

In order to rent our home you must provide a copy of photo ID (driver's license or passport) to prove age before the booking process can continue. Please add this as an attachment to your inquiry.

You will receive a rental quote once you have submitted your inquiry. The quote includes your rental price per night, an insurance policy against any damage, hotel taxes and the security deposit (fully refundable if no claims are made).

Please note that we do not have any other hidden fees. Cleaning is included in your nightly rate rather than as a separate expense, similar to how hotels work. We do exercise the right to charge for any any additional guests over our capacity and for pets. Depending on the season you visit, your nightly bed rate per person for a group of 8 people is between $38 - $50/person/night. This is incredibly affordable for the island.

All payments must be complete 3 days prior to arrival. We do not accept money at check-in even though the automated payment requests from VRBO will say so. If you do not have payment completed 3 days before your arrival date your reservation will be canceled.

Once payment is received through VRBO, and within 48 hours of arrival, you will receive a welcome letter giving you the pertinent details of how to access the property. This will only be provided once the reservation is paid in full.

Home-sharing is a new concept for many and may be a little confusing. It basically comes down to the fact that you are guests in our home, a home we come home to when you leave. We are not a hotel or an empty house that is perpetually rented. This whole process revolves around trust between us and you. VRBO acts as a middleman to offer both parties security for payment processing and insurance, but does not dictate the owner's rules of the house though some of their automated responses may suggest otherwise. It boils down to "our house, our rules" and most of these are available to read in our rental agreement. If you have a question, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks for checking us out and we hope you choose to be our guest!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Please note that you must be 25 years or older to rent this home. PHOTO ID SUBMISSION IS MANDATORY. We are a hotel alternative for families located in a working class, family oriented neighborhood...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    The second bedroom is just for the kids! It features two sets of bunk beds (4 twin beds), two small closets with pull out bins, an LED motion activated nightlight, calming but fun colors and a great chair to kick back and read in! a pack-n-play is stored in one of the closets if a guest is too small for the big beds. Slumber parties are welcome! ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Due to a respiratory issue with a family member, we can not allow guest to smoke in or around the home. This also includes vapor based cigarettes and chewing tobacco. Thank you for your understanding and being considerate of our child's needs. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love our dog and understand that traveling with them is an absolute joy! We encourage yo to bring your furry friends with you (up to three pooches). We just ask that they are well behaved, crated when you leave them at the house, and supervised if they are let into the yard. Also, please keep them off the beds and furniture. Nothing better than having our big guy next to the bed in the morning and cuddling with him on the floor at family time. Any damages made by your pets will be deducted from your security deposit. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    This 1940's home was not designed with wheelchairs in mind. First, we don't have a paved driveway. There are just a few steps to the main entry and off the back porch, but doorways are too narrow to access the restrooms. We intend to remedy this situation eventually as we have a member in the family who is in a wheelchair and we would love for them to stay with us when they visit. Check on us when you intend to visit again, we may be ready for you next time! ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Down alternative duvet and mattress/pillow protectors...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 baby crib, 2 bunk bed

    Pack-n-play with real mattress available on request....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Down alternative duvet and mattress/pillow protectors...moreless

  • All beds have mattress and pillow protectors for your peace of mind. Office has a pull out twin bed for an additional single adult or teen who needs their our space outside of the 4 bunks. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Additional linen stored in closet in this room....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Check-in is after 3pm and check-out is by 11am. Photo id submission is required prior to receiving a confirmed reservation. A reservation may be cancelled anytime for any reason. If by the host, cancellation will result in a full refund. If by the guest, VRBO's cancellation policies will be enforced. If you are asked to leave the residence after your check-in due to anything other than a natural disaster you will not receive a refund or your deposit back. Please park in the designated spaces allocated to our guests within the gates of the property. If you block in a neighbor you will be towed at your expense....moreless


  • Games:

    In the coffee table are plenty of fun family oriented board/card games and puzzles....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Television:

    Smart TV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few family movies are available in the media cabinet...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    The counter height table sits 8 comfortably and two additional can sit at the island....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Xfinity is our provider and wifi is available. We were able to get 60mbps when we did a speed test. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan! ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two spaces off-street behind gate. On-Street parking is allowed but you will be towed at your expense if you block a neighbor in. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Recently updated and fully equipped. Crock pot, roasting pan, Ninja Pro Blender, Keurig Coffee Maker, Ceramic cookware...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:



  • Lawn / Garden:

    Help yourself to some of the herbs growing in the container plantings and around the yard. These vary from season to season. If you are lucky, you might find a lemon or lime from our trees!...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard pricing
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $2,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 15%


PHOTO ID IS TO BE SENT WITH EVERY RENTAL INQUIRY. All reservations must be paid through the VRBO system at least 3 days prior to check-in. The automated payment request from VRBO will say otherwise, but our rules override what their letter states. A welcome letter will be sent within 48 hours of check-in giving our guests all the particulars of how to contact our property manager and how to access the house. Check-in is after 3pm and check-out is by 11am. A penalty of $100 will be assessed and filed against anyone not cooperating with these rules.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 07/10/2016
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hobby - Houston
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Up the street!

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2014

About: Hello future guest! Our family recently purchased this property in December 2014 because of our love for the beach and the city of Galveston! As a child, my dad would bring us to Galveston when we visited him in the summers. My fondest childhood memories are mostly of things done right on this very island - from pulling in my first crab from the bayou, riding my first horse on the beach, encountering my first alligator gar and even chumming for sharks on a surfboard! Yes, it brings chills to my bones to think of these things 30+ years later, but I just couldn't wait to have an opportunity to come back and have some of this same experiences with my family. I want my kids to have some cool memories and though we can't be here all the time due to travel commitments, we wanted to open our home for others to be able to have some island experiences as well. Enjoy!

Why Galveston, TX, USA:
Our little cottage was built in the early 1940's. It was one of few homes in the neighborhood that survived after Ike. It is full of charm and character and if walls could talk, I bet there would be some pretty good stories! The home is nestled in a family oriented, working class neighborhood off the main street where the neighbors talk in their front yards and hang together on the weekends. Laid back and friendly, quiet and safe. Amenities are plentiful! Grocery stores, drug stores, restaurants and shopping are just steps away! Starbucks, the Seawall and Pier 61 are just a few more steps, but under a mile away. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are only a mile and half west of us as is the Pleasure Pier to the East. Seawolf Park, the Strand and Historic district is about 3 miles and Galveston Island State Park is around 9 miles. Not to mention, we have easy access to I-45 as we are just off exit 1A! As a family who travels quite a bit, we understand how important it is to have a place you can connect as a family when you are away from home. Hotels are stifling and uncomfortable with lots of distractions and interruptions, so why settle for that when you can enjoy a comfortable and unhurried vacation in the comfort of your 'home away from home'? Vacation Victory may not have all the amenities of a hotel, but we aim for you to enjoy the experience of the island, such as bringing home your catch of the day and grilling it in the back yard! Sitting on the porch with your beverage of choice and enjoying the birds singing is so much more relaxing than hearing the shrill screams of the pool saying. All I can say is that after a long week (or weeks) on the road, we love driving over the causeway and heading to our little cottage. It is a breath of fresh air and instant rejuvenation. There is something about leaving the mainland that gives us a sense of freedom, a peace, an inner calm. We hope you feel the same.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
'Simplicity' is why we decided to buy this humble little gem. The open floor plan, tile floors, and just enough character makes this cottage charming and comfortable for our whole family. This little cottage had once been loved greatly by a gardener. There is evidence of this in the more mature trees that survived the storms. As a gardener, I am in the process if renovating the beds and installing more edibles in the landscape to enhance the cottage. Please feel free to harvest any of the edibles that are in season. The mint in the containers is especially good in tea or Mojitos! Mexican Lime and Meyer Lemon should be producing later this year as well. It is a work in progress, but every time you visit, there should be a bit more done and growing. Enjoy!

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  • Entry. 'The Perch' is where you can drop your keys and find notes from your host

    Entry. 'The Perch' is where you can drop your keys and find notes from your host

  • Living Room and Dining area.

    Living Room and Dining area.

  • Master Bedroom. Queen Bed. Fluffy duvet and foam mattress! Sweet dreams!

    Master Bedroom. Queen Bed. Fluffy duvet and foam mattress! Sweet dreams!

  • 3rd Bedroom. Ahh...naturally comfortable and relaxing! Queen bed.

    3rd Bedroom. Ahh...naturally comfortable and relaxing! Queen bed.

  • 2nd Bath. Whimsy with a rubber ducky!

    2nd Bath. Whimsy with a rubber ducky!

  • Kids' Room! 2 sets of bunk beds and a pack-n-play with mattress. Slumber Party!

    Kids' Room! 2 sets of bunk beds and a pack-n-play with mattress. Slumber Party!

  • Something bright to wake up to!

    Something bright to wake up to!

  • Welcome!


  • Living Room. Smart TV, WIFI, and plenty of board games! Cozy Up and relax!

    Living Room. Smart TV, WIFI, and plenty of board games! Cozy Up and relax!

  • Kitchen. Equipped and ready for your 'catch of the day'!

    Kitchen. Equipped and ready for your 'catch of the day'!

  • Master Bath.

    Master Bath.

  • 3rd Bedroom

    3rd Bedroom

  • One of the bunks...

    One of the bunks...

  • Office (computer not included)

    Office (computer not included)

  • Tropical Texas!

    Tropical Texas!

  • Some garden whimsy!

    Some garden whimsy!

  • Our Beach Puppy!  Stryker is a 7 yr. old Lab/Pyranese mix. Snuggler!

    Our Beach Puppy! Stryker is a 7 yr. old Lab/Pyranese mix. Snuggler!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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