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Charming Cottage Featured In The 2015 Historic Homes Tour

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

On 2015 Historic Homes Tour / 3 Bedrooms - 2 Bath / 100% Renovation in 2014

This cottage was built in 1887 and will take you back in time to a bygone era but with all of the modern amenities that will keep you comfortable and feeling pampered. The home was completely renovated in 2014 and was on the Galveston Historical Homes tour in May 2015.

The location of the cottage is ideal since it is situated in the heart of the East End Historical District near downtown, The Strand, and the beach. Within a short walking distance (2-3 blocks) are a bakery, a boutique, a barber shop, an antique shop, an art gallery, a small park, and several very good restaurants, including The Mosquito, The Sunflower Cafe, and The Original Mexican Restaurant. A little farther away (8-10 blocks) is downtown and The Strand where you have many more options for shopping, galleries, coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. The beach is also a short drive or walk away (11 blocks) or you can jump on a bicycle and enjoy much of the island's Victorian architecture along the way.

One of the most attractive features of the home is the master suite upstairs. The suite takes up the entire second floor and includes a sitting area with a coffee nook. There is a private bathroom with marble floors and an old-fashioned clawfoot tub with a hand-held shower head to lounge in while you take a relaxing bath. You can watch television while laying in bed or sit at the desk and write postcards to your family and friends or surf the internet on your computer. A walk-in closet is large enough to keep your clothes and luggage organized and out of the way. There is a washer and dryer in case you need to do some laundry during your stay. This suite is cozy and comfortable and makes you feel like you have gotten away from it all.

The downstairs part of the home has its own charm and is equally comfortable. You can relax in the front parlor and marvel at the incredible photography of Paul Naschke, who was a former owner of the home and a highly regarded photographer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You can also watch your favorite shows or watch movies on the 65-inch smart television. The front bedroom is located just off the parlor and is noteworthy for its beautiful furniture, which includes an antique loveseat, and its luxurious feel. A few of Mr. Naschke's photos are showcased in this room, as well. The back bedroom features unique distressed walls that give it an artsy flair while maintaining its overall Victorian demeanor. A television and DVD player sit on top of an antique French Victorian chest.

The fully stocked kitchen, along with granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances, will appeal to the cooks in your group. The kitchen opens up to an elegant dining room with an antique French side table that can be used as a buffet for dinner with your family and friends. The side table also contains games and a bluetooth speaker so you can enjoy music from your iPhone, Android or other device. The downstairs bathroom also has marble floors and a clawfoot tub, this time with a stand-up shower.

While you are taking a break from all of Galveston's activities and attractions, we invite you to relax on one of the benches located on the front yard brick patio overlooking Darragh Park. You can also sit on the side porch while enjoying your morning coffee. Stay tuned for improvements to the backyard.

Rates may be higher during holidays and special event weekends, which require a 3-night minimum stay.

More Details

Owner
Damon Landry
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Damon Landry

Damon and Robin live in Austin, Texas. Damon is a graphic designer and owns a

sign company. Robin is a neuropsychologist and works for a contract research organization. In their free time, they enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, and playing with their two dogs, Sasha and Little Richard.

Damon Landry purchased this house in 2014

Why Damon Landry chose Galveston

We love Galveston and found ourselves visiting 2-3 times a year and renting an historical home. While riding bikes during one our visits, we happened across this home for sale, and after peeking in the windows, we fell in love instantly. Although we had not been planning to purchase another property, we could not resist this charming home with the white picket fence and wood carving of a hermit crab in the front yard. Damon grew up in an historical home on the island, and it brought back fond memories of his childhood. When we learned more about the home, especially that it had been completely renovated in 2014, we knew it was the home for us since we lived in another city and could not spend any time renovating it ourselves.

What makes this house unique

In addition to the obvious charm of the cottage, another reason we fell in love with this home is because of its history. The home was owned by a well known photographer of the time, Paul Naschke, who lived in the house for 34 years from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. The home was initially built by his father to be a rental cottage. Mr. Naschke was best known for his photographs of the Great Storm in 1900 and of Mardi Gras balls and debutantes. Some of his work is displayed in the home for you to enjoy. His work is also available for viewing at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston and in Austin at the University of Texas Harry Ransom Library.

Amenities

East End Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , The upstairs bathroom has a clawfoot tub, but no shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Back Bedroom - 1 double , The downstairs bedroom has a full size bed
    Master Bedroom Upstairs - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Relaxing and homey

  • 5 of 5

So happy we found this house to spend part of our family vacation in. The location was perfect and the home itself was super clean, quite and beautiful. The owners were very accommodating and we felt very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in the historic district of Gslveston. Extremely comfortable, fully stocked house. Walking distance from lovely bakeries and breakfast shops. Minutes from the Strand which has great resturants and shops. The pier which has great fresh seafood from Katie's you can take home. Minutes from the beach which is always great!

The owners are great and did everything they could do for us to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful and nicely renovated! Good restaurants within walking distance. Rented bikes and were able to see more of the island. Neighbors were fun and friendly. Only things missing were a cutting board and hair dryer. Owners were GREAT in responding to my emails and questions. Books about Galveston in the house a real plus! Used one for a self guided walking tour! Games in the house a lot of fun! Towels and linens were very high quality! We had a wonerdful girls weekend and I would recommend the home to anyone! The VROB experience was great! Thanks, Damon and Robin

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Catherine - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. I wanted to let you know that we have replaced the cutting boards... not sure what happened to them, but thanks for letting us know that they were missing. Best Regards, Robin and Damon
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Wonderful home in the heart of the historic district!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, historic home. Easy walk to the Strand area and Broadway. Easy parking, and a lovely neighborhood. The owners were conscientious, responsive, and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Girls Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My girlfriends and I enjoyed this beautiful home perfectly located a few blocks from the Strand. The house is comfortable, renovated nicely and well cared for. We enjoyed going for walks and seeing other homes in this historic neighborhood. Also, we made fast friends with the kind neighbors.

Robin and Damon are generous make their lovely home available vacationers. Robin was quick to answer any questions we had. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic restoration in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am an employee of HomeAway/Expedia. However, my wife and I are avid travelers as well and love staying in nice places too!

That said, this home couldn't get much better. Damon & Robin did a great job of restoring this house, keeping a large majority of what makes it unique and balancing it with some modern comforts. There are all kinds of nice little touches throughout the house, including tasteful reproductions (or originals? Not 100% certain...) of the photography of the original owner. The furniture appears all new and, if it's not new, then it's very well cared for. There are two large bedrooms on the first floor along with a sizable dining area and kitchen with modern appliances. The second floor is set up as a master suite and is very comfortable, with a large sitting area and an attached bathroom. Extra points for the clever way the owners set up the mirrors in the bathroom (you'll see what I mean when you stay here!)

Not only is the house a wonderful place to stay, but the entire neighborhood is very walkable and within short distance to everything you might want to do. There are several restaurants all within a block or two. The historical Strand area is about 5-6 minutes down the street, as is one of the beaches. It's quiet and is on a street with a lot of other similarly well-restored historical places.

Finally, the owners, Damon & Robin, are very communicative and do an excellent job of making sure you're well taken care of. We were very impressed with how timely they were with their communication and the suggestions they gave to us regarding some places we should check out.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will definitely be booking again when we go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
42.6 Miles
William P Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Boliver
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
South IH-45
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Mosquito Cafe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

There are many ways to enjoy Galveston during your stay. For families, we recommend Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, and Schlitterbahn. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the many galleries downtown, as well as The Grand Opera House. For history buffs, The Moody Mansion and Bishop's Palace provide excellent tours or ride on a segway to hear about Galveston's rich and sometimes notorious past. A guided bay or deep sea fishing trip is another fun way to enjoy the outdoors in Galveston.

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Rates & Availability

East End Historic District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Instead of charging our guests a refundable damage deposit or requiring the purchase of damage protection insurance we have chosen to ask our guests to sign a credit card authorization form for up to $500 and to return it with the rental agreement. Your card will NOT be charged UNLESS damage or missing items occur. This way we can keep the out of pocket expense down for our guests.

If you rent the house for a week or more, the house cleaning fees are waived.

Rates may be higher during holidays and special event weekends, which require a 3-night minimum stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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