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Sugar Shack on the Gulf, Lower Unit (2 independent units available)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 unit Cottage: Each unit has 2 Bedrooms + a sleeper sofa, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)


Sugar Shack on the Gulf is a bright, breezy, well-decorated vacation getaway. After a concierge check-in with our property manager, a Certified Galveston Tourism Ambassador, we hope you enjoy our historic home! Built circa 1902, this quaint two-unit cottage is located just two blocks from the seawall! Sugar Shack has been completely renovated, with original hardwood floors, high ceilings and a fully appointed kitchen including granite counter tops and a glass tile back splash. This unit, located downstairs, has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a second bedroom with a twin bunk bed and a sectional sleeper sofa (queen size) in the living room as well. The upstairs unit is very similar, for more information, please see VRBO listing #390310. Everything about the decor of this charming cottage harkens back to it's historic island roots!

Each unit has a private front porch and spacious back deck that beckon you for morning coffee and evening margaritas to the sound of crashing waves, just blocks away. The private, fenced-in private back yard is beautifully landscaped with luscious tropical plants. Highly desirable, private off-street parking is located behind the backyard fence.

Rates: VRBO allows owners to specify weekly and monthly rates. Ours are: weekly $121/night and monthly $60/night. We also offer a 2 week rate of $90/night, however the system won't allow us to make this quote automatic. Please reach out for more details. Also, monthly rental rates are not available March, June, July & August.

*To see reviews, please see our other VRBO Listing, #390310, as we previously used one listing to rent both units.

This home is walking distance to some of the locals favorite watering (and eating!) Captain Jack's, Saltgrass Steakhouse & ShyKatZ Restaurant. For more detailed information about our Galveston recomendations, please see my pinterest board:


Keywords: Galveston, historic, quaint, cozy, cottage, bungalow, restful, seawall, pleasure pier, private

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Tony

I'm a native Houstonian, who grew up on Galveston's enchanting beaches. Sugar Shack is our second property on the island. Galveston has changed so much over the been in better shape than today! My husband and I hope you fall in love with Galveston just as we have!

Tony purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Tony chose Galveston

We love historic homes! The proximity to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with it's abundant wildlife and recreational activities could not be beat!


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Information for this rental, the Downstairs Unit: Queen Size Bed (1), Bunk Beds (1) & Sleeper Sofa (1) *****Also available for rent seperately (VRBO listing #390310): Upstairs Unit: King size Bed (1), Full Size Bed (1) & Sleeper Sofa (1) Each unit (rented seperately), sleeps 6 and has 2 bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Rental is stocked with fresh coffee to perk up your morning!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Sugar Shack on the Gulf, Lower Unit (2 independent units available)
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

The Sugar Shack was nice, decorated appropriately for the beach.

  • 4 of 5

It rained the majority of time we were there so we didn't get to sit in the back and enjoy the yard but we did enjoy the house

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Clean with all the items needed for a perfect getaway within walking distance to the beach. We will definitely stay again and let our friends and family know about it as well!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

When you first step in you feel at home. We had 5 in our group (4 adults and 1 teen) She quickly felt at home with the bunk beds. They were so comfortable. The master room had a queen size bed and tv. I loved the little bench looking out into the back yard. The couch sofa was very large and comfortable. The owners were so nice. And were always available to answer questions. We were even allowed to check in early. The walk to the beach is actually 2 blocks. And 8 blocks from pleasure pier. We had so much fun we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review Amanda! We furnished and decorated Sugar Shack on the Gulf, our goal was to create the kind of place we wanted to stay in. So glad you liked it...hope to host ya'll again soon!
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Was just there over spring break March 12-19,2016. Took three boys, 16,12,&8 and 2 puppies: 3&4 months old and my husband and I.

The sugar shack is in a great spot. Located at a 5 minute walk to the beach which was great for the kids and for the dogs.

The manager Ron, was easy to get a hold of and lives right across the street! He told us of great little local eateries and they were all amazing!

The sugar shack provided us with a working washer and dryer, dishwasher, AC unit, hard wood floors, outdoor grill and small patio with table n chairs and with a grassy fenced areafor the doggies to hang outside in.

We were also provided with new sheets for the twin bunks and the queen master bed!

We had wifi and satellite TV, which was a great perk.

Overall this two bedroom unit was wonderful and roomy enough for all of us!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! I'm so well pleased your family, including the furry members, were comfortable in our home. We love the location too! Ron is a Certified Galveston Tourism Ambassador, his concierge check-in is one of our greatest assets! So glad you found Sugar Shack on the Gulf comfortable and well equipped. We hope to host you again in the future!
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Sugar Shack is everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This is everything we needed for a fantastic weekend at Galveston! Super precious place with just the right amount of space for a family of four and our dog, Hogarth! Love the covered and gated patio as well as the gated and landscaped backyard. Having the washer and dryer was awesome, used it twice.

We used the charcoal grill to cook the trout we caught that day. Flat screen with satellite tv in living room and in master bedroom was awesome. I was thrilled to watch "Shark Week" with my family at night.

The Sugar Shack is in the perfect location. Close to historic downtown as well as the more popular seawall attractions, and I would highly recommend the "Black Pearl Oyster Bar" for downtown dining. Thank you for your hospitality, Sugar Shack. We will definitely make sure we stay here again when we return.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy, thank you for the wonderful review! We've worked hard to make Sugar Shack on the Gulf a comfortable, welcoming "home away from home", the kind of place we'd like to stay in. So glad you enjoyed it! Hope to host you again soon!
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Sugar Shack Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Sugar Shack. It's a nice little house, with all the necessities. I'd definitely recommend to anyone going to Galveston. It's really nice to walk to Seawall in the evening.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review Lauren! We love the close proximity to the seawall for even walks as well. So glad you enjoyed Sugar Shack on the Gulf, hope to see you again soon!
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This cottage is located 10 blocks from the Pleasure Pier! Great tours available on the island....see the one of the best collections of Victorian Architecture in the United States, either by horse drawn carriage or segway! Other tours definitely worth your time, Duck Tour & Island Tree Sculpture! More information upon request.


Rates & Availability

San Jacinto Cottage Rental Rates

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Refundable damage deposit $175

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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