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Dolphin House! Enjoy beautiful Fall weather, Festivals and the New Beaches!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,085 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Delightful 1915 beach bungalow remodeled by award-winning gulf coast architect

Check out the link to 5 Fantastic reasons to visit Galveston this Fall!

Lovingly restored 1915 raised bungalow a quick and easy five block walk from Galveston's seawall / beach. Convenient walk to The Spot entertainment venue, Zagat-awarded Shrimp and Stuff Seafood Restaurant, and Dibellas Italian Restaurant.

Fully remodeled 1,015 square feet - 2 bedrooms with queen size beds and televisions. Our spa-like bath with large custom walk-in shower with tropical rain head option will help wash away the tension. Fully appointed kitchen with new stainless appliances - including dishwasher, disposal and stocked coffee maker. Large granite kitchen island for dining and entertaining guests. Vintage hardwood oak flooring throughout. Our living room and den/office contains a large-screen HDTV with expanded cable package.

Free high-speed wifi for streaming options and taking care of work.

Brand new central heat and a/c to keep you snug as a bug all year round. Front porch faces the Gulf so you can enjoy our calming tropical Island breezes. Shaded sun porches on front and back of home. Make Dolphin House your Galveston Island hideaway and home away from home for a relaxing getaway!

More Details

Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton

Dolphin House is brought to you by an Award-Winning Texas architect who specializes in historic preservation, and a medical professional who focuses on emerging surgical technology and improving patient outcomes in Ophthalmology.

Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton purchased this house in 2015

Why Gregory Lewis and Don Skelton chose Galveston

Dolphin House was lovingly remodeled from a historic 1915 bungalow with the goal of creating a warm and welcoming respite from the stresses of daily living. Every design element is geared toward offering a quite and serene hideaway, yet easy walking distance from Galveston's entertainment venues and dining attractions.

What makes this house unique

Tastefully appointed, and comfortable, with all the modern conveniences you expect when you travel.


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1085 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spa-like walk in shower with tropical rain shower feature, with sitting shelf for your relaxation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Calming and festive island colors and fabrics. Plenty of room for clothing and belongings. Refinished Hardwood Oak flooring with area rugs. Television with complete cable package. USB plugs built-in for charging Smart-Phones and Tablets.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Dolphin House! Enjoy beautiful Fall weather, Festivals and the New Beaches!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Awesome, relaxing experience

  • 5 of 5

The Dolphin House was both relaxing And a fun place for the whole family. We are a family of 5 with kids ages 16,9 and 6. It was close to the beach, restaurants, major stores and all the fun entertainment places. The house was very updated with a fabulous bathroom. The kitchen was great with all the necessities. The owners were amazing. They communicated well with us from the time we booked,during our stay and even after our stay. They offered great suggestions for restaurants, how to avoid most of the major traffic issues and just showed great pride in their home as well as care that our family was taking care of. Dolphin House will be our go to place to stay when we come to Galveston

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very kind words! We are so pleased that you chose Dolphin House for your family vacation gathering. We are glad we met your expectations, and happy that your daughter enjoyed her 16th birthday getaway! It is our goal to provide each guest with a "Home Away from Home" that meets and exceeds their expectations. We are pleased to let you know that beginning August 2017, Dolphin House will have a new sister property: Casa Tortuga! It is conveniently located for our guest's convenience, and will offer a similar quality location and experience that our Dolphin House visitors have come to expect. We hope that when planning your next Island Getaway, you will let us host your lovely family again at either of our beautifully restored Galveston Island beach bungalows. Warm regards, Greg and Don
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Port Neches, Texas

Beautiful, clean, great location...perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are truly reflective of the beauty this home holds. Well-stocked, so roomy, comfy furniture and particular care offered for electronics charging. We couldn't have asked for more. Well...adopt us and let us live be here?? Thank you hosts!! We had an excellent stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! This home has a great location and is so cozy. Bed was very comfortable, as was all the furniture. All the extra efforts by hosts were much appreciated. Will definitely try to re-book on our next trip to Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunnyvale, TX

Cozy and Close to Galveston Attractions

  • 5 of 5

We loved the old feeling of he house and the beautiful updates that gave it a modern touch. We were close to everything in the Galveston area and it was just enough space for our family of 5 to relax with our own space, but still feel together. LOVED!

Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach getaway house.

  • 5 of 5

The Dolphine house was perfect! Very bright, clean, and had everything we needed for our long weekend trip. Plenty of room for us, and an easy 10 minute walk to the sea wall. Don and Greg are great hosts and very accommodating! You can't go wrong with the Dolphin house :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Don met us with keys and house instructions to set us up for our stay. House is nice and beds are comfortable. Would recommend and will diffidently make it our place to stay when we visit Galveston.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Spot Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Galveston-Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Galveston Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 16.0%

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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