Make Almost Tropical your island destination! This house is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath with open concept kitchen/living area. There is a large in ground pool and a large covered picnic/lounge area. One of the bathrooms is downstairs on the pool level. This home has been recently renovated throughout. All new appliances including stove, refrigerator, microwave, front loading washer and dryer. There are 2 rooms with Queen beds and one room with 2 trundle beds that sleeps 4. There is a large flat screen TV with cable, WiFi and internet. All cookware, dishes, utensils are provided as well as coffee maker, coffee & fixin's. Property location is a short walk to the beach, restaurants and other attractions; ten blocks from the Historic Pleasure Pier and Historic Downtown Strand District. Secure storage area under house for kayaks, bicycles, beach toys, motorcycles, even room for a golf cart.
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Janie Marshall, Alan Baezner
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
About Janie Marshall, Alan Baezner
Alan and I live in Galveston, a short distance from Almost Tropical. We are both native Texans. Alan grew up in Houston and I in the Brazosport area. We both love the water and can't imagine not being near the beach. Alan is a mechanical design engineer and I have a master's degree in health psychology (Texas State and UH-CL). We are both very recently retired and still don't quite know how to deal with the free time we have. Alan's passion is music (he plays well & very versatile) and mine is two fold: spending time with our grandson and restoring old historic properties.
Janie Marshall, Alan Baezner purchased this House in 2012
Why Janie Marshall, Alan Baezner chose San Jacinto
Almost Tropical is a labor of three old friends. We partnered on this property 3 1/2 yrs ago with the idea of flipping it. As time passed, priorities and life changed for our two other partners and now Alan and I are sole owners. We have completely rebuilt this once derelict house to include all the design amenities you can wish for in a modern, spacious home, while maintaining it's historic charm. A once neglected neighborhood, this area has come into it's own, with many vacation rentals, upgrades to neighboring houses, and a vitality to match any tourist or vacation city.
What makes this House unique
The Mermaid House is in an awesome location on the island! It is 4 blocks from the Seawall and beach, where all the action is during the summers and really, year round. It is also close to the Historic Downtown Strand area, many restaurants, and attractions within walking and bicycling distance. I know you will be pleased with the location, house, the front porch view of the Bishop's Palace, and the beautifully landscaped backyard with pool and covered gathering area.This is a perfect house for a large family OR two families with children. If you are looking for a place to relax or a place to kick up your heels at the beach or downtown nightlife, the Mermaid House at Almost Tropical will fit you like a glove. Let us be your "go to" getaway on the island!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great, beautiful and so much space!!
Loved this place, enjoyed it, had everything we could need and so much space for six adults, also great location!!
Janie was so great. Couldn't have been better.
Pretty Much Perfect
We stayed at The Mermaid House for a four-night getaway. Six people, three generations, ages 6 to 69, and we had a blast! We enjoyed all that Galveston has to offer, but we truly enjoyed the house just as much. We all love to cook, and both the kitchen and outside covered area had everything needed for great meals. The pool kept everyone entertained in the mornings and evenings. This is a great, well-maintained rental property, The owners have thoughtfully provided many things to make it an effortless experience... towels for poolside, games and puzzles for the kids, coffee for breakfast. Extremely well done. We were still unpacking when my husband suggested rebooking for another visit! A total winner for us, and we will be back!
Betty Kohler and her family are the type of guests we had in mind when we first came up with the idea of a Galveston vacation rental business. It thrills us both to know this family enjoyed their time at the Mermaid House and on Galveston Island. These are our two loves and we love sharing them with fine families like the Kohlers!
Janie and Alan
Our group of four adults and three children loved this property! It is clean, beautiful, and walking distance to the beach. We love the pool and the covered patio! The owners happily accommodated our necessary, earlier check in time and checked in with us to make sure we had everything we needed.
Ginny and her group were wonderful guests, with great communication and treated our property with care and respect. We welcome them back any time!
Perfect Family Oasis in Galveston
My family has spent multiple weekends in Galveston, each time staying in a rental house or hotel. This home was by far the best overall experience we have had.
This time we had 3 couples and 3 toddlers. The home layout and available space was more than accommodating. The furnishings were up-to-date and clean. The outdoor space was even better than anticipated. Having the little ones, It was so nice to have a pool and social area on the property. We did visit the beach, but coordinating three different nap times and bedtimes, it was key to have this space for experiencing the sunshine!
Jane and Allen are great hosts as well. The information provided was informative, and we were greeted with a nice welcome basket of goodies on arrival. We had a couple of questions, and Jane was very quick to respond via the VRBO messenger. At the end of our stay, my security deposit was returned promptly.
Overall, I really can't say enough about this property. In my opinion, this area of town is the best for those looking to get the most out of Galveston (beach, strand, food, etc.). You won't be disappointed with this property.
Beautiful place! Great for kids !
We brought 3 kids with us and it was perfect ! Each room was decorated so nicely and the owners were very nice and came to meet us . We loved the pool area with bar. The property was close to restaurants and the beach . We will definitely stay here again !
The Mermaid House is 3 1/2 blocks walk to the beach, 12 blocks to the Pleasure Pier, lots of shopping, restaurants and bars within one mile radius, Moody Gardens, Historic Strand, East End, Lost Bayou and Silk Stocking Historic Districts all within 5 mile radius, free ferry ride over to Bolivar Peninsula.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please be aware that cleaning fees are subject to 15% HOT tax as per Texas law. If it is determined that smoking has taken place within the house, your security deposit will not be returned. If it is determined an animal has been present on the premises, either outside or inside, your security deposit will not be returned. If we find cigarette butts (or other litter) on the property, either inside or outside the fenced area, your security deposit may be charged.