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Cozy Down Home Beach Cottage 3 blocks from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4

The Down Home Beach Cottage was completely restored/ renovated in 2008-2010. It is located in the old San Jacinto Conservation District, which is on the gulf side of Galveston's famous historic east end. This area was destroyed during the Geat Storm of 1900, and was rebuilt after the hurricane as a neighborhood of 'worker's cottages' to house those working to rebuild the city. You can still get a feeling from the scale and character of the architecture of this neighborhood what it may have been like over 100 years ago. The San Jacinto Conservation District is a neighborhood in transition. This neighborhood has a 'beach bohemian' feel that exudes a more laid back and slower paced existence- even by Galveston standards! Be prepared for quaint cottage, 'funky beachtown' meets down home Galveston!

The cottage is approximately 1,000 square feet with 2 bedrooms and one bath. During the restoration, layers of materials and additions that were installed over the years had to be literally peeled back to reveal the homes original personality. Original cypress siding, windows, interior doors, and heart pine floors were salvaged, while the kitchen and bath were given substantial updates. The goal of the remodel was to retain as much of the period style and scale as possible, in playing up the charm and coziness of the home. The kitchen is 'cook friendly' in that it is well equipped, with everything at your finger tips. The cottage has a homey, cozy feel; and is tastefully furnished with a collection of flea market, thrift store, and antique shop finds. For ultimate comfort, several new items were brought in.

The garden is planted with a mix of perennials, herbs, and tropicals. Sip your morning coffee while rocking away on the front porch. Private back patio is the ideal setting for bar-b-ques or R & R.

The Down Home Beach Cottage is perfectly located for your Galveston stay. It will easily accomodate groups of up to 4 who are wanting to experience what Island visitors affectionatly call 'The Causeway Effect' !


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More Details

Property Manager
Bill Salario
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017


San Jacinto Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Cottage style bathroom equipped with a restored antique cast iron clawfoot tub with shower attachment. Refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fan, custom vanity, antique bead board wainscoting, and painted shiplap walls, play up the original character of this home. A stackable HE washer / dryer are at your finger tips, located in the closet . Several HE laundry detergent pods are provided for our guests convenience. Professionally laundered bath linens, complimentary bath soap/ shampoo/ coditioner/ lotion/ bath salts, and 2 rolls of toilet paper are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , memory foam mattress
  • Both bedrooms offer queen size beds with comfortable memory foam mattresses. Quality high thread count bed linens professionally laundered insure a great nights sleep. Central air/ heat, with ceiling fans in each bedroom . Furnished with a comfortable mix antiques and newer pieces, adding to the cozy charm of this turn of the century cottage. Master bedroom with 40' HD TV and blue ray DVD and small DVD library for your entertainment (some may not be appropriate for young children). Great views to the tropical garden.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
The kitchen is stocked with numerous small appliances (toaster, coffee pot, crock pot, hot air popcorn popper, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, and mini chop food processor). There are an assortment of pots, pans, bakeware, utensils, servingware, dinnerware, and flatware for your use. Spices will be hit and miss- we reccommend bringing your own if you plan on cooking. We do provide an assortment of teas, a starter bag of coffee, and coffee condiments/ sweeteners. We will provide several garbage bags, dishwasher soap tablets, dish soap, and 2 rolls of paper towels. The fridge has a water/ ice dispensor. We encourage you to make yourself at home!


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average rating of 4.819672 based on 61 reviews

Will return! Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Was like coming and didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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history & charm at its finest

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent choice for a Galveston getaway! Its location is superb - situated between the Strand and the beach and a few blocks east of the most crowded part of the island. We walked to the beach, just a couple blocks. Easy drive to Pleasure Pier for the rides or the Strand for more upscale restaurants. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was outfitted nicely. Plenty of room in the living room and dining room for groups, plus a lush back patio and grill. Thank you for a wonderfully decorated house that helped make our stay unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Step back in time a bit but want nothing

  • 5 of 5

Quaint well equipped and spotlessly clean. Just the reason I chose our second property with the same owners. We took evening walks on the seawall and drove to the strand with parking around 3 dollars. We picked up Marios Pizza on way in and walked to Benno's on the beach one night. Coffee in the rocking chairs on the front porch was awesome. The beds were comfy, the AC cold, and there was a good selection of movies and books. I love looking through the local history books and the architectural books just validate the thought that goes into these houses. The back courtyard was full of butterflies and birds with very vocal squirrels in the front trees. You know you're on island but the shade in this yard is great. The fresh plants continue on the inside. The peace and quiet was needed so having one tv worked. We appreciate the opportunity to bring our fur baby who was right at home (she is a seasoned traveler). The small picket fence around the front was a nice add. I appreciated the fence ten fold after gazing through the Fences book on the book shelf.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Great for 2 couples seeking a weekend away!

  • 5 of 5

Great for 2 couples seeking a weekend away! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, close to the beach and other local attractions.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house in Galveston. The access was easy and the house had everything we needed for our weekend away from home! We were so glad that we could bring our little dog as she is part of the family! The owners were responsive to our needs and that really hepled. We would definitely stay here again if we need to!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Love the location...

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was perfect! This place was great for our family of 3.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Moody Gardens
The Strand Historic District
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Moody Mansion
The Spot
Grand 1894 Opera House
Railroad Museum
Cajun Greek
Miller's Seawall Grill
Stewart Beach Park
Olympia Grill
Texas Heroes Monument
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
MOD Coffee House & Cafe
Sonny's Place
Grotto Ristorante
Mosquito Cafe
Saint Patricks Church
Galveston Fishing Pier
Mediterranean Chef
Walmart Supercenter
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Star Drug Store
Old Strand Emporium
Sea Turtle Tours
Island Carriages
Queens Bar B Que
Mario's Ristorante
Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Seawolf Park
Nestle Toll House Cafe
Premiere Cinema
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Benno's on the Beach
La King's Confectionery
Bishop's Palace
East Beach
Original Mexican Cafe
Samuel May Williams House
Fish Tales
Shipley Do-Nuts
Ben & Jerry's
Fisherman's Wharf
Car: necessary

The Down Home Beach Cottage is located on the gulf side of Galveston's historic east end, in the old San Jacinto Conservation District. This home is mere minuites from the bustling downtown Strand shopping district and cruise ship terminal on the harbor side (north), and 3-4 blocks from the beaches and restaurants along Seawall Blvd. and Galveston's gulf side (south). Stewart Beach and Porretto Beach are a 4 - 5 block walk south and east from the cottage.

Spend the day shopping the art galleries, antique shops, and whimsical store fronts of the lively Strand downtown area. Numerous restaurants offering an assortment of choices are within a 1/2 mile radius. 'Mosquito Cafe', 'Pattycakes Bakery', 'Sunflower Bakery and Market', 'Original Mexican Restaurant' to the north; 'Benno's Cajun Seafood', Shy Katz Deli and Bakery , 'Mario's Seawall Itallian' (great pizza), and 'Russo's New York' Itallian to the south... just for STARTERS! Visit one of the grand homes along Broadway to really appreciate Galveston's place in history, or take in The 'Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier', all just minuites from your doorstep! Book a couple of nights before or after your cruise, as the cruise ship terminal is less than a mile and a half , or 4 minutes away.

Moody Gardens aquarium and rain forest pyramids, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and the municipal golf course are within a 15 minute drive to the west end. And then there are the miles of sandy beaches...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $175
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Three (3) night minimum stay for Lone Star Bike Rally.
$175 Damage security deposit (refundable within 72 hours upon inspection by cleaning service)
$100 Cleaning/ linen fee
15% hotel tax (does not apply to stays 30 days or more; damage deposit is non taxable)
Dogs allowed at owner's discretion w/ $75 non refundable pet fee. Additional dogs considered w/ additional pet fee. Must provide details.
Fully refundable if cancelled 30 days or greater out. No refunds if cancelled less than 30 days out.
* Must be age 25 or older

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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