Galveston: Vacation Rental
- 1 BDR
- 1 BA
- Sleeps 3
Enjoy the upscale cabin feel of this stylish Galveston 1BR, 1BA cottage featuring a renovated kitchen, remote-controlled fireplace, and cedar-paneled walls. Walk to beach and Pleasure Pier. Sleeps 3.. This cozy, upscale, newly renovated late 19th century charmer is generous on character details and long on style. You’re a short walk from the Seawall and beach or a short bike ride from the east side and the Strand. Or just stay in and enjoy an indulgently comfortable king-size bed, and 2 new, larger screen TVs. Sleeps 2 (twin-size trundle available for 1 more person).
ABOUT THE COTTAGE
The interior of this cottage is straight out of a magazine; built in 1890 on stilts, the house was originally a ‘carriage house’, and a survivor of the ‘Big Hurricane.’ There is an open feel throughout, and the layout allows guests to open or close the glass doors between the bedroom and lounge/living area.
An eat-in kitchen has a granite-topped island for 4; the kitchen also features antique, stained glass windows over the front door, and two antique windows facing the street. The renovated kitchen boasts a large, farmhouse-style sink, set into wooden cabinetry, and modern appliances.
In the living room, enjoy a separate TV area on the plush, Crate & Barrel sofa over which hangs a 47” Vizio flat-screen TV with a Roku stick, or move the two sofa tables and install the trundle bed and close the doors for a second separate lounge/bedding area.
Glass doors with internal blinds separate the living/lounge area from the enclosed bedroom and though there is one bath, there are two entry portals via the bedroom and/or the open living area. The spa-like, natural bathroom has a granite dual vanity and the backsplash and tub/shower surround are river stone mosaic tile which gives the area a rustic, natural, tumbled rock feel.
Conveniently located mid-island, the home is within an easy 8-minute walk to the sand and Seawall. Browse the shell shops, enjoy the Pleasure Pier, dine on freshly caught seafood, chase the crabs, feed the birds, or just watch the waves lap the shore. Across Broadway to the north, the quaint Strand area has original brick streets and gas-lit lamps, and offers romantic horse-drawn carriage rides with an up-close look at the former “Wall Street of the South.” Stroll through the many art galleries, museums, and antique shops, and dine at the unique cafes and restaurants.
In the evening, walk east to the water and watch the massive freighters passing so close they appear to be floats in a parade, dine in the bars or restaurants perched over the surf, or visit fresh seafood markets at Pier 19 where the day’s catch is unloaded.
If you are an early riser, head over to Mod’s Coffee House and indulge in their handmade banana or zucchini bread and top if off with a Root Beer float at the oldest pharmacy in Texas, The Star Drug Store. Rent a golf cart and tour the lovely East End Historical District or spend a morning at the Rosenberg Library (the oldest library in Texas). Palm-lined Broadway is home to many examples of turn-of –the-century mansions (available for touring) and churches, and lovely Kempner Park is nearby the home (a 4-minute walk). If you are in the mood for a quiet, simple meal, stroll four minutes to DiBella for a sumptuous Italian meal.
Galveston is truly a sportsman’s paradise. Book a fishing trip or just cast off from the Pier. Take a cruise, kayak the water mazes near 61st Street, wakeboard at Offatts Bayou, paddle board, golf, bird watch, or take in the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Galveston has something for everyone.