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The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach

The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach


Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
1,000 Square Feet , 1 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Comfortably Sleeps 6 Adults

Called the 'castle' by the local kids because of the beautiful turret. This home was built in 1914 and has been updated with all the modern conveniences of today.

The house comprises of 2 units EACH UNIT IS RENTED INDIVIDUALLY: this listing is for the upstairs unit (Sleeps six). The kitchen is equipped with high end appliances and most of what you need for those gourmet meals. The master bedroom has a private bathroom (sleeps 2). The open living, dining, kitchen area is great for entertaining and is considerably larger than your typical hotel room.

Please see our listing in homeaway for additional information on our downstairs apartment which offers 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate 8 adult guests.

The outdoor shared space offers a side deck with regular chairs(4), chaise lounges (3), benches (3), shower, charcoal grill and sink. Washer dryer is available for both units.

The pleasure pier, seawall, the beach, trolley, duck tours, fish tails and bubba gump restaurants are all one block away. Close proximity to souvenir shops. The skate park and tennis court are also one block away. Many options for tours situated outside of pleasure pier.

Ours is a great location for adults and kids of all ages with something for everyone. The close proximity to the beach and pleasure pier give guests the opportunity to grab lunch or a quick siesta and walk back in the afternoon refreshed.

Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, downtown shopping, quaint antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of victorian architecture in the country.

Galveston's temperate climate allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round. Centrally located on 26th street, we are a short drive away from moody gardens, schlitterbahn, lone star flight museum, elissa ship. The island offers gulf beaches, fishing, surfing, skating, tennis, skate boarding and horseback riding. The new skate park and tennis courts are just one block away.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I was born in the Caribbean, raised in New York, my family and I moved to Texas 26 years ago. We love the hospitality of the South. I enjoy travel with my family and friends. My favorite places can be found in Europe and the Caribbean. I enjoy reading non-fiction one of my favorite books is the Tipping Point. Basically anything written by Malcolm Galdwell.

Our duties as hosts is fulfilled if our guests feel at home.

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5 Reviews

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The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach
+1 -281-236-4575
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Weekend in the "Castle"

Weekend in the "Castle"
  • 4 of 5
Updated interior. Very clean. Great location. owner added lots of subtle amenities to make everything nicer. i.e., fresh flowers, baked cookies, mini cupcakes, games, books, etc. Truly all inclusive.
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach
+1 -281-236-4575
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
Great getaway whether for a weekend or a week or longer. Both apartments are fully furnished and are very luxurious. Very clean and well-kept. Lots of places to lounge on the property in between jaunts around Galveston. Very conveniently located to the seawall, Pleasure Pier, restaurants, and the Strand. Would definitely go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach
+1 -281-236-4575
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5
Just back from a weekend staying in the Castle. Everything was perfect. The apartment is beautifully restored in traditional style and the location cannot be bettered. A few steps from the pleasure pier and a short walk to the most happening place in town - The Spot. The apartment is simply beautiful. Nina is a wonderful host and had even organized fresh flowers for our arrival. Will most definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach
+1 -281-236-4575
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Great location!

  • 4 of 5
Great location for Mardis Gras one block from parade route! A little noise was to be expected but this is a beautiful historic home that has been renovated. Walked to Poop Deck, Float & Fish Tales. The personal touches were great candle included! Great for girls weekend or a romantic getaway!
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Castle, Views Of Pleasure Pier, Walking Distance To Restaurants & Beach
+1 -281-236-4575
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
The house had so much character, was beautifully and comfortably decorated and was spotless!! The location was great and we had views of the lively Pleasure Pier. We'll be back!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! You are the epitome of the perfect guest by leaving our home in immaculate condition. Looking forward to having you back. Nina


From the Owner

In 2005 we were looking for a future retirement home and immediately fell in love with the old world character of this house.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Houston Hobby Airport at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bolivar Ferry at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I 45 at 5 Miles Car: necessary

The Historic Pleasure Pier, beach, restaurants, skate park, park and tennis court are all less than 100 yards walking distance from the property.


From $150 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 6 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 25 2015 - Sep 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2015 - Nov 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Bike Rally
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $75.00
  • Damage Protection $50.00
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Please see the policy document prior to signing. Payment denotes agreement to the terms of the agreement. Bike Rally, Mardi Gras, 4th of July and Labor Day requires a minimum 3 night stay.

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Updated: May 18, 2015


From the Owner

With a house built in 1914, we carefully and painstakingly updated the house while keeping the character and charm intact. We especially love the convenience to town, restaurants, activities, and shopping. All of this and close proximity to the beach was definitely a win/win. You can hear the sounds of Pleasure Pier and all the excitement that goes with it.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Has no bath tub.
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower, Hot and Cold Water


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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