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Blue Crab Bungalow 1 block from Seawall's Gulf waters, 3 BR 2 Bath in Galveston

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vacation rental description

This villa is your perfect bungalow only steps from the Gulf waters, beach store shopping, restaurants, bars and still close to everything like; the Strand historical district, the Pleasure Pier, and Moody Gardens. If this house is booked, we have another Island home we can rent to you that may be available #477190 on VRBO.

In the off-season (late 2013 early 2014) this bungalow just had new coats of paint both inside and outside, new decking as well as stairs built for both front and back of the house, new beach-style flooring installed throughout the entire home and a brand new Ashley Furniture sleeper sofa set purchased for the living room. It's almost like a brand new home and ready for the 2014 Vacation Season!

This bungalow is decorated in a tropical theme with vibrant colors and never lets you forget how close you are to the beach. The back yard is filled with tropical plants and palms and a large 8 foot picnic table if you would like to eat outside during your stay. Use the grill on the small back deck for a cook-out or just enjoy the sea breezes from the front porch. Whatever you decide to do Blue Crab bungalow will make for an amazing stay on Galveston Island!

This house is close to 3 wonderful restaurants in Galveston. Mosquito Cafe (14th) Sunflower Cafe (14th) and Shy Katz (16th). You should check them out if you get a chance. It is also just over 1 block to Benno's on the Seawall for wonderful seafood!

I recommend you bring your bikes to the Island because anything you would want to do is all within cycling distance from the Blue Crab Bungalow!

There are so many fun things to do on Galveston that are all within steps to just a few miles away. Many great beaches, entertainment, shopping and miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for all! Check the Galveston Island website to see what's happening during your stay....there is at least one festival per month on the Island. Galveston has many enjoyable activities for single and family lives. Explore the the downtown Strand area and ride horse drawn carriages. Also don't forget to visit the Elissa (a historic sail boat from 1877) or the oil rig museum, both near the Strand on Pier 21. See a movie or enjoy many of Galveston's shops & art studios. You can rent bicycles (3 blocks from the house on 17th), scooters, golf carts & Segways to enjoy the Seawall during all parts of the day or just walk the beach, which is only a few steps across the way. The stretch of Seawall located just out from the house also offers Jet ski rentals in the Summer as well as chair and umbrella rental. But if you don't want to rents them, we provide 8 bag chairs at the Blue Crab bungalow, that you can bring to the beach or use for whatever you would like during your stay.

Many people also come to fish on one of Galveston's many piers (2 of which are just a couple blocks from the house) or charter a boat for more exciting catches. There are plenty of hidden coves and waterways to explore for your next fishing trip. Take the kids to Schlitterbahn, Galveston Island's amazing water park, or the NEW Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which hosts many rides, games, and activities for all to enjoy as well as food at Bubba Gump's restaurant. Live Bands play on the end of the pier during the summer night weekends. Also entertainment is always just a few blocks away at the only Bar and restaurant over the sand on the seawall called The Beach Hut. Galveston has much to offer and explore and our home is right in the middle of all you could dream to do... it just needs you :)

We have another house on the island and will always be close if you have any question or issues during your stay. Feel free to contact us at any time! We look forward to sharing this amazing home with you and your friends and family!

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 1 story house
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • beachfront
    • oceanfront
  • General
    • living room
    • towels provided
    • parking
      • Four car driveway and on the street.
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • linens provided
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • internet
      • High Speed WiFi
    • garage
      • Garage is NOT available for use.
  • Kitchen
    • dishwasher
    • refrigerator
    • freezer
    • stove
    • microwave
    • ice maker
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • kitchen
    • dishes & utensils
      • Everything you could possibly need and more!
    • oven
  • Dining
    • dining
      • The table normally seats 4-6, but a leaf that is inside the table can be added to extend the table and the 2 extra chairs in the dining room can be added to seat a total of 8 comfortably.
    • dining room
  • Bathrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, Brand new tile and painted a bright tropical green
    • master bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower, Teal and navy color scheme, 2 door entrances
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8, beds for 6-8
    • master bedroom : 1 queen, Master bedroom with attached bath
    • bedroom 1: 1 double, Tropical Bird room in Yellow with a Full Sealy mattress
    • bedroom 2: 1 queen, Shell themed bedroom with Queen bed
    • living room queen sleeper: 1 sleep sofa /futon, The living room has a Queen pullout sleeper sofa mattress
      • Each bedroom has a tropical theme and the vibrant wall colors will keep you feeling like you are still on the beach!
  • Entertainment
    • television
      • (2)
    • satellite / cable
      • (2)
    • stereo
      • ipod speaker hook up
    • dvd player
  • Outside
    • lawn / garden
      • With 8 foot picnic table in back yard
    • balcony
      • Front with 4 chairs, back deck with no chairs.
    • outdoor grill
      • With 8 foot picnic table in back yard
    • porch / veranda
      • With 4 chairs
    • deck / patio
      • (2) Front and back
    • water sports gear
      • 8 bag chairs you can bring to the beach
    • kayak / canoe
      • It is available upon request for a small fee
  • Suitability
    • events allowed
    • non smoking only
      • Absolutely no smoking inside the house! Smoking is allowed outside on the patio area.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • children welcome
    • wheelchair inaccessible
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • 25
    • pets considered
      • $250 Pet Deposit. Pets considered on an individual basis, must be house trained and well behaved. No pets on the furniture and pets should be kenneled if left unsupervised.
  • Notes
    • There is an 8 ft picnic table in the back yard for outdoor dining and BBQ time under the palm tree! There are also 8 bag chairs for you to use at the beach or wherever you prefer. Please just return them as you found them.

activities and attractions in Galveston Texas

  • Attractions
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • marina
    • playground
    • recreation center
    • water parks
    • theme parks
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
    • cinemas
    • live theater
    • museums
    • library
  • Leisure Activities
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • outlet shopping
    • scenic drives
    • walking
    • shopping
    • sight seeing
    • boating
    • shelling
    • wildlife viewing
    • antiquing
    • horseshoes
    • miniature golf
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • roller blading
    • freshwater fishing
    • golf
    • deepsea fishing
    • pier fishing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing
    • kayaking
    • sailing
    • jet skiing
    • swimming
    • surfing
    • wind-surfing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • basketball court

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
Mar 1 2014 - May 22 2014
2 nights
May 23 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 nights
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 nights
Lone Star Rally
Nov 6 2014 - Nov 9 2014
Flat fee
4 nights
Dec 1 - Feb 28
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Additional $60 cleaning fee and 15% city and state hotel tax.
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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traveler reviews for this galveston house rental

Our trip was AMAZING!!!

Review submitted: April 1, 2014   Date of arrival: March 21, 2014

I hosted a bachelorette party there for my best friend, and everything was perfect. The bungalow was cute, clean, and had everything we needed. The owner was more than willing to help me surprise the bride. She made sure we had everything when we got there and thanked me the following week. My friends and I will definitely rent again!!!

Recommended for: girls getaway

Owners response: So glad we could help make the surprise party special. You and your group is welcome back anytime! We always enjoy making everyone's vacation to the the island AMAZING! See you next time!

Helpful votes: 0 / 0


Blue Crab Bungalow

Review submitted: March 22, 2014   Date of arrival: March 7, 2014

Location is great. House has personality. Premises were clean and pleasant. Owners available for help. We needed chest of drawers, sharp knives, sound proofing on that dryer, and streaming on the directv service, not available, but should have been for the cost of house. Sea wall beach nearby. We enjoyed Moody Gardens rainforest pyramid and golf course, lagoon kayaking east end, wonderful ferry to Bolivar Port, had one great meal and a poor one at Landrys, best restaurant in town is Rudy and Paco's, Ocean Star offshore drilling rig museum, Sunday Farmers Market, Krogers grocery and Specs liquor a. Also Joy Nail spa.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Owners response: Mary Beth we are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay in the Blue Crab. We were excited to hear that you came to Galveston Island (from up North) this year instead of going to Florida for your annual 2 week Spring Vacation. It was nice communicating with you prior to, and throughout your stay. It's terrific to hear again in your review that you loved the Bungalow’s personality, noted its amazing location, and found our accommodations to be “clean and pleasant”! We work very hard to make every vacationer’s stay perfect, so we are always happy to hear you had a great time and we appreciate your mentioning of any ways in which we can improve the bungalow for our future guests (as we requested from you).
You mentioned our knives should be sharper. We have always had a knife sharpener in the kitchen utensil drawer, but have taken the liberty to sharpen all the knives in the kitchen for our future guests. You also mentioned how a chest of drawers would be nice to have. Each room has its own closet with shelving, but we have added a small set of drawers to the master bedroom closet as well to make unpacking for extended stays, such as yours, more convenient. You also said it would be better if the dryer had some kind of sound proofing. This is a little trickier to fix, but, when it is time to purchase a new dryer I will keep your helpful comment in mind and look to purchase a quieter model. Lastly, Troy is looking into how much it will cost to add streaming movies to our Direct TV package. We currently have a great selection of HD cable choices and a DVD player, but you are the first group to request streaming, and we agree that it would be a great idea to provide that amenity to our guests.
It sounds like you had an exciting 2 weeks on the island and were able to take advantage of many activities that the island is known for offering. I hope you were able to see all the dolphins on the Ferry ride to Bolivar (less than a mile from the Bungalow) and I agree Rudy and Paco’s is one of the best restaurants on the Island! We hope to have you back on Galveston Island again soon! Thank you for taking the time to positively review our Vacation Bungalow and provide us with opportunities for improvement.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


Weekend getaway

Review submitted: March 3, 2014   Date of arrival: February 28, 2014

We stayed for a long weekend during Mardi Gras. There were 6 adults and we had a great time. This house was perfect and I will definitely recommend anyone going to Galveston to stay here. We will definitely try to stay here on any future trips.

Helpful votes: 2 / 4


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This vacation rental has been listed since 11/26/2012.