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Gulf Coast Cottage- 2 Blocks from Beach & Pleasure Pier, 4 BR 3 1/2 Baths


Property Details

Updated: Aug 8, 2016
4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 10.

Stay at an authentic turn-of-the-century Gulf Coast Cottage, originally built in 1889. The home is registered with the Galveston Historical Society as an actual '1900 Storm Survivor”. This beautiful two-story home has 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The residence has been updated with all of today's modern conveniences- Central Air, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi, two HD flat screen Internet TVs with HD cable channels, a Sony Blu Ray Player, an Xbox console, Netflix, Pandora, and endless other Internet programming.

The wood deck in the backyard extends the width of the house and is equipped with an electronic retractable awning that provides full shade for most of the deck. The property is fully fenced in and offers an automatic 16ft wide electronic gate with remote and car pad. The car pad has enough room to park 2 cars. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on the front porch swing enjoying the gulf breezes. There's also a full size Weber Kettle Charcoal BBQ grill with a built-in prep table.

Much of the home's original wood walls, wood flooring, and 10 ft ceilings are still present throughout. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals including a large microware and portable island bar. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, a blender, and more are provided.

$50 pet fee for house trained or kenneled pets.

To reserve the home 50% of the rental fee is required at booking. The remainder is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellation/Refund Policy -

If you must cancel, please do so 30 days prior to your arrival date. If the reservation is NOT canceled before the 30 day time frame, there will be no refund.

You must be at least 25 years old to rent this home.

Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am

Please note, out of consideration for our neighbors, we cannot permit prom, spring break or graduation parties.

During Hurricane Season, refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf of Mexico headed to Galveston.

Craigslist & Tansler - We do not advertise on Craigslist or Tansler, we do not accept cashiers checks or personal checks.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Hello, We're from Kingwood, TX. With our son away to college and our daughter out in the working world as a nurse, we're now empty nesters. On the other hand, our daughter recently gave us our first grandchild!

I grew up only a couple of hours away and was fortunate enough to spend time in Galveston at least once or twice a year. My husband is from North Carolina, but he got to Texas as quick as he could 20 years ago!

We both love to travel and have been to several countries and scenic spots over the years, but we keep returning to Galveston for the charm and laid back atmosphere. It's our little get away from it all place.

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Speaks: english

59 Reviews

based on 59 traveler reviews


Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great! The neighborhood was quiet, the house was large and well decorated. The kitchen served all of our needs.

The only concern was the upstairs shower was not meant for people of human size, but we managed.

Other than that everything was just great!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and centrally located to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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First sight....this is PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well maintained, perfect for friends, family and then some. It's in a perfect location and has everything you need or desire. We visited a weekend in June. Four of my girlfriends n kids. We had an amazing time. We loved the property. We will probably rent here again. We absolutely loved everything about this place! Decor is awesome. Plenty of room. Its just an awesome place. Check it out! Promise you will make memories and be pleasantly pleased! Dallas Visitors Summer16

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Looks small, Feels giant!

  • 5 of 5

We had the maximum amount of people for this home so we were worried about space. When we pulled up, the house looked rather small but looks are deceiving! This home was perfect for our multi-family trip (8 adults and 4 small children). There were plenty of bedrooms and a large connected common area. We were able to enjoy the large back patio and grill for dinner our first night. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. There were even some toys for the kids to play with in the game room! We always felt safe and secure at this house. My only super minor complaints are that there wasn't a great sidewalk to the beach (it is only 2 blocks with minimal road traffic though) and that the upstairs shower was a little odd with the sloped roof and issues getting the water temperature just right. Both things wouldn't keep us from staying at this house again and again or from highly recommending this house to any friends/family looking to vacation in Galveston! Thanks to Tammy and Mike for letting us stay in their beautiful, historic home!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Super Charming, and oh sooo cozy!!

  • 5 of 5

Pelican Place is my favorite place to stay in Galveston. I much prefer a private cottage to a crowded resort in Galveston. Pelican Place is the perfect setting for a very personal, comfortable stay in Galveston. The house is just minutes away from the Strand, the Seawall, great restaurants and wonderful shopping. You can tell the owners take great pride in the details for your stay at Pelican Place. Every need has been anticipated, right down to the most important things, good coffee and great bed linens. Thanks for the hospitality and we will see you next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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We had a great time! The house was wonderful and perfect for what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great time! This little house was very clean and well maintained. It had everything we needed and was very convenient to the beach. Our grandchildren had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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"Great Bar-B-Que for eat in or take out."
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From the Owner

We have been coming to Galveston to the beach for several years. But we recently realized that Galveston had so much more to offer than just its beaches which are nice. We began taking our bikes with us and started riding through all the Victorian Era neighborhoods, the Seawall, the Strand. Soon we started spending every weekend possible exploring the island and its rich history. We also found that staying in a house was much more relaxing than staying in a hotel. When we came across this adorable vintage 1889 Gulf Coast Style Cottage on a quiet street just around the corner from the Seawall, we knew it was a place that we would love to own. It has been so much fun putting our personal touches on it and finishing out the attic bed and bath rooms. We love the old wooden floors everywhere, the soaring high ceilings, and the beautiful little staircase leading up to the attic dorm rooms and we hope you do too!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Houston Hobby (HOU) at 42 Miles Nearest Barpub : Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Bolivar at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Moody Gardens Golf Course at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 45 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hotel Galvez and Miller's Landing at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Porretto Beach at 0.8 Miles Car: recommended

Pelican Place is centrally located and close to everything in Galveston. Walk everywhere you go! You are only 2 blocks from the beach and 6 blocks from the new Pleasure Pier! Many great restaurants and bars are an easy walk.

Do you prefer the Historic Strand? It's only a few minutes away, too! There you will find live theater, shopping and many wonderful restaurants.

Want more than the beach, restaurants and shopping? How about a water park? It's only 5 miles to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens.

Bishop's Palace and Moody Mansion are just a short distance, too. Don't miss these fabulous houses with beautiful antiques and interesting history. The historical Silk Stocking District is only 3 blocks away and boasts a varied collection of historic homes that reflect development from the Civil War through World War II. The neighborhood includes some of Galveston’s best examples of the Queen Anne style architecture.


Rental rates

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Peak Season
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 15.0%

Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day weekends require a 3 night minimum.

Check in is 4pm, Check out is 11am.

Deposit Refunds are automatically issued one week after departure as long as there are no damages to the property.

Cancellation/Refund Policy -
If you must cancel, please do so 30 days prior to your arrival date. If the reservation is NOT canceled before the 30 day time frame, there will be no refund.
Refunds are only granted if there is a hurricane of a category 1 or higher in the Gulf headed to Galveston.

Discloser Notice -
Please note that if you fail to tell us about your pets and do not pay the pet deposit, you will be forfeiting your deposit of $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


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


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, tub
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Towels provided. Body washes provided.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Futon bed in upstairs game room provides additional sleeping. All bed linens provided.


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • * SMOKING - Only allowed on the porches/decks outside please. * Must be 25 years old or older to rent home. * Note: We do not ask for nor accept wire transfer payments.

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