Beachfront Cottage Rental with Spectacular Views on Galveston Island, Texas
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· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Barbecue · Swimming pool
This charming beachfront cottage rental is located right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island, Texas. The cottage can accommodate up to 16 guests, making it a perfect island destination for families or large groups.
Couples can sleep on a king-size bed in the upstairs master bedroom. The master bedroom features a lounge area with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a wheelchair-accessible ensuite bathroom with a toilet, a double vanity, and a shower. There is a second master bedroom with a queen-size bed and another lounge area. The lounge includes another flat-screen TV with a DVD player and a minibar with a mini-fridge and a coffeemaker. The second master bathroom contains a toilet with a double vanity, a walk-in wheelchair-accessible shower with two rain heads and body sprays, and a separate spa bathtub with lovely views of the ocean.
Children can sleep in four additional bedrooms. The third and fourth bedrooms each come with a double bed, while the fifth bedroom features two sets of twin-size bunk beds, and the sixth bedroom features a queen-size bed. A ladder in the sixth bedroom takes kids up to a secret playroom with a collection of toys, board games, puzzles, and a library. A sofa in the library can be pulled into a double bed to sleep an additional two guests. Each bedroom comes with a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and a private full bathroom, containing a toilet, a sink, and a shower. All six bedrooms include a dresser with a walk-in closet for extra storage space.
The sixth bedroom is near a cozy loft with another lounge area. There is a sectional sofa with another flat-screen TV and a DVD player. The TV is equipped with a Wii game console and a collection of video games. There is also a mini-fridge, and access to a private patio. On the patio, guests can curl up on the plush sofa or armchairs with a good book and cup of coffee, and catch a breathtaking sunrise or sunset over the palm trees and ocean.
In the main living room, guests can curl up on two comfortable couches in front of the gas fireplace and enjoy the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. They can play music on the keyboard and acoustic guitar, or stargaze with the telescope. The living room opens up to the large, fully-equipped kitchen and dining area. The formal dining table can seat up to eight guests, with additional seating for six at the breakfast bar in the kitchen. The kitchen comes with an oversized fridge and freezer, a stove and oven, a microwave, a blender, a coffeemaker, a toaster, and two dishwashers.
For guests who need to catch up on business projects or work emails during their stay, there is a laptop-friendly desk with a printer and fax machine. The desk is next to a kennel area for dogs to play or sleep in. In the laundry room, guests can play music on the iPod docking station as they use the washing machine and dryer. For guests with limited mobility, the cottage is equipped with an elevator, and a beach-friendly wheelchair is provided. Other amenities include heating and air conditioning, cable and satellite, Wi-Fi, fans, a stereo, and an iron with an ironing board.
Outside, guests can kick back on lounge chaises or nice patio chairs on the covered back deck, and enjoy the gorgeous views of the ocean and the warm island breezes. They can prepare dinner on the charcoal BBQ grill, or rinse off sand and saltwater in the outdoor shower. Guests can walk right down to the beach for an afternoon of swimming and fishing, or take a nice long stroll on the sand as the sun sets over the Gulf. Additionally, families can walk down to the community's outdoor swimming pool and playground, or head downtown for golfing and shopping. Read More
- Running water
- Bunk bed
- Video games
- Air conditioning
- Safe box
- Docking station
- Cell service
- King-size bed
- Queen-size bed
- Double bed
- Lounge/Living room
- BR/DVD player
- Sound system
- Dining table
- Kitchen equipment
- Outdoor pool
- Outdoor furniture
- Breakfast bar
- Dining room
- Game room
- Twin/Single bed
- Shared Barbecue
Guests will have direct access to the beach behind the cottage. They will also have access to a community outdoor swimming pool and beachside playground.
Inside, guests will enjoy free Wi-Fi and cable and satellite on all the TVs. The living room features a gas fireplace. There is a fully-equipped kitchen with a dining area and a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. There is also a laptop-friendly workspace with a printer and fax machine. The cottage features several lounge areas, including an upstairs loft and a downstairs parlor with ocean views. The lounge area in the second master bedroom includes a minibar.
For children, there is a secret playroom with a library. The cottage is equipped with an elevator for guests with disabilities.
Outside, there is a private patio and a shaded back deck with a charcoal BBQ grill. An outdoor shower can be found behind the cottage.
- Medical services
- Laundry service
Cleaning services are available. A beach-friendly wheelchair is provided for guests with limited mobility.
Location + Surroundings
- Amusement park
- Movie theater
This cottage is located in Galveston, Texas, and is surrounded by palm trees, coastal marshes, and gorgeous ocean. The cottage is a few feet away from the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. It is nestled on the eastern edge of Galveston Island, near the mouth of Galveston Bay. Galveston is about 15 minutes away from amusement parks like Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn, and half an hour away from Galveston Island State Park. It is also less than an hour away from Houston. The closest major airport is William P. Hobby Airport, which is over 45 minutes away from Galveston Island. Read More
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
Being perched right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico means guests at the cottage will have direct access to the beach. They can spend all day swimming and surfing in the waves, or fishing, boating, and sailing farther out at sea. The cottage is also a few minutes away from the mouth of Galveston Bay, where guests can also go fishing and boating, as well as kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet-skiing.
The cottage is conveniently located near the center of Galveston, where there are a number of shops and restaurants, as well as a golf course and a movie theater. For more shopping, dining, and leisurely activities, guests can take day trips to Houston, only about an hour away from Galveston Island. In Houston, guests can tour museums and art galleries, and go sightseeing downtown. Families can visit an aquarium, a zoo, and the historic Space Center.
Additionally, the cottage is centrally located near three popular amusement parks: Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. At Moody Gardens, parents and kids can zip-line, ride paddle boats, or visit an aquarium in a unique, colorful glass pyramid structure. At Schlitterbahn, families can cruise down water slides, splash in outdoor pools, or float down a lazy river. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is a vintage amusement park on a beachside boardwalk with a wide selection of rides, arcade games, and snack shacks.
Nature lovers can spend an afternoon at Galveston Island State Park, about half an hour away from the cottage. Galveston Island State Park is wedged between the West Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, with acres of protected coastal wetlands, and miles of beaches and trails. Along these trails, guests can hike, ride bikes, watch birds, view wildlife, and take photos of the picturesque coastal landscape. On the bay, guests can canoe, kayak, and fish. On the beach, there are more opportunities for swimming, surfing, and snorkeling.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- Pets allowed additional charge
- No smoking
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 60 days prior to check-in.
Pets are welcome for an additional fee. There is a maximum limit of two pets per stay. Pets over 50 pounds are not permitted.
Smoking is not allowed.
Check-in is between 15:00 and 20:00.
The cottage is suitable for family vacations, and large group outings like family reunions and business retreats. Parties and special events are not allowed.
Rates vary by season and length of stay. Additional taxes and cleaning fees apply. Read More