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Grand Victorian with Private Pool and Waterfall

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Are you looking for an exclusive locale for your vacation this year? Step back in time for your getaway but experience it with all of today’s luxuries. The moment you enter this exquisite Victorian home you’ll feel as if you have somehow become royalty. Every piece of woodwork in the home - from the staircase to the 6 fireplace mantles to the pocket doors - is ornately carved and in pristine condition. The high ceilings and oversized dimensions of all of the rooms add to the castle-like atmosphere of this amazing home.

However, it’s not just the history of the home that is so captivating. The kitchen and bathrooms have been beautifully renovated. There are four televisions, wireless internet, three DVD players, and a VHS recorder to help you through any bad weather days. Central air keeps the entire house cool and keeps you firmly in the 21st century.

The roomy house sleeps eight comfortably. One bedroom has a king-size bed, two bedrooms have queen-size beds, and the fourth bedroom is on the first floor and has a daybed with a trundle.

But the house is just the beginning. Two enormous side porches provide over 1000-square feet of area for relaxing and catching the warm evening breeze from the Gulf. Just off of the first-floor porch paradise awaits with a state-of-the-art tropical pool offering a soothing rock waterfall. Relax in the cool water, nap on the padded chaises, or lounge on the porch. It’s your own private getaway.

Leave the hectic pace and worries of the modern world behind. Look out at your East End Historic District neighbors and transport yourself to a different time and place. When you’re ready to return to the 21st century you’ll find yourself within walking distance to the Strand and next door to amazing restaurants like the Original Mexican Café, the Sunflower Bakery and the Mosquito Grill. And when you tire of swimming in your private lagoon the beach awaits you a mere 10 blocks away.

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Mike Wieber
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Galveston Island in Galveston County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , 1st floor
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1st floor bedroom
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Grand Victorian with Private Pool and Waterfall
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Great historic home

  • 5 of 5

wonderful historical home close to a couple nice cafes on a quiet section of Galveston. Walking distance to Bishop's Palace for a fun tour.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, tx

My new home in Galveston!! (loved it)

  • 5 of 5

Charming house, very livable and well stocked with everything you would need to prepare a meal and feed a crowd. Loved the outdoor space and the upstairs bedrooms and double balcony. Close to the beach, strand and places to eat; there is a Mexican restaurant on the same block so that was a wonderful surprise. Wish we had booked earlier for a longer stay but we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: August 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home but dirty

  • 2 of 5

Positive: convenient access to many quaint restaurants and shops. Not a long drive to beach or shopping on the strand. Our kids loved swimming in the pool and the treasure trove of pool toys supplied.

Negative: Our first impression after entering the home was that it was dusty and dirty. The rugs in the bathroom were filled with hair from previous guests, corners were filled with dust and the refrigerator was molded on bottom shelf. Fruit flies swarmed the kitchen to the point where you never left your cup or plate unguarded making it difficult to cook a meal. When we called the owner, he was responsive but the suggestion of bleach down the drain did not solve the problem. We spent the first couple of hours cleaning the kitchen, refrigerator, and pool. Not an enjoyable start to a short vacation.

Overall, the home is well appointed. But we would recommend to the owners a professional cleaning between guests.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our 1887 Victorian home is our "baby". Dealing with an older home definitely requires additional work but we think that it is worth it for the unique vacation experience it provides. I'm sorry that your initial impression was not a great one. Unfortunately fruit flies have been a problem in Galveston this spring. We contacted our pest control service and they said there was nothing they could do but suggested the bleach approach. We also sent over our in-town property manager and he reported back to me from the house that the problem was handled and that you were happy with results. As far as the pool, I understand there was a storm before your arrival which led to some debris in the pool. We had our pool cleaner come over the day you arrived to clean everything - I'm sorry if it had not been cleaned upon your arrival. We do have the house professionally cleaned between each of our guests. Had you mentioned the house was not clean when we spoke I would have sent them back immediately. This is completely unacceptable to us and we will certainly discuss your concerns with them.
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Church Point

Grand Victorian

  • 4 of 5

Our family decided on a Galveston rental this summer. We choose the Grand Victorian in Galveston. We really enjoyed the pool and porches. The convience to all the hot spots we a plus as well. We did not have to drive far at all for the shops, eateries, beach ect. We where able to invite our Texas family down for a cookout and had plenty of room for everyone. The pool and water fall was very relaxing in the evening as well. We really loved the decor of the house. Infact we are building a new home and the kitchen helped us with an idea. The mexican resterant 2 doors down is very good as well. I would recommend this home to my friends as well. Thanks Mike and Sandy for allowing us to spend a nice 4th of July in your beautiful home.

Ellen & Kevin

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2011
  • Date of Stay: June 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Galveston Island, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3-day Min (4)
27 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3-day Min (5)
3 Aug 2018 - 5 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3-day Min (6)
10 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.15
Cleaning Fee £115.24 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.33

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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