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Dolphin's Run -1904 Cottage 2 Blocks from the Beach & Pleasure Pier!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, sleeps 10, 1 car garage

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This adorable Gulf Coast Cottage, originally built in 1904, has been updated to provide all of today's modern comforts and conveniences. It's equipped with central air conditioning, High Speed Internet Wi-Fi, a 46'' HD flat screen TV with cable access, a DVD Player.

The home's original wood walls and 10 ft ceilings are present throughout. In the living room there is queen size sofa sleeper. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, 2 bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The upstairs is the main part of the home with a large brand new kitchen. All 3 bedrooms have queen size beds. The main room downstairs has 3 twin beds. There is a roll-away bed that can be used.

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare all your meals. For your convenience, all cooking utensils, dishes, a full sized refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, and most importantly- a blender, are provided.Larger pots can be supplied.

Everything you might need in the house is supplied except your personal items. Including all linens and towels.

The property is fully fenced in and offers an automatic garage door. Parking can be in the driveway,garage and on the street in front of the home. The backyard has a large wood deck upstairs off the kitchen and a deck downstairs off of the game room area. There are also 2 decks on the front of the home. Enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon beverages sitting out on one of the 4 decks, enjoying the cool gulf breezes.

There is a charcoal grill in the back yard. Please do bring your charcoal and lighter fluid of choice.

To reserve the home the refundable deposit is required of $125. The final payment is due two weeks prior to arrival.

Check in is 4pm and check out is 11am, but PLEASE ask. You may can come in earlier and leave later!

Your SMALL pets are always welcome. But always ask about the big pets.

Winter Texans are Most Welcome!

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

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.

We do not take checks or cashiers checks.We do not advertise on Craigslist or Tansler!

More Details

Ross W
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, richdngalv@yahoo.com
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Ross W

We moved to Galveston from the DFW area in 2005. Started buying and remodeling homes for vacation rentals in 2007. We fell in love with Galveston and all the people on the Island. We have very much enjoyed sharing our homes with guests coming for a visit to Galveston.

Ross W purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Ross W chose Galveston

The home is in a perfect location. Central to everything on the Island. It is a short walk to the beaches, and about 1/2 mile to the new Pleasure Pier.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in San Jacinto in Galveston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Body Wash provided in the showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    1st floor great room - 3 Single Bed
    1st floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Rollaway twin bed counts as a twin
  • The front bedroom contains a queen-size bed. The back bedroom contains a queen-size bed . Downstairs you will find the 3rd bedroom with a queen size bed, also 3 twins and a twin rollaway. The downstairs bedroom also contains a double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All amenities provided. All one need bring are personal items and food. Smoking permitted outside only and must use ashtrays provided. Well behaved pets are always welcome.


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(36 traveller reviews)

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Dolphin's Run -1904 Cottage 2 Blocks from the Beach & Pleasure Pier!
average rating of 4.5 based on 36 reviews

Very spacious, close to the beach, and restaurants. A great location for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

We did enjoy our time at Dolphin's Run. Having a garage was a bonus that very few rentals offer. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked. We prepared all of our meals there except one, and we wanted for nothing. The house was large enough to be able to get away for quiet space from the rest of the group if you needed it. The air conditioning worked wonderfully as it was VERY hot & humid outdoors while we were in Galveston. The only negatives were these: No hand soap---liquid or bar soap---were provided for any of the bathroom sinks nor the kitchen sink. We had to purchase soap to wash our hands in the bathrooms. There wasn't dish soap provided for the kitchen sink. We were almost out of toilet paper by the second evening of our stay. We could not find extra rolls in the house. The owner happened to contact me that evening to ask if he could come by the next day to get something out of the garage. Of course I said yes, & I asked about more toilet paper. He said he was going to set some out. That did not happen, & we had to purchase toilet paper. I think a basic item such as that should be provided in enough quantity to suffice an entire stay. Finally, part of the fees for the home include a $100 cleaning fee. That's fine--usually. However once we arrived at the house, we found check out instructions in addition to those provided on line. We were instructed to sweep and vacuum all of the floors, and mopping would be great. I stay in vacation rentals 4-5 times a year. I have never been asked to sweep, vacuum, and mop floors--especially in a home this large. I felt it was an unreasonable request.

Please know overall we were happy with our time at Dolphin's Run. The location & space of the home were amazing for the price per night. I like to provided a well rounded view of the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning... Thank you for your review. I'm always glad to get them. The departure instructions in the book did need to be updated, thank you for letting me know. This has been done. Our cleaning staff forgot to put dish and hand soap out, I have reminded them of this small procedure. And as far as toilet paper, 2 large spare rolls were left out along with what was on the spool. I am sorry if someone in your party was ill and needed so much. I supply only so much and then the guest is required to supply extra if needed. Thanks again for staying with us!
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Love it.

  • 5 of 5

Was so nice,closed to everything, nice home comes.with everything you need,was so placent. Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, great location, we'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10, we range from 30-55 and every one of us had a great time. This house has everything you could need. Spacious kitchen, grill, patios, enough beds for everyone, a bike ride from the strand and seawall restaurants. I'm not sure what the other reviews were about. All the beds had waterproof covers, the sheets were clean, the bathrooms had shampoo and body wash and the A/C is very dependable. Already getting ready to book the house for Memorial Day 2018. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy Galveston in a great location.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Impressed!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and

we were very impressed. Definitely will rebook next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a blast- great for family or friends gathering

  • 4 of 5

I would first like to say I am a real reviewer and stayed at the home mid March 2017. I paid for the property rental and THEN read some reviews that were disturbing. I called the owner about my concerns and he assured me that the home was NOT like the last post indicated. I reluctantly went ahead with the rental. THERE WERE NO ISSUES. Believe me I searched for "crime scene like stains" trash and unclean places as the review indicated. There were no such issue. The home is old but did not feel old given the updates that had been done. The place was great for my crew of 10. Ample bedding, fun nook of beds perfect for my crew of teens. Remodeled kitchen, TV amenities with cable. 2 bathrooms- one renovated. So much space in the home for all of us to move about without tripping over each other. We had nice meals on the patio and enjoyed the short walk to the beach daily. There were board games and books. No one had a dull moment. The house was just as mentioned in the preview. To those that are looking for the Ritz Carlton- please go there. Dolphin's Run was great for a girlfriends gathering, a family trip or a weekend away. One of our guests intends to rent it again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pay attention to reviews; the 2015 one was right on

  • 1 of 5

Good things first - location; plenty of luggage racks; downstairs (no TV)

From the dangerous, needing-to--be-replaced--long-ago front steps, to the littered back yard, this house was a HUGE disappointment! We could tell from the pictures how ugly and dark it was but not how DIRTY it was! Carpets were so filthy (those on top and those underneath), I kept socks on. Bar stool seats covered with spots; furniture in back bedroom filthy. Couldn't even think about using the kitchen and opted to rely on "solo cups" for needed water. Every surface on main upper floor needed cleaning, painting, repair. Back deck FULL of furniture, some broken. Back yard littered with cans, trash and slats in fence missing. Just totally neglected.....and, so sad as this 100-year old house has great "bones" and could be wonderful. Shame on the owners!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good afternoon, I am sorry you found the home, not to your liking. I can yes say, we have made repairs to the front steps. The back yard should have been cleaned by our yard man or house keeper. I have reminded them of this. The home is professionally cleaned after every guest. The carpets are cleaned every 3 months or sooner if need be. The home is not dark unless you fail to open the blinds. I replace the chairs when they are broken so that 1 chair is already gone. The dishes in the kitchen are clean and are checked by the cleaning staff and myself on a regular basis. I will say, however, that I am sorry I cannot please each guest, but I try my best. Thank You! Richard D - Owner
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Longboard-- Galveston Beach Hotel
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Ferry Rd - Ferries depart from the ferry landing
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-45 - To and From Houston
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Miller's Landing
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Seawall - all the beaches
Car: recommended

Check in is 4pm, check out is 11am......but ask because it could be a sooner check in and check out earlier.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in San Jacinto, Texas Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
4 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £94.65 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £94.65
Tax Rate 15.0%

Please always ask about rates. Sometimes they will be less than shown here.
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.
A cleaning fee of $100 is required.
A refundable deposit of $125 is paid at the time of booking.
Final payment is due 2 weeks before arrival.

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.
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