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Oasis- HEMISPHERE DREAMER - Incredible Ocean Views and Breezes

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This Galveston beach bungalow style house was built in the 1930’s and sometime during the 1940’s it was divided up into several 1 bedroom ‘shotgun’ style apartments.


The house now has three beautiful but distinctly different apartments, each one took on their own personality and feel as we restored and furnished them.

We referred to apartment #2 as 'Hemisphere Dreamer'

Hemisphere Dreamer has amazing natural lighting and faces the seawall so it gets the wonderful sea breezes. The front porch is the perfect place to have a morning coffee as you watch the sunrise over the water or relax in the cool evening breeze with a cocktail or lemon aid. You may find you get so relaxed that you don’t really want to drive anywhere for dinner, which is no problem, because there are several restaurants and bars and the Pleasure Pier within walking distance.

You will find the apartment perfectly located for all the island’s activities. A block away is the Historic Pleasure Pier, beach and seawall, and since you can see the water from the porch you will know right away if you should take your surf board or fishing pole. In the opposite direction, downtown is less than 2 miles away. It’s a healthy walk or pleasant bike ride through the beautiful Silk Stocking district. In my opinion, the best way to view island’s amazing houses and buildings is on your bike, so bring it along!

Keywords: Historic, Apartment, Pleasure Pier, Seawall, Beach view

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Shawnna Pruitt
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

What makes this apartment unique

Restoring this house over the last 17 years has been a labor of love. We were almost finished with the restorations when Hurricane Ike set us back a few steps with flooding and a fire. After the shock of the hurricane wore off we saw that it was actually a blessing in disguise. We have since put in all new plumbing, electrical and we even have it set up with Wi-Fi! In an attempt to keep the 1930’s feel of the house we have restored as much of the original hardware, interior doors, wood floors, and tile as possible.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Location location location-excellent central location!
Nov 2010
  • 1 of 1


Car: not necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kempner Park in Galveston

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 futon couch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Oasis- HEMISPHERE DREAMER - Incredible Ocean Views and Breezes
average rating of 4.6911764 based on 69 reviews
San Antonio, Texas

Much needed long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this property. Can't beat the location and the management is genuinely concerned that you have an awesome stay. We will definitely be back...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, great location, some noise.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at The Oasis Hemisphere. It's clear that they have spent time restoring this home while absolutely preserving its charms.

The great:

-Location was wonderful! A block from the beach, pleasure pier, tons of restaurants, bars, etc.

-House was cute, quaint, perfect for 2.

-Very clean

-Cold AC in the kitchen

-Karen was responsive when we smelled gas in the apartment - turns out the cleaning people just accidentally knocked a valve while cleaning. It was not a big deal and fixed quickly while we were out to dinner.

-Kitchen has enough stuff to cook very basic meals. We bought a few things we needed like an extra cookie sheet from the local Walmart and left them for following guests.

The not so good:

-Being so close to the pier we heard some noise from people who were partying late and walking by the house. Someone sat outside the neighboring house for 45 min two nights in a row blasting their subwoofers- once at 11pm once at 12:30am.

-One of the neighbor dogs barked until 2am one night, 12:45am another night, and 3:30am another.

Obviously these things are out of the hosts control, but affected our sleep enough to knock it down a star. Just good to know in case you are a light sleeper.

-The bedroom and living room ac weren't necessarily cold, but more cool.

Overall great stay, would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent and homey

  • 4 of 5

The property was truly above par. My family and I enjoyed the convenience of the location with the excellence of the view. Parking can be a bit tricky but well worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little place

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was really cute and the plants and flowers around the apartment were amazing - it was like a little tropical garden out back. There were lots of spaces outside to 'hang out' which was awesome. It's a very comfortable place so we felt very at home. The walk to the beach was easy and close. It's a great little place if you are looking for more of the 'city' life of Galveston. You can see the beach but are not close enough to hear it but you can watch the Pleasure Pier and at night, it's really cool and it's kinda fun to hear everyone yelling. :) We also had our dog there which was awesome. He felt at home there and could explore around the back yard without getting out which was nice for him.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Walking distance to many restaurants. Nice and clean unit, just as pictured.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location. Everything as advertised and the atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back. I will recommend and return myself!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kempner Park, Texas Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Hurricane Harvey monthly rates
14 Sep 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £56.46 + Tax
Cleaning fee £37.64 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Winter rates not available for special events and holidays.

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