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Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach
Award Winning 1886 Family Home Close To Beach

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

Ask about our discounts for mid-week or week long stays!
We have offered our home to guests for 8 years and only receive top reviews(URL HIDDEN) Our home was built in 1886 and is a 1900 Storm Survivor. We are centrally located in the heart of the Lost Bayou Historic District and are 7 blocks to the beach and approximately 7 blocks to the Historic Strand District.

The space

Families with children are most welcome for relaxation and to make those special vacation memories.

Although the house has been updated with modern amenities, all guests have commented on the tranquil atmosphere that exists when they walk thru the door.
We are a Galveston Historical Foundation 2009 Post Ike Recovery Restoration Award winner and are one of three homes featured in the November 2010 issue of the Galveston Monthly Magazine.

Other things to note


Towels should be used only for their intended purpose! The Bathroom, if you need towels to clean something please look in the closet in the laundry room.
Missing or stained towels are deducted from your deposit.

The pocket doors separating the living room area must be opened and
closed VERY SLOWLY AND GENTLY, otherwise they will come off the
track. Please do not allow children to open or close. They are very heavy and require two men to put back on.
Please leave the house as you found it. Other than normal cleaning results in a deposit forfeiture or deduction. Items included but not limited to would be not returning all furniture to its original location, spots and
stains on upholstery, trash, cigarette butts, dog poo in outside areas,
excessive debris on floors, damaged furniture, broken or missing dishes,
silverware, scrubbing pots and pans of burnt on residue.

Unauthorized Pets Pets must be on a flea preventative. Please provide type of preventative when submitting request.


Check in is at 3:00 pm or after and Check out time is at 11:00 am or before.
Please check with us to see if extended times are available.

Please put trash in the outside garbage can when leaving.

Load and start dishwasher. Please do not leave dirty dishes anywhere in the house.

Make sure all doors are locked, windows closed and lights turned off. Make sure all blinds and or curtains are closed.

When you leave please adjust thermostats to: If air conditioning is on adjust both upstairs and downstairs thermostats to 75(URL HIDDEN) If heat is on adjust both upstairs and downstairs thermostats to 60


Garbage day is early Thursday morning. If you are staying at the house, please put the cans on the street either Wednesday night or early in the morning on Thursday.
For stays less than 5 days, you are limited to one of the two outside cans.

The internet password is thomasryan

Only two vehicles can park in the off street parking. More than two,
blocks the "sidewalk" and you may receive a ticket. Please be careful
when parking, the curb interferes with one of the concrete strips and
must be approached at an angle. Also, the height from the street can be
troublesome for smaller vehicles. Go slowly.

Currently, we do not provide beach towels. Please bring your own.

Please do not turn the thermostat below 72. Turning the thermostat lower will result in the unit freezing up and no cool air.
When this happens the unit must be turned off and it takes several hours for it to unfreeze and no air conditioning will be available.

The upstairs master bedroom also has a window unit. During the day when temperatures are in the 90's, it helps to turn this unit on. It will assist the central air in keeping the upstairs cool. At night, it is your option to leave on or off.

To lock and unlock the back door, open the door, look on the side where the latch is.
You will see two buttons. Pushing in one of these buttons unlocks the door, pushing the other locks the door. Please make sure the door
is locked when leaving.
Double check please.

The hardwood floors are original to the house. Please take extra care. High heeled shoes and wet towels are particularly troublesome.
They have survived 100 plus years and hopefully many more!

The china in the dining room is from the 1920's. If you use please hand wash and do not put in the dishwasher. Thank you for your consideration in taking extra special care.

Extra silverware is in the dining room hutch drawer

The ceiling fans and lights on the ceiling fans are operated by the hand held remote control. To operate, make sure the switch on the wall is turned on, then use the remote to adjust the light or the fan speed.
If still not working, also make sure the fan and light is on by pulling the chains hanging down from the fan.

The hot water in the upstairs bathtub is backwards. Hot is on the right.
Also, if you turn on the hot water in the sink as well as in the bathtub, it will get hotter faster.
Turn off the sink when you are ready to shower.

To turn the TV on, on the remote press the TV button and then the power button, then press the satellite button and then the power button
Do not change the channel until the satellite is on.

Our fence is not dog proof. Small pets can go thru and large dogs can go
over. For your pets safety, please do not take them outside without a
leash. 19th Street is a busy street and some of our neighbors have outside cats.
It only takes an instant for an accident to happen.

Most of the time when we arrive to clean I have to wonder if anyone was
at the house at all! A sincere thank you to those guests.

Our contact numbers are (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

Above all, please enjoy your stay.

Feedback/reviews posted to the website would be most appreciated.

Thanks, Dawn, Tom and Ryan Wilson

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 162
Security Deposit: 141
Weekly Discount: 17%
Weekend Price: 324 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)

Loud parties or unruly guests/visitors are prohibited. The number of guests is limited to the number indicated on your inquiry form for both night time and day time. Prior approval is required to exceed this amount.

Please provide ages of guests staying when requesting a reservation. We do have a minimum age required for rental. Families with children are always welcome.

In order to comply with the City Noise Ordinance, guests must not be on
the front porch after 10:00 pm.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Robert User Profile
August 2017
What a nice experience for our 1st 'house rental' on the island. We look forward to the next Galveston vacation! Thanks to host Dawn!

Lindsay User Profile
July 2017
This house was a great find in a good neighborhood centrally located. It was easy to get to the beach and directly across the street from a cute bar/pub that is the oldest in Galveston. We loved the historic charm of the home and easy beach drive!

Jason User Profile
June 2017
One of the beautiful homes I've ever seen. Thank you Dawn

Amy User Profile
June 2017
This being our first Airbnb experience, we didn't quite know what to expect when we arrived. Would the online photos live up to our expectations? Were the previous reviews accurate? Would our host be responsive to questions & concerns? A resounding Yes to all! From the moment we stepped thru the front door, we felt transported to the late 1800's, but with the bonus of some modern necessities (coffee pot, ice maker, outside gas grill, etc.). The host did a fabulous job in maintaining the integrity of this home and even displayed historical photos and framed articles to help us better understand the history around us. The home was clean, orderly and well stocked with the necessary kitchen & bath items and even a few beach supplies in the outdoor shed (pool noodles, beach mats, small beach tent, etc.) I traveled with my parents, husband, two elementary-aged kids & two dogs and our surroundings offered something for everyone! A relaxing front porch & back balcony to enjoy a good book or morning coffee, a large playground and open field just steps from our front porch, the historic Sonny's restaurant immediately next door (ask the owner for some mustard & you're in for a treat), a short 2 min drive to the beach, and an abundance of historical markers on several blocks for any history lover. The only real negative were the stickers from outside. We soon made it a habit of removing our shoes at the front door & a quick check of the dogs legs, then we were good to go! Not gonna lie, had a lump in my throat when it came time to return our keys to this beautiful home. Will definitely be back!
Dawn User Profile
Response from Dawn:
Thank you so very much! It was a pleasure hosting your family and hope you will visit with us again soon. People who live in Galveston say if it weren't for the sticker burr plants we would have no grass at all! They are definitely a nuisance but no amount of weed control gets rid of them. Thank you for not bringing them inside.
June 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2017
This is a beautiful, nicely decorated historic home. Dawn is very attentive to detail and called the first evening to check that everything was ok. It is a comfortable home with plenty of room. I felt it was an excellent value with 3 nice bedrooms and plenty of sitting room for visiting. It has central air so the temperature in the home was quite comfortable. I would highly recommend this home to anyone wishing to stay in the older historic part of Galveston.

Richard User Profile
April 2017
A comfortable place to come home to. This was our second stay at Bygone Era but the first with our (almost) 2 yr old grandchild. The park and playground across the street turned out to be an excellent asset! But because of the vintage decor and furnishings visitors with an active tribe may want to look for something more suitable. The home is very centrally located within easy driving (or potentially walking) distance to Seawall amenities, Stewart beach and the Strand, but away from the traffic and clamor of all of those. We enjoyed delightful spring weather and the front porch was a popular spot for reading, visiting and just passing some idle time. Make yourself at home!

Joan User Profile
February 2017
Beautiful, elegant, great location, everything we hoped it would be.
Dawn User Profile
Response from Dawn:
I am so glad you enjoyed our home. We also enjoyed having you as our guests and hope you will choose us again for your stay in Galveston. Take care.
February 2017

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