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.
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
NOT ADHERING TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL RESULT IN A DEPOSIT FORFEIT OR REDUCTION
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 / CHECK OUT INSTRUCTIONS
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
OTHER HOUSE INFO / HELPS
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
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.