Located on Galveston’s Seawall, this weekly (or daily) Galveston beach house vacation rental boasts panoramic Gulf views. The beach is directly across the street and easily accessible. Two porches and a large veranda provide unobstructed beach views.
Galveston Seawall House is an ideal base from which to explore and experience Galveston. The Historic District, the Strand, art galleries, shops, coffee houses, UTMB, The Bishop’s Palace, the Art Center, the Tall Ship Elissa, the Train Museum, the 1894 Opera House, the Mosquito Fleet, Fisherman's Wharf, deep-sea fishing charters as well as all the downtown and most of the Seawall restaurants are located within about 2 miles of the house. Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens Convention Center are three to four miles away.
On the first floor, a large veranda and covered porch overlook the ocean and provide a great place to eat, have a cocktail or to just sit and watch the waves or the parade of people.
On the second floor, the two south bedrooms front on a large porch equipped with swing, hammock, chaise and chairs. On a clear nights one sees, on the horizon, ships shimmering like stars as they make their way to Houston, or from it, to all corners of the world.
A deck accessed by the third floor loft overslooks the Gulf and the city and is great for sunbathing.
Seawall House has four bedrooms on the second floor and one bedroom on the first floor. The third floor loft has two bunks, but it is accessed by a very steep stair, more like a ladder, and should be used only by the physically fit and sober.
The back patio is also a great place to have lunch. Here, the level of activity lessens; lie in the hammock under the loggia surrounded by tropical foliage -- oleander, ginger, palms and flowering plants -- be enveloped in the usually gentle breeze and enjoy the quiet serenity.
Two, one bedroom courtyard apartments sit on the north side of the patio and both have views of the Gulf. (These may be leased with the main house or separately, but are usually rented with the house - see below.)
The main house is equipped with dominions, cards, poker chips, board games a ping-pong table and a small library of books. There, reluctantly, we provide cable, a DVD player and TV, but it is hoped that guests will take advantage of the unique opportunities offered by the house to get back in touch with each other, have a good read or enjoy the sea and sky and will postpone any addictions to electronics until their return to the real work-a-day world. For the digitally addicted, a high-speed Internet connection is provided.
Other things to note
The house was built in 1914 by Frederick Langbin, one of the original investors, in the Galvez Hotel. He had intended the home as a residence for his sister and her daughter. It was built of poured, reinforced concrete and was the first house so constructed in Texas. The style is similar to that of some Frank Loyd Wright structures. Unfortunately Galveston was not to the taste of Mr. Langbin’s sister who returned to England with her daughter after a short stay.
Mr. Langbin incorporated many anti-hurricane features into the home. Small lights (panes) in the multi-light windows were much stronger than normal windows and a Spanish tile roof, now gone, provided additional heft to the structure. The home went thought the 1915 hurricane with nary a scratch.
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Our Rates are as follows:
1 May - 30 September 3800/Week
Includes March & Christmas & Thanksgiving week
Weekend & Holidays, 1000/night
1 October - 28 February 3000/Week
Weekend night 800 - Week day 600
Discounts on more than 2 nights
Holidays are Christmas, New Year’s, Spring Break, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the Motor Cycle Rally, Mardi Gras and any other 3 day week end.
No smoking. No pets. No Proms. Tenants must be at least 25 years-of-age. For more information, see our rental agreement (sent on request only) on our website galvestonseawallhouse.