The Sea Star by the Sea

Sea Star Up☀️Walk to Beach☀️Galveston

Galveston
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.0 bath

The Sea Star was originally a single family home built in 1914 and turned into a duplex in the 40's. This is the upstairs unit of the house with it's own entry. When staying at the Sea Star you are just a few short blocks from the Pleasure Pier, Murdoch's, Seawall, and the beach. Located just off 25th on Avenue P, you are 1 mile from the historic "downtown" Strand. Take the trolley downtown and enjoy the nightlife or shopping! Incoming UTMB residents welcome. GVR04567


Amenities

  • Ac
  • Allows pets
  • Allows smoking
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
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  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack n play travel crib
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Street parking
  • Tv
  • Washer
  • Wireless internet

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House Rules

YOU MUST be 25 to rent without approval. Guests between the ages of 21 and 25 contact me for approval on a case by case basis.

Fees:
Deposit ($200) collected at check in by property manager, Kimberly, by Venmo or by check. All charges will be against this deposit for not following rules, additional dogs beyond one dog, broken items, etc.

Guests travelling with ESA animals and service dogs please provide any information regarding the certification. Special animals please contact me for details on deposits. No snakes.
Bookings beyond 8 days will be charged $100 cleaning fee to be scheduled with the property manager, Kimberly. You will pay the additional cleaning fee directly to her.

UPSTAIRS HOUSE RULES

TV AND PASSWORDS: The internet password is on the refrigerator. YouTube TV is available and does NOT need to be signed out of. There are many other apps on the smart TV that you may log into and use your own accounts. Please log out of your PERSONAL accounts upon leaving the Sea Star.

A/C AND HEATER USAGE: Do NOT open windows and doors with the THERMOSTAT ON during your stay. If this occurs, expect to be charged an additional $50 for electricity usage during your stay. If you want to enjoy the outside weather, turn the unit OFF entirely during your stay. If it is humid, please do not open windows because the salt air and humidity will damage the electronics.

The kitchen window MUST NOT be opened. If the window is opened, expect to be charged an additional $50 as maintenance must be hired to close the window.

SMOKING: No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the unit. Smoking is only allowed outside on the front porch.

NOISE: Please keep in mind that we are in a neighborhood and be considerate of LOUD noise. We recommend quiet time after 12 AM unless it's an event weekend. If you are staying during an event on the island, it can get loud. Be considerate of the downstairs guests when walking around in this old Victorian house with hardwoods. There is nothing to absorb the sound. I recommend taking heels and boots off unless rubber soled. No ball throwing or chasing animals inside the unit.

TRASH: All boxes MUST be broken down and should be left in the unit. Take all other trash and perishable items to the green trash can WITH A TEAL LID on the left side of the house. Bag ALL Trash. Trash day is once a week on Thursday morning. If you are staying during this time, you must put the green garbage can in the street late Wednesday.

KITCHEN: Use sink disposal properly by using the strainer to keep large items from going down the disposal. Let us know if an item or debris cannot be cleaned or removed.

No fish in freezer or refrigerator. Please use your own ice chest for fish or shellfish. You must also take the fish and shellfish out nightly to the trash. There is an additional cleaning fee of $50 for your stay for not following this rule.

DISHES: Wash dishes that were used during your stay. If not cleaned properly, a $25 fee will be deducted from your deposit. Dishes will be inspected by the cleaning crew after your departure. You may leave them on the drying mat or in the dishwasher.

BEACH ITEMS: A few beach towels are provided. If used, wash and dry the beach towels. The downstairs bench on the front porch has sand buckets, beach toys, etc. to take to the beach. Feel free to use these items, but return them where and in the condition you found them.

SAND: An outdoor shower is provided to rinse feet, toys, etc. Please shake off any items outside if placing in washer.

PETS: Doggos must potty OUTSIDE only. If your pet ruins the floor or you do not clean up any accidents immediately, expect to be charged. Let us know if there were any accidents so we can treat the floors. Pet items are to be cleaned and returned to the bucket. Instructions and fees are on the wall above the bucket.

Please be a respectful dog owner. You must pick up their waste and must use covers for the couch if any animal is brought with you. Some guests are not bringing animals and would like a pet hair-free experience.

FURNITURE: Do not eat on the living room furniture. If you need to move furniture, please put it back. Do not place throw pillows in an area that will get fur and dirt on them. Please place them up on furniture or in the closet.

BATHROOM: DO NOT flush tampons, diapers or wipes down the toilets.

INSIDE TOWELS: Do NOT take the white bathroom towels to the beach.

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The space
Confidently book your vacation at the Sea Star as we will continually sanitize after every guest booking! If you are concerned about the corona virus on your vacation, I would like to let you know that I have information flow directly from the Army and the CDC. If you book and a situation changes with updates, as a host I will give you FACTS so you can decide. Sun and outdoor beach activities keep you healthy and prevent viruses from growing! The sun and beach are not concentrated public events. Please use your social distancing practices as you should be a pro about it by now. There's a beautiful beach and a gorgeous Airbnb with utensils to eat your take-out! If you have questions or concerns about the status in Galveston, I can send you to the most up to date information or provide you a status by message. Feel free to reach out!

Located close to the following:
✔️ Pleasure Pier (5 short blocks not city blocks or 5 min walk)
✔️Seawall / Beach (8 minute walk)
✔️Restaurants (several within walking distance)
✔️UTMB (2.3 miles)
✔️Bishop's Palace (1.4 miles)
✔️The Historic Strand (1.0 miles)
✔️Stewart Beach (2.2 miles)
✔️Cruise Terminal (1.8 miles or 8 minute drive)
✔️Convention Center and San Luis Resort (2.7 miles or 8 minute drive, or an easy Trolley ride)
✔️East Beach (3.6 miles or 8 minute drive)
✔️Schliltterbahn or Moody Gardens (5 miles or 20 minute drive during season)
✔️Trolley Stop (you can ride the trolley to attractions like Pleasure Pier, Schliltterbahn, Moody Gardens, The Strand, Galveston Convention Center and more.)

If you are booking for an event, there is plenty of parking on the street in front and on the side street. This home has historical charm. It is stocked with amenities to make your stay comfortable. The Sea Star Upper Unit features 2 full bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with a queen and a twin bed. Access to the bathroom is through each of the bedrooms for convenience. A gorgeous updated shower with two shower heads and a bench makes it a luxurious cleansing experience. The Sea Star is just a short 5 to 10 minute walk to submerge your toes in the sand! I am working on local discounts and partnerships to enhance your stay! Check out the local places on my guidebook.

For larger groups the downstairs unit can be booked. Please contact me for details or book it as well as this listing for your large group. WINTER TEXANS WELCOME!

✔️Need help planning a cruise? We can set you up with a local agent to plan your cruise out of Galveston. Just contact me and let me know you are planning a cruise before or after your stay, and I can send you to my local friend to plan your cruise!

✔️Need to plan a girls weekend away or wedding party hair and make-up? We can set you up with a local hair salon to get wedding party ready! Hair and make-up by Hairgrl! Just contact me an let me know you are planning a group for wedding hair and make-up before your stay, and I can send you to my local friend to plan your group's special day!

YOU MUST be 25 to rent without approval. Guests between 21 and 25 contact me for approval on a case by case basis.

Fees:
A Refundable Deposit ($200) collected at check in by property manager, Kimberly, by Venmo or by check. All charges will be against this deposit for not following rules, additional dogs beyond one dog, broken items, etc.

Dogs - First Dog is free. Additional dogs will be charged $25/second pet and so on. This amount is passed onto the cleaning crew for their efforts.

Guests travelling with ESA animals and service dogs MUST provide any information regarding the certification. Special animals please contact me for details on deposits. No snakes.
Bookings beyond 8 days will be charged $100 cleaning fee to be scheduled with the property manager, Kimberly. You will pay the additional cleaning fee directly to her.
Guest access
This is an entire unit with 1,250 square feet of space. PETS: No pet deposit required and the first dog is free. There is a fee for the 2nd and 3rd dog in the amount of $25 per stay. Please indicate that you are traveling with a pet. Provide their breed and they must be potty-trained. Let's be respectful of other dog owners and keep this pet-friendly rental going. I will say that pet owners have been respectful thus far, and I have not had to require a deposit. However, be respectful of the house and bring your own dog bedding or beds. There is not a back yard, but there is plenty of green space around for your dogs.
Additional notes
There is no refund for Tropical Storms and Hurricanes. If you book during the high season and a storm forms after your confirmed reservation, you may request to change your booking to a different time-frame. I recommend trip insurance.

Smoking is only allowed outside on the front porch. Dogs MUST BE approved prior to final arrival. They must have current shots and be potty-trained. Send a picture of your furry friend after booking or indicate this in a message to me.

Please let us know immediately after checking into the Sea Star if you need anything or have any questions. Should you have any issues, within the first 4 hours of checking into the unit, contact us and let us know so we can have the opportunity to correct the issue. You agree to contact us to try to better accommodate your needs regarding any issues from cleaning to stocking within the unit. Please provide photos with your request. In addition, we will check in the next morning regarding your first night's stay to see if you have any questions or need anything. The cleaning crew takes photos of the unit after each cleaning to send to the owner of the cleaning company and myself.
Trolley tracks are on the road in front of this house. If you are booking the unit for a quiet country stay, this would not be the unit for you. This area is great for proximity to attractions. This is something that Airbnb has now indicated in your booking that you must agree to from my “potential for noise” category box that is checked. However, there is a city ordinance for quiet time after midnight. Inside the unit has the good neighborhood policy laminated for guests to be aware of these ordinances.

Fees: A Refundable Deposit ($200) collected at check in by property manager, Kimberly, by Venmo or by check. All charges will be against this deposit for not following rules, additional dogs beyond one dog, broken items, etc.

Dogs: First Dog is free. Additional dogs will be charged $25/second pet and so on. This amount is passed onto the cleaning crew for their efforts.

Guests travelling with ESA animals and service dogs please provide any information regarding the certification. Special animals please contact me for details on deposits. No snakes.
Bookings beyond 8 days will be charged $100 cleaning fee to be scheduled with the property manager, Kimberly. You will pay the additional cleaning fee directly to her.

If you have questions, please reach out to us directly - Kimberly (property manager) 409-996-6400‬‬‬ and Kristy (host) 409-745-6035
Guest interaction
I'm totally flexible. If you need something, and I'm around I can answer. I will respond by text quickly. If you are not receiving a quick response, please contact me by the direct phone number in the app.
Neighborhood overview
Walking around the neighborhood is awesome and safe. In the Silk Stocking Historical District (neighborhood), there are historical homes with beautiful architecture; the beach is just a few blocks away; Moe's corner store is on 23rd - just a hop, skip and a jump away; the Pleasure Pier is a few blocks away at 25th and Seawall; and a few bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
Getting around
The Downtown and Seawall Trolleys run nearby; Uber is on the island; it's a great walking neighborhood; the local Yellow Cab Service can take you anywhere on the island; and bike and surrey rentals are also available at 18th and seawall. It's 6 miles to Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

Contact

The Sea Star by the Sea
Kristy Farmer
2404 Ave. P
Galveston, TX 77550
+14097456035

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