The Sea Star by the Sea

Sea Star Down💙Galveston☀️Dog Friendly⭐

Galveston
9 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
1.5 baths

The Sea Star was originally a single family home built in 1914 and turned into a duplex in the 40's. This is the downstairs unit of the house with it's own keyless 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!
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Amenities

  • Ac
  • Allows pets
  • Allows smoking
  • Bbq area
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking basics
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dryer
  • Essentials
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  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor seating
  • Oven
  • Pack n play travel crib
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Private living room
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Single level home
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Street parking
  • Tv
  • Washer
  • Wireless internet

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House Rules

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.

SMOKING: No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the unit. Smoking is only allowed outside on the front porch or in the back yard. You must use the smoke-out for the back yard. NO PAPER PRODUCTS IN THE SMOKE-OUT.

DAMAGES/EVENTS: Events, parties or gatherings (more than 10 due to Covid 19) are not permitted. Report any damages immediately to Kimberly.

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 upstairs guests when visiting out on the back deck. There is nothing to absorb the sound directly into the bedroom upstairs. 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: 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 rack and mat.

BEACH ITEMS: A few beach towels are provided. If used, wash and dry the beach towels. Feel free to use them, but return them where and in the condition in which you found them.

SAND: An outdoor shower with hot and cold water is provided to rinse feet, toys, pets, 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.

GRILL: A Nexgrill gas grill is located in the backyard. Please return all grill equipment to the proper location inside to protect them from elements. Clean grill after each use and turn the tank to the CLOSED position on the tank valve. There is an additional cleaning fee of $50 for your stay for not following this rule.

Occasionally, the grill will be out of propane. It's $15 exchange price at Kroger's for the propane.

ART LIGHTS IN KITCHEN: You may LOOK but don’t touch. You’ll be paying to have them restrung. If you think your pet or child will be apt to touch the lights you can hook them up on the nail to get them out of the way.

LAUNDRY: The dryer is gas and needs to vent; please leave light on while using the dryer so the exhaust fan turns on and crack the door to the interior of house. This will prevent any smells from building up in the laundry area.

NOTE FOR CLEANING: Cleaning crew often has limited time due to one-day turnarounds. There is an excessive cleaning fee for anything beyond the normal turnover (floor cleaning, wipe down, linens, restocking, sanitizing, etc.)

If you are rinsing in the outdoor shower, you should not need to sweep up.
If the checkout instructions are not followed and it takes additional time (an hour or more) to clean the unit from pets, spill, and/or excessive sand or debris, please expect to be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50 for your stay.

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The space
Confidently book your vacation at the Sea Star as we will continually sanitize after every guest booking!

Located close to the following:
✔ Pleasure Pier (5 short blocks not city blocks or 8 min walk)
✔ Seawall / Beach (3 short blocks not city blocks or 6 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.)

Sea Star down is a refreshing getaway 3 blocks from the beach. Once you enter, you will be met by a bright, cheery interior. There are two twin over full bunks in the common area and a couch that lays down into an extra bed. There is one private bedroom with a queen bed. Sea Star's fully equipped kitchen, newly remodeled bathroom with a claw foot tub and separate open shower, half bathroom, and decked out private back yard have everything you need. Just bring your clothes and sense of adventure. We provide most of everything else including beach towels and a gas bbq grill. After your busy day at the beach, wash off in the private outdoor shower accessed from the privacy gate on the side of the house. Drop your wet sandy clothes in the full size washer on your way into the kitchen. Then, relax and grill in our beautifully landscaped back yard. Fur babies welcome!

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

Need help planning a cruise? We can set you up with a local agent to plan your cruise out of Galveston. Just contact me an 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. Any additional fee will be deducted from this amount and the remainder returned after check-out.

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 access
This is an entire unit with 1,250 square feet of space. The outdoor area features an outdoor shower and a gas grill.
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.

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. Any additional fee will be deducted from this amount and the remainder returned after check-out.

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.

DOWNSTAIRS 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.

SMOKING: No smoking or vaping is allowed inside the unit. Smoking is only allowed outside on the front porch or in the back yard. You must use the smoke-out for the back yard. NO PAPER PRODUCTS IN THE SMOKE-OUT.

DAMAGES/EVENTS: Events, parties or gatherings (more than 10 due to Covid 19) are not permitted. Report any damages immediately to Kimberly.

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 upstairs guests when visiting out on the back deck. There is nothing to absorb the sound directly into the bedroom upstairs. 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: 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 rack and mat.

BEACH ITEMS: A few beach towels are provided. If used, wash and dry the beach towels. Feel free to use them, but return them where and in the condition in which you found them.

SAND: An outdoor shower with hot and cold water is provided to rinse feet, toys, pets, 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.

GRILL: A Nexgrill gas grill is located in the backyard. Please return all grill equipment to the proper location inside to protect them from elements. Clean grill after each use and turn the tank to the CLOSED position on the tank valve. There is an additional cleaning fee of $50 for your stay for not following this rule.

Occasionally, the grill will be out of propane. It's $15 exchange price at Kroger's for the propane.

ART LIGHTS IN KITCHEN: You may LOOK but don’t touch. You’ll be paying to have them restrung. If you think your pet or child will be apt to touch the lights you can hook them up on the nail to get them out of the way.

LAUNDRY: The dryer is gas and needs to vent; please leave light on while using the dryer so the exhaust fan turns on and crack the door to the interior of house. This will prevent any smells from building up in the laundry area.

NOTE FOR CLEANING: Cleaning crew often has limited time due to one-day turnarounds. There is an excessive cleaning fee for anything beyond the normal turnover (floor cleaning, wipe down, linens, restocking, sanitizing, etc.)

If you are rinsing in the outdoor shower, you should not need to sweep up. If the checkout instructions are not followed and it takes additional time (an hour or more) to clean the unit from pets, spill, and/or excessive sand or debris, please expect to be charged an additional cleaning fee of $50 for your stay.
Guest interaction
I live on the island, and respond to your questions as they arise. Please communicate through the app or contact me by my phone number listed in your reservation details. I do not look at the additional e-mail as often that is sent with your reservation details.
Neighborhood overview
This neighborhood is tucked away just a few blocks from the beach. Everything is within walking distance! There are world class restaurants, Pleasure Pier, Gift shops, trolley line, and much more. If you find yourself in need, walk to Moe's corner store, and our friendly neighbors will have what you need.
Getting around
You are one block away from 25th street, which leads to the historic Strand district. Walking to the beach saves you from paid parking, and the trolley line is just 3 blocks away if you so choose. This house is perfectly situated on the island so you have everything you need 3 blocks away.

Contact

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

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