Located close to the following:Guest access
✔ 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.)
The Sea Star downstairs unit 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, outdoor showers, 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.
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. This home has historical charm. It is stocked with amenities to make your stay comfortable.
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!
This is an entire house, comprise of two separate units, with over 2,500 square feet of space. There is an outdoor space for the downstairs unit and a front porch.Additional notes
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. Be respectful of the house and bring your own dog bedding or beds. There is no grass in the back yard, but there is plenty of green space around in the front of the property for your dogs. The downstairs unit has a back yard that is fully fenced. However, dogs left unattended should not continuously bark.
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 timeframe. I recommend trip insurance.Guest interaction
YOU MUST be 25 to rent without approval. Guests between 21 and 25 contact me for approval on a case by case basis.
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 ($400) collected at check in by property manager, Kimberly, by (Hidden by Airbnb) 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 manag (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) and Kristy (host (Phone number hidden by Airbnb)
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.
I'm totally flexible. If you need something, and I'm around I can answer. I will respond by text quickly.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.