Vibrant Galveston Apartment - 6 Blocks to Beach!

City: Galveston, Texas Property ID: 349364

grand total: From $110 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    This colorful 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom ground-floor unit is the perfect vacation rental apartment in Galveston for 4 guests who want to experience coastal Texas the right way -- near the beach! The brightly painted 'Bishop’s Bungalow' is just 6 blocks away from the beach in 2 different directions. If you want to be more active during your vacation, hop aboard the free ferry to explore the beautiful Bolivar Peninsula or take a short day trip up to Houston.

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2 (Front Bedroom): Queen Bed

    Besides the bright-blue paint, the large front porch is the first thing you notice when you walk up the pathway to 'Bishop’s Bungalow.' The porch is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee in one of Galveston’s oldest and most charming neighborhoods.

    Step inside the front door into one of the 2 living rooms which features a plush couch and 2 comfortable armchairs. The table in the living room with seating for 5 is perfect for dining or playing a late-night card game.

    After a fun day in the Galveston sun, kick back and relax on the comfortable couch and watch your favorite shows on the cable TV located in the 2nd living room.

    If you don’t feel like eating at any of Galveston’s great restaurants, the fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to cook your favorite meals in your home-away-from-home.

    The master bedroom and front bedroom have comfortable queen-sized beds and private bathrooms. Both of the bathrooms have all of the linens and toiletries you’ll need during your stay in Galveston.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Spend warm Texas afternoons lounging on Galveston’s white sandy beaches. You won’t have to worry about finding parking near the beach; there are several great beaches just 6 blocks away!

    Take a cab or make the 5-minute drive across town to the Strand Seaport downtown area. There are plenty of great shops and restaurants located in restored historic buildings.

    Take the day to explore Bolivar Peninsula. It’s accessible by the free ferry, which departs from the dock just 5-minutes away from the apartment. The ferry ride also provides great views of the bay and Gulf of Mexico!

    Get a taste of the city life 1-hour away in Houston. There’s plenty to do and see downtown for adults and children alike.

    In addition to beach activities, Galveston has a number of attractions for young children. The rides and games at Pleasure Pier Amusement Park on the Gulf of Mexico are perfect for all ages.

    -- THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE --

    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!

    -- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --

    Key Residence Features
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, central heating, cable TV, free WiFi, charcoal grill, in-unit laundry machine, parking, and more!
    - Fantastic location within walking distance to the beach as well as Pleasure Pier Amusement Park and plenty of restaurants and bars. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport shopping and entertainment district is just a short drive away from the apartment. It’s only a 45-minute drive to the William P. Hobby Airport, and a 1-hour drive to all of the action in downtown Houston.

    -- POLICIES --

    Policies
    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - No events, parties, or other large gatherings
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Please note that the property is not suitable for children under the age of 12
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Jet Skiing
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Miniature Golf
    • Museums
    • Parasailing
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing/Windsurfing
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Theme Parks
    • Water Parks
    • Waterskiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven

    Nearby Amenities

    • City/Skyline View
    • Near Ocean
    • Walk to Beaches

    Other Amenities

    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Charcoal Grill
    • Deck
    • Outdoor Shower

    Property Amenities

    • Alarm Clock
    • Books
    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Internet Connection
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer

    Suitability

    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (22)
    Write Your Own Review

    Reviewed by: Vesana on

    Comment:

    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Weekend getaway

    Reviewed by: Victoria M. on

    Comment:

    Very easy checkin, property clean and exactly as advertised.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Hayley on

    Comment:

    Great place to stay! Right in the center of town. It was a nice and cozy getaway spot
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2019

    Nice affordable place

    Reviewed by: Darren S. on

    Comment:

    The place suited our needs just fine and it was cheaper than staying in a hotel
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Excellent accommodation

    Reviewed by: Mark R. on

    Comment:

    Would book again...close to our center of activity.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Sweet place

    Reviewed by: Jill B. on

    Comment:

    Bishop's Bungalow is right in the middle of everything! It's easy access to the beach, the cruise terminal, The Strand, the historic district...everything. It's a sweet little place perfect for two couples or small family. The kitchen is small but well stocked. The bathrooms are also small, but everything was smaller in the 1890's. It was the perfect get-away for the weekend from our busy lives in Katy.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Need upgrades

    Reviewed by: Alyssa B. on

    Comment:

    The house was cute and cozy. WiFi only worked in the living room. There was a little T.V. room and the T.V. was an antique. That was only T.V and was uncomfortable room and not enough room for a family to relax. The house was spacious and beds where comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2019

    Manager's Response:
    Alyssa, thank you for reviewing this home. The homeowners are replacing the TV with a SmartTV for added convenience. They are glad that you were comfortable at this cozy bungalow. We hope to host you again soon! Best, the Evolve Team

    Very nice home, location and hosts

    Reviewed by: Witcher on

    Comment:

    It is a great location. The home, built in 1800?s, is in good condition. Owner has decorated it tastefully and is very responsive. Comfortable. We will be returning!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019

    Great location!

    Reviewed by: Rhonda L S. on

    Comment:

    Randy and Claire do a great job welcoming their guests. The historic home is well cared for and has a great location. Beds were comfortable, room sizes were good, and the coffee maker was well supplied with filters! Location is fabulous. We could sit on the front porch and see the beautiful Bishop?s Palace.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2018

    great house great owner

    Reviewed by: Gary C. on

    Comment:

    Bishops Bungalow, has everything you need for your stay & is a lovely old property on the main road in / out of Galveston, very easy to find. We had no issues at all at the house, its ideally situated for the beach or the cruise port, plenty of places to eat & drink close by..The owners are great to deal with & respond very quickly to any queries...
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Will be back!

    Reviewed by: Gina A. on

    Comment:

    Great accomodations, friendly owner. Perfect location! Clean and had everything we needed. Thank you!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Very nice for a century old home

    Reviewed by: Eduardo B. on

    Comment:

    We enjoyed our stay although the home could definitely use a modern upgrade on simple ?Home Depot? fixable issues like a new bathroom sink, sans rust. Otherwise, we loved being in the location, it was exceedingly clean and comfortable and the a/c worked wonderfully. I would definitely recommend and hope to revisit. Thanks for providing local information on food spots, etc.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Very nicely laid out! Comfortable stay and enjoyed being close to many things.

    Reviewed by: Linda K. on

    Comment:

    The property was very nice and comfortable for our needs. I would recommend this for a small family or adults. Nice front porch for sitting. Like the washer and dryer on the premises. Much roomier than expected. No back yard for kids.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Great location for walking

    Reviewed by: Virginia M. on

    Comment:

    My daughter & I rented this apartment for Spring Break. The best feature is how centrally located the property is. If one enjoys walking, it's within walking distance of both downtown and the beach. We walked to the Bishop's Palace across the street and the Mosquito Café but could easily have walked to many more locations. Broadway is a very busy street and the cars speed by the house early in the morning so make sure you keep your kids safe if you bring them. As others have mentioned, the furnishings could use an update but we found the beds and baths quite comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and has a full sized refrigerator.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Nice and centrally located

    Reviewed by: Connie G. on

    Comment:

    What a delightful place. It was very roomy and well equipped. The location is central to all Galveston and other area sights and activities. Beds and furniture were comfortable. We also enjoyed the front porch. The kitchen was well equipped, and the house even included a washer and dryer. The separate TV room was an unexpected bonus.. Parking was also convenient - that can be an issue at some Galveston locations. Thank you once again for comfortable lodging.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Reviewed by: Bill on

    Comment:

    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in April 2018

    Nice old home

    Reviewed by: Sheila T on

    Comment:

    Beautiful church and Bishops Palace across the street. Home was roomy, and comfortable.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    Reviewed by: christi on

    Comment:

    I went to Galveston to interview at UTMB medical school and decided to stay for the weekend with my mom. The house is in the perfect location, although on a busy street. One thing is that the shower in the back room is not usable at all, even with no other water running in the house. This is probably just due to the home's age, but be prepared to only use one shower. I could not get the wifi to work when I arrived, but it was okay. There is cable, but on a box TV which was surprising. Overall I would stay again because of the location, but I do think the house could be updated in many ways. The dog next door barked all night too, but of course that is out of their control.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 09/18/2017

    Reviewed by: Vanessa on

    Comment:

    You can only use one shower at a time since it's a pre-1900 plumbing system. Other than that it's a great location and a very welcoming home with all the essentials.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 08/15/2017

    Manager's Response:
    Vanessa, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay overall, but do apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with regards to the shower. We have shared your feedback with the homeowner so they can make any possible adjustments to ensure future guests have an excellent stay in this home. Thanks for letting us know, and we hope to assist you in booking a vacation rental that exceeds your expectations in the future! Best, The Evolve Team

    Reviewed by: Karin on

    Comment:

    I know the house is pre-1900 but the plumbing update is a must. Very weak pressure. The cold water didn't come on in the front bathroom sink at all. With that said we would stay here again. The price was great! The bungalow was so quaint! And the location was excellent.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 07/31/2017

    Reviewed by: Karin on

    Comment:

    I know the house is pre-1900 but the plumbing update is a must. Very weak pressure. The cold water didn't come on in the front bathroom sink at all. With that said we would stay here again. The price was great! The bungalow was so quaint! And the location was excellent.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 07/31/2017

    Simple and convenient

    Reviewed by: Timothy K. on

    Comment:

    Great location! Amenities were definitely dated, but we tried to spend most of our time out and about anyhow. Clean and quiet. Check in/check out were seamless. Reviewer location Seguin, TX
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on June 23, 2017

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