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The Shaw House - Galveston, TX

39 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 (8 adults) 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 3 Twin Bed 5 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
1427 Winnie St. , Galveston, TX 77550

Historic family-friendly home in a prime location w/ room for everyone!

Renovated and remodeled, this historic 1878 Galveston home offers room for everyone to enjoy a group getaway. Built by Michael Shaw, known for naming the downtown historic district as “The Strand”, up to 10 guests (eight adults) can spread out and enjoy the prime location that puts you close to both the ocean and local attractions.

About a mile from the sun-soaked shores of Porretto Beach and about seven miles from the family-friendly destination of the Moody Gardens, this home will make it easy to dive into Texas-sized fun! Spend a day kayaking through Offatts Bay, or maybe rent a jet ski to skip across the waves. Check out the newest exhibits at the Moody Gardens before flying down the waterslide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark!

Step into this bright and cheery home after a long day of exploring and grab an ice-cold drink in the fully equipped kitchen. The central A/C will beat back the heat on warm days while the private washer/dryer takes care of the laundry. Sit out on the covered patio while the kids play in the fenced yard.

You can easily connect to the free WiFi to check the forecast before you plan your next adventure. Check out the sports scores on cable or make some popcorn and watch your favorite movie on the Blu-ray player. End the day with a nightcap out on the porch and spend a quiet moment with your special someone.

With the beach as your playground and the variety of local attractions at your fingertips, the only hard thing will be deciding where you start the fun when you book your trip to this historic Galveston home.

*Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird rates! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

Blu-Ray player


Gas grill : Private



39 reviews

Ron B. Mar 2020
Well lost a booking from a different agency last minute before our daughters wedding. This booking was seamless! The property was beautiful! The area was central to many sights and activities. Thank you!
Mary S. Feb 2020
William L. Dec 2019
We had a wonderful time.
John S. Dec 2019
The house is comfortable and roomy, the porch and porch swing inviting, and the kitchen was an excellent facility to easily cook a dinner for 10. Also, the caretaker was always immediately available by texting to answer questions and provide help. Wonderful.
Joyce H. Nov 2019
The house was large, comfortable and adequately furnished for comfort. The bedrooms were large, lots of seating in the living room, the house was clean and very close to bakeries and the strand....
Racquel Y. Nov 2019
Everyone absolutely loved this house, as soon as you walked into the house you felt like you were at home!!! It’s a central location to everything! Will definitely be back!!
Katrina H. Oct 2019
Nice updated home but still has old Galveston charm
todd f. Sep 2019
Love the kitchen, the back yard and deck area. Very roomy and nicely decorated.
David B. Sep 2019
I took my 3 sons to Galveston on a fishing trip which was supposed to be the highlight of our vacation. Turn out the stay at the Shaw House was the highlight and we will stay again!
Kelsey G. Sep 2019
We loved this house.
John M. Aug 2019
We loved the location and everything about the home. Two great master bedrooms, huge dining area and great outdoor seating area as well. Walking distance to many great restaurants.
Amanda H. Aug 2019
Great house. Lots of room and cool backyard.
Shawn S. Jul 2019
It is an updated home with a still older home feel.
Lori F. Jul 2019
This is such a nice house
Joyce S. Jun 2019
The house was great. Plenty of room.

Communication with an early check-in was frustrating. No reply back.
Matthew S. May 2019
This is a spacious remodeled home. I don't know how old it is. The owners kept the old charm while updating the kitchen and bathrooms. It reminds me of a tv show remodel. Really nice work.
Matthew T. May 2019
This place is just amazing. There was plenty of room for everyone, the kitchen is modern and lovely. Loved the backyard area for gathering.
Lynne B. Apr 2019
We had a great stay at the Shaw House. It had everything we needed and was stocked to help out with any need!! It was a restful stay for my family!
Scott B. Apr 2019
I could cheerfully live here.
Amy H. Mar 2019
Great house! Much bigger than it looks in the pictures. Housed ten of us easily. Lots of places for quiet time as well- many levels of porches and porch swings. Nice backyard for the kids and two blocks down the street to an amazing playground. We walked most places- up to the strand and over to the Stewart beach (about a mile). Tons of towels and dishes. The only thing to be careful of is the sugar ants- keep the island and the master bathroom counter upstairs free of all food! Also there are several lock boxes - one in mailbox and two on the porch so it took us a few to figure out which one held the key.
Bennett R. Jan 2019
This gorgeous house was just perfect for our needs! It easily slept 5 people in 4 different bedrooms (with one to spare). The accommodations were wonderful, the kitchen was perfect and there was sooo much room to spread out. The wifi and televisions worked like a champ. It was tastefully decorated with lovely linens and towels, and it was just two blocks down from the party which we were attending.

The only tiny imperfections was that there were no tissues to be found in the house at all! A box of kleenex would have been a godsend for 5 allergy ridden people! It would also have been nice to have an extra key.
Amalie M. Jan 2019
It was full circle coming back to the house that my husband and I first bought when we moved to Galveston. I love that it was converted into the house I always knew it could be. Everything was great, lots of space and room for all of us to celebrate the New Year!
Linda R. Dec 2018
Lovely home and well stocked with what you will need! Really only a few small things kept me from giving this 5 stars: sugar ants in the kitchen (ongoing issue from prior reviews), no locks on any bedroom or bath doors, and no hot water in the upstairs bath. Again, we enjoyed the stay and love the area - the house is spacious and was perfect for the 7 of us.
Manager response:
We appreciate our guest reaching out to us through this review so we know where we can best improve. The house has been sprayed for pests, and guests are always welcome to call in with any questions or concerns so we can help make their stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you!
Kimberly S. Dec 2018
My family and I enjoyed our stay very much.
George S. Dec 2018
This home served us well as a base for our daughter's wedding in Galveston. Lots of room, modern amenities set is a pre-1900 house.
Laura B. Oct 2018
Loved the house! Highly recommended
T Marshall J. Oct 2018
The home is gorgeous. It has a very comfortable feel from the moment you walk in to the well appointed living room, the large dining room and central kitchen. The two master suites (one down, one up, were really nice and the remaining bedroom perfect for a short stay.

There are a few 'tricks' to the house with the kitchen drawers being a little less than stable and the kitchen is fairly sparse on equipment, but we were able to make do perfectly well!
Christopher C. Aug 2018
Easy trip with 3 kids. Highly recommend it!
Katherine R. Jul 2018
The size of the house
Courtney R. Jul 2018
Loved the history and finishes of the home. Kitchen draws need some love as they aren’t installed properly. Good proximity to downtown Galveston. Our main issue was a broke down neighbors car infront of house, one parking pass instead of three and a sugar ant problem in home. They crawled over the counters, stove and any food you had out. Fix the ant problem and the lack of air in upstairs master and it’s a perfect home.
Manager response:
We apologize for the inconvenience of the truck with the flat tire parked in front. The neighbor has had it repaired and moved. Also, we are ensuring the notes are accurate in stating there is only one parking pass available. An exterminator has been called in regards to the ants. The air conditioning will most certainly be looked at and repaired as needed to ensure a pleasant stay for future guests. Thanks!
Jin C. Mar 2018
Specially enjoyed the 12 ft sealing and spaces!
Michael B. Feb 2018
The house was fantastic. Everything was as advertised and we had a great time! Will definitely book this house again!