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Blue Ribbon Cottage - Galveston, TX

33 reviews
Max occupancy: 10 (8 adults) 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 dog max 
4402 Pabst, Galveston, TX 77554

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New, dog-friendly cottage with two master suites, a jetted tub, and ocean views!

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to have a beach in your backyard, now's your chance to find out. When you stay at this beautiful, three-bedroom vacation rental, you'll enjoy lovely views of the gulf, a one-minute walk to the beach, and other convenient amenities. The main living space is open-concept, combining the living and dining rooms with the kitchen. Relax on the cozy couches as you flip through the cable channels on the large flatscreen TV. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully-equipped kitchen. If you'd rather dine outdoors, you'll find a large selection of patio furniture on the extended deck. There's also an outdoor kitchen area with a gas grill on the ground floor, perfect for preparing the day's catch of fish.

What's nearby:
This elegant, newly constructed cottage sits a little more than 10 miles away from historic downtown Galveston in a quiet residential neighborhood located right alongside the beach. The Moody Gardens amusement park and Schlitterbahn Water Park are just six and a half miles away. Additionally, the Houston airport is a little more than 75 miles to the north. Beachgoers will love their minds when they realize that the beach is less than a tenth of a mile from your front door. If you're interested in surfing, boogie boarding, or stand-up paddleboarding, rentals and lessons are all available close by. There is a large commercial district a little more than seven miles away, which offers a variety of shops and restaurants.

Things to know:
Full kitchen
Free WiFi
Dog-friendly for a small, nightly fee!
Please contact Vacasa for our special Snowbird rates!

*Please note: this home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in our Good Neighbor protection program. Our smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a friendly reminder rather than risking a noise complaint from a neighbor. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices-not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors!*

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



Jetted tub


Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD library

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

Boogie board



Beach towels




33 reviews

Christopher E. Jun 2020
Blue Ribbon Cottage was a perfect beach getaway for our sons’ 13th birthday. The bathrooms were updated which was a nice bonus, except there were no towel hooks anywhere. It easily accommodated 3 adults and 4 kids between all the rooms, but that leaves a lot of bath towels piled up!
We could only find one skillet in the kitchen, and I would agree with other reviews the kitchen lacked some basic supplies.
Overall, the open living room and dining room was super comfortable, and the rooms were large and comfortable as well.
The wrap around porch was perfect for watching the sunset over the Gulf.
Thank you for being Pet friendly. Would definitely stay here again!
Nicole J. Jun 2020
Did I mention it was fun?
Clemens G. May 2020
Very spacious, clean and updated
Jay H. May 2020
This home was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. The layout of the home was perfect and the area under the house was a wonderful place to gather. There is a nasty full-time resident neighbor that was unkind to our children. However, Vacasa dealt with the situation well and that is a testament to a good management company, when something goes wrong and they step up to make it right. I hope for future renters something permanent will be done regarding her because the home really is lovely.
Connie A. Jan 2019
This house is perfect and only a short walk to the beach. You can easily see the beach from the house. Also only a short drive from town so very convenient for any activities. There is a large deck with seating but what is great is that there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms so each room has its own designated bath. There is a bunk room for the kids which was nice but the TV in that room may have been broken because it was in the top of the closet. The children just watched cartoons in one of the other bedrooms. The interior of the house is beautiful and new. You will need to bring all of your own food including spices and pot holders... we could not find any and had to use a towel. There is a washer and dryer but bring your own laundry soap if you want to wash clothes. The weather was dreary during our stay and I am looking forward to returning for an entire week during the summer months. I would stay here again and again, it's the perfect home and perfect location.
Carol N. Nov 2018
Blue Ribbon is a beautiful beach house and a wonderful view
It is a very short walk to the beach
Book now for Spring Break and
Summer as it one of the best propertIes in this area
Seaira D. Oct 2018
The home itself is beautiful. Very updated and plenty of room. Just a minute walk to the beach which would have been amazing had it not been storming our entire trip haha!
Sarah R. Oct 2018
The property was clean, updated and spacious. Plenty of room for 2 couples with kids and a dog to spend the weekend or week at the beach. 3 rows back from the beach itself but good view of the beach from the deck and only a slow 2 minute walk to the beach itself.
I definitely plan to go back.
Thomas R. Jul 2018
This is a great home in a great location. Clean and beautiful to say the very least. We were really pleased with everything about this house. The AC worked great, the bathrooms were awesome. The home was also very spacious and nicely decorated too. We were less than 400' from the beach too! The only complaint (and I am having to really stretch here) is that the home next door blocks some of the view. Other than that, we really enjoyed everything about this place. The staff was great at working with us too. I would be more than happy to return. It was really a great value for all that the home offered to you for a vacation destination. I will recommend this place to anyone without any hesitation at all. If you're looking at this home, then book it now! You will not regret it.
Chelsea M. Jul 2018
House was beautiful and the location was great. Very close to the beach and a great view of the gulf from the deck. Vacasa was easy to work with, and we appreciated the soaps, dishwashing detergent and other toiletries that were provided. Would definitely rent again.
Rachel L. Jan 2018
We liked the Blue Ribbon cottage very much - but there were some minor repair issues and a shortage of hot water (could not fill the bath). Check-in was super simple, and the details about the property very helpful. There was a nice "welcome package" and it was great that there were shampoos/cleaners/soaps everywhere for our use. The beach was close, but we had bad weather during out stay and did not get to enjoy it much. This property was the right size for our group of 3 adults and 3 children. It was sure quiet in the neighbourhood during our visit in January - this is clearly intended to be best enjoyed in the summer.
Ed G. Dec 2017
The beach house was great for our family and enjoyment of the beach in the 40 degree weather. We have talked of same place next Christmas
David L. Nov 2017
Beautiful pet friendly vacation home with lots of space. Newly remodeled and well kept just like the pictures. All the guests had a great time and loved this place. Would stay here again.
Bryan S. Oct 2017
Overall, this was a nice house. The furniture and floors were nice. Nice dishes. Short walk to the beach. Nice wrap around deck. Shower outside to wash off sand was perfect. Huge dining table with plenty of chairs. Cable and WIFI included. Felt like a real safe area.
I had some issues/concerns though:
-The bed in the 2nd bedroom looked like a full-size bed. Expected at least a queen (I thought the description said queen)
-Nails and screws were in the driveway! (I was going to upload a picture but don't see that option). I picked up probably 10 and would bet there are more. This was both a hazard to our cars and our feet.
-the shower in the master bathroom looks nice but there is no door and the water temp never got above lukewarm. So it was usually a cold shower.

Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback. The water heater for the master bathroom has been adjusted, a close inspection has been made to locate any possible nails or screws outdoors, and we have remeasured and confirmed the bed in the second room is a queen. Thanks!
Melanie H. Sep 2017
Very comfortable and tastefully decorated. Comfortable beds and plenty of room for a big family.
Freda M. Sep 2017
We enjoyed our stay. No complaints, except some previous tenant had locked up the tv with parental block and we couldn't get out of kids zone not knowing the pin. Kinda irritating. Good location, steps from a nice beach. I'd stay there again.
Robert P. Sep 2017
This beach house and location exceeded all our expectations, it was a memorable mini vacation before our cruise out of Galveston.
Ian R. Aug 2017
We had a wonderful time and the house was extremely clean. Would definitely book again.
April N. Jul 2017
The property was great! The beach located at the house was clean and nice. It never got over crowded with people. The house is located within minutes of everything we did during our stay. So traveling time was at a minimal. We would definitely rent this location again!
Amanda R. Jul 2017
We loved our stay at the house. It had everything we needed. The beds and sofas were super comfortable. The house was recently remodeled and the furnishings were very nice. It fit our family of 10 perfectly with a lot of room. We enjoyed the easy beach access and short drive to the Galveston Pleasure Pier and restaurants.
Kimberly L. Jul 2017
We had a great time. Beach condition & access were very good. We took a group of 17/18 year olds for a bday over 3.5 days; they had a blast. Having the shaded area under the house for them to hang out when they'd had too much sun was good for them. They were safe to stay on the beach at/after sunset. Having the 3 bathrooms, a great kitchen, & our dog along made it all worth the extra price for very clean cottage. Highly recommend
Shareen Y. Jul 2017
Lovely house and furnishings. Kitchen well equipped for cooking and dining. Owners have thought of everything with regards to comfort and convenience. We rent often & this is by far the best rental. Location is ideal as well.
Howard F. Jun 2017
House very pleasant, looked recently renovated, with adequate appliances in good condition.
Lynne R. Jun 2017
Very comfortable and great location.
Janet S. Jun 2017
Perfect house with great location and great beach views from west end. Completely updated inside with relaxing beach decor. Well stocked kitchen. Large rooms and bathrooms. We hope to return soon!
Robert D. May 2017
A lovely renovated beach house. Very comfortable and located close to the downtown activities yet far enough away from all the crowd. We would choose to rent again Very comfortable
Savannah E. May 2017
House was fantastic! The booking process was so easy. Location was amazing and being right next to the beach was even better!
Lisa H. May 2017
Back porch was awesome for our family dinner.[ Just hanging on the porch and visit. The days it was too windy to eat outside, the dinner room table is huge and fit everyone. Two larger bedrooms were great.
Travis L. Apr 2017
The Blue Ribbon Cottage was very nice, close to the beach and nicely equipped. My kids had a great time collecting sea shells.
Skye H. Mar 2017
It was very nice can't wait to go back for another relaxing getaway