USA Gulf Coast Texas Galveston Listing #13839

Castaway Cottage - Galveston, TX

45 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  (25 lb weight limit) 
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Snowbird Friendly home, kitchen with pass-through bar - large backyard, dogs OK

This alluring home is great for the whole family to gather and make memories, with a well-decorated interior and a full kitchen with a pass-through bar. The living area has a flatscreen TV and cable for everyone to enjoy, while the back deck boasts a picnic table and a grill for summertime BBQs. At the end of the day, the cozy front porch is the perfect place to kick back with your favorite drink.

What's nearby:

This home is located just a couple of blocks from the Seawall and beach. The famous Pleasure Pier rides and entertainment are less than half a mile away, as well as a local float pool & patio bar. You can also rent a bike to explore the local dining and souvenir shops that surround the area.

Things to know:

Free WiFi

Snowbirds welcome!

Two small dogs are welcome for a small nightly fee

City/town permit number: GVR04228

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

House rules


Kitchen & dining









Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Enclosed yard



45 reviews

Brandie N. Nov 2022
The ambiance of this little place is so nostalgic! The decor is so cute! Beds were comfy cozy!
Jean M. Oct 2022
Great location, nice kitchen, comfortable beds. Some dining room chairs can’t be used because they are falling apart and the dining room rug is a trip hazard. No instructions on how to work internet TV and very limited channels. Kudos to David who spent two hours getting the TV to work. Great guy. Never able to use TV again.
Tracy Y. Oct 2022
The house was very clean, location, location, location!! So convenient and accessible to everything on the island! The enclosed backyard was our main hangout!
Veronica R. Aug 2022
We loved the location. It is walking distance to restaurants, bars, the pier and the beach.
Laura P. Jul 2022
We loved the location of this home! It was in walking distance to the beach, restaurants, Pleasure Pier and more!
Alejandro P. Jun 2022
The house was great very comfortable. Only issue was the door knobs some were loose and at times they were hard to open. We did find some ants in the bathroom and kitchen by the microwave. But the home was very well kept and would definitely stay again if available next year if we decided to spend time at the beach.
Manager response:
Alejandro, thank you for sharing your experience, we’re pleased you enjoyed our home and would stay here again! We apologize that you found some door knobs needed to be tightened and we are glad to report that our maintenance team has taken care of this. We apologize for any ants that you saw and regret you didn’t contact us during your stay so we could address your concerns. The home has since been sprayed for ants and we appreciate your feedback. We enjoyed having you as our guest and we look forward to hosting you again.
Eric H. Mar 2022
Perfect location...minutes from the pleasure & short walk to the beach..Great for family getaway
Albert W. Mar 2022
It was walking distance to the beach, it was very peaceful an quiet. The theme of the house was nice. There was plenty of Utensils for the kitchen and toiletries for the bathroom.
George C. Mar 2022
It was a very cool place to stay at. Very close to the beach and restaurants. The only thing i would recommend is having a broom available and some cleaning supplies. Other then that, it was a great place and will recommend!
Manager response:
George, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for letting us know there is no broom in the home, the local manager has been notified and will make sure there is a broom in the home. We supply a starter supply of items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap, and dish soap to ensure the first night of your stay starts well. We hope to host you again.
Charles G. Aug 2021
I didn’t love a thing about this property. There was animal vomit under a bed found by one of my children while playing hide and seek. The place was covered in dirt and food on walls and the curtains. The yards were overgrown and not usable. The lock box codes were wrong. A door knob fell off while there was a 5 month old baby screaming on the other side. It was filthy. The furniture was old and torn and sticky. Fire alarms were hanging off walls. There was moisture dripping off the vent in the kitchen on to food and mold growing on all the vents. Don’t waste your money until this property is taken care of.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Charles. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness and repair issues that you experienced. We would have been happy to address any areas in need of additional attention during your stay had we been notified during your stay. Please know that this is not commonplace and we hope that the compensation given to you by our local manager has helped to provide some resolution. We hope to be afforded the opportunity to better impress you in the future.
Pedro A. Jul 2021
Be mindful if you decide to stay here. There is mold growing! Upon our arrival we noticed mold in the washing machine, bathrooms were nasty. A second cleaning person was sent out to re-clean the bathrooms and attempted to clean the mold in the washing machine, but mold residue was still left in the machine. There is mold growing on the air conditioning vent in middle bedroom! I felt horrible because my grandkids slept in that room and we didn't notice the mold until we were leaving. If you're okay with this type of stuff this is a good location.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Pedro. We apologize for the house and washing machine not being cleaned as thoroughly as is our standard. We strive for a standard of excellence in ensuring the home is clean and accommodating for our guests and we are very sorry that this standard was not met during your stay. We have passed along your concerns to the local manager who will work with our housekeeping staff to correct these issues. We hope to get a chance to better impress you in the future.
Kyeshia M. Jun 2021
The house was walking distance to the beach and many restaurants. The only problem we had was that the washers did not work and plus they had a towel in there with water and gave the bathroom I smell .TV remote control in the middle room didn't work we have to go and buy some batteries for it
Guest o. Jun 2021
Cute cottage very close to beach and walking distance to many restaurants. Big rooms, lovely bathrooms, strong AC. Great for families!
Ann M. M. May 2021
I loved the design of the space, the colors, the privacy available, the furnitue arrangements, easy but private access to bedroom space, bathroom space from community space. Kitchen is conveniently located, well equipped, and spacious enough to accomadate 2 cooks and at least 2 assistants. Front porch and back yard spaces facilitate and encourage conversation, planning and renewal as do inside spaces.
Bobbi B. Jan 2021
Good location, easy walk to the beach and restaurants. Loved sitting on the front porch and listening to the waves.. House had a wonderful kitchen; fully stocked with pots and pans. Appreciated the bathroom touches of shampoo, etc.
Stew G. Oct 2020
This place has everything. My preference was to sit on the front porch and read in the morning, spend the day at the beach and top it off with a film in the evening. No matter what you want to do this place has it. Grill, swing, patio with pergola, deep baththubs and just 1 block off the beach. Castaway Cottage reminds me of the description from The Hobbit, 'a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all'.
I cannot recommend it enough.
Kevin C. Sep 2020
It’s a great home next to the beach and great price. I love it .
julio h. Sep 2020
The house was great, very spacious and clean, my family and I are very pleased with our stay.
Russ G. Aug 2020
Atmosphere and how the house was set up worked great! I would highly recommend for a group like mine. 2 adults and 5 kids fit nicely. Close to shops and restaurants.
Lisa M. Jul 2020
It's a darling beach house and was perfect for a girls' getaway! So close to the beach and restaurants; well-stocked kitchen; funky decor; plenty of towels; very comfortable home. We'll definitely be back!
Allegra S. Jun 2020
Great location, pretty good little house for the money. It’s really nice that it has two bathrooms and washer and dryer inside the house. All in all a pretty good stay.
Drawbacks (and understand this can happen anywhere). The dishwasher was broken with water pooled in the bottom and a foul smell. I did send a courtesy email and let them know, though I haven’t heard back yet. Also I wish there had been a list of protocol for shutting down the rental when we left. I did pile the towels and carry out all the garbage, but also hoping there wasn’t something I missed..
Last, and through no fault of vacasa or anyone else, bring insect repellant! You will thank me. Galveston has some serious mosquitoes this year.
Jadacy D. May 2020
Everything was clean and neat. The house is located very close (walking/biking) to beach. Everything we needed was very easy to come by or find in this nice cozy home. The backyard is really nice, we didn't get to utilize as we planned due to weather. I would definitely book again.
Adriana A. May 2020
The house is two blocks away from the ocean, it’s cozy, and is very roomy. There was a mosquito issue inside the house and also a musky smell but other than that it’s very manageable.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Adriana! We are sorry that you were having issues with mosquitos during your stay. We are letting our local staff know about this so they can address the issue. We hope to host you again soon!
Lawrence W. May 2020
Loved the house, could use a good deep clean, the dishwasher isn't the greatest, so wash the dishes before you use them, the xbox wouldn't come on, and the sink drained slow. The garbage disposal worked when it wanted to. Overall, it was a great place to stay with the kids and
enjoy some relaxing vacation time.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, Lawrence. We are thrilled that you loved the home and you were able to relax during your stay. We sincerely apologize for any issues you experienced during your stay and for any areas missed by our housekeeping team. We will address these concerns with our local team. We hope to have another opportunity to impress you in the future!
Debbie B. Dec 2019
The house was comfortable and clean. Had the kitchen set up with everything needed.
Only thing lacking was bedding for the sofa bed. We would definitely go back.
Ralph l. Oct 2019
No problems, good choice
Justin A. Oct 2019
We liked it
Melanie Y. Oct 2019
Loved it.
Phillip M. Sep 2019
Everything seemed fine.
Minh H. Sep 2019
Great house that’s well appointed. Just a block from the Seawall and tons of restaurants it perfect for a weekend of fun. The front and backyard are great my little dog had a great time since both yards are fenced in.
Ralf B. Aug 2019
Loved the size of the house. Plenty of room to spread out and relax. Conveniently located close to the beach. Having a washer and dryer as well as full size refrigerator/freezer was excellent. Would stay there again.
Jose Luis M. Jul 2019
Sheila W. Jul 2019
This is a really cute house
John S. Jul 2019
Everything was easy
Maria M. May 2019
Perfect location.. take a short walk to the beach.. restaurants.. bar. Plenty of space for everyone to relax..
Margaret C. Mar 2019
We enjoyed our stay. There were lots of towels bedding and dishes. The clawfoot tub in the bathroom was very nice. The backyard was well equipped with two tables and a grill. Very cute house. And Close to the beach. We were able to walk to the beach and the pleasure pier. I would definitely stay there again !
Connie W. Nov 2018
The house was great and so close to all the attractions we wanted to see. Will be back soon!!
Lakisha D. Nov 2018
very nice house perfect location
Jeni C. Sep 2018
This Beachhouse was beyond our expectations! Everything was provided. Just a wonderful, family friendly home. We will definitely return!