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Mermaid Cottage, 3 Blocks from Beach- No cleaning Fees!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio apartment - walking distance to beach & 5 min. bike ride to Strand

Situated on the property of Kleinecke House, an 1896 Victorian home, Mermaid Cottage is a cozy retreat for two, only 3 blocks from the beach. Its private courtyard is the perfect sunny spot to relax, have a meal, or listen to the babbling stone fountain. The open plan studio includes a light and airy living room area with comfy couch and is filled with antiques and seaside decorations as well as flat screened tv and wifi. Kitchen includes full size stove and oven, small fridge, and microwave & fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans. Coffee and tea station is ready with your morning brew. The spacious bedroom area features a queen sized bed with Tempur-pedic topper and newly remodeled bathroom with beautiful tiled shower. Large walk-in closet to store all your things. NO CLEANING FEES OR EXTRA CHARGES!

Rosa Morgan
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Rosa Morgan

Novelist, blogger, photographer artist

Rosa Morgan purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rosa Morgan chose San Jacinto

As a child visiting Galveston on summer vacations I fell in love with the beach and the architectural gems of the city. Now I'm the proud owner of my own Victorian house and love discovering what this great city has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Mermaid Cottage is just a 5 minute walk from the beach.

Private courtyard to relax in.

Cute interior with art and antiques


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in San Jacinto, Texas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tiled shower stall, sink and toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) With Tempurpedic mattress topper- very comfortable
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Mermaid Cottage, 3 Blocks from Beach- No cleaning Fees!
average rating of 4.836735 based on 98 reviews

Wonderful Host for a Wonderfully Charming Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the mermaid . Rosa made our getaway very comfortable and went out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible . Great location , close to both the beach and downtown !

  • Submitted: 8-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely comfortable charming and memorable. Everything cared for by a delightful joy-filled thoughtful host!

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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"Perfect Accomadations for Two"

  • 5 of 5

Rosa is an awesome hostess! She made sure that the climate was controlled to a comfort level before arriving. Once there, the off the street parking area is great for loading and unloading your gear to and from your vehicle. The accommodations were the perfect size for 2 people. Very neat and very clean with a large closet to stow your gear. We also loved the way that it was decorated, capturing not only the mermaid theme but also some of the local history of the island. Comfortable bedding, Clean bathroom and all of the amenities for a wonderful stay on historic Galveston Island. There is also a private courtyard area to relax in after a busy day. A short walk to the beach, restaurants and rentals. A short drive to see Historical Sites, to shopping areas, and many other things to see and do here. Thank you Rosa! We had a great time and plan on another visit very soon.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mermaid cottage is lovely and I felt very safe staying there! The owner is very kind and accommodating and made me feel right at home! I highly recommend Mermaid Cottage!!

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightfully homey cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, private accommodations for the week. Walking distance to the beach with a central location for all other activities such as the Pleasure Pier, dining, shopping etc. Lovely fenced back yard to sit and relax or take in some sun. We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

I spent three weeks at the Mermaid Cottage in February. The location is wonderful and Rosa was a friendly and welcoming host! The bed was super comfy and the cottage had everything I needed. It felt like home away from home. It is three blocks from the beach and a nice 15 minute walk to the Pier. You really don't need a car if you don't feel like driving. Dining suggestions: The Sunflower Bakery and The Mosquito Café for breakfast and lunch are within walking distance and are a very nice diversion from all the busyness of the restaurants on the Seawall and the Pier. I really enjoyed my stay at the Mermaid Cottage. Thank you Rosa!

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Galveston Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Garden Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Miller's Landing
Car: not necessary

Galveston has something for everyone and Mermaid Cottage is minutes from it all: 3 Blocks to Beach and 6 Blocks to thrilling rides at the Pleasure Pier. 5 minute drive to the Historical Strand, Victorian buildings converted to stores, unique restaurants and museums. Fourteenth street has lots of wonderful restaurants including Mosquito Cafe. For history buffs, visit the 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1859 Ashton Villa, 1877 Tall sailing ship Elissa, Moody Mansion, and Pier 21 Theater to see how the 1900 Storm nearly destroyed Galveston.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in San Jacinto, Texas

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refunds for Cancellation:
30 days out or less: No refund
More than 30 days: Full refund minus transaction fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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