Olivette was built in 1887 and is a comfortable cottage with a maximum capacity of 5 people. It is mid-town; just a short drive to The Strand and/or the beach. Or, you could just stay at Olivette! There is a front porch with four big rocking chairs, perfect for morning coffee or evening drinks. A swimming pool in the fenced back yard is a great place to relax either by yourself or with friends.
Across from the historic Menard House, and blocks from Kempner Park
Olivette is located in one of Galveston's older neighborhoods; it is across the street from The Menard House and blocks from the beautiful Kemper Park and Garten Verein. It is just a short car ride to the Strand or to the Beach. Our favorite beach is East Beach, which is only minutes away by car.
There are two bedrooms and a small sun porch that has an antique daybed, (next to the bedroom with the king mattress). There is a full bath( walk-in shower- no bathtub) off of the bedroom with the queen sized bed. The room with the king-sized mattress can access the half-bath off of the dining room when necessary, and otherwise must share the full bath with the second bedroom. We have cable television, Wifi, complete kitchen and a washer and dryer for your convenience. The neighborhood is transitional( as are most of Galveston's old neighborhoods). We know all of our neighbors and they are lovely. Although we have an alarm( and we are happy to give you the code), we have never felt the need to use it while staying at the cottage.
We check you in, show you around, and are only a phone call away for questions. Our other home in Galveston is only 13 blocks away. We would love you to call us with any and all questions or concerns!
This cottage is a 1900 Storm Survivor and it has been raised about seven feet. There are
stairs to get into front door and also fairly steep steps going into back yard. The pool is five feet deep and not for diving!
We do not rent to anyone under 25 years old. We also limit the cottage to 5 people. Pets are allowed with a maximum of 2 dogs and a 75$ pet fee.
Please exercise extreme caution around pool. Children should be accompanied at all times in backyard.
I own two houses in Galveston;we live in one of them and rent the other out to people that want to experience the joys of being here by the beach. Galveston is special to us, not just because of the water, but because it houses one of the largest collections on 19th buildings in America.We love this pretty little island, and we look forward to sharing it with others!