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Kempner Park Carriage House: Charmer Near Beach & Pier

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 560 Sq. Ft. Cottage
  • 1
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  • 3
  • Cottage

$97to$364 per night

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Average: 4.3/5 stars, based on 21 reviews

Anonymous November 13, 2018
The carriage house was clean, neat and inviting. The stafff was extremely helpful and friendly. We were thinking the couch was a sleeper sofa, but possibly we misunderstood. I would definitely recommend to my friends. We ate at Rainforest and Mosquito Cafe. Very good food! Overall a wonderfustay.
Samantha G. October 30, 2018
The host went out of their way to make the place welcoming and inviting. Very organized and easy to access amenities. It is also three streets away to the beach and prairie.
Susan V. September 3, 2018
We wanted to stay at the Hotel Galvez because of the history of the hotel, but it is out of what we are willing to spend.
The Kempner Carriage was a great alternative which showcased homes built in Galveston in the 1800s. To those who like more space and attention to detail, you will not be disappointed. Eye phone connections, a tablet, soaps provided by each sink, cards for shopping (Krogers, Drugstores)and wifi were some examples of the detail not to mention more space in the rooms.
If we should go to Galveston again, I will stay here.
Anonymous August 29, 2018
We stayed at the Kempner Carriage House for a 2 day romantic getaway. While it is unique and charming, there were a couple downsides that will prevent us from returning. The bathroom door is a full panel glass door on a slider, which opens to the bedroom and is visible from the living area, meaning - people in the bedroom and living room can clearly see you using the facilities. We worked around this, but a a simple curtain over the glass bathroom door would be helpful. Similarly, the windows in the living room only have narrow decorative pieces dangling in the center of them, which leaves no option for complete privacy, since there are next door neighbors in close proximity. The kitchen windows have the same problem and lack of privacy. An easy fix would be a curtain or blind that can be pulled open or closed as needed. We enjoyed the LED fireplace, and the close walking proximity to the beach (neighborhood felt a bit sketchy for nighttime walking, so we only made that trip in the daytime). We loved sitting out on the little front porch (we brought chairs) and watching the happenings of the street. So, if privacy is not your thing and you like something a bit different and with some history, this may be the place for you.
Steven L D. October 1, 2018
The unit was very clean and inviting upon arrival. We loved the industrial chic design. With some furniture rearranging and creativity, the living area worked well for our 7 yo and provided the bedroom privacy we desired. A simple but inconvenient maintenance issue took over 48 hours (and multiple phone calls) to get corrected, and we would have appreciated some additional towels for a one week stay, but otherwise, everything was great.
Anonymous September 12, 2018
The property is the perfect size for a couple with a small child. Just enough room for everyone to have their own space during down time. The Strand is a quick drive, as is the children's museum. The beach is just a few blocks away, making it perfect for a morning swim. The management was great! The bed was broken when we got there and they took care of it as soon as they could the next day. Everything is exactly as you see it in the photographs, and very clean. If we come back to Galveston, we'll be renting the Carriage House again. Check out Shrimp 'n Stuff, a 5 minute drive, for some laid back tasty seafood!
Lauren W. July 1, 2018
This was a beautiful little home, truly enjoyed my stay here. The bed, linens and pillows were all very comfy. Would def recommend to a friend/stay again.
Stephanie L. July 19, 2018
This is the 2nd time staying at the cottage. We absolutely love it & will be back again!
Brielle H. June 1, 2018
We had such a great time in Galveston, and we're so happy we stayed at this carriage house. It was in the perfect location - close to the beach for me and close to the back canal/bay for my fisherman fiance. We would stay here again if we ever made the trip back to the island!
Teresa B. July 7, 2017
Overall, we loved this rental and it's location. The house is decorated really cute, and has more things provided than we expected - like umbrellas, beach chairs and toys, cooking and cleaning utensils. The home is located just a few blocks from the beach and is an easy walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants along Seawall Blvd.

We did have trouble connecting to the secure Wi-Fi. There was an unsecure connection that we could connect to fine, but never could connect to the secure one even with the instructions. The Roku works but unless you already have accounts, it doesn't do you much good. We have Netflix, but when it came time to leave, we couldn't remove our account information without resetting the whole thing. We also couldn't get the tablet to work. It wouldn't charge.

Two packages were delivered from Amazon, and we weren't sure what to do with them so they were left by the door when we left.

This is a cute and comfortable home and we would definitely stay here again on future trips to Galveston. This was our second time using a VRBO and it was different having the property managed by a company versus the personal touch of dealing directly with the owner.
Anonymous August 14, 2017
Very nicely decorated and very clean. Perfect for a couple.
Jackie H. August 24, 2018
My husband and I have rented several different homes in Galveston for over 9 years. This is the first time we were less than impressed. House was very cute but with some additional effort could be amazing. Kitchen window looks out on neighbors nasty dirty tar roof with tar buckets. A simple blind, curtain, stain glass, shutter would relieve. Bathroom could be great but once again totally missed the mark. Dirty bath rug, should be replaced between guest, or at least supply extras. Lack of extra towels, hand towels, wash cloths for a four day stay. Neighborhood not the greatest, but even though busy street it wasn’t too loud. Instructions for use of the tv remote would be helpful, especially if guest is not familiar with Roku TV. Turnkey did respond when I sent a text regarding the remote, towels and dirty rug. Representative that called advised he didn’t know how to explain the remote, I had to google on my own to figure out :(.
He advised they only provide the towels given and no extra. They did bring by a clean rug the next day. Our trip was cut short and we stayed one night and gladly left the next day. We usually rent from individuals and will not use a vacation rental company such as turnkey again.
Amber D. March 21, 2018
We had a wonderful spring break beach vacation and fell in love with this house. I had a chance to talk to both neighbors and learned so much about the history of the home. If I could move here I would in a heart beat. My family loved the complimentary breakfast and snack basket and the beach toys were an absolute hit. We had so much fun walking around the neighborhood and loved the architecture of all of the homes nearby. My only complaint would be the distance to the seawall as it gets to be tiresome after a few trips back and forth throughout the day. I think it would be a great addition to include a few bikes or maybe a golf cart to help with the trips to and from the beach. We decided to extend our stay by checking in one day earlier and the process was a breeze. We also made a last minute decision to extend our stay another day less than 2 hrs before checkout. This process was a little more complicated since wet booked through airbnb and their system had not been updated to the 12 pm checkout instead of the 10 am checkout we originally had been given. Luckily with a few calls back and forth between airbnb and the rental company we were able to book the home another day without having to pay another cleaning fee. We had an issue with the cleaning crew who prepared the home for us but we were so busy that I didn't get a chance to notify the rental company until the day we called to get the extension. I was very impressed with the prompt attention and overall professionalism of the local management team. I will definitely stay at any turnkey rental home in the future. This home is perfect for 2 adults, 1 child, and a baby but the lack of closet space makes it a little difficult with so many people. Other than those few issues I have nothing but great things to say about this home and would recommend to anyone. I hope to stay there again with just my husband and I in the near future.
Anonymous July 28, 2018
The house is adorable and spotless. You can tell the owners have put a lot of thought and effort into the property. I did,however, have a couple issues. Parking is not easy. There was one spot available for our small car, but we were asked to move by the neighbor. We had to move our vehicle to across the street which I was uneasy doing given the neighborhood is a little sketchy. The bed is, in my opinion, VERY uncomfortable. The bed sinks down in the middle and while you can call to have the topper removed I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of doing that so I just toughed it out. Lastly, the neighborhood was sketchy at best, but that seems to be all of Galveston so you can’t teally hold that against them. Overall our stay was enjoyable I would just recommend the owners invest in a bed upgrade.
Jake S. September 16, 2017
Came down here for work for a week, the condo was in a great location close to the beach and restaurants, well furnished with a big comfy king bed.
Anonymous July 18, 2017
This was a girls getaway for me and my daughter. I let her pick from several places on the VRBO site (Most were much more expensive and right across from the beach) but she chose this one & that was fine with me because I thought it was so cute. We were both super excited to see if it looked like the pictures and it did! From the moment we drove up to the outside we knew we were going to love it and then as we went through the house we fell more in love and knew we had picked the right place to stay. There was so much thought and detail in every single thing and we truly felt like we were in a little cottage- Everything was fresh and very clean! They also provided coffee/tea/sugar/creamer and a few little snacks for us, which was super nice. I loved the little remote fireplace and would turn it on without the heat and enjoy my coffee beside it on the huge comfy couch in the morning or a glass of wine at night. If I had (1) complaint it would be that we stayed for 4 nights and they only provided (1) bath towel & (1) wash cloth for each of us. It would have been a little nice to have at least another set for each. Other than that EVERYTHING was perfect! We did meet (1) set of neighbors and they were super nice which made us feel even better about the place. It was in a great location... just a few blocks from the beach, restaurants and lots of other fun stuff were close by. If I ever go back to Galveston, I will try to plan my dates to stay here again.
Sylvia L. February 15, 2018
Not much good about this place except the location. First thing we had to do was buy a mat for the tub after almost falling while getting in for a shower. Don't go here when the temps are cold as it's one very cold drafty place! Couch is the most uncomfortable on Earth! Bed sags badly in the middle making it hard to get out. Dishwasher sounds like a large truck so quit using it. No ice maker, no disposal, microwave way too high up. And, there is too much decorative junk sitting around for it to be convenient for the visitor. Cute but unnecessary and in the way!
Leigh Ann H. December 19, 2017
Picked this cottage for our 18th wedding anniversary and my 40th birthday getaway! Chose this place over so many because of the age of the property and the cozy look. We arrived after dark but the cottage was easy to find and we had parking right out front. We put on our code and walked in to a freezing but beautiful place! We turned the heating unit on right away and within a few hours it was comfortable. By the morning it was nice and toasty. Everything you could ever need for a getaway was there and it was so comfy. The couch is perfect for morning sitting with coffee or lounging watching a movie. The bed was really cozy and comfy. The pillow topper is just like ours here at home! We loved every second and will definitely visit again.
Anonymous October 5, 2017
We loved our stay here. It was decorated so tastefully and the location was just perfect!! In walking distance of the beach and many great restaurants. Will definitely stay again!!!
Anonymous October 5, 2017
The cottage was very beautiful and the location was great. The place was very clean and tidy. Absolutely loved it except for the bed, it sinks in the middle worse than any bed I've ever slept on. Replace that and the cottage would be perfect. The booking service, HomeAway, asked "security questions" about phone numbers and addresses from 15+ years ago. A good memory is apparently required to make a reservation...
Stephanie L. November 21, 2017
Very clean, loved the decor. Felt relaxed & at home!!