One block to the beach! This turn of the century Victorian with high ceilings, ambiance, history and warmth has unobstructed views of The Gulf! Walking distance to restaurants, family-friendly activities, nightlife and The Pleasure Pier. It’s also just a short drive or bike ride to several historical sites and downtown. A great place for couples, solo adventurers, families with older children, small groups and business travelers.
Room #2 – Queen Bed plus Queen Sleeper Sofa.
This room is located on the second floor and shares a full bathroom and half bath with Room #1. The half bath is downstairs. The Avocado House has original hardwood floors, high ceilings and spacious rooms. The home has central air and heat, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and a gas fireplace in the living room.
Accès des voyageurs
The Avocado House has a covered front porch, a second floor deck, a large backyard and herb garden you may pick from. We have 3 bicycles available for guests to borrow plus several bike rentals are only a few blocks away. Guests may lounge and gather in the foyer, living, dining and kitchen areas. You may also chill on the porch and upper deck. Coffee, tea, juice and bottled water is complimentary. Grain free muffins and eggs are available for preparing your breakfast along with a Blendtec Blender and Juicer for those who want to bring ingredients for smoothies and fresh juice. I am a Certified Food Healing Chef so my kitchen is super healthy but feel free to bring in whatever food you want to make your stay comfy. You’re on vacation!! Bath towels and beach towels and extra linens are also provided. Wifi is available throughout the property. There is a TV in the living area with a Digital Antenna, Apple TV, DVD player and DVD collection for rainy days as well as board games and books. No cable :) Play a game, read a book or watch a good movie. There's also a small area downstairs for yoga, stretching or other types of exercise. Yoga mats and hand weights are available for guest use.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I live here and work mostly at home from Monday at 1:00 through Friday at 3:00 which makes for nice long weekends! I sometimes see clients off-site and won't be here. I will respond to you ASAP. If I am in a private session it may be a little while but fear not, I will respond! I am available through messaging and will be on the property to check guests in. My living quarters and personal bathroom are on the second floor and I am available to assist however I can. When away, I will leave additional contact information if needed.
The House Rules really are important! Please read and agree before staying, especially Monday - Thursday evenings.
IMPORTANT! Please read before reserving this room! Monday - Thursday check in time is later if I am working. Details listed below.
I am a Massage Therapist and work out of my home Monday through Friday. I DO NOT work on weekends, major holidays, Spring Break and I sometimes do not work on bank holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2017 I will not be working November 22 - 24 or December 22 - 26. This is a great place for long weekend and major holiday vacationers, weekday business travelers and extended stays. Those vacationing during the week Monday - Thursday evenings when I am working receive 40% off the weekend rate because check in is later, between 5-7 depending on my work schedule and you must agree to be away from the home or keep quiet hours upstairs when I am working. During the work week you'll probably be out at the beach, enjoying the island or working yourself so it really works out fine! I typically start work at 1:00 pm on Monday and 9:00 am Tuesday through Friday. I end my work day Monday through Thursday between 5:00 and 7:00 and end the work week on Friday at 3:00. "Weekends" are long here starting Friday at 3:00 through to Monday at 1:00 pm! My schedule can change daily and is never 100% full so there's plenty of time for breaks and lunch. I will keep my schedule posted for you in the kitchen. Additionally, for my Airbnb guests I offer a 10% discount if you wish to schedule a massage. If you're interested in Massage Therapy, Qigong or Food Healing Consultations, please message me and visit my website for more information by searching for "Island Body Works Galveston" online.
***For guests here during the work week. IF you and your guests do not know how to be quiet, how to walk quietly and close doors quietly PLEASE check out on or before Monday or agree to leave the home or take a nap when I am seeing clients during the week! Much appreciated!!`
Additionally, this room does accommodate up to four people comfortably for weekend and long weekend stays and I love having a full house over the weekends. I only want up to two guests in this room for stays longer than three nights. If you instant book three to four people for more than three nights there will be an additional charge of $30 per night per guest for guest number three and guest number four. This will be in addition to the automatic additional guest fee of $20 for each guest numbers three and four and will equal $50 each on nights 4 to 30. This fee will be requested at check in. Having this room at capacity and Room #1 at capacity is too much for everyone during the work week. If you want up to four people here for longer than a long weekend stay, consider booking Room #1 in addition to this room. It will be best for everyone!
Not suitable for pets
Not child-friendly (0-12 years) or message me so we can chat! Case by case basis.
Check-in time Friday - Sunday is 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Check in time Monday - Thursday is 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Sometimes it may be earlier. I'll let you know.
Late check-ins can be arranged.
Check out is 12:00pm
*** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING ***
No early check-ins. Late check-ins are okay.
***No children under 13.
Why? This house is a turn of the century Victorian and lacks soundproofing of modern buildings. It also houses other guests and myself whom enjoy sleeping. Kids need to be kids, especially when on vacation! If you have young children, you may be much more comfortable at a hotel or another accommodation with better soundproofing. However, with that stated, I really do love kids! If you reserve both rooms there's no disturbing other guests. I'll consider on a case by case basis. Message me so we can chat about your kiddos! Toddlers are the ones I am most concerned about due to the stairs and my home is not kid proof. And yes, your kiddos count as a person in regards to rates. If you're traveling as a single parent and bring one child, no extra fee. If you're a couple with a child there will be an extra fee. And so on. Reserve the number of people you're bringing. Thank you!
***PARKING – Park in front of my house on either side of the street or around the corner on 12th street beside my house. There's plenty of space so please do not block my neighbors driveway! I'll have a parking pass for you to place on your dash. It must be returned!
Why? Noise, clean up and my rescue cat doesn't live well with other animals.
***This really is a cable TV free house! There's a TV with a Digital Antenna and Apple TV if you wish to use your account to stream and a DVD player. We have books, DVD's, magazines, board games, and card games. If you like watching a lot of TV, you may prefer staying at a hotel.
***You may have friends over for events or dinners as long as they do not disturb other guests and follow the house rules. If they wish to stay the night the extra guest fee will apply.
I am fun loving and easy going. I love nature and appreciate living across the street from the beach! I live a healthy life through exercise, good food and positive thinking. I like open minded, independent, humanitarian people. I love living on the island because of the community spirit and how we all work and play together. I enjoy Art Walks, festivals, live music, fresh seafood and the easy coastal lifestyle. As a guest here at The Avocado House you will be welcomed in and made to feel comfortable. I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life. I'll want to get to know you a little bit to find out how I may help you enjoy your stay here and on the island. My motto? Live and let live, love and laugh.