Kempner Park Carriage House: Charmer Near Beach & Pier

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


This Kempner Park, newly renovated late-19th-century charmer is generous on character, details and style. Built in 1890, the home is located within a short walk to the beach or a quick bike or trolley ride to the east side and the Strand. This romantic one bed/one bath cottage boasts an indulgent King-size bed, newly restored hardwoods throughout, tall ceilings, several original shiplapped walls, and many period details

Conveniently located mid-island, the home is an easy 8-minute walk to the sand and Seawall. To the east, across Broadway, take a trolley to the quaint downtown/Strand area with its original brick streets and gaslights, world-class dining, seafood markets, art museums, and shopping. Plan a special meal with waterfront dining along Harborside and perhaps Fisherman’s Wharf. For all you Cajun-lovin’ foodies, try Willie G’s for their robust Gumbos or the Del Mar with Redfish Francese. If you're an early riser, take the newly-restored Trolley to the Strand and Mod’s Coffee House (get the zucchini bread) or rent a golf cart and tour the lovely East End Historical District. There are so many fabulous attractions for all ages in Galveston. Several magazine editors have added this carriage house to their ‘to-do’ list and we hope you will also consider a romantic stay at our Kempner House Carriage House

If you prefer to eat in, there is plenty of room to do so. An eat-in kitchen has a generous granite-topped island; the kitchen also features stained glass windows over the front door and two antique windows facing the street. The renovated kitchen boasts a large, farmhouse-style sink atop a butcher block countertop, a complete set of dishes, pots and pans, and modern appliances, including a dishwasher, coffee pot, and toaster oven. Enjoy a separate TV area with a traditional slipcovered sofa/armchair, railroad cart coffee table, antique fireplace mantel and a 47” Vizio flat-screen TV with a Roku stick. The KP Carriage House is perfect as a getaway for a couple, business travelers, solo adventurers, and possibly a third person (with a twin mattress and bedding available). There are two large screen smart TVs (located in the LR and BR). Access your home subscription services or thousands of free shows available through internet apps. Sleeps 2 comfortably (twin-size trundle available for 1 more person)


Full kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Cooking utensils, Pots/pans, Dishwasher, Glassware, Stove/oven, Silverware, Tea Kettle

ENTERTAINMENT Unlimited Tours, Attractions, Museums, Oldest Library, Great Walkability, Shoreline, TV, Games, WiFi, Books, Netflix, Roku

ATTRACTIONS Garten Verein/Kempner Park, Walk to Beach, Short Trolley Ride to Strand, Same Street Cruise Line, Pleasure Pier,

SUITABILITY Perfect for a couple (one twin trundle for one extra). Sorry not suitable for pets, parties, events, or excess guests

LIVING A/C, Linens, Ironing board, High speed internet, Fireplace, Iron, Hair dryer, Games, Novels

BUSINESS Near Banks/ATM, Shops, Boutiques, World-Class Dining, Seafood Markets

CONVENIENCE Near medical services, grocery, Golf course, Washaterias

CULTURE Museums, wharf, historical districts, art walks

OUTDOOR Beach toys, Private entrance

GEOGRAPHIC Near beach, town, public transportation

THE TURNKEY ADVANTAGE Our property is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos, amenities, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you when early check-in / late check-outs are possible and you'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens. Access the rental with a unique lock code that we give only to you. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions, lock code, and instructions. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee, and a Property Damage Protection policy


  • Internet
  • A/C
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace


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