Calico Cottage - If you've been on the lookout for the perfect vacation rental, your search is over. Book this lovely home today to experience the vacation of a lifetime!Test Your Culinary Skills - Whip up a delicious family feast or try out one of the many nearby restaurants!Great Space - The living room seats are comfortable, the view is spectacular, and the Galveston experience is just around the corner.Step Out and Savor - Enjoy the breeze, calming sounds, and great weather each morning before heading out for a day of adventure in Galveston.Second Living Area - With a second living area, there is more than enough space for everyone to lounge in comfort.Galveston Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Every Seat is the Best Seat in the Living Room! - Whether you're watching TV or relaxing, the living room is a great place to be indoors and simply relax, catch up on your TV series and browse the web.Designed for Maximum Comfort - Inside and out, every element was designed and built with your comfort in mind.Settle In - Everything you need in a vacation rental is provided. Settle into your home away from home and rest easy knowing everything is taken care of.Stretch Out and Relax! - Afternoon nap? Why not?! You are on vacation after all!Coffee Anyone? - Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar and drink a morning cup of joe. It’s a great place to plan your day’s activities, gather your wits, and get ready for more quality time!Counter Space Galore! - There's tons of space to prep any number of memorable meals.Dinner Time! - Enjoy a meal with your crew! Lots of bonding time will be had at this table.Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Create memories over a homemade meal.Snooze Away - This primary bedroom is complete with everything you need to take you adrift towards your sweetest dreams.Second Bedroom - Two beds await guests in the second bedroom! This room will be perfect for any two adults or children, with lots of room for everyone to have their personal space.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.Sleep In Comfort - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!More Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, there is enough space without waiting and lots of privacy.Wash The Sand Away! - Look forward to washing the sand away after a long day at the beach.Dine Alfresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the salt-tinged air.Beach Fun Finale - After a long walk on the beach, stop at the outdoor showers to rinse your feet before heading inside.

Calico Cottage


5.00/5 (2)


5.00/5 | 2 reviews

Charming, historic cottage, close to favorite restaurants and attractions

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Community View

Galveston, TX


Property type

Community View


In Town


Where you'll be


Calico Cottage, located in the Historic Lost Bayou Neighborhood of Galveston’s East End, was built in the 1870’s. It has been featured twice on the Galveston Historic Foundation’s Historic Homes Tour and the Clean Galveston Committee’s Garden Tour. Easy wa...
Calico Cottage, located in the Historic Lost Bayou Neighborhood of Galveston’s East End, was built in the 1870’s. It has been featured twice on the Galveston Historic Foundation’s Historic Homes Tour and the Clean Galveston Committee’s Garden Tour. Easy walking distance to the Seawall, Galvez Hotel, the Historic Pleasure Pier and several popular restaurants. Going towards downtown the Bryan Museum is two blocks away. The Strand and 21st and Post Office Restaurants, as well as the Harborside Restaurants and Museums, are a short bicycle (or golf cart) ride away. Calico Cottage is centrally located for guest to go to the beach or attend any number of Galveston’s festivals or events that occur on an almost weekly basis.

A classic Victorian stairway leads to a front porch perfect for enjoying a quiet morning cup of coffee. Through the front door there is a dining area to the left with a table that seats eight. To the right is a large living area with a coffee table large enough for everyone to join in family game night or jigsaw puzzles. The hall, with two bedrooms on either side leads to the kitchen with counter seating. The kitchen, equipped with modern appliances and utensils, was designed by the owner to fit the needs of foodies who enjoy cooking. A French door leads to an airy screened porch, excellent for after meal gatherings or entertaining. Through the screen door there is a large open deck and backyard with two hand laid brick patios. The outdoor shower is a refreshing end to a day at the beach.

Calico Cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway or multi-generational family gatherings. This home is warm and inviting in a great location – a place you will want to come back again and again.

Sleeping accommodations for ten
Primary Bedroom: 1 Queen (sleeps 2), Main Level
Second Bedroom: 2 Twins (sleeps 2, Main Level
Third Bedroom Suite: 1 Queen (sleeps 2) + Queen Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 2), Lower Level.
Additional Beds: 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa (sleeps 2), Main Level

Staying in town or near one of Galveston's Historic Districts has its own set of perks and is very different from the West End or near East Beach. Many in town homes are walking distance to the seawall, the beach, restaurants, shopping, the Historic Strand & Postoffice district, the Pleasure Pier, museums, the Galveston-Bolivar Ferry, plenty of other attractions, things to do, grocery stores, Texas A&M University, Shriner’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and UTMB (University of Texas Medical Branch), one of the largest, most technologically sophisticated emergency care facilities in the world, a level 1 trauma and burn center.

Ryson partners exclusively with Gulf Coast Concierge to make your time on the island unforgettable! Gulf Coast Concierge understands it's the little things that count. Create your own adventures with beach gear and golf cart rentals, a sunset cruise or a bonfire and smores on the beach. Gulf Coast Concierge also offers fishing charters, photo sessions, and a variety of in-home services. If you can dream it, we will do our best to make it happen!

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

This home is not pet friendly.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please contact us.

Most houses allow up to four vehicles to be parked at the property, but some properties may not be able to accommodate this maximum. Carpooling is highly recommended. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway or designated parking space. At no time should any vehicle be parked on lawns, yards or dune. Many HOAs do not allow parking for trailers, RVs, boats, etc. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

Trash day is Thursday.

Lasker Park is a short distance (2016 43rd Street) to a public swimming pool with paid daily admission available during summer months. Non-resident adult admission is $6/day. Non-resident children (ages 3-17) must be accompanied by an adult, admission $4/day. Senior admission $4/day. FREE ADMISSION to Active Duty Military (ID required) and children under age 2.

Even if listed as a provided amenity, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable packages, networks, channels, cable signal quality, or internet signal quality. Cable may not be available on all TVs.

All reservations require a completed Ryson Rental Agreement, and the agreement holder must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property and provide a valid ID at check-in. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is at 10 am.

Ryson, established in 2006, is the largest local vacation rental provider on Galveston Island, offering close to 300 vacation rentals, including Ryson's Luxury Collection, in-house maintenance, housekeeping, inspection, laundry and property management. Ryson’s team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, as they offer expansive local knowledge and know Ryson's vacation homes.

GVR # 09482

Where you'll sleep

Primary Bedroom
Guest Bedroom #1
Single Single
Guest Bedroom #2
Queen Sofa Sleeper
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper Sofa Sleeper


Community View
In Town
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
TV (s) - Smart
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Surf
Beach (No Cars)


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Shannon M.
Verified Guest Comment

Marilyn W.
We booked this beautiful home for 7 nights and had a wonderful experience. It's a short walk to...

We booked this beautiful home for 7 nights and had a wonderful experience. It's a short walk to the seawall but in a quiet neighborhood, on the corner of two non-thru streets so there was almost no traffic and plenty of parking. Two of the best features of this house were the screened porch, where we spent our evenings, and the outdoor shower which kept the sand out of the house. While it was perfect for our needs, this house might not be right for you if you wanted to use the downstairs suite for young children sleeping there alone. There is no indoor access between the two floors of the house, only outdoor stairs. The listed amenities included a community pool, but it's just the Galveston public pool 23 blocks away. The kitchen had every kind of cookware, dinnerware, and utensils you could possibly need. We were amazed at all of the storage space in the house -- empty closets, cabinets, pantry ready to stash all of your stuff if you want to come for a longer stay. The beds were comfortable and we encountered no maintenance issues at all. Check-in instructions were clear and the AC had been turned on so that the house was nice and cool when we arrived on a hot afternoon. Thank you, Calico house, for a great vacation.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, 30% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window within 30 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.