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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Galveston, Galveston Island, Texas

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Vicki V
Georgetown, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love the Watermelon House! Wouldn't stay anywhere else on Galveston Island!”
Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We have had the best time in Galveston! We stayed at the Watermelon House and were just a couple of blocks away from the beach. We easily walked to the beach, the Pleasure Pier, restaurants, shops, and bars on the Seawall. If anyone is looking for a comfortable, well appointed home with "Old Galveston" charm and all of the modern conveniences, I really recommend this spot, best owners ever!

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jul 2017
Oh how we love visitors like you that enjoy our house as much as we do.... your welcome back anytime!
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Cathi M
1 review
“Just perfect!!”
Reviewed 8 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I and my family got to enjoy this wonderful house. Great location, quiet safe neighborhood, awesome amenties. The owners are lovely and helpful! The Watermelon House is my first choice for Galveston fun now!!!

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Management Response
13 Jul 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay at our Watermelon House. We would love for you to come back for a visit anytime!
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Reviewerg...
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
“Spring break get away”
Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Booked last minute, which made me weary, but to no avail. Very lucky it was actually available. House was terrific, quaint, clean, good size for 5 easily. Had everything plus more (except we thought it said it had cable, but no biggie). Super easy walk to the beach, close to many things and nice walk to pier and other restaurants. Would stay again if ever in town for anything. Owners easy to work with. Would recommend!

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Management Response
13 Jul 2017
We love our out of state visitors! Thanks for the kind words and come back and see us anytime!
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BeachBumM...
private
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We will definitely stay again at the Watermelon House!!”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My family and I stayed a few days at the Watermelon House and honestly didn't want to go back home. It's not possible to even put in to words what a great value this house is. We were walking distance to the beach and many restaurants. The house has been perfectly updated. The wood floors are beautiful as well as the granite counter tops. Whoever decorated the home should be a professional decorator. The house is beautiful as well as the yard has been maintained. Every single inch of the place has been well kept. Even the neighbors were friendly. The owner, Mrs Shelene is such a sweet lady. We didn't have any problems during our stay, but we had her cell number just in case. There were plenty of towels and other items just in case we forgot anything. This place felt just like our home away from home and we plan on reserving for all of our future Galveston trips.
Much love from the Batie/Turner family

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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
We love sharing our Watermelon House and like to hear visitors enjoy our 1930 gem as much as we do!!
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Nikki B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Home”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful time in Galveston and the Watermelon House was in a great location. It was a beautiful home with access to WiFi and Netflix. Easy access and warm feeling in the home.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Aug 2015
Thanks for your kind words of "warmth" ! That's the way we want you to feel at your home away from home,.... hope you visit us again on your next trip to Galveston!
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Sperry200...
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice house that surpasses expectations!”
Reviewed 22 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Always a little leery staying in a place you have never seen, but the Watermelon House was AMAZING! There were six of us that stayed including two children and two elderly. We were more than thrilled with the house. From the cleanliness, location, decor, comfort of the beds, and wonderful owner, we were so happy with our decision to stay here. It made for an extremely relaxing, worry free vacation. I highly recommend staying here. You will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: Overall beauty of the place.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Jul 2015
We are always pleased when someone enjoys their stay in Galveston and at The Watermelon House! I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation home away from home. Think of us again on your next visit!
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Conroe, Texas
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: So close to the beach; stocked with supplies.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jun 2015
I'm so happy you enjoyed our "unique" Watermelon House! We hope you stay with us again on your next trip to Galveston!
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