Hummingbird House Galveston
Size –3 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms 3 Baths • Sleeps 1-8
Welcome to the Hummingbird House – where happiness awaits and room for the entire family abounds in 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, living room, dining room, full kitchen with everything you could need and a second area with table & chairs perfect for puzzles or family game night. This home welcomes up to 7 guests and there’s room for an air mattress or two if you wish to bring up to 9 guests (for additional guest fees). We can’t wait to be your hosts!
Some consider the hummingbird to be magic because of its speed and ability to appear and disappear quickly, to some, sighting a hummingbird signals that challenging times are over and healing can begin, to others these birds are an inspiring sign of hope and good luck, or that the spirit of a loved one is near. The ancient Mayan’s believed that the hummingbird was the “sun in disguise and appears in the form of a hummingbird to court the moon. They are considered to be symbols of wisdom, joy and good luck, and are revered by indigenous cultures in the Americas. Greed mythology indicates the hummingbird is associated with Iris, the goddess of the rainbow and was said to carry messages between the gods
Fun Facts: They are the smallest migrating bird, the humming noise is made by the wings moving so fast, they are the only bird that can fly backwards, they have no sense of smell, a nickel weighs more than the average hummingbird.
Whatever thoughts the hummingbird evokes for you – this home will be a place of respite for you and your family or group during your trip to Galveston. Less than ¾ of a mile to the beach, under 2 miles to the strand historic and shopping district, and just over 2 miles to the cruise terminals – whatever brings you to Galveston the Hummingibird House will welcome you home each day to provide comfort and convenience.
My Galveston Getaway is proud to be the management company selected by the family who owns this home, to welcome you, our guests when the family is not in residence at the home. We have few rules, and ask little of our guests during their stay or on departure – but we are here to answer any questions you may have, make suggestions or recommendations, and in general – help you fall in love with Galveston as we have!
We provide starter supplies prior to each guest’s arrival which includes paper towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner, dish cleaning options, trash bag and starter supplies of coffee. These are intended to get you started – figure out which shopping option works best for your group, and make that first grocery run. Nothing worse than running in from the car and not being able to use the restroom, or waking that first morning with no coffee! These likely won’t last your group the duration of your stay – but they will get you on your way! All beds are made with fresh linens prior to your arrival so if you arrive late, you don’t need to make the beds – or bring your own sheets, or rent them from a local vendor. We provide one bath, wash and hand towel for each guest the home sleeps (7). If you are brining up to 2 additional guests and paying the extra fee for those guests – please know that there is bedding and towels for 7 guests – so please be prepared with your own. We do not provide beach towels – we used to – but they tended to go home with our guests – so it became too expensive to continue replacing them – unfortunately, and rather than raise the price to cover the cost of quality beach towel replacement – we just let our guests know that they aren’t at the home prior to arrival. Beach towels DO make great souvenirs – and you can find them in many of the local stores with various Galveston themse!
Remember that ALL people are considered people – regardless of age or size, so 7 really is the maximum permitted in this property without the additional fees being paid to help cover the extra expenses of housekeeping and utilities at the property. By doing so we are able to keep our rates affordable.
While you will find broom & dustpan, mop and bucket, and other basic cleaning items – we do not expect you to clean the house before you leave. In fact, we don’t even ask that you strip the beds. We ask only that you remove any food from the home and refrigerator, leave notes for future guests about the treasures you found in restaurants, souvenir shops, or excursions while on the island, call us to make your next reservation, and lock the door behind you. If you spend any time at the beach, we would only say it’s nice to kick off as much sand and shake off your towels before returning into the home and if you happen to bring in a bunch of sand, if you would sweep that up it would be great. Lots of sand can make for a slippery floor throughout the home – safety first!
48-72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival – we will email you directly (the guest who made the reservation and provided their email address) with driving directions and check-in instructions. We will then call 24-48 hours later to ensure you received it, verify we provided the correct code to the home, and answer any last minute questions you may have. We are available at any time to assist you or answer questions – but we like to tell you in advance so you don’t think it’s a scam when someone asks you to verify the code.
In general – we leave our guests “alone” to enjoy their stay – however – please don’t think that is because we don’t want to help you – we do! Whether you are celebrating a birthday, engagement, anniversary or wedding or some occasion we haven’t thought of – let us know. We like to surprise people with a little something extra when time permits. If you wish to have something specific in advance and if we are able to do it – order a cake to be ready for you, have decorations in place, etc. – we will do so (again – time permitting!) and most often we charge only the cost of the item(s) and a small surcharge for delivery and set up. We are here to answer any questions you may have or make recommendations – so please do not hesitate to reach out to us before or during your stay.
Rates & Availability
Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 taxable cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 taxable cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.
|A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
|Setting & View
|Sports & Adventure
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- Registration Expiration Date
- Sep 29, 2023