AbFab is one of Galveston's renovated historic homes, built in 1886Jump on in! AbFab has the perfect backyard poolThis house will make you smile! The eclectic decor makes this house stand out from any other!Curl up for a movie nightEnjoy lounging round in the living roomPlenty of seating for entertainingFully equipped spacious kitchenLarge fridge for all your groceriesBar seating for anyone who wants to help the cookAmple room in the kitchenImagine sitting around after dinner to enjoy great conversation and laughsRetro styled dining roomOpen kitchen to enjoy company while cookingLots of room for everyone to have sweet dreamsMake some sandwiches for lunch and picnic on the patioLarge deck overlooking the tropical oasis backyardWhere the Fun Starts - From the moment you arrive at AbFab Seaside Cottage, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your precious vacation days to the full.Kids are going to love all this space and still be close enough to tell bedtime storiesTwo twin size bedsBathroomWalk in showerJump into bed after a long day of sight seeingUnpack and unwind, make yourself at homeQueen bed for twoLounge in bed and watch some TV to unwindMain Level-Bath-_MG_5489Convience of having a laundry room on vacation is often looked over, but don't worry we have you covered!The details in this historic home are exquisiteFashionable decorUpper deckLocated in Galvestons historic district, take a walk around the block to see the beautiful homes of the late 1800sChairs for suntanning or napping outsideGet ready to grill up your favorite dinnerCool off in the pool with your favorite drinkThis house has a bit of charm on every corner

Abfab Seaside Cottage

4.68/5 (24)

4.68/5 | 24 reviews

Historic home w/ private pool, front porch, walking distance to landmarks
3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Pool View
Galveston, TX


Property type
Pool View View
In Town Proximity
Pool - Private Amenity

Where you'll be


AbFab Seaside Cottage is a historic home is located in the heart of Galveston, just blocks from the beach, restaurants, shopping and features a private swimming pool. This AbFab Seaside Cottage is available for holiday vacations where guests will enjoy all...
AbFab Seaside Cottage is a historic home is located in the heart of Galveston, just blocks from the beach, restaurants, shopping and features a private swimming pool. This AbFab Seaside Cottage is available for holiday vacations where guests will enjoy all the amenities of the home. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and will accommodate up to 10 guests. The home has a charming front porch. This historic home was built in 1886 and has survived until today, the home is located just 5 blocks from the beach and was recently renovated. This home features a private salt water swimming pool. The swimming pool is shallow at each end and 5' deep in the middle. The pool also features seating all around the edge - perfect for sunbathing! Walking distance to many landmarks - it's a unique and chic vacation rental!

The home is fully outfitted for a vacation rental property. The large living area features a TV with cable channels and WiFi. The updated modern kitchen is fully equipped to prepare meals and snacks for the whole crowd. Guests will rave at the massively large refrigerator - big enough for everything you want to store during the vacation. The kitchen also includes a large gas range, microwave, dishes, all the kitchen tools necessary for food preparation and a dining table and chairs.

The main floor of the home features two bedrooms and a full bath with a step-in shower. The primary bedroom features a queen bed, the second bedroom on this level is also a queen-size bed. The third bedroom is located upstairs and features both a queen bed + 2 twin beds. The upstairs bath includes a bathtub (no shower). The living area features a twin/twin trundle bed for a total of 10 guests.

The home also includes a washer/dryer for the convenience of the guests.

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.

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this home. If needing a pet-friendly vacation rental, please check out Ryson's pet-friendly vacation rentals.

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

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home, as well as any type of large gathering with guests not listed on the reservation's Guest Registration or exceeding the maximum occupancy. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals, and GARM (Galveston Association of Rental Managers) security. If any questions, please contact Ryson.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 2 vehicles to be parked at the property. 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.

Pool and spa are serviced multiple times a week, and we make every effort to keep them in tip top shape. However, we cannot guarantee there won’t be a disruption, but we always make every effort to resolve any issues ASAP.

Even if listed as a provided amenities, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable package, network or channels or cable and internet signal quality and cable may not be available on all TVs. Oftentimes additional TVs are available for guests wanting to hook up their own game systems or streaming devices.

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.

Monthly rentals are considered in the off-season - Winter Texans, snowbirds, retirees, corporate stays, medical professionals, university students and plant workers are welcome. Extended stays or monthly rentals require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15%! Although most extended stay reservations are between the middle of November through February, extended stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended stay reservations may not be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reserve your extended stay.

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 # 06891

Where you'll sleep

Primary Bedroom


2nd Bedroom

Queen Queen

3rd Bedroom

Queen Twin Twin

Living Room

Twin w/Trundle


Pool View
In Town
Pool - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s) - Smart
Outdoor Shower
Fenced in Yard
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf

Select check in and check out dates

Add your travel dates to complete booking
Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


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.

Great place overall. Wish check in times were better. They weren’t very cooperative with me about...

Great place overall. Wish check in times were better. They weren’t very cooperative with me about my emotional support animal but best one I’ve stayed at

Took my daughter and a couple of friends to hang out before they graduate and get ready to leave...

Took my daughter and a couple of friends to hang out before they graduate and get ready to leave to college. It was an amazing experience especially since the house was exactly like the pictures. Very clean and beautiful. I absolutely loved the decor. My birthday is in July so the crab is my sign I loved turtles and fishes love love!!!!

Overall great stay. You need to bring hand soap, shower gel, shampoo conditioner, coffee toilet...

Overall great stay. You need to bring hand soap, shower gel, shampoo conditioner, coffee toilet paper, paper towels, dishwasher pods, anything you need as there is not a small hotel size of anything provided as the website says. Has signs in bathroom to use the provided black makeup towel but again, not there. It says turn dishwasher on before you leave but no detergent to wash? Our last night was miserable as the AC must have been controlled offsite. At midnight it kept resetting to 75. Very hot night for us with no sleep. Overall beautiful home. The outdoor trash cans were overflowing with trash from previous stays but We took the dumpsters out to the street upon leaving. Great place to stay due to the pool and house.

Taylor C.
Verified Guest Comment

Bring your own detergents, extra toilet paper, and noise machines. The top floor is a loft style so you can hear all that goes on downstairs.

Wendalene W.
I stayed at this house for a long weekend with family. The location is great and within walking...

I stayed at this house for a long weekend with family. The location is great and within walking distance to the seawall and a 5 minute drive to the Strand. The bedrooms were very nicely decorated and large. The upstairs was was a nice space with a queen bed and 2 twins and a bathroom. The kitchen was nice and large with an enormous refrigerator. It had everything we needed to prepare our meals and plenty of room to seat the 6 of us. The bathrooms were newly updated, and the showers were roomy. The best part was the beautiful private pool in the back yard. It was a perfect place to hang out and relax with the family. The only negative I have are the rental fees. If you are looking to rent this property, pay attention to the fees. They are just as much as the nightly rental price which almost doubled the price. The nightly rate is already a premium price and when you add the fees and taxes it was over $800 a night! The property is beautiful though and it was nice to stay in a historic home in Galveston so close to everything.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, 30% 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.