Your private room is in my house. I live here. The neighborhood is quiet. A two minute walk will get you to The Convention Center. There is a Kroger Grocery Store (with a Starbucks Coffee Shop) approximately 400 feet away. You will have exclusive use of a bathroom during your visit. The bathroom is located directly across the hall from your private bedroom. There is a lock on your bedroom door. You will have access to a peaceful backyard with shade trees, lawn chairs, and a hammock.
You will be staying in a private room with a comfortable full size bed in a private house in a quiet neighborhood. When its time to go to the beach or to your convention, you will be able to leave the house, make a few turns, and walk to your destination in minutes without having to search for parking on the seawall.
Zugang für Gäste
You will have a private bedroom with a full size bed and a lock on the door for privacy. You will also have a private bathroom directly across the hall from your room. A washer and dryer are available. Common areas are the kitchen, living room, and the backyard. There is a coffee machine in the kitchen. If you want to use the kitchen for breakfast, you will find eggs, bacon, and orange juice in the refrigerator and possibly some pastries. A Pecan Tree and an Oak Tree offer shade from the sun in the backyard. There is a hammock in the back yard as well as lawn chairs. Feel free to borrow the lawn chairs and beach towels to help you enjoy the beach, which is a three minute walk from the Gibbs House front door.
Interaktion mit Gästen
My family has a long history with Galveston. Both of my grandparents on my father's side were born in Galveston in time to be survivors of the 1900 Storm. I will be happy to share what I know about the history of Galveston. If you want to learn a little before your trip to Galveston, I recommend Isaac's Storm for a description of what happened in Galveston during and after the 1900 Storm. There are also several good books about the history of Galveston available on Amazon. I enjoy talking about Galveston and life in general and will be available for conversation or any questions you might have. At the same time, I realize that some guests have come to Galveston to get away for a week or weekend and prefer to relax, meditate, or just have quiet time on the beach without a lot of conversation.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Gibbs House is an 8 to 10 minute walk from the San Luis Hotel. Gibbs House is a good place to stay if you are attending a convention at the Galveston Convention Center. The convention center is 300 feet away (I measured). I've already had a number of convention attendees tell me how great it is to be only a two minute walk from their convention. One woman who was a guest at Gibbs House in March of 2017 (who won several gold medals at the karate tournament at the convention center) told me how jealous some of her friends were who also competed but spent the night at a location on the other side of town.
I live here at Gibbs House and will be on the property most of the time. However, I won't be here all the time so please let me know your approximate estimated time of arrival as the date of your trip nears so that I can be sure to greet you when you get here and show you your room.
I am a retired accountant. I enjoy walking on the beach and on the many other trails in Galveston County. I am interested in other cultures. One of my current interests is studying the Spanish language with the goal of speaking Spanish as well as I can speak English. Another interest of mine is learning to play the piano. I am currently taking lessons from a well known and respected local musician. I enjoy conversations with guests and making recommendations for restaurants and attractions in Galveston. I also enjoy discussions about life in general. I enjoy travelling. I enjoyed my conversations with the people in Scotland and Ireland. I sang two songs in a karaoke bar in Scotland and that is memorable. I believe my favorite trip so far was a ten day trip to China with my Dad, which included, among other things, a riverboat cruise on the Yangtzee River.