In its third century on Galveston Island, an historic seaport of the 1800's. This charming 1887 Queen Anne Victorian with gingerbread trim, double verandah, and turret tower, surrounds every guest with warmth and friendliness. Spectacular winding staircase of teak, walnut, and curly pine, highlighted by stained glass windows and cobalt blue transoms. Heirloom antiques and accessories are displayed throughout the house in a warm and inviting atmosphere. With five bedrooms, three in the main house and two outbuildings, all with private baths. A full and hardy country breakfast is served family style in the antique dining room. The home, designed by Alfred Mueller, a renowned architect from Germany, was designed for Howard Carnes the cashier of the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company. The second owner, Paul Shean was a coppersmith from Ireland, hence the name Coppersmith Inn Bed & Breakfast
A spacious L-shaped suite, A private staircase entrance from the garden deck. A Jacuzzi for two, vaulted timbered ceiling, king-size bed, in-room TV, DVD and CD player. Private Bathroom. Sitting area with a coffee maker and small refrigerator, a sofa that makes into a queen size bed and two chairs for guests. The Jacuzzi is located in the corner of the "L". This room is family and pet friendly. (Please call for approval for pets)
The room has a king-size bed as well as an intriguing loft sleeping area which is tucked away in the 14-foot ceilings. The cottage is the original summer kitchen of the house and has a private entrance and a welcoming porch. The sitting room suite has wicker chairs, a boat table and a vintage kitchen cabinet which is stocked with a refrigerator, coffee maker and lots of family games. The suite has a large private bath with a claw foot tub, shower and pedestal sink. The cottage has access to the secluded wine patio!
Room offers a private balcony, gas fireplace with a mirror decorated mantel piece and claw foot tub, shower ,and period antiques. The nickel-plated queen-size bed is dressed with a welcoming feather bed and luxurious linens. The private balcony is accessed through a walk through window!
A large room preferred by the men and loved by the ladies, with Baroque Plum walls accented with gold ceiling trim. Large bay windows, beautiful burl and wood grain faux finishing, covered in lace curtains overlooking the side garden. King-size iron bed with a fluffy down topper, comfortable antique couch, antique armoire with beveled mirrors. Private bath with gold accessories and shower stall!
A gentle and elegant room with heirloom antiques from the 1870's, Rose garlands stenciled around the room. East Lake high-back queen-size bed so comfortable people find it hard to get up. Art Nouveau armoire, large bay windows. Private bath with silver accessories and large shower stall!
3.4 on February 26, 2014
Enjoyed our stay
5 on February 12, 2014
My wife and I shared the Victorian bedroom for an anniversary weekend. Ellen and Co. took wonderful care of us, from the immaculately clean room, to the wine and snacks upstairs, to a gluten free breakfast. Her "helpers" (dogs) were a nice addition. We can't recommend this place enough. It's close enough to hear the beach/water from the balcony and the garden patio in the back is quiet and peaceful. We will be back!
5 on January 30, 2014
When making our reservation, I pointed out that we ate a gluten free diet. Ellen accommodated us, but took it above and beyond! I expected some fruit and eggs at the most because I know gluten free cooking can be overwhelming. She provided a whole scrumptious gluten free meal including the most delicious (GF) baked french toast casserole. The room was spectacular. They are such a friendly and welcoming couple who loved on our two daughters. Thank you! I hope to stay with you again in the future!
3.2 on January 25, 2014
The owners are friendly, the breakfast is good, the linens are comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.
4.6 on January 14, 2014
Lovely house, beautiful furnishings in rooms and on the table, superb food, pleasant hosts (both 2- and 4-legged): what's not to love?
Beach, Bird Sanctuary, Historic Dowtown, Island, Oceanside, Tropical
Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 40 miles
South on I-45 which becomes. Go to intersection of 19th St and Broadway. Turn right (south) 3 streets, to Ave M. turn right go 3 houses on right
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Johnson Space Center, Annual Historic Home Tour, Dickens on the Strand, Schlitterbaun Water Park, Moody Gardens, IMAX, Aquarium, Mardi Gras, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Cruise Ships, Opera house, Moody Gardens, Beautiful Public Beaches, Air Museum, Outdoor musicals, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Picnic Tables with Umbrella, Free parking for Cruise Customers, Garden Sitting Area, Beach towels, mats, ice chest, Complimentary snacks,soft drinks,coffee& water
2 Dogs , Boston Terriers Others
Gardening, fishing, golf, beach excursions,travel,wine tasting,dancing
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Coppersmith Stuffed French Toast
Texas size french slices gently dipped into a delicious batter which is browned to golden perfection and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Served with a choice of syrups, jams and jellies.