Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Ave. L. , Galveston, TX 77550-6021 USA (Show map)


Built in 1890 this colonial-style B&B is centrally located to Galveston's city center, beaches, shopping, museums, cruise terminals, restaurants. The Lost Bayou Guesthouse stands as a symbol of elegance in design while giving a feeling of warmth and comfort. Our Amenities include: a full breakfast, air conditioning with remote control, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and snacks 24/7, wireless internet, keyless door entries, private parking, FREE CRUISE PARKING.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Excellent Place

5 on June 20, 2016

We stayed here for the second summer in a row before departing on a cruise. Dave and Maria and excellent hosts and very friendly. Wonderful place to stay. I highly recommend using them.

Above and beyond

4.8 on June 16, 2016

Great wonderful experience Dave and Maria were great hosts and house exceeded our expectations would stay there again if the need arises.

wonderful place

5 on June 15, 2016

My wife and I stayed here for the second summer in a row before departing on a cruise. We absolutely love it and highly recommend it! We will definitely be back!

Amazing B&B

4.4 on May 10, 2016

Dave and Maria were amazing hosts. The Lost Bayou was super cute and the rooms were nicely kept. I would definitely stay here again if I needed a place to stay in Galveston.

Historic and Welcoming!

5 on May 01, 2016

We recently stayed at the Lost Bayou in the Oleander Room. It just happened that we were the only guests both nights we stayed and felt more like we were visiting friends in their home than staying at a B&B. Lots of privacy, ease of access to the home and our room, great breakfast and friendly conversation with both Dave and Maria - wonderful, friendly couple who want your stay to be the best it can be!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review and your stay with us. We are so happy that your enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure meeting you and visiting with you during breakfast time. We hope you will comeback and stay with us on your future trips to Galveston.

Lost Bayou - thank you for a fantastic visit!

5 on April 13, 2016

We stayed at Lost Bayou on April the 9th. This was our first visit to this bed & breakfast. The room was charming and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. It far exceeded our expectations. Maria and Dave were charming! They make you feel right at home. We will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and your kind comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and felt at home. We would love to see you on your next trip to Galveston.

Fabulous stay in Galveston

5 on February 29, 2016

We stayed at Lost Bayou the weekend before our cruise.Our 2 nights there were just wonderful. The breakfasts are delicious and the rooms spacious and very comfortable. We loved sitting out on the balcony at night, enjoying the day winding down. The house is centrally located, a lovely walk to the Strand and Postoffice street for shopping and eating. And, if you're cruising, they have an arrangement for parking your car that saves you serious money on parking. A perfect weekend getaway!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review and kind words. We are glad your enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you had a great time during cruise. We hope you comeback to see us on your next trip to Galveston island.

Super Charming, Close to Beach

5 on February 25, 2016

My first time to stay off the Seawall in Galveston, and I loved being nestled in the quaint architecture of a neighborhood. Maria and Dave are gracious hosts, and their house is very well kept--spotless rooms. We loved the 2nd floor balcony and back garden area. I stayed in Elissa and would request it again. We didn't have time to eat but enjoyed fruit and yogurt and coffee in the cozy sitting area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review and kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the Elissa room. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope you comeback to see us on your next trip to Galveston Island.

Great get away.

5 on February 18, 2016

Walking distance to the beach and quick drive to the strand. Old porch on second floor brought a calming breeze and with trees made us feel like we were in a totally different place in the country. Nice owners and great breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our porch and breakfast. We hope to see you again on any future trips to Galveston Island.


5 on February 08, 2016

Dave and Maria are the most gracious hosts. It was perfect!! The only place I will stay next time I'm in Galveston. Food was excellent. Way more than I could ever eat in one sitting. Blocks from the beach. Could walk to it. Peaceful and relaxing.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review and kind comments. We are glad you enjoyed your quite time staying with us. We hope you will consider us on your future trips to Galveston Island.

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Location Type



Houston, TX (HOU-Hobby) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston Texas take I-45 south until you crossover Galveston bay bridge, for about 60 miles. I-45 becomes Broadway at the firs red light. Stay on Broadway until you see 17th street. Turn right on 17th and go 2 blocks to Ave. L. Turn left on Ave. L. and look for 1607 [on the right side of the street]. From I-10 East, coming from Beaumont Texas, take Beltway 8 West to I-45 South. Then follow the I-45 South directions noted above. From I-10 West, coming from San Antonia Texas, take Beltway 8 South to I-45 South. Then follow the I-45 Directions noted above.

Area Attractions

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, Airplane Rides, Gulf Greyhound Park dog racing, Boat Rides and Cruises, IMAX® 3-D Theater, NASA, Grand 1894 Opera House, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Telephone , Secured Garden area, Access to Snacks and Drinks 24/7

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Aquarium Pyramid, Performing Arts, Boat Rides and Cruises, Airplane Rides, Island Museums, IMAX® 3-D Theater, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Parking area only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Registered guest at least 21, children under 10 call first.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days minimum special weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Guaranteed reservations by credit card, check, or cash in the amount of 50% of value the day booked.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be made before 11:00 AM to be counted for that day. For a full refund cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to your arrival. For a 50% refund cancellations must be made no less then the 3 prior to your arrival. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellation less then 3 days.



Maria and Dave Dunn

Languages spoken

Chinese, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Entertaining, movies, beach, opera, and running.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Hospitality Room, Balcony, or Garden, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Fresh Fruits, Hot and Cold Cereals