Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Ave. L. , Galveston, 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

Great place, I would definitely come back again

4.2 on April 10, 2018

The bayou guest house located on the East End of Galveston Island around L St. & 25th Avenue was very nice and I would return if the need arises. It’s on a street that was quiet at night. There are some houses nearby that Are in need of repair but then again this is a real neighborhood. This area of Galveston is generally safe though and was not a concern. The house is in really good shape and we’ll cared for having been around since before 1900. Kelly who was our host while we were visiting was extremely nice and cooked a great breakfast on both mornings. I enjoyed the hospitality room upstairs where I was able to get coffee first thing in the morning and various other drinks as well hot and cold. Kelli would also leave some fresh homemade cookies in the room as well. There is also a TV in this room. They have parking behind the building for about four cars but I parked on the street side the whole time and never worried about the car. Overall I would highly recommend it and the only issue I really had was that our bed was a little creaky/noisy. Every time I or my wife turned over in the bed it was a little noisy but not bothersome.

Saw the Tall Ships

4.4 on April 10, 2018

We stayed two days. Breakfasts were outstanding! Great location. Innkeeper was very informative.

Great get away weekend

5 on March 04, 2018

The B&B was a great place to stay for a weekend in Galveston. The location was perfect for walking to the beach, Moody Mansion, the Strand, and Bishop’s Palace. The family style breakfasts were very good and it was fun to meet and talk to others visiting Galveston.

Great B&B with extras

3.6 on February 21, 2018

I was running half marathon so booked B&B iso soulless hotel. Nice location 5 blks from beach and not too far from the strand. Lovely room on 2nd flr (Elissa) overlooking street. Big bonus hospitality room with 24hr free coffee, tea, soft drinks,cookies etc. For us like an extra room since just across the hall. also balcony overlooking street. I had an early start (6am) for race so they made a special brekkie for me at 10:15 when I got back. Lovely people and we'd go back. You should try it. only 5 rooms so it sells out early. Give it a try. (SteveY)

Lost Bayou Bed and Breakfast

5 on February 16, 2018

My husband and I spent the weekend at Lost Bayou. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Wonderful hosts made us feel welcome.

Wonderful stay!

5 on November 11, 2017

Beautiful house, great host, and awesome breakfast!


5 on November 09, 2017

We stayed one night so we would be nearby (and not feel "rushed") to board our cruise that would set sail the next day. We were so impressed and plan to come back soon. Completely positive experience. Such a cool historic home that survived the 1900 hurricane. Dave is a super great host. We were lucky to stay on an unusually slow night when only one other couple was there so we got to spend extra time visiting with Dave. He gave us so much helpful info about Galveston. We also got to park near the cruise terminal for free (for 5 days!) because Dave has a pre-paid contract with a lot there. -Amy and Mel from Fort Worth, Texas.

2017 Vacation Stay

5 on October 26, 2017

It was a pleasure staying at this elegantly designed Victoria home, the family style breakfast with exquisite food choices was quite enjoyable.

Great Stay

4.6 on October 19, 2017

Lost Bayou Guesthouse was very nice and comfy. Stayed in the Elissa room that was upstairs in the front of the house. It was very convenient to the balcony and hospitality room. The hospitality room is awesome with everything you might need. Fridge with soft drinks, water, juice and flavored coffee creamer. They provide hot tea, coffee and coco anytime of the day. Snacks and cookies are also provided. There is seating for 6 people and a TV. The breakfast was awesome served family style. Lots of good food. Dave was extra accommodating to us and made sure we had everything we needed. We had a great stay and will be back.

Right at home in Galveston

4.4 on August 23, 2017

We stayed in the Santa Fe Room on the third floor. The bath was in the hall at the top of the stairs. The room was large and the window AC units kept it cool even on the very warm Galveston days. The beds were comfortable. The breakfast was very good; delicious and inventive. Dave and Kelly were warm and welcoming. We used the bikes ; they were in good condition. We rented a golf cart and Dave was accommodating with an extension cord so we could charge the carts. A Galveston vexperience - warm, relaxed and authentic

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Rooms & Rates

Elissa Room

You will find the Elissa, located on the second floor in the front of the guesthouse with a double window, very relaxing and tastefully furnished. Decorated in light gray and black, it gives a feeling of peace, quiet, and cool ambiance. You will enjoy a good night's sleep in a queen size bed with a firm mattress. This room has its own private bathroom & shower. Stay cool or warm by setting the temp on your own room air conditioning unit or heating unit.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Garden Room

The Garden Room brings a soothing feeling of warm spring colors of light yellow and deep, rich forest green. Enjoy a relaxing view of our courtyard through two large windows. Wake up refreshed after a good nights sleep on a queen size, pillow-top bed. Enjoy a soothing bath or a refreshing shower in your own private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Oleander Room

The Oleander Room offers a plush king size pillow-top bed for those who like a lot of room. Decorated in warm wood and wine colors, it brings a feeling of warmth. There are two large windows to let in the morning light and sunrise. Relax with a soothing bath in the original freestanding claw foot tub in your own private bathroom. This over size room gives you a sense of grandeur and freedom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Santa Fe Room

The Santa Fe room is an extra large room on the 3rd floor for the ones who like the rugged look. This cozy room in forest green, and wood planked walls takes you back to the 1800's. Take in the wonderful views from the front and back windows. Two queen beds can accommodate up to 4 people. There is plenty of room to spread out and relax. The room also features a satellite TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Sea Breeze Room

The Sea Breeze room on the third floor offers a spacious and relaxing feel with a cool blue color scheme. Furnished with a queen sized bed and a small sitting area. Enjoy the peace and quiet or relax reading your favorite book. This room has its own private bathroom and a shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • 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.

Check Dates




  • 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