4.2 on August 12, 2017
Stayed here while celebrating a birthday in Galveston. Linda is a gem. Gives recommendations for food, activities, and how to get around. Highly recommend this place. Clean and tidy. Her breakfast was amazing. P.S. Rumor had it she was selling the place but she is NOT, she is there to stay.
5 on August 17, 2016
My wife and I had an amazing stay here! The bed was comfy, the jacuzzi tub was huge, and the balcony was great! The best parts were, the delightful hostess, her awesome breakfast (better than IHOP), and her well behaved poodle! We absolutely recommend staying here!
4.4 on August 13, 2016
Didn't know what to expect but was very satisfied with location and services.
4.4 on August 02, 2016
Easy booking. Great pictures of house and rooms on the site. Linda was very helpful with maps and ideas as to sites to see. Chef Linda also served a splendid 3 course breakfast. Snacks ,water, sodas and coffee were also available free in the hall near the bedrooms.
4.8 on June 14, 2016
Friendly hostess, beautiful antiques, comfortable bed, fabulous breakfast, short walk to Pleasure Pier! We had a great stay. I would highly recommend this cute B&B.
5 on May 16, 2016
A quick last minute decision to stay on the island after running into friends. Our host, Linda was welcoming, even calling me by my name as I was walking up to the Villa. Linda gave my fiance and me suggestions for eating out that night and even things to do the next day. Great hospitality and a very comfortable bed and a lovely breakfast. #nomorehotels :)
5 on April 25, 2016
Linda is the best host, and makes you feel welcome and right at home! The house was nice, with a family home type atmosphere. The breakfast was out of this world good! We sat and talked with Linda and the other guests for hours, and really enjoyed our stay.
5 on April 04, 2016
I have stayed here several times over the last 6 years. It is like a home away from home. Linda always makes you feel so welcome. The breakfast is always great and filling. She gives great ideas for things to do on the island. I highly recommend this B&B for anyone who wants to get away and just relax. Tammy Duncan
5 on March 23, 2016
Everything was perfect! Linda is a wonderful hostess. She oriented us to the island, providing ideas of things to see and do. Daily full breakfast was delicious and filling, allowing us to skip lunch.
5 on March 10, 2016
We have stayed here twice and both times have been exceptional. Love this place. Will go back annually as the opportunity arises. Linda is a wonderful host. She is genuinely a woman who loves her guests. She is more than a host. She becomes family the more we stay with her.
5 on March 02, 2016
House was cozy and quite, the innkeeper was wonderful in helping us find places around Galveston. She made a wonderful breakfast with so much great food we skipped lunch both days. Room was quite, well decorated and the perfect size. Everything was great, I can't wait to come back.
5 on February 15, 2016
Great hospitality, greatbreakfast, great location! Made my vacation experience wonderful
4.6 on February 01, 2016
Quaint, made me feel at home, Great location, hospitality was outstanding! Linda was an amazing host! I will definitely stay here again if I visit galveston
5 on January 08, 2016
Loved this Place. My Sister booked the house for our family stay for my nieces Wedding Weekend in Galveston. Linda greeted us with a Warm Hug and lots of hospitality. She is a Very Sweet lady with a BIG heart! The Rooms are Beautiful, full of antiques and mementoes of her family. The Breakfast was Beautiful and the Presentation just Fantastic. Since my family are all "shower" people, we did have to work out a shower schedule for us to be ready for a 2pm wedding but we made it work and with the Endless Hot Water Heater it wasn't a problem at all. That was the BEST news Yet!!! Linda has lots of suggestions for entertainment but with the limited "freetime" we had this weekend we had to bypass the entertainment. But she does know her Galveston Entertainment Choices., This is A Great Place to stay. We will be back soon. Loved meeting this very Sweet lady and her little dog TAZ.
5 on March 26, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay with Linda at the Villa B&B. From our arrival to this beautiful home to our departure, she made us feel like family. Her homemade 3 course breakfasts are delicious, and she directed us to Galvestons variety of attractions. We will definitely stay at the Villa again. Thanks Linda!
4.0 on March 09, 2015
We found this B&B on the internet and we were glad we did. The owner Linda is so helpful and nothing is too much trouble for her. The breakfast is like a feast, you don't go out in a morning hungry. parking in on the road outside with plenty of room to park. The location is close to the pier and close to downtown. All the room are well equipped and there is coffee on the landing along with as fridge full of soft drinks for guest to use as they want. If we are back in Galverston we will be booking in with Linda.
4.4 on February 25, 2015
We had a wonderful time. The location was very good, and the owner was very sweet. She was very personable.
4.0 on January 13, 2015
Ms. Linda was such a sweet lady. She welcomed us with a great big hug. She gave us ideas of places to go eat in Galveston. We ended up at the Olympia Grill. They had a daily happy hour and the food and drinks were great. Breakfast was the bomb at the Villa. Ms. Linda really knows how to treat her guests. Another thing she had was snacks and soft drinks free of charge for her guests. Thank you!
4.2 on January 03, 2015
Linda is a wonderful hostess. And she makes an amazing breakfast. She will make you feel right at home.
4.4 on December 14, 2014
We had a lovely night at Linda's B&B - she is a wonderful hostess and Taz is a welcome addition as well. Breakfast was delicious we enjoyed our stay immensely
4.6 on December 10, 2014
Best Breakfast served on the Island!
4.6 on December 08, 2014
My husband and I stayed with Linda the first weekend in December. Upon entering the B & B Linda immediately made us feel welcomed and gave us tips for events to see at the Dickens on the Strand Celebration. She even made arrangements for a massage therapist to come to my room for a massage I had requested. Her breakfasts were delicious and filling. Did not need to eat again until our evening meal. Linda is the most gracious hostess and makes you feel most welcome in her home. Would definitely stay with her again!
4.8 on September 28, 2014
My wife and I chose to go to a B&B for the weekend. I had never been to one, so really did not know what to expect. After arriving at the Villa, I was pleasantly surprised. Linda greeted us with a bright smile and a hug, very much what a southern greeting is supposed to be. The room we had was very nice with a jacuzzi tub. The antiques were an extremely nice touch, as the Villa is celebrating 100 years. As I stated, I had never been to a B&B before this weekend, so I cannot really compare prices. However, the wonderful breakfast, attention to detail (as well as our ever need) and the overall hospitality of the owner, makes the Villa an outstanding value for the money. Linda was very accommodating and a terrific hostess. My wife and I have already decided we will be back. The personal attention one gets at this B&B is like nothing you will ever receive from a hotel. I would not only rate my stay as very high, but would highly recommend the Villa to everyone!
5 on September 16, 2014
Amazing food and historic home! We will be back!!
5 on September 10, 2014
Linda made my 4 day stay at the B&B a peaceful and serene getaway while visiting relatives. My room was beautiful and the entire B&B is decorated with gorgeous antiques. Linda's breakfasts were outstanding. Her salute to the troops at breakfast was very moving and memorable. Thank you for such a wonderful experience on my vacation. I will be back the next time I am in Galveston.
5 on August 23, 2014
We Really enjoyed our stay in the Bordeaux Room. Linda is a Lovely Hostess and Excellent Cook. Would Recommend a stay to Family and Friends.We will Definitely stay There Again, Makes a Person Feel at Home.
5 on August 11, 2014
Linda is the best hostess! My husband and I stayed for the weekend to celebrate my birthday and felt completely at home. Started off with a big warm welcome and it just got better from there. We are going back in December to celebrate our wedding anniversary and are looking forward to it! We highly recommend to all people looking to relax, have a good weekend, and a lovely home cooked breakfast each morning. See you soon Linda!
4.6 on June 23, 2014
My wife booked the Villa for our 7th wedding anniversary and it was fabulous. The owner, Linda really knows her craft. Without a doubt, she made the experience very special for us. We had heard that the breakfasts were good and we were not disappointed, certainly much nicer than anything I do for myself. I loved the antiques that she had throughout the house and she was gracious enough to take the time to run done some of the history on them with us. She clearly cares for each and every guest and we will certainly keep her number handy for our next visit.
4.0 on June 16, 2014
Linda is a wonderful hostess. The rooms are great. We stayed in the Provence Room. Wish we could have had a shower, but the Jaccuzzi tub was great. The most comfortable bed ever!! Wish we could have had more choices for breakfast. They were very heavy - esp 5 days in a row. Love you Linda & Taz! Recommend 2 nights in a row at most!
4.4 on April 25, 2014
We enjoyed staying at The Villa for our 7th anniversary. The house was interesting with many antiques. Linda, the innkeeper, cooks a yummy three course breakfast and has had a very interesting life. She also has the cutest little dog who greets you every evening upon returning. The jacuzzi in our room was nice and we didn't mind there not being a stand-alone shower. The room was bright and open and you could hear birds chirping first thing in the morning. The location of the B&B was very central and perfect for going to the strand or Pleasure Pear and the beach.
3.8 on March 27, 2014
Enjoyed the eclectic decorations and antiques. Linda is a very welcoming and helpful host. She made suggestions that enhanced our enjoyment of Galveston and area. Good location between the sea wall area and the historic downtown.
5 on December 31, 2013
Your trip to beautiful Galvaston will not be complete without a stay at this wonderful Bed & Breakfast. I surprised my wife on late friday afternoon with a heartfelt "Pack your bags sweety… we're leaving for the weekend." Half the way there, I told her we were staying at this great B&B in Galvaston. Never having stayed at a B&B before, I was a little worried she would be disappointed. However, our host "Aunt Linda" welcomed us like a very dear, old friends and from there, the kindness and hospitality never stopped. Beautifully detailed with everything you come to a B&B for, you will truly love this one. I assure you, that, you will tell your friends and start making plans to return once you meet Linda and stay in her magnificent,120 year old pink home. When you arrive, tell Linda that Neal & Clara (Georgetown, TX) say hi!
4.8 on December 13, 2013
Our get away was made so much better with the warmth & charm of our hostess. She guided us to great food & entertainment and provided an elegant breakfast.
4.6 on October 21, 2013
We stayed in the Provence. Very nice, bed is a little hard, and my husband was in for a surprise.....no shower! Lol....he's a guy that will not take a bath :-). So, he managed to shower with the pull out spray shower. It was still a very fun experience. Ms. Linda is the perfect hostess, with her hugs upon arrival. And Taz, her little dog is so adorable and well behaved! We got an extra treat, we got to meet Randa, Ms. Linda's sister, who was just a "hoot", in a good way! I can't wait to return!
5 on October 09, 2013
We stayed for two nights and all I can say is it was really memorable. The house is a real beauty and its owner, Linda, one of the kindest, warm and enjoyable persons I ever met. She made us feel at home right at the beginning. I must add that she also, prepares a superb breakfast. The house itself is truly gorgeous, once you are inside is like traveling back in time. The room we occupied was perfect. I strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants a romantic escapade or simply want to enjoy a remarkable B&B in Galveston.
5 on October 07, 2013
Love the House and the Hostess had a great time! We will be back!
5 on August 21, 2013
I came to Galveston for a two day CLE but decided to make a 5 day vacation out of it. This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast and my wife and I could not have been more pleased. Ms. Linda greeted us with a hug and after tasting her salute to the troops parfait at breakfast,we made the decision to extend our stay a few more days. This bed and breakfast on just a few blocks from the seawall and you can see the Pier from the sidewalk. It's also a straight shot down to the strand, which was great!!!!! I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it if you like a good breakfast, a friendly host and a great night's sleep and again, it's within walking distance to local attractions!
4.4 on August 16, 2013
You will be welcomed with a warm hug. Relaxing atmosphere with beautiful grounds, and furnishings. Linda is outgoing, vivacious, and accommodating.
5 on August 11, 2013
We absolutely loved the Villa. Linda is absolutely delightful and made our stay at the Villa so memorable. We were greeted with a hug and also given tons of information and personal recommendations on things to do and see in Galveston, which we did and had a great time. The home is beautiful, impeccably decorated and a true Galveston treasure. We stayed in the Bordeaux room and it was beautiful and very comfortable. The antiques were gorgeous, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious and had a jacuzzi tub. It also had a great indoor porch as well as a balcony. The 3 course breakfast was awesome with a patriotic theme that honored our troops. We had a great time at the Pleasure Pier and took a segway tour all over Galveston. I highly recommend you visit Leon's BBQ while in town, the best I've ever had. We will definitely stay at the Villa next time we are in Galveston and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wonderful B & B experience and a great weekend getaway.
5 on August 07, 2013
Very nice and relaying weekend at the beach. Linda is awesome. David and Judy
5 on July 20, 2013
Rooms are well appointed with beautiful antiques and vibrant colors, but also with modern conveniences. The room my husband and I stayed in is The Provence Room, also known as the Gold Room It has deep burgundy and gold linens and is furnished with a very comfy Louis XV queen-size bed. It has a television and DVD player. You can enjoy a separate private bath for two with a jetted-tub. Staying at The Villa allows for walks to the Pleasure Pier, restaurants and Galveston beaches. A short drive to downtown Galveston's The Strand District affords fun exciting shopping. From downtown, brings you to the Cruise piers and you may see cruise ships in port. Various attractions are within walking distance including The ELISSA Tall Ship, Saengerfest Park, Pier 21, The Grand 1894 Opera House and La King's Confectionery. Linda, the Innkeeper, is very helpful with a list of things to do. Whether you are coming to The Villa for a little R&R, before or after a cruise, perhaps a wedding reception or honeymoon stay-over, you will not be disappointed staying at The Villa Bed and Breakfast with its accommodations, gourmet breakfast, location and the service of the Innkeeper, Linda.
5 on July 14, 2013
Wow!!! My mother and I had a wonderful weekend at the Villa!! Ms. Linda is wonderful and her B&B is beautiful. We were welcomed with open arms and Ms. Linda felt lie a family member!! Her breakfasts are delicious. We cannt wait to go back!! If you are looking for a wonderful B &B look no further as this is the cram of the crop!!!
4.8 on June 28, 2013
We enjoyed a very pleasant getaway at The Villa. Linda is an outstanding hostess and really made the visit memorable. The location is great, close to the beach and the Pleasure Pier and the breakfast was fantastic.
4.4 on June 23, 2013
Linda was a wonderful host. Breakfast was amazing. The location was super close to the seawall and a straight shot to the strand. All the antiques were beautiful. Just be prepared for an older house with the creaks and wear associated with a historical home. We would absolutely recommend staying here.
5 on June 16, 2013
We really enjoyed this experience. The service was great and the breakfast was great as well. We felt very comfortable and look forward to future visits to Galveston.
4.8 on June 14, 2013
Convenient location, the villa was full of interesting antiques and the hostess if friendly, attentive and cooks great breakfasts.
5 on June 11, 2013
Linda was the perfect hostess. The accommodations were great and the food was terrific. We enjoyed our stay.
4.6 on May 31, 2013
The beds are comfy, the atmosphere is relaxing and homelike (but prettier) and the location is fabulous. Easy walk to the strand and practically on the doorstep of the beach and pleasure pier. The breakfast is delicious as well. The perfect place to let go of stress.
5 on May 26, 2013
Sometimes we just need to get away and share some good ole Mother/Daughter time!! Until now, we just stayed in hotels, but we were fortunate enough to come across The Villa and I must say our Mother/Daughter time is forever changed!! We will include a BNB on every single trip we take, thanks to Mrs. Linda!! She greeted us with a hug and by the time we left, she felt like family. The house was beautiful, the room was so cozy, (oh those sheets!!), and breakfast was delicious!! You can tell Linda truly loves what she does, and she makes you feel right at home!! We will visit again, as often as possible!! I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend time with my beautiful daughter, making memories that will last a lifetime!
5 on March 18, 2013
My wife and I spent the weekend at The Villa and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have visited Galveston numerous times, but our stay at The Villa was the best time we have ever had. Linda is a warm, charming, and gracious host, and she conjures a fine breakfast. The house is beautifully decorated with antiques with which Linda has a personal history. The location is ideal - just a couple of blocks from the beach and within walking distance (albeit a healthy walk) to The Strand. The two other couples staying there were great people, and we lingered long after breakfast to visit.We will definitely stay at The Villa again, and we recommend it to anybody who enjoys bed-n-breakfasts.
5 on March 17, 2013
I really enjoyed my stay and the breakfast was fantastic!! I will come back in the future.
5 on March 15, 2013
Stayed at the The Villa Bed and Breakfast with my future Husband and it was amazing. I have never been to a Bed and Breakfast and this one set the bar high. The stay was great and the location was great. There were several locations close by that we could walk to for food or shopping. My favorite was the breakfast the following morning. I've never had a three course breakfast before and the home-cooked meal here was simply delectable. It wasn't too heavy or too light. Everything was just right. Oh and I can't forget about the owner. She was great company. Very pleasant. I would definitely recommend others to visit and me and my future hubby will once again return. :)
4.8 on February 22, 2013
Linda was an incredible hostess and went well above and beyone to make our stay fun. She loves what she does and it shows in everything she does. We would highly recommend the Villa.
5 on November 04, 2012
Linda was a great hostess, she greeted us with a big smile and a hug. The room was big,had a double jacuzzi tub and a balcony with a great view.Yummy breakfast very filling. Loved the sheets, I came home and ordered some! Thank-you Linda for hornoring and remembering our troops.
5 on October 17, 2012
I just want to say i really enjoed the double jacuzzi and the breakfast was great.Linda was a great host she took care of all our needs.I believe on a scale of 1-10 i give the whole exp.a 10.
5 on September 11, 2012
Had a great birthday here! Linda was so sweet and the whole house was such a warm place. Will definitely be back.
5 on August 16, 2012
We had a wonderful weekend at The Villa. Linda is the "hostess with the mostess"!! She greeted us warmly when we arrived and we felt like family when we left. Breakfast was a welcome treat evey morning. Everything we needed or wanted was always at hand. We would definitely go there again.
5 on August 08, 2012
The location is great. Easy walk to the entertainment pier on the Seawall Boulevard. Linda was a wonderful hostess and the food was excellent. She clearly loves what she does, and it shows. She gave us excellent tips for dining out in Galveston and provided directions and maps when we needed them. Our room was charming and comfortable. We will definitely return to The Villa when our plans take us to Galveston.
2.2 on August 03, 2012
Upon arrival, the front porch was not clean. Gardening tools were scattered around as if left in mid-job. I was surprised to see how small our room was. There was too much clutter for my taste. Because of the clutter, The Villa appeared dusty, and in need of a good cleaning. The breakfast was decent. Because of the overall uncleanness, I will not be back.
5 on July 31, 2012
The Villa Bed and Breakfast was the best part of our vacation in Galveston. The beach & swimming in the Gulf was fun (as we remembered from previous vacations) but our stay at the Villa was the high point of our trip. The owner, Linda, makes you feel very welcome, is always there when you need her, but is never imposing. The breakfasts were great, better than you could buy at any restaurant, hotel, etc.
4.4 on July 31, 2012
What a wonderful time we had celebrating our daughter's wedding there. Over the moon.
4.8 on July 30, 2012
My Husband & I truly enjoyed our stay at the Villa Bed & Breakfast. Miss Linda was so loving and made us feel like we were at home. She greeted us with the warmest hug at the door and immediately put our minds at ease. We will surely be back.
5 on July 26, 2012
Linda was amazing and generous. The atmosphere of this B&B was lovely and romantic, and it was near the seawall -- fantastic for food and entertainment! Would highly recommend this B&B!
4.4 on July 19, 2012
WOW. Have stayed at many Bed & Breakfast might have enjoyed this one the most. Felt at home Close to the Beach and the new Pleasure Pier. Food was outstanding. Linda was extremely friendly and accommodating. We will be coming back.
3.8 on July 10, 2012
Very hospitable; delicious breakfast; plenty of snacks & drinks; great customer service.
5 on June 21, 2012
We really enjoyed our anniversary stay at the Villa. The home was beautifully decorated with antiques and was extremely inviting and comfortable. Linda was a charming hostess. She shared restaurant recommendations that were outstanding! We loved the big jacuzzi tub and relaxing on the balcony. The new Pleasure Pier was walking distance. The three course breakfast was wonderful!!!
4.8 on June 18, 2012
Linda was a great host and a wonderful cook !! Very knowledgeable about Galveston and things to do there. Can not wait to go back !!!!
5 on June 17, 2012
The Villa met every one of our expectations for a nice mini vacation after a clinic visit at nearby Houston. We checked in early and caught Linda busy,(of course) with preparations. She dropped every thing and made us feel so welcome. It felt as if we had just pulled into a favorite relative's home. She showed us her extensive collection of family and other antiques and the history that went with them. We "met" her two small dogs and they met us. Delightful experience and then we settled into our room. We asked and got information about Galveston, so we went on a tour of the town. The next morning, we were served an outstanding breakfast and Miss Linda is one great cook. The day and the following AM was a copy of the previous day.
5 on June 08, 2012
Linda is a super host and cook. We stayed in the Provence Room on the second floor at the front of the house. This room includes a double Jacuzzi tub in a huge private bath with all the amenities. We had a private balcony.also. Linda cooks a fabulous gourmet breakfast, served in the formal dining room of this old home. Only 4 blocks from the newly re-opened Historic Pleasure Pier.
4.2 on June 01, 2012
Miss Linda is a gracious host and a lovely lady. She made us feel so welcome! Breakfast was yummy. Hope we can come back one day!
5 on May 30, 2012
We had a wonderful experience at the Villa B&B. We went for a last minute vacation before our first Abby is born. We had a wonderful time visiting g with the innkeeper Miss. Linda. Sh was very nice and was very helpful. And even recommended a couple restaurants that were amazing. We never would have known about them without her recommending we go. Breakfast every morning was great. And a beautiful spread. Complete with dessert.
4.2 on May 25, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our three days at the Villa B&B. The room so comfortable and spacious not to mention the large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and his and her vanities. The bed very nice and comfortable with dual controls. The wonderful breakfasts served by our wonderful host and owner Linda Waldren got us off each day with a smile on our faces. We just loved our wonderful stay and the Villa B&B met all our expectations of our most memorable honey moon. We felt most welcome and comfortable during our stay. Lee and Deej
5 on March 14, 2012
My husband and I stayed here for an early anniversary getaway. It was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, and I can say that I don't want to stay anywhere else in Galveston. We have stayed at the Hilton on the Seawall, as well as the Tremont and neither were as nice as the Villa. Linda went out of her way to show us different places to go, and helped us find some really good restaurants. If you are looking for a relaxing and cozy place to stay this is perfect! Close enough to everything but yet far enough away to not have all of the noise.I'm a light sleeper so I'm always picky about where we stay, but I couldn't hear anyone around us. The breakfast was to die for, the best I've ever had! I can't wait to return..Thank you again Linda!
5 on March 13, 2012
Linda made us feel so special. Her breakfasts were delicious. She also was available to help us with information on things to do in Galveston. We had a wonderful time staying at her place.
4.6 on March 05, 2012
Linda was an absolutely amazing hostess for a girls' weekend get-a-way. Delicious three-course breakfast and warming hospitality made it an unforgettable experience!
4.8 on March 04, 2012
Best b&b experience we ever had. Linda made us feel like family and Dollie and Taz were adorable. We will be back!
4.4 on February 13, 2012
We had a wonderful time The breakfast was fabulous. Linda ia a great hostess.
5 on January 29, 2012
Our brief visit to Galveston exceeded our expectations, not least because of the wonderful welcome we received from The Villa B&B hostess Linda Waldren. We soon felt like family. Better yet, she treated us like VIP guests. Comfortable, large room; great food; helpful advice; good cheer.
5 on January 24, 2012
We had an awesome experience at The Villa. My husband and I just needed to get away and we found the perfect hideaway out with Linda. She was an awesome hostess and she made our first B&B experience an awesome one. When we come back to Galveston we won't stay anywhere else!
5 on January 23, 2012
Your home is lovely and so comfortable. Your hospitality is the best. The breakfast was wonderful. Thanks.
5 on January 16, 2012
We celebrated out 10th Anniversary this weekend at the Villa, and it was great. Very relaxing, and Linda makes you feel like you're staying at Mom's house. She also prepared some chocolate dipped strawberries and served them with Champagne, which was a nice treat. As others have stated the breakfast is to die for, and you won't need lunch. Linda, thank you again for making our stay the best ever.
5 on November 06, 2011
Villa B&B is outstanding. The hostess, Linda, is the best. We will be back... "Heaven Sent"
4.4 on October 10, 2011
Very charming home! Beautiful rooms with vintage furnishings, yet very comfortable and homey!! Linda the innkeeper was very accomodating, making sure we had everything we could ever need. Breakfast was wonderful! LOVE that creme brulee french toast. We had our first wedding anniversary there and we will go back for our second !! Thanks Linda. You made it very special. Katie and Eric
4.0 on September 28, 2011
The innkeeper was very accommadating and served a grand breakfast (no one had room for dessert! The house is also walking distance from the beach and there was plenty of available street parking.
4.2 on September 28, 2011
The real value here comes from the hostess (Linda) as well as her GREAT breakfasts! No need to plan for a lunch! Linda makes you feel like one of the family, and interacts with guests as if you had been staying with her for years! We will definitely be back!
5 on September 24, 2011
Linda is such a gracious hostess! We felt so welcome - like we were staying with family. The breakfast menu was incredible - in fact, her offerings are remembered and requested by guests! The rooms were charming and every need had been thought of ahead of time. The location was perfect: close enough to walk, far enough to be quiet and relaxing. Can't wait to visit again!
4.2 on September 21, 2011
Linda is warm friendly and informative about the area. The location is walking distance to the beach and not far from many little shops. The rooms took us back to another age (with a few modern amenities :) with the antique styled furnishings. But what really kicks it up a notch is how much Linda puts into the Breakfast! You can tell she really LOVES her 'job'.
4.0 on September 11, 2011
Staying at the Villa Bed and Breakfast in Galveston is like coming home, only without all the guilt! Linda provides a cozy and comfortable environment in her 100-year-old home, and she takes care of your every need as if you were the only thing that mattered to her. On your way out, you will be hugging her goodbye, sorry to be leaving. Complete with two pups, assorted outdoor kitties, and a phenomenal multi-course breakfast, the Villa Bed and Breakfast will quickly become one of many reasons to visit Galveston.
4.0 on August 22, 2011
Lovely home with a great Innkeeper that is near the beach and The Strand. Linda is a precious woman we very much enjoyed meeting. The room (home) was beautifully decorated. We felt like we were staying at Grandma's because of how comfy and lived in the house was. Loved the balcony off our room.
4.8 on August 16, 2011
If i write a review, its one of two options, either absolutely memorable and fabulous, or an experience I try to warn other travels to avoid. The Villa could not have been a better experience. Linda speaks to the epitome. of customer service and truly made my girlfriend and I feel at home. I planned a very special weekend and Linda helped me with everything.She even remembered our phone conversation when I arrived and know a little about my girlfriend and I. Great breakfast, ( yes she cooks breakfast every morning) check. Beautiful room with jacuzzi tub and patio, check. Chocolate covered strawberries, roses, and champagne , check. Great restaurant referrals, check. She was on top of everything and very knowledgeable about Galveston and how to enjoy the island. I'm certain Linda treats everyone with this much love and respect, but she did such a good job I've committed to visiting at least once a year. I left feeling like I was leaving a family member I don't see often. I was sad to go. Awesome place, awesome owner. If you're considering booking here, I encourage you to do so.
3.6 on August 10, 2011
The innkeeper is going to make herself your second mother, which might be either really nice or a little intrusive, depending on your perspective - I couldn't quite make up my mind which one it was. It seemed like she never came upstairs to check on the rooms or bathrooms though, during the weekend we were there. We didn't really need anything, but I kind of expected the towels to be folded, trash emptied, bed made, etc. Breakfast was awesome. Rooms were clean and comfortable. House was beautiful. Innkeeper went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of and to make recommendations for things to do and places to eat. There are two awfully adorable OR awfully annoying (depending on your perspective) little Bichon Frise dogs who live downstairs. I enjoyed them but I know some people can't stand little dogs, or dogs in general.
5 on July 28, 2011
this is the most amazing place to stay.. iv stayed 4 nights and it was clean, wonderful,fun, enjoyable and the hostess is amazingly kind
5 on July 28, 2011
Very nice, comfortable place to be on vacation in Galveston. Host is very sweet and gives you the best service ever. Comfortable place to sleep, and wonderful environment. On top if everything, very nive roomy showers and rooms! (: Thanks Linda, for everything! PS, why don't you just come and live in my house? (:
5 on July 27, 2011
The food was amazing. The best ever. The next time we come to TX we will stay here.
3.6 on July 26, 2011
Great service and wonderful breakfasts. Rooms are not well insulated -- can hear the people in the room next to us -- even their snoring at night.
3.2 on July 24, 2011
It was very nice and comfortable. Neighbors in the room next door were a little noisy.
4.4 on July 23, 2011
Charming hostess, real antiques, best B&B breakfast ever.
4.8 on July 19, 2011
Linda is an excellent host. Stayed 5 nights and enjoyed each night. Short walk to the seawall. Breakfast is to die for
5 on July 19, 2011
The food was so good and Linde was so nice and warm to all of us, and we will go back soon.
4.4 on July 14, 2011
Linda was a gracious hostess! We were met with a friendly smile and a good conversation. She was very helpful with restaurant selections and attractions. Our breakfast was delicious! We enjoyed staying at the Villa and will recommend it to others.
4.0 on July 11, 2011
Linda was such a great hostess. We had a great stay and some pleasant conversation with her. Breakfast was a lot more than we expected with 3 courses. Nice house & well decorated. We will be back. Bud & Debbie
4.0 on July 05, 2011
Linda Waldren really made The Villa the best experience. The beautiful pink stone house itself is amazing, 3 bedrooms with 2 balconies and each bedroom styled elegantly with the feel of the Victorian era, but it 's Linda who makes the place. If you're looking for someone to make you feel like you are truly at home yet still on vacation (the best of both worlds!!) look to her. She really takes care of you, stocks the fridge with sodas, has fresh coffee every morning and amazing breakfasts (and not at an unGodly hour like 7 am but 9 am ;-)). Her B&B is nestled in the historic part of Galveston and it felt so safe there and for the time we were there....as if we were really living in that neighborhood. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would highly recommend The Villa to anyone looking for a home away from home. Thank you Linda! Hugs!
4.0 on June 23, 2011
lovely home, comfy room, good food, outstanding hospitality are necessary ingredients for a last minute weekend gettaway, and the Villa and Miss Linda definitely came through for us.
4.4 on June 12, 2011
What a fabulous time we had at The Villa B&B, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with dear friends. Linda welcomed us with open arms, treated us royally and fed us breakfasts that were unlike any others we have experienced at other B&Bs. The homemade chocolate covered strawberries along with delicious wine was a special anniversary treat that Linda provided. The Villa and its antique furnishings and mementoes are lovely..a comfortable, fun place to stay when in Galveston.
5 on May 15, 2011
Great place , wonderful breakfast! Could not have asked for a better relaxing place to be! We will be back again
4.8 on May 12, 2011
My sister and I stayed at the Villa. Our room was beautiful! The bed was very comfortable. Nice shower! The Innkeeper, Linda was so nice. We felt like we were at home! We enjoyed the most scrumptious breakfast! Linda was a fabulous hostess!
4.4 on April 24, 2011
Stedet er fin og har en unik sjarm. Vi hadde det bra der. This place has a charm of its own. Definitely worth the stay. We had a great time.
5 on February 22, 2011
Our family really enjoyed the stay. It was very comfortable and relaxing. Breakfast was extremely the best. Love the mamosa treat. Thanks Ms. Linda for having us as guess this weekend. We had a blast and would most definitely do it again at The Villa of Galveston, TX.
4.8 on February 06, 2011
Linda really cooked up a storm for our breakfasts, and provided lots of ideas and coupons for thhings to do and see in Galveston. Our room was great and we loved the jacuzzi, but bringing in a masseuse/chiropractor was the tops!
4.0 on January 16, 2011
The Villa was very cozy. Linda is a great inn keeper she makes you feel right at home. Her three course breakfast made us so full we didn't have lunch that day. Staying at The Villa you will be centrally located so you can get to your destination quickly. Go and stay during Mardigras the parade passes right in front of The Villa. If you need a place to book your wedding Linda can help with this too. I loved my stay at The Villa Bed and Breakfast.
3.6 on October 04, 2010
Innkeeper was very helpful picking places to eat as we travel on our stomach
3.6 on September 18, 2010
Linda made me feel very welcome and her cooking was outstanding! I loved the breakfast.
4.4 on September 17, 2010
We stayed 9/12-14 during a Real estate convention. It was our first visit. Linda is totally guest oriented. Her pride in the residence is obvious. Her breakfasts are outstanding. She was available to visit or to give directions/recommendations. The location is very convenient. We enjoyed our stay and will be visiting again.
3.2 on August 21, 2010
Ms. Linda did a great job as our hostess. She was very friendly and attentive. The house was nice. The jacuzzi and special sheets were great!!
5 on May 27, 2010
There is no such place as staying with such a nice person, who cares for you in a house that's much nicer than any boutique hotel.
3.8 on April 02, 2010
We so enjoyed our stay at the Villa. Linda was so helpful. Her breakfast is outstanding. The beds are "select comfort".
4.8 on April 01, 2010
My wife and I stayed one night while visiting our son. Linda was a great hostess and offered info on the local area. Stayed in the one room with no bath, but bathroom and shower was only a few feet from the door. Will stay here again on our next visit. Superb breakfast and enjoyed our visit in the morning before we left.
5 on March 30, 2010
I love this place and Linda is one awesome hostess. I could live here forever. A must stay if you come to Galveston.
5 on March 26, 2010
Lovely home with a wonderful hostess, Ms. Linda. First stay in a B&B, will treasure my experience and will return, time after time. Breakfast was absolutely wonderful!
4.6 on March 23, 2010
Linda was a wonderful host and provided a very memorable and gracious stay!
5 on March 04, 2010
My fiance and I were married in the courtyard of this B&B and spent our wedding night in the Provence Room. Linda was the consummate hostess and went out of her way to make our whole experience memorable. The house is charming. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was truly delicious. I highly recommend this B&B.
3.6 on February 16, 2010
This B&B was one of the best I have ever stayed at; the antique decor was lovely and the balcony was a nice private area to enjoy the sun and ocean breeze; the people were friendly and the rates were affordable.
4.4 on January 21, 2010
We had an outstanding stay at a beautiful home close to the beach! Linda was so friendly and the breakfast was outstanding. Can't wait to come back.
5 on November 25, 2009
The personal touch and atmosphere at the Villa are a bargain at twice the price!
4.2 on November 25, 2009
Wonderful place away from the business of city life. Very homey. Walking distance to Seawall Blvd. Linda is the best! You will leave feeling like you just visited grammy's house: loved!
4.8 on November 03, 2009
Linda, the owner & hostess, is beautiful inside and out! The room & service were impeccable. Wine, chocolate strawberries and gourmet breakfast -- who could ask for more!
5 on October 19, 2009
Absolutely wonderful experience -- wish we could come back every weekend. Linda is an absolute delight.
4.8 on September 29, 2009
Charming ambiance. Good location central to all attractions. Wonderful breakfast. Courteous,friendly and anxious to please.
5 on September 29, 2009
This was a very relaxing place to be. I enjoyed being by the ocean.
4.6 on August 10, 2009
From the moment we walked in the door til the time we departed, we were treated to exceptional dining and room to stay in. Linda is an exceptional hostess, and the "Rose of Galveston!"
5 on August 10, 2009
4.4 on May 31, 2009
The owner was an excellent host who made our stay an extremely pleasant one. This B&B is in a perfect location only a few blocks from the beach in one direction, and a few blocks from the Historic Strand in the other. PS: Breakfast was amazing!!
5 on May 11, 2009
Quiet and peaceful. I would definitely come back!
5 on May 11, 2009
better than staying in a hotel!
4.6 on April 13, 2009
The coordinator and staff were really on their game and considering the circumstances, you guys were very professional and really kept things flowing. Thank you for a very special day!
4.8 on April 09, 2009
We had our wedding at the Villa and it was perfect. Linda was wonderful and very accommodating. We couldn't be more pleased!
5 on April 03, 2009
This was our second visit and once again A+ quality and service. The Bourdeaux Room was exquisite and the breakfast superb! Thanks Linda! Sea ya soon. Captain Steve and Chef Jan. www.seadreamcharters.com.
4.0 on March 29, 2009
One of my friends just got married at The Villa and we decided to book a room to stay and I am so glad we did. Linda, the owner, and her staff made everyone feel so comfortable. After the ceremony, we were able to relax and enjoy the evening with friends. Whether we were inside the cozy living room, or sitting outside amongst the unbelieveable bougainvillea - it felt as though we were visiting an old friend and none of us were ready to go....Lots of antiques, special touches and an overall unique experience you can't get from a chain hotel. Thanks Linda for everything!!!
4.6 on March 18, 2009
Linda was such a gracious host and outstanding cook. Our 3 course breakfasts and chocolate covered strawberries were delicious! She helped us plan our days from scheduling a horse and carriage ride with TJ through the historic district, to the ghost tour and recommending restaurants. She even DVR'd my favorite show so I wouldn't miss it! I will most definitely stay here on any future trips to Galveston. The personal touch made this a one of kind experience, get ready to feel pampered!
5 on November 17, 2008
The Villa is beautiful, comfortable, and altogether a treat to stay at!
4.2 on August 18, 2008
My husband and I spent just one night at The Villa with Linda, as a break from the city (Houston). And what a find! Linda and her "greeters", Dolly and Taz, are just lovely, the house charming, the breakfast delicious, and our room (Provence) fantastic, especially the jacuzzi bath. We highly recommend this B&B and would definitely go again.
4.8 on July 25, 2008
Our noneymoon was a great experience. he best! Thanks to Linda. She made our stay very comfortable, relaxing and emjoyable. We would stay there 100X over again.
3.8 on July 16, 2008
Linda is the owner of The Villa in Galveston, TX. She is gracious and lovely to be around. She made our stay so comfortable and inviting. We plan on going back. I recommend The Villa, Galveston & Linda
4.4 on June 29, 2008
My husband and I spent two wonderful nights and just love Linda! What a wonderful person and swell atmosphere for us newlyweds! The chocolate covered strawberries and champagne were perfect too! This was my husbands' first experience at a B&B and he could see why I prefer a B&B any day over a hotel or motel room. Meeting new people from all walks of life over breakfast is a really neat experience. We would stay with Linda again in a heartbeat and will recommend The Villa to all our friends and family. Trish and Stephen
5 on June 11, 2008
the rooms was amazing as well as the jacuzzi tub. perfect location. Linda was warm, friendly, and very interesting
5 on May 01, 2008
Wonderful people, great food, relaxed atmoshpere. We loved every minute of our 5 short days! We will find a reason to come and stay again.
4.6 on April 30, 2008
Very welcoming, well located, friendly and well informed. You feel like family.
5 on April 23, 2008
I had the most wonderful experience at the Villa B&B. Linda was a fabulous hostess! The rooms were unique, the breakfast was delicious and delicately planned, and the four-legged critters were the best door greeters I have ever met! I highly recommend the Villa to anyine heading to Galveston and want to feel like you're still at home with comfort.
4.6 on April 23, 2008
Hospitality outstanding Great food Love the pups We are 4 ladies going on a cruise
5 on April 21, 2008
The stay was absolute perfection down to the last detail! Thanks for helping create an incredible memory.
4.8 on April 16, 2008
We spent two nights at The Villa and found it a great place to stay in Galveston. Linda, the innkeeper was very helpful and provided us with a great breakfast. The location is great, as nothing is very far and you can easily find parking. A trolley stop is just in front of the house. We were in the cheapest room, which has it's own bathroom, but which is not directly attached to the room. This was fine for us, because there are only two more rooms which do have an attached bathroom, so chances are you won't see anyone in the hall. Plus the bathroom has a large shower. So it's a great choice for the budget minded traveller. All in all it was a pleasant stay in a pleasant town.
5 on April 15, 2008
As newcomers to the B&B experience my husband and I were concerned that we would feel uncomfortable without the anonymity we were used to at large hotel chains. Nothing could have been further from the truth! Linda was wonderful and attentive, she went out of her way to make sure that our stay was a fantastic experience. The room (and Jacuzzi tub) were wonderful and the food – I can’t even begin to describe how wonderful the food was. A three course breakfast has got to be the most luxurious thing in the world. Having never been to Galveston before Linda provided us information on sites and attractions, as well as great places to eat. I can’t wait to go back! Also – her dogs are absolutely adorable (and this is coming from a dedicated cat lover). If other bed and breakfasts are half as wonderful as the Villa, I’ll probably never stay at a chain hotel again. We can wait to bring our daughter down for a long weekend! Thank you Linda!!!!
4.4 on February 29, 2008
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Villa Bed and Breakfast in Galveston, Texas on February 17 and 18, 2008. We had an extremely positive experience and would most definitely stay there again. The innkeeper Linda and her two delightful little dogs Dolly and Taz are very welcoming and you instantly feel at home. The home has been renovated to modern standards but maintains its historical appeal and charm. There is plenty of free parking to be had in front of the Villa. It is in a great location as we never drove and easily walked to the seawall and downtown from there. . Linda is an amazing cook and her breakfast is truly an experience. Linda is very well suited as the host of a bed and breakfast as she very interested in your life and experiences, but also respects your privacy. Lots of great little touches like a coffee maker outside your room that is timed to provide fresh coffee at 7 a.m. In summary, the Villa provides good value - a first rate stay in Galveston at a reasonable cost.
4.4 on February 25, 2008
My husband and I stayed over the weekend to enjoy a romantic getaway. This was a great experience. I definately recommend this B&B. Linda was wonderful! The B&B was decorated w/ beautiful antiques. And I have to say the company of "Taz" and "Dolly" was even more memoriable and special. We will definately visit soon!
5 on December 01, 2007
My stay at the Villa was an absolute delight. My room was beautifully furnished with quality antiques. I thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony with my morning coffee and a good book. The private double jacuzzi tub was an outrageously decadent treat. My breakfast proved to be a culinary feast. Sensational Dutch apple pancakes!!!! Linda was a wonderfully friendly innkeeper. If only my stay could have lasted a little longer! The Villa is so close to Galveston's historical landmarks. The famous Strand area is just a couple of minutes away by car. I'll be back for more great Galveston Island hospitality.