Lost Bayou Guesthouse

1607 Avenue L, Galveston, Texas 77550
Innkeeper(s): Maria and Dave Dunn
  • Introduction

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    Built in 1890, this bed and breakfast is a survivor of the great hurricane of 1900.A historical Victorian styled home located in Galveston's Lost Bayou historic district exuberant in charm, warmth, and character. With 5 large bedrooms this centrally located bed & breakfast can also accommodate large families or group gatherings up to 14 guests.

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse offers a relaxing environment with country flair and a lot of fresh air from the Gulf of Mexico. This unique Texas bed and breakfast is one of the few surviving homes after the 1900 hurricane. With its tall ceilings, hardwood floors, and large windows, Lost Bayou Guesthouse stands as a symbol of elegance in design giving a feeling of openness by retaining a feeling of warmth and comfort.

    As a bed and breakfast, Lost Bayou Guesthouse is a great choice as it is located close to every thing a visitor would want to see or do: Galveston's city center, the beach, the historic Strand district, cruise terminals, museums, Bishop’s Palace, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn waterpark, local dining, and other attractions.

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    The colonial style home was originally built in 1890 as a one and a half story, single-family residence. A major hurricane hit Galveston in 1900 and floated the house off its foundation. The original house was raised up high enough to build a complete new level underneath. Upon completion in 1906, this multi-family home became a two and a half story structure. The front of the house took on the colonial look with a front porch on each level and four large columns on both levels.

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse is located in the east end of Galveston Island. Surrounded by the quaint homes of the historic Lost Bayou district, it is six blocks away from the Seawall and a short distance to the Strand District. This charming Victorian home the perfect destination for a tranquil retreat or a romantic get-away.

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse combines a relaxing informal atmosphere with personal service from the hosts. We hope you will come enjoy what Galveston has to offer and take a relaxing break at our home.

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse offers five beautiful guestrooms, each Lost Bayou Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast patio chairsuniquely decorated. Three of our guest rooms have a private bath and the other two guest rooms share a bath. The room rate includes a continental “plus” breakfast each morning. Breakfast includes a hot sandwich of your choice from a local bakery as well as pastries, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and teas. Our guests can also enjoy beverages and snacks in the hospitality room throughout the day.

    You are welcome and encouraged to use our common areas, gardens, balcony and porch. We also offer private off-street parking, key less door entries, and bicycles for your visits to our local sights. Let us know if you are celebrating a special occasion or how we may make your stay with us more enjoyable.

  • Galveston Area Attractions

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast ferris wheelGalveston Island offers everything in a resort destination – beautiful accommodations, entertainment, shopping and 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for Islanders and tourists alike. One bit of advice – if you live here, don’t wait until you have out-of-town visitors to tour the Island’s many attractions.

    Gavelston Island Ferry

    Galveston Island Ferry, located on Hwy 87 (Ferry Road), continues to be one of Galveston's most popular attractions. Riders can park and ride the ferry or drive their vehicle aboard the ferry. Ferries run approximately every fifteen to twenty minutes and are free.

    Pier 21 Theatre

    The Great Storm, a multimedia presentation at the Pier 21 Theater, gives visitors a glimpse of the devastating 1900 Storm through a multi-image documentary experience. The 27-minute story gives actual accounts from diaries and letters of survivors during and after the storm.

    Moody Garens

    One of Galveston's most popular attractions is Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard. Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Water your imagination and travel the oceans of the world at the Aquarium Pyramid. Step into the Rainforest Pyramid with thousands of tropical plants, exotic fish and birds. Explore the mysteries of science at the Discovery Pyramid, and take a rocking and rolling ride through the universe at the Ridefilm Theater. Get in the middle of the action at the 4D Special FX Theater. See spectacular images leap from the screen of the six-story IMAX 3D Theater and visit beautiful Palm Beach (seasonal) and the newly expanded Moody Gardens Hotel.

    Docked at Moody Gardens, the Colonel, a 750-passenger, 19th-century-style sternwheeler, offers a unique view of the Gardens and an enjoyable cruise. And business or pleasure, the Moody Gardens Hotel offers spectacular views of the entire Island.

    Schliterbahn Gavelston Island

    With its huge array of awesome aquatic adventures, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island can be your personal happy place! During the summer season, the park offers amazing rides and attractions, including a large wave pool, uphill water coasters, thrilling speed slides, kid's water playgrounds, whitewater rapids, relaxing hot tubs, family raft rides, the Boogie Bahn surf ride and the exclusive Transportainment river system. Relax in steaming warm waters and enjoy summer fun all year long at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island.

    Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum

    The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, located at Pier 19, gives visitors an opportunity to step aboard an offshore rig and experience how oil and gas is produced offshore. Videos, interactive displays and models take patrons to offshore locations all over the world.

    Seawold Park

    Seawolf Park, Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway (51st Street), was built on an immigration station site and offers a three-story pavilion with a view of Galveston harbor, picnic sites, a playground area and a lighted fishing pier. A World War II submarine (the USS Cavalla), a destroyer escort (the USS Stewart), and other military hardware are open for tours.


    Of course, no visit to Galveston is complete without a savoring the Island's historic homes and museums, which give visitors a glimpse of an era featuring both wealth and prosperity, as well as disaster and change.

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse Bed & Breakfast beachCruises

    Perhaps Galveston's greatest attraction in recent years has been the advent of cruising. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess Cruise Lines have all found a home at the Port of Galveston in recent years. These premier cruise ships will take passengers to various stops in Mexico, the Caribbean and more. For information about departure dates, times and itineraries, visit GalvestonCruises.com.

    Free Cruise Parking

    Come and enjoy all that Galveston has to offer before or after your cruise. A minimum one night stay before or after your cruise allows for complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise.

    Parking is located a short two blocks from the cruise terminal at the Galveston Railroad Museum. This is a potential savings of $10 per day. Contact us for more details.

    For more details and information regarding attractions, please visit our website.

  • Directions

    Lost Bayou Guesthouse located within walking distance to the beach. We are only a short distance from the historic downtown Strand with its many shops, theaters, and restaurants. We are also located close to the Galveston cruise ship terminal.

    From Houston Texas

    1. Take I-45 south for about 60 miles until you crossover Galveston bay bridge
    2. I-45 becomes Broadway/Highway 87 at the first red light
    3. Stay on Broadway until 17th Street
    4. Turn right on 17th and go 2 blocks to Avenue L
    5. Turn left on Avenue L and look for 1607 [on the right side of the street]

    From I-10 East, coming from Beaumont Texas

    1. Take Beltway 8 West to I-45 South
    2. Then follow the I-45 South directions noted above

    From I-10 West, coming from San Antonio Texas

    1. Take Beltway 8 South to I-45 South
    2. Then follow the I-45 directions noted above

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