Experience five-star service and gourmet goodies in a comfortable relaxing environment just four blocks from the beach and Pleasure Pier, and minutes from The Historic Strand District. Located in the Old Silk Stocking Historic District, this 1924 Mediterranean style Bed and Breakfast exhibits a comfortable elegance throughout. Originally constructed for Henry Trueheart Adriance, a partner in the first chartered real estate firm in Galveston, and his wife Eva Jones Adriance, a community organizer and hostess extraordinaire, the house sits on a third of an acre surrounded by lush tropical foliage, making it an ideal setting for a romantic getaway or a quick break from workday stress.
The historic inn was purchased by Jeff and Polly Jones who have incorporated family heirloom furniture into the decor, including Grandma's 1927 fully restored baby grand piano and Mom's Lalique chandelier. The Jones are renovating the property. Two rooms have already been remodeled. Construction begins on the third room in November, 2019. The entire home, inside and out, should be fully restored by the home's centennial anniversary in 2024. Avenue O is not your Grandma's bed and breakfast. It offers the amenities of a large hotel, yet maintains the ambiance and personalized service of a home away from home. From the moment you enter this unique and warm Galveston Bed and Breakfast, you will experience the true meaning of Island Hospitality. We like to say 'come as our guest; leave as our friend'!
Jeff and Polly pledge to provide the best possible experience for their guests with clean comfortable accommodations and food prepared with love! Polly, a self-proclaimed chef (because she has a jacket that says so), loves to play in the kitchen and delight quests with filling and delicious treats. We also offer personalized services. Want to impress your love with a special package of chocolate covered strawberries and champagne awaiting you in your suite? Need dinner reservations? Want to know the best place to have a beer? Which tours are worth the money? Need a carriage ride arranged for dinner? We are here for you!
Avenue O is the perfect venue for your next special occasion. We will cater your event, too! Enjoy a tea party in the garden or mingle with your guests in front of the living room fire while enjoying music played on the baby grand piano. Our grounds are the perfect setting for your wedding or vow renewal with up to 30 of your favorite family members and friends. Jeff is ordained to perform your ceremony. Let us help you create a memorable experience for you next special occasion.