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Distinguished Stays is excited to be hosting our first guest at Coastal Cabana at Cedar Lawn in Galveston, Texas. Meet the Alyokhina family. They are refugees from Ukraine. Thank you YMCA International for connecting us with this very special family. We are honored to be part of their journey.


Laskavo prosymo! – “Welcome” in Ukrainian

Vacation mood: on.
Time to relax, refresh, and renew, Spring Break is here! 
Keep these tips from your Distinguished Stays team in mind while traveling during your break:

Distinguished Stays has arrived in Galveston, TX!

We are thrilled to introduce our newest property located just minutes from the beach in Galveston, TX. 


Find your serenity by the sea. 

This magical, one of a kind city, is home to Distinguished Stay’s newest property, Twin Villas Beach Retreat, a beach getaway featuring two recently updated houses located 300 steps to the beach and a 6 minute walk to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. 

Located a short 5 minute walk to Seawall Boulevard beach access with restaurants, bars and shopping nearby, these well-appointed homes offer privacy when you need it and closeness when you want it. Across from Menard Park’s tennis courts, basketball and picnic areas, these villas with their combined 2,300 square feet have practically everything you need for a wonderful beach vacation and refreshing change-of-scenery. 

This property is perfect for family getaways, couples trips, and the occasional but much needed staycation. 

Twin Villas Beach Retreat


Why did we choose Galveston?

They say everything is bigger in Texas and in the nineteenth century, everything in Texas was done first in Galveston. This historic island was incorporated in 1839 & quickly became the most active port west of New Orleans. This exciting and cultured city was home to Texas’s first hospital, post office, and first opera house. 


In the 1900s this flourishing town was hit by one of the biggest natural disasters the country has ever experienced. For years this great city struggled, but the people of Galveston never lost hope. A dedicated team of locals raised the entire level of the city by eight feet, 17 feet at the seawall, slanting the ground so water would run off into the bay. 


Fast forward to the early 80’s,  Galveston was rebuilt and reborn. The first area to be refreshed was the Historic Downtown district, which contains one of the largest and most well-preserved concentrations of Victorian iron-front commercial architecture in the country. 


City leaders next restored the Mardi Gras celebration by commissioning a wide variety of the world’s best architects to design wondrous Mardi Gras arches to span the streets of The Strand District. 

Nowadays, more than half a million people adventure to Galveston for the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration.


Galveston has unforgettable adventures for everyone! 



If relaxation is more your vibe…



The villas are only a short walk from the beach & the 

Historic Pleasure Pier


Have you spent hours searching for that perfect vacation destination? 

Look no more. You’ve found the perfect spot to book your next adventure! Come stay with us and experience firsthand why our guests rave about our properties and love our customer service. 


Do you own property in Galveston?

Distinguished Stays is looking to expand in this one of a kind, magical city. We work closely with our owners to create unique experiences at each of our locations. After years of refining a program to maximize the potential of our own properties, we now offer our service to property owners all over the country. Some of the highlights of our Owner Program include:

Our team of dedicated professionals are here to answer any questions you have!


Just imagine your toes in the warm sand, waves crashing at your feet… 

Contact your Distinguished Stays team today to find your haven in Galveston! 


About Distinguished Stays

Distinguished Stays currently has vacation homes and business accommodations available in California and Texas, and we are quickly expanding to more locations. Visit Distinguished Stays to book your next stay or call (512) 649-3000 for more information.

You can browse all of our listings & view availability here –

Getaways and Business Stays by Distinguished Stays

Survive the holiday travel season without a Frosty the Snowman-size meltdown.

Keep these tips from your Distinguished Stays team in mind:

Travel with peace of mind

Browsing for your next home away from home has a different vibe recently, doesn’t it?

You’ve always cared about renting great modern spaces with style, access to city life, and all of the creature comforts that make your stay feel like home. Cleanliness has always been a priority for you. Only now, you want to make sure your accommodations are sanitized, too.
With travel turned upside down, finding a safe and clean place when away from home is more important than ever. Distinguished Stays is all about that sanitized life, and committed to providing comfortable, clean, well-curated spaces for your vacations, business trips and change-of-scenery adventures.

“We’ve always loved providing great experiences for our guests,” said Tim Barnes of Distinguished Stays. “During these difficult times, we’ve gone out of our way to continue providing amazing stays while implementing more stringent cleaning procedures.”

The highest standard of cleanliness, top of the line amenities, accommodations for every need and fun activities are the hallmark of Distinguished Stays. From centrally located lodgings to lakeside vacation homes, Distinguished Stays warmly invites you to stay at any of our exceptionally appointed lodgings.

Vacation or business trip, it’s Distinguished Stay’s attention to detail that helps you feel at home. Our cozy beds will have you drifting off to dreamland before you’ve finished scrolling through your Instagram feed. Soft quality linens, fluffy pillows, toiletries, the hair dryer, iron and fully furnished kitchens are only part of the package.

The living room inside Tamarack Beach Villa 2.  We provide board games and cards in all of our units for endless hours of family fun! 

Peace of mind
We aim to deliver a new level of peace of mind for our guests, especially during these challenging times. Walking into a sparkling clean home feels good, and we love hearing our guests rave about the cleanliness of our spaces.
Now, we dedicate even more attention to the smallest details so your travel is easier and safer.
We hope once you’ve read the protocols we’ve put in place, it’ll ease your mind when looking to book, and help you relax a little, even before you arrive.

Cleanliness and sanitation
Your home is professionally cleaned and disinfected before you arrive. Our housekeeping team has implemented new protocols issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). The protocols include using approved disinfectants with focus on cleaning high-traffic surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, counter tops, and cabinet handles. All linens are freshly laundered in high temperatures and fresh for your arrival. Plus, we stock the home with cleaning products for your use.

The healthy & safety of our guests is our top priority! Please feel free to reach out to the Distinguished Stays team if you have any questions.

Looking for a change of scenery with the family but don’t know where to go?
Featured Destination: Tamarack Beach Villas in Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad, known as “The Village by the Sea,” is home to seven miles of beaches and beautiful year-round weather. For kids of all ages, there’s Legoland, that includes rides, a water park and the Sea Life Aquarium. The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, a short drive from the Tamarack Beach Villa, is home to spectacular and colorful free-roaming peacocks. When spring rolls around, the Flower Fields Ranch opens its 50 acres of flower fields to the public. Carlsbad is a haven for golfers with several challenging golf courses, including Omni La Costa Golf Course where so many golfing greats have played.

You’re just 400 steps from the beach! Can you hear the waves yet?

Few California vacations are complete without a visit to the beach. Make your beach vacation even more special with a stay at one of Distinguished Stay’s Tamarack Beach Villas, offering the perfect Carlsbad vacation. Just 400 steps to the beach, these two-bedroom, premium-appointed Villas include beach toys, beach towels and an outdoor shower.

We offer accommodations for business or vacation
Need to find a convenient home office away from home in the LA/San Diego area?
Perfect for business travelers, as well as families, couples, and adventure seekers, this 5-star property is centrally located and conveniently close to local activities, restaurants and miles of beach.
Start your day with fresh coffee and a home-cooked breakfast prepared in the generously equipped kitchen that includes a Keurig coffee maker, coffee, teas, and hot chocolate. You’ll have all the cookware, dishes, utensils and spices you need for cooking and dining. You can either stock the refrigerator and pantry with your favorites from nearby markets or enjoy delicious meals at neighborhood restaurants.
There’s a sit-to-stand desk in the corner of each dining area with ample amounts of natural lighting and a lamp so you can get work done anytime of day. With everything you need to work and unwind right at your fingertips, this space is the right destination for a productive and enjoyable work-from-home experience. From the moment you wake up in the morning until your head hits the pillow at night, you’ll be glad you’re here.
You can browse more photos of our Carlsbad Villas & view availability here –
Tamarack Beach Villas

The sit-to-stand desk in Tamarack Beach Villa 2. Don’t forget to take beach breaks! (BYOL: Bring Your Own Laptop) 

Traveling for work or play?
Either way, you’ll want to spend more time focusing on your adventures and less time trying to figure out where the extra pillows are! Take a look at our Guide Book for information about the unit, instructions on how to work the TV/appliances, passwords, and more!
We’ve also handpicked the best and most convenient restaurants, grocery stores, local activities, parks, and more and put them all in special, localized guide books to help you plan your time, even before you arrive! We’ll welcome you like a friend and you’ll feel like a local in no time!

About Distinguished Stays
Distinguished Stays currently has vacation homes and business accommodations available in California and Texas, and we are quickly expanding to more locations. Visit Distinguished Stays to book your next stay or call (512) 649-3000 for more information.
You can browse all of our listings & view availability here –
Getaways and Business Stays by Distinguished Stays