Policies

Check-in/Check-out
Check-in is between 3pm and 6pm. If you are to arrive after 6pm, please contact the innkeeper at 409-440-9740 before 6pm to make arrangements. Check-out is at 11:00 am.

Reservations
Schaefer Haus requires that all reservations be paid in full at the time of booking. All rates are quoted in USD. Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed and the deposit is received.

Cancellation
Because of our small size, cancellations affect us greatly. Guests may cancel 7 days prior to their scheduled arrival date for a full refund. Guests cancelling between 7 and 2 days before their scheduled arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Guests cancelling two days or fewer before their reservation will be charged the full amount for their reservation with no refund. For guests canceling 7 days or fewer before their scheduled arrival date, if Schaefer Haus is able to re-rent the same room at the same rate for the same period of time, you will be issued a refund.

For special events, the following cancellation policies apply. Guests may cancel 30 days prior to their scheduled arrival date for a full refund. Guests cancelling between 30 and 14 days before their scheduled arrival date will receive a 50% refund. Guests cancelling 14 days or fewer before their reservation will be charged the full amount for their reservation with no refund. For guests canceling 14 days or fewer before their scheduled arrival date, if Schaefer Haus is able to re-rent the same room at the same rate for the same period of time, you will be issued a refund. Special events include both weekends of Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, Labor Day weekend, and Lone Star Rally.

Seasons, Minimum Stays, and Special Event Pricing
Schaefer Haus's in-season is from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

There is a two night minimum stay during Mardi Gras, Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend, and Lone Star Rally.

Special event rates will apply to Madri Gras, Spring Break, and Lone Star Rally.

Extra Guests
Unless otherwise stated, all of our room rates are based on double occupancy. All extra guests (up to 2 per room) will be assessed a charge of $25.00 per night. Please indicate if there will be extra guests in your room when you make your booking. Infants under one year old are excluded from this policy.

Pet Policy
Dogs are welcome at Schaefer Haus with a nonrefundable pet fee of $25.00 per dog per booking. Please indicate if you are traveling with your dogs when you make your booking. Service dogs are, of course, welcome and exempt from the pet fee.
We ask that dogs be kept off all of the home’s furnishings. Guests are responsible for their dogs at all times. Pets must be kenneled when left in the room alone. City of Galveston law requires that all dogs be leashed when outside the doors of the home. Guests are responsible for any damage to property or injury to people or other pets.

Owners of any breed identified as dangerous or vicious including pit bulls, Rottweilers, or mixed breed dogs containing any of these breeds should make alternate arrangements for their pets prior to arrival at Schaefer Haus.

Parking
Because Schaefer Haus is in a neighborhood setting, street parking is available just steps from the front door. Please note that this is a raised home. There are steps to get to the front door and a grand staircase to access the four rooms on the second floor.

Children
Children of all ages are welcome at Schaefer Haus. Guests are responsible for supervising their children at all times. Parents are responsible for any damages a child may cause.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside or on the balconies of the property. There is an outdoor gathering space in the rear of the property where smoking is permitted. Guests must ensure that all tobacco products are fully extinguished prior to returning inside the home.
Because safety is of the utmost importance, candles are not permitted to be lit in the bedrooms or bathrooms of the property.

Visitors and Quiet Hours
Guests are welcome to share time with friends and family at Schaefer Haus. Visitors are welcome between noon and 9pm.
Please be mindful of other guests who may be resting or relaxing. We ask that noise level be kept at a minimum from 10pm to 8am.

Taxes
Schaefer Haus is required by law to collect, report, and pay occupancy taxes totaling 15% to the City of Galveston and the State of Texas. All taxes are quoted in USD.

Lost or Damaged Property
Schaefer Haus is not liable for lost or damaged guest property.