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Beautiful Beachfront Property W/Private Walkover to the Beach

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View from the beach at dusk- master bedrooms open to decks.

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Last updated: 08/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Surfside Beach house description

Welcome to our beachfront home, the Bluewater Star, located in the sleepy Village of Surfside Beach on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Our 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sits in the dunes on a half-acre lot only footsteps away from the beach. Decks surround three sides of the house and each room opens up to a deck, giving everyone lots of elbow room and plenty of ocean views. A private walkway leads you from the back deck straight over the dunes to the beach.

The kitchen, bar and living room is the focal point of our home. A soaring ceiling and two-story wall of windows gives you views of the ocean from anywhere in the house. The owner of the house is a restaurant manager who loves to cook and he knows that to entertain properly one must have a great kitchen. Restaurant quality cookware, bar ware, utensils and beautiful platters, bowls and tableware make meal preparation and entertaining wonderfully easy and oh so fun.

Across the street is a pier for crabbing, and fishing is everywhere. You can fish in the surf, in the bay, off a pier or deep sea with a charter boat. If you want someone else to catch your fish, just run over to the nearby seafood market for the catch of the day. If you don't feel like cooking, there are several wonderful one-of-a kind restaurants nearby.

Galveston, with its historic homes and local entertainment, is an easy and scenic 1/2-hour drive up the coast.

Even though summer is the most popular time of the year, the off season is a great time of year to come to the beach too. Beaches are empty, lodging is less expensive and days are typically sunny and warm enough that you can still dip your toes in the ocean. Nights may have a bit of chill in the air which is fun for bonfires on the beach. December is the time for family get-togethers and holiday celebrations and we like to celebrate too with a fully decorated Christmas tree, festive kitchen serving ware and outdoor lights.

January and February are really the only months that are cold but even so, it's cozy inside where you can enjoy the view of the ocean from the comfort of the sofa with a fire going in the fireplace. Relax and unwind with a good book and retreat from the world. Or bundle up and take a solitary walk on the beach where the only sounds are the waves and seagulls. Take a jog, explore the beach while you work up an appetite to come back and explore the fabulous kitchen. Look through our cookbooks and teach yourself how to make hearty dishes like cioppino, paella, stews, chilis and chowders. Recipes that take more time and patience than you usually have provide a very pleasant way to reconnect with family and friends.

Weekly rentals are 7 nights and are available year round. During the summer we only offer full week stays, but off-season, we offer shorter stays with 3 nights being the minimum. Holidays are only offered for a full weeks stay and there is an extra charge for those stays. Prices on this site are strictly for family rental.

Weekend stays are from Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday. Check in is at 4 pm and checkout is 11 am. These times are sometimes flexible, depending on whether place is rented before and after you. During peak season, weekend rentals will only be available as last minute bookings.

A $200 deposit is required to reserve your dates. This is cashed upon receiving but will be refunded to you within two weeks of your stay, less any damages.

Well-behaved, short-haired dogs 40-lbs and under are accepted conditionally with prior approval and payment of $125 non-refundable fee per pet, two pets max. No puppies under a year of age please.




Keywords: Beachfront House Surfside Texas, Gulf coast vacation rental, front row rental home, ocean front beach house

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                Up to two well-behaved, short-haired dog allowed, 40-lbs and under for an additional $125 cleaning fee....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be at least 26 years of age....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                smoking permitted outsite...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Also has a wet bar stocked with everything you need for entertaining - all kinds of glasses - martini, wine, champagne, rocks. Restaurant quality blender makes awesome margaritas. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Best equipped kitchen you'll find; better than most peoples' year round homes. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                side door has purified water and ice cubes are purified...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                two air conditioners and two thermastats, one controls downstairs and one controls upstairs....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                We provide all linens. Price is included in base rental fee....moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                house has laundry room with washer and dryer...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Yes...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Covered Parking
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                42' hi definition tv in living room, two master bedrooms each have a tv + dvd and 1 small tv + dvd is located in downstairs master bathroom above bathtub....moreless

              • Video Game Console:

                one playstation and one wii - no games. You will need to bring or rent...moreless

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    balconies are located on front, side and back, upstairs and down. Each bedroom opens to one....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    decks are everywhere. They surround 3 sides of the house....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront

                      Activities

                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer(Peak)
                      May 23 - Aug 28, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,200
                      Labor Day Week
                      Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800
                      Early Fall
                      Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $425
                      $2,250
                      Oct 6 - 10
                      Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      $1,250
                      flat fee
                      Oct 13 - Oct 16
                      Oct 13 - Oct 15, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Oct 21-24
                      Oct 21 - Oct 23, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Oct 27- Oct 31
                      Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay

                      $1,250
                      flat fee
                      Late Fall
                      Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $325
                      $1,875
                      Thanksgiving week
                      Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,350
                      flat fee
                      Winter
                      Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,650
                      Christmas Week
                      Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,300
                      flat fee
                      New Years
                      Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,300
                      flat fee

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                      • Pet Fee $125
                      • Cleaning Fee $140
                      • Tax Rate 10%

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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 08/01/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Hobby
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Galveston
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Red Snapper Inn

                      Car: Necessary

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: In 2006, my husband and I were nearing completion of construction on our beach home when we discovered that our beautiful baby boy, by then almost two, was autistic. Our savings and extra income intended for the beach house mortgage vaporized as we began intensive therapies for our little one. We had decided to put the house up for sale when we stumbled across the vrbo website and an idea was born. What if we could open up our home to other families who enjoy the beach as much as we do? So, overnight my husband and I became managers of our beachhome-turned-resort rental property. And what a fantastic experience getting to know so many really terrific families. We've really enjoyed having the privilege to provide a place for other families to create their own memories while allowing us to create our own beach memories too. Bobby, now 10, is doing great. All these years of therapy have given us a child who can interact, has begun talking and he can now tell us that his favorite place on this earth is our beach house. We give a heartfelt thanks to all the families who have stayed at our home and extend a warm Texas hello to all the families we have yet to meet. Cheers! Bluewater Star family Barbara and Mike Haney and sons Bobby and Jack

                      Why the Owner Chose Surfside Beach:
                      As a child I was thrilled when my parents would rent a beach house in Surfside for one fun-filled fantastic week each summer. Family from out of town would join us and we'd spend our days fishing, crabbing, swimming and eating delicious things. It instilled a life-long desire to one day have a place to bring my children. My husband and I have dreamed, designed and shaped our home specifically for our children and invite you to stay so that you can create your own precious family memories.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Going to Surfside is like stepping back in time. Only one road into town and one road out and not a single skyscraper or hotel chain. Restaurants are family owned and convenience stores close down in the off season. When we go down to the house, we invite all our loved ones to join us. Our caravan of cars pulls into the driveway and everyone scatters in different directions - little ones with their mamas scoot off to the beach with shovels and pails, the older kids go crabbing or swimming, dads go fishing and those who just want to relax head off to the deck with a book for a little relaxation. Hours later everyone congregates around the dinner table to tackle platters of fresh fried fish, steamed Gulf Coast crabs and chilled shrimp. Nights are spent on the deck, listening to the surf and watching the night sky for shooting stars while fire flies blink in the dunes. At some point before bed, we'll rouse ourselves and head down to the beach, lanterns in hand, to build a bonfire in the dark. The kids love to toast marshmallows for sandy smores and once they've had their fill, we all head back to the house exhausted and happy and ready to do it all again the next day.


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                      Photos

                      • View from the beach at dusk- master bedrooms open to decks.

                        View from the beach at dusk- master bedrooms open to decks.

                      • Back deck outside master bedroom downstairs

                        Back deck outside master bedroom downstairs

                      • Side of house with wrap-around deck

                        Side of house with wrap-around deck

                      • Dunes are in bloom most of the year.

                        Dunes are in bloom most of the year.

                      • living room with view of ocean has wood-burning fireplace

                        living room with view of ocean has wood-burning fireplace

                      • Beach in the fall

                        Beach in the fall

                      • Upstairs Master Bedroom

                        Upstairs Master Bedroom

                      • Fourth bedroom is a bunkbed room. Sleeps 5 total (one bottom bunk is a double).

                        Fourth bedroom is a bunkbed room. Sleeps 5 total (one bottom bunk is a double).

                      • front of the house facing the road

                        front of the house facing the road

                      • view from upstairs master bedroom

                        view from upstairs master bedroom

                      • Photo from the beach

                        Photo from the beach

                      • Kitchen with bar opens into the living room

                        Kitchen with bar opens into the living room

                      • downstairs master bedroom

                        downstairs master bedroom

                      • Looking up the stairs where the other 3 bedrooms are.

                        Looking up the stairs where the other 3 bedrooms are.

                      • Third bedroom with two queen beds.

                        Third bedroom with two queen beds.

                      • Looking down the stairs.

                        Looking down the stairs.

                      VRBO #105457

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Friday, August 01, 2014

                      $275 - $457 per night (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 11

                      View calendar: Updated 08/01/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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