Beautiful Beachfront Property W/Private Walkover to the Beach
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- 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.
The map marker for our house is incorrect so we have opted not to use it. To see where our house is, click on the map, then click on satellite view and zoom in. We are a few houses west of Stahlman park. In the satellite view zoomed in all the way you will be able to find our house because it's the only one with a gazebo at the end of the walkway to the beach. It's next to the house with the driveway that looks like a lower case 'd.'
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. In the zoomed in view, the words Bluewater Star are printed on top of our home.
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.
The offseason is a great time of year to come to the beach. 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 will 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. The fresh air will give you an appetite and you'll come back ready to explore our fabulous kitchen, peruse 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,
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- 2 King size beds, 2 Queen size Beds, 2 sets of bunk beds, 2 Cribs
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Game Console:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
My daughter and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays at this awesome beach home. The weather was damp, cold and dreary but the inside was warm, cozy and beautiful. Mike and Barbara could not be more accommodating. They had duraflame logs for us and someone brought wood and left it on the bannister downstairs. We walked the beach, read and in general relaxed in this outstanding home. The Haney's have thought of everything to make your vacation away from home relaxed and enjoyable. You will not want for a thing. Thank you Barbara and Mike for sharing your beach house with us. This is our second visit and I certainly hope it will not be the last.
- Guest glo (Houston, Texas)
- Date of stay 11/23/13
- Review Submitted 12/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Beautiful home with all the perks!
Beautiful home with all the perks!
Our family LOVED this house! I highly recommend it and will definitely come back again. It was beautifully maintained and had all the accommodations of home, especially the kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and baking this is the place for you. There was ample room for our family of 8 and the kids loved playing with toys that were provided (beach and otherwise). There is no doubt in my mind that this house is the most beautiful on the beach! Book it, you won't be disappointed.
- Guest TLMYBELL (Walnut Creek, CA)
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/16/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Best Beach House Ever!!!
Best Beach House Ever!!!
My husband and I stayed here with our son and 7 other people (6 adults and 4 children total). The house is absolutely gorgeous yet feels like home at the same time, and the location is perfect!!! We are already trying to plan our next stay! We did not bring our dogs this time, but are so happy to know that this is a dog-friendly AND kid-friendly home. The first night we were there, we were going to build a fire on the beach and met the neighbors next door who so generously invited us to join them around their fire and then "gave" us their spot after they went in for the evening. So, we didn't even have to lift a finger to build our own fire that night, AND we met some wonderful people! We enjoyed visiting and making smores before heading off to sleep in our very comfortable beds. There are toddler beds and cribs, and even though we didn't need them, we noticed there were two highchairs in one of the closets for families who might need those. The decorations on the kids' beds/cribs were so cute and the little room under the stairs is awesome! Our son slept in there the first night, then in one of the bunk beds the next two nights. The decks overlook the ocean and are perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in the morning. There were 2 very nice, new picnic tables on the decks and a place to rinse off (with hot water even!) on the deck below the house so that you don't have to worry about tracking sand inside. Bluewater Star would be perfect for a romatic getaway, a girls' getaway, a family reunion, or just the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends.I could go on and on, and I'm sure I'm leaving something out, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property!!! The thing that makes it even better are that the owners are SOOOOO incredibly nice and good people too!!!
- Guest Julie (United States)
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
4 Generations Sharing Family Time!
4 Generations Sharing Family Time!
This home is everything as described and MORE! We felt at home the minute we walked in! All of the amenities were above our expectations. We had 2 children ages 2 and 5 who appreciated the toys and children's cove. The bedroom accommodations were very comfortable and attractive. Outdoor shower/hoses were very handy and useful. The kitchen was FABULOUS - I ever minded cooking or cleaning up! We shared 7 days together an wished we had more. And this home has the best beach location also. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will be back!
- Guest Debbie B. (I live in Atlanta, Ga and my husband lives in Calgary Canada)
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/24/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
This was our third year at Surfside but first year at the Bluewater Star, and it will not be our last. This house is absolutely perfect and you can tell it was built with children in mind. There were 5 kids under the age of 3 and we could let them run around on the deck (where we spent most of our time) and not worry about them getting to the stairs due to the gates. The house was extremely clean and in great condition. The kitchen is a dream and don't worry about bottle openers or wine openers or mixers or baking dishes because this was one stocked kitched. The owners were great to deal with, I felt like we could have called them at any time for anything and they would have went out of their way to help. The beach was only busy on the weekend, during the week it was like it was our own private beach.We are already counting down the days until we go next year.
- Guest Shells (Houston, TX)
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/28/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Another Fantastic Year!
Another Fantastic Year!
THANK YOU for another Fantastic year! This was our 4th year to stay in this wonderful home and once again we had an amazing time. We have made so many wonderful memories over the years visiting this home and we are very grateful to Haney's for always making sure the house is perfect. Thank you !! We are looking forward to next year already!
- Guest The Fulton Family (Carrollton)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
Love Love Love the Bluewater Star
Love Love Love the Bluewater Star
We have been coming to Surfside for years and we finally found the perfect house to rent thanks to the Bluewater Star. It's by far nicer than any other house there and reasonably priced. Great location on the beach too. We are coming back this summer and looking forward to it. My daughter just loved the little bedroom under the stairs. Also it has by far has so many extras in the kitchen you don't find at most rentals. The owners is wonderful to deal with and I look forward to returning to the Bluewater Star in a few months! Thanks Haney family for sharing your house!
- Guest Jennifer P.
- Date of stay 08/03/12
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Our family of nine, with seven from up north, spent a week of togetherness and fun at The Bluewater Star during the Christmas Holiday. It was everything that the owner said...and more! Our grandchildren had a wonderful time building sandcastles every day! It was truly "a family heirloom memory for all!" And we highly recommend staying with family and/or friends for a great time away! In fact, we have already booked an additional week in the spring!
- Guest Judy (Freeport, Texas)
- Date of stay 12/19/12
- Review Submitted 02/17/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
I was part of a group of ten and we all had a great time at your house. We were able to all gather around the living/kitchen area visiting until wee hours of the night. Cooking was a delight because of all the wonderful kitchen gadgets. We were outside when possible, walking the beach, and doing nothing at all. Your place made our long weekend just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
- Guest Aggie Mom EHC (Crosby, TX)
- Date of stay 10/11/12
- Review Submitted 10/16/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Bluewater Star ...simply genius
Bluewater Star ...simply genius
Barbara & Mike, just a note to say first, we had a great time staying at Bluewater Star last week. All of us (8 adults, 6 small children) loved the house and its many aspects and amenities. We arrived to find it in great condition and left it, we hope, in the same or better. Hope to do it again sometime. Photos of our grandchildren arrayed on the kid's bed in the kid-nook are priceless and reflective of the genius of that room's designer. It remained a kid destination all week long. Much the same can be said of the gazebo where you can "go down to the beach" yet always have a little shade, a place to sit, and a bit of privacy …very nice. For some of our grandkids it was their first time on the beach and into the surf and their reactions will never be forgotten. One afternoon three of us ventured into a beautifully becalmed surf to fish and we landed a few. As a bonus, for a time we were effectively "swimming with the dolphins" as a small pod periodically surfaced all around us. Personally, I spent a great deal of time on various decks (alone or with a grandchild cuddled in my lap or with a semi-silent adult) listening to the breakers and in deep, thirst-slaked contemplation of occasional pelicans, dune buggies, horseback riders, tug-barge traffic, big boats through the jetties, dolphins in the surf, shrimpers plowing the near-shore, cloud formations, sun risings and settings, or just sand and waves. It was exhausting. Although our interactions with you have been on a very amicable business level, my wife and I wish to thank you on a personal level.
- Guest John (Houston, Texas)
- Date of stay 09/14/12
- Review Submitted 09/29/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Mar 1-May 1 $2240/7 nts + 10% hotel tax. 3-nt min $1300 + 10% htl. tax & clean fee May 2- May 19 $2,500/7 nts + 10% tax. 3-nt min $1375 + 10% tax & cleaning fee May 20 thru Aug 31 week only rentals $3,240/7 nts + 10% tax & cleaning fee Sept1-Oct31 $2300/7 nts + 10% hotel tax.3-nt min $1250 + 10% tax & cleaning fee Nov1-Feb 29 $1600/7 nts + 10% hotel tax. 3-nt min $900 + 10% tax & cleaning fee Clean fee $140. Pets accepted $125, max 2 short-haired, up to 40 lbs Holidays & Spring Break available for week rentals only. Please inquire for rates. NO WEDDINGS or corporate event rentals. We do not work with third-party agents.
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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 I 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 ride these years have been. It's been a wonderful experience getting to know so many really terrific families and providing a place so they can create their own memories while allowing us to create our 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 dream 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 holiday inn. 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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View from the beach at dusk- master bedrooms open to decks.
Back deck outside master bedroom downstairs
Side of house with wrap-around deck
Dunes are in bloom most of the year.
living room with view of ocean has wood-burning fireplace
Beach in the fall
Upstairs Master Bedroom
Fourth bedroom is a bunkbed room. Sleeps 5 total (one bottom bunk is a double).
front of the house facing the road
view from upstairs master bedroom
Photo from the beach
Kitchen with bar opens into the living room
downstairs master bedroom
Looking up the stairs where the other 3 bedrooms are.
Third bedroom with two queen beds.
Looking down the stairs.
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Date last modified - Saturday, December 14, 2013
4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
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