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Fish House: Fabulous Family Beach Home

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Last updated: 07/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Surfside Beach house description

Fully enjoy the beauty of the upper Texas Gulf Coast from our house situated between the beach and the bay. Fish House is located between Galveston and Surfside in an area of the coast with wide, undeveloped beaches and lots of room to explore. A 200 yard walk from our house puts you on the beach, and a 100 yard walk puts you in the middle of a teeming crabbing fishery. There are also beach access roads within 1/4 mile of the house which makes transporting the toys and sun shade to the beach an easy trip.

Fish House is our family’s second home designed by us and completed in late 2008. We have young children, so the house is kid-friendly and stocked with inside and beach toys. Fine design and material finishes make this a fun house to visit. We call it "Fish House" since we love to fish in the area. Fish House is located in a new subdivision in which seven beautiful new homes were built during 2008. There are no houses immediately adjacent to Fish House affording you a measure of privacy, sweeping views and plenty of room to spread out.

Fish House is a two story house with a modern style that covers approximately 2,100 square feet. Downstairs the kitchen is open to the dining area and a living room, and there is a large laundry room and the master bedroom. The master bedroom contains a small couch and a clawfoot tub for two. The kitchen island and its barstools together with the dining table allow for sit down dining for 10-12. Two refrigerators provide storage for all of the food and drinks your family can handle. The kitchen fridge and the drinking water faucet at the kitchen sink have Reverse Osmosis water for pure drinking water and ice. Upstairs is a living room with a large flat screen TV, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two bedrooms contain queen beds, one having its own balcony facing Drum Bay. The third bedroom contains a full bed, bunk beds and a “pack and play” crib. All bedrooms have views to the water.

The deck wraps around three sides of the house and provides a huge outdoor living area with views of the beach and the bay and up and down the island. From our deck you can take in the beautiful sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee, and finish the day sipping a margarita with the sunset as your backdrop. You can sit on the deck and watch birds and fishermen work the bay and the kite surfers and sailboats frolic in the surf. The main portion of our deck, on the east side of the house, is shaded by the house from the afternoon sun and catches the cool ocean breezes all day long.

In addition to the swimmers and sunbathers, our area of the beach draws traditional surfers, kite surfers, Hobie Cat sailboats and fishermen depending on the state of the wind. Our house is an excellent place from which to fish the bay with a powerboat or kayak (there is a small boat ramp within ½ mile from the house and places to launch kayaks all up and down the island). Offshore fishing is convenient too if that is your pleasure. The Surfside area is home to many fishing guides who can put you on the fish during your stay.

Lake Jackson includes many entertainment and dining opportunities and holds Sea Center Texas which is a wonderful trip for young and old alike. Galveston provides many entertainment and dining opportunities as well including theater, music, a water park and lots more. Several nice golf courses in Galveston and Lake Jackson are easy to reach. Surfside and Freeport have several good restaurants all within a few miles. Winter time provides wonderful bird watching right behind the house in the bird sanctuary managed by the Cradle of Texas Conservancy. The diversity of the area’s ecosystem is stunning.

Finally, getting there and back home is an easy 70 minute drive down 288 from Houston.

Keywords: Beach House Surfside Nice Family New Fish Family Clean

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Children Welcome:

            Owners have small children, so some toys are available to renters, including beach toys. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be at least 26 years old. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Reverse Osmosis system provides clean drinking water and ice in ice makers. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            All basic kitchen utensils, appliances available, plus an ice cream maker. ...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker


          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking Off Street
          • Covered Parking
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Bay Views ,Unobstructed Sunset View, Large Claw foot Tub, 2 Refrigerators, Outdoor Shower, Deck on 3 sides, 2 Balconies, Deck Furniture, iPhone/iPod dock with charger...moreless


              • Video Library:

                We have a few children's DVD's available for renters. ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Stereo has radio, CD player, and iPOD, iPHONE dock. ...moreless

              • DVD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                3 sided deck means you can almost always find shade or sun, breeze or get out of the wind...moreless

              • Balcony:

                (2) beach side balcony and bay side balcony ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beach View:

                Beach is within walking distance! There are no other properties between Fish House and the beach. ...moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Surfing
              • Kayaking


              Write a review 5
              from 32 traveler reviews
              Enjoying the beautiful scenery! 08/09/2013

              VRBO Bear stayed here:

              What a lucky bear family we are to have stayed at this absolutely ideal beach house!

              Nestled in the quiet town of Surfside Beach, we had nearly absolute privacy. We were however, a thirty-minute drive away from Galveston Island which has entertainment and activities-a-plenty for bears of any age.

              The Fish House, as it's titled, is nicely appointed so we were able to make beautiful meals in the open and airy kitchen. There is a large and sturdy outdoor table to enjoy those meals with endless views of the waves. A roomy deck wraps around three sides of the house and there are two bonus balconies on each side of the second floor. This momma bear got to enjoy her coffee while relaxing in the morning breezes from each side of the house and watching the cranes and seagulls fish for breakfast.

              This is the kind of house that makes you want to go home and redecorate your bear cave. The Fish House has a definite style and lots of it. You can absolutely feel the love and attention that is afforded with the decor and amenities. There is a gorgeous clawfoot tub in the master suite, beautiful linens and soft towels. The upstairs living room is so perfect for snuggling up with the cubs and watching movies before bed--and that is exactly what we did. It was a great way to unwind after hours in the ocean.

              Speaking of the ocean, Fish House is close enough to the beach that my little three year-old cub could walk unassisted and carry his pail and shovels. The house has a garage with beach toys, boogie boards and more plus an invaluable outdoor shower to get the sand out of your fur and leave the beach outside.

              I have and will continue to recommend this house to anyone in need of a relaxing and serene vacation with family or group of friends.

              The VRBO Bear
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              May 26 - Sep 1, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Fall and Winter
              Sep 10 - Mar 7, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Mar 8 - May 27, 2015
              3 night min stay
              Thu, Fri, Sat
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • Cleaning Fee $150
              • Pet Fee $75
              • Tax Rate 6%


              Linens included.

              Pets allowed with prior approval and $75 nonrefundable fee per pet (2 max).

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              25% of payment required when making reservation. Remaining 75% due 60 days before check-in.

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              Last updated: 07/13/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: We enjoy doing outdoor activites as a family.

              Why the Owner Chose Surfside Beach:
              Fish House offers access to the beach, fishing and other nearby activities and is a way to get away from the busy city of Houston. We like to fish in the bay, surf and offshore. The location is perfect for a Houstonian needing to take an easy vacation.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We enjoy swimming, building things in the sand, watching birds, boats and water, fishing, and being with friends and family. The deck offers us great views of the beach, bay and especially beautiful sunsets. While at the house, we spend a lot of time cooking and making merry. There is a nice, new fish market on 332 just before the bridge leading into Surfside which has become a regular stop on the way to Fish House. We have also found the winter at Fish House to be especially beautiful!

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Sunset from deck

                Sunset from deck

              • Beach looking from our deck

                Beach looking from our deck

              • View of downstairs kitchen, dining and living

                View of downstairs kitchen, dining and living

              • Another view of Master Bedroom

                Another view of Master Bedroom

              • Bedroom with Beach View

                Bedroom with Beach View

              • View of one of three full baths (all have lots of counter space)

                View of one of three full baths (all have lots of counter space)

              • Upstairs Living Room with 40" Flat Screen TV

                Upstairs Living Room with 40" Flat Screen TV

              • Fish House, notice the hammock, outdoor shower & gated deck

                Fish House, notice the hammock, outdoor shower & gated deck

              • Kitchen from the main room (and Beach through windows!)

                Kitchen from the main room (and Beach through windows!)

              • Open Dining and downstairs Living Room

                Open Dining and downstairs Living Room

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Clawfoot tub in Master Bathroom

                Clawfoot tub in Master Bathroom

              • Upstairs bedroom with full and bunk beds

                Upstairs bedroom with full and bunk beds

              • View of an upstairs bathroom

                View of an upstairs bathroom

              • Enjoying the view.

                Enjoying the view.

              VRBO #217989

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

              $200 - $431 per night (USD)

              4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

              View calendar: Updated 07/13/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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