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Historic Gulf Coast Beach House

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Welcome to Allen Place, our historic beach home

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Last updated: 07/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Quintana house description

Historic Allen Place has 3 large bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and an unobstructed ocean view (the living room can also be converted into a suite with full futon). It can sleep up to 10 guests. Linens are provided. The house has central AC and fans in every room. The large kitchen is fully equipped with cooking/eating utensils, Fridge, Stove, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, crock pot, waffle maker, etc. There is a washer and dryer on site. The living room has an HD TV/DVD player and numerous DVD's available but no satellite TV at this time. There is excellent cell phone coverage on the island so your smart phone or tablet should give you plenty of access to information.

The property has large, grassy areas for play and a fire pit in the backyard for roasting s'mores or warming up on a cool evening.

There are games, books, toys and puzzles for adults and kids.

Sorry, but we are unable to accommodate pets at this time.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Living room door can be shut, creating private suite w/bath...moreless

          • Cot, fold out bed and pack-n-play also available for use

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Dining
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Guests must bring their own beach towels. Please do not take our towels to the beach....moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • DVD Player
          • Video Library
          • Games
          • Books
          • Toys

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Budget
          • Romantic

          Location & View

          • Beach View
          • Ocean View

          Activities

          • Playground
          • Cycling
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Jet Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Kayaking
          • Golf
          • Surf Fishing
          • Pier Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Groceries
          • Horseback Riding
          • Horseshoes
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Eco Tourism
          • Bird Watching
          • Beachcombing
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Hiking
          • Fishing
           

          Reviews

          Write a review 4.7
          from 15 traveler reviews
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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          High Season
          Jul 7 - Aug 2, 2014
          7 night min stay

          $1,456
          August beat the Heat Special
          Aug 3 - Aug 31, 2014
          4 night min stay
          $233
          $1,400
          Mid Season
          Sep 3 - Oct 31
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,204
          Christmas break
          Dec 20 - Jan 5
          3 night min stay
          $200
          $1,204
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $167
          $980

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Weekly rates begin on Saturday after 4 pm and end on the following Saturday at 11 am. Last minute reservations not available during mid and low seasons.


          Cancellation policy:

          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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          Last updated: 07/15/2014
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          Location

          1 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          beach

          Car: Necessary

          The Island of Quintana is a quaint place to both relax and play. There are 6 miles of sandy, natural beaches, numerous places to fish, the Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, 4 playgrounds and Bryan beach state park. Allen Place is located a short walk from the beach. Guests can access the pedestrian beach from the County park where there are restrooms and showers, pavilions and beach volley ball courts. Or you can drive on the beach further south on the island (access to the state park is via a beach drive). There is a bait/tackle shop on the island.

          Grocery stores, drugstores, dollar stores, gas stations, a municipal golf course and restaurants are located about 10 minutes north in the town of Freeport. Further afield (about a 25 minute drive) is the city of Lake Jackson, which boasts a mall, movie theaters, restaurants and more.

          Allen Place has large, grassy areas for play and a fire pit in the backyard for roasting s'mores or warming up on a cool evening.

          There are games, books, toys and puzzles for kids.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2011

          About the owner: Originally from the East Coast, and residents of Houston for 8 years, we have been married for 15 years, have four young kids, and try to find time for our endless DIY projects at our two 'vintage' houses - one on Quintana, and one in the Houston Heights. We have 6 years experience as landlords (we rent out our garage apartment in Houston). When we're not running around to various kid activities, we enjoy music, the arts, traveling, reading, attending sporting events and spending time outdoors.

          Why the Owner Chose Quintana:
          We must admit we never envisioned ourselves owning a beach house. When asked by our friends and family what led us to Quintana, we don't always know what to say first. Perhaps it was the natural, non-commercial,'local' feel of the place. Or the chance to make family memories away from the hustle and bustle of Houston. Or maybe the fact that we never know what kind of wildlife or birds we'll encounter. It's not every day you share space with Roseate Spoonbills, painted buntings, Scissortail Flycatchers, Great Egrets and Brown Pelicans (Not to mention the strata of amazing wildflowers surrounding us year round). We just couldn't believe a quiet, unspoiled beach like Quintana was only an hour's drive away. And then there was the house. We have a soft spot for old houses in need of renovation. We just couldn't let this piece of history languish in its half-repaired state. Somehow we managed to envision the potential. Those first few weeks and months of renovations were tough - there were many times we questioned what in the world we were thinking. But when we stopped to take a break and listened to the sounds of the waves from the front porch, knowing that generations before us had done the same, we were rejuvenated and given strength to carry on. Where we could, we salvaged materials from the house or refreshed/reused what was already there. We tried to minimize waste where possible and remain true to the original intent/function of the house. The wainscoting in the downstairs bathroom is salvaged exterior siding. The staircase and wood floors are all original to the house. The interior doors and hardware were reclaimed from another old house. We painted the kitchen cabinets rather than replacing them. Almost all of the furnishings (and many appliances) were purchased second-hand, handed down as family antiques or given to us by friends.

          The Unique Benefits at this House:
          Share in a piece of history! Allen Place was built by the Jarvis family in 1883 and is one of only 3 remaining historical structures on the Island of Quintana. A veteran of over six major hurricanes over the last century, Allen Place has served as a boarding house, orphanage, summer home and place of refuge. It is said that numerous residents rode out the deadly hurricane of 1900 in the house. It was initially restored in the 1960's by Benny Allen, a well-known sea captain, and his wife. The house became widely known on the island as 'Allen Place' because of the notoriety of Captain Allen. Allen Place was designated as a historical site in the 1960's. We purchased the house in 2011 after it had suffered damage from hurricane IKE and undergone haphazard repairs. We spent the next year restoring/renovating it with our own blood, sweat and tears and some help from a few contractors. Hopefully you can see the beauty in what we brought back to life. When you stay at Historic Allen place, you are sharing in history, and helping to revive a house that has welcomed guests and weathered storms for over a century.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • Welcome to Allen Place, our historic beach home

            Welcome to Allen Place, our historic beach home

          • Allen Place, Rear

            Allen Place, Rear

          • Relax on the breezy front porch

            Relax on the breezy front porch

          • Large Kitchen, fully equipped

            Large Kitchen, fully equipped

          • Living Room (includes a full futon)

            Living Room (includes a full futon)

          • Front Bedroom with beach views (1 full bed, 1 full futon)

            Front Bedroom with beach views (1 full bed, 1 full futon)

          • Upstairs bathroom

            Upstairs bathroom

          • Downstairs shower

            Downstairs shower

          • Quintana Beach within walking distance

            Quintana Beach within walking distance

          • Gorgeous sunsets from your front yard

            Gorgeous sunsets from your front yard

          • Gorgeous sunsets from your back yard

            Gorgeous sunsets from your back yard

          • Neotropical Bird sanctuary trail - enjoy views from the observation platform

            Neotropical Bird sanctuary trail - enjoy views from the observation platform

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          • Historical Marker out front

            Historical Marker out front

          • Unobstructed ocean views

            Unobstructed ocean views

          • Central dining Area

            Central dining Area

          • Master Bedroom (1 queen, 1 full futon)

            Master Bedroom (1 queen, 1 full futon)

          • Back Bedroom (2 twin beds)

            Back Bedroom (2 twin beds)

          • Downstairs bathroom

            Downstairs bathroom

          • Laundry Room

            Laundry Room

          • Pier and jetty close by for fishing

            Pier and jetty close by for fishing

          • Bring your bikes and enjoy flat, quiet roads

            Bring your bikes and enjoy flat, quiet roads

          • World Class birdwatching outside your door

            World Class birdwatching outside your door

          • 4 playgrounds on the island - three within walking distance

            4 playgrounds on the island - three within walking distance

          VRBO #455500

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

          $167 - $233 per night (USD)
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          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

          View calendar: Updated 07/15/14
          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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