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Beautiful Beachfront Property W/Private Walkover to the Beach

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The Bluewater Star is literally footsteps away from the ocean.


Last updated: 01/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Welcome to our beachfront home, the Bluewater Star. 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 bedroom 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 best of all fun.

Two of the four bedrooms are masters, each with a king bed, private bathroom and crib. One of the masters is on the main floor and the other master (along with the other two bedrooms) are upstairs. The third bedroom has 2 queen beds and the fourth bedroom has two sets of bunkbeds. The bottom bunk on one side is a double. These last two bedrooms share share a bathroom. Another half bath is located on the main floor next to to the laundry room.

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 Christmas tree and festive holiday touches.

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 next to a real 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 and work up an appetite so that when you get back you'll be ready to browse 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 that go from Friday to Friday 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 the house is rented before and after you. During peak season, weekend rentals will only be available as last minute bookings.

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
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking permitted outsite...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome up to 2 short-haired, well-behaved dogs, 40-lbs and under. Some restrictions apply. One-time non-refundable pet fee of $125 per pet per stay. No cats please. Pet Policies: Dogs must be crated if left alone at the property. Please pick up pet waste. Pets are not allowed on beds/furniture. Please keep pets out of the flower beds even in the colder months. Damages to furniture, doors, windows, screens, furnishings, etc. will result in additional pet charges. The non-refundable pet cleaning fee covers the extra cleaning required by housekeeping for pet hair and allergen treatment. THE NON-REFUNDABLE PET FEE DOES NOT COVER COST OF CLEANING PET HAIR OFF OF FURNITURE AND/OR BEDS OR PICKING UP PET WASTE LEFT BY OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY PETS. COSTS FOR CLEANING PET HAIR OFF OF FURNITURE AND/OR BEDS AND CLEANING UP PET WASTE OR REPAIRS FOR DAMAGE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR DAMAGE DEPOSIT. Leash your dog when outside the fenced areas....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Can access music channels of all variety from cable tv - sirioux music stations....moreless

  • 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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    mostly for boys....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

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


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    dining table seats 8 and we have 4 additional chairs along the bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a clothes dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have high-speed internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    hand towels, face wash cloths and bath towels are all provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

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


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, salt and pepper provided...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • 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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    with speakers for music...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    the grill is charcoal. You will need to bring charcoal and lighter fluid...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 71 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 3 - Feb 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$225 $300
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$350 $400
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

May 26 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 10%


Cancellation policy: No refunds given for dates cancelled 60 days or closer to date of arrival. Cancellations 61 days and farther will receive complete refund of payment and deposit minus a $50 cancellation fee.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 01/09/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Ferry
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 12, is doing great. All these years of therapy have given us a child who can interact and talk 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, Texas, United States of America:
Going to Surfside is like stepping back in time. There's 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. And it's been that way since I was a child coming here with my parents who would rent a beach house in Surfside for one fun-filled fantastic week every 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 carry on the tradition with my children. 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. Evenings are spent on the deck, listening to the surf and watching the night sky for shooting stars while fire flies blink in the dunes and the moonlight reflects off the water. 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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We understand that when you rent a beach house you are planning on spending most of your time either enjoying the waves or enjoying the home and we have done everything we can to make this the most comfortable and well stocked beach house you have ever been in bar none. A comment I hear frequently from my guests is that they are so happy to see such a wonderfully stocked kitchen. My husband and I are life-long foodies and our background is the hospitality industry. We met working at a restaurant in college, and we love to cook. The last thing we want to do when we're getting ready to come to the beach house is pack every single thing we need to cook a good meal, so it's imperative that our kitchen have everything that we might need. We think that you will like this too.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/09/2017

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  • The Bluewater Star is literally footsteps away from the ocean.

    The Bluewater Star is literally footsteps away from the ocean.

  • 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

  • sunset through the windows

    sunset through the windows

  • 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).

  • from the beach

    from the beach

  • proud little boy showing off the fish caught in the surf.

    proud little boy showing off the fish caught in the surf.

  • side view

    side view

  • front of house at night

    front of house at night

  • 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

  • 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.

  • fishing in front of our house.

    fishing in front of our house.

  • private walkway to beach with gazebo.

    private walkway to beach with gazebo.

  • ours is the middle house - super long driveway.

    ours is the middle house - super long driveway.

  • Private walkway of The Bluewater Star takes you to the white sands of Surfside.

    Private walkway of The Bluewater Star takes you to the white sands of Surfside.

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Sunday, January 15, 2017

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