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Fish House: Fabulous Family Beach Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-11)

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. A pier behind the house give you access to crabbing and fishing in the bay. 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

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About The Owner

We enjoy doing outdoor activites as a family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Gulf Coast

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.

What makes this house unique

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. You can walk to the beach and walk out on the pier behind the house to crab or fish. We have also found the winter at Fish House to be especially beautiful!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Fish House for five days June 13-18 and wish we could have stayed five months! It was great! There was plenty of room for the 10 of us to spread out in the spacious house and the decks are wonderful! It's just a short walk to the beach, which was VERY quiet during the time we were there, almost like having our own private area. The view of both the bay and the beach are gorgeous. Fish House is a great place to relax and enjoy your family!
Jun 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Fish House: Fabulous Family Beach Home
average rating of 4.9268293 based on 42 reviews

Perfect for fun family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fish House during Thanksgiving week. The house is spacious, yet warm and comfortable. Very nice kitchen and generous bedrooms and baths. Having a separate bath for each of our three family units was great. Laundry and second refrigerator were helpful extras.

The location is terrific, perched nicely between ocean and marsh. While not right on ocean, very close with lovely view. The marsh and its walkway on the backside of the property were beautiful and constantly interesting to watch, with many birds.

Note to families with little people: the huge deck around three sides of the house was SUPER helpful with an active two year old because of the gate at the top of the stairs and plenty of room to run and play safely. And excellent ocean and marsh viewing for all from the deck and big windows.

Owner was very helpful with my questions and provided useful info. Easy transactions and great communications.

The whole family loved this place and I am sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family of four had so much fun at this beautiful house! You can tell the owners put a lot of pride into decorating and keeping their Fishhouse in tip top shape. The beach is super close and the restaurants are delicious. Definitely will come Back again! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Fish House this summer! Our stay was so relaxing and our two young boys had a wonderful time. They spent hours catching crabs off of the pier and enjoyed playing at the beach. We really needed a relaxing vacation and time together as a family and that was exactly what we had! I enjoyed cooking in the beautiful kitchen, while watching our kids play and looking out at the bay. We will definitely stay at the Fish House again! Our sons said it was the best vacation they have ever been on. The house felt like home to all of us and we are so thankful for the time spent there together!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Birthday Week!!

  • 5 of 5

I got my family together for my 60th and my grandson's 3rd birthdays. My son & family came in from Beijing and my daughter from D.C. for the week. It was everything as described and more! The views are amazing! Sunrise from the beachside deck and sunset on the bayside every day....the weather was perfect - there was a constant breeze, no mosquitos, sat out on the deck most of the time when not at the beach or out and about.

This house is as nice, or nicer, than some homes I've owned! Everything is as described, and the owners are incredible to work with!

Not sure that I will be able to get the whole gang together again for some time, but my friends and I may need a weekend/week away!

Thanks again for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Great home. Described perfectly. Excellent for our young grandchildren. Great floor plan. The outside shower is very discreet and the benches let you clean up the kids one at a time and have them wait on you. Really a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my father's 70th birthday at the Fish House, and everyone loved the place. We particularly enjoyed the views from the deck and the breeze coming off the ocean, and that the houses in this subdivision aren't packed too close together. The house has a great floorplan and plenty of space, and the furnishings are clean and comfortable. The fishing was wonderful - according to my dad and husband - but we ALL had fun crabbing. We mostly ate at nearby restaurants, so not a lot of cooking was done, but it seemed as though the house had everything you could possibly need (and then some) if you wanted to cook for a crowd.

I would recommend staying here, and hope to be able to stay here again someday myself. The owner is attentive and responds quickly; she was also nice enough to work with us regarding our length of stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Drum Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access Road
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access Road



Rates & Availability

Freeport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall and Winter
Sep 10 2016 - Mar 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 10 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

Linens included.
Pets allowed with prior approval and $75 nonrefundable fee per pet (2 max).
Online instant quote is subject to verification by owner.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa can be used as a bed for one. , Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fishing and Crabbing Pier, 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

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