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Rent 3 get One FREE Mid-Week Special! *Only Block on Pedestrian Beach w/ Sand!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-10)

'Life Is Good' is an incredibly fun beach front house. Welcome to the tranquility of Surfside Beach, Texas. Watch brilliant sunrise and moonrises right over the Gulf of Mexico.

Our rustic cottage style home is not luxurious, but it is cozy, comfy, and boasts beautiful views of the beach. The cozy living room has breathtaking views of the beach. The kitchen has all the basic essentials for cooking, and there is a charcoal BBQ downstairs to grill your favorite foods.

If you enjoy the simple life, glorious sunrises, looking for seashells while walking on the shore, and finishing the day with smores by a fire on the beach, this is the place for you.

Whether you want a Romantic Getaway or to bring friends/family this is a great escape for 1-10 people. INCREDIBLE 180 DEGREE VIEW OF THE BEACH AND GULF OF MEXICO. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE DATES.


Welcome to the Village of Surfside Beach Texas, an incorporated coastal community on the Texas Gulf Coast. Located approximately 60 miles south of Houston Texas, Surfside Beach is a community steeped in rich history, with miles of beautiful beaches. Surfside Beach is a charming community with beachfront houses, canal houses, and local businesses. Void of skyscrapers and high rises Surfside has the charm of coastal communities of yesteryear, with modern conveniences and a vision of the future.

Surfside Beach is considered the Cradle of Texas where the 'Original 300 Settlers' first set foot on Texas soil. Home to the famous Fort Velasco, Surfside is the location where the first battle prior to the war for Texas Independence was fought and where Santa Ana signed the Treaty of Velasco recognizing Texas as an Independent country.

Other activities include fishing, birding, boating, beachcombing, golfing and surfing. Nearby is fishing charters, museums, Sea Center Texas and much more. Take a leisurely drive to historic Galveston where you can visit Moody Gardens and The Pyramid Rain Forest, the world famous Strand, Schlitterbahn Water Park or many other tourist attractions.

What are You waiting for??? Reserve your place in the sun today. Plan it now, before someone else gets YOUR Place! Make sure you check our availability calendar as it is updated after each reservation is placed.

Arrival time is 4:00 PM, Departure is 11:00 AM

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About AJ

We personally also enjoy a home in Surfside.

AJ purchased this house in 2008

Why AJ chose Gulf Coast

Located beach front on the "Pedestrian Only" area of the beach. This pedestrian block is currently the only block in surfside that has sand in front of the homes. Compared to Galveston, Surfside Beach is closer to Houston and has much less traffic. The beach is cleaner and is much better for boogie boarding, surfing, fishing or boating.

What makes this house unique

'LIFE IS GOOD!' is on very popular 'Pedestrian Only' Beach in Surfside, TX. It's very peaceful. You will love sitting on the deck, watching the waves and surfers, listening to the beach sounds and watching the most incredible sun rises right over the Gulf of Mexico.


Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2) Extremely comfortable memory foam beds., Queen size Beds (1) Extremely comfortable memory foam bed., Sleep Sofas (2) in the living area that sleep 4.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
PLEASE NOTE before booking that we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Rent 3 get One FREE Mid-Week Special! *Only Block on Pedestrian Beach w/ Sand!!!
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 44 reviews

The BEST Spot on the Pedestrian Beach! Awesome View and Waves Were So Relaxing. We'll Be Back Soon!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in this super cute cottage; each morning was a new blessing, and every night was enchanting.

The inside is as cute as can be with its “Life Is Good” theme. The house is clean and homey.

But this vacation spot's most prized possession is it's covered and uncovered deck that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Not only does the sun rise directly in front of it, but the moon, too, commands you to stare out at the ocean all night long.

Overall, this is a fantastic place to escape from reality. The sandy beach is steps from the house. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Please come again and ask for your return visit discount.
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Good location, dolphin pod sighted right in front.

  • 3 of 5

Overall as expected, but two negative surprises. Weber Grill is not functional - hazardous could be better description due to extensive rust. Dryer is worthless for much but small light items. Sheets and towels had to go outside.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome time with the kids and grandkids.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time even though it rained some everyday. The proximity to the beach and area in general is great. This was our second time at the Life is Good property and probably not the last.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joe, we love having you and your family and we can't wait to have you again. Thank you for being such incredible visitors and ALL you did during your stay. The third-time stay will be a 15% discount. :) Please come again.
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Wished we could have stayed longer!

  • 4 of 5

AJ's rental was fantastic for what we needed & wanted for our mini holiday vacation. Being right on the beach was so nice and the nightly rate beat everyone else that we looked into in Surfside & Crystal beach, even some houses that were several blocks away. The beach is wonderful with great sand and lots of shells. My husband fished everyday from a nearby jetty or just walking out in the surf where we set up. My favorite was that we were allowed to build a campfire on the beach. There is wood for sale locally at Bingo Boards & Valero, both walking distance from the rental. We left our shade tent up every night on the beach & never had an issue with it being messed with. The beach also has picnic tables & trash cans, as well as volunteers who pass out free trash bags trying to keep the beach clean. There was a lot of seaweed washed up during the July 4th weekend, but nothing a rake couldn't handle. The house has a shower right in the carport & we were spoiled being able to get out of the water, walk across a one-way street to the house, rinse off, then walk right back to the beach to relax under our tent. There is also a water hose in the carport and the balcony deck to wash your feet. AJ answered all our messages and even worked with us on the days we rented and our check-out time. We had such a great time with our college children. If you don't mind packing much like you would to go camping, then this is the perfect place to stay. Be sure to bring you own water for drinking & cooking. It is a bit brown, and the owner mentions not to drink it anyway. Beds were very comfy. The deck overlooking the beach was shaded & provided a great place to enjoy meals with the ocean sounds & breeze. The only thing that could be improved is the dishwasher. We had to hand wash several dishes when they came out dirty after the cycle. All in all, this was a great trip. Thank you, Life is Good!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lewis, TX

Very nice and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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copperas cove

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here and the location is amazing. Very cozy and the beds are super comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Before booking, please note that in the Summer we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. Inquire about last minute discounts and for rentals longer than one week.


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 4 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Processing $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Before booking, please note that we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. Inquire about last minute discounts and for rentals longer than one week. Weekend nightly rate applies to July 4th week midweek.

All of our rentals are non-smoking, Any evidence of smoking inside will forfeit your deposit. A $50 charge per cigarette butt for any thrown over balconies and found on the premises will be deducted from the deposit.

Bed linens provided for the largest bed in each room at no additional cost. If bed linens are used, you are required to wash, fold and place them at the end of the correct size bed. Towels are not provided.

Home to be left in the condition it was found. Stove, oven, and refrigerator completely cleaned and wiped down. All dishes washed and put away. Bed sheets washed, folded and left at the edge of each correct bed. All trash in downstairs cans. Trash needs to be rolled to the edge of the driveway before leaving.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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