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Back for Fall Rentals ~Coveted Pedestrian Beachfront 30% OFF ~ 'Life is Good'

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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About the property

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

'Life Is Good' is an extremely fun beach front house. Whether you want a Romantic Getaway or want to relax with friends/family this is a great escape for 1-10 people. INCREDIBLE 180 DEGREE PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE BEACH AND GULF OF MEXICO. Before booking please note that we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. CHECK OUR CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY. PRICE QUOTE INCLUDES 30% OFF.

Surfside Beach is an incorporated coastal community on the Texas Gulf Coast. Located approximately 60 miles south of Houston Texas, Surfside is a community steeped in rich history, with miles of beautiful beaches. It 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 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??? Call us and we'll fill you in on any of your questions to make certain your family and friends are going to have a great vacation getaway at Surfside Beach! Make sure you check our availability calendar as it is updated after each reservation is placed. Plan it now, before someone else gets YOUR Place!

Check-In 4:00 PM, Check-Out 11:00 AM

Before booking please note that we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-

Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. Inquire about discounts for rentals longer than one week.


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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Melinda

We personally also enjoy a home in Surfside.

Melinda purchased this house in 2008

Why Melinda 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Back for Fall Rentals ~Coveted Pedestrian Beachfront 30% OFF ~ 'Life is Good'
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

It's all about the view!

  • 5 of 5

This place is in the perfect location. Right on the beach, breathtaking views, and if you get tired of watching ships and pelicans, you can go inside and watch your favorite tv. The beds are comfy, its spacious and gracious. But that's if you can drag yourself in off the deck. The house made the trip. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX, USA

October - Best Month for Texas Beaches

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Life is Good. It was very clean and spacious. The weather was amazing and the moon illuminated the night. The beach was clean and the locals are very nice. It was a great weekend getaway! I would stay here again and again! I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stafford, TX

Wonderfully Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle. The house is adorable and being right on the water and hearing the waves is soothing. Can't remember the last time we've had the luxury of doing absolutely nothing and it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Providence Village

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We have never stayed at Surfside before, normally we have rented houses in Galveston area. The location of this house is very good. Right across from a nice beach makes a big difference. We are looking for a place that we can rent every summer for a period of time so we do not have to keep searching for a place. I would say this place has the possibility of being that due to the location.

I will have to say our overall experience was good, but could have been improved with just a little bit of details attended to.

(Not that size of rooms can be changed but just so you know) The bedrooms were a little small, which made it difficult for us because we needed to setup pack and plays for our 2 young children (had to move the bed against the wall to squeeze it between the bed and closet, so we could not get out of the bed on the side nor use the closet). The master bathroom and shower was very small. Overall repair and maintenance needs some attention The bathtub in the 2nd bath had difficulty draining, we used a broom and dust pan to sweep out the sand that was in the tub because it would not drain. The water hose holder fell off the wall. Cosmetic first impression, doors to the sheds were rusted pretty bad. They asked us to wash our linens when we left and the dryer took so long we finally had to leave them drying and carry our wet towels home with us.

But these issues were not giant issues if you are just looking at find a house on the beach, the location makes up for some of these shortfalls.

The one thing that makes it so this house is on our maybe we would re-rent here is the cleanliness. Such as a lot of the dishes and utensils had to be rewashed before using them because they were dirty in the cabinet.

Things to consider: bring your own bath towels (we bought some at Kroger because there are no bath towels there), it probably better to bring you own linens so on the day you leave you can just bring their linens out of closet and leave without needing to run many loads (in a stackable washer and dryer).

I leave this review as a way to set your expectation or allow the owners to make corrections. If your are looking for an updated location that will take care of all your needs for you, this is not it. If you are looking for a great location and you are just wanting some fun at the beach. I would highly recommend this location.

Overall we had a great time and trade off of some luxuries for the location was well worthit

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry this renter left us less than five stars. The cottage was built in 1965 and is rustic. The true asset of the house is that it sits on the most desirable block in all of Surfside Beach. We wrote back and forth to this renter about the linens and towels and they were aware of what was included. Their response in one communication was. “Can you also send a list of the bed sizes. I did not realize we had to supply our own sheets, bedding and towels. Very glad I read those instructions if I made an assumption it would be like other beaches I have rented in the past, it would have been a rough first night.” Another VRBO message sent from them after we explained about the towels and linens was—“Ok that make a lot more sense, my wife will for sure be happy about that. Thank you, I think that will be all my questions. My misunderstanding. I appreciate your help.” --- The bath drain has been addressed and the hose bib has been rehung. The Property type states the house is 1,100 square feet so please keep that in mind when considering “Life Is Good”
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We had a blast, good location , great view, beach was clean and easy to get to

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this beach house, all appliances worked, tv's in each room, large kitchen area, good functioning commodes and showers. ( view from porch is outstanding)

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Front House

  • 5 of 5

There is no driving on this part of the beach, so it's not as crowded. You can set up a canopy and leave it for as long as your staying. Since the house is right across from the beach, you can always keep an eye on what's going on. This summer the beach and water are better than we can every remember. The water was clear, no seaweed, no jellyfish, no mosquitoes at all.

The house has everything you need for a great stay. We enjoyed the front porch view of the Gulf both day and night. If the weather is clear, you can get and awesome view of the stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Before booking please note that we only rent. Mon-Mon, Fri-

Fri, Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon. Inquire about discounts for rentals longer than one week.


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 3 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

PRICE QUOTE INCLUDES 25% OFF. 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.

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Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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