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Tuck's Retreat - A Beautiful Ocean Front Beach House Near Historic Galveston!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8-10

Tuck's Retreat is an exceptional beach house that has a front row seat to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, and is in a very desirable community in the heart of a small community known as Treasure Island in San Luis Pass. Close to Galveston yet tucked away from the city, our beaches are less crowded and more relaxing. Near Freeport and Surfside Beach, Tuck's Retreat is the ideal family vacation, a gorgeous ocean front retreat near 32 miles of beaches ideal for Winter Texans, honeymooners, romantic escapes, family vacations & holidays or long weekends. We are conveniently located at the foot of the San Luis Pass bridge for easy and close access to historic Galveston. Tuck's Retreat beach house features an exceptional panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico, and is fully furnished and equipped with new appliances and amenities, including a front loading washer & dryer to make you feel right at home. Our house has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms that will sleep 8 to 10 guests comfortably

Marc Tuckey
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017


Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 King - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 Queen - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 3 Twin/Full Bunks - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds above and two full beds on lower bunk
  • 3 bedrooms: one king, queen and 2 sets of bunk beds (2 Full and 2 Twin Beds)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tucks Retreat has three bedrooms that will sleep 8-10 guests comfortably. There are two full bathrooms. We provide a spacious fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with all the conveniences of home, including cookbooks, microwave, crockpot, and blender. Our large living and dining room have a spectacular unobstructed view of The Gulf of Mexico, and vaulted ceilings. 40 inch big screen t.v., Satellite, DVD and broadband internet are handy for rainy days. A wall of windows overlooking the beautiful ocean creates a light and bright atmosphere. A front loading washer & dryer, provide all the comforts of home. Watch the waves roll in and view the gorgeous sunrises and amazing sunsets from our private large covered deck.


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Tuck's Retreat - A Beautiful Ocean Front Beach House Near Historic Galveston!
average rating of 4.868421 based on 38 reviews

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tuck's Retreat! The beach below was great for wading, looking for shells, and relaxing. We rented a golf cart to go back and forth to the bigger beach area, but walking it only took us about 5 minutes. Beaches were not crowded at all. Gas grill made cooking easy and the kitchen had any and all utensils we needed. Fishing off the front deck was great!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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The view is beautiful!

  • 4 of 5

I loved my stay at trucks retreat. Beautiful view quiet area. The only down side is there is signs along the beach saying get in the water at your own risk 5 people have drowned in the last year. I had young children with me that just wanted to jump in. I'm not familiar with the area, but I have heard since that's how it is there at the St. Louis pass. Surf side beach is about 10 or 15 min down the road so not a deal breaker. I will say this house is perfect for an adult get away. But if you have young children that just want to hang out at the beach in the water and the sand I would I would sudgest something further from St. Louis pass. Also, a few maintenance issues like a cracked window in the front of the house on the deck, a nail sticking out on the floor of the deck, and 2 broken chairs. But again, not a deal breaker. I would definitely revisit trucks retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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12 year historical perspective

  • 5 of 5

We have been summer visitors in the surfside/San Luis Pass area for over 12 years. Tuck's Retreat is one of the nicest /cleanest/well-maintained homes in which we have stayed. The location is great for a true getaway. The weather was yucky, so we spent the majority of time in the deck, but its large enough to provide ample space for games and relaxing. And the owners are a delight.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Exactly as described - AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5

Tucks Retreat is a real TREAT. We enjoyed being right on the water, with our own private beach! The house is beautiful and roomy. We plan to return during the holidays.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing. Right on the water.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Nice, clean and comfortable house

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston Hobby International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Red Snapper
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Surfside Beach

Tuck's Retreat beach house retreat features an exceptional beach front view of the Gulf of Mexico, and is located 15 minutes outside of Historic Galveston. Walk along The Strand, tour historic homes, and visit Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

World class sunrises over the panoramic ocean view are breathtaking!

San Luis Pass is famous for some of the best trout fishing along the Gulf Coast.

The 12 mile long beach that connects San Luis Pass and Surfside is perfect for a picnic, kite-flying and building castles in the sand. Surfing, swimming, shelling and sunbathing are just a few of the activities for you to enjoy.

Also located on The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, (upper Texas Coast region) ~ San Luis Pass is rated one of the top ten birding areas. Grab your binoculars - or use ours to sit back and watch the dolphins play right off our deck.

You will love your escape to Tuck's Retreat!

Other Activities: shelling


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $500

Booking: Mon-Mon, Fri to Fri, Fri to Mon or Mon-Fri

Other Fees:
Cleaning service is included in the rental rate
Linen Service is included in the rental rate
Pets are subject to pet fee, owner approval and additional deposit
Holiday and Spring Break rates are an extra $150
Extra guests exceeding 12 will be charged at a rate of $50 per person, per day
Winter monthly rate is $2650

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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