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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf

Freeport, TX, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

We have the best views and direct access just steps to the beach. We are on the front of the dune with the beach a stone throw away and the front deck looks directly down on shore. We have the best reviews ever - check them out. Newly built with a large covered deck 180 degree uninterrupted view of the beach directly in front and Pass and Gulf; front room overlooks the broad and beautiful San Luis Pass and the kitchen and dining areas overlook the Gulf. An entire bank of windows in the kitchen provides great views of sunrise over the Gulf while preparing breakfast.

Kayaks can be launched directly in front or across the way in the back bay. The far side of the bay is a huge birding and wildlife park that can be boated or kayak/canoe accessed. San Luis Pass and the bay here are known for their championship fishing.

Extensive beaches for shelling and walking and volleyball. Really blue clear water is often coming into the pass from the Gulf and we have some of the best water quality around.

Wonderful breezes blow all summer long. Great view of sunrise over Gulf and a view of the sunset over the back bay. All bedrooms have stone countertops with large vessel glass sinks in the room. Granite countertops throughout kitchen and bar area. Enjoy dinner on the deck looking out on the beaches and lights across the pass. Stone floors throughout entire house with intricate ''rug'' stonework. Great birding route with lots of pelicans, herons, and shorebirds. Beach has limited access to cars and is in process of becoming a pedestrian beach for shell collecting and kids play areas. House has ramp and stair access. Three flat screen TVs with satellite/HDTV living room. Quality kitchenware, linens, towels, etc.

Owner Description: Blake and Diane built this house just before Ike and the house had no real damage. It is the most beautiful location on earth. Blake is an exploration geologist with the 7th largest oil company (no not BP) and Diane is a Speech Pathologist. We have two girls at University (one at St Edwards and one at U. of Montana Missoula). Diane specializes in adopting special need greyhounds.

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Pass: Clear waters of the offshore Gulf come into the Pass giving the area especially clear blue water and lots of shells/sand dollars accumulate on this end of the barrier island. The ends of barrier islands are great places for fish, birds, and beautiful sand dunes. The far away lights across the pass are beautiful at night and provide a view that other areas do not have at night. We built within a community but it is quiet because we have no immediate neighbors.

The Unique Benefits of this House: This house is in a quiet family area. It is the last house on a dead end road that stops at the beach and we have a couple of empty lots one either side of the house so no one needs to listen to neighbors. The beach has limited access so there are never lots of people on the beach. Sunrise comes up across the Gulf and is a beautiful sight from the kitchen, dining room, and front porch. Patches of yellow and orange flowers cover dunes around the house.

Owner

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Blake and Diane built this house just before Ike and the house had no real damage. It is the most beautiful location on earth. Blake is an exploration geologist with the 7th largest oil company (no not BP) and Diane is a Speech Pathologist. We have two girls at University (one graduated from St Edwards and is applying to medical school and one at U. of Montana Missoula). Diane specializes in adopting special need greyhounds.

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder purchased this House in 2008

Why Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder chose Freeport

Clear waters of the offshore Gulf come into the Pass giving the area especially clear blue water and lots of shells/sand dollars accumulate on this end of the barrier island. The ends of barrier islands are great places for fish, birds, and beautiful sand dunes. The far away lights across the pass are beautiful at night and provide a view that other areas do not have at night. We built within a community but it is quiet because we have no immediate neighbors.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, double eurobed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 twin/ single, bunk beds
      • Other
        1 sleep sofa /futon, eurobed and sofa
      • Bunk Bed
        Two bunk beds are provided and the lowers have futons which have backs to become sofas in the daytime.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Baths
      • Master bedroom
        toilet, shower, shower
      • Separate Room
        combination tub/shower, shower/tub
      • Toilet room bed 2
        toilet
      • Toilet room bed 3
        toilet
      • Outdoor shower
        outdoor shower, outdoor shower on ground

        Location Type

          • Beach
          • Beachfront
            We are right on the first dune just steps to the beach with no nearby house blocking our direct view of a large stretch of beach and Gulf
          • Oceanfront
          • Waterfront

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                        $12 fee per person for linen and towel service
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        new stacked units
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Stove

                        Kitchen

                          • Ice Maker
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Catering Available
                            Catering is available from Mario's in Galveston and from others.
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (3)
                                  • Television
                                    (3)

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        propane provided
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • library
                                              • arboretum
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • bay/sound
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • shelling
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling/diving
                                                          • sound/bay fishing
                                                          • surf fishing
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            Notes

                                                              • New front load washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, frig with ice in door, large double oven stove with convection cooking. Outside shower on ground level for beach goers. Two charcoal grills. Linens Provided: $12 fee per person for linen and towel service. Covered Parking. Catering Available: Catering is available from Mario's in Galveston and from others. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking outside on deck.

                                                                45 Reviews

                                                                Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautiful Quiet Place on the Beach with all the ammenities and supplies away from the crowds.

                                                                Erica G.

                                                                We had small children that were able to play on beach, without fear of crowds or cars. The house was set up with all the dishes, appliances that we could ever need. The house was very clean. Lots of places to sit, sleep, hang, for both of our families that we vacationed with. Huge fridge, and the owners were very receptive to any questions we had before and after the trip.

                                                                Return visitors to this lovely house

                                                                Karen S.

                                                                This was our second time in this house-both times in December. Although the weather doesn't always cooperate, this is the most wonderful beach house. With its covered porch and rocking chairs, you can sit outside and enjoy the beach even if it's raining. If it's too windy, you can park your chair in the window inside and enjoy the beach from there. We love this house, and the owners are terrific to work with - very responsive to questions. The house is spotless; everything you need is there (except for the paper goods, etc. you are instructed to bring). I've already booked it for May to celebrate my retirement.

                                                                If you're on the fence about this property, get off the fence and rent it! You will not be disappointed!

                                                                Wonderful home in a great location!

                                                                Carla H.

                                                                Everything was just as it was represented or better down to the linens and towels. The kitchen was well stocked and the house was exceptionally clean. Diane was wonderful, providing all the information we might need about the house and the surrounding area. The couches and chairs were a bit low for anyone with knee issues but that isn't really a criticism, as we spent more time on the wonderful porch enjoying the view. All but one of our group (me) saw dolphins from the porch. Guess I will just have to go back until I see them, too!

                                                                2nd time staying here, cannot wait to go back hopefully every year!

                                                                Angela G.

                                                                Let me start off by saying the customer service from the Blackwelder family is outstanding. They are very tentative and make the stay so pleasurable from their amazing service. The VIEW is absolutely to die for. It is the most perfect beach house. It has all the amenities imaginable. Once you move in, you never want to leave. Direct beach access, semi private beach, it really does not get any better. This home is what dreams are made of. It's also pet friendly! I had the most amazing vacation and it was so amazing because I had my dogs with me. Everything about this place is perfect, absolutely perfect. I hope to make this a yearly stay, i love it that much! This is definitely the place to be if you have been considering a beach house rental!

                                                                BEAUTIFUL

                                                                Larry M.

                                                                BEST PLACE EVER. WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK SOON.THIS PLACE IS NOT ONLY GREAT BUT PET PERFECT ALSO.GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY.

                                                                Beautiful view of the San Luis Pass

                                                                Amy D.

                                                                Family of 7 slept fairly well given that one bed was VERY high (luckily we found a stool!) and the bunk beds were very comfy! The kitchen was extremely well stocked (we had to buy a nonstick pan for eggs), and the house was clean and well stocked with paper products. You can't swim off the beach right by the house (only true complaint), but we rented a golf cart and made the short trip to the Jolly Roger beach which was awesome! Our dogs loved the trip, lots of dogs for them to play with on the beach which is why we love Surfside sooo much. The water, sand, sun, MOSQUITOS (😵�), fishing (caught loads of trout and red fish) made a trip we will not forget! Thank you for letting us stay and we'd love to come back very soon!

                                                                Location

                                                                Freeport, TX, USA

                                                                Just the best beach on a barrier island where the clear offshore waters coming into the pass create a setting for some of the best fishing, crabbing, shelling, and bird watching along this coast. Romantic unobstructed view of the lights (west end of Galveston Is) sparkling across the waters of the wide pass at night can be enjoyed from the spacious covered front deck. In the morning there is a spectacular view of the sun rising from the horizon across the Gulf. Sunsets over the bay can be viewed from the back deck. Pelicans flying in long lines are commonplace and come just off the deck. They dive for fish off the front deck. Its a short and beautiful drive along the barrier island to Galveston where there are the many restaurants and sights and activities. From the west side of Treasure Island, one can walk for 20 miles of unobstructed sandy Gulf beach. We have beach volleyballs, but also bring your kite. Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Cleaning Fee
                                                                $150
                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                $50
                                                                Damage Deposit
                                                                $400
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                6%

                                                                Not subject to Galveston Hotel Tax.

                                                                $346avg/night
                                                                45 Reviews
                                                                Wonderful 4.8/5
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