About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Ocean Front - 5 Bedrooms, 2 Decks, Large Living Room (Sleeps 24 in Beds)
May Midweek Special: $300/nt, Sun - Thurs, 2 nt min
June Midweek Special, last minute open nights, Sun - Thurs:
$375, $6pp over 12
As featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunters -- Nature Lovers Episode!! Secluded beach (public access points are 1/2 mile in either direction).
Welcome to The Sand Dollar - a beautiful, 5 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home located on Terramar Beach (we are situated on the beach front, the ocean is about 50 feet from our house, there are no houses in front of us, direct access to the beach!). No motorized vehicles are allowed on the Terramar Beach and the public access points are about 1/2 mile away in each direction so you can have a very secluded vacation.
Our home features four master queen bedrooms (suitable for 4 adult couples to have privacy) and a bunkroom with 3 full over full bunk beds, queen sleeper full futon, and twin bed this unique beach house easily accommodates 3 to 4 families, very large families or 4 couples vacationing together! This house has a very open floor plan – the living room has a fireplace downstairs with a sleeper sofa. The Terramar subdivision has a private fishing pier, boat dock, pool, and pavilion that's 1/2 mile from our beach front home!
Located steps from the ocean, it is the perfect getaway beachfront house with spectacular Gulf views. This home features a double deck, is colorfully decorated featuring tile floors and granite counter tops in the kitchen. Two master bedrooms are located on the lower level and two master bedrooms are located on the upper level. All master suites have a queen bed and flat screen TV with DVD player (and Uverse). The bunk room is upstairs and has 2 full over full bunks...the bunks are comfortable for 2 adults or 2 children in each bed. There are two full size leather sofas downstairs and a full size futon. A full size washer and dryer are located on the lower floor. The living room features a 55 inch flat screen with DVD player and Uverse TV.
When you are ready to relax, step out onto one of the decks and hear the waves crashing. Everyone will enjoy the large lower deck with its stunning ocean views. It’s a wonderful place to see the sun rise in the morning and stargaze at night. Other amenities include the ground floor (all concrete), private shower, large picnic table, and 2 separate benches. If you need to stay connected while at the beach, there is also wireless internet access.
Typical furnishings: LINENS: Clean sheets will be left folded on top of each bed. There are extra sheets for the futons and sleeper sofas in the closets. There are also blankets in the closets. Refrigerator, coffee maker, dishwasher, pots, pans and cooking utensils, oven, dishes and eating utensils, electric Range, toaster, microwave oven, kitchen cleaning supplies, bed sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, bath towels, washer & dryer. The items we do not provide and most guests forget are: soap, beach towels, toilet paper, and trash bags.
Returning guests receive a 10% discount, excluding holidays, special rates (rates lower than our posted rates), special events, and high season.
Rental Policy: Terramar Beach maintains a family atmosphere for the peaceful enjoyment of our neighbors and guests. Therefore, we will rent only to families or family groups. If you are not with a family group, you must be a responsible adult over the age of 25 to make a reservation and you may be subject to a higher deposit and nightly rates (prom parties are accepted with a $500 prom fee and $750 refundable damage deposit, youth groups, college kids, etc -- if you are with one of these types of groups, we reserve the right to meet you on arrival and verify the adults are present AND to check in unannounced to verify the adults are present, we require 1 adult to every 5 students AND an adult in this case must be over 35). Wedding and Family reunions are also subject to a $500 event fee and higher damage deposits. Bachelor and bachelorette parties are accepted on a case to case basis. The minimum age for bachelor and bachelorette parties is 30 - 35, depending on the type of party and number of guests. Published rates are for up to 24 people, larger groups will be subject to higher nightly rates. Check in is at 4 PM, Check Out is 11 AM. Adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests. Guests must comply with these Rental Policies and all subdivision restrictions. MAXIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS IS 24 WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL or the maximum number you reported in your inquiry, whichever is less (we sleep 24 people in beds, but we want to ensure our home is not overloaded). Smoking inside the house or on the decks may result in forfeiture of your deposit. Special arrangements are valid 3 days from the date the quote is sent (ie stays less than minimum required nights, exceeding occupancy, etc). We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Any use of the home for events (weddings, reunions, graduation, prom, etc) must be disclosed at the time the reservation is made. Advertised specials are for a maximum of 10 guests, additional fees may apply for additional guests. Specials do not apply to Friday and Saturday nights (unless specifically advertised) or Holidays, a weekday is Sunday night thru Thursday night. If you plan on bringing a RV or Travel Trailer this must be disclosed at the time the reservation is made and a hook-up fee may apply.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: We understand there can be unforeseen emergencies that could cause you to cancel your reservation. We will try to resolve the situation with you. Cancellations within the sixty (60) days prior to arrival will be charged the full rental amount. If you fail to pay the scheduled payments by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. If we cancel the reservation for failure to pay by the due date, you will not receive a refund. There is no refund for appliance failure, utility failure, or circumstances beyond our control. There is no refund for rainy days or overcast skies. There are no refunds for hurricane or tropical storm evacuations, voluntary or mandatory. There are no refunds for acts of God or other unforeseen circumstances. We strongly encourage guests to purchase trip insurance to cover all possible circumstances, or cancel for any reason trip insurance. Refunds of security deposits are issued within 30 days of departure if you leave the house clean and undamaged like you found it. We encourage all guests to purchase trip insurance to cover unforeseen issues such as sickness, family emergencies, etc.
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Desiree and John Cole
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Desiree and John Cole
We love the Galveston area -- owning (and renting) a beachfront home makes our time in Galveston affordable. We fell in love with Galveston Island during a hard winter in the DFW area, and while our home near Fort Worth was encased in ice, we were walking along the beaches of Galveston enjoying the sunshine. We find that coming to Galveston during December/January is a great way to 'recharge our batteries' and get away from old man winter for a while!
Desiree and John Cole purchased this House in 2013
Why Desiree and John Cole chose Terramar Beach
This property was one of the larger homes we looked at and it's great beach front location made it a keeper! We really love the space we have on the beach, as well as the fairly large lot our house is situated on. We really enjoy the many activities available on Galveston Island, including Mardi Gras, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, -- there are also 2 miniature golf courses in the Galveston area, Magic Carpet Golf and Pirates Treasure Adventure Golf. There is also the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Port Bolivar Ferry, and excellent fishing off of San Luis Beach. If you’d like to putt around in a leisurely fashion, there are 3 golf cart rental companies on the island. K6 Island Sports, for example, will deliver the golf cart(s) to your front door! Be sure to visit the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier with fun and games for the entire family. There are numerous photo opportunities, such as the Bishop’s Palace, Elissa, Willis-Moody Mansion, the Ocean Star offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Seawolf Park, the USS Stewart, American Undersea Warfare Center, Galveston Children’s Museum, Bryan Museum, and more.
What makes this House unique
The spacious decks offer a great view of not only the ocean, but the pelicans that fly directly overhead. They, as well as the gorgeous sunrises make for excellent photo opportunities! During your stay, you will find that there are numerous popular restraunts on Galveston Island, including The Spot, Gaidos Seafood Restaurant, Riondo's Ristorante, Miller’s Seawall Grill, Landry’s Seafood House, Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks, Olympia Grill, Grotto Ristorante, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cajun Greek, Fish Tales, BLVD Seafood, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Bronco Burritos, and many, many more. BTW, if you are looking for something upscale, The San Luis Steakhouse will fit the bill!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
GREAT LOCATION and SLEEPS ALOT
We rented this property for prom weekend. It was a great location and had plenty of space for sleeping. It is fully furnished. There were a few things missing such as pasta colander and a good cutting knife, but overall it had everything we needed. The instructions from the owners are easy to follow and we enjoyed our stay. There was confusion with a local police officer regarding parking and what was allowable. The officer referred to over flow parking being at a leasing location which I was unclear about. We were easily able to accommodate 13 vehicles and even a few extra during the day when extra parents were there for pictures and such. The owners of the house were very kind. We spoke early on when reservations were made and she responded quickly when I texted with a few questions. It's a great house and we would definitely consider coming back in the future if needed for a large group.
We rented this property for prom abd it was great. Plenty of space and right on the ocean. Ckean, we'll stocked, plenty of parking, will return!
We were close to town and right on the ocean. We surfed fished and hung out on the deck. House was very clean and spacious. Will be back.
Great Spring break
House was right on the beach, very well stocked, and clean. We had plenty of space, will return!
Great location! Clean.
Had a great time. Just steps to the sand. House is spacious and well stocked. We will be back! Thank you!
We absolutely love this location, this is our third time to this house. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. We also like that were a little off the beaten path and have a very private beach. We will return soon!
Along with the stunning oceanfront views and beachfront access, the Terramar subdivision has a fishing pier, boat slip, and a swimming pool (open after Memorial Day). Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are about 10 to 15 minutes away -- there are also 2 miniature golf courses in the Galveston area, Magic Carpet Golf and Pirates Treasure Adventure Golf. There is also the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Port Bolivar Ferry, and excellent fishing off of San Luis Beach. If you’d like to putt around in a leisurely fashion, there are 3 golf cart rental companies on the island. K6 Island Sports, for example, will deliver the golf cart(s) to your front door! Be sure to visit the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier with fun and games for the entire family. There are numerous photo opportunities, such as the Bishop’s Palace, Elissa, Willis-Moody Mansion, the Ocean Star offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, Seawolf Park, the USS Stewart, American Undersea Warfare Center, Galveston Children’s Museum, Bryan Museum, and more.
There are numerous popular restraunts on Galveston Island, including The Spot, Gaidos Seafood Restaurant, Riondo's Ristorante, Miller’s Seawall Grill, Landry’s Seafood House, Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks, Olympia Grill, Grotto Ristorante, Fisherman’s Wharf, Cajun Greek, Fish Tales, BLVD Seafood, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Bronco Burritos, and many, many more. BTW, if you are looking for something upscale, The San Luis Steakhouse will fit the bill!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Weekly specials and other discounted rates do not apply to holidays. Stays that include holidays may be subject to a holiday premium and/or longer minimum stays. Advertised specials are generally for a maximum of 12 guests, request the special when booking. Parties (bachelor, bachelorette, or any other type of similar party) do not qualify for specials and are subject to higher damage deposit and party fees. Stays of 30 days or longer are not charged hotel taxes as these length stays qualify as long tern rentals.