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8/21-8/23: $300/nt - Ocean Front, Secluded - 5 Bdrms, Sleeps up to 24

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Ocean Front - 5 Bedrooms, 2 Decks, Large Living Room (Sleeps 24 in Beds)

Midweek Special 8/21 - 8/23 and 8/27 - 8/30: $300/nt

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 2 full over full bunk beds, queen sleeper sofa, 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. There is a queen sized sleeper sofa upstairs, and a futon sofa upstairs (full bed). 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 kids 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. However, please note our cancellation policy: • Over Sixty (60) days prior to date of arrival, you will receive a full refund less a $100.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to arrival will be charged the deposit paid upon booking (deposit is approximately 50% of the total amount). Cancellations within the thirty (30) 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 receive a full refund less $100.00 cancellation fee thirty (30) days prior to arrival, within thirty (30) days you will not receive a refund. There is no refund for appliance failure, utility failure, personal illness, or circumstances beyond our control. There is no refund for rainy days or overcast skies. 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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More Details

Desiree and John Cole
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Desiree and John Cole

We love the Galveston area -- owning (and renting) a beachfront home makes our time in Galveston affordable.

Desiree and John Cole purchased this house in 2013

Why Desiree and John Cole chose Galveston

This property was one of the larger homes we looked at and it's great beach front location made it a keeper!


Terramar Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Ground level enclosed shower with hot/cold running water
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Bunks are Full over Full - Sleeps 13 in bunk room.
  • We also have a full size futon downstairs (sleeps 2). Note that the sheets are left neatly folded at the edges of the beds, this helps keep the housekeeping charges low. Extra sheets for the futon and sleeper sofas are in the closets downstairs and the chests upstairs. You will have to make the beds you wish to use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is also a fishing pier in the Terramar subdivision, it is in reedy area that's great for catching Red-fish and it's only 1/2 mile from our beach front home!


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8/21-8/23: $300/nt - Ocean Front, Secluded - 5 Bdrms, Sleeps up to 24
average rating of 4.785714 based on 98 reviews

Great stay, Will return

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at this home, we were very close to the beach and sitting on the upper deck and watching the birds was really cool. We could actually see the older kids from either debt, which made sitting on the deck while the kids swam all so nice. House was clean, well-equipped, will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Love the location and exclusivity of beach space. This home is a great stay for large groups or families as there is plenty of bedding and space. Kitchen is well stocked. Owners are very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your vacation, we really hope you book again with us next year. Thank you very much for leaving our home in such great condition of on your departure. Thank you!
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We Love this location and thie home

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here a couple of times and it's always wonderful. Super close to the beach, very private. It's wonderful. The house is always clean and ready to go, would recommend to anyone! We will be back again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our short stay on the beach❣️ We would come back.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Desiree for being extremely accommodating! The beds were very comfortable & ac kept us quite comfortable too on a very hot few days. Only two comments & suggestions; someone had smoked in the house, & I would expect the maids to have taken care of that. Also for the amount that we are charged for cleaning fee, the maids should do a more detailed job in showers/bathrooms especially. We did enjoy our stay in the purple Sand Dollar house & especially being very short walk to clean beach, & would return if the opportunity arises again. Blessed to have been able to be there! Thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize for the bathrooms, had you contacted us we would have sent the maid out immediately to rectify any issues. We believe the reason the maid wasn't as detailed as you would have preferred is because you asked for an extremely early check-in and they only had 2 hours to clean a house that 27 people had stayed in for a week prior to your arrival. As for the smell of smoke, we asked you if you wanted us to have the maid come back out and you said no. Nobody has ever smoked in our home, the issue was we had some damages that the handyman had to rectify prior to your early arrival, he smoked on the deck, which we have asked him not to do in the future, and per your phone call to us, the smell of smoke was right at the entrance of the house, on the deck. We never have had any of these issues before, and this will serve as a lesson to us to not do early check-ins (during high season on a guest flip) at the expense of giving our staff the proper amounts of time required to do their jobs.
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Great Trip

  • 5 of 5

We really loved the location, plenty of space, and close to the beach. We had a great trip and had everything we needed. House was very clean, will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay, can not wait to go back every summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, and we hope you stay with us again in the future. Also, thank you for leaving our house and such a wonderful condition when you left.
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Scholes International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
The West End Restaurant and Sand Bar
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
San Luis Pass
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
The West End Restaurant and Sand Bar
Nearest Beach
Terramar Beach
Car: recommended

Along with the stunning oceanfront and beachfront access, the Terramar subdivision has a fishing pier, boat slip, and a pool (if you get tired of the that will ever happen). Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn are about 10 to 15 minutes away -- there is also a miniature golf course.


Rates & Availability

Terramar Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer Special
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
August Weekend
Aug 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Week Special
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer II
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Oct 11 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Lonestar Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall I
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter Special
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Feb 14 2018 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mar 19 2018 - Apr 12 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 13 2018 - May 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 24 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $150

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 for a maximum of 8 guests, request the special when booking. Parties (bachelor, bachelorette, or any other type of similar party do not qualify for specials).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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