Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Great Summer Rates, Check our Calendar or Call Us

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

HUGE living area with new flooring and with great water views! Sleeps 17!

4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with a huge living/dining area to spend time with your family and friends. Great outdoor space both downstairs and the large deck. Two dining room tables and barstools, plus plenty of seating areas in the living room. Easy walkover access to the beach. This house has everything you need for your perfect getaway!

Summer book by the weekend, during the week or the full week!

$1500 Fri-Mon, $1500 Mon-Fri or $2500 for the week!

Please contact me directly for payment options if you don't want to book thru VRBO and save their service fee charges.

Minimum 3 day stay.

Call or email for a quote, HOLIDAYS are extra.

More Details

Debbie Steinle
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Debbie Steinle

Our names are Kurt & Debbie and we have had a vacation home in Surfside since 2005 which we had to rebuild after Hurricane Ike. We have three children, two that are married and one grandson and granddaughter and we enjoy spending time with them at the beach. We live in the Houston area and getting to Surfside is an easy commute. I've been coming to Surfside since I was a toddler and spent a lot of my summers here and I like the fact that there aren't tourist attractions everywhere which just allows you to relax and enjoy a true vacation!

Debbie Steinle purchased this house in 2013

Why Debbie Steinle chose Gulf Coast

Though we have a vacation home in Surfside, we purchased this home for a rental. It's a great home for family and friends to gather in the huge living area and large deck with beautiful views. You actually feel like you are on vacation in Surfside instead of going to the hustle and bustle of a busy resort town. Here you can relax, build sandcastles, do whatever makes you happy! This house is HUGE, with it being 2200 square feet, the living/dining area alone are over 1000 square feet! There are two dining tables with seating for 14 along with 6 barstools. Plenty of comfy couches with a 42' TV with DISH network and a CD library.

What makes this house unique

This house has plenty of room to enjoy each other's company and still have your own privacy. There are three separate sitting areas in the living room alone, there are plenty of chairs on the deck with lots of room to spread out plus there is a downstairs area which is great for your shrimp boils or BBQ's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is such a beautiful home and the family really liked it. There was plenty of space for us all and the kids all had a blast as well. Thank you so much for letting us use it. We had a beautiful ceremony for my dad at the jetty that turned out really nice. They all fell in love with surfside and we hope to be able to come back again soon. Thank you again!
Oct 2015
  • 1 of 1


Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 20 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom is a private suite on the 2nd floor with a king bed and private bath. One bedroom has a queen size bed, one has a full bed with a futon and the 4th bedroom is perfect for the kids with a bunk (full/twin) and two other twin beds. There are also two futons in the living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Read our reviews and you'll see that this house is everything you are looking for in a vaction rental from a completely stocked kitchen to all linens provided, just bring your beach towels. With a very short walk to the beach and great views from the deck and a very large, very clean house, you will be very happy you've chosen The Coral Reef! Please call or email and I will be happy to help you plan your vacation.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Great Summer Rates, Check our Calendar or Call Us
average rating of 4.8 based on 31 reviews

Nice house for large family vacations

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house that has a 1 minute walk to the beach. The living area was grand and was perfect for large family gatherings without everyone being on top of each other. Front porch was also large with plenty of seating - could have used a shade structure of some type.

Our family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Very spacious. Clean. Everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Nice view of beach. Easy beach access. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Spacious and convenient beach house

  • 4 of 5

Great place for multi-family. The extra seating space was a nice addition. We liked the easy access to the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great home and great location.

  • 4 of 5

The house and location were both great. Enjoyed the open floor plan and great patio. The owner was available to answered any and all questions. Only complaint is with so many guest so comfortable in one location, a second refrigerator would be awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A Great spot for a Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Coral Reef house was perfect for this year's annual vacation. The ten of us (ages now 3 to 74 & from Oregon, California and Maryland) have met each summer in different locations in North America for for a week's reunion/vacation). The house was excellent for all of us to gather in, with great space for stretching out and relaxing, doing things individually or with the entire group. It was clean, well equipped and the kids bunk room a favorite of the four children. Getting drinking water was no great problem after a short drive. The quaint city hall has the fill station on the West side.

The beach was a very short walk and we camped out there for much of the time. Except for the weekend the Beach was empty. Even on the Fourth of July with a large crowd it was still pleasant. The surf (1-2 feet) was constant and the wind off of the water kept things coolish and bug free. The water was so warm that all of us spent hours playing in the surf.

Since we were at the house over July 4th we watched the fireworks at Lake Jackson. A good half hour display. The H-E-B store in Lake Jackson is less than a half hour drive and had everything we needed to prepare great food at very good prices.

The NASA center and Old Town Galveston were excellent one day outings (both about an hour away).

Texas Hospitality was on great display during our stay and it was one of our bettery summer vacations.

Texas Hospitality

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Time with our kids and grandson

  • 4 of 5

Great location with nice views of the gulf. Easy walking access to the beach and vehicle beach access is just one street over from Coral Reef house. We had six adults and a baby and had plenty of room. The open living room is comfortable with multiple seating areas. My brother lives close by and he, his wife, and two granddaughters were able to come over twice for dinner. The large dining table easily accommodated all of us.

The kitchen is reasonably well-stocked with glasses, mugs, plates, silverware, etc. However, if you plan to cook for a group, you should consider bringing some of your larger cookware like a stockpot and large saute pan. The cookware is old with the teflon coating in bad shape. I'm not trying to be critical, just want to give an honest review. Trying to make breakfast for six and dinner for ten was an issue.

Debbie, the owner, is responsive and easy to work with. We very much enjoyed our stay and would rent Coral Reef again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your visit and will consider visiting again. Thanks for your feedback about the pots and pans, we don't stay at this house so sometimes some of the important details can be overlooked. We did have a large stockpot and a couple of large griddles that are great for making big breakfasts but things can be misplaced too. Again, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to your next visit!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Surfside is very laid back with a handful of restaurants and a couple convenience stores. That's why this is the place to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends. Restaurants include The Red Snapper and Pier 30 for seafood and Sharkies and The Jetty Shack for burgers. We buy our groceries beforehand so we don't have to leave because you won't want to once you arrive! But for those little things you run out of or for more ice there are two convenience stores on the island. If you crave more excitement we do have a few local bars that bring in good local bands or karaoke, Castaways, Sharkies and Pier 30, try them all to find your favorite. Most serve food as well. Lake Jackson is a 15 minute drive and has plenty of restaurants, shopping, move theatres and Galveston is about a 40 minute drive and has all your sightseeing attractions. We prefer to enjoy the beach and views from the deck right from The Coral Reef and leave all the stress of the city behind.


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

10% Tax
$100 cleaning fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

You might like these similar properties