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Beautiful Surfside Beach Vacation Spot - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 years old, 3 minute walk from the beach

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath beach house just 65 miles from downtown Houston. Sleeps 14 people. Ramp for easy access for those who can't take the steps. Great deck with lots of room and direct view of the Gulf. Two master bedrooms with king sized beds and their own attached bathrooms. Two more bunk rooms that comfortably sleep 4 people each. Two nice futon couches in living room. Large kitchen/dining room/family room area for cooking, entertaining and just hanging out. Two flat panel TVs, satellite dish, WIFI and stereo will keep everyone entertained when they have had enough outdoor activities. Master bedroom #1 also has flat panel TV with high definition antenna. Bunk room includes additional flat panel TV for plugging in your game consoles. This vacation home is fully furnished with all kitchen needs, linens, and bath towels. We are a three minute walk to the beach and a short stroll to a great seaside restaurant with ocean views, good food, beer and wine. Other bars, restaurants and liquor store within walking distance or a short drive away.

Tom and Cindy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Tom and Cindy

We are a working couple from Katy, TX who love the beach. We really enjoy the family friendly community of Surfside and the easy going people down here. Getting together with family and friends, fishing, boating, swimming, body surfing, playing with the kids in the sand, sunbathing, walking on the beach, eating fresh seafood: we love to do all these things at our second home in Surfside.

Tom and Cindy purchased this house in 2013

Why Tom and Cindy chose Gulf Coast

The view from the deck and the sound of the waves hitting the beach sold us on this property. We love this new home and made an offer on the house the same day we saw it. The house came fully furnished so we were able to spend our time making improvements, buying new linens and towels, gel foam mattress toppers and adding many beach themed decorations. As far as getting here, Surfside is an easy drive from Houston and a much more enjoyable trip than taking I45 to Galveston. Just head south on HWY 288 to Lake Jackson. Surfside is just 8 miles past Lake Jackson. Through fishing adventures and weekend pleasure trips we looked at many beach towns in Texas and fell in love with Surfside.

What makes this house unique

This home has beds for 12 people and is ideal for two families. We have been entertaining family, and friends with children and having a blast on the beach and relaxing on the deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

This home has a great open floor plan with plenty of dining and entertaining room. We added satellite TV and WIFI, and a hot/cold water outdoor shower for your enjoyment.

The fishing in this area is great, with a boat launch nearby. You have plenty of room to bring your own boat, jet skis, surfboards, bicycles, or any other toys you enjoy.

Just a short drive to Freeport will take you to a fresh seafood market and grocery store if you're cooking in. Otherwise there are several nearby bars and restaurants you can go to if you feel like getting out.


Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes 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 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bedroom #2
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bathroom
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water outdoor shower.
  • Each master has a private bathroom. There is another full bathroom for kids and guests. Hot and Cold water outdoor shower is very convenient for cleaning up after a day at the beach.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En suite bathroom, flat panel TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , En suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed , Shared bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed , Shared bathroom.
  • Upgraded gel foam mattresses in both master bedrooms and all lower bunks. Linens and bath towels provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fishing, Beach combing, Surfing, Kayaking, Bird watching


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Surfside Beach Vacation Spot - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 46 reviews

Great house, great setup, fully equipped, responsive owners

  • 4 of 5

Eleven members of our family stayed at Sandy Bottoms June 19-26, 2017. We had a great time. It was a great location as far as beach view. It was a little walk to the walkover (past 3 houses on the road and then a right turn), but that was not problem.

I brought some extra 9x13 pans and grill tools for food we planned, but needn't have, because they really are fully equipped with everything you'll need. They even had a huge pot that we used to boil corn and other things of larger quantity and space.

One of the master bedrooms is very small. You can see from the pics that there isn't much room to move around at all, but I still felt a king-size bed in that room was the best use of space, and the beds were all really comfortable and made for good rest.

The one thing that was the most difficult was getting sheets on the beds. It was a darn near impossible task on the bunk beds built up against the wall. I love how they designed the space to accomodate people as comfortably as possible in the given space, but oh my, the beds are the most difficult beds I've ever made up. Once the sheets are on though, it's all good.

We had a blip with the wifi not working properly and us not reading directions well enough to know to turn on the hot water switch, so we called Cindy. She responded within an hour or two and immediately told us how to work the water and checked into the wifi.

The house is decorated very nicely and has such a sunny, fun feel and has space for everyone to sit and eat or lounge comfortably.

All in all, it was a very nice stay, and I'd recommend it to my friends and neighbors.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheyenne, Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are aware that some of the beds are difficult to make up. Our goal was to maximize the space to accommodate two families and this leaves some of the bedrooms kind of tight. We have debated removing the king size bed from the second master suite to provide more space, but everyone seems to like having a king size bed so we have left it as is. Cheers, Tom and Cindy
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Flower Mound Texas

Lovely..perfect location...very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Sandy Bottoms,

Perfect spot on the beach, lovely house, comfortable big house..and sleeping accommodations...

Wonderful hosts (owner) gave us great spot on suggestions for restaurants etc...clean and cute couldn't ask for anything more...for the price..easily can accommodate 2 families...or a group of fun ladies...

Which may be my next trip! About 5 hours from Dallas ...for great R and R...Thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. We will be back. The house was very nice and comfortable. In a great location.

Peaceful !

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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we loved the house!!

  • 5 of 5

The beach is about 50 steps from house-very close compared to other places we have rented, owner responded back promptly when i had a concern, it was plenty big for 6 people, lots cheaper than galveston, close to grocery store if an item was forgotten, close to places that had fresh catch and shrimp, and the neighborhood was quiet. I sat and watched the water (waves) to my hearts content. defiantly will recommend this place to others. very relaxing vacation. we are already planning when we can go back. Just loved this place

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time on vacation. This house if fantastic. It has everything you need and MORE! Created family memories to last a life time. Thank you Tom & Cindy!!! We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute and Inviting.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying at Sandy Bottoms. It was clean, nice and cozy and comes with everything you need aside from toiletries and food. The view from the deck is amazing, and when you're ready to get to the beach, it's a very easy walkover! The outdoor shower downstairs is so refreshing after a long day at the beach. Will definitely be staying there again!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Pirate's Alley Cafe:
Nearest Beach
Surfside Beach 2 minute walk, about 500'

Just relaxing on the deck, or hanging out on the beach are the best activities here. You can also rent golf carts or horses to ride on the beach. Great fishing within walking distance. Surf fishing, jetty fishing or bay fishing available via wading, kayaking or boating. Boat launch located just 1/2 mile away. If you seek more excitement you can take the beautiful beach drive down the Bluewater HWY across San Luis Pass and on into Galveston for a day at the Pleasure Pier.


Rates & Availability

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season Oct. - Nov.
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $90
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Summer season weekend rate (three nights) is $1300 plus tax, cleaning fee and deposit.
Summer season full week is $1975 plus tax, cleaning fee and deposit.
The tax for Surfside + State tax is 10%.
Cleaning fee is $90.
Security deposit is $500, normally refundable within 14 days.
Normal weeks during the summer are Sunday to Sunday (7 nights).
Normal weekends are Thursday to Sunday (3 nights).
Not all reservations must begin on a Thursday or Sunday,
we will take reservations with other starting days as available on our calendar, especially during the off season.

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.
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