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Surfside Beach/, TX, Dolphin Lane Canal House

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 BDR, 1 1/2 Bath, 2 Decks

Dolphin Vista is located on a canal that connects directly to the Texas Intracoastal Waterway two minutes away. (Note: The house has Freeport municipal water that meets all government standards, not local well water.) Located high and safe... Hurricane Harvey did nothing to the property. Surfside Beach was not damaged by Harvey. Small pets allowed with extra fee. No smoking inside house. You can relax with fishing and crabbing off the back dock. Catch the sunset from the back deck. Watch huge tug boats and little yachts motor by from the front deck. A 5 minute drive over the big bridge (great view!) puts you on Surfside Beach where you can drive your car right up to the waters edge and setup your family fun site. Galveston Island is 20 minutes along the beach road. The Seawall restaurants are about 35 minutes away. The house has free Wi-Fi for email and web browsing and satellite TV for entertainment.

The house is not your typical sandy beach cabin. It is fully furnished and decorated; with all appliances except a dishwasher. We have clean city water, not the funny tasting private wells most beach houses use. Each bedroom and the living room has satellite TV . There is a full size mattress futon in the living room that seats 4 and sleeps two. The house has two layers of siding plus new Pella double pane windows and patio door. This makes it very quiet inside when you shut all the doors and windows. Or open everything up and it feels like an giant umbrella at the shore. One bedroom has a Queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds.

This is a no smoking home. Lots of covered outside places to take a puff.

The neighborhood is quiet and Dolphin Lane ends in a cul-de-sac one block away so the streets are very safe for biking, scooters, skateboards and walking. Mature tall palm trees rustle in the sea breeze while you relax on the front or rear deck. Each deck has a stairway. The neighborhood is mostly homeowners and is very quiet and private. The driveway is so big you can park two 40ft motor homes side by side, plus a couple of cars.

The house has central air and heat and lots of screened windows for those cool spring and fall days. The prevailing sea breeze blows straight into the front door and out the back door and windows. The kitchen and the living room have vaulted ceilings; and each has a big skylight that makes it feel like you are outside with the sun moving across the room making it bright and cheery. The front deck has 2 cushioned patio chairs and a love seat. Half the front deck has a roof for shade and the other half is great for private sunbathing or stargazing. The view of the Inter coastal Waterway from the front deck is entrancing when a big tug boat motors through or a fast deep-sea fishing boat skims by. The rear deck looks at the sunset and the private canal. The neighbors have fishing boats docked in their back yard! The dock has lights for night fishing.

The owners Bruce and Debbie have run a Bed & Breakfast in Lake Jackson for years and do all the maintenance and cleaning. No bedbugs brought in by nomadic cleaning teams. It feels like home. We keep 91 Dolphin maintained and spiffy so you have fun, fun, fun! Check-in is 4:00 pm and checkout is 11:00 am. There is an electronic combination lock so you don't have to worry about losing the key or driving home with it in your pocket.

More Details

Debbie & Bruce Warren
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Debbie & Bruce Warren

Debbie and Bruce have run their Bed & Breakfast at Valcour Plantation since 2005. They own the property and do all the maintenance and cleaning at Dolphin so you can be sure you will have a great vacation. They live about 20 minutes away so any issues can be fixed quick.

Debbie & Bruce Warren purchased this house in 2012

Why Debbie & Bruce Warren chose Freeport

The sunrise is on the front deck, the sunset is over the back deck. Very nice!!

What makes this house unique

Not your typical grimy, sandy beachhouse. Neat, clean, well decorated. Two skylights make you feel like you are outside while in the living room and kitchen. City water, not a well.


Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 6 overnight guests in the house without owner's permission.
  • Daytime guests should be kept to a minimum.
  • No loud parties allowed (we are located in a residential community).
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Right next to Bedroom #1
  • Master bathoom with tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The window overlooks the private canal and dock.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Door to the back deck can be used as a private entrance.
    Living Room Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Two sofas also can be used as beds
  • Master bedroom has Queen Bed and overlooks the back deck and canal. It has a large closet and a flat screen TV with Dish Satellite channels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Surfside Beach/, TX, Dolphin Lane Canal House
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend and just loved it! Even in the winter, it was the perfect getaway! It was raining most of the weekend, but that didn't stop us from enjoying this lovely beach home. Very well kept, clean, and comfy! We will return! We spent a lot of time fishing off of the private dock on the canal and I even caught a beautiful Red!

Thank you again,

John & Tina Howard & sons

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review. We always like to hear when our customers have good luck fishing off the dock. Sometimes bad weather makes for good fishing. We hope to see you again at Dolphin Vista.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the house! The owner is very nice responded quickly to our questions. Everything we needed was there and the bed is super comfortable!! Having a half bath was nice and our dogs enjoyed themselves as well. Only wish we could’ve stayed longer :-)

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you loved the house. Dolphin Vista is a very peaceful place to spend the holidays. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please come back the next time you are in town. Debbie and Bruce
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The view and location was amazing.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Snook, Texas

Relaxing Couple of Days

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your house with us. Everything was fantastic. The house was just right for the four of us. I loved the quiet neighborhood and the fact that our little dog was welcomed. Very comfortable beds, usually I don't sleep well in a strange place but, I slept like a baby. We have stayed in several VRBO houses and yours is on the top of the list. The only thing I would change is to have some salt and pepper and sugar (maybe in packets) available. All the houses we've rented always have some. I went and bought some and left it for your next guest. We will be back. Thank you again for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as stated. Clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time but it went by way too fast!! Would rent here again.

John and Marie. May 2017

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Breath taking beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We had the most marvelous time just enjoying with the fishing and the crabbing and sitting back relaxing in the quiet breeze. this place is awesome. The house was very clean and it had everything a person needed to enjoy a home away from home. just bring the food the rest is there. Quiet and so serene. no loud noises, friendly neighbors, just a wonderful get away. just a wonderful place to stay clean inviting and friendly,

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Pier 30
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Snapper
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Surfside Beach
Car: recommended

91 Dolphin is on a canal lined with houses and fishing boats in the back. The front deck overlooks the huge Intracoastal Waterway with big tug boats and fast offshore fishing boats... and dolphins playing in the water.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

No smoking inside. Pets under 25 lb. allowed at additional charge of $50 per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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