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Surfside Beach, Tx, Dolphin Lane Canal/Beach House

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Small pets allowed (limit 2) with extra fee of $50 per pet. 91 Dolphin Lane is located on a canal that connects directly to the Texas Intercoastal Waterway two minutes away. (Note: The house has Freeport municipal water that meets all government standards, not the well water you may have read about in Surfside Beach.) 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.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Kids and teens OK with adult renter....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside on decks, docks, and under the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets under 25 lb. allowed with $50 extra per pet, limit 2...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    House is on poles... stairways to the entrances....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    There is a door to the back deck for a private entrance...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    The window overlooks the private canal and dock....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Right next to Bedroom #1...moreless

  • Master bathoom with tub/shower

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network satellite....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Counter top radio and portable Block Rocker...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in both bedrooms and living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    2 outdoor scooters, two kayaks, inner tubes, two person hammock for under the house in the shade....moreless

  • Video Library:

    About a dozen DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Located on the Intercoastal Waterway; you can see the Gulf of Mexico in the distance....moreless

  • Resort:

    In the Bridge Harbor Marina...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located in a marina residential area on a cul-de-sac street with no traffic. Does have city water, not a well....moreless

  • Village:

    Surfside Beach is a village with several bars, stores, restaurants....moreless

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 6. Glass top table. Wine glasses, placemats, etc for formal meals....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning. Lots of screened windows for fresh air on nice days....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    3 cars can park under the house, out of the sun and rain....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central electric heating. No gas in the house....moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi for email and web browsing only. Satellite TV for entertainment....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Couch, loveseat, side table, coffee table, futon seats 4 and makes into a double bed....moreless

  • Parking:

    Huge driveway will actually park 8 cars or 2 large motorhomes, plus two cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    8 bath towels, 6 wash cloths, 6 hand towels, 4 beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker using basket type coffee filters K-cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dinner and salad plates, cereal bowls, glasses, cups, serving bowls and platters, flatwear....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen has serving bar with stools next to the dining room. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Both decks are 12 feet up....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks. Rear deck overlooks the canal. Front deck has roof over half of it. Overlooks the big Intercoastal Waterway....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall & Winter
Sep 6 - Mar 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat
$775
Peak Season
Mar 8 - Sep 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$215 $270
Fri, Sat
$1,400
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$775

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Hobby
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pier 30
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
Freeport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
332
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Red Snapper
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
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 Intercoastal Waterway with big tug boats and fast offshore fishing boats.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Freeport, TX, USA:
The sunrise is on the front deck, the sunset is over the back deck. Very nice!!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Kitchen, bar, dining room

    Kitchen, bar, dining room

  • Bedroom #2 has private entrance onto back deck. Two twin beds.

    Bedroom #2 has private entrance onto back deck. Two twin beds.

  • Front deck overlooks the Texas Intercoastal Waterway with boats of all kinds.

    Front deck overlooks the Texas Intercoastal Waterway with boats of all kinds.

  • Park or party in the shade under the house.

    Park or party in the shade under the house.

  • Canal leading to the Intercoastal Waterway. Dock your boat, kayak, fish, crab.

    Canal leading to the Intercoastal Waterway. Dock your boat, kayak, fish, crab.

  • View of house from Dolphin Lane.

    View of house from Dolphin Lane.

  • Big living room with seating for 9. Futon makes into Queen bed.

    Big living room with seating for 9. Futon makes into Queen bed.

  • Battery powered Block Rocker music box you can take to the beach.

    Battery powered Block Rocker music box you can take to the beach.

  • Lots of glasses and dishes.

    Lots of glasses and dishes.

  • Washer and dryer in shed under the house. Door has electronic combination lock.

    Washer and dryer in shed under the house. Door has electronic combination lock.

  • Party stuff in kitchen cabinets.

    Party stuff in kitchen cabinets.

  • Two decks, boat dock on the canal. Lots of parking on driveway and under house.

    Two decks, boat dock on the canal. Lots of parking on driveway and under house.

  • Queen bed in master bedroom, overlooks private canal. Ceiling fan, big closet.

    Queen bed in master bedroom, overlooks private canal. Ceiling fan, big closet.

  • Huge driveway can hold two big Motorhomes, or 10 cars.

    Huge driveway can hold two big Motorhomes, or 10 cars.

  • Vaulted ceilings in living room and kitchen with two skylights.

    Vaulted ceilings in living room and kitchen with two skylights.

  • Master bath with tub/shower.

    Master bath with tub/shower.

  • Second bathroom

    Second bathroom

  • Canalside deck... feels like the islands with mature palm trees.

    Canalside deck... feels like the islands with mature palm trees.

  • Living room has 42' TV with Dish satellite.

    Living room has 42' TV with Dish satellite.

  • Well stocked china cabinet.

    Well stocked china cabinet.

  • Charcoal grill under the house in the shade.

    Charcoal grill under the house in the shade.

  • Two kayaks to use in the canal.

    Two kayaks to use in the canal.

  • Plenty of utensils

    Plenty of utensils

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Freeport, TX, USA #626474

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