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Green Sea Star/steps away to the beach__Xmas wknd special $125/nt

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

This beach property is very affordable ---a “Great place to stay without going broke!” as reviewed by our guests. The house is built on the beach in summer of 2005. It is equipped with full kitchen, garbage disposal, dishwasher, Wash/Dryer, Dish TV, DVD/VCR, and books for rainy day.

Since the beginning of 2012, we have done a lots of improvements to this property: put on new shower unit, new sofa, new dresser, new curtain, new bed head and new oven & range, as well as some new paints and decorations. We will continue to keep up our properties to provide a better and comfortable environments to our guests.

This SUPPER CLEAN new beach house is located on a quiet private community by the north end of surfside beach island and away from the crowd. Views to the gulf and the intracoastal waterway from the large covered deck with Baby Gate. Private sunset views from the master bedroom deck. There are plenty of the windows in each room and make the house feel very bright and open.

The property is only 50 steps away from the beach. Cross the bridge into Surfside beach and you're in another world - totally relaxing - do as much or as little as you want. Go fishing, kayaking, surfing. or just relax on the beach. Spend quality family time enjoying the laid-back atmosphere. Plan a reunion, or enjoy the fireworks on the 4th of July or New Years. Sand castles and evening bonfires are possibilities.

Plenty of covered parking, outdoor shower and BBQ grill down stairs.

Walks on the long jetty on the south end of Surfside Beach let you watch the dolphins play!

Nearby is Galveston, where you can visit Moody Gardens, historic homes, and there's always great shopping on The Strand.

House is furnished with 3 queen bed, one bunk bed which can sleep 8 in bed, plus 2 La-Z-Boy sofas, which are usable for 2-4 people for added sleeping. One queen air mattress is provided for additional sleep for two. The kitchen is fully equipped with Utensils, plates, bowls, glasses and silverware. There is a dining counter, dining table and chairs, deck chairs. Three nicely decorated bedrooms are furnished with three comfortable queen-size beds and a bunk bed. Dressers for your clothing if you want to make yourself feel home for your stay. Every room is furnished with pillows, pillow shams, bed spreads, sheet, blankets, comforters. Bath room towels, hand towels, beach towels are provided. FREE Linens are provided upon request. $100 laundry fee will be charged if left unwashed after you departure.

Second balcony is located outside master bedroom which can be used as a private get away place!

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE LINENS TO THE BEACH.

The house is furnished with Direct TV over 200 channels available plus local programing, and DVR up to 100 hours so you can record your favorite TV show while you have fun on the beach!

Credit cards (Visa/Master/Discover/AmExare), Paypal, Money order, and personal check are accepted.

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Check in 4pm, check out noon; some flexibility may be possible but must be cleared by owner.

No proms or graduation parties. Minimum age of responsible party is 26

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Keywords: Single Beach House

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Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2016

About Jennifer

We are out door person. we like hiking, jogging, swimming, fishing, crabbing. We like run away from busy and stressful city life when ever we can have a break...up to the mountain or down to the beach. Surfside beach is our weekend get away place, we love to jogging on the beach early in the morning, walking on the jetty to watch the beautiful sun set by the end of day, and wondering on the beach under the moon, listening to the sound of the wave...

Jennifer purchased this house in 2009

Why Jennifer chose Gulf Coast

Surfside is a fun place to go fishing, crabbing, surfing, and kayaking. You can find much pleasure here on Surfside as you can find at Galveston and more...And it it not too far from big city, only about an hour drive to Houston. A mid size town with shopping mall, movie theater,and quality restaurant is only 15min away.

What makes this house unique

Surfside is fun but not as crowded as Galveston. Without much commercial commodities as Galveston has, surfside beach is more closer to nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jennifer, thank you so much for your kindness and for making our youth weekend at the beach house possible. I am greatly appreciated. We had so much fun, I will definitely do this again and look forward to rent from you again...Thank you and God bless you!
Aug 2012
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Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Green Sea Star/steps away to the beach__Xmas wknd special $125/nt
average rating of 4.0697675 based on 44 reviews
1

Like camping indoors

  • 1 of 5

The pictures are very deceiving about how nice/clean things are. Even the outside of the building is several different colors and poorly represented in the photos. There is no weather sealing on the door so the bugs just come right in (a fly squatter is provided). There are roaches!!! One of the futons was broken upon arrival. The linoleum tiling is broken. The bbq pit is a rust bucket and too small for a house of 12-14 (It's the $20 charcoal grill from wal-mart). The water smells like sulphur/pennies and has an orange tint to it (bad pipes?). This makes the towels smell, the sheets smell and you smell after a shower. The fridge doesn't seal properly. Don't forget to waste your Sunday morning doing all the laundry. The owners are clearly neglectful (makes poor excuses for issues like cleanliness and poor conditions) and dont seem to think it's an issue. The dryer requires home maintenance as stated by the owner (after you have paid for the house).The motion-sensor light for grilling below the house is not working. Be careful: the house advertises space for 14, but they expect 2 people to sleep on an air mattress. The water pressure in the showers is mediocre at best. There is no fan in one of the bedrooms (there was, but it's disassembled). This place would be decent for half the price. We have stayed at other places on Surfside and not had to deal with these conditions at this price point. Proximity to the coast was good but you do have to walk through someone else's property to get there.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the inconvenience. Since the house is elevated 19’ above the grand which makes it same it very difficult to get four sides painted at the same time. We paint the house front side and back side more often since they are easier to be reached. We have house keeper live on island and will make prompt response for any maintenance issues such as broken furniture, appliance issues. We always encourage our guest give us a heads up for any maintenance issue upon arrival or during the stay. We do have spare BBQ grill stored inside the closet if needed. Since house is closer by the beach, bbq grill rusted very quickly, we have them replaced every 2-3 month and even more frequently in summer…new bbq grill will be delivered upon request. For the same reason, outdoor motion sensor may go off due to wire rusting…and we will have it replaced immediately as soon as we receive the report from guest. Unfortunately, we did not receive any words from the counter top fan instead. All surfside houses are on well water which makes the water smells different. We will replace outdoor water filter if guest report the water smell becomes noticeable. This house is located on a 6 houses cove and they are all rental properties, if the guest do not feel comfortable to walk by the front row property to go down beach, there is a public beach access right behind the house. After we received the message, we have the rusted bbq grill and the motion sensor replaced, and had futon, fridge sealing, dryer checked.Once again, we strongly encourage our guest to keep a good communication with us during the stay, and we do take it seriously
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5

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It's super close to the beach and perfect for a family get-together. We comfortably fit 20 people during the day for a birthday party and slept 10 in the house at night, no problem. The house was cozy and comfortable and we had everything we needed. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and adorable, comfortable beds, good bathrooms/showers. 30-second walk to the beach. House rules are logical, e.g. leave it as you find it. Amazing view from balcony off master bedroom. Comfortable distance from crowds at Galveston proper. Kitchen was great to have, also washer and dryer. Exactly as advertised. Will stay here again!! Just the right size for two adults and 3 teenagers, everyone had their own sleeping space. Owner responds promptly to texts and emails although we did not have to contact her about any issues during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wasn't horrible

  • 2 of 5

The showers either didn't have heads or only allowed slight streams of water out. The front door latch was turned around backwards so if you didn't lock the dead bolt it wouldn't stay shut. The stove only had 2 burners that worked. For what we paid, I guess we expected something a bit nicer.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest sorry about the inconvenience you encountered during your stay. We did noticed the issues after your departure. We have replaced the old shower head and the not function well door lock and put up a new key box as well. As for the burner, electrician checked it and turns out it was a bad connection, cleaning lady did not put the heating plate back firmly after they clean up the stove. We strongly encourage our guest to give us a call for any appliance failure during the stay, we have house keeper around all time they can come to site help fix the issue even after business hours. Apologize again for the inconvenience, and we will provide a better service to you on your next visit.
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Houston, TX
5

Very Peaceful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the lovely home that my husband and I were able to get some much needed rest. This beautiful home had a beautiful view of the beach and was very comfortable. We were able to enjoy our favorite restaurants that are close. The owner is kind and very helpful with the details. I appreciate the opportunity to have had such a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sharon Moore

  • 1 of 5

We rented the Green Sea Ster for a 3 night stay Aug. 11th-14th. We had 5 adults, 9 children and 2 small dogs. Upon arrival all looked ok. Not real clean or fancy, but definitely ok for the price. After finally getting to bed around midnight, found bedbug infestation in all 3 bedrooms. Contacted owner immediately and she was gracious enough to find another of her homes for the rest of the night but had to be out early next morning. From there, we were on our own! Really hard to find housing for 14 and 2 dogs for less than 3 nights!!! Owner did re-imburse us for remaining nights, but not 1st night or cleaning fee or pet fee. Previous reviews stated bedbugs, also. However, owner had assured that everything had been replaced and everything completely "bedbug free"!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can see there is some misunderstanding about the fee and charges. I only hold up $257.50 partial cleaning and laundry fee from your total rental and refund the rest of your $. If charge you first nt plus cleaning fee and pets fee per your claimed then the total will be $150 1 nt rental+ $200 cleaning ( for two houses) + $100 pets fee= $450 + 10% tax ( $45) + $75 web cc payment & office process fee= $560. Since I need pay my cleaning ladies to cleaning both houses ( $100 each) you stayed and wash the sheets ( $100 laundry per house ), the money I deduct from your total rental barely cove my cleaning expenses. As you know VRBO did charge 2.5% cc transaction fee to home owners from both pay and refund process and I absorbed the $44 cc process fee did not transfer it to you. If I add the cc process fee I would deduct $604 from your rental. I totally understand your frustration, I did not leave you alone without care. Since I have other tenant check in for my other house you stayed for the night so I have to ask you check out before noon...other wise I will let you stay there. I did offer you feel free to use my kitchen and shower during the day ( no charge of cause) and stay in motel for the night if you can not find other beach houses to stay. Next morning I was also looking online search other beach houses for you till the other rental agency called me said that they can offer you a house to stay. I apologized about the bedbug issue , for a heavily rented property the bedbug is something we can not control but we do take it seriously as soon as we receive report from our tenants. After guest departure, we hired professional pets control to heated the entire house to 140C for 6hrs plus chemical treatment to kill all bugs inside the house. After the treatment, we never received anyone report a bed bug or any bugs in this house.
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
107 Stanek Rd, Surfside, TX 77541
Nearest Point of Interest
Surf Side Jetty
Nearest Point of Interest
Crabing Spot on Canal
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Spot at Light Tower

Bird Watching, Crabbing, Fishing. Walking on a mile long jetty into the ocean, and watch the most beautiful sunset by the light tower at the end of jetty.

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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
 
winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
High Season
May 12 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,400
 
 
Fall
Aug 21 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

refundable deposit $200
cleaning $100 + Tax
process fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two bathrooms: one walk-in shower in hallway, the 2nd bathroom with full shower/bath tub inside master bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , queen air mattress stored inside master bedroom closet
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1), (1) air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We also provide coffee maker, sandwich maker, wafer maker, blender, and expandable dining table for extra eating space. living room and master bed room TV with direct TV program: local programing, HBO, STARZ, and DRV up to 100 hours. Beach chairs, folding table and BBQ grill for out door dining and BBQ. Inflatable air mattress provide extra sleeping for 2. Total sleeping is up to 14.

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