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Green Sea Star_steps away to the beach__open for 2018 booking

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

Scroll down to see all 12 pictures and rental rates.

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

Call owner or email using 'click to inquire about this property'.

See my other luxurious beach property under VRBO listing #385185, from which you can experience a luxurious fantasy vacation at surfside beach with this beautifully furnished luxurious beach property!

Keywords: Single Beach House

More Details

Owner
Jennifer
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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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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.

Amenities

Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

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Green Sea Star_steps away to the beach__open for 2018 booking
average rating of 4.0416665 based on 49 reviews
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Need an overall UPGRADE

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Cons - We had a nice time at the beach but also had a lots of discomfort were the A/C was not cooling enough and we had to buy some fans. Also, the ceiling fans was not working efficiently either. The toilets all are yellowish color and the appliances are all outdated. The outdoor shower is broken too and we had to use the hose to clean the kids and ourself. All bathrooms definitely need to be fixed. The BBQ grill was all rusted and not able to use the one on the property.

At least we need a good cooling system and nice bathrooms. We live in Houston and we are looking for a nice beach house for our family trips and I hope you will fix all these issues and not just for us for anyone who stays at your place.

Please take this in a positive way and please make your place a nice great beach house.

Pros - The home owner was really nice and gave us a few extra hours in the checkout day. Jennifer responded very quickly and not sure if she is aware of the things are happening around Surf Side.

Suggestion - Their is a lot of beach house rentals are available and to be competitive Jennifer need to take care of the property.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly like the pictures. Very close to the beach. Our family enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The property was very clean and a lot closer to the beach than originally thought it would be

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and the owner was very accommodating to let us have an early check in....it is super close to the beach and very accessible...it was a perfect situation for me and my guests

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the convenience to beach. Hated mosquitoes especially under house.

  • 3 of 5

Property needs some updating. Adequate as is but very plain. All appliances work. No blender in kitchen. Road noise was excessive especially on weekends. Need ceiling fans in all bedrooms. All fans must run well. Not sure what a housekeeper does since we cleaned, washed linens & towels, made beds etc as per instructions before we left. (Took several hours as we used all beds and used bath towels). When one of kids locked closet the housekeeper came and unlocked.(wrong kind of doorknob system) Tall grass and dripping condensation from a/c added to the excessive mosquito problem. Couldn't sit on balcony due to mosquitoes. Kids couldn't play under house due to mosquitoes despite candles and bug spray. House is situated at the north edge of Surfside which was nice as it was not crowded and nice for families even on a holiday. Ants in house especially master bathroom. Mattresses on beds not comfortable. Despite negatives we really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return to Surfside.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last minute getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great last minute family getaway!

Host was so easy. She told us to take our time checking out and even gave us the option of early check in (though we came from out of town and couldn't arrive as early as she would have let us).

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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