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Starfish - Beautiful Beachfront Gem

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Well Appointed 3BR, 2BA on the Beach! Wi-Fi Enabled. Sleeps 12.

Get away and relax at this beautiful beachfront property located in the Texas Gulf Coast's best kept secret - Surfside Beach. Walk to the beach just a few short steps away or drive on to the beach with all of your gear. This very well kept home has 3 spacious bedrooms - including a master with private bath. The other 2 rooms, both with a queen bed and set of bunk beds, share the large hallway bath. Stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops await you in our beautiful updated kitchen. Tile floors throughout, washer/dryer and a tank-less water heater are just some of the added amenities that will make your stay more pleasant. Enjoy the large open family area with its vaulted ceilings or hang out on the partially covered wrap-around deck. The large dining table seats 8 comfortably and is accompanied by more spacious seating at the kitchen counter. The kitchen is appointed with all the necessary utensils and appliances you need to feel at home. Special touches like the all wood wainscoting give this home a very special feel. Keep in touch with the outside world on our satellite TV and Wi-Fi service. Rinse off in the outside shower and foot rinse when returning from the beach and use our BBQ for some great beach grilling!

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Jeff

We are 7 siblings from the Houston area - Oceans Seven. We all have families and have provided 20 grandchildren (so far) to our parents who are the ones that made this family-owned beach house a reality. We used to rent in Surfside every year and have always enjoyed this beach. Let the crowds go to Galveston, Surfside is easier to get to and much quieter - most of the time.

Jeff purchased this house in 2015

Why Jeff chose Gulf Coast

When we first started looking to purchase in Surfside, we saw this house and instantly fell in love. It is easily one of the nicest properties of its size on the island.

What makes this house unique

Walking in for the first time, you will be immediately struck by the large vaulted ceiling main room that encompasses the living, dining and kitchen area ( Kitchen well stocked with all utensils, pots & pans needed to cook and bake) and that it all looks out directly at the beach through large bay windows. A long hallway to the back of the house separates the bedrooms from the living area. And a large wrap around porch to enjoy.


Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed; Sleeps 4
    Foutons - 1 baby crib , 4 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Please remember to bring toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags for your stay. Also, if you need additional soap for washing maching (HE soap only) and dishwasher, one washing of each is provided. Thank you!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Starfish - Beautiful Beachfront Gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Lantana, TX

Great property right on the beach, quiet area, good for families!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Starfish. We stayed for 5 days in March, 2 families with a total of 9 people. Weather was a bit cooler (65-72) but you can't control that. We wanted a quiet area away from the spring breakers and Starfish definitely fit the bill. The property is very comfortable, with everything you need to prepare meals either in the kitchen or out on the grill. There were plenty of sleeping options. The deck is large with both open and covered areas, we brought our own hammock (there are hooks in the posts on the deck) and the kids loved it. Before arriving, I was a bit concerned about it being next to the public beach entry point, but it was NOT busy and the lady working the beach permit stand was very friendly and knowledgeable. You can drive your car on the beach, something I was not used to. The beach was clean, no large seaweed deposits that you hear so much about in Galveston, but signs were up informing visitors of it during certain seasons. There were sizable waves and the kids used their body boards every day. You can also have small bonfires right on the beach, so we brought our own firewood and had s'mores a couple nights, it was so relaxing. The property is about 2 miles from "town", so too far to walk with little kids, but bikes would do the trick. The owners are very attentive. My daughter lost the souvenir bracelet that she got and they went to the local shop bought her another one and sent it to us! We are so grateful!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Clean...well taken care of

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a great location with great view of the beach. Property was extremely well taken care of with everything in working order. Only possible concern was the access to the beach for cars is right next to the house with a little more traffic than other homes we have stayed at. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

A Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Starfish far exceeded my expectations. The website pictures cannot capture the peace and serenity of the home. Everything needed for our visit was provided and in place upon arrival. This home is comfortably furnished and kitchen stocked with updated appliances, dishes, tableware, etc. We rented the property in conjunction with a larger house (located next door) that was used for our annual family retreat. The convenient location of Starfish allowed us to enjoy our highly spirited family and retreat to a quiet peaceful place. I must admit that we spent more time enjoying Starfish than at the larger property. We are extremely pleased with the excellent customer service provided by the owner who actually traveled from Houston on a rainy night to make a minor repair to a loose stair step. We definitely plan on returning to enjoy Starfish in the near future.

Dianne G from Houston

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at the Starfish! The home is just delightful and was even nicer than we had anticipated. Very clean and well maintained. My sister and I enjoyed sitting on the large deck, watching the sun rise over the water - simply breathtaking! The only little glitch we had was connecting to the internet. For some reason our phones would connect, but laptops and iPads would not? Really though, who wants to work while you are surrounded by such beauty?! :) Thank you so much for sharing your home with us! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property!

  • 5 of 5

lThe listing description was very accurate, we were able to go to Google Maps and see the house prior to arrival. The view of the beach from the front porch was very pleasing. The amenities were all in place as described and the property was clean and well-maintained. There was an issue with the wi-fi connection and the circuit breaker, telephoned the owner and he provided information to fix the problem. We would definitely recommend the property to friends and relatives. Our visit was in October and many of the small restaurants were only open on the weekend. We did enjoy dinner a couple nights at "On the River" in Freeport and with only a short drive in to Lake Jackson where a variety of restaurants were available. My husband and grandson went surf fishing just steps away from the property and my daughter and I enjoyed walking on the beach. A great vacation was enjoyed by our whole family!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this lovely house for 3 nights at the end of July. We wanted a house with a view and this front row location did not disappoint! The house was clean and well maintained and the owners were friendly and great to work with. It is true to the pictures as shown, with a fabulous wrap around deck where we spent the majority of our time. Was very close to the beach so we were able to watch our family members from the deck who went fishing in the surf. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots, and everything we needed for preparing our meals. Fresh linens were folded on the bed waiting for us to make the beds, and there were plenty of towels for the eight of us. We would definitely stay here again in the future and recommend it for a relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kitty's Purple Cow
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kitty's Purple Cow
Nearest Beach
Surfside Beach
Car: recommended

Convenience Store and Crabbing Pier within walking distance. Galveston is a 40-minute drive up the coast. Small marina with charter fishing on the island.


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
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season Spring
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee plus linens $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation fee is $50 + credit card fees.

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.

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