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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 ($12/car annual permit fee). 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Starfish - Beautiful Beachfront Gem
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family beach house. It's right on the beach so it was easy when we needed to run back and forth with the kiddos. Has almost everything you need but food, even games and movies. You can tell this place is a well-loved family space. We fit 6 adults and 3 kids with room to spare.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location. Jeff and Mary were easy to communicate with.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this amazing property. This was our second time here and we can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during Memorial Day weekend. This house is right off of the first beach access road.This weekend was SUPER busy. One of the days we were there, they shut the access road down and started making people go to the free side. FYI, this part of the beach requires a permit if you are bringing a vehicle on the beach. We got up really early to park our cars on the beach (directly in front of the house) and put our canopy up and had to buy a $12 sticker for every car we parked out there. That was unexpected, had we just walked over, we wouldn't be charged. The house is very comfortable, has plenty of room, new appliances, and the owners are very understanding and flexible. They allowed us to check in early and check out a little later since we were in the middle of a bad storm. We spent most of our time on the beach, and under the house, bbq'ing and hanging out with friends that had met us at the beach. We had a great time and are planning to do it again next Summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 - Aug 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Back to School Special
Aug 7 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
Summer 2018
May 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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