Welcome to our beachfront home, the Bluewater Star, located in the sleepy Village of Surfside Beach on the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the map, the marker for our house is incorrect. To see where our house is, click on the map, then click on satellite view and zoom in. We are a few houses west of Stahlman park. If you zoom in enough you will see the words Bluewater Star on top of our house. Our house is the one with the walkway to the beach and gazebo at the end of the walkway. It's next to the house with the driveway that looks like a lower case 'd'
Our 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sits in the dunes on a half-acre lot only footsteps away from the beach. Decks surround three sides of the house and each room opens up to a deck, giving everyone lots of elbow room and plenty of ocean views. A private walkway leads you from the back deck straight over the dunes to the beach. In the zoomed in view, the words Bluewater Star are printed on top of our home.
The kitchen, bar and living room is the focal point of our home. A soaring ceiling and two-story wall of windows gives you views of the ocean from anywhere in the house. The owner of the house is a restaurant manager who loves to cook and he knows that to entertain properly one must have a great kitchen. Restaurant quality cookware, bar ware, utensils and beautiful platters, bowls and tableware make meal preparation and entertaining wonderfully easy and oh so fun.
Across the street is a pier for crabbing, and fishing is everywhere. You can fish in the surf, in the bay, off a pier or deep sea with a charter boat. If you want someone else to catch your fish, just run over to the nearby seafood market for the catch of the day. If you don't feel like cooking, there are several wonderful one-of-a kind restaurants nearby.
Galveston, with its historic homes and local entertainment, is an easy and scenic 1/2-hour drive up the coast.
The offseason is a great time of year to come to the beach. Beaches are empty, lodging is less expensive and days are typically sunny and warm enough that you can still dip your toes in the ocean. Nights will have a bit of chill in the air which is fun for bonfires on the beach. December is the time for family get-togethers and holiday celebrations and we like to celebrate too with a fully decorated Christmas tree, festive kitchen serving ware and outdoor lights.
January and February are really the only months that are cold but even so, it's cozy inside where you can enjoy the view of the ocean from the comfort of the sofa with a fire going in the fireplace. Relax and unwind with a good book and retreat from the world. Or bundle up and take a solitary walk on the beach where the only sounds are the waves and seagulls. The fresh air will give you an appetite and you'll come back ready to explore our fabulous kitchen, peruse our cookbooks and teach yourself how to make hearty dishes like cioppino, paella, stews, chilis and chowders. Recipes that take more time and patience than you usually have provide a very pleasant way to reconnect with family and friends.
Weekly rentals are 7 nights and are available year round. During the summer we only offer full week stays, but off-season, we offer shorter stays with 3 nights being the minimum. Holidays are only offered for a full weeks stay and there is an extra charge for those stays. Prices on this site are strictly for family rental.
Weekend stays are from Thursday to Sunday or Friday to Monday. Check in is at 4 pm and checkout is 11 am. These times are sometimes flexible, depending on whether place is rented before and after you. During peak season, weekend rentals will only be available as last minute bookings.
A $200 deposit is required to reserve your dates. This is cashed upon receiving but will be refunded to you within two weeks of your stay, less any damages.
Well-behaved, short-haired dogs 40-lbs and under are accepted conditionally with prior approval and payment of $125 non-refundable fee per pet, two pets max. No puppies under a year of age please.
Keywords: Beachfront House Surfside Texas, Gulf coast vacation rental,
In 2006, my husband and I were nearing completion of construction on our beach home when we discovered that our beautiful baby boy, by then almost two, was autistic. Our savings and extra income intended for the beach house mortgage vaporized as we began intensive therapies for our little one. We had decided to put the house up for sale when I stumbled across the vrbo website and an idea was born. What if we could open up our home to other families who enjoy the beach as much as we do? So, overnight my husband and I became managers of our beachhome-turned-resort rental property. And what a fantastic ride these years have been. It's been a wonderful experience getting to know so many really terrific families and providing a place so they can create their own memories while allowing us to create our beach memories too.
Bobby, now 10, is doing great. All these years of therapy have given us a child who can interact, has begun talking and he can now tell us that his favorite place on this earth is our beach house. We give a heartfelt thanks to all the families who have stayed at our home and extend a warm Texas hello to all the families we have yet to meet. Cheers! Bluewater Star family Barbara and Mike Haney and sons Bobby and Jack
As a child I was thrilled when my parents would rent a beach house in Surfside for one fun-filled fantastic week each summer. Family from out of town would join us and we'd spend our days fishing, crabbing, swimming and eating delicious things. It instilled a life-long dream to one day have a place to bring my children. My husband and I have dreamed, designed and shaped our home specifically for our children and invite you to stay so that you can create your own precious family memories.
Going to Surfside is like stepping back in time. Only one road into town and one road out and not a single skyscraper or holiday inn. Restaurants are family owned and convenience stores close down in the off season. When we go down to the house, we invite all our loved ones to join us. Our caravan of cars pulls into the driveway and everyone scatters in different directions - little ones with their mamas scoot off to the beach with shovels and pails, the older kids go crabbing or swimming, dads go fishing and those who just want to relax head off to the deck with a book for a little relaxation. Hours later everyone congregates around the dinner table to tackle platters of fresh fried fish, steamed Gulf Coast crabs and chilled shrimp. Nights are spent on the deck, listening to the surf and watching the night sky for shooting stars while fire flies blink in the dunes. At some point before bed, we'll rouse ourselves and head down to the beach, lanterns in hand, to build a bonfire in the dark. The kids love to toast marshmallows for sandy smores and once they've had their fill, we all head back to the house exhausted and happy and ready to do it all again the next day.
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