BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT PROPERTY W/PRIVATE WALKOVER TO THE BEACH

Barbara Haney

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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT PROPERTY W/PRIVATE WALKOVER TO THE BEACH

Surfside Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Welcome to our beachfront home, the Bluewater Star, located in the sleepy Village of Surfside Beach on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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.

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.

Even though summer is the most popular time of the year, the off season is a great time of year to come to the beach too. 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 may 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. Take a jog, explore the beach while you work up an appetite to come back and explore the fabulous kitchen. Look through 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, front row rental home, ocean front beach house

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Your home was a wonderful place to "come in from the cold" both physically and mentally. The decorating was pleasant and comfortable. The view is so inspiring and calming. While not made by you, the design of your windows framed the view perfectly. The thoughtful and very considerate amenities are the best we have found in numerous other rentals.



We look forward to future stays. It was a pleasure to stay in your home and Taylor's 16th birthday will be a most wonderful memory. - Mark and Debbie Krall
Feb 2007
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Barbara Haney

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
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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 we 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 experience getting to know so many really terrific families. We've really enjoyed having the privilege to provide a place for other families to create their own memories while allowing us to create our own 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

Barbara Haney purchased this house in 2006

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 desire 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 hotel chain. 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.

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

FANTASTIC BEACH HOUSE and AWESOME OWNERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This house was all as described and even more! We rented the year before in Surf Side from one of those property management places and it was awful and nasty! After experiencing with an owner directly, we will always use VRBO for our vacations. The owner is super nice, friendly, easy to work with and very helpful and even went out of her way to bring up a snow cone machine for the kids, which I forgot to use, putting it out of sight of the kids. LOL! Thanks, Barbara!! The house is beautiful and an absolute stunning view, perfect for Dolphin watching in the a.m. Don't worry about bringing anything other than your clothes, HBA, paper products & trash bags, OFF; lots of OFF, and if you have children, additional toys depending on your stay. This house has everything!! Fully equipped-stocked kitchen, I mean everything from almost any kitchen utensil, bake ware,dishes, serving dishes, pizza cutter, wine opener, bbq tool, etc., and more. Amazing!!! They even have a ton of sand toys under the house for kids to play with. They absolutely thought of everything!! We had 4 little girls with us that loved the room with the bunk beds, the extra small beds that they can play dolls/house with; and the little room under the stairs that was decorated so cute was a hit. So if you are looking for a great place on the beach and plenty of room, THIS is your place. You won't be disappointed! When we go back to Surf Side, we will definitely be contacting Barbara and Mike for vacancy. Thanks again Barbara and Mike for making our vacation a memorable one!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Garland, Texas
5

Outstanding home

  • 5 of 5
This is a fabulous home - it's not only visually appealing but is also well-maintained & decorated. Our large family (6 adults & 6 children) stayed a week (June 21-June 28, 2013) and we all had a blast - I can't think of a single thing the Haneys could do that'd improve this perfect beach home - we'll be back !
  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas
5

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  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I spent the Thanksgiving holidays at this awesome beach home. The weather was damp, cold and dreary but the inside was warm, cozy and beautiful. Mike and Barbara could not be more accommodating. They had duraflame logs for us and someone brought wood and left it on the bannister downstairs. We walked the beach, read and in general relaxed in this outstanding home. The Haney's have thought of everything to make your vacation away from home relaxed and enjoyable. You will not want for a thing. Thank you Barbara and Mike for sharing your beach house with us. This is our second visit and I certainly hope it will not be the last.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Walnut Creek, CA
5

Beautiful home with all the perks!

  • 5 of 5
Our family LOVED this house! I highly recommend it and will definitely come back again. It was beautifully maintained and had all the accommodations of home, especially the kitchen. If you enjoy cooking and baking this is the place for you. There was ample room for our family of 8 and the kids loved playing with toys that were provided (beach and otherwise).

There is no doubt in my mind that this house is the most beautiful on the beach!

Book it, you won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
United States
5

Best Beach House Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here with our son and 7 other people (6 adults and 4 children total). The house is absolutely gorgeous yet feels like home at the same time, and the location is perfect!!! We are already trying to plan our next stay! We did not bring our dogs this time, but are so happy to know that this is a dog-friendly AND kid-friendly home.

The first night we were there, we were going to build a fire on the beach and met the neighbors next door who so generously invited us to join them around their fire and then "gave" us their spot after they went in for the evening. So, we didn't even have to lift a finger to build our own fire that night, AND we met some wonderful people! We enjoyed visiting and making smores before heading off to sleep in our very comfortable beds.

There are toddler beds and cribs, and even though we didn't need them, we noticed there were two highchairs in one of the closets for families who might need those. The decorations on the kids' beds/cribs were so cute and the little room under the stairs is awesome! Our son slept in there the first night, then in one of the bunk beds the next two nights. The decks overlook the ocean and are perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in the morning. There were 2 very nice, new picnic tables on the decks and a place to rinse off (with hot water even!) on the deck below the house so that you don't have to worry about tracking sand inside.

Bluewater Star would be perfect for a romatic getaway, a girls' getaway, a family reunion, or just the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends.I could go on and on, and I'm sure I'm leaving something out, but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this property!!! The thing that makes it even better are that the owners are SOOOOO incredibly nice and good people too!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105457vb
(281) 467-2953
Surfside Beach Texas Gulf Coast
I live in Atlanta, Ga and my husband lives in Calgary Canada
5

4 Generations Sharing Family Time!

  • 5 of 5
This home is everything as described and MORE! We felt at home the minute we walked in! All of the amenities were above our expectations. We had 2 children ages 2 and 5 who appreciated the toys and children's cove. The bedroom accommodations were very comfortable and attractive. Outdoor shower/hoses were very handy and useful. The kitchen was FABULOUS - I ever minded cooking or cleaning up! We shared 7 days together an wished we had more. And this home has the best beach location also. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Hobby
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Galveston
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Red Snapper Inn
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day Week
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,250
 
 
Oct 6 - 10
Oct 6 2014 - Oct 9 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
Oct 13 - Oct 16
Oct 13 2014 - Oct 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Oct 21-24
Oct 21 2014 - Oct 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Oct 27- Oct 31
Oct 27 2014 - Oct 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
Flat fee
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,875
 
 
Thanksgiving week
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 2 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
Flat fee
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , one of the bunks has a double bed on bottom.
  • 2 King size beds, 2 Queen size Beds, 2 sets of bunk beds, 2 Cribs
Entertainment:
  • Video Game Console ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
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