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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach

Barbara Haney

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Barbara Haney

Member since: 2006
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015
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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach

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

Overview

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 Christmas tree and festive holiday touches.

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. 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 and work up an appetite so that when you get back you'll be ready to browse 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Haney (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2015

About Barbara Haney

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

Why Barbara Haney chose Surfside Beach

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Why HomeAway

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:
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Reviews

5
based on 45 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Beachfront Property w/Private Walkover to the Beach
average rating of 4.977778 based on 47 reviews
5

Best house ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home!! OMG!!!!! Beautiful!!!! Owners were helpful . All you need to bring is your clothes house has very thing!! And this kitchen is to die for!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oregon
5

Everything you could need and then some.

  • 5 of 5

The purpose of my rental was a mini family reunion/getaway. This house was very well set up for cooking good meals and spending quality time with family. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could need. Kitchen gadgets galore. We had little ones with us and there were cribs and high chairs. The kids loved all the toys and games available. Barbara was very easy to work with and extremely responsive. The views were awesome, the house seems to be in better condition that a lot of other rentals I drove by. This house was perfect for what we needed. Thank you to the owners for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Really Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5

We just moved to Houston from freezing Chicago and to be able to be the beach in just over an hour was amazing! The beach house was perfect. We were able to bring our two dogs and really relax in the surroundings. The kitchen was one of the best equipped kitchens I have ever been in. Everything in the house was so user friendly and it had everything you could want, from extra blankets to games galore. We really loved playing games on the table in front of the fireplace and TV. The views to the ocean were great and we felt very private. We definitely want to return again very soon. The owner was extremely helpful and gracious. Many thanks for a wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
College Station, TX
5

Great place -- highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

I have taken my family to this property for week-long stays each winter for 2012 through 2014, and have now booked for Feb 2015. The house is very nice, and the location is pleasantly quiet (not in the fray with a lot of hotels or other rental beach properties like you might get in Galveston). The kitchen is large and has everything you might need for preparing large, complicated meals. Especially great if you have a large group -- lots of beds, and a very nice master suite so mom & dad can have some privacy. Large windows afford a great view. The hosts have always provided excellent, friendly service.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect family home

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at the Bluewater Star was over the top!!! Everything was perfect. Every detail was thought of by these home owners. The kitchen was amazing and so functionally organized. The selection of toys and games for adults and kids made the days of bad weather go so smoothly as there were 5 adults and 3 boys ages 5,3,1. Barbara decorated for us so the house was beaming with holiday charm the moment we arrived. Highly recommend this home. The homeowners are so friendly and helpful every step of the way. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, Texas
5

We love the Bluewater Star!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Bluewater Star. We love it! The house and location are spectacular and there are games, books, toys, children's furniture - almost anything you could ask for to enhance your stay. The kitchen is large and well equipped, making cooking with the family a real pleasure. The house is well maintained and was very clean and welcoming when we arrived. Barbara had even set up a Christmas tree and other decorations! Also very helpful is the information Barbara sends to you ahead of time with great directions and suggestions for shopping, eating out, activities in the area, etc. We're already looking forward to our next visit and plan to make it a family tradition.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Surfside Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring
Mar 28 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
Summer(Peak)
May 29 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,400
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,875
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Surfside Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
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
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • swimming

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