Submitted: April 29, 2013
Stayed: April 2013
This is a beautiful, recently constructed property. The interior is tastefully designed and decorated, with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen was remarkable, in addition to the cooktop, there were two convection ovens and a large microwave. We particularly enjoyed the Cuisinart Panini maker for lunch sandwiches. But there were many other small kitchen appliances available for whatever need arose. Plates, glasses and silverware are plentiful and in various sizes.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are well laid out, providing efficiency and privacy, with the sinks separate from the toilets which are separate from the showers.
The first level balcony is a full wrap-around balcony with the large sitting areas overlooking the Gulf and the street. Six large rocking chairs, along with many other deck chairs and a picnic table are provided. There are two smaller balconies on the upper level. Both levels of balconies provide excellent sunrise and sunset views.
The property is located in the Treasure Island community at the north end of San Luis Island. This is a great place to go for a quiet, relaxing vacation. You can find sand dollars and other shells on the beach adjacent to the house which wraps around San Luis Pass. If you want more vigorous exercise, the beach at the south end of the street is perfect for jogging or taking long walks. You have 15 miles of unobstructed beach all the way to the Surfside Beach jetties.
You will not find any nightlife or bars in the area, but if you need it, a trip into Galveston can provide it. Shopping in the immediate area is limited, but the Brite Light Bait Shop can provide most common grocery items. For more selection, the Seven Seas Grocery near Jamaica Beach (about 11 miles) is surprisingly well stocked and Baywood Foods, in Freeport (about 19 miles) is a full service grocery/deli.
The area has a variety of birds and sea life. We spotted dolphin from the deck of the house several times, as well as during walks along both beaches.
Diane and Blake were gracious, accommodating, responsive and very easy to work with.
The Bottom Line:
This is an excellent property in a quiet and scenic area. We would definitely stay there again. In fact, within two days of returning from a two week stay, we have already booked another two weeks for later in the year.
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