ON THE BEACHFRONT DUNE WITH INCREDIBLE VIEW OF BEACH, PASS AND GULF

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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ON THE BEACHFRONT DUNE WITH INCREDIBLE VIEW OF BEACH, PASS AND GULF

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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

We have the best views and direct access just steps to the beach. We are on the front of the dune with the beach a stone throw away and the front deck looks directly down on shore. We have the best reviews ever - check them out. Newly built with a large covered deck 180 degree uninterrupted view of the beach directly in front and Pass and Gulf; front room overlooks the broad and beautiful San Luis Pass and the kitchen and dining areas overlook the Gulf. An entire bank of windows in the kitchen provides great views of sunrise over the Gulf while preparing breakfast.

Kayaks can be launched directly in front or across the way in the back bay. The far side of the bay is a huge birding and wildlife park that can be boated or kayak/canoe accessed. San Luis Pass and the bay here are known for their championship fishing.

Extensive beaches for shelling and walking and volleyball. Really blue clear water is often coming into the pass from the Gulf and we have some of the best water quality around.

Wonderful breezes blow all summer long. Great view of sunrise over Gulf and a view of the sunset over the back bay. All bedrooms have stone countertops with large vessel glass sinks in the room. Granite countertops throughout kitchen and bar area. Enjoy dinner on the deck looking out on the beaches and lights across the pass. Stone floors throughout entire house with intricate ''rug'' stonework. Great birding route with lots of pelicans, herons, and shorebirds. Beach has limited access to cars and is in process of becoming a pedestrian beach for shell collecting and kids play areas. House has ramp and stair access. Three flat screen TVs with satellite/HDTV living room. Quality kitchenware, linens, towels, etc.

Owner Description: Blake and Diane built this house just before Ike and the house had no real damage. It is the most beautiful location on earth. Blake is an exploration geologist with the 7th largest oil company (no not BP) and Diane is a Speech Pathologist. We have two girls at University (one at St Edwards and one at U. of Montana Missoula). Diane specializes in adopting special need greyhounds.

Why the Owner Chose San Luis Pass: Clear waters of the offshore Gulf come into the Pass giving the area especially clear blue water and lots of shells/sand dollars accumulate on this end of the barrier island. The ends of barrier islands are great places for fish, birds, and beautiful sand dunes. The far away lights across the pass are beautiful at night and provide a view that other areas do not have at night. We built within a community but it is quiet because we have no immediate neighbors.

The Unique Benefits of this House: This house is in a quiet family area. It is the last house on a dead end road that stops at the beach and we have a couple of empty lots one either side of the house so no one needs to listen to neighbors. The beach has limited access so there are never lots of people on the beach. Sunrise comes up across the Gulf and is a beautiful sight from the kitchen, dining room, and front porch. Patches of yellow and orange flowers cover dunes around the house.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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About Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Blake and Diane built this house just before Ike and the house had no real damage. It is the most beautiful location on earth. Blake is an exploration geologist with the 7th largest oil company (no not BP) and Diane is a Speech Pathologist. We have two girls at University (one graduated from St Edwards and is applying to medical school and one at U. of Montana Missoula). Diane specializes in adopting special need greyhounds.

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder purchased this house in 2008

Why Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder chose San Luis Pass

Clear waters of the offshore Gulf come into the Pass giving the area especially clear blue water and lots of shells/sand dollars accumulate on this end of the barrier island. The ends of barrier islands are great places for fish, birds, and beautiful sand dunes. The far away lights across the pass are beautiful at night and provide a view that other areas do not have at night. We built within a community but it is quiet because we have no immediate neighbors.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 49 traveler reviews

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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331174
+1 713 503 4033
San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
Longview, Texas
5

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time with our kids and grandkids!! Plenty of room in this beautiful home for 6 adults and five grandchildren ages ranging from 13 to 21 months and two small dogs!! Loved the porch and views! Saw several dolphins!! We were able to find lots of pretty shells and a whole sand dollar. The owners were very easy to work with and very prompt about answering our emails! Our Granddaughter left a favorite stuffed animal and they found it and mailed it to we just have a couple of recommendations....we wished the area under the house was finished out with concrete. We have stayed at several homes in Galveston and they all had the concrete with enclosed outdoor shower. Even though there was a shower downstairs at this house, it was not very effective since you didn't have a clean surface to step on. We always liked bathing the grandkids in the outdoor showers before heading to the house at the previous houses we have stayed. We made it work here by just using the water hose on the porch.
Another suggestion would be to build a bridge over the rocks in front of the house to make it easier to get to the beach right in front of the house. I had a broken ankle and we had to rent a golf cart for my family to get me there. Even with these suggestions I gave a 5 star because we had a wonderful time!!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331174
+1 713 503 4033
San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
3

Be Careful with Galveston

  • 3 of 5
The home is very nice and well cared for. However, the mosquitos are so bad that it is impossible to sit or be outside on the deck unless there is a substantial breeze. The location of the house makes it somewhat worse than others. Also the seaweed in Galveston this year has been overwhelmingly plentiful and really made trip to beach marginal. So caution - this would be good place to rent, if the wind is up and seaweed down. Best to consider for a spur of the moment booking
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This has been an unusual year for seaweed on the beach but here at San Luis we have had only a small fraction of the amount that Galveston proper had. Whenever I walked the beach, there was always a clear path at waters edge. And a beachfront like ours has the fewest mosquitoes as we benefit from winds coming off the beach. In times of no wind, it may be necessary to use a yard fogger. And we begin to get booked six months in advance.
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331174
+1 713 503 4033
San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
eden, tx
5

Above our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned this past w'end from our girls trip at this spectacular place. It is beyond words! Hosts/owners, are the greatest to work with. Met every need. The house...the house is exceptional. They've thought of every detail. House is furnished with everyone in mind. We've been going to tx beaches for the past 5 yrs and this was the best beach for searching for shells. Even found the perfect sand dollar! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants peaceful walks on the beach, beautiful home to relax, and a great deck to watch the waves. We will be back! I think we've found our perfect beach home to rent!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
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San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas
5

Breathtaking, relaxing, absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5
This beach getaway was more than what we could have ever imagined. It had everything and then some for the kitchen. The furniture and beds were comfy, there were board games to play with for the family. It was spacious yet cozy. The seven of us with our three dogs stayed very comfortably throughout our stay. This beach house on Treasure Island is the perfect location. It is far enough away from all the hustle and bustle to enjoy nature in all of its serenity and close enough to still easily access the attractions on the Galveston mainland. The views from the house are incredible. The sunrise and sunsets are one of a kind. You can hear the waves crashing so clearly that you cannot help but become one with nature and the beach here. At night so many stars are visible its so beautiful. This house allows you to appreciate nature in some way at every hour of the day. The walk to the beach is literally thirty seconds. The beach is full of amazing seashells and clear waters. We never imagined to find a beach on this part of the gulf with such clear waters. We do not have one complaint. Everything was absolutely perfect and beautiful. The house and the entire experience exceeded all of our expectations. Diane and Blake have done a wonderful job at creating the perfect beach getaway. This house felt like home, especially with all the little beach accents throughout the house. We will not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone desiring a beach getaway. It was worth every penny and we cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
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San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
Tucson AZ
5

Perfect Family Escape

  • 5 of 5
First, this home has everything listed...and more. Beautiful, modern, clean, new appliances at TV's, kitchen equipped beyond our expectations. It felt like we were at home. The location is great, quiet and calm but close proximity to tons of entertainment in Galveston. We stayed a week with family (four adults, five kids under the age of 6, and our dog) and had plenty of room. Diane and Blake made sure we were well prepared BEFORE we arrived, with lists of things to bring and do. We fished from in the beach in front of the house, and there were other beautiful beaches, docks, piers and parks within walking distance. This home is everything it says it is, had everything we needed. You can get away from it all, or take a short drive and enjoy Galveston. And, if you have a sweet tooth, visit La Kings Confectionary on the Strand in Galveston. Can't wait to bring our family back soon. Thanks Diane and Blake!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p331174
+1 713 503 4033
San Luis Pass Texas Gulf Coast
5

Healing and Rejuvenating Heaven on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5
This is what we think of when we look back on the wonderful six weeks we just spent in Diane and Blake's beach house. We were so lucky to be able to enjoy everything that was promised in the write ups and reviews, not once but many, many times. Dolphins and pelicans everyday were our favorites. Or was it the Little Blue Heron that lives in the area, and the Egrets that visited everyday? I know rocking on the deck, walking the beaches, looking for shells, letting the dogs run the beaches were high on our daily activities. Since we spent such a good amount of time there, we were able to spend time in Galveston, going to Schliterbaun Water Park, awesome; took a trolley tour, so informative; took an Art/Kayak tour on a bayou, so fun; shopped, did sight seeing, ate at some great places. We loved this home, the owners, and the area so much, we are planning our 2015 vacation to come back for another month long stay!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hobby Airport South side of Houston Texas
Nearest Beach
House is beachfront; do not use Homeaway map
Car: necessary

Just the best beach on a barrier island where the clear offshore waters coming into the pass create a setting for some of the best fishing, crabbing, shelling, and bird watching along this coast. Romantic unobstructed view of the lights (west end of Galveston Is) sparkling across the waters of the wide pass at night can be enjoyed from the spacious covered front deck. In the morning there is a spectacular view of the sun rising from the horizon across the Gulf. Sunsets over the bay can be viewed from the back deck. Pelicans flying in long lines are commonplace and come just off the deck. They dive for fish off the front deck. Its a short and beautiful drive along the barrier island to Galveston where there are the many restaurants and sights and activities. From the west side of Treasure Island, one can walk for 20 miles of unobstructed sandy Gulf beach. We have beach volleyballs, but also bring your kite.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing

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Availability & Rates

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San Luis Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$395
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$550
Fri,Sat
$2,450
 
 
Summer 2015
May 29 2015 - Sep 1 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Not subject to Galveston Hotel Tax.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

San Luis Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master bedroom - toilet , shower , shower
    Separate Room - combination tub/shower , shower/tub
    Toilet room bed 2 - toilet
    Toilet room bed 3 - toilet
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , outdoor shower on ground
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , double eurobed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , bunk beds
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , eurobed and sofa
  • Bunk Bed: Two bunk beds are provided and the lowers have futons which have backs to become sofas in the daytime.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • arboretum
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
New front load washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, frig with ice in door, large double oven stove with convection cooking. Outside shower on ground level for beach goers. Two charcoal grills. Linens Provided: $12 fee per person for linen and towel service. Covered Parking. Catering Available: Catering is available from Mario's in Galveston and from others. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking outside on deck.
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