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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015
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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf

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

Overview

San Luis Pass House Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2015

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

4.9
based on 52 traveler reviews

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On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
average rating of 4.8653846 based on 52 reviews
5

breath taking

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for allowing me to rent your beach house. It was everything you said it was and so much more. Perfect location for fishing, shelling, rock climbing, building sand castles and just plain relaxing. I had the chance to see things that I had only dreamed of seeing at the beach. Gathered more shells than I thought I would find in a life time. I wish this was my beach house, I would be there all my off time. I would like to rent again after the summer is done.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Austin, TX
5

My Favorite Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This trip was everything we could have asked for and more! I was a little bit nervous as we drove through the heart of Galveston and saw seaweed covered beaches and inebriated crowds. As soon as I saw the house and seaweed free beach that is 30 yards away, I knew we had made a fantastic decision!

Gorgeous, gorgeous home. We particularly loved the private sinks and toilets for each room, because it meant our teenage daughters weren't monopolizing our restroom or shower space. The bedroom televisions also allowed us to avoid our 21 year old son's nightly horror movie selection.

Our family of 6 (plus our german shepherd so 7!) had perfect days strolling the beach looking for shells and kayaking. My husband also had great success fishing by the bridge (I enjoyed the wrap around deck during fishing time)! It was a perfect combination of family activities during the day, and having total privacy in our own little suites at night.

We cooked about half of our meals, which was a breeze because the kitchen is better stocked than my kitchen at home (great job Diane!) and expansive beachfront views make doing dishes enjoyable. We ate out at several Surfside restaurants that are only 15-20 minutes away, where the food is actually quite good!

Blake and Diane are fabulous. They really cared about us enjoying our stay and wanted to make sure we had every thing we could possibly think of. By far the best experience I have had with owners, a vacation home, and a beach vacation! Everything was just so easy and relaxed, which was exactly what we were looking for. We are already emailing about coming back in the Fall!

Thank you so much Blake and Diane!

Cheers,

Natasia

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

Disappointing property

  • 1 of 5

I have NEVER had to make up all beds in a rental property upon arrival. Putting sheets on all the beds is not fun after a long drive. The property is clean, but I gather that is because the owners' check-out requirements are EXTENSIVE to get your deposit back. This property is very isolated. Be prepared to drive into Galveston (across a $2 toll bridge) for everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had requests from guests to have the sheets folded on top of the beds, which indicates that the sheets have been freshly laundered. Our location is posted on the website. Many people prefer the private beaches and the location of the house. Cars are not running up and down the beaches and the shelling is good. San Luis Pass is one of the most beautiful spots on the Texas 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: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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

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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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

San Luis Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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 $50.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Refundable Security Dep. $400.00
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

San Luis Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-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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