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Cheri Schlosser

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Great location with excellent views just a couple houses from best beach.

13 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Freeport House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7 adults comfortably

Beachcomber's Lookout is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with exceptional views of the beach and bay. Situated in the private community Treasure Island in San Luis Pass. It's close to Galveston, but less crowded than Surfside. Cleanest beach anywhere. No busy roads to cross. Best shell collecting and fishing in the area. Perfect for family vacations, honeymooners, or fishermen. Beachcomber's Lookout is fully furnished and has a new oven and washer/dryer. It will sleep up to 7 adults comfortably, with 2 extra twin mattresses which can be used for additional guests. The 3rd level is the master bedroom with a full bed, very private upstairs with it's own bathroom, HDTV, incredible view and deck. Fire and campsites on the beach are allowed. Firecrackers may be popped on the beach only. Bring the marshmallows and flashlights for nighttime adventures, as well as fun in the sun!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cheri Schlosser (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cheri Schlosser

We live just North of Houston and use the house for our family and friends as well.

Cheri Schlosser purchased this house in 2009

Why Cheri Schlosser chose Texas Gulf Coast

We bought our house after Hurricane Ike repaired the damage to the exterior (House next door collapsed and hit side of house). Interior was also redone.

What makes this house unique

Very private and relaxing part of the beach. Our house is located on the nice beach on the gulf side of the pass. Many of the houses for rent are located on the dangerous pass side of the island and have a rocky shore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello, we loved staying at he beach house and luckily we missed the problems with seaweed. The beaches were cleared and the water was clear (for Texas beaches). The place had great views even though we didn't have to trudge up a million steps like our last rental. Thanks Much! Rene
Feb 2015
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Reviews

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Great location with excellent views just a couple houses from best beach.
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 14 reviews
3

Fine house with good proximity to beach but sub-optimal owner management of customer service

  • 3 of 5

The house is fine and we had a nice time in San Luis Pass. It is a nice little neighborhood and if you are looking for a Texas Gulf Coast stay focused on a quiet beach not full of people and cars, this is a good location. This house is one of the closer ones to the beach access in the Treasure Island neighborhood. Even though it is a reasonable walk to the beach access, we rented a golf cart from Rick's rentals which made it very convenient to get back and forth to the beach, and the kids loved the golf cart.

The house is in good shape and was clean, though the furniture is sort of a post-modern-dorm room motif. Meaning it is clearly a collection of furniture cast-offs. That doesn't bother us, and is common in beach rentals. But if you're looking for fancy decor, this may not be your place. The kitchen was adequately outfitted and we were able to cook a few complete dinners with no problems at all, which is important to us. Grill is in good order too and is a permanent in-ground unit which was nice. There was a bit of a septic issue on our last night there which fortunately didn't cause any disruption to us (other than a bit of a foul odor if you were down by the grill), and things happen with houses so I'm not upset about it, but if you are renting you should inquire about the septic being fixed.

Now, the reason for only a three star review - I was not happy with the owner attention to detail in communications. Two fairly major gaffs - First was a premature note stating my second payment was past due. The other was a note stating the beach access is on the bay side (and we specifically had looked for rentals on the gulf side). When you are getting ready for a vacation, these are pretty major things that cause minor panic when the notes come in the days leading up to your vacation. I also received emails from both the wife and husband that did not seem to be quite in sync.

Lastly, after our stay, it took almost a week to get our deposit back.

My guess is they own several VRBOs and were at times confusing properties in their notes to me. Whatever the reason, it marred the overall experience.

This is easily fixed with a little more care and attention by VRBO owners, which is important. Hopefully they can improve the communications.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guy was pretty much a jerk from start to finish. Wouldn't rent to him again.
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5

Wonderful beach vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful beach vacation here. This cozy beach house is about 10 miles outside of Surfside- which we felt was better than actually staying in the city. The beach was cleaner and the subdivision was very nice. Everyone was very friendly, and the beach would was within walking distance- only 3 houses away from the beach. The house was clean and my kids loved all the decks that this house had. There was also an out door shower in addition to a foot wash by the stairs. We have nothing negative to say, we will most likely rent from this house again when we go on another family beach vacation. Thank you for the wonderful beach house!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome house

  • 5 of 5

Great home in a great area easy access to beach and really neat floor plan and layout accomadated my family perfectly, would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy some quiet time off the beaten path. The house is just a couple down from a secluded beach, and has everything you need. It was a short trip to Galveston when we went, but if you're looking to enjoy some sun and water, this is the place. Our family had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, very family friendly

  • 4 of 5

I am a tough critic so understand a 5 star is near impossible. I would certainly come back to this beach house again. The price you pay for what you get is a deal. So why a 4, the house could certainly use a fresh coat of paint and a little work on the decks but overall it was clean and comfortable for our stay. The three bedroom set-up was perfect for us and our five kids. The privacy of the master bedroom and deck was my favorite part of the house. The lack of internet and cable TV was greatly appreciated. The kids had to adjust (ok me too), but after a couple days it was great. The 100 yards to the beach was very nice and we left our EZ-up parked on the beach the entire time we were there. We could look out the living room window and see it. I greatly enjoyed the week and would gladly recommend this property to any family looking for a fairly inexpensive get-a-way.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Would Definitely Visit Again

  • 5 of 5

Location is great, perfect for me and my wife. Me, my wife and our friends very much enjoyed every single second of staying in your beach house. I took advantage of the outdoor grill with the great view from the beach. This is a wonderful place to spend vacation with your family or with friends. For me, this place is peaceful, best way to relax and enjoy life. Will bring more friends and families on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

3 bedroom 2 bath house with unobstructed views of the beach and bay. Situated in the neighborhood of Treasure Island at San Luis Pass bridge. Beach House is in a serene area. Only a 30 min beach drive to Galveston. Cleaner and less crowded than Surfside. No busy roads to cross to the beach. Best shell collecting and fishing in the area. Perfect for family vacations, honeymoons, fishermen, bird watchers and star gazers. Our house is fully furnished, new oven and washer/dryer. Sleep seven comfortably and has a very private upstairs bedroom with it's own bathroom, HDTV and deck. WE Have WI-Fi too!

Other Activities: Galveston has bicycle rentals, and horse drawn carriages.

Galveston has a thriving Art community and unique shops on the Strand.

Golf: Moody Gardens Resort Hotel and Golf Course in Galveston is a new course built in 2010. It is only 30 minute drive through West Galveston on the beautiful Blue Water Hwy.

The Galveston Country Club is now totaly private.

Ski: Water ski in the Bay across the street from our house.

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Cleaning Fee - No Neg. $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Amenities

Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • Master Bath - Toilet, Shower Guest Bath - Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms: one queen, 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 twin bed, 2 pullout beds (under bunks).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our house features 3 decks to view the Gulf of Mexico beach and the bay. The 3 bedrooms can sleep 7 very comfortably and can sleep 2 more on pullout beds. There are two bathrooms, and an outdoor shower. There is a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer for convenience. The living room features a l high vaulted ceiling and view of the beach. Escape the hot morning sun by using the high back deck and use the front deck shade in the afternoon. Watch the beautiful sunrises and incredible sunsets over the bay.

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