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New Beachfront Home: Modern Luxury w/granite, fireplace, pool table, minibar

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Best Kitchen Ever - Overlooks Gulf; 4 Bedroom 3-1/2 Bathroom (Sleeps 12)

3 kingsize beds, 2 bunkbeds (twin/full; full/full); 6 TVs/cable, fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops and bar; vessel sinks in all bedrooms; stone floors throughout house; large covered porches face Gulf and Bay on 1st floor; covered porches off bedroom/rec. room 2nd floor; great spot for watching birds and sealife. 6 large teak rocking chairs; picnic table on deck, grill with propane provided. More room for friends/family - see our nearby beachfront house vrbo listing 438049

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Diane is a speech, language, and learning coach for elementary children. Blake is a geologist in exploration. Our hobbies include raising rescue greyhounds.

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder purchased this house in 2012

Why Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder chose Texas Gulf Coast

This property is located in Treasure Island which is just the best subdivsion on the coast. It is quiet and a great get-away spot for families. We have some of the best quality Gulf water in the entire region due to offshore waters coming into the Pass with the tides. We also have City of Galveston drinking water. This is the best view anywhere because we have the ligths on the west end of Galveston Island shining across the waters of the Pass at night and in the morning we sip coffee looking at the sunrise out front. Stars and moon can be spectacular over the vast expanse of the Gulf. Pelicans fly along in formation just out front and occasionally porpoises play in the pass.

What makes this house unique

This is living on the beach at its best. The house is uniquely designed with flow-through ambiance from room to room. The view of the water from the front decks is unsurpassed anywhere. The kitchen has everything with top of the line appliances and invection cooktop. Travertine and quartzite floors throughout house. Quality mattresses and furniture.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family gathered over the July 4th holiday at Sail Away Gal, and we loved it! This brilliantly designed home faces the sunrise over the Gulf and an almost private beach. We shared the beach with one other family! No cars. And each morning the receding tide left a new treasure trove of shells for our grandchildren to collect.

The home itself is very thoughtfully designed and furnished. We especially loved the covered deck that wrapped around the main floor of the house. Three of the bedrooms have extremely comfortable king beds, and the fourth bedroom has four bunks for our grandchildren. The kitchen was completely furnished with everything we needed for our meals. Very nice. Appliances are all top-of-the-line. There was plenty of seating for eating meals, playing games, watching tv, or just hanging out. Three air conditioning units kept everything very comfortably July! My husband and I loved the upstairs master. Each morning we brewed our coffee, then relaxed on our private balcony listening to the peaceful sound of the waves and the birds and watching the sunrise...a beautiful, restful way to start a day.

We look forward to returning!

*The listing was accurate and the property was exactly as promised.

*It was clean and well-maintained.

*The owner provided good customer service. They responded promptly to our inquiries.

*We rode the ferry to Bolivar. Fun! And we also recommend the Crocodile Encounter in Angleton...amazing and well-run.

*We highly recommend this property.
Jul 2016
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New Beachfront Home: Modern Luxury w/granite, fireplace, pool table, minibar
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful scenery all around

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay here and it was just as beautiful as it was the first time. Looking forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Longview, Texas

Another great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year to stay at this beautiful house and we had another great vacation with our kids and grandkids! This house has plenty of room for everyone and we never felt crowded. The kitchen is wonderful and has everything you need. It was so fun in the mornings to have all the grandkids eating at the kitchen bar. We love the front and back porches with the rocking chairs to sit and enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The beach down the road was so nice and clean. We set up our tents at the beginning of the week and left them there all week. We did take the covers off each night because of the wind. The grandkids loved finding lots of pretty shells. The owners are so easy to work with and we look forward to returning next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingwood, TX

Beautiful Home with Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

This home was the Perfect Beach Getaway for my family. This lovely beach house has everything you need and is perfect for cooking great meals in a beautiful kitchen over looking the ocean. Our family of12 all slept very comfortable in the cozy beds and enjoyed the pool room upstairs. Besides preparing our meals-the relaxing deck and view was the Best and we couldn't have chosen a better home. Our stay was amazing walking down to the beach collecting seashells and playing in the sand. We look forward to returning back as this has been The Best we have stayed in. We had no issues and everything with the owners of this home , The Blackwelders, was so smooth. Thank You for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic views both inside and out!

  • 5 of 5

My family, 10 in all, spent our Christmas vacation here and had an incredible time. The accommodations are excellent, allowing plenty of space to move around. The ramp made bringing up luggage and groceries a breeze. Everyone seemed to get really good sleep, since the beds were so comfortable. We felt that we were close enough to Galveston for convenience, but far enough out of the hustle and bustle for the quiet and family solitude we were seeking. We spent hours playing games and putting together puzzles while we were inside, and searching for shells while we were outside. The kitchen was well-appointed, making the preparation of meals quite easy. The quiet neighborhood made it nice for the kids to roller blade around safely, and the wrap-around porch meant we could keep our eyes on them, no matter which direction they headed. The separate air conditioning systems for the house made it easy to keep everyone comfortable. We decided to spend only one day in Galveston, choosing to eat at Fisherman's Wharf, which was a bit pricey, but good. Example: We asked if they had any flavored tea for our kids, which the waiter gladly brought out without mentioning they were $3 each. Yikes! Then we went shopping on the Strand - great shops! We had one booking snafu that occurred prior to our arrival, but it was handled quickly by the owners. I noticed that the dates on some of my paperwork were off and called to inquire about it. Somehow, the Homeaway system allowed the place to be double-booked for our last scheduled night, so we had to cut our trip short. As I said though, the owner quickly reimbursed us and made the situation right. So, just be certain that all your dates on your paperwork match up correctly. We would absolutely tell our friends about and book this wonderful place again without hesitation! We have some great memories to share for the rest of our lives!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Louis, MO


  • 5 of 5

This property will "wow" you. It over delivers on what is shown here on VRBO. 7 adults met for a family reunion and brought along 2 dogs. We all had a great time. The owners go "above and beyond the call" as to how they manage this property. Book it!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are seven seniors. House, view, everything was great. We mostly cooked, ate, and enjoyed our toddies rocking on the deck. I cannot imagine a better equipped vacation rental. Thank you Diane and Blake for creating such a fantastic place. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Bluewater Hwy at San Luis Pass Bridge
Car: necessary

Great birding and fishing area; huge wildlife refuge area in backbay area; great kayaking spot Nice drive along Bluewater Hwy through Galveston Island leads to Moody Gardens and spectacular tropical gardens, aquarium, IMAX, etc.; great dining; historical strand district and shops.


Rates & Availability

Freeport House Rental Rates

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Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break/Holidays
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security Dep. $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

Not subject to Galveston Hotel Tax

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Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Quartzite walls with bench in shower; window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , quartzite walls; window
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , quartzite walls; window
  • There are five separate toilet rooms while tubs or showers are in their own separate area. Tubs and showers have windows. All toilets are elongate models.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms all have vessel sinks and mirrors in room and each has a separate toilet room. House has 7 vessel sinks, 5 toilets. All bedrooms have satellite TV. Beds in bedroom 2 consist of two bunk beds that provide 3 doublesize matresses and 1 twin
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great shelling, large numbers of pelicans and other birds always present, best fishing area in region, close to Galveston but far enough away from population center to feel like a retreat. Practically a private beach in the off season. Water is clearer and bluer than that in the City of Galveston due to offshore blue Gulf waters coming into San Luis Pass with the tides. Due to the bridge and sand movement, cars are seldom able to drive in front of the property; although sand beaches come and go in front of the house, there is always sand beach along the pass toward the bridge and, in the other direction, there is extensive beach that extends all the way to Surfside. Beaches in front will accrete in the summer and slowly erode in winter. Horseback riding available 15 min. away.

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