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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Freeport

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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Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
Hamburg, throughout world, now Houston

Regular guests

  • 5 of 5

We are regulars in this wonderful place and consider it our "home away from home".

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamburg, throughout world, now Houston

Could not get closer to nature

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute beautiful location for adults and pets alike. Quiet and serene. Great fishing and lots of other things to do. We will be back in 2 months

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely time

  • 5 of 5

The house is gorgeous and very well appointed. The view is amazing. The entire week was peaceful and comfortable. The owners are very easy to deal with and very responsive. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house and great location

  • 5 of 5

House was great. Kitchen was nice and big and well-stocked. Owners were always available if we needed anything. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benton, AR

This place deserves 10 stars!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this gorgeous home overlooking the waters of San Luis Pass. The covered wrap around porch was a definite plus, as it allows you to be outside all day and either be in the sun or in the shade–according to your preference. Almost 360 degree water views from the pass to the beach to the bay. Much cooking was done in the true chef's kitchen! All the beds were comfortable. Plenty of seating for everyone. Everything we needed was there. Will definitely consider staying here again if we go back to the Pass! On a side note, we were surprised to notice that the gorgeous granite in the kitchen is the same we have in our own home! Blake and Diane definitely have great taste! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Porte, Texas

The best family weekend ever!

  • 5 of 5

So glad we were able to book this house again. It's perfect for our family gathering that includes ages 3 through 73.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Not subject to Galveston Hotel Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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