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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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 Texas Gulf Coast

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.

Amenities

Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

On the beachfront dune with Incredible View of Beach, Pass and Gulf
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews
United States, GA, Fort Stewart
5

Spacious, clean, water front property with amazing seashell hunting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week! We enjoyed the beach and the deck every day! We liked that it was away from the touristy areas and quiet. Our son loved the beach and all his seashells he found! We would come back with family next time! Thank you for letting us use your amazing home for the week!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable home right on the water. Quiet area with sandy beaches nearby. Fishing is available, although it was unseasonably cold during our stay. Watched sunrise while sipping coffee in the mornings. Galveston is close enough to enjoy, while far enough away to ward off crowds. Every room in the house is comfortable. Kitchen was fantastic and well appointed - every convenience of home. Wireless internet and satellite tv were a welcome touch. We grilled out most evenings, and the grill and propane were a great benefit. Owners were great to work with and quick to reply to questions. We will definitely return to this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful beach house & great owners to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house, and we will be back! There were four of us, and plenty of room for everyone without being in each others' way all the time. Big, wonderfully appointed kitchen. Rocking chairs on the covered porch for plenty of relaxation time and watching the shore birds. Diane, the owner, was a delight to work with and very responsive to all of my questions. The house was spotless and ready to enjoy when we got there. We plan to stay longer next time and do some cooking on the grill and in the kitchen. This time we ate out for seafood most of the time. If you are questioning whether this is the place for you, don't hesitate - grab it! (just not when we want it!! :-) )

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Remarkable Retreat with easy access to beach :)

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was prefect! It was nice romantic getaway but I think next time we'll bring family and friends. It's big enough for us all to enjoy!

Thank you for inviting us into you lovely home and answering our questions about the area and house. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wisconsin dells
5

A Week in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

After visiting and touring the Galveston Island area, we wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! Beautiful, modern, clean beach home that accommodated six of us perfectly! Our whole family loved the location, just far enough away from the tourist crowds. We woke up to beautiful ocean sunrises every morning and saw amazing intracoastal sunsets every evening. Fishing right out on the beach was prime, the family caught bait fish, flounder, red fish and a 28 inch bull. Sunbathe, collect shells and sand dollars, watch hermit and blue crabs in the tide pools, take long walks, watch the pelicans fish(bring binoculors!) If all the relaxation gets to be too much, take a short drive to tour Galveston and eat at some of the many terrific restaurants the island has to offer. Bait shop/mini mart right down the road called Brite Lite, super friendly people and helpful with local advice. Alexx's Market is a great place to get oysters by the bushel and fresh seafood to grill out on the deck. Diane was quick to address questions and our deposit was refunded promptly, thank you for sharing your slice of paradise! We try to pick a new location for our big family vacations each year but we miss this place already and look forward to coming back!

Note: Be sure to have cash if you cross the San Luis bridge, it's $2.00

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

we stayed 2 days,7 adult and 2 children,our stay in this beach house terrific ,we all enjoyed our stay,everything we need right there,bedroom clean and neat,decoration nice,open kitchen,beach view we all enjoyed,overall rate 5 star,especially thanks for Dianne.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Freeport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable Security Dep. $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

Not subject to Galveston Hotel Tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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