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Ocean front beach house with amazing views of both ocean and bay.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-14)

Step away from stress and time and into 'An Artist's View'. Our beautiful beachfront home guides you into relaxation, and rewards you with opportunities for offshore fishing, swimming, beaching, reading, kayaking, bird watching, napping on our beautiful decks or simply breathing. Sink into our living room furniture, enjoy the glow of the fireplace and reacquaint yourself with loved ones. An Artist's View was designed to provide separate 'play areas' for conversation and communing but all open to one another. Upstairs you may enjoy playing a game or two of pool on our regulation size pool table or watch a movie on the 55" HD TV with DVD player. For conventional entertainment you will find Galveston conveniently within 20 minutes. Whether you are inside or out, An Artist's View will feed your soul and deliver the vacation you deserve.

'An Artist's View' is built remotely on beautiful, sandy beach. Both upper and lower decks look out over dunes, rolling surf and 88 acres of unspoiled, nature-filled wetlands perfect for butterfly counting or bird watching where Brown Pelican's and others tour daily. The beach is quiet and allows for walks on uninterrupted sand for miles. Don't forget to bring a basket for the variety of shells you'll want to add to your collection. From our decks you can view the Bay behind us as well as crashing surf in front. Enjoy a happy hour or two on the upper deck and experience the amazing sunsets you'll find in late afternoon. Texas skies have never been bigger.

We hope you enjoy the natural environment that surrounds our home! Galveston is a short twenty minutes away.

Keywords: Beach,House,Oceanfront,Ocean View,

More Details

Walter P Wallace & Amanda E Wallace
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Walter P Wallace & Amanda E Wallace

This house is our baby! We named it quite appropriately 'An Artist's View' because of the spirit that awakens in you as you stay here. We built this house near Galveston to serve the concepts of luxury, comfort and community. Life pulls us in so many ways, how often do we get to play with, speak to and enjoy our families. We have spent many fabulous vacations with family, friends and family and friends. Watching the waves roll in and out sets our timing to a slower pace and we have found great peace, solitude and togetherness on our beautiful beach. We found Treasure Isle through renting vacation homes for Thanksgiving break. We were sold and hope you find peace and your perfect vacation in our home, 'An Artist's View'.

Walter P Wallace & Amanda E Wallace purchased this house in 2007

Why Walter P Wallace & Amanda E Wallace chose Freeport

Our family had been vacationing in Treasure Isle for 7 years before we came across the opportunity to build our beach house 'An Artist's View'.

What makes this house unique

Our favorite time is early morning when we walk onto the beach before sunrise. Cast your pole in the ocean and sit down waiting to see what happens first...the sunrise or getting a hit from a red fish or trout. You know its a good fishing spot when all the charter boats are parked in front of our house casting in towards the shore!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great week. Weather and water and fishing were great the first 2 days, it was raining off and on and windy the next two so the perfect opportunity to simply relax and enjoy house and catch up on some quiet family time, and the sun came back out and water laid back down to close it out late Wednesday and Thursday. Fishing was awesome overall. Even on the two days it rained, it was dry and breezy at night so me and the son went across the highway to the Treasure Island residents/guests lighted pier at dark, flipped the timer on the lights, and caught more trout than we could keep before midnight. Caught four flounder too over there, that was a nice surprise. When the surf was quiet on Thursday - low swells, SE wind, and fairly clear water - we did good with tandem spec rigs (the ones with the jig head and the 3" rubber tail on them) and mullet lures and mirrolure 51mr. When it was rougher on Mon/Tue/Wed we didn't have success with anything artificial but did fair/good with live mullet and whatever pinfish we caught in the cast net. The surf was fairly brutal Tuesday and Wednesday once the front came through, 3 ft swells and 10-15 mph SW winds so I laid off fishing the surf for the most part and just relaxed. All the trout we caught off the pier across from the RV park were with the same tandem spec rigs in white. Some we fished with the rubber tails, some we fished with the tails pulled off and seemed to get the same number and intensity of strikes either way. I threw some jigs with copper penny color tails, some silver spoons, and amixed bag of lures as well both in the surf and off the pier and didn't get many bites, just on those tandem rigs. They'd hit the other stuff but wouldn't take it, sort of pull and release. I talked to a lot of the big cluster of guys in the water Saturday morning (17 ppl at one point) and they all said they had been killing it for a couple weeks on just about anything they threw in the water but I only saw three fish caught that morning - one was a dink I caught and another guy caught two. Never saw more than 4 ppl fishing the cove off the rocks the rest of the week. We quit counting trout but between my son and I we caught probably 50 trout over the entire week plus the flounder and a couple of smaller black drum, and of those trout half were slot size and we kept 8, enough for dinner twice and some fillets to cook at home this weekend. Very relaxing and satisfying week overall for all of us. And zero seawe
Jul 2016
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Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pull out couch, roll-a-way beds and cots for kids only. House sleeps 8 adults comfortably
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3) The 2 queens are both pillow top mattresses.Upstairs master queen is 100% Foam, Twin or Single Beds (2) Both Twins are Pillow tops., Child Beds (4) We have four cots and roll out twin with mattresses. Easy to set up in any of the rooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible sofa - Queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We suggest using the E check option to pay for your rental. Credit Cards have a 2.9% fee that the credit card company charges us. This fee is deducted from your returned security deposit


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Ocean front beach house with amazing views of both ocean and bay.
average rating of 4.8688526 based on 63 reviews

Relax in this oceanfront gem

  • 5 of 5

We came to Freeport looking for to get away and relax by the ocean and that is exactly what we found at The Artist’s View. We enjoyed every minute of our time at this home away from home. We had planned to go to Galveston to check out the boardwalk but we didn’t want to leave our beachfront paradise. The owners were so accommodating and gave us great information about the area. We will definitely we back!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We also find ourselves wanting to head into Galveston to see the sights and wind up staying on the deck enjoying the ocean sounds and breezes. We hope you come back soon.
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful and exactly like the photos describe and look. Plenty of space and then some for myself and family of 12. The beach was literally a few steps away. Mr. Wallace was very responsive and helpful throughout the entire stay. The house was well equipped with everything that you could think of for both kids and adults. All you need is your food and you are set. Best part was that it is pet friendly and we were able to bring our family pets who loved the beach as well. Everyone fell in love with house and would definitely rent again for future events.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are dog people so we realize how important it is to include them in your vacation. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Very Relaxing and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Charming beach house with great beach access and views. The kitchen is well stocked with plates, pots, silverware, etc. Owner was very nice and easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for multiple family weekend trip

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and right on the beach, this home was just what we needed to unwind. The kitchen was fabulous, perfect for cooking meals for a large group and had everything we needed. We especially loved dining at the fantastic table, enough to seat 10! Couches were so soft and comfy for early morning visiting. Waking up to that gorgeous view was a chart topper! We all loved the balconies and views. And the upstairs game room with pool table was just ideal for our teenage boys. The exterior door was pretty temperamental and the linens/towels/bedding could use a little updating; but overall, this was ideal for our short stay! One more note, we so enjoyed all the artwork in each room-fun fun! Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We totally agree on the bedding and linens. Each fall we replace all after a rental season. We have already ordered new linens and towels and they should be in the house before Thanksgiving. So glad you enjoyed the rest of the house.
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at mr Wallace, the house is very good !!!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! We will be back for sure! No complaints!! A must stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals
Most shows are worth the effort
Galveston Country Club
If the greens are in shape a good tract. Great local restaurant overlooking the dock
The Strand Historic District
Moody Gardens
Great for the kids
Best seafood in Galveston. Best time is early evening before it gets crowded
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Galveston Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Galveston Sea Wall
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Galveston Country club
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
Highway 45 and 288 both get you here
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Red Snapper
Car: necessary

Our home is on a very remote beach. Both decks are over the sand dunes looking out over the surf. The beach is quiet and remote and allows for walks on uninterrupted sand for miles. From our decks you can view the Bay behind us as well as the crashing surf in front. There are 88 acres of unspoiled wetlands between your ocean view and Bay view. Pelicans and other birds fly directly by the house on their way to their feeding areas. We hope you enjoy the natural environment that surrounds our home!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $195 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 6.0%

Holiday weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years billed at $495 per weekday night and $595 per weekend night. Weekly rentals encompassing those holidays are $3,100. Cleaning fee includes all bed linens and towels for house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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