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Water front house with amazing views of both ocean and bay! No Harvey damage!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 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 46' 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

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 Texas Gulf Coast

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
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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 14
  • 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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Water front house with amazing views of both ocean and bay! No Harvey damage!
average rating of 4.859649 based on 59 reviews

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: Sep 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: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome unobstructed views of the beach and the gulf from the spacious deck made the week for us, was easy to sit back and relax no matter what time of day. Clean and well maintained house, comfortable furniture, good amenities, plenty of room to spread out inside and out, spacious kitchen. Fishing in the surf just steps away. Had everything we look for in our summer beach house vacations, can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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League City

Overall a wonderful property. 4.5 stars

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the week with family and grandchildren. The patio balcony is incredible at night star gazing and enjoying the surf sounds. The house itself was very good for the 8 adults and 5 children with plenty of room for everyone. Fully furnished kitchen was great with everything you could possibly need. Huge dining table allowed all of us to eat together. Only issue was the copious amount of sand accumulating on the slab/foundation under the house. Outdoor shower was ineffective for cleaning off sand because you had to walk to stairs through the sand. Overall the property was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had storms the weeks before that brought in all the sand under the house. We are working to get it plowed out. Glad you had a good stay overall.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing. It's the perfect location for lounging at the beach and fishing in the bay. The boys in our group enjoyed fishing in the bay and crabbing from the pier. The girls of course enjoyed the wonderful beach just steps away from the house.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma

A Dream-Come-True of a Time!

  • 5 of 5

I was in charge of planning a reunion of dear friends, most of whom hadn't seen each other in 45 years. There were 10 of us (4 couples and 2 singles) who would be coming. It was a lengthy process for me to find the perfect place for us all to gather. I've used VRBO's all over the world, and have never been disappointed (I do a LOT of homework before choosing), so after several weeks of looking, finding An Artist's View, and asking a LOT of questions, I booked this property almost a year in advance. From the moment we arrived and opened the front door, we were "home." Nothing about this property could have been better! With its exquisite location and being beautifully appointed, everyone was perfectly accommodated. There was ample room for everyone to spread out and do exactly what they pleased -- sit in the super comfortable living room and reminisce, gather in the huge kitchen to snack or cook, sit around the large dining table to eat or play games or just to talk and laugh, sit on the deck and have morning coffee or evening (afternoon!) cocktails while watching the waves (we spent a lot of time together out on the deck), walk/run or sit on the beach or play in the clean, perfect-temperature water, and we even had space enough to dance a little in the great room one evening after dinner! I know some of us played pool in the upstairs game room. Several of us made the easy drive into Galveston for sight-seeing and lunch one afternoon. We grilled steaks on the downstairs/outdoor grill. We used and enjoyed every part of this property. We relished old memories, and made new ones. It was such a special, dream-come-true of a time, and the house and its location played a huge role in making that happen. We are already talking about getting together again in 2 years, and I can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh HOW WONDERFUL!!!!! Is it too much to say that you have filled our hearts!!!! There is certainly the business side of renting a home but when we see you have experienced all that we've dreamed for you, it reaches back to our original prayer for this home. Thank you for your beautiful review. Walter and Amanda Wallace
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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

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + 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

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