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Oak House on the Bayou

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Relax on the porch swing overlooking the a lush tree filled yard while enjoying the solitude of this one of a kind getaway. Enjoy a spacious house on a quiet country road away from the city but close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer. Launch canoes from your backyard and paddle along picturesque Dickinson Bayou. The master bedroom includes a king size bed and attached full bath with shower. The second bedroom on the first floor has a queen size bed. There is also a second full bathroom on the first floor. The second floor has a bedroom with a queen size bed. The other bedroom on the second floor has a queen size bed and two bunk beds. This room has a divider so it can be opened into one large bedroom or closed into two separate rooms. There is also a half bath on the second floor. All of the bedrooms have cable televisions. The spacious kitchen is open to the family room.

Keywords: Secluded house on lovely Dickinson Bayou surrounded by serene Live Oaks and Palms.

Completely renovated with camp fire ring and outside bar-b-que area, canoeing, birdwatching and relaxation. Close proximity to Field of Dreams Baseball Park(10 mins), Galveston (25 mins), NASA (15 mins), Kemah(25 mins). Approximately 5 mins from the Haak Winery in Santa Fe. House on 1.5 acres on dead end street.

More Details

Hans Schellstede
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2017

About Hans Schellstede

Our family enjoys traveling especially to locations where we can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing. We chose this location because of tranquil surroundings. Staying here is like being in your own private retreat.

Hans Schellstede purchased this house in 2011

Why Hans Schellstede chose Texas Gulf Coast

We selected this property because of the tranquil surroundings. The location is ideal because this home is away from the hustle and bustle of the city but it is within close proximity to all the convinces offered in a city. This property is minutes away from Field of Dreams baseball park and is a short drive away fro Galveston, Kemah and NASA.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We always enjoy meeting new people and most important appreciate the extremely nice feedback that is given to us!
Jun 2012
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Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Downstairs adjacent to Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstairs next to upstairs bathroom on right side of stairway
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom has a 'NANO' wall between bunk area and bedroom
    Bunk Area - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed on top and chair below
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Oak House on the Bayou
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews
Lafayette, Louisiana

Birthday Bash

  • 5 of 5

Had an EPIC weekend with friends at Oak House on the Bayou. Accommodations were awesome! The property was clean and appealing! All guests were impressed with how comfortable the house was. Fun times and great memories were created at Oak House.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, La

Birthday Bash

  • 5 of 5

We visited the property to celebrate a friends Birthday and had a Great Time!!! Hans is the best host ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend! Brought a FEW (8) friends to this GREAT Oak House!!! Right on the BAYOU:-) Kemah is a hop skip and jump away if you want to go to dinner and not cook your dinner!!!! This property is so peaceful, we took the canoes out for a few miles down the bayou just INCREFDIBLE!!!! Had a wonderful fire outside in the fire ring, thanks to Hans and Kelley our OUTSTANDING hosts! The house has everything you need, large and spacious. We will definitely be back!! I can't wait:-)

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, Louisiana

Birthday weekend celebration!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday weekend! Brought 6 of our friends to this Oak House on the Bayou! Was close enough to Kemah for some drinks and dinner. Had a wonderful fire outside in the fire ring, thanks to Hans and Kelley our wonderful hosts! The house has everything you need and spacious enough so no one is crowded. Breakfast on the porch is a must! Try a canoe ride along bayou too!! Beautiful getaway perfect for any celebration. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WOW- What an exciting place to get away from everyday busy life. My girlfriend and I decided to have a weekend getaway from Louisiana and brought 8 of our friends with us. We found this place on-line and recommend it to everyone. Hans. Kelly and Sven were awesome host. They gave us canoes to paddle down the lovely bayou behind their BEAUTIFUL home. Huge bedrooms and living room. Dining room looking over the beautiful backyard landscape. Large front porch with swing to enjoy morning sunrise and smell of coffee. Can't wait to go back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, OR

Fabulous Stay at Oak House on the Bayou

  • 5 of 5

My family gathered from various points across the country at this house near the community I grew up in. The house was perfect with plenty of room for multiple couples. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and basic food ingredients. Everyone especially enjoyed the nice porch for relaxing and the grounds for walking along the bayou. Fortunately the weather was perfect and the canoes provided by our host were great for paddling in the bayou. We would stay here again if the opportunity arises and we recommend the location to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Bolivar Ferrry
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Galveston Beach
Car: necessary

Oak House on the Bayou is located in Galveston County outside of the Santa Fe City limits, the relaxing house has Dickinson Bayou on two sides of the property with an outside camp fire area and separate grilling area. Canoes are provided for a relaxing trip down the bayou to take in beautiful fauna and wildlife. Big kitchen for home cooked meals. Wifi ready with cable TV.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $150

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