About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 9
If seclusion and privacy are what you are looking for, this house is perfect. It sits at the end of the street overlooking a field of dunes and the ocean.
Upon checkout, please discard all trash in the dumpsters provided at the corner of San Luis Blvd. and Jean Lafitte. Also, please be aware that even though this is a resort community, there are many permanent home owners who occupy these houses on a full-time basis. Move your party indoors and turn the music down by 10:00 p.m. as a courtesy to these homeowners. We do have security patrolling the subdivision on a regular basis. Thank you so much for choosing this home as your vacation rental and enjoy yourself!!
Our dunes are protected by county ordinance. Fines include up to $1000.00 Please use the walk-over at the end of Jolly Roger. A spacious parking lot is provided for your convenience.
You are required to bring your own paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc. are NOT supplied. If you have any questions, please call me at 979-235-0140.
**This house is open to our furry friends with proof of flea control, one week from check-in.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 11, 2018
About Dawn Stoner
I'm the property manager and have lived here at Treasure Island for the last 18 years. The first time I drove over the intercoastal bridge in Surfside, my stomach fluttered at the sight of the ocean. I turned left and drove down Bluewater Highway and saw this desolate community on the right and turned in (Treasure Island). I saw this small house in need of lots of repairs and called the agent on the For Sale sign in the yard. She opened the front door and the smell of old, musty cedar paneling hit me. An old wooden screened door slammed behind us. (The sound of the old wooden door slamming reminded me of a penny-candy, mom and pop store up the street when I was about 8 years old.) Immediately I wanted this little 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. Once inside, the house was dark because the bamboo blinds were rolled down to keeps the heat out, and by the way i was hot! Once my eyes focused, I instinctively took my sandal off and was crawling on the floor swatting, under the breakfast bar I crawled and still swatting as I chased the biggest spider I have ever seen into one of the open cupboards on the bottom row. "I got it!" I told Bonnie Wells from Coastal Properties. "I will not have spiders in my house," I told her and the next day the purchase papers were completed and the rest is history.
Why Dawn Stoner chose Freeport
As I mentioned above, I have lived here for 18 years. We take pride in our community and are proud to say we live in Treasure Island at San Luis Pass. When I tell people that, they shake their heads in approval and say, "Wow, that's a really nice area." You will love it here. Everyone does and they keep coming back. You will too, so put me in your address book. Thanks so much!!
What makes this House unique
Picture this.. you walk in the front door and you are in the living room. On the far side of the living room to the right is the kitchen, to the left is the dining room. It's all open so no one feels left out of the conversation. Now go back to the front door. Looking at the living room, take the stairs to the right. You are in Loft#1 (queen size bed) which has a little balcony over looking the kitchen, living room and dining room. If you would have taken the spiral stairs on the left, it would have taken you to the kids bedroom with 2 singles and a love seat. Off the dining room is the screened porch, which leads to the sun porch. From the front door to the right the hallway splits. To the right is 1 single and 1 daybed. To the left is the Master bedroom with a single and a queen and a private bathroom. In between the two downstairs bedrooms is the main bathroom. The house is decorated in beach decor and has charm and comfort waiting for you.
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We had a great time !
We had a wonderful time.
We normally go to the hill country for the 4th but wanted to go to the coast for a change. Dawn's house was perfect. It was steps from a private beach that was clean and not crowded. The house was clean, had space for our whole family and was well supplied. We made a great holiday memory. We would definitely rent the house again.
Thanks so much Debbie. We loved having you. Keep us in mind for next year!
Wonder beach house
We really enjoyed our stay here. Had more beds than we needed. Wonderful view of the ocean from the inside and outside of the house on the wonderful wraparound porch. We loved sitting late at night on the porch just listening to the ocean sounds. Got to watch lots of fireworks on the beach since it was the July 4th week. Beach access was so easy. Loved the view since it was the last house with no other house next to it.
They say it has wifi and it does not. In addition to very dirty, including torn and dirty chair covers, rusty fans, disgustingly dirty appliances such as coffee maker and blender, torn screens in porch, rusty doors and hinges, the A/C did not work in one of the upstairs bedrooms. TV's very outdated and gnats in the house. The worst was the sewage problems we had from day one. When we called they were asking us to try to fix the problem. Plumber came out to try to fix the toilet and redirected it to the showers. Sewage came up through the shower so we couldn't take showers and left early - missed two days on that beach. They only refunded $200 for the inconvenience and asked us not to report it. Very disappointed. The house is beautiful and is in a great location, it could be such a great experience if they cleaned it and fixed all the problems.
Not what we had hoped.
My family has stayed in many vrbo rentals and they have all been wonderful experiences. I hate that this is the first negative feedback I have to report... We looked forward to a nice stay at this house during spring break. Even more so we got a really good rate on the house. It was a late booking so we figured the owner wanted to get it rented out. Unfortunately it still was not worth the money. The house was not in good shape. Just generally rundown. We noticed pipes leaking under the house the first and second day. Then the second night, the septic system backed up and sewage came up into the shower and toilets overflowed. The propert manager was not effective in handling the situation and made it clear that she was put out that she was having to deal with the problem. Yes there were giant mesquites, but that was the least of our concerns. Ultimately we ended up leaving a day early because we wanted to get back home and better enjoy our time off.
The Pierce Family
Dear Pierce Family,
There was no misrepresentation. You booked the house based on the pictures on the website and the price. The pictures are true and accurate. It was not a last minute deal, you booked the house 6 weeks in advance. You were looking for a cheap house. In 18 year's managing this house, we have never had a septic problem to that extreme. The plumber could not find the cause, nor could 2 other plumbers. The company that pumped the tanks found a broken line to the tank and repaired it. In my defense, after you notified me of the problem, I brought a snake over and was there with your father trying to unclog the toilets and showers for well over an hour right after I got home from work. I apologized several times and got the first available plumber to come out after being on the phone for over an hour. Problems arise with any house, no matter the age, even your own house. All we can do is deal with the best we can.
Great home away from home with a great beach acces
This was our 3rd year and we loved it as usual. Everything we needed was there. It could use a few updates but it feels very homey. We will definitely be back. It overlooks the beach. And mosquito were in full force but we just used spray but that's Texas and the rainy season. We still had a wonderful time. Not sure what previous review was talking about as there has always been plenty of dishes, pots and pans and utensils.
In Galveston, which is 20 miles away, there is Moody Gardens attractions, Segway Tours, The Seawall with shops, restaurants, bike rentals and other activities. Also, the Strand which is on the bay has historical buildings, "The Old Train Station," shops and galleries, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, antique stores, fish markets on the Wharf and many other activities.