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New Beachfront Home: Luxury Living w/granite, fireplace, pool table, minbar

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Overlooks Gulf; 4 Bedroom 3-1/2 Bathroom ( Sleeps 12)

3 king size beds, 2 bunk beds (twin/full); 6 TVs/cable, fully stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and bar; vessel sinks in all bedrooms, stone floors throughout, large covered porches face Gulf and Bay on 1st floor; covered porches off bedroom/rec room 2nd floor; great spot for watching birds and sea life; 6 large teak rocking chairs; picnic table on deck, grill with propane provided. More room for friends/family.


Owner
Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder

Diane is a speech and learning coach for elementary children. Blake is an exploration geologist. Our hobbies include raising rescue greyhounds.

Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder purchased this house in 2012

Why Blake Blackwelder/Diane Blackwelder chose Texas Gulf Coast

This property is located on Treasure Island next to San Luis Pass. It is just the best subdivision on the coast. It is quiet and a great get-away spot for families. We have some of the best quality Gulf water in the entire region due to offshore waters coming into the Pass with the tides. We also have City of Galveston drinking water. This is the best view anywhere because we have lights on the west end of Galveston Island shining across the waters of the Pass - and in the morning we sip coffee looking at the sunrise out front. Stars and moon can be spectacular over the vast expanse of the Gulf. Pelicans fly along in formation just out front and occasionally porpoises play out front.

What makes this house unique

This is living on the beach at its best. The house is uniquely designed with flow-through ambiance from room to room. The view of the water from the front decks is unsurpassed anywhere. The kitchen has everything with top of the line appliances and invection cooktop. Travertine and quartzite floors throughout the house. Quality mattresses and furniture.

Amenities

Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Quartzite walls with bench in shower; window
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Quartzite walls, window
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , quartzite walls, window
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • There are five separate toilet rooms while tubs or showers are in their own separate area. Tubs and showers have windows. All toilets are elongate models.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms all have vessel sinks and mirrors in room and each has a separate toilet room. House has 7 vessel sinks, 5 toilets. All bedrooms have satellite TV. Beds in bedroom 2 consists of two bunk beds that provide 3 double size mattresses and 1 twin.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Great shelling, large numbers of pelicans and other birds always present, best fishing in region, close to Galveston city, but afar enough away from population center to feel like a retreat. Practically a private beach region in the off season. Water is clearer and bluer than that in the City of Galveston due to offshore blue Gulf waters coming into San Luis Pass with the tides. Due to the bridge and sand movement, cars are not able to drive in front of the property, although the sand beaches come and go in front of the house depending on the season. There is always sand beach along the pass toward the bridge and, in the other direction, there is extensive beach that extends all the way to Surf side. Beaches in form will create in the summer and slowly erode away in winter. Horseback ridding is available 15 min. away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

New Beachfront Home: Luxury Living w/granite, fireplace, pool table, minbar
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews
4

The property is well kept and modern.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house and all had a good time. We didn't realize it was so far away from Surfside and/or Galveston.

The only down side is 10:00 check out time. We have stayed in 15 or 20 houses all up and down the Gulf of Mexico and 12:00 is the standard check out time. The same for the last house we stayed in at Surfside. You might think about changing it to 12:00. Remember, the people staying there have just celebrated Saturday night and do not necessarily feel like moving that fast in Sunday morning.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay in our home! Regarding the noon checkout time, it's usually not a problem during the off season. If the calendar is not booked for the day of a guest's departure, a noon checkout is fine. Typically our guests will ask if a later time is available and most often it is. We hope you will come back again and we can make the later checkout time available to you. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your stay! We look forward to your return!
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5

Really Nice Property & View

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!! Great Views!! Great Everything!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

What a great house! It was everything we could have asked for and more. Spending a holiday like Thanksgiving in a vacation rental can be a challenge, but this wonderful house had everything we needed for the big family meal.

The bedrooms were great and having three king-size beds was a great luxury and made all of us very comfortable. My wife and I were especially lucky to get the master bedroom upstairs with the private deck overlooking the gulf!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nothing short of amazing....

  • 5 of 5

This was, by far, my most favorite beach house we have ever stayed at! The house is absolutely gorgeous, comfortable, and well appointed. The kitchen is a chef's dream. We all really appreciated that each and every bedroom had it's own private bathroom, and that all the beds were super cozy. We all loved the spacious decks; the view could not be beat!

The beach in front of the house was great for wading and shell hunting. The water was so much clearer than it is in Galveston. I loved that we were able to let the pups off of leash to play in the water as the beach is blocked on each side by a wall of large rocks. The sand bar was sooo very neat. We were able to walk the dogs out and mosey around searching for sand dollars. For us it was just the most perfect beach; I really can't imagine anything better.

Although the walk over has not been fixed yet, there is a trail right next to it to get on the beach and a trail leading from the house to the other side of the beach. Easy peasy to get to. But watch out for mosquitos and stickers!

The owners, Diane and Blake, were great to work with. Everything was simple and seamless.

The only thing that would have made this vacation any better would have been if it were longer. Next time! Until then we will be dreaming of our Treasure Island paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Awesome getaway weekend not too far from home!

  • 4 of 5

After searching high and low for a local place that would accommodate our large family, we settled on this home located near San Luis Pass. This is the first first time renting from this particular website so we were a little concerned because of all the extra fees. The place made up for all of that! The home is beautiful, very well situated near the water. Views are amazing and we had well more than enough room for our family of 9. Everything you need in a home is provided for you. If you stay longer than a couple of days, bring extra paper towels, toilet paper, etc.

I must admit, we were shocked by the list of check out items that we had to take care of before we left. There is a cleaning fee on top of the list of items (strip beds, wash dishes, empty dishwasher, take trash out to the dump). But upon seeing how nice the place is, and all the care it took to keep it that way, we didn't mind! The one thing we wish we could do is come earlier than 4 and leave later than 10! We paid almost $1700 for less than 2 days :( Yes it was labor day weekend, but if we could have had more time on the day we came, it would have made our weekend that much better.

With that being said, we would not hesitate to come back! We gave recommendation to 2 other families that saw our pictures. We really felt like we were miles and miles away from home, instead of an hour!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay and are recommending the house to your friends. Your cost calculation was not quite right. The $1700 you mentioned should not have included the refundable $500 security deposit. The VRBO fee, which we do not receive, was $109. Most of the rest was state tax. So your rental for the holiday weekend, including our only fee (cleaning) and state tax was $1,391. With nine guests, this translates to $155/person for the much valued Labor Day weekend. Early check-in is possible upon request if there is not a group leaving the day of your arrival. Some guests come earlier and spend time walking the beach prior to check in or drop their food in the refrigerator and explore the area. Often, when guests leave, they finish their trip stopping off at Moody Gardens or some other attraction in Galveston on their way out of town. We appreciate you recommending us to your friends and look forward to your return! Diane and Blake
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5

Wonderful as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 3rd time for us to stay at this property(we have also stayed at the Blackwelder's other vacation rental as well) and as usual, we were totally satisfied with our stay. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get-nothing is staged in the pictures as we have unfortunately discovered with other vacation rentals. In addition to the beautiful home, we appreciate having the easily accessible beach directly in front of us. We love searching for the abundant seashells that the gulf supplies and also enjoy boogie boarding in the waves. In the 4 years that we have been coming to this beach, we have never felt unsafe or detected any dangerous currents. I would definitely refrain from swimming under the bridge but that's quite a distance away from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

San Luis Pass is the best fishing spot on the coast. Endless beaches to walk for 15 miles to surfside. Great shelling and birding.

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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
Jun 4 2017 - Aug 20 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,910
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$425
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,275
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Security Dep. $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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