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Amazing Beach Views! Salty Sisters, a charming beach cottage!

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Come relax at Salty Sisters! A delightful coastal cottage with breathtaking beach and bay views!

The soothing coastal decor, cottage ceilings, and comfortable furnishings provide an absolutely tranquil getaway! Salty Sisters has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and is just a short walk to the beach. Amazing views of both the ocean and bay!

Salty Sisters has an open living, dining, and kitchen area with wood floors through out the home. The first guest room has a full bath and a queen size bed. The second guest room has a queen bed and a gorgeous day bed with trundle. This room also has a full bath and includes a washer and dryer.

The living room has a flat screen TV, cable and blue ray player with internet connection. Phone and internet are available to guests. Stay connected via Wi-fi!

The fully equipped kitchen has a large breakfast bar in addition to the dining table with seating for 6 people.

Enjoy the amazing views from the lower deck, offering 1000 square feet of outdoor living space, with great views of the beach and the Audubon Sanctuary. The deck also has plenty of deck furniture providing seating and a comfortable gathering area for friends and family. The concrete patio below also has a sand shower.

Have a campfire at the beach (yes, this is allowed on Bolivar Peninsula!) fish at nearby Rollover Pass, or just kick back and relax!

Nearby, a must see for all, is Houston Audubon's Bird Sanctuary in High Island - just 5 miles from Salty Sisters.

Galveston Island is a short drive and a ferry ride away and offers every kind of entertainment imaginable! Shopping on the Strand, amusement and water parks, museums, fine or casual dining, antique shops, golfing, biking and water sports to mention a few. Visit Galveston's new Pleasure Pier, tour the historical district, take in all Moody Gardens has to offer or visit the Schitterbahn Indoor/Outdoor Water park.

Come and enjoy a wonderful beach get away at Salty Sisters!

Please note that our home is not directly on the beach. The beach is across the street with no other properties between us and the water. Our association owns a beachfront lot across the street from our home, you can walk or drive right to the beach.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Joan Vogel
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Joan Vogel

The Salty Sisters grew up on the beaches of Hawaii, California, and Texas. Many summers were spent on the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast and we wanted the same for our own families and that is why we chose the uncrowded, peaceful, and laid back beaches of the Bolivar Peninsula

Joan Vogel purchased this house in 2007

Why Joan Vogel chose Texas

Several years ago, while exploring Bolivar Peninsula, we made our decision that this is where we wanted a get-away home and decided to build our dream beach cottage.

What makes this house unique

The beach in front of our home is quiet, peaceful, so private that we rarely share with anyone. The water and the laid back pace of the peninsula just has a way of cleansing the soul.


based on 60 traveler reviews

Amazing Beach Views! Salty Sisters, a charming beach cottage!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews

Great, amazing beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and organized upon arrival. They were very accommodating for our check-in time because we had a wedding locally to attend. The house had a Keurig and a regular 12-cup coffee maker which was great! All the amenities needed to enjoy our stay! I can wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Location was perfect!

  • 4 of 5

We had a girls weekend at the Salty Sisters. It was a great home in a great location if you like to be away from the crowd. It was Labor Day weekend but we still had plenty of beach to enjoy. The 2nd level was perfect when some friends stopped by. The house is stocked with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy beach house with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay! The views were amazing, the beach access was right across the street, and the lower deck breeze was to die for! The decor was so cute - right out of a magazine! We will definitely be coming back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for small families

  • 4 of 5

Great location, very clean and neat. We enjoyed the Salty Sisters and hopefully get to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful view and cabin is delightful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! Can't wait to come back to this wonderful cabin. It was perfect!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and clean!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Salty Sisters was so relaxing and replenishing! The cottage was very well maintained, clutter free, and clean!! We have stayed in several VRBO properties over the last year and this one was the cleanest by far. It's so nice to be able to just settle in to a place without having to clean it first! The beach was virtually empty during our stay, so very pleasant for long walks. The lower patio level was a wonderful place for morning coffee and meals. We would come back to visit Salty Sisters anytime!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Gilchrist House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 - Apr 30
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Gilchrist House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) with trundle
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing

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