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Joan Vogel

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

54 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 54 traveler reviews

Amazing Beach Views! Salty Sisters, a charming beach cottage!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 54 reviews

Nice place. Well worth the trip.

  • 5 of 5

Nice place. It was clean and well-stocked with kitchen utensils, pots, etc. Good view of the beach, with lots of windows for both a view and getting a great breeze blowing off the beach.

The house is not on the beach, but it is right across the highway, and a very short walk.

Though the picture does not show it, there are houses on either side. No one was there while we visited, so we had privacy during our stay.

Well worth the stay for us. I would certainly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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cristal island

  • 4 of 5

Dear friend.

We had a great time at the house. the owner provided most of thing we need for the time we stay. the house is very comfortable. I love the lower deck. great view and very quiet. I will come back again.



  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute House

  • 5 of 5

Cute house in a great location right across the street from the beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, quiet location away from crowds (stayed Memorial weekend). House is adorable and welcoming. Perfect for just my husband and I, and we got to bring my little dog! Very thoughtful touches like extra beach towels and bag chairs to bring to the beach. Owners pay a lot of attention to detail! Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property and amenities

  • 5 of 5

The location is really great, everything you need is on Bolivar Peninsula. Huge grocery store called "The big store" and great local restaurants. We had a good bit of rain during our stay but the property has such great amenities we actually enjoyed just being there. The home is stocked with everything you need. Even board games for those rainy days. We were so comfortable during our stay, it actually felt like a home. If you want to avoid the crowds and the traffic wait times to get to Galveston, this is a great alternative. We truly enjoyed our stay and will return soon. Great Getaway!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cottage

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our time spent at this cottage. We found everything we needed. The home was clean and the beds were comfortable. I liked the mirror above the kitchen sink, you could see the ocean while doing dishes. We were able to view the ocean on one side and the bay and the barge traffic on the other. We enjoyed the outdoor decks, they were very relaxing. There were not many people on the beach. We found there was a lot of sporadic traffic on the highway in front of the cottage, but noise was not a problem and decided it came from the ferry landing times. We thought the restaurants and shopping very limited. If you like the beach, fishing, birding and relaxing, this is a great place. The locals are very friendly and welcoming. If you visit beware of the noseemes, these little insects really bit us up. Take along some repellent. I was disappointed in the owners customer service, I emailed, phone and they did not respond. The only response I received was probably an automated "received final payment" email with a few instructions. We did have a great time and would recommend the cottage to others.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Texas 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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