Sea Lover Cottage – A Seaside Retreat
About Barbara Hebel
The owner grew up in Baltimore and water has always been a part of her life. As a child, she enjoyed summers along the Chesapeake Bay in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland. Later in life, she became a world traveler and has lived in many exotic locations, including Azerbaijan. While there, she vacationed along the Caspian Sea in what are called “dachas” – a Russian word for seasonal second-homes. After relocating to Texas, she began searching for her own dacha where she could spend time with her family and pass on some of her fondest memories. She seized the opportunity to settle on Galveston Island in beautiful Terramar Beach. Sea Lover Cottage is affectionately referred to among family and friends as “the Dacha.”
Barbara Hebel purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Barbara Hebel chose Terramar Beach
Located at the west end of Galveston Island, in the desirable community of Terramar Beach, Sea Lover Cottage sits on one of only four exclusive Terramar Beach canals. The home offers easy proximity to the bay and also to the beach. The west end is idyllic. There is very little noise, and there are no hotels swallowing up the coast. The tranquility of the Gulf Coast is on display in this area. You will find warm breezes, white sand, and wonderful memories.
What makes this Cottage unique
This home is uniquely situated at the west end of Galveston where the island is at its narrowest, and in one of the most desirable areas. This home sits on the beautiful Vida Canal, offering easy access to West Galveston Bay. Just across San Luis Pass Road are Terramar Beach and the Gulf of Mexico. The lot was specifically chosen to position the home for the sunrise view from the canal deck. Gather on the canal deck with your morning coffee as you marvel at one of the most breathtaking sunrise views available on the island, right from your own private deck. The lower level boat house features an open concept and constant summer breezes. Bring your watercraft! The house is adjoined by a private boat house and boat slip. Terramar’s private boat launch is available for your use. Vacationing at Sea Lover Cottage includes full access to all of the amenities at Terramar Beach. Come enjoy warm breezes, white sand and wonderful memories at an affordable price.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Love our time on the canal
Nice property with nice amenities. Always a pleasure dealing with Barbara. She is amazing!! This location was great for our family, fishing and spending time together!
It was just “OK”
It wouldn’t had taken much for the property owner, and VRBO to make this a bit more pleasurable.. It really just wasn’t the case with this listing. Maybe in the future they will give customers the actual price instead of charging you, then demanding you pay again for items not listed.
The location was great. We was familiar with the area. Unfortunately the house itself was very dated. The oven didn’t work (FYI, when you bring groceries), the A/C was controlled remotely by the management which was absurd. In the end, we left a day early.
Enjoyed our week.
I would like to suggest new bedsheets but the stay was great. We enjoyed the breeze at night setting on the deck and the kids had a blast fishing from sun up to sun down.
Relaxing time with my family i was good options for vacation
My kids love it i will come back next year with my family again
My daughter left a note for Barbara and Kimberly. She said simply "I love this house". This is our second year staying in one of Barbara's houses. She is very nice and so willing to help make our stay as comfortable as possible.
Great flace for the family
Our family spent the Memorial Day weekend at Terramar Beach house. Everything was great about the location and house. Definitely will rent again.