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Claire Street

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

House on the Beach and Looking Out to Sea

48 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Texas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

WE ARE NOT POSTED ON CRAIGSLIST.

You're not just on the beach, you own the beach.

Enjoy our inviting and spacious 1400 sq. ft. beachfront home on the sandy beach with breathtaking views over the Gulf of Mexico and Christmas Bay. The entire house has just been remodeled: kitchen, bathrooms, paint, decks, fireplace, beds, sofas, ceiling fans, even a new pretty white railing around the two decks.

We think you'll enjoy your time here while your blood pressure drops.

The master bedroom includes a king size bed, double futon that can pull out to be a double bed, reading lamps, an en-suite bathroom with a garden tub and separate shower, large walk-in closet, dresser, private porch, and tranquil views of the sun rising over the Gulf (there is no better way to wake up).

The guest bedroom has a new tall queen bed, reading lamp, lounge chair, and dresser. The bunkroom has a double bed on the bottom with a twin on top, another twin bed and a reading lamp. Feel free to take out our boogie boards in the closet.

The house is literally right on the beach with just a sand dune between the beach and our home. Our neighborhood uses a little wooden crossover bridge for getting to the beach in order to preserve the dunes. The beach itself is beautiful for finding treasures like shells that wash up from the sea. There is mostly fine sand with shells interspersed. In the summertime, the water around Galveston is warm. During certain weeks throughout the year, beachgoers will see a line of seaweed that has washed up on the beach. Seaweed is not always there and is not the norm, but it is natural and just a part of the beach ecosystem. It is partially responsible for building up the beach and dunes that we all enjoy.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Front, fishing, inviting, Internet, wifi, cable, new remodel, texas beach, Air Conditioning, Linens, dunes, fishing, swimming, galveston, san luis pass, quiet neighborhood, Flounder, red fish, crabs, large porch, sunset, sunrise, views, relax, margaritas, TV, DVDs, unobstructed beach, shelling, family, reading, get-away, fireplace, mackerel,

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Claire Street (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Claire Street

We are a sister and two brothers helping to care for our family's vacation home. The picture is several years old but we look even better now! We've created countless cherished memories at this house and are excited about having you come and experience our treasured spot.

Why Claire Street chose Texas

We've made this our vacation getaway ever since Dear Old Dad built it on what he called the 'Best Beach Lot Ever' (he talks like that sometimes). But before you assume he is exaggerating (don't feel bad, we sometimes do too) take a look at our pictures. This honestly is a location unlike any other with a view down miles of unspoiled beach.

What makes this house unique

We all agree that sitting out on one of the beach-facing porches of our house is our favorite thing to do - people watching, watching the pelicans fly by, dolphins at play, seeing the colors change in the evening. The house is not overly cavernous, but has plenty of space to find privacy when you want it.

Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

House on the Beach and Looking Out to Sea
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 48 reviews
5

Great House, perfect location, very attentive owners, great experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at "House on the Beach Looking out to Sea." This time it was a multi-generational family experience, with ages 12 through 76 represented. There was truly something going on for everyone...beach combing, fishing, surfing, long walks, running on the beach...anything having to do with sun, sand and sea, was at your disposal...and I mean immediately at your disposal. The house was immaculate, reflecting the care of the Street family. Claire was a joy to deal with, as was husband Andrew. Our four grandchildren particularly enjoyed the state of the art television in every room. The views out on the deck in the early morning and at sundown were truly stunning. Coming from Wyoming, we particularly enjoy Texas gulf coast seafood, and had a memorable meal at the Red Snapper Inn at Surfside. This home was "As Advertised" and gets Five Stars in my book. I can recommend it without reservation

Roger L. Gose, M.D.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our search for the BEST beachouse is OVER!

  • 5 of 5

I am hesitant about being so truthful about this wonderful house and the outstanding service we received from the owner because I would like to keep this place all to ourselves. But since we have to share, and everyone goes right to the reviews, I will tell you about our wonderful vacation experience. We stayed for a week in June, and enjoyed EVERY single day. When we first stepped in the door, we were welcomed by the cleanliness and spaciousness of this beautiful house. The view from the balcony was hard to tear my eyes from before we even went inside. If you have a family with children, you really cannot get a better location than this house! The kitchen is equipped with an icemaker, which is FANTASTIC, and makes it much nicer. Many houses do not have this feature. A great washer and dryer are provided for your needs. The kitchen is very well appointed with anything you need to cook with, and lots of spices and utensils for any meal. The bedrooms are spacious, clean, and have soft sheets, good pillows, and comfy mattresses. The bathrooms are clean, provide ample hot water, and the towels were soft. The TVs are large, in every bedroom, and have satellite for viewing pleasure. The master bedroom has a DVD player, and it's own balcony. I would be there first thing in the morning, last thing in the evening, and you can look all the way down the beach from either of the balconies. Under the house is concrete, which is nice for feet and cleaning off sand. There is a storage area where all kinds of toys, chairs, and boogie boards are kept. One SUPER NICE feature is the fact there is a shower with HOT and COLD water under the house to wash off after a long day. A sink and cutting board are also there to wash and prep your catch, should you choose to do that. There is also a water hose at the top of the stairs to wash your feet off for convenience. Beach towels are provided, so that makes it nice to not have to bring those with us. Literally, EVERYTHING is there for your convenience. I even found Aloe Vera for sunburn and bug spray under the sink for our use. Again, I will say there is no better location than this house! Kids can play right below the porch at any time, and we feel safe about it. At night there is rope lights around the porch where you can sit on the many comfortable lounge chairs and sip whatever, since there is a blender provided to make yummy drinks. We had six people staying there, and had TONS of room to spare. We loved every minute

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The best by the sea vacation we've spent on the Gulf Coast!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my three sisters spent five days here - the house is gorgeous and very open. There is music, large screen tv, movies, etc. We didn't watch tv, but listened to great music. The best part is being on the ocean. We cooked all of our meals in the spacious kitchen, spent mornings and evening either on the large deck or gathering sea shells - yes, real sea shells; the kind you find in stores. There is a nature reserve, white sandy beaches and the beach area is so clean. We enjoyed being on the Freeport/San Luis side and chose to drive in from Houston via 288 and bypass the Galveston traffic. We did go into Galveston and it is only about a 20 minute scenic drive along the coast.

The owners are exceptional and they pay attention to every detail.

We are looking forward to returning soon.....

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

Cannot ask for a better location. House was very comfortable and well equipped. Claire was very responsive with questions. Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great on the beach house.

  • 5 of 5

Beach house was spotless and very well equipped. We did not want for anything but better weather. Out the door and step on the beach. We took our UTV and drove on the beach to Surfside and drove it within Treasure Island community. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Christmas Vacation On The Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 8 day stay. The accommodations were great. We enjoyed being able to cook meals in the well stocked kitchen. The gate at the bottom of the stairs was great for our dog. Our kids enjoyed shell hunting on the beach. We had a very relaxing time. The beach was very secluded during the Holiday week. We would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Car: recommended

You're going to be located a few short feet behind the dunes looking down miles of undeveloped Gulf of Mexico beach. Great location if you'd like to be in a small neighborhood but have a secluded feel, you practically own the beach here.

There is a bait and tackle store within walking distance of the home for quick supplies or you will be able to take a short 10 minute drive down Bluewater Highway to get great seafood and shops.

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 16 2016 - Sep 7 2016
2 night minimum stay
$530
From
$880
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
Holiday Break
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$530
From
$880
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$680
From
$800
Fri,Sat
$4,500
 
 
Summer 2017
May 12 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$530
From
$880
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$780
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

This house is not subject to the Galveston 9% Hotel Occupancy Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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