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Beachfront Home on Large Lot w/Private Walkway & Gazebo

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4 Bedrooms , 4 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Surfside Beach, Texas
The Bluewater Star is a lovely 2-story beachfront home located on a 1/2 acre lot in Surfside, a small coastal community 35 miles south of Galveston. Over the years, our home has become a preferred destination for many families who return to our home to spend quality time with their loved ones.

Nestled in the dunes on a large private lot, we are footsteps away from the beach. Wrap-around decks surround 3 sides of the home and all 4 bedrooms open out to a deck. The living room, with its soaring two-story ceiling provides an unobstructed view of the ocean from anywhere in the house. Outside the back deck, our private walkway takes you over the dunes to the beach. At the end of the walkway a lovely gazebo offers shade and a place to relax away from the house. This is a wonderful place to enjoy your favorite music and morning coffee while y...
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Listing #FKN4819088
About the Owner
Barbara H
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2006
Interaction with guests
We live in Houston, which is only an hour away from Surfside. My husband and I are on call for you during your stay and will answer calls, emails and texts.
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent stay. The weather cleared up just in time for a great week. This will be our last family vacation with my mother and our stay made amazing memories with her. I would recommend this house to others I know.More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Rheanna F
Sightseer541789, VR Owner at Beachfront Home on Large Lot w/Private Walkway & Gazebo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

So glad you all had a good time and left with great memories. These memories of time with your family will become even more cherished as time goes by, which I’m sure you are well aware. You all were delightful guests and i hope you...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect family or multiple couples beach house. Great unobstructed view of the waves breaking on the beach. Three sided deck (with gates so my dog couldn’t take himself to the beach👍🏽) on main floor. Two decks on the upper floor. The great...More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank Mary Lynn E
Management response:Responded 18 February 2018

So glad ya’ll had a good time. You were delightful guests, thanks so much for taking care of our home. We hope you will consider a return stay sometime in the future. FYI, We have a Facebook page called The Bluewater Star and frequently post...More

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A Holiday Home Rentals Traveller
Reviewed 3 December 2016


Date of stay: October 2016
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Bunk Beds:(2)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (11)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (4)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
This house is strictly for family rental. We do not offer our home out for events such as weddings. You must be minimally 26 years of age to rent this house. We will accept one or...
    4 Full baths
    2 Kings
    2 Kings
    2 Bunks
    2 Cribs
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  • non-refunded pet fee: AU$173 / stay - Fee
  • cleaning fee: AU$222 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: AU$277 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: $200 security/damage deposit, refunded within 2 weeks of departure date.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: 10% tax and Cleaning fee of $150.
Non refunded pet fee $125 per pet, two pets max.

Bed sheets and towels included at no additional charge for parties up to 10 people. $100 linen fees may apply to parties of 11 or more.

Short-haired dogs 45 lbs and under conditionally accepted with $125 non-refundable pet fee. Two dogs max. No puppies or aggressive breeds.

Rates are for family rental only. We do not rent our home out for weddings or corporate events. Please factor in a 20% increase for bookings over holidays.
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About the neighbourhood
Surfside Village is a small beach town on the Texas Gulf Coast. Galveston is a scenic half hour drive up the coast. Our house is in the perfect location - close enough to enjoy the tourism of Galveston and all its attractions and far enough away to enjoy the unspoiled beaches and charm of a small beach community.

Lake Jackson, population of about 50,000, is nearby and has a lot to offer the entire family. Be sure to check out the Brazosport Arts and Science Center, visit the planetarium, theatre, fish hatchery. A museum there houses the largest seashell exhibit in North America. Bring your shells in for identification. There is also a public golf course.

Summer is not the only time to visit the beach. Offseason has advantages too, especially for those who crave a break from their hec...
Getting around
You'll need a car. A lot of folks also rent golf carts.
Car recommended
How to get there
From Houston take 288 South all the way through Lake Jackson, exit 332 Surfside, stay on that until you run into Bluewater Highway. Make a left, go exactly 1.8 miles and we are on the right side, directly across from Perry's food store.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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