Custom beachfront home w/Private Walkway to Beach
From $250 / night
|Per night:||$250 - $600|
|Per week:||$1,550 - $3,400|
Pets allowed: Yes
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 you watch the sunrise and a glass of wine as you watch the sunset.
The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need to prepare a lovely gourmet meal and serve it on beautiful platters and bowls. It is open to the living room and the beautiful wall of windows giving you a million-dollar view of the ocean. The living room has a lovely wood-burning fireplace and over the mantle is a large flat-screen tv with cable, dvd and cd player and and roku. Outside speakers allow you to listen to your favorite music on the deck and gazebo at the end of the walkway right off the beach.
There are 4 bedrooms, two of which are masters with private baths. One master bedroom is downstairs, the other three bedrooms are upstairs. Adults love our home but kids are a priority too; the owners have two small children so there's lots of attention to detail for the little ones including two toddler beds, two cribs and two high-chairs, small dining table.
Summer is not the only season to visit the coast. Offseason offers empty beaches and cheaper lodging and an opportunity to enjoy the tranquil surroundings and slower pace without the crowds. We offer minimum stays of three-nights during the Fall, Winter and Spring. During the summer we only offer week-long rentals. If you are interested in a specific date, please book quickly, they go fast.
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 hectic lives. Offseason, the lodging is cheaper and the beaches in Surfside are empty and forgotten - you can take a walk without seeing another soul. There are no city streets so the only sounds you hear are those found in nature and at night you'll be absolutely amazed and delighted by the number of stars you are able to see.
Inside our beautiful home you are surrounded by the comforts of civilized life including high-speed internet so you can stay connected to the outside world. In the winter, curl up next to a cozy fire, with a soft blanket and a good book and watch the waves from the comfort of the couch. Or sharpen your culinary skills in our well-appointed kitchen. Peruse our cookbooks and try your hand at hearty dishes - recipes like cioppino, paella, stews, chowders, chilis - that take more time and patience than you usually have.
About the owner
|Sep 01 2015||Oct 31 2015||$300||$400||$2,400||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 01 2015||Nov 19 2015||$275||$350||$1,800||-||3 Nights|
|Nov 22 2015||Nov 29 2015||-||-||$2,500||-||1 Week|
|Nov 28 2015||Dec 18 2015||$275||$300||$1,550||-||3 Nights|
|Dec 19 2015||Dec 26 2015||-||-||$2,500||-||1 Week|
|Dec 27 2015||Jan 03 2016||-||-||$2,500||-||1 Week|
|Jan 04 2016||Feb 29 2016||$250||$300||$1,550||-||3 Nights|
|Mar 01 2016||May 01 2016||$300||$375||$2,500||-||3 Nights|
|May 02 2016||May 21 2016||$350||$600||$3,250||-||3 Nights|
|May 22 2016||Aug 31 2016||-||-||$3,400||-||1 Week|
|Sep 04 2016||Sep 07 2016||$500||$500||-||-||3 Nights|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|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 $140. 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. Rates do not apply to holidays.|
- 2 King Beds
- 1 Double Bed
- 3 Twin Beds
- 2 Cribs
- 2 Queen Beds
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Full Kitchen
- Beach Chairs
- Hardwood Floors
- Outdoor Shower
- View (Ocean)
- Parking Included
- View (Water)
- High Speed Internet
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee Maker
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Charcoal Grill
- Ice Maker
- Grocery Store
- Movie Theater
- Shopping Area
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Water Park
The owner of the house is a restaurant manager who loves to cook in his spare time so our kitchen is stocked with every appliance and culinary item you need to serve a gourmet meal.
Reviews for this vacation home rental in Surfside Beach, Texas
August 18, 2015
We had a wonderful stay. The home and property are beautiful and the accomodations are great. The owners were fantastic to work with from our first inquiry on the property and at every point through our stay. I expect that we will return in the future!
College Station, TX USA
Great place -- highly recommended
February 3, 2015
I have taken my family to this property for week-long stays each winter for 2012 through 2014, and have now booked for Feb 2015. The house is very nice, and the location is pleasantly quiet (not in the fray with a lot of hotels or other rental beach properties like you might get in Galveston). The kitchen is large and has everything you might need for preparing large, complicated meals. Especially great if you have a large group -- lots of beds, and a very nice master suite so mom & dad can have some privacy. Large windows afford a great view. The hosts have always provided excellent, friendly service.
Austin, TX, USA
We love the Bluewater Star!
December 20, 2014
This was our second stay at the Bluewater Star. We love it! The house and location are spectacular and there are games, books, toys, children's furniture - almost anything you could ask for to enhance your stay. The kitchen is large and well equipped, making cooking with the family a real pleasure. The house is well maintained and was very clean and welcoming when we arrived. Barbara had even set up a Christmas tree and other decorations! Also very helpful is the information Barbara sends to you ahead of time with great directions and suggestions for shopping, eating out, activities in the area, etc. We're already looking forward to our next visit and plan to make it a family tradition.
December 8, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful home. Well appointed and cared for. Everything was there that we needed and the kitchen was to die for. Did not plan to cook much but could not pass up the opportunity to use the kitchen. Owner was available as needed and very cordial. Loved it.
Wonderful family vacation
July 22, 2014
We have been vacationing at Galveston and Surfside for the past 30 years. Some trip with friends some with family. We were worried about the seaweed since it had been so bad in Galveston but it wasn't near that bad. This has been one of our most favorite places we have stayed. There was everything we could ever need at the house. The kitchen was a chef's kitchen. It made it easier to go in to cook the meals for all of us. The owners went out of their way to make everything right for us. Thank you for making sure we had power at the gazebo. We will difficultly consider this house again.
Great Beach Front Home
April 2, 2014
We had a wonderful time, Barbara is wonderful to work with. Even though the weather was a bit drab just sitting back and relaxing watching the waives was great! I can't wait to go back... Highly recommend to eat at On the River in Freeport great food and best cornbread and slaw ever had....
Singles from Waco
September 15, 2013
Our group of single ladies (9) all together, stayed at this beach house 9/6-9. Three of our ladies had never done any trips with us at all, so I was hoping that they would have such a good time that they would want to join us in other trips. Well even though it rained most of the time while we were there, they said they had a great time and would definitely go with us again. The house was great, and Barbara was very easy to work with.
Jennifer Regar Paul
Flower Mound, Texas
Love Love Love The Bluewater Star
May 16, 2013
We have been coming to Surfside for years and we finally found the perfect house to rent thanks to the Bluewater Star. It's by far nicer than any other house there and reasonably priced. Great location on the beach too. We are coming back this summer and looking forward to it. My daughter just loved the little bedroom under the stairs. Also it has by far has so many extras in the kitchen you don't find at most rentals. The owners is wonderful to deal with and I look forward to returning to the Bluewater Star in a few months! Thanks Haney family for sharing your house!
Lake Jackson, TX
February 17, 2013
In December, 2012, our family of nine (seven from up North) spent the Christmas holiday at the Bluewater Star home in Surfside, TX. We wanted to have a family memory especially for our grandchildren, and indeed that is what happened. Everyone enjoyed our stay...from walking the beaches to building sandcastles to family get-togethers at meals and in front of the fireplace...it was all that we could have ever hoped for...and more! We all highly recommend a stay there with family and/or friends! In fact, we have already booked another week in the spring for my husband, me and our dogs!
Great kitchen and perfect for a family reunion
December 29, 2011
Many vacation homes aren't equipped for cooking for a crowd but this one has an exceptional kitchen: a lovely layout with 2 sinks with disposals, big fridge/freezer, pantry shelves and lots of cookware and dishes. The Haneys are exceptionally generous in leaving out DVDs (and TVs in almost every room), books, toys, extra linen and blankets for use by their guests. The beach is terrific and the neighbors are quiet. Every room has a door to a deck and 2 of the bedrooms have their own bath (there are 2 additional bathrooms), so even with the 13 of us in our multigeneration family, we could have private times with our spouses. Be aware of Surfside water, however. It is yellow. Water bottles can be refilled free in town, so we did that for drinking water. The laundry came out fine.
James H. Rikard
A lot to love
August 9, 2011
There is absolutely a lot to love about this house. It is very well designed, maintained, equipped, and has an incredible beach front location. Includes a remarkable kitchen, plenty of sleeping space, and a very roomy/open living area. Outstanding views of the gulf from inside the house and the decks. The boardwalk to the beach and the pergola complete what amounts to a dream vacation home. The owners and housekeeper are great to work with, no issues at all. Our visit included extended family members with a wide range of ages; all felt comfortable in the house and enjoyed Surfside and the surrounding area. There are likely less expensive rental options to choose from, but I believe that you will not find a better value…in this case you certainly get what you pay for. The house stands out as one of the very best in the area and allowed us to have a wonderful family vacation on the beach.
Holly Rush Fulton
Carrollton, TX USA
Another Great Year!
May 25, 2011
We just returned from our 2nd visit to this beautiful home and it was, once again, amazing! We had an amazing time; from playing on the beach/ fishing during the day and watching the sunset from the beautiful deck in the evenings. Our 2 year old son had such an amazing time too and we made so many precious memories! Thank you again to the Haney's for sharing their wonderful home with us! :)
March 20, 2011
Absolutely fabulous view of the ocean! Met my parents from Cleveland who are in their 70's with my husband and two children. My parents loved the boardwalk to the beach and the nice firm sand made the beach very accessible. My mother even made the comment that she never thought she would walk the beach after breaking her leg 3 years ago. The kitchen was fabulous, the bedrooms very roomy and house is one of the better looking on the beach. The police patrol the beach constantly and clean up crews keep the litter under control. The owners and the housekeeper, Tammy were awesome and very responsive to any of our needs. My girls are practically teenagers and enjoyed the long walks on the beach. Definitely would stay again when we visit surfside.
EVEN BETTER IN THE WINTER!!!
December 14, 2010
This was our second visit to the Bluewater Star and the first during the winter months - and we love it EVEN MORE than in the summer! Long quiet walks on the beach where you hardly see another person were so invigorating - and the views and sounds of the beautiful ocean were music for our souls. The great fire place and the gorgeious kitchen kept us cozy when we were inside. No matter what the weather, this is the place to go if you like the beach.
holiday in paradise
August 20, 2010
We had such an amazing week staying in the Bluewater Star - we travelled from Scotland UK and it was worth every mile of the journey. Every morning we would sit in the gazebo at the end of the walkway and watch the dolphins swim by. We barely left the house except to stock up because it had every amenity you could wish for - and the best views on the coast! The owners were a pleasure to book through - will most definitely return. Cannot recommend this property highly enough.
Best House in the Area
June 15, 2010
This is a great house and we had an awesome time! The house is very well stocked and has a great layout. The gazebo on the beach was wonderful to have. You are close to the beach, but protected from the sun. The owners are a pleasure to deal with. I definantly plan on renting this house again.
mansfield, texas usa
good times!! :)
May 19, 2010
back from our 3rd stay at this amazing beach house...were so sad to leave :( BUT, will most certainly be renting again!! Barbara, even though we have never met in person, you are such a lovey person & from all our phone convo's & emails, i truely feel like we've known eachother for years :) thanks for everything!!! ps...hope the mama kitty & her babies are doing well :)
Heaven on Earth
February 26, 2010
We were blessed with the most beautiful sunrise you could ever see. The house was just wonderful. The kitchen was so well stocked. We had a wonderful time that we shared with our 18 year old grandaughter. Amazing time.
Lake Conroe, Texas
Winter Family Holiday
January 19, 2010
The unique "Harry Potter" room under the stairs fascinated and occupied our 3 y.o. granddaughter for hours on end while the large gormet kitchen provided a wonderful gathering space for her adult aunts, uncles, parents, Nana and Pops! This beautiful home was a perfect spot for our family to gather for a fun, long weekend since we missed time together over the actual Christmas holidays. Despite the weather outside being windy, cold, and rainy, the fireplace kept us warm and the enjoyment of 8 adults preparing meals together kept us laughing for hours on end. And when the sun came out, we were able to really enjoy long walks on the beach where we rarely saw another soul. The 3-sided deck provided a great place for adults to gather and watch the huge red sun sink at sunset while a 3 y.o. tried to break speed limits while safely riding her tricycle around and around. It was a weekend to be long remembered by all and we will definitely be coming back!
La Porte , Texas
Cody's college graduation party
October 26, 2009
I can not wait to tell you how much fun and enjoyment we had in your home. Not only is the best set up ever for families and friends of all ages, Barbara I can' begin to tell you what a gracious host and wonderful person you were in getting this prepared and reserved for us. We utilized everything there and truly were sad it came to an end this morning. It was hard for us to leave but we wanted to leave it back for you in the condition left for us which was clean for the next people. TRULY AMAMAZING is the best way to describe and we will be watch your calendar as to when I can take my family there just to relax. Barbara, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the awesome deal that you gave me and above all else the opportunity to male a dream come true for my friend Maryanne and her son Cody of whom we are so so proud of. THANK YOU THANK YOU and we wish all the best for you and your family.
October 16, 2009
All I can say is that we loved it! I had my wedding here and it was perfect. Lots of space and perfect for entertaining. It is also perfect for just a get away for a family or maybe a family reunion. It is VERY kids friendly. We do plan to come and stay again. Clark and Michelle Lee
perfect family beachfront home
May 15, 2009
beautifully equipped, maintained, and positioned house on family beach. walkway over dunes to shaded gazebo on beach. perfect for anyone with difficulty walking. great shaded balconies.
March 25, 2009
Spring Break 2009 was wonderful and very comfortable. My group of 10 has the best time of our lives. The house was clean, comfortable and relaxing. The kitchen was fanstastic! It had everything a gourmet chef would want. The view from the house of the beach was worth a million dollars. Just relaxing and watching the sunrise was just what the doctor ordered for the stessed out world we all live in. I will be coming back again! Thank you for such a nice stay!
Its Worth It!
November 14, 2008
Our family had a great time while staying at the beach house. Overall it was a very pleasant renting experience. It was everything we were looking for and more. Despite Ike, we really enjoyed ourselves!
Wedding on the beach
October 27, 2008
Beautiful location! Unfortunately, Hurricane Ike made for a wedding with no water in the home. That's the only reason I didn't give my experience 5-stars. Obviously, that was beyond the owner's control. Nonetheless, our wedding was BEAUTIFUL. Thank you, Barbara!
Fort Worth, TX
Olympic Gold Medal
September 17, 2008
We visited during the Olympics and enjoyed the many amenities so thoughtfully provided by the owners. Beautiful home with a safe beach for our grandchildren to enjoy. The six adults and 5 children were dazzled by the kitchen, the "secret room" and the other conveniences for a family vacation. We give the Bluewater Star a Gold Medal!! Thank you to the Haneys for their hospitality and are prayerful that their beautiful home survived IKE!
August 6, 2008
We stayed here on Father's day weekend and through out the week. It was one of the best times I have had in a very long time. We caught Flounder in the waterway, which is about 1/2 a mile from the home. We couldn't asked for anything more. The beaches were very private even during the weekend. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed! Thanks so much for this experience Barbara! We definitely look foward to coming again!!!
Kingwood, Texas USA
Perfect Family Vacation
July 22, 2008
We spent a wonderful week with our family, 6 adults and 3 children. Aside from the lovely, quiet beach and all that it offered including clear water, porpoise sightings, and many kinds of shore birds, the house accomodated us beautifully. The kitchen was so well equipped and we very much appreciated that as we ate in all but one night. We totally enjoyed the deep decks around the house at all times of the day and evening- even in the hottest part of the day there was a good breeze and shade to be found. We left with very happy memories and very tired kids- they were busy every minute!
Fort Worth, Texas
July 21, 2008
WOW! Nice quiet beach with a surprise visit from a dozen dolphins. We had 3 families stay with us and we never felt crowded or in each others way. Very spacious and clean. We took a day trip into Galveston and it was a nice and short and a beautiful drive all the way up the coast. Sunrises and sunsets on the coast are a thing of beauty and with this house you got a stellar view of both. This was a great bonding time for all of us and we can't wait to come back again! Owners are very gracious and quick to respond to all inquiries. Just a fantastic experience overall.
mansfield, texas usa
wonderful beach vacation
May 27, 2008
we just got back from our 2nd stay in this wonderful house. what an awesome time we had!! couldn't have had better weather..kids played on the beach all day, every day!! what a great trip to kick off the summer!! thanks for everything, Barbara!!! we will be back soon =)
What a Great Family Getaway!
January 28, 2008
Our three families gathered in this beautiful home over the Christmas Holidays. We traveled from Texas, Georgia, New York, and Tennessee. Everyone loved it from the children (ages 1, 2, and 4) to the grandparents. Each family had their own rooms and the amenities were extremely kid friendly. I would strongly recommend this home to anyone with children or anyone simply wanting to get away for a quiet weekend. This house is a must to see and revisit again and again!
Best of the best!
December 31, 2007
A wonderful house-well furnished and an exceptional kitchen! The beach was fun even in the winter and the owners couldn't be nicer. Definitely a place to return to!
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