Fish House: Fabulous Family Beach Home

Bay Pier behind house
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“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews

From $398 / night



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 11
Type: Home
Per night: $398 - $431
Per week: $1,400 - $2,450
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Surfside Beach vacation home rental
Fully enjoy the beauty of the upper Texas Gulf Coast from our house situated between the beach and the bay. Fish House is located between Galveston and Surfside in an area of the coast with wide, undeveloped beaches and lots of room to explore. A 200 yard walk from our house puts you on the beach, and a 100 yard walk puts you in the middle of a teeming crabbing fishery. There is a crabbing and fishing pier behind the house. There are also beach access roads within 1/4 mile of the house which makes transporting the toys and sun shade to the beach an easy trip.

Fish House is our family’s second home designed by us and completed in late 2008. We have young children, so the house is kid-friendly and stocked with inside and beach toys. Fine design and material finishes make this a fun house to visit. We call it "Fish House" since we love to fish in the area. Fish House is located in a new subdivision in which seven beautiful new homes were built during 2008. There are no houses immediately adjacent to Fish House affording you a measure of privacy, sweeping views and plenty of room to spread out.

Fish House is a two story house with a modern style that covers approximately 2,100 square feet. Downstairs the kitchen is open to the dining area and a living room, and there is a large laundry room and the master bedroom. The master bedroom contains a small couch and a clawfoot tub for two. The kitchen island and its barstools together with the dining table allow for sit down dining for 10-12. Two refrigerators provide storage for all of the food and drinks your family can handle. The kitchen fridge and the drinking water faucet at the kitchen sink have Reverse Osmosis water for pure drinking water and ice. Upstairs is a living room with a large flat screen TV, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two bedrooms contain queen beds, one having its own balcony facing Drum Bay. The third bedroom contains a full bed, bunk beds and a “pack and play” crib. All bedrooms have views to the water.

The deck wraps around three sides of the house and provides a huge outdoor living area with views of the beach and the bay and up and down the island. From our deck you can take in the beautiful sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee, and finish the day sipping a margarita with the sunset as your backdrop. You can sit on the deck and watch birds and fishermen work the bay and the kite surfers and sailboats frolic in the surf. The main portion of our deck, on the east side of the house, is shaded by the house from the afternoon sun and catches the cool ocean breezes all day long.

In addition to the swimmers and sunbathers, our area of the beach draws traditional surfers, kite surfers, Hobie Cat sailboats and fishermen depending on the state of the wind. Our house is an excellent place from which to fish the bay with a powerboat or kayak (there is a small boat ramp within ½ mile from the house and places to launch kayaks all up and down the island). Offshore fishing is convenient too if that is your pleasure. The Surfside area is home to many fishing guides who can put you on the fish during your stay.

Finally, getting there and back home is an easy 70 minute drive down 288 from Houston.
Area Information
Brazoria County includes many entertainment and dining opportunities and holds Sea Center Texas which is a wonderful trip for young and old alike. Galveston provides many entertainment and dining opportunities as well including theater, music, a water park and lots more. Several nice golf courses in Galveston and Lake Jackson are easy to reach. Surfside and Freeport have several good restaurants all within a few miles. Winter time provides wonderful bird watching right behind the house in the bird sanctuary managed by the Cradle of Texas Conservancy. The diversity of the area’s ecosystem is stunning.

Fish House is just 11 miles from the West End of Galveston Island.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Laura F

Laura F

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    We enjoy doing outdoor activites as a family. Fish House offers access to the beach, fishing and other nearby activities and is a way to get away from the everyday responsibilities. We like to fish in the bay, surf and offshore. We enjoy swimming, building things in the sand, watching birds, ...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 10 2015 Mar 07 2016 - $398 $1,400 - -
Mar 08 2016 May 27 2016 - $431 $1,600 - -
May 25 2016 Sep 07 2016 - - $2,450 - 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6% State Hotel Tax
Deposits: $400 deposit when paying with check
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $75 non-refundable Pet Fee for pet. Pet allowed with prior approval. 2 max. Thanksgiving & Christmas weeks are $1680. July 4th week is $2500. CLEANING Fee of $150.



  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • 1 Double Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Oceanfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Parasailing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (6 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Surfing
  • Park
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Walk on pier behind house for crabbing and fishing in Drum Bay. Children's play area next to house for Spring 2015. House has iPod/iPhone dock in living area.

Reviews (6)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Surfside Beach, Texas

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“ Excellent ”
6 reviews
Marti Rosenberg

Marti Rosenberg


Fun family vacation

December 1, 2015

Our family gathered here for Thanksgiving and everyone loved this place. Separate baths for each of the three family units were terrific, as was huge deck with strong gate at top of stairs, making safe and cool play space for little ones. House is nicely perched between ocean and marsh with great views all around. Beautiful kitchen, spacious but comfy living spaces and much-appreciated laundry room. Great owner, easy to work with and very helpful. Highly recommend!

Harvey ThesixfootRabbit

Harvey ThesixfootRabbit

Weatherford, Texas

A week at the Fish House.

November 10, 2012

This Fish House is a lovely home and the weather was wonderful for a November week at the beach. The migrate birds had arrived in the bay behind the house and provided us with plenty of bird watching. The owners of the home are easy to work with and the process of renting the home was simple and seamless. We would definitely recommend the Fish House and plan to return again next year.

Laura F

Owner's reply:

We would like to have you again next year!

Debra Stefka

Debra Stefka

Angleton, Tx.

Perfect in Every Way

October 25, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the Fish House so much! The house itself is wonderful, lots of room for everyone. The kitchen is great for hanging out in. The house offers great views to both the beach and the bays. The sunsets are some of the best! The beach is just a short walk away or you can drive to it as well. We also appreciated the privacy the house offers. There were no other houses right against us, so we didn't feel crowded. We had a great time, looking forward to going back!

David Riojas

David Riojas

Arlington, TX

Summer getaway

August 3, 2011

This was our third year staying at the Fish House. As always, we were not disappointed. The house is far enough away from the "beach crowd" and a few steps away from the water. The privacy that the house provides can not be beaten. The house is spacious, well equiped, and comfortably decorated. Our favorite feature of the house is the front patio. After 3pm, the shade is perfect to have drinks, listen to music, dance, and enjoy the views. This home is definitely worth the money!

Erika Graham

Erika Graham


Great House

June 23, 2011

What a great house and location we spent a week there and we had plenty room for all of us [6adults,3kids]!We enjoyed the spacious kitchen very much with soo many cooks around daily! Thank you very much it was perfect

Adam Halverson

Adam Halverson

Houston, TX

Great Spring Break

April 18, 2011

Great location and view, the house was perfect for both kids and adults. We loved the access to both the bay and the beach. Will stay there again!

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Laura F

Laura F


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  • About:

    We enjoy doing outdoor activites as a family. Fish House offers access to the beach, fishing and other nearby activities and is a way to get away from the everyday responsibilities. We like to fish in the bay, surf and offshore. We enjoy swimming, building things in the sand, watching birds, ...
  • View full profile