A remote corner of the Texas beach.
Sitting on the edge of the island, this cozy cottage offers thousands of feet of housing-free beach. The beach surrounding the house gets little traffic, which adds to the exclusive and serene atmosphere. Play in the sun all day, and then cozy up on the extended deck for an amazing sunset view.
The entire house underwent remodeling in 2013 to accentuate the ocean views.
The living room is filled the ocean-facing side with soaring floor to ceiling windows, taking advantage of every inch of the magnificent surf view. Looking the other way in this room, more modest but carefully located windows offer a view out over the waters of San Luis Pass. A large flat screen television offers many choices including netflix, disney+, hulu, and Youtube TV accounts.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with cookware, dishes, utensils, coffee-maker, blender, toaster, and appliances. The open floor plan provides the same ocean view as the living room out over the kitchen island. Enjoy a nice meal in the nook next to the kitchen.
Bedrooms (all bedrooms come with flat screen televisions):
The floor-to-ceiling windows from the living room continue to the foot of the queen-sized bed in the corner bedroom. This opened up the room to a breathtaking view of the ocean skyline, as well as a beautiful view straight down the native beach.
The middle bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows left of the queen-size bed to create a sweeping view down the beach. Resist the urge to close the drapes at night and be rewarded by waking up to a fantastic view from your pillow. A fold-away desk is located along the wall, just in case the laptop-in-bed approach isn't your style.
The bunkroom has bed-space for 4 and a wall full of games, puzzles, and children's books. A comfy full-size bed still benefits from a nice view down the beach and allows this room to serve as a third master if needed.
The porch areas offer a shaded dining area with a view out over San Luis Pass, a sunny (at least during the middle of the day) area with Adirondack chairs with views of the beach, and a shaded/sunny lounge area with views of both.
There is a dining nook with a built-in bench seating, a utility closet with a washer and dryer, and two full bathrooms. One is a standard sized bathroom with a tub and the other is a small bathroom with a shower. Below the house is a shower to rinse off sand, a grill, a picnic table, and a fisherman's table equipped with a sink.
Please no smoking in the house. Renters must be over 21 years old.
House is great and location great. Tina was most helpful and all was as shown on listing except the view was better. Great stay and will be back.
We spent 5 nights here with our family. We loved every minute of it! It is in a perfect location. We were able to sit out on the deck and listen to the waves crash on the rocks in front of the house and the guys were able to fish right in front of the house as well. They caught several different types of fish, including a shark. We also really enjoyed the fact that it isn't on a crowded beach. The views are unbelievable and it is just a short little walk to the beach. The owner was so helpful and made sure everything was perfect while there. We have stayed at several VRBO locations over the years, and this is the first house that was stocked with everything we needed. There was plenty of laundry detergent and dryer sheet. Plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, and even shampoo and soap. The inside of the house is so nice and you really don't realize that it is under 1,000 square feet. It seems much bigger than that. We had 7 people that stayed in the house and we never felt like we were on top of each other. We will definitely be coming back to this house in the future.
Unbelievably beautiful house and location. The design and placement of the windows made you feel like you were living in the water. The serenity of the waves hitting the jeti while enjoying coffee or wine on the deck was indescribable. This was our family's first outing since the lockdown and it couldn't have been a more perfect and relaxing place. Even though this is on the jeti, the beach was mere steps away. Tina, the property manager was super accommodating too and made sure we had everything we needed. Awesome place and management!
Always a pleasure even in bad weather.
This is really the perfect beach cottage. The decor is lovely, the location literally right on the ocean, and the owner is very helpful and friendly.
We couldn't have enjoyed our stay any more! The location, the home amenities, and the ease of access/communication made this a relaxing and pleasant getaway. By far exceeded any expectations! Thank you Tina!
My family and I had an amazing time. The beach house was comfortable and spacious and very clean. We absolutely loved the week spent there and would definitely go back!
This house is fabulous! It was our second stay and I look forward to returning. No need to repeat all of the well-deserved praise, but I will mention one "glaring" deficiency: the lack of light protection in the bedrooms. No problem if you enjoy rising with the sun, but for folks like me, it's a struggle to block out the bright sun for some added shut-eye. There's a reason why hotels all have serious drapes! In keeping with the decor, some dark blue shades would be a great addition.
Gorgeous beach house, everything you could need while you are here. Great communication with manager.
I couldn't believe how this beach house was SO close to the water! It is truly as perfect as the pictures make it look. If it was possible to give a rating higher than 5 stars, I absolutely would. Waking up in the morning to the waves right outside the bedroom window was incredible. Tina's recommendations for restaurants were great and she was absolutely the best host. We will definitely be back!
I needed a near-by getaway after a very rough year. So I actually rented this property as a single. I didn't want a closed- in, dark property. I wanted light, bright, on the water with a great view. This place did not disappoint! Tina is great at communicating and very willing to help make your stay the best possible! The windows/view from the living area and bedrooms made this house everything I wanted it to be! Already wanting to book another stay—very enjoyable!
This was our second time renting this property and it was even better than the first time. Will definitely be back!
Everything was perfect and tina was amazing. Will return soon
Wonderful way to start the new year with a restful time in this clean, small but simple well done beach house. The perfect 50-70 degree weather didn't hurt the long beach walks either.
Went to this divine spot to transition 2019-2020. Rough year. It was perfect! No better than this owner also. Tina is amazing and sees to every detail. If you need to go somewhere to just hit the reset button this is it! We will return! Thank you again Tina for everything!
We were looking for a nice quiet getaway for Christmas out of the frigid cold of winter. We found it. Perfect location right on the ocean (20 feet from house) and beach for miles with 1 minute walk. Highly recommend relaxing winter vacation.
Can’t wait to return! Perfect location and perfect for our family. Will be booking next time we stay in the area!
This is a cozy and comfortable beach house with beautiful views. The beach was awesome and our boxer had a blast! You can’t get closer to the ocean than this and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
This house is in the perfect spot. You have the Gulf on one side, the Pass on the other. Swim, fish, lounge, relax—You can do it all here! The house is very well appointed with great views of the water on 3 sides. Every detail was perfect. The house contained every provision you could imagine. Pots, pans, dished, utensils, towels, etc, etc. The owner of the house responded very quickly to the couple of questions I had. We have decided we will stay here again and hopefully for a much longer vacation. We left relaxed and re-energized. Absolutely perfect weekend!!!!’
All supplies provided. Just bring food & drinks and prepare for beautiful views, easy access to beach & relaxation. 2nd stay for us at Perched at the Edge of the Beach
The pictures of this property really do not give this beautiful house justice!! It is truly an amazing house with unbelievable views. Worth every penny! We loved everything about this spot. Even our American Blue Pit was welcomed with enthusiasm, any pit owner would agree that is a hard thing to find when traveling. The owner, Tina, is amazing to work with before and during your stay. This will definitely be our place at the ocean to come to!!
Loved this cute home and hope to visit it again in the future. My favorite part is the deck. My husband and I spent more time out there than inside . The views are wonderful! Communication with owner was easy and she was very accommodating. Highly recommend!
Will go there again
It went smoothly, Tina was amazing to work with.
My family has stayed seven times and we love it! Most relaxing vacation we have found.
This is our third trip to this location and this beach house and Tina have been the best! The place was clean and well maintained. The view is spectacular! Tina is by far the most welcoming and accessible to her clients! She really goes above and beyond to accommodate her clients. We will definitely return to this home.
The house is on a point just across the bridge from Galveston Island. Water views from just about every window. It’s well worth the drive down from Galveston or up from Surfside if you’re seeking relaxation and solitude. Literally feet from the beach! We’ll be back!
We really enjoyed our stay in Freeport. Tina was a very gracious homeowner that offered everything you could need for a beach stay. The house is perfectly situated to have wonderful views from any where in the house or on the amazing deck. We really enjoyed watching the birds, fishermen and swimmers.
We are so thankful to Tina for opening up her home! It was stunning!!! More than we could ask or dream! You couldn’t get any closer to the water without being in it! The view was spectacular! It was comfy, beautifully decorated, well maintained and stocked with everything you may need and then some! Tina was easily accessible even though she was out of the country. She responded very quickly and emailed an amazing list of everything you need and care to know from where to swim, grocery shop, favorite restaurants, etc. If I could give this rental 10 stars I would! Thanks again Tina for opening up your beautiful home for us to relax, recoup, enjoy and make new memories! P.S -watch for the dolphins! We saw them two days in a row!
My family and I had a wonderful stay. Tina was very helpful with any questions and went above and beyond to make our stay magical. She is a gem and her lovely home is a treasure.
This home is just as beautiful as the pictures. It is small but the outdoor furniture on the deck more than makes up for it. The owner is so attentive and is so willing to do what is necessary to make your stay wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone. My husband and I had a very relaxing week in this beautiful setting.
We loved the house. We loved the location. Tina was wonderful.
Our stay at this property couldn’t have been much better. From the oceanfront view with waves coming up to the house to the simple walk to the beach with no stress of having to drive somewhere. I would definitely stay at this location again and have already recommended this home to others.
Everything about our stay was amazing! The house was so clean and fully stocked (bathroom, kitchen, kids games/toys, fun beach items) that it made our stay perfect! You have a view of the water from almost anywhere in the house and the wrap around deck was my toddler’s favorite feature. The deck is completely enclosed, there are open and covered portions and we could even watch our son outside on the deck while we stayed inside to cook, clean or just hang out. Highly recommend this house and we look forward to visiting again. Thanks Tina!
We had a wonderful time here. Will rent again when we have the time. On the water as close as you can get in the Freeport/Surfside area and walking distance to one of my favorite Surf fishing spots. Caught 5 keeper trout and had a great time fishing San Luis Pass too. Super comfortable house for the family .
The house has the most amazing views and is just steps away from the beach. It is spotlessly clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to make full meals when we weren't dining out. Our 4 year old loved the room with the bunk beds and we found lots to do with him even though the house is snuggled far away from the action in Galveston. Big attractions like the Houston Space Center and Moody Gardens are within a reasonable distance for day trips. Buy food, snacks and alcohol on your way to the house because the local store barely carries anything and the closest store for wine/spirits alone is about 10 miles away. The owner is very accessible and communicative - we appreciated her attentiveness. We would definitely go back again without hesitation!
We had a very relaxing weekend in this very clean home. Tina was very good at communicating with us and accommodated our early check-in request. Great location, right next to the beach with fantastic view. We'll be back!
This property is the perfect Texas get away. Tina is wonderful and the hour is very well equipped. We were sad that we didn’t have pretty weather for our stay but Galveston is lose by so we had plenty to do. We will definitely be back!
I was very pleased with my stay in this exceptionally clean home. The owner was accommodating to our requests and very easy to communicate with. This well appointed home sits front row and has more than 180 degree view of San Luis Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.
House was just as amazing as the pictures show would definitely stay again!
This home is amazing. It's tiny and cozy and the views are awesome. It had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again.
The house was perfect. The family gathering place for a wedding was a great choice. We walked on the beach in the mornings, ate fresh seafood at close by restaurants and just hung out in the house (winter trip). We were able to make breakfast and not have to go to a restaurant for every meal during the weekend. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect for our family of 5.
From the moment I saw this property online I knew this was going to be special. The views from almost every window are amazing. The location is incredible. The sounds, the smell and the beauty of the "wild" coastline (much of the beach is sand dunes and wildlife) it's impossible to describe in words.... You got to experience it yourself! Tina, the owner, was great! Although she was traveling overseas, she stayed in touch with us and checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Thank you so much Tina for sharing your fabulous home with us! Hope we can come back soon :)
Superb experience. Tina is the best host ever. The house is ideal. The beach empty. Bring your canine friends and enjoy paradise!
Second stay in two months, really enjoy our time there, recommend to anyone looking to stay in the area...
I looked at and read endless reviews for beach front houses in the Galveston Texas area, but after a quick google earth search I often found the photos representing the house to be outdated and new houses had been built in front of or beside it, blocking the view and direct access to the beach......until I looked at this one. This house is absolutely at the edge of the water...there is no way another house could block the view or direct access to the water from this house. The views are beautiful, the sounds from ocean are relaxing....I fell asleep sitting on the deck several times. We all loved swimming in the ocean, which was a 2 minute walk to the beginning of the beach that went on for miles down the coast line. My wife and I slept in the master bedroom with all the windows open at night and the bedroom is facing the ocean, so we would drift off to sleep listening to the waves crashing and looking out across the water. Never slept as well as I did in that room! All the bedrooms have views of the water.....but two of the three have amazing unobstructed views looking out onto nothing but the water. The house was very clean and exactly as the pictures depict it...our three teenage children and our dog Sandie all comfortably stayed with no issues. So to wrap up.....if you are looking for a real ocean front house that is very clean, up to date, has amazing views/sounds of the ocean, miles of uncrowded relaxing beach, is dog friendly, reasonably priced and the owner is as nice as they come.....I don't see how you can go wrong with this choice. Now I understand no house is perfect.....so if you are reading this and are waiting for the negatives......here you go....The toaster didn't work. THAT'S IT! So i guess if you really love toast....that might be a deal breaker...and actually Tina probably already has replaced that. We enjoyed our stay...it was awesome (I had to drag my wife to the car when it was time to go back to Ohio). Thank you very much for having us Tina, if we are ever in the area again....we will be calling you!
I want to thank Tina for allowing us to stay at her property. We rent often in the Galveston area and this is a very nice home with great views...you’re right on the edge of the Gulf....can’t get any closer! Highly recommended
Incredible view, beautifully updated home which served perfectly for a first birthday party. Great communication and everything as advertised.
The house is immaculate and very well maintained. You can’t get any closer to the water without being on top of it so it makes the views spectacular!! Every amenity is available including travel size soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotion in case you forgot any toiletries. Every square inch of space in the house is optimized and doesn’t feel cramped. The kitchen already has everything you need to cook and serve a meal. The beds are queen size so my husband I who are used to a king size bed needed to adjust a little. There are 2 full bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is just a little tight and has a nice shower with a little window at eye level with a view of the water. The other bathroom has a shower/tub combo that is larger in size. The views from the 2 of the bedrooms are AMAZING!!! The WiFi is very fast so if you need to hook up to it, it is great. The house has very nice real outdoor furniture with cushions to enjoy the views. The owner is extremely responsive to communication and even communicated with us while she happened to be out of the country to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. This a pretty remote part of the island with no real close grocery store or restaurants so you will need do a little planning. The owner of the property does say that the tap water doesn’t taste very good so make sure to bring bottled water with you. We drove in at night so it was little hard to see the road with limited lighting in the neighborhood. There is really no fenced in yard so if you have pets or kids, you will need to keep a closer eye on them. Good parking underneath the house. I saw a large sink and a table to clean fish on if you need it. I think because of the location of the house to the beach, we did notice a lot of people walking on the property as a shortcut to the beach so just don’t be alarmed. I recommend this house for great get away!!!!!!
Great location, would love to revisit, great communication prior to and during visit...No issues with property or general area...Great find and recommend...
Now this is how close to the water I like to be! There is nothing like sleeping to the sound of the waves and seeing the ocean almost in your bedroom! The owner had everything we needed in the house and was very responsive throughout. I highly recommend this property!
Beautiful home. Nice location. One bath really small. Blinds would be nice for living area. Good sharp knives. Workable kitchen. Things on top shelf of fridge freezes things. Oven needs temp adjustment. Too hot. Ice maker not working. Outside lights not working. Nice deck and furniture. Lovely decor. Could use some windex for all the glass. Mosquitoes bad in grass trying to get to beach. Thanks for spray. Thanks also for garbage bags, paper towels and T paper. Beds good. Like your book selections. All in all a nice weekend. County came by to spray for mosquitoes every evening.
What a great week we had at this house. The view from the two larger bedrooms and deck is fantastic. The house is very clean and well stocked with kitchen gear. Great appliances (washer/dryer, dish washer). AC works great; tvs and wifi work great. The owner is very responsive and truly cares that her guests enjoy their stay. The bird, fish, and dolphin watching made it extra special. I highly recommend!
5th summer year stay at our favorite spot! Tina is amazing and so is her HomeAway from home. It’s always clean and well supplied with all items you could possibly need. The beach is almost always secluded and clean. We look forward to this trip every year and will make more trips in the near future.
Beautiful! Would not hesitate to stay again! Truly spectacular views, great beach access, wonderful amenities in the house, and really great hosts! Loved every minute!
Family of 5, what a great time. Kids are 9, 7, and 5. View of beach was awesome and immediate access to it. House had everything we needed to have a good time. Great communication w Tina, the owner. Definently would stay again.
Had everything we needed and more. Loved sitting on the deck in the mornings with our coffee.
Always a wonderful time! We lived watching the dolphins from the deck our entire stay.
Stayed here for the second time this year while my daughter was at camp. We love it here and Tina is an AMAZING hostess. Thank you Tina!!
We first booked this property just because of how beautiful the pictures were. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. This property is perched at the edge of a very secluded and private area of the beach, and the architecture is amazing. You are literally steps away from the ocean. The residence was clean and if you are staying for multiple days, you will have all your essentials (silverware, dishes, grill, etc.). We came with our two young kids and they did not want to leave. We had the time of our life, this is one of the best places you can stay if you have a family and want to have that "beach life" feel. What made the experience even better for us was our host and homeowner, Tina. She was very responsive and very accommodating. She answered all our questions and made sure we were taken care of. Thanks again, Tina! Would definitely love to return again in the future. This one is a winner!
Loved our stay in spite of the weather. It was beautiful watching the rain from our location. Ready to come back.
Tina was a great host. The pics are dead on. The place was well supplied. We had a great family vacation and would definitely stay there again.
I will go back many times. Great mini vacation!!
Great location! Well kept, clean and fully equipped. Looking forward to our next stay. Owner is very accommodating.
Overall, I loved this house and location. I would make this a yearly vacation spot if one particular change was made. I would suggest a better option for trash transport to the dumpsters. People did walk under the house as an entrance to the beach when they were lost, but it was not too disturbing (easy fix- if the neighborhood simply puts a sign where the beach entrance is located). Other than that, very lovely and Ms.Tina was super nice and communicates very well! Oh, I can't forget... I did see the dolphins my last morning there between 10-11 am!!
We hope to make it back for another stay sometime. We enjoyed everything about it.
Wonderful home with great furnishings and decor . The location was amazing . We had a great time!!!
My friends and I loved this place. It looked like the pictures. It was so awesome waking up in the bedroom to the ocean view and watching the sunrise on the deck. It was easy to walk to the beach, which I did every morning. I will definitely come back to this place.
My family stayed here over the weekend and we couldn't be happier with this decision! The house was nicely decorated and the views were fantastic. Our host went out of her way to make sure we got checked in okay and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend this beach house!
I selected 5 stars only because there were no 6's or 7's. This place was absolutely beautiful with a view of the ocean out of every window and room. We stayed at the end of April, but the weather was perfect and there were very few people on the beach. The photos shown online are nice but this is the first time we ever visited a rental unit where the actual views were really better than the usual ones shown on ads. Also, the unit was comfortably fitted with all the furniture, accessories, utensils, and everything else you will need. Just bring your toothbrush and comb (and meals). Everything else is provided, including 4 HD TV sets with Direct-TV included. The fact that we could bring our dogs was especially inviting to us. But just because it is a dog friendly unit does not mean you'll be overwhelmed by animal odors. The place is spotless...no stains, no hair, no odors of any kind, and floors that are clean enough to eat off of. This was our first stay here, but we are already planning the next one. This is a one-in-a-million rental that is tastefully decorated and the owner is extremely accommodating. There is great fishing, swimming, and shell collecting right out the back door. You won't go wrong with this one.
This house was absolutely what we were looking for when we needed a few days away! Our dogs loved the beach, not having to be bound to a leash constantly. The house is so beautiful with its prestige white and blue concept, and the deck that just lets you take in the ocean in front of you. There is carport like parking under the house, a fish preparing sink, and even a hot water shower to wash off in before going into the house! The beds were so comfortable with gorgeous linens and beautiful views of the ocean. The living room was so cute with its sea-worthy decorations and it’s comfortable seating. Having Netflix and Direct TV was a plus because of one night of rain. The kitchen was stocked with almost more than I have utensil and dish/pot/pan wise in my own home. The only thing I’d recommend is bringing PAM spray for when cooking. We forgot ours! Having a washer and dryer was such an added bonus and they have an express cccle that takes 13 minutes for washing! How great is that?! And Tina was such a great contact for us! She left a bottle of Champagne for my husband and my self and sent a very informative email to let us know what was around us locally and things to do or stay away from. She truly made our trip so relaxing! We will definitely be coming back. Thanks again Tina!!
The only negative thing was all the people using the driveway and carport as a walk-through path to the beach. No privacy.
Great place and very easy rental. So many other rentals over spring break wanted outrageous cleaning fees and booking fees? Not the case here. Super clean and well outfitted and decorated. I will definitely go here again. Very cost effective for families.
My husband and I, along with our dog, spent four nights in this wonderful house on the beach. You are so close to the water. The views are incredible from every room. The house is so bright and nicely decorated. The deck has a gate, so the dog is free to be outside to enjoy the fresh air. The dogs are allowed on the beach, and you can walk as far as you can see. The house is along the rocks at the beginning of the beach, so you don't have as many people passing through. Tina has provided everything to make your stay enjoyable. We hope to come back again, because now we've been very spoiled by Tina and this property.
This home was everything we wanted! The view was breathtaking! You can see dolphins right out front! If you wake up early enough from 5-7am and hit the beach you can find sand dollars! Our stay was perfect and Tina was amazing! Can not wait to come back during the summer!
Great spot! Tiny but clean and well maintained!
This house was very comfortable and conveniently located near the beach. The views were lovely and the home is decorated in a very comfortable aesthetic; perfect for a peaceful beach vacation. The house was amply supplied with everything that we needed. The owner made check in and check out extremely easy. I would highly recommend this home for a very enjoyable vacation.
We needed some down time from the holidays! Found this beautiful property online. A lovely decorated beach cottage- you are indeed perched right over the water! So quiet and peaceful. Incredible views of sunrises/sunsets from the many windows. Tina could not be nicer. We look forward to getting away here again in the future!
The house and Tina were a dream! It was exactly like the photos and the house was spotless when we arrived. The view was amazing to have while my husband and I celebrated the holidays with our two dogs. It was quiet, relaxing and dreamy! Highly recommend this property and Tina to anyone.
I just spent 2 weeks in this tranquil paradise and can’t say enough positive things about it. The house is just right. Kitchen stocked well, home is very clean and well-maintained, the deck furniture is awesome, and the downstairs area is perfect for hanging a hammock and listening to the ocean on rainy days (I brought my own lightweight backpacking hammock and portable fire pit). I love being so close to the water that you can actually hear it. So peaceful. Tina is a fabulous host, and she made my stay unforgettable. I plan to return soon!
This place is even better than how it looks in the pictures. We were celebrating my wife's 50th birthday and it was a surprise for her. She still cannot believe It! We were seven adults and our dog. We had a very comfortable stay. Everything was perfect. Tina was a great host. She even left us a bottle of sparkling wine for the birthday celebration. The beach was great, very few people and we practically had it to ourselves. Tina gave us lots of helpful information about the area. All in all, two perfect days. Will definitely go back.
This is our favorite place to go to decompress from our busy schedules and to make family memories. This is our 4th time staying here and we still love it like it’s our first. The owner is amazing, we have had to cut short our stay twice due to weather and she has always graciously let us pick dates to come back. We are so grateful! The views from all the rooms is reason enough to stay and the decor and easy access to the beach seals the deal. My husband and I have spent our anniversary here and we have brought our 2 kids, the house is perfect for both occasions. We look forward to our next stay! The Chappell Family
Tina and our experience were both wonderful.
We stayed here for a long weekend and, as it turned out, some Harvey relief. Adorable beach house with a beautiful location. And Tina has thought out every possible need or desire. The views are fantastic from every room. But we spent the most time on the balcony. 6 adults stayed here and we all voted this spot 'best beach house'! Definitely planning on another stay. Thanks so much Tina!
We just returned yesterday and I already miss it. This was our fourth summer at this vacation home and still does not disappoint. Almost everything you need is available and the owner Tina is always available for questions and/or concerns. Rain or shine we planned our days accordingly and enjoyed the days. We're hoping to return again next year.
Just spent 3 nights here in August--4 adults in total--and we really enjoyed the location and the updated condition of this home. Positives: amazing views, great deck overlooking the water was just as pictured; basics such as paper towels, beach chairs, salt & pepper (and some other spices), cutlery and bowls, charcoal and lighter fluid for the grill (which we used) were all provided; owner (Tina) is very responsive and her welcome email has all the information you need to get settled in comfortably. Negatives: no closets in the bedrooms (but the bedrooms offer hangers and built-in storage drawers under the beds), the second bath is definitely on the smaller side and is difficult to use for larger guests. Other misc. info: The location of this home is 30-45 minutes from the Galveston restaurants, grocery stores, and entertainment, but we knew that ahead of time. The Seven Seas Grocery store is about 10 min away and has almost everything you could need. There is also a bait shop just outside the neighborhood that sells convenient store basics. This was my very first VRBO experience and I was not disappointed. I definitely recommend staying here if you have the opportunity.
Really wonderful. This beach house has everything you will need to spend a few days of unforgettable holidays. We will definitely return
We love Tina's house. It has everything we need. We love sitting on the deck and enjoying the breeze. We will be back soon.
We just returned from an 8 night stay at the house while my daughter attended Marine Biology Camp at Texas A&M Galveston. Two of my friends flew in and we had a "girls week" that was absolutely perfect. Although we were there immediately following a tropical storm and we dealt with quite a bit of rain, we never felt deprived. The views from the house are breathtaking. It's the perfect size to give everyone their own space yet small enough to have time together. Tina is the perfect hostess. She checked on us throughout our stay and even put up with me freaking out during the first night at high tide when I thought the gulf waters were going to come under the house and wash my car away. (I am sooo sorry Tina!) I highly recommend staying at this house. We loved every minute of our stay.
We just returned from an 8 night stay at the house while my daughter attended Marine Biology Camp at Texas A&M Galveston. Two of my friends flew in and we had a "girls week" that was absolutely perfect. Although we were there immediately following a tropical storm and we dealt with quite a bit of rain, we never felt deprived. The views from the house are breathtaking. It's the perfect size to give everyone their own space yet small enough to have time together. Tina is the perfect hostess. She checked on us throughout our stay and even put up with me freaking out during the first night at high tide when I thought the gulf waters were going to come under the house and wash my car away. (I am sooo sorry Tina!) I highly recommend staying at this house. We loved every minute of our stay.
Our family spent our reunion at this property. It is a beautiful home and even with 8 people it did not feel small. The large deck was perfect for hanging out or eating. We enjoyed watching the pelicans hunt each day. This house feels like you are in the ocean not just next to it, with the ocean breezes and sounds of the surf. The waves are not surfing or body surfing waves which was disappointing but we enjoyed the beach anyway. The kitchen was well stocked with dishware, cookware and spices. The washer/dryer and dishwasher were great conveniences. The table fit all of us and we enjoyed playing many games on it. The living room was roomy and comfortable. We enjoyed the view from every room.
Beautiful house, perfect location. I will definitely go back!
We spent a wonderful and relaxing birthday weekend at this beautiful house! Everything you could need was thought of - down to pizza cutter, salt & pepper shakers, ice maker, blender, washing machine detergent, hairdryer, beach chairs and toys - everything! The deck is amazing, with comfortable chairs and open-style cable lines across the railing so you can see right through to the water below. The house inside is clean and cheerful, with beautiful crisp blue and white decorations throughout, and a fantastic use of space that makes each room seem open and roomy. The windows and lighting are just beautiful, and waking up to a direct view of the waves can't be beat. Kids and adults in our group loved the tvs and Netflix in every room. Tina was quick to respond to any little question I had about the place beforehand, even when she was out of the country! Seeing dolphins from the deck the morning we left really completed the trip for us. We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your beach house with others!
We just visited this wonderful beach house in October, but couldn't wait to get back! We were the only ones on the beach most days and it was a relaxing time enjoyed at the house. Can't beat the views and just lounging on the patio. We stopped at a fantastic Kroger near Freeport on the way in with a great fish selection and didn't need to leave the house/beach the entire trip! Thanks, Tina! My 3-yr old keeps asking when we can go back to our blue beach house... ;-)
Our family of 5 (which includes 3 boys ages 7-14) all had a wonderful relaxing time during our 3 night stay. My 7 year old couldn't get enough of the deck overlooking the waves crashing below him. He celebrated each one of them while talking to all of the Pelicans surfing the waves. It did my heart good to know that he was perfectly safe alone on the deck thanks to the big windows that made him easy to watch. He could go in and out as he pleased which made life easier for me. My 13 year old had a hard time convincing himself that there was any reason to get out of bed. He felt like he was laying on the beach from the comfort of the bed while watching the waves out the window and ESPN simultaneously. I don't blame him. It was awesome. My 14 year old loved the beach because he could be with his family without being perceived as uncool. The beach is very private so there's no worries about a gaggle of nearby teenagers causing trouble or (heaven forbid) seeing him. It's all families and everyone is just as uncool as he was. My husband loved all of the quality board game time with the boys. The Xbox stayed home and he had the undivided attention of his kids. The house is full of fun games and the perceived isolation is your friend. We need more of that. I loved that there were no fast food places around so the kids had to eat what we cooked... for every meal. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook 3 meals a day without having to do the dishes 3 times a day. Everything was beautiful inside and out. We had at least 5 friends ask us about how to rent the house after seeing our pictures. The views are what you would expect on a cruise ship or a resort... except that it's all yours. We also took a day trip to Pleasure Pier in Galveston which gave the boys a few hours of high energy fun. The boys are already asking if we can come back next year. It was the perfect combination of beauty, remoteness, comfort and convenience. Tina also did a great job in taking care of us and was uber accessible during our stay. Highly recommend!
So relaxing and peaceful! Such a beautiful home! Feels just like home away from home! All the windows with the SPECTACULAR VIEWS gives you the illusion that the cabin is floating over the water. You can just feel your stress and worries just float out to sea! The evenings out on the deck watching the sun setting/rising reminds you of God's perfect Artistry! This is our second time staying and we can't wait until our next visit already! Thank you Tina for sharing your home with us!
I've visited this vacation home four times now. It's the only place we go. The view is spectacular. It is pristine in cleanliness. We love it!
We absolutely loved our stay!! Tina is a wonderful host and very quick to respond. The house was immaculately clean and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. There are gorgeous ocean views from the master suite(s), living room/kitchen, and porch. The beach access is a very short walk; beach was not crowded at all, nor near the area where vehicles are driven on the beach (great for little ones!). We watched several sunsets and sunrises from the porch and could even see dolphins jumping on 2 days. We will definitely be back!!!!
The owner is an absolute joy! She goes above and beyond to make your stay extra special! We adore this beach house and will return soon!
Right on the water, close to a perfect isolated walking/running beach, spotlessly clean, and Tina provided tons of fun games and puzzles. We didn't want to leave!
Very nicely finished. Awesome long empty beach to walk/run. No issues at all. Right on the gulf
The photos online looked too good to be true- like maybe they were photoshopped- but it was the real deal! The views were spectacular! From sunrise to sunset- it was beautiful! The sound of the waves was enjoyable day and night! Texas public beach is just steps away from this house. The house is very clean, well furnished, and nicely decorated! It is obvious that the owner cares about the property because they have attended to the details and maintained the property.
Tina was very helpful right from the start! The views were awesome and the house is very well set up! We had the entire beach to ourselves for the week and the fishing was amazing! Would definitely recommend and we are already planning next years trip!
My husband and I had the pleasure of renting this lovely beach home recently. The moment we climbed the stairs, we saw nothing but ocean waves, then were pleased to find the inside of the beach home was immaculate! We would definitely rent again and can't wait to return. Add the fact, that we were allowed to bring our sweet "Molly" (pet), only made the trip more enjoyable. Rent this one, you will not be disappointed!
We recently stayed for a week at this lovely home and were pleasantly surprised by how well it was maintained, furnished & stocked. Linens, towels, shampoo, cream rinse, shower gel, body lotion, & soaps were all top quality. Pantry was well stocked with spices & cooking supplies. We have never found this to be true with any other homes we have rented. We have been renting homes in the Galveston West End for over 20 years and we truly believe this home was the "BEST" by far on all major points. The location was absolutely stunning, with easy access to restaurants & shopping. Tina is a very gracious landlord and supplied everything you could possibly need for a stay. One minor detail we found was that there were no blinds in the living room, which made watching TV in the early morning a little difficult to see. Otherwise, this home was perfect and we will be back!
Based on the photos and reviews, I had the highest expectations for Perched on the Edge---and it didn't disappoint! Nothing new to add, except that I agree with all of the raves. It's rare to find such a spectacular home available for rental.
Clean. Right on the water. Ocean views. "Beachy feel". Stocked with everything you need. Great host. Quick response. Will be staying again and again.
I had been eyeing this house for over a year and so happy my family finally booked a weekend! The home is stunning and super clean. It has everything you could need from kitchen supplies to beach chairs. Tina is an excellent host and was always fast to respond to emails and texts before booking. Surfside beach is beautiful and much cleaner and nicer sand than where we have stayed in Galveston and Crystal Beach. We even saw dolphins from the balcony and the sunrises/sunsets are fantastic! Can't wait to come back!!
We gathered here to celebrate an upcoming wedding. We had the perfect place to play on the beach, gather on the deck for long discussions or sunrise/sunset watching. Plenty of space and maintained very well, this beach house is a perfect place to enjoy family and friends. The big deck provided extra living space, the kitchen had everything we needed, the view from the bedrooms is just great. We will come back!
This home is beautiful and well thought out. It is just like the photos. It is very, very clean and everything works! We loved staying at this property and will definitely return. Tina is very responsive and flexible with arrangements. I cannot imagine a better place to stay! Thank you!
I stayed in this home over two years ago and can say it is just as beautiful now as it was then. It is clean and well equipped, especially the kitchen. The view from the deck, living area and bedrooms is breathtaking. The owner is responsive and accommodating. I highly recommend this little piece of heaven!
This house is PERFECT! You can't beat the location. The views are stunning. My husband and I came with our 3 little kids for a weekend getaway. The beach is great. Tina has done a fabulous job with decor-- you immediately feel the beach vibe. The house is incredibly "guest ready". Everything we could possibly need was available-- it felt like a spa. We'll be back for sure!
You will not be disappointed at all with your choice to stay at this lovely home. We loved it so much we were willing to pay more in order to extend our stay.....we did not want to leave. My daughter located this property and we are already planning when we will go back. The view is my cell phone screen picture. It is definitely well worth the money. Well done Tina!
Perched on the Beach never fails to please! Such a beautiful house with a location that can't be beat. Many hours were spent sat on the deck watching the waves, sipping wine and feeling the stresses of everyday life slip away. Tina's little touches just make the house and the stay extra special. I think she genuinely wants you to have a relaxing and trouble free stay and strives to do everything in her power to fulfill that. I can't wait to return in October with my girlfriends!
I really would like to keep this gem a secrete. It is miles from restaraunts and Galveston activities, but that can be a plus. Beautifully decorated, beautiful views, amazingly peaceful, and great fishing. My children and grand children are asking can we please go back.
We have stayed three times now. We loved the new deck and carport! Everything was perfect and we will be back.
This home was perfect for our family vacation. It is just as cute as the pictures and very well appointed. We had everything we needed for the long weekend, including: towels, soap, laundry detergent, and every kitchen appliance we needed. The two bedrooms with queen beds face the ocean and you feel like you are waking up in the waves because the beach is so close. The third bedroom has a full sized bed and a bunk bed. There were all sorts of games for us to play and even beach chairs in the shed downstairs. We enjoyed our stay immensely and when we contacted the owner with a small problem she was very responsive and helped fix it immediately. The view from the wrap around deck was the best part. We had a wonderful trip!
The house was everything the listing stated and more - - Right on the beach - Very nice blue and white color scheme with a great deck - all very well maintained - Everything you need for a great family stay on the beach - (appliances, dishes, outdoor grill, lots of good books, kids games, Internet, multiple TVs with TV and Movie service, beach wares, ...) - Tina was very attentive and eager to please, her restaurant recommendations were right on I would highly recommend Tina's place to any of my friends or family We will return. Scott (stayed June 2016)
This home is absolutely wonderful. From the stunning views to the beautiful decor, you will be relaxed the moment you arrive. The owner is very attentive and takes great care to make sure the home meets all of your expectations. You just can get a better location on the island. We will definitely be going back!
The house is beautiful, private, well decorated, and has breathtaking views of the beach. The house owner was very thoughtful and answered all of my questions promptly. She checked on us the first day to make sure everything was going to well. We would definitely love to come back here!
Extremely clean house decorated quite nicely. Great views of the Gulf especially at sunset. The house was furnished well and stocked with all the necessary items plus a few more. Although less than 1000 square feet it did not seem crowded for every space was well used. We had 6 adults and 2 toodlers yet we did not feel crowded. The deck was very large with seating for at least 10. I would highly recommend this property.
We had a wonderful time. The home is beautiful. We spent most of our time relaxing on the deck which is almost over top of the water. We will definitely be back. Get food and supplies on the way as there aren't any big stores close by. The home is well stocked with all the basic necessities, coffee, filters, spices, cleaning supplies and everything you need to make a five course meal. It was amazing, you won't want to leave.
My husband and I stayed at Tina's place near Galveston and it was really a little jewel! The house was very well-appointed, with a lot of attention to detail. It was impeccably clean. We had champagne waiting for us when we arrived. The view was spectacular - from the deck, we watched the tide come in and go out and we watched the pelicans dive for their dinner. We had great beach access and walked the beach to collect shells and fly kites. It is a really wonderful spot. It's about 45 minutes from Galveston, so if you want to be near action, you won't find it within 5-10 minutes. However, if you want to look at spectacular views, listen to the ocean and just relax...THIS is the place!
"Perched at the Edge of the Beach" is exactly as advertised; so close to the water the deck nearly extends out over it. You have to look down to realize there's dry land under you. Sunrises and sunsets are exquisite, especially when the moon is full as it was this Easter weekend. We saw 8-10 dolphins playing in the water about 100 yards offshore and were mesmerized watching them. If only they'd cooperated for our camera! Tina's home is beautifully decorated and fully furnished; clean as a whistle; bright whites and soothing blues. The house isn't large, but because it's filled with windows and the furnishings are "right-sized" for the rooms, it feels spacious and uncluttered. From the minute we opened the door, we felt as though we were entering the home of a gracious host. Bright white linens and towels neatly laid out in each room. Toiletries in the bathrooms in the event you'd left something behind. A bottle of champagne on the dining table. Tina's attention to detail makes the difference in her home versus the typical beach rental. She goes the extra mile to ensure you are comfortable, know where to find things in the town, and make recommendations regarding restaurants, shops and places of interest. She even texts during the visit to make certain all is well. The kitchen is fully stocked with sharp knives, seafood preparation tools, great pots and pans, and new cutlery, china and glasses. We did bring our huge stock pot because we wanted to be able to cook traditional South Carolina Frogmore stew (shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage and more) all in one pot, but other than that, we found everything we needed in the kitchen, including basic spices, oils, paper goods and cleaning supplies. The appliances are new and well maintained and the electronic lock on the door means you can't get locked out and don't have to worry about keys. We enjoyed walking on the beach (though I do hate that Texans can drive trucks on the beach) and watching the many fisherman along the Gulf and the Pass cast their lines. We especially enjoyed sitting on the deck with a book and a glass of wine and going to sleep/waking up to the sounds of the surf each day. Tina has the best location on Treasure Island; steps from the beach and the Gulf. Perched on the Beach is perfection on the beach. We'll be back, for sure.
This amazing little house has everything you need and more for a perfect stay at the beach! The views from inside the house and from the deck are incredible, and you are just steps away from a very private beach. If you are looking for a private place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Galveston, but still close enough to enjoy it's attractions, then this is it! The home is not large, but every inch has been remodeled and so well thought out that it functions like a much larger home. It will accommodate a large family or two families with children. The owner is a very thoughtful host and goes out of her way to make your stay enjoyable! We definitely hope to be back!
Amazing views from deck, living room and bedrooms. Loved sleeping with window open listening to waves crashing on the rocks. Very well stocked kitchen and bathrooms.
We had watched this house being built and recently we were finally able to stay in it!!! WOW!!!! We have stayed at many houses around it but this one is my absolute fav!!! It has that gorgeous unobstructed view and a quick walk to the beach!!!! Every little detail in the house is perfect, all of the finishes, tv's in every room, directv and wifi work great!!!! Very large windows with views from almost every room, one shower even has a small window with an ocean view!!! The house was stocked well with everything we needed!!! The deck is huge, part is covered and part is uncovered so you can still lay out and tan. Owners are quick to respond and very helpful. We felt a little too at home in this house!!! Can't wait to go back!!!! Thanks again so much for having us!!!!
The view is definitely amazing and house as charming as pictured. Owner was a pleasure to work with and checked in during our stay. The exterior is a bit weather-worn like most Galveston houses. Interior is very cute and comfortable for 2 adults and 2 tween girls. It is not a big house but furniture are well placed and we did not feel cramped. There are also lots of hooks and hangers on the wall to make up for storage space. A couple of "good to know" items: this house is located in Freeport, and a long drive from the main Galveston island - do bring cash to pay tolls for the Bluewater Highway - $2 entering or leaving the community. One of the two bathrooms is so small that our knees bump against the wall when sitting on the toilet.
Site is spectacular--it would be difficult to be closer to the gulf. and being on the tip of the peninsula gives a great view and easy access to what seemed to be an almost private beach....as there is no other development on this beach beyond the cottage. The cottage is very thoughtfully designed and equipped. It is not a huge cottage, but the space is utilized well and is most attractive inside. We had an experience of watching a big storm one of the days we were there. It was exciting but not scary. We had 6 adults and a baby for our holiday. The place worked very well. Would love to vacation at this place again.
This was our first vacation with grandchildren, 5 and 2. It was the best vacation ever!! Everything you could possibly want is at this amazing cottage!! The cottage is very clean, and very well stocked. It was amazing to stare at the ocean, listening to the waves crash... Our family loved playing in the sand and water. Galveston is close, we took the ferry to Boliver Peninsula, took a dolphin tour, and did a little shopping. Dolphins are all over, it was great. Tina was very nice and checked to make sure everything was ok. IT WAS SPECTACULAR!!! Be sure to stock up on supplies before getting to cottage. There are a few convienience stores, but the one that we used, Star Bright is supposed to be made into a bar. The other store we looked at was very dirty. We purchased a booklet of "tickets" for the bridge toll. It saved us a few dollars. We met many people that lived at the beach, everyone is very friendly. The beach was quiet with not many others Monday thru Wednesday. It started to pick up with people on Thursday evening through the weekend. We will definately be back, hopefully very soon.
We looked forward to our week at the beach for months! We had a fantastic stay - our kids, ages 21 months and 3 and a half - had the best time. All that we could possibly need was provided for. It was great to be within walking distance to the beach. The view of the ocean from the house was beautiful. The house was comfortable, and we would definitely come back!
My mother, myself and my two children rented this property in April. The views are spectacular from the living/kitchen and decks. The beach was just steps away and my girls loved playing in the water. There were very few people around, so it felt like we had the place to ourselves. This time of year the local store was not open much, so we stopped in galvaston to stock up on supplies. The property is clean and well stocked. I hope to come back and stay again.
We had a very stressful couple of weeks before our scheduled vacation, but a few days at this comfortable and cozy little beach house was exactly what we needed to unwind. The outside is weather worn, but Tina and David have done a wonderful job remodeling and decorating inside ... I'm admittedly a hotel snob, and even I was completely comfortable during our stay. It was delightful and relaxing and we're looking forward to our next visit.
We are a family of 6 with 2 high school seniors and two 15 year olds. One picked Nashville for her senior trip and he picked the gulf coast for his. We decided on this house for its location on the beach. I’m so glad we did because we had a great time. No worries, all we did was go to the beach, sleep and eat. Was nice to just relax and listen to the sounds of the beach while laying down to sleep or for a quick hour nap. Great place for anyone to stay. Beds are comfortable, house is very clean and kitchen is very well stocked. Couple of things I would suggest before getting to the house. 1. Go ahead and get your groceries from Lake Jackson or Freeport if you come from that route or from Galveston if you are coming from I45. Second, take the owners contact info. For some reason the VRBO app did not load any of the information for our stay. I called the owner and they were so nice and understanding and gave us all the info we needed over the phone and by sending an email. Our family had such a great time and a little sad since this would be our last time we would be together before they go away to college and the Army. We will definitely come back and enjoy this great location.
We arrived and it was absolutely stunning. My husband and daughters were amazed and excited. We were right on the beach and everything for a nice stay was provided. We had an incident with the dishwasher not draining and David came out the next day to try to fix it. We enjoyed the beach right there and found a public access beach further down when the tides were higher. I even enjoyed my early morning runs on the beach as it was the perfect, quiet atmosphere to clear my head. It's fairly close to Galveston so we were able to find things to do on the days it was storming. We went to the Red Snapper Inn. My husband ordered the snapper fried and I ordered it New Orleans style and both were excellent. If you have younger kids, visit the Galveston Children's Museum as it was awesome. We also loved the Moody Gardens Aquarium, Bolivar Ferry, Dolphin Tours and Pier 21 theater. Overall, we loved our stay here and wished it hadn't stormed as much so we could have played on the beach more. Looking out at the ocean while the sun rises is magical here and if we ever can make it back down to Galveston, we'll be sure to contact Tina and David. :) Thank you for letting us stay at your home!
The location of this great beach house is amazing! Views from every window, and right on the beach. The house has everything you need and is nicely decorated. We fished, collected shells, boogie boarded (my 6 yr old), flew kites, took many beach walks, watched dolphins play in the ocean, and relaxed on the great balcony areas. The owners were great and we appreciated how much they wanted our stay to be fun and comfortable. We hope to be back in the future to make more amazing memories! Thank you!!
This fulfilled our much needed relaxed days on the beach. We just sat on the deck ALL DAY and enjoyed the view and the surround sound of the surf. I enjoyed the sunrise EVERY morning, not only viewing the beauty of the sun rising but the opening of a new day on the water, the bird's habits, the waves pounding, the changing color of the clouds, the shrimp boats setting up for the day. This house is such a wonderful find I almost hesitated giving a review because we want to keep for our very own find. The beach is small and you have to choose to walk the beach during low tide otherwise there is not much beach area to walk. The inside of the house is wonderful, very quaint. It was quaint for our small dogs in that they could enjoy the day on the beach with us on the deck. We will be back!
Our family stayed at this property for the New Years (I know that I am kind of late on my review). Let me tell you, from the moment you get in - this little gem just takes your breath away. Most of the windows though out this Beach House are facing the ocean. The living room view was unbelievable. The whole house is very modernized, and equipped with all necessities. Waking up each morning of our stay to such an amazing view of the ocean - it was such a great escape for us. The owners were so friendly and polite, they even had a welcome gift for us on the counter. I would love to come back here again one day.
Thank you Tina and David again for a wonderfully happy stay in your home!!! We LOVE POTB!!! You definitely know how to make your guests feel right at home :) My Mom, me, daughter and grandson stayed 4-24/27 and enjoyed watching the pelicans, the dolphins, and the fishermen too, LOL.... Everything clean, comfy and loved the "extras" of gift bag, shampoo, soap.... ya'll made our stay fabulous!!! Can't wait to come back! Thank you and God bless!!! :) best wishes always, The Aguirre Clan, The Woodlands, TX PS-5 yr old grandson Tristan learned how to body surf using your boogie board!! Wow! :) cool! :)
My husband and I took our three young boys and our 2 dogs to vacation on the beach in September. When we arrived we found a very bright, cheery and airy home right on the water. Everything was there that we needed. Sheets and towels made it feel like a spa! Appliances were very nice and we felt right at home. We have been to several homes listed on VRBO and what sets this one apart is that everything was there. We had cooking oil, spices, coffee filters, laundry detergent, soap and shampoo (although we brought our own that we like). It was nice to have the basics even if we did have our own. The beds were very comfortable and we slept like babies with the sound of the ocean in the background. Waking up to beautiful views of the gulf in the morning and taking an early walk on the beach was just what we needed! The kids loved being so close to the ocean in a house on stilts. And although we have stayed on the water before, being this close to roaring waves was a new experience for us all. On our last day the tropical storm far out in the gulf had the water quite a bit higher than it had been the rest of the time, the waves broke on the rocks and gently crawled up under the house! Before we left the next morning we found some pretty big shells without leaving home! We encountered fishermen almost every day. They all said that small spot is the best fishing in the gulf. Highlights in the area were the Pleasure Pier in Galveston, what a great family fun place! Very clean, safe and great people work there. We had a GREAT time there. Also in Surfside, (south) the Castaway Grill, dark sports bar atmosphere inside, but very friendly and our boys enjoyed playing darts and felt like real pirates, they have good food too. This wonderful house is pretty far from town so bring your groceries on the way in. Part of the charm is that it is off the beaten path. A great place to relax and unwind, maybe even do a puzzle while gazing at the ocean from your living room. The gulf is so shallow and warm the kids and dogs had a blast in the water. Bring beach shoes, Texas beaches can be messy from the oil rigs (God bless them for drilling the fuel to get us to Galveston!). Neighbors and locals warned us of rip tides also. The owners were very friendly and welcoming, available for any needs and also offered an extra day as they had a day between stays and wanted someone to enjoy it. We had to decline, but we will return and try out the fishing for ourselves. Best VRBO yet
As I write this review, my husband and I are talking about reserving this home again during the summer of 2014. You know when you book something, sight unseen, you worry that when you arrive it will not look like it is portrayed in the photos, well, this house is even BETTER than its photos! My husband and I wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary somewhere special and we DID! The home is so beautifully decorated with every detail in mind. The owners are so gracious and thoughtful. Upon arrival, we found a bottle of wine chilled in the fridge with a sweet starfish cork, definitely will be a reminder of our amazing anniversary together in Galveston. I was worried about the distance back to the seawall and the strand for entertainment, it only took around 20 minutes, not far at all. We bought some fresh seafood from the pier and brought it back to the house where my husband cooked an amazing meal both evenings, we had everything we needed at hand. We felt like we were the only people for miles around, you have a full view of the ocean from any room in the home and every comfort of home you could imagine. Make sure you bring your camera, I captured some of the most amazing photos of wildlife and ocean sunsets. I could go on but the bottom line is you will NOT be disappointed with this beauty. We are hoping to bring our children next time and let them play on the secluded beach right below the home. The Chappell's will be back! Thank you David and Tina for sharing your little slice of heaven with us! Jodie & Charles Chappell
A beautiful beach house with an unbeatable view! This is our 6th year spending time in SLP, but our first time in this particular beach house. We've loyally stayed in a house that is about a 5 min walk from here - but I think that will change after this trip! Everything you could possibly need is provided and the decorating is bright and beautiful. We appreciated the safe deck railing for our 2 small dogs which allowed us to spend as much time as we could sitting outside listening to the sea. We experienced all kinds of weather in the 6 days we were there - from the sunny low 70's to icy cold freezing rain. Weather permitting we enjoyed having the beach all to ourselves for long walks with the dogs and shell collecting. When it was icy (yes, icy!) we enjoyed watching the ocean from the warm cozy comfort of the living room. We're also avid bird watchers and spent some time in nearby Brazoria Wildlife Refuge. We saw bald eagles, Caracara's, hundreds of water birds and even alligators! If you're a nature lover it's only about a 20-25 min drive (and it's free!). We were also lucky enough to see quite a large pod of dolphins playing and hunting in the surf right from the deck one morning while we were enjoying our coffee. This house totally exceeded our expectations and we hope to be "regulars" in the future. Thank you David and Tina for sharing your beautiful home with us! Sincerely, Keith and Brighid
The property is beautiful, very clean and well thought out. It sits right at the water edge and has the best view sunrise to sunset. We even had a few dolphins swim through the cove one morning. We love this property and Tina & David do a very nice job with everything.
The house was perfectly positioned with both a fantastic view of the ocean as well as a side veranda perfectly sheltered from any wind. We spent a week at this property with our 3 young children and a small dog and the house was perfect in every way. The small size of the house was inconsequential as the kids and dog had plenty of space to run around on the beach. The large veranda also provided an extra living space. The kids bedroom with the TV and and all its services provided a great space for the kids to chill out whilst us parents commandeered the living area at night. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
This was the best beach property we have ever stayed at. The home is so close to the water that when you look out the windows you almost feel like you are in a boat in the middle of the ocean...without the motion of a boat of course. The pictures of the property actually match what you get. If anything, the pictures don't quite capture how great this property is. All the amenities are super nice and updated. The bottle of wine and goody-bag was a nice touch and all rooms have flat screen tv's with Netflix, Hulu, DirecTV, etc. There really was nothing lacking and the owners were great to work with. The beach itself was beautiful. We actually found several sand dollars and many beautiful shells. We certainly hope to go back soon!
This place was so much better than I ever expected. It is right on a secluded beach so your view IS the ocean. We saw dolphins and pelicans from our balcony! The beach is nice because there's basically no one there and there are lots of shells on the beach to pick from. I'm going back as soon as possible!!! Thank you guys!
My family and I (there were 6 total) stayed here last week for 3 days and 4 nights. It didn't take long for us to settle in and feel right at home. Everything you need is provided in this house. If time permitted, we would of stayed longer. The owners were very helpful with any questions we had and everyone in the neighborhood was very friendly.
This house was so much more than we could have imagined. Right on a secluded beach. We saw so many dolphins and pelicans from the balcony! At night we would gaze at the stars and then open one of the windows to fall asleep to ocean waves. A perfect view of the sunrise in the mornings. We picked shells along the beach and there was no one there! Granted it was February, but it was still 70 degrees out. They put a lot of effort into making your stay easy and great. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to come back! Thanks guys!
This was a very nice home and well stocked. I loved sitting on the deck in the morning, it was very peaceful. We went crabbing right in front of the house! The beds were great. Views amazing. The only downside was the large rocks in front of the home required my older relative to walk a ways to get to the beach--it was no problem for most of us, but something to consider if you are bringing a less able bodied person. I would definitely stay here again !
The house more than lives up to the listing - right on the water and just a 5 minute walk to the beach. Deck is perfect place to enjoy the view. The house is well appointed with quality beds and linens. This house is perfect for family or a romantic couples trip. Quiet neighborhood. There was an unusual high tide event during our stay which brought a lot of seaweed and made the beach difficult to use. The owners were great and helped us find alternative beach access and even provided access to a pool. They went out of their way to ensure we had a great trip. I definitely recommend this house and the owners! We had dinner at the Red Snapper Inn and took our little ones to the Moody Gardens Aquarium - I recommend both.
Everything was spectacular. From the moment you rent to the lasting impressions. I have rented many properties this by far was the very best. No crowded beach, very quiet area, and the view couldn't be better.
We had a wonderful time at Perched on the Sea. Beautiful inside and out. My kids found a hammerhead shark the first night there. They loved fishing and crabbing off the pier too. We wont forget this fantastic trip. Thanks for providing such a great place and value.
This house is exactly as described! Definitely on the beach. We loved our stay. We had 4 adults, 2 children, and 2 dogs and we definitely had enough room. The house was very clean, all new, and beautifully decorated. It had all the amenities that we needed to make our stay pleasant. We wish we could have enjoyed the beach more but the weather had turned a bit rainy and cold. Hopefully next time we will stay when the weather is better so we could explore a little more. Tina and David were very helpful in suggesting places to eat. The Red Snapper Inn in Surfside was delicious. We had a wonderful dinner. Thank you again, Tina and David, for making it a very relaxing stay. We will definitely be willing to return. Sincerely, Tracey and Dan
We stayed here the winds were rough but we had a blast ! My son bougie bored all weekend my daughter an I walked the beach we bought our dogs best weekend we have had in years! This is place to stay owners want you to enjoy your time they are great. We will be back soon !
Our family fit this place perfectly and we all loved it, especially its location. Even during spring break, it was pretty quiet...not so on Galveston! It was quite comfortable and we slept well with the sound of the waves on the rocks below. The royal blue and white decor was restful and fun. The owners were a pleasure to work with. No problems. One thing: if your group has some tall folks, they'll be a little uncomfortable in the smaller of the two bathrooms.
A perfect getaway!
We loved the house! The house was exactly as advertised, very clean and neat and modern, with great views of the ocean and beach. You can't help but relax, sitting in the living room or bedroom, seeing that fantastic view and listening to the surf every day. The house had everything we needed and was just far enough away from Galveston to get away from the crowds, but still reasonably close to restaurants and shops. As an added bonus, we saw dolphins swimming up and down the coast almost every day! All in all, it was a very pleasant, relaxing getaway. We would definitely recommend it.
Loved this property!!! No complaints except with the Homeaway app and rental access: I was never able to access the rental. I had to call Homeaway 2 days before just to find out driving directions and address. The house and owners are awesome!!! I felt guilty for letting one speck of sand through the door! We fished about waist deep for hours. WARNING: there is a huge square rock in the water that we all tore our feet up on , it is about 10-20 ft from the east property rocks. You can't see it since it is underwater. Brite Lite closes just as the sun goes down, so get your bait early. The Asian convenient store as you get into Freeport has an ATM, super nice people. Take cash for the $2 tolls in and out if you are heading to Galveston. We spent 2 days on the Strand, Duck Tour, LaKings, Pirate experience ( back behind the giant chess game, this bldg was the temporary morgue in the 1900 hurricane.), we didn't do the haunted house part though.....it was so super hot, but after about 11am, the breeze would start coming in and the water was cool...lots of shells! We went crab hunting at night, they like to hide around the base of the rocks, we took mini flashlights for all the kids, sometimes there would be little fish they would try to catch. Fishing: we used live and frozen shrimp, mullet, and squid. Mullet didn't catch anything, but everything loved the squid, I even caught a few crabs. Sometimes we would give our bait to whomever was left on the beach and vice versa. I was thankful for the washer and dryer, (loved the chime!) And we cooked everyday. What we had to buy, we left for the next guest. Thermostat and Parental controls on the tv seemed to have a mind of its own, but I have never had direct tv or a smart tv/therm, so I wasn't sure if it was just all of us not knowing how to do it. I wish I could have had 2 weeks there without kids to just relax, but this trip was to create the memories we have of Galveston but maybe next year we can sneak away. We will be back!!! Thanks Tina and David!!! Also, the maintenence guy Mark and bug man we all so super nice!!! Very informative on local info.
I just want to say "Thank you" to the owners, David and Tina, for such a wonderful weekend at their beach house :) It was everything they advertised it to be. Also, thank you for the goodies and your help re: reservation, restaurants, information.... ya'll were the kindest of hosts! Our grandson Tristan turned 5 on Nov 8 at your lovely home and he was in Heaven! :) We had everything we needed for a great weekend there. Including wonderful beach combing for shells!!! Have not seen that many shells since Sanibel Island, Florida!!! So thank you again so much for making our stay such a happy one :) God bless! Robin, Melissa and Tristan (Now I'm 5!) :)
This was our second stay and I don't think we will ever stay anywhere else. It is perfect!
This is a must stay place if you enjoy being on the beach and on the water (literally)! The house was immaculate and the views were breathtaking. The owners were extremely kind and hospitable. We'll definately go back as often as possible.
This beach home has a wonderful location and the views are really unbelievable. The windows have been thoughtfully placed so that there are amazing beach views from many angles. The owners are very friendly and helpful, easy to communicate with and quick to respond to questions. Beach access is a very short distance from the house. This means that you have the beach views without having beach-goers in front of the house. The only drawback was that on the week-end there were a lot of cars/trucks driving down the beach. We kept having to grab our young daughter and move her out of the way. As there was no outlet for the vehicles, they would turn around and we would have to do the same thing again as they drove back. We were there during Spring Break, so maybe this is not the norm.
We were looking for a small water-front beach house in a beautiful and peaceful location-to spend three days with our children who came to visit form Europe. What we found exceeded our expectations! This is such a fantastic location and property is the best. Wherever you look-you see the water. Every detail in this beach house proves that owners do respect their guests and want them to have good time. Everything is clean, nice bedding and towels. I am usually very picky with mattresses -but not in this case-pretty comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances. You fall asleep under the sound of the ocean waves and you wake up in the morning and the first thing you see is the water. Such a view from both bedrooms! We were unlucky with the weather-but we still managed to spend a lot of time outside enjoying fishing and just sitting at the porch (wrapped in the blankets of course :) and watching the dolphins, pelicans and just listening to the ocean. Tina and David, thanks you so so much for such a wonderful place!
Our family of 5 spent a week at this lovely home and it was one of our most relaxing vacations yet. It was a cold and rainy week but we stayed warm and comfortable, playing the game boards and puzzles the owners keep in one of the rooms. The view from EVERY window is amazing and the beach is private and peaceful. Our kids collected several rare sand dollars and lots of other beautiful shells. This home has it all and the owners are so very pleasant to work with. You will not regret staying here.
My husband and I stayed for a week at this property. When other reviewers mentioned the owners thought of everything, I believe this to be so. They were very accomodating. We enjoyed the off season as it was very quiet on the beach. My husband enjoyed "shelling" at low tide. He rates the beach home a 12 out of 10 and that says a lot. The living room and kitchen were an open floor plan, giving it a spacious feel and allowing you to enjoy the view from all angles.. The temperature was cooler than the locals said it should be for this time of year, however, when you have such a nice view, you feel like you are sitting on the sand no matter the weather. Going on a tour with Sue as our guide at Cool Tours made Galveston Island history come alive. This was our first ever guided tour, by the way. Sue has lived there all of her life. Bottom line, no matter the season, I believe you'd be pleased with this property.
We drove both islands a number of times and this property is by far the PRIME location on the over 45 miles of beach! What a piece of heaven on earth. We go on many vacations renting other peoples homes, and we found this to be the most relaxing event we have experienced. The constant sound of waves rolling day and night seemingly feet away, combined with a home designed to take in every view of the ocean, propelled this vacation to the top of our list. What a find, and what generous helpful owners David and Tina are. We highly recommend to stop your search here and call to book today!
What a beautiful beach house, spectacular views (just wow), spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, very well equipped, super friendly host. Completely fits description, it really feels like you live above the ocean. We hope to be back again. Thanks Tina and family for letting us stay in your amazing house.
I HIGHLY recommend this property!! It is beartiful, inside and out, with EXCEPTIONAL views of the ocean and beach, from the deck, bedrooms, kitchenand living areas It is private, extremely relaxing, quiet and in a secure, safe neighborhood. The owners have done a FABULOUS job renovating and updating the home, with every modern convernience you would want in a vacation retreat. Their attention to detail in the decor, and clealiness of their home, makes it an AMAZING retreat, that will undoubtedly surpass your expectations for a beach vacation. The owners provided the kind of customer service that is very rare today. They are incredibly gracious, in every way. They strive to ensure any guest in their home will be made to feel welcome and at home. I can wholeheartedly say, you will be VERY happy to work with these owners and you will be THRILLED you chose their home for your vacation. I will be returning, as often as I can.
This was our second summer in a row staying here. This summer was better than the last. No seaweed, perfect weather and the house was as clean and well equipped as the last. The owners stay close in touch to ensure we arrived and everything was to,our liking. Thank you Tina and David for helping make our kids' summer one to remember. While most are to college soon, we are hoping to bring us all together again next summer.
The pictures listed are beautiful, but it's even more breathtaking in person! The inside of the house is very cute and has a very welcome feel. As soon as you walk in the door, you know this is where you need to be to relax and unwind. Every morning, we would sit on the fantastic balcony and take in the waves. You literally cannot get any closer to the water, the view is unbeatable, and by far the BEST beach house we have stayed in. It is great to be at the end of a private beach, the shell collecting was awesome, and not a lot of vehicles and crowds to ruin the experience. The house was VERY clean, well maintained, and the owners are very attentive to whatever needs you may have. This house may be a little on the cozy side, with space for 8, but we felt that it was just right. The beds were SO comfortable, and the linens were soft and high quality. The owners of this house were helpful and thoughtful in every way. We went fishing on the lighted dock on the other side of the neighborhood, and it was great. Honestly, I would love to keep this house a secret, it is that beautiful and unique.
Nicely decorated and airy. Lovely views and the beach wasn't crowed at all. David & Tina are great and honest people. We stayed last yr. with them also but at another location and hope to again. The home is just as it says in the description and pictures. Beds were comfortable, kitchen is stocked with dishes and pots & pans. And we loved the view from the large deck.
The house is fabulous. Tina and David wonderful hosts. I have stayed in many beach houses in Freeport and Galveston, but I have not been in 1 that you feel that you are actually in the water. Such as sitting on the couch in the living room and all you see is water. My sister and I had a great time. We love the beach when it is "chilly".
Outstanding beach house! We were looking for a peaceful getaway, yet the convenience of visiting the city of Galveston and Houston when we wanted to. This was perfect. The beach was not crowded, the neighborhood was very quiet, and the house amenities were superb. Whether you like sunrise, sunset, or both, this house has it all, perched perfectly on the beach with unobstructed views. Beds are very comfortable, kitchen well stocked, and the house itself is extraordinarily clean with everything in working order. The owners are extremely accommodating should you need something. This beach house had everything we needed from day one!
We LOVED this house! So homey, comfortable, has everything you need for a week on the beach! Tina's suggestions for dining and finding fresh fish, top notch. The house was spotless when we arrived, had all the little details provided - laundry / dish / bath soap, bags for shell/clam hunting, soft linens, and very well stocked kitchen! Loved the comfort, the view and especially the daily pelican feedings viewed from the house and deck. A perfect place for a couple or a small family!
It gets no better than this when it comes to being right on the ocean and enjoying the sound of the ocean crashing against the break wall. Everything was perfect even on a stormy weekend it was perfect. Woke up on monday to a beautiful sunrise what more could you ask.
This lovely home has amazing ocean views! It is clean, well organized, and met all of our needs. The owner was very helpful, providing lots of info about the area. We brought some groceries with us, visited one of the fresh seafood markets suggested, and made good use of the kitchen while there. At night, it was cool enough during our stay to leave the windows open and listen to the serenade of the ocean waves...very relaxing! We enjoyed watching the pelicans, eating and sitting on the deck surrounded by ocean, and taking strolls along the un-crowded beach. I highly recommend this place for couples seeking a romantic and relaxing getaway, but it is also well-equipped with everything a child could want as entertainment.
This property was even better than described!! Clean, light and airy - decor calm and soothing. Owners even had champagne waiting for us. Already have friends making plans to come. Had super meal at recommended Red Snapper Inn. Davids and Tina sent all the info we needed and were very attentive throughout our stay. We will definitely be back.
My husband and I had a few days during the week of Labor Day so we thought about taking a last minute trip nd we fell in love with the pictures of this beach cottage online. Well, we booked and the real thing is even better. It's truly beautiful. This house is next to the water and beach and it just doesn't get better than this. This is a beatufiul area of Galveston. The house is completely remodeled and looks like a home out of Coastal Living. Has been decorated perfectly and even has magazines and books to read. New stainless steel appliances, and a brand new washer and dryer. The Bosch dishwasher was top of the line and super quiet. Two bedrooms have a beautiful, beauiful view of the water and one bedroom even has a desktop to setup your laptop. The wireless internet was so nice. There were flatscreen TV's with full HD satellite access which we greatly enjoyed.. We had a great time and the owners were so very nice. We have a sweet older dog and we were able to bring him along versus worrying about him staying at a vet clinic or boarding kennel. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your home and we hope to book again in the near future!