$172 / night
Total guests, Nights

Dolphin Vista – Home 2553453 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


Dolphin Vista is on a waterfront lot on a canal that connects directly to the Texas Intracoastal Waterway just two minutes away. You can relax with fishing and crabbing off the private dock. Catch the sunset from the back deck overlooking the canal. From the large front deck you can see dolphins swimming alongside the big tug boats on the Intracoastal Waterway or watch a fast deep-sea fishing boat skim by. A section of the front deck has a roof with 5 chairs and table for shaded outdoor comfort. A 5 minute drive over the big bridge (great view!) puts you on Surfside Beach where you can drive your car right up to the waters edge and setup your family fun site. Galveston Island is 20 minutes along the beach road. Galveston Seawall restaurants are about 35 minutes away.

Dolphin Vista has free satellite TV for entertainment. Pets are allowed for an extra fee. If some of the days you want are booked on the calendar, please send us a message. Sometimes it's family or friends and we can move them to let you in.

This house is not the typical sandy, worn-out beach cabin. It is fully furnished and decorated; with all appliances except a dishwasher. We have safe Freeport city water, not funny tasting well water like many beach houses. DISH satellite TV is in the living room and both bedrooms. Also, the living room has a futon with a full size mattress that seats four and sleeps two at night. The house has been fully updated and has two layers of siding plus new Pella double pane windows and patio door. This makes it super quiet inside when you shut all the doors and windows. Or open everything up and it feels like an giant umbrella at the shore. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has two twin beds. And kids can sleep on the two sofas. There are also two LuxuryLite Cots that can be used inside or outside for relaxing or sleeping.

The neighborhood is quiet and Dolphin Lane ends in a cull-de-sac one block past the house so the streets are very safe for biking, scooters, skateboards and walking. Mature tall palm trees rustle in the seabreeze while you relax on the front or rear deck. Each deck has a stairway. The home is a non-smoking house, but there are lots of shaded outside places to take a puff. The neighborhood is mostly homeowners and is very quiet and private.

You can book deep sea or bay fishing trips or you can dock your boat at our 35 foot dock with a bow-in tie up so low tide will not get you stuck.

The driveway is HUGE... so big you could park two 40ft motorhomes side by side, plus a couple of cars. The house has central air and heat and has lots of screened vinyl Pella windows for those cool spring and fall days. The prevailing seabreeze blows straight into the front door and out the back door and windows. The kitchen and the living room have vaulted ceilings; and each has a big skylight that makes it feel like you are outside with the sun beams moving across the room making it feel like you are outside.

The owners Bruce and Debbie have run a Bed&Breakfast in Lake Jackson for many years and the family does all the maintenance and cleaning. We don't hire cleaning crews so no chance of bedbugs being brought in. Dolphin Vista feels like home. We keep the house well maintained and spiffy so you have fun, fun, fun! Check-in is 3:00pm or later and checkout is 11:00am or earlier. There is an electronic combination lock so you don't have to worry about losing the key or accidentally driving back home with the keys in your pocket.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Half bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Deck
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You can use skateboards, scooters, and bikes on the road to the house. You need a car to go to the beach or the local stores.

Interaction with guest

We live only 20 minutes to the north; we are not far away investors. We are happy to answer your questions about restaurants and stores locally or in Galveston. We also rent camper trailers that we can setup right on Surfside Beach so you can spend a whole day (or night) with bathroom/shower/kitchen/refrigerator/air conditioner. Or we can setup a camper under the house if you need room for a surprise guest.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We accept pets for an additional $50 per pet (limit 2 pets). Please include your pet request when booking.
We require that the person booking the house be at least 21.
No more than 6 overnight guests in the house without owner's permission. Daytime guests should be kept to a minimum and no loud parties allowed (we are located in a residential community).


About the owner

Debbie W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 24 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





25 reviews

Very Good

“Peaceful location with beautiful views”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2020

Great location close to the beach and situated on a canal. Lovely views from both sides of the property. Very clean and comfortable property that is ideal for 2-4 people. There are kayaks that can … More

“Sweet house for relaxation”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2020

A well equipped house for a relaxing time at Surfside Beach. The beds were comfortable. Plenty of parking in the driveway. The house is only a short drive to the beach, or to the local gas/store for … More

“Just right!!”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2020

Clean and well kept!! Perfect for our little family. Husband was able to fish right off the back dock.

“Peaceful, well equipped canal cottage, excellent communication from owner”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2018

This was such a find! Superb value for money. The owner's communication was immediate throughout the booking process and throughout our stay. The home is very clean, well maintained and in a qui… More

“Awesome Stay”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2018

My family and I enjoyed our stay at this beautiful beach home. Peaceful and everything we needed available at beach home. A must stay...

Response from the owner Thank you so much for the great review! Dolphin Vista is a quiet place to return after a busy day on the beach or in Galveston. We hope you visit us again.

“Rental Needs Some Loving Care”

Reviewed 25 May 2018

We recently stayed at this rental in Surfside/Freeport sharing the weekend cost with friends. This rental needs some maintenance photos on Trip Advisor are not the condition the rental is in. Palm t… More

“So Cozy!”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2017

My husband and I stayed the weekend as a short getaway. This place was very affordable, very easy to book, and we had excellent communication with the owner. Very positive experience! Thank you again … More

“Cute and sweet”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2017

Lovely we enjoyed our stay they do have kitchen items and barbaque pits and nice breeze October is an idea time to come and visit so quiet and meditation galore. Dog friendly and most of all organized… More


Reviewed 2 Oct 2017

Had a nice stay. My family & I loved it. Very nice quiet neighborhood. We would definitely come back.

Response from the owner Thanks for your great review. So glad you enjoyed our quiet location. We hope to see you back in the future.

“Loved being right on the water, perfect location.”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2017

Great location not far from the beach and right on the water to see the boats go by, fish off the pier and best of all cook one heck of a seafood feast in a nice shaded area! The house was very clean … More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Debbie (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Debbie (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Debbie (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Debbie the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Debbie (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Debbie (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Debbie (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Debbie (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Debbie (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Debbie (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Debbie (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Debbie (the owner) a message.

If Debbie (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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