USA Texas Galveston Bay Dickinson Listing #47669

Benson Retreat - Dickinson, TX

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6 reviews
Max. occupancy: 16 3 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 7 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Immaculate waterfront retreat w/ a private pool, dock, & enclosed yard

Gather together for a safe family retreat at the astonishing four-acre Benson Retreat! Combining a main house with a pristine cottage, this property boasts an airy ambiance, ample natural light, and all of the comforts of home, ensuring that no one will have any trouble kicking back and slipping into total relaxation. Start each day with your morning coffee out on the furnished decks or at the dock as Dickinson Bayou flows gently by. The entire property is fenced, and you'll have no neighbors during your stay. When the temperature rises, sweet relief can be found in your private pool with plenty of room to suntan between refreshing dips. After full days of fun, enjoy two full kitchens with the equipment you need to prepare meals for the whole gang. Not to mention the free WiFi and large flatscreen TVs that allow everyone to get online or enjoy favorite movies or TV shows. When it's time to turn in for the night, you and your guests will have seven fantastic bedrooms to choose from - three in the cottage and four in the main house.

What's nearby:
Dickinson Bayou is in a fantastic location due to it being roughly midway between Houston and Galveston! Some must-see attractions include Moody Gardens, the Strand Historic District, and the Pleasure Pier with the ability to easily get to the Kemah Boardwalk and Downtown Aquarium. Houston offers attractions including NASA, the Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Museum of Arts. There is a public boat launch close by for the ability to enjoy boating, fishing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, and more. And don’t miss out on visiting Main Street Bistro in League City, Topwater Grill, and Pier 6 Seafood in San Leon, TX on the bay. Also, we recommend Mosquito Cafe in Galveston.

Things to know:
Free, high-speed WiFi
Two full kitchens plus a wet bar
New Commercial Private washer/dryer in the house
Washer/dryer in the cottage
Central air conditioning
Guests may fish off the pier and launch kayaks
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact us for special rates.
Birders will enjoy observing ospreys, egrets, herons, kingfishers, and even more species in the fall
*Please note that there are active security cameras on-site. They will be covered while guests are present
**Benson Retreat is made up of Benson Cottage and Benson House, each of which may be rented separately.
This rental is located on floor 1.

Parking Notes: There is parking in the driveway and inside the gate. Once you arrive at the property, you will have to enter the home and open the gate manually to access. This property is shared with the main house, please utilize the interior parking for overflow directly near the cottage and do not expand to the main house parking area. The parking facility is monitored by security cameras and any parking that exceeds four vehicles during your stay will notify the Local Operations Manager as Occupancy overage. Any overage of occupancy will be terms for immediate eviction. Please contact your Local Operations Manager prior to stay to discuss any visitors that would result in this during the day, all visitors must vacate the premises no later than 7pm.

Dock Details:

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules

Meeting and events allowed

Wedding venue

Kitchen & dining






Sound view


Water view






Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions


Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Private


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


Enclosed yard



6 reviews

Nakeesha B. Jul 2021
My family and I had a good time. We enjoyed this home for my daughter’s 10th birthday. There was plenty of space. The pool area was amazing and accommodated all of the children. The pictures don’t capture how nice the home is. The kitchen was equipped with several items. We were also able to fish, ( bass, catfish and one more). We also enjoyed the feeling of being secluded but close enough to stores and gas. There is construction but just follow your navigation and it will get you to the home. We met the owner and he was very nice and cordial. The property management company were also very accommodating and prompt with service. Would rent again with confidence.
Thank you
Laurita K. May 2021
As nice and spacious as this property is, I wish I was able to give it 5 stars but ....we were unable to sleep because of the noise from whatever was CRAWLING and SCRATCHING in the ceiling and wall in the Master Bedroom of the Main house. It felt and sounded like a few heavy ANIMALS/CREATURES were building something all night long each night we we're there. The noise was unbearable and scary. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!! The owner had someone go into the attic to set a trap to no avail. The first night we we're so afraid that we called the management company who responded the next morning and the owner came by to apologize. The main house could use another full bathroom because the only upstairs full bathroom is between 2 bedrooms (jack n jill bath); therefore, the 3rd bedroom guest must go inside of another bedroom to take a shower which is very inconvenient. Other than that the place is very spacious, secluded and nice. I really hate that we weren't able to enjoy the Master Bedroom I'm sure it would have been great.
Manager response:
Hello Laurita! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay. We apologize that your experience in our home was not the vacation for which you had planned and for which we strive to provide our guests. We appreciate you notifying us promptly of the issue so that we could take the appropriate steps toward a resolution. Please know that the comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority and the experience you had is certainly not commonplace, nor is it indicative of our level of service.
Blanca D. May 2021
Very calm, relaxing place.
Ashley S. May 2021
My family and I absolutely adored this beautiful retreat! Even though it rained every day, we still had an amazing time. I can only imagine how much more fun we would have it there was sunshine all weekend. We had plenty of space, we didn't have to worry about parking, and we loved how much privacy we had! We definitely look forward to more family vacations in this lovely home!
Rickeya F. Apr 2021
I loved everything about the stay. The space and location was perfect. The only thing is they should maybe make some minor updates. Also the guest house refrigerator had a terrible odor like fish was left in it. Other than that it is perfect for a family reunion, large group, or even a wedding. It was equipped with everything you needed. I will book again!
Manager response:
Hi, Rickeya! Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We apologize about any unpleasant odors and will get it addressed. We hope to see you again!
Sherrie W. Oct 2020
I cannot say enough about this amazing home! Our weekend was peaceful, serene and the privacy was an added bonus! We loved being able to fish just a few steps away.