FABULOUS OCEANFRONT HOME

Sharon Smolensky

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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FABULOUS OCEANFRONT HOME

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12

Welcome to SeaQuest! Located just 5 miles west of High Island near Roll Over Pass with unobstructed views of the beach and ocean this beautiful and spacious home is perfect for 1, 2 or 3 couples or a family or two.

The beach and ocean are a short, flat walk (about 200 feet from our door to the sand) from our home. Or pack up the car with coolers, beach towels and chairs, boogie boards and the grill and drive right up to the beach. Spend the day walking the beach, shelling, building sand castles or just watching the dolphins frolic in the waves. Enjoy it-its your beach! Sip your first cup of coffee on the upper deck while watching the sun come up over the bay and return from the beach in time to enjoy a glass of wine while you watch the sun set.

Please note that this house is Oceanfront (the ocean is clearly visible with no other houses in between it and the ocean). It is not Beachfront (directly on the sandy beach). The beach is across the street just 200 ft from our front door. Our association owns the lot directly across from our home on the beach; you can walk or drive right to the beach.

This is not a party house and is reserved for our more discerning guests who will appreciate and respect it.

Again: Welcome to SeaQuest where a life time of fond memories begin.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Sharon Smolensky (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Sharon Smolensky

Our beach home is owned by two couples from Burlington Wisconsin who have been life long friends and business partners. We particularly enjoy spending time in Texas with our children and grandchildren and really feel like the Bolivar Peninsula is our home away from home.

Sharon Smolensky purchased this house in 2005

Why Sharon Smolensky chose Crystal Beach

While visiting my sister in Beaumont a few years ago we decided to spend the afternoon in Galveston. As we drove through Crystal Beach we fell in love with the area. We had SeaQuest built in 2005 and have been enjoying the fun, sun and warm hospitatlity of the Texas coast ever since.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sharon, just a quick note to let you know how much we enjoyed SeaQuest. My group is still talking about what a perfect spot it was. We hope to stay there again next fall if you’ll have us.



I thought I’d share a representative picture of our fishing adventure. This is a photo of me off the beach near High Island, one of THIRTEEN fish like this that the 3 of us caught there last Friday morning! These big fish were all released, but we also fished in Rollover Bay and the marsh near Stingaree, and ended up enjoying 2 fish feasts there and still had redfish fillets to bring home to our families. It was a great trip, thanks for sharing your home with us!

Ken



Thanks Ken; Thanks for sharing that awesome picture; Please see Ken's picture on the main page under "photos". And yes! Please come again, anytime!
Sep 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Fabulous Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
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Fabulous Oceanfront Home
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
4

Great place for a family gathering.

  • 4 of 5
My family and I very much enjoyed our stay. Weather was crummy most of the time but the house was large enough that we were all able to stay inside with plenty of room. Close enough to the beach that we were able to walk over a couple of times between storms. We would rent from Sharon again.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
Excellent house to stay in. We enjoyed our time in your house.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Tatum, Texas
1

Beware looks can be deceiving

  • 1 of 5
My family arrived here June 23 and we leave June 26. I am going to write an honest review. I would like to warn potential renters of this beach house. The house itself is large and spacious and when you enter it looks appealing at first. We noticed on the guest book that the people who had just left wrote a pretty bad review of the house and that there was a roach problem. I thought surely not. Please don't let this be a problem! Well sad to say it is a BIG problem. We noticed roaches in the kitchen, countertops, and kitchen drawers. So gross. We had to wash the dishes before we used them. We left them in the dishwasher to stay and just kept reusing them. We put our stuff in refrigerator at all times. The kitchen drAwers and utensils are dirty. There were roaches all in the carport area under the house. We were so disappointed. Especially paying over a 1000.00. This is ridiculous. The trash bin outside is overflowing with roaches and guess what! They were in my Tahoe when we left today to go to galveston. Greatness. The house is in need of a huge deep cleaning. I really resent the fact that there are so many rules on leaving this place clean and it not being cleaned when we entered the house. I just felt uncomfortable the time we stayed because if you start looking around you realize it is not clean and it is a huge let down. We had a hard time getting the TV to work properly and could not get DVD to work. My daughters fell asleep on the couch and I really didn't even feel comfortable letting them sleep there for fear of bug issue. If you decide to rent this house bring plenty of RAID. Also it does mention there is a road in front of house. I want to make it clear this road is the main hwy 87 going through this area. The beach is close but it is not the same as staying on the beach because of traffic going by. We loved all the sea shells on the beach area in front of the house. We enjoyed staying on the deck out front and drinking coffee. The large deck underneath the house was handy when it rained.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I in turn will write an honest response: this particular client had asked to get out of her contract with short notice. When she was told that there would be a penalty for cancelling with less then 30 days notice, as per the contract she signed, she was upset and ultimately decided to keep her reservation.

We found out from the people just before her that they had seen roaches. As soon as they left we bombed the heck out of the house in the hopes of fixing the issue. Apparently it did not do the job so we hired a professional exterminator as soon as this client left. Their work is guaranteed so I'm confident that we have the situation under control

Unfortunately we cannot control the way people live. We ask that they leave the house as clean as when they arrived. In this case they left cereal, popcorn and other food under the beds and in and under the couches. The exterminator was there while housekeeping was cleaning and even he pointed out that that it is an open invitation to roaches and other bugs when food is left around. She may have kept her dishes in the dishwasher but she left food scattered all over.

I asked the property manager about the accusation that the house was not clean when these clients arrived and she assured me that it was indeed clean-she herself had cleaned it that very morning. I have seen how Sharon cleans and let me tell you-when she's done it is hospital clean! I have to wonder why the client didn't call me or the manager right away if the home did not meet up to her expectations. Why did she wait until after she left to bring it up. If there was a problem Sharon would have fixed it immediately.

Please read the previous reviews and you will see that every other one says how nice and clean our home is. Our manager is the best and does an excellent job! Everyone raves about her!
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Livingston, TX
5

Marsha, Livingston ,TX

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous house!! We had a total of 10 people staying here and had plenty of room. The deck was amazing! It was so relaxing and peaceful. Our teenage boys were a bit disappointed that there wasn't a beach full of bikini wearing girls.....but that was definitely not a problem for me. We had the beach to ourselves the entire time and loved it! I do have one recommendation......a couple of hammocks on the deck would be awesome!!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Brenham, Texas
5

Mini Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was a much needed mini vacation. Lovely place to stay and had everything you could need, except the groceries, naturally. Will definitely stay here again in the future. Owners very pleasant to work with.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

What a nice relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for two whole weeks at Sea Quest and it was a very relaxing location. We spent hours on the deck watching the pelicans and egrets. We had fairly nice weather and the surf was okay for body boarding although I did bring my skim board for back up. I was concerned about the amount of traffic on the beach because you can drive on it but there was almost none and it didn't end up bothering me. The house is spacious and up to date. Lots and lots on shells on the beach, and lots of wildlife. Crystal beach had a few places to eat, nothing special but the ferry ride to Galveston offers plenty. Also the short walk to the beach is indeed short maybe 3/5 mins we ended up walking the entire time never rented a cart or driving our car to it. We really enjoyed our time at Sea Quest and would highly recommend it. Thanks for letting us stay!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galveston Island is a short drive and a ferry ride away and offers every kind of entertainment imaginable: shopping on the Strand, amusement and water parks, museums, fine or casual dining, antique shops, golfing, biking and water sports to mention a few. Take a boat or segway (those really cool personal transportation devices) tour of the historical district or visit the Aquarium Pyramid, rain forest pyramid and the I-Max theater at Moody Gardens. The Schitterbahn Indoor/Outdoor Water park was voted #1 in the nation and is open year round, rain or shine, hot or cold.

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, miniature golf

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 15 2014 - Oct 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
 
Off season
Oct 2 2014 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
$975
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Check in 4:00 PM check out 11:00 AM
Winter rates (Oct 2nd through May 14th): $975 per week (7 nights) or $480 per weekend.
Summer rates (May 15th through October 1st) $1950 per week (7 nights)or $950 per weekend. This price includes linens and towels (not beach towels). Minimum Age for Renters
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • The bedroom configuration is as follows: The master bedroom has a queen sized bed with a pillow top mattress and a private bath. The second bedroom also has a queen sized bed with pillow top mattress. The bath-with washer and dryer-is right outside the door. The 'kids' bedroom has two bunk beds with single beds on top and doubles on the bottom. It also has a private bath.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • paragliding
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
Notes:
The back deck overlooks a 450 acre Audubon sanctuary with a large variety of migratory birds. The lower deck offers 1500 square feet of outdoor living space with great views of the ocean and the Audubon Sanctuary. Enjoy the cool breeze out of the sun here or on the concrete patio below. And the fishing at Rollover Pass is a major attraction. The fully equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar and a large table for entertaining. The great room has a TV and a DVD player plus a game table and wet bar.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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