HOT TUB IN THE GULF BREEZE--SCREENED PARTY ROOM--TEXAS NATIVE FLOWERS

John & Joy Smith

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HOT TUB IN THE GULF BREEZE--SCREENED PARTY ROOM--TEXAS NATIVE FLOWERS

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12. Screened Party room has foosball.

Tiny Bubbles - whether in the hot tub or your champagne glass - a perfect escape from the daily routine.

Our house has 3 bedrooms- the master has a king bed with twin futon, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and queen futon, and 'the kids room' has a double/twin bunk bed and double futon. There is a queen sleeper sofa and a twin sleeper sofa in the living room.

The large covered deck overlooking the canal is enjoyed by all either for relaxing/reading. Nap on the ample chairs on the decks! Glide yourself to sleep! Continue on the deck to sit at the table for cards or a meal under the umbrella. Finally there is the hot tub seating 8 with a sun bathing deck over it.

Watch the sunset or drink your morning coffee on the north side deck. Enjoy the overhead view of the kids playing on the basketball court down below.

The downstairs screened-in party room was the addition after the hurricane to replace the garages lost. It features a bar area including sink and full refrigerator. Custom benches encircle the room and there are 2 family picnic benches, and games such as foosball,darts, and ring toss. A satellite TV sits on the bar for the sport enthusiasts to watch their games or for some Sirius music. Just outside the door is a custom Pitts & Spitts smoker/grill perfect for smoking all those delicious Texas meats and grilling 'shrimps on the barbie'.

There is also a fishing table on the side of house with a deep sink to wash the fish you catch. Also, the outdoor shower is good to rinse off that sand and salt water from the beach.

If you enjoy lying around after a long walk on the beach, the living room and master bedroom have a Dish TV Network. The couches and recliner in the living room are perfect napping couches.

The spacious master bedroom has a very comfy king size bed and twin futon with a a flat screen TV with Dish satellite and DVD player. The master bedroom also has it own private bathroom, closet(queen air mattress) and locking door from the rest of the house.

Unlike some many other rentals, we have provided all the linens and bath towels you will need. Beds are already made. Just please bring your own beach towels!

Every morning we beach comb to see what the waves have brought in overnight! The beach is full of beautiful shells to take home or to make arts and crafts with. The sand is ideal for that great sand castle you've been wanting to build.

There is plenty of bird watching if you like that, some of the birds we still have not identified! Watch as they fly over the canal or visit nearby High Island Bird Sanctuary.

We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Come and enjoy lots of fun in the sun. Our home is great for family vacations or private get-a-ways.

We are so excited to share our beach home to families that will respect and appreciate it like we do.

Thank you for visiting our website!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

John & Joy Smith

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John & Joy live in Houston. John is a retired school teacher from Fort Bend ISD and Joy finally decided to stop being that traveling consultant and has joined John in retirement. We have 3 children and 10 grandchildren and love to travel. You can see some of our travels in the art work in Tiny Bubbles.

John & Joy Smith purchased this house in 2008

Joy was born in Southern California and grew up loving the beach. After spending time at a friend's cabin in Crystal Beach we decided to look around for one of our own. Joy knew it was the one with its special touches and spacious rooms and deck.We were so lucky to purchase Tiny Bubbles in May 2008, right before Hurricane Ike hit in September 2008. It was so well built by the previous owner that she withstood the storm and was still standing, unlike so many of our neighbors cabins.

Tiny Bubbles features a beautiful stained glass window in the front entryway which came from an old church in Texas. One look at that special touch and we had to have the beach house. To be able to sit on the deck and watch the birds flying by, see turtles in the canal, and relax in the hot tub are the special highlights.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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TINY BUBBLES IS SO PERFECT!!!

  • 5 of 5
We sayed at Tiny Bubbles for our annual friend weekend trip! The house is just perfect. Its a very short walk to the beach and a 1 minute drive. We like to take our trucks down to the beach anyways. It's very roomy and homey. We had several adults and everyone was able to sleep comfortably. The beds and even the fold out sofas were very comfortable. The hot tub is a great addition! The party room downstairs is great for cooking dinner and hanging out. The owners were very helpful and nice. Also they are very reasonably priced. I would definitly stay at this property again!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Arlington,Tx.
5

EXCELLENT

  • 5 of 5
This place is so nicely done and so comfortable all at the same time. We loved the downstairs screened in room. The hot tub was also a big hit. My grandkids from Alaska now think Texas has more to offer other than just heat. Having a washer and dryer made keeping towels clean and ready easy as well.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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TINY BUBBLES

  • 5 of 5
It was AWESOME! It had everything we need and then some! We are already looking at our calendars for next year! Thanks again!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Houston
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PERFECT PLACE FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We rented this house to have a fun crawfish boil over the weekend and it was perfect.
It is within walking distance from the beach which was nice.
The house had everything we needed, and then some! It was very spacious and cozy. I would definitely come back to stay here again and recommend it to friends.
Joy was very helpful throughout the booking process and very prompt at answering any questions I had.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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THE BEST VACATION EVER!! THE TRIP OF A LIFE TIME!

  • 5 of 5
the house was absolutely beautiful, everything was provided there that we would have needed. Even having little extras like shampoo and cream rinse is available, this was great because my mom who traveled with us left hers at home.
the house was very clean very maintained. The way the house layout is, is great, very spacious & open! I would recommend this vacation spot to anyone.I'm definitely sharing the information with my friends and family so we could plan future vacations there again someday. The house was very close to the ocean within walking distance, very peaceful neighborhood not a lot of heavy traffic or anything in that area. Could watch the turtles of the canal right off the deck. We even feed sea guls right off the deck in mornings:-) Very kid friendly. There was Toys & Games provided for the family and kids. Had lots of things that could be played with at the house, like basketball hoop outside, games downstairs in the fenced in screen area with a great place to have family time.
This place had a lot of amenities like a hot tub available to use of a deck which was great any time of day & sun deck to lay out and watch the stars at night or Sun bathe if needed.
It was very close to Galveston too, you could take ferry boat over to Galveston, which is free & very fun! Over in Galveston there are lots of sites to see & restaurants to eat at. We stayed at house & enjoyed grilling out on the smoker grill provided. It was nice to just stay in area & relax & spend quality time with Family!
This is great place to stay anytime of year:-)
Loved it!
The scheel Family
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES AND MORE!

  • 5 of 5
We will be back again next year!! The house and location were perfect. Spent several days walking the beach and playing basketball with family. Grand kids spent time drawing on driveway with chalk and loved the ocean and beach picking up sea shells. The sandbox was perfect for them when the sun got to hot. Hot tub was a plus after trying to learn how to surf. Found a fresh shrimp boat owner who sold us some of his catch from the day and we grilled BBQ Ribs and had a shrimp boil. Galveston was a treat on the one cloudy day that we had. Spent time on the Strand and took a tour to watch the dolphins. Went to an old fashioned candy store and found many treats to bring home. Chocolate covered apples went well with the walking. Kids and grand kids all want to come back and maybe spend more than a week. Our hosts were super and were very helpful when we needed information. I would recommend this house to anyone that has a family and wants to spend it all together instead of separate rooms at a hotel. It was like being at home but with the sunshine and ocean out my back door. Thank you John and Joy for the opportunity that you gave my family to spend a week together in your beautiful home. We will be booking our trip for next year soon.

Gayle and Greta Lankow
Dawson, MN
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Owner's Response: So happy you and your family enjoyed the stay at Tiny Bubbles. Coming from Minnesota, it was the perfect time to getaway from the snow and come to the Gulf for a wonderful spring getaway. Looking forward to your visit next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
Scholes International Airport, Galveston, TX
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bolivar-Galveston Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 87
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Crystal Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.26 Miles
Tiki Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
1.88 Miles
Crystal Beach Community Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.34 Miles
Steve's Landing
Car: necessary

Crystal Beach, TX is located in the heart of 27 miles of beach on the Bolivar Penninsula in Galveston County and about 1.5 hrs from Houston. The area is know for its fishing opportunities and camping availability.

Besides hanging out on the massive beach steps from you, there are other activities to enjoy in the area such as:

1. Galveston: Galveston Island is a short ferry ride away. There you will find Schlitterbahn water park, Pleasure Pier amusement park, Moody Gardens which houses an amazing aquarium, rainforest, Paddlewheel boat cruises, a 4D Special FX Theater, golf course etc. Galveston also has Museums, The Strand downtown shopping area, dining galore, activities on the historic sea wall and much more.

2. Winnie, TX: This small community about 30 minutes up the road from Crystal Beach and right off Interstate 10, hosts a monthly flea market called 'Old Time Trade Days.' It's the largest flea market in South East Texas and accommodates over 500 vendors. If you are looking for antiques and collectives, art, home decor, jewelery or, if you just want to walk around, eat and drink and have a great time, this place is for you.

3. Bolivar Peninsula Beaches: Bolivar Peninsula has 30 miles of beach front and Crystal Beach is in the heart of the island. Some unique things about our beaches is that your can drive on them with your vehicle or golf cart. You can make a campfire, and your pets are welcome as well. The warm gulf waters allow swimming almost year round. Some other activities the beach offers is beach combing for shells, fishing, horseback riding, wind sailing, etc...

Bolivar's Bay Side: This side of the island has extraordinary views of the Gulf intracoastal water way as well as great hunting in the Bolivar marshes and fishing spots. Bolivar's East Bay is considered by many as the BEST waterfowl hunting in the state of Texas. Rollover Pass is one of the most popular fishing spots on the peninsula and it's also free.

More Crystal Beach Activities: The Penninsula is home to many festival including Texas Crab Festival, Bolivar Slam Fishing Contest, Bolivar Mardi Gras, Endless Summer Bash, Crystalland Christmas Beach Parade, etc.

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Summer season 2014
May 16 2014 - Sep 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$267
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$350
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$192
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$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee 60
Property Damage Protection 49
Pet Fee 100
Tax Rate 8.25%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 bathrooms Master - large shower Guest - tub Outdoor shower on ground level
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon is a queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double/Twin bunk bed and double futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is a twin size
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12 Bedroom Master - 1 King, 1 twin futon Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen futon Bedroom 3 - Bunk with double and twin, double futon Pack-n-Play for infants provided Living room - 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 twin sleeper sofa Dish Network Satellite on big screen TV in the living room with DVD player. Another Flat screen TV with Dish satellite in the Master Bedroom with built in DVD player. VCR player in Bedroom 3 Foosball in Screened Patio. Darts. Washer toss.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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