THE RAYDIO RANCH AT CRYSTAL BEACH (SLEEPS 6-8)

Jim Ray

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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THE RAYDIO RANCH AT CRYSTAL BEACH (SLEEPS 6-8)

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The Raydio Ranch is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath beach house about a one block walk from the beach. The house has a queen size bed in each bedroom. There is a daybed with a pull out trundle that will sleep two and a queen size sleeper sofa that also sleeps two. There is a spacious outside deck that allows for entertaining with both a covered and uncovered area for the sun worshippers. The house was completely remodeled and refurnished after Hurricane Ike. All linens, pillows, towels, dishes and complete cookware are furnished. There are a full size washer and dryer. There is a disposal, but sorry, no dishwasher in the modern kitchen complete with furnished bottled water for drinking and cooking. We have a 36' Sony Satellite TV with free HBO and Showtime movie channels as well as a DVD player. In the large garage below the house there are some beach toys for use by kids, some plastic chairs to take to the beach and very importantly an extra toilet. There is a large outside shower downstairs to get that beach sand off. Pets are welcome with an extra non-refundable pet fee with a limit of only 2 dogs. The pet fee $25 per pet.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Jim Ray (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Jim Ray

We purchased Raydio Ranch in June of 2004 and immediately enjoyed the fantastic Bolivar Peninsula fireworks displays for hours on end on the 4th of July. We lived in Beaumont at that time and eventually spent nearly every weekend 'at the beach'. I enjoy salt water fishing especially in the surf. But we also enjoyed riding the golf cart on the beach and socializing with our friends and family who often came with us or to visit. Our Labrador Retriever will just about go crazy when he realizes where he is. Dogs usually love playing in the water.

Jim Ray purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Ray chose Crystal Beach

I semi-retired in 2011 after 50 years in the radio business (hence the name 'Raydio Ranch') and we moved from Beaumont back to Austin where we had previously lived for more than 30 years. We love the beach house, our neighbors, the slow pace and great weather at the beach. However it is a much longer trip now from Ausitn and we don't come as often as we did when we were in Beaumont and only 55 minutes away door to door. We had never rented the house before and only a few times let relatives or very close friends use it. So we decided to share it with others and renting it enables us to still use it and enjoy the beach from time to time.

What makes this house unique

One of the best things about Raydio Ranch is that it is located in Sandy Shores. Most all of the houses have been rebuilt since Hurricane Ike. It is the most friendly first class subdivision on the Bolivar Penninsula. There are always social events going on in the 'hood' as it is called. The full time residents and the weekenders blend together seemlessly and everyone is very helpful to each other. All the partying is usually over way before midnight. No wild all night college kids around Sandy Shores. Lay around or fish on the beach. Let your kids build sand castles. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the sunset. Put up and take in the flag. Use the first rate gas grill to fix that great meal after a long day at the beach. You will love Crystal Beach, Sandy Shores and Raydio Ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We appreciate all the nice comments from some of the folks that have stayed at our beach house, Raydio Ranch. We did put a new washer and dryer in a few weeks back and are planning on buying a new sofa sleeper. Seems the futon, although very comfortable, is difficult to operate. One thing we wanted to clarify is that there is no golf cart for our guest to use while at the house. We had an older cart that ran well and thought it would be nice extra for our guests. Unfortunately our insurance carrier could not find anyone who would issue liability insurance on a golf cart for rental guests. So we had to remove it. Did not mean to disappoint. Thank you again for staying at Raydio Ranch this summer. Jim and Sharon Ray.
Aug 2012
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4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Nederland texas
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
My family had an AMAZING summer vacation at this cabin. The cabin has everything you could possibly need! My favorite thing about the cabin was that they provide towels and bedding ! The cabin was very clean and the perfect size for my family of 8. We will definitely be renting again next year !!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419776vb
+409 767-4433
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Springtime Fun!!!

  • 5 of 5
We celebrated my son's 11th birthday and had a great time! The boys enjoyed the beach during the day, and the TV for night time gaming. The house was the perfect size, had all the amenities needed, great deck, and dog friendly. Having the outdoor shower and restroom was an ideal addition when traveling with boys. I would highly recommend this vacation home. Jim was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have already booked again for the summer. :)
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
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+409 767-4433
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Very nice beach cottage in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
We just spent 3 nights and completely enjoyed our stay. The owner was extremely accommodating and friendly. If you are looking for a beautiful beach near Houston but away from the crowded Galveston area this is the place. Home is a few hundred yards from beach access so you can walk or for a fee you can drive and park on the beach. The home was extremely clean and comfortable and with well supplied kitchen. Our dogs were welcomed (for a reasonable additional fee). The steps upstairs were a bit challenging for older dogs but we managed. The "Big Store" is just a mile up the road and has EVERYTHING you could possible need, (except fresh seafood). We definitely will consider returning. Thumbs up for Raydio Ranch.
  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Port Neches, Texas US
5

Wonderful cabin!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was wonderful! Jim was very nice also! We had everything we needed and were very comfortable! We will definately go back! Great for a family vacation! Its about a block from the beach but its not a bad walk! We all loaded up in the back of the truck and made it in one trip! We enjoyed Raydio Ranch very much and look foward to going again!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
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+409 767-4433
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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5

Weekend Stay!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just recently spent the weekend with our son and his lovely bride at the Raydio Ranch. This was an awesome place to stay! The listing description and photos just don't do it justice. It was better than we expected. This property was very well maintained and clean! The owner was great to work with. His instructions and directions were very clear. We regret that our trip was so short. We would have loved to stay longer. Everything was perfect! We didn't want for anything, only more time. This house was very comfortable and very inviting. We will definitely plan a longer stay next time and recommend this property to our friends and relatives. Thank you, Jim!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Raydio Ranch at Crystal Beach (sleeps 6-8)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419776vb
+409 767-4433
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, TX
5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
Some friends and I rented this cabin for the weekend and it was everything we could've hoped for! The beds were very comfortable, the kitchen was clean and stocked, and the huge patio was a great place to relax at night. The owner's were very friendly and answered questions/concerns promplty. The biggest plus was that they allowed pets. We'll definitely keep this cabin in mind for next year.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Hobby Airpport, Houston, TX
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Bolivar-Galveston, Free Ferry operated by TXDOT
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
TX HWY 87
Car: necessary

Our beach house called 'Raydio Ranch' is located in the Sandy Shores subdivision in the very middle of the 26 mile Bolivar Peninsula at Crystal Beach, Texas. It is 13 miles to the free ferry that is operated year round by the Texas Department of Transportation. The ferry takes you across the bay to Galveston and its many attractions. Besides great restaurants, Galveston boasts The Schlitterbahn Water Park, The Strand, Moody Gardens, and its own tourist attractions. Raydio Ranch is also 13 miles to High Island the highest point on the Texas Gulf Coast in an area that is world renown for its birdwatching. Raydio Ranch is located a short 1 block walk from the beach which is the main attraction at Crystal Beach. You can swim, fish, look for shells, jog, catch some rays, people watch or just hang out with a cool one. There are multiple restaurants on the peninsula as well at the Gulf Coast Market, better known as 'The Big Store'. There you can find everything from groceries to a toilet seat to a TV to a bathing suit to t-shirts to all manner of souvenirs. The best thing about the area is that it is a great place to enjoy a quiet vacation for just a couple or a whole family. Try it, you'll like it.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 - Sep 15
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Notes Check in is 4 PM. Check out is 11 AM. Early or late check in/out times can sometimes be arranged depending on occupancy. We use a combination lockbox for the key. The code is changed frequently. We send you the code just prior to your rental period. Assuming all is well, we return the deposit the week following your stay. Email is best for a quick response, but phone calls are ok.
We accept cash, personal checks, cashier checks and money orders.
We do not accept credit cards. There is a $250 refundable security/damage deposit to reserve the house. Full payment of all rental fees is required 4 weeks prior to rental dates. Cancellation prior to 4 weeks before your stay will result in a full refund. Your deposit is forfeited with less than 4 weeks notice of cancellation.
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Garage ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , The extra toilet is in the potty room in the garage.
  • There is a large full bath upstairs in the house. Downstairs in the garage is a very nice new toilet in its own potty room. There is a large outdoor shower downstairs as well. We have a sink downstairs for washing up or cleaning fish. We also have a dog washing station complete with a leash hung from a rafter to secure your animal. It is a good idea to rinse the saltwater off your dog.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is a new queen size sofa/sleeper (1) in the living room that sleeps 2. Twin or Single Beds (2) which sleep 2. It is a single daybed with a mattress underneath that pulls out. It is comfortable and works especially well for kids.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
You will love Raydio Ranch.
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