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Blue Crab Bungalow 1 block from Seawall's Gulf waters, 3 BR 2 Bath

Jeanna Crookshanks

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Jeanna Crookshanks

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015
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Blue Crab Bungalow 1 block from Seawall's Gulf waters, 3 BR 2 Bath

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom 2 Bath, 1 block from the beach

This villa is your perfect bungalow only steps from the Gulf waters, beach store shopping, restaurants, bars and still close to everything like; the Strand historical district, the Pleasure Pier, and Moody Gardens. If this house is booked, we have another Island home we can rent to you that may be available #687581 on VRBO.

http://www.vrbo.com/687581

In the off-season (late 2013 early 2014) this bungalow had quite a bit of work done! It had new coats of paint (both inside and outside), new decking as well as stairs built for both front and back of the house, new beach-style flooring installed throughout the entire home and a brand new Ashley Furniture sleeper sofa set purchased for the living room. It's almost like a brand new home and ready for the Summer Vacation Season! After our upgrades the Blue Crab was featured in Houston Houses and Homes magazine - Galveston Island Guide May 2014!

http://issuu.com/houstonhouseandhome/docs/0514_houhousehome_vir

We are mentioned in the editor’s notes on page 8 and the interior of the bungalow is also pictured on page 49 with a few paragraphs about the home located on the previous page.

This bungalow is decorated in a tropical theme with vibrant colors and never lets you forget how close you are to the beach. The back yard is filled with tropical plants and palms and a large 8 foot picnic table if you would like to eat outside during your stay. Use the grill on the small back deck for a cook-out or just enjoy the sea breezes from the front porch. Whatever you decide to do Blue Crab bungalow will make for an amazing stay on Galveston Island!

This house is close to 3 wonderful restaurants in Galveston. Mosquito Cafe (14th) Sunflower Cafe (14th) and Shy Katz (16th). They just opened a new restaurant on Seawall just one block from the house called the Ocean Grill this Spring. You should check them out if you get a chance. It is also just over 1 block to Benno's on the Seawall for wonderful seafood as well!

I recommend you bring your bikes to the Island because anything you would want to do is all within cycling distance from the Blue Crab Bungalow!

There are so many fun things to do on Galveston that are all within steps to just a few miles away. Many great beaches, entertainment, shopping and miles of Gulf Coast beaches. Galveston’s festivals, special events and attractions are enjoyable for all! Check the Galveston Island website to see what's happening during your stay....there is at least one festival per month on the Island. Galveston has many enjoyable activities for single and family lives. Explore the the downtown Strand area and ride horse drawn carriages. Also don't forget to visit the Elissa (a historic sail boat from 1877) or the oil rig museum, both near the Strand on Pier 21. See a movie or enjoy many of Galveston's shops & art studios. You can rent bicycles (3 blocks from the house on 17th), scooters, golf carts & Segways to enjoy the Seawall during all parts of the day or just walk the beach, which is only a few steps across the way. The stretch of Seawall located just out from the house also offers Jet ski rentals in the Summer as well as chair and umbrella rental. But if you don't want to rents them, we provide 8 bag chairs at the Blue Crab bungalow, that you can bring to the beach or use for whatever you would like during your stay.

Many people also come to fish on one of Galveston's many piers (2 of which are just a couple blocks from the house) or charter a boat for more exciting catches. There are plenty of hidden coves and waterways to explore for your next fishing trip. Take the kids to Schlitterbahn, Galveston Island's amazing water park, or the NEW Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which hosts many rides, games, and activities for all to enjoy as well as food at Bubba Gump's restaurant. Live Bands play on the end of the pier during the summer night weekends. Also entertainment is always just a few blocks away at the only Bar and restaurant over the sand on the seawall called The Beach Hut. Galveston has much to offer and explore and our home is right in the middle of all you could dream to do... it just needs you :)

We have another house on the island and will always be close if you have any question or issues during your stay. Feel free to contact us at any time! We look forward to sharing this amazing home with you and your friends and family!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jeanna Crookshanks (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2015

About Jeanna Crookshanks

As travelers ourselves, we're excited for the opportunity to allow people to visit Galveston Island for a reasonable price; the hotel prices can be ridiculous here in the Summer, and it's better to have all of the comforts of home! We like sharing our home by the beach with others.We both love boating and anything that has to do with the water! We also enjoy cooking, strength training, scuba diving sailing, all other water sports!

Jeanna Crookshanks purchased this house in 2012

Why Jeanna Crookshanks chose Galveston

We purchased this house to have a place just steps from the beach. We have lived in Galveston for over 15 years and love the Island life. We hope to share the experience with you!

What makes this house unique

Beautifully decorated Beach house with such vibrant and happy colors guaranteed to keep you smiling you whole vacation!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 92 traveler reviews

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Blue Crab Bungalow 1 block from Seawall's Gulf waters, 3 BR 2 Bath
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 92 reviews
Houston, TX
4

Great vacation getaway house!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house - great location and super cute. It worked great for us and we'd love to stay again. Owner was very responsive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Blue Crab Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved our stay at the blue crab! It had plenty of space and everything we needed for the weekend, I didn't want to leave. It was a very short walk to the seawall, even my toddlers were able to make the walk without fuss! We have no complaints and highly recommend the blue crab for all beach getaways!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Manville TX
5

Sunshine and Sand

  • 5 of 5

Check-in and check-out processes were quick & efficient with no issues and it was perfect for our large group to have a door code instead keys to keep up with and juggle between everyone. The house and its furnishings were in excellent (new) condition with the pictures on the site representing what you can expect to see when you arrive at the home. You have excellent location and the beach is a short walk from the home and you can expect less density of people in this area of island beaches due to the property being in a neighborhood instead of by 53rd street where all the hotels are located. We frequent Galveston often and will be returning to this home! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Humble, Texas
5

Birthday Surprise

  • 5 of 5

This stay was a Birthday gift from my family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything at this beach villa was absolutely perfect and beautifully decorated! It is a convenient walk to the beach and we really enjoyed having the grill and picnic table in the evenings for our family cook-outs. Although there were many restaurants w/i a block's walk from the villa, but we prefer to cook and only ate at Bennos during our stay (get the crab cakes they were amazing). Beds were comfortable and space is very well kept. We loved using the front porch for lounging and visiting. We would definitely return to this beautiful space!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beach adventure

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was the perfect location for our family vacation. It is adorably decorated, very well-kept, close to the beach and near many Galveston attractions. The accommodations are very comfortable and the house had plenty of space for our party of 7.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Houston, Texas, United States
5

Blue Crab Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, in-laws, and I stayed at the Blue Crab Bungalow over Spring Break. We were a mixed group (five adults, one young adult, and two children - ages 6 and 18 months). The house is clean and comfortable, and is in a great location. (If anyone in your party needs the sofa bed, the mattress is fine if you put it on the floor.) The owners are very nice and are willing to answer any questions you have. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Spot
"Excellent hamburgers, great location on Seawall."
Bennos on the Beach
"Great Seafood with a view of the beach. "
The Strand Historic District
Shrimp N Stuff
Queen's Bar-B-Que
"Good local place for BBQ!"
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
"Get the day pass and start early and go back at night when all the lights are on!"
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
LA King's Confectionery
Galveston Seawall
Mosquito Cafe
"Great fresh made food! A must visit...nice place for lunch!"
Yamato Japanese Restaurant
Moody Gardens
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Grand 1894 Opera House
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
Murdochs
Sunflower Bakery & Cafe
"Wonderful for breakfast!"
Salsas Mexican Restaurant
"Great Mexican and they have Mariachi Bands on Sun and Wed! Try the fajitas...best on the Isl..."
Rainforest Cafe
"Great for kids! The inside is incredible, you should walk through even if you don't eat ther..."
Galveston Island Visitors Center
"If you'e looking for ideas of what to do in the area this is your place!"
Gaido's Seafood Restaurant
"A bit pricey, but great food and it's been on the Island for over 100 years! Free giant dess..."
Olympia Grill
"There are 2 on the island. i prefer the one on Harbor-side Dr. and 21st street. Go in Sun af..."
Saltgrass Steak House
"Great steak house and just steps from the Bungalow!"
Yaga's Cafe
Lone Star Flight Museum
Galveston Fishing Pier
Stewart Beach Park
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
"Amazing Italian and w/i walking distance!"
Black Pearl Oyster Bar
"One of our favorites! This is where the locals eat for a regular night out downtown! Great f..."
Eatcetera
"Cali style fresh food from local ingredients!"
sng horseback riding galveston
"Family fun"
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
"Get the day pass and start early and go back at night when all the lights are on!"
Saint Patricks Church
Farley Girls Cafe
"Amazing food and brunch on Say and Sun!"
Island Carriages
"Fun way to see the Strand!"
1877 tall ship Elissa
"A must see!"
The Spot
"My all-time Favorite place on the island to drink!!"
Railroad Museum
"Kids love it!"
Moody Mansion & Museum
"Amazing History"
Bishop's Palace
"Great for Island history"
Original Mexican Cafe
"Has been around forever! Locals eat here."
Sea Turtle Tours
"Worth learning about!"
Mod Coffee House & Cafe
"The local's coffee stop!"
Strand Street Theatre
"Check out the shows while you're in town!"
Dolphin Watch
"Fun with the family. Eat at Olympia Grill afterwards!"
The Spot
"My all-time Favorite place on the island to drink!!"
Jimmy's on the Pier
"Eat over the water!"
Texas Seaport Museum and Elissa
"Worth doing!"
Saltwater Grill
"Great local Seafood. See a show across the street at the Opera house afterwards!"
Sky Bar Steak & Sushi
"Great for sushi!"
Magic Carpet Golf
"family fun"
Mario's Ristorante
"Best Italian in the Island and w/i walking distance!"
Porch Cafe
"Fancy food and expensive for special occasions."
Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar
Underground Surf Depot
ShyKatZ Deli and Bakery
"Amazing locally owned small restaurant where the locals eat. Breakfast lunch and dinner. You..."
http://www.galveston.com/gorditas/
"Authentic Mexican food w/i walking distance! Cash only though."
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
"For special occasions. best Restaurant on the island. Hands down!"
Mosquito Cafe
"Great fresh made food! A must visit...nice place for lunch!"
Star Drug Store
"Authentic Drug Store. Oldest running in the State...stop in and get a float!"
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Captain Jacks Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 45
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Benno's Seafood On the Beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
East Beach one block from house
Car: recommended

You are just steps from the Seawall and all the beach attractions such as countless restaurants, bars, shopping and Galveston's Pleasure Pier Amusement Park!

You are also only a 3 min car ride to the Strand Historical Downtown Galveston on the Harbor! This is also where the cruise ships dock.

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Rates & Availability

From $195 Per night

Galveston 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
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,365
$5,550
 
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,999
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes Additional $75 cleaning fee and 15% city and state hotel tax.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Brand new tile and painted a bright tropical green
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Teal and navy color scheme, 2 door entrances
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master bedroom with attached bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Tropical Bird room in Yellow with a Full Sealy mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shell themed bedroom with Queen bed
    Living Room Queen Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The living room has a Queen pullout sleeper sofa mattress
  • Each bedroom has a tropical theme and the vibrant wall colors will keep you feeling like you are still on the beach!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is an 8 ft picnic table in the back yard for outdoor dining and BBQ time under the palm tree! There are also 8 bag chairs for you to use at the beach or wherever you prefer. Please just return them as you found them.

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