BEAUTIFUL NEW (2013) BEACH HOME, NICE BEACH VIEWS AND ONLY 40 STEPS TO THE BEACH

Pete and Betsy Grosso

Advertiser since 2013
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Pete and Betsy Grosso

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BEAUTIFUL NEW (2013) BEACH HOME, NICE BEACH VIEWS AND ONLY 40 STEPS TO THE BEACH

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, large deck to enjoy the smell and sound of the ocean

NOTE: There is construction in progress next door, so there may be construction noise during the day. The construction should be complete by the end of November so special pricing (119.00 for October & November& December) is in effect until the construction is complete. Since the new home is being constructed in front of us, the view will be partially blocked, It is still a great view, but will now be partially blocked. The beach is only 80 feet from the home.

Beach Front at its best. 3 Bedrooms; one with a king bed and master bath, another with a queen bed, and the third bedroom with 4 bunk beds. Sleeps 8 easily, more using the provided air beds. Large living areas all with excellent views of the water. Large kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Did I mention the extra large deck where you can watch the kids playing in the surf? Enjoy your view and see if you can catch a glimpse of the dolphin just outside your front door!

There is also a 2 person ocean Kayak and a canoe both are quality inflatable sports gear, they are not toys for children to use. Use at your own risk, there are also 4 life jackets make sure you use them if you use the Kayak or Canoe, also please put them back as you found them, and please store all equipment and toys neatly back in the garage after use. The cleaning crew does not clean up the garage area after you leave so please put things back in their place before you leave. Do not count on any equipment being there for your use since things do get lost, broken and such, but do feel free to use whatever is in the Garage while you are at our home, it is all included in your rental. There are also beach toys for the kids to use, it changes all the time again since things get broken, damaged and lost, but if it is in there it is there for your enjoyment.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pete and Betsy Grosso (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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Speaks english, spanish, italian

About Pete and Betsy Grosso

Hi, thanks for visiting our home. Pete and Betsy Grosso, the owners, welcome you. We lost our original home to Hurricane Ike a few years ago, and have just now completed construction of our new home which we offer for you to enjoy. We decided to name the home Do-Over Dunes, since we did have to do it over, this time just better and larger. We reside in Waxahachie, Texas, a small town just south of Dallas. We offer you our Texas hospitality and welcome you to home on the beach.

Pete and Betsy Grosso purchased this house in 2013

Why Pete and Betsy Grosso chose Crystal Beach

On our first trip to the Boliver Peninsula we fell in love with the beach and decided to invest our retirement money in what we like to call paradise. We would like nothing more than to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The deck is fantastic, it is half covered and half open so there is a spot for everyone. Shade or sun, it's up to you. The home is brand new with all the creature comforts of home. All leather living furnuiture and even a recliner to take a nap in while watching and listening to the surf, just a gew feet from the home. Every room has a view with large oversized windows, so no matter where you are in the home you can see and hear the surf. Central airconditioning keeps you cool when indoors. You just have to visit to appreciate this home. We built the home higher than most which provides excellent views up and down the beach.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
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Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Bertram, TX
5

Our Stay

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation was so much fun. The home is beautiful and the owners are wonderful to work with. This is a great place if you are looking for a relaxing trip and some time away from the fast pace of things. We will be renting from the owners again. Thank you for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our home, I am so glad you enjoyed your vacation.
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Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459263vb
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5
My family enjoyed our stay at the beach house. The amenities and details were wonderful. Also, it's a great place for dog owners because of the gated deck and the kennel downstairs. Our only complaint is that the "beach front" label is misleading as the new construction is between the house and the beach and does obstruct the beach view to an extent. This wasn't noted when we made the booking, so it was a bit of a surprise.
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reminding me to correct the listing, I totally forgot about that. When we first built the home, we were beach front, since then the county allowed construction on the lot in front of out home, so the view now is partially obstructed, although it still has a great view and it is still only 40 steps from the beach. Thanks for reminding me to change the description. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at out home.
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Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459263vb
+1 -972-935-1738
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Forney, TX
5

Perfect house

  • 5 of 5
The house is a perfect beach house. It has everything we needed and very clean. We enjoyed our stay so very much. Looking forward to our next stay at this house.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home.
business
Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459263vb
+1 -972-935-1738
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5
It's easy to forget how hard it is to constantly achieve 5 star ratings, but once you see it in effect you fully understand why it's done consistently.

This home was perfect. We stayed there, 8 guests, 3 dogs.. no issues.

It's location is semi-private yet easily accessed, the location is right next to the beach but what is most important are the amenities.

If you have pets, large amount of people, or both.. this house is laid out perfect.

The downstairs kennel with nearby water hose is the perfect spot to give the dogs a quick rinse and cool down in the shade with fresh water, after a long day at the beach. Combine with the latched gate up the stairs to the patio, I couldn't imagine a better dog friendly setup.

The upstairs deck is enormous, the pictures don't do it justice. It's hard to quantify but if I were setting up ping pong tables.. I could comfortably have 3 active games being played at once, with spectators and room to spare.

The layout out of the house is spectacularly thought out, the kitchen was a breeze to work with (I cooked breakfast and dinner for 10 people, 5 nights straight and I work in a restaurant for a living.. so I feel I'm qualified to give that opinion). Furthermore the kitchen was very well stocked, various basic pots, pans, blender, coffee maker, pans, dishware, glass ware... even wine glasses and a good spice rack. Everything you need is there, really.

Outside of the usual outdoor basics, gas grill etc. you even have a sea kayak, life vets, water toys, plenty of chairs, etc.

Peter, in his emails, and Betsy, in the short phone conversation I had with her, were responsive, agreeable and very friendly.

For the price, for what we received, needed, and expected.... I couldn't be happier. I'm already planning my trip for next summer at the same property.


The only note I have is that the beach here is very mild. I know Galveston isn't known for it's big waves plus wave size is affected by weather/season, but overall, the ocean for our week seemed very tame. Even at the second sand bar, which typically produces larger waves, there was barely anything over 4 feet high. This is an overall positive for families with smaller kids, small dogs, older families, but if you're looking for a more raucous seafront, this may not be it it (from my limited exposure).
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of our home, we work hard to make sure each guest is satisfied and our goal is to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
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Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459263vb
+1 -972-935-1738
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Denton, TX
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time we had. The house is beautiful and very clean. Everything you need to relax and just BE. :) I would highly recommend this house for a beach stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful New (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 40 steps to the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p459263vb
+1 -972-935-1738
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
North Texas
5

Lovely House, Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time. The house is right on the beach which we had all to ourselves. The house was simple but elegant, ample and well designed. I loved the kitchen—we never had to eat out yet had gourmet meals everyday. The only thing missing was a Fish Market on Crystal Beach; don't forget your ice chest when you head into Galveston like we did; you won't want to leave again. The house is within minutes of one of the best crabbing locations on Bolivar Peninsula.
We have said several times since coming home that it would be nice to be back on Crystal Beach. We will definitely consider this lovely beach house again when we return to Galveston!
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Beach
House is Beach front Gulf of Mexico Crystal Beach
Car: necessary

This new beachfront home built in January 2013 sits on a quiet beach and is only 15 miles from Galveston via a free ferry which runs every 15 minutes.

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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
 
Off Season
Oct 2 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$119
$653
 
 
Off Season
Jan 1 2015 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
Peak Season
May 15 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private Master bath with large Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath with 2 Granite sinks
    Downstairs Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Downstairs private outdoos shower/Hot and Cold Water
  • 2 Full Bathrooms and seperate outdoor shower downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Great Master with Private bath and sitting area
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size bed with sitting area
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , tow bunk beds sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom overlooks the beach with excellent views through the 3 large windows. Queen bedroom overlooks the beach through 3 large windows. Bunk room has 2 sets of bunk beds for the kids. All bedrooms have televisions with cable TV. Each bedroom has a closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Quiet area with safe low traffic beach, perfect for families or romantic getaways.
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