BEACH FRONT! THE MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION ON CRYSTAL BEACH!

Steve & Kristine

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST CONVENIENT LOCATION ON CRYSTAL BEACH!

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

2BR+/2BA - Sleeps 6! DIRECTLY on the BEACH!

Be Our Guests!! Our 2011 Custom-built Beach Front Home Is Absolutely The Perfect Place To Relax, Enjoy The Beach, & Forget About Your Worries For A While! This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1240 Sq Ft Home Features A Breathtaking View Of Crystal Beach With Immediate Access Right Outside Your Door, A Full Wrap-around Wooden Deck Perfect For Watching The Sunrise With A Morning Cup Of Coffee!

It Is Our Goal To Make Our Beach Home Your Home Away From Home! Equipped With All Essential Amenities As Well As Many Extras, We Are Sure You Will Have Everything You Need To Make Your Vacation With Us The Best Ever! Enjoy A Beautiful Open Living, Dining, & Kitchen Area Surrounded By An Instant Panoramic View Of The Beach 24 Hours A Day/7 Days A Week! Perfect For Watching The Dolphins, Star Gazing, Sun-tanning On The Deck, Or Just Taking A Break From It All!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve & Kristine (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Steve & Kristine

Our Beach Front home has been in our family for many, many years. As one of the thousands of homeowners devastated by Hurricane Ike, our first home was completely demolished by the storm; as was our local business. We are long time residents of Crystal Beach & can personally assure you it is a little slice of heaven that may not be well-known, but is filled with smiling faces and friendly people who will WELCOME YOU with real Southern Hospitality!

Why Steve & Kristine chose Crystal Beach

This Beach House is located in the heart of Crystal Beach with convenient access to everything you need! Just minutes away from the Port Boliver Ferry, enjoy Galveston at your pace and without the high prices of hotels & crowded beaches. Or, may we suggest (and highly recommend), simply staying on the island where we are positive you'll enjoy your vacation even more!

What makes this house unique

Granite Counter Tops, Hardwood Floors, New Appliances, Satellite TV in every room, Flat Screen TVs

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480251vb
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
San Antonio, TX
5

Awesome!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was the most fantastic week!! This house was just perfect. We so enjoyed this kitchen that was totally equipped for ANYTHING that you wanted to cook! The panty was stocked just as full as my panty at home! The sunset each night was so special as was the Super Moon that was so clear for us!! You just could not go wrong with this most splendid beach house. The kids had a deck to ride their scooters around and around when they were not at the beach!! I cannot say enough goodness about this home. Thank you so much for sharing this bit of paradise with me and my family. We truly appreciate this experience :)
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Joan!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and stay with us any time!
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
3

More modest than described in advert or implied by rate

  • 3 of 5
Home is relatively new. Good location relative to beach if you don't mind ~75 yd trek over dune. The photo of people parked on beach should be noted. You are very near one of the better beach access road entrances and you could expect cars parked solid down the beach and down the dunes providing interesting views and not much privacy. House was clean and adequately furnished. Kitchen needed some improvements in cookware which host is handling. BBQ grill was dirty and out of gas, complaint to owner was responded to professionally.

Given the limited size of the place and exclusions noted, it is pretty pricey for the accommodation. Sleeps 8 is a stretch. It could accommodate two couples with a real bed in each of two rooms. The sofa and air mattress do not routinely count in VBRO. Nice hotel with a pool in Galveston is competitive and access to beach not much different. If you want to be on Bolivar, you want an unobstructed beach view and only need a couple rooms, home is a good choice
For birdwatchers, house is a short drive from High Island making access to the sanctuaries easy.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, David!
We realize that customer satisfaction often relies on customer preference. With that, one of the greatest attractions for some, may not be for others. Driving on the beach is one of these great attractions. On the Peninsula, you are allowed to drive - cars, trucks, golf carts, ATVs - all along the beach front. While it is true, you are only a ferry ride away from a hotel in Galveston, to access the beach, you must cross a very busy highway... you are also limited to simply a hotel "room". The dunes on the Peninsula are protected by environmental rules & regulations and are a key component to the island's natural habitat.
We are certainly pleased that we were able to remedy some of your other inconveniences professionally, and very much appreciate your bringing them to our attention. It is our number one goal to respond with upmost consideration and satisfaction to each and every guest of our home. Honest feedback is key to this success!! Thank you again for choosing our home as your vacation destination and providing information to help us improve!
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
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+1 9033718190
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5
i loved this beach house! it was everything promised and more. loved that the linens and towels and cleaning supplies were all taken care of --

loved the location -- the furnishings -- the amenities and loved how easy it was to rent.

i've been coming to bolivar for many years and rent from swede's and others. this was the easiest to do business with -- and best -- beach house i've ever rented.

would have loved a DVD player and a note on times to check in and check out -- and because i have a bit of trouble with a bad foot -- would have loved for the lift to be operational.

other than that -- awesome!
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your feedback, Linda! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We do apologize about the times. Sometimes we rely on the automated system through VRBO a little "too" much! We will definitely begin adding a little more of a personal touch where that is concerned. We look forward to having you back soon!

P.S. the TVs in the bedrooms have a DVD player built in.. but we will surely get one installed in the living room ;)
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Longview
5

Absolutely Loved This House!

  • 5 of 5
We loved being right on the water. House is perfect size, with nice furniture, decorations and very comfortable. The lift made it nice bringing our luggage and groceries up and down. We went with another couple and desperately needed the vacation. Our favorite was the nice deck overlooking the water no matter where we sat. Beach is kept clean and the weather was amazing. Thank You for the perfect Getaway in Crystal Beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shawn!! We are so happy you guys had a great time!! Thank you for your business!
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480251vb
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Loved this place! Great home, great view!

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed at several beach rentals before we were a bit apprehensive to book because there were no reviews. We figured because it was a new house so we took a chance and really glad we did. Booking was easy and smooth. The owners are very helpful with communicating with us and meeting our needs. We arrived on a Thursday for a 3 night stay and getting there required us to ride the ferry to Bolivar Peninsula. It was the first time for our family to go over the ferry so it was a cool experience seeing the dolphins especially for the kids. When we arrived to the house the first thing we noticed was the spectacular beach front view! The house was very high up (14ft I believe) so you could see far out into the coastline. The house was very clean and fully furnished. You really didn't have to bring anything but food and drinks. There was 2 grills, 1 large propane and 1 small charcoal and both were clean. A corner store was .5 miles down the road to get extra ice, drinks etc. Even though there was enough food in the pantry for us to eat if we wanted to :). The house was more stocked than what we have at our own house! The electric lift was awesome to get everything upstairs in one trip. The house has 2 BRs but it also has the sleeper sofa and 2 huge recliners that a person can easily sleep on. Laundry room and bathrooms were clean, with fresh towels ready to use. There is a door accessible to the laundry room which was great coming up from the beach. There aren't any complaints about the house except a few recommendations. A larger sitting area downstairs so that a family could BBQ and dine downstairs. To the get to the beach we walked over the sand dune so a walkway would of been nice. There is no wifi at the house so that would have been a bonus since the signal for ATT and Verizon was very week at some point. All in all this was a great weekend getaway and we would highly recommend it to our friends and family!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! & Thank you for your recommendations! We are on the search for a good internet provider; unfortunately, as you noticed, cell phone service can be weak when the beach is busy. We are very pleased your family enjoyed your stay!
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p480251vb
+1 9033718190
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
4

Crystal Beach Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5
The view overlooking the Gulf is wonderful and the house is very comfortable, clean and convenient. We loved the living area and large kitchen with bar being all together and with a view of the ocean in every direction. We rented golf carts nearby, flew kites, swam in the ocean and relaxed on the deck. A wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review!! We look forward to having you as our guests again!
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Map

Map

The Big Store
"The Big Store is where you will find anything you need on the island.. From groceries, banki..."
Stingaree
Fun Spot Waterslide
Steve's Landing
Dannay Donuts
"BREAKFAST!"
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Port Boliver Ferry
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

Bolivar is a narrow peninsula on the upper Texas coast between the Gulf of Mexico and East Galveston Bay. It lies in a northeasterly direction separated from Galveston Island by the Houston Ship Channel and the Bolivar Roads, 3 miles wide. Free Public Ferries link the Peninsula with Galveston Island.

The Peninsula is called 'an offshore sandbar at the eastern end of a chain of islands extending along the Texas and Mexico coasts'. The widest point of the Peninsula's 27 miles is between Crystal Beach and Caplen, (about 3 1/2 miles). It is also known as a barrier peninsula.

Bolivar Peninsula was named in honor of Simon Bolivar (1783-1836), a freedom leader fighting to free South and Central America from Spanish rule.

The industries of Bolivar Peninsula are mainly tourism and commercial fishing, concentrating on harvesting and marketing shrimp, crabs and oysters. Their boats are docked at the seafood houses, and are a great photo opportunity on a summer evening.

There are five small communities on the peninsula. Port Bolivar, Crystal Beach, Caplen, Gilchrist and High Island, none of which are incorporated. The residents of these communities are members of civic organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Fire Department, Emergency Medical Service, A.A.R.P., Lighthouse Krewe, Community Outreach, & Jesse Tree.

Crystal Beach has the largest population. It is primarily a resort community catering to summer tourists. There are several hundred beach houses available to rent on a weekly basis from the many real estate companies, or individual home owners. The rental units are all privately owned homes with full kitchens and sleeping facilities for families of any size.

You will find a variety of fine restaurants, grocery stores, a bank, water slide, night clubs, gift shops, video stores, convenience stores - even a Golf Course!

DIRECTIONS TO CRYSTAL BEACH:

FROM HOUSTON:

Take I-45 south to Galveston. After you pass over the causeway, continue down Broadway until you reach the beach. Turn left on Ferry Road, (two stop lights), and continue to the landing. It takes the free Galveston-Bolivar Ferry about 20 minutes to travel across the bay to Bolivar Peninsula.

When you exit the Ferry, you are on Highway 87 at the community of Port Bolivar, home of the Bolivar Lighthouse and the North Jetty, famous for fishing.

Crystal Beach is northeast on Highway 87 about 10 miles from the Ferry Landing. Our great Gulf front location makes summer, fall, spring and even winter months ideal for family vacations on Bolivar. Summer is the time for spending lazy days on the beach, shelling, crabbing or fishing. Spring is for birdwatching and more shelling, and the fall fishing is great.

ALTERNATE ROUTE from Houston (to avoid the Ferry). Take I-10 east to Winnie (exit# 828).

FROM BEAUMONT:

Take I-10 west to Winnie, then head south on Highway 124 until you come to the beach road, Highway 87. Turn right, go about 17 miles to Crystal Beach. In the community of Gilchrist, you will pass over the bridge at Rollover Fishing Pass.

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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
 
June - Sept
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,950
$10,500
 
 
Oct - Feb
Oct 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$299
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$5,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,950
$10,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed.

*Holiday Rates* (5% increase) apply as follows: Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Eve. Holiday Rentals also require a 3 night minimum stay.

During the month March a 5 night minimum stay will be required.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 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:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Air Mattress Available - by Request
    Living Area Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size Sleeper Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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