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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!

Steve & Kristine

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Steve & Kristine

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015
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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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 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!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve & Kristine (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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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!

Steve & Kristine purchased this house in 2010

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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based on 12 traveler reviews

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BEACH FRONT! THE MOST Convenient Location on Crystal Beach!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

A little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a peaceful holiday weekend. I needed a place to get away from the crowds, to enjoy the New Years looking out over the water and this home was a little slice of heaven.

The house is at the end of the street so there was only 1 neighbor. It is right on the front row with an unobstructed view of the ocean. The house itself looks brand new on the inside. Decor is perfect, cozy and not overdone. Who ever built the house did an amazing job on the insulation because although it was extremely cold outside, the house was consistantly warm and quiet.

The beds were very comfy....making it hard to get out of bed in the morning. Everything was super clean.

I would highly recommend this home for a nice beach stay. I hope to rent it again when I need another vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Becky! We look forward to having you again soon! so glad we could help you with a happy holiday!
Edmond, OK

Beautiful Beach house with incredible view

  • 4 of 5

My family rented this house for 9 days around the 4th of July. The house was has a big kitchen, two nice size bedrooms, with TV's in both rooms. The master bathroom was nice but did not have a shower. It has a jet tub with a sprayer. It was very convenient that the owners provided towels and linens. The owners do have a grill, it was disgusting. There is a nice outside shower, which is great to have when returning from the beach. There is no clothes line to hang wet bathing suits or towels near the outside shower. The house is conveniently located to everything on the beach. It is also near a main entrance for beach access by car. Since it was a holiday, the beach was crowded, people are allowed to camp out on the beach. We did have problems with people camping by the sand dunes that is located behind this beach house. These people would urinate in water bottles and throw them on to the property. It was really sad to see how dirty this beach was. There was trash and food everywhere!! Too bad law enforcement and town officials don't do more to protect the beach from liter. Also, another issue, if you want to have a golf cart to ride on the beach, you need to make a reservation months in advance for the July 4th. It was a last minute decision to rent this house and I was lucky to have found it. It is really a nice house, not the owners fault about the conditions on the beach. I would rent this house again, just not during the 4th of July.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Angela! Unfortunately, the holiday weekends during the summer do tend to attract a lot of beach-goers. It is also unfortunate we cannot control what happens on the beach. I am a little surprised by local law enforcement. Generally, they respond quickly when called. It was our understanding they have been cracking down. Nonetheless, we do apologize for that. We are very happy you enjoyed the house. We will work on that grill & somewhere to hang wet clothes by the outside shower. Hope to have you back soon! Be sure to mention you are a return guest! Thank you!
Fort Worth, Texas

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the beach! It was very quiet and the house was everything we needed. We spent more time on the deck than we did in the house! Kitchen is well-stocked with plates, glasses, etc. ~ more than you'll need. Plenty of towels and everything is pretty much brand new. We'll definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so HAPPY you guys enjoyed your stay Kevin!! We cannot wait to have you back!

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had two couples for three nights in this beautiful beach house. We have stayed in quite a few VRBO properties, but this one was definitely one of the best ever. The owners were wonderful to work with. It was very clean, nicely decorated, new stainless appliances, granite counters, gorgeous kitchen, stocked with everything you could need--from some food items, paper products, cleaning products, spices, dishes, pots & pans, utensils, laundry products, just everything. There was even some beer and wine in the refrigerator! Something we really appreciated that we have never seen in a VRBO is 3 flat screen TV's with HD signal on all 3. The living room one was big. Lots of places have HD TV's, but without the HD signal they are terrible. This is such a bonus!! When we arrived we saw a sign stating that the elevator/lift could not be used so we called the owner and found out they had to quit letting guests use it because of insurance reasons. This was OK with us because we were able to carry our stuff up the stairs. We were lucky to have great weather so we could enjoy the beach which you need to walk or drive about a half block to get to even though the property is beachfront (with a gorgeous view). There is a piled up area of sand and weeds right in front of ALL the properties making it impossible to walk straight to the beach from the house. But this was not a problem because we drove down the half block to the beach and parked on the beach right in front of the house so we could have all our stuff right there. In fact, we prefer it that way because who wants to haul chairs, coolers, towels, bags, etc. Also it was fun to sit on the deck and watch all the people coming and going, the fishermen, and even had a couple people on horseback. Very entertaining! The beach is kept very clean and all seaweed was raked away. You need to get a permit sticker to park on the beach. We got ours at The Big Store very near the property, but the convenience store where you turn in to the property has them too. We ate lunch at Steve's Landing and dinner at Stingaree and both were great.

We definitely hope to be able to stay at this place again. Thank you so much to the owners for sharing this wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your AWESOME review Joletta! And thank you for being such AWESOME guests! Please come back and stay with us anytime!
San Antonio, TX


  • 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
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Joan!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and stay with us any time!
The Woodlands, Texas, USA

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
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!


The Big Store
"The Big Store is where you will find anything you need on the island.. From groceries, banki..."
Fun Spot Waterslide
Steve's Landing
Dannay Donuts
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!



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).


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.


Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Feb 13 2015 - May 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 14 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 1 2015 - May 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Vanity
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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