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BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT RETREAT WITH UNBEATABLE BAY AND GULF VIEWS

Lynn Bunn

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Lynn Bunn

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT RETREAT WITH UNBEATABLE BAY AND GULF VIEWS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Max 10 people

The owner is a retired seafaring commander who dropped anchor on Bolivar and rebuilt his modern retreat after Hurricane Ike destroyed their original beach home. He says the 360 degree ocean and bay water views remind him of his time at sea in the wheelhouse. The beach and maritime motif can be seen throughout this beautiful retreat.

Sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico from your front porch and Sunsets over Rollover and Galveston Bays from the back porch or the lighted private pier where redfish, trout, flounder, and crabs are caught are magnificent. Yachts, sailboats, kayaks, and commercial tugs and barges frequent the Intracoastal Waterway just a few hundred yards off your private pier. It is only a short walk out front to the beach for surf fishing or to Rollover Pass for some of Texas’s best saltwater fishing.

After swimming, sunbathing or shelling on the beach out front, use the outdoor shower and hit the swim spa/hot tub and deck area back at the retreat. Watch sunset over the water and distant palms on one of the multiple decks. Crawl into one of several outdoor hammocks and let the sea breeze swing you to sleep.

The free Ferry to Galveston Island is only a 20 minute drive away where you can enjoy the Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, The Strand, multiple restaurants, and other activities. The Commander’s Retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, yet just a short drive if you want to hit Houston, Beaumont, or the casinos in Lake Charles which are just over 2 hours away.

The Commander, he prefers the solitude of 30+ miles of sandy beaches with shrimpers and Houston bound ships plying the waters just offshore!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynn Bunn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014

About Lynn Bunn

We bought the original fish cabin 5 months before Hurricane Ike wiped us out. We rebuilt our home with every thought to living fulltime at some point. Alan is a retired Commander with NOAA who still works for NOAA in the maritime industry. Lynn works on the island in Galveston and can share with you all the 'secrets' of shopping and sightseeing on the island if you want to make the 20 minute ferry ride. We make our full time residence in Hitchcock, Texas along with our 16 year old Granddaughter.

Lynn Bunn purchased this house in 2008

Why Lynn Bunn chose Crystal Beach

We fell in love with the property the first time we saw it even though it was only a 1 bedroom fish camp. So many of our friends gave us so much grief that Lynn finally made the statement 'we bought the lot, not the house. We will insure it and wait for a hurricane to take it and then build our Dream House'. Famous last words as 5 months later Hurricane Ike did exactly that.

What makes this house unique

We have wonderful views from every vantage point as well every possible option from fishing, beach combing, sunbathing, swimming etc. Whether you want to be adventurous or just kick back and relax, this is the place to do it.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 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.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Van Vleck, Tx
5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This place is even more beautiful in person & has such a serene atmosphere! Our family spent 3 nights at The Commander's hoping for a relaxing weekend away from our busy lives where we could enjoy each other's company & it did not disappoint.There was plenty of room for the 10 of us, including my family, my parents, siblings, & children. We lounged on the upper & lower decks, which all have amazing views. My dad & husband really enjoyed fishing & crabbing on the pier, & my favorite was the huge swim spa. I could go on & on about all the amenities. They've thought of everything. We're so grateful the owners shared their beautiful home w/ us & we can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p512500vb
-4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Magnolia, TX
5

Beautiful place with great fishing!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time - caught plenty of fish - beautiful sunsets and a stunning house for a wonderful weekend getaway! We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 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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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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-4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Ladies week... Blown away by how beautiful yet eclectic this beach home is. Totally comfortable, beautifully appointed, and surprisingly whimsical all at once. Fabulous views of our gulf coast beach and bay... Mornings on the back porch with coffee, evenings on the front porch sipping wine. The swim spa a fabulous treat we enjoyed every day. Easy meal preparation in the well-equipped kitchen. And crawling into a comfortable bed at the close of a relaxing day.Keep a week open for us early next fall... Or maybe even in the spring. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Lumberton, texas
5

Just like Home

  • 5 of 5
We chose this cabin for a family get a way and to celebrate mine and my brothers birthday. This cabin was amazing.....the view from both the front porch and the back porch were amazing. My family enjoyed the fishing and I enjoyed the swim tub. This cabin is one of the cleanest cabins I have ever encountered on Crystal beach, and the owners are very accommodating. My family and I will continue to visit this retreat in the future.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Willow Park, TX
5

A Truly Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5
We had never stayed on the bay side before and were pleasantly surprised that we absolutely loved it. The location allows total enjoyment of the ocean view from the front deck and wonderful views of the bay from the back deck. The swim spa is delightful and there's great fishing and crabbing from the dock. The cargo lift provides a very welcome level of convenience. The home itself is lovely, spackous, and well appointed (excellent kitchen). We highly recommend this rental property.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p512500vb
-4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Louisiana
5

Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
The beach house was beautiful and comfortable. The view of the bay side was awesome. We caught crabs from the pier 2 days in a row and the swim spa was amazing! Thanks for such a nice experience!
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
William P Hobby
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Beach
152 Metres
Across the Street

Great location for the best of both the beach and the bay. Fish from the 150 ft dock overlooking the Galveston Bay. Relax on the beach less than 500 ft from the front door. Come back and take a dip in the pool. Shopping in historic Galveston is a short ferry ride away.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
High season
Mar 1 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,250
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 7 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Low Season
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $300
Notes Holiday weekends will include a 15% premium and will have a 3 night minimum. Pets will be considered on a case by case basis. Non-refundable Pet Fee is $300. Credit Cards are accepted but Pay Pal is preferred.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Front Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift privileges
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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