BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT RETREAT WITH UNBEATABLE BAY AND GULF VIEWS

Lynn Bunn

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT RETREAT WITH UNBEATABLE BAY AND GULF VIEWS

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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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Lynn Bunn

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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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
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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
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Vidor, Texas
5

Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5
This home is awesome! Great views, great location, gorgeous inside, very comfortable beds, everything I expected and so much more. Crabbing right off the pier was the highlight of our vacation! I will definitely stay here again!!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, 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

Easter Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful home, we had great time! We had a very relaxing Easter weekend with family. Enjoyed the hot tub and fishing off the pier. Highly recommend this home!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
I just want to thank you for letting us use your beautiful home. Everything is exactly as advertised and it's even better in person. We enjoyed crabbing off the dock for 2 days straight and relaxed in the hot tub at night. Had no reason to go out for dinner because we got to eat crab 2 nights in a row! We enjoyed the best breakfast tacos at the food truck in the Big Store parking lot.
Thanks again for sharing your home, just wish it was closer that we could enjoy it over and over again! We will definitely be back if we are in the area again.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

I will definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5
My best friend and I hosted a low-key, wine-and-dine bachelorette weekend and couldn't have asked for anything more. The house is cozy, open, and well-decorated. The kitchen is very use friendly and the beds are comfortable :) The bay is your back yard where you can see thousands of birds hanging out in the shallow water. The beach is a very short walk down the road.

Thank you for opening your gorgeous house for us to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house! Thank you for the kind words and I hope you come back and see us.
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Map

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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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
 
High Season
Mar 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
Off Season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 2 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 
 
High season
Mar 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100
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

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 ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Elevator ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • ski lift privileges
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
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