BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT RETREAT WITH UNBEATABLE BAY AND GULF VIEWS

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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

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

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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Property Reviews

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

I will definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, 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

Pefect place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Just got back from an amazing get-away weekend with 4 other girls, and this place was amazing. I routinely stay in vacation homes when I travel and this house was among the best. The space was clean, looked brand new; the beds (and the pillows!) were extremely comfortable! Everyone who slept in the beds talked about how they fell asleep immediately! The hot tub/spa was AMAZING! Coming from the big city, it had been a while since most of us had seen so many stars! The dock would be awesome for boats, but also allowed for some cool photo opportunities of the seagulls who flock on the shallow waters close by. The beach across the highway was a short walk and beautiful white sand; and there were sea shells galore! There were views of the bay or beach from every single window; and being in February, we kept the front and back doors open while we were there and the cross breezes gently blowing through the house made it even more relaxing. I would love to go back again another winter/fall when the weather is cool - I love being near the ocean when it's cold outside, and would love using the wood burning fireplace! Thanks so much for sharing your special place with us!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, 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
Northern Virginia
5

The perfect getaway vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed 4 days and 3 nights with my family of 4 and another family of 4. We had plenty of space and enjoyed the time throughly. The hot tub was a dream. Both views were amazing (saw both the morning surprise and the evening sunsets) from the front and back decks. We will look forward to returning again soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Dickinson TX
5

Great house!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
I stayed the weekend with 4 girlfriends and we thoroughly enjoyed the house. It was nice having the bay view on the back deck and the gulf view on the front deck. Both water ways easily accessible - the beach was clean and quiet. The house had nice decor, spacious bedrooms, nice kitchen and living area - clean and quiet also. Could not have asked for more.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat With Unbeatable Bay And Gulf Views
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4097898574
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
5

An amazing place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We have stayed at the "Commander's Retreat" several times over the past few years. Each time, we have had an a lot of fun, but it is very relaxing at the same time. The sound of the ocean waves have a way of relaxing your mind. I cannot tell you how many pictures we have of the gorgeous sunsets on the bay side of the house. Sunrise is quite beautiful as well. We have stayed at this house with both family and friends and it is absolutely perfect for both. Fishing and crabbing from the pier is excellent and the beach is just a short walk across the street! There are a couple of good restaurants nearby (Stingaree Marina is a must) and the "Big Store" in Crystal Beach is convenient for all groceries and supplies. The home itself has literally everything you could possibly need for your stay. I cannot recommend it enough... It is an absolutely beautiful and perfect place to stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
High Season
Mar 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$275
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
2 nights
 
 
Off Season
Sep 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$225
$1,500
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$225
$1,500
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100.00
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Pet Fee $300.00
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 ...
  • 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:
  • ski lift privileges
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
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