Crystal Beach house rental - Shell Station's roomy parking at the front and under the house can be seen.
Shell Station's roomy parking at the front and under the house can be seen.
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps9
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
 

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description
House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Thank you for visiting the Shell Station, built in 2009 after Hurricane Ike. 'SHELL STATION' is 3rd row from shore, offering amazing water views. Sleeps 8 to 9; 3 Q, 2 T Murphy beds, and a full-size flip flop sofa bed. Need additional room for a larger gathering? The SHELL STATION is connected by an elevated walk-way to LUNA BELLA (VRBO 163462), which sleeps up to 10.

Very easy beach access to go romping in the waves, shoreline fishing, shell collecting, or for those beautiful sunrise beach walks. Your fresh Catch of the Day can be provided from your own skills or by the local vendors on a daily basis.

Nicely landscaped property (maintenance-free) complete with a covered deck for shade and a sun deck for soaking in the rays. Watch dolphins frolic just off shore. Relax while listening to the rhythmic sound of the Gulf of Mexico as it laps at the shores of Crystal Beach. At night, view the expansive and clear night skies. The deck completely surrounds the house and is gated for toddlers! On the upper deck, feel free to fly your own favorite colors from the installed flagpole; and bring your favorite hammock to use with the installed eye bolts!

There is a screened-in porch off the Master bedroom (called the Mermaid Lounge). Flat screen TV's with Direct TV provided at no extra cost, and Blu-Ray and full stereo system in living room. Additionally, the Shell Station features a well-equipped kitchen to include cookware, small appliances, bakeware, and even a large shrimp pot and granite countertops. The Master bathroom features a custom over-sized shower.

Downstairs you will enjoy plenty of covered / paved parking, a deluxe private hot water sand shower with two shower heads, a built in charcoal grill, picnic table, a swing, and 30 amp RV hook-up (an extra 30 $/night).

Crystal Beach is but a 15 minute ferry ride to Galveston, TX, which offers every available amenity, to include theaters, shopping, amusement and swim parks, Moody Gardens, the Strand, and other historical adventures.

Keywords: Beach house, cabin, crystal beach, fishing, gulf of mexico, stargazing, tidelands subdivision, luna bella

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Our daughter's beach home, Luna Bella (located next to Shell Station),was our inspiration to pursue our very own dream for a relaxing beach get-away.

Most pleasurable for me are the fantastic skies at night accompanied by the breezes and sounds of the Gulf. The skies over the dark Gulf at night provide great illumination with striking views of constellations. Catching glimpses of falling stars occurs regularly.

17 Reviews of Property 290505 in Crystal Beach, Texas

Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas, TX
5

Fireworks and Fun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Shell Station is always a great get-away. The house is well stocked (towels, bath esssentials, washer/dryer). Very comfortable and care-free. Great sound system, great deck, great views of ocean. The sound of the waves is just out your window and extremely relaxing.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Houston
5

We Love the Shell Station!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
My family and I stayed at the Shell Station over spring break 2012. We LOVE the Shell Station and will definitely be back! The place is immaculate, everything is new and it is decorated / furnished to the hilt. There are flat screens in every room with full directTV access, a great stereo system with outdoor speakers, a great screened in porch, a nice big deck, and a great outdoor shower. Also the kitchen is very well stocked, we wanted for nothing. The views of the water are great and the beach is close enough to walk to in 3 minutes.

We really enjoyed our stay and can't wait to be back!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Richmond
5

Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Wow, what an amazing weekend! Shell Station was super clean, well decorated and cozy. The kitchen is more equipped than my house! :) It has a wonderful view of the Gulf from the deck and bay window. Everyone on the beach was friendly which made a fun environment. My favorite was the clear skies at night which made for good star gazing. It has a couple of local places to shop and dine. I recommend Eagles for breakfast and pizza at the “Big Store”. “Big” is also is good for souvenirs. What a wonderful weekend and property…can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, TX
5

Shell Station is Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Had a wonderful experience at Shell Station. The house is beautiful with a breath taking view. The house was extremely comfortable and the spacious deck made my relax time unforgettable. Can't wait to return to this gem!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
Dallas, TX
5

Can't wait to return!!

Can't wait to return!!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Shell station was heaven on earth. The set-up was extremely functional and the kitchen was probably better stocked than my kitchen at home. The view was fabulous, very relaxing. The owners have thought of everything to make their guests comfortable and care free. A wonderful sound system with speakers on the deck, well lit inside and out, flat screen TVs with DVD players, screened in porch out back, extremely beachy and comfortable, including outside shower (woohoo)! I will definitely return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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Summer vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Shell Station is very cute!!!! Great house overall. Kitchen is well-stocked. Love the lights on the deck.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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Summer vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
Shell Station is very nice. Better than what I was expecting. I had a very good time and the house was great.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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Week rental

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
Shell Station is fantastic. Great location, very pretty beach house.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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Memorial Day Week

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Shell Station is Awesome - Exactly as I would have built & decorated it. The most important thing about my vacation was spending more valuable time with my wife and twins than ever before! If I owned Shell Station, I would probably never leave.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Shell Station- Catch a Falling Star Over the Gulf of Mexico
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p290505vbi
(409) 684-3377 (Texas, USA)
Crystal Beach Texas Gulf Coast
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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
Shell Station is BEAUTIFUL and immaculately clean! This beach home provided us with a very comfortablew enviornment; the owners sharing their best with us ! Loved the outdoor furniture too! The decor was great, very relaxing. This beach home was perfect for our needs!!!! It was so hard to leave. Thank you.
Helpful votes: 1/1