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Rebecca Carroll

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

The Beachhouse in Crystal Beach.

18 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms/3 1/2 Baths Sleeps 10

Crystal Beach is a 15-minute ferry ride from Galveston, and most of the time, a pod of dolphins will escort you both ways. (Bring some bread or popcorn to toss to the sea gulls on the way.) Then it's a 10-minute drive to The Edgewater Beach House, that proudly sits right on the beach/corner lot with unobstructed viiews. It is an enchanted place as some of our guest like to call it , with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. If this is your first visit, you'll be greeted by your host. And if you're like most guests, you'll have three experiences in succession. The first is the 'Wow!' reaction as you step through the front door. The second is the 'Ah' reaction as you lower your travel-weary body into a comfortable chair on our 800-square-foot deck. And the third is the 'Oh, yes!' reaction as you sip a complimentary libation and watch the waves roll in, while the kids play with a thoughtful selection of stuffed animals and toys. You can unpack later while you enjoy this custom built home that was built to thrill, that you will want to come back to each year and share with other friends and family for future stays.

We recently added a wonderful addition to this home, which is a custom built bar/ entertaning area for BBQ's and gatherings with thatched roof down stairs that has ample seating for leisure time. This same area boast an outdoor fish cleaning area with Trek outdoor table and double Kohler sink, along with outdoor shower and guest have their own storage area for beach equipment.

Tons of Fun!: From May 1 through September 15, Edgewater rents by the week. That's seven days and six nights. But that may not be enough, there's so much to do. After a leisurely breakfast on the deck, you can take the ferry to Galveston. There you'll find the three pyramids of Moody Gardens: rain forest, aquarium, and 'discovery.' Plus an IMAX theater. Also the Lone Star Flight Museum, great food and shopping in The Strand historic district, ship tours (submarine, destroyer escort, and square rigger), nine historic houses, and 'The Great Storm' multimedia presentation of the 1900 hurricane the killed some 10,000 people. You'll love our beach, of course, but don't miss one of the two Schlitterbahn water parks with a wave pool, mud-rider raft rides, and an uphill water coaster! The park even has an enclosed facility that's open year round.

Seafood Fancier's Paradise. : As dawn signals the start of a new day, you'll see the shrimp boats headed out to sea. Then in late morning, you'll hear a little bell signaling the arrival of 'the fish lady' with her truck full of the ocean's bounty. Just pop downstairs and pick out your dinner, which you'll grill in the spacious area under the house. Of course you can catch a mess of crabs yourself, throw a line in from a bridge (or from the shore), or arrange to go deep-sea fishing. With great seafood, a great beach, and so many things to do, Crystal Beach offers the quiet of a little fishing town and the attractions of a big city. No wonder so many guests book for the following year during their current stay. Come join us and see for yourself!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rebecca Carroll (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Rebecca Carroll

I am a hands on owner who loves my brand new home that was completed this year, and welcomed our first guest on 06/06/2014. We have had back to back weekly rentals since and still going strong and already taking reservations for summer 2015 in which some of the guest from this year are booking same dates for next year.

Why Rebecca Carroll chose Texas Gulf Coast

Custom Build Beach House with a Architectual Design Team out of Houston. It is a very streamlined, open concept, high ceilings, everyroom has a view. Eight sets of Numa French doors so everyroom has natural light, with a very large deck where your not on top of one another and a large custom build bar downstairs that can sit 10 guest comfortably where you can have BBQ's

along with a fish cleaning station, and double sink bathroom, sink, open shower and room for six cars to park underneath the house.

What makes this house unique

Stunning house to share with your friends/family and be very proud and happy that you did. It is also very close proximinty to beach, sand and water that can't be beat.

We have a very large deck that spans the whole lenght of house, that accomidates people who want covered for protection from the sun, and the other half is all open that want the sun. This deck is a total of 800 sq. ft!

We provide tables/chairs/loungers, and don't forget the huge bar downstairs!!

This house was built to accomidate all your needs during your stay.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

The Beachhouse in Crystal Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Dream house

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely gorgeous home. The photos do not do this home justice; every room is spacious and inviting. We were travelling with a group of 8 adults, and never felt cramped anywhere in the house.The kitchen is well stocked and leads to an extremely large deck that is so close to the beach. We could not have chosen a more beautiful home or better location.

The owner was easy to work with on our arrival time, and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SPECTACULAR!

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely gorgeous and the owner goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk into it. You cannot beat the location either - right on the beach! The home is extremely spacious and well maintained, and was extremely comfortable for the 9 people we had in our group. The kitchen is well stocked and has pretty much everything you can think of and more to make some nice meals. The extremely large deck is wonderful to sit out on an enjoy the views of the gulf and the activity on the beach.

The owner worked with us on our arrival and departure time, and when it came time to leave, we didn't want to. In a word, our vacation was - SPECTACULAR! Thank you Rebecca!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nacogdoches
5

A fabulous week to remember…A long year waiting to return…

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd summer we spent a week in this WONDERFUL home. The huge deck (that allows you to see down the beach both ways), the large open kitchen/dining/living area, the great view from the big room, and the comfortable beds make the year wait to return a LONG one for my family. If you like sipping coffee while watching the sun rise early in the morning or watching the stars while listening to the surf on the large deck at night, this will be the home for you. We will look forward, with great anticipation, to see what new things will be waiting for us in 2017 at this comfortable home so close to the beach. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us, Rebecca!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally awesome

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here near the end of July. This was the first beach visit for the grandchildren, and it was highly memorable. What an awesome house! It is comfortable, roomy and beautifully appointed. We especially enjoyed the fact that all the adults slept in a king-sized bed like we do at our own homes. The mattresses were excellent giving us fit sleep so that we could enjoy every aspect of our stay. The huge deck was a wonderful place to sit when not on the beach itself, which was mere steps away. Rebecca was warm, friendly and answered questions readily. The complimentary items were much appreciated, too.

Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing this house and help making wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Zonia C

  • 5 of 5

This is a BEAUTIFUL beach house right on the beach!! You can sit on the large deck and ENJOY the sound of the waves!! It is in a WONDERFUL spot!! You are close to the big grocery store, Steven's Landing, & Stingaree!! It is also a very short drive to the ferry to go over to the island!! The house is equipped with anything you need to cook!! Rebecca also has boxes of board games for the family to enjoy!! The week we were there my husband & son-in-law fished. They caught smaller fish with my husband also catching 2 Black Tipped Sharks!! My Grandson & his Friend thought that was REALLY something!!! It is DEFINITELY a Beach House to Bragg on!! Thank You again Rebecca for allowing us to stay & ENJOY our week!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Front Property

  • 5 of 5

House is very spacious and nice. Ocean front, steps away. Unfortunately our weather was poor the week we were there, so could not enjoy all the home has to offer. The barbeque area looked nice, the deck off the living and kitchen area was very large. The fact that you can dive on the beach pretty much ruins it for children. The sand was completly packed down and was just like a road for you watch for traffic to cross. Could not relax and let the kids play due to the traffic. Weekends were worse, however there were police patrolling. Due to all traffic on the weekends, the beach had so much trash. Rebecca hesitated to rent to us because we have five children, and she expressed over and over how nice her home was and didn't want it destroyed. She will meet you there and show you everything about the house, how to operate her doors, the washer and dryer, microwave, ect. When you send the deposit check, mail it in one day. She did not specify that, and it took 6 days for her to receive mine and she called me accusing me of lying to her that I did not send it. We left the house clean and everything she expected to be done, and we did receive our deposit back. Aside from being mildly offended from expecting my family to be disrespectful and accused me of being dishonest, the house was great and exactly how it is explained. The area is has never fully recovered from the hurricane, and is under developed. Not much there, have to take a ferry to Galveston to get more options on things to do. Grocery and souvenir in this area are very over priced, half the price in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mya, thanks for your feedback on our property. The last three sentences were perhaps unwarranted by you. We have never had a complaint on our two beach properties in over 15 years or its owner. We have multiple generations that rent from us every year and they love the impecable service, generosity, hospitality and treat each guest as if it was their only rental. A homeowner cannot be responsible for bad weather. During the month of March/ Spring break anywhere is busy and crowded with kids and you had even indicated during the booking process that the last two places you rented in Florida were unpleasant and you couldnt relax with all the partying, loud music beaches packed kids everywhere. In reference to Crystal Beach being underdeveloped and not recovered from Hurricane Ike also is not true. Guest love the area and come back each year. If you noticed there are houses everywhere, HGTV doing segments on the area because they liked it, and the food network because they like our festivals we have thruout the year, and yes the beaches do get crowded in the summer and spring break because it is a popular area. Were sorry that you were not happy during your stay but never idicated in anyway, when I called you the next day to make sure you had everything and everyone happy and your answer was yes.
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Car: necessary

Crystal Beach has been called Galveston's best-kept secret. But vacationers have begun to discover us. Many of our guests stay here both before and after taking a cruise. Four cruise lines call Galveston home: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Celebrity. (Check the Galveston Cruises Web site for expert advice and great rates.) And, during March and April, both the birds and the birders who take joy in spotting them arrive. Our federally protected wetlands and sanctuaries offer ideal resting places for migrating feathered friends. As a very family-oriented place, we do not open our second home to spring breakers or other large, potentially rambunctious, groups. In fact, the ideal match is three couples, with or without kids, who want a truly memorable beach vacation. Edgewater offers the best of both worlds: A quiet, fully equipped waterfront beach house, and the glories of Galveston, just half an hour away.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
High season
May 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$600
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Note: We rent to couples and family groups only. Sorry, no party groups, spring breakers, proms or weddings.
Maximum Number of Guests: 10 (including children).
No smoking, no pets, please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Double sinks
    Powder Room - toilet
  • Three Full Bathrooms with commode, double sinks, shower and are all connected to each bedroom. Powder room with commode and sink downstaris/outdoor shower for washing off sand when coming up from the beach. All bathrooms have black leathering granite tops wih Kohler sinks, very large, tall framed mirrors, one bath has Kohler tub All polished crome hardware by Kohler
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs Bedrooms: Two (2) B/R Master Suites down with two onsuite bathrooms Upstairs Bedrooms: Two (2) B/R Upstairs with private full bath (read more below) One king in one b/r / One king in other b/r with XL twins that can be converted into a king if you have five couples (1 B/R has king size bed) (1) B/R has king size bed wit two X/L twins that can become king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hello Gorgeous!! I am a brand new custom built/Architectually Designed very fine detailed home that will be presenting/taking rentals for summer 2014. I am on the same beach front/corner lot before the Storm and am now ready to show you my new stunning home again, twice the size & glory, so here's to you

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