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Rebecca Carroll

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

The Beachhouse in Crystal Beach.

14 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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Overview

Texas Gulf Coast 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 14 traveler reviews

The Beachhouse in Crystal Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

A wonderful house on the ocean. Exceptional. Thanks for having us....

  • 5 of 5

My family and visited crystal beach in March of 2016. We had a wonderful week and enjoyed all the amenities of the house. This is not a typical rent house. It's high end and comfortable for the entire family. My kids loved the beach..and I loved the easy beach access from the house. The kitchen overlooks the oceans and I laws great to cook in with the wonderful ocean views. I would highly recommend this beach front property and the house spares no extras. It was a wonderful, restful, and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We came down from MN and rented this lovely home for 7 nights ~ I must say, some of the best rest i have gotten in a long time. The beds are to die for ~ so comfortable.

This is a beautiful home and multiple families would be able to share as we did. I would recommend not renting if you have small children ( under 7 ) as the furnishings were definitely not kid friendly ( white couches and chairs ). We actually did a decent job keeping everything clean, but we had to really watch and constantly be cleaning up after them ( we had a 3 and 1 year old )... That would probably be true in any situation, but again the white furniture just made it a little more challenging.

i would HIGHLY recommend this to any other potential renter as it is right off the beach and has some of the best views you can imagine. A large deck, plenty of chairs, a fun area downstairs to BBQ and eat.

Hopefully get to rent next year ~

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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China, Texas
5

The BEST!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just stayed at this beach house this past week. It was absolutely perfect. We made such special memories. The huge deck was my favorite even though everything about this beach house is beyond amazing. The beds are so comfy and loved having so many bathrooms. My husband loves to cook and he enjoyed the kitchen so much. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I highly recommend staying here. The location is amazing and the view, WOW!! We will be booking ASAP for next summer. Can't wait.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dana and Charles, I can absolutely say the same things about you..perfect guest! I am so glad that you liked our home, and enjoyed it as much as we do, and we look forward to seeing you again. Rebecca
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Houston, TX
5

Wonderful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 rented the house for the Memorial Day weekend. The house is not your typical beach house - it's absolutely beautiful, very roomy, well laid out, with really nice furniture & bedding. The downstairs living area & kitchen is a wonderful area to hang out in, play games if it rains - all while enjoying the wall of windows looking out over the ocean. The kitchen is fully stocked with every appliance and cooking item you will need. Great huge deck to lounge, hang out, eat & watch the sights. The location is ideal - on the water and right by the beach access driveway. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave. You can't ask for more than this beach house.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen...wow I think you describe my house better than I did! Thanks so much for choosing us for your Memorial Day beach retreat, and we hope you return again soon. Rebecca (your Host)
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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

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6 night minimum stay
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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.

$500.00 Security deposit if house is left clean, in good order as you found it, without damage. Due at time of booking
$2700 Rental payment for the week which is 6 nights/7 days and extra night can be added on if available. due 60 days before check in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Texas Gulf Coast 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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