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Paul Reed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Bayfront House, 90ft lighted pier with Beach Access

23 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Texas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is 'Cielo Vista' our bayhouse located directly on Rollover Bay in Gilchrist, Tx. and easily reached from Houston, Galveston, or Beaumont. Crystal Beach is about 6 miles away. However you'll have uncrowded beach access to the Gulf of Mexico only 500 ft south of the property.

House features a 360 wrap-around deck so you can 'chase the shade'.

Excellent Fishing and Crabbing just out your back door from your own private lighted pier with power, water, fish cleaning table...no need for a boat. However, if you do have a kayak/canoe...you can access many great fishing spots just minutes after pushing off from the bank.

Enjoy all the wonders of the Beach without the congestion of other more popular beaches.

Historic Galveston is an exciting ferry ride away. Visit the historic Strand, Moody Gardens, Seawall, or Schlitterbahn water park.

HOUSE RULES AND IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1. NO MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE at “ANYTIME” on the property. We have full-time neighbors and they’ll give us a call if this is violated…you’ll be asked to leave the property and forfeit your remaining rental days and deposit. Don’t be offended…this has rarely been an issue because 80% of our renters are repeats…but we’ve had a few very disappointing episodes.

2. LINENS can be found on top of the utility room counter. Additional linens can be found in plastic bins located under the bunk room beds and master bedroom bed.

3. PLEASE REMOVE SHOES before entering the house.

4. NO FIRES may be built anywhere on the property with the exception of the BBQ grill for cooking.

5. NO MOUNTING of any items onto the pilings under the house or located above where the house is located.

6. NO TRASH left in the house, on the decks, under the house, or on the Pier. It all goes in garbage bags and placed in the twin green receptacles street-side

7. NO DIRTY DISHES in the dishwasher or in the sink

8. NO CRAB TRAPS left in the water. Please remove them, along with any bait, and stack under stairs.

9. STRIP BEDDING, TOWELS, DISHTOWELS and leave on floor in utility room. You DO NOT have to wash linens (nor should you…you’re on vacation)

10. KAYAKS ARE NOT FOR GUEST USE Thanks for not disturbing them.

11. DO NOT ROLL DOWN SECURITY SHUTTERS

12. REPLACE KEYS in lockbox when you depart at the end of your stay

Suggestions:

1. MOSQUITOS I must admit I’m amazed at some renters who have complained about Louisiana’s state bird  In the summer months more so these can be pesky. A BIG help to you will to bring down a Raid Yard Sprayer or similar product. It will attach to our hose you’ll find downstairs and by spraying the entire yard you will notice a huge improvement. There is also a hose upstairs and you can spray the deck as well…but the grass is usually your biggest culprit. You’ll also need to apply a deet-based spray to yourself as well especially in the evenings but the yard spray will be your best friend.

2. WHERE TO EAT Stingaree is great…right on the intracoastal waterway…and about 6 miles or so from the house headed West on 87 http://stingaree.com/ Steve’s Landing is really good and on the intracoastal waterway and in Crystal Beach http://www.steveslanding.com/ Tiki Bar is also good…it’s a bit further and just past Crystal Beach road on the right http://www.crystalbeach.com/Tiki%20Beach/index.htm Fantasea BBQ is within walking distance just before you get to Rollover Pass on the right. Excellent Burgers and other things but are usually closed in the Winter and early Spring months. http://www.facebook.com/pages/FANTASEA-BBQ-Grill/101022119945736

3. WHERE TO GET GROCERIES Gulf Coast Market west on 87 about 8 miles on the right…they have anything you could possibly need http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Gulf.Coast.Market.The.Big.Store.Crystal.Beach.TX.409-684-2400

4. WHERE TO GET BAIT and ICE Capt Jacks is just down the road on the right before rollover pass Ms. Nancy’s is on the left just as you cross Rollover Pass

5. WHERE TO RENT GOLF CARTS Golf Cart Connections 409-963-7725 or http://www.thegolfcarconnection.com/

6. MAPQUEST LINK http://mapq.st/1h1aYdj Google’s is not accurate.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Paul Reed (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Paul Reed

I'm Paul Reed the owner of Cielo Vista our awesome bayside home in Gilcrist TX. We finished building our home 7 weeks before Hurricane Ike hit. We were one of the lucky ones that sustained little damage. We think this is the best home to enjoy your vacation at because you have access to Rollover Bay and private pier from your back yard and better yet Gulf of Mexico drive-on beach access just 500 ft out the front door.

Paul Reed purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul Reed chose Texas

We love to fish and catch crabs. We also love Kayaking and more than ever beachcombing. Enjoy hour very own private lighted pier with power, water, an fish cleaning table.

What makes this house unique

We love to fish and catch crabs. We also love Kayaking and more than ever beachcombing. Enjoy hour very own private lighted pier with power, water, an fish cleaning table.

Reviews

4.9
based on 23 traveler reviews

Bayfront House, 90ft lighted pier with Beach Access
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews
5

Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for 5 days and this place far exceeded my expectations. It was perfect for our kayak fishing. The house is beautiful inside and out. The owners were always quick to respond to my emails. We all enjoyed fishing for flounder right off the dock and bigger game a short paddle away. And the drive on beach is a short walk away. I cannot say enough just how much we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Only problem we had was tv in bunk room would not get any signal at all,

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyd our stay, loved the crabbing from the dock, fishing was not as good but we had a great time would love to go back again your house is amazing . Thank you .

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Good good good~~~

  • 5 of 5

We have 4kids and 3 couples 2nights and 3days.

Really good experience and i want to come again.

A lots of crab and fish..

Clean room..huge kichen...wash and dry...

Fishing only 1min. From door.

We wil be back if we have chance.

Thank you so much for your nice house.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend the house was perfect for our needs.We will be coming back

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Family Time

  • 5 of 5

GREAT place to the family! Beautiful views from every side, not to mention the fishing and crabbing! Would recommend this as a get away to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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5

Relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time coming to the bay house and, once again, we loved it. Thank you Paul for letting us spend our Thanksgiving in your lovely bay home!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Hobby
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fantasea
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bolivar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Crystal Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
87
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fantasea
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gilchrist Beach
Car: necessary

Galveston is a short ferry ride away. Visit Moody Gardens, Schitterbahn water park, Pleasure Pier, Strand Shopping area, Sea Wall, Cruise terminal

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2
Mar 22 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
Off Season
Nov 2 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
High Season
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $200
Cleaning Fee $100

Check-in time is 4pm...Check-out time is 11:00am

**Spring Break** 4 night minimum and it must include a Fri/Sat night!!!!

PayPal preferred also accept checks as long as received 30 days before your arrival. Also accept HomeAway Payments (credit cards)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Texas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Master - 1 double , Guestroom access to bathroom
    Bunk room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Bunk room sleeps 6
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master has bay front with private sunroom with futon
  • Two private bedrooms with a double bed in each (total of 4 people). Third Bedroom has two double-twin bunk beds (total of 6 could fit in this room). Private sun room off of master with double futon in. Very large sectional couch can easily sleep 2 adults.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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