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Clean and Cozy 3/2 on 2nd row in family friendly area.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3/2 beach home on 2nd row. WEEKLY RENTALS ONLY DURING SUMMER MONTHS

Our family has been vacationing in Crystal Beach since the 1960's. We lost our beach house to Hurricane Ike, but we were fortunate enough to have insurance, and we were thrilled to have been part of bringing Bolivar back.

Kids will love playing in the ocean, making sandcastles, and collecting shells. Adults will love the expansive view of the Gulf of Mexico and the easy access to the beach.

The Master Suite is decorated in soothing colors with a palm tree theme. It has a king size bed, an oversized tub, and a separate entrance to the porch for sneaking out with that first cup of coffee to watch the sun come up over the ocean. The second bedroom is decorated in bright colors and has a queen-sized bed with a new memory foam mattress, and has a great view of the beach. The 3rd bedroom has two antique twin beds and is decorated in a cat theme.

The fully stocked kitchen is open to the dining room, which is furnished with large, comfortable furniture and decorated in a tropical theme, perfect for lingering over family mealtime.

Enjoy a great night's sleep in the 3 private bedrooms, all of which have a reading light, a clock, a fan, and extra pillows.

We have plenty of beach chairs and toys, and crabbing gear all available for your use.

Inside we have books and games for all ages.

We make every effort to have the basics for you upon arrival: toilet paper, coffee filters, basic spices, etc. Linens are not provided so bring sheets, bath towels and beach towels. All beds have mattress pads, comforters and pillows. Anything you forget can be purchased at The Big Store, less than a mile away.

For larger groups, our cousin owns Cabana Che which is a block away and sleeps 8 (listing #338543)

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

Why The Owner chose Texas Gulf Coast

We love Crystal Beach for too many reasons to name! Galveston is just a fun ferry ride away and has everything you might want for your entertainment on a vacation, but if you just want to get away from it all, you don't need to leave the Bolivar Peninsula. The Big Store has everything you might need; there are local fisherman to buy fresh seafood from, and great restaurants too!

From early morning walks at sunrise until cocktail hour on the shady front porch, we relax and enjoy the constant ocean breezes, the smell of the salt air, and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Thanksgiving is a particularly special time for us to convene in Crystal Beach, but we love it at all times of year and think you will too.

What makes this house unique

Our house is in the 'Noisy Waves' sub-division, which is a family-friendly area between Emerald II and Holiday Beach, about 1 mile west of the Big Store and 11 miles east of the ferry landing.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Clean and Cozy 3/2 on 2nd row in family friendly area.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews
5

Best Thanksgiving, ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I played hooky this Thanksgiving ( children out of town!), and drove down to the beach. We were anticipating a lovely time at Crystal Beach (gorgeous area, but not "touristy" at all.)

We arrived Thursday night, after dark, but could hear the waves and relaxed on the lovely deck before turning in for the night. We stayed in the master bedroom, and woke up the next morning to a beautiful view of the beach!

Stone's Throw is simply everything a person could want - plenty of room, clean, fun decor, all amenities, everything works, right by the beach, restaurants close by, with plenty of room for a family gathering! There is a well-stocked, roomy kitchen, and the master bedroom was pretty and comfy!

Every morning we went out on the deck to enjoy the stunning view and sounds of the ocean while we drank our coffee, then walked down to the donut shop at the end of the road- delicious breakfast, by the way!

The rest of that day and the days following we spent walking on the beautiful beach(it is right there- fitting with the name!) searching for shells, watching amazing sunsets from the porch, bird-watching, reading, playing some of the games provided, watching movies, and chilling on the deck- very important for coffee in the morning, and happy hour sunsets!! Don't forget to eat dinner at one of the nearby restaurants- very fresh, fabulous seafood!

I would recommend Stone's Throw for anyone- perfect place for a weekend away, whether with family, children, or a rejuvenating romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin Close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

Stone's Throw was the perfect beach cabin for our family of four, with our older son and his son staying with us too. It was comfortable and clean, just a three minute walk to the beach. The beach area was family friendly, a plus when you have children along. And the cabin is ideally located close to a large supermarket. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Close to the Beach--Great Place for a Girlfriend Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

I spent the weekend at Stone's Throw with two friends (I'd been there previously with kids), and it was just perfect. Walks on the beach, sunset with a drink on the porch, a quick drive to dinner, great bird watching, and an accommodating kitchen and dining area. It's set up perfectly for gatherings of three to six. Lots of light and a great view!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mattresses have large vomit stains

  • 1 of 5

Pros:

Close to the beach

Quiet

Lisa is very responsive and easy to work with

Cons:

Much of the home is a little dated and a worn from use of renters (couch peeling, dining chair bottoms can be lifted off chairs, pinkish mold on shower curtains, melted handle on grill).

Our biggest frustration was finding the queen and one of the twin mattresses stained with vomit. The beds are made when you arrive (mattress pad, comforter and throw pillows). We assumed this meant it was clean and made the beds. On our departure when we stripped the bedding and mattress pads we found the queen had vomit (maybe something else?) stains in the middle of the bed and the twin bed was stained all along the top and side. That’s a pretty disgusting feeling to find out you and your small children have slept on vomit stained mattresses.

The queen mattress had a small square mattress pad in the middle with a mattress pad cover on top of it to hide it. The twin mattress had been flipped so only the large stain (that covers 1/3 of the side) was visible on the side.

I did inform Lisa about the stains and she explained that it happened with the renters before us and that, “…my cleaning person told me about the stain on the mattress pad.  Apparently it happened with the renters before you, who tried to wash it out.  She also washed it and had no idea what it was, by that second washing there was no odor.” By this response it isn’t clear if the mattresses were cleaned as well.

Lisa also explained that, “I plan to replace all the mattresses within the next couple of years, but it depends on the bank balance.”

I think every future renter should know they are sleeping on someone’s vomit. It’s only fair to be informed what you are renting before you get there.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We welcome honest reviews as opportunities to make our property the best it can be, so that our family and others can continue to enjoy it. One of the mattresses has a coffee stain on the edge that has been there for some time and has not been an issue for other families. All of the mattress pads are washed after check out. The situation with the queen mattress was just brought to our attention and is being handled, and we are also in the process of replacing the living room furniture. ****update November 20, 2017: The queen bed has been replaced with a memory foam mattress, and the living room furniture is also brand new.
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Perfect House for us!

  • 5 of 5

This house was just perfect to accommodate our families needs. The beds were so comfy! Everyone said they slept better than they do at home which is a huge complement coming from my father in law who can't sleep anywhere! Great views of the ocean. Plenty of movies, games and water toys provided! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home with Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

Stones Throw was beyond our expectations. We had an amazing view to the beach from our balcony. This property was amazing, clean, and it felt like we were home. Lisa was very helpful and answered when we had questions. I will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
 
Winter
Dec 2 2016 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
$750
$1,300
 
 
Off Season
Feb 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,100
 
 
High Season
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

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:
  • 1335 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Expansive view of the Gulf, easy access to the beach, outdoor shower with hot/cold water, wifi, tropical decor throughout.

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