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Miriam Gerdes

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

'My Crystal Beach House' Spacious, Great Oceanviews, Linens Provided!

31 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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

'My Crystal Beach House' has been completely remodeled with paint, flooring, fixtures, furnishings, etc. Family and child friendly! It is truely our '2nd Home' so you will find many ammenities that are missing in other beach homes.

This large 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is the size of a 3 bedroom and is one of the largest rentals in the area with almost 1300 sq. ft. Sleeps 10 (or 11 if one is in the Pack & Play) . Master Bedroom features 1 King bed & a daybed with a trundle bed. Also includes a TV and DVD player. Master bath has a ceramic tiled shower.

Bedroom 2 has 1 set of bunkbeds (pillowtop mattresses) & 1 Full bed. The living room has a full sized futon. There is a nice, clean Pack & Play if needed as well as a portable high chair.

The living, dining and kitchen areas are open and spacious. Comfortable leather furniture and lots of windows overlook the ocean along with a TV & Blu ray DVD player. Direct TV (with free movie channels) and free WiFi are also available. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your dining, cooking or baking needs.

There is a large, deck that is partially covered. You can enjoy sitting outside while watching sunsets and ocean views or relaxing in the hammock.

Downstairs (under the house and deck) you will find a fish cleaning station with sink, an outdoor shower (with hot and cold water), foot washing area, porch swing, picnic table and a bar b q grill.

Full Sized Washer & Dryer and an Iron & Ironing Board are also included, as are some games and movies.

Bed linens, pillows and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Beach house is located in a family friendly area with some full time residents. Please no loud parties, prom groups, graduation parties, etc. Minimum age for renters: 25, please.

Items usually provided: shampoo/conditioner, bath soap, hand soap, toliet paper, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, kitchen condiments - spices, salt, pepper, sugar, sweetner, coffee, creamer, tea bags, paper napkins, paper plates, plastic ware, mayo, mustard, ketchup, salsa, salad dressings and more.

Keywords: House, Beach, Crystal Beach, Bolivar, Fishing, Birding, near Galveston

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Miriam Gerdes (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Miriam Gerdes

We love coming to Bolivar for the relaxation and getting away from everything. It is so peaceful to sit on our deck in a deck chair or in the hammock and watch and listen to the waves or see the sunset. We live in College Station, which is about 3 hours away and come down as much as we can.

Miriam Gerdes purchased this house in 2010

Why Miriam Gerdes chose Texas Gulf Coast

We have loved coming to Bolivar for many years. The tranquility of the area and the friendly people had us coming back again and again. Now that I have a child, I wanted a place (not too far away) where he could learn to enjoy the beach as much as I do. We were very saddened when Hurricane Ike came and demolished the area and are excited to help in revitalizing the Bolivar Peninsula.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet of Bolivar, while Galveston is just a short ferry ride away. The restaurants on Bolivar Peninsula can't be beat either! The beach is a tenth of a mile walk from our house along a paved neighborhood street. The beach is wide and quiet in 'our' area. You will find some surf fishers and families but usually no loud parties!

Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

'My Crystal Beach House' Spacious, Great Oceanviews, Linens Provided!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect Family Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great fit for our family of 10. It was spacious and just a short walk to the beach. It was clean, and well stocked. The restaurants were in close proximity and we also enjoyed being able to grill and cook breakfast for everyone during our stay. At night we enjoyed star gazing and relaxing in the hammock/patio furniture.

It was nice and quiet in the beach houses nearby as well which was nice since we did not want the crazy loud party scene. We will definitely return soon-highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time! Please come again!
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5

great little place that is comfy and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We went last min and stayed the weekend. great fast friendly people and responded quick. Again was a last min booking but well worth it. Everything you need pretty much there and didn't skip a beat. Had a great time with family and was a great place to visit. Will deff return soon. If you are looking for a decent priced good place to be this is it.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

What a nice place -- it felt so much like home and we were so relaxed. There for Thanksgiving week, and thoroughly enjoyed the home and all it offered. So well stocked! It was so relaxing and just a few minutes drive to local restaurants and stores. Thank you, Miriam, for helping us find fresh crab meat -- above and beyond! I would definitely return (maybe in a warmer month) and would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories Made!

  • 5 of 5

We jumped on the chance when cabin became available and I'm glad we did. The perfect weekend getaway! My husband is leaving for two months and I'm pregnant with twins...So we needed something to do not too far away. Beautiful cabin! Plenty of room! Great distance from the beach! Great location off 87! Perfect! Best of all was the gracious owner who worked with us on such short notice. Thank you AGAIN! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was beautiful and spacious. We traveled with our two small boys and their grandparents. The beach house was so open and clean, a wonderful place to spend vacation. The beach was just a short walk. My son and I would take an evening walk to the beach. He's 5 and said he wanted to stay forever! The house was so comfortable and well stocked with things we may have forgotten. Great communication with the owner. Instructions for our stay were extremely well explained in the emails. Thank you for such a great time. Wonderful memories made. Would definitely come back again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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HA and family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The beach is a short walk away. Even my 3 year old could run to the beach without tiring. House was very comfortable and so well stocked. Loads of kids toys and so much to do. Loved just watching the ocean from the hammock. Neighborhood was very safe and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stingaree
"Best restaurant on Bolivar Peninsula! Overlook the intracoastal waterway while eating some w..."
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
La Playita
Tiki Beach Bar & Grill
"Nice bar and grill with home made food. Good for families during the day. Also food to go."
Lighthouse
"Just for viewing, unfortunately you can't get in it."
Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Galveston - Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
The Stingaree Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our house is located just 5 miles to the Bolivar ferry which will take you to Galveston. Galveston has many restaurants, live theatre, music, antique homes to tour, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn water park and much, much more.

Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula has a small public golf course and a small seasonal water slide that is also a hit with the children. There are also two playgrounds in the area.

Birding and nature areas are close by, including an Audubon Trail. Fishing is big in this area, both by boat, in the surf and at 'Rollover Pass.'

The best thing though is the BEACH, BEACH, BEACH! Fishing, Skim boarding, walking the beach, collecting shells (not exciting shells, but there are shells), chasing and/or catching crabs, flying kites and much more. There are also businesses in the area that rent jet skis (in season) as well as golf carts.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
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$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Off Season Rates are valid until May 1, 2016. Weekends $500, 7 Night Week $900.
May 2016: Weekends $600, 7 Night Week $900
Spring Break, 2016: $1,000 7 Night Week, weekends (or more than 2 days) depend upon availability
Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekends (3 nights) $1,000

$300 refundable security deposit due upon reserving house. Entire rental rate due 60 days prior to stay. Paypal preferred (using credit card or bank account) but can also take personal checks if time permits for them to clear.

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has a ceramic tiled walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Pack and Play also available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 - 1 set of single bunk beds and 1 double bed.
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day Bed with Trundle Bed in Master Bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play with sheet provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in living room., Bunk Beds (1) 1 set of twin bunkbeds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Additional Exterior Ammenities: Bar B Q Grill, Patio Furniture, Picnic Table, Porch Swing, Hammock, outdoor shower with hot & cold water, foot washer, fish cleaning station and sink; extensive balcony/decking and huge concrete slab underneath house. Gate at top of stairs to keep children confined! Additional Interior Ammenities: Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Soap, Toliet Paper & Paper Towels, Shampoo & Conditioner, Cleaning Supplies & Detergents, Full sized washer & dryer. Beach & Outdoor Toys including sand toys, boogie boards, etc. Books & Indoor Games.

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