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John & Joy Smith

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Hot Tub In The Gulf Breeze--Screened Party Room--Texas Wildscape Certified

42 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Crystal Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12. 2 hot tubs. Family friendly. Pet friendly

Tiny Bubbles - whether in the hot tub or your champagne glass - a perfect escape from the daily routine.

Late Summer rates have been reduced!

Our wifi-enabled house has 3 bedrooms- the master has a king bed with twin futon and twin daybed in closet, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and queen futon, and 'the kids room' has a double/twin bunk bed and double futon. There is a queen sleeper sofa and a twin sleeper sofa in the living room.

The large covered deck overlooking the canal is enjoyed by all either for relaxing/reading. Nap on the ample chairs on the decks! Glide yourself to sleep! Continue on the deck to sit at the table for cards or a meal under the umbrella. Finally there is the hot tub seating 6 with a sun bathing deck over it.

Watch the sunset or drink your morning coffee on the north side deck. Enjoy the overhead view of the kids playing on the basketball court down below.

The downstairs screened-in party room was the addition after the hurricane to replace the garages lost. It features a bar area including sink and full refrigerator. Custom benches encircle the room and there is a table with chairs and games such as foosball,darts, and ring toss. There are bar height chairs for sitting at the bar area or around post tables. A DirectTV satellite TV sits on the bar for the sport enthusiasts to watch their games or for some Sirius music. Just outside the door is a custom Pitts & Spitts smoker/grill perfect for smoking all those delicious Texas meats and grilling 'shrimps on the barbie'. It uses both propane or charcoal. There are 2 picnic tables by the grill. Just outside the screened in room is another hot tub with built-in bench for relaxing and bubble time.

There is also a fishing table on the side of house with a deep sink to wash the fish you catch. Also, the outdoor shower is good to rinse off that sand and salt water from the beach before you get in the hot tub or go upstairs.

If you enjoy lying around after a long walk on the beach, the living room and master bedroom have a Direct TV Network. The couches and recliner in the living room are perfect napping couches.

The spacious master bedroom has a very comfy king size bed and twin futon with a a flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite and DVD player. The master bedroom also has it own private bathroom, closet(twin daybed) and locking door from the rest of the house.

Unlike some many other rentals, we have provided all the linens and bath towels you will need. Beds are already made. Just please bring your own beach towels for use on the deck with hot tub or the beach!

Every morning we beach comb to see what the waves have brought in overnight! The beach is full of beautiful shells, sea beans, sharks teeth and sea glass to take home or to make arts and crafts with. The sand is ideal for that great sand castle you've been wanting to build.

There is plenty of bird watching if you like that, some of the birds we still have not identified! Watch as they fly over the canal or visit nearby High Island Bird Sanctuary.

We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Come and enjoy lots of fun in the sun. Our home is great for family vacations or private get-a-ways. The renter must be at least 25 years old.

We are so excited to share our beach home to families that will respect and appreciate it like we do.

Thank you for visiting our website!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John & Joy Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John & Joy Smith

John & Joy live in Houston. John is a retired school teacher from Fort Bend ISD and Joy finally decided to stop being that traveling consultant and has joined John in retirement. We have 3 children, 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and love to travel. You can see some of our travels in the art work in Tiny Bubbles.

John & Joy Smith purchased this house in 2008

Why John & Joy Smith chose Texas Gulf Coast

Joy was born in Southern California and grew up loving the beach. After spending time at a friend's cabin in Crystal Beach we decided to look around for one of our own. Joy knew Tiny Bubbles was the one with its special touches and spacious rooms and deck.We were so lucky to purchase Tiny Bubbles in May 2008, right before Hurricane Ike hit in September 2008. It was so well built by the previous owner that she withstood the storm and was still standing, unlike so many of our neighbors cabins.

What makes this house unique

Tiny Bubbles features a beautiful stained glass window in the front entryway which came from an old church in East Texas. One look at that special touch and we had to have the beach house. To be able to sit on the deck and watch the birds flying by, see turtles in the canal, and relax in the hot tub are the special highlights. The downstairs screened party room provides the extra space for gathering to eat, play and relax with its ceiling fans or patio heater, depending on the weather. Those who love to Bar-be-que will love the Pitts & Spitts smoker/grill. Tiny Bubbles has been the site for many weddings along with the reception. And now Tiny Bubbles garden is Texas Wildscapes Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certified!

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

Hot Tub In The Gulf Breeze--Screened Party Room--Texas Wildscape Certified
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
Cleveland, TX
5

Tiny Bubbles

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by Tiny Bubbles. The pictures don't do it justice. It is a really beautiful, comfortable home.

They provided everything you could think of and the owners are super nice people.

You will not regret renting this home. It is on a direct beach access road. It is set up for adults and/or families. There is something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheldon, Texas
5

Perfect Family Rental

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Tiny Bubbles so very much. With young kids its sometimes tough to find places that accommodate them. Having the covered patio with games and toys for them was perfect. The home was so well equipped that I felt like I over packed! Plenty of space to have privacy but large enough areas to gather as a family. Could've used a Tv in the spare room but other than that it was perfect in every way. It exceeded our expectations! 2 blocks from the beach and plenty of parking space for our large family of 12. We look forward to getting to stay a whole week next summer to enjoy the whole island. Thank you so much John & Joy for allowing us to us your home for our back to school vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property with enough room for everyone to have their own space!

  • 5 of 5

Tiny Bubbles is a beautiful property with a relaxing atmosphere. The house is very well taken care of and has plenty of room for everyone to have their own space which makes it even more enjoyeable. We had our whole family stay there which was a group of 10 for most of the week and 2 more joining us near the end of the week. We were able to stay at TB and cook meals so we could have more beach time. I loved the outdoor shower to clean the kids off and we used the down stairs to eat lunch and get out of the heat then head back to the beach for more fun. The downstairs is also a great place to do arts and crafts. We also smoked brisket and ribs in the large smoker downstairs and had dinner on the beach and watched the sunset which helped make our trip complete. I can not say enough good things about TB! This was our second time there. The owners are great, the trip was wonderful, great location, plenty of things to see and do. We saw dolphins, crabs, turtles, fish, hermit crabs, and birds, etc. We took nightly rides in a golf cart we rented to look for crabs at night and boy was that fun! Thanks Tiny Bubbles for helping out whole family ages 4-60+ have a GREAT family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I love hearing all the different activities you took advantage of during your stay at Tiny Bubbles! You created so many memories for your family and am so pleased to know Tiny Bubbles was part of the wonderful experience of life at Crystal Beach !
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5

Fun times at Tiny Bubbles

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Tiny Bubbles. Perfect for big families and grandbabies. The home felt inviting and had abundant amenities!

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us and we have been telling everyone about the home.

The only thing we would say negative about it is, the mosquitos, otherwise we had a great time and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Tiny bubbles big fun!!

  • 4 of 5

Three mums and our gang of kids all stayed at ' Tiny bubbles'. We had a great time. The house was perfect for all our needs.

My family always holiday through Homeaway and we've never been disappointed. 'Tiny bubbles is one of the best equipped homes ever. If you can think of it they had it. Including two hot tubs!!

The home owners Joy and John are so helpful , nothing is too much trouble.

The house is very clean ,bright and airy. We loved all the little personal touches. A real home from home.

So if you're still searching for a great house to rent, your search is over.

Book ' Tiny bubbles' you won't be disappointed.

Well done to Joy and John. Thank you for sharing your great home with us.

Best wishes

Beulah Coles

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Tiny Bubnles perfect location and distance from Crystal beach looking forward to next year !!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we love having you! We love the location as well, especially the view over the canal to see the birds fly by! Looking forward to your return next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
21.5 Miles
Scholes International Airport, Galveston, TX
Nearest Barpub
0.26 Miles
Tiki Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bolivar-Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.88 Miles
The Ranch - Wallis Smith Community Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 87
Nearest Restaurant
2.34 Miles
Steve's Landing
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Crystal Beach
Car: necessary

Crystal Beach, TX is located in the heart of 27 miles of beach on the Bolivar Penninsula in Galveston County and about 1.5 hrs from Houston. The area is know for its fishing opportunities and camping availability.

Besides hanging out on the massive beach steps from you, there are other activities to enjoy in the area such as:

1. Galveston: Galveston Island is a short ferry ride away. There you will find Schlitterbahn water park, Pleasure Pier amusement park, Moody Gardens which houses an amazing aquarium, rainforest, Paddlewheel boat cruises, a 4D Special FX Theater, golf course etc. Galveston also has Museums, The Strand downtown shopping area, dining galore, activities on the historic sea wall and much more.

2. Winnie, TX: This small community about 30 minutes up the road from Crystal Beach and right off Interstate 10, hosts a monthly flea market called 'Old Time Trade Days.' It's the largest flea market in South East Texas and accommodates over 500 vendors. If you are looking for antiques and collectives, art, home decor, jewelery or, if you just want to walk around, eat and drink and have a great time, this place is for you.

3. Bolivar Peninsula Beaches: Bolivar Peninsula has 30 miles of beach front and Crystal Beach is in the heart of the island. Some unique things about our beaches is that your can drive on them with your vehicle or golf cart. You can make a campfire, and your pets are welcome as well. The warm gulf waters allow swimming almost year round. Some other activities the beach offers is beach combing for shells, fishing, horseback riding, wind sailing, etc...

Bolivar's Bay Side: This side of the island has extraordinary views of the Gulf intracoastal water way as well as great hunting in the Bolivar marshes and fishing spots. Bolivar's East Bay is considered by many as the BEST waterfowl hunting in the state of Texas. Rollover Pass is one of the most popular fishing spots on the peninsula and it's also free.

More Crystal Beach Activities: The Penninsula is home to many festivals including Texas Crab Festival, Bolivar Slam Fishing Contest, Bolivar Mardi Gras, Endless Summer Bash, Crystalland Christmas Beach Parade, Topless Jeep Weekend, etc.

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 7 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$242
From
$316
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$202
From
$289
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

HotTub Cleaning-Refundbl $100
Linen Fee $60
Event Fee - Optional $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Administrative Fee $50
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 bathrooms Master - large shower Guest - tub Outdoor shower on ground level on side of house Outdoor shower next to upper deck hot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon is a queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double/Twin bunk bed and double futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon is a twin size, twin daybed in closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12 Bedroom Master - 1 King, 1 twin futon, also twin daybed in master closet Bedroom 2 - 1 Queen bed, 1 Queen futon Bedroom 3 - Bunk with double and twin, double futon Pack-n-Play for infants provided Living room - 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 twin sleeper sofa Dish Network Satellite on big screen TV in the living room with DVD player. Another Flat screen TV with Dish satellite in the Master Bedroom with built in DVD player. VCR player in Bedroom 3 with children's VCRs Foosball in Screened Patio. Darts. Washer toss. Chalk. Basketball
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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