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Hot Tub In The Gulf Breeze-Screened Game Room with games galore-Spacious Decks-

Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA
  • House1930 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.

Enjoy springtime at the beach with the spring bird migration, walks on the beach with all the newborn birds, and low humidity.

Our wifi-enabled beach retreat in the Emerald Beach I subdivision 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. One of the bean bags in the living room opens to a double mattress.

The large covered deck overlooking the canal is enjoyed by all either for relaxing, reading, or conversation. 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 shareable refrigerator. Custom benches encircle the room and there is are 2 tables with chairs and games such as foosball, darts, ping pong 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 sports 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 room is another hot tub with built-in bench for relaxing and bubble time. If both hot tubs are left clean, the property fee of $100 will be refunded.

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 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 Tiny Bubbles 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. If hosting a reunion, party, or reception, an extra event fee of $100 is needed.

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!


John & Joy Smith

Member Since 2013
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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 Crystal Beach

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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon is a twin size, twin daybed in closet
      • 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
      • 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 and ping pong table in Screened Patio. Darts. Washer toss. Chalk. Basketball/Soccer ball Beach toys


      • 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

      Location Type

        • Near The Ocean
          A short 300 yard walk down to the beach with street access to the beach
        • Ocean View
          Can see Gulf of Mexico when sitting on the deck
        • Water View
          Overlooking the canal that runs through Crystal Beach on beach side


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      wifi enabled
                    • Air Conditioning
                      new installed in March 2015
                    • Fireplace
                      firepit on property
                    • Garage
                      covered car port for 2 cars
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      new LG installed March 2015
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Beds will be made and bathroom towels in the bathroom closets for use in bathrooms only
                    • Living Room
                      queen sleeper sofa, twin sleeper sofa, rocking lounge chair, plus bean bags - one which opens to a double size mattress
                    • Parking
                      large concrete spaces for car parking parking allowed on grass area
                    • Towels Provided
                      no beach towels provided bath towels in bathroom closet for use in bathrooms only
                    • Washing Machine
                      detergent provided, new LG installed March 2015


                        • Coffee Maker
                          coffee, tea, sugar provided new Hamilton Beach 12 cup pot and K-cup combined July 2015
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Service for 12 Pots & Pans Mixing bowls and serving dishes
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          large pots for boiling seafood, crock pot, griddle, Ninja blender, dual coffeemaker - pot or single kcup or pods, place settings for 12, lot of drink glasses, mixing bowls, hand mixer, coffee grinder
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          spices, condiments, paper goods such as a small supply of paper plates, utensils, cups, napkins, paper towels.
                        • Refrigerator
                          2 refrigerators - new one in kitchen as of Sept 2016 and one in screened-in party room on ground floor for shareables. You can leave your refrigerated items there if unable to bring home with you.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining room seats 10 and another table seats 6 in living room. Baby's high chair is provided.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Music Library
                                  Sirius music on DIrectTV
                                • Books
                                  bring and share library
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  ping pong table foosball darts washers soccer ball, basketball, football for use in yard
                                • Games
                                  Board games, cards upstairs. Washers, darts, foosball, new ping pong Jan 2018, all types of balls - basketball, soccer, football downstairs
                                • DVD Player
                                  in master bedroom and living room
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV network
                                • Television
                                  flat screen television with Direct TV network in living room and master bedroom, and screened party room on ground floor
                                • Toys
                                  Beach toys, small child riding toy, basketball goal with basketballs, volleyball net
                                • Video Library
                                  Children's VCR library in bedroom #3


                                    • Balcony
                                      One balcony overlooks canal with large wood table/chairs provided with umbrella. Great for outdoor meals Another balcony overlooks driveway/front of house with view towards bayside. 2 chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2 decks - large covered with 2 gliders overlooking canal, uncovered over canal with picnic table/chairs with umbrella, hot tub with sun deck overhead Second deck off dining room overlooking driveway
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Now Texas Wildscape certified, beautiful gardens with native Texas plants and statuary.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Custom Pitts & Spitts smoker/grill - uses propane or charcoal or wood
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      sand toys and boogie boards for kids provided thanks to guests who left behind


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Private hot tub on deck seats 6 Downstairs hot tub seats 6


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • festivals
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              66 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect setting for family fun & lots of entertainment

                                                              Tuesday W.Montgomery, Texas

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay here with some of our family! This place really offers lots of entertainment for everyone the bottom floor game room set up with lots of seating & a kitchen downstairs was very handy. Never a lack of something to do with several beautiful decks & seating. Relaxing in hot tub at the end of a exciting day was perfect with lots of sleeping choices this place really has everything to offer! Very nicely done Joy & John really knew what they were doing setting up this beach vaction house! Thank you for the great weekend! Would love to return again & get the rest of our group together again soon!

                                                              Enjoyed our stay at tiny bubbles john n joy were great very hands on people

                                                              cindie t.

                                                              The house is set up for family fun we had a good time. My only recommendation would be mosquito disc that you can put in the pond it is animal friendly n really helps control. On a want comment need a potty down stairs in the game room would make this really great

                                                              Great Family Times - as always!

                                                              Cara N.Rowlett, Texas

                                                              We have been coming to Tiny Bubbles for 4 years now after Christmas. Although it is always cold, there is plenty to do and has come to be a family favorite. We spread out and read a book (plenty of space on sofas and bean bag chairs), we play games upstairs (we bring ours but they have some to play) and downstairs (ping pong, washers, darts, etc.), and we cook most nights in a well stocked kitchen but go to the Stingeree one night to treat ourselves to seafood. Bundling up and walking to the beach is also something we enjoy. It is a very short walk to the beach. The house is perfect for us - plenty of rooms and beds for all to sleep on, the kitchen has every tool you need, and many little things that John and Joy have thought of that make your stay extra special (like chocolates by your bed, a great coffee maker, a well stocked cabinet of spices and extras that you might need. The outside deck has different levels on the so everyone can find the perfect spot to read or nap wrapped in a cozy blanket or look out to see the different views. The hot tubs always look inviting but we haven't ventured in yet. John and Joy always makes sure we have everything we need for a great stay.....the perfect owners.

                                                              Wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving!

                                                              Holly B.

                                                              We had a wonderful time with 4 generations enjoying Tiny Bubbles. The house is lovely, comfortable and spacious. Joy even had fresh flowers in several rooms - a really nice touch. We will most definitely head back - hopefully soon!

                                                              BEAUTIFUL place...

                                                              Sheila W.

                                                              Air wasn't very cool is only complaint..

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the update on the A/C. It is being serviced currently before our next guest. Sometimes it is only feedback from our guests to inform us of issues so we appreciate it. A rating of 4 is very rare for Tiny Bubbles, in fact it is only the 2nd one in 62 reviews. Hopefully your next stay will rate a 5 star.

                                                              Great Stay!

                                                              Raul M.

                                                              The place was amazing and spacious. Joy was very accommodating as well. Would definitely recommend.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks for the kind review. We are glad to have worked with you to be able to subscribe to view the fight on the TV's.


                                                              Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA

                                                              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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