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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

The summer season at the beach is the best - fun in the waves, walks on the beach, chillaxin in the sun.

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.

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, 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 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. 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!

More Details

John & Joy Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Cancellation policy: 50 % if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date 0 % if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the Check-in Date
  • Hot Tub: DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVERS. You must shower before entering the hot tub. Also, no more than 6 people in the hot tub at a time.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed inside the beach home. Smoking only allowed on the outdoor areas and cigarette butts must be put in receptacles.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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 and ping pong table in Screened Patio. Darts. Washer toss. Chalk. Basketball/Soccer ball Beach toys
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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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Hot Tub In The Gulf Breeze--Screened Party Room--Texas Wildscape Certified
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews

This house is awesome! Will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

The house is great! Spotless & Perfect spacious layout, with different areas to hang out & get some quiet time away from the crowd when needed. The deck is awesome to have your coffee every morning. We really enjoyed the hot tubs in the evenings & the kids loved the game room! The grounds were beautiful, there's a great fire pit for making smores, unfortunately, we missed out because some storms moved in right before we were about to get it started. The pictures don't do this home justice, you'll love it as much we did! We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Fabulous stay at beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay and, if possible, enjoyed it even more. The property is beautiful with beautiful landscapes. Enjoyed the ambiance of the home and hot tub. The owners obviously take great care. It's a joy to stay at Tiny Bubbles. Thanks so much to the owners who share their fun and beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy but large and spaced out home. It was on the beach but felt like my home at the beach. I enjoyed all the options for patio lounging (my children 5 under 9 years old), loved to get some alone time. The furniture outside was just so inviting. The patio was well decked out with family fun toys. The nature inviting scenery had us intrigued with smells and little creatures. The warm shower outdoors was awesome! Filtered water a huge plus! Two takes really allowed us to have activity time for the kids. The basketball goal, I huge plus! Loved our stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nacogdoches, TX

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Tiny Bubbles. Joy texted to make sure we got in the house without any problems. Kids enjoyed the game room while the adults could hang out and visit. House was immaculate and we made sure to treat it as our own. This will be a yearly, maybe more, trip to Tiny Bubbles. Thanks John and Joy Smith for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amy & Terry Collier and Family, June 4-6, 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. It was rainy, cloudy, and muggy most of the time, but the sun shined for a little while each day, allowing us to be able to enjoy the beach as well. We stayed at the beach house the majority of the time. The kids played foosball and we enjoyed the Direct TV downstairs as well as the hottubs! All of the plants were so beautiful. We cooked 3 of our meals on the BBQ pit and ate downstairs almost all of our meals. The kids pretended downstairs was their restaurant and we were all customers! LOL! They served us food and drinks after taking our orders. They also wrote their menu on the chalkboard. Overall, we had a great time here and would recommend this place to anyone! It's so much better than the pictures you see on VRBO. The owners were so very nice and accomodating in all aspects of our stay. We will definately be back over and over agian. Thank you John and Joy for our wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear your story of the children acting as though the game room is a restaurant with the menu and taking orders! What fun! You certainly knew how to turn cloudy days at the beach into fun activities! We look forward to your return.
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Best house we've stayed at in 6 years! We plan to try to rent this one again every year now!

  • 5 of 5

First impression when walking into the house: wow! There were nine of us that stayed here, and we had more room then we knew what to do with. The price we paid for this is INCREDIBLY reasonable for what you get! Could easily fit 12-14 in this house and still have lots of room!

The proximity to the beach is very good. It is a straight shot down the road and has beach access as well. You don't have to drive anywhere to get to the beach, you just can drive straight down. Very spacious kitchen and living room. Extremely well stocked, sheets and towels provided for the house AND they do not charge extra for the linens they provide! Two hot tub's, one on the deck and one downstairs along with a spacious recreational area that is enclosed which includes a foosball table, darts, and ping-pong. There is also a wet bar downstairs in the rec room. There is a full outdoor shower downstairs, and there is also a shower by the hot tub upstairs to spray off the sand when needed. Large bedrooms, and there is even a bed in a large closet as well as a sofa bed in the living room. The deck is gigantic and has multiple levels. It also has an outdoor eating area. There is a separate dining room off of the kitchen as well as a breakfast eating area beside the kitchen. Basically, there is no other house we ever need to look for again. THIS is the rental for us from now on! Loved it!

We are a group of friends in our 40s who have been friends since junior high/high school, and we get together once a year for the beach (6th year this time) and being all our kids. We've had a fabulous time at Crystal Beach!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for the very descriptive and glowing review of Tiny Bubbles. We are so happy you have chosen Tiny Bubbles to be your "forever" beach retreat. Look forward to having your again. Hope with all the storms you were able to get home safely. We also added a hammock at your suggestion!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season 2017
May 15 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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