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Street's Retreat- Great Seaside Cottage In A Family-Friendly Area Of The Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

Street's Retreat is a beautiful beach side cottage with great views and all the conveniences of a modern home!

If you are looking for a beach cabin where everyone has their own space, this is the place. With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, this is one of the only rental cabins where every bedroom has it's own bathroom! There are two bedrooms downstairs (on the main floor) and two bedrooms upstairs. Three bedrooms have queen size beds (All have been replaced as of 11/14) and one bedroom has a full size bed. The smallest bedroom downstairs shares it's bathroom with the hall in order for your guests to have access as well. One bedroom upstairs also has two additional full size built-in bunk beds! All bedrooms have their own cable TV for those late night movies or when the kids want to plug in their PlayStation/Xbox's!

The house has its own dedicated WiFi signal just in case you need to send that last email or need to get on the internet.

You can wash the sand out of your bathing suits in the stackable washer/dryer so that you don't go home with any dirty laundry. Did I mention when you get back from the sandy beach that you can just rinse off in our enclosed downstairs sand shower!!! If you aren't too sandy then just rinse your feet off with the foot sprayer at the bottom of the stairs!

Everyone will feel like part of the action in the fully furnished kitchen that opens into the great/family room with it's 20ft. ceilings! The couch and loveseat is just the place to catch a nap or watch a little television. You'll also notice the dining room table is a beautiful custom table made from reclaimed wood that was from historical homes destroyed during Hurricane IKE in 2008.

After dinner you'll want to go for a leisurely walk to look for sea shells down the beach while the sun sets or just hang out on the deck in a lounge chair and listen to the waves take all the stress away!!

Wherever or whatever you decide to do at Street's Retreat you will not go wrong. Remember, your on vacation.....relax and enjoy!!!!

More Details

Jenny Overstreet
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

About Jenny Overstreet

My wife and I grew up about an hour from Crystal Beach and each of us have our own fond memories of being on the beach while growing up in this area. After having three wonderful kids, we knew we wanted to get a beach house so that they could make their own great memories with their friends and family. We always feel relaxed and are able to shed the stress away from whatever is going on with our jobs, etc. Even though the city is just a short drive away, we always feel like we are on an island!!

Jenny Overstreet purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Jenny Overstreet chose Texas Gulf Coast

Our family had bought this as an investment in 2005. After having the property for just a short period, we realized that we loved the area so much that we just couldn't sale it and decided to keep it for ourselves. We did a complete remodel in 2007 only to have Hurricane IKE completely level the house in 2008 after the house had stood for 51 years! We didn't think twice about rebuilding because of all the great times and many memories that we have down at the beach.

What makes this cabin unique

The location of this house in such a family-friendly area and the incredible views make this house one of the best in Crystal Beach. Having 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms makes it very nice for older kids, other couples, or even other families that are vacationing together! Having the clean, vacant lot in front of our house is a huge plus for the kids or just so that you are guaranteed a great view of the beach forever!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Street's Retreat- Great Seaside Cottage In A Family-Friendly Area Of The Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

Great property for large families. Kitchen was well equipped, great views, only steps to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Fast response from owner. Will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at "Street's Retreat." It is truly appreciated. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to your family returning soon. Thank you, again. Jenny
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Wonderful Beach House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach house! It was clean, well decorated, roomy and close to the beach. A great place to stay

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at "Street's Retreat." It is truly appreciated and we are very excited that you spent you enjoyed your holiday there. We look forward to seeing you back. Jenny
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Immaculate home, well-stocked and beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

Check in was simple and painless. The home was very clean and spacious with a well-stocked kitchen. Everything worked as advertised and the only thing that keeps me from giving it 5 stars is the slow internet (which the owner warned me of ahead of time). With teenage girls, my wife, mother-in-law and me there was lots of competition for the limited bandwidth. Everything else about the house and stay was top notch! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David for taking the time to review your stay at "Street's Retreat." Unfortunately, the wifi situation is out of our control. We have the strongest wifi that is available for the area. Crystal Beach is considered a rural area and that is definitely what draws a lot of people there to get away from the hustle and bustle to relax. But, with that you sometimes lose a few conveniences of a large city, such as, fast food, public utilities, and stronger wifi to just mention a few. I am very sorry that this caused you frustrations. Otherwise, I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back one day at "Street's Retreat." Jenny
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Relaxing environment, excellent large home, gracious hostess, wonderful holiday memories.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 and our friends with their family of 6 decided to get away for Thanksgiving this year. We were looking for a large home with a functional kitchen, plenty of bedroom space, and a great view. Street's Retreat was the perfect fit, and we would love to return in the future.

Jenny was very communicative, and helpful both before, during, and after our stay. The home was clean, and well appointed. We had children with us ranging from 2 years old to 14 (7 kids total), and we did not feel cramped or crowded. Beds and the bedding were comfortable. The home was very kid friendly.

The area itself was beautiful as well. The beach was clean and even in November, the water was still warm enough to go for a swim. We did not experience local restaurants (by choice) so I can't speak to them, but we did prepare meals for 11 in the home over 4 days, and were very impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked, particularly given that we prepared Thanksgiving dinner there. We grilled our turkey on the BBQ (yum!). The grill was a bit smaller from what I am used to at home, but plenty for 95% of applications. We cooked a sectioned turkey on it without issue, and steaks another evening.

Overall, what a relaxing and enjoyable home this was to share with our friends and family. I can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Zak for your review, it really is appreciated. I am so glad that you all enjoyed yourself and had a wonderful holiday. The goal of our home is to make memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. We look forward to having you visit "Street's Retreat" very soon. Jenny
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Awesome Again!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jenny,

What a beautiful week our Father provided for our stay at your awesome cabin. Once again, we have enjoyed our time here immensely. The cabin has been left in excellent condition and we look forward to our next visit. Thank you for offering your comfortable and well located vacation home for others to enjoy. Our memories there are everlasting~ Disa

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Disa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you choose to come back each year to "Street's Retreat." We look forward to seeing you again next year. Jenny
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better time--the house was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. We had 4 adult couples and the 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms were ideal. We actually got ready in record time for our evening dinner dates because no one had to wait to get into a bathroom to get ready! The weather forecast said rain every day, but the rain stayed away until we were driving out of the driveway to return home. The beach was beautiful in this section of Crystal Beach and the view from the porch was perfect. We will definitely be return renters for this property. The Overstreets have outdone themselves with furnishing the house and making sure our stay was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all the nice words and taking the time to review your stay. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you all back soon. Again, thank you for your review and choosing Street's Retreat.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ranch Caribe
Car: recommended

Crystal Beach is just a short ferry ride from Galveston! Galveston has water parks, an amusement park on the pier, great restaurants, bars, movie theater, and excellent shopping! There is Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, The Pleasure Pier, Duck Tours, Imax Theater, Museums, Historic Homes, Performing Arts, etc.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2017 Peak Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Off Season: After Labor Day till Memorial Weekend
$700/wknd (Fri 4pm-Sun 12pm).. $1600/wk (7 days, 6 nights)
Summer 2017: (Memorial Weekend-Labor Day)
$2,400/wk (7 days, 6 nights)
Weekly check ins Monday, out Sunday, OR Check in Friday, out Thursday.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Crystal Beach Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bathrooms-- 3 with Bathtub and 1 with Standup Shower 1 Outside Sand Shower Renters must provide their own towels and toiletries.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Upstairs w/double bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • 4 Bedrooms-- 1 King, 3 Queens and 2 Fulls Renters must provide their own linens, sheets and pillow cases. We do provide a linen service for $10/bed or $50/all 6 beds. Please email us to set that up.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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