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Amazing View, Gorgeous Beachfront, Huge Deck, Luxury Retreat - Sleeps 14, Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

'The Surfing Mermaids' is a beautiful beachfront vacation rental in Crystal Beach, Texas built in May of 2013. This four bedroom, three bath home sleeps fourteen. The views of the Gulf of Mexico are spectacular from either of the spacious decks. This home is stylishly furnished with all amenities imaginable. The grill, built in picnic tables, and bar downstairs make entertaining easy and enjoyable in any kind of weather. This home is great for families who want to be together while still having room to enjoy quiet time alone. Located centrally in Holiday subdivision, 'The Surfing Mermaids' is close to a water slide, shopping, restaurants and golf cart rental. Pamper yourself with this exclusive vacation getaway.


Sleeping accommodations for 14

4 bedrooms, 3 baths

Downstairs - one bedroom with a queen bed.

Bunk room has 3 sets of bunk beds - all twin's over fulls.

Upstairs - two master bedrooms with a queen bed and bath and a king bed and bath.

Fully equipped kitchen

What we provide:

Cable, Wifi, washer/dryer, picnic tables, BBQ charcoal grill, outdoor shower.

What you need to bring:

Beach towels, toiletries, umbrellas and chairs for the beach, toilet paper, paper towels, insect repellent

More Details

Summer Burch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Summer Burch

We are a family from Southeast Texas that has always loved going to Crystal Beach. We have 3 homes there with 2 that we rent out. We enjoy fishing, crabbing, and just spending time with friends and family at our cabins. We hope all of the families that rent our cabins can much great memories just as we have at Crystal Beach!

Summer Burch purchased this house in 2013

Why Summer Burch chose Texas Gulf Coast

This beachfront home was finished in May of 2013. It has spectacular views of the beach. Once you stay here you will not want to go any place else!

What makes this house unique

Features two master bedrooms with decks and private bathrooms upstairs. The bar underneath is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the company of friends and family. Just a short walk to the beach!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Master Bathroom #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Convenient access for Guest Room & Bunk Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , Closet, TV
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king , Full bath, closet, TV, Ocean View
    Master Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Full bath, closet, TV, Ocean View
    Bunk Bedroom - 3 double , 3 twin/ single , Large Closet
  • Two master bedrooms with bathrooms and private upstairs decks with gorgeous views of the beach.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Amazing View, Gorgeous Beachfront, Huge Deck, Luxury Retreat - Sleeps 14, Wifi
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

This beach house is fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time over the Christmas holiday in this beautiful beach house! Our grandchildren loved the bunk room and the spacious decks were especially enjoyed when relaxing in the evenings. The house is very roomy and comfortable and we enjoyed every part of our vacation! We highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to just relax and enjoy the beach with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults and 4 kids. Never felt crowded and ate like kings! I fried two 13 lb turkeys on Thanksgiving and did not have leftovers(dogs ate well too) Overall weather was great and we had a blast. Summer the owner was real nice and easy to work with. This has become a yearly tradition.


  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Front Row Beach House

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a celebration of my dad's 80th birthday. What a better place to spend than at the beach. Being located so closely to the beach, guest could come and go on to the beach as needed. The house was perfect for what we needed, and the few questions that I had for the home owner were dealt with in a timely manner. Most of our cooking was done here at the home, if anything maybe a few more kitchen dishes to work with would have been handy - but we made it work. Only ate out once at Stingaree (the first night coming into town). After that our seafood cooking was done by our own quest (want to be chef's).

The outside down fall is the two large "For Rent" signs - make it hard to get group pictures and keep those out of the pictures.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owners & property very very nice

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect; very close to beach entrance & The Big Store. Surfing Mermaid was very nice & plenty of room. Owners are very responsive & pleasant. Found the price reasonable considering the amount of space, beds very comfy, & amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & wouldn't hesitate to stay there again! Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time!
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Comfortable Stay in Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

Our family met up in 'The Surfing Mermaid' for a relaxing week. The house was great for our purposes! Our kids begged us to promise we would come back there every summer! And we would love to!!


*The house is decorated beautifully.

*All the beds are super comfortable!

*The bunk room was great for the 6 kids we brought.

*The outside shower was really helpful for keeping the house sand-free.

*The owner was responsive to our texts whenever we had questions.

*The balconies have a great view of the water! (There was one house to the right that keeps it from being an unobstructed view in that direction. But we didn't feel it detracted from it. You still have a huge, beautiful view.)

* The kitchen was well stocked.

* It is in a nice community. The nearby grocery store was good and the people were friendly and helpful.

Other things to consider:

*Bring your own toilet paper!! (We didn't know this and it made our arrival a little unpleasant after a long drive)

*Bring extra blankets. There are no extra ones in the house.

* you have to take a ferry from Galveston to get there. It's free and it's fun!

*The view from the balconies is excellent but the sunrise is hidden behind the houses on your left so take a walk on the beach to get a good view of it.

* you are allowed to drive on the beach there so cars frequently drive along where you are sunbathing and the kids play. It wasn't a big deal, they mostly drove pretty slowly.

*SO glad they let us bring our dog. Unfortunately, their pet deposit was non-refundable. Not crazy about that.

You won't go wrong staying at Surfing Mermaids! We made great memories and hope to return one day!!

Thanks, Summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I will be sure to get some extra blankets to put in the house as that's not something I had thought of before. I'm so glad you all had a great vacation and hope you decided to stay here again next year :)
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I'm Ready To Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

I could not have had a better vacation except to add at least one more week. The views from this beautiful home were awesome on every level. From the bottom you can see the water while you sit at the picnic tables and while you grill. Move up to the entry deck and you can see the gulf and Galveston on the horizon. The wildflowers growing in the dunes in front of the property were even pretty! Just wait until you go upstairs to see the two large rooms with their own baths, and walk out the door to the upper deck! You can see the sandy beach and the water! The home was tastefully decorated from the ceiling down to the beautiful floors. The kitchen was decently equipped including two different size gumbo pots! The value for this beach home is awesome for all that you get and the beautiful views. I brought my three young children and they showered in the outside shower after long days at the beach. It had hot and cold water with a handy built in bench and two towel hooks. My husband fished from the beach. He caught his own bait fish (mullet) with a net. It was neat to see the small fish in the waves in the mornings. During the week, he caught two speckled sea trout, and a small shark. Don't let that scare you, though, we swam from morning until evening and never had problems with anything bothering us in the water. My six year old son told me he was moving to Texas because he enjoyed the beach so much! The week we came was perfect and peaceful. We felt like we had the beach all to ourselves.The owners were easy to work with, answered our questions quickly, and we got our deposit back very fast. It was worth doing the linen service since we live so far. They had everything ready to go from two totes. We had plenty of towels and wash clothes. I did buy towels to keep downstairs in the outdoor shower though. There is a very nice washer and dryer in the laundry room off the kitchen to keep things clean. The beds were comfy including the built in bunk beds. The house was beautiful, yet very relaxed. I could go on and on! Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful home! We enjoyed it so much and hope to go back soon! We loved Crystal Beach and have talked about making it a yearly vacation to get away.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Big Store
Steve's Landing Restaurant
Fun Spot Waterslide
Dannay Donuts -- CLOSED
Latitude 29.2 Surf Shop
Tiki Beach Bar and Grill
Guideaux's Bayside Grille LLC
Ocean Grille
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Steps away from Crystal Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Rate 2016
Sep 6 2016 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Rental $120
Cleaning/Sanitation Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $200

Rental weeks run from Friday to Thursday only during June and July. No checkin's or checkout's are allowed on Saturdays. Rentals are for family groups only. Rates are based on the cabin sleeping capacity (14 people). There are to be no more persons than stated sleeping capacity unless previously agreed upon by the owner. Doing so may result in forfeiture of deposit or cancellation of reservation with no refunds. Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 11am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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