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Find your serenity at Serenity Cottage in the Dunes, right where you want to be!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Our Cozy Cottage By the Sea! Sleeps 7 comfortably!

2 Bedrooms with Queen beds, sleeps 7 comfortably: couch and love seat both pull out into beds, 2 baths, one with jetted tub, outdoor shower, washer/ dryer, a/c and heat, wood burning fireplace, hammock, picnic table, ceiling fans throughout, cable tv (Dish), VCR, small library, close to grocery store and restaurants, short 2 minute walk to the beach, very comfortable deck furniture with sea views and close enough to enjoy the sounds of the waves! Beach chairs and beach toys in the garage. Short ferry ride to Galveston to enjoy Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, as well as The Seawall and The Strand! We provide kitchen utensils, bath towels and bed linens so all you need to bring is your personals and groceries!

Property Manager
Kimberly Parker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Kimberly Parker

Dana and Sarah are retired educators and are from Southeast Texas. They are Christians who enjoy family, friends and their church home. They love the beach and would like for others to enjoy their cozy cottage in Crystal Beach as well!

Kimberly Parker purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Kimberly Parker chose Texas Gulf Coast

Its a great location! 4th Row from the water but no houses on the first two rows so there's still an ocean view and a short 2 minute walk to the beach from the bottom step!

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is $200 per day, no matter what season it is.

There will always be an additional $50 charge on every holiday.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just to let everyone know......these reviews are not star rated because I had to go back in and repost all of them myself so we didnt loose all of our great reviews and if I post them it doesnt let me add the star rating....BUT 98% of them were 4 and 5 stars! Just saying lol!
Feb 2014
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Crystal Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Both Bedrooms have Closets and dressers, the 3rd bedroom is the Livingroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Find your serenity at Serenity Cottage in the Dunes, right where you want to be!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 53 reviews

Serenity in April

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Serenity cottage. The accommodations were very nice and it was well maintained. It felt like home the moment we stepped into the door. Quiet neighborhood that was close to the beach with a view of the gulf from the porch swing! Will definitely stay again, and again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home, Location and People

  • 5 of 5

We booked this beach house just for the weekend. We were getting married on the beach that weekend. When we walked in were completely taken aback at how beautiful and inviting this home was. It was very bright and beautifully decorated. They have EVERYTHING you could think of that you might need for a weekend stay or a week stay. The bed's were very comfortable and as for storage space in the rooms there was plenty! There were also many toys and chairs to choose from in the garage which you will have access to. Many of the rentals lock this up and you can not access it. The response time of the property manager Kimberly is impeccable. And, to top it all off, the lady officiating our little wedding on the beach turned out to be the neice of Kimberly the property manager. We will definitely be back! Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orange, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Nice, homey and very clean! Close to beach and plenty of porch space. Will definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elaine! We can't wait to have ya'll back!
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Tranquil retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing vacation. The cottage is beautifully decorated. We spent hours sitting on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Mary! We love porch sittin too! Can't wait to have y'all back!
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very nice. perfect walking distance to the beach. We loved our stay and are planning on renting again!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marcus! We can't wait to have y'all back!
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Rockwall, TX

My favorite beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is my 2nd stay at this sweet, beautiful beach cottage. I have family that have also used the same cottage and they love it. Why do we keep coming back? It's a 2-3 minute walk to the beach. Plenty of chairs and beach toys in the garage to use so less to pack. Cool wagon to pull your gear to the beach easily. Fully equipped kitchen. Having cleaning supplies on hand is a big plus. Beautifully decorated with a nice cold a/c. Plenty of room to spread out and great deck furniture! I can still see and hear the waves just fine in this nice, quiet neighborhood. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kim! We truly appreciate y'all. Can't wait to have the whole family back! Wish we had more sleep space so all of you could come together lol
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary

Crystal Beach is centrally located to Galveston where you have Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, the Seawall, The Strand for shopping and entertainment as well as hours of shelling, bird watching and enjoying the beach, right in front of Serenity Cottage in the Dunes! A short 2 minute walk from the driveway!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas -New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100

We will deduct $250 from your deposit if you cancel after a 2 week hold. This is a long hold fee for cancelling. If I have to pick up 1 cigarette butt from the property it is a $50 per butt.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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