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D Beach House is located on Bolivar Peninsula. Sit on the covered balcony with a great view of the beach, watch Satellite TV, DVD or VCR on a 60' LED TV with Surround Sound, sit back and relax in a massage chair or go for a walk on the beach. You can sit at the breakfast room table and see the tug boats out the back window and look out the front window and see the gulf. What a great place to be. Rent the house for a minimum of 3 nights. There is keyless access to the front and garage doors, so you do not have to keep up with a key. It has a very sophisticated alarm system. Dogs are welcome, please no more than 2 small to medium sized dogs (up to 50 lbs). There is a $100.00 non refundable pet fee. You must provide dog bowls and bedding. (Pets are not allowed on the furniture) There are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a loft bedroom, sleeps 14 Master Bdrm is the lighthouse theme. It has Kingsize bed and Massage Chair for relaxing Bdrm #1 is the beach theme. It has 2- Fullsize beds one with rails has TV/VCR combo 20' TV. Great for the little ones. Bdrm #2- seashell theme. It has 2-Fullsize beds. Loft has Queensize bed and a futon Dining has chairs for 6, an additional 4 bar stools Livingroom table rises to make additional eating place No Smoking in the house. Smoking permitted downstairs only and disposed of properly. Must be 25 years of age or older to rent, We do not rent to Prom, Graduation, or Other type of Parties House Cleaning available upon request. There is a $500.00 security deposit due to hold the reservation. The cleaning/damage security deposit must be paid in cash, certified or cashier’s check, or credit cards. Rental must be paid 15 days prior to check in, for you to receive the door code. A 6% hotel/motel tax is included in your rental. Renter is responsible for all damage caused by renters and/or guests.
The master bedrm has a king size bed and a sitting area that has a great massage chair to sit back and relax. There is a door that lead to a covered balcony that looks on to the gulf. The beach room has 2 full size beds and a TV/VCR Combo to watch movies on. On of the beds has railing all the way around it. Great for small children. The Seashell has bedrm 2 full size bed, a small closet and chest of drawers. The loft has a spiral staircase leading up to it. There is a queen size bed and a futon....moreless
Great for when you come off the beach to wash off....moreless
Electronic door locks (you do not have to keep up keys)
DVD and movies
VCR and lot of movies
Furnished Kitchen including 12 cup coffee pot
charcoal BBQ pit
Built in Picinic table
Toddler booster seat
Living room table rises to make additional eating place
There is a $500.00 refundable deposit. Must be paid within 5 days of reservation.
Please make payments in the form of cashier check, personal check payable to Turbo Management LLC. The BALANCE OF RENT is due fifteen (15) days before your arrival date.
Add 6% hotel tax
There is a 3 night minimum on HOLIDAYS.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Port Bolivar lighthouse (also called Bolivar Point Lighthouse) can be reached by taking the ferry from Galveston across the mouth of Galveston Bay or by taking Highway 87 from Port Arthur to Port Bolivar. The lighthouse is on the northern side of Highway 87 a mile or so from the ferry landing.
Bolivar Point Lighthouse and the adjacent residences are privately owned and not open to the public. Good views can be had from Highway 87.
You'll have fun on Bolivar's beaches, all 30 miles, with different areas catering to different age groups and lifestyles. The most well known area is called Crystal Beach and is named after its crystal-like sand. Crystal Beach is the busiest and most appealing to the more youthful at heart. You can join in the Crystal Beach party on the sand or watch it all happen from the view of an overlooking beach home.
Rollover Pass, which divides Bolivar Peninsula as well as Gilchrist and carries water between East Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is regarded among sportsmen as a very popular fishing location in Texas with some the largest fish in the state.
Rollover Pass was a natural pass that had been closed until 1955, when it was opened by the Texas Game and Fish Commission as part of its efforts to preserve and improve fish and wildlife resources. Several businesses in the community operate to furnish necessities for permanent residents as well as tourists.
The Bolivar Peninsula is part of the Bolivar Loop Birding Trail. Here, on the Gulf, with resounding waves breaking against the shore, an array of shorebirds may be observed and identified.
Birding is probably one of the most cosmopolitan outdoor activities in existence. By all accounts, the ranks of birders are growing. Formerly called “birdwatchers,” birders come from all walks of life, from doctors to lawyers, teachers, policemen, corporate executives, truck drivers, merchants, young children, young marrieds and senior citizens. There are as many varieties of birders as there are birds. They range from intense perfectionists who travel the globe at the drop of a hat to see a species never seen, to the casual weekend hobbyist who enjoys watching the neighborhood birds at a backyard feeder or nearby greenbelt.
The North Jetty, at the southwestern end of the peninsula, is one of twin restraining walls built into the Gulf of Mexico to provide a deep water channel to Galveston. The South Jetty extends into the Gulf from Galveston Island. Work on the jetties began as a construction experiment in 1874, and the major portion was completed only after Congress appropriated funds for the work in 1890. Completion of the system in 1898 made Galveston a deep-sea port for world commerce. The jetties now protect shipping to various cities along the Houston Ship Channel, and are used as fishing spots by many sportsmen.
The jetty protects the entrance to the Galveston/Houston Ship Channel. The North Jetty Road, 1.7 miles from the Ferry Landing, is unmarked except for a large sign on the inland side of the highway. The road dead-ends into the North Jetty. The jetty was built of huge granite blocks in the 1890's by the Army Corp of Engineers. Without the jetties, large ships would not be able to travel the channel as the channel would silt over and boats with more than a 12 foot draft would be unable to navigate through the area.
Fort Travis is on the western end of Bolivar Peninsula close to the ferry landing and includes the seawall, broad grassy areas, oleanders, winding roads, well equipped play grounds, picnic tables and bbq grills. The 60-acre park still has battery sites. It also has picnic areas and cabanas rentals. It's part of the Galveston County Beach Park Board.
Galveston Bolivar Ferry
Many people say that the best things in life can be had for free, and this is definitely true most of the time. At least, one of the best things that you can do when visiting the Bolivar Peninsula is to take a ride on the Galveston Bolivar Ferry. It is a joy and a pleasure that can be had absolutely for free.
The Galveston Bolivar Ferry is a 24-hour marine transportation system operated by the Texas Department of Transportation. Both Vehicles and Walk-on passengers are welcome. The ride is 2.7 miles and takes 15-20 minutes to cross over Bolivar Roads at about 12 knots.
9 Hole Regulation Golf Course
Settled on a peninsula jutting into the Gulf of Mexico, the Rancho Carribe Golf Course is one of Texas’ best-kept secrets. About an hour southeast of Houston, this nine-hole facility features a renovated barn for a one-of-a-kind pro shop and holes with spectacular gulf views. Wallis Smith, who owns the course with his wife Julia, literally designed and built the course with P.G.A. Pro Robby Sharpless.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: The house was built in 2008 and finished a couple of months before Hurricane Ike hit the coast September 13, 2008. The house had minimal damage because of the stricter building codes. Our son came and got to view the house 4 days after Ike to see that it was still standing. All the keys to house were washed away in the storm, so he was unable to view the inside. When they finally let us return to our amazement the inside of the house was all intact. In all we felt very fortunate to have a house still standing. I hope that you find it supplied with what you need. I have made an “Oh No I Forgot Box”, if you find that you have forgotten something and it is in the box please feel free to take and use it. And if you have extras of something that people forget please feel free to share it. In the pantry is non perishable that you are welcome to and if you would like to leave non open items,please do so.
Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach: It is like having a private beach. Not a lot of people are in this area. I have a great times each year with Cousins Weekend, Girls Weekend and Crab Fest Weekend. Strolling down the beach looking for all the different items you find. It is a great place to be when you want to get your friends and/or family together for a memory making weekend.
The Unique Benefits at this House: We put in the master bedroom a great Massage Chair. Sit back, relax and enjoy your stay at D Beach House
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