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Waterfront Retreat with Spectacular Views and Fishing Off of the Back Porch!!!

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Last updated: 10/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Crystal Beach house description

At the bay... We live by the currents, plan by the tides, & follow the sun!!!

This beautiful canal front home in Laguna Harbor is very comfortable and relaxing! It is located on a culdesac with no through traffic. You can watch the ships go up and down the intracoastal waterway and see the dolphins swim in the canal! You don't have to go far to catch fish... just cast your line from the boardwalk directly behind the house! The beach is close by & so are all of the great restaurants on the peninsula. The house is very close to the Bolivar/Galveston ferry as well for easy access to tons of activities, historical sites, shops, entertainment & restaurants!

The interiors are wonderfully furnished by Baxter design of The Woodlands. Rustic architectural features, including wood floors, exposed rough cedar beams and shiplap ceilings, are a nice contrast to the clean design details. The 3rd floor is a large open room that includes the family room area, the breakfast area, the kitchen and a powder bathroom. A full kitchen with a long island bar is open to the family room & wet bar, this is perfect for cooking while you visit with your friends/family.

But... the best feature of this house is the nature at your doorstep! There are 4 porches with wonderful views of amazing sunrises over the canal waters and sunsets over the bay! There is an unobstructed view of Bolivar’s scenic natural reserve and the intracoastal waterway from both downstairs & the 2 upstairs decks. You can also enjoy the spectacular view of the starry clear night sky.

The Downstairs has an open air courtyard that often gets a nice breeze off the water. There is a charcoal grill in the courtyard & a table and chairs in the covered living area making these outdoor living spaces ideal for cooking out.

This is our home and we have equipped it with anything that we might want during our stay. We love it here and find it very peaceful and relaxing. We hope that you will do the same!

No Pets, No Smoking

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 2585 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : open air outdoor living area under house, 2 conditioned floors (1780 square feet)...moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum 27 years of age required...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

            ceiling fan, private bathroom and balcony...moreless

          • Guest room: 1 queen

            ceiling fan, access to hall bathroom...moreless

          • bunk under stairs: 1 twin/ single

            small but cozy sleeping nook...moreless

          • sleeper sofa in family room: 1 double

            custom restonic high density foam mattress= comfort...moreless

          • New restonic euro top mattresses in both queen rooms. New sealy soybean foam core crib mattress New custom high density foam twin mattress in bunk under stairs. New restonic high density foam full mattress on sleeper sofa available full/queen air mattress upon request new pillows (both down and hypoallergenic) new percale sheets ceiling fans in bedrooms and family room ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Master bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            seperate toilet room and large vanity/mirror...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            off of the hallway, private toilet room, large vanity...moreless

          • 3rd floor powder: toilet

            pedestal sink and toto toilet...moreless

          • both bathrooms have separate toilet rooms and frameless showers master bathroom is private with a Jacuzzi tub and large vanity ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Games:

            various board games in the bar lower cabinets...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            satellite television...moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Ocean View:

            panorama view of canal and intracoastal waterway from the back balconies. View of Galveston bay, Houston ship channel and ocean on the horizon from the front windows ...moreless

          • Oceanfront:

            Canal front, access to intracoastal waterway via boat & great fishing right off of the porch. Amazing sunrise and sunset views from the balconies...moreless

          • Waterfront:

            canal front with access to intracoastal waterway via boat...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hunting
          • Pier Fishing
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining:

            the bar seats 8 game/breakfast table seats 4...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 12 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Elevator:

            open air outdoor living area under house, 2 conditioned floors (1780 square feet)...moreless

          • Garage
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            sofa and 3 chairs, ottoman exposed beam ceilings & wood floors...moreless

          • Parking:

            there is parking in the driveway for 3 cars and 1 car in the garage. Please be respectful to other property owners and do not block their driveways or property entrance...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            please do not take towels to the beach, they are for bathing only...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            stacked washer and dryer...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            grind and brew coffee maker with insulated mug...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            tons of glasses, dishes, wine glasses, plastic cups and bowls, coffee cups, silverware and cooking utensils, measuring cups and spoons...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            dishwasher built into lower cabinets on island...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            this galley style kitchen has a ton of counter space and is fully stocked for anything you may want to cook. It is great for entertaining...moreless

          • Microwave:

            microwave built into lower cabinets on island...moreless

          • Oven:

            convection oven with warming drawer below is great for baking and then keeping your dishes warm until ready to eat...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            various spices electric ice cream maker blender various condiments in refrigerator...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            fridgedaire side by side refrigerator with ice and water dispenser...moreless

          • Stove:

            gas stove cooktop & oven with lots of surface space great for cooking several things at one time...moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            a balcony on each level...moreless

          • Bicycles:

            1 bicycle please make sure tires have air in them before use...moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            a covered patio on the lower level...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
           

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          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Base Rate
          2 night min stay
          $350 $350
          Fri, Sat
          $1,867

          Discounts: 6 nights or more: $233 Nightly


          Additional information about rental rates

          Additional Fees and Taxes:

          Holidays (New Year's, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) require a minimum of 3 night rental, $350 per night.

          50% of reservation fee, 6% hotel tax & $100 cleaning fee is required to reserve this property. Remaining 50% balance of reservation fee, 6% hotel tax and $100 cleaning fee + $500 damage, cleaning and noise violation deposit required 7 days prior to check-in.


          Notes:

          rates are subject to change at any time until reservation has been confirmed

          Additional $100 cleaning fee for all stays. Additional $500 damage, cleaning and noise violation deposit. 6% hotel tax on all stays.

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          Last updated: 10/10/2014
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          Location

          50 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Houston Hobby Airport
          8 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Tiki Bar or Coconuts
          2.7 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry
          15.7 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Moody Garden Golf Course
          1.7 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Texas Highway 87
          0.9 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          La Playita Mexican Restaurant
          3.5 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Beach off Rettilon Road

          Car: Recommended

          This location is ideal for anyone seeking a relaxing retreat! The spectacular views at the peaceful waters edge make this bay house the perfect location for any escape. With fishing just behind the house and Galveston only a ferry ride away, you can enjoy the best of both worlds! Great local food and beaches are close by but the best part is right in the back yard! Historic Galveston boasts countless activities from golfing to shopping and so much in between. Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula are the best kept secret with great local hang outs and vast beaches.

          There are a few attractions that you just cannot miss during your stay! These are listed in detail at the bay house.

           

          Owner info

          Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach:
          This property is the perfect house for an outdoorsman or anyone wanting to relax by the water! It has access to great Fishing, and is in close proximity to anything you would need on a vacation.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • back exterior, canal view

            back exterior, canal view

          • front exterior, street view

            front exterior, street view

          • island with 8 barstools

            island with 8 barstools

          • 3rd floor looking from family room into kitchen/bar area

            3rd floor looking from family room into kitchen/bar area

          • kitchen island with sink, microwave, dishwasher and long bar for dining

            kitchen island with sink, microwave, dishwasher and long bar for dining

          • master bedroom with balcony

            master bedroom with balcony

          • master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and frameless shower

            master bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and frameless shower

          • large guest bathroom with frameless shower

            large guest bathroom with frameless shower

          • twin bunk under stairs

            twin bunk under stairs

          • elevator in entry

            elevator in entry

          • the view of the lighthouse from the beach nearby

            the view of the lighthouse from the beach nearby

          • Amazing sunrise off of the master balcony

            Amazing sunrise off of the master balcony

          • family room with sleeper sofa & flat screen TV, Very open for great entertaining

            family room with sleeper sofa & flat screen TV, Very open for great entertaining

          • breakfast area or great game table with a view

            breakfast area or great game table with a view

          • view into kitchen from family room

            view into kitchen from family room

          • Kitchen oven/gas range and double refrigerator

            Kitchen oven/gas range and double refrigerator

          • 3rd floor front windows with great sunset views & galveston

            3rd floor front windows with great sunset views & galveston

          • master desk area

            master desk area

          • guest bedroom with queen size bed

            guest bedroom with queen size bed

          • main entry hall

            main entry hall

          • utility room with stacking washer/dryer

            utility room with stacking washer/dryer

          • Beautiful sunset at the nearby beach

            Beautiful sunset at the nearby beach

          VRBO #481737

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          This listing was first published here in 2013.

          Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

          $350 per night (USD)
          4

          2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

          View calendar: Updated 10/10/14
          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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