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Beautiful Bayfront Retreat with Unbeatable Bay and Gulf Views

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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The owner is a retired seafaring commander who dropped anchor on Bolivar and rebuilt his modern retreat after Hurricane Ike destroyed their original beach home. He says the 360 degree ocean and bay water views remind him of his time at sea in the wheelhouse. The beach and maritime motif can be seen throughout this beautiful retreat.
Sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico from your front porch and Sunsets over Rollover and Galveston Bays from the back porch or the lighted private pier where redfish, trout, flounder, and crabs are caught are magnificent. Yachts, sailboats, kayaks, and commercial tugs and barges frequent the Intracoastal Waterway just a few hundred yards off your private pier. It is only a short walk out front to the beach for surf fishing or to Rollover Pass for some of Texas’s best saltwater fishing.
After swimming, sunbathing or shelling on the beach out front, use the outdoor shower and hit the swim spa/hot tub and deck area back at the retreat. Watch sunset over the water and distant palms on one of the multiple decks. Crawl into one of several outdoor hammocks and let the sea breeze swing you to sleep.
The free Ferry to Galveston Island is only a 20 minute drive away where you can enjoy the Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn, The Strand, multiple restaurants, and other activities. The Commander’s Retreat is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, yet just a short drive if you want to hit Houston, Beaumont, or the casinos in Lake Charles which are just over 2 hours away.
The Commander, he prefers the solitude of 30+ miles of sandy beaches with shrimpers and Houston bound ships plying the waters just offshore!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Exterior Cargo Lift

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be over the age of 26 ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Contact Owner for requirments...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach or Bay Views from every window...moreless

  • Water View:

    Beach or Bay Views from every Window...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    150 ft Dock overlooking Galveston Bay...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    With large sectional couch that can be pushed together for additional sleeping area...moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please do not take the house towels to the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Kuerig Coffee Maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully Equipped Kitchen with all the necessary cooking equipment...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks with your choice of Ocean View or Bay View...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Jul 7 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$325 $375
Fri, Sat
$2,250
Labor Day
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
4 night min stay
$400
Low Season
Sep 8 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$275
$1,950
Xmas
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
5 night min stay
$325
Winter 2016
Jan 3 - Feb 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$275
High Season
Mar 1 - May 25, 2016
2 night min stay
$325 $390
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day 2016
May 26 - May 31, 2016
5 night min stay
$415
Summer Season
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2016
3 night min stay
$335 $390
Fri, Sat
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2016
5 night min stay
$415
Late Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$335 $390
Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
$415
Low Season
Sep 6 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$290
$1,950
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250
$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $300
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Holiday weekends will include a 15% premium and will have a 3 night minimum. Pets will be considered on a case by case basis. Non-refundable Pet Fee is $300. Credit Cards are accepted but Pay Pal is preferred.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 08/01/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
William P Hobby
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Galveston Ferry
152 Metres
Nearest Beach
Across the Street

Great location for the best of both the beach and the bay. Fish from the 150 ft dock overlooking the Galveston Bay. Relax on the beach less than 500 ft from the front door. Come back and take a dip in the pool. Shopping in historic Galveston is a short ferry ride away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We bought the original fish cabin 5 months before Hurricane Ike wiped us out. We rebuilt our home with every thought to living fulltime at some point. Alan is a retired Commander with NOAA who still works for NOAA in the maritime industry. Lynn works on the island in Galveston and can share with you all the 'secrets' of shopping and sightseeing on the island if you want to make the 20 minute ferry ride. We make our full time residence in Hitchcock, Texas along with our 16 year old Granddaughter.

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach:
We fell in love with the property the first time we saw it even though it was only a 1 bedroom fish camp. So many of our friends gave us so much grief that Lynn finally made the statement 'we bought the lot, not the house. We will insure it and wait for a hurricane to take it and then build our Dream House'. Famous last words as 5 months later Hurricane Ike did exactly that.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have wonderful views from every vantage point as well every possible option from fishing, beach combing, sunbathing, swimming etc. Whether you want to be adventurous or just kick back and relax, this is the place to do it.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Commander's Retreat

    Commander's Retreat

  • View from the dock back towards the house

    View from the dock back towards the house

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Fully equipped Kitchen with Stainless Appliances

    Fully equipped Kitchen with Stainless Appliances

  • Fireplace

    Fireplace

  • Large Master Bath with double sinks, granite countertops and jetted tub

    Large Master Bath with double sinks, granite countertops and jetted tub

  • Front guest bedroom with Queen bed and an ocean view

    Front guest bedroom with Queen bed and an ocean view

  • Guest Bathroom with granite countertop

    Guest Bathroom with granite countertop

  • Swim Spa located on beautiful deck with Ocean and Bay views

    Swim Spa located on beautiful deck with Ocean and Bay views

  • View of the 150' dock overlooking a beautiful sunset

    View of the 150' dock overlooking a beautiful sunset

  • View from the front porch looking to the beach

    View from the front porch looking to the beach

  • Beautiful sunset

    Beautiful sunset

  • Living Room Sectional

    Living Room Sectional

  • Dining Room opens to the Living Room

    Dining Room opens to the Living Room

  • Electric Cooktop and Wine Refrigerator

    Electric Cooktop and Wine Refrigerator

  • Luxurious Master Suite with King Size Bed

    Luxurious Master Suite with King Size Bed

  • Glass enclosed shower and jetted tub

    Glass enclosed shower and jetted tub

  • Another guest room also with a Queen Bed and a Bay view

    Another guest room also with a Queen Bed and a Bay view

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Swim Spa

    Swim Spa

  • What a view at sunset! Champagne anyone?

    What a view at sunset! Champagne anyone?

  • View from the front porch. Beach is right across the street

    View from the front porch. Beach is right across the street

  • Sunset over the dock

    Sunset over the dock

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  • Sleeps
    10
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/01/2015
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