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Bayfront House, 90ft lighted pier with Beach Access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This is 'Cielo Vista' our bayhouse located directly on Rollover Bay in Gilchrist, Tx. and easily reached from Houston, Galveston, or Beaumont. Crystal Beach is about 6 miles away. However you'll have uncrowded beach access to the Gulf of Mexico only 500 ft south of the property.

House features a 360 wrap-around deck so you can 'chase the shade'.

Excellent Fishing and Crabbing just out your back door from your own private lighted pier with power, water, fish cleaning need for a boat. However, if you do have a kayak/ can access many great fishing spots just minutes after pushing off from the bank.

Enjoy all the wonders of the Beach without the congestion of other more popular beaches.

Historic Galveston is an exciting ferry ride away. Visit the historic Strand, Moody Gardens, Seawall, or Schlitterbahn water park.

There is a $100 fee for a maximum of two pets. The pets can be no larger than 50 pounds. Pets must be crated when you are not on the property.


1. NO MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE at “ANYTIME” on the property. We have full-time neighbors and they’ll give us a call if this is violated…you’ll be asked to leave the property and forfeit your remaining rental days and deposit. Don’t be offended…this has rarely been an issue because 80% of our renters are repeats…but we’ve had a few very disappointing episodes.

2. LINENS can be found on top of the utility room counter. Additional linens can be found in plastic bins located under the bunk room beds and master bedroom bed.

3. PLEASE REMOVE SHOES before entering the house.

4. NO FIRES may be built anywhere on the property with the exception of the BBQ grill for cooking.

5. NO MOUNTING of any items onto the pilings under the house or located above where the house is located.

6. NO TRASH left in the house, on the decks, under the house, or on the Pier. It all goes in garbage bags and placed in the twin green receptacles street-side

7. NO DIRTY DISHES in the dishwasher or in the sink

8. NO CRAB TRAPS left in the water. Please remove them, along with any bait, and stack under stairs.

9. STRIP BEDDING, TOWELS, DISHTOWELS and leave on floor in utility room. You DO NOT have to wash linens (nor should you…you’re on vacation)

10. KAYAKS ARE NOT FOR GUEST USE Thanks for not disturbing them.


12. REPLACE KEYS in lockbox when you depart at the end of your stay


1. MOSQUITOS I must admit I’m amazed at some renters who have complained about Louisiana’s state bird  In the summer months more so these can be pesky. A BIG help to you will to bring down a Raid Yard Sprayer or similar product. It will attach to our hose you’ll find downstairs and by spraying the entire yard you will notice a huge improvement. There is also a hose upstairs and you can spray the deck as well…but the grass is usually your biggest culprit. You’ll also need to apply a deet-based spray to yourself as well especially in the evenings but the yard spray will be your best friend.

2. WHERE TO EAT Stingaree is great…right on the intracoastal waterway…and about 6 miles or so from the house headed West on 87 Steve’s Landing is really good and on the intracoastal waterway and in Crystal Beach Tiki Bar is also good…it’s a bit further and just past Crystal Beach road on the right Fantasea BBQ is within walking distance just before you get to Rollover Pass on the right. Excellent Burgers and other things but are usually closed in the Winter and early Spring months.

3. WHERE TO GET GROCERIES Gulf Coast Market west on 87 about 8 miles on the right…they have anything you could possibly need

4. WHERE TO GET BAIT and ICE Capt Jacks is just down the road on the right before rollover pass Ms. Nancy’s is on the left just as you cross Rollover Pass

5. WHERE TO RENT GOLF CARTS Golf Cart Connections 409-963-7725 or

6. MAPQUEST LINK Google’s is not accurate.

More Details

Paul Reed
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Paul Reed

I'm Paul Reed the owner of Cielo Vista our awesome bayside home in Gilcrist TX. We finished building our home 7 weeks before Hurricane Ike hit. We were one of the lucky ones that sustained little damage. We think this is the best home to enjoy your vacation at because you have access to Rollover Bay and private pier from your back yard and better yet Gulf of Mexico drive-on beach access just 500 ft out the front door.

Paul Reed purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul Reed chose Gulf Coast

We love to fish and catch crabs. We also love Kayaking and more than ever beachcombing. Enjoy hour very own private lighted pier with power, water, an fish cleaning table.

What makes this house unique

We love to fish and catch crabs. We also love Kayaking and more than ever beachcombing. Enjoy hour very own private lighted pier with power, water, an fish cleaning table.


Gilchrist House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2nd Master - 1 double , Guestroom access to bathroom
    Bunk room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Bunk room sleeps 6
    Master Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master has bay front with private sunroom with futon
  • Two private bedrooms with a double bed in each (total of 4 people). Third Bedroom has two double-twin bunk beds (total of 6 could fit in this room). Private sun room off of master with double futon in. Very large sectional couch can easily sleep 2 adults.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Bayfront House, 90ft lighted pier with Beach Access
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood...very relaxing. Super clean. Loved the fishing pier! We caught tons of crabs and fish.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Second stay here. We had very poor weather the first few days but the house and pier kept us busy in between the storms. Wonderful place with alot of room and beautiful sunset views watching the tug boats go by! We will be back! Caught most of our fish right on the pier !

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This location and house was THE BEST! We had no complaints. The reality matched the descriptors - it truly delivered. Was fabulous for our family! Thank you Paul for sharing this happy place!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The property is nice and clean and has everything you could possibly want. Thank you so much for sharing your home. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Cielo Vista and we are already planning our 3rd trip. The home is perfect for our family. Our boys fish non stop on the lighted pier and at rollover pass. The large deck is perfect for us girls and beach close enough for family fun too. Paul is very nice and always quick to respond. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house has a huge island great for bringing people around during dinner. There is only one main common area, the living room/kitchen. This creates a space for people to be forced to hang out. The amenities was fabulous. The set of rules given prior to arriving at the beach house was rather unwelcoming though. Overall, great rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Crystal Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gilchrist Beach
Car: necessary

Galveston is a short ferry ride away. Visit Moody Gardens, Schitterbahn water park, Pleasure Pier, Strand Shopping area, Sea Wall, Cruise terminal


Rates & Availability

Gilchrist House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2
Mar 18 2017 - Nov 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 2 2017 - Mar 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 18 2018 - Nov 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Check-in time is 4pm...Check-out time is 11:00am

**Spring Break** 4 night minimum and it must include a Fri/Sat night!!!!

PayPal preferred also accept checks as long as received 30 days before your arrival. Also accept HomeAway Payments (credit cards)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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