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Great View and New Lower Rates 3/2 on 2nd row

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,335 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property


Our family has been vacationing in Crystal Beach since the 1960's. We lost our beach house to Hurricane Ike, but we were fortunate enough to have insurance, and we were thrilled to have been part of bringing Bolivar back.

Kids will love playing in the ocean, making sandcastles, and collecting shells. Adults will love the expansive view of the Gulf of Mexico and the easy access to the beach.

The Master Suite is decorated in soothing colors with a palm tree theme. It has a king size bed, an oversized tub, and a separate entrance to the porch for sneaking out with that first cup of coffee to watch the sun come up over the ocean. The second bedroom is decorated in bright colors and has a queen-sized bed with a new memory foam mattress, and has a great view of the beach. The 3rd bedroom has two antique twin beds and is decorated in a cat theme.

The fully stocked kitchen is open to the dining room, which is furnished with large, comfortable furniture and decorated in a tropical theme, perfect for lingering over family mealtime.

Enjoy a great night's sleep in the 3 private bedrooms, all of which have a reading light, a clock, a fan, and extra pillows.

We have plenty of beach chairs and toys, and crabbing gear available for your use.

Inside we have books and games for all ages.

We make every effort to have the basics for you upon arrival: toilet paper, coffee filters, basic spices, etc. Linens are not provided so bring sheets, bath towels and beach towels. All beds have mattress pads, comforters and pillows. Anything you forget can be purchased at The Big Store, less than a mile away.

For larger groups, check out Cabana Che which is a block away and sleeps 8 (listing #338543).

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Why The Owner chose Crystal Beach

We love Crystal Beach for too many reasons to name! Galveston is just a fun ferry ride away and has everything you might want for your entertainment on a vacation, but if you just want to get away from it all, you don't need to leave the Bolivar Peninsula. The Big Store has everything you might need; there are local fisherman to buy fresh seafood from, and great restaurants too!

From early morning walks at sunrise until cocktail hour on the shady front porch, we relax and enjoy the constant ocean breezes, the smell of the salt air, and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. Thanksgiving is a particularly special time for us to convene in Crystal Beach, but we love it at all times of year and think you will too.

What makes this house unique

Our house is in the 'Noisy Waves' sub-division, which is a family-friendly area between Emerald II and Holiday Beach, about 1 mile west of the Big Store and 11 miles east of the ferry landing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After forty years I came down from Oregon to reunite with my high school boyfriend. We had a wonderful time staying at your home and getting to know each other again. We went fishing, swimming, and walking on the beach but the part I will remember most is just sitting out on the porch in the evenings and watching the waves roll in. Thank you for the use of your lovely home!
Jun 2017
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Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1335 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Expansive view of the Gulf, easy access to the beach, outdoor shower with hot/cold water, wifi, tropical decor throughout.


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Great View and New Lower Rates 3/2 on 2nd row
average rating of 4.8378377 based on 38 reviews

Relaxing beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is our best beach rental yet. Well stocked with cooking supplies (even a tea kettle), close to the big store and Ocean Grill restaurant, and in a quiet area. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

I have been travelling to the Gulf Coast for a beach vacation since I was a young child. I love taking my family now and finding the perfect house is always a challenge. The biggest issue with me is the cleanliness of the house. Since most rentals are rented week after week, it's not uncommon to find the house a mess. I was extremely pleased with this rental because it was super clean when we arrived--bathrooms, kitchen, fridge, furniture, floors all very clean. The layout of the house was perfect for our family of four, and the beds were very comfortable. The house is a quick and easy walk to the beach, even when someone had to run back for food or a bathroom trip. The porch has nice high wooden chairs so you can actually see the gulf from the balcony without having the wooden rail obstruct your view. We had access to a closed in garage that was empty, so we were able to store our beach gear and gas burner when we weren't using it. There is a downstairs shower with hot and cold water which is super useful after a beach day. The grocery store, a gas station, and several restaurants are very close. Lisa was extremely easy to get in touch with, although I only needed to contact her with a "TV" question. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice, clean, well equipped place to stay for a very reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was just the right size and very nice and neat. Had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and relaxing 6 night stay.

  • 5 of 5

This experience was extremely awesome. I would highly recommend this house to any family going to the beach in Galveston. It is a 3 minute walk and the kids loved walking back and forth. She gave us tips on things to do as well. Very helpful and quick to respond! I will definately stay at this house again with my family.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Thanksgiving, ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I played hooky this Thanksgiving ( children out of town!), and drove down to the beach. We were anticipating a lovely time at Crystal Beach (gorgeous area, but not "touristy" at all.)

We arrived Thursday night, after dark, but could hear the waves and relaxed on the lovely deck before turning in for the night. We stayed in the master bedroom, and woke up the next morning to a beautiful view of the beach!

Stone's Throw is simply everything a person could want - plenty of room, clean, fun decor, all amenities, everything works, right by the beach, restaurants close by, with plenty of room for a family gathering! There is a well-stocked, roomy kitchen, and the master bedroom was pretty and comfy!

Every morning we went out on the deck to enjoy the stunning view and sounds of the ocean while we drank our coffee, then walked down to the donut shop at the end of the road- delicious breakfast, by the way!

The rest of that day and the days following we spent walking on the beautiful beach(it is right there- fitting with the name!) searching for shells, watching amazing sunsets from the porch, bird-watching, reading, playing some of the games provided, watching movies, and chilling on the deck- very important for coffee in the morning, and happy hour sunsets!! Don't forget to eat dinner at one of the nearby restaurants- very fresh, fabulous seafood!

I would recommend Stone's Throw for anyone- perfect place for a weekend away, whether with family, children, or a rejuvenating romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin Close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

Stone's Throw was the perfect beach cabin for our family of four, with our older son and his son staying with us too. It was comfortable and clean, just a three minute walk to the beach. The beach area was family friendly, a plus when you have children along. And the cabin is ideally located close to a large supermarket. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

Summer weeks are Friday-Thursday only (6 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.