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'My Crystal Beach House' Spacious, Great Oceanviews, Linens Provided!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

'My Crystal Beach House' has been completely remodeled with paint, flooring, fixtures, furnishings, etc. Family and child friendly! It is truely our '2nd Home' so you will find many ammenities that are missing in other beach homes.

This large 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is the size of a 3 bedroom and is one of the largest rentals in the area with almost 1300 sq. ft. Sleeps 10 (or 11 if one is in the Pack & Play) . Master Bedroom features 1 King bed & a daybed with a trundle bed. Also includes a TV and DVD player. Master bath has a ceramic tiled shower.

Bedroom 2 has 1 set of bunkbeds (pillowtop mattresses) & 1 Full bed. The living room has a full sized futon. There is a nice, clean Pack & Play if needed as well as a portable high chair.

The living, dining and kitchen areas are open and spacious. Comfortable leather furniture and lots of windows overlook the ocean along with a TV & Blu ray DVD player. Direct TV (with free movie channels) and free WiFi are also available. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your dining, cooking or baking needs.

There is a large, deck that is partially covered. You can enjoy sitting outside while watching sunsets and ocean views or relaxing in the hammock.

Downstairs (under the house and deck) you will find a fish cleaning station with sink, an outdoor shower (with hot and cold water), foot washing area, porch swing, picnic table and a bar b q grill.

Full Sized Washer & Dryer and an Iron & Ironing Board are also included, as are some games and movies.

Bed linens, pillows and bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.

Beach house is located in a family friendly area with some full time residents. Please no loud parties, prom groups, graduation parties, etc. Minimum age for renters: 25, please.

Items usually provided: shampoo/conditioner, bath soap, hand soap, toliet paper, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, kitchen condiments - spices, salt, pepper, sugar, sweetner, coffee, creamer, tea bags, paper napkins, paper plates, plastic ware, mayo, mustard, ketchup, salsa, salad dressings and more.

Keywords: House, Beach, Crystal Beach, Bolivar, Fishing, Birding, near Galveston

More Details

Miriam Gerdes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Miriam Gerdes

We love coming to Bolivar for the relaxation and getting away from everything. It is so peaceful to sit on our deck in a deck chair or in the hammock and watch and listen to the waves or see the sunset. We live in College Station, which is about 3 hours away and come down as much as we can.

Miriam Gerdes purchased this house in 2010

Why Miriam Gerdes chose Port Bolivar

We have loved coming to Bolivar for many years. The tranquility of the area and the friendly people had us coming back again and again. Now that I have a child, I wanted a place (not too far away) where he could learn to enjoy the beach as much as I do. We were very saddened when Hurricane Ike came and demolished the area and are excited to help in revitalizing the Bolivar Peninsula.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet of Bolivar, while Galveston is just a short ferry ride away. The restaurants on Bolivar Peninsula can't be beat either! The beach is a tenth of a mile walk from our house along a paved neighborhood street. The beach is wide and quiet in 'our' area. You will find some surf fishers and families but usually no loud parties!


Port Bolivar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • No cleaning fee but guests responsible for leaving house clean, washing sheets, towels, remaking beds (detergent provided).
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has a ceramic tiled walk in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Pack and Play also available.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 4 - 1 set of single bunk beds and 1 double bed.
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day Bed with Trundle Bed in Master Bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) Pack & Play with sheet provided, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double Futon in living room., Bunk Beds (1) 1 set of twin bunkbeds
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Additional Exterior Ammenities: Bar B Q Grill, Patio Furniture, Picnic Table, Porch Swing, Hammock, outdoor shower with hot & cold water, foot washer, fish cleaning station and sink; extensive balcony/decking and huge concrete slab underneath house. Gate at top of stairs to keep children confined! Additional Interior Ammenities: Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Soap, Toliet Paper & Paper Towels, Shampoo & Conditioner, Cleaning Supplies & Detergents, Full sized washer & dryer. Beach & Outdoor Toys including sand toys, boogie boards, etc. Books & Indoor Games.


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'My Crystal Beach House' Spacious, Great Oceanviews, Linens Provided!
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

Simple Charm

  • 5 of 5

We came across this house by accident and booked a spur of the moment trip. I will say that it was everything that we could have asked for and more! Very nice, clean, and well stocked! We have a small family of four and the house was extremely accommodating. I can definitely see it as a house that we would like to continue to come to each year and there is plenty of room to bring family and/or friends with us. I like it that's it's more on the Bolivar side of the peninsula, less traffic and more relaxing. Although the house is on the 3rd/4th row, the view is great from the large patio doors and windows. It was a wonderful sight in the mornings. The kids loved the bunk beds and it was nice having them just down the hall. The owners are super nice and very responsive. Great stay!! We look forward to booking again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great time! We welcome you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

The house is great. This was our second time to stay there. It has everything you need and it's just a short walk to the beach. You can see the water from the hammock on the porch as well. And of course Miriam is great to work with. Definitely recommend. Oh and the washing machine and the vacuum cleaner are extremely awesome. Just sayin'. Ha!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy! We welcome your family back any time!
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the place

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, everything was tidy and in working order.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year to stay in this cabin for our annual ladies beach trip. Everything was wonderful as always!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming.. and relaxing little beach house....

  • 4 of 5

Off the beaten path of Crystal Beach (two miles down the road) which makes for a more laid back atmosphere. The house is quaint, but adequate. Biggest plus the house is perfect for an entertaining atmosphere! Biggest drawback is you have to be on your p's and q's with the ants because they are always looking for something. I think that's all the houses not just this one though.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good stay. I am terribly sorry about the ants. We have had an exterminator go out so hopefully they are gone for good!
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House was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. House was clean, comfy, and had everything we needed. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Galveston - Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Stingaree Restaurant
Car: necessary

Our house is located just 5 miles to the Bolivar ferry which will take you to Galveston. Galveston has many restaurants, live theatre, music, antique homes to tour, Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn water park and much, much more.

Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula has a small public golf course and a small seasonal water slide that is also a hit with the children. There are also two playgrounds in the area.

Birding and nature areas are close by, including an Audubon Trail. Fishing is big in this area, both by boat, in the surf and at 'Rollover Pass.'

The best thing though is the BEACH, BEACH, BEACH! Fishing, Skim boarding, walking the beach, collecting shells (not exciting shells, but there are shells), chasing and/or catching crabs, flying kites and much more. There are also businesses in the area that rent jet skis (in season) as well as golf carts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Off Season Rates are valid until May 1, 2016. Weekends $500, 7 Night Week $900.
May 2016: Weekends $600, 7 Night Week $900
Spring Break, 2016: $1,000 7 Night Week, weekends (or more than 2 days) depend upon availability
Memorial Day or Labor Day Weekends (3 nights) $1,000

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.

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