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BEACHFRONT - "One and Only" Closest to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

First Class Beachfront! Free Wifi! Winter Rates $299.00 2-night minimum

''A Site To Sea'' is perfect for your next vacation or weekend get-a-away.

It is absolutely the closest house to the beach anywhere! Our home is 40' to beach water. Great for surfers and fisherman and the whole family. You will love the sheer magic of the beach!

Our house has a spectacular 260 degree view! Completely private, both in front of the house and off the master bedroom.

Relax on the covered or uncovered decks directly facing the ocean. Nap on the ample chairs, rockers and loungers on the decks to the roar of the ocean! Watch the sunbathers on the beach. Rock yourself to sleep in the rocker.

This beautiful new home, built after we lost our first home to hurricane Ike. This home sleeps up to 8 adults in real beds. There is a queen bed convertible couch in the living room. There is another hid away be in the love seat sofa in the middle bedroom with the 1 queen bed. There are all brand new mattresses and very comfortable.

The well designed open floor plan has huge windows (the largest that are allowed in a hurricane zone) with lots of great views of the beach and the waves.

Easy and quick access to the beach is about 40 feet from the door. You can have your feet wiggling in the warm sand one minute from the door.

The outside sand shower has plenty of hot water for a relaxing shower and foot shower to use when needed before you enter the main house. There is also a fishing table with hot and cold running water and a deep sink to wash the fish right next to a new white double swing and family size picnic table. Our beachfront home sits on 1 acre of land.

If you enjoy lying around after a long walk on the beach, the living room has a 52'' flat screen TV with Dish Network. The couches in the living room are perfect napping couches. You will see what I mean the first time you grab a cold drink and lie down. Nothing like a nap on a warm summer day with the roar of the ocean in your ears to help you relax...

The spacious Master Bedroom has its own private deck through the French doors. From that deck there is not another house around - it is just sand and beach. Naturally there is a wall mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD player to watch ''Jaws'' while you see and hear the waves in the master suite! The master bedroom also has it own private bathroom, closet and locking door from the rest of the house.

The middle bedroom has been updated with 1 queen size bed and hid-away bed in love seat. We have also added a wall mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD player. This Tv is for DVD's or games only. We have set rabbit ears to pick up a few channels. The living room and Master Bedroom has the Dish Network Channels.

In the Bunk room we have added the old school arcade games. Everyone in the family will enjoy playing these fun games.

If you need it (and we all do!). there is high speed Wi-Fi throughout the house and property to get that last minute work complete or to update Facebook or write your Blog.

Unlike some many other rentals, we have provided all the linens and towels you will need. Just please bring your own beach towels!

The beach is great for walking, jogging or building sand castles.

There is plenty of bird watching if you like that, some of the birds we still have not identified! We posted some pictures for your pleasure to view. The most exciting experience was watching a beautiful 'Pink Flamingo fly over our car as we approaching our beach home. We had over several seagulls over our heads last week while we were feeding them on the beach and ferry.

But the important thing is the beach; the warm sand, the crashing waves, and the salt air! Our home is beautiful and designed to maximize the views and maintain our privacy. We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Come and enjoy lots of fun in the sun. Our home is great for family vacations or private get-a-ways. We are now taking reservations.

There is not other place on the beach like 'A-Site-to-Sea.'

We are so excited to share our beach home to families that will respect and appreciate it like we do. You will agree 'A Site to Sea' stands up to her name.

Requesting inquiries from families and responsible adults only.

Unfortunately, this property cannot accommodate weddings.

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More Details

Property Manager
Vonda Earnhart
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Vonda Earnhart

We love the beach after rebuilding from Hurricane Ike we decided it was time to share this beautiful home with other families. We have several memorable positive experiences here at Crystal Beach and hope to hear from each guest their experiences.

Vonda Earnhart purchased this house in 2012

Why Vonda Earnhart chose Crystal Beach

We are the closest vacation house on the Bolivar Peninsula!

What makes this house unique

Free WiFi! We have a new Living Room Sleeper sofa with tempur-pedic mattress, matching love seat,the Master bedroom to a King size bed with a tempur-pedic mattress. Added more channels to cable package. Added TV to middle bedroom. Bunk room has Tv for gamers. Added two new large swings on downstairs patio. Video game in the bunk room.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We cannot forecast acts of nature. However, in the event there is a named storm with mandatory evacuation, we would make every effort to rebook dates.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • 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
  • Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - outdoor shower
    Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1st bathroom has tub/shower combination. Master bathroom has shower stall. Both has great water pressure. We offer top of the line bath towels. We ask all guest to keep bath towels for bathing only. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two sets of bunk beds with new mattresses
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Twin Sofa
    Living room - 1 queen , pull out couch
  • Dish Network Satellite on big flat screen TV in the living room with DVD player. Another Flat screen TV in the Master Bedroom with built in DVD player, (Retracts against the wall when not in use, middle bedroom also has built flat screen TV with built in DVD player. Bunk room has it's own flat screen TV for gamers!! Very cool. Living room and master bedroom are connected to Dish network satellite.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also have a RV spot includes water, electric & septic tank $50.00 per night. Deck: Includes Picnic table, swing and deck furniture for upstairs and downstairs. Private balcony off the master bedroom with completely private views of the beach. Awesome! High speed WiFi. Sand shower, swing, picnic table, large yard. Beach towels not incuded. Please bring your own charcoal! $300.00 fee for any smoking in house or on deck.


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BEACHFRONT - "One and Only" Closest to the Beach!
average rating of 4.95 based on 100 reviews
Lonview, TX

Perfect Family Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression of the house was, WOW! It's a complete newly built home after Ike destroyed the original. The pictures of what was left "After Ike" hanging on the wall was shocking! The house was nicely done inside and out. Plenty of room for a family vacation. The unobstructed views of the sunrise were spectacular from the deck with our morning coffee. You could either go down to the beach and play or just relax and people watch from the front row balcony. Vehicle access to the beach was simple since the road the house is on goes straight to the beach. The video game machine with all the old games I used to play growing up was fun too. It was a perfect home for getting away for a fun time at the beach! We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing beachfront house! Will keep coming back every year!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a gem of a vacation house!

It is right on the beach and we watched the kids play in the sand without us grown ups leaving the huge deck - filled with every kind of chair, rockers, recliners we could ever hope for!

We liked the solitude of walking the beach several times a day with the only sound being the crashing of the waves and the trilling of the birds.

The kids discovered fascinating sea shells and we took home buckets for them to make "interesting things" with upon our return.

The name, "A Site to Sea" is the perfect name for this house - It has to be seen to appreciate all the comforts of home it contains. We liked the large "Smart TVs" in the living room and the bedrooms. The kids (and my husband and I) liked the stand up video game in the kids room. It had over 60 of the older games that we played like Donkey Kong, Teteris, Frogger, and the many more. The kids had never even seen these games before and now we have to try to find them for them at home!

The home is incredible clean and has everything we needed, including board games. We rented a golf cart from one of the local vendors and had a blast going up and down the beach in it.

We built a small campfire on the beach in front of the beach house every night and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows - haven't done that in years and years. The kids loved it.

The local restaurants are great and Galveston is just a Ferry ride away.

One of best times are when the kids are worn out from running on the beach all day and sound asleep and we have the deck to ourselves! It is very romantic...

This house and our vacation was awesome! A magical place for sure that we will return to every year!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed the Christmas holiday on the beach. Quiet location, great views, and a very comfortable home. We hope to stay here again in warmer weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joe, we are always glad to hear from our guest. We look forward to having you back in the near future.
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Beautiful beachfront home!

  • 5 of 5

This house felt so homey and was roomy and comfortable with all the amenities we needed. Best New Year’s Eve ever. Vonda was so attentive to every need!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhonda. We hope you and your family visit again in the near future!
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Best Beach rental- Definitely exceeded expectation!

  • 5 of 5

We all love this place! Very clean - comfortable beds.. best part is view is spectacular! It’s definitely a sight to see! We will be our annual vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We look forward to having you back in the near future!
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful and relaxing. Short walk to clean beach. Boys loved finding shells, hermit crabs and shark teeth. We are looking forward to a longer stay next time!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.9 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Jose Mexican
Nearest Beach
12 Metres
40' in front of A Site to Sea
Car: necessary

Fun Things to do on Bolivar....

Anahauc National Wildlife Refuge is open year around

February and March

1.Mardi Gras Day and Party, Great for all the family

2.Texas Frog Fest - Music and Entertainment - food and drink benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation

3.Annual Oyster Supper

4. Annual Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cook Off.


Annual Texas Crab Fest including 5k run


Annual Texas 4th of July


Annual Port Bolivar Volunteer Fireman' BBQ Cook off.


1. Annual Jane Long Festival

2. Annual Halloween Trunk and Treat

---December -

Annual Christmas Dance and Toy Drive

Christmas Parade on the Beach

Water slide in Crystal Beach open in Summer months.

Bird watching, fishing, surfing, sunbathing, beach combing, sun bathing,long walks on beach. parasailing, sailing. resting and relaxing.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Sanitation fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in is at 3:00 pm.....check out is at 11 am or earlier
Off season rate is Sept 16- February 28 ....$299.00 per night &1795.00 per week
Peak Season rate is March 1 - September 15.....

Minimum Age is required for rental. No Spring Breakers or Party Animals!

Manager'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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