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Johnie Macs! Conveniently located, great view! WIFI available!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)

Johnie Macs, sister house to Peggy Macs (656072), is conveniently located, very close to the stores, shops, restaurants, marina, water-slide, and the ocean. This pet friendly house has quick and easy beach access at the end of the road,. Just a short walk and you will find yourself at the waters edge. Downstairs you will find plenty of covered and uncovered parking along with a large vacant lot right next door for you to use for volleyball, horseshoes, etc. A private downstairs shower, picnic table, charcoal grill, hammock, and swing are also available for your enjoyment. Upstairs, the living, dining, and kitchen area are open and spacious. Our kitchen is fully equipped for all of your needs. The two bedrooms are light and roomy, as well as the two full baths. A large covered and uncovered deck offer fantastic ocean views. Complete with towels, linens, pillows, TV/DVD in each room, central AC/heat, ceiling fans, washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, Johnie Mac's is the cleanest beach rental you will find on the peninsula. WIFI available!!

Peggy McDonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Peggy McDonald

Crystal Beach was our 'home away form home' for many years. We recently moved to the peninsula and Crystal Beach is now our permanent residence.

Peggy McDonald purchased this house in 2008

Why Peggy McDonald chose Crystal Beach

While Galveston is just a free ferry ride away, we like the peace and quiet of Crystal Beach. We enjoy watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck and stargazing at night. And of course, the beaches are fantastic.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location!! Our cabin is just a short walk to the beach and close to anything and everything you may need, whether it's the gocery store, the shops and restaurants, the marina, or the water slide. It's all right there!!! WiFI is available.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The house should be left clean like on arrival or pay a $75 cleaning fee. If you opt to clean & leave the house dirty, $75 will be held from deposit.
  • I will gladly allow early check in if the house is available before 2:00 PM and later check out if I don’t have a renter checking in that day.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 has a combination tub/shower, toilet, & sink. Bathroom 2 has a shower, toilet, & sink. Downstairs has a large private outside shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • bedroom 1 has 1 queen bed bedroom 2 has 1 full and 2 twin living area has 1 queen sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large BBQ pit/smoker, patio furniture, picnic table, swing, hammock, private downstairs shower, full concrete under the house, large vacant lot adjacent to the house for your use.


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Johnie Macs! Conveniently located, great view! WIFI available!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 120 reviews

Just Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

Even better in person - really the photo's do not do this little gem justice. Super cute decor and easy beach access. It had everything that our little group needed. One of the best parts was the open lines of communication with both Peggy and Johnny. The little notes were extremely handy. They didn't leave us with any questions except - "How soon can we come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Definitely a home away from home. Well maintained, with all you need for a great stay. Minutes from the drive on beach.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience with this property so much that we can't possibly find the words to adequately describe all the amenities! It was an easy walk to the beach, and we could see and hear the ocean while sipping tea on the well-equipped deck. The house was clean, attractive and comfortable with free Wi-Fi, dominoes, cards, etc. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything anyone would need for their home away from home. Johnie and Peggy were very friendly, gracious and accommodating--the perfect hosts! We enjoyed dining at the Ocean Grille Restaurant, and The Big Store had about everything imaginable such as food, gifts, hardware, etc. We enjoyed the ferry ride over to Galveston where we took in the sights and shopped at Walmart. This rental property gets 5 stars PLUS!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TX

Wow! Clean and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Right when we walked in all the reviews came true. Very clean, walking distance to the beach and cozy. Great communication from Peggy throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Home Sweet Home (away from home)

  • 5 of 5

Honestly, we couldn't have been more pleased with our 3-night vacation at Johnie Macs - my husband and I and our dog, Lucy. You always get a 'first impression' when you walk through the door (you know what I mean). Our first impression was wonderful - so clean, so organized, so stocked, and soooooo homey and comfortable!!!!! We can't wait to return. Peggy, thank you giving us a wonderful break from the city.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birding and Fishing

  • 5 of 5

Such a great location! Walking distance to the beach, sounds from the ocean sitting on the deck, quiet, peaceful, great fishing, birding at High Island is what makes this location desirable. Johnie and Peggy are the main draw to Johnie Macs. They are available and respond cordially to all requests. The home has everything you will need!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Ships Wheel
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Rancho Carribe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stingaree Rest.

Convenience is the key to this beach rental!! Located in the heart of Crystal Beach, Johnie Macs is just a few miles from the restaurants, shops, the water slide, marina, and The Big Store, and just a few minute walk to the water. A short drive will take you to the Bolivar Ferry. The 20 minute ride across the bay will land you in Galveston, home of Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier,the historical Strand, and much more. WIFI available!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Cleaning supplies are provided. If you do not wish to clean the property on departure, a cleaning service is available for $100.00.

One-half the rental amount will reserve the dates selected. The remaining one-half rent and damage deposit is due 2 weeks before arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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