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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

ouse, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Johnie Mac's is a wonderful beach home conveniently located close to the stores, shops, restaurants, marina, water-slide, and the ocean. Quick and easy beach access at the end of the road, Johnie Macs is only 4 rows back from the ocean. Just a short walk will find you 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, extra parking, 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.

Peggy McDonald
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Gulf Coast

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: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen in the master bedroom; 1 queen sleeper sofa, Double Beds (1) 1 double bed, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(104 traveler reviews)

Johnie Macs! Conveniently located, great view! WIFI available!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 104 reviews

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This has been the easiest and most pleasant rental i have ever done! Owners are very accommodating and a joy to talk with, the house is absolutely fantastic, and the price was very affordable!

The house has all the amenities you need.. from stove and fridge to bbq pit, washer/ dryer to covered parking, linens, dinnerware..i could not have asked for a better experience than i received from Peggy! We will most definitely be renting this house again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnie Mac's is going to be a new family tradition!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us! The home is stocked with everything you need plus some. Sheets, plenty of towels, lots of extra pillows and blankets, tons of dishes, glasses and silverware, and every kitchen gadget you could possibly need for your trip. Seriously, of all the things we packed, all we needed were our clothes and food. Johnie and Peggy have thought of everything when preparing this home. The location is great! I spent hours in the early mornings enjoying a few cups of coffee on the front porch, taking in the ocean view and the breeze. My teenagers loved the wifi, direct tv in every room, and easy access to the beach. My 2 year old daughter thought all the magnets on the fridge were there just for her to play with. ;) I just got home, and I'm already searching out dates for our next trip back to Johnie Mac's.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendswood, TX

Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! The house has a view of the water, which is hard to find at this price point. Coordination with Peggy is easy and she is super helpful. The house was a good size for two couples but would do for small families or a bunch of friends! The house is stocked with everything you need, and the store is nearby for food supplies. This is located on the quieter side of Crystal beach- so you'll still be able to find a spot on the beach! I would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tom & Donna F.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Bolivar Peninsula and we thoroughly enjoyed staying at Johnie Mac's. The house was very nice, very clean, and well stocked. The owner was delightful to talk to and work with while completing the preparations for our stay. The location was great, just up the street from the gulf. The Crystal Beach area was very nice, quiet and not commercialized like many other beach communities we've visited. I definitely plan to return to this area, and this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eddy, TX

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

First time renting Johnie Macs, and will definitely be back. The house was clean, comfortable,roomy and within walking distance to the beach. We were close enough to Galveston but enjoyed the seclusion of Crystal Beach. You can see the ocean from the deck. The owners are great and very easy to work with. In spite of the weather, we had a great time and I would highly recommend this rental to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

We visit the Peninsula several times a year and have stayed at several rentals throughout the area. We have stayed at both Johnie Mac's and Peggy Mac's and neither disappointed. Both Rentals are well equipped, well maintained and very clean. Owners have made the process of renting easy and stress free, will always consider these two properties when visiting the Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Rancho Carribe Golf Course

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 April 2017!!


Rates & Availability

Crystal Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jul 23 2017 - Sep 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 5 2017 - Mar 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 26 2018
2 night minimum stay
After Spring Break
Mar 27 2018 - May 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 11-20
May 12 2018 - May 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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

One half the rental amount is due when you make your reservation. The remaining half of the rent and $200 damage deposit is due two weeks before arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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