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Beautiful (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 70 feet to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, large deck to enjoy the smell and sound of the ocean

Only 70 feet from the Beach with excellent ocean views from both sides of the deck. Since we built the home there has been 2 homes constructed in front of ours, so the view has been partially blocked to the front, but there are still excellent views to both sides of the ocean. Our Dog Friendly home features 3 Bedrooms; one with a king bed and master bath, another with a queen bed, and the third bedroom with 4 bunk beds. Sleeps 8 in beds. Large living areas all with views of the water. Large kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Extra large deck where you can see and hear the ocean.

There is a charcoal grill mounted under the home for you to enjoy outdoor cooking along with a built in picnic table for 8 under the home.

More Details

Pete and Betsy Grosso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Pete and Betsy Grosso

Hi, thanks for visiting our home. Pete and Betsy Grosso, the owners, welcome you. We lost our original home to Hurricane Ike a few years ago, and have just now completed construction of our new home which we offer for you to enjoy. We decided to name the home Do-Over Dunes, since we did have to do it over, this time just better and larger. We reside in Waxahachie, Texas, a small town just south of Dallas. We offer you our Texas hospitality and welcome you to home on the beach.

Pete and Betsy Grosso purchased this house in 2013

Why Pete and Betsy Grosso chose Gulf Coast

On our first trip to the Boliver Peninsula we fell in love with the beach and decided to invest our retirement money in what we like to call paradise. We would like nothing more than to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The deck is fantastic, it is half covered and half open so there is a spot for everyone. Shade or sun, it's up to you. The home which was built in 2013 with all the creature comforts of home. All leather living furnuiture and even a recliner to take a nap in. Every room has a view with large oversized windows, so no matter where you are in the home you can see the surf. Central airconditioning keeps you cool when indoors. You just have to visit to appreciate this home.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Beach
House is Beach front Gulf of Mexico Crystal Beach
Car: necessary

This new beach home Only 70 feet to the berach, built in January 2013 sits on a quiet beach and is only 15 miles from Galveston via a free ferry which runs every 15 minutes.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private Master bath with large Closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Bath with 2 Granite sinks
    Downstairs Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Downstairs private outdoos shower/Hot and Cold Water
  • 2 Full Bathrooms and seperate outdoor shower downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Great Master with Private bath and sitting area
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen size bed with sitting area
    Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , tow bunk beds sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom with king bed and master bath has beach views through the 3 large windows. Queen bedroom also has a beach view through 3 large windows. Bunk room has 2 sets of bunk beds for the kids. All bedrooms have televisions with cable TV. Each bedroom has a closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
Quiet area with safe low traffic beach, perfect for families or romantic getaways.


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Beautiful (2013) Beach Home, nice beach views and only 70 feet to the beach
average rating of 4.7108436 based on 83 reviews

Lovely home short distance to the beach would definitely stay here again!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Nice Beach House

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed stay

Third house from beach

Beach views from deck, and through home windows

Updated kitchen, items not provided where obtainable from local stores

Listing for property does need updating, multiple items are no longer available

Cable was not working in any of the bedrooms, mentioned one month earlier in home comment journal

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family enjoyed our Cyrstal beach vacation so much! The beach house was nice and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

First of all the owners were great in communication and response time. Our family had never been to Chrystal beach and we loved it! The kids were so excited about the beach house! We were grateful the house was exactly as decripted and even more spacious than the images can actually show. It was very accommodating with all we needed to be comfortable and relaxed while away from home. We even brought our dog and were able to keep him secure on the deck while we went to the beach. Also the deck was so nice, spacious and wraps around the house. We enjoyed our morning coffee and afternoon/evening breeze on the deck for a nice nap or just relax and listen to the waves. The sunrise and sunset views were picturesque! Just steps from the beach, so easy to take quick trips from the beach when needed, especially with children. The area is very quiet and has a private feel. This made it easier to watch the kids while in the water. The kids enjoyed having space to play, fish and boogie board. We will be back and we hope to rent here everytime!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house!

  • 5 of 5

The house layout was great! Even though there are two houses built in front of it, you are able to see the ocean off both sides of the decks easily. And the walk to the beach entrance is literally right there.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, awesome to have a sun and shade deck available as well as hammocks at the ground level.

  • 4 of 5

The website needs updated to reflect the lack of some advertised items such as the gas grill and the toys/kayaks etc.... The house was fabulous! Enjoyed the deck, chairs and outside shower.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not as described, disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Before I write the review, I will say the owner offered a full refund before we even entered the house as we arrived a half hour early and remained outside inspecting the outside until check in time and I contacted them about maintenance badly needed, and the fact when I booked, the description boasted unobstructed views and amenities (that were unusable). It still reads "new" in the title and while 2013 is not old for a home, near salt water, things can go bad quickly. After already having made plans for the family, and making the drive, not to mention money spent for items for our trip, we did not do the refund and made the best of it. The positives: nice layout and home was clean. The beach is a walk-able distance by way of road just in front of house. The area is less crowded than other areas of Crystal Beach. The negatives: The house built directly in front of it is so close you could almost jump from porch to porch. The only ocean views are to the far ends of the porch and out the end bedroom windows. The gate was missing on porch, open nails sticking out, and board on deck popped up, so not child friendly. Some of the outdoor furniture, grill, and kennel very rusted (gate missing from it, too) and somewhat unsafe. We did not attempt to use any items in storage as the door was behind broken kennel and we did not want to attempt moving it. There was quite a bit of trash, some wind blown, but none the less, unsightly trash surrounding the outside of house. (Note: I sent detailed pictures to owner and he says it will be taken care of, so these items may be corrected at some point.) I'd like to say it was a value, but a bargain it was not. And just a note of warning: the beach area closest to house (walking on road to beach, (area just to left and right of road) is not safe, especially for small children! There are remnants of Ike, such as several broken concrete slab pieces just under the water. If you're planning on entering the water, its best to travel a distance away! I don't want anyone else finding this out the hard way!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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