About the property
- House3400 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 6 nights
4 Bedrooms/3 1/2 Baths Sleeps 10
Crystal Beach is a 15-minute ferry ride from Galveston, and most of the time, a pod of dolphins will escort you both ways. (Bring some bread or popcorn to toss to the sea gulls on the way.) Then it's a 10-minute drive to The Edgewater Beach House, that proudly sits right on the beach/corner lot with unobstructed viiews. It is an enchanted place as some of our guest like to call it , with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. If this is your first visit, you'll be greeted by your host. And if you're like most guests, you'll have three experiences in succession. The first is the 'Wow!' reaction as you step through the front door. The second is the 'Ah' reaction as you lower your travel-weary body into a comfortable chair on our 800-square-foot deck. And the third is the 'Oh, yes!' reaction as you sip a complimentary libation and watch the waves roll in, while the kids play with a thoughtful selection of stuffed animals and toys. You can unpack later while you enjoy this custom built home that was built to thrill, that you will want to come back to each year and share with other friends and family for future stays.
We recently added a wonderful addition to this home, which is a custom built bar/ entertaning area for BBQ's and gatherings with thatched roof down stairs that has ample seating for leisure time. This same area boast an outdoor fish cleaning station with Trek outdoor table and double Kohler sink, along with outdoor shower and guest have their own storage area for beach equipment.
Tons of Fun!: From May 1 through September 15, Edgewater rents by the week. That's seven days and six nights. But that may not be enough, there's so much to do. After a leisurely breakfast on the deck, you can take the ferry to Galveston. There you'll find the three pyramids of Moody Gardens: rain forest, aquarium, and 'discovery.' Plus an IMAX theater. Also the Lone Star Flight Museum, great food and shopping in The Strand historic district, ship tours (submarine, destroyer escort, and square rigger), nine historic houses, and 'The Great Storm' multimedia presentation of the 1900 hurricane the killed some 10,000 people. You'll love our beach, of course, but don't miss one of the two Schlitterbahn water parks with a wave pool, mud-rider raft rides, and an uphill water coaster! The park even has an enclosed facility that's open year round.
Seafood Fancier's Paradise. : As dawn signals the start of a new day, you'll see the shrimp boats headed out to sea. Then in late morning, you'll hear a little bell signaling the arrival of 'the fish lady' with her truck full of the ocean's bounty. Just pop downstairs and pick out your dinner, which you'll grill in the spacious area under the house. Of course you can catch a mess of crabs yourself, throw a line in from a bridge (or from the shore), or arrange to go deep-sea fishing. With great seafood, a great beach, and so many things to do, Crystal Beach offers the quiet of a little fishing town and the attractions of a big city. No wonder so many guests book for the following year during their current stay. Come join us and see for yourself!
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- Apr 06, 2018
About Rebecca Carroll
Greetings! I am a hands on owner who loves my brand new home that was completed this year, and welcomed our first guest on 06/06/2014. We have had back to back weekly rentals since and still going strong and already taking reservations for summer 2015 in which some of the guest from this year are booking same dates for next year. So be our next guest, and come see what this true beach community is all about, where you feel like your on a true relaxing vacation. I cuurently live in Houston Texas, amd discovered this little piece of paradise when I was invitied to a friends house for a large gathering, and when I got back home, I knew this was a place where I wanted to vacation myself, and it has been a gift that keeps on giving.
Why Rebecca Carroll chose Crystal Beach
Custom Built Beach House with an Architectual Design Team out of Houston. It is a very streamlined, open concept, high ceilings, everyroom has a view. Eight sets of Numa French doors where this is natural light everywhere, with a very large 800sq. ft. deck (half covered-rest open) that runs the whole length of house, where you are not on top of one another and a large custom build bar downstairs that can sit 10 guest comfortably where you can have BBQ's along with a fish cleaning station, and double sink bathroom, sink, open shower and room for five cars to park underneath the house. This house is very nice and is bigger than what the pictures reflect. It is also the perfect home to entertain.
What makes this House unique
Stunning house to share with your friends/family and be very proud and happy that you did. It is also very close proximinty to beach, sand and water that can't be beat. We have a very large deck that spans the whole lenght of house, that accomidates people who want covered for protection from the sun, and the other half is all open that want the sun. This deck is a total of 800 sq. ft! We provide tables/chairs/loungers, and don't forget the huge bar downstairs!! This house was built to accomidate all your needs during your stay. Note: Google took pictures right after the Hurricane and some guest said that its still showing I Im on 2nd or 3rd row which Im not!! We only do beach front! Come enjoy the fun and relaxation
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
On the Edge of the Water
Our family, which consists of two parents and three adult children (five adults), enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing week at Edgewater in Crystal Beach, Texas. It was the perfect size home for two married couples and one single adult providing spacious and private bedrooms and baths along with a wonderfully large living space for meals, games, TV movies, and even a large format jigsaw puzzle. When our busy family gathers for a beach vacation, we love to relax and enjoy the sun, ocean and lots of peace and quiet. The oversized deck at Edgewater, with its expansive and completely unobstructed view of the water was the perfect spot for our family to spend lazy days reading, napping, and catching up with each other. We began every morning on the deck and usually ended each evening there too.
The home is beautifully furnished and far more spacious than the pictures can possibly communicate. The kitchen and bar area in particular offer an extensive selection of dishes/barware/cooking implements/etc. Rebecca, (the owner) was very helpful. She met us upon arrival to answer initial questions in person and was available to answer questions about the area and make recommendations whenever we needed her via text or phone call. Additionally, we were welcomed to her rental with a lovely assortment of snacks and beverages which was nice after a very long day of traveling.
For us, Crystal Beach was a perfect quiet, uncrowded beach community. However, if we wanted to visit upscale restaurants, see a movie, or myriad other activities, Galveston was only a ferry ride away. Additionally, my husband needed to drive to Houston for business mid-week, which worked out perfectly.
As with any beach community, the culture at Crystal Beach has its own customs which may be unfamiliar to first-time visitors. So, if you’ve never rented a house in the Crystal Beach/Bolivar Peninsula area, you might want to ask questions about wi-fi speeds, restaurant options, car traffic on the beaches, maximum guests allowed on property and the check-out cleaning requirements.
Amazing! Beautiful! And right on the water!
We had a wonderful time at Edgewater! My family usually vacations in Destin or in the mountains but this Spring Break we went to Crystal beach and absolutely loved it! I didn’t realize how beautiful our Texas beaches can be!
The house is beautiful inside and out. It’s a very well cared for property and is really well appointed on the inside! The beach is just feet away (although for those who don’t know, it is one of our Texas beaches people can drive on). It’s also located in a really cute and safe little neighborhood.
We had children and older folks in our party and we all had a great time! We will remember it forever and we will definitely book again!!!!
Dear Jennifer, thanks for choosing us for your your recent family vacay, and glad you loved all the offerings that we have for our guest inside and out. We strive to make sure everyone has what they need to start their beach week the minute they open the doors and see the beach and water. We hope to see you again and please tell your parents thanks for letting you choose the right property for your family gathering and thanks for the nice review.
Awesome house on the beach!
Beautiful house right on the beach. It was perfect for our family and grandson. We fished and caught some huge fish right in front of the house from the beach. The owner was great she even set up and decorated the house for us for christmas which was so unexpected and so nice of her. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay at Crystal Beach. One of the best houses and best properties in crystal beach!
Dear Austin B. Family, we loved having you as our guest for the Holidays! The excitement of your son jumping out of the car and running barefoot to beach, and catches a huge fish!!
I knew by talking with you via phone that I needed to decorate for Christmas so your grandson knew that Santa could find him to put gifts uder the tree
The weather was "iffy" this year for Dec. but we never know. We hope you will come back during warmer weather as there are a lot of outdoor activities in the area to see and do
Wishing you a great 2018.
Wonderful home with great location
Home was like having our personal home at the beach, nice open rooms with all the amenities of home plus clean and well kept, wonderful selection of kitchen gadgets for cooking, super nice open feel to the view the beach indoors and out. Great having 1/2 bath in parking area only a few steps from the beach along with 1/2 bath off living area. Only small drawback was the upstairs was really one secluded bedroom with a king (huge room with ocean view) with an open loft area with 3 beds which shared a bath, if the loft room was closed off for privacy it would be a real 4 bedroom with 3 baths. Owner is very cautious but rightly so...very nice place.
Incredible Family Vacation
AMAZING!! INCEDIBLE!! DREAM HOUSE!! BEST HOLIDAY EVER!!
These are just a few of the reactions when my family (Wife + 4 kids) and I decided to stay at this amazing beach house. We wanted a Thanksgiving escape from the city and this home did not disappoint. Rebecca had the home decorated for Christmas already and it looked like a magazine dream home. The view, the amenities, the rooms, the beach access were 5 star. We were able to enjoy the beach right outside the door and amazing sunrises/sunsets. The home is set up with enough room for everyone and Rebecca made us feel like VIP's for the whole stay. Whether you are looking for a quiet retreat, family vacation, beach time, or just escape from the city, there is no better place in Texas.
Dear Mark thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you and your family chose our home for your recent stay.
We take great pride in providing everything that a guest could want, and more, to make their stay a comfortable and memorable one and to become repeat guest.
Glad I was able to get Christmas decorations up, and just completed it! ha
Our guest love the house all lit up for the Holidays. We hope to see you again,
Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
This home is absolutely gorgeous and the owner goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk into it. You cannot beat the location either - right on the beach! The home is extremely spacious and well maintained, and was extremely comfortable for the 9 people we had in our group. The kitchen is well stocked and has pretty much everything you can think of and more to make some nice meals. The extremely large deck is wonderful to sit out on an enjoy the views of the gulf and the activity on the beach.
The owner worked with us on our arrival and departure time, and when it came time to leave, we didn't want to. In a word, our vacation was - SPECTACULAR! Thank you Rebecca!
Crystal Beach has been called Galveston's best-kept secret. But vacationers have begun to discover us. Many of our guests stay here both before and after taking a cruise. Four cruise lines call Galveston home: Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Celebrity. (Check the Galveston Cruises Web site for expert advice and great rates.) And, during March and April, both the birds and the birders who take joy in spotting them arrive. Our federally protected wetlands and sanctuaries offer ideal resting places for migrating feathered friends. As a very family-oriented place, we do not open our second home to spring breakers or other large, potentially rambunctious, groups. In fact, the ideal match is three couples, with or without kids, who want a truly memorable beach vacation. Edgewater offers the best of both worlds: A quiet, fully equipped waterfront beach house, and the glories of Galveston, just half an hour away.
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Note: We rent to couples and family groups only. Sorry, no party groups, spring breakers, proms or weddings. Maximum Number of Guests: 10 (including children). No smoking, no pets, please.