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Bult in 2014- 5 Bedroom Beachfront Home Located On 3 Acres Front Acres

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom Beachfront Home with 5 Decks Located On 3 Beach Front Acres

Request a quote or a reservation before March 1, 2019 and ask about our FREE night offer when you book for two or more night. This offer will only be extended if you request the FREE night. Contact The Reserve for last minute specials. Free Night Discount does not apply for any events held at The Reserve, Special Event Weekends or Holiday Weekends . Please note that the standard nightly rate does not apply for events. (Weddings, Family Events, Anniversary Parties, etc). Please inquiry about rentals combined with an event at The Reserve before attempting to book the house.

From the moment you arrive at the palm tree lined drive of The Reserve, you will come to understand this property is different from anything else offered for rent on the Bolivar Peninsula. The Reserve at Bolivar Beach is located on 3 private, gated beach front acres. Everything you need is included in the rental price. No hidden cost or fees. This Owner-Managed rental has 2,700 sq.ft. of air conditioning living space with an Elevator. The home also features a total of five decks. The mezzanine deck underneath the house features an outside bar. The home has five bedrooms and three-half baths. There are two Master Suites each with its own private bathroom. There is a master suite is on the first and second floor facing the beach. Additionally, the house has three additional bedrooms. All but one of these face the beach. It should be noted that all bedrooms have water views. As The Reserve on Bolivar Beach is one of the tallest structures on the peninsula, the view from the upper level bedroom / sun deck is without equal. Located in every bedroom is a flat screen TV and ample storage space for your stay. The house contains a total of 3.5 baths. If being outside enjoying the gulf breeze or a sunset view is your idea of a good time, this house is for you. The home has a total of four beach facing decks with an additional sunset porch located on the front of the home with unrestricted sunset views over the peninsula and Galveston Bay.

The home has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, dishwasher) with a large island which accommodates seating for four adults. Just off the kitchen is a dinning area which also faces the beach. Dinning area accommodates six adults. Just off the dining area is the living room which has a gas burning fireplace and unrestricted beach views. The home has a large laundry room with washer and dryer. Everything you need is included with your rental of The Reserve. Linens, towels and your own gas powered golf car.

Anyone stating at The Reserve has access to the private resort pool located across the street from the beach house.

Please note all rates on this website are for vacation stays and no weddings or special events. Please inquire about the cost of The Reserve for weddings or special events. We do consider short term rentals (minimum of 2 nights), so please inquire if you have questions or require a quote. Please note The Reserve has Owner lock-off areas.

The Reserve is designed for a total of 10 guest (adults + children). We are Owner / Managers and personally handle every check-in. Additional overnight or day guest to the property may be allowed WITH PRIOR CONSENT of the Owners. Please be very clear at the time of your reservation request on the number of guest (overnight and day visitors) that will be at the property. If additional guest are allowed, additional fee's may apply.

More Details

Steve or Annie Smith
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Steve or Annie Smith

Long term gulf coast residents who have put down deep roots on Bolivar Peninsula. As frequent travelers to locations all over the US, Europe and the Far-Middle East, we understand what everyone is looking for when they are on vacation and that is a good time. You will never find a more customer service oriented couple. Our goal when building The Reserve on Bolivar Beach was to develop a property that would provide an unparalleled beach experience. While The Reserve is offered for rental, it also serves as our home during part of the year. As Owner-Managers, no expense was spared when this home was built. We think once you visit, you'll agree.

Steve or Annie Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Steve or Annie Smith chose Crystal Beach

Simply the best beach front rental home the Bolivar Peninsula has to offer. If you are looking for a high end, beach front rental, this is the place for you and your family or friends to stay. The beach in front of the house is often empty and makes for a nice stroll in during sunrise or sunset. A private 150' bridge will take you from the rear of the property directly onto the beach. The home has two outside showers, a total of five (5) decks and every amenity you would expect from any five star property.

What makes this house unique

Everything is included in the rental. No hidden fees. All linens, towels and trash service are included. Also included in every rental is a gas powered golf cart which can accommodate four adults. Additional golf carts are available for rent if needed.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Level 1 Bath - toilet , shower , Double Vanity
    Level 2 Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Level 1 Half Bath - toilet
    Master Suite Level 2 Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The Reserve has a total of 3.5 bathrooms. Additionally, there are two outside showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite Level 1 - 1 king
    Beach Bedroom Second Level - 1 queen
    Bay / Beach Bedroom Second Level - 1 queen
    Top of The World Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2nd Level - 1 king
  • The Reserve has a total of five bedrooms. Two are master suites each with its own private bathroom. The master suites faces the beach. The master suites both have a King bed. The other three bedrooms have queen beds. Four of the five of the bedrooms face the beach. All bedrooms have a water view.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The Reserve is designed for adults looking for a unique vacation experience. Supervised children are always welcome. We offer discounts for small groups (4 adults or less) who want to rent the home for a few days or a week. Please inquire.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Bult in 2014- 5 Bedroom Beachfront Home Located On 3 Acres Front Acres
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time. Annie and Steve thought of everything you would need to have a great time. Loved the sound system throughout the property inside and outside. The views from the decks are outstanding. We are looking forward to renting again. Thank you both for having a lovely beach rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thanks for taking time to review The Reserve. We appreciate your comments and for you and your family staying with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Steve and Annie
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The beach house is the best!! Beautiful views and decks for whatever you want to see!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our long weekend with our adult family here. The house was very comfortable for 8 adults and there are lots of places to sit, talk, cook and play games.

The beach was better than we expected (beautiful) and the use of the golf cart really helped us get our chairs and coolers to the beach and back.

The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and cleaning up.

They have an excellent music system throughout that we all enjoyed and all the decks were great. There is a sunset deck at the front of the home...where we watched the sunset and a swing deck area where we liked having morning coffee.

The fire pit was nice later at night for s’mores and conversation.

Steve had all the chairs and grills we needed. We used the lawn for croquet which was lots of fun!!!

This is a home we would go back to....

(Only negative thing was the ice maker did not work our entire stay and had three different people over looking at it . We had to buy ice and then have someone on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the home.) I’m sure it is fixed!

If I had a question, steve responded to texts wonderfully. This is a super place to get away!!! 👍?🏼?

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent the 4th of July week at this beautiful home. There were 8 adults and 3 kids. There was plenty of room and the views were awesome. We brought my elderly mom and the elevator and golf cart made it so easy. Steve and Annie were very caring and welcoming. I would definitely return ! The beach and watching the dolphins every evening was so relaxing. Give this place the highest rating!

The Morgan Family 2018

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach house, spacious and fully equipped. Golf cart was a fun plus.

  • 5 of 5

The beach is clean and we loved our walks there!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thanks for the review of The Reserve. Glad you and your family enjoyed the house and the beach. Hope to see you again sometime in the future. Thanks, Steve and Annie
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Beach trip

  • 3 of 5

The place was nice and close to the beach. The beach could use some cleaning up though. I've been to Galveston and Crystal beach many times and this is probably the dirtiest beach of all.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review for The Reserve. The county typically cleans the beach every Thursday, weather permitting. In June around the time you were at the beach house, the area was dealing with a tropical storm which brought a great deal of rain to Louisiana and Mississippi. The high tides prevented the beach cleanings from taking place as scheduled. Anytime there is a lot of inland rain (flooding), all of the trash that gets into the water ends up in the gulf, flows west and ends up on the beaches of Texas. It is really a shame that everyone does not do more to keep this from happening. In Bolivar, we support the "Keep Bolivar Beautiful" program which works independently from the county government to help clean up the beaches. All of these efforts are pretty much in vain if the general public does not do their part to stop littering. Thanks again for staying with us. Steve and Annie
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
IAH and Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Ships Wheel
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Crystal Beach Par 3 Course
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Highway 87 and Highway I-10
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach

Located three miles west of Roll Over Pass and approximately 5 miles east of Crystal Beach, Texas. The Reserve is located on 3 private gated access acres on one of the quietest sections of the beach. If you desire to be where all of the action is during the spring or summer months, this part of the beach is a 5-10 ride on the beach in your golf cart which is provided with every rental. The Reserve at Bolivar Beach is located minutes from the only grocery store store on the peninsula and within a few minutes of all restaurants. If Galveston is in your travel plans, the trip from this property to the ferry is approximately 15 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59

Please note for the "Couples ONLY Retreat", the quoted price is for one (1) couple only. This price is for use of the 1st level of the house only. The house has two Master Suites, so an additional couple can be accommodated but at an additional cost of $175 per night. If three (3) couples want to rent The Reserve, nightly rental rate of $600 will apply. Maximum of three couples (6 people) are allowed. Only the individuals listed on the rental agreement are allowed at the property for the Couples Retreat Weekends. Absolutely no one under 18 years of age allowed for the "Couples Retreat". This offer is only being made for a limited time only. Please contact us for a quote for a "Couples Only Retreat" at The Reserve.

Will consider rental for larger family events or small weddings. Call The Reserve at 409-974-0064 for more information. The home is designed to sleep 10 adults in beds. Please be clear at the time of the rental reservation how many guest (adults + children) will be staying at the house. PRIOR approval is required if more than 10 individuals will be staying or visiting the house.

We will consider rental of The Reserve for weekend only periods during the summer provided the house has not been reserved for the entire week. Summer rentals start on Friday with check-out noon on Thursday. Call for holiday rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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