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Beach Front! Great View! Quiet Location! WIFI & ROKU

Bedrooms 3
Space 5 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

New 2014 * 3 Bedroom * 2 Bath * Sleeps 8-10 * Crystal Beach

This home has a spectacular gulf view from the kitchen, living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom! Sleeping quarters include master bedroom with king size bed - guest room with queen bed and a bunk room with 1 set of full bunk beds. Comfortably sleeps 8. Sofa bed is provided for additional guests. But the best part is the view! From the 3 decks you can watch the sun rise or sun set. In addition you will see the ships travel in the Gulf and the barges on the Inter-coastal canal. The grill, two built in picnic tables and bar downstairs make entertaining easy and enjoyable in any kind of weather. WiFi & ROKU are available. If the days you want are unavailable check out our second house at property #876785.

Margene Walz
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Margene Walz

Hi, Welcome to my home – My name is Margene Walz. I am the owner and am thrilled to show you around. Many years ago I moved to California from Nebraska but have always missed the mid-western values and hospitality. Through the advice of my brother Mike Walz of Crystal Beach's Walz Family Builders I seized the opportunity to sell my California condominium and built on Bolivar. I appreciate the area and the hospitality. It is like coming back to my roots. I am very pleased to be able to share my home with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. (By the way...the picture is of my great nephew, Alex. He photographs cuter than I do.)

Margene Walz purchased this house in 2014

Why Margene Walz chose Crystal Beach

Since my brother owns a home and a business in Crystal Beach I have visited many times. Each time I fell more and more in love with the area. I decided to invest my retirement money here and I can't wait to share this peaceful stress-free beach with you.

What makes this house unique

The front deck is 16' deep - 8' is covered and 8' is uncovered. Guests are able to enjoy the shade, read, sip a glass of wine or beer or tan in the sunshine. The deck which wraps around 3 sides of the house has private doors from the Master bedroom and Guest bedroom. Each has its own romantic personal space. But the most impressive thing about this home is the spectacular beach front view. The family area under the house includes an enclosed shower, bar with enclosed refrigerator and 2 built-in picnic tables. It is a wonderful area that will accommodate many family members and guests. Plus it offers you all the comforts of home with the additional bonus of hearing and watching the surf.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO refund if Reservation cancelled 30 days before arrival date
  • Subletting and/or Subleasing to outside parties is prohibited. You will be subject to immediate eviction & forfeiture of all amounts paid.
  • No Smoking Inside the house. You are welcome to smoke on the deck as long as you clean up all cigarette butts on the property.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath includes sliding pocket door for total privacy
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Convenient access for Guest Room & Bunk Room
  • Two bathrooms inside the home and outdoor shower beneath the house for washing off the sand.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed , 2 Full size beds -Sleeps 4 - DVD tv in room
    Guest Room - 1 queen , Convenient access to 2nd bathroom - Closet - DVD TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Full Master Bath, Closet and DVD TV
  • Master Bedroom and Guest bedroom have direct access to the side decks with a great view. Master bedroom is located in the front of the house with large windows overlooking the beach. 2 Bedrooms have ceiling fans for additional comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


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Beach Front! Great View! Quiet Location! WIFI & ROKU
average rating of 4.8950615 based on 162 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family. Clean and convenient for what we love to do....

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was beautiful with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property for us to spend spring break with family and grandchildren.

This is a beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a million dollar view of Gulf of Mexico & just steps away from a quiet beach.

A ferry ride from Galveston takes you to the peninsula where there were plenty of restaurants to choose from. The Big Store is a well stocked grocery/ hardware/souvenir store. JB’S Seafood/ Seafood market had really nice large shrimp.

Margene was the perfect hostess ~ We look forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was great. The house was set up very well. Feet from the beach with an unobstructed view of the ocean. A great deck with really well made furniture. The kitchen setup was good, with everything you need. Everything is clean. The house feels like it's brand new. The owner is really quick to respond to any questions. She's a pleasure to deal with. We'll try to book with her again.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house ... Gorgeous view of the Gulf ... what a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our Mardi Gras weekend! The house is beautiful. It has everything you need for a pleasurable stay. The view of the Gulf is quite awesome. The house has plenty of rooms - perfect size. Margene provides her guests with a wealth of information - her flipchart of info is very helpful. We will definitely come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean & welcoming

  • 5 of 5

4 of us from different parts of the country had such a comfortable stay here. It was so clean with plenty of room and perfect ocean views. Midweek February was very quiet and peaceful. Great beach for walking and shell collecting, and we had a wonderful day at the Anahuac refuge. It rained a good deal while we were there, but we were cozy and content to relax and enjoy our stay. Just about everything you could need was provided (only thing I couldn't find was a knife sharpener) and Margene's communications and directions were excellent. A vacation to remember!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review. I always enjoy hearing what the guests do while staying at the house. I also appreciate them letting me know what the house is missing. I will be staying at Pelican Bay next week as I do each year to refresh the house for the upcoming season and will replace the knife sharpener. For some reason I have a hard time keeping knife sharpeners at the house. Some time during the year they seem to get legs and walk out the door.
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Neat and Clean and great view!

  • 5 of 5

While we happened to stay for New Year's with the coldest and windiest weather all year, we still enjoyed the house. Very well laid out, nice kitchen and countertops, unobstructed views of the beach and ocean. Nice to hear the waves crashing on the beach. Wish we had better weather to enjoy the spacious deck and all the amenities the house had to offer. Looking forward to renting again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
9 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Fun things to do on Bolivar....

Year around...Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge


Wildly successful annual Mardi Gras Day and Parade. Families come from all over for this event.

....MARCH -

1) Texas Frog Fest - Music & Entertainment - food and drink benefiting the Lone Survivor Foundation. 2) Annual Oyster Supper.

....APRIL -

1) Annual Pearl Beach BBQ Cook off.

2) Annual Driftwood Charity Gumbo Cook off.

....MAY -

Annual Texas Crab Fest including 5k run

....4th of JULY...

....AUGUST -

Annual Port Bolivar Volunteer Fireman's BBQ cook off.


1) Annual Jane Long Festival.

2) Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat.


Annual Christmas Dance and Toy Drive.

Christmas Parade on the beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $30

Check-in 4:00PM
Check-out 11:00AM
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the request must be made 30 days before the reservation check-in day. No Refunds if less than 30 days. No refunds due to bad weather. VRBO offers vacation protection at a reasonable price. You might want to consider purchasing it.

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.