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*Luxury hi-tech*1600 SF of deck space*Decks on both levels*Pets OK*Off season!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,893 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10-14 * New (2014) 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Garage * 63 Steps to the Water

Huge discounts for weekly (7 night) rentals, so please make certain to put in 7 nights when checking prices. Even bigger discounts for monthly rentals.

The Galveston/Bolivar ferry 24/7/365. We have grocery stores and great restaurants open on The Bolivar Peninsula throughout the winter, and we're only an hour and 45 minute drive from Houston Hobby or Houston George Bush IAH airport.

If you do not see a "Video" tab above near the "Photo" tab, search The Lone Palm Resort Crystal Beach Texas on YouTube for an 11 minute detail video including drone footage showing proximity to the beach.

We respond quickly to all questions and online booking requests. Please be sure to see our aerial and interior video. It is not your run of the mill video with picture after picture of the same photos you'll see on other homes on the site. It will give you a great perspective of our location in relation to the beach.

The Lone Palm Resort is a new, ultra luxury, super high tech custom beach home. Be one of the first to experience this extraordinary vacation rental. The address is 1146 Gulfview, in the Bluewater Subdivision. This is definitely the most technologically modern home on the Bolivar Peninsula. With LED televisions throughout, you won't miss any of your favorite shows or sporting events while you're at the beach, and you can watch them on our Ultra High Definition 4K 65" television in the living room. We have the top of the line DirecTV Premier Package which includes all premium movie channels such as HBO, Starzz, Cinemax, Showtime, etc.. With advance arrangements, we can even place televisions outside on the front or back decks or even on the downstairs slab if you're having large gatherings there.

Close to everything, yet far from everything. This isn't Ambergris Caye, then of course it doesn't cost as much. Just use your imagination to make the water blue, but of course it's sandy.

When it comes to property rentals, we have more than 15 years experience and know how to make your vacation rental a positive time for all. We are 'over the top' when it comes to cleanliness. As the owner and manager, we will be getting the phone calls if it isn't right, so we have the home fully professionally cleaned and sanitized before each guest arrives. It isn't the Waldorf=Astoria, so we don't have all the cute little soaps and shampoos, but we have convenience and solitude. Crystal Beach has a very laid back atmosphere, which is probably what you're looking for when you get away from the city. Included in the home is a Luxurious California King bed and mattress in the master bedroom, a standard king bed in the front bedroom and two queen beds in the 2nd guest bedroom. There is a queen size sleeper sofa with a comfortable mattress in the living room. Bring sleeping bags or air mattresses for the kids. We have two Queen Size E-Z Beds if you need them. If you try it once, you will be back!

To give an even better idea of the exclusivity of our home, there are only two homes on the Bolivar Peninsula that have 1000 gallon underground propane tanks. Natural gas is not available on the peninsula. This gives our home the capability for running 100% off the grid for almost 30 days in the summer time with both air conditioners running, and close to 45 days in the winter when the heat is running. Also, most people prefer cooking with gas and that’s what you’ll be doing at The Lone Palm Resort. There are very few homes on Bolivar Peninsula that have that feature. The are only two homes on the Bolivar Peninsula with this capability, and the other house on Atkinson St is valued at more than $3,000.000.00.

This is a great venue for weddings, family gatherings, anniversaries and many other special events. Just let us know! We allow up to 25 attendees for an additional fee of $500.00 for 5 hours which covers the additional cleaning required in a larger group. Due to strict septic system limitations, there is an additional $1,500.00 charge for events with more than 25 and up to 50 attendees. This charge covers an upscale VIP trailer mounted portable restroom so that your guests don't mind using the restroom. The total for 25-50 attendees is $2,000.00. We cannot accommodate more than 50 person on the property.

Please note there is a 3 night minimum for Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years eve. Otherwise, we have a two night minimum.

Dan Jacobs Beach Rentals is a member of The Bolivar Chamber of Commerce.


From Houston, Galveston: Take IH 45 S to Harborside Drive, Texas Hwy. 275, exit 1C (just past Galveston Causeway). Exit Harborside, Go under freeway and proceed east on Harborside for 8.1 miles through The Strand area and past UTMB to T stoplight. Turn left on Ferry road to ferry. Don't carry gas cans in your vehicle on the ferry, and make sure your registration and inspection is up to date. The DPS rides the ferry and writes tickets onboard to their 'captive' audience. After exiting ferry, drive east on Hwy 87 for 9.2 miles to S. East Rd. Turn Right at Seaside Lumber (south) for .4 mile to Gulfview. Turn Right (west). 1st house on the left. Note: The speed limit is 55 MPH in some places on Hwy 87 and they mean it!

From Beaumont / Winnie, IH 10: Take Winnie exit, Highway 124. Drive south (20 miles) through High Island to the coastline. Turn right on Hwy 87. Proceed through Crystal Beach, then look for Baptist church on the left. The next street will be S. East Rd. (by Seaside Lumber Company). Turn left (south). Drive .4 mile to Gulfview (turn right). First house on the left.

Distances traveling westbound (from Beaumont / Winnie) on Highway 87 to South East Rd. from:

Rollover Pass: 10.9 miles,

Stingeree Road 4.7 miles,

Gulf Coast Market: 3.3 Miles

Swedes Road: 1.8 miles

More Details

Dan Jacobs, Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Dan Jacobs, Owner

We have been providing our homes on Bolivar Peninsula to beach lovers for more than 15 years. When Hurricane Ike hit, all four were completely destroyed. It has taken a long time to get restarted, but we now have a beautiful home that we're proud to make available to you and your family.

Dan Jacobs, Owner purchased this house in 2014

Why Dan Jacobs, Owner chose Crystal Beach

I grew up in southeast Texas and spent many of my summers as a kid in my cousin's beach house 100 yards from Rollover Pass. Then I spent my high school summers in 'The Zoo' in tents that sometimes got swamped by high tides. As times got better we purchased our first home in the 90s (literally next door to The Lone Palm Resort) and then added additional homes to provide to beach lovers that came from around the US and Canada. Our last home was Caplen Shores, Texas' finest beachfront rental, which slept 32 and we truly miss it as do many of our annual guests. Unfortunately, the subdivision was completely destroyed, and will probably never be rebuilt.

We built The Lone Palm Resort so that beach goers can have a great spot to enjoy our wonderful Bolivar Peninsula without having to spend their time in a tent on the beach like I did growing up.

Some ask why 'The Lone Palm Resort'. The lone palm that stands in front of our home was virtually the only thing that withstood the ravages of Hurricane Ike.

What makes this house unique

As an owner that doesn't utilize a management company or real estate broker, we can do things the others can't such as allowing early check ins, late check outs, etc., as long as we're aware of it. We are also able to respond quickly and make decisions about problems that may occur during your stay. Renting from a management company requires contacting that company and hopefully they can reach the owner. Then they'll have to get authorization from the owner and hopefully find someone to respond to the problem. I'm the owner. I answer the phone. I will get your calls. I know who to call. I'll get the problem resolved. We do not charge a deposit for regular rentals. Your rental agreement provides for a resolution to intentional damage by guests.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1893 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Lone Palm Resort is a totally non-smoking property. This includes the decks and grounds. Any violation will result in immediate termination.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Brand Jetted Tub, LED TV behind mirror
    Guest Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King
    Downstairs Beachside Guest Room - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 queen
    Pull Out Queen Sleeper Sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Two EZ beds for unexpected guests​
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you're on a budget, one of the best places to go in the off season is to the beach. No bugs, usually low humidity, and solitude.


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*Luxury hi-tech*1600 SF of deck space*Decks on both levels*Pets OK*Off season!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews
Beaumont, TX

First Class Place with First class Owners

  • 5 of 5

The owners are available at all times to make your stay the best possible. The cabin has it all and is perfect for a family to spend their vacation at the beach. You will not be dissappointed in the rental. The weather was below freezing and very cold during our stay. Not an issue but when the power goes out at the beach as it does often and as it did during our stay. This place has a generator and our trip wasn't ruined as most peoples were because the power was out for over 12 hours during the freezing weather. Again I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Ryan. We've learned from almost 20 years of renting our home to guests how to make it right. Spending time at the beach is great in any season, but the salty air can sometimes weaken a system and we believe an automatic standby generator has saved many vacations in our home alone. The Christmas / New Years holidays are no exception, but the weather is always unpredictable. Fortunately, our inside entertainment supplements the beauty of looking out over the beach as far as you can see during any season. There are not that many generators on the peninsula due to the high cost since there is no natural gas available. We can run "off grid" for almost a month. As you also mentioned, we deal directly with our guests as owners and you don't have to deal through a broker or agent where you may or may not get a call back at night, weekends or holidays. We interact with our guests to the extent they desire. Many if not most of the rentals through the various online sites go through brokers. We do not. You will reach the owner/decision maker when you call. Our rental rating depends on it.
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  • 5 of 5

It was my second stay and everything I needed, plus better than last year since I knew the property. Great view, great ambiance. I will stay again in 2018 with my two German Shepherds. Susan Gandy / Tulsa OK

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, thanks for being our returning guests! We look forward to having you back many more times. Dan and Teresa
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Port Neches, TX

Cabin was nice, great view, loved the big lot and space between the cabins.

  • 5 of 5

Weather was perfect . Great views, well cared for cabin. Loved having access to the garage for all our fishing equipment. Nice close walk to the beach. When the electricity went off it was nice having the generator kick in.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nederland tx

My 1 go to place.

  • 5 of 5

The best place to stay on the island!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debra! We appreciate you and your family as returning guests. Please come back soon. Dan and Teresa.
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Great view and location ! House is clean and well equipped. Short walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend ! We enjoyed our stay, weather was exceptional . It would have been nice if we have a table on the deck so we can eat outside ! Overall great house and we'll rent again. Owner Dan was very accommodating, let us check in early at noon. The technology in the house is amazing .

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, Lan. We have struggled for years about the question of installing a permanent table(s) for eating on the main deck. We realize some vacation rental homes have these immovable tables installed and we have heavily considered installing those types. However, after several discussions between myself and "The Boss", we have elected to keep the deck free so that less obstructed views of the water from both the guest bedroom and the family room would remain. We have two folding tables and padded chairs that can be placed on the deck fairly easily and we have been considering adding more. I think your input has convinced us to add additional more and/or better tables that can be easily moved wherever necessary on the deck. We really appreciate your input about this. I hope we'll get more feedback about deck tables in the future. We're installing at least one (and maybe two nice) permanent large table next week downstairs on the slab and we'll be adding an event grill and hopefully everyone can have that area as a alternate gathering/dining area. Thanks again and we look forward to having you back soon.
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here and had a great time. Dan was in contact with us regularly and made sure everything was in order. The location was awesome and the house itself was very nice. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Darrell. We're glad your family enjoyed The Lone Palm Resort. Please come back soon and tell your friends about us.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.