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*Lux hi-tech * 1600 SF deck, 3 levels * Pets OK *Private upper deck from master*

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 or 8 nights when checking prices even if you're only planning to stay for 3 or 4 nights. Even bigger discounts for monthly rentals. Let us know if you find an odd pricing arrangement and we'll do everything we can do to resolve it. If it doesn't look right to you, it probably isn't right. We'll do everything we can do to resolve the issue.

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 detailed 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. Two of our most popular features is the reduced amount of mosquitoes you'll have to deal with and our huge yard is not overrun with stickers. We are one of the few properties that protect our guests with Terminix Quick GuardTH Mosquito Service. We like it as much as you will. We also rarely deal with stickers in the yard since we use a product that prevents them. Ask an other homes you're considering if they have mosquitoes and stickers and what they do to try to prevent them. We think you'll hear "crickets".

The Lone Palm Resort is definitely the most technologically modern home on the Bolivar Peninsula. With LED and 4K Ultra High Definition 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 and Teresa Jacobs, Owners
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:
September 20, 2018

About Dan and Teresa Jacobs, Owners

Teresa and myself have been providing our homes on Bolivar Peninsula to beach lovers for more than 15 years. When Hurricane Ike hit, all four of our incredible homes 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 and Teresa Jacobs, Owners purchased this house in 2014

Why Dan and Teresa Jacobs, Owners 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 guests and we truly miss it as do many of our annual guests. Unfortunately, the subdivision was completely destroyed, and will probably never be rebuilt.

Teresa and I 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. Teresa designed the interior knowing what our guests want. Dan designed the exterior and A/V system. I would wager there is no finer A/V system on the Bolivar Peninsula. Bring your BD disk (if you know what they are) and you'll be blown away by the audio system in this home. You just can't enjoy this volume of music without bothering your neighbors.

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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 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​
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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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*Lux hi-tech * 1600 SF deck, 3 levels * Pets OK *Private upper deck from master*
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 59 reviews

Beautiful, wonderful, peaceful, memorable

  • 5 of 5

Home is well kept and maintained, these people really know how to make you feel like your in a whole another state on vacation. Beach view is perfect and the beach is super close. The yard is huge and has plenty of room to do whatever. The entire property is dog friendly including the house. Pretty quiet neighbors and the beach was pretty empty which is a plus for me. The owners made sure everything was up to par and even checked to see if we were ok during some bad weather. They definitely met and exceeded our needs. Hope to be back soon. Loved the vacuum cleaner by the way, that was so awesome....

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mario - We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you back soon. Having a custom central vacuum system that we designed knowing the amount of sand that ends up in the has really been a help. Thanks again for being our guests!
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St Francisville, LA


  • 5 of 5

Property is great, owners are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house comfortably accommodated seven of us and a dog. It's in great shape and very close to the beach. Owners are very communicative and always available to answer questions. Would highly recommend and plan on returning soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Lovely comfortable home. Would definitely rent again.

  • 5 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brenham , Texas

Great home with A+ features

  • 4 of 5

Steps to the beach , a small family get away to enjoy the end of summer ! Wonderfully stocked and minutes away from convenience stores, fuel , and restaurants. Highly recommend this property , excellent communication with the owners . You won’t be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Connie. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. I'm sorry we didn't make a 5 star rating. We do everything possible to make our guests stay an enjoyable and perfect one. Sometimes we miss things so please let us know what we can do to make our home perfect for future guests and hopefully you'll come back and give us the opportunity to make your stay 5 stars. Thanks again, Dan and Teresa
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Marshall, TX 75672

Great house with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a great location with fabulous views, beautifully laid out and decorated. Has everything you need for a great vacation. Steps from the beach but If you don’t like a lot of noise don’t visit during July 4th week. Lots of fireworks and traffic on beach. Lots of “tech” stuff. Teens and young adults loved all that. The younger ones had a blast watching DVD’s and playing with Wii. Us older folks enjoyed sitting on the spacious deck and enjoying the fabulous view. The beach was nice and there are a couple really nice places close by to eat. Loved our time here.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Reggie. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. I agree the fireworks on July 4th are crazy. Please come back and visit again! Dan and Teresa
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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.

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