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New (2014) Beachfront Home with Fantastic views. Largest Deck on the Beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 bedroom includes bonus room/4th bedroom, 3 Bath Beach views from all rooms

We also have another home 2 blocks away on the beach called Do-Over-Dunes. Please check our home and it's reviews at VRBO #459263 to see the excellent reviews.

Beach front at it's best! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a laundry room in the main house. 3 full bedrooms; one with a king bed and master bath, another with a queen bed, and the third bedroom with 4 bunk beds. We also have a detached bonus room with full bath which can serve as a 4th bedroom or a place to get away and relax. The bonus room has a queen sleeper sofa that would work well for children but I doubt an adult would be comfortable. The house sleeps 8 and has beds for 8. Large comfortable living areas, all with excellent views of the water. Large kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Did I mention the extra large wrap-around deck where you can watch the kids playing in the surf? Enjoy your view and see if you can catch a glimpse of the dolphins just outside your front door!

The home also has a large 70x100 fully fenced backyard, with access from the rear stair case. Guests who bring their dogs just have to open the back door and let their pets out to do their business without having to walk them. Doesn't get any easier than this when traveling with your dogs! The large yard is fully grassed in and fully fenced and gated for your children and guests to play safely. There is also a fire pit, bench and park style grill in the fenced in back yard for your enjoyment.

There is also a 2 person ocean kayak , it is not a toy for children to use without adult supervision. Use at your own risk. There are also 2 life jackets, make sure you use them if you use the kayak Please put them back as you found them, the kayak is located on the back deck and the paddles and live vests are in the closet in the bonus room. Do not count on any equipment being there for your use since things do get lost and/or broken. It is all included in your rental.

More Details

Pete and Betsy Grosso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Pete and Betsy Grosso

Hi, Thanks for visiting out home. Pete and Betsy Grosso, the owners, welcome you. We lost our original home to Hurricane Ike a few years ago and rebuilt in 2013. It is listed on VRBO as Do-Over-Dunes, VRBO #459263. We decided to build another home using our retirement funds and here it is..... Seas the Day!

Pete and Betsy Grosso purchased this house in 2104

Why Pete and Betsy Grosso chose Gulf Coast

On our first trip to the Boliver Peninsula we fell in love with the beach and decided to invest our retirement money in what we like to call Paradise. We would like nothing more than to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The deck is fantastic, 20 feet in the front and wraps around the entire home. It is half covered and half open so there is a spot for everyone. Shade or sun, it's up to you. The house is brand new with all the creature comforts of home. All leather living furniture and even a recliner to take a nap in while watching and listening to the surf, just a few feet from the home. Every room has a view with large oversized windows, so no matter where you are in the home you can see and hear the surf. Central air-conditioning keeps you cool when indoors. You just have to visit to appreciate this home. We built the home higher than most which provides excellent views up and down the beach.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private Master Bath with large shower and closet
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath with 2 sinks
    Bonus Room Bath - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom
    Downstairs Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Downstairs pivate outdoor shower/Hot and Cold water
  • 3 Full Bathrooms with Granite counters and separate outdoor shower downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king , Great Master with Private bath and sitting area ocean view
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean view Queen size bed with sitting area
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single , Two sets of Bunkbeds sleeps 4
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus Room with Queen Sleeper sofa comfortable for children
  • Master bedroom overlooks the beach with excellent views through the 3 large windows. Queen bedroom overlooks the beach through 3 large windows. Bunk room has 2 sets of bunk beds for the kids. All bedrooms have televisions with cable TV. Each bedroom has a closet. There is also a Bonus room that sleeps 2 on a queen Sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Quiet area with safe low traffic beach, perfect for families or romantic getaways.


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New (2014) Beachfront Home with Fantastic views. Largest Deck on the Beach.
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 81 reviews

Beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in this house. The house is perfect with plenty of room for everyone. Love how the back stairs lead into the fenced area for our dogs. Perfect location if you don't want to be at the busiest parts of the beach. Huge deck that lets you enjoy the sounds of the ocean and the breeze. No doubt we will stay in this house for a third time.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house With exceptional views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of Independence Day. Lots of families having fun in the beach. Bring your toys (ATVs, Jeeps, golf cart, etc.). Every morning wake up to gulf views. Breakfast on the front deck overlooking the gulf. Fun in the sun during the day and a nice cold A/C to come back to for a late day nap. Wake up and grill in the back yard while playing with your pooch. Dinner on the deck while the sunsets to the west. Rinse and repeat daily. Sounds like a great vacation huh? This house had everything we needed to relax and enjoy our week at the beach. We will be back next year; thanks for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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2nd Time Staying

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at this house two years in a row and it's been a great experience both times. This year there was a path from the house directly to the beach which was really nice. The fenced yard makes life so much easier when vacationing with a dog. The house is very clean and everything in working order. Altogether there are ten of us (2 families with 4 adults and 6 kids) and while it gets a bit crowded at bed time, there's plenty of room for everyone. The beach is very quiet so there's plenty of room to spread out (maybe one or two other groups that you can see) which is exactly what we look for when we go on vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family and pet perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house was as beautiful as the pictures! We had plenty of room to spread out. We especially loved the fenced in back yard as we brought our dogs. Such a blessing not to have to leash them but just let them out. The location is right on the beach - an easy walk. The road onto the beach is just a short block down the road. The house was well equipped and such a pleasure to stay in. Make sure to bring mosquito spray because they are bad and if you are going to cook - bring baggies, foil and maybe some food storage items.

We loved staying here and so appreciate the hospitality shown!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this beach house. The house is large, open, and clean - even better than in the pictures! The beach is very close - an easy 30 second walk from the from the house. The location is also only a few minutes away from the Big Store, and the restaurants on the island. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Better than pictures show

  • 5 of 5

We were overall impressed with this cabin. The cabin was clean and beautifully decorated. The beach was not crowded at all. The only negatives were the standing water we had to walk through to get to the beach after a storm the day prior, the outdoor grill needs an update, and the kitchen knives were very dull. I would not recommend leaving valuables on the beach even during the day as we had several things stolen while taking a lunch break in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Many bars and restaurants
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Galveston FREE Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
9 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many restaurants
Car: necessary

This new beachfront home built in July 2014 sits on a quiet beach and is only 15 miles from Galveston via a free ferry which runs every 15 minutes.


Car: Necessary

Fun things to do on Bolivar....


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) 44th 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. As Seen on HGTV. This is a great time for the entire family, and some of the best seafood.

....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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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