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

Bedrooms 3
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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.

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Pete and Betsy Grosso
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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 Texas

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

New (2014) Beachfront Home with Fantastic views. Largest Deck on the Beach.
average rating of 4.903226 based on 62 reviews

Couldn't have been any better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house is beautiful, clean and all of the rooms were great. We loved the large deck with great views of the beach. The fenced-in backyard was very nice for our two pups also. Our family is already talking about another getaway here.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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This is a very nice house with easy beach access

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The view from the deck is wonderful and the sunsets are amazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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We loved this place! Quiet, peaceful escape from the every day, and our dogs loved it as well.

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well stocked with all you might need, and very comfortable. It was a great escape for us and our three dogs. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and clean. Loved staying here!

  • 4 of 5

Overall impression is very good. These owners take really good care of their property, are easy to deal with, and everything is as it is represented online.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a really nice house. Have everything you need. Perfect place for a vacation, very close to the beach. We had beautiful weather, and could sit outside in the sun in the day, and look at the stars in the night. Thanks for letting us rent this house for the second time. Hope we can come back another time. Rita & Dag Norman , Siv & Sigve from Norway

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Deer Park, Texas

A vacation that feels like home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married on Crystal Beach and love to come back every year for our anniversary. This year we decided to bring our senior rescue dogs. We have 2 that are very old and one is completely blind. This was thier "bucket list beach trip". The pictures did not do the yard justice. It was very big! Enough room to sniff and explore for hours! And they loved rolling in the super soft, cushy grass! The deck was perfect! Our blind dog loved going out to the far edge of the deck and listening to the waves and napping. And we didnt have to worry about the stairs with the latched gates! The house felt like "home". There was nothing that was missing to make beautiful meals and eat at the nice island in the kitchen while still watching TV in the living room. Everything was very clean...which is a huge plus for me, as I am OCD, and I found nothing to be "sub par". Even having the hose and shower downstairs was fantastic for furbaby baths and human rinse offs after a trip to the beach! And the beautiful artwork throughout the house gave it a touch of beachy elegance in every room! I started painting a year ago and I was completely inspired! We will definitely be back and rate this as one of our best anniversary get aways ever! Our furbabies give it a 2 paws up! This is definitely a place that we want to share with the grandkids, too!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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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

Bolivar Peninsula House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak
Sep 1 2016 - May 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
In Season
May 2 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $160

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bolivar Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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