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Family Friendly Cabin Good for Bird Watching Close to Crystal Beach & Galveston!

(18 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom 1 bath with view of the Galveston Ship Channel and Nesting Waterfoul

Our cabin has a fully remodeled interior. It sleeps 8 comfortably, has 2 private bedrooms each with a queen bed, one open concept bedroom with 2 queen beds, and 1 bath. Central Heat and AC, 4 TVs, DirecTV, wi-fi, a dvd player, dishwasher, washer, dryer, electric stove, full fridge, microwave, toaster, crockpot, coffee maker and blender.

Outside there is a small deck in front, medium deck in back, slab below, gas grill, 5 patio chairs and fire pit. DO NOT BURN THE FIRE PIT UNDER THE HOUSE. Move it from under the house before lighting a single match please.

Walking distance from the cabin is the North Jetty, providing an excellent venue for unguided nature walks with stunning views of the nesting waterfoul and migratory marsh birds, and some excellent fishing and crabbing spots. There's a small beach (4 blocks long) with a boat launch. Scenic Fort Travis is a short drive away. The Port Bolivar/Galveston Ferry Landing is two miles away with access to all the sites and attractions of Galveston Island just a free boat ride away. Crystal Beach is 10 miles in the other direction with the Big Store and Stingaree Marina. Access to the big beach (the one that runs the length of Crystal Beach) and the Audubon Society's Tidal Flats Sanctuary is a little over a mile from the house. You're welcome to bring and use golf carts to get around, but please be aware they cannot be driven on the highway.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    18-21, circumstances dictate the decision...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    You must provide a kennel or take dog with you when you go out. A non-refundable pet fee may be required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen


  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are non-smoking Queen bedrooms with closets, chest of drawers, two bedside tables, lamps, and DirecTV with HBO. Bedroom 3 is a non-smoking room with 2 Queen beds, chest of drawers, two bedside tables, lamp, and DirecTV with HBO....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom is completely redone with a combination tub and shower, lavatory and toilet. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    From the house there's a lovely view of the tidal flats and the ship channel....moreless

  • Rural:

    Between the swamp, the tide flats and the cow pastures, you'll never experience a more rural aroma than Bolivar Peninsula....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    We have a cleaning fee of $125 per rental or you may clean which includes laundering the linens/towels. Bringing your own linens can cut down on your cleaning time....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking s not covered or secure. The yard has space for a trailer or a boat, but probably not for RVs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We can provide towels or you are welcome to bring your own....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small front deck. Medium back deck. Paved under-house patio. Cushioned patio furniture. Marble countertop. Firepit table. DO NOT BURN THE FIRE PIT UNDER THE HOUSE!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill located downstairs on slab....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 17 - Jul 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
Nightly Rate
Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2017
2 night min stay
$250 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Aug 7 - Sep 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100 $125
Thu, Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300


We require a $300 security deposit ($1000 for Spring rentals) which may be sent to us as a check and if there are no damages the check will be mailed back to you. We allow small dogs but require a $100 pet deposit and dogs must be kenneled when you are out of the cabin. We have a $125 cleaning fee if we are cleaning the cabin. We must know prior to billing whether we will be cleaning or if you will be cleaning. Thank you!

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Bolivar/Galveston
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Playita
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Port Bolivar Beach

A short ferry ride to Galveston home of Moody Gardens, Schliterbahn water park, the Bishops Palace, the tall ship Alissa, the historic Strand and it's shops, Railroad Museum, many historic homes tours, the Pleasure Pier, Pelican Island where you can tour a submarine, John Sealy Hospital, the East Jetty Fishing Pier, 26 miles of Seawall and beaches, tour trains, trolleys and ducks, jet ski rentals, sailboat rentals and party boat fishing trips and a lot more!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1964

About: I am Elouise Carpenter, a retired teacher, and my husband is a retired plumber. My son, an aspiring writer and avid gamer, lives at home helping with house and yard maintenance, and some bookings for the cabin. My daughter Elizabeth 'Lisa' Valastro is an insurance agent in Nederland, TX and handles the bookings for the cabin my son misses. I also have two grand daughters and two great grandsons in the Golden Triangle area.

Why Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA:
I purchased land and had the home built in 1964 at that time as a beach cabin. In 1967 my family and I moved in and became residents of the Bolivar Peninsula. After Hurricane Alicia we built a newer home and moved into it. The original cabin was used for storage never being fully utilized. After years of sitting empty, we decided to revamp the original homestead as a rental home. It was completed in 2009, survived Hurricane Ike, and served as a residence for others who lost their home until they could repair or relocate. We have repainted and furnished the interior, and it's ready for weekly and weekend beach going renters.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Scenic beaches and beautiful sunsets make this a wonderful place to relax. Local Activities include fishing, crabbing, beach combing and bird watching. A short ferry ride to Galveston provides numerous sightseeing/tourism opportunities like historic home tours, Moody Gardens, and the Schlitterbahn Waterpark!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • Front deck and yard

    Front deck and yard

  • Port Bolivar Lighthouse 1 1/2 miles from cabin. Sorry no tours, nice to look at

    Port Bolivar Lighthouse 1 1/2 miles from cabin. Sorry no tours, nice to look at

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • Kitchen and eating area

    Kitchen and eating area

  • Living area and view of big bedroom

    Living area and view of big bedroom

  • Front of Cabin

    Front of Cabin

  • Back of cabin and back yard

    Back of cabin and back yard

  • East Bedroom

    East Bedroom

  • Bathroom with view of bath/shower in mirror

    Bathroom with view of bath/shower in mirror

  • Back deck and fire pit in back yard

    Back deck and fire pit in back yard

  • Side view of 2001 Front Ave

    Side view of 2001 Front Ave

VRBO #616049

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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