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Close to the Amenities-Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, Gulf Breezes, Near Amenities, Pets Allowed, Weekends 2 nt minimum

WEEKENDS ARE A 2 NIGHT MINIMUM, unless just 1 night is available! MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER TO RESERVE.

The Sand Crab is a great home located in Sea Isle. This 3 bedroom home gives you plenty of space for 11 people to be comfortable. You are a walk, bike ride or golf cart ride away from the beach and all subdivision amenities.

AMENITIES: Guest will have access to the Sea Isle fishing pier, tennis court, kids playground, basketball court and boat ramp. The Sea Isle pool is only open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and spring break depending on the weather. If you choose to have access to the pool, let me know is advance so I can get one for you. The pass covers 10 guest for 1 week.

PETS: 2 pets maximum. You will be asked to register your pet on the rental agreement. The pet fee is $50/pet. This is a non-refundable fee. Please keep in mind there is no fence on the property but there is a gated deck. We ask that pets be left on the deck when you are not home. VRBO/HomeAway/Vacationrentals does not properly calculate the pet fee when an automatic quote is given. Please take this into consideration when reviewing your automatic quote. Your pet fee will be $50/pet. 2 pet maximum.

RATES: Our rates are very competitive already; however, if it is off season and you are booking a last minute trip we may be negotiable. Do not hesitate to contact us with an offer!

CLEANING FEES: Clean fee is a low $75.00 and that includes linens and towels at no extra charge!

WEEKENDS: Weekends are a 2 night minimum (Friday & Saturday). If the house is vacant one of the nights, we will rent just the one nights. We will not book it until the Thursday before the night you are wanting just the one night.

More Details

Michael Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

Why Michael Smith chose Gulf Coast

Sea Isle is a subdivision that offers the most amenities so we wanted something guest could rent and have options during their stay. Sea Isle has a playground, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball, boat launch, marina, small grocery store, restaurant, bar (with live music in the summer), beach access and fishing pier. You really don't have to leave the community if you don't want to. Rent a golf cart or bikes and you are set!

What makes this house unique

When you sit on the porch of this home you can enjoy the Gulf breeze. It is just a short walk, bike ride or golf cart ride from the beach all all the subdivision amenities.


Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , One bunk is a twin over full & the other is a twin over twin
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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Close to the Amenities-Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.4814816 based on 54 reviews

OUTSTANDING Vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was PERFECT! Home was clean with a full kitchen & 2 full baths. Owner communicated well. We didn't want for for anything. Our only problem was that we wish we had booked it for longer! 1 week was not enough to do all we wanted to do. Next time we'll be renting for 2 weeks. We loved this home. Can't wait to stay there again. Appliances were clean and worked well. Towels & linens were clean & in good shape. Having use of the washer & dryer all week was a major plus. Pool was beautiful & conveniently close. Beach was gorgeous & conveniently close to home also. So glad we found it. Thanks, Michael Smith. Look forward to seeing us again & again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Staci, your great experience is why I love renting out my house . Am more than happy to hear that you had such a great time and look forward to have you as a guest again.
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Overall experience was very good. Enough space for all.

  • 5 of 5

Overall was very good. I liked the kitchen was furnished with pots and pans. And there were linens and towels. Both bathtubs did leak though. And the trash can downstairs was already full so we had no where to put our trash. But besides that, very good experience. Will definitely rent from Michael Smith again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival the house was clean and ready to for us to move in. The neighborhood was friendly and super close to the beach. Definitely within walking distance but with kids it was easier to drive and not run across the main road. Beach access parking was located right across the street. We will definitely be making this a tradition.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location. Roomy enough for our family of 7.

  • 4 of 5

The location was great and overall the stay was everything we wanted and needed for our family of 7. Our older kids were able to take a short bike ride to the beach. The property does need a little bit of tlc. Minor upkeep really. Both bathtubs had leaking faucets. No matter how tightly you turned the knobs, there was always a large trickle coming out of the faucet. We were told about it one tub on day of arrival and told they were trying to get a plumber out but after a week no plumber came. When we arrived we realized it was actually both tubs couldn't be turned off completely. The deck gate was missing screws which caused a board was just dangle which allowed our dog to slip through the gate. My husband fixed that problem himself since we have a small dog who liked to sneak through the gate's hole to play with the kids downstairs. A couple cabinets were missing a few screws in the kitchen, so the door, if you werent careful, would swing down to meet your face. Deck chair was badly rusted on front porch and my husband sat in it and it broke. Overall it was a great vacation and even with all that, we would stay again. The property just needs minor fixes to make it a 5 star experience for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach Fun

  • 4 of 5

Our Group really enjoyed staying at The Sand Crab. We enjoyed being at Sea Isle and the house is a perfect location for the beach and fishing in the bay. We are excited to make this an annual trip for friends to get together.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable place for a family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joy, am glad you enjoyed your stay! Please let me know when you would like to rent again so that I can give you a repeat renter discount.
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Nearest Airport
56.8 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Sandbar at West End Marina
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Galveston Ferry to Bolivar Pennisula
Nearest Golf
15.5 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The West End Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sea Isle Beach Access
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Savings
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Lone Star Rally
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Savings Time
Apr 1 2018 - May 25 2018
1 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Aug 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

2 night minimum for weekends. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancellation must be done within 60 days of the check-in date for a full refund, excluding $95 cancellation fee and credit card fees.

Once the reservation request is made online I will send you the reservation agreement to review and e-sign. I will not confirm any reservations without the signed agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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