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Stunning Ocean Front Beach Home - More time for your money!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Beach Front Home With 1600 Square Foot Deck

Get more time! Our check in is at noon and check out is at 4pm giving you most of your first and last day to enjoy the beach! This is a 2012 constructed 4 bed 2 bath plus outdoor shower beach front home with a huge 1600 square foot deck. Comfortably sleeps 12. The living and kitchen area are open and bright with unobstructed views of the beach and ocean from the wall of windows facing the water. Kitchen is set with dishes, cups, pots, silverware, cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster and crockpot. Living room has 2 leather sofas with 4 recliners, a third sofa, rocking recliner, 60" smart flat screen TV with DirecTV. Master bedroom has a king bed, wall mounted TV with DVD player and large attached bathroom. Bed 2 and 3 both have queen beds, bed 4 has two twin over full solid wood custom built bunk beds and a TV with DirecTV. The large deck has a picnic table, 8 outdoor chairs, hammock and a gate to keep little ones and pets safe from the stairs. Downstairs features an outdoor shower to clean up after coming in from the beach and a foot wash at the base of the stairs. Plenty space for parking is available under the house and on adjacent lot. Full RV hookup available as well. We do not split weekends, please request the entire weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) if you would like it as part of your stay. Typical rentals are Monday-Sunday, Friday - Thursday, or Friday-Sunday. Remember check in is at noon, check out is at 4 pm.

Angela Maniha
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

Why Angela Maniha chose Crystal Beach

Our original beach house was destroyed by Hurricane Ike when our daughter was just 2 years old. We spent Memorial weekend 2008 there, and as we were leaving she waved to it and said, 'Bye bye water house.' Thirteen days later the house was gone with most of the peninsula. Rebuilding was a labor of love and in spring of 2012 we spent our first weekend in the 'Water House' on the beach we love.

What makes this house unique

We love Crystal Beach, the atmosphere is relaxed, and there is usually not a ton of traffic. We have full access to the beach, campfires, fishing and shell searching. We love to park on the beach to easily transport coolers and such, while still having easy access to our house. I am always able to keep an eye on the rest of the family at the house, while playing on the beach. Our kiddos love to go to the water slides just down the street, they will spend hours running up and sliding down! Our children and family LOVE the Water House!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Fully enclosed outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two twin over full custom built bunk beds with under storage
  • Clean linens on all beds at arrival. Master and two queen bedrooms have light blocking drapes, bunk bed room has blinds. All secondary bedrooms have full closets.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning Ocean Front Beach Home - More time for your money!
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews

Wilson’s Christmas Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The weather was colder than normal this year, despite that the accommodations were impeccable! The house was great, and the location is very relaxing. Our kids had fun collecting seashells and shopping in Galveston.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!
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The Woodlands

Great View!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this beach front home. The views were stunning, location perfect, size of the home is generous for our party of 8. With such a prime location, it is a shame the home is not more updated. Unfortunately, the inside could use some attention. Door cabinets were falling off the hinges in both the bathroom and kitchen. The kitchen table is falling apart, bar stools for the kitchen table also very old and unstable. Kitchen cooking equipment also needs to be updated, it was hard to find a pan worthy or frying an egg. Also note, this home does not supply bath towels, and that is noted to you with your arrival instructions, so plenty of time to know to pack your own. But I was not aware of it when booking. Maybe I missed it in the amenities. Bath rugs would also be a nice amenity. I had to use one of my towels to put on the floor for getting in and out of shower. The ceiling fan in the bunk room is so loud it could not be used, also seems a bit dangerous if anyone is sleeping on the top bunk. I would recommend removing it and installing a wall or box fan. The home has wifi, which is a nice feature at Crystal Beach that not all home have, but you will need to go to the cable box on top of the shelf in the laundry closet and read all the tiny digits for the password. It would be nice if the owner would simply change the password to something easy to share with customers. Its simple things like bath towels/mats, an easy wifi password, new kitchen pans, and new kitchen table/chairs which could make the stay so much more comfortable. I would even pay a higher price for better amenities, because the location is perfect. So, if upgraded interior is important to you, then you might want to stay elsewhere. However, if all you care about it location, then get this house, as the location is premium!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We have since added a new kitchen table and chairs and a new leather reclining sofa and chair. Kitchen items have been replaced adding Emeril stainless cookware, stainless colander, oven mitts, kitchen towels, new cutting board and pyrex baking dishes. We have placed new rugs in the living room and bath mats in both bathrooms. We also provide 12 bath towels. The deck has been restained and the exterior has been repainted.
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This was our 2nd year at the water house. 9 first cousins. All women. we had a blast

  • 5 of 5

Only thing to add to this wonderful house would be a lift!! Everyone over 50 yrs old made it too difficult to book next year. Wonderful house makes a wonderful vacation!! Enjoy

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waco Texas

We loved everything about the place!! Perfect location and beautiful home.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time!! The house is perfectly laid out with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was amazing. The best part of this place is the porch you don't even need the house all the memories were made on this amazing porch. Love the Waterhouse forever a happy place in my heart.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Can't wait to have you back!
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and has a great view of the beach from the huge back deck! My family just had a great weekend at this home and the home location to the beach could not have been better. We would pick our spot on the beach in the morning. Go back to the house for lunch and come back to the beach in the afternoon. We could see our chairs and stuff from the house,how cool. The home had plenty of room for my three kids,grandson and wife. I would highly recommend this rental.



  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, praying your family is safe during Harvey. God bless Texas
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  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the beach house. The living area is actually bigger than it appears in the photos. There was plenty of room for all 11 of us. The kitchen was very well equipped. THE PORCH WAS AMAZING! The close proximity to the actual beach was so convenient for going back and forth. Not only would we stay again, but would recommend it to friends and family. Hope to make another trip and will definitely want to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Ships Wheel
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Galveston Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Tiki Bar
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $100

RENTAL TERMS- Please read carefully By making a reservation you agree to the following terms:

RESERVATIONS -A deposit of approximately 50% is required to reserve your dates. IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE. The balance is due 30 days prior to check in. If the balance is not paid prior to 30 days of check in the reservation will be cancelled and no refund will be given. If the reservation was paid in full and cancelled prior to 30 days of check in, the second 50% payment will be refunded. If reservations are cancelled less than 30 days of check in no refund will be given.

CLEANING FEE AND DAMAGE INSURANCE- A $100 cleaning fee is required. Excessive trash left in the house will result in additional cleaning charges. Accidental damage insurance at a cost of $69.00 is required for any damages/accidents, subject to exclusions & limitations that occur to the premises during your rental period up to $1500.00 in accidental damage. Any damage or accident that is not covered under the policy will be the responsibility of the leaseholder.

PET FEE- A non-refundable pet fee of $100.00 will be charged for pets, if approved by the owner. Please no more than 2 small to medium sized pets.

CHECK IN TIME- You may check into the beach house after 12 p.m. on your arrival day. If you are checking in on a day other than the first day of your reservation, please notify us what day you are arriving so that we don’t think you aren’t coming and re-rent your beach house. Early check ins are not permitted during the peak rental season. The code to the door will be provided several days prior to your arrival date.

RENTAL PERIOD -Summer rental weeks are either: Monday 12 p.m. to Sunday 4 p.m. or Friday 12 p.m. to Thursday 4 p.m. Weekends are Friday 12 p.m. to Sunday 4 p.m.. and are only booked when there is not a possible time loss. However, off season can be booked any time as long as it is a minimum two-night rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.