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Beautiful Beachfront Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,496 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, 2 living areas, Spectacular Views!

BEACHFRONT! In quieter part of the peninsula with spectacular sunrises and moon-watching. Spring 2018 All New Mattresses, pillows, linens,kitchen cookware, and Keriug. We now allow use of the lift! Fantastic views from second-story master bedroom suite, kitchen, and living area. Watch the kids on the beach while you cook! Large covered deck for reading, napping or alfresco dining with family and friends. First floor has second master suite with private sun deck. Bunk room loaded with games and books. Multi-functional room with 60 inch TV for movie night (and desk with Wi-Fi, if you HAVE to work). Huge back yard for family sports. Large covered area with picnic table and grill for outdoor cookouts. Your private oasis just a few blocks from the heart of town. Minutes from restaurants. Bring your camera. This property provides a 180 degree view may be the best on the peninsula. Perfect for a girl's weekend or family getaway.

The beds are made for your arrival and towels placed in all bathrooms and kitchen. You have the option of washing, drying, and folding them and placing them on the dining table or you can add linen service for $100.

More Details

Property Manager
Carinn Baker
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

Why Carinn Baker chose Crystal Beach

The Giggling Pelican is unique and will be your home away from home during your stay. It offers peace and tranquility and is the perfect venue for family fun.

What makes this house unique

A Million Dollar View of the Gulf of Mexico!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1496 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - shower , outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd master with en-suite custom bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , downstairs living area/4th room has a door for privacy
  • In addition to two master bedrooms with ensuite baths, and the bunkroom the living room couch splits into two comfortable twin beds or one king bed. The couch in the multi-purpose room opens into a very comfortable queen size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Crystal Beach is a laid back, non-commercial strip of beach along the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Perfect for a romantic week or family fun.


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Beautiful Beachfront Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Great location and beautiful home right on the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Couldn't get any closer to the beach unless you want to sleep in the sand

  • 4 of 5

It is a nicely situated property. The view and closeness to the beach are outstanding. You get a beautiful view from the second and third decks. Just about all the things you need are provided and the management company does a wonderful job keeping it up.

However, this house will not sleep 8-10 people comfortably, unless you double up. There are only two regular queen mattresses and the rest are two full bunk beds, a sectional trundle and a daybed-like trundle. There is one full bathroom, one walk-in shower bathroom and one toilet/sink bathroom.

The outside shower is not enclosed for privacy, so you can rinse off the sand there, but not change out of wet swimsuits. There is a bbq grill and and a picnic table. There is a nice lawn area, where you could put up a volleyball net. The basketball hoop is attached to the lift, which might interrupt some games, as it goes up to the third floor - where the kitchen is. The lift is not rated for carrying people, only luggage - but it is very handy moving luggage and groceries up and down.

The house furniture is very modernistic and minimalist. There are TV's in multiple rooms. The air conditioning made the humidity bearable when it got too hot.

The kitchen seems a little small - two people will run into each other trying to cook there. We divided tasks up and one worked the inside and the other worked on the outside of the kitchen island. The Big Store grocery is only a mile away and we made multiple trips there.

There is a big washer and dryer, which was very nice when spending the week.

A golf cart (we rented one) is the best way to get around the beach and it definitely made the beach more fun. You need to bring your own beach toys. If you want to drive on the beach in your own vehicle, you need the beach sticker available at the Big Store for $10.

Weekends are obviously more busy on the beach. Monday through Thursday we pretty much had it to ourselves.

After living there for a week, we loved the views and the sound of the ocean, but wished for more comfy beds, pillows and couches.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views both directions

  • 5 of 5

Modern appliances. Great views. Do not go there so I can go back. Smile. Easy access to beach. Heartily recommend, but only tell your best friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best spot on the Peninsula. Beautiful views. Great home. We relaxed and had a great time. Beach access was super easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and a perfect view of the beach

  • 5 of 5

Carinn was kind and arranged to have lights to home turned on prior to our arrival since it was close to midnight. This home has 2 wrap around decks with lawn chairs. The view was amazing. My wife and I could sit on the covered deck and relax with a drink and a good book while the children and grandchildren played nearby at the beach. The home was clean and well kept. New appliances and updated furnishings. Covered parking, outdoor shower and of course a grill were much appreciated. We will be back! Thanks Carinn.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

The Giggling Pelican is in the perfect location. Steps from the beach and across the street from the big store that carries anything you may need. Crystal Beach is our new favorite place to be. Easy to get to Galveston if you want but our family preferred the quiet and less crowded beach. The house is beautiful and modern and has everything you need. The kitchen could use some potholders and a new can opener because its not sharp enough anymore to open cans but thats my only suggestions. Otherwise the kitchen had everything you need to cook with. Carinn was quick to respond and very accommodating. Thanks Carinn! We'll be back tor sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Steve's Landing, Blue Dolphin Bar
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Bolivar /Galveston Ferry Landing
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 87 (also known as Jane Long Hwy)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach
Car: necessary

The Giggling Pelican is a perfect location for those early morning sunrises and gentle evening sunsets. The cool breeze coming in off the Gulf of Mexico reminds you to kick your heels up and relax.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Optional linen service $100 no splitting weekends please

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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