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Truly an amazing beach-front view!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Beach-front 5 bedroom, 3 bath home just a few yards from the beach.

Enjoy your vacation at our newly constructed 5/3 home that sleeps 24 comfortably (not including sleeper sofa,). The two beachside bedrooms have king beds. All the rest have built-in queen bunks. We designed the layout to comfortably fit our large family and accommodate a large group. We've included all the amenities that you would expect at a truly great beach home plus a few that you'd never expect.

We've provided such things as locking gates on the sun deck (to protect the small kiddos), a "pack-n-play" for babies, plenty of hammocks, swings, and deck furniture, loads of outdoor and indoor games, satellite TV and movies (in all the rooms), a built-in double oven and extra large stove top, auxiliary ice maker, propane grill and spacious bar area downstairs, outdoor showers, chairs and tables for small wedding parties, and many more items too numerous to mention. We even have our own private dune walk-over for direct access to the beach!

You'll truly be impressed by the family friendly features we provide!

More Details

Midas Touch Properties
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Midas Touch Properties

We've raised our family in southeast Texas and most of our six children and twelve grandchildren (and counting) live close by.

Midas Touch Properties purchased this house in 2015

Why Midas Touch Properties chose Gulf Coast

Growing up in southeast Texas, the beach is the most cherished vacation spot for our family. We designed and built this home to accommodate the needs of our large family and it serves as our vacation home when not in rental service. It's loaded with features that make a large family gathering fun and safe.

You'll find spices in cabinets, linens on the beds, and maybe some Blue Bell Ice Cream in the freezer. Just bring a bathing suit and some extra clothes. Everything else you need is here.

What makes this house unique

Our home is designed for large family gatherings and contains many features that will help make your vacation enjoyable. We've provided such things as locking gates on the sun deck (to protect the small kiddos), a "pack-n-play" for babies, plenty of hammocks, swings, and deck furniture, loads of outdoor and indoor games, satellite TV and movies (in all the rooms), a built-in double oven and extra large stove top, auxiliary ice maker, propane grill and spacious bar area downstairs, outdoor showers, and many more items too numerous to mention. You'll truly be impressed by the family friendly features we provide!


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath has custom walk-in shower and dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Center bath has shower only.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack-n-Jill bathroom connects rooms 4 & 5.
  • Plenty of bathroom capacity and plenty of hot water. You'll love the custom tiled master bath shower and tortoise shell sinks.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with nice Serta Pocketed Coil King Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen , Double queen bunks with plenty of closet space
    Bedroom 4 - 4 queen , Double queen bunks with drawer storage
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , 1 child bed , Queen bunks with plenty of closet space
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King bed with plenty of closet and storage space
  • There is a variety of mattress types in all bedrooms; some nice inner spring, pocketed coil, and deluxe memory foam. Nice variety of pillows as well.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Most everything you require for a truly great vacation is already here! There are spices in the cabinet, condiments in the fridge and plenty of fun things to do. You're going to love this place!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Truly an Amazing week with an Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for 6 days for my 70th birthday celebration.

My son from Newark NJ, my two daughters form Austin, and my daughters in-laws from Mexico, joined my husband and I. It was a party of 17 all together. The children and grandkids loved having a comfy queen size bed for themselves and plenty of space to move around without ever feeling crowded. I enjoyed the master bedroom with the beautiful walk in shower.

We all enjoyed the top floor deck to the max for outdoor meals and family gatherings. Sipping coffee and watching the sunrises with the seagulls flying over the beach were the highlight of our mornings.

The house was a dream come true, totally equipped with everything... and I mean "EVERYTHING" you need to relax, cook and entertain yourself. The kids enjoyed the X-BOX and board games on a few rainy days; and the swings and hammocks, surf boards and kayak on the rest of the week.

This beach house was beautifully decorated and we ALL loved the fact that you never run out of hot water when taking a shower. The washer and dryer, ice maker, kitchen appliances and TVs were modern high quality items.

There is a very cute coffee shop very close to the house and the BIG STORE is a plus for quick pizza lunches, ice bags (go with the 40 pound and save a couple of dollars) drinks and snacks. Little on the high price end, but works great in case you run out of vegetables,fruits, eggs, milk and drinks.

Trust Mr. Rodney when he advises you to just bring yourselves, your personal belongings and your food.The house is totally stacked up with every single item you need to enjoy a great vacation. It was a picture perfect week!!!.

We are all looking forward for our next trip to this fabulous beach house with an AMAZING VIEW!!!

Thank you so much for allowing us to share this wonderful house. Much love,The Barrera's

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We have found our favorite beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in a different house over the last four summers, but we have all decided that we have found our perfect spot. One Amazing View fit our family of 6 adults and 5 children easily with room to spare. The house is beautiful and the large deck across the front with the toddler friendly safety railing and gates is perfect if you have small children or those who can't tolerate stairways well. There are some stairs but compared to many houses they are minimal. You really don't have to pack any extras, the beach towels, chairs, and beach toys are all there. Rodney was very attentive and communicated with us promptly and easily. We hope to be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect venue for our Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a family reunion. We had 21 adults and 4 little ones. The house was perfect. Everyone raved about the house. We had a wonderful and memorable week. The only negative was none of us wanted to leave. Rodney was great to work with. He even blessed us with almost perfect weather!!

The Madsen family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is truly an amazing beach house with everything as described!

  • 5 of 5

We are very appreciative for Rodney opening up this Amazing View venue to us! This beach house was more than expected, totally has everything anyone could need or want. The beach and the Bolivar community was the destination for us. This trip will imprint our hearts forever!❤️

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Every single thing about this place is perfect. We filled the house and still had so much room for everyone. It is extremely family friendly, you may need to make a couple of adjustments for toddlers, but otherwise fantastic.

Rodney is accessible at all times and very pleasant to work with.

Here is the low down, we went for a 40th birthday party and wanted to include family and friends without everyone having to travel very far. We found 1AmazingView on VRBO and it looked like it had everything we wanted.

I spoke with Rodney and he was adamant that we really did not need to bring anything but food and clothes, however, with six families coming, we obviously packed our houses and headed over.

We took so much that we did not need to. You do not need to bring plates, cups, utensils, etc. Not only do they have an abundance, they have a huge dishwasher that takes care of business daily. You do not need to bring towels or washrags or bedding, they have it all. Literally. With a washer and dryer than can handle the huge loads.

This home is not a typical "vacation rental." Everything is top notch, from the appliances to the decor and the beds are so comfortable. One note, for the queen bunks, if you are on the bottom you feel like there is no air flow, check the closets, they have fans for every room.

Ok, to the outside. Wow! There is so much upper deck area and downstairs covered area to the beach that it is amazing. There is a downstairs "crows nest" that allows you to sit over the downstairs bar/kitchen area and still see over the dunes to the beach. If you have kids and want to be able to see them on the beach and within quick proximity to the beach, this is the place to hang out. The upstairs deck is double of what any one to the left or right have, plus the wood chairs and lounges are great! They are comfortable and they have more than enough to seat your party.

Quite frankly, I have never been in such a large space that was so quaint. It was awesome to have so many people and no one stepping on each other. To say everyone loved this place is an understatement. It is truly 1AmazingView!


  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property name says it all.........

  • 5 of 5

Great location and all the amenities you need. Our group really enjoyed the weekend!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several in Crystal Beach
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Rancho Carribe Golf Course
Nearest Train
66 Miles
Amtrak (Houston Station)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Texas Hwy 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Crystal Beach
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Crystal Beach
Car: recommended

The Bolivar Peninsula is a narrow strip of land running parallel to the upper southeast Texas coast, bounded on one side by Galveston Bay and the other by the Gulf of Mexico. Rich in history, the Peninsula was once the playground of pirates and privateers and it still provides plenty of adventure today!

With 27 miles of sandy beaches, world-class birding and wildlife areas, fantastic fishing, shopping, and some of the best seafood dining to be found, there’s plenty of fun to be found along our shores.

Crystal Beach community stretches seven miles along Texas State Highway 87 in the middle of Bolivar Peninsula and is the perfect place to get away. Activities include walking, running, sunning, sailing, surfing, shelling, birding, crabbing, and just plain relaxing. With its small-town, quaint charm, the beach is relaxing and far away from the stress of city life and yet, just a short ferry ride to all that the Galveston/Houston Metroplex has to offer.

Crystal beach is one of the few places left that you can actually camp or drive on the beach (cars, golf carts, ATV’s, etc). You can beach comb for shells, boogie-board or surf, build a sand castle, fish, roast marshmallows, go kayaking, and watch a spectacular sunrise right on the beach.

Elsewhere in Bolivar, you can visit historic Fort Travis Seashore Park, dine on fresh seafood, play golf, shop, explore the many bird sanctuaries, rent a golf cart and cruise the beach, fish at Rollover Pass, go crabbing, or ride the Ferry. The entire length of the Bolivar Peninsula is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, which attracts enthusiasts from around the world.

Fun day trips include Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, San Jacinto Monument, Space Center Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Pleasure Pier, Seawolf Park, and walking The Strand shopping area in Galveston.

Start your adventure today by reserving one of the finest beach-front properties on the Peninsula. You’ll create family memories that will last a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $600

Summer Rates (Mid-May through Mid-August)
5100.00/six day week – Typically Friday to Thursday (but we will do Monday to Sunday, schedule permitting and prior approval only)–minimum of 6 night stay or longer. Smaller blocks rented at a higher rate when there are gaps in the schedule due to extra-long stays or convenient vacancies (please inquire)

Note: 10% extra for time periods encompassing major holidays (Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, Independence day, Memorial Day, etc.). Small weddings are certainly welcome, however, they will incur an additional 500.00 charge to accommodate the excess wear and traffic. Chairs, Tables, and Linens are available for rent for a small fee.
Prices do not include /sanitizing fees, taxes, and VRBO Booking fees, or linen service.
Rental Terms and Conditions:
Rates subject to change until confirmed.
Travel insurance available on this site. We do not issue refunds for bad weather or hurricanes.
We rent only to adults over 25. No spring break, graduation groups, (chaperoned or not), or anything that remotely resembles a large "party". Small weddings are acceptable upon prior approval. Prom requests are considered individually along with suitable references, number of chaperones, provisions for security, increased rent, and larger security deposit. Again, anything that looks like it has the potential to turn into a large "party" will be rejected.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.