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Truly an Amazing Beach-Front View!

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Sleeps:26
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!

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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 26
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 year minimum to rent our facility. We're looking for nice, family oriented groups and events. No spring break or prom parties. Only small family events and wedding. Security camera surveillance...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Our place is very "child friendly". We have 10 grandchildren (and counting) or our own. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry... we know you love 'em, but if it has fur, scales, or crawls, please leave it at home....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 24-26

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with nice Serta Pocketed Coil King Mattress ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 queen

    Double queen bunks with plenty of closet space...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 4 queen

    Double queen bunks with drawer storage...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen, 1 child bed

    Queen bunks with plenty of closet space...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    King bed with plenty of closet and storage space...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath has custom walk-in shower and dual sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Center bath has shower only....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Jack-n-Jill bathroom connects rooms 4 & 5....moreless

  • Plenty of bathroom capacity and plenty of hot water. You'll love the custom tiled master bath shower and tortoise shell sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    You'll find a few interesting things to read around the house. If your tastes lean toward "50 shades", you might want to bring your own....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Even an old fashioned VCR player....moreless

  • Games:

    Plenty of board games for inside and plenty of outdoor games in the storage closet down below. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Direct TV has quite a few audio channels...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV in every room. Netflix available in the main living room area...moreless

  • Television:

    6 "smart" TV's throughout the house. Bring your own entertainment on your computer, Ipad, or phone....moreless

  • Toys:

    No need to purchase beach toys. There are plenty of kites, buckets, shovels, chairs, etc. in the game closet below. You are welcome to use them....moreless

  • Video Games:

    X-box 1 and a few games. If you are a gamer, you might want to bring a few of your favorites. Warning: Internet speed might interfere with serious gaming. Also a Playstation 2 + games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Plenty of DVD's and stored movies on the Direct TV DVR (press info on the remote). Netflix streaming videos on the TV in the Living Room...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    It doesn't get any closer than this! Literally, a stone's throw from the water. It truly is "one amazing view"! Miles of coastline and waves by day, Galveston skyline visible at night....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    14 bar stools surrounding a huge U-shaped granite bar area makes for a cozy setting to share your meals. Tables, chairs, and linens for small wedding parties are available for rent....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Working electronic fireplace. All the ambiance without having to haul the wood....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Newly installed Wifi works fantastic! Capable of movie streaming, and it's unlimited....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Plenty of linens. You are welcome to use ours and save transporting your own if you don't mind cleaning and replacing them. Linen cleaning service also available if you'd rather not wash laundry....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Opens directly to the deck overlooking the beach. Plenty of seating and a sleeper sofa. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 10 cars and a boat in our driveway. More across the street in a public parking lot....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels - both standard bath towels and beach towels. You are welcome to use them, if you don't mind cleaning and replacing them. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 24. No need to bring your utensils. It's all here....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Plenty of room to cook for your crowd. Stocked with nearly any appliance, accessory, or cooking utensil you can imagine. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Built in double oven to accommodate a large crowd....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plenty of spices, condiments, some paper products. etc.. Save the space and leave all that stuff at home!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless side-by-side for plenty of storage space. Don't be surprised if you find some Blue Bell Ice Cream in the freezer. Auxiliary ice maker for large events and ice chests. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    You'll appreciate the extra large glass panel 5 burner cook top for large meals....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    None provide with the property, however, you can certainly charter any number of deep sea adventures....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Plenty of deck space and patio furniture to sun bathe or eat meals. It's literally a stone's throw to the water. We even have our own private dune walk-over for direct access to the beach!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Great golf course 1.5 miles down the street....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available everywhere. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Plenty of swings, hammocks, and loungers to relax in. There is a wooden walk-over to the beach and a large bar area and observation deck below....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A nice stainless steel propane grill for you to use....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016 - Sping 2017
Sep 1 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$650 $900
Fri, Sat, Sun
Summer 2017
May 16 - Aug 31, 2017
6 night min stay
$825
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Sep 1 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$650 $900
Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$825

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Cleaning/Sanitizing Fee $125
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Summer Rates (May 16 through September 1)

4950.00/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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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57 Miles
Nearest Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (Houston)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in Crystal Beach
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Galveston Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Rancho Carribe Golf Course
66 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak (Houston Station)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Texas Hwy 87
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in Crystal Beach
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

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

Why the Owner Chose Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula, TX, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • It truly is "1AmazingView"

    It truly is "1AmazingView"

  • Our own private dune walk-over. Perfect for small weddings.

    Our own private dune walk-over. Perfect for small weddings.

  • View of kitchen area

    View of kitchen area

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Lower level bar area with swings and beach access

    Lower level bar area with swings and beach access

  • View from the beach

    View from the beach

  • Panoramic view of living room

    Panoramic view of living room

  • Master Bedroom #1

    Master Bedroom #1

  • Bedroom #3

    Bedroom #3

  • Bedroom #4

    Bedroom #4

  • Bedroom #5

    Bedroom #5

  • Sink and laundry as you enter the rear door

    Sink and laundry as you enter the rear door

VRBO #713976

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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