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SAND-TAN-A: Great Parking, High Speed Internet, DIRECTV, Kid and Pet Friendly !

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Tiki Bar, Patio Dining, beach access, Crystal Beach, TX


You will smile every time you come home to this amazing beach house in CRYSTAL BEACH TEXAS. It's perfect for 9-11 people (max 14 with permission) with a master bedroom and attached master bath, a guest bedroom, and a bunk bedroom that sleeps 5. (The sofa group can be converted into a queen size bed.) Upgraded mattresses will insure a great nights sleep to be rested for a fun day at the beach and all other activities that the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston has to offer. There is a phone that is a direct HOTLINE to the owner should you have questions or issues during your stay. Just pick up the receiver and you are talking to us within seconds. (Our commitment to support you during your stay.) There is a huge, paved parking area with enough room to park 7.5 vehicles (or combination of vehicles, trailers, and carts etc).

The beach house outside area was designed with kids and pets in mind. There is a gate that blocks access to the stairs below and a fully fenced in back yard / lower patio area. This gives kids and pets access to the upper and lower areas without the worry about leaving the property or entering the street.

The beach is just a short walk away and can be heard while spending relaxing evenings on the huge upper and lower patios eating on the extra large teak table with family and friends.

The Tiki Bar downstairs has a built in sound system. Just plug in your phone or tablet and let the good times roll. It is also equipped with a refrigerator and charcoal grill so that it can be the center of activity during your stay.

It doesn't take much to get hooked on the Beach Life, and after experiencing SAND-TAN-A, we're sure that you will be coming back for more. So, check out the rest but come back to book the best ! SAND-TAN-A


More Details

Property Manager
Bobby Manson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Texan
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Bobby Manson

Bobby and Karen Manson have been married over 30 years and have two grown daughters. We finally made it to "Empty Nesters"!!! Bobby is a police officer and Karen is an IT manager. We first came to Crystal Beach in January 2014 and and fell in love with everything about it. (The food, the people, and especially the beach.) After several trips in 2014, we got to know and love the people in the Holiday Beach community and in October became the proud owners of SANDTANA. We then spent the next three months furnishing and making this wonderful beach house ready for you to enjoy too!

Bobby Manson purchased this house in 2015

Why Bobby Manson chose Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach is a laid back community with great people and a unique environment. Even though it's the Bolivar Peninsula, it's really like an island. In spots, there is only a few hundred feet of land that keeps it from being an island. There is definitely a feeling of isolation because of this. Holiday Beach is a community inside of Crystal Beach which is home to some of the finest people we know. The activities on the beach (especially on holidays) are both entertaining and exciting.

What makes this house unique

SANDTANA is newer property with newer furnishings. We have done our best to make it functional, durable, and comfortable. We had rented several beach houses in the months before purchasing and were disappointed that very nice houses were furnished cheaply and the beds were flimsy and uncomfortable. As a result, we did not compromise on furniture with SANDTANA. We furnished it as if we were living there 365 days a year. We use the property 5-6 weeks a year and rent the rest. Therefore, since it's not just rental property, we maintain it very well and use rental income to make improvements to the property every year. Additionally, since we are not depending on the rental income to cover all expenses, we can offer better rates and more amenities.


Crystal Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Two pets allowed per stay. $100 each.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Sleeps 2 Adults
    Bunk Bedroom - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Sleeps 5 Adults
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 Adults
    Living Room Sofa - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 Adults
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans and closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for 4-7 vehicles.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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SAND-TAN-A: Great Parking, High Speed Internet, DIRECTV, Kid and Pet Friendly !
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Bobby was delightful to work with and very accommodating. The pictures do not do the home justice. When we come back to Crystal Beach, this will be one of our choices for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

It was my Son's 30th birthday and we got to spend it at your beautiful laid back beach home! (Did I mention BEAUTIFUL)! Your home was so relaxing for our family vacation! Thank you!! Oh, our dog thanks you too!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home, our family had a great time. Love it here.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great stay here with our family. It is very child friendly and gated all around which is perfect for a curious toddler. The owners think of everything to make it a pleasant stay. There was not a single bad thing that I can think of to say about our stay. Everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice property but not a great stay

  • 1 of 5

beds not made

comforter in dryer

main tv wouldn't come on

took 1/2 deposit for white paint left on kitchen cabinet?

claims to have power washed kitchen cabinets.

cabinets not wiped down and trash still in the kitchen

had the maid even been to house prior to our check in?

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: *** THIS REVIEW IS IN RETALIATION FOR HAVING TO KEEP PART OF THE GUEST'S DEPOSIT *** Rather than trash this guest in a public forum, I instead ask you to read the other reviews from responsible guest that have stayed at the property. Thank you.
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Pretty home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had grandchildren with us, so the fenced in yard was what drew us to your property. Also loved having gates and the lighting on the stairs. We enjoyed everything. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tiki Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hiway 87
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Crystal Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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