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Crystal Cottage - Crystal Beach, TX

50 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 5 comfortably  2 dog max 
820 S Crystal Beach Rd , Crystal Beach, TX 77650

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Gulf view home w/ wrap-around deck - one block to the beach, 2 dogs welcome!

Escape to the wide open beaches of the Bolivar Peninsula at this two-bedroom Crystal Beach home, a colorful coastal retreat with an elevated wrap-around deck, a dog-friendly living space, and easy walking access to the Gulf of Mexico.

This elevated home overlooks the turquoise Gulf waters in Crystal Beach, a small community on the tranquil Bolivar Peninsula. Take a one-block stroll to catch the sunrise on the beach, hop on the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry 11 miles west to cross the channel to Galveston Island, or spend your days birdwatching in the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge 35 miles northeast.

Decorated with vibrant prints and cheerful shades of blue, the living space features tile floors, plentiful seating and satellite TV. Flip on the ceiling fans to circulate the Gulf breezes, use the stainless steel appliances to whip up pancakes in the kitchen each morning, and bring your coffee and newspaper outside to the wrap-around deck to admire the Gulf view.

Spend each morning swimming and boogie boarding at the beach down the road, and return to the house for lunch at the picnic table on the patio. Leash up your dogs and explore the neighborhood on foot (please note that a two-dog limit and a nightly pet fee apply), and come home to catch a movie on one of the three cable TVs as your bathing suits spin in the private washer/dryer.

Explore miles of sand and surf on the Bolivar Peninsula - begin planning your getaway to Crystal Beach today!

*Please note: this home resides in a noise-sensitive area and the owners participate in our Good Neighbor protection program. Our smart home technology will alert our team if excessive decibel or occupancy levels are detected, allowing us to reach out directly with a reminder of maximum occupancy and quiet hours. This technology is privacy compliant, and only monitors the presence of decibels and devices—not any personal conversation or information. Thank you for supporting our efforts to be good neighbors! A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

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50 reviews

Jason M. Jul 2020
This was my family’s first experience in a beach house and it was wonderful.
Billy R. Jul 2020
The house was perfect for us. So was the location. I give it 5 stars
Darwin V. Jun 2020
Nice house good location. Balcony lights were broken and some issues with the water but everything was fixed right away once I made the complaint.
Serena S. May 2020
This house was amazing! Perfect location, perfect location, perfect amenities and pet friendly! I will definitely rent this home again!!
Adam L. Apr 2020
Wonderful! Ocean view from all around !
Beach just steps away.
Leah L. Mar 2020
This was the perfect place for us to slip out of town for a nice extended weekend away. The beds were comfortable, the accommodations were clean, and the location was fantastic for sitting on the porch and listening to the surf. Contrary to what I had been told, there is a gas grill downstairs which we used. TV reception is very spotty, so be aware of that. We enjoyed very much!
Tracie S. Jan 2020
Loved being close to beach and so very thankful that we could take the dogs for walks on the beach. My only complaint was the cooking pans - everything we made stuck to pans. Small issue
Manager response:
Hello Tracie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that there were issues with the cookware. We have notified our local manager so they can address this with the homeowner. We do hope you will allow us to host you again in the future.
Denise F. Oct 2019
Clean, nicely decorated, great spot in the off season. We like it quiet and it was.... not so sure it would be in the summer because of location. But, we would definitely revisit!
Jodi O. Sep 2019
The house was very clean, comfortable, great location, well stocked with what you need to cook and live for your stay. We had a great time!
Beatrice E. Aug 2019
We had a wonderful time at Crystal Cottage, the beach was so close!. The cottage had all amenities and was very well maintained. Highly recommend it
Kacie E. Aug 2019
It was a lovely beach house that was super close to the beach. The decor is cute and comfortable. The kitchen was fantastic with everything we could need except dish towels. I sent a message to the rental company regarding this and another issue but never heard back from them. They had lots of beach chairs and beach items but not beach towels. They also have a dishwasher and laundry but didn't provide enough dishwasher pods or dryer sheets for a week long stay. I think the owners are doing a great job with this house but the management company was not very responsive. We would definitely stay here again but will know to bring all those disposable items.
Dionicio G. Jul 2019
Had a great time. The house was perfect. It was clean and comfortable. Almost gave up a day of fishing just to sit out on the deck. Defiantly coming back.
Michael L. Jul 2019
A bad storm occured during our stay but we managed.
Helen G. Jun 2019
Loved the house. View was good and close to the beach.
Mark S. Jun 2019
First time in Crystal Beach. Spent every morning and every sunset on the porch with our faithful German Shepherd puppy. Super relaxing!
Jennifer C. Jun 2019
Nice beach house for a few days at the beach. Steps to the beach, great views. Had a great time with my family!
Kristopher J. Jun 2019
Highly recommended. May be the perfect beach house experience. Only a few steps from the beach in a low traffic area, lovingly furnished and very clean. We can't wait to return :)
Norman M. May 2019
Simple and fun
Bill H. May 2019
Had to leave early
Austin S. May 2019
Had an excellent few days in the house. It was a great accommodation
Heidi C. Mar 2019
We had such a blast at this home. This house has one of the best stocked kitchens we've ever had, a view of the beach (and we got to hear it all night), plenty of places to rinse off before going into the house, shockingly comfortable beds and just an all around gorgeous and welcoming home. Crystal Beach was a new discovery for us, and we can't wait to go back.
Christina M. Feb 2019
We loved this beach house a block from the water. The owners thought of everything and it was easy to get to the local restaurants and shops. We will be back!
Laurie B. Nov 2018
The cottage was delightful. The decor was relaxing and comfortable. So close to the beach with that unencumbered view. All amenities we are described. Thank you for sharing your home!
Jeff S. Sep 2018
It rained every day. It was nice to be staying in such a great house that we didn't mind the rain.
Mary H. Sep 2018
We loved that it was close to the beach and the wrap around deck was nice to see all the views. Nice bathrooms and sleeping areas. No place to hang up clothes in the closets but we were just there for the weekend so we lived out of our suitcases. Beware the mosquitos are too bad to use the lower area and the one swing there was crooked so we didn't use that area except to park. We received an email that early check in was not available but we arrived early and the house was ready. Overall good stay and wish we could have stayed longer.
sabrina n. Aug 2018
This was our 1st trip to Crystal Beach. Brought our ATV's and loved riding the beach. We enjoyed the golf cart parade Saturday morning along the beach and our grandson caught candy and beads. This beach is only 4 hours from our home and we plan on coming back.
Kathy D. Jul 2018
We loved the fact that we had a short walk to the beach and there were beach toys for the kids.
Tracy W. Jul 2018
This place was fantastic! We came for my sisters 50th Bday and could not have asked for anything more! Great views and close to the beach! VERY clean and comfortable! We stay at VRBO homes all over and this home was by far the best! It had quality kitchen appliances and supplies! The wrap around deck is where we spent most of our time! We will be back for sure!! :)
Amy P. Jul 2018
The house was clean and came with a lot of things needed to feel at home! The view from the balcony was awesome and we loved sitting listening to the waves at night! Thanks for a great stay!
Erika S. Jul 2018
The view of the beach was the best part of the house!! It was a fun and relaxing stay!
Anna S. Jul 2018
We enjoyed Crystal Beach, and the weather was on our side during our stay. The beach was quite clear and very calm.
The house itself was nicely decorated. You will be limited on closet space, so don't bring any items that you need to hang up. Some items that I might suggest you bring: paper towels, laundry detergent, shampoo, cooking utensils such as wooden spoons. We arrived well after check-in time; however, our services may have been limited since the room was not ready and cleaning staff was hurrying to prepare room. The staff was polite, but the welcome was a bit disappointing. Also, a maintenance worker was at the facility for a few hours working on a septic issue. This was on the second day of our stay. Evidently, this is an on-going issue.
Manager response:
We provide a starting amount of the supplies mentioned, and we will get wooden spoons for the kitchen. Do the busy rental season in the summer, we do require extra maintenance on the septic systems to prevent disaster. Thank you!
Dianne H. Jul 2018
We have stayed at dozens of beach properties over the past 40 years and this was the very best one. Every need was completely satisfied from the view, interior layout and all the wonderful amenities provided. We will be back every year.
Joseph "Andrew" C. May 2018
Our family had a great vacation. We loved the location, 360 degree deck, full kitchen, and size of the home. The neighborhood is quiet and the locals are friendly.
Charles V. May 2018
I can not begin to tell you what a wonderful time we had staying in your cottage. It was the most enjoyable and relaxing vacation we have had. The cottage was like being home but with all the extra goodies you don’t have at home. We had everything we needed and the cottage was absolutely amazing and the deco was very pretty also. Our dog just loved the surround porch as she chased the birds all around it as they flew, she had a wonderful time also. We will surely be coming back for another stay at this cottage. Thank you for the warm and inviting atmosphere in your cottage.
Carlos N. May 2018
The house was in great shape, clean and ready for us. Very short walk to beach, and the view was awesome.
Shawn W. Apr 2018
Very nice beach house. Property was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would love to come back during warmer weather.
Jonathan H. Mar 2018
Quaint house extremely close to public beach access. Very cozy with all the comforts of home. View from the front porch is gorgeous.
Carol G. Feb 2018
This was our first time to rent a home from Vacasa and we could not be more pleased. Wonderful home, location and overall experience. Thank you for a great weekend.
Don F. Feb 2018
Perfect setting and wonderful location with every possible aminity. Super clean as well!
Sarah C. Dec 2017
This place was great! We had our 14 month old and it is very toddler-friendly and safe. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook a gourmet meal. Great views. On a busy entry/exit from the beach, I imagine it could get loud in the warmer months. Very clean! We loved it! Thank you!