USA Texas Galveston Bay Crystal Beach Listing #17114

Paradise by the Sea - Crystal Beach, TX

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43 reviews
Max. occupancy: 14 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Double Bed, 7 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Waterfront, Gulf-View Home w/ Easy Beach Access & a Shared Pool

This sophisticated beachside home with exquisite finishes and designer upgrades is the perfect retreat. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets, gulf views, and sunrises from the expansive covered deck. You'll also have resort-style amenities, including a fabulous infinity pool that falls over into a lower tanning pool, golf cart-friendly pathways, a fire pit, and serenely landscaped grounds.

What’s nearby:
This home is located in the community of Seagrass Beach on Crystal Beach, near the center of the Bolivar Peninsula. A short seven-mile drive from the town center brings you to many fun things to do, from golf and putt-putt to deep-sea fishing and water parks. This community also boasts lots of locally-owned shops, including home furnishings, grocery, hardware, and gift shop, along with annual events like the Mardi Gras Parade, Marsh Fest, Oyster Fry, Texas Crab Festival, and Jeep Weekend.

Things to know:
Gourmet kitchen
Free WiFi
Ceiling fans throughout
* Please note that there are active security cameras focused on the front upper deck and driveway
** The front gates at Seagrass are now closed from 6am-6pm
*** 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!
**** Seagrass Beach is an exclusive beachfront development. Absolutely no partying at the pool, or on the grounds will be tolerated. There are additional rental rules that apply to Seagrass Beach, and they are strictly enforced by the on-site property manager. Any violations will be grounds for immediate eviction.

Parking Notes: Garage parking is available, and more spaces are available in the driveway.
**The front gates at Seagrass are now closing from 6pm-6am.
**The entry gate is on the east side. The West side will not open from the outside if it is closed.

No vehicles may be parked on the street in the community. No boats, mobile homes, boat trailers, boat rigging, trucks larger than 3/4-ton pickups, or buses of any kind are allowed in the community. Golf carts are allowed but must stay under the 5 mph limit, and the trailer must be parked within the enclosed area beneath the home. Please do not park any vehicle on the grass at any time. Thank you!

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Gulf front

Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Pool : Shared


Gas grill : Private



Beach towels



Enclosed yard



43 reviews

Kaye B. Oct 2021
The home was nice and we enjoyed our stay. We felt safe , the community was beautiful, the pool was very nice and clean but I would like to offer some suggestions. The sheets were very rough I have no idea what type material they are made of. Hotels have better feeling sheets, I would stay there again but I would bring my own sheets. There were ants all over the house and in the garage area, we were able to get spray for them. The only reason I’m putting this in my review is to let the owners no. The place was great and would stay their again but just want the owners to no these issues.
Lisa F. Jul 2021
Every year, myself and several ladies take a “Girl’s Trip”! Most of us are teachers or in education so this is our last outing before school starts. The property location is perfect, only about 5 minutes from the Big Store and close to a couple of the popular restaurants. The house was clean and fully stocked with everything we needed. We cooked or grilled most of our meals. The large, fully stocked kitchen made eating at the house easy. The pool is amazing. We spent most of our time there. The pool and beach are within walking distance. We would definitely book this house again in the future.
Paula and Jon S. Jun 2021
The house is pretty but poorly equipped. If you plan to cook and use the kitchen, note that there isn’t a single wine glass. We understand there should be 1.5 glasses per occupancy. There are super-cute water glasses. The silverware is completely mismatched and we had to wash quickly to have enough for meals. There were 2 kitchen towels, however, kitchen supplies are very mismatched and random (as if no one has cooked in the house), ice maker has a permanent out of order sticker. Fridge ice maker also doesn’t work. There are two ice trays however. There are no containers, and knives are very dull. We understand from residents that the owners never visit so this likely contributes to the fact they have no idea how poorly equipped the kitchen is and rarely check on the condition with property management. We had a problem with the sink during our stay and a repair person came very quickly and fixed right away. Mosquitoes are bad at the house. But there are no mosquitoes at the beautiful pool. The Seagrass property is beautiful.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Paula and Jon. We are glad you enjoyed this home and the beautiful poolside. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement. We are working with the homeowner to add any additional kitchen items needed, and we have sharpened the knife set. We hope you’ll return for another great stay!
Renata B. Apr 2021
Fabulous house and community. The house floor plan is perfect, giving adults/children the ambiance and space needed. The deck is spacious and has a spectacular open view. It was super helpful to find some commonly used necessities in the house (except for beach chairs and umbrellas), especially in the kitchen. Great communication with the property manager - no issues accessing the property. I can’t recommend Paradise by the Sea enough, especially if you are traveling with the whole family. I would definitely book here again.
Annie M. Nov 2020
Beautiful home, great location!
gary w. Oct 2020
This place is pure paradise. Loved every aspect of our stay - the pool was beautiful and well maintained along with the house. Very comfortable stay! Only suggestion is to bring bug spray! Will def. stay here many more times I hope!!
Samir H. Oct 2020
Paradise by the Sea is a beautiful home on a somewhat secluded section of Crystal Beach which makes it perfect for a socially distanced getaway. We were a group of 4 adults who enjoyed this house for a secluded, quiet vacation.
The house decor is lovely and beds, sofas, and chairs are comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with lots of pots and pans and a variety of small appliances. There is a definite lack of kitchen towels (there was one), and there are no potholders/hot pads which made cooking in the oven a bit of a challenge.
Additionally, neither the freezer ice maker nor the self contained ice maker was working. We tried 3 different times to call the property manager to report this and each time got no answer and a message that her voicemail had not been set up so no messages could be left for her.
The provided bathroom amenities smelled great, and were appreciated. It would have been nice if Kleenex were also provided.
Also, there were only 3 beach towels in the house. For a 4 bedroom house, this isn’t enough.
The neighborhood pool is peaceful and well maintained.
The mosquitoes were completely out of control during our visit, but this is not the fault of the home. I think the water retention ponds near the home may contribute to this, so I’d advise packing OFF or some other type of repellent.
Brinda L. Oct 2020
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay. I really love the privacy. The pool and beach were wonderful. I highly reccomend. But bring tons of bug spray!
Elizabeth K. Aug 2020
Where do I start... the house and grounds were amazing. Beautiful clean modern home, with a gorgeous pool and private beach. I would stay here again in a heart beat!
Camille W. Aug 2020
This place is amazing for a family getaway. Paradise at the sea was the perfect beach house set up for my family!
Jennifer W. Aug 2020
House was beautiful. Lots of space for everyone. Bunk room was SO cool! Quick walk to gorgeous pool and beach.
Drawbacks: only 1 kitchen towel, no beach towels, kitchen supplies are very random (as if no one has ever lived or cooked in the house) no Tupperware, knives are very dull, AC unit is extremely loud, people can drive on the beach and do so very fast which is hard with kids. Fun experience but probably wouldn’t stay again.
Manager response:
Hello, Jennifer! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had an overall fun experience in this wonderful home. We value your feedback surrounding the inventory of the home and are working with our local staff to improve the Vacasa experience. We hope to host you again soon!
KATHRYN C. Jul 2020
We’ve spent 2 summer vacations at this lovely beach home with our grown kids and grandchildren. There was plenty of room for everyone. The home is spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The grandkids loved their bunk bed room. I especially liked our Gulf of Mexico views from the home and a constant Breeze which was delightful. The resort swimming pool is gorgeous! and they have music playing 24/7. What a relaxing vacation I highly recommend.
Robin T. Jun 2020
This house is beautiful and the pool is awesome! We loved the entire property and overall experience. I highly recommend this home!
Christine G. Jun 2020
The Seagrass community is by far the best, most family friendly place to stay around the area. All the houses are very nice and the Infinity pool looking out to the ocean really makes for a relaxing, kid friendly vacation. It is a gated community so you feel secure and the pool and beach are very close waking distance from any house in the community. The houses are modeled after the Rosemary Beach community in Florida and it really does feel like it; it’s what drew us to the area in the first place. We loved our stay and would stay again at this house or any of the other Seagrass rentals.

I would like to make note of the rental service Vacasa being a little on the lacking side. They are hard to communicate with and there were small details like no beach towels, empty hand soap containers in the bathrooms and tissues paper missed by them. I also would suggest a bit higher quality toilet paper :/ But given that Vacasa does mostly all the rentals in the area there isn’t much other choice and I believe it is a requirement to use them so don’t let that deter you from your stay. You will not be disappointed in this amazing house and all the others at Seagrass!
Manager response:
We apologize for the shortcomings you experienced with your stay due to us being short-staffed after COVID-19 impacted our industry so heavily. We are delighted to have guests once more and will get back to our 5 star service as soon as possible. Thank you!
kathryn F. Jun 2020
Absolutely loved this home! The views are amazing! So nice having access to pool! Especially cabanas! Definitely worth the extra money for this house!
Victoria R. Jun 2020
This place is fantastic! Not only was the home beautiful, it was equipped with everything we could have asked for. The pictures don’t do this home justice! Also, you can’t beat the short walk to the private pool and private beach entrance. Great amenities all around. Book this place ASAP!
Venus J. Jun 2020
Beautiful home and pool. Plenty of space, nice kids sleeping area. Easy access to the beach. WiFi and direct TV not great. Lots of bugs outdoors. Need more kitchen towels.
Darrell H. May 2020
By far best vacation rental we’ve ever stayed in great location awesome views.
Justin J. May 2020
The home we stay then for 4 nights is easily one of the nicest on the peninsula and comes fully equipped for your vacation. The resort style pool was fantastic and the grounds are well maintained. This definitely brought Crystal beach vacations to another level and we look forward to our next trip.
Sara N. May 2020
We absolutely LOVED this place. The house was plenty big enough and so accommodating. We loved the pool and the easy access to the beach. Even on a super busy weekend, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves because of the location. We had such a good time and enjoyed every bit of it. I can’t say enough good things about Seagrass. Definitely worth booking!! I can’t wait to come back and stay here again!
Courtney M. May 2020
The house was beautiful and very peaceful. The entire process was very easy to check in and check out.
Hugo H. Mar 2020
Very beautiful house, the location is perfect. The house was tidy and had the accommodations as promised. Would love to go back
Sheena W. Sep 2019
A new sub division that has a first class resort pool
Logan R. Aug 2019
Great house in a quiet area
Shelly J. Aug 2019
Nice location
Roxanne F. Aug 2019
Awesome pool
Jamey D. Jul 2019
We loved it. The kids liked the bunks in the upstairs loft.
Jennifer R. Jul 2019
Overall the house and property is amazing. Total of 7 people with 5 adult children and the house was big enough and well laid out that we did not feel like we were bumping into one another or uncomfortable. The pool is beautiful and we spent most of our time there.
The only thing keeping this review from being a 5 star rating is the queen bed. The box springs was broken and anytime you thought of moving the bed would creak horribly. Waking you up anytime you or your bedmate would move. We notified Vacasa on Friday and did not hear back before we left on Sunday. But hopefully they will replace that before the next renters.
Manager response:
Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback on the bed. The manager is in touch with the owner on fixing the bed. We hope you will come stay again soon!
James C. Jun 2019
There was plenty of room for our group, nice accommodations..
ghazi S. May 2019
This place was awesome and the pool is over the top.
Donna G. Apr 2019
Absolutely loved the house. Very clean, and everything was as described if not better. The pool was perfect for the kids. The beach was clean and easily accessible, although the kids never wanted to leave the pool. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.
LaQualle C. Jan 2019
Paradise is an understatement. This place should be called HEAVEN on earth. Very nice and accommodating. I'll definitely recommend this property for families, couples, or a girls getaway!!! 2 thumbs up!!!
Jennifer S. Nov 2018
Beautiful home!
Jackie T. Oct 2018
Beautiful home in quiet neighborhood!
Chandra W. Sep 2018
This is a home that i would rent for every occasion. I truely enjoyed PARADISE BY THE SEA and have told my family and friends about this hidden gem. I will be selecting this home for other occasions.
Wilma O. Sep 2018
This house was an amazing luxury house. Slept 10 comfortably. Mosquitoes were horrible though and we weren't able to enjoy the beach, pool or the huge covered deck.