Crystal Beach Vacation Rentals

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Make Crystal Beach your next getaway

Quiet, family-friendly, and scenic beyond belief, our selection of Crystal Beach vacation rentals may woo you into taking up Gulf Coast life permanently. Located on the beautiful Bolivar Peninsula, this beach getaway is a resort destination for any time of year. 

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Crystal Beach vacation rentals for every getaway

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Gulf Shores Retreat
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

Gulf Shores Retreat - Crystal Beach, TX

$313 avg / night
A Tad Tip-Sea
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 10

A Tad Tip-Sea - Crystal Beach, TX

$355 avg / night
Blue Crab Cabana
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Blue Crab Cabana - Crystal Beach, TX

$351 avg / night
The Crabby Cottage
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8

The Crabby Cottage - Crystal Beach, TX

$269 avg / night
Makin' Memories
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8 (7 Adults Max)

Makin' Memories - Crystal Beach, TX

$219 avg / night

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Recent Crystal Beach vacation rental reviews

We loved everything about this home. Plenty roomy for at least four families. Rooms fit 6 per room, easily. The kitchen is amazing and has every gadget you can imagine. We cooked every meal there for our 6 night stay. The elevator was a life saver for luggage, grocery shopping, ect. We highly recommend!
Tiffani B. | Jun 2023
Nice clean house. People at Vacasa are great. Had to call them a couple of times and they were so kind and patient with me. Not a very long walk to the beach.
Lynda K. | Jun 2023
The house was perfect for our weekend stay. Has everything you would need. Quite area and really close to the Beach. Downstairs area is perfect for just hanging out. Would book again in the future.
Justin B. | Jun 2023
Crystal Beach Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 88 of our Crystal Beach homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 172 of our Crystal Beach vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Crystal Beach vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Crystal Beach team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Crystal Beach, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where Is Crystal Beach, TX?

Crystal Beach is a small beach community on the Bolivar Peninsula along the Gulf Coast of Texas. Separated from Galveston Island by a three-mile channel, the free 18-minute ferry ride is a fabulous opportunity to watch ships pass by, and you'll likely see a pod of resident dolphins swimming in your wake! Crystal Beach and nearby Gilchrist are a particular draw for guests looking for a beach escape surrounded by the rugged beauty of the natural landscape while still having access to urban attractions across the channel.

The Bolivar Peninsula

Guests pick Crystal Beach vacation rentals primarily for its access to the beautiful surroundings of Bolivar, including 27 miles of pristine beach on which you can cruise in your car, or on your bike. The mild climate and gentle waters make it a great place to take the kids for boogie boarding, fishing, and crabbing. Swimming is leisurely, and relaxing is a snap. 

Don't miss the historic Point Bolivar Lighthouse for a look at the island's history. Birdwatchers, bring your binoculars and plan a trip to the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, with over 34,000 acres of protected habitat set aside for Galveston Bay's wildlife. 

Things to Do in Crystal Beach, TX

Crystal Beach may have few high-rises, but it is still a resort destination with a home-grown feel. Book tee time at the Crystal Beach Community Golf Course, or visit the Fun Spot Waterslide for a little thrill with the kids!

Of course, you'll want to try some authentic Gulf Coast cuisine, offering fresh seafood and scrumptious barbecue. Try Steve's Landing Restaurant, or Stingaree Restaurant & Bar. Grab lunch to go at the Smoking Pig food cart, or make a picnic in your own Crystal Beach rental, then take it to the Fort Travis Seashore Park for an afternoon by The Gulf. 

Our Crystal Beach vacation rentals offer Gulf Coast travelers a different Texas experience: one of robust, natural beauty, quiet stretches of street, and miles of sand and water. Plan your perfect getaway today.

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