16 reviews

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Description from owner

''A Site To Sea'' is perfect for your next vacation or weekend get-a-away.

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It is absolutely the closest house to the beach anywhere! Great for surfers and fisherman and the whole family. You will love the sheer magic of the beach!

Our house has a spectacular 260 degree view! Completely private desk, both in front of the house and off the master bedroom.

Relax on the covered or uncovered decks directly facing the ocean. Nap on the ample chairs on the decks to the roar of the ocean! Watch the sunbathers on the beach. Rock yourself to sleep in the rocker.

This beautiful new home, built after we lost our first home to hurricane Ike sleeps up to 10 adults in real beds. There is a queen bed convertible couch in the living room and another double bed there too, but the beds in the three bedrooms are all brand new with new mattresses and very inviting.

The well designed open floor plan has huge windows (the largest that are allowed in a hurricane zone) with lots of great views of the beach and the waves.

Easy and quick access to the beach is about 50 feet from the door. You can have your feet wiggling in the warm sand one minute from the door.

The outside sand shower has plenty of hot water for a relaxing shower before you enter the main house. There is also a fishing table with hot and cold running water and a deep sink to wash the fish right next to a new white double swing and family size picnic table.

If you enjoy lying around after a long walk on the beach, the living room has a 52'' flat screen TV with Dish Network. The couches in the living room are perfect napping couches. You will see what I mean the first time you grab a cold drink and lie down. Nothing like a nap on a warm summer day with the roar of the ocean in your ears to help you relax...

The spacious Master Bedroom has its own private deck through the French doors. From that deck there is not another house around - it is just sand and beach. Naturally there is a wall mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD player to watch ''Jaws'' while you see and hear the waves in the master suite! The master bedroom also has it own private bathroom, closet and locking door from the rest of the house.

If you need it (and we all do!). there is high speed Wi-Fi throughout the house and property to get that last minute work complete or to write your Blog.

Unlike some many other rentals, we have provided all the linens and towels you will need. Just please bring your own beach towels!

Every morning we beach comb to see what the waves have brought in overnight! We have found everything from watches to footballs; fishing gear to boxes of food! See what you can find!

The beach is full of beautiful shells to take home or to make arts and crafts with. The sand is ideal for that great sand castle you've been wanting to build.

There is plenty of bird watching if you like that, some of the birds we still have not identified! But they are all fun to feed! We had over 100 seagulls over our heads last week while we were feeding them!

But the important thing is the beach; the warm sand, the crashing waves, and the salt air! Our home is beautiful and designed to maximize the views and maintain our privacy. We want you to enjoy it as much as we do.

Come and enjoy lots of fun in the sun. Our home is great for family vacations or private get-a-ways.

We are so excited to share our beach home to families that will respect and appreciate it like we do. It was very difficult to lose our first home to the hurricane, but we think all will agree that 'A Site to Sea' lives up to her name!

Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Beds, 2 Sofa Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4836428

About the area

12 miles from Galveston, 65 miles from Houston. Water slide in Crystal Beach open in Summer months. Bird watching, fishing, surfing, sunbathing, beach combing, sun bathing,long walks on beach. parasailing, sailing. resting and relaxing. Property also has a large RV driveway and hookup! 50 Amp hookup with sewer and water on same 1.2 acre lot the main house is on. $35.00 per night

Owner profile

Vonda E



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

“Absolutely a beautiful beach house!”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

I chose this beach house because of how many it slept and the location on the beach. The overview of the house was very accurate, it was the closest beach house on the beach! I was celebrating my birthday with my closest friends and family and we all had a great time! Everyone slept very comfortably and the view from the deck was spectacular! The pictures online did it no justice, it was even more beautiful in person and everything I wanted in a beach house. The house was updated, very clean, stocked with all kitchen items, had comfortable couches and beds, lounge chairs outside to not have to lug your beach chairs upstairs, a downstairs shower to rinse off all the sand from the beach, and just a hop- skip- and a jump to the beach! There was a Golf Cart Poker Run that weekend, so we got to see all the decorative golf carts parade down our road to the beach right in front of us! I definitely recommend "A Site to Sea"! This beach house was perfect and I am so glad I was able to celebrate my birthday here! There were many great memories made this past weekend that I will never forget! We will be back soon! =) Thank you again for having us in your home!

Owner's reply: We are so happy to hear you made great memories for your birthday. We look forward to having you all back in the near future.

“Awesome beach house!!!”

Reviewed 1 Aug 2016

This is an awesome beach house. Can't get any better or closer. Spectacular view. Lot's of parking. House has lot's of room. Vonda the owner is on top of everything to make sure you have a great trip. There is a store close by which makes it convenient if you need anything. We will most definitely be back. Thanks Vonda.

Owner's reply: Thanks Becky for the great review. We look forward to having you all back in the near future.

“Couldn't ask for better!”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2016

I am your typical pessimist...I like to say realist, but whatever. When my husband said he rented us a cabin for my birthday, I was excited but wasn't sure what to expect. The place totally knocked my socks off. Clean, stylish, fun, with all the extras that make vacationing exciting and relaxing. My whole family enjoyed the cabin. The husband gets extra kudos for renting such a great place to celebrate my birthday!

Owner's reply: Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for celebrating at A Site to Sea. We hope to have you back with us again in the near future!

“Amazing beach house”

Reviewed 30 Jun 2016

We stay for 2 night .my family loved the home we felt right at home enjoy the beach and the view every night and more I got was amazing ..we will definitely book here again ..loved it ..

Owner's reply: Thank you! we look forward to having you all back with us in the near future.

“Comfy with a great view”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2016

I love how the home is furnished. Decor is fun and beds comfy. Kitchen is lovely and well equipped. Everything was super clean when we arrived. The view was amazing and my favorite part. The kids enjoyed the arcade game and we all felt right at home. Having a foot bath and a shower downstairs was very nice as we could rinse off the sand before heading in. We loved our time there and all of us, even the kids, were sad to leave.

Owner's reply: Thank you! We look forward to having you all back with us in the near future.

“Father's Day”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2016

A Site to Sea did not disappoint! This beach house lived up to every review and description we read. Location is awesome. Deck is large. Beach access is right beside house. Downstairs ended up being our favorite with all the kiddos! We will definitely be back!!

Owner's reply: Thank you! We hop to see you and your family back with us in the near future.

“Great House, Great Stay, Great Place!!!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2016

What a GREAT vacation we had! Beautiful location right in front of the water! Clean house with a ton of amenities you won't find at other beach rentals in the area. The deck upstairs is fantastic with lots of space and great furniture as well--and a beautiful view 24/7. The bottom area under the house was well-furnished with both a foot shower and outdoor shower--plus a sink area, two great porch swings, picnic table, and grills. The Atari arcade was a HUGE hit as well! We would love to stay here again!!!

Owner's reply: Thank you all for the great review. We hope to have you all back with us in the near future.

“A Site to Sea”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2016

The house was Beautiful. Everything was perfect. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves as much as we did any where else. We will be back.

Owner's reply: Thank you! We hope to see you all back again with us in the future.

“A family celebration at A Site to Sea”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2016

This was a perfect place for our family get together. We celebrated our parent's 70th birthdays by taking them to this beautifully decorated, right on the beach, relaxing - beach home. The owners sure do make you feel comfortable with all the extras; for instance: there was sandcastle building supplies, soft throws that invited you to curl up on a couch with their seashell identification book and an arcade game in the kids room that entertained both kids and kid at heart! There was plenty of room to lounge around and visit both inside and outside. With plenty of deck furniture to choose from and the front row seats to the beach, I think this was my favorite part of the property. The house sits on stilts so there is plenty of shade under the house to grill and hang out. We brought a bocce ball set and played while we grilled. This is a great place to relax or play.

Owner's reply: Thanks Mandy, We are so glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves at A Site to Sea. We look forward to having you all back again in the near future.

“Location.... Location.....Location”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2016

We had a great stay at A Site to Sea and planning our return trip. The Location is perfect, beach front just far enough away from the Crystal Beach Zoo that you can see it, walk to it but don't have to listen to it all night! It has a great lot with shower and sink downstairs next to the grill and well maintained interior and exterior. The Max person is 10, don't bring anymore than that but there is plenty of room outside on the property and decking. House comes with Linens and Towels which is a huge plus and the decorations are very nice. We will be renting this house again. Thanks, Bob

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