Crystal Beach Family Retreat: Walk to the Shore!

Property ID: 452206Crystal BeachTXUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


“What happens at the whale, stays at the whale!” That’s the motto at ‘Whale of a Tale,’ a beach-themed 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental in Crystal Beach. With ample outdoor amenities, like a charcoal grill and outdoor shower, and modern indoor amenities, from Smart TVs to free WiFi, this house promises a comfortable stay. When you’re not lounging at home, venture off to explore the Galveston Seawall, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, and more - all minutes away!


  • Kitchen
  • Deck
  • Self Check-In
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

BEACH ACCESS: Tidelands Subdivision (0.2 miles), Ramada Beach (0.6 miles), Crystal Beach (2.9 miles), Bolivar Flats (10.7 miles)

HISTORIC SITES: Galveston Seawall (18.4 miles), Bishop's Palace (18.4 miles), The Grand 1894 Opera House (19.2 miles), Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (19.4 miles), Galveston Railroad Museum (19.8 miles)

AREA HOT SPOTS: Smith Oaks Sanctuary (15.8 miles), Moody Mansion (19.4 miles), Galveston Fishing Pier (24.0 miles), Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston (24.3 miles), Aquarium at Moody Gardens (24.5 miles), Rainforest Pyramid (24.6 miles), Moody Gardens (24.7 miles), Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (37.0 miles)

AIRPORTS: Scholes International Airport (24.6 miles), William P. Hobby Airport (96.4 miles)


15 reviews
  • Grandpa's Beach Camp


    Everything you could want in a beach house rental, plus there were kids beach toys and boogie boards. The upper deck is great for your morning coffee, and there is a conventional coffee pot and a Kuric, filters but bring your own coffee and pods. The down stairs patio area is cool even on a hot day. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. You can walk to the beach and a wagon, chairs, and umbrella are provided. I opted to take my truck and a pop up tent for the kids, just buy a beach permit at one of the stores. I hauled in Groceries but then discovered the Big Store about a mile down the street is has most everthing including Hunt Brothers Pizza, Stingaree is just down the road a mile or so. It was great and the kids had a blast. I'll be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ron M.
    Published August 1, 2023
  • Beach house


    The house was super clean. Very well taken care of . The owners are great friendly people. We had a great weekend no problems at all very comfortable. Everything was perfect.

    Published May 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We’re glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much."

  • Awesome


    The house was awesome!

    Published April 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you so much for the 5-star review. I hope to see you again in the future"

  • Wonderful Place!


    We took our teenage son and his friend down to the beach for President’s Day long weekend which also happened to be the second weekend of Mardi Gras. From the ease of checking in to one of the best VRBO we’ve stayed at over the past 15 years, we love this place! They have everything you need. They were very responsive and super nice to deal with. The couches and beds were comfortable. The kitchen well stocked with everything to cook meals. Great location! We loved it so much we tried to book it again for Spring Break, but they were already booked. We’ll definitely be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Sally K.
    Published March 28, 2023
  • Spring Break Fun


    We had a great time and enjoyed are stay at this beach house. Modern amenities, very clean, and access to the beach was super close. Enjoyable stay, we will be back!

    Published March 15, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you so much. Looking forward to hosting you again."

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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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