NEW! Crystal Beach Family Retreat: Walk to Shore!

Crystal 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 gas 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!


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


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)


3 reviews
  • Book it, you won’t be disappointed


    This was our first time visiting this area of the Texas beaches. The place was amazing right when you drive up. Walking in the front door it was so clean and opened, and gave you the beach vibe that you look forward to. They had games, a beach wagon, beach towels (just in case you forgot them)and everything you can need in the kitchen. It was so close to the beach we packed up the wagons and walked. Walked back and turned on the BBQ pit and later that night walked back to the beach. We definitely will be back.

    Published May 16, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    From the owners: "Thank you for choosing our home. We’re so pleased you enjoyed it."

  • It was very well maintained and we enjoyed our stay very much!


    Great place to stay for a family!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Johnny W.
    Published March 22, 2022
  • Whale fo a Tale


    We had a very pleaseant stay at (Whale of a Tale) beach house @ Crystal Beach. The location was just about perfect , It's located in a quiet familiy oriented nieghborhood a couple of blocks to the beach access, and just a short drive will put you just about anywhere in Crystal Beach. The property was exactly as presented on the VRBO website . It is very clean, organized, and well maintained inside and out. The ground level exterior is set-up very well for outdoor cooking & diining on covered picnic tables ; and, has good water facilities for general beach clean-up! The upper deck level is layed-out very well for sunning & lounging on deck chairs and a modular wicker sectional w/ cushions that are very comfortable with plenty of room to move around on the deck. The house interior is nice & roomy and decorated with quiant beach decor throughout. (not cluttered).. The kitchen /dining/ living areas are designed in an open format that works! (the areas feel large and flow very well). The bedrooms' are are sized right and set-up perfectly for a good nights sleep (Pently of room to move around / not crammped). Lastly, the owners put allot of thought into what a renter would want or need to live-in & enjoy this space for a nice relaxing vacation @ the beach (Literally every ammenity we could think of that we would need for the kitchen, bathroom, and washer & dryer areas was provided and ready to be used). We throughly enjoyed our stay at the beach house and greatly appreciate the efforts of the owners to make our stay pleasurable . We highly recommend (The Whale of a Tale ) to anyone looking for a realy nice and convienet place to stay @ Crystal Beach. Thank You, George & Connie

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    George M.
    Published October 29, 2021
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