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Walz Family Builders
Crystal Beach, Texas

Jacqueline C
Mon, Mar 18 – Fri, Mar 22, 2019
***** 5/5
Great home in a great location!
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The home was beautiful and quiet!!!
03/28/2019 at 9:50 PM

Tabitha J
Fri, May 10 – Sun, May 12, 2019
***** 5/5
Best Birthday Beach Bash Experience!!
I rented the house for my daughter’s 12th birthday - a slumber party beach weekend! The
pictures don’t really do the house justice. It is SO CUTE! The color scheme, the decor, the
furniture - just everything you’d want in a beach house! Fully supplied kitchen with everything
we needed. The rooms/beds were clean and comfortable. The owners were friendly and
responsive! Just an excellent experience!! I would definitely stay here again and would highly
recommend this house to anyone!
05/15/2019 at 2:27 PM

Arica W
Thu, Feb 06 – Sun, Feb 09, 2020
***** 5/5
Beach Bliss Weekend
It was just what I expected and more, the property is in a great location with marvelous views!
We had the best weekend. :)
02/14/2020 at 12:49 AM

Donna D
Sat, Sep 07 – Tue, Sep 10, 2019
***** 5/5
Just what we needed !
We normally stay in Galveston at a chain hotel on the sea wall. This was our first experience
with renting a house in Port Bolivar. We plan to come back, bringing friends, and our worship
09/16/2019 at 5:54 PM

Melissa C
Sat, Aug 31 – Tue, Sep 03, 2019
***** 5/5
Absolutely beautiful home!
We absolutely loved our stay. The house is beautiful and the location/proximity to the beach is
perfect. The outdoor livings space could not have been better. Perfect for families and pets.
We will definitely come back next year!
09/04/2019 at 2:00 AM

Kristen V
Sat, Apr 13 – Mon, Apr 15, 2019
***** 5/5
Perfect House. Perfect location. Everything you need was provided. Will definitely come back.
04/18/2019 at 8:23 PM

albert s
Tue, Jun 04 – Fri, Jun 07, 2019
***** 5/5
Great quit getaway
Very comfortable and spacious home. Fully supplied and very clean.
06/08/2019 at 10:30 PM

Jeanelle C
Sun, Dec 30 – Wed, Jan 02, 2019
***** 5/5
Absolutely fabulous
Everything you could need. The house is spacious and clean and new. It was a great trip.
Thanks so much!
01/03/2019 at 10:47 PM

Chad M
Wed, Jul 24 – Sat, Jul 27, 2019
***** 5/5
Very clean. Not the view as advertised in photos though.
It was very clean and we appreciate the good communication. We will come back but try to
stay closer to the water. Please let us know if you own a home closer to the water. Thanks
07/28/2019 at 3:12 AM

Terry N
Fri, Jan 31 – Sun, Feb 02, 2020
***** 5/5
Heavenly Bliss
This property was fantastic! Cozy, comfortable, and the owners thought of everything to make
our stay feel like home. Had everything we needed. We will definitely be back.
02/04/2020 at 2:23 AM

larry h
Mon, Apr 15 – Fri, Apr 19, 2019
***** 5/5
Gilchrist beach house
I cannot say enough good things about this rental The house is well made and emaculate for
our stay. Mike met us during our stay and offered anything we needed but home was
complete with everything needed. My grandchildren will have good memories of our time on
the beach. RECOMENDED
04/22/2019 at 2:29 PM

Dianna D
Sun, May 26 – Wed, May 29, 2019
***** 5/5
Wonderful experience. Some say a little expensive compared to Condo in Florida. I say more
private and more like home with your very own yard. Beaches are a little trashy but still a good
05/29/2019 at 9:03 PM

Gail H
Tue, Nov 05 – Tue, Nov 12, 2019
***** 5/5
Beach Bliss was perfect, location to the beach was what we needed. The views were stunning.
Mike and Amy were so much help to us. Check in process was easy as pie. Mike was so
attentive to any questions we had. Most definitely will rent from them again.
11/17/2019 at 9:42 PM

Patt S
Mon, Apr 22 – Fri, Apr 26, 2019
***** 5/5
Wonderful View
We enjoyed the beautiful view from the wrap-around porch. The kitchen was well appointed
and the furnishings were lovely. This property was well suited for pets. The fenced-in yard was
most appreciated!
05/01/2019 at 11:28 PM

Gina M
Fri, Apr 26 – Mon, Apr 29, 2019
***** 5/5
Loved it
04/29/2019 at 3:17 PM

Julietta W
Sat, Jun 08 – Wed, Jun 12, 2019
***** 5/5
Wonderful everything we needed very comfortable we will definitely come back to stay again
06/13/2019 at 3:14 AM

Marlene B
Sun, Sep 15 – Wed, Sep 18, 2019
***** 5/5
We all enjoyed our stay. We didn't get to have much beach time due to Imelda.
It was nice to be able to watch movies due to all the rain. Our overall experience was excellent.
Thank you for sending the link which we were able to download on my phone which brought
us right to the camp. We are looking forward to our next little get away and will surely keep
Beach Bliss in mind.
09/19/2019 at 12:47 AM

Ruby K
Fri, Nov 30 – Sun, Dec 02, 2018
***** 5/5
Beautiful House
We enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and had everything we needed. The views are
great and the distance to the beach is great, just a short walk. We will definitely stay here
again. We LOVED the outside furniture and a couple of us would like information on where we
can get a set.
12/04/2018 at 3:06 PM

Philip P
Thu, Aug 29 – Sat, Aug 31, 2019
***** 5/5
Beautiful house and beautiful location
House was very clean and well kept. Will definitely be back!
09/11/2019 at 7:21 PM

Stephanie S
Sun, Oct 20 – Tue, Oct 22, 2019
***** 5/5
Relaxing with family and friends
Another perfect trip! Owners couldn’t be more helpful or accommodating, we’ll be back over
and over. Beach was fantastic and mostly beautiful weather. Thanks again :)
10/22/2019 at 11:56 PM

Lynne P
Thu, Jul 04 – Sun, Jul 07, 2019
***** 5/5
Perfect Beach Bliss
Amy has thought of everything! This house was built with beautiful attention to detail and then
stocked with everything you need for your home away from home. We enjoyed a beautiful
long weekend and didn't want to leave. We did all of our cooking in the kitchen and on the
provided charcoal grill. There were ample pots, pans, dishes & silverware. Even used the
mixer and blender while we were there! While not on the 1st row, the house does have a great
view from its 3 sided deck and is a very short walk to the beach which made it perfect. The
view from the deck was great for morning coffee while watching the waves from the awesome
deck furniture. We also really took advantage of the fenced in yard for our two small dogs.
Honestly, I can't think of anything that we needed that wasn't supplied. Location was great,
quieter than the other end of the island, we really enjoyed it. The owners are very quick to
respond to questions which was certainly appreciated. Certainly hope to stay here again in
the future.
07/09/2019 at 2:26 AM

Aaron R
Fri, Mar 08 – Sun, Mar 10, 2019
***** 5/5
Close to ocean was awesome
03/21/2019 at 11:14 PM

Sun, May 19 – Thu, May 23, 2019
***** 5/5
Best family vacation!!!
We had an amazing time! Everything was perfect! Thank you for sharing your home with us!!
05/27/2019 at 2:26 AM

Misty B
Sat, Jan 19 – Mon, Jan 21, 2019
***** 5/5
Beautiful home
Location is great! Our stay was wonderful. Home has everything you need. Loved the deck
and the bar area downstairs.
01/28/2019 at 6:11 PM

James M
Thu, Oct 17 – Sun, Oct 20, 2019
***** 5/5
Great setup for families!
Beach access was easy and the view was great! Nice spot for kids as well. Quiet time hours
meant no loud music late into the night. The full kitchen was well equipped, and the beds were
comfortable, too.
10/23/2019 at 11:21 AM

Kathryn B
Thu, Mar 12 – Sun, Mar 15, 2020
***** 5/5
Wonderfully chilled weekend!
Thank you Mike and Amy for a wonderful stay! The property is PERFECT, spotlessly clean
with every amenity you can think of. Location is a 2-3 minute walk to the beach and with the
world going mad over the coronavirus we could've quite happily stayed for another week as
opposed to returning to the madness. Thanks once again, we will definitely be returning to
Beach Bliss in the near future.
03/16/2020 at 1:31 PM

Beau L
Sat, Aug 03 – Thu, Aug 08, 2019
***** 5/5
Great location and neighborhood
We really enjoyed the set-up under the beach house and the fenced in area with the swingset
was great for the little ones. Excellent location if you're wanting to enjoy a more quiet and laid
back section of the peninsula.
08/09/2019 at 8:31 PM

Thelma P
Sun, Jun 30 – Thu, Jul 04, 2019
***** 5/5
Perfect vacation
Place was nice and clean. Plenty of seating on balcony. Nice to have all the little extras
provided.. even though we brought our own dish soap and stuff, if we were going for a short
weekend, it would be nice not to have to worry about that. The play yard and fenced in area
was amazing to have for our little ones and dog!
07/05/2019 at 1:30 PM

Westin M
Mon, Apr 08 – Fri, Apr 12, 2019
***** 5/5
Week Getaway
The house was wonderful. Very comfortable and plenty of space for everyone. I loved having
TVs with Roku in all the bedrooms and the fact that ceiling fans were also in every bedroom.
All the outdoor furniture made it very relaxing to be outside and to enjoy the ocean. I really
can’t think of anything negative to say about this property.
04/12/2019 at 4:41 PM

Debbie S
Fri, May 31 – Mon, Jun 03, 2019
***** 5/5
Mini Family Reunion
We had a great time at this home, its perfect for a big crowd. We rented a Golf Cart which
made it so easy to get back and forth to the beach just a block away. We brought a big pot
and had a Shrimp Boil at the house one night and 3rd night we went out to eat at the
Stinergee Resturaunt, which was awesome, its also right on the water and not to far from the
house. We had a small bon fire on the beach Saturday night and the kids had fun making
smores. We tried to do some surf fishing but we didn't have any luck but it fun trying. I would
recommend this house to anyone. Thank you for opening up your home to us.
06/04/2019 at 9:15 PM

Donna G
Mon, Sep 23 – Sat, Sep 28, 2019
***** 5/5
Beautiful home.
Great home. We were all very comfortable. The only drawback was the beach was not safe to
swim in with all the rip rap in the water.
10/03/2019 at 8:33 PM

Leisha S
Fri, Oct 05 – Mon, Oct 08, 2018
***** 5/5
Beautiful house, beautiful view, wonderful visit!
The house is just beautiful, we loved that it was decorated in the colors of the beach. Bright
and beautiful! Every detail was perfect. Fully stocked kitchen, really cozy bedding, great
outdoor furniture and entertaining/bbq area! We will be back!
10/08/2018 at 4:30 PM

Sheila P
Wed, Nov 21 – Sat, Nov 24, 2018
***** 5/5
I can't say enough about the beach house! It was awesome! Beautifully decorated, clean and
spotless! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals. The owners have
thought of everything you might need - down to the two-sided mirror with a magnified side to
help me see when applying my makeup! LOL The beds were comfortable. I loved sitting out
on the deck, drinking my coffee and gazing out at the beach. It was very peaceful and calming
to hear the waves splashing on the shore. Even our 2 year old granddaughter said to me one
morning, "I like the beach"! That's what it's all about - making memories with family!! The
owners were very and nice and prompt to answer any questions we had. We had a great time
and hope to come back again!
11/28/2018 at 2:47 PM

Cynthia S
Fri, Apr 19 – Mon, Apr 22, 2019
***** 5/5
Easter and 60th birthday stay
This was our first time using . I will not only recommend this service but also the family in which
we booked. Everything was very easy and wonderful. We look forward to going back to beach
bliss and also using  for future vacations. Cynthia Sandidge
04/23/2019 at 1:01 AM

Margaret S
Sat, Dec 14 – Sat, Dec 21, 2019
***** 5/5
Great house
This is a very new house that is clean and beautiful. Right by the beach. Owner quickly
answered all my questions. House has everything you need for a great stay.
12/22/2019 at 8:18 AM

Nancy C
Fri, Nov 16 – Sun, Nov 18, 2018
***** 5/5
Beach Bliss was Wonderful.
Beautiful, well maintained and fully equipped property. Absolutely perfect location for my
daughters wedding and reception. Our guests loved the property as much as our family did.
The owners are really super nice and could not have been more helpful. Wonderful
experience from start to finish. Can't wait to return.
11/19/2018 at 3:13 AM

Stephe M
Wed, Jun 12 – Sat, Jun 15, 2019
***** 5/5
Great Stay
Great beach house a short walk from the beach. Everything you need to cook is in the
kitchen. Kids enjoyed the swing set, out door shower, and puzzle they found provided by the
owner. We would definitely stay again.
06/22/2019 at 3:08 AM

Gudelia D
Sat, Dec 28 – Tue, Dec 31, 2019
***** 5/5
Family Christmas
Property was great!! Exactly as shown on web site!! Our family loved it and will rent again!!
12/31/2019 at 11:31 PM

Stephanie S
Mon, May 06 – Wed, May 08, 2019
***** 5/5
Much needed rest .....
The house was amazing and they thought of everything. We had all we needed and more, the
one thing I would suggest is maybe a battery operated lantern. We had bad storms and lost
power just for a few minutes, but that would have been nice to have. We got some much
needed rest and relaxation. We will be back for sure !
05/11/2019 at 1:07 PM

Toni M
Tue, Sep 03 – Sat, Sep 07, 2019
***** 5/5
We will definitely be back. We were all relaxed and calm until back to the grind on Monday. We
heard laughter and fun everywhere. We were raised near Surfside TX and I have never seen
such blue water and clean beaches.
09/10/2019 at 8:38 PM

Brandi O
Fri, Mar 06 – Wed, Mar 11, 2020
***** 5/5
Most Relaxing Beach Trip Ever
We had a great time staying here. The cabin was exactly as described. It was clean and well
stocked. The deck was HUGE and we also enjoyed the downstairs gathering areas. We had
everything we needed for our stay and would definitely stay here again when it is warmer and
we can fully enjoy the beach.
03/14/2020 at 4:26 PM

Joseph S
Sat, Dec 21 – Thu, Dec 26, 2019
***** 5/5
Happy Christmas
The Gilchrist was exactly what our family needed for a fun and memorable Christmas. The
property was very clean and had all the amenities we needed for the week of our stay. The
kids loved being that close to the beach and I enjoyed the quiet. Thank you guys so much fr
having us! Joseph and Family
12/30/2019 at 10:50 PM

Mary B
Mon, Apr 29 – Fri, May 03, 2019
***** 5/5
Friends and Family Bliss! We LOVED our vacation here!!
We loved Beach Bliss! Sitting out on the patio and drinking our morning coffee was a slice of
what heaven must be like... The kids had a ball not only on the beach but on the massive
deck under the house. A great place for glow in the dark frisbee, and lots of fun night time
games. The kitchen had everything we needed to feed 12 people 3 meals a day. We also
appreciated the oversized washer and dryer... and the high end juice blender...Really they
thought of everything! We hope to return again soon!
05/05/2019 at 1:55 PM

Sheeta G
Wed, Jul 31 – Sat, Aug 03, 2019
***** 5/5
End of Summer Get Away!
My family and I really enjoyed our time at Beach Bliss. It is very clean and well stocked with the
items we needed. It is a short walk to the beach and we loved that the beach wasn’t crowded
in that area. We look forward to another visit!
08/03/2019 at 11:45 PM

Tammie L
Fri, Aug 23 – Mon, Aug 26, 2019
***** 5/5
End of Summer stay at Beach Bliss
We enjoyed our stay so much! The property was perfect for us, and included everything we
wanted or needed. We had some wonderful beach and family time, and everyone wanted to
stay longer. Our two dogs loved it and behaved wonderfully- it was their first time at the
beach. Thank You so much for giving us cherished memories that will not be forgotten.
08/27/2019 at 1:55 PM

Tiffany P
Sat, Jul 20 – Wed, Jul 24, 2019
***** 5/5
Beach Bliss
The house was everything we expected and more!! The deck was amazing to sit and watch
the sun rise and set. We loved watching the moon rise over the ocean. The house was
equipped with everything we needed. The yard was perfect for the kids and dog to run around
in. We loved our stay, just wish we were there longer!!
07/25/2019 at 10:03 AM

Sherri T
Sun, Mar 10 – Wed, Mar 13, 2019
***** 5/5
spring break vacay
Our house was very clean and nice. Location was great with just steps to the beach!
03/14/2019 at 2:43 PM

Stephanie B
Thu, May 23 – Sun, May 26, 2019
***** 5/5
Wedding Paradise
The house was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. We held the reception
after our wedding under the house and it was perfect for our small group to have a wonderful
time. Mr.Walz, the owner, even stopped by for a quick chat and was so nice and welcoming. I
can't wait for next year!
05/27/2019 at 4:13 PM

rhonda l
Fri, Aug 09 – Sun, Aug 11, 2019
***** 5/5
Craig's 50th Birthday Celebration
Thank you! We had a GREAT time celebrating my husband's 50th birthday at your beach
house. The party was a Havana themed party and the bar and stools made for the perfect
ambience. The home was VERY clean and spacious. The amount of towels supplied were
perfect and since we needed an extra crockpot, finding one in the kitchen was a lifesaver. It
was perfect and suited all of our needs and then some. We definitely will be renting again.
Until next time
08/15/2019 at 4:24 AM

Kevin H
Fri, Nov 15 – Sun, Nov 17, 2019
***** 5/5
Had a great time
Excellent location
11/21/2019 at 7:23 PM

Randy L
Sat, Feb 09 – Mon, Feb 11, 2019
***** 5/5
Fantastic property!
This property had everything we needed for a very relaxing, low key weekend. All we had to
bring was our own food and toiletries. The downstairs deck was such a great addition to the
stay. We hope to come back again when it's warmer to really take advantage of it. And it was
a very short walk straight to the beach. Loved our stay!
02/14/2019 at 2:42 PM

Sue E
Sat, Feb 02 – Sat, Feb 09, 2019
***** 5/5
Excellent property! Close to the beach and a great house and fenced in yard!
The property is brand new and very nice! Will stay here again!
02/09/2019 at 3:52 PM

Corina G
Sun, Aug 18 – Wed, Aug 21, 2019
***** 5/5
Loved it!
We really enjoyed this vacation. The house was perfect, just as described! Quick, easy walk
to the beach - we all loved shell collecting. Thanks for making everything so easy!
08/22/2019 at 1:52 AM

Sat, Mar 30 – Sun, Apr 07, 2019
***** 5/5
Very comfortable
We enjoyed the beach house so much. It has everything you need from crock pot to waffle
maker. We will definitely refer friends and book again.
04/09/2019 at 12:39 AM

James F
Fri, May 03 – Sun, May 05, 2019
***** 5/5
Beautiful home with s great view and location. Hope to come back soon.
05/16/2019 at 11:56 AM

Laurence T
Sun, Aug 11 – Sat, Aug 17, 2019
***** 5/5
great house and great owners!
From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. Everything was clean, spacious, well
stocked and comfortable. The deck was amazing, as well as the bar, barbecue, fenced in
yard, shower downstairs. Owners were very responsive and helpful. Thanks Mike for coming
right away (we locked ourselves out!). It was a pleasure meeting you! Your houses are great.
Hope we have the opportunity to meet again soon.... Until then, take care :)
08/18/2019 at 8:25 PM

Tracy F
Wed, Oct 31 – Fri, Nov 02, 2018
***** 5/5
Perfect getaway
This cabin was absolutely perfect for my quick decision weekday getaway. The beach is just a
few short steps away and the view from the cabin is beautiful. You have the sunrise view in the
morning and the sunset in the evening. Absolutely breathtaking. On top of that, the owners
were an absolute pleasure to work with. I can’t wait to visit again.
11/02/2018 at 4:17 PM

Kim A
Thu, Oct 03 – Sun, Oct 06, 2019
***** 5/5
Great Experience!
Overall, everything was just as we wanted it to be and then some. All the extras that were
there, such as all the kitchen supplies, extra towels, etc, was such a nice touch. Thanks for
helping us have a great vacation!
10/07/2019 at 6:19 PM

Armand P
Fri, Feb 28 – Sun, Mar 01, 2020
**** 4/5
Nice Home
Property was very nice with nice views.
03/04/2020 at 8:55 PM

Casey W
Tue, Jun 25 – Fri, Jun 28, 2019
**** 4/5
Great house. Shell Hunters Beach
The house is roomy and light. The view of the ocean is not dead on, since there are two
houses in front of it. We went in June and there were a ton of mosquitos and flies, so bring
bug spray. Very convenient to walk down to the beach. The sand is compact so you can drive
a truck or golf cart down it with a beach pass. There are a lot of shells all over the beach, so
wear swim shoes.
06/28/2019 at 7:56 PM

Robin P
Fri, Jan 17 – Mon, Jan 20, 2020
**** 4/5
Great Weekend
We were very happy with the house and had a great time.
01/23/2020 at 10:06 PM

Marcia G
Thu, Nov 28 – Sun, Dec 01, 2019
**** 4/5
Nice, overall. Good layout. Kitchen was stocked pretty well with the basics, but the pots and
pans were in terrible condition. They were almost dangerous to use (loose handles, badly
damaged non-stick coating...) We could’ve used a third bathroom for our group’s needs, but it
wasn’t a deal-breaker. Bedding and bath linens were clean and plentiful. Could’ve used more
kitchen linens. Location to the beach was good; easy walk with kids. Lots of good deck space
and furniture. Living room furniture was a bit sparse, especially for a bigger group. Also, the
only indoor dining area was around the kitchen island, ie, no separate dining table/area. If you’
re staying during great weather this would not be a problem because you could eat outside.
Unfortunately, our stay (Thanksgiving weekend) didn’t have great weather, so our meals had
to be inside. Just enough chairs and space to fit our group of 8 (2 small kids). The house was
clean and in good condition.
12/02/2019 at 2:40 AM

Donald S
Sat, Jul 27 – Tue, Jul 30, 2019
**** 4/5
Family Getaway
We loved this practically new house for our family. The beach is literally 2 minutes from the
house and was almost private while we were there. Only negative and why I give 4 stars is that
though there is plenty of sand, the beach has a heavy amount of shells, which I suppose
could be a plus for some. Amy was very quick to respond to my questions and helpful. The
kids loved the swing set!
08/10/2019 at 3:18 PM