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“Best Place to Stay in the Galveston/Bolivar Peninsula Region” 5 of 5 stars
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2134 Vista, Box 2046, Crystal Beach, TX 77650   |  
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best Place to Stay in the Galveston/Bolivar Peninsula Region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Traveling to Crystal Beach for the first time, I had no idea what to expect. I am so incredibly impressed with the first-class, reasonably-priced amenities offered at Out by the Sea B & B and its owner, Carole Hamadey. The décor and details of all the rooms, which fortunately I saw during my weeklong stay, are impeccably designed, ever so comfortable and spotlessly clean. The entire B & B provides rest, relaxation, magnificent views of the water combined with a constant, pleasant ocean breeze, which gently caresses your skin and simultaneously keeps you cool that you can enjoy on every location of the property. Carole also personally cultivates a gorgeous garden on the B & B, featuring splendid flora and fauna (great bird watching). It is peaceful, restorative, fun, beautiful inside and out, and so much more. Carole instantly makes you feel at ease and will go beyond the extra mile to ensure your stay meets your every desire! She is extremely accommodating to each and every guests’ needs and wishes, whilst providing delightful service and care. She is a joy! I would highly recommend staying at Out by the Sea B & B on the Bolivar Peninsula/Crystal Beach (a ferry ride away from Galveston), rather than staying in Galveston, TX, where the beaches are crowded; not quite as nice; and, are much more restrictive. The B & B’s instant access to the beach is a huge convenience, which one can drive on with a vehicle or golf cart (to the contrary of Galveston and a Bolivar Peninsula signature fun and safe activity.) If you are looking for a wonderful get-away in this region – this is the ONLY place to consider staying! Thank you Carole for the superb experience!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Such beautiful rooms, and a breathtaking view of the gulf right from the balcony. Walking distance to the beach. The rooms are very clean and breakfast is always hot and delicious! Carol is such a personable woman with a genuine connection to her visitors, words cannot describe how lovely this stay was! A must see! I will definitely be back soon.

Room Tip: The honey moon suite is amazing but all rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

My daughter and I stayed for 2 nights and was treated as old friends! Very clean, sit out on the balcony and watch the sea roll in-or walk the 2 minutes it will take you-or drive-about 10 seconds! Best place to stay on Crystal Beach-DO NOT STAY AT THE HOTELS! There are beach toys you can take to the beach, grills you can use on the patio, swings, chairs, picnic tables...and peace and quiet. There is also a cargo lift-aka-elevator. We will make a trip back to this b&b!

Room Tip: Honey moon suites face the beach.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irving, Texas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

We stayed at Carol's B&B for 2 nights. We have never stayed at a B&B but Carol has set our standards VERY high. She is a great hostess. We stayed in the Honey 2 and absoultely enjoyed every minute of our stay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Gonzales, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Small Intimate Weddings dream come true! We spent 6 months planning a lavish wedding when my father passed away, changing the plans we decided to do a small intimate beach wedding with just close family. Luckily we stumbled on carol's B&B through google. We could not of asked for more! She helped us cordinate the photographer and officiant. Made special arrangements for my husbands wheel chair bound grandmother and soo much more. Her hospitality was superb and made everyone feel welcome. Through the couple of months of planning Carol was always there to answer the phone and help any way she could. Our special day could not of been what it was without her. We were able to spend the time with all out family in an intimate setting with spectacular views. Her bed and breakfast is delightfully charming and you will not be disappointed! By the way pictures do not do justice on this JEWEL OF THE GULF OF MEXICO!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Our family of five stayed for two lovely nights at Carole's Out By The Sea! This b&b is clean and offers a delicious breakfast, wi-fi plus satellite tv. It's a short walk to Crystal Beach, which has soft, fine sand and plenty of privacy. Carole is charming and she was SO great with our kids (6,4 and 2.) She has a large deck with a view upstairs, plus hammocks and picnic benches underneath. We love Carole and her sweet pup, Dinky! Thanks for a fabulous trip!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jennings, Louisiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We were looking for a place to stay for a short weekend and found Out by the Sea. We had a wonderful stay and Carole is a wonderful hostess. The quietness and relaxation was so refreshing at the b and b.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Out by the Sea Bed and Breakfast

Address: 2134 Vista, Box 2046, Crystal Beach, TX 77650
Location: United States > Texas > Texas Gulf Coast > Crystal Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Crystal Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Out By The Sea is a lovely coastal bed and breakfast in Crystal Beach. We are located on the Bolivar Peninsula. The peninsula is 30 miles of sandy beach and the audubon migration route for many species of birds. We are a well-known biding mecca with several sites for bird watching. We are a great family vacation site with our gentle warm water of the gulf, great fishing and shelling. Out By The Sea has 5 areas; The Regatta; a ;large room with 2 queen beds, The LaFitte; a lovely room for 2. These rooms are located in the main home. The Honeymoon Suite and the smaller room, Amour de le Mer are located in the attached building with a private deck which looks over the gulf and beach!The Honeymoon Suite is very romantically decorated and has a very large double heart shaped jacuzzi. There is also a large family area, The Pirates Den, has room for 5 guests, a bedroom, a living room area, a fully equipped kitchen and full bath.Small pets are allowed in this area only. Our tropical gardens make this truly a tropical paradise. Please join us to relax in one of our hammocks while the tropical breeze relaxes you as the waves gently break on the shore. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Out By The Sea b&b
Out By The Sea Hotel Crystal Beach
Out By The Sea Bed And Breakfast Crystal Beach, Texas

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