Abby Sands Castle is our favorite place to stay when we go to Crystal Beach! Great view, clean cabin, well stocked. Will be back!
- Randi F. from Bremond, Posted: 05/12/2020
This house is well maintained. It had all the kitchen ware that we needed to stay put on the beach. It was so close to the actual beach. My husband could take the kids to the beach and I could stay at the house and get laundry done or make lunch to carry down for a picnic. With the big windows everywhere the kids could walk back and forth between the beach and the house and I could see them the whole way. The only downsides were having to toilet paper when we got there and not knowing that we could have brought fireworks to shoot on the beach. Otherwise it was a great place for our family.
- Stephanie D. from Richardson, Posted: 04/05/2020
The house was wonderful and comfortable for us. We would rent this property again.
- Cynthia C. from Lufkin, Posted: 03/03/2020
It was very nice and relaxing. We celebrated my wife's birthday and our Anniversary. We felt at home.
- Kenneth O. from Beaumont, Posted: 10/19/2019
We had a great stay, not too far from the beach. Second deck was nice to relax on. Property management was awesome!!
- Anonymous from Plano, Posted: 08/08/2019
Cobb Realty was great and easy to work with! The home was lovely and clean with lots of towels! Wonderful location to the beach. We would definitely come back!
- Cheryl C. from Spring, Posted: 07/25/2019
The house was perfect - had everything we needed. Only a 30-second walk to the beach. Closest house is a hundred yards away, so plenty of privacy.
- Anonymous from Vidor, Posted: 05/15/2019
My family enjoyed a long weekend at Abby Sands Castle in mid April. The house was so clean and kitchen well stocked. We especially enjoyed the deck and view. Our 2 small dogs enjoyed the weekend as well The gate on the deck made sitting outside easy for all of us. Besides the beach we enjoyed going to Anahuac Wildlife Preserve. Thousands of birds and many alligators too. We will be back to visit soon
- Diane S. from Austin, Posted: 05/11/2019
It was a really ,really bad year. The quiet of the beach has always been what I've relied on to relax and ground me enough to get through.
At the last minute( day before) I decided I needed to get put of H town so sent an email to Cobb realty on a Tuesday morning with my wish list also saying I wanted this wrapped up where I could come that day.
I had never worked with Cobbs team before but they jumped on my request and within hours I had everything on my wish list for a great price and all that was left for me to do was get there.
It was perfect and what makes this more impressive is that they did this while their office was preparing for the Mardi gras festivities that weekend.
The beach is where I also vacation and Cobb Realty is who I will call everytime
I'll try to give them more notice this time.
Thank you Carol and Jeanne
- Susan A. from Houston, Posted: 03/10/2019
Very nice beach house. All the comforts of home. Great views. Love the deck all around the house. Had a Great Weekend. Can't wait to do it again.
- Charles H. from Arlington, Posted: 11/06/2018
House was very clean. Mosquitoes got better on second day. Would recommend leaving more than 1/2 roll of toilet paper for 2 bathrooms. Know this is a drive on beach. Only had one incident of reckless driving but sheriff department took care of it.
- Sandra S. from West, Posted: 09/18/2018
Our stay was wonderful. The house was absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed for our cooking needs. We can't wait for our next stay!!
- Michelle C. from Houston, Posted: 06/29/2018
Check in was fast and easy all directions and expectations was given to you upon arrival. The rental was located right off the beach with an awesome view of the beach. The outside view of the house was appealing and the inside was very clean and maintained. It was really like a home away from home with all your needs at your hands. You did not have to bring anything except yourself and your food. I loved the house and I loved the location. I would definitely recommend this property to any and all of my friends.
- Vanita L. from Humble, Posted: 05/22/2018
Wonderful location and easy access to beach. Great front balconies for ocean viewing with early morning coffee. Multiple sleep options. Would return.
- Anonymous from Hutto, Posted: 05/15/2018
Girls long weekend escape to the beach. Weather was less than desirable, but we enjoyed the house and the company!
- Anonymous from McLeod, Posted: 04/25/2018
My family escaped to Abby Sands Castle for the Christmas holiday and it was better than expected. The house was clean and everything you needed was provided. The pictures and online description do not do this one justice!!! We only left the house to attend church in Galveston a short drive and ferry ride away and to enjoy the beach. We definitely plan to return. Great memories were made here!
- Michelle K. from Conroe, Posted: 12/28/2017
This property is great, clean, everything works well, comfortable loved all about it. Can't wait to stay there again!!!
- Margaret T. from Longview, Posted: 12/07/2017
Precious cabin almost on the water. Clean and well designed with a great kitchen, comfortable memory foam mattress, and all the amenities. The only thing missing is a screen door for ocean breezes and a more expansive view. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Would love to come back.
- Cindy G. from Beaumont, Posted: 11/17/2017
Great location. Easy steps to rental with Cobb Reality. Very clean, 2nd row beach view and walking distance to the beach. Awesome sunrises and sunsets. Beds very comfortable, kitchen has all you need to cook and prepare meals. Cleaning station and BBQ on the ground floor available.
- Anonymous from Houston, Posted: 10/18/2017
The property was very clean, all of the facilities worked, the view of the ocean is great, the beach was only a minute or two walk. A great time was had by all. The rental rate was also very attractive. A check in time of noon on Friday and check out time of 2 on Sunday was generous. I would stay again.
- Roger W. from Houston, Posted: 10/10/2017
This is a great rental. Ocean views with little obstruction. This home is completely "user friendly." The owners have done an excellent job with keeping it clean and cozy and give renters plenty of supplies and information to keep this house rent-friendly for years to come!
- Marjorie P. from New Caney, Posted: 10/03/2017
The property was excellent, very clean, comfortable beds and the kitchen was nicely stocked with dishes, glasses and cook ware. I really can't say enough nice things about the house. The view of the water was awesome, morning coffee on the deck was my high point. When we return we will book this property.
- Anonymous from Hawkins, Posted: 08/22/2017
This house is in a small and quiet subdivision with great ocean views. It's a very short walk to the beach and a short drive to the Big Store. The house was very accommodating with lots of sleeping room and many of the basic items that you need. We found the house to be very clean and well organized. We particularly appreciated the generous check-in time of noon and check-out time of 2pm.
- Angela R. from Spring, Posted: 05/10/2017
Perfect beach house for a girls weekend. Girl family members and I stayed at this beach house a couple weeks ago. It was lovely and had everything we needed, price was reasonable. Steps away from the beach. So lovely, my cousin wants to stay again in a couple months!
- Angie L. from Houston, Posted: 04/25/2017
Perfect size and location. Very cozy. Nice decor.
- Ursula S. from beaumont, Posted: 03/16/2017
We had an awesome time at Abby sands castle!! We had an all
Girls weekend and enjoyed the Mardi Gras parade in town! The house was absolutely beautiful!! The view was our favorite part! The house was in great condition and was very clean!! We will definitely be back!
- Amber H. from Lufkin, Posted: 03/16/2017
The house is comfortable and pleasantly decorated. The open floor plan made it easy to visit whether in the kitchen or the living room.The location was central to all of our interests.
Porch is large with a relaxing view of the Gulf.
- Anonymous from Crete, Posted: 03/14/2017
We had a wonderful time . The house was perfect the location was great .
They had everything that we needed in the kitchen . This is the third house that I have stayed in with Cobbs real estate and everyone of them was fabulous . The linen service was great the sheets smelled wonderful I do not know what they use but I would like to know the secret . The best part was that the house was pet friendly and my fur babies Loved that they were able to be with us.
We will definitely be back !
- Kimberly C. from Spring, Posted: 12/13/2016
As alway, a good time
- Juanita H. from Alvarado, Posted: 09/26/2016
We had a great time. The house was amazing, we were able to figurr out the barbeque pit and everything... Without any men around!! ?? The full size washer and dryer eere a huge plus for 6 women to wash towels and bathing suits!! And the downstairs shower is a life saver!! PERFECT AFTER BEACH CLEAN!!! ??????
- Anonymous from Dickinson, Posted: 08/24/2016
Our stay at Abby Sands Castle was great! The beach house was exactly as advertised and was perfect for our needs.
- Anonymous from Montgomery, Posted: 07/26/2016
This was the perfect summer trip for my husband, two young daughters and myself! The house was so wonderful! We literally NEVER drove our vehicle to the beach, walked back and forth-only staying 2-3 hours every time (young kids). We loved the seclusion of the beach, especially on the weekdays! At one point we were the only ones there. We gathered hermit crabs, built sand castles, set up a map/buried treasure for the kids (successfully!), searched for shark teeth, and flew kites! At the house we grilled down stairs, brought the kids scooters to ride, relaxed on the front deck with an amazing view! We rode the ferry to Galveston to spend one day there, which was fun but traffic was a killer! Crystal Beach was such a special memory my family will cherish forever!!
- Haylee F. from Overton, Posted: 07/21/2016
- Laurie B. from Grandview, Posted: 06/29/2016
This vacation was wonderful for me and my sisters .We loved everything about it .The cabin was beautiful.We will be back
- Sharon C. from New Caney, Posted: 06/27/2016
We enjoyed Abby Sands so much. The view was amazing and the house was everything that we expected and more. It was close to the beach and the grandbabies loved the deck Thank You!
- Beverly T. from Lufkin, Posted: 06/14/2016
My family and I loved staying at Abby Sands! The house was very clean and the location was great! Big plus to have a full kitchen and washer and dryer as well. We will stay here again.
- Randi F. from Bremond, Posted: 05/20/2016
It was a good time
- Michael S. from Lake Charles, Posted: 05/17/2016
Cabin is nice, very detailed oriented. However VERY small. You think you are renting what's in the big picture, but it is actually a very tiny space on bottom deck. kitchen and living room are so small a family of 4 barely fit. only a very small portion of the deck is uncovered and only access to top deck is toting chairs outside stairs to get to it. Not my favorite cabin by no means...
- Sherry D. from Magnolia, Posted: 05/03/2016
The house was great! Close to the beach, the view was beautiful! They had everything you needed, pans, blankets, washer, dryer, everything. The only bad thing I can say is that the bEd's are really uncomfortable, we woke up so early because we had body cramps from sleeping uncomfortable. Other than that, the house is great!!
- Cassandra S. from Irving, Posted: 04/14/2016
This is a lovely cabin! Great views, easy walk to the beach. We had a great time - 4 adults 1 child; 2 dogs. I definitely recommend this property.
- Anonymous from Johnson City, Posted: 01/01/2016
This was the perfect getaway for a Family Thanksgiving weekend. The staff at Cobbs was great to work with! Thanks so much!
- Paul M. from Bossier City, Posted: 12/02/2015
Great time at a great house. Location is good for finding shells and surf fishing. The only complaint was that the TV didn't receive the station with the MLB playoff games, but otherwise perfect!
- Jami G. from Wakarusa, Posted: 10/28/2015
This property is well taken care of and stocked with everything you would need. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
- Thasia F. from Mesquite, Posted: 10/09/2015
My family had a great vacation! The house was great, zero complaints. The beach was a short walk and was very quiet, we pretty much had it to ourselves. Would definitely rent Abby's sand castle again!
- Taylor C. from Fort Worth, Posted: 10/03/2015
We had a great time and can't wait to come back next year! !!!!
- Diane W. from Fayetteville, Posted: 07/21/2015
This was a fun and enjoyable place to stay. The beach was better than the ones in Galveston. The patio was very nice with a great view.
- Anonymous from Houston, Posted: 05/05/2015
This was the 2nd time to stay in this house and it was just as amazing as the first. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect and the price was just right. I couldn't have asked for a better getaway for my birthday weekend. There is definitely a 3rd stay at this house in the future.
- Carol A. from The Colony, Posted: 04/22/2015
Cobb is awesome! It was my first time going through them ( my family has always gone through Swedes) and they were far superior in customer service, ease of booking, and all around niceness! Thank you for the wonderful week! We're already planning next year ??
- Courtney K. from Austin, Posted: 04/14/2015
We stayed during the off season and it was magnificent. We couldn't have asked for a better home with a better view. The home was spotless and comfortable with every amenity necessary for our stay. The mornings were peaceful as we drank coffee on the balcony and watched a pod of dolphins swim by. We couldn't have asked for anything better and will definitely be coming back.
- Carol A. from The Colony, Posted: 01/26/2015
My wife and I had a wonderful time staying at the Abby Sands Castle. It was a great escape from our jobs back home. It is a relaxing cabin and a great location for some piece and quiet that is walking distance from the beach. Had a wonderful time even our dog injoyed it.
- Anthony B. from Orange, Posted: 12/01/2014
Booking on line was easy and convenient. So many rentals to choose from! Abby Sands Castle had everything we needed to feel right at home.....we didn't want to leave!!! Loved our walks on the beach.....the glorious sunrises and sunsets were amazing!!! My husband enjoyed surf fishing and I found lots of great seashells!! This vacation helped us to see that Crystal Beach is where we want to retire!!
- Anonymous from New Caney, Posted: 11/04/2014
This was our second year in a row to stay at Abbeys Sand Castle and it was once again a great experience. The house is always in great shape and the kitchen has everything you need for cooking. The deck has a great view of the ocean and we enjoyed getting up every morning and drinking coffee and watching the pelicans fly by. It was very relaxing. I would definitely stay here again.
- Cary L. from Katy, Posted: 08/12/2014
We had a very enjoyable vacation.
- Anonymous from Midlothian, Posted: 08/03/2014
Perfect for the grandma to relax and let grandpa fish all he wants .
- Laurie B. from Grandview, Posted: 07/15/2014
Abby Sand Castle is a lovely house, close to the beach with nice views of the beach.
Cobb Real Estate was very accomodating and helpful. I would not consider renting from anyone else. And would rent Abby Sand Castle again.
- Katie D. from Plainfield, Posted: 11/04/2013
So amazing and relaxing I'm already in the pre-planning stages for a trip next year
- Heather B. from Guthrie, Posted: 09/21/2013
This house was very well set up, very comfortable and was close enough to the beach to enjoy the beautiful views. The refrigerator worked better than any other refrigerator at a beach home I have ever seen! The kitchen had almost anything you would need to prepare delicious meals... I could go on I suppose having some chaise lounges would put the icing on the cake!
- Dana O. from Beaumont, Posted: 08/10/2013
We spent six nights at Abby Sands Castle. The house was in fantastic shape (basically brand new). The house has a good view of the beach from the covered porch. All the dishes and utensils that we needed were provided including a pot to boil crabs. The houses in the area are spaced far apart which is very nice. I would definitely stay there again.
- Cary L. from Katy, Posted: 08/05/2013
PROPERTY WAS VERY NICE AND CLEAN. ENJOYED THE STAY.
- Anonymous from Dayton, Posted: 07/29/2013
this was our first time to visit Crystal Beach, we were very happy with the overall stay. only one thing we were not very happy with is the beach was dirty they did clean it while we were there but i think that was just lucky timing cause it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while. Bring your own rake, we will next time we go.
- Tammy T. from Powderly, Posted: 07/21/2013
Very comfortable and relaxing
- Jerry Y. from Houston, Posted: 07/02/2013
My daughter & I planned a "girl's week at the beach" and was looking forward to it a lot. When we arrived (close to 5:00) the house we had rented didn't suit us. We called Cobb and they got right on it and found us another house that was just perfect! Abby Sands Castle was clean & cute plus a great view of the gulf. There was easy access to the beach as well. We had such a great time there. The only thing that could have made it better would be a porch swing.
- Becky B. from Granbury, Posted: 06/12/2013
Great location, short walk to beach. The rental was very bright, cozy and well decorated. It had everything you could need. My mom and I went for Mothers Day with my 2 sons. It was perfect!
- Patty M. from Cameron, Posted: 05/29/2013
It was an excellent beach house, access to the beach clean area. Even though we were on Spring Break this location was away from the crowded area. Boys could drive on beach with their truck go where they wanted and me and grandbaby got to enjoy our quite time on the beach. Loved it!
- Shana C. from Jasper, Posted: 05/02/2013
I was looking for a weekend getaway for myself and some friends where we would not have to spend most of our time traveling, and this turned out to be the perfect spot. It takes less than 5 hours to drive there from Shreveport so we had plenty of the weekend left for fun and relaxation. We stayed from check in at 4 on Friday 'til check out at noon on Sunday. Just enough time to reset before returning to reality. The only thing I can say about the house that was a turn off is that it has two levels that, I am assuming, could be rented out at the same time. There wasn't a tenant on the top floor for our stay but if you choose this house for a trip you may want to find out if there will be random strangers above or below you. That could make for an uneasy trip if you do not mesh with the people on the other level. On the website the description of the house says 1 story but from the pictures I assumed that was a misprint since there are obviously two levels. Other than that the house is perfect. It was very clean and a very short distance from the beach and perfect views. The people from Cobb Realestate that I delt with while booking the house and during check in and check out were very helpful, professional and polite. Thank you for a much need - stress free weekend.
- Randall B. from Shreveport, Posted: 09/11/2012
- Anonymous from Winona, Posted: 08/21/2012
My family loved our vacation. In fact, we are already planning our vacation for next summer. This house is in an excellent location, very quiet where the kids and dog could run on the beach without worrying about getting in other people's way. Ad the house was comfortable for my family: myself, my husband, 3 boys, and the family dog.
- Michelle G. from Fort Worth, Posted: 08/02/2012
Great place, clean, quiet, can walk to beach. I will be back.
- Anonymous from Commerce, Posted: 07/26/2012
Awesome beach house - Perfect location! Beach right outside the door where kids could go play & we could watch them from balcony. Amazing view! Beach was very secluded & we went during Spring Break. Fully stocked kitchen - had everything we needed! Sand shower & fish sink not finished, but we used water hose provided instead. Beds comfortable, house very clean and SUPER cute!! Nice to have washer/ dryer so we didn't go home with dirty clothes. Would definitely reccomend! We all had a great time. Also, ladies in office at Cobb were so extremely helpful & friendly - would reccomend them as well! Thank you!
- Anonymous from San Antonio, Posted: 03/22/2012