LINENS INCLUDED IN THE SUMMER SEASON
Starting - WEEK: Winter $1503.00 / Summer $2473.00
For reservations less than a week, click on "Get My Quote".
WINTER SEASON: September 5, 2023 - May 12, 2024
SUMMER SEASON: May 13, 2024 - September 3, 2024
Formerly "As Good As It Gets" just got better!! This 2nd row home has great views and beach access right in front of the house! Hardwood floors throughout, lots of natural light, soothing color palette, comfy furnishings and a short stroll to the beach. The bright open great room allows everyone to interact whether cooking up a pot of gumbo, playing monopoly at the table or lounging on the couch with a good book. There's ample seating for meals with a large dining table and extra stools at the kitchen island. The charming kitchen, with custom cabinets, granite countertops and a coffee nook, is fully stocked with everything one needs to make meal preparation a breeze. The deck offers both shaded and sun areas and great views with lots of seating for outdoor entertaining. Enjoy the Barbeque grill and large picnic table under the house as additional outdoor entertaining space. Once Upon a Tide was completely renovated and has new owners as of November 2016. Once Upon a Tide will book fast, reserve your spot today! For additional info and pictures, please visit
PRIMARY BEDROOM (KING), BEDROOM 2 (2 QUEENS), BEDROOM 3 (1 DOUBLE/TWIN BUNK, 1 TWIN/TWIN BUNK). PRIMARY BATH (WALK-IN SHOWER), GUEST BATH SHWR/TUB COMBO).
BEACH ACCESS: Walk over and golf cart access only. For beach access by car use South Cove Rd.
2 NIGHT MINIMUM (Excluding Holidays).
FOR WEEKLY RENTALS, ARRIVAL DAYS ARE MONDAY OR FRIDAY AND DEPARTURE DAYS ARE SUNDAY OR THURSDAY. (Depending on reservations already set in place) For alternate arrival and departure days, please contact our office.
PETS ALLOWED WITH FEE.
LINENS AVAILABLE IN THE WINTER SEASON FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $135.
10-20% INCREASE APPLIED TO RATES FOR ALL HOLIDAYS, SPRING BREAK AND CERTAIN EVENTS.
All Cobb Real Estate vacation rentals are NON-SMOKING properties.
THIS HOME WORKS WELL WITH BLUE WHALE, PINK PELICAN, AND 1 DUNE.
Even when provided, Internet Access/Satellite TV/Cell service can be unreliable on The Bolivar Peninsula, as we are a rural community and weather sensitive area. We apologize, but Cobb Real Estate cannot guarantee that these amenities will be working during your stay and cannot offer refunds for disruption of these services.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, it is not guaranteed. It is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, change of house contents and/or features or withdrawal without notice.
|Rooms||Primary Bedroom (King), Bedroom 2 (2 Queens), Bedroom 3 (1 Double/Twin Bunk, 1 Twin/Twin Bunk). Primary Bath (Walk-in Shower), Guest Bath (Shwr/Tub Combo)|
|Business||Nearby ATM,Nearby Post Office,Nearby Bank|
|Convenience||Area FitnessCenter,Nearby Medical Services,Nearby Grocery,Golf Course|
|Entertainment||TV,DVD Player,Free Unlimited DVD Rental,Board Games,WiFi,Youtube TV,Firestick,TV in all Bedrooms|
|Geographic||Near Beach,Gulf View,Beach View|
|Kitchen||Full Kitchen,Refrigerator,Dishwasher,Ice Maker,Coffee Maker,Cookware,Gumbo Pot,Crock Pot,Microwave,Toaster,Blender,Cooking Utensils,Mixer,Oven,Stove|
|Living||Central AC - Heat,Ceiling Fans,Washer and Dryer,Ironing Board,Iron,Wi-Fi,Linen Rental Available,Linens Included in Summer season|
|Outdoor||Deck,BBQ Grill,Outdoor Shower,Beach,Covered Deck,Uncovered Deck,Slab,Wrap Around Deck,Deck Furniture,Picnic Table,Trash pick up: Monday & Thursday,Deck Chairs|
|SUITABILITY_CHKBOX||Minimum Age Limit for Renters|
Hate to make these positive comments as it is already becoming more and more popular!!- Anonymous from Fort Worth, Posted: 10/24/2023
Have stayed here multiple times and have enjoyed all. Once again Cobb was outstanding- Stacee H. from Lufkin, Posted: 08/11/2023
Great view. Cabin clean & comfortable. Short walk to beach. Might suggest renters bring lawn chairs. They were not available. We brought ours. Cobb Real Estate a pleasure to rent from- Anonymous from Beaumont, Posted: 06/13/2023
We had a great time. Cobb is so easy to work with. The cabin was clean and had a great view!- Michelle M. from Orange, Posted: 05/16/2023
We spent five glorious days at Once Upon a Tide on Crystal Beach between Christmas and New Year's. It was so relaxing and the house is perfect! Great view of the Gulf. Well equipped kitchen. Great place for family time. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommend for people looking for an off season get away.- Tammy S. from Spring, Posted: 01/18/2023
We had a lovely stay at Once Upon a Tide in mid-December 2022. The sunrises and sunsets from the porch each day were a treat, and we enjoyed taking walks with our pups along the beach during the day. Since it was December, we pretty much had the beach to ourselves and only a handful of trucks/golf carts drove by during our entire stay. The property was so livable. It's set up for entertaining with an open-concept kitchen/living and huge dining table. You cannot beat the location, only steps away from the private beach access.
One memory we'll always hold dear from our stay was watching our 14-year-old dog's eyes light up as he saw the beach. He ran faster than he's run in years. The beach truly brought his old bones back to life!
We look forward to a future stay with family and friends! Thank you!- Amanda U. from Waco, Posted: 12/29/2022
Once upon a Tide is the best vacation spot for the money and its location we have a very relaxing time here. And we will be back God's will.- Michele M. from Groves, Posted: 10/17/2022
Great spot with great decore and close to the beack with great gulf views- Anonymous from Willis, Posted: 07/26/2022
Beautiful view of the Gulf. Nice and breezy. Wash access to the beach.- Stacee H. from Lufkin, Posted: 06/28/2022
This was the third time I rented Once Upon a Tide. I think that says it all.- Patty A. from Houston, Posted: 05/12/2022
The house was beautifully decorated...We had a great time- Diona A. from McKinney, Posted: 07/27/2021
Very nice and comfortable rental. Location is close to the beach and all your extra needs.- Danny V. from Ringling, Posted: 03/24/2021
Our family celebrated Christmas/New Years at Once Upon A Tide. It is a lovely cabin with a great ocean views and golf cart path to access the beach. Accommodations were good...we could all fit around the large table to eat and play games.- Anonymous from Lumberton, Posted: 01/04/2021
This house was perfect for a short vacation from Houston. The location was ideal and the front porch was deep and well shaded and the perfect place to spend our time when we were not on the beach.
The house was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was very well equipped. We cooked all of our meals so appreciated the well planned kitchen.- Patty A. from Houston, Posted: 06/06/2020
Once upon a time is a beautiful place with a great view, very clean and well kept. We did not have one complaint except the hand held can opener was broke. Lol. We will definitely be back. The owner that decorated this cabin must be an interior decorator , it’s beautiful! We loved this place and the view!!- Cindy H. from Vidor , Posted: 05/06/2020
The view and the sound of the waves was incredibly therapeutic. Nice Spring Break getaway for our kids as well as the adults.
Bring beach toys with you when you come as garage was locked for renters...other than that, everything was perfect and well stocked with everything you would need.- Kelly G. from GEORGETOWN, Posted: 04/04/2020
This was the perfect place for our family of 6. It would have slept more, but we were extremely comfortable. We loved the open living and dining area and had plenty of room for the entire family to gather and watch movies on a rainy beach day. The place was extremely clean and we loved the decor of the beach home. If I had a beach house, this is what I would want.- Alicia T. from Jacksonville, Posted: 07/13/2019
We had a group of 8 adults... really nice place... very tastefully decorated ...well appointed kitchen, had everything we needed...we will be back !- Anonymous from Orange, Posted: 06/05/2019
Great location and view. Weather didn't cooperate but at least it didn't snow Will be back again.- Stacee H. from Lufkin, Posted: 03/19/2019
We stayed here for a family getaway for the week between Christmas and New Year's. House was beautiful and great location with easy beach access. Would definitely stay here again!- Anonymous from Lufkin, Posted: 01/20/2019
Great location and very beautiful and clean The only thing is I wish they had better mattresses in all the rooms. They all sag and quite uncomfortable.- Tina G. from San Antonio, Posted: 08/28/2018
Our girls getaway was perfect in this beautiful beach house! The house was very clean, decorated very fun and beachy. The kitchen had everything you need for an easy no issues vacation.
We had a great view and very close to the water.- Rebecca B. from Granbury, Posted: 06/02/2018
This rental felt like home. It was beautiful and very well taken care of. Great views and an awesome community.- Lawanda B. from Houston, Posted: 04/04/2018
Robin in the office was great working with. Very helpful and nice- Stacee H. from Lufkin, Posted: 07/25/2017
This cabin was absolutely beautiful. We had a great view of the beach. Our family had a wonderful time and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. This will be our family vacation spot from now on. Thanks!
Dianna- Dianna F. from Humble, Posted: 05/27/2017
We enjoyed our stay at "once Upon a Tide". The best place we have ever rented. Very clean and completely furnished. Some places are lacking in kitchen tools, plates and dishes, pots and pans, but not this place. It had everything and all in good working order. The house was tastefully decorated and added to the seaside experience. the location to the beach was very convienent. The views were great even though the house is on the second row. We are not accoustomed to salletite TV, but the detailed instructions in the guest services book was very helpful. The open concept of the house made it seem larger than the actual square footage indicated on the brochure. We will definitely be back.- William M. from Houston, Posted: 01/04/2017
Our experience was wonderful. The house has a wonderful layout and my family really enjoyed our stay!- Anonymous from Hutto, Posted: 08/16/2016
Great house and Cobb like always was great- Jim H. from Lufkin, Posted: 09/15/2015
Our family and friends enjoyed our stay.- Anonymous from Raywood, Posted: 09/01/2015
We had a wonderful time and I would recommend this property to family and friends.- Anonymous from Baytown, Posted: 08/01/2014
Great view, new and nice house
Large # of seating in the kitchen/bar
Would have liked t.v.'s in bedrooms
- Katrina R. from Broaddus, Posted: 07/22/2014
The location of the house was perfect for proximity to other family members who were staying in the Dunes subdivision and for the wonderful view. The house is spacious and has a great layout with plenty of space. The only negative was that the dishwasher was not working, which was somewhat inconvenient.I would suggest that the owners consider adding additional kitchen items, such a few casserole baking dishes, serving platters/bowls, baking sheets, etc. I would definitely consider returning to this rental and would recommend it. My family enjoyed our stay.
- Janice E. from Memphis, Posted: 07/15/2014
very nice- Matthew B. from Beaumont, Posted: 08/21/2013