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MAY 5, 2020

The safety of our guests, owners, real estate clients and staff is at the core of our decisions as we face the challenge presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19).   We are taking precautionary steps to insure a healthy experience for all. Please be assured that safety is of utmost importance to us. 


- CHECK-IN:  Our check in time is between noon and 5 pm.  We are unable to allow early check ins at this time.  Please call (409) 684-3790 when you arrive at our office to check in.  We will bring your keys, paperwork, etc... to your car.  There is no need to come into the office at this time.  Please be sure to have your balance paid in full prior to your arrival.

* Toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, etc are in short supply on the peninsula.  Please be sure to bring these products with you to insure you have what you need while you are here.

-CHECK-OUT:  Check out time is at 2pm.  We are unable to allow late check outs at this time.  Please be sure to follow the check out instructions (provided at check-in) and drop your keys in the back drop box located at our office on the ground level by 2pm.  Call the office (409) 684-3790 and let us know you have departed.

-Our housekeeping staff has been provided masks and gloves, are following the CDC guidelines and using EPA approved products.  In addition to normal cleaning procedures, our housekeeping staff will increase focus on “high touch” items like light switches, doorknobs, remotes, etc

-We recommend that guests traveling to the area follow social distancing guidelines and safety guidelines established by the CDC.

APRIL 13, 2020  5:00pm

Galveston County, Texas

Beaches**  in the unincorporated areas of Galveston County have been reopened effective 5pm,  April 13, 2020.  

The beaches will continue to be heavily patrolled by law enforcement to ensure social distancing requirements are being adhered to.

The unincorporated beaches will continue to be actively monitored by the Galveston County Office of Emergency Management (GCOEM) and if necessary, additional action will be taken if there is evidence people are not following the requirements of social distancing.

**Although Bolivar beaches are open to the public, Cobb Real Estate is still not taking any reservations for vacation rentals during the month of April.  Please see update of March 31, 2020 below regarding our rental policy for April reservations.  We will update this page as needed regarding rentals.  

APRIL 8, 2020  1:30pm


Galveston County has issued an order closing the beaches in the unincorporated areas of Galveston County, including the Bolivar Peninsula.  Beaches will be closed to both county residents and visitors.

This order is effective  12:01 am on April 10, 2020 and remains in effect through April 17, 2020, subject to extension based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas.

For more information or to read a full copy of the order please visit   -   (full order link).

The Cobb Real Estate office in Crystal Beach is currently closed.  We are answering calls and emails remotely during normal business hours.  Please call 409-684-3790 or email with any questions you may have, our team is ready to assist you.  Thank you.

MARCH 31, 2020     Noon


After careful consideration, in the interest of safety for our staff, homeowners, guests, and our community, Cobb Real Estate will not be booking any reservations for arrivals during the month of April.

We will be contacting all guests with April arrival dates to reschedule the booking for a later date or cancel the booking, issuing a full refund.  Your patience is appreciated as we are working remotely.  We understand that you were looking forward to your visit to Crystal Beach as we were looking forward to having you, but at this time it is best to err on the side of caution.

We’re here for you. Our team is prepared to answer your questions and can be reached at or call (409) 684-3790 – we are answering calls remotely during normal business hours. Our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this time.  We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will update this page as needed.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Safety Resources:

Please read the CDC recommendations 

A live tracker of the spread of the virus from Johns Hopkins University.

The latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the virus.

WHO’S recommendations for the public to reduce exposure