Welcome to Diamond in the Dunes Welcome to Diamond in the Dunes! Beautiful five bedroom four bathroom custom home less than 500 feet from the beach!
Diamond in the Dunes - Brand New 5 Bedroom Home
Diamond in the Dunes - Brand New 5 Bedroom Home
16 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
16 guests
5 bedrooms
10 beds
4 baths
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Brand new five bedroom home, beautifully decorated with a lot of space and everything you need for a relaxing vacation!

We manage two homes behind this one if you need more space!

The space

Highlights of the home:
•Sleeps 20 in beds, 2 on a pullout couch in the living room (for additional fee, $25 per person, per night)
•Golf cart rental
•Plush furnishings
•Fully enclosed outdoor shower
•Extra refrigerator in the garage
•Direct TV and WIFI throughout
•Charcoal BBQ grill 12”x24”- You must provide your own charcoal and clean it afterwards
•Smoke detector system
•Full size Washer/Dryer
•Iron/ironing board
•New stainless steel appliances, including french door refrigerator, dishwasher, stove/oven, coffee maker (regular drip), microwave, blender
•Fully equipped kitchen for max guests – Cookware, Cookie Sheets, baking dishes, knives and cutting boards, Silverware, Plastic dishes and glasses, Coffee mugs, Coffee Pot (regular drip), Toaster, plastic dinnerware for kids
•Linens included: 2 towels per guest, sheets, pillows, quilts, kitchen towels, hand towels, wash clothes
•Extras Provided: Trash bags, 2 rolls of paper towels per stay, 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom per stay, Dish soap, dishwasher fluid, hand soap, enough laundry detergent to wash the linens, etc.

WE OFFER A GOLF CART RENTAL! IF INTERESTED PLEASE LET US KNOW! ***golf cart is not included and must be rented separately

We suggest you bring:
Personal soaps i.e. shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap, etc.
Extra laundry detergent if you plan to do any of your own laundry
Sunscreen
Insect Repellent
Flashlights
Charcoal and lighter
Beach Chairs (we only provide 6)
Beach Towels (we only provide 10)
Beach canopy or umbrella

Anything and everything is available at The Big Store if you forget something! Like they say: "If we don't have it, you don't need it!"

Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Early check-in and late check-out is not available during busy season (May through August) as our homes book reservations back to back and we want to allow the cleaning company ample time to make the home perfect for our guests. Early check-in and late check-out is based on availability during the off-season. Please inquire a day in advance. May be subject to an additional fee.

There is a cargo lift on property and is NOT FOR USE DURING ANY RENTAL!
If you attempt to use the cargo lift you will lose your deposit.

OCCUPANCY: Max guests for rates listed is 20 in beds. Exceptions can be made for a pullout couch for up to 2 additional guests (max of 22) and must be approved with owner. $25 per additional guest per night. No exceptions.


**Tours of the home are only available for confirmed reservations with events.


RENTING AGE: Minimum 25

Other things to note

EVENT REQUIREMENTS:

ANY GATHERING SUCH AS A DAY PARTY, BBQ, PROM PARTY, BIRTHDAY PARTY, WEDDING, OR REUNION THAT EXCEEDS THE MAX OCCUPANCY FOR THE HOME (LISTED ABOVE) IS CONSIDERED AN EVENT AND REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
- RENTER TO SIGN AN EVENT AGREEMENT, SEPARATE FROM THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
- FURNISH A CONTRACT FOR ADDITONAL RESTROOMS
- PAY AN EVENT FEE (SEE BELOW).

THE HOUSE USES A SEPTIC SYSTEM AND HAS A MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY AND THEREFORE WHEN EXCEEDED, ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU VIOLATE THIS POLICY, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT AND PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES TO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

***ALL events, including prom/youth weekends require a nonrefundable event booking fee of $500 due at the time of booking. This fee covers trash pick-up, insurance, extra cleaning, and additional administration.

The maximum guests allowed for any event is 30, which includes day and overnight guests.

For any event planned outdoors which exceeds the max occupancy, a contract for a back-up plan in case of rain (i.e. tent, restaurant reservation, etc.) is required in order to complete the booking.

PROM/YOUTH Weekend Reservations require one chaperone for every four minors (anyone that does not meet our minimum renting age of 25). Each chaperone is required to provide a copy of their driver’s license along with a signed Event Agreement. All chaperones must be onsite with the minors at all times. If this policy is violated, the rental agreement is immediately terminated and you will be escorted off premises. There will be no refunds and each chaperone will be fined.

Please note that parking is limited to six vehicles, which reduces the entertainment space underneath the house. Street parking is monitored, as well as limited, so in consideration of our neighbors, we suggest buses or shuttle services from nearby towns. There are no large parking lots on the peninsula.

Please note that the home is not equipped to accommodate large parties indoors, so consider other arrangements in case of rain.


WEATHER.: We do not offer travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately in case of unforeseen circumstances, and we highly recommend it. Example: Access America - (URL HIDDEN)
Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
•The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
•A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted;
•Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.


Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $444 NZD
Security Deposit $740 NZD
Weekend Price $814 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 queen beds
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
4 queen beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock

- RENTAL AGREEMENT: Diamond in the Dunes Crystal Beach, TX 77650 “Diamond in the Dunes” The accommodation offered to RENTERS is a beach cottage located at 968 South Redfish Crystal Beach, TX 77650.
This rental property is offered by Faith Marasco-Ocean Property Corporation and Design We are an independent operation not affiliated with any other rental companies. We are not a hotel accommodation. Each house is a private residence offered for short-term rental.
RATES: Rate Schedules are based on “Maximum Occupancy” per Residence. Maximum Occupancy & Violation Penalties- Maximum Occupancy of each unit is very serious and therefore strictly enforced. Renters who exceed Maximum Occupancy will be charged a $200 fine per additional person to the credit card on file, along with termination of the rental.
OCCUPANCY: The House can accommodate up to 20 in beds with a charge of $25 per additional guest, per night, up to 22 guests. This must be agreed to in writing prior to arrival. There is one additional pull out couch in the living room

ANY GATHERING SUCH AS A DAY PARTY, BBQ, PROM PARTY-INCLUDES ANY GRADUATION, MONDAY SENIOR DAY, BIRTHDAY PARTY, WEDDING, OR REUNION IS CONSIDERED AN EVENT AND REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
-RENTER TO SIGN AN EVENT AGREEMENT, SEPARATE FROM THE RENTAL AGREEMENT
-FURNISH A CONTRACT FOR ADDITONAL RESTROOMS IF THE EVENTS EXCEEDS THE MAX OCCUPANCY FOR THE HOME (22)
-PAY AN EVENT FEE (SEE BELOW).

THE HOUSE USES A SEPTIC SYSTEM AND HAS A MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY AND THEREFORE WHEN EXCEEDED, ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS ARE REQUIRED. IF YOU VIOLATE THIS POLICY, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ENTIRE DEPOSIT AND PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES TO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM.

-ALL events require a nonrefundable event booking fee of $500 due at the time of booking.
-Prom parties require a nonrefundable event fee of $200 due at the time of booking.

--EVENT FEE COVERS ADDITIONAL TRASH PICK UP, INSURANCE, EXTRA CLEANING AND ADMINISTRATION.

The maximum guests allowed for any event is 30 total (day and overnight guests).


WEATHER: The house is located 500 ft. from the beach which experiences various types of weather depending on season, rainfall, etc. The house is priced accordingly with current view in mind, as well as other factors such as bedding accommodations. WIFI: is in common area but can be intermittent with weather and NOT guaranteed. You will be provided with the security/access code. WIFI is provided at no additional charge in our unit with a secure password, which is given with the check in/check out information.
PAYMENT: By issuing payment (E-Check, Credit Card, bank pay, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)), Renter acknowledges he or she has read the “Rental Policies” and agrees to be bound to its Terms and Conditions. Reservations made on the Internet will be confirmed by email and added to the rental calendar by Rental Operators. If the reservation is canceled, a $50 administrative fee applies RESERVATION PAYMENTS (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and direct bookings: Reservations made 30 days prior to the Arrival Date require ½ payment and full payment 30 days prior to check in. Total rent must be paid in full 30 days prior to the Arrival Date unless agreed to with owner. Management has the right to cancel the reservation and renter will forfeit their entire deposit and reservation if final payment is not made. There are no reductions in rates unless agreed to by the owner. If a change of date is requested, it is subject to availability and not guaranteed. If alternative payment deadlines are requested, they must be agreed to in writing.
AirBnb: Please refer their payment page for payments and instructions.
PETS: require a non-refundable pet fee. ($25 per pet per day, or $100 per pet per week). This must be paid at time of reservation unless agreed to in writing. If a pet is brought without paying the fee, or written permission, you will pay a fine of $100 per pet plus the pet fee. You will also forfeit your entire deposit if you booked through Airbnb.
PET WASTE DISPOSAL: You must pick up after pets and all pets must be on a leash at ALL times. Failure to pick up after a pet or not on a leash will result in a fine. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made within 30 DAYS PRIOR to the Arrival Date causes forfeiture of Renters deposits, payments and reservation. In the event the Residence is re- rented for the entire reservation dates, Management will return 100% of the forfeited Rental amount and a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged. In the event the Residence is re-rented for a portion of the reservation dates, Management will return a portion of the forfeited Rental amount and a $50.00 cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellation notices must be in writing, email, or fax. As an option to Cancellation, please consider a “Change of Date”. Long-term renter’s cancellation policy is 30 days from original agreed check in date. If the check in date is moved and reservation is canceled 30 days prior to original date, ½ payment is forfeited. Josh wants us to add this to the listings and rental agreements


WEATHER.: We do not offer travel insurance. You may choose to purchase travel insurance separately in case of unforeseen circumstances, and we highly recommend it. Example: Access America - (URL HIDDEN)
18. Storms: If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:
•The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
•A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest
The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;
•Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted;
•Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
CHECK IN TIME is 4:00 p.m. Central Time-unless agreed to in writing prior to check in from the owners. CHECKOUT TIME is 11:00 a.m. Central Time-unless agreed to in writing prior to check out from the owners. Late Check/Outs will be charged the greater of $500.00 or rental loss unless late check out is agreed upon with owners prior to arrival in writing. EARLY ARRIVALS AND LATE DEPARTURES: Must be approved in writing and are subject to a fee. CHECKOUT: All garbage must be sacked and tied in trash bags that are provided, and placed in the trash bins on the street. Dishes must be in the dishwasher and clean cycle started. The charge for leaving dirty dishes or loose garbage in the house is $100.00. Please see linen rules below. PARKING: There is parking under the cottage. DO NOT PARK on the neighbor’s property. If the constable issues a parking violation during your stay, you are solely responsible for the fine. If you park on the street, it is at your own risk. VEHICLES/TRAILERS/RV: No mobile sleeping units, such as RV campers, may be used for cooking, sleeping, or any other purpose other than transportation. Trailers may NOT be parked anywhere on property without prior approval. Vehicle owner’s park at their own risk, and owner assumes no responsibility or liability for damage or loss of the Renters vehicle(s) and or contents therein. SUBLET: Renter may not sublet residence under any circumstances.
FIRE & CASUALTY: If residence becomes uninhabitable due to fire, explosion or by other casualty, Management may terminate rental agreement in order to repair damages.
RIGHT OF ACCESS: Management shall have the right of access to rental for repair and maintenance during reasonable hours with given notice to the owners and renters. In the event of an emergency, Management may enter at any time to protect life and prevent damage to the property. USE: Rental shall be used so as to comply with state, county and municipal laws and ordinances. Renter shall not use rental or permit it to be used for any disorderly or unlawful purpose or in any manner so as to interfere with other resident’s quiet enjoyment of their residence. Any misuse described above shall result in termination of Rental Agreement and no refund of any payments will be issued. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY CONTRACT WITHOUT REFUND IF THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
BALCONIES: DO NOT sit, stand or jump up the balconies and railings on the front, back and side of the beach house. Please make every effort to keep walkways and the entrance area to our house neat and orderly. All beach accessories that are brought unto the property such as: Ice chests, chairs, games, umbrellas, boxes etc. may not be left. Owners are not liable for any items on balcony or walkway.
GRILL: We provide a grill. You need to bring the charcoal and clean it after use. The grill SHOULD NOT BE USED ANYWHERE ON ANY OF THE DECKS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

BARBECUE GRILLS, SMOKERS, FIREPITS and FRYERS: Any use of personal grills, SMOKERS, FIREPITS AND outdoor fryers is in violation of fire code and subject to a fine OF $500. Any damages due to misuse forfeits your deposit AND WILL PAY FOR ALL DAMAGES.
BOUNCE HOUSES, WATER SLIDES AND SLIP AND SLIDES: Must be approved by the owner prior to use. If this is violated, you forfeit your entire deposit and must pay the excess water usage fee PLUS A $250 FINE.
PROPERTY LOSS: Management shall not be liable for damage to renter’s property of any type, for any reason or cause whatsoever.
ADDITIONAL GUESTS: If a Renter has a guest visiting during the day the guest must be accompanied while on property by signer of this document at all times.
INDEMNIFICATION: Renter releases management from liability for and agrees to indemnify Management against losses, incurred by Management as a result of: (a) Renter’s failure to fulfill any condition of this agreement; any damage or injury happening in or about rental or premises to renter’s invitees or, Licensees or such person’s property; (c) Renter’s Failure to comply with any requirements imposed by any governmental authority; and (d)any judgment, lien, or other encumbrances filed against renter as a result of renter’s action.
FAILURE OF MANAGEMENT TO ACT: Failure of Management to insist upon compliance with the terms of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any violation.
RESPONSIBLE PARTY: The name on this reservation is responsible for payment and the actions of all occupants.
SMOKING: Smoking not permitted inside the house AT ANYTIME. However, smoking is permitted in the outside areas and proper disposal is required (all butts must be put in the trash or sand cans). Failure to comply will result in termination of this agreement, violation charge of $500.00, and ZERO refund will be issued.
REFUNDS: There will be no refunds for weather, except mandatory evacuations. In the event of mandatory evacuation, the pro-rata share of the rental charge will be refunded. There will be no refund or rebates given due to the malfunctioning or breakdown of appliances, air conditioning, or any other property equipment or services. If for any reason, we are unable to deliver the property to you for the rental period contracted (I. e. the home is damaged by act of God) we shall refund your money in full.
REPAIRS: When you check in or during your stay, if you discover anything not in working order, please notify us immediately. We will correct it as soon as possible.
GARBAGE: Fines enforced for trash left inside the house or outside not in the trash cans, a fine of $100.
LINENS: Linens include: Pillows, and all bedding for 10 beds (20 people), 1 towels per guest, 2 hand towels per bathroom, 6 wash clothes per bathroom, 2 kitchen towels per rental.
PAPER GOODS: 2 rolls of toilet tissue provided per bathroom, 2 rolls of paper towels, trash bags.
LOCKED CLOSET: The locked closet is the property of owners. It is not to be entered under any conditions. If upon arrival you discover any damage to the property or owner’s locked closet, notify the owners immediately.
OUTDOOR SECURITY CAMERAS: WE DO NOT MONITOR THE CAMERAS. The cameras will ONLY be reviewed if there was a breach in contract, a break-in or an alarm issue.
CARGO LIFT: There is a cargo lift on property and is NOT FOR USE DURING ANY RENTAL!
If you attempt to use the cargo lift you will use your deposit, you will be fined $500 plus any damages. Damage deposits and damage insurance DO NOT cover any issues with the lift. Owner is not liable for the cargo lift if it’s used without authorization. The lift has a security camera that will be utilized only if there are issues.

SECURING THE HOUSE AND GARAGE AT DEPARTURE: Close all blinds. Make sure all windows and doors to the house are locked. You must close the garage door and engage security lock for the garage door.
DAMAGE DEPOSITS: The property shall be inspected after your departure. If damage does occur in the unit, please report immediately. Any damages unreported but discovered during departure inspection will be charged to Renter. We reserve the right to refuse service. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) and direct bookings: $79 Property Damage Insurance (non-refundable) AirBnb: Please refer to their payments page. In some situations, they put a hold on your card and will be released 48 hours after check out if there is no damage. Damage reports must be filed up to 14 days following departure.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT: This agreement and any attached addendum constitute the entire agreement between the parties and no oral statements shall be binding. It is the intention of the parties herein that if any of this rental agreement is invalid, for any reason, such invalidity shall not void the rental agreement.
EMERGENCIES: If it is a medical or criminal emergency please call 911. For security call: Non- Emergency please call: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) I have read, understand and agree to the above terms of this


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Rebecca User Profile
October 2017
This is a new and very clean property! The host has thought of everything. Bring your bubble bath for the nice bath tub. There is a great grocery store near by and some excellent restaurants on the bay. Come ready to relax.

Bingiee User Profile
October 2017
We hosted a young married couples retreat and this was the perfect place. There were plenty of beds, bedrooms and bathrooms, it was close to the beach, the public areas were perfect for our meetings. The house was set up perfectly for our event. We all enjoyed ourselves very much!

Kieunnia User Profile
August 2017
Diamond in the dunes was one of the best places I have ever stayed. I was blown away by the thought and care that was taken to create such a beautiful and comfortable vacationing environment. They thought of everything from cooking utensils ,towels ,lawnchair's , and the most comfortable environment ever made our stay fabulous. This location will become a family tradition annually from here on out thanks faith for everything.

Miguel User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful home and great location.

Jillian User Profile
July 2017
The home was even more beautiful than in the photos. The outside space below the home was great for hanging out and playing games. The location was extremely close to the beach. It was perfect- couldn't have asked for better!
Faith User ProfileFaith is a superhost.
Response from Faith:
We are glad to hear you had a great time and the house was the perfect set up for your group! We tried to show how close the house is to the beach, but with pictures it's somewhat difficult! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
July 2017

Wes User Profile
July 2017
The house is just a few steps from the surf which is perfect. The house is amazing. Our family was blown away. Faith does a great job communicating and providing local information.

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Houston, Texas, United StatesJoined in March 2014
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Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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