Family Friendly 4BR 3BA Canal Home Great Views!

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Last updated: 10/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Family Friendly 4BR/3BA waterfront beach house rental, with lighted boat/fishing dock. Located on Galveston's preferred West End, 3BR/2BA up with private 1BR/1BA down. Lower bedroom perfect for folks who have trouble with stairs. Quiet location.

Spectacular sunset & water views from two huge decks. Clean, Great For Families! Plenty of Parking. Wireless Internet!

Convenient Location... 12-16 minutes to major Galveston attractions like Golf, Moody Gardens and the world's No. 1 rated water park... Schlitterbahn. Just minutes to the white sands of the Jamaica Beach beach. About 25 minutes to the New Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier.

Available throughout the year for a reasonable **$299 (includes tax, cleaning, etc.) per night (weekly rate.) Your group will notice the relaxing ambiance the moment you enter. Completely renovated January 2010 (thanks to Hurricane Ike) this vacation home is ready to go; pull up, unpack and relax. One of a kind home at a one of a kind location.

Galveston's historic Strand, Seaport and Confederate Air Force museum, Pleasure Pier are close by. It's a short 3 minute ride to the beach, and a very short entertaining walk to the Jamaica Beach Park and children's playground. 25 Minutes to Galveston Cruise Ship Terminal.

Special Feature: Expect spectacular Sunsets & Bay views almost every day of the year. Sunset Bungalow is a custom, cozy experience. Great room has unique stained cedar ceiling recycled from exterior of home during renovation.

Fishing and crabbing are great most of the year from your own dock. Fishing lights help you get the big ones.

Wireless internet , TV,VCR, DVD Player, surround sound, reading and video library, refrigerator with ice maker.

Linens & towels are provided.

Sunset Bungalow is on the water and across from Jumbile Bay with a nice view of the wetlands from either deck. The beach is 3 1/2 minute drive. City Park has been updated and is an entertaining walk for you and your children.

There are 2 Queens & 2 Twins up and 1 double trundle located in our private 1BD/1BA bunkhouse below for sleeping 10.

'We had only a few days of vacation and wanted to spend it in a quiet laid-back place with a beautiful view. Wow! We found what we wanted at Jack and Patti Swartz's Sunset Bungalow on Galveston Bay.' D. Booth Irving, TX

'We loved the beach house as we (my husband, two small daughters) stayed there to bring in 2011. It is a great layout for a family and entertaining. The beds are very comfortable and the furnishing are very cute. The house was immaculately clean!
A Matthews Boerne, Tx


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1350 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    *No singles or couples under 26 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Our lower bedroom and bath is perfect for older adults that have a difficult time with stairs. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Queen size Beds (1) * Queen beds in master and bedroom 2, Double Beds (1) * In our private 1/1 bunkhouse below, you'll find a double sized trundle bed. Sleeps 2 or 4., Twin or Single Beds (1) *Twin beds are located in main house in bedroom 3...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • We have a nice fishing dock with strong Mercury vaop lights that attract bait fish which attract trout and redfish. You can bring your boat and park it in our private slip. The water is very clean and people swim during the warmer months. There is an outside shower for quick rinse-off's....moreless


  • Television:

    * Get all local news and weather, surround sound, DVD, VCR...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    * Childrens and family selections...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    *We do not overlook the beach... but we are a waterfront home on a canal with lighted dock for some great fishing. You can hear & smell the surf. Our home has beautiful unobstructed views of Jumbile Bay and it's wetlands 200 feet away. The Sunsets are spectacular; enjoy them from either the front or rear deck...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    * 'Sunset Bungalow' is located on a nice wide canal with your own boat dock. Great fishing and crabbing. People swim or use floats right off our dock....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    * Park your boat at our private lighted fishing dock. Good fishing and crabbing here....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table seats four, Bar seat 3 and we have tray tables also. Two great tables outside for outdoor dining in our beautiful weather....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air and Heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Air and Heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens on beds are provided, as are a set of towels for each person....moreless

  • Living Room:

    open concept with beautiful vaulted ceiling and large windows with beautiful views of canal and wetlands with amazing sunsets!...moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    * Park your boat trailer at the Jamaica Beach Marina...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    1 set of towels per person provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    * Washer and Dryer are located in 2nd bathroom...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet included at no charge....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Has it's own filter so you don't need to buy them!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked for cooking meals and storing leftovers...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for meals, also wine glasses for relaxing on the deck...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    * You'll find just about everything you'll ever need for great meals in our fully stocked kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    * Refrigerator with Ice maker. We also supply medium sized ice chest for additional ice storage....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Nice, new 4 slice toaster, does bagels too!...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    2 bikes kept in downstairs room....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    * 2 huge decks with views of Galveston Bay and the adjacent wetlands. Sunsets here are truly amazing. Birds aplenty....moreless

  • Golf:

    Information available in our Guest Information Book...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rental Information Available in our Guest Information Book...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rental Information available in our Guest Information Book...moreless



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Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 15%


Rental Rates may increase for Holidays and Special Events

$400.00 deposit required to hold reservation. converts to security deposit upon arrival. 1/2 of rental fee due one month before arrival date with balance due 14 days later.

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Last updated: 10/04/2015
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Houston Hobby
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bucks Bar
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bolivar Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Galveston Country Club or Moody Gardens Municipal
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-45 North to Houston
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nates Burgers & Seafood Blue Moon Cafe
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Jamaica Beach

Car: Recommended

*Our home is located on a canal and has a private, lighted boat dock. Launch your boat at the Jamaica Beach Marina and motor directly to home and dock. Fish on the way. The beach at Jamaica Beach is quick and easy to get to.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Having both grown up on the Gulf Coast, we have always loved Galveston. As children, teens and adults with children of our own; we would each take every opportunity to make trips to the beach or The Strand, or to eat dinner at Gaidos. When we finally decided to get married; Galveston seemed the perfect location. The place we picked was the Hotel Galvez. It held so many special memories of family trips to Galveston and wonderful Sunday brunches! We had always talked about owning a house on the water someday, but never expected it to happen so soon! So... that brings us to the present, an amazing little house in the perfect location!

Why the Owner Chose Jamaica Beach:
After an all-girls weekend in Jamaica Beach, I fell in love with the sleepy little village and would not take no for an answer on owning a house there! Our local Realtor friend showed us a home there and we fell in love with it. Unable to make the purchase due to some now 'lucky' circumstances, reluctantly we let it go. Then along came what we've now named 'Sunset Bungalow.' The moment we saw it we fell in love with it and had to have it. A dream come true. A unique home to share with guests and family and friends!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Visitors will enjoy one-of-a kind Sunsets just about everyday. Fishing and crabbing right from you own covered dock. Private location 15 minutes from Seawall Blvd. and 61st. St. The Beach in Jamaica Beach is just a 3 minute drive or an entertaining walk. Grocery, fuel, gift shopping, marina, hardware and restaurants are all located in Jamaica Beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Family room with view of wetlands

    Family room with view of wetlands

  • Dining table and kitchen

    Dining table and kitchen

  • Picture in hallway

    Picture in hallway

  • Pictures in kitchen

    Pictures in kitchen

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • Downstairs bunkhouse bedroom

    Downstairs bunkhouse bedroom

  • Deck overlooking wetlands

    Deck overlooking wetlands

  • Sunset Bungalow boat dock... easy access to West Galveston Bay

    Sunset Bungalow boat dock... easy access to West Galveston Bay

  • Just another afternoon sunset... there's one like this 337 days a year!

    Just another afternoon sunset... there's one like this 337 days a year!

  • Another sunset

    Another sunset

  • Custom cedar ceiling in living area adds warmth to your vacation

    Custom cedar ceiling in living area adds warmth to your vacation

  • Fully furnished kitchen

    Fully furnished kitchen

  • Family room

    Family room

  • Armoir in family room

    Armoir in family room

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Hall bathroom

    Hall bathroom

  • Downstairs bunkhouse bathroom

    Downstairs bunkhouse bathroom

  • Canal side view- Over 900 sq. Ft. of deck space front & rear

    Canal side view- Over 900 sq. Ft. of deck space front & rear

  • Welcome to Sunset Bungalow... make many happy memories here!

    Welcome to Sunset Bungalow... make many happy memories here!

  • Another sunset

    Another sunset

  • BBQ grill

    BBQ grill

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Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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