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Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jamaica Beach house description

DISCOUNT ON REMAINING DAYS THROUGH AUGUST 6. We have 2 small blocks of time still available through August 6. Normal 3 night summer rate is $900 + lodging tax. The blocks still available are Thur July 17 - Sat July 19, Sat Aug 2 - Wed Aug 6. Discounted rates for these blocks are $560/685/800 + tax for 2/3/4 nights. Maximum occupancy restricted to 8 for these rates.

'Sunset Nest' is known for its captivating 180 degree unobstructed views of the bay and the most breathtaking sunsets. Every evening you can gather your friends and family around the outdoor bar/entertainment area to enjoy the sunsets as a group or you can steal away to either of 2 balconies upstairs for a more intimate viewing.

We just bought this house in 2012 (we own 2 other vacation rental homes -- please check VRBO 104474 and 296255 to see feedback from our happy guests). We've enjoyed adding new furniture, appliances, dishes, linens and artwork, but have found the most stunning decoration to be the ever-changing water view out the windows -- visible from the main room and every bedroom!

There is a well-stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances plus coffee-maker, toaster, blender, 2 sets of dishes, new set of high end pots and pans, and all necessary flatware and utensils.

Amenities include Wi-Fi and premium HDTV cable channels. The comfy living room has a 55' LCD TV with Blu-Ray home theater system There is a 30' flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed, and there is also a queen size sleeper in the living room and a full futon in the master bedroom suite.

Birders, fishing enthusiasts, beach combers, kayakers, and anyone who loves the richness of life along a saltwater marsh will love this house!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome:

                A playground is less than 1 mile from the house....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

                This house is up a flight of stairs on pilings...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Well-behaved pets welcome for an additional fee. No size limit....moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower


              • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


              • Ground level: outdoor shower

                Ground level outdoor shower (hot & cold)...moreless


              • Television:

                (2) 55' flat screen in Living Room 30' flat screen in Master Bedroom...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) HDTV, includes premium channels...moreless

              • Books


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


              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                5 minute car ride from the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Fronts on the wetlands and Galveston Bay...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Swimming
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Jet Skiing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Central A/C...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Central Heat...moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            Linens, pillows for all beds and sleepers...moreless

                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                2 full sets of dishes, flatware, cooking pots & pans & utensils...moreless

                              • Kitchen
                              • Pantry Items:


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Dishwasher:

                                Stainless steel...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Stainless steel, ice maker, side by side freezer...moreless

                              • Stove:

                                Stainless steel, ceramic cook top, full over...moreless

                              • Microwave


                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Charcoal BBQ at ground level...moreless

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                (3) Built in deck under house at ground level Main deck outside Living Room Private balcony deck off Master Bedroom...moreless



                              Write a review 5
                              from 4 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer 2014
                              May 23 - Aug 21, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              Labor Day 2014
                              Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              Fall 2014
                              Sep 5 - Nov 5, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              Lone Star Rally 2014
                              Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2014
                              3 night min stay
                              Winter 2014-2015
                              Nov 10 - Mar 5, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              Summer 2015
                              May 22 - Aug 20, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                              • Tax Rate 15%


                              Non-refundable pet fee $20-30/night up to $100-150 max plus tax for 1-2 pets. Add 15% lodging tax to rates. Also note that quotable rates are mostly accurate for 2 night weekend and 7 night stays, but are often incorrect (usually on the high side) for stays of 3-6 nights. So please always contact us to confirm price.

                              Reservations are first come first served. Dates are reserved by phoning us to place a $75 reservation fee on your MC or Visa. The fee is non refundable but DOES apply toward total due. Other payments may generally be made by MC, Visa or personal check. One half payment due with return of rental agreement. Remainder due 1 month prior to vist. Refundable damage deposit required.

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                              Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                              52 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Houston Hobby Airport
                              1.7 Miles
                              Nearest Beach

                              Car: Necessary

                              Located on the wetlands and Galveston Bay, with abundant fishing and bird watching at our doorstep.


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2012

                              About the owner: We own 2 other houses on Galveston's west end have been sharing our homes as vacation rentals since 2007 We first came to Galveston from our home in Austin, to escape Cedar Fever season, and have been coming back ever since at various times of year -- enjoying the wonderful people and 'island pace' of life.

                              Why the Owner Chose Jamaica Beach:
                              We love Jamaica Beach and the full-time residents, who combine small-town friendliness with big city sensibilities (many are Houston escapees -- weekend residents or retirees).

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              We first saw this house at sunset and fell in love. We noticed that everybody out walking or parking their car to look at the sunset view was in front of this cute house for sale -- it really does have the best view around! After we bought it we fell in love with watching mullets skip a line across the saltwater marsh out front, and learning to identify the huge variety of birds outside our door. We also were staggered by the size of the fish that folks pulled out of the marsh in front of our house (again, if you look up and down the road you only see waders fishing right in front of our house!).

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                              • Sunset View

                                Sunset View

                              • Kitchen-Dining Area

                                Kitchen-Dining Area

                              • Master Bedroom

                                Master Bedroom

                              • Bedroom 2

                                Bedroom 2

                              • Sitting area under house looking out over wetlands

                                Sitting area under house looking out over wetlands

                              • Bar Height Outdoor Table

                                Bar Height Outdoor Table

                              • Front of House (Tern Road)

                                Front of House (Tern Road)

                              • Living Room, Sleeper Sofa,   Entertainment Center and View of Wetlands.

                                Living Room, Sleeper Sofa, Entertainment Center and View of Wetlands.

                              • Futon in Master Bedroom

                                Futon in Master Bedroom

                              • Bedroom 3

                                Bedroom 3

                              • Wetland just across the street

                                Wetland just across the street

                              • Seating On Deck Overlooking Wetlands

                                Seating On Deck Overlooking Wetlands

                              $263 - $300 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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