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'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!
Early Summer 2015 May 22 - Jul 2, 2015 3 night min stay
July 4th Weekend Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015 3 night min stay
Late Summer 2015 Jul 7 - Aug 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Labor Day 2015 Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall 2015 Sep 11 - Nov 5, 2015 2 night min stay
Lone Star Motor Rally Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter 2015-2016 Nov 10 - Mar 10, 2016 2 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
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.
Check in any time after 3PM, check out by 10AM
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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Located on the wetlands and Galveston Bay, with abundant fishing and bird watching at our doorstep.
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!).