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Pelican’s Retreat is a spacious and newly renovated canal house with a place for docking your boat. The house is large, 1900 sq. ft., much larger than most two-bedroom canal houses in Jamaica Beach. So there is room for the whole family to stretch-out and relax.
Now, we have a special amenity, our brand new community swimming pool.
Totally renovated including: - All new appliances, including refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, microwave, clothes washer and dryer. - New kitchen counter and cupboards. - New bathroom fixtures including a combination bathtub and shower in the main floor bath, and a shower stall in the upstairs bathroom. - New flooring, windows, and blinds. - There is also a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. There is basic cable service plus free wireless internet.
On the ground level, there is a bulkhead where a boat can be docked. A two-car driveway leads to under the house space parking for two cars where unloading can take place in the shade.
Pelican's Retreat has an open floor plan with high ceilings and numerous large windows with views of the canal to the east and Galveston’s back bay to the west. On the first level living area, there is a spacious family room (18 ft x 26 ft) and a large kitchen (17 ft x 11.5 ft) with a table that can be expanded to seat eight. The large, sunny master bedroom has a king size bed and plenty of closet space plus two dressers, so you can unpack your suitcases and feel at home. The oversized first level bathroom has a tub/shower combination and there is a separate toilet room. Next to the first level bathroom is a full-size washer and dryer.
At the top of the stairs to the second level, there is a large bunkroom with 2 twin beds and 2 sets of bunk beds for all the kids. A separate second floor bedroom has a beautiful queen size poster bed and a large closet. A full bathroom with a shower stall, but no tub, is located off the hallway. Unlike any other place that I have stayed, the beds are new and comfortable. Linens, blankets, and towels are provided. You will also find the kitchen is fully stocked with plates, glasses, mugs, cutlery, and also pots and pans.
The large second story deck wraps around two sides of the house and offers views of the canal as well as the sunset.
Pets (with size restrictions) are welcome with advance agreement. This is a non-smoking home. Keywords: canal house, cottage, near beach, bayside, rental
Must be 26 years of age or older to enter into rental agreement....moreless
Children love the beach. They can make sand castles on the sandy beach and run in the shallow surf....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking in the home will result in the loss of the damage deposit....moreless
Please discuss your pet with us. Pets are considered on a case by case basis. A refundable Pet Deposit required....moreless
2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Master bedroom: 1 king
First floor room with large windows and black out shades....moreless
Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen
This a large room with generous closet space....moreless
Bunk room: 2 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed
6 twin beds in total, black shades and overhead fan...moreless
Master bedroom with king size bed Tempurpedic adjustable bed. Upstairs bedroom with very attractive 4 poster queen size bed. Bunk room with 2 twin beds and 2 sets of handsome, wooden bunk beds...moreless
Main floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower
A very large bathroom with a toilet in a separate room....moreless
Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower
Generously sized shower, no bathtub, large vanity....moreless
We supply lots of thick towels.
Main floor bathroom is very large and has a toilet in separate room. There is a full laundry room.
Unlike most rental accommodation, we have really nice beds. ...moreless
Jamaica Beach is proud of our community park and now we have a brand new community swimming pool (with a daily fee). Feeling like the beach is too hot, just stop in the nearby pool and cool off....moreless
Snow Bird Special Jan 4 - May 22, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer May 23 - Aug 23, 2015 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Off season rates depend on length of stay.
$ 300 Refundable pet deposit
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Jamaica Beach is a small coastal community with all the essentials: a gas station, a small food market, a public boat ramp, a restaurant, a hardware store (great advice on any subject) and a gift store. Jamaica Beach is a sociable community with community bar-b-ques, a women's club (the Jamaica Janes) and a community park with a swimming pool that guests can use for a fee.
Of course, the most important feature of the area is the beach. It is long, gently sloping and very inviting. The weather in the summer is always sunny.
Galveston is the nearest city (30 min). It is known for its wonderful seafood restaurants and old Galveston Strand. Before the hurricane in 1900, Galveston, not Houston, was the important port on the Texas coast. Vestiges of Galveston's history include a number of old mansions that are open to the public, a hurricane museum, and a shopping area; all well worth a visit. Or you can tour the restored tall sailing ship, the Elissa. Galveston also features 3 glass pyramids containing a botanical garden with exotic birds and animals and a water park.
Deep sea fishing tours are available or you can choose from the many fishing piers. There is a very large cruise ship terminal with departures for carribean tours.
The Grand 1894 Opera House has an active summer season.
Year Purchased: 2012
About: We spend our winter weekends in the house, kayaking when it is warm enough. Together, the 3 of us (my husband, our dog and I) travel the canals with my husband in the kayak and the dog and I swimming beside the kayak. The dog and I rest on the kayak or my husband tows us when we are tired. The bulkhead has a ladder for me, and a ladder for the dog.
However, the real reason we go to our house is to watch our beautiful dog race through the waves chasing the birds and retrieving the ball.
We live in Houston and are transplanted Canadians. It is too hot in Texas for us, so we have the perfect plan. We enjoy our Jamaica Beach home on winter weekends and let other people stay there in the summer.
Pelican's Retreat is celebrating its first anniversary. It was a good year; the house was rented most of the summer, quite a bit in the winter and we received nice reviews. We were still able to squeeze in some weekends for ourselves. So, we look back over the year with pride.
Karen Anderson will be greeting you and helping with any problems that you might encounter. She has lived in Jamaica Beach for many years and knows everything there is to know about the area.
Why Jamaica Beach: This was my father's beach house until the hurricane took everything but the shell away. I inherited the house from him and my husband and I rebuilt it. So, the house is all new through out.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Pelican's Retreat was rebuilt for our enjoyment, so we made sure that it was like a home. We never intended to rent it. This means that everything is fresh, new, and high quality.
There are other special things about Pelican's Retreat. It has a very large deck with a cool breeze. We own the lot next door which is a perfect place to have a wedding reception.