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Extra Roomy Canal House, Pet Friendly - Now with August Special

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: August weekly special!! $ 1,500/wk. Community Pool is open Details

Jamaica Beach house description

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.

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

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Please discuss your pet with us. Pets are considered on a case by case basis. A refundable Pet Deposit required....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 26 years of age or older to enter into rental agreement....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 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

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • 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.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            A large eat in kitchen. Fully equipped, brand new kitchen with stainless steel, top quality appliances....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything that you can imagine, toaster oven, coffee maker, microwave and crock pot....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            I have provided dishwashing machine detergent. Please don't use any other brand...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped with pots and pans and flatware and dishes for 10....moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            The is a high efficiency washer. So, I have provided 'he' washing machine detergent. Please use very little 1/4 cup is plenty....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            The driveway is wide enough to use when an RV is parked in the driveway. There is also a boat tie up under the deck....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            The house is easy to air condition because each room has a fan, tinted windows, solar shades and good insulation....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            The house is liberally stocked with quality towels, bedding and mats. You won't need to bring anything....moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            Large, comfortable room with black leather furniture. You will feel right at home....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Covered parking for 2 vehicles and more in the driveway....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Limited number of stations available...moreless

              • Television

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free wireless internet through out...moreless

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        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

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Spacious, breezy deck with patio furniture...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large lawn. They yard is not fenced...moreless

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront:

                            Lovely canal house with boat tie up (not a full slip), has direct access to the bay by boat. Fishing and crabbing from the canal. Cooling, onshore breeze on the large deck....moreless

                          Activities

                          • Marina
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Groceries
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Cycling
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Churches
                          • Playground
                          • Restaurants
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Live Theater
                          • Water Parks
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Boating
                          • Fishing
                           

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                          Special offer: August weekly special!! $ 1,500/wk. Community Pool is open

                          In honor of the opening of the Jamaica Beach Community Pool, we are having a special August special, just in time to fit in a week in the sun before the summer ends. Our special weekly rate is like having 2 days for free! Our daily, and weekend rates remain the same.

                          Offer for: Aug 1, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014 View calendar

                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer
                          May 23 - Jul 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $300 $375
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $2,100
                          August
                          Aug 1 - Sep 8, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $300 $375
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,500

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee $150
                          • Taxes Included

                          Notes:

                          Off season rates depend on length of stay.

                          Refundable pet deposit


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                          Last updated: 07/25/2014
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                          Location

                          • Galveston Island State Park

                          • Blue Water Grill

                            "Casual eating, great to take home because it is quick, near home and the food is pretty inve..."

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                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          San Luis Pass Rd
                          1.7 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          drive to the beach
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Blue Water Grill

                          Car: Necessary

                          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.

                           

                          Manager info

                          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.


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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • You can see the boat tie up.

                            You can see the boat tie up.

                          • The Pelican.

                            The Pelican.

                          • In this photo, the bay can be seen just beyond the house in the middle.

                            In this photo, the bay can be seen just beyond the house in the middle.

                          • Large, spacious family room with leather furniture and laminated flooring

                            Large, spacious family room with leather furniture and laminated flooring

                          • The large, fully equipped, brand new kitchen.

                            The large, fully equipped, brand new kitchen.

                          • Street view with covered parking for 2 cars

                            Street view with covered parking for 2 cars

                          • View from across the canal

                            View from across the canal

                          • Beautiful staircase to the second floor

                            Beautiful staircase to the second floor

                          • View from the second floor

                            View from the second floor

                          • Laundry room with full sized washer and dryer

                            Laundry room with full sized washer and dryer

                          • The steel roof, tinted glass and solar shades make the home cool in summer.

                            The steel roof, tinted glass and solar shades make the home cool in summer.

                          • The canal leading to the bay viewed from the large deck.

                            The canal leading to the bay viewed from the large deck.

                          • Large sunny master bedroom with king size tempurpedic bed and black out shades.

                            Large sunny master bedroom with king size tempurpedic bed and black out shades.

                          • The kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

                            The kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

                          • The upstairs bunk room has 6 beds total (2 bunk beds and 2 singles)

                            The upstairs bunk room has 6 beds total (2 bunk beds and 2 singles)

                          • Large bathroom with separate room for toilet

                            Large bathroom with separate room for toilet

                          • Upstairs bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower

                            Upstairs bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower

                          • Comfortable queen bed in second floor bedroom

                            Comfortable queen bed in second floor bedroom

                          • Upstairs bunk room with 6 beds

                            Upstairs bunk room with 6 beds

                          • Separate laundry room next to bathroom

                            Separate laundry room next to bathroom

                          VRBO #413463

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                          Date last modified - Sunday, July 13, 2014

                          $300 - $375 per night (USD)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 10

                          View calendar: Updated 07/25/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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