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"Almost Famous" New A/C units- pet friendly- new mattresses/ memory foam sleeper

Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX, USA
  • House700 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

2 bdrm, 1 bath. Sleeps up to 8. Clean and open concept house close to the beach!


Check in is at 3pm on day of arrival. Check out is at 11am on day of departure.

This open concept, nautical themed house is perfect for small groups, families, couples, fishermen or to just getaway. This home is cute, clean and was RECENTLY REMODELED with everything you need to have a fun and relaxing vacation including hotel toiletries (in case you forgot something)! Brand new queen size mattresses, furniture, flooring, new Mitsubishi AC/Heating unit AND brand new additional A/C units in each bedroom to keep you cool! 2 bedrooms, 1 new futon and 1 memory foam sleeper sofa that is extremely comfortable!!! 1 bath newly remodeled - Sleeps up to 8 guests. Full kitchen with all the conveniences of home including: Stove/Oven, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, BBQ Pit, Cookware, Microwave, blender, coffee maker and other small appliances. Also, there is FREE WIFI, FREE U-verse cable , new TV and DVD player.

Front deck and downstairs patio are great for enjoying the ocean breeze and scenery.

You can walk, bike, drive/park or golf cart to the beach, only 0.5 miles away.

Jamaica Beach now has a brand new community pool! It's only one block west of the property on Jolly Roger Road. (Open during summer months)

Hours are 10 am- 8 pm

Fees are $5 per person per day

Children 6 years and under are free

Covered parking and driveway

Linens provided. Beach towels included

Pets are welcome for NO additional charge

Military receives a 10% discount!

Property Manager

Lara Coursey

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Lara Coursey

I grew up in the area and always loved spending time in Galveston as a quick getaway with my family and friends. My dad worked as an entertainer in Galveston and surrounding areas his entire life and his logo was 'Almost Famous' One Man Band. So I passed on the name to my new vacation house!

Lara Coursey purchased this House in 2012

Why Lara Coursey chose Jamaica Beach

There are so many attractions and things to do without the big city feel. Galveston is laid back and fun for all ages and groups. I recently bought and remodeled this quaint little house so things are fresh, new and comfortable. Me and my dog, Honey, love spending time here!

What makes this House unique

When I was looking for a vacation home, I wanted to be in Jamaica Beach where it's quiet, safe and close to everything you need. This neighborhood is very friendly and clean and so is the beach. The front deck looks over the green grass and the breezes are so relaxing. With the conservatory down the street, it's a great place to watch the wildlife, relax and take in the views!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Convertible bed(s)
        Brand new sleeper sofa/chaise that IS comfortable!
      • Queen size beds, Ceiling fans and AC units in each room complete with new mattresses and bedding. Brand new sleeper sofa that is very comfortable and also a futon for additional guests.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Travel size shampoo/conditioner, body wash and toothpaste is available (just in case you forgot yours!)


          • Guests provide their own meals


              • Living Room
                Large open concept living room open to kitchen and dinning room
              • Air Conditioning
                Brand new Mitsubishi AC/Heating unit keeps you comfortable all year long. Units also in each bedroom.
              • Covered Parking
              • Heating
              • Linens Provided
                There are linens and pillows for all beds including both sleeper sofa (in the ottoman) Beach towels included also.
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
                Bath towels, wash clothes, hand towels and kitchen towels
              • Washing Machine
                Laundry detergent and dryer sheets are provided for your convenience.
              • Wireless Internet
                Free high speed internet
              • Free Wifi


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                    Complete set of pots and pans and baking dishes
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                    Plenty of dishes and silverware.
                  • Kitchen
                    All appliances big and small are present including (but not limited to) a blender, coffee maker, toaster, coffee bean grinder and margarita glasses!
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                    Spices and cooking goods and paper plates etc are available.
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                      • Dining
                        New custom built farmhouse table and bench
                      • Dining Area
                      • comfy seating for 8 people


                          • Books
                          • DVD Player
                          • Games
                            Games and toys are under the TV for all ages.
                          • Satellite / Cable
                            AT&T Uverse
                          • Stereo
                          • Television
                            New TV with built in DVD player, various DVD's are in the entertainment area.
                          • Video Library


                              • Balcony
                                Front balcony has been recently restored and it overlooks back yard with seating.
                              • Deck / Patio
                                Downstairs patio with swivel/rocking and lounge chairs.
                              • Lawn / Garden
                                Large back yard for pets, children/all ages to play
                              • Outdoor Grill
                                Grilling tools are provided.
                              • Water Sports Gear
                                There are boggie boards and small life jackets in the storage room.


                                  • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                  • wheelchair inaccessible

                                    Pool / Spa

                                      • Communal Pool
                                        Community pool 1 block from home. Open seasonally.


                                          • museums
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • marina
                                          • churches
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • theme parks
                                          • water parks

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • miniature golf
                                              • beachcombing
                                              • shelling
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • jet skiing
                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • deepsea fishing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • fly fishing
                                                      • golf
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • pier fishing
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • sound/bay fishing
                                                      • surf fishing
                                                      • swimming

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        60 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Absolutely loved this place!!!

                                                        kerry d.

                                                        Very accommodating, perfect location to the beach! The owner was awesome! Will definitely recommend this place to everyone we know.

                                                        It was AWESOME

                                                        lauren w.

                                                        We had 5 adults 1 child and our small 3lb dog and it was perfect size for us. It fit everyone comfortably, the beds were very comfortable and it was nice and cold in the house! Loved having the patio to sit on at night and having a table outside and inside to accommodate everyone. We had a great stay and loved how it was only a few minutes to the beach. It was a quiet area, the beach was nice and not overcrowded and the locals were all so nice! I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to other people

                                                        Not a good fit

                                                        christine r.

                                                        Unfortunately, the place was too small (the two bedrooms could barely fit full beds in them) and had an overwhelming smell of dog urine throughout the house. Lara was very helpful but we cut our stay short due to the conditions.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I had everything removed and professionally cleaned as cleanliness is my top priority. Per the rental agreement you're supposed to notify me of issues upon check in not after check out. I would have made sure to have everything replaced asap. The rooms are described with a full size bed, end table, luggage rack and a bar for hang up clothes. I'm sorry my rental did not meet your needs.

                                                        Cute little house

                                                        Wendy P.

                                                        First time to the area. Had a wonderful time. There were 5 kids and 4 adults. Tight on space but we made it work. Tropical storm Cindy made it even more interesting. Thank you Lara for checking in with us during our stay.

                                                        Great place and location

                                                        Danielle E.

                                                        We enjoyed being able to bring our dogs and have a quieter area of the beach close by. The house was great for us!

                                                        Cute house for two small families

                                                        Jessica W.

                                                        The house was small and cute. The beds were comfortable. Two full size beds so just enough room for two adults. The living room fold out and sofa were both actually pretty comfortable. The air conditioners worked insanely well. At times I was almost freezing and just turned them off. Drive way very small- would not fit two large pickups well but fit two small cars. Full sized fridge and small stove but big enough for vacation cooking. nice large family dining table and plenty of extra towels included. 5 minute drive to beach access in nice quiet community. Overall good stay.


                                                        Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX, USA

                                                        Schlitterbauhn (open year round), Moody Gardens, the Strand and the brand new Pleasure Pier are all just a few minutes away! Golf cart rentals are available to ride around town and see the sites. The public boat ramp is around the corner, and the conservatory is close to sit, relax and watch the wildlife.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        A VRBO Service fee is calculated on a sliding scale of 4% to 10% of the total booking. The charge applies to the cost of the rental and will not exceed $499. The service fee is for features such as 24/7 customer support etc. Payment can be paid in full at time of reservation or 50% at time of reservation and 50% 30 days before check in. ***Reservations can not be held without payment*** Rates are subject to change. 10% DISCOUNT FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS NO security deposit required. NO fee or deposit required for pets! MUST BE 25 YEARS OF AGE TO RENT.

                                                        60 Reviews
                                                        Excellent 4.5/5
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                                                        Property # 431581