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'Almost Famous' NEW AC! Affordable, clean and relaxing- Remodeled bath/bedrooms!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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


This open concept, 700 sq ft,, 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)! New memory foam mattress toppers, furniture, flooring, new Mitsubishi AC/Heating unit AND an brand new additional unit for each bedroom to keep you cool! TV etc etc! 2 bedrooms (1 full size bed in each room), 1 new futon and 1 sleeper sofa. 1 bath- 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 JUST opened it's brand new community pool! It's only one block west of the property on Jolly Roger Road.

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 and Veterans receive a 10% discount!

More Details

Property Manager
Lara Coursey
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

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 Galveston

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!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

'Almost Famous' NEW AC! Affordable, clean and relaxing- Remodeled bath/bedrooms!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 51 reviews

Love Almost Famous!

  • 5 of 5

This is our first year as snow birds we are staying here for five months. I would highly recommend this house to snowbirds. We love this house. Lara has been the perfect host. Bedrooms are small but all we need is a bed and night stand but the rest of the house makes up for it. There is so much to do on the island and so close to the house don't have to deal with Houston traffic. Thank you Lara this has been the perfect house for us.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sachse TX

Clean but uncomfortable

  • 3 of 5

Noisy frig, to many wall scent dispensers, futons were uncomfortable so were beds but house was clean and if you like morning walks the bay was very close and made for a nice walk.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Just what is needed!

  • 5 of 5

Great place and very clean too. Quiet as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingwood, TX

Perfect girls getaway :-)

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise Almost Famous was!!! The house was so clean and so cute. There was a great breeze too so we could sit outside and enjoy without roasting :-) The kitchen was well equipped, the beds were comfy, and the AC was cold which is what you want in Galveston in July!! We would definitely recommend and return to Almost Famous! Thank you for making our girls getaway a success!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great getaway ... Clean, cool, well equipped and dog friendly

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and clean rental with a perfect beach across the street!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived we were delighted to find a cozy house that was clean and well kept on the inside. Plenty of room for the 5 of us (4 adults, 1 child and 2 dachshunds). The bedrooms were on the smaller side but the beds were VERY comfortable. Lots of amenities and we loved having a grill to use on nights that we didn't want to go out. Overall it was a great place to stay and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Buck's Bar
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Galveston Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Blue Water Grill
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Jamaica Beach

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

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Peak Season
Mar 9 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $85
Damage Insurance $59
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.
NO security deposit required.
NO fee or deposit required for pets!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Travel size shampoo/conditioner, body wash and toothpaste is available (just in case you forgot yours!)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - Brand new sleeper sofa/chaise that IS comfortable!
  • Double Beds, Ceiling fans in each room complete with new mattresses and bedding. Brand new sleeper sofa that is very comfortable and also a new leather futon for additional guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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