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The Mermaids Lair - HOT TUB! Kayaks-Boat lift-Jet Ski Lifts-Fish Light

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,025 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Tropical dream on a wide canal with quick access to the bay or beach.

Best of Everything!

This beautifully appointed home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths upstairs, and a convenient ground level bathroom. A brand new hot tub was just added to this already delightful home! Enjoy the hot water outdoor shower under 40 foot palm trees that will make you never want to shower indoors again! Comfortably sleeps eight adults on 3 queen sized beds and a new sofa bed. Well equipped kitchen with all appliances, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and waffle iron. Table/bar seating for 10 people to dine indoors although you will probably spend your time in the beautiful outdoor space with 4 tables and plenty of seating. If you are indoors you can enjoy the original art on the walls or watch television from the main bedroom or family area.

Bask in the sun on a huge upstairs deck or relax in the expansive shady space downstairs. Listen to music from the outdoor speakers with stereo and i-pod connection while mixing a frosty beverage in the Margaritaville machine or grabbing a cold drink from the downstairs refrigerator. Outdoor grill available for your steaks and propane burner with stock pot for a memorable shrimp boil.

Need a little outdoor fun? Four kayaks and cruiser bicycles are there to cruise the canals and the bi ways.

Enjoy fishing in the bay? Bring your boat (capacity 22 to 24 foot) which can be docked onsite in the convenient boat house with lift. Jet ski lift is also available. Night fishing is great fun from the fishing deck into the underwater lights where you can see the fish swimming. Just a short distance to dining, drinking, grocery shopping, and convenience stores.

More Details

Property Manager
Tana Fox
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Tana Fox

We have been enjoying The West End in Jamaica Beach for years. We know you will love it too!

Why Tana Fox chose Galveston

This property offers adventure or relaxation. It is a fisherman dream and a play ground! Great view of the water right from your own deck and backyard!

What makes this house unique

The boat slip and jet ski lift are just some of the advantages to having this vacation spot to yourself! Enjoy the use of 4 bicycles and kayaks and the luxury of a hot tub. Cook in the fully stocked kitchen or enjoy an outside barbecue or shrimp boil.


Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1025 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main bathroom - toilet , shower , Gorgeous Walk-in Shower
    Outdoor hot water shower - outdoor shower , Shower Under the Palms!
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Master bath off Starfish Room
    Downstairs half bath - toilet , Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Starfish Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sail Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Palm Room
    Living room - 1 double , Sleeper Sofa in living room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
RICK'S BEACH RENTALS is a delivery service that rents Golf Carts, Bicycles, Surfboards, Paddleboards, Kayaks, Paddle Boats and more! Please go to website or call them to reserve your rental equipment for your vacation needs! We look forward to hearing from you and making your vacation as memorable as possible!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

The Mermaids Lair - HOT TUB! Kayaks-Boat lift-Jet Ski Lifts-Fish Light
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

The Mermaids Lair IS PARADISE!🐚🐚🐚

  • 5 of 5

I knew it was beautiful looking at the pictures, but pictures just don't do it justice!

It's just adorable! Immaculately kept! The decor is just gorgeous! The landscaping takes your breath away.

Includes a grill, hot tub, outdoor shower, lower deck bathroom, washer and dryer, refrigerator. So much seating on upper and lower deck! Brand new patio furniture on the upper deck. Kayaks and bikes are there for your use. Because it's on the water, you can dock your boat or launch jet skis.

3 GORGEOUS bedrooms with queen size beds, and a pull out sofa bed I'd you need!

DVR, cable..( TV and cable in master bedroom )

The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, and then some.

I took so many pictures of the decor and landscaping alone!

About 2 minutes from the beach!

Tana is such a sweetheart, and is right there if we needed anything.

Reasonably priced! My young son absolutely loved it also!

I'm sad we had to leave, but my husband and I are already planning our next visit!💜�

I recommend this to everyone who is searching for the perfect Getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that the Mermaids' Lair exceeded your expectations. We try to include the amenities that will make your stay a special experience. Thank you for your exceptional review and we hope to see you again.
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Wonderful stay at Mermaid's Lair!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our recent stay at the Mermaid's Lair. The house was very clean and the well stocked kitchen provided everything we needed to cook some of the meals for our vacation. There was plenty of space for all of us to feel comfortable. The boys enjoyed fishing from the canal and we all enjoyed the kayaks and the close proximity to the beach. The little community pool was fun too. It was a wonderful stay for us!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Mermaids' Lair. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We make every effort to provide amenities that will make your stay one that you will remember. If you have any suggestions please email Tana, the manager. We hope to see you again. Oh, by the way, fishing is the best in the main canal about a two block walk.
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I really loved our time at the Mermaids Lair. We highly recommend it. Very comfortable and we took advantage of the bikes and kayaks and loved sitting on the porch and relaxing.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing the Mermaids' Lair for your get away. We do try to provide the types of amenities that make your vacation more enjoyable. We're so glad you were able to enjoy the bikes and the kayaks. Please come back and stay with us again.
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Galveston Get A Way

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Mermaids Lair. This canal house just about everything you will need for a great vacation. Tana was amazing, she organized extra bikes, extra kayaks and was so attentive to everything.

We have two grown sons that absolutely loved the kayaks and riding the bikes to to beach. The hot tub was so nice at the end of the day. We had great fishing, but mostly fed the crab trap. My sons caught at least 15 crabs.

Mornings on the upper deck and afternoons to the lower deck. You will love the outside shower and a convenient bathroom. The grounds are so lovely with unique and beautiful sculpture and plants.

We tried out the margarita machine, the grill and the crab pot.

You can wander around this cute house and look at the art work and special touches. The house is just right for 4 or 5, but you can sleep 8 where to put luggage, etc for 5-8. Children, yes.....big people just don't travel light and will not want to share the room.

So, just travel light and don't invite the entire family! One more thing, it is so peaceful on the canal.

Check out Katie's for fresh seafood, Gaidos for a special dinner, Misquitos and Millers on the Seawall for great food. Have a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and some suggestions. We appreciate both. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We always want our guests experience to be everything that they expected it to be. We hope to see you back again.
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Great home base for our fishing trip

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a long weekend in August. We used it as the base of operations for a guy's weekend fishing trip. Well appointed property, well maintained. Manager was easily available and helpful. Used the kayaks a few times and the bikes. The location is a little far (15-20 mins) from Galveston proper, but there's several beach access points nearby along with a grocery store, gas station and bait shop that kept us from having to drive back to town for much. The bedrooms are a little small, but not unworkable. Next time we'll bring a boat. Good crabbing off the fishing deck.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am excited to have a review from some real fishing guys. Bring your boat next time. Our location has quick access to the main canal and then straight out to the bay. Good fishing can be found at the mouth of the main canal and on both sides in the shallows. A straight shot due north takes you to Green"s cut and into the inter-coastal. There are many great fishing locations in this area.
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Very Nice Property .... Well Maintained!!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! The location is fabulous. Plenty of fun activities to do; i.e., kayak, bike, fish, grill, shrimp boil, hot tub, etc. You can bring your Jet Ski and/or boat for added fun!!! Sitting out on the patio with the breeze & just hanging with your besties or family members is priceless. We did our 2016 Girls Only Weekend & it was perfect for the 7 of us (holds up to 8). Loved having the music outside, a bathroom off the deck outside was a huge bonus, the hammock was heavenly and the outdoor shower; well, you won't want to shower indoors again (LOL). Everything was clean & ready for us when we arrived. I would recommend you bring extra toilet paper, as there were only 2 rolls & no ice maker in either freezer, so be sure to stock up on ice :). Additionally, bring towels for showering even if you pay the additional fee for lines & towels, as we did not have enough (however, there is a washer/dryer on site too, so that truly helps). All and all a GREAT trip with lots of memories... I would book it again in a heartbeat !!!!!!!!!! The view was to die for (I'd attach a picture of it if I could - just beautiful). We all wished we could have stayed longer; didn't want to leave. Thanks for making our trip a fabulous one!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time. The Mermaids' Lair is a great place to relax and enjoy family and friends and wonderful for the boaters and fisherman also. I will ask Tana to provide extra toilet paper. Thank you for that suggestion.
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buck's West
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Galveston Ferry
Nearest Golf
10.3 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
14.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jamaica Beach

RICK'S BEACH RENTALS is a delivery service that rents Golf Carts, Bicycles, Surfboards, Paddleboards, Kayaks, Paddle Boats and more! Please go to our website or call them to reserve your rental equipment for your vacation needs! We look forward to hearing from you and making your vacation as memorable as possible!


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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