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The Mermaids Lair - Kayaks-Boat lift-Jet Ski Lift-Fish Light-Bikes-Pet Friendly

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. Enjoy the hot water outdoor shower under 40 foot palm trees that will make you never want to shower indoors again! Comfortably sleeps six adults on 3 queen sized beds. The new sofa bed is best for children. 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 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 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 light where you can see the fish swimming. Just a short distance to dining, drinking, grocery shopping, and convenience stores.

More Details

Property Manager
Tana Aucoin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Tana Aucoin

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

Why Tana Aucoin chose Jamaica Beach

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. 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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The Mermaids Lair - Kayaks-Boat lift-Jet Ski Lift-Fish Light-Bikes-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews
Houston, TX

Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time last weekend at The Mermaids Lair! The house was clean and had plenty of room for all. My boys, ages 12 and 17, had a great time kayaking in the canal, fishing off the dock and of course fishing out on the boat with their dad! Very relaxing.

Checking in and out was easy, as Tana is wonderful to work with and responded quickly! We are looking forward to a future stay at The Mermaids Lair! Thank you Tana for making our stay absolutely AWESOME!

Leti Herrera

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and want to come back again. We are glad your boys were able to use the kayaks. Thanks for staying with us.
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Gun Barrel City, Texas

Great Thanksgiving get together with friends

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time for our 2017 Friends Thanksgiving get together! The house was smaller than I expected though, thank goodness for great weather so we could go out fishing most of the days we were there. Even though it does sleep 8, I wouldn't recommend anymore than six, unless you don't mind sleeping on the sleeper sofa. The hot tub was a bonus we were looking forward to using but is too small for 6 people, you could always take turns though. Overall, the property is in a great location with access to fishing and a place to dock your boat if you bring one. We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Mermaids Lair. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Your suggestions to update our listing site are welcome and we will make changes to better represent the property. Please stay with us again.
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Tanya did a great job! It's to hard to pick one specific thing. The whole experience was fenominal.

  • 5 of 5

It was gorgeous,tastefully decorated and very accommodating.

It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I loved the canal house.

  • 4 of 5

Don't think twice about this place!! A great area and loved the bikes, kayaks, and crab traps.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We do try to include extra amenities like the bikes and kayaks to make your vacation memorable. Please come stay with us again.
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Bremen, GA

Our family really enjoyed our time here. We wish we could've stayed longer

  • 4 of 5

The outdoor areas were beautiful and the hammock was my favorite place for relaxing with my book. Having access to the kayaks was a huge plus for our family with teenagers. There were some general maintenance things with the house that need to be fixed ( dryers & mini blinds not working) but still an overall good experience here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for the dryer problem. I know Tana tried to fix the problem as soon as she was aware of the issue. I will have the mini blinds checked. Over all we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would like to have you stay with us again.
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Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect. Had everything we needed and more. Tana was excellent at making sure everything was taken care of. Would definately do this one again

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Mermaids ' Lair. We are pleased that your visit was a great experience. Please come stay with us again.
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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

Jamaica Beach is located 10 minutes west of Galveston downtown. The city's location provides a quiet, peaceful, and friendly place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but is still close to Galveston entertainment: Moody Gardens, The Strand, The Pleasure Pier, Schlitterbahn Water Park, and many fine restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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