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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 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. Convenient downstairs refrigerator for your cold beverages. 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 biways.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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 4.888889 based on 45 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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  • 5 of 5

Great house! Tana was awesome to work with!!! Definitely will go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again. You are right, Tana is awesome!
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Perfect for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Cute house with nice amenities and a great location! Our family had a blast and will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your family enjoyed their vacation at the Mermaids Lair. We try to provide the extras like bikes and kayaks to enhance your stay. Please come stay with us again.
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Very clean, updated, and with comfortable beds

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Went Kayaking every day and really enjoyed the fishing and swimming.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the kayaks. Hope you had luck fishing. The main canal is always a good spot and is just around the corner. Please come visit us again.
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  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect size and location for my family and I we enjoyed fishing, swimming in the canal and golf cart ride to the beach nearby!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that the Mermaid,s Lair was perfect for your vacation and hope too see you again in the future.
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Great Time!

  • 4 of 5

Mermaids Lair was clean, decorated in a beach theme, had nice garden and fenced yard, had all the kitchen utensils that you would ever need, and a great shaded hangout under the deck. Most of our time was spent outside fishing, playing games, and relaxing. It was nice to have a fenced yard for our four legged family. The downstairs bathroom, outside shower, and hammock were convenient for our group. The beds were comfortable, but not like ours at home...we expected that. The bathrooms were clean and were nicely remodeled as was the kitchen and the flooring was newer in the house.

Jamaica beach area is quiet and relaxing. The house is only a few minutes from beach accesses, a small but well stocked grocery store, and convenience store.

I don't have any complaints, just some FYI. The A/C keeps the back two bedrooms nice and cool, but the master and living room were quite a bit warmer, mostly because of the high ceilings and a lot of windows. We always bring a buzz fan, so no big deal. As is typical of houses built on stilts, the floors are uneven, not bad, but noticeable.

Tana was super nice and very easy to work with. We didn't have any problems and I would be willing to bet she would have any concerns taken care of expediently. Our 10 day stay was affordable and we will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review for the Mermaids Lair. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and want to return in the future. We try to provide all necessary amenities to make your stay easy and comfortable. Tana, your hostess, is always available to help make your stay everything you want it to be.
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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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