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Everything You Need And A Short Walk From The Beach

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16631 John Davis Rd. is a 952 square foot furnished home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms located a short walk away from the Gulf of Mexico. The interior features an open floor plan, wall to wall tile flooring (bedrooms are carpeted), central heat and air, stainless appliances, flat panel TVs in the bedrooms (32') and living room (55' LED 3D HDTV), cable television service, WiFi, ceiling fans, and stack washer/drier. Furnishings include a queen bed in the master, a trundle twin set bed in the junior, and a sleeper sofa in the living room allowing you to accommodate six people comfortably. The exterior features a large two-level deck with a gas grill, patio furniture, and a foot rinsing spigot upstairs and a wood porch swing, fish cleaning table, and an outdoor shower downstairs.

Nathan Caruso
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2016


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Everything You Need And A Short Walk From The Beach
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Our beach house weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were truly comfortable. The house was nice and clean and plenty of space for us. Nice televisions and 3d movies for the kiddos to watch. Everything we needed was there except clothes,necesities, food and beach towels. The beach was a short distance away and was clean. We really loved our stay- about 13 miles the sea wall had restaurants, the Pier, Moody Gardens, Palm beach and Schlitterbahn water park.The owner was very nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review, Tammy. Hope to see you again!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house from 5/13-5/15! The pictures are exactly as the house are. Very clean and neat house! We would definitely rent this house again if we're down and around Jamaica Beach.

The only downfall is that you can't turn the thermostat down below 75 degrees. So needless to say we were warm while trying to sleep.

Overall this is a great house and would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice feedback and your candor. For whatever reason guests have been vocal about their dislike of the 75 degree floor on my thermostat this year. As a result, I have a work order in to replace the current one with a new one that bottoms out at 72 degrees. I hope that will be satisfactory for everyone. Please come back next summer and let me know!
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Perfect on the outside

  • 2 of 5

Apon arrival everything was clean and nice and organized. But once we tried to turn the air conditioner down it would not allow us to go lower than 75 degrees. It was Hot in the house all the time. It was extremely uncomfortable to sleep and not only would it not go lower than 75 it was programmed to shot up to 80 degrees at 7am. I woke up covered in sweat. Then when I confronted the homeowner he tells me it doesn't need to go below 75 and he has never had complaints before. I don't believe that statement for a second. BTW it was 95 degrees outside and felt like 102.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you found your stay to be so unpleasant. You are correct that the thermostat does not not drop below 75 degrees. It is mentioned conspicuously in the packet I email everyone prior to their stay along with instructions on how to avoid what you experienced in the morning. It is also addressed in the "air conditioning" section of my listing. As we discussed on the final night of your stay when you brought it to my attention, it is a manufacturer setting. The thermostat is designed exclusively for vacation rentals. It is not "programmed" to do anything other than to dismiss your override after six hours. I certainly respect your opinion that 75 is too warm; however, at no time did I suggest it didn't "need" to go any lower. I simply stated it was a manufacturer setting when you accused me of programming it in such a manner. It is designed to prevent someone from leaving the thermostat at 62 degrees while they spend the day at Schlitterbahn. Those savings allow me to continually upgrade the property and offer some of the most competitive rates on the island. I will be on the lookout for similar complaints however and if I sense the temperature is a problem I will explore other alternatives.
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  • 5 of 5

This house was adorable, MUCH cuter in real life! The picture didn't do it justice at all! It's a great location right by the canal which we stayed in the whole time! Owner was so nice and easy to work with! We will be saving the info for next year! Couldn't thank the owners enough was perfect and the price was amazing compared to others in the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So I'm a lousy photographer? LOL. Glad you had a nice stay. Thank you for your kind words and come back any time.
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Clean, cozy and RELAXING!!

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at various rental properties in the area, this by far is our absolute favorite!!! House was very clean, modern and nicely decorated. Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, don't let the square footage fool ya, it was laid out very nice. Loved having coffee on the back deck, nice overhang for those who want shade. On the lower deck is a real nice swing, nice large yard for a view. Loved walking in the neighborhood, very close to the beach, exploring the area and looking at the many beautiful homes. Checked out a few open houses too!! Plenty of shore fishing, park your vehicle and pull out the fishing poles. Jamaica Beach has several nice beach accesses and Galveston State Park is right next door. Nate's Steak & Seafood is a great place in town for eating out and right next door the 7 Seas Market, great place to shop they have EVERYTHING!! Nathan, the owner, very very accommodating, he takes pride in his property and sincerely wants to please his tenants, that was very evident by the wonderful gift basket ;)....Thanks Nathan -you Rock!!! Hope to stay much longer next time!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to see you again.
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Very nice property close to beach

  • 4 of 5

We chose this property for our annual Girl's Weekend getaway. The property is about 10 minutes drive from the action of Galveston, but the beach is a short 5-10-minute walk. Jamaica Beach has plenty of grocery, convenience and liquor stores so being outside Galveston proper was not an issue. A tip for those shopping: DO NOT go to grocery shopping on Friday evening. We went after dinner and the shelves were bare. Do yourself a favor and go as early as possible!

We arrived at the property ahead of the 4 pm check-in time but had contacted the owner to inquire about an early check-in. He said if there was no car out front we could check-in since that would indicate housekeeping was done from the previous guest. There was no car in the drive and we were eager to get in after a 3-hour car ride. To our surprise, the house was not cleaned. We called the owner and let him know, and then headed to the beach. By the time we were ready to come in the house had been cleaned. We had a couple of other very small hiccups with housekeeping, but the owner resolved everything in a timely manner.

The house is quite nice and met all of our needs. The kitchen is well equiped (minus a pair of kitchen tongs). We brought a twin air mattress and had no issues finding a place where it could stay set up and out of the way. We found the house very comfortable and would recommend the property to anyone. We plan to return next year! The neighborhood is very quiet and we felt quite safe. The owner was a phone call away and quick to resolve our issues. We found nothing major wrong with the house, just a few minor issues with housekeeping. He resolved them immediately to our satisfaction.

The only complaints are: 1) the clothes line is above the grill. Neither can be moved, so if you come back from the beach and want to hang your towels and suits out to dry and grill at the same time it is a problem. 2) the air conditioner doesn't cool well at all. I understand that the owner has it set so that people can't run the bill sky high, but it really doesn't cool the house off at all. It feels more like the fan is running vs the actual a/c. The temp doesn't feel like the setting. We had the thermostat set as low as it would go for the two days we were there, but it never got to the temperature setting (maybe 70? I can't recall the setting). It wasn't unbearable for me since I set my house to 78 in the summer, but it was a bit on the muggy side. Maybe it's just a coolant issue.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Blue Water Grill
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Jamaica Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $125
Administrative $25
Tax Rate 15.0%

If your stay is more than a week out from your booking date, check-in AND check-out must ALWAYS fall on one of four days: Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. Additionally, a Monday check-in is only allowed if the preceding Sunday is already booked or is part of a holiday weekend. Likewise, a Thursday check-out is only permissible if the following Friday is already booked or is part of a holiday weekend.

If you are looking to book within a week of your proposed stay, I will consider alternative check-in/out days, but a Saturday check-in or check-out is never allowed.

If you prefer to post a $500 security deposit in lieu of purchasing damage protection insurance, let me know. In that scenario, I will require the greater of $500 or 50% of the booking fee at the time of booking. The balance would be due two weeks prior to checking in. Deposits are held no more than seven (7) days from the date of check-out.

Owner'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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Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 952 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bathroom has tub, guest/common bathroom has standup shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom has dresser and closet. Guest bedroom at present only has a closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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