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Beach, Fishing, Relaxing at Canal, Fun Calling you? ..Come Stay at Jamaica Gem!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Full Baths Sleeps 10

Perfect Canal Home for a getaway! Stay in this updated, exceptionally clean and well equipped home. Jamaica Gem sleeps 10 comfortably, all in beds. Upstairs Setup - Two large bedrooms, Bathroom. Full Size Washer/Dryer in Laundry Room, Kitchen & Dining Area Living Room has comfortable sofa with ottoman and chair. Large flat screen Smart TV with Comcast Cable including HBO, Blue Ray/DVD Player. Free Wifi. Dining Table with 6 chairs and extra chairs to seat 10 in total. Bedroom One has a King Size, Twin and 32 inch TV. Bedroom two has a Queen, Twin and 32 inch TV. Bathroom has Jetted Tub and large tiled walk in shower. Downstairs is a separate entrance. Setup is 2 Bedrooms and Bath. Bedroom 3 has a Queen bed. Bedroom 4 has one full and one twin, perfect for kids. Bathroom has large tile walk in shower. Outside enjoy a large fenced yard with tropical plants. Picnic Tables on Lower Area and Upper Deck. Pergola with patio seating area. Boat House with lift. Bring your poles and fish off the boat dock or bulkhead. Use the new gas grill for BBQ. House Linens and Beach Towels for 10 provided. Don't worry if you forget something there are many conveniences close by. Seven Seas Grocery is 1/2 mile west and offers some of the best steaks to BBQ around. It also has some cute souvenirs. Less than 5 minutes away is a Valero Gas Station, a Hardware Store that will even sell Beach Toys, Subway Sandwiches, Sno Cones and much more. The Beach is Calling you and its less than one mile from this Jamaica Gem! Come and enjoy :)

Property Manager
Sheila Macpherson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Sheila Macpherson

We have been long time residents in the state of Montana. For several years we have been visiting Texas family and have just been falling in love with the Jamaica Beach area! In 2014 we decided we wanted to spend extended time in this area and found our Jamaica Gem. We will now be able to spend time with all our family in both states. We look forward to sharing our home with you in hopes you will make great memories on your Jamaica Beach Vacation!

Sheila Macpherson purchased this house in 2014


Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both Bathrooms have great all tile walk in showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • All Bedrooms are very spacious with closet space in each room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Some of Last Years Comments from the Guest Book, What was fun? Fun & Sun at the Beach, Best Time Fishing Off the Dock with Kids, Wedding at the Beach, Seafood & Swimming, 28th Wedding Anniversary Took Our Boat Fishing, Lone Star Bike Rally with Family and Friends, Great Time! Great Location! Wonderful Spot! Clean!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Beach, Fishing, Relaxing at Canal, Fun Calling you? ..Come Stay at Jamaica Gem!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

With nine of us spanning three generations, we had more than enough space. Mom, Dad and their four kids stayed upstairs, Grandma, Grandpa, and Uncle Mikey stayed down. Three turns and you're on your way to the beach, Galveston, or Freeport. The helpfulness of the fence cannot be praised enough. Our dogs and the baby were contained and we could let them run without fear of the street or other cars or falling into the canal. Kayaks had a home and could be accessed and within minutes your were on your way,

This was the second stay for Mom, Dad and the kids.

The house was clean, instructions were clear, and was pretty well stocked. Upper patio was a nice place to spend evenings. We used the lower patio in the morning, before starting the day.

We stayed for a week and were settling in well and had to go back to reality. Will have many fond memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belton, Texas

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This property was just as it was advertised. The only thing I missed when looking was that the bottom and the top of the house are separated. That did not cause any problems with us though. It was very clean and comfortable. The beds upstairs were much more comfortable than the ones downstairs according to my children. Everything we needed was provided and then some. The gas grill was fantastic. My children loved fishing off of the dock as well as catching crabs in the trap that was there. Many memories were made here. Loved the area. Very quiet at night and family friendly. The pool was fabulous. We were far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Galveston but close enough to enough the city We did go to Pleasure Pier on Wednesday night. We were please with how Sheila handled the whole process with us and would recommend this property. We had a wonderful family vacation living at Jamaica Gem for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Riesel, TX

Another wonderful vacation at the Jamaica Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to stay at the Jamaica Gem so it's pretty safe to say we love it here! We loved coming back to see some of the updates from last year...a dresser in the master bedroom (thank you!), reupholstered dining room chairs, new TV, new AC unit, etc. We love having a fenced in yard for our dogs and our boys enjoyed fishing right off the deck. More than anything, we love the quiet neighborhood and feel very relaxed here away from the hustle of downtown Galveston. If you are looking to take a guided fishing trip while on the island, Sheila's son is a fishing guide so I'm sure she would be happy to get you in contact with him.

Thank you again, Sheila! We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your family are awesome vacationers at Jamaica Gem! You made my sons day to randomly meet, even though he thought for sure it would happen some day! Thanks for all the kind words we really try to make it a place my family would enjoy staying at and some times we do :) Talk to you next year!
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  • 5 of 5

Very great experience! Love the house and the beach is right out of the neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Jamaica Gem is a very nice and relaxing place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Jamaica Gem. The home and grounds was spacious and decorated very nice and clean. The master bedroom down stairs has a wheel chair ramp for easy access. We spent a lot of time outside on the ground level porch and fishing deck. We have several small children was thrilled to find a place with a fence. The beach is a half mile away and easily accessible with ample parking, plus there are a lot other areas with beach access nearby. There is neighborhood pool and playground area within walking distance. The community is very nice and well kept. I would recommended this property and will even go again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Round Rock TX

Jamaica Gem is a true gem!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (plus our puppy ), enjoyed our stay here. The beach house is amazingly cozy and quiet, and everyone on Jamaica Island is so friendly that we felt extremely welcome. Every morning we took our puppy out for a walk, and we met so many nice neighbors this way. Just walking down the street, everyone waves and smiles at you, which is heartwarming. The beach and corner store are within walking distance, so most of the time we ended up walking and getting a good amount of exercise. We saw lots of people who rented golf carts to drive around, so we night try that next time.The yard is nicely landscaped, and I felt secure letting our puppy roam and explore the gated area. We went out to eat several times, but we were able to use the nicely appointed kitchen to cook breakfasts and a few dinners, which we enjoyed and it saved us a bit of money. We went to the Pleasure Pier one day, which our teenagers enjoyed, and took the ferry to Port Bolivar on another day. Every evening, we went to the beach until it got dark, and then returned to the house and played cards, talked, and watched t.v. until it was time for bed. The beds were very comfortable, and there was ample room for all of us to stretch out and relax. All in all, this was a great vacation and we would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your kind review! We try hard to make it a clean and comfortable spot to vacation. The neighbors..well I guess they are just nice on their own :) We Hope you stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
16.5 Miles
Galveston Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
11.8 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf
Nearest Motorway
13.5 Miles
Interstate 45
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nate's Westend
Nearest Beach
0.86 Miles
Jamaica Beach
Car: recommended

A vacation of Beach Fun is less than 1 mile from this Canal Home! You are welcome to bring your boat and launch a minute away at neighborhood boat ramp. After a day of fishing in Galveston's West Bay known for Redfish, Trout and Flounder enjoy the ease of using our boat house with lift. If you don't have a boat there are plenty of close guides to help you out, just ask and we can help with finding one. Sparkling New Pool and kids playground a quick walk away. Visit local attractions; Moody Gardens which houses a 10 story rain-forest, one of the world's largest aquariums, I MAX Theater, Spa and Resort Style Municipal Golf Course. Schlitterbahn a year round Water park is the ultimate family destination. Check out live shows at the 1894 Grand Opera House. Take an excursion through historic district and tour one of the mansions that are open to the public. Explore the shops and art on the Strand. Museums. Enjoy a 2.7 mile Free Ferry that offers a tour of the Intracoastal Waterway where you can see dolphins playing. Don't forget the Seawall. Over 10 miles of continuous sidewalk lining the Gulf of Mexico. Great for Bikers, Walkers and Joggers. This is where you will find Pleasure Pier Galveston's newest amusement park with rides and games. Tons of Restaurants for families and adults too!


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning and Linen Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 15.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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