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August 22-31(SALE)Book 4 nights Get 5th Free! Beach, Fishing, Relaxing on Canal

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:
March 9, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking is limited to 4 vehicles
  • Be kind to neighbors no excessive late night noise
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. Bedroom 1 and 2 are on upper level. Bedroom 3 and 4 are on lower level. There is no inside stairs from upstairs to downstairs.
  • 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 -
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August 22-31(SALE)Book 4 nights Get 5th Free! Beach, Fishing, Relaxing on Canal
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful at the Gem. Clean fresh lovely house. We had a wonderful time over looking the water.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing Jamaica Gem, hope to have you stay again!
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Great property and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

The only thing keeping this from five stars is that the up stairs and down are not connected. It didn't slow us down, but wasn't what we expected. I'm sure it's in the notes somewhere, so no fault of Sheila. She was great to work with also! We'd stay here again if in the area for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review and we are happy you had a great stay with your family! Regarding the upstairs/downstairs sorry it was a surprise. It is listed in the property description but I did go back and list it as extra information in the bedroom section as well. I appreciate your feedback. And Yes I do hope you come back your family were great guests of Jamaica Gem! Thanks Again, Sheila
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Great Getaway Home

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, well stocked for all needs in kitchen,bathroom,etc nice yard and boat slip was good for us and easily accessible. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear your family had all they needed for a great stay. Thanks for choosing us!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, great location, close to Jamaica beach, community pool ($5/day/person), close enough to Galveston, but far enough away. Relaxing fishing off the boat dock. We will definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests to Jamaica Gem, thanks for choosing us! Wish you would have weighed that giant sheepshead you caught fishing at the dock. Would have been fun to make the record book. Next Time! :)
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Wonderful and relaxing. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. Plenty of room and well kept property. Would definitely recommend everyone to stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, Relaxing and Fun!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Jamaica Gem! The moment we arrived, we checked out the bedrooms and discovered every room had a very comfortable and ample environment. We enjoyed the dockside fishing and crabbing. It was nice to have access to the washer and dryer and we did not want for anything. The owner was very diligent when responding to our questions and needs. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you got to spend time with Family! Thanks for taking such good care of Jamaica Gem. Great Guests from Homer NY!
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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!




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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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