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CANAL Fun In Jamaica Beach...Private oasis.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,380 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bath On A Wide Canal Near Beach.


Private Waterfront Property in Jamaica Beach with a Private Palapa! Relax with your family in this nicely appointed bay house that sits on a wide canal on a corner lot right behind the bird and fish sanctuary, and is less than ½ mile to the bay from your boat. Swim, Kayak, BBQ, relax, and fish right off our back porch, or launch your boat at the private neighborhood boat ramp, dock your boat in the house's boat slip. Minutes from the bay by boat and a short Golf Cart ride to the beach. Underwater light for night fishing. If you like to watch or catch fish, you'll enjoy fishing just steps away from the back door, or the blender!

Jamaica Beach is a city with it’s own local police and fire departments for your safety.

It’s a little under a mile from the beach, a perfect distance for a nice stroll or power walk. We are just a few blocks from the boat ramp for those bringing a boat and for birding enthusiasts, there is a bird sanctuary located approx. 1 block in front of the house.

The freshly updated 1380 square-foot house is roomy, COMFORTABLE, clean and comes with many amenities to make your vacation relaxing. The home sleeps 9 in bedrooms, with an additional airbed and a pack'n'play for the little ones. You won't find any bunk beds, futons or pull out couch here, only regular beds. YOUR COMFORT IS OUR MAIN CONCERN. All living space is located on the 2nd & 3rd level. 1st bedroom has a King size bed, 2nd bedroom has Queen size bed, 3rd level has a Queen size bed with 2 single beds. On the 2nd floor main living level there is a full size bathroom with a tub/shower combo and the washer/dryer. On the 3rd level there is a full size bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

Downstairs on lower level there is a Ping Pong table and Foosball table, 2 Kayaks, all the beach toys, ice chest, beach chairs and storage for your use. The lot next door is available for Picnicking, Games,Volleyball and Horseshoes. The house has central A/C, hardwood floors in common areas and plush carpet in 2 of the bedrooms, and an all-electric kitchen that comes with basic seasonings, ice maker and plenty of cooking pots, pans, and utensils to prepare complete meals easily. We have small appliances: coffeemaker, tea kettle, blender, toaster, mixer, crock pot, food processor, fryer, and a rice steamer.

There are two televisions with Cable TV, WiFi for your devises and a small collection of DVD movies, should you have time to watch them. We have a nice traditional propane grill available for your use.


More Details

Lisa Carnes
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:
March 20, 2018

About Lisa Carnes

Building memories and having Fun is what our family is all about. Originally from Oklahoma we settled in Texas for a total of 16 years now, and call Houston our home. With 2 grown daughters, the canal house is a great gathering place. My husband and I have been Real Estate Investors since 1999. We enjoy all water related activities and have a passion for Real Estate. This move allowed us to combine all of our Water hobbies and Real Estate into one. We enjoy helping others invest in Real Estate, if you have interest in buying a home on the Island, let us know we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the current real estate market.

Lisa Carnes purchased this house in 2014

Why Lisa Carnes chose Jamaica Beach

My husband and I 1st came to Jamaica Beach 25 years ago and fell in love with the area. We have looked on and off for years to purchase a vacation home and are excited our dream has finally come true. For us the canal is the best of both worlds; fishing and catching crab out your backdoor, or going to the beach just down the street. You can do it all on the canal!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with our home because of the open floor plan. It provides plenty of room for large family gatherings. Easy access to the beaches for sand castle building, boogie boarding, kayaking are several of our families favorite activities. The wide canal and the excellent fishing in the area are why we chose Jamaica Beach.


Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Check-In Arrival Time 3:30 p.m. Check-Out Departure Time 11:00 a.m.


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CANAL Fun In Jamaica Beach...Private oasis.
average rating of 4.8297873 based on 47 reviews

Great open spaces, Tiki hut and small beach area on the canal!

  • 5 of 5

Love this house! Had loads of room for large family. Not only a big deck plus a Tiki hut that you could seat lots of people and a "sandy beach" with loungers and plenty of sand to build a sand castle. Owners are very friendly and want to make sure you have a great time! Kayaks and paddle board were put to good use along with the ping pong and football tables! Modern kitchen and the openness made meals fun! Would highly recommend this place if we didn't want to keep it our little secret 😂�👏�🚣�🏻�👌�🛶�

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled you had a wonderful time, and welcome you back anytime. Safe Travels were ever you may go!
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Clean, serene, pristine

  • 5 of 5

This canal home meets all the requirements of a peaceful get-away. The interior of the home feels homey and family friendly. The outdoor deck and palapa are perfect places for enjoying a good book, watching the fishermen in the family, and imbibing in a refreshing beverage. What a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great home with everything you need for a wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Great home with all the amenities! Close to the beach and fun activities for the family. Owners were extremely helpful and responsive!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful with lots of fun amenities like kayaking and gaming! Lisa and her husband were extremely welcoming and helpful with any concerns or questions that we had and we cannot wait to stay here again in the future when we visit the Galveston area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best West End House on Galveston Island

  • 5 of 5

Oh wow.....what a fantastic canal home this was. We felt comfortable when we opened the door. It was so charming and roomy. Lisa and Robbie were so helpful if we had a question. We have been staying every summer for 14 years on the beach side and decided to give the bay side a try. It was a huge hit for the whole family. It met every need we had. Teen grandsons loved the ping pong table as well as the adults which supplied lots of competition. They brought their john boat and fished and fished and fished! The very nice neighbor even gave them tips on salt water fishing! The flounder fish fry was sooo good. The beautiful tree and picket fence in the front was a favorite, also. The beds were the most comfortable we had ever slept in! The kitchen did not lack for anything, either. We found this house perfect in every way and the Palapa was totally awesome! Thank you Lisa and Robbie for sharing your wonderful home. A good time was had by all!!!

Danny and Barbara on Lake Conroe

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had a great time on your trip to the Island and enjoyed your stay in our home. We welcome you and your family back anytime. Thanks for the thoughtful review!
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  • 5 of 5

Lisa, the owner, was extremely helpful in answering our questions and welcoming us to their lovely 2nd home. We had a party of 6, my 3 adult sons and 2 adult grandsons. Everything was perfect. The House was perfect in every way with zero problems. We planned the trip to just slow down and escape the normal day to day stress. This place was the solution to our expectations---great deck front and rear! PLUS, the pergola to the side was excellent in providing shade, breeze and a view down the wide canal. We spent hours sitting around this beautiful structure and enjoying the ceiling fan and wood deck. Everyone commented about the comfortable beds and great towels. Everyone had a turn at some ping-pong contests/tournaments. One of our primary goals was to get in some fishing. We had our share of good catches in the canal at the house and cruising the green underwater lights all over the neighborhood. We have been to Jamaica Beach several times and enjoy the character of the neighborhood and the well maintained homes in addition to the convenience of some grocery stores and gas stations close by. In addition, we made several short trips to the beach just across the highway. All in All, if you are looking for a VERY GREAT place to stay, THIS IS IT!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed yourself. That's the goal to slow down and enjoy time with those that matter most. Thank you for taking such great care of our home during your stay. We would welcome you back guys back anytime. Thanks! Rob & Lisa Carnes
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Point Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jamaica Beach

September -Galveston Shrimp Festival

October - Art-ober-fest & October-Fest

November - Lone Star Bike Ralley

December -Dickens on the Strand

February - Mardi gras

March - Spring Break

April - Easter Break


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $400

All Holiday will require a 3 night min. and a 10% charge on top of regular rate.
100% Cancelation refund will be given 60 days prior to arrival date only, less than 60 days no refunds will be given.

Owner'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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