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The Bent Rod canal front in Jamaica Beach - bring your boat!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

This unique canal front home in historic Jamaica Beach, one of Galveston's premier communities on the West end of the island. This home can accommodate up to 8 people with two queen beds, and two twin beds (two twins are a trundle bed where lower twin can be raised up evenly with other twin to make king bed) and a queen sleeper sofa. The home also has a stackable washer and dryer. From the spacious deck you can enjoy early morning views of the canal, sunrise, and ample seating for your guests. The property has access to Jamaica Beach swimming pool (small fee per person, collected at the pool), community park and marina access in Jamaica Beach. The canal is only one turn and you are out to the Galveston Bay! Fully stocked home, large kitchen, under home has good shady area with fish cleaning station. Home also features an outdoor shower. Just a hop, skip and a jump out to the water, or drop your line in the canal. Jamaica Beach offers a marina to launch your boat, then tie off at this dock. Boat slip is not available, owner use ONLY! Smoking only OUTSIDE with thoughtful disposal of smoking materials. Please do not throw anything into the canal! Pets are welcomed, ($100/dog, 50# limit, non-aggressive breeds only). Restrictions apply.

Property Manager
Ryson Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Ryson Vacation Rentals

Ryson Vacation Rentals


Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Twin over Twin Bunk Bed
  • 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground ...
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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(3 traveler reviews)

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The Bent Rod canal front in Jamaica Beach - bring your boat!
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 3 reviews

Work needed

  • 3 of 5

Exterior: Paint the exterior! Would also love to see the decks painted and fixed up more. There was too much loose wood. Also, hithe 1st floor was too cluttered and there was no light to enjoy the seating area. It was entirely too dark, which caused a bunch of issues especially when you are getting back and have to carry bags AND a baby up to the 2nd floor. Also, the screen door needs to have a separate lock (NOT a combination lock). Trees need to be trimmed so that patrons can actually enjoy outside.

Interior: update bathrooms...remove outdated wallpaper and shower curtain liners must be replaced or cleaned more thoroughly. Update curtains in the bedrooms, have a TV for every room. Find a way to stop large bugs from entering home at night. (These would crawl from the wall, but only at night!) Kitchen and dining room were nice and clean, as well as spacious. Rooms were also nice sizes w plenty of closet space.

Overall, I would not rent the Bent Rod Canal home again mainly due to the lack of porch lights, the upstairs decks, and the insects in the house. If Ryson fixed (attempted to remedy)these issues, then my family would give them another shot!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lashanda, Thank you for your review of The Bent Rod. Your detailed notes of repairs and updates have been passed on the our maintenance department, Operations Manager and the homeowner and we are all working together to remedies these issues. We hope that you and your family will reserve again with Ryson for your next vacation. With over 199 properties to choose from I am sure that we will find a home or condo that fits your needs. Thank you, Ryson Vacation Rentals
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Leave your boat at Home!

  • 2 of 5

My family and I stayed at the ‘Bent Rod’ house for 3 nights to relax and do some bay fishing. The home itself was a bit older, but overall it was ‘as advertised’ as the pictures show the age. A few things I’d like to point out, as it would’ve changed my mind on booking this house, as I was there specifically to fish each day.

First of all - The description mentions “a floating dock, which you can tie off at once you launch your boat at the marina”. In theory this sounds okay, in reality, not so much. During high tide, the dock is completely under water, so you can’t tie your boat off as your boat would float into the dock – scratching the boat. Further, there were screws sticking out from the dock, so even if tides were low, you wouldn’t want to tie a boat to it. At low tide, the dock was only an inch or 2 over the water line, still preventing you from tying off. If I had known this, I wouldn’t have stayed here.

The mosquitos! The ground level of this property is covered with palm trees, bushes, etc. It felt like a greenhouse, and is not manicured. This is a prime breeding ground for mosquitos… and yes, they can fly up to the upstairs decks!

There is a gas grill on the property. If you use the last of the propane, it’s your responsibility (in the middle of grilling) to go to the corner gas station and pay $35 to get the tank refilled… if you rent this property, best of luck to you with getting a tank with enough propane!

At the end of the day, would I stay here again? NO! There are better places in Jamaica Beach, for less money. If you do stay here – leave the boat at home, bring mosquito repellant, and you may want to bring a propane tank too!

To end on a positive note – I will say that when I brought up my issues & concerns to Ryson (the property management), they were helpful and did what they could to make things right. With the said issues, the owner was asked give an ‘after the fact’ discount – particularly for the dock issue that’s misleading in the description, but the owner was not willing to give anything back.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding the issues that occurred during your stay at our property The Bent Rod. We are glad to hear that Ryson was able to be helpful and fix the problems that occurred to the best of our ability. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future and use your %10 loyalty discount. Thank you! Ryson Vacation Rentals
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  • 5 of 5

Our family met and had a wonderful time at this property. Relaxing, fishing and eating meals together was all we needed. Enjoyed our time here very much !!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melody, We are always glad to hear that our guests have truly enjoyed their stay. I am happy that your family was able to relax, fish and spend time together at The Bent Rod. We hope that we will be able to assist you again, so please feel free to call one of our reservationist and we will be happy to give you a 10% loyalty discount on your next stay. Thank you, Ryson Vacation Rentals
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Car: recommended


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