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Beautiful Waterfront Home at the Mouth of the Bay! With Lagoon as Back Yard!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12 on the Water with Beautiful Bay Views

On the Water in a peaceful Lagoon, a Beautifully Renovated, Wonderful Light and Bright Home with Great Views of Galveston Bay! This home has 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths and Sleeps 12. It offers a Large Deck facing East with Great Water Views from both Upper and Lower Decks, a Wall of Windows overlooking the Lagoon and Bay, and an Spacious Open Living, Dining and Kitchen. The House is on two lots providing a spacious lawn and extra long Pier, a Volleyball Net, a Basketball Goal and a Wide Driveway for lots of parking and Driveway Gate.

The long 100 foot Dock and Pier area has a Boat Slip and two Fishing Lights to help see those Big Ones. Redfish, Trout, Drum, Sheephead and more have been caught right off the Docks. A Fish Table, and Fishing Benches are conveniently placed. There is also a Floating Dock for easy access to Paddleboards, Kayaks, Boats or Swimmers. There are 2 Paddleboards and 3 Kayaks with paddles and Life Jackets furnished for Guest use.

And for keeping up with the latest Sports, News, etc. there is a large Bar with 50" TV right off the water! The Bar is equipped with refrigerator, glasses, barware, pitchers and Blender. A large Soft Couch, Hammock and Swing are close by for Guest enjoyment.

The Upper Deck has another Large Soft Couch, Rocking Chairs, a Large Dining Table and Large Gas Grill. Half of the Upper Deck is Covered to Allow even more time in the out-of-doors.

Inside the Home is Bright, Beautiful and made for Comfort. The Kitchen has all Stainless Steel Appliances plus a Free-Standing Ice Maker. The Kitchen comes very well equipped with extras of almost everything. Another large Refrigerator for Drinks and Fish caught right from the Dock is provided downstairs. There are 2 Washers and 2 Dryers. The Master Bedroom features a Pillow-Top King-Sized Bed with en suite Bathroom. The Second Bedroom features a Pillow-Top Queen-Size Bed and 2 Twin Beds. The Third Bedroom offers a Pillow-Top Queen Bed and Twin-Size Bunkbed. Upstairs includes a Full Bathroom with Tub, a Full Bathroom with Rain Shower and a Half Bath off the Living Area. Downstairs is the 4th Bedroom with Two Twin Beds and Full Bathroom. All Bedrooms have Flat Screen TV's with BlueRay DVD's, Cable with Movie Channels provided and, of course, Free WiFi. This Home is Perfect for Families or Groups of All Considerations.

You are 5 minutes from the Vehicle Access Beach. When you return, there is an Outdoor Shower to rinse off. The Jamaica Beach community has a Pool, also 5 minutes away, where for a small fee you and your family can take in the sun in Fresh Water.

And for those that would like to fish with a guided professional, we have available one of the best who knows the West bay and will pick you up at our dock in his boat. Contact us for information.

Nearby is Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Botanical Gardens, The Pleasure Pier (Theme Park), or Downtown--the Strand for shopping or dining. In town, the Duck Tours, a Boat around the Bay, Bicycle Rentals, Numerous Restaurants and Shops, Live Theater and Movies are there to make your vacation nothing, but perfect.

Whether Sipping Coffee or Cocktails, Fishing off the Dock, Kayaking or Paddelboarding off the Floating Dock, Boating, Bird Watching, Grilling Out, Catching Crabs, Going to the Beach, or just Lounging on outdoor Couches on the Large Decks, this Home is a Marvelous Entertainment Place for Everyone.

This Home offers everything for an Amazing Trip---An Awesome Getaway! Make a lasting Memory for your Family and enjoy being right on the water with a Beautiful Bay View. !

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Lynn Randall
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Mary Lynn Randall

When my children were young, my family discovered Galveston. The beach, the sea breeze, exploring the old downtown became a part of our lives. We loved the island atmosphere and escape. Thirty years later when grandchildren came along, we began going back and renting a house twice a year. Finally, we decided to find a waterfront house of our own.

Mary Lynn Randall purchased this house in 2013

Why Mary Lynn Randall chose Galveston

This property was in bad shape when we first looked at it. But it had the size we needed, the long dock, but mostly, it had the Beautiful view of the Bay. After a complete renovation, our family began to enjoy many hours spent out on the water, or lounging on the deck, or heading to the beach or going into town. But the best thing of all was seeing children up through teenage, put down their electronics to spend the entire day on the Kayaks and Paddleboards, or jumping off the dock, or catching crabs and shrimp, or Fishing into the night, or playing volleyball, or basketball-----all outside! Amazing!

What makes this house unique

The best about renting a house on the Bay are all the things there are to do. My family rented only Beachfront house for years, then discovered the canal homes. At a beach house you still have to carry all the beach chairs, towels, drinks, etc. to the beach and then after some hours, the heat makes you head for the house. With a House on the Bay, you can still get to the Beach in 5 minutes and stay for as long as you want, but when you come back--there is still swimming in the lagoon, or kayaking, Paddleboarding, or fishing, or outdoor sports or just relaxing with a drink in your hand at the Outdoor Bar catching the Big Game and enjoying the view.

The great benefits of this house are: the View of the Bay from a wall of windows, the Peaceful Lagoon, the pull of the water urging you outside, the sound of the lapping waves against the dock, the smell of the sea, the beautiful pelicans gracefully gliding by, the people waving from their boats, watching the fish in the fish lights and the constant sea breeze against your skin.

And all of it only for the purpose of peace and enjoyment.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've stayed at many properties and this house was by far the best for us. The house was nice, the balcony and the fishing was Awesome! We caught Speckled Trout, Sand Trout, Flounder and Red Fish. The Kitchen provided everything we needed to cook. We would definitely recommend and would stay at this house again.
Nov 2015
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Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rain Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 2 Full and 1/2 Bathrooms Upstairs. 1 Full Bathroom Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms Upstairs, 1 Bedroom Downstairs
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Lower Deck has Fishing Dock and Long Pier, Outdoor Bar with 50' TV Half-Round Upholstered Couch w Ottoman Floating Dock, Fishing Lights, Fish Cleaning Table, Hammock Swing


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Beautiful Waterfront Home at the Mouth of the Bay! With Lagoon as Back Yard!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 40 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Such a beautiful place and great neighborhood

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had an outstanding Family Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

The house and facilities were outstanding. Best house we have stayed in on Galveston Island.The four bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths were very helpful. The full bathroom down stairs was very convenient. The TV's with full cable in every room allow people to do their own thing. The upstairs covered outside dining was great since it rained several times. The views were outstanding. Marios pizza down the road was very good. The Grocery store is always worth several trips. Don't bring food shop at the local grocery. The green lawn allowed my small grandkids to run wild. They were not big enough to utilize the paddleboards and Kayaks. The redfish and spotted & sand trout and crabs were not in last weekend but we did catch lots of catfish.

We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Four tornado warnings couldn't stop us from loving this house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus our four grown children and son-in-law arrived knowing storms were predicted during our stay. With the storms came tornado warnings that moved us to the lower deck which has one bedroom and bathroom with a TV which helped us monitor the storm. The men were able to still fish from the large covered deck! There is no reason to leave this house: the fishing, kajaks and paddleboards are entertainment enough. On our last evening we tested one of the crab traps and in short time had 2 very large blue crabs. Wish we had done that sooner! Overall a wonderful time with lots of pictures and memories.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home with lovely views

  • 5 of 5

This home is so lovely and had everything you could dream of having at your finger tips. Our hostess Mary Lynn was so graceful and accommodating to any and all things we needed. My family spent a week there and enjoyed the laid back atmosphere (which is what we wanted). All the conveniences of home, everything is close. Stores, restaurant's, the beach, the bay. Will definitely go back next summer. Thanks for having us in your home Mary Lynn!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away Indeed

  • 5 of 5

This home is so comfortable! It fit our lifestyle with spacious living/kitchen area and multiple outdoor living spaces! We enjoyed gorgeous sunsets and cool easy breezes! If you are visiting during cooler evenings, bring soft warm throws to enjoy the decks just a little more.

Our family has been renting homes for a family get away for 8 years and everyone voted this one their favorite!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First and Foremost, Mary was very professional and easy to work with as well as answering any questions our group had.

The home is absolutely beautiful located right on the bay with an incredible dock to fish, kayak, paddle board - you name it! There was more than plenty of room for our group of 7 - beds/rooms to accommodate everyone. Since you're in Galveston (your plan is most likely to be outside) - well the best feature of house (while the house itself is beautiful) is the extended dock - upstairs and downstairs. There is also volleyball setup outside and plenty of room to play. We look forward to coming back for our next weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Car: necessary

Jamaica Beach is a Small Laid-Back Community built Around the Beach and the Bay. A Casual Atmosphere with Friendly People who Wave almost every time they pass. People whose Days are spent around the SaltWater and reflect Relaxed, Happy Faces. With their own Police Force constantly patrolling, you will feel that it is a Safe Place too.

The Beach is Wide, Expansive and the Waves roll in with Grace and that Perfect Peaceful Sound. People are Walking, or Surfing, or Fishing or just Sitting and Enjoying.

And if you are missing something, Everyone buys their Groceries at Seven Seas Grocery, mostly dressed in shorts and flip-flops. This Grocery has been there since the 40's, but now offers even Organic Foods.

Jamaica Beach and surrounding Area Restaurants are Casual but all have Great Seafood caught that Day from the Gulf.

Or you can go straight from the Beach to the Bar or "Hole-in-the-Wall" Hamburger/Pizza Place next to the well stocked Hardware. Or for more Gourmet Hamburgers, drive a short distance down the highway for an extensive selection.

Or just spend your day enjoying your own Waterfront, Grilling your own fish or burgers, Relaxing on your own Deck with Family and Friends and Watching the Boat Traffic come by each evening to Wave at all who are out to see them.

In this Lagoon, the residents fly Flags to signal that they are in Residence. You can fly our Flags or Bring your Own.

Jamaica Beach only exists for Enjoyment. So come Enjoy!


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
August 2017
Jul 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Weekend
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
End of year
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Bookings may be cancelled for Full Refund up to 30 days prior to check in for first day of rental. Pet Fee is Nonrefundable. 2 Small Pets--Maximum 25 lbs. each--is accepted or one larger dog can be considered. Renter must be a Minimum of 26 Years of Age.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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