BEACHFRONT FUN AND SUN AT THE BLUE MARLIN

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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BEACHFRONT FUN AND SUN AT THE BLUE MARLIN

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Romantic walks on the beach are right out the door! Or run the kids ragged on the beach all day then sit around the great room on the comfortable sectional couch! Yes, enough room on the couch to fit the entire family! Sporting event taking place on TV?? No problem! Large flat screen mounted TV awaits! Relax at the end of a 'beachy' day in your Jacuzzi tub! Need an even more romantic place to get clean...multi-headed glassed in shower! Large deck with built in seating and additional captain's deck are the perfect setting to listen to the peaceful sound of the waves. Our beach is safer for kids due to no cars allowed on beach area infront of our house during summer weekends!!! Golf Cart on site for rent to scoot around on beach as well.

Address:

16617 Jamaica Beach Rd

Galveston, Tx 77554

Terms and Conditions:

-Lease agreement required

-15% lodging tax added to listed rate

-Refundable security deposit of $400 required

-1/2 amount due is required to reserve date

-Full payment due 1 month prior to arrival

-Primary renter must be at least 21 y/o

-No prom groups or weddings

Please let us know age range and number of people when inquiring.

Keywords: Beach House

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About The Owner

We come from a large family and wanted a special place that we would feel like there are no worries in the world. We remolded the whole house when the kids were young, especially the master shower which could hold 4-5 kids at one time to shower. The Jaccuzzi tub was for the adults. Every year we tried to add something extra to the house to continue to improve the property. We have used the property for family reunions, our family get away and even for romantic anniversaries. The house lends itself to any occasion.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Galveston

We wanted a vacation home that the kids would beg to go to! Creating family memories to be passed down through the generations was our driving force to purchasing this beautiful property. The fact that the Jamaican Beach police patrol the beach often and there is no traffic allowed in front of our house on the weekends were an added plus. We feel very safe here with our family.

What makes this house unique

We love to play on the beach all day! Our children are avid crab catchers! We host many family functions at our beach home. The house is wonderfully located with a grocery store, liquor store, and a pizza place within a mile. What more could you ask for at the beach!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Marion, Texas
5

Summer Solstice Family Beach Bash 2014

  • 5 of 5
The Blue Marlin just gets better and better. We love it so much that we have already booked again for Summer Solstice Family Beach Bash 2015. The shady covered porch is always cool with the sea breeze and the built in bench is perfect for sitting to dry after showering off the sand in the downstairs shower (with hot water) that really helps keep sand off the beautiful floors. We keep an ice chest on the porch for cold beverages that always stays in the shade. This house is one of the few you can walk completely around and catch the sunset or Hollar down at the kids using the new basketball hoop ... Every visit there is more to enjoy, we have found our vacation spot. Seven Seas with a meat counter is awesome ~ Nate's is great food and of course a family owned store on the corner makes fresh breakfast burritos and that helps keep from running to Galveston about 8 miles away. We always pick a day for the Strand and Gaido's and the bigger grocery store and all the Island has to offer... But it's hard to leave this beautiful house. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking large family meals. Bathrooms are amazing and the beds are clean and comfy. This is a no drive on the weekends beach and is highly patrolled. Next to a pocket park which is next to the State Park. Very peaceful part of the beach. Please book your stay and say my review helped you choose... But not on Summer Solstice ;)
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

great house

  • 5 of 5
i'm a teenager who comes here with my family every year. i think it is a great house for all kinds of people and i highly recommend this house to families with kids it is so much fun for everybody you will have a great time guaranteed.
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Marion, Texas
5

Solstice Summer Family Beach Bash

  • 5 of 5
This is my favorite rental and my third stay ~ it just keeps getting better. Renting the golf cart was so much fun and made toting things to the shore and finding treasures easier and quick runs to local store for ice, etc so easy! This time we enjoyed two weeks - family and friends came to visit for the day from Houston area and the days my family were with us such days of memories made that will forever be topics of conversation to the next generation. This is our 3rd annual gathering and Yes! We have booked for next year two weeks again. Part with family and part for romantic alone time!
We spend our waking hours on the porch and the shore.
Spending summers in Galveston for over 50 years, this is my favorite place to stay! The owner makes sure to give you local contacts should something go wrong, but we have never had a problem...
The showers are big walkin showers and the improvements are done with class and flair. Kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, etc (I bring my travel k-cup- because I travel with it) and all the counter space makes meal prep so easy and fun activity for all. This is in the Pelican flight and feeding path, great upper deck for star gazing (bringing telescope next trip) this front porch is cool ALL day and in the shade- for older kids you can watch them from the porch (no drive beach on Sat & Sun) I just can't say enough good about how sweet the owner is to work with and this property is correctly described.
There is a nice (with fresh meat and veges) grocery store called Seven Seas - next door is Nate's with great burgers and seafood (we ate there four times) within a mile toward San Luis Pass and on the left.
Galveston is not far away, but we hate to leave, but our tradition sends us to Gaido's once and a little shopping in Galveston - much to do with kids in Galveston ~ feel, her my review helped you choose ;)
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Marion, Texas
5

Family Beach Bash 2012

  • 5 of 5
The Blue Marlin is PERFECT ~ Julie is WONDERFUL to deal with and a phone call away should a problem arise (she gave us the handyman's number just in case) but we had NO PROBLEMS with anything. The kitchen is perfectly stocked and set up for everyone to help out and sit and visit; that makes meal time not such a chore.I have NEVER seen a rental that well stocked with dishes & silverware. Clean up is a breeze with a dishwasher and much counter space. The living room was very comfortable, although we spent most all our time on the porch, the beach - just steps away, or sleeping in the comfortable beds. Both showers are amazing and the master bath is incredible (I love the sink!) and who doesn't like a jacuzzi! A real bonus is the attention to detail, downstairs you can rinse off your feet - body - and actually take a shower with hot water... so nice! The property is well maintained and kept clean. My husband is almost blind so he spent his waking hours on the porch.This porch is always in the shade, except early morning. We were comfortable all day with the gulf breeze. He and I stayed a week. We had both of our daughters and their families for Saturday Family Beach Bash (our 2nd annual) ~ we are booking two weeks next June! I have stayed many places up and down our Texas Coast and THIS is where I will return! There is so much fun stuff to do in Galveston for all ages, but we could not bring ourselves to leave this awesome house! All you need to bring is your beach clothes, towels and personal items, food & beverages. We came loaded with paper goods, dishwasher and laundry soap and left what we did not use as a goodwill offering toward next guests. Stores are close by and big stores are like 8 miles to Wal-Mart, Kroger, Randalls and all Galveston has to offer. Beautiful sunrise from the porch or upper deck ~ and the sunset colors can be enjoyed from the upper deck as well as stargazing (next year bringing a telescope) This is in the path of Pelicans, they fly over and they feed right at the wave breaks out front, great entertainment!
This is the second time I have rented thru VRBO and this house was most accurately described and by far will always be my first choice.
Julie, please hold the last two weeks of June for us and let me know when to send money ~
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
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Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
5

Heaven at the Blue Marlin

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned Friday from the most wonderful vacation we have had in years. 12 of us spent a perfect week at the Blue Marlin. Thank you Julie for this great experience. I was a little leary of renting from an individual, but she made it a great first time experience with VRBO and answered all my questions. The home has the most beautiful view from both decks. My son saw 6+ shooting stars from the top one. I could sit and rock on the main deck for hours. It was a fight for the rocking chair every morning and evening. The kitchen is equiped with everything you can imagine to make the meal time easy. The only problem we had was getting the kids bedroom cool and we never did figure out how to work the tv for cartoons for them during our down time during the heat of the day. Other than those two things, it was absolutely perfect and I would definately stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p283123vb
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Pasadena, TX
5

Blue Marlin - week of 9/12 - 9/19

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Blue Marlin was exceptional. The description of the property was very accurate and the house was clean and well maintained. Kitchen amenities were plentiful. The price is well worth the stay and comfort. If I had to suggest anything, it would be that some additional amenities be included. In as much as this place is priced like a very nice hotel, it would be convenient for the tenant to expect ample supplies of soap, shampoo, paper towels and toilet paper, etc....not unlike many hotels/motels. However, I will say that the location is close to several stores where these items can be purchased, and the prices are comparable to larger stores.
A simple addition, for convenience purposes, would be a dumbwaiter, installed at the stairwell to allow for hoisting suitcases, groceries, etc. up to the main floor, without having to make multiple loads up the stairs....just a thought.
We would recommend this house to any families that want to get away, in fact, we will try to do this again, real soon. Thank you, Blue Marlin!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Aug 29 2014 - Oct 24 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
From
$725
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 28 2014
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
Flat fee
 
 
New years Eve
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
$2,500
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes There is a minimum 2 day stay. We do not allow pets. Please email for any questions.
We accept Visa/Mastercard and checks. 1/2 the rent and the $400 refundable deposit is due at booking. The other 1/2 is due 1 month prior to arrival. There is a 3% fee for credit cards.
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Amenities

Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 'kids room'-double over double bunk and pull out mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Front room with beach view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , with trundle bed-single. Front room with view of beach
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds-double over double (1), queen size bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
Notes:
Golf Cart on site for rent
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