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Tom Worthen

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Bay View Water Front Canal Home...the perfect get away!

17 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Holiday Party's

Want to host that perfect holiday party - having a big family get together to celebrate New Years, my home on the canal is just what you are looking for.

Contractor's Welcome

Daily, weekly and monthly leasing for out of town contractors available, contact me for info and rates.

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This canal home is perfect for those wanting to get away for some R&R.

The three different level decks allow you everything from easy water access on the lower deck for fishing, swimming and boating; to sunbathing or having a sunset dinner on the middle deck, and for the romantics, a secluded evening with your favorite bottle of wine, enjoying the fantastic bay view from the Master Bedroom Deck.

Located 20 minutes from 'The Strand', upscale dinning, dancing, and/or partying is always available. The infamous Rain Forest Cafe, Moody Gardens, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark, are perfect outings for the whole family.

Fun can be had by all....you would have to try not to have fun during your stay...and I'm not sure that's even possible!

Keywords: Bay view, Beach House, canal home, water front, fishing, decks, holidays, weekend rentals, weekly rentals

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tom Worthen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom Worthen

My wife and I, immediately after getting married in 1985, purchased our second home in Jamaica Beach (Galveston). As other properties came available, we purchased them in hopes that someday our five kids would all want to have a 2nd house on the island. We built this house in 2004 and designed it to meet the needs of people who come to the beach to relax and have fun. There is no doubt that being able to get away to Galveston whenever we can has strengthen our marriage, because it automatically puts you in a festive mood when you arrive on the island. The best memories of our lives have been here in Galveston.

Tom Worthen purchased this house in 2004

Why Tom Worthen chose Galveston

The West End of Galveston is the place to own a vacation home. Most of the homes on the West End are second homes. It's isolated from all the traffic, crowds, restaurants, and all the other tourist attractions that people enjoy when they visit Galveston, yet your only 15 minutes away. The West End has a festive atmosphere and everyone is friendly. By 4:00 PM the BBQ pits start getting lit, and the margaritas and cold beer start flowing. There is nothing better than sitting on the deck drinking a good margarita and eating fajitas while you watch the beautiful sunset over the Bay.

What makes this house unique

With the house being on the canal, you can get up in the morning and fish off the deck while you enjoy the beautiful sunrise. During the day you can go to the beach and surf, swim, ride jet skis, fish, or just lay out and freshen your tan. If you want to stay at the house, you may just want to make you a good tropical drink and float in the the canal. Or for those days when it's a little to cool to get in the water, you can always lay around on the couch and read a good book. The bottom line, relaxation is the rule for every day in Jamaica Beach.

Reviews

4.3
based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful Bay View Water Front Canal Home...the perfect get away!
average rating of 4.2941175 based on 17 reviews
3

Eh...

  • 3 of 5

I think the property was decent, but I'm not sure I would stay there again.

The good: It was clean and right on the water. My husband spent a lot of hours enjoying fishing which was awesome. I had four adults and two children. It was plenty spacious with a master suite upstairs and two bedrooms and a full bathroom downstairs. The location was fine, I went back and forth to San Luis Resort for a conference everyday and it was about a 20 or so minute drive. The washer and dryer was a real plus for when we needed to wash the sand off our clothes. There is a large screen television downstairs that had cable, which everyone enjoyed. Jamaica Beach has a playground and community swimming pool for the kiddos.

The bad: We stayed for a week. On the next to last night, my daughter went downstairs and noticed that there was an infestation of some type of bug coming in through the open hole between the front door and the floor. There was a can of raid and Boric acid under the sink. There were literally thousands of these tiny insects outside the front door, coming in through the hole opening. We had previously put down towels to keep the heavy rains out, but nothing kept these bugs out. They were everywhere. We cut our trip short. There are no curtains on the full length glass balcony door upstairs. And you have two houses across the canal that can look right in. The walk-in shower (which appears to be a great feature) has a broken showerhead so the only way you can use it is to hand hold it. I had to do some computer work in the house and the internet was pretty terrible, basically useless. We reset the router and still nothing. This is probably good for the kids, but when I was needing to work, I had to go to the hotel, which was inconvenient. The bed in the master bedroom sagged badly. It almost felt like a fold away bed, it was so springy.

Again, not horrible. If it were the only home available, I wouldn't have any issues staying there. But there are so many other rentals in the area, I was just a little disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Great House for a Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and well taken care of. Very spacious! The decks are great and you can float and swim in the canal or head down the road to the beach. We loved it! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place and we had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Easy access to West Galveston bay. Owners and other neighbors were nice and easy to get along with. If your looking for a place to stay with water access this is a good choice. Plan on coming back later this summer.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Clean Accomodations

  • 4 of 5

The home was very clean compared to other rentals. The owner was extremely responsive to needs and the deck was nice with a barbeque pit.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

Awesome view and house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house over a holiday weekend and had a blast. The house was clean and had lots of space. Towels were included which was a plus. The washer and dryer was also great! Overall, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tracey

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful clean place. The fishing was great and a very short drive to the beach.We had a few issues with Tv's and DVD player but there was no time to do much watching of TV. Plenty of Kitchen Items and Towels.Recommend they leave a vacuem cleaner because I'm a neat freak. But all in all it was a wonderful peaceful place to spend the week.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Houston Hobby
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bucks
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bolivar
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pirates Cove
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 45 (Gulf Freeway)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nates Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Seven Sea's Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Nates Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Bucks
Nearest Point of Interest
Jet Ski Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Water Grille
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$252
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $95
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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