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Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • children welcome


About the property

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.


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

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

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!


Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 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)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Golf Cart on site for rent


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Fun and Sun at the Blue Marlin
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Marion, Texas

Summer Solstice Family Beach Bash 2015

  • 5 of 5

We keep returning to the Blue Marlin because it is perfect and the owner makes improvements each year and is so nice and easy to work with. 2015 saw all new appliances! My hubby and I rent for two weeks and family comes as they can to visit. My daughter, son in law and grandkids stay almost a week (they do ALL the cooking and meal planning and let me have a relaxing time). My hubby is a disabled Vietnam Veteran and spends his waking hours on the shady covered porch - I spend morning and late afternoon combing the beach as well as low and high tides) and heat of the day watching 'crispy critters' (the folks that play ALL day at waters edge, we can see them getting sunburned) ~ AMAZING sunrise views and if you rent a golf cart there is awesome sunset view from the bay side of the subdivision. The area is patrolled very well by the Jamaica Beach Police and they keep it safe. I think this will be our 5th year of our family beach bash. All we bring is our clothes, beach towels and non perishable food (we buy the perishables at nearby Seven Seas Grocery store, next to Nate's which is a great place to eat)~ kitchen is fully stocked (just bring food) ~ a few days we go into Galveston, there is so much to do for excitement, but mostly we porch sit. Looking so forward to 2016 ~ book this house for a perfect beachfront covered porch, tell them my review convinced you. I have stayed many places on the island for many years, this is my number one choice! But the last two weeks of June are mine 😎

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sand springs

Family fun

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 7 days, and had 2 families, 8 kids & 4 adults. The house was big and roomie and the beach is one of the best ones we've stayed at. They kept it clean and there was always a police patrol on it everyday. There are limited towels at the house and no beach towels, also there were not any deck furniture and that was a first. All the other places we've stayed had table and chairs to enjoy an outdoor eating or gathering place. It had all new aplliances which was awesome! Also there was not a grill at the house to cook on, so we had to get an inexpensive one at the store.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front fun

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at this beach house. The owner had everything ready and was quick to respond and easy to work with. The house layout was perfect for the 8 of us who ranged from 4 months to 72. The porch looks right out on the ocean and the path to the beach just a few steps through the sand dunes. The state park is very close for nature lovers. We also were surprised by how much we would enjoy the town of Galveston 15 minutes away. What an interesting and historic town. What a fun place for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, kansas

Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this wonderful beach home. Right on the beach, with a beautiful view. Four bedrooms let each family have their own space, with a great room/kitchen combo that was perfect for our family. Everything you could possibly need was in the kitchen, and the grandkids spent each night in the wonderful whirlpool tub. We spent most of each day on the beach, and it was only a short drive into Galveston for dinner. Great pizza delivery close by with a small grocery spot within walking distance. I would recommend this to any family that wants to get away to the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful home to spend girls weekend at. Despite the brisk, overcast weather, the gorgeous view coupled with the cozy ambiance of the house made it a great reality escape. We all loved it.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marion, Texas

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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Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Mar 3 2017 - May 18 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak Season
May 19 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Memorial day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 15.0%

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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