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Tiki Isle /on Jones Bay/4 Bdrm/Gameroom/ Elevator/ 3421 Sq-Ft.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Tiki Island is a private community located across the causeway bridge before Galveston. This custom built home is located on the bay. Relax in one of the European designed recliners or experience a sunset on the bay from any of the decks. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of pelicans and seagulls as they cruise the perimeter of the island. The location of this property allows for a clear view of the sunset.


Keywords: resort, private, relax, Moody Garden, close to beach, fishing , dock, large kitchen, gameroom, bay, waterfront, Schlitterbahn, boat lift, elevator, deck, home, large parking, great view from all 3 levels.

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Tiki on the Bay
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Tiki on the Bay

We built this house in 2006 and love to come down and relax or drop the boat in the water and head out to West Bay, Greens Lake or the Jetty's. Our parents use to rent in Bayou Vista and take us fishing in a little 14' wood boat with a 9.9 Scott-Attwater outboard. We dreamed for years what it would be like to own a property on Tiki Island. After renting on Tiki for several years we decided to build our own place. Its our pleasure to share the dream and reality of staying on Tiki Island.

Tiki on the Bay purchased this house in 2006

Why Tiki on the Bay chose Texas Gulf Coast

We chose Tiki Island because of the quick access on and off the island. After a day of fishing or relaxing you do not have to venture far to get to a restaurant on Galveston Island. The IMAX Theaters at Moody Gardens is open year round. The north side of the Island (Jones Bay) is generally calm in the spring and summer months and you can enjoy watching wave-runners and boats headed out on a fishing excursions daily. Tiki is located close to the beaches and local restaurants. We enjoy shopping in the Historical Strand Area on Galveston Island. The Village of Tiki has its own police and fire department so you can enjoy the Village of Tiki Island along with the safety and security our community offers.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy watching the brown pelicans cruise the island during an incredible sunset. Fishing at night under the dock lights is always a fun time with the family. Easy access to the Galveston Island complex.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Tiki Isle /on Jones Bay/4 Bdrm/Gameroom/ Elevator/ 3421 Sq-Ft.
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 68 reviews

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place...owner was great.

Looking forward to the next trip

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

I have been renting bay homes for many years in Tiki Island, this tops them all! The house is BEAUTIFUL and spacious. The Elevator was very useful for unloading and loading and also for my 92 yr old mother. We hope to return for a week next summer, Gordon is great and very easy to contact., Thank you for making our stay enjoyable.

The fishing was also great.....I highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House, Great Location, Great Views

  • 5 of 5

The reviews are all accurate, could not have asked for better experience, Gordon was great, made sure we had and knew where everything was to make our stay enjoyable. Elevator really made unloading and loading a breeze, was also good for my mother in law. Really spacious home, furnished with everything you need, close to the beach and Strand. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, awesome house near to the beach, Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier

  • 5 of 5

I knew from previous reviews that this would be an amazing vacation! It was so much better than I had hoped it would be. The house is very large, 4 floors, 3.5 bathrooms, large kitchen, 4 decks over looking the bay, quiet and peaceful, but so close to the beach, Moody Gardens and Pleasure Pier. Gordon, the owner was so very helpful. His property is so well thought out, clean and very open. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We created some incredible memories here!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the opportunity to stay in this house for two nights and wish we had booked more. This was the best beach house I've ever stayed at. The quality of this rental was above the rest. The owners even took us and our kids out on the boat to catch speckled trout! The service is incredible and anyone wanting to make a family trip in the summer to galveston should use this house. I recommend it to anyone. Lots of space, beauitful views, clean facilities, close to galveston and other ammenities (moody gardens, shlitterbahn, etc.). Loved our time here. Simply AMAZING!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Me and my extended family rents and shares a beach house every summer. It can be difficult to find a home large enough to accommodate such a large group (14 of us) that is comfortable and affordable. Tiki on the Bay was all of that and more for us this year. We enjoyed our stay so much that during our trip this year we were discussing staying in this home next year.

First of all, the owner was extremely easy to work with, was easy to communicate with, and very accommodating both before or trip and during. He gave me several methods to contact him and replied to my questions and requests promptly.

The home is a beautiful multi-level home on the water on Tiki Island. The views were amazing - especially from one of the 3 decks. The bed rooms were very comfortable, clean, and inviting. The 3 1/2 bathrooms were spotless, had cute updated fixtures, and ample for all 14 of us to share. The main living area was open to the living and dining areas which made it easy for the whole family to be together without everyone on top of each other. The living room had plenty of seating for those wanting to watch a movie or relax and just be together. The Gameroom on the 4th floor was our teenagers getaway. They played ping pong, invited their younger cousins to play games with them, and enjoyed having a space to just hang out. We brought fishing rods and had fun teaching the younger kids how to fish off of the deck.

This home was not just comfortable it was also beautifully decorated and well supplied. We didn't have to bring extra pots, pans, utensils, dishes, etc. In fact, we were able to prepare and enjoy one of our family favorites - low country boil (like a crab boil). Everyone had a seat either at the table in the dining room (seats 8) or the large island (seats 6).

There were fun activities within short driving distances that our family really enjoyed. There are multiple beaches (private and public) within a short distance of the house. Our family tried several different beaches during the day and in the evening, and enjoyed all of them. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe one evening and rode a fun ride that every age in our family enjoyed. We also had fun shopping at Murdoch's for fun souvenirs. Also, there were several grocery stores that were just a short drive away.

Tiki on the Bay was not just a beautiful home, it brought a whole wonderful experience for our family. We loved every minute of our time there - can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Galveston/Port Bolivar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course Galveston
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Gulf Freeway / I-45
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Galveston Seawall or The Strand
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Galveston Seawall Beach
Car: necessary

Night Fishing Lights, Crabbing From Private Dock


Rates & Availability

Tiki Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
Mar 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Earlybird Rates
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Linen Fee $75
Tax Rate 15.0%

For additional information on (Boat Lift w/ remote controls) contact owner: Additional Fee of $75.00

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Tiki Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3421 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Head Walkin Shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Gameroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
  • 3.5+
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 Master Suite /3rd level view with full bathroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 full bathroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , the double is a full size boat bed sleeps 4-5 children
    Gameroom with 1/2 bath - 4 rollaways with 5' mattress through out property
  • Full Linens Service available for additional fee: This service includes pillows, pillow cases, bed covers, sheets and maid service takes care of washing and storage. Sleep 10 in beds, however there are 4 motel rollaway beds that can be moved on through-out home via elevator
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
Fishing from Dock, Fishing Lights, Located on Jones Bay, 5,000 lb 22' Boat Lift, Fishing from Dock Pier, Fishing Lights, Crabbing from Dock, Boat Access to West Bay and Jetties, up to 10 Autos parking on large Concrete Parking Area. Elevator access to every level including game room level 4 is on the top floor. NOTE: BOAT AND WAVE RUNNER RACKS are remote control if needed for additional fees .

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