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Tiki on the Bay

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Texas Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tiki on the Bay (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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.


based on 64 traveler reviews

Tiki Isle /on Jones Bay/4 Bdrm/Gameroom/ Elevator/ 3421 Sq-Ft.
average rating of 4.984375 based on 64 reviews

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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Beautiful house and great people to rent from!

  • 5 of 5

My family and a group of close friends rented Tiki on the Bay June 15-18. The house was more than roomy enough to accommodate all of us and allow us to spread out. We had everything we needed to have a wonderful vacation and Gordon even gave us tips on local places to to eat! We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone else that is looking for a large, beautiful house owned by awesome people!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The Owner is the nicest person, he will make sure your stay is perfect. This is my second visit to this beautiful bay house. I would highly recommend this bay house . The elevator is a plus for loading and unloading. Perfect house for relaxing and fishing. I will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Memories

  • 4 of 5

Mr. Gordon's home is beautiful! The home is very large and spacious; our family of 10 adults and 3 children fit perfectly. We created a life time of memories, that we will treasure forever. We felt safe and at peace the whole time. Thank you for your hospitality, Mr. Gordon.

- The Estrada, Apodaca and the Neri family.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with a nice nightly view

  • 5 of 5

Clean, neat, and gorgeous house with plenty of space to relax in and with all amenities you need. I recommend a stay in this house!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 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
Late Summer Rates
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee $85
Cleaning Fee $195
Tax Rate 15.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Texas Gulf Coast 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 a 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
  • sailing
  • 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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