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Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Jamaica Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 bath sleeps 6-10, with fabulous wetlands/bay view

SPECIAL -- Remaining full week in JULY for $1300.00 plus tax

'Sunset Nest' is known for its captivating 180 degree unobstructed views of the bay and the most breathtaking sunsets. Every evening you can gather your friends and family around the outdoor bar/entertainment area to enjoy the sunsets as a group or you can steal away to either of 2 balconies upstairs for a more intimate viewing.

We bought this house in 2012, and have enjoyed adding new furniture, appliances, dishes, linens and artwork, but have found the most stunning decoration to be the ever-changing water view out the windows -- visible from the main room and every bedroom!

There is a well-stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances plus coffee-maker, toaster, blender, 2 sets of dishes, new set of high end pots and pans, and all necessary flatware and utensils.

Amenities include Wi-Fi and premium HDTV cable channels. The comfy living room has a 55' LCD TV with Blu-Ray home theater system There is a 30' flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed, and there is also a queen size sleeper in the living room and a full futon in the master bedroom suite.

Birders, fishing enthusiasts, beach combers, kayakers, and anyone who loves the richness of life along a saltwater marsh will love this house!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bob or Jane Arbeitman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Bob or Jane Arbeitman

We own 1 other house on Galveston's west end have been sharing our homes as vacation rentals since 2007

We first came to Galveston from our home in Austin, to escape Cedar Fever season, and have been coming back ever since at various times of year -- enjoying the wonderful people and 'island pace' of life.

Bob or Jane Arbeitman purchased this house in 2012

Why Bob or Jane Arbeitman chose Galveston

We love Jamaica Beach and the full-time residents, who combine small-town friendliness with big city sensibilities (many are Houston escapees -- weekend residents or retirees).

What makes this house unique

We first saw this house at sunset and fell in love. We noticed that everybody out walking or parking their car to look at the sunset view was in front of this cute house for sale -- it really does have the best view around!

After we bought it we fell in love with watching mullets skip a line across the saltwater marsh out front, and learning to identify the huge variety of birds outside our door. We also were staggered by the size of the fish that folks pulled out of the marsh in front of our house (again, if you look up and down the road you only see waders fishing right in front of our house!).


based on 8 traveler reviews

Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Perfect for family or group, updated, amazing kitchen/living areas

  • 5 of 5

We took 5 teens to Galveston for spring break. The house was perfect. Across the street from the bay, on the canal, large well appointed rooms, kitchen with everything a family could ask for, wifi, lovely deck. Everything was new, spotless and in great working order. Close to beach, good restaurants, bay for fishing. We had lots of room to sprawl out. The downstairs had an unexpected swing for mom and bar area that boys used to rig their fishing poles. Owners had thought of many small touches that would make any family's stay a happy one such as sand toys and childproof deck, 2 BBQ grills, onsite new laundry and outdoor shower, binoculars and bird books. The attention to detail showed everywhere. Very reasonable for what you get. We hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Sixteen Beach House Rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to do something special for his daughter on her sixteenth birthday so we thought a beach house during the summertime would be awesome as her birthday actually falls in February. She had the most amazing time at this particular beach house located on Jaimaca Island. The place was equipped with everything and close to all things Galveston. They had friends visit with plenty of room for everyone. I would recommend this rental for anyone looking for the perfect getaway. The owners are always available in case something goes wrong and are quite nice to talk to. My husband and I are talking about renting it for ourselves when we can get away for a couple of days.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing fun filled weeked

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house with a great view of the wetlands! We were 2 miles from the beach. Between the beach and the comfort of the house, we had all we needed. We never went any farther away from the house than the beach. The house had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen. The house is exactly as described. It was immaculate. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Talk about relaxing!! We found everything we needed here to make our weekend away fun and with all the comforts of home. Awesome patios to gather on and enjoy the weather. Beautiful sunsets, and lots of birds with the bay view. We can't wait to go back real soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I know this sounds cliche...but...the pictures do not do it justice. My family stayed here for a long weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The location is quite convenient because it allows you to run around and enjoy all of the sites during the day and retreat back to the calm, peaceful serenity of the house. An added bonus is that the neighbors in the community were so nice and friendly. This is definitely something that we'll try to do every year!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love Sunset Nest

  • 5 of 5

This property is very well maintained. The house is clean and charming. The location is absolutely perfect - it is right at the end of the street with unobstructed views of the marsh. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and watching the birds and the gorgeous sunsets. We enjoyed walking our dog through the pretty neighborhood. There is a great local restaurant, Michael's Burgers, with really good food and a German flair. Jamaica Beach is a lovely little city.

This property is close to Galveston Island State Park, so it was easy to enjoy a morning of birding there. We also drove into Galveston to enjoy the Strand and eating out. Joe's Crab Shack has some great food. The bucket of crab legs, and the crab cake Caesar salad were great!

This home was a pleasure!! The description was accurate. The owners were very pleasant and communicated all the necessary information. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Car: necessary

Located on the wetlands and Galveston Bay, with abundant fishing and bird watching at our doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year's 2016
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 15.0%

Non-refundable pet fee $20-30/night up to $100-150 max plus tax for 1-2 pets. Add 15% lodging tax to rates. Also note that quotable rates are mostly accurate for 2 night weekend and 7 night stays, but are often incorrect (usually on the high side) for stays of 3-6 nights. So please always contact us to confirm price.

Check in any time after 3PM, check out by 10AM

Reservations are first come first served. Dates are reserved by phoning us to place a $75 reservation fee on your MC or Visa. The fee is non refundable but DOES apply toward total due. Other payments may generally be made by MC, Visa or personal check. One half payment due with return of rental agreement. Remainder due 1 month prior to vist. Refundable damage deposit required.

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Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Ground level - outdoor shower , Ground level outdoor shower (hot & cold)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen convertible sofa sleeper
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

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