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Luxury waterfront home... one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,352 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9

Borrowing from Walt Disney's mission for Disneyland, our mission for Tortuga Cay is simple...'to be a place where friends & family can have fun together.'

Tortuga Cay is a place where families can bike to the beach on our complimentary 'beach cruiser' bicycles. A place where children can fish from our pier or kayak in the protected canals of Jamaica Beach (we provide kayaks & life vests at no cost). This is a place where parents can relax on the deck, knowing the kids & pets are playing safely in our fully-fenced yard; and a place where friends can enjoy a day of boating right from our slip or simply spend the afternoon relaxing by the fireplace.

Above all else, Tortuga Cay is a place to get away for awhile, relax, and enjoy life with each other!

Fishing Guide Service: Are you looking for some SERIOUS fishing during your stay? If so, our professional guide service is available to pick you up right at our pier for a full day or half day bay fishing excursion. Just walk right downstairs and hop on the boat... it doesn't get more convenient than that! Simply inquire when reserving your vacation and we'll take care of the rest!

Our amenities...: Following an extensive renovation, Tortuga Cay now features beautiful granite counter-tops, glass tile back-splashes, all new stainless appliances, two fully renovated decks overlooking the expansive lagoon and much, much more. With three decks overlooking the water the home features water views from virtually every room in the house. The layout of the home makes it easy for families and groups to travel together; three bedrooms total with two bedrooms upstairs (and away from the main living area) and two decks adjoining the king bedrooms.

The beautiful stone fireplace with inlaid nautical tiles, features an electric fireplace operated with the push of button... the heating function is optional making the ambiance of a crackling fire possible any time of year, with no risk of burning to pets or children.

For parents traveling with young children... lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water. Child safety gates are provided to keep your little ones away from the interior staircase. A high chair and pack-n-play crib are available for your use (please bring your own crib sheets). (A note from the owners... we have a 2-year old and a 3-year old of our own, and have designed this home with them in mind. We have taken great care to ensure our home allows your children to play safely AND allow parents to enjoy their vacation without constant worry.)

Our private dock is equipped with an underwater fishing light to help draw in the 'big ones' after dark! Trout, red fish, drum, and several other varieties are frequently caught from our deck!

Amenities include: 55' LCD TV, cable TV (in living room AND king bedrooms) and complimentary high-speed wifi, washer/dryer, Moen adjustable shower heads with massage setting, Tempurpedic king mattresses, attached boat slip, deck ladder for swimming in the canal, 2 single kayaks and a tandem kayak w/ paddles & life vests, 2 beach-cruiser bicycles and a tandem 2-person bike w/ helmets, covered hammock & swing, beach chairs, boogie-boards, all linens, towels, blankets, dishes, etc... all of this and more is included with your stay!

(Please note... if 'Tortuga Cay' is not available for the dates of your stay, our second home 'Jamaica Cay' is located just down the street and features a slightly larger floor plan (four bedrooms!) with the same high standards and amenities offered at 'Tortuga Cay'. This is a brand new listing and our calendar for 2017 is still wide open. The rates are identical for both houses and you can view that listing at https://www.homeaway.com/4433394)

Pets: Your pets are part of your family and are always welcome in our home with no additional pet deposit. The yard has been designed to give them room to play safely and away from the water.

More Details

Owner
Robin Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Robin Harris

My wife, Wendy, and I love Galveston and all that it has to offer our family. We enjoy taking our two boys to the beach, fishing and kayaking at the house and riding our bikes around Jamaica Beach. Having young children, we are frequent visitors to Moody Gardens, the Galveston Children's Museum and on the dolphin watching tours at The Strand, but some of our best times are when we are simply grilling at the house while the boys play in the yard or feed the seagulls on the deck.

Amenities

Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1352 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom w/ travertine tile and granite countertops.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom with travertine tile and marble countertops.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 king , Bedroom #1 - King bed with tempurpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 2 (2nd story) - 1 king , Bedroom #1 - King bed with tempurpedic mattress.
    Bedroom 3 (2nd story) - 3 twin/ single , Two twin beds with third twin trundle bed.
    Living Room (main floor) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Both king bedrooms feaure adjoining full bathroom and floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors to private deck with water views. Twin room features large window with views of Galveston State Park and Galveston Bay.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Luxury waterfront home... one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews
5

Great updated home on the bay.

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfectly situated on the Jamaica beach bay. It is really beautifully decorated, clean and spacious. We really enjoyed fishing and kayaking.

I will definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review and for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston! We'd be happy to have you back any time!
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5

A little slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything it advertised and more. Settled in a quiet community, but close enough to drive to everything you wanted to see and do in the area. The home was clean, well maintained and had all the amenities you needed to cook meals at home if you desired. The added bonus of having use of the kayaks and bikes was wonderful. Robin was very responsive to any questions and checked in on us to make sure all was going well. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review. It was our pleasure to host your trip to Galveston and I hope we'll have the opportunity again on a future trip to the island!
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5

Perfect rental for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this home for a five night stay. There are five us, all adults and there was plenty of room for everyone. Everything was perfect! The home is beautifully decorated and maintained. We enjoyed kayaking, biking and walking around the neighborhood looking at all the beautiful homes as well as the adjoining wetlands and open water views of West Bay. The owner Robin was friendly, helpful and very responsive to any question and request. The home is far enough from downtown Galveston to give you a peaceful stay but all the venues downtown are a short and scenic drive away. We also found the fish light fascinating at night. We highly recommend this home for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect rental for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just rented this home for a five night stay. There are five us, all adults and there was plenty of room for everyone. Everything was perfect! The home is beautifully decorated and maintained. We enjoyed kayaking, biking and walking around the neighborhood looking at all the beautiful homes as well as the adjoining wetlands and open water views of West Bay. The owner Robin was friendly, helpful and very responsive to any question and request. The home is far enough from downtown Galveston to give you a peaceful stay but all the venues downtown are a short and scenic drive away. We also found the fish light fascinating at night. We highly recommend this home for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back again on a future trip to the island!
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5

Lovely Canal Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely home this is for a vacation on Galveston Island. It doesn't fit the standard beach vacation home as it is clean, updated and roomy. I was mesmerized by the fish swimming under the fish lights in the huge, deep canal from the balcony. The owner is available and responded to our questions immediately. Don't hesitate to rent this for your next get away!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Tortuga Cay. We'd be happy to have you back any time!
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Williamston, Michigan
5

Perfect place for a family spring break.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year we have stayed at Tortuga Cay and it was as clean and nice as the first time. The grand kids always have a great time feeding the birds and my daughter loves the kayaks. There is so much to do right around Jamaica Beach, that we hardly notice the crowds of Spring Break. We've already booked next spring break and feel like this is our vacation home!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buck's Tavern
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-45
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nate's Seafood
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jamaica Beach
Car: necessary

Our beautiful waterfront home is one of a very few located on a lagoon (the water equivalent of a cul-de-sac) within Jamaica Beach. This affords guests unobstructed views of a large body of water, perfect for swimming and kayaking, with limited boat traffic.

Click on the map link below & you'll see just how incredible our location is... with the beachfront just down the street and Galveston Bay access less than 50 yards from our deck, 'Tortuga Cay' is the perfect location for families looking to get away, while still only 10 minutes away from Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, & everything Galveston island has to offer.

Jamaica Beach is one of the safest and most family friendly communities on the island. Our quaint beachfront community offers 4 restaurants, a Subway sandwich shop, 2 gas stations, a neighborhood pub, and an amazing family-run grocery store.

Golf: Formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The course highlights its unique seaside tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, natural wetlands habitat of beautiful Sydnor Bayou and over 500 palm trees.

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Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 1 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 14 2017 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Early Summer
May 15 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,280
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Season
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

This is not a party house and violations of our rental agreement will result in termination of your lease. Guests must be at least 25 years or older in order to reserve the home and adult guests may not rent the home on behalf of underage guests. Prom groups and Spring Break parties are not allowed at any time. Other special events (birthdays, receptions, etc) must be approved by the owner prior to making the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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