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Fall Specials! Amazing waterfront home! Bikes and kayaks included!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Jamaica Beach House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 9

Following the tremendous response to our first vacation home, Kachina Cay (Home Away #901913), we are so excited to offer Tortuga Cay to the Galveston vacation market. As our guests have come to expect, no expense was spared with the remodeling of Tortuga Cay.

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 other home 'Kachina Cay' is located just across the canal, and features a similar sleeping arrangement, with the same high standards and amenities. This listing can be viewed at

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Robin Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Fall Specials! Amazing waterfront home! Bikes and kayaks included!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 34 reviews

Very nice place. Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place. See you in the spring!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying!
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Great Property for any family

  • 5 of 5

We had a small family get together at this location for a weekend get away. The owner was very professional and gave me all the information I needed to get ready for the trip. The house was in a great location in a very quiet community. Great for fishing, kayaking and outdoor activities. I would definitely recommend this home to my other family members and friends. If you do plan to cook, bring all the essentials spices, oils, etc. The utensils are there and sufficient, but no general ingredients. We were prepared, but definitely want to let others know so that they don't accidentally come unprepared.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The owner has thought of almost everything we needed to make us comfortable!!!

  • 4 of 5

Property was just as advertised.Very nice accommodations and updated. Multiple items to use in the water which was greatly appreciated! Owner was readily available with answers to questions! I would certainly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for allowing us to host your trip and for the kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Tortuga Cay and I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back again on a future trip to the island!
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Beautiful waterway property

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific family time at this vaction home. It is a shame that we were able only to stay three days in this beautiful House. We recommended to All who wants to visit Galveston and enjoy the weather and beaches. 5 Stars to Cleaning, Bikes and Kayaks. We will come back!! TG's Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip! I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back again soon!
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Loved the rental!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved every part of the house! We brought our siblings and baby, and we each enjoyed it. The kids just wanted to stay at the house and kayak all day instead of go to the beach. Robin was great! We didn't throw a party, but the people next door did which kept the kids awake past midnight. Other than that, we definitely plan on staying here again and recommend this rental to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip! I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay! Sorry to hear about the party next door! If that ever happens in the future, please give me a call and I will take care of it. Thanks again for staying!
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This property was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed our recent stay at "Tortuga Cay". The house had everything we needed and more. Kids loved fishing right off the dock downstairs. We would certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying and for the kind review! Have a great summer and I hope we'll have the chance to have you back on a future trip to the island!
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Mar 26 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Plan $45 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1352 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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

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