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Canal-front home walking distance to beach w/private pool & pool spa, dock, WiFi

 

$416 per night
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Salty Seahorse Coastal Getaway * Private Pool!

Welcome to the Salty Seahorse! Perfectly located less than half a mile to the beach, this welcoming Jamaica Beach retreat offers two beautifully furnished bedrooms, a spacious bright and open living room and kitchen, and a full bathroom with large floor to ceiling tiled shower. Enjoy the expansive deck for grilling and sun-bathing, the large downstairs recreational room with a half bath, and the outdoor entertaining and bar area next to the 32ft X 16ft pool! Pool not heated.

$261 per night
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Maria’s Relaxing Getaway STR22-00017

Beach house recently renovated inside and out WITH PRIVATE POOL! Perfect for your getaway to Jamaica Beach. Only ten minute walk to the the Gulfside beach. The house is a 600 sq ft in a 15,000 Sqft Lot. Walk out the door and enjoy your personal deck. Everything you need to be comfortable, including fully furnished kitchen, Tv and wifi internet, self check-in with code. Just bring your toothbrush, food, swimming suits, and fishing pole. Book now!

$177 per night

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Stay near Jamaica Beach's top sights

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Jamaica Beach Food Store5 locals recommend
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Way West Grill & Pizzeria15 locals recommend
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Shrimp N Stuff Food Truck13 locals recommend
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Pariah Coffee13 locals recommend
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Blue Water Grill & Ignoble Pizzeria4 locals recommend
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Buck's West3 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Jamaica Beach

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Beachfront Paradise-Beachfront View- First Row!!
$358 per night
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RELAX on Bay Canal! Kayaks, Fishing w/ Outdoor Bar
$261 per night
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Waterfront Vacation Home
$281 per night
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Crab Shack|BeachBox|Waterfront Canal|Boat Slip
$270 per night
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Cozy Canal Home 4 Min Dr to Beach + Outdoor Space
$236 per night
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Waterfront Canal Home. Bring your Boat!
$251 per night
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Phat Pelican-3 bdrm, pool outdoor area, near beach
$175 per night
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Steps to Beach Sleeps 8 Ocean Views
$210 per night
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Sandy Bottom|BeachBox| Huge Fenced Yard
$191 per night
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NEW! Vibrant Jamaica Beach Treasure w/ Deck & Dock
$199 per night
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Waterfront Home! Kids/Pet Friendly! Kayaks/Bikes!
$368 per night
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Bahama Waves
$177 per night

Your guide to Jamaica Beach

Welcome to Jamaica Beach

Jamaica Beach is a tiny collection of stilt houses in pastel yellows, vibrant greens, and bright blues that sits on a narrow strip of land on Galveston Island in southern Texas. It’s a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of a place bordered on the east and west by the city of Galveston and everywhere else by water.

Just 30 minutes’ drive from downtown Galveston and 90 minutes from Houston, Jamaica Beach was once a weekend vacation destination, but the town was incorporated in 1975 and it’s now a tight-knit community with a relaxed, small-town feel. The northwestern half of Jamaica Beach is carved through with canals that feed into West Bay and are great for kayaking and birdwatching, and the city also boasts a park and a public swimming pool that’s particularly popular during those hot Texas summers. But the main attraction here is the beach itself, with its wide stretches of sand and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Jamaica Beach?

Summer is the busiest time of year to stay in one of Jamaica Beach’s rentals, especially on weekends and holidays. Vacationers, as well as daytrippers from Houston, flock to the Gulf Coast to escape the heat and humidity by splashing around in the surf. However, July, August, and September also bring a slight risk of hurricanes, so be sure to check the forecast.

Winters here are mild and lovely, but the best times of year are really spring and fall, when the weather is still warm but not scorching, and the crowds thin out, allowing Jamaica Beach to resume its laid-back pace. These shoulder season months are also when you’ll catch local events such as the annual Easter egg hunt, city-wide garage sale, and beach cleanups, and when birders come to watch the spring and fall migrations along the Central Flyway.


What are the top things to do in Jamaica Beach?

Galveston Island State Park

Immediately adjacent to Jamaica Beach, the 2,000-acre Galveston Island State Park also stretches across the barrier island from the bay to the Gulf and contains long, clean beaches; picnic areas; four miles of hiking paths and boardwalks; and even paddling trails for canoes and kayaks.

Local fishing

Galveston Island is an angler’s paradise, and more than 100 species of fish are regularly pulled from its surrounding waters, including redfish, black drum, tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Fish from the shore, paddle out into the bay to drop a line, or head into Galveston and book a deep sea charter, then grill up your catch at the end of the day.

History of Piracy

In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the shores of the Gulf Coast were overrun with pirates, including the infamous French privateer Jean Lafitte, who spent a great deal of time at the eastern end of Galveston Island. Jamaica Beach nods to this legacy, with streets named after real-life seafaring scoundrels and nautical figures from legends. Nearby Galveston also has a themed museum and entertainment venue where you can dig deeper into local piratical lore.

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