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Vacation rentals in Jamaica Beach

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Condo in Galveston
Seaside Serenity
If you are looking for a dream rental on the beach this is it! Walk into this serene condo and feel your stress melt away! You cant help but feel calmed by the natural beauty of the sea, the sunrise, and the moonrise from the comfort of your bed. Enjoy a relaxing evening on the balcony and listen to the waves and the seabirds while the ocean breeze swirls around you. Inside the condo is just as lovely, in calming shades of blue and white. You will love the luxurious furnishings and appliances!
$128 per night
Home in Galveston
Birdhouse on the Beach
Birdhouse on the Beach is steps away from the beach and has an amazing view, in fact you basically drive on the beach to get to the house. The inside of the house is cozy and remodeled in January of 2021! The kitchen, bath, and living room were completely redone. A washer and dryer was added to the house along with 2 sets of bunk beds. Check out the pictures for updates. In June of 2020 a new AC and Heat unit were installed in the house. The house includes 2 porch swings, grill, games, dvd
$236 per night
Home in Galveston
Galveston Bayhouse on Main Canal with Bay View
The cute "Yellow Gator" cottage with amazing views is in Galveston's Sea Isle community. It's a 2 bedroom that sleeps 6 (with queen sleeper sofa). The house with boat dock and hot/cold outdoor shower is just 100 meters from West Galveston Bay, easily accessed by the canal. Easy 1000 meters walk/drive to the beach (parking available). Fishing is fantastic in this area even from the dock. 25 minute drive to city of Galveston. The neighborhood has a full service marina, restaurant and bar.
$179 per night

Stay near Jamaica Beach's top sights

Way West Grill & Pizzeria37 locals recommend
Shrimp N Stuff Food Truck21 locals recommend
Jamaica Beach Hardwareo6 locals recommend
Subway8 locals recommend
Jamaica Beach Food Store6 locals recommend
Je Mocha Bean Coffee & Wine Bar22 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Jamaica Beach

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Island Famous Kettle House - As Seen On TV
$226 per night
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Beachfront, hot tub, pool table, views
$325 per night
Condo in Galveston
Infinity Ocean View from the 9th floor with patio.
$101 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Canal House - Pet Friendly
$211 per night
Home in Galveston
2nd Row, Ocean & Beachfront Views Amazing!
$133 per night
Home in Galveston
Palm Beach Retreat
$199 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Just 1 More
$114 per night
Home in Galveston
Cozy Home with Beach Views! Walk to Beach/Games
$154 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Beachfront Paradise-Beachfront View- First Row!!
$172 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Dreams Float! - Pool!/2 Masters!
$408 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Cheerful Canal Home 2 Min Dr to Beach + Grill
$107 per night
Home in Jamaica Beach
Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Kayaks, EV, Dog friendly, King
$197 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Jamaica Beach

Total rentals

250 properties

Rentals with a pool

140 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

140 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

250 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

8.5K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$90 before taxes and fees

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.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Jamaica Beach

Summer is the busiest time of year in Jamaica Beach, 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.

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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