Spring has Sprung on Galveston Island
|Per night:||$100 - $150|
|Per week:||$650 - $800|
Description of the Galveston vacation guesthouse rental
Although we do not boast a gulf view, the beach is close and on most days you hear the roar of the surf. Depending on the season the sky can be full of majestic pelicans and most everyday you'll find lazy seagulls and loud mouth grackles.
Jamaica Dream is located in The Village of Jamaica Beach on a secluded end of a dead end street within walking distance of the beach. It is ideally suited for families with very little car traffic making it safe for bicycle riding and walking.
A covered private patio is in the fenced yard and accessible by the back door. There are flower gardens and an outdoor shower and room for your dog to run.
Jamaica Dream is the ground floor of a duplex and is available when family or friends are not staying. I live upstairs with my three dogs and one cat who have their own yard. Other than their occasional barking and possibly passing us in the driveway you'll hardly know we're here.
We are a short walk to the beach, Baptist and Catholic churches, gift shops, hardware store, liquor store, bar, restaurant and convenience stores. Less than 3/4 mile west is a full grocery store. We are two blocks from city hall, the police station, fire department and EMS.
A short 4-block walk and you will be on the sand enjoying the beach. The beach is also open for vehicular traffic.
Must love dogs! The Village of Jamaica Beach is a very dog friendly little town. However, there is a leash law and dogs are not permitted to roam.
A nice area in the back of the neighborhood offers bank fishing where I have caught flounder, red fish, sand and speckled trout, croaker, gar and whiting. There is also a free boat launch with a short canal trip to access West Bay.
|Mar 17 2014||May 24 2014||$100||$125||$650||$2,360||2 Nights|
|May 25 2014||Sep 05 2014||$125||$150||$800||$3,200||2 Nights|
|Sep 06 2014||Mar 06 2015||$100||$125||$650||-||2 Nights|
|Dec 01 2014||Feb 28 2015||-||-||-||$1,000||1 Month|
|Mar 07 2015||Mar 16 2015||$125||$150||$800||-||2 Nights|
|Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 15%|
|Deposits: $200 refundable security/damage deposit is required to hold your reservation (pets require a refundable additional $50). At check-in you pay for your stay and at check-out your deposit check is returned to you if left clean with no damage. You are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean; however you are not responsible for cleaning any linen or towels.|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: Please note the 15% hotel tax. The rates shown are for 4 people and include a completely furnished cottage with all bed linens, pillows, bath towels, kitchen utensils, pots & pans, etc. 2-night minimum stay. Each guest over 4 incurs a $25 per guest charge. Maximum of 6 overnight guests. There is a $25 per pet charge. Maximum of 2 pets. Keep on the lookout for "dream" packages and special deals|
- 1 Queen Bed
- 1 Sofa Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Full Kitchen
- Beach Chairs
- Linens Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Beach Towels
- High Speed Internet
- Parking Included
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- Jet Skiing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Live Entertainment
- Miniature Golf
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Theme Park
- Grocery Store
- Water Park
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Movie Theater
- Amusement Park
- Horseback Riding
- Shopping Area
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Return customers will receive 10% off your next visit, plus for every referral that books you will receive an additional 5% off.
We require our guests to sign a Waiver of Responsibility form at check-in. This form is part of your receipt; an example is:
WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY:
In signing this receipt I release Donna Gideon and Jamaica Dream any claims or responsibility for personal injury or property damage which I may suffer or sustain during my/our stay at Jamaica Dream, 16631 Captain Kidd, Galveston TX 77553, during the described rental period.
Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Galveston, Texas
April 22, 2014
This was our first visit to Jamaica Palms and it was fantastic. This is a cozy retreat perfect for a quiet getaway. The beach was within walking distance, and the property is away from the hustle and bustle of the seawall but within a short drive if you want to go. We took our grandson and our two small dogs and had a great time. Donna was extremely friendly and had it ready for us even though our stay was a last minute decision. Our Grandson was even invited to the neighborhood Easter Party and had a blast. We will most definitely be back!! GREAT PLACE TO STAY!! Thank -you Donna!
Houston, TX USA
April 13, 2014
My parents live abroad and they visited me recently in Houston. I decided took them to Galveston for a quiet get away. They enjoyed their stay very much - the place was excellent: calm, relaxing and touched with coastal charm. Donna was an outstanding helpful host. They enjoyed their visit a lot and hope to come back sometime! Thank you Donna!
Fort Worth, TX
Can we live here?!
April 8, 2014
Had such an amazing stay at Donna's cozy Jamaica Dream. Mornings on the hammock with coffee in the lush backyard was great, especially since our pooch was able to be with us! Just a short distance to the beach and away from all the hustle and bustle of Galveston by the pier. Definitely the perfect way to go when vacationing on the gulf! We had a great time and can't wait to plan our next trip :) Can we live here haha?! Thanks so much for everything Donna, it was a much needed relaxing and perfect getaway for us city folk!
Love the Little Cozy Cottage
October 13, 2013
We found this little jewel of a cottage and close beach three years ago and stayed again just a couple weeks ago. It was just as comfortable and clean. Jamaica beach is lovely and quiet but still only 20 minutes or so away from all the activities of the Seawall. The owner, Donna, is delightful and makes you feel instantly at home. We will be back again for sure!
Jamaica Dream our Secret Oasis
September 16, 2013
This place is even nicer than the pictures. We came several years ago and when we returend this time I was amazed that it looked exactly as beautiful as before. Perfectly maintained and immaculately clean. Jamaica Dream has the quality of a 4 star resort and the charm of a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast. It is quiet and secluded, but just mintues from all the action on the Island and walking distance to the beach. This is our secret oasis. Love the hammock on the patio and the private fenced in yard for the doggies. We already have out next trip to paradise scheduled.
perfect girl retreat
August 10, 2013
Myself and 2 of my girl pals took a much needed R&R from life. We throughly enjoyed our 4 day/3 night hiatus. This is my 5th time to stay at Jamaica Dream and it won't be my last. Love Donna. You couldn't ask for a warmer more hospitable host!
July 8, 2013
The cottage is a perfect getaway. Beautiful setting with a great fenced in yard. Great neighborhood convenient to the Galveston seawall but far enough away to be away from the hustle. Donna is an obvious dog lover and very understanding / accommodating.
Houston, TX USA
Our 3rd Wonderful Stay
June 21, 2013
We love this place for its simplicity, quietness, and convenience to the beach. It's owner, Donna, is a lovely person. Very kind and helpful. She loves dogs and so we have always taken ours. The cottage has a small patio that looks to a fenced area with grass, flowers, and bushes. We sit on the patio and our dog loves to sniff around the grass and flowers. So it works all the way around. Because of the heat of the day during this June visit, we'd go to the beach with our dog in the early mornings or late evenings. Donna also has a hose just outside the cottage that one can use to clean up a sandy and dirty dog and that helps to make this an ideal and comfortable place to enjoy Galveston with one's best friend. This time, we sat on the patio for hours during the day, early mornings, and evenings, as there were gentle breezes that seemed so pleasant in the hot days of June. On previous visits, we have borrowed Donna's barbecue and large outdoor table and invited friends to spend an evening with us, and we all sat on the patio and had a lovely meal together under the stars. So lots of enjoyable and relaxing things to enjoy at the Jamaica Dream.
Linda and Gary Johnson
Spring Valley, MN
May 1, 2013
We very much enjoyed the week. Donna, her family and neighbors are most friendly and gracious. We Norwegians from Minnesota were thrilled to be invited and had a great time at the neighborhood gathering featuring boiled crawdads, grilled lobster and shrimp. The guest house is very clean and pleasant and provided everything one could want. If conditions allow we would like to return, possiibly in December or again next Spring.
Thank you, Linda and Gary, for staying at Jamaica Dream and for this very nice review. We all did have a good time that day and the weather pretty much cooperated. Of course when guests arrive all the way from snowy Minnesota we have record low temperatures. Hope you guys get to come back down, I really look forward to visiting with you again. Stay warm.
College Station, TX
Vacation just as we pictured it
April 17, 2013
The guesthouse is accurately described on the web-site. My husband and I, and our two dogs spent a very relaxing week in Jamaica Dream. Donna, the owner, is a very nice and helpful person. She lives upstairs, but the guesthouse is very private, and we felt that we had a piece of paradise for ourselves. What we liked the most is that the house is very comfortable and tastefully decorated, the garden is beautiful and lovingly taken care of, and yet everything was sturdy, so we did not need to worry that a dog can ruin something. The beach is only a couple of minutes away walking. I actually prefer this location to the ocean-front because we had several very stormy days, and it was much more comfortable to be a bit farer from the storm. We liked is so much that we are planning to be back in November.
March 4, 2013
Wonderful spot, wonderful space, wonderful owner. We rented the space for our parents wedding anniversary, Donna went out of her way to make sure they had a beautiful romantic wknd.
Carolyn Snodgrass Day
Lake Eufaula, OK
Paradise in Jamaica Beach
February 20, 2013
My Hubby and I got to spend Jan. with our two Scotties, at the most amazing Jamaica Dream! The only bad part was having to leave. Donna, the owner, made us feel right at home. I felt like we had known her forever! Very sweet person! She kept the cottage spotless. Millie and Mazie loved the fenced yard. We loved all the beautiful plants, roses, and the sound of the ocean waves. Jamaica Beach is very quiet and neighbors are very friendly. Walking on the beach, a Police officer even stopped and gave me a very pretty little shell! The cottage is decorated so pretty and is one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed. The bed was very comfy and was nice to have the washer & dryer. We loved everything and would not change anything! The kitchen has everything you might need. We hope to come back someday. We miss Jamaica Dream and Donna! Thank You for taking such good care of us!
Pam Quigley Opanowitz
September 4, 2012
This was our first stay at Jamaica Dream but it won't be out last. Fabulous place...exactly as described...maybe better. Everything you need is right there and available. Thank yo Donna for everything. We really didn't want to leave. We will be back and I have recommended it to several friends already and will continue to do so. Sasha and Lucy just loved the little back yard and enjoyed smelling all of your fabulous plants. Thanks again. Thanks again... Dale, Pam, Sasha and Lucy
A Dream Come True!
August 2, 2012
First time to stay at Jamaica Dream--fantastic experience! Beautiful decor, quiet atmosphere, and Donna is a gem! Our two dogs loved being with us, too. (Thanks for being flexible, Donna!) I highly recommend this guest house if you want a quiet getaway, with an option to bring your dog. It really is a dream come true!
Misty Eary Sielaff
August 1, 2012
This was our first stay at the Jamaica Dream and it most certainly will not be our last! Donna was an amazing hostess and everything was PERFECT...we could not have asked for more! My husband and I, along with our 8 year old twin boys and two dogs, felt very at home here. Everything we needed was there. We loved having a washer and dryer, too...it was so nice to be able to keep up with the laundry and not be faced with tons of dirty clothes when you get home. Donna was great to recommend the best places to eat, where to go and what to do. I really can't say enough good things about Donna and the Jamaica Dream! If you are coming to Galveston for a romantic getaway, a girls weekend or a family vacation, the Jamaica Dream is the perfect place for your stay!
Thank you Misty for the wonderful review. It was very good meeting y'all and I'm glad you guys will stay again. It is always fun to see the changes in kids, they grow up so fast. And please send me a picture of the mount of the huge bull red your son caught. So glad to be a part of this memory.
Originaly from Alaska, now from College Station..Whoop!
5 Stars as USUAL!!! :=D
July 29, 2012
Once again we had an awesome time at Jamaica Dream. I would like to say it was our 4th but maybe 5th? time to visit? You know it is like home when you can't remember, except that you want to go back ASAP!! Atmosphere, colors, layout, ammenities, JD has it all. Donna is more a friend now besides being an excellent hostess. The accommodations have ALWAYS been perfect, and everytime we go, there is a new "little something" that we notice, making our stay even better. I have a hectic demanding job and relaxing here is a given. My Old English, LLahso Apso, sister, daughter and myself had a great time this last visit celebrating my daughters college graduation. We have come to love the laid back quality of the village as well as discover a new restaurant, shopping spot, beach place, everytime we come. I am so thankful we found Jamaica Dream and Donna. After writing this, I am booking another stay in October....just a heads up Donna!!! :) Would refer and have referred to families, couples, singles, et al. We could all use a "Jamaica Dream"
Clear Lake Area, TX
Am I Dreaming?
July 10, 2012
This beach house was truly a dream getaway! Donna could not be a better host. She was there to greet us and show us around her lovely place. Gave great suggestions on places to go & things to see. It was so nice to see a place so equipped with so many things. So many times I have stayed at a beach house and forget something & have to improvise with something else. She has everything you could possibly need and more! You can tell there was a lot of thought put into this place and its very well maintained! I wish we could have stayed longer! Looking forward to future visits!
Lewisville, TX USA
great little gem
July 8, 2012
We stayed here for 5 days and Donna had made it unforgettable! We definitely like to come back here. It's exactly like the pics show and immaculately clean throughout. Everything you need is there and the whole place breathes her hospitality. Our two dogs felt right at home as well. Wonderful little place! Jamaica Beach is about 11 miles to Galvaston, so not much of a commute if you seek some action from this restful and relaxing jewel.Thank you Donna! X Chuck & El
February 6, 2012
can you pls tell me when this property will be available? we have not rented in the past. thank you , robi holt
November 29, 2011
This was our second stay at the Jamaica Dream cottage and it was just as wonderful as we remembered. Donna added a few improvements (not that there was much to improve upon). We had everything we needed to have a magical stay. We were so happy to arrive and so sad to leave. We will be back as soon as possible.
Armando, Lisa and Marcus Lopez
October 24, 2011
Donna was very helpful and i felt very much at home at her house. We had everything we need and I will be returning one day. We did not want to leave. The price is just right and the neighborhood was nice. Thank you Donna for helping us have a great time!!!
Tulsa, OK USA
October 4, 2011
This was a great place to stay at. My husband, I, and my three dogs enjoyed our stay. The rooms were very colorful, decorated well, and very "comfy". It was a nice place to stay at to get away for a weekend vacation.
August 22, 2011
my daughter and I stayed for the first week of august. Although it was hot, Donna did every thing she could to make us comfortable. She also took us on a special trip where my daughter had a fabulous time. Donna is an Excellent host!
Del Rio, Texas
Cozy Vacation Cottage
July 12, 2011
This was our second stay at Jamaica Dream. We are always pleased at how clean and cozy the beach cottage is. Our young daughter and two dogs feel at home here, as well. We will be back! Erica
Corsicana, TX USA
Jamaica Dream - a Great place to stay!
June 20, 2011
Our family really enjoyed staying at the Jamaica Dream. It was nice to stay at a place where the family lived above us, but we rarely ever saw them. Also, it was nice to have our own driveway and that we weren't that far from San Luis Pass and well away from the City of Galveston.
Mobridge, South Dakota
Jamaica Dream is a MUST STAY
June 8, 2011
I stayed here with my family, and our family pet, this place is amazing, Donna the host is a great person!! WE came from SD and whatever we did not have she did for us to use!! We will be going back in a few years and will book this place. This house is decorated so nice and all around a fun and awesome place to stay. People of Galveston are also very nice and as well as Jamaica Beach. Problem we had was we brought too many cloths, there is a washer & dryer that work so good you don't need to bring alot!! Thanks Donna!! Terry, Larrianna, Cody, Samantha & Scoobie While
Lovely and relaxing!
April 27, 2011
This was a perfect getaway for our family mini-vacation! The gardens are beautiful, and the accommodations are clean and super sweet! We were very pleased the minute we walked through the door!
Springfield, MO USA
Slice of Paradise
March 26, 2011
This truly, is a slice of paradise. A wonderful backyard, with hammock, beautiful flowers, & you can even hear the ocean waves crashing on the shore, even though you're two blocks away. She provides everything you need for you stay (dishes, pots/pans etc.) as well as boogie board, chairs for the beach, & a golf cart to get you there. We will definitely be going back! She is very hospitality & the neighborhood is very friendly as well. My husband, I & our little schnoodle really enjoyed ourselves :)
February 23, 2011
My wife, dog and i had a great mini-break down to the coast. The rental was great and the owner was very accommodating. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend this property.
February 21, 2011
Cozy cottage-pleasant stay. Donna, the owner, was friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Wonderful Get Away
January 26, 2011
This cottage was perfect for a long week end get away after Christmas. My dogs had their own garden and I really enjoyed not having to walk them several times a day. It was well equiped and so comfortabel. The dogs and I will be back!
even more charming than the photos!
January 24, 2011
I stayed here in the winter with dog and boyfriend in tow. The owner is wonderfully sweet and accommodating, the house is spotless and tastefully decorated with all the amenities you could possibly need. Beach is two blocks away, and the house itself has a fenced garden with a hammock and flowers blooming even in the middle of the winter. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
Baton Rouge, La
Love Jamaica Dream
November 2, 2010
This was our second trip to Galveston, both times staying at Jamaica Dream. Each stay was wonderful. This past trip, the weather was perfect - warm enough to get in the water but cool enough to relax on the beach all day. Jamaica Dream is a spacious one bedroom with a small kitchen and is located on the west end of galveston. It's a little bit of a drive to the "action" of galveston, but on the beach its super quiet. Both trips we've practically had the beach to ourselves! Donna is a wonderful host - she made sure we had everything we needed. This trip she had also made a new purchase - a golf cart for guests to use to get to the beach (it's only 4 blocks). Last time we walked, which wasn't far but it was so nice not having to carry all of our stuff this time. Highly recommended and worth the drive!!
San Antonio TX
absolutely wonderfully relaxing
September 4, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for his r&r and had the best getaway. the rental home is beautiful and the beaches were so relaxing! We even brought our dog and had plenty of room and no worries for him. i definitely recommend this home for anyone visiting galveston.
A hidden gem
August 31, 2010
What an amazing vacation! We stayed last weekend with our labrador and had the most fantastic time. The house was exactly as the pictures showed and Donna couldn't have been nicer. We grilled, swam and laid in the hammock listening to the waves for a wonderful long weekend we will never forget. We will definitely be back!
Tranquil and Sun-filled Cottage!
August 25, 2010
I stayed here with my boyfriend over the weekend and couldn't have asked for better accommodations! The cottage is clean, unique and well-equipped, the beach is a short walk away, and Donna was great! I hope I get the chance to stay here again!
August 23, 2010
I loved it! It was very clean and well taken care of. It was very quiet and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Galveston, which was perfect, but only a 5 minute drive to Galveston. Donna was very sweet. I will definatly go back!
LOVELY BEACH COTTAGE!
July 8, 2010
Jamacia Beach Cottage is a very lovely beach house, beach is close and Donna was great and even let us use her beach chairs and air mattress. The futon is comfortable and the bed is very comfortable, loved the bathroom and the porch and fenced in yard, I will definitly be back, I want to live here!
Austin, TX USA
Wonderful . . .
June 18, 2010
We would like to go back and live there. It was a wonderful experience. A lovely small cottage, with a lovely little fenced back yard with a hammock that the two granddaughters fought over. Nice, new stove, refrigerator, bathroom fixtures. Small, yet functional. Beachy colors and ambience. The landlady (Donna) is nice and laid back. we will be back!
A Dream Come True
June 7, 2010
My new husband and I had a great time staying at Jamaica Dream on our honeymoon. It was a great location and within perfect walking distance to the beach. We couldn't have asked for more!
April 25, 2010
Love this place! Just about the time you realize you need something, there it is! Truly, Donna has this cottage set up with creature comforts beyond what you'd expect. She is quite flexible, there if you need her, but otherwise the place is your home away from home. I took 3 teens down and could let them explore & bike around the neighborhood safely, and the beach.......just a stone's throw across the street. Prices being comparable or less than a motel, it's a total no brainer. The place is immaculate, easy pull out sofabed plus a darling designated private bedroom, big bathroom with laundry, even a hammock & swing in a cute fenced yard. It's a complete vacation package. Go for it!
Great place, great people.
March 22, 2010
It was wonderful, we were traveling with a dog and it was perfect for him, he loved the little yard. Very nice, clean peaceful spot. Donna was very nice as were her neighbors. We loved it and if ever we returned to Galveston would try to rent here again.
March 3, 2010
My husband and I stayed here at the end of February and it was so much more than I had thought it would be. It has a perfect sized yard so we were able to bring our two dogs with us and they also had a blast. Outside of downtown, it was quiet and so peaceful. Just a few minutes walk to the beach (less than 5min) and a short drive to nearby dining options (although we didn't eat out- we used the kitchen at the cottage). We plan on staying here every time we visit Galveston now. It was so much better than just a hotel room. Perfect getaway for the family!
A Beautiful Romantic Cottage
December 29, 2009
My boyfriend and I went for Christmas weekend. The pictures are exactly what it looks like, and it is the cutiest, most romantic little cottage ever. We spent most of our time out on the porch looking at the gated garden surronding us.I recommend this place to all couples who are in love.
November 28, 2009
We loved jamaice dream. Donna was wonderful and very accomadating. The place is beautiful, relaxing. we had a family of 5 and we still fit okay and prepared an entire thanksgiving dinner. It was clean and well maintained, close to the beach, park and a short drive to galveston. We will definately be back in the summer. Thanks Donna.
November 10, 2009
Jamica Dream was very clean and comfortable. It was a nice and quiet when we went for the weekend. I owuld stay there again.