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“ Excellent ”
6 Reviews
16519 Edward Teach Rd, Galveston, TX 77554


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $220 - $350
Per week: $1,300 - $1,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Galveston vacation home rental
Newly remodeled two story private home (3 bedrooms and one bathroom downstairs, remainder of living area and master bedroom upstairs) with all of the amenities. Granite counter tops and stainless appliances. 2 flat screen tvs. Covered porch and sun porch. 300 yards from (easy walk to) beach. Jacuzzi tub and outdoor shower. Large yard for children to play. Right by State Park. Walk to restaurants, stores and churches. Golf cart rental available. Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn and Pleasure Pier few miles away.

Pet friendly: Up to 2 dogs permitted with pet fee.( fenced dog run )

Please help me say "yes" to your request to stay in my home by first taking some time to fill out the message box with a brief reason for your stay and description of guests (family, friends etc.). As a potential host, I want to get a feel for who is asking to have access to my home when I'm not there, so I'm looking for reasons to trust you. An empty, brief, or vague message doesn't do that. Also, I don't permit big parties or gatherings, as I live in a residential neighborhood and my house does not accommodate those, so don't even contact me if that is your need. Thanks!
Area Information
Located in beautiful Jamaica Beach in the West End of Galveston Island. State Park is next door. 20 minutes from Strand. 10 minutes from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn. Restaurants and shops nearby within walking distance. Walk to bay or ocean, where you can swim or fish to your heart's delight.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 01 2015 May 31 2015 $220 $300 $1,400 - 2 Nights
May 31 2015 Sep 30 2015 $250 $350 $1,700 - 2 Nights
Oct 01 2015 Feb 28 2016 $220 $250 $1,300 - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 15%
Deposits: $500.00 deposit upon reservation. Full amount due 30 days before rental. Deposit refunded after check-out if no damages or big cleanup. $75 nonrefundable dog deposit per dog. (Maximum 2 dogs less than 20 pounds each)
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: $125 cleaning fee (includes linens) Free parking:Maximum four cars permitted. No parking on lawn.


  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Coffee Maker
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (7 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (6 miles)
  • Surfing
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Children's Pool
    (6 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (15 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (6 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (16 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (6 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (16 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (6 miles)
  • Winery
    (18 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (6 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Walk to Convenience store, shops, restaurants, churches--one block away! Market on the Strand every 3rd Saturday and Art Walk every 6 weeks. Festivals include Dickens on the Strand, Mardi Gras, Shrimp Festival, Gumbo Cook-Off, Wild Game Cook-off, Food and Wine Festival, Sandcastle Competition and Festival of Lights. Few miles to Schlitterbahn and Moody Gardens/Palm Beach. Public Park in Jamaica Beach with Pavilion and State Park next door to street where you can do Artist's Boat, kayak, hike, swim, fish, etc.
Fenced in yard for doggies with ramp up to porch.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Galveston, Texas

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Willy Wages

Willy Wages

College Station, TX

The Green House Near the Beach

July 20, 2013

The location was great Close to the beach. Loved the upper porch great place to watch Sunsets and just hang out with a beer and good cigar. There seemed to be constant breeze. The upstairs has a great Kitchen layout. It does have 4 bedrooms, with 1 upstairs was large, and the 3 down stairs are small but work for sleeping, and they could use a better AC setup. The only real complaint was with ants they seemed to be everywear. But that did not stop us from having a great week. The Dog run and ramp was neat. My little dog did not like going down the ramp but had no problem coming up. This house is a great near beach house for a family with several kids. The beach was just across the main road with a direct access, and was not crowded even on the weekend. Great for a early morning or late evening stoll.

Heidi Ferenz

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a great time. Thank you for your feedback. As for the ants, sorry about that, Galveston has alot of fire ants that make their homes outside in the most inconvenient places. Some years are worse than others. It seems that when I apple cider a mound, they move elsewhere! I try not to use harmful pesticides due to children and pets being exposed. Just bought a new ac unit for the downstairs, too!

Vanessa Martinez

Vanessa Martinez

Devine, TX

Very family and pet friendly!

August 29, 2012

We stayed here with our family and a pet for a week and then ended up adding another day. The house was a perfect size. The only bummer is that the washer and dryer are not available for use and the laundymats close at 8! Just something to consider. Also, linens and towels are provided but if you're a bit picky like me you may want to bring rugs for the bed and shower. The floors are tiled so it can be a bit cool on your feet. The beach is just across the road with a fully stocked convenience store on the way. Overall, I would not hesitate to stay here again!

Jennifer Wright Kelly

Jennifer Wright Kelly

League City, Tx

Great weekend!

August 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed with 3 other couples for his 40th birthday weekend. We decided last minute to spend the weekend in Glaveston and Heidi was very easy to work with despite such short notice. The house was as described and it is a 5 minute walk to the beach. For being a pet friendly home I was impressed that there was absolutely no pet smell. The house was very clean and comfortable. The owner is easy to communicate with and we would reccomend to others.

Sarah McCall

Sarah McCall

Richmond, TX

Lovely vacation!

July 18, 2012

Went on our annual family vacation and this is the first time we chose a beach house. Perfect setting for a family. The upstairs was beautiful and spacious. The downstairs was smaller and we mainly only slept there, but we enjoyed it. Loved the outdoor balcony set up. We probably spent most of our time there. Beach was only a 5 minute walk away. Owner was professional and easy to communicate with. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Ben Henry

Ben Henry

Fort Worth, TX

Great Experience

July 11, 2012

My family really enjoyed our vacation stay. The home was as advertised: kitchen was fully remodeled and we had plenty of room for the five of us to stretch out and relax. The only reason I'm not rating five stars is there wasn't a washer and dryer available for us to use which when staying five nights was inconvenient. Other than that, we'll definitely consider coming back again.

Heidi Ferenz

Owner's reply:

Clean laundromat with full service is available two blocks from property.

Antonia Bartram

Antonia Bartram

Valley View, Tx USA


March 16, 2012

We had a blast. The house was wonderful. We really enjoyed sitting out on the porch drinking our coffee. It was very clean and very spacious. Within walking distance to the beach. We will definately rent again from Heidi.

Heidi Ferenz

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your review! We are happy you had a wonderful time and remember, the Pleasure Pier is opening this summer! Blessings and gratitude to you......

Owner Supplied Testimonials

This is the best beach house. I came here with my husband and baby daughter. We walked to and played at the beach, ate at the local restaurant and hung out enjoying the fresh ocean breezes on the porch. My husband went deep sea fishing and came back with a big catch, which we grilled for dinner. Yummo. You will love staying here!
S. Schuler

Well, what can I tell you? My dogs and I love staying here. Their favorite place is the porch, with the dog ramp to their private fenced yard and lots of birds to watch! Fresh seafood to catch or buy nearby, fresh air, luxurious home with all the latest amenities, I could live here!
D. Schinn

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at this vacation rental?
A: Listen to the ocean, breathe the ocean air, hang out on the deck, walk to and swim at the beach, go to Schlitterbahn or Moody Gardens, eat at local restaurants. Just have fun.
Q: What makes Jamaica Beach Retreat rental special?
A: Beach view, ocean sounds, covered deck, new central AC, 3 queen beds, master upstairs, granite countertops on all counters, jacuzzi tub, outdoor shower, big yard, walk to beach, great neighborhood, 5 minutes from Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn, walk to restaurants, corner store, redbox. Very relaxing.

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Heidi Ferenz

Heidi Ferenz


More about the owner
  • School:

    Rutgers U., U.of Houston Law Center, American Institute of Holistic Theology, C of Mainland
  • Work:

    Special Education Teacher Putnam School District
  • About:

    Jamaica Beach Retreat is a former fisherman's cottage that was a weekend vacation home until it was completely remodeled in 2006 and downstairs remodeled again in 2009 after IKE. I lived there full time until 2011, enjoying the peace and space of the beautiful West End of Galveston Island....
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