Island Life - If you've been on the lookout for the perfect vacation rental, your search is over. Book this lovely home today to experience the vacation of a lifetime!Designed for Maximum Comfort - Inside and out, every element was designed and built with your comfort in mind.Every Seat is the Best Seat in the Living Room! - Whether you're watching TV or relaxing, the living room is a great place to be indoors and simply relax, catch up on your TV series and browse the web.Coffee Anyone? - Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar and drink a morning cup of joe. It’s a great place to plan your day’s activities, gather your wits, and get ready for more quality time!Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Create memories over a homemade meal.Delightful Dinner Space - Look forward to spending quality vacation time with the family and friends around the lovely dining room table.Test Your Culinary Skills - Whip up a delicious family feast or try out one of the many nearby restaurants!Counter Space Galore! - There's tons of space to prep any number of memorable meals.Settle In - Everything you need in a vacation rental is provided. Settle into your home away from home and rest easy knowing everything is taken care of.Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place to sit outside and enjoy the crisp air. Grab a book, a drink, or a friend and just relax!Serene Retreat - The comfortable bed in the primary bedroom is so inviting. You’ll sleep like a baby after a day of adventure!Snooze Away - This primary bedroom is complete with everything you need to take you adrift towards your sweetest dreams.Dual Vanities Make the Difference - This spacious bathroom has plenty of space for two to get ready for a day on the beach!Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Spend Time By Yourself - The bedroom is well-suited to meet your needs for rest and relaxation.Cool off - A perfectly placed ceiling fan will help keep you cool after long days of adventuring. You'll find yourself off to dreamland in no time.Getting Ready For The Day -  You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home in this bathroom, it makes getting ready each day quick and easy.Pleasant Surprise - Children will be delighted to find their very own hide-out space complete with a comfortable set of bunk beds.Kid Zone - Kids will love this room outfitted with bunk beds. Lots of fun will be had in this bedroom.Second Bedroom - Two beds await guests in the second bedroom! This room will be perfect for any two adults or children, with lots of room for everyone to have their personal space.Sleep In Comfort - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find these cozy beds to be just right!Wash The Sand Away! - Look forward to washing the sand away after a long day at the beach.Pack Light! - We thought of it all! Just bring your favorite laundry products and have fresh clothing anytime you want!Peak Relaxation - Bring a good book and a cool drink out on the balcony. The day will fly by as you dive into a new mystery novel!Easy Access - The living room provides quick and easy access to the patio where you can sit and enjoy the cool breeze while sharing stories and laughs with friends.Dine Alfresco - How can you resist dining out on the balcony in the fresh, warm air? Switch things up a bit during your vacation!Perfect Start (or End) to Your Day - Sip your coffee at the patio table while watching the trees rustle in the breeze; or savor a final glass of wine under the twinkling stars. This spot is prime!Made in the Shade - The covered patio is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors while staying removed from unwanted pests or direct sunlight.Gone Fishin' - Take your boat out to the waters and catch some fresh fish! Bring it back and have yourself a seafood feast for dinner!Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Island Life. Enjoy!Jamaica Beach Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Views of the Water - Tranquil waters are a perfect backdrop to your vacation stay.Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Jamaica Beach is a large community on Galveston Island, with plenty of homes with great views of the water.

Island Life

4.42/5 (41)

4.42/5 | 41 reviews

Island Life, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 14, Canal, in Jamaica Beach
4 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 14 | Water View
Jamaica Beach, TX


Property type
Bay View View
Canal Front Proximity
Pool - Community Amenity

Where you'll be


Island Life in a professionally decorated canal home can be yours! This four-bedroom home is located on an oversize lot in Jamaica Beach. Island Life is unique, charming and so well done - this will be your "go-to" vacation rental home on Galveston Island....
Island Life in a professionally decorated canal home can be yours! This four-bedroom home is located on an oversize lot in Jamaica Beach. Island Life is unique, charming and so well done - this will be your "go-to" vacation rental home on Galveston Island.

This home has an open concept living/dining/kitchen area with an extra-large balcony and extended balcony out to the canal. Ample seating in all areas for guests to enjoy views of the canal, sunset, and cool breezes. The kitchen is fully equipped for meals for 14 guests.

This specially designed home has two bedrooms up and two bedrooms at ground level (not connected by an interior staircase, perfect for guests with mobility issues or two separate families who like to share). Upstairs the primary bedroom has a queen bed, ceiling fan and large flat-screen TV, en suite bath with a large step-in shower. The second bedroom also upstairs features a queen bed and television. The second bath upstairs has a step-in shower. The third bedroom at the ground level is a bunk room for 6 - one twin over full bunk bed and one twin over twin bunk bed in this room. The fourth bedroom has two twin beds that may be pushed together for a king. 3 rollaway twins are available also.

At ground level, the sleeping accommodations are in a Jack-n-Jill style separated by a mini kitchenette with coffee pot, and a full bathroom with shower. The washer and dryer are also located in this area.

The outside of Island Life is where the fun really begins - so much space for everyone to spread out and enjoy a weekend at island life. The decks and balconies have a variety of tables and chairs for gameplay, afternoon cocktails, fish cleaning station, underwater fishing lights! This home also has a boathouse where guests may tie off their marine vessels! This home also has an outdoor shower to rinse off if you swim in the canal.

Jamaica Beach Texas is one of the most popular beaches and sought-after neighborhoods when it comes to vacation rentals – what it lacks in size, it makes up for action during the summer months, holidays and event weekends! Jamaica Beach is far enough out to be away from the hustle and bustle of Seawall (8 miles), and but not too far away from most of the island attractions (10 miles from 61st Street). Jamaica Beach also has it’s own community pool and private marina and boat ramp, Regatta Basin, a community pavilion and playground.

Ryson partners exclusively with Gulf Coast Concierge to make your time on the island unforgettable! Gulf Coast Concierge understands it's the little things that count. Create your own adventures with beach gear and golf cart rentals, a sunset cruise or a bonfire and smores on the beach. Gulf Coast Concierge also offers fishing charters, photo sessions, and a variety of in-home services. If you can dream it, we will do our best to make it happen!

All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

This home is pet-friendly. All pets must be registered, and pet fee ($100/pet) must be paid upfront. Outside the home, dogs must be leashed at all times, and owners are responsible for picking up after dogs. Please review Ryson’s 'Tips for Traveling with Pets' for additional information.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please contact us.

This vacation home should accommodate up to 4 vehicles to be parked at the property. Carpooling is highly recommended. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway or designated parking space. At no time should any vehicle be parked on lawns, yards or dune. Many HOAs do not allow parking for trailers, RVs, boats, etc. Please contact Ryson with any questions.

Jamaica Beach is a residential neighborhood, and quiet hours are enforced between 10 pm and 7 am.

Outside/exterior security surveillance is present at this home for the security of the home and our guests.

Even if listed as a provided amenities, Ryson is unable to guarantee specific cable package, network or channels or cable and internet signal quality and cable may not be available on all TVs. Oftentimes additional TVs are available for guests wanting to hook up their own game systems or streaming devices.

All reservations require a completed Ryson Rental Agreement, and the agreement holder must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property and provide a valid ID at check-in. Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is at 10 am.

Monthly rentals are considered in the off-season - Winter Texans, snowbirds, retirees, corporate stays, medical professionals, university students and plant workers are welcome. Extended stays or monthly rentals require a stay of 30+ nights, and these reservations are tax exempt. This is an immediate savings of 15%! Although most extended stay reservations are between the middle of November through February, extended stays may be considered anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Extended stay reservations may not be placed online, but a Ryson Vacation Planner would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reserve your extended stay.

Ryson, established in 2006, is the largest local vacation rental provider on Galveston Island, offering close to 300 vacation rentals, including Ryson's Luxury Collection, in-house maintenance, housekeeping, inspection, laundry and property management. Ryson’s team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, as they offer expansive local knowledge and know Ryson's vacation homes.


Where you'll sleep

Primary Bedroom


2nd Bedroom


3rd Bedroom

Double/Single Bunk Twin Bunk

4th Bedroom

Twin Twin Rollaway Rollaway Rollaway


Water View
Bay View
Across From Beach
Water Front
Canal Front
Pool - Community
Property Features
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Ground Floor
Outdoor Shower
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Mini Fridge
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Water Parks
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Beach (Cars Allowed)
Fishing - Pier

Select check in and check out dates

Add your travel dates to complete booking
Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

The place was beautiful and as described. There where to 2 small complains, the first one is...

The place was beautiful and as described. There where to 2 small complains, the first one is trying to get in to the 2nd floor. Once you go upstairs there's a door to the left with a keypad and that's not the door to enter. As soon as you go upstairs make a right. Go around the house and there's a 2nd door by the kitchen with a keypad to enter. Wi-Fi was not provided to until Saturday April 1st at 1:38pm keep in mind we check in Friday March 31. Overall everything was great!

Overall, This location needs more personal touch. This is our first rental that is managed by a...

Overall, This location needs more personal touch. This is our first rental that is managed by a company vs individual owner. We did feel it was less homely and in personal. The deck is probably its best feature. one of the reasons we book this place. Good view and quiet location. Beds are okay for upstairs room, but downstairs metal bunk beds squeaks a lot, also has a damp smell but that is normal for these rooms. Has puzzles and games for family play and we watched Netflix movies at night. Fishing was a little disappointing as we only caught a few and they were not any keepers. this is our 5th time down in these areas and it is the only time we were disappointed from fishing. maybe it was the tide. Kitchen supply is probably our biggest issue. usually there are common things in the house. ie. salt, suggar, coffee, tea, hot cocoa etc. we didn't even find extra trash bags. we also have a decent size roach that came and went on the ceiling. too high for us to tried to kill it.

Rebecca H.
This house is is a great location. It was clean and being on the canal was awesome. Kids could...

This house is is a great location. It was clean and being on the canal was awesome. Kids could fish, swim and kayak. The bunk beds and two twins are downstairs with no inside access to upstairs which was a negative and there was a problem getting the upstairs door unlocked. It did take several calls and down time trying to get someone to help. But otherwise it was a relaxing vacation.

Mandalyn R.
This property was awesome. Quiet, relaxing, and plenty of room. The deck wrapped around the house...

This property was awesome. Quiet, relaxing, and plenty of room. The deck wrapped around the house and we enjoyed sitting out there each morning and evening. We enjoyed kayaking and catching some crabs off the deck. We rented a golf cart and took it down to the beach each day. The home was in a great location for this. Family of 7 and everyone had plenty of room. Very enjoyable stay.

Kathy B.
The inside of the house was adorable and very clean (with the exception of the white dog hairs on...

The inside of the house was adorable and very clean (with the exception of the white dog hairs on the dark floor) but outside seemed to need a power washing. The check-in process seems outdated compared to other rental companies that I've used given that you actually have to go into the office to retrieve the keys and a 10 am checkout seems rather early. Overall, though, it was a nice house, management staff was helpful and friendly and so it was a good experience. Thanks.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 1

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, 30% is due at the time of booking.
  • Arrival window within 30 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.