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Waterfront paradise. Bikes/kayaks! Pet friendly!

4.94(98 reviews)SuperhostJamaica Beach, Texas, United States
Entire house hosted by Robin
9 guests3 bedrooms7 beds2 baths
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COVID-19 Update (1-25-21):

To our current and future guests,

This has obviously been a strange time for all of us, and I wanted to put out as much up-to-date information as I can regarding the current situation in Galveston and the measures we are taking to ensure our guest's safety. Please continue reading below for more info...

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Covid update (continued)...

All Galveston beaches are open and we remain a good option for guests wishing to adhere to public safety guidelines, while still enjoying a trip to the beach. Out of respect to our entire community it's important that visitors keep groups to 10 people or less and practice responsible social distancing while at restaurants and other public places. The beaches in Jamaica Beach offer plenty of space to enjoy the sand and surf, while still maintaining the "social distancing" that is currently required.

Since our very first guest, we've maintained the highest level of cleanliness and safety in our home. Scan through the years of reviews we've accumulated from our previous guests and you'll see one common theme... clean.

Our house is meticulously clean. The entire property is professionally cleaned and disinfected between every guest, and we've put great thought into ensuring the amenities that we provide are clean and safe, and that our cleaning protocols reflect that. Our home will be spotlessly clean and safe for your stay... this I can guarantee.

Regarding our location, Jamaica Beach is uniquely positioned as it's own little community, separated from the City of Galveston, yet still only a 15 minute drive away. Being somewhat separated from the crowds and major attractions has been a blessing this year and as of today's date (9/24), Jamaica Beach has only had 5 confirmed cases of covid since this all began, which is one of the lowest rates in the entire state.

For guests seeking a vacation away from the crowds, we are perfectly suited for that. We have bikes, kayaks and beach toys for enjoying the beach or exploring the canals; and we have the grill, the decks, the underwater fishing light, and full cable & wifi for relaxing at the house.

Galveston area restaurants are open for dine-in and carry out, but if you choose to relax and stay close to the house, you truly do not need to leave the neighborhood to still have a great beach vacation. Several restaurants in the neighborhood are offering delivery and pick up as well if you do not wish to go into town.

Lastly, if you have any other questions or concerns, please call or message me directly. I want every one of our guests to feel comfortable and enjoy their stay with us and will do whatever is necessary to ensure that happens.

Sincerely,
Robin Harris
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Borrowing from Walt Disney's mission for Disneyland, our mission for Tortuga Cay is simple...'to be a place where friends & family can have fun together.'

Tortuga Cay is a place where families can bike to the beach on our complimentary 'beach cruiser' bicycles. A place where children can fish from our pier or kayak in the protected canals of Jamaica Beach (we provide kayaks & life vests at no cost). This is a place where parents can relax on the deck, knowing the kids & pets are playing safely in our fully-fenced yard; and a place where friends can enjoy a day of boating right from our slip, grilling by the water or relaxing on the deck.

Above all else, Tortuga Cay is a place to get away for awhile, relax, and enjoy life with each other!

Our private dock is equipped with an underwater fishing light to help draw in the 'big ones' after dark! Trout, red fish, drum, and several other varieties are frequently caught from our deck!

Fishing Guide & Boat Rental Service: If you're looking to hit the water for a guided fishing excursion, our professional guide service is available to pick you up right at our pier for a full day or half day bay fishing trip. Just walk right downstairs and hop on the boat... it doesn't get more convenient than that! Also, if you are interested in renting a boat during your stay, we can help you arrange a full or half-day boat rental at a special discounted rate for our guests!

Our amenities...: Following an extensive renovation, Tortuga Cay now features beautiful granite counter-tops, glass tile back-splashes, all new stainless appliances, two fully renovated decks overlooking the expansive lagoon and much, much more. With three decks overlooking the water the home features water views from virtually every room in the house. The layout of the home makes it easy for families and groups to travel together; three bedrooms total with two bedrooms upstairs (and away from the main living area) and two decks adjoining the king bedrooms.

A note from the owners for parents traveling with small children... we have a 4-year old, a 3-year old and a 6-month old, so we know what it's like to travel with kids and have designed this home with them in mind. We've taken great care to ensure our home allows children to play safely AND allows parents to enjoy their vacation without constant worry. Lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water and street. We also have a high chair and pack-n-play available for your use (just make sure to bring crib sheets).

Amenities include: 55' LCD TV, cable TV (in living room AND king bedrooms) and complimentary high-speed wifi, washer/dryer, Moen adjustable shower heads with massage setting, Tempurpedic king mattresses, attached boat slip, deck ladder for swimming in the canal, 2 single kayaks and a tandem kayak w/ paddles & life vests, 2 beach-cruiser bicycles and a tandem two-person bike w/ helmets, beach toys, boogie-boards, all linens, towels, blankets, dishes, etc... all of this and more is included with your stay!

IMPORTANT HOUSE RULES! We want you to have a great stay but the following rules must be followed. Please review BEFORE reserving the home...
- This is not a party house. Prom groups and parties are not allowed at any time unless approved by the owner in advance.
- The maximum number of guests allowed on the property at any given time is 10 unless approved by the owner.
- Guests must be at least 25 years of age to reserve the home and adult guests may not rent the home on behalf of underage guests.
- No underage drinking
- No loud music or other disturbances to the neighboring residents
- No trespassing on neighboring properties

Note... If Tortuga Cay is unavailable for the dates of your travel, please consider our second property, Kachina Cay, which was recently remodeled with premium upgrades & amenities, and offers an exceptional waterfront location in Jamaica Beach.

Pets: Your pets are part of your family and are always welcome in our home with no additional pet deposit. The yard has been designed to give them room to play safely and away from the water.

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COVID-19 Update (1-25-21):

To our current and future guests,

This has obviously been a strange time for all of us, and I wanted to put out as much up-to-date information as I can regarding the current situation in Galveston and the measures we are taking to ensure our guest's safety. Please continue reading below for more info...

The space
Covid update (continued)..…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds

Amenities

48" HDTV with standard cable
Cable TV
Wifi
Central air conditioning
Shared outdoor pool
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 4 spaces
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Central heating
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Jamaica Beach, Texas, United States

Jamaica Beach is one of the safest and most family friendly communities on the island. Our quaint beachfront community offers 2 restaurants, a Subway sandwich shop, 2 gas stations, a neighborhood pub, and an amazing family-run grocery store.

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