Living Area - From the large, elegant windows to the attractive furniture, you and your guests will love spending time together in this bright and airy living area.Designed for Maximum Comfort - Inside and out, every element was designed and built with your comfort in mind.Family Meal Time! - Lasting, cherished memories are made during family meals. Create memories over a homemade meal.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!Take Out? - Who wants take out when you can create your own Top Chef recipes right here!Breakfast Bar Adds to Your Workspace - The breakfast bar doubles as extra work space in the kitchen. With this much space you can easily feed a crowd here!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.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!Private Beach Access - Skip stuffing the beach toys and coolers into the back of the car then lumbering what you can carry down to the shore. It will take moments to get back to the house for more supplies!We Have A Mini Kitchen - If you decide you want to eat in our mini kitchen will have all the necessities!Second Living Area - With a second living area, there is more than enough space for everyone to lounge in comfort.At Your Service - You’ll arrive to find the bed beautifully made up and freshly laundered towels waiting, so you can kick off your vacation with a shower and a nap—just the thing after a day of travel.Snooze Away - This primary bedroom is complete with everything you need to take you adrift towards your sweetest dreams.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.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.Kid Zone - Kids will love this room outfitted with bunk beds. Lots of fun will be had in this bedroom.Late Night TV - The flat-screen TV in your bedroom is perfectly situated for late night viewing. Take in a few minutes of your favorite show before you drift off to dreamland.Multiple Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, you can get ready on your own time without the hassle of fighting over the shower.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!Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Barefoot Bungalow. Enjoy!Welcome to Barefoot Bungalow! - Your perfect family vacation is waiting for you at Barefoot Bungalow! Book today!Grab Your Towel and Head On Out to the Beach! - Whether you're bird watching or dolphin watching, there's always something exciting to catch your eye on the beach!Jamaica Beach is a large community on Galveston Island, with plenty of homes with great views of the water.Jamaica Beach, Galveston is also perfect for those wanting to stay on a canal or on the bayside. There are plenty of vacation homes right on the water!Enjoy the Jamaica Beach community pool while you stay here!There is a relaxing water feature in the public pool area, perfect for kids!The Jamaica Beach City Park has a great playground for your kiddos!While you're here, head on over to the Jamaica Beach City Park! Great family-friendly environment while you take a break from the beach!

Barefoot Bungalow


4.50/5 (49)


4.50/5 | 49 reviews

Beachside Bungalow w/ beach access & pet friendly

3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Ocean View

Jamaica Beach, TX


Property type

Gulf View


Beach Front


Pool - Community


Where you'll be


Barefoot Bungalow on the beachside in Jamaica Beach is only steps away from the beach with amazing views. This three bedroom, three bath bungalow sleeps 8. Primary bedroom has a queen, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and 3rd bedroom features a twin over full ...
Barefoot Bungalow on the beachside in Jamaica Beach is only steps away from the beach with amazing views. This three bedroom, three bath bungalow sleeps 8.

Primary bedroom has a queen, 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and 3rd bedroom features a twin over full bunk bed. Open floor plan from the living room, dining and kitchen makes everyone a part of the vacation. Decorated for comfort, this beach bungalow is filled with love, fun, celebrations and yes, it is better to be BAREFOOT- island-style!

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.

Sorry, pets are not allowed at this home. If needing a pet-friendly vacation rental, please check out Ryson's pet-friendly vacation rentals.

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.

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

2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom
Double/Single Bunk
Primary Bedroom
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


Ocean View
Water View
Beach View
Gulf View
Partial Beach View
Beach Front
Beach Access
Pool - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Ground Floor
Outdoor Shower
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Water Parks
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Beach (Cars Allowed)
Fishing - Pier


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.

Cheryl S.
Verified Guest Comment

Bathrooms are TINY and one has no shelves or space to even leave a toothbrush.

Don S.
Verified Guest Comment

Erin C.
This is a great property!! We had a wonderful time. The home was clean, well appointed, and with a...

This is a great property!! We had a wonderful time. The home was clean, well appointed, and with a beautiful view of the beach. We honestly don’t have a single complaint. What we do want to warn people about is the suggestion by Ryson and their affiliates that a golf cart would be a good idea during your stay. This is a flat out lie, unless of course you want to do nothing more than drive the cart from one end of the semicircle that the home sits on to the other; approximately 1/8th of a mile. Want to drive it to the beach? Nope, There is a chain and padlock keeping you from doing that. Want to drive it on the road to the nearest beach entrance? Nope, can’t do that either. Doing that, in fact, will earn you a couple of tickets from the truly delightful local police. I know, as I am now in possession of said tickets. And despite the gulf cart company telling you it’s ok, and Ryson leaving a lovely flier on the counter suggesting it’s a good idea, believe me when I say it is not. Save your money. Enjoy the property, enjoy the beach, and just do yourself the favor of walking or taking your car wherever you may need to go.

Sukyi M.
First, I'll hit on the rental company, Ryson, because they'll be your point of contact and the...

First, I'll hit on the rental company, Ryson, because they'll be your point of contact and the first experience with the property. I reserved the property and paid 50% in January for a trip we took in May. The second part of the payment was due in April. I never received an invoice or reminder for the second part of the payment. I called them a week after it was due, and was able to make the payment over the phone. Had I never called, who knows what would have become of my reservation and initial payment. I had to stop by the company's office in Galveston to collect and return the keys to the beach house. I've stayed in plenty of beach houses in Galveston, and never had to make the extra stop by an office for the keys. This seemed inconvenient, given that they could use a lock box like all other rental entities. Everything that happened in that office could have been handled by email. They handed me keys, instructions for cleanup, and directions to the beach house from their office. The directions had a wrong turn. I should have just plugged in the address into GPS, but who would have thought they directions would be incorrect? They do offer a concierge service that will bring out a canopy and other items, which was nice. My husband actually liked working with a rental company versus a private owner for this reason, and because the company sent out an inspector when we arrived and after we left to ensure everything was as it should be. Well, we got to the house, and everything was pretty great from there. It's a beautiful, clean house with an open layout. There are doors facing the beach that we opened wide every day to hear the waves, and see the beautiful view. There are two rooms on one side of the house, including the room with the bunk bed and another with a queen, and the second room with a queen is at the other side of the house. The top bunk's railing was cracked by the ladder. Our kid is small, so he couldn't break it any further, but a big kid that uses it to haul themselves up or down would snap it. I hope they fix that soon. There is a small living room downstairs, with a couch, TV, kitchenette, and bathroom, with a laundry room connected to the bathroom. The beach was a quick walk, the water is shallow for several yards out, and the shore has some shells to pick. I'd deal with the company again, now that I know what to expect. The condition of the house, the concierge, and the inspection make the inconveniences tolerable.

Rebecca S.
There is a mold problem in the lower level of the house. I am highly allergic to mold and it...

There is a mold problem in the lower level of the house. I am highly allergic to mold and it caused problems for me inspite of only staying in the upper level. This needs to be addressed. Otherwise, a pleasant stay and nice property.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, 30% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% 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.