Jamaica Beach Charm - The only agenda here is to relax and have a great time.Family-Friendly Fun - When the kids beg for one more dip in the pool, just say yes! It's so much easier than hauling your kids and their toys to a community pool, yours is right outside the back door!Room for All - The large patio at Livin' the Dream is the perfect place to gather the family while enjoying the scenery and the soft, cool breezes.Snack or Feast? - Whatever you need to prepare for your family, you’ll find plenty of space and all the cookware and dishes you need to get the job done. Cooking in this kitchen is a pleasure.Galveston Sun and Fun - The private pool and patio mean you can laze in luxury or enjoy the refreshing waters at your convenience.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.Spacious Living Room - Large comfortable couches, a flat screen TV, and ceiling fan so you can enjoy your evenings with family and lots of breathing space.Designed for Maximum Comfort - Inside and out, every element was designed and built with your comfort in mind.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.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!Snack or Feast? - Whatever you need to prepare for your family, you’ll find plenty of space and all the cookware and dishes you need to get the job done. Cooking in this kitchen is a pleasure.Beautiful Stainless Steel appliances give you the feel of a gourmet kitchen - Take this time to try out a few new recipes and some old ones you haven't had in awhile. Bon Appetit!A Place to Park Your Laptop and Phone - The desk is a perfect place to setup and charge your laptop, phones, or tablets. The free WiFi is a plus!Stretch Out and Relax! - Afternoon nap? Why not?! You are on vacation after all!Dine Alfresco - How can you resist dining out on the balcony in the fresh, warm air? Switch things up a bit during your vacation!Made in the Shade - The covered patio is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors while staying removed from unwanted pests or direct sunlight.30-jamaica beach- tx- vaction- rental- sixth bedroom- house- vtrips- livin' the dream (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.Private Bathroom - Guests appreciate having multiple bathrooms -- no sharing! It makes mornings so much easier than when everyone is jockeying for a turn in the shower.Second Bedroom - The second bedroom is a welcome retreat for a second couple or any children who may accompany you to Livin' the Dream.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.Late Night TV - Can’t sleep? No problem. Just turn on some late night TV and you’ll be drifting 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.Unwind with a Relaxing Shower - Step into the beautifully tiled, walk-in shower to rinse off and relax before bed.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.Towels are Provided for Every Guest - We’ve prepared everything just for you, including plenty of fresh, soft towels for your whole group.Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Awaken Feeling Well Rested - Whether you're traveling with kids, another couple, or friends, this bedroom will delight. This room provides a wonderful relaxing place to end the day.More Bathrooms - With multiple bathrooms, there is enough space without waiting and lots of privacy.Prepare for the Day Ahead - This bathroom has everything you need to prepare yourself for a day in Jamaica Beach.Rest Easy - Whether you're sprawled out on the bed watching TV or dozing beneath the gentle whirr of the ceiling fan, you'll find it easy to rest up for your next day's adventures.Love To Sleep? - This comfy bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evening.Kid Zone - Kids will love this room outfitted with bunk beds. Lots of fun will be had in this bedroom.Summer Camp Adventure! - Kids will love sleeping in this cheerful room with these comfy bunk beds! Adults will also love this cozy retreat that will make them reminiscence of summer camp fun.Pure Convenience - Each bedroom has its own bathroom so there’s no hassling to get into the shower each morning.So Fresh and Clean! - The convenience of clean laundry during your vacation is something you won't forget!Full Bath - Guests will appreciate the convenience of a full bath by the outdoor area.Easy Access - The living room provides quick and easy access to the patio where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings.Where the Fun Starts - From the moment you arrive at Livin' the Dream, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your precious vacation days to the full.Plenty of Lounge Chairs - You won’t have to search for a lounge chair on this vacation. There are plenty of chairs to claim for an afternoon around the pool.No Crowds - With your very own private pool, there's no need to worry about a large crowd. Relax in peace and reminisce about your day.Partake on the Patio - Grab a cocktail and enjoy quality time with friends and family on the patio. You may even want to fire up the grill!Relax and Refresh - Step out on the patio and breathe in the fresh ocean air! This is a great place to end each day with a glass of fine wine.Cooking in Comfort - Keep cool under a circulating ceiling fan as you prepare a hearty meal for your friends and family.Second Living Area - With a second living area, there is more than enough space for everyone to lounge in comfort.Kids Love The Breakfast Bar! - They will look forward to feeling like they are in a restaurant with the bar into the kitchen. Everyone loves made to order food!Great Day On the Water? - Get back home and clean your trophy fish right on the patio.Kayaks are available at the property for your use!Spectacular View - No matter where you are, the natural sights are unforgettable.Bayfront Beauty - Your view of the Bay will enchant you for hours! Enjoy the sweet salty air on the patio anytime you like.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!

Livin' the Dream


4.89/5 (114)


4.89/5 | 114 reviews

Giant luxury home with 400 feet of waterfront, palapa/tiki hut, covered decks

7 BR | 6 Full Baths | Sleeps 22 | Water View

Jamaica Beach, TX


Property type

Bay View


Bay Front


Pool - Private


Where you'll be


Sleeps 16 in beds, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, pool, hot tub LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Livin’ the Dream in Jamaica Beach with over 400’ of water frontage! This home features 7 bedrooms and 6 full baths, a private swimming pool (not heated or ...
Sleeps 16 in beds, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, pool, hot tub

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Livin’ the Dream in Jamaica Beach with over 400’ of water frontage! This home features 7 bedrooms and 6 full baths, a private swimming pool (not heated or cooled) with a huge palapa/tiki hut, covered decks, an extra spacious hot tub, twin jets docks with a kayak launch, and an outdoor natural gas grill!

Livin' the Dream is a vacation home you won't soon forget. This home is located on the point of the main canal out to Galveston Bay meets the side canals offering sweeping views in five directions. Pull up your boat or jet ski to the dry-docking station or tie off at the docks. Swing the day away on our deck swing.

Livin’ Outside (Ground Level)

Enjoy the hot tub year round! The outdoor area also has a huge Adirondack chair that’s great for taking family photos, a large palapa that provides shade to the pool deck, double covered deck, fire pits at each end of the pool for a night swim, and a swim ladder attached to the dock, if guests would rather take a dip in the canal. The home features 2 single and 1 double kayak, 2 paddle boards, and numerous pool toys/floats.

Additional ground-level features include an extra full-size refrigerator, a 3-section bar back-style beverage refrigerator, and a hotel-style ice machine in the walk-through garage area. The ground level is also equipped with a kitchen including a dishwasher, sink, garbage disposal, stovetop, microwave, cedarwood bars (seats 13), television (with satellite), and natural gas outdoor grilling station with side burner and bar tops! Fishing is great from your own dock. Livin’ the Dream is a fisherman's paradise with boat ties and a fish cleaning station. This is outdoor living at its best!

Livin’ Inside (1st and 2nd floors)

Interior features of Livin’ the Dream include a well-appointed open kitchen with a large island, living, and dining areas all with views of the water. The kitchen area is perfect for food preparation and entertaining simultaneously. The home has two Keurig machines (please bring your own pods) as well as a drip coffee pot. The living area features multiple sofas and ample seats for everyone to enjoy the large flat-screen TV (with satellite), and large dining table (seats 22) in this open-concept home. Walk out onto the balcony for another small dining table (seats 3), or the 2nd exterior dining table on this massive deck (seats 8).

The living room also features an authentic table-top arcade game, with 60 classic games like Pac-Man, Galaga, etc. No quarters are needed.

Sleeping accommodations are abundant at Livin’ the Dream. No sofa sleepers. Only beds.

The primary bedroom is located on the 2nd floor of the home and features a king bed (sleeps 2) and an en suite bath with jetted tub, primary also has a television (with cable), and access to a balcony.

The 2nd bedroom is a secluded king suite (sleeps 2) on the 2nd floor with a private entrance and private full bath. You absolutely get away from it all in this room.

The 3rd bedroom is located on the 1st floor (same level as the kitchen and living area). It also has a king bed (sleeps 2), a bath with shower, and a television (with cable).

The 4th bedroom is located on the 1st floor (same level as the kitchen area) and has a beautiful king-size bed (sleeps 2).

The 5th bedroom is located on the 2nd floor and has a king bed plus a set of twin bunks (sleeps 4). Access to Jack and Jill bathroom.

The 6th bedroom features a king bed (sleeps 2). Located on the 2nd floor. Access to Jack and Jill bathroom. TV with a DVD player only.

The 7th bedroom is also on the 2nd floor. Please bring your own games and controllers for gaming systems. Two side-by-side TVs, a DVD player, and HDMI cords are provided. No satellite TV.

It is truly a kids’ bunk room with 4 twin bunks and 2 queen beds, sleeping a total of 8 with a full bath.

This Jamaica Beach home will accommodate 22 guests and has parking for approximately 6 cars behind the manually operated driveway gate. All vehicles need to be inside the gate at all times. The actual number of vehicles depends on the size of the vehicles.

Livin' the Dream is a vacation home where you can swim in your own private pool and hot tub while enjoying resort-style living under a palapa/tiki hut all while relaxing in comfortable Adirondack chairs. Jamaica Beach (on the Gulf of Mexico) is less than a 10-minute ride by golf cart (available through Gulf Coast Concierge Service, please ask your vacation planner). Bring your own boats or jet skis and have a place for everyone - inside and outside. The Jamaica Beach boat ramp is nearby. Guests need to request a permit from the town.

This home is not available for any graduation, prom, after-prom, Spring break, weddings, or any other type of large party with guests not listed on the reservation. Friday to Friday rentals during the peak summer season. Due to the nature of island weather, internet service may be interrupted, no refunds for cable or internet interruption. In case of interruption, go old school and talk to each other. Our pool and spa are serviced multiple times a week. While we make every effort to keep them in perfect shape, we cannot guarantee there won’t be a disruption in service outside of our control. We will make every effort to make all thing right ASAP.

Ryson's Luxury Collection is the best of the best. Every luxury vacation home is handpicked and invited into Ryson's exclusive luxury program. Luxury Collection homes offer up-to-date furniture, decor, appliances, and technology in good condition. Luxury Collection homes offer upgraded linens, towels, and beach towels, and a complimentary welcome gift basket.

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), but not too far away from most of the island attractions (10 miles from 61st Street). Jamaica Beach also has its own community pool and private marina and boat ramp, Regatta Basin, a community pavilion, and a 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.

Bring your own boats or jet skis and have a place for everyone - inside and outside. The Jamaica Beach boat ramp is nearby (permit required). Please contact the City of Jamaica Beach with any questions.

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home, as well as any type of large gathering with guests not listed on the reservation's Guest Registration or exceeding the maximum occupancy. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals and GARM (Galveston Association of Rental Managers) security. If any questions, please contact Ryson.

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

The property may accommodate 8-10 vehicles to be parked at the property. Vehicles should be parked in the driveway and may be parked in the grass if additional space is needed, but all vehicles must be parked inside the property gates and not on the street. The actual number of vehicles depends on the size of the vehicles and parking arrangements.

Pool and spa are serviced multiple times a week, and we make every effort to keep them in tip-top shape. However, we cannot guarantee there won’t be a disruption, but we always make every effort to resolve any issues ASAP.

Even if listed as a provided amenity, 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.

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: The Getaway
King Bed
3rd Bedroom: Blue Crab Room
King Bed
4th Bedroom: Gulf Room
King Bed
5th Bedroom: Surf Room
King Bed Twin Bunk
6th Bedroom: Blue Beach
King Bed
7th Bedroom: Kid Room
Twin Bunk Twin Bunk Queen Queen
Primary Bedroom: Captain's Quarters
King Bed


Water View
Full View
Bay View
Across From Beach
Water Front
Canal Front
Bay Front
Hot Tub - Private
Pool - Community
Hot Tub - Community
Pool - Private
Property Features
TV (s)
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
TV (s) - Smart
Outdoor Shower
Boat Dock
Fire Pit
Game Console
Dining Area
Luxury Property
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Toaster Oven
Mini Fridge
Keurig Coffee Maker
Outdoor Kitchen
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Fire Pit(s)
Nearby Activities
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Water Parks
Fishing - Sound/Bay
Beach (No Cars)
Health Beauty Spa
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.

Ralph & Fredrick S.
Verified Guest Comment

It is one-of-a-kind, big and lovely home, but beware that with the frequent use it gets, it might be in a little disrepair, at times. (see above)

Thomas D.
Verified Guest Comment

Cody O.
Verified Guest Comment

Christina D.
Verified Guest Comment

Kevin V.
The property was exactly as described in photos and videos. We had plenty of space for two...

The property was exactly as described in photos and videos. We had plenty of space for two families with 7 teenagers. Lots of amenities. The hot tub was awesome and the kayaks were so fun!! Wished we would have had another week at Livin' the Dream!!


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.