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!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.Test Your Culinary Skills - Whip up a delicious family feast or try out one of the many nearby restaurants!Dine Al Fresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.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.Counter Space Galore! - There's tons of space to prep any number of memorable meals.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.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!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!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!Enjoy the beautiful sands of Jamaica 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!Take advantage of the shopping at Jamaica Beach! There are several stores and restaurants nearby so you don't have to travel in to the city of Galveston if you don't want!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!The Jamaica Beach City Park has a great playground for your kiddos!Why not have a picnic? There is plenty of room and seating for a gathering or birthday party at the Jamaica Beach City Park.Beautiful Beaches Await You - Kick your shoes off and enjoy a stroll along the gorgeous coastline as the waves tickle your toes.Kick Back, Relax, and Enjoy - Do your days tend to be filled with work, chores, and errands? Not here! Your only job at is to have fun.Visit the Local Shops - Whether you like spending vacation at the pool or in town shopping, you can have it all in Galveston.Beach Fun - Enjoy some fun in the sun while spending quality time with friends and family!

Island Life

4.18/5 (9)

4.18/5 | 9 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.



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

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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.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

We loved this property so much, we're already planning our next time to stay at Island Life. One of the cleanest rentals we've used. Nicely updated inside. Comfortable and pretty furnishings. Soft, white linens in bed and bath. Upstairs deck is fantastic. Well maintained yard (fenced). And of course it's in Jamaica Beach, so the location on island is good. It's definitely a creampuff!

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

We truly enjoyed our stay at this property and appreciate your professionalism, assistance, kindness, and promptness to answer all our questions during our stay, which was scheduled at the last minute after receiving an unexpected cancellation from another property. The house was well-equipped, clean, with very comfortable beds. I truly appreciate that you allowed us to bring our two dogs, which are part of the family. I was able to finally disconnect, rest, and breath some fresh air. Thank you! Susana

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Great place for a family vacation, especially if you like to fish or just want to chill on the canal. The house was really lovely and the deck was absolutely fantastic. It\'s a little cramped for vehicle space, which didn\'t impact us except when we had a guest visit, but otherwise, just a really wonderful place to stay.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

First time staying on bayside instead of beach, and it was great. The canals were awesome for our kayaks and the huge deck was wonderful. The downstairs rooms being detached was different but as we have older kids, it worked great. It was fenced in, so perfect for our dog. We definitely want to come back.

Anonymous C.
Verified Guest Comment

Beautiful cabin with really nice updates. The only major concern was the roaches in the downstairs bunk room. The first night we saw 8-10 large cockroaches. The next day maintenance sprayed and put out traps. That night we saw one. Master toilet was in need of fixing. Maintenance said they would fix after owner approved but they never came back. We had to lift the back of the toilet bowl cover and press on the pump every 3 or 4 flushes. Besides those issues the cabin is in a great location. Office staff was very nice too. Check in and check out was easy.


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, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • After 48 hours of booking, if canceled, or in case of no-show, the total amount of the reservation will be charged.