Fresh Air - The deck is the perfect place if you want to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make some drinks, get the crew and really enjoy yourselves on this vacation!Where the Fun Starts - From the moment you arrive at Mermaid Headquarters, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your precious vacation days to the full.Living Room with Gorgeous Views - You’ll swoon when you see the spectacular views from this living room.A breakfast bar and a dining table - You’ll have your choice of eating at the breakfast bar or the dining table—or outside on the patio, or at one of the numerous nearby restaurants!Stainless-steel Means Guest Appeal - The stainless-steel fixtures and appliances add both beauty and function to the kitchen.Fully Equipped Kitchen - You’ll find everything you need to prepare simple snacks or full course meals for you and your guests. All you add is the food and your favorite recipes.Delightful Dinner Space - Look forward to spending quality vacation time with the family and friends around the lovely dining room table.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!Dine Alfresco - Bring dinner outside and enjoy it in the salt-tinged air.Picture Perfect - The view from the balcony of Mermaid Headquarters could befit any postcard! Come see it for yourself.Let The Sun Serve as Your Alarm Clock - Wake up to sunrise views in this extravagant primary bedroom filled with plenty of natural lighting!Pamper yourself in the primary suite - A sumptuous bed, direct balcony access, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. The primary suite guarantees that you’ll rest easy and wake up renewed and recharged.Dual Vanities Make the Difference - This spacious bathroom has plenty of space for two to get ready for a day on the beach!Step into our walk-in shower - The walk-in shower is a delight after a full day of sightseeing and beachcombing. All towels and linens are provided throughout the condo.Catch Up On Your Beauty Sleep - Whether you need an afternoon siesta or you're ready to snuggle in for the night, you'll find this cozy bed to be just right!Love To Sleep? - This comfy bedroom is sure to be the site of long leisurely naps and deep sleep in the evening.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.You will love the options with a double and twin bed - With a double and a bunk bed, the third bedroom is certain to become sleepover central for the little ones.Take a Rinse! - Getting that early morning shower will be a memorable experience in this bathroom.Large Patio - Our spacious patio is the perfect place to gather the family and enjoy the beautiful yard. The salt-laced breezes are definitely a plus!Gone Fishin' - Wake up and walk straight out the back door to the water and catch some fresh fish! Catch yourself a seafood feast for dinner!Wish You Were Here? - You can be. Book today to reserve your preferred vacation dates!Marvelous Locale - When it comes to location, it doesn't get much better than this!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!

Mermaid Headquarters


3.75/5 (4)


3.75/5 | 4 reviews

Mermaid Headquarters, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Sleeps 9, in Jamaica Beach

3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 10 | Water View

Jamaica Beach, TX


Property type

Bay View


Gulf Front


Pool - Community


Where you'll be


Coastal A-Frame home on 100 ft main channel in Jamaica Beach. One of the homes many features is a large lot with fenced-in grassy areas surrounding the home. PET FRIENDLY! On the ground level there is a bedroom, bathroom, dining area/ living room and kitch...
Coastal A-Frame home on 100 ft main channel in Jamaica Beach. One of the homes many features is a large lot with fenced-in grassy areas surrounding the home. PET FRIENDLY! On the ground level there is a bedroom, bathroom, dining area/ living room and kitchen Downstairs is great for those who find it hard to navigate stairs, for teens needing their own space or for all night fishing! The upper 2 levels each have another bedroom and bathroom. The large deck over the boat house faces East capturing peaks of the bay and the wetlands as well as the southerly breezes coming off the Gulf of Mexico. The large lower dock area in front of the boat lift is a great place where you can fish, swim or just enjoy the water views. Interior features include stainless appliances, wood floors and spacious open kitchen. The living areas offer water views. City pool and beach are minutes away by golf cart. Bring your family and fishing poles and enjoy life on the water!

Mermaid HDQTRS may accommodate up to 9 guests

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. Weight limit of 50 pounds. 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.

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

#1 Bedroom
King Bed
#2 Bedroom
#3 Bedroom
Bunk Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


Water View
Bay View
Across From Beach
Water Front
Beach Access
Canal Front
Gulf Front
Pool - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Grill - Charcoal
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
State Parks
Water Parks
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.

Vu L.
Verified Guest Comment

Bed and bathroom too small, no fishing light and fishing areas and furniture needs to be clean!!!!!

A new Booking review was added.

Verified Guest Comment

Traci C.
We have booked a lot & stay at many places each year, this one was a bit disappointing. We made...

We have booked a lot & stay at many places each year, this one was a bit disappointing. We made the best of it & enjoyed family time, but I wouldn’t book again, sorry. Jamaica beach is wonderful. This property is more like a “rustic canal cabin.” The outside needs a lot of clean up, work, care & love. Downstairs outside has much to be desired. Upon arrival downstairs we noticed trash, cigarette butt & poop in the small grassy area. Runny poop on the DS patio furniture & bird poop everywhere. DS outdoor are- unleveled (caution for kids & elderly), large holes where the bulkhead is washing out (caution). Broken picnic table & broken umbrella; one picnic table usable & two plastic chairs but all had to be cleaned. The grill & bbq pit need replacement; the bbq pit is literally falling apart. The grill was extremely dirty & falling apart but we spent time to clean it & use it the best we could to cook our one meal. Only one light worked DS by the unit, none of the lights by the water worked at all; we bought bulbs even & they shorted out right away so after three we gave up. Thankful we brought several citronella candles & several flashings. There is a broken piece on the gate & some shingles coming off the house on the staircase, just be careful. The DS unit is nice once we sprayed & let it air out; the musty smell went away. The units are not inside. The DS TV does not work so we had to buy a Roku to make it usable. The oven is wobbly & is unsafe. One coffee pot did work. Everything else DS was as expected; the DS unit is very convenient if you spend a lot of time outside like we did & have elderly guests w/you. Upstairs in the main home is pretty nice & a good space. The sliding glass isn’t clear to see out, but the light coming in all the windows/blinds was nice. The ice maker doesn’t work so buy ice before you leave. The outside has broken & warped picnic tables, two nice foldable lounge chairs & some tall chairs (didn’t use)- everything had to be cleaned including the railing as there was bird poop literally everywhere. It’s clear the cleaning fee & cleaning crew is purely inside & nothing is done outside. The inside was very clean, the linens, towels & toiletries were all great! We only cooked one time but there was more than ample pots, pans, dishes, cups, bowls, utensils, etc. & I saw starter seasonings. The frig/freezer is large & spotless clean & everything worked as normal. Hope this helps the next person with expectations & packing.


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: 2

  • 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.