Livin' the Dream: Jamaica Beach canal home, private pool, tiki hut + more!

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7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Livin' the Dream: Jamaica Beach canal home, private pool, tiki hut + more!

Livin' the Dream: Jamaica Beach canal home, private pool, tiki hut + more!

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire home

7 bedrooms5 bathroomsSleeps 22

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
Galveston, TX

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalveston Island State Park Beach3 min drive
  • Popular LocationJamaica Beach4 min drive
  • Popular LocationIndian Beach5 min drive
  • AirportGalveston, TX (GLS-Scholes Intl.)20 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 22
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 king bed
Bedroom 5
    1 king bed
Bedroom 6
    2 queen beds
    2 bunk beds
Bedroom 7
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Livin' the Dream: Jamaica Beach canal home, private pool, tiki hut + more!

Family-friendly vacation home with water park and spa tub
Sleeps 22 in beds, 7 bedrooms, 5 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 5 full baths, private swimming pool with a huge palapa/tiki hut, covered decks, 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 kayaks, 2 paddle board and numerous pool toys/floats.
Additional ground level features include an extra full size refrigerator, a 3 section bar back style beverage refrigerator, and hotel-style ice machine in the walk-through garage area. The ground level is also equip with a kitchen including a dishwasher, sink, garbage disposal, stovetop, microwave, cedar wood 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 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 large island, living and dining area all with views of the water. The kitchen area is perfect for food preparation and entertaining simultaneously. Home has two Keurig machines (please bring your own pods) as well as a drip coffee pot. The living area features a multiple sofas and ample seats for everyone to enjoy the large flat screen TV (with satellite), 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 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 king bed (sleeps 2) and 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 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 king bed (sleeps 2), bath with shower, and 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 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, DVD player and HDMI cords 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 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. Actual number of vehicles depends on 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 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 you 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 with 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. This home is monitored daily by police. Friday to Friday rentals during peak summer season. Due to 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.


All Ryson properties are non-smoking.

Cable television, if listed as an amenity, may not be available on all TV's, and we're unable to guarantee internet, cable or phone services or signal quality, even if listed as a provided amenity.

It is recommended to review Ryson's Packing List" when planning your vacation. If there are any questions, please send us a message.

Events, parties, or guests attending prom are prohibited at this home. Although this home is perfect for multi-family vacations, family reunions, retreats and company outings, this home is not available for any type of large party with guests not listed on the reservation. These provisions are strictly enforced by Ryson Vacation Rentals, and this home is monitored by Jamaica Beach police and Galveston GARM officers.

There is parking for up to six vehicles behind the manually operated driveway gate.

Friday to Friday rentals during peak summer season. Two-night rentals are available in the off-season, excluding holidays.


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!

Ryson Real Estate & Vacation Rentals is a licensed Texas real estate broker and has been in business since 2006. Ryson offers long-term property management and is also Galveston Island's largest vacation rental manager with over 260 homes.
Ryson offers vacation homes from the East to the West End, in town, beachfront, canal front, beachside, bayside, homes with a pool and hot tub, pet-friendly options, an exclusive "Luxury Collection," Gulf Coast Concierge service, 24/7 emergency maintenance and security.
Ryson's team of Vacation Planners are Certified Tourism Ambassadors and more than happy to work with guests interested in renting multiple homes, and Ryson's real estate professionals have an expansive knowledge of the island and are able to offer insider insight on the industry.

AirBnB's "Cleaning Fee" includes cleaning, accidental rental damage and reservation fees.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park and a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ryson Vacation Rentals
Speaks English

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Private pool
  • Spa tub
  • Massages


  • Internet access


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 7 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 5 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Arcade/game room
  • Games
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Golf privileges
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Kayak on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby


  • Sleeps 22

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Galveston, this vacation home is near theme parks and on the waterfront. Fort Crockett and Galveston Seawall are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Galveston Country Club and Magic Carpet Golf. Traveling with kids? Consider Galveston Go Kart and Fun Center and Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Galveston Island State Park Beach - 3 min drive
  • Jamaica Beach - 4 min drive
  • Indian Beach - 5 min drive
  • Palm Beach - 7 min drive
  • Galveston Country Club - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field) - 59 min drive


  • Subway — 3 min drive
  • Nate's Westend Seafood-Steaks — 3 min drive
  • Waterman Restaurant — 7 min drive
  • Hummel's General Store & Deli — 7 min drive
  • Mario's Pizza — 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 13%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

This place is amazing!!
Ryson Vacation is absolutely amazing in every aspect and detail!

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic large family vacation home
We had multi-generations who all had a ball and had their own comfortable room. For the kids it was all about the pool and kayaking. The fishing off the dock was fun and the beach was close by to jump in the car to spend a couple hours there. The kitchen and dining area was fantastic for our bunch of “foodies”. But my favorite was the sunset and the lights on the canals which from the upper deck had the most amazing views ever!

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful property!!
This property was amazing. The pool and downstairs area was to die for. Loved having an ice machine! The layout of the house was great. Lots of space for everyone to hang out. The kitchen was fairly well stocked. Could have used some more silverware as well as plastic dishes and cups for the kids. Furniture and beds were very comfortable. Lots of hot water! No complaints from this happy family! We would definitely isot this property again!

5/5 Excellent

Place was very nice and relaxing
Plenty of room and nice

3/5 Okay

The location was phenomenal, but there's a few drawbacks...
You can't beat the location of this property, right on the canal with gorgeous views of the water on every side of the property. There's plenty of space in this property as well--we had MORE than enough room to stretch out with our party of 9. The downsides.... the jacuzzi heat is pretty tricky--since it's a shared system with the pool, but the pool heat is not connected, you have to be careful not to turn on anything but the jacuzzi jets for heat. You can technically heat the pool some with the overfill from the jacuzzi as the water cycles, but it takes a pretty long time to get the heat to a tolerable temp in the pool this way. I strongly recommend to the owners to figure out getting the pool heat going to be comparable with other properties a traveler would be looking at--not just in Galveston, but pretty much everywhere. The finishes on cabinets/appliances/etc are showing some wear, which isn't a huge deterrent, but the appliances weren't in tip top clean shape, either. Signage ALL OVER this property, warning "do not touch, or risk a fee," which was honestly kind of off-putting. Made a property touted as a "luxury" space feel like a Motel 6 in terms of stay experience. All in all, not a bad stay, but I wouldn't book again unless the experience were improved with these touches. It doesn't take much to refinish the cabinet wear in bathrooms, and the pool heat would be WELL worth the investment, as it's typical to charge guests to use pool heat--I'd gauge the owners would recoup their costs fairly quickly. Also, the management company is pretty good to work with--we changed dates several times due to pandemic circumstances, and they were easy to talk to. There was also a rep on site for us to walk us through "how to use" the fireplace/jacuzzi heat/etc. That was definitely a nice touch.