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Property Details

Updated: Apr 22, 2015
3 Bedrooms, 2 bath sleeps 6-10, with fabulous wetlands/bay view

'Sunset Nest' is known for its captivating 180 degree unobstructed views of the bay and the most breathtaking sunsets. Every evening you can gather your friends and family around the outdoor bar/entertainment area to enjoy the sunsets as a group or you can steal away to either of 2 balconies upstairs for a more intimate viewing.

We just bought this house in 2012 (we own 2 other vacation rental homes -- please check VRBO 104474 and 296255 to see feedback from our happy guests). We've enjoyed adding new furniture, appliances, dishes, linens and artwork, but have found the most stunning decoration to be the ever-changing water view out the windows -- visible from the main room and every bedroom!

There is a well-stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances plus coffee-maker, toaster, blender, 2 sets of dishes, new set of high end pots and pans, and all necessary flatware and utensils.

Amenities include Wi-Fi and premium HDTV cable channels. The comfy living room has a 55' LCD TV with Blu-Ray home theater system There is a 30' flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen size bed, and there is also a queen size sleeper in the living room and a full futon in the master bedroom suite.

Birders, fishing enthusiasts, beach combers, kayakers, and anyone who loves the richness of life along a saltwater marsh will love this house!

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We own 2 other houses on Galveston's west end have been sharing our homes as vacation rentals since 2007

We first came to Galveston from our home in Austin, to escape Cedar Fever season, and have been coming back ever since at various times of year -- enjoying the wonderful people and 'island pace' of life.

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5 Reviews

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Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
+1 -512 331-1865
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
Talk about relaxing!! We found everything we needed here to make our weekend away fun and with all the comforts of home. Awesome patios to gather on and enjoy the weather. Beautiful sunsets, and lots of birds with the bay view. We can't wait to go back real soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
+1 -512 331-1865
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
I know this sounds cliche...but...the pictures do not do it justice. My family stayed here for a long weekend and it was absolutely perfect. The location is quite convenient because it allows you to run around and enjoy all of the sites during the day and retreat back to the calm, peaceful serenity of the house. An added bonus is that the neighbors in the community were so nice and friendly. This is definitely something that we'll try to do every year!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
+1 -512 331-1865
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Sugar Land

We love Sunset Nest

  • 5 of 5
This property is very well maintained. The house is clean and charming. The location is absolutely perfect - it is right at the end of the street with unobstructed views of the marsh. We enjoyed sitting on the patio and watching the birds and the gorgeous sunsets. We enjoyed walking our dog through the pretty neighborhood. There is a great local restaurant, Michael's Burgers, with really good food and a German flair. Jamaica Beach is a lovely little city.

This property is close to Galveston Island State Park, so it was easy to enjoy a morning of birding there. We also drove into Galveston to enjoy the Strand and eating out. Joe's Crab Shack has some great food. The bucket of crab legs, and the crab cake Caesar salad were great!

This home was a pleasure!! The description was accurate. The owners were very pleasant and communicated all the necessary information. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
+1 -512 331-1865
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Birthday Weekend

  • 5 of 5
I contacted the owners of this wonderful home because I wanted to surprise my wife for her birthday. The photos do not do this home justice. Everything was great and comfortable. The community was outstanding and the views priceless. We come to the area for weekend getaways often and hope to spend time at this residence again.
I would suggest this home to anyone seeking a relaxing getaway.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunset Nest -- Panoramic Views of Wetlands and Bay
+1 -512 331-1865
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Prosper, TX USA

Galveston House Renters

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the Sunset Nest in July 2013 and we loved it. We stayed in a different house last year and my Aunt stayed in a different house this July and we really loved Sunset Nest because it was clean, neat and well stocked. Much better stocked than the house my Aunt rented this year. The refrigerator in the house my Aunt rented didn't keep things cold. I can tell you we didn't experience anything wrong with any of our appliances at Sunset Nest. If we go back to Galveston next year we will be calling the owners of this house again. Also the sunsets were fabulous from this location.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We love Jamaica Beach and the full-time residents, who combine small-town friendliness with big city sensibilities (many are Houston escapees -- weekend residents or retirees).

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Houston Hobby Airport at 52 Miles Nearest Beach : at 1.7 Miles Car: necessary

Located on the wetlands and Galveston Bay, with abundant fishing and bird watching at our doorstep.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Mar 23 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2015
May 22 2015 - Jul 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2015
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2015
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Sep 11 2015 - Nov 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Lone Star Motor Rally
Nov 6 2015 - Nov 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2015-2016
Nov 10 2015 - Mar 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $350
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

Reservations are first come first served. Dates are reserved by phoning us to place a $75 reservation fee on your MC or Visa. The fee is non refundable but DOES apply toward total due. Other payments may generally be made by MC, Visa or personal check. One half payment due with return of rental agreement. Remainder due 1 month prior to vist. Refundable damage deposit required.

Non-refundable pet fee $20-30/night up to $100-150 max plus tax for 1-2 pets. Add 15% lodging tax to rates. Also note that quotable rates are mostly accurate for 2 night weekend and 7 night stays, but are often incorrect (usually on the high side) for stays of 3-6 nights. So please always contact us to confirm price.

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From the Owner

We first saw this house at sunset and fell in love. We noticed that everybody out walking or parking their car to look at the sunset view was in front of this cute house for sale -- it really does have the best view around! After we bought it we fell in love with watching mullets skip a line across the saltwater marsh out front, and learning to identify the huge variety of birds outside our door. We also were staggered by the size of the fish that folks pulled out of the marsh in front of our house (again, if you look up and down the road you only see waders fishing right in front of our house!).

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet, tub, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower
  • Ground level - outdoor shower, Ground level outdoor shower (hot & cold)


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen convertible sofa sleeper


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

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