Steven's studio is a beautiful blue beach house that is just steps away from the beach. Jamaica beach is a nice, clean and safe family beach area. We are just one block from the jamaica beach police and fire dept. Only 5 miles from 81st which will take you to moody gardens and schlitterbahn water park and only 11 miles from galveston proper at 61st and seawall. The house is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, clean linens, tv's in living room, master and kids room, wifi, 2 covered decks, charcoal grill, picnic table, and outdoor shower that has hot and cold water, house is one of 3, all are exactly alike and all have great views from every direction!
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 Story, 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, Spectacular Beach & Bay Views
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 11, 2018
About Lisa Smith
Kevin and Elsa (Lisa) are the proud parents of Steven, Kevin Jay and Henry. In 2007 Kevin built 3 beach houses to help fund the kids education. If you have kids, you understand that we could not make one house nicer, bigger or better than the other. We now have 3 houses exactly alike, same furnishings, floor plan and similar decor. The only real difference is the color.
Lisa Smith purchased this House in 2007
Why Lisa Smith chose Galveston
One, two, or all three of these houses are perfect for family reunions, weddings and other family gatherings. They are perfect for events where you want to be with family but still want the luxury of going to your own private home whenever you want. House is fully furnished, kitchen is stocked with just about everything you could need, beds all have clean linens and underneath the house you will find a picnic table, a charcoal grill and a covered outdoor shower.
What makes this House unique
We are approximately 250 - 300 feet from the beach depending on which house you take. We are about 1/2 a block from nate's steak house, there's a chevron gas station and grocery store next door. We are also across the street from the jamaica beach rv park which has a public swimming pool, arcade and 18 hole miniature golf course that stays open late during summer. Its a quiet, family oriented clean and safe beach neighborhood. The beach stays pretty clean and the water goes out for yards before it gets beyond 5 feet in depth. There's lots of great fishing, sunbathing, and just plain fun in the sun.
Pool / Spa
Great location on Jamaica Beach
The Good: The view is wonderful, and beach access and access to the restaurant and grocery store next door can't be beat. Even when it rained, we were able to enjoy the deck space and view. The property seemed to be well-maintained indoors and had comfortable beds, the wi-fi worked fine, etc. The outdoor shower was really great for rinsing off, and the door lock system was really convenient (no worries about lost keys, or someone wanting to come home from the beach early).
There was a pretty disappointing mix up with the owner re: communication. She was not responsive for a few days leading up to our visit, and then was unreachable for almost 3 hours at the beginning of our rental. I was on the phone with VRBO Customer Service trying to find a way to access the property for almost 2 hours. We had actually decided to turn around and drive home and cancel our vacation when she finally returned my call and provided the access code. When we were contacted, she was polite and helpful. The VRBO customer service line was also helpful in trying to contact the owner. Overall it was really stressful, and a big reminder to me as the renter to make sure to track down all the info prior to the rental date in case of an emergency/being unreachable.
Parking: The photo on VRBO appears to have an open "car port" style parking space for the blue house. This is no longer available (it looks like an enclosed garage, no renter access). Our yellow house neighbors had 3 cars parked out front, so it was kind of tight.
Other: There was some trash left in the BBQ pit and a shattered glass bottle that we had to clean up on the ground/concrete floor. We didn't see a broom around anywhere in the house, but that would have been nice to help with clean up.
A Wonderful Vacation Home
Everything was as described, the house was clean and had everything you could need or want. It's pretty close to the beach. My family and I had a wonderful time and will definitely come back every chance we get.
Nicest Place on the Beach
The place was clean, cozy and had everything you might need. The back side faces the beach so the adults spent a lot of time on top deck enjoying the view, watching the kids on the beach and of course, margaritas. Our 2 boys and their friends spent time downstairs hanging out, on their skateboards and coming back and forth from the beach. The teenage girls pretty much camped out at the beach except to come and eat. It was perfect for everyone. We've stayed at many other places but this one had everything. No bringing your own linens to make beds, no bringing your own pots and pans to cook. It was very well stocked with everything but food and drinks. We also had some good fishing done right out in front of the house! All in all it was a great vacation. We will definitely come back as often as we can now that we found this little gem.
The very nicest place that I have ever stayed in!
Super Clean and fresh smelling! Very close to the Beach and a save area too! We loved the place and Galveston is great also. You will not be disappointed!
Beautiful clean house
House was nice, clean, had everything we needed, close to beach, a restaurant and store next door. Will definitely rent this one again!
Awesome Views from every direction!
I stayed at Steven's Studio - the blue beach house in Galveston from March 3rd to March 6 of 2016 and it was by far, the best vacation I've ever had! My buddies and I were in town for a baseball competition in the area and we were very impressed by everything. There was a big charcoal grill and picnic table underneath the house that we were able to grill on. The rest of the time we just walked to the grocery store next door to to get breakfast items or we went to the restaurant (Nates) to eat when no one felt like cooking.
The house itself was very nice and clean and the views were spectacular. I get up early, so it was cool watching the sunrise every day. It was just as nice watching the sunset on the bay side. The house had everything you could possibly need to cook, hang out on decks, or underneath. They are very peaceful, something about the cool breeze and the sound of the ocean that just makes you relax........ There are board games in the house and televisions in every room but I don't think we turned them on at all. We stayed on decks or underneath playing cards, hanging out or went to the beach when we were there. One night we walked across the street to play miniature glow in the dark golf at the Jamaica beach rv park. Everyday that we weren't playing ball in H-town we went to the beach, threw a frisbee around, went swimming, or fishing or just had a few drinks on the beach. We met some nice locals and really didn't want to leave. We've already booked 2 of the houses to come back later this year. This is definitely a place we'll come back to everytime we're in town and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay.
Galveston island is located on the coastline of texas just 50 miles south of houston. Galveston has 32 miles of beaches, offers a relaxed atmosphere, abundant r&r activities, great medical facilities, some of the best restaurants, and a vibrant historic downtown that offers cruising, shopping, arts and entertainment. Galveston is also rich with numerous daytime and night-time entertainment attractions.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Spring Break, 4th of July, and Memorial Day I only rent by the week. The damage protection fee is optional but the security deposit is mandatory and is 100% refundable after you leave provided there are no damages. We are pet friendly with a pet fee, further details provided on agreement. I accept all forms of credit and debit cards, large bank checks and money orders. Standard check in is at 3pm and Check-out time is 11:00, late check-out may be allowed based on availability, unauthorized pets or late check-out will result in loss of deposit refund. All Holiday check-out time is 8 pm if you are checking out on the holiday such as Mothers Day, Father's Day, Memorial Day etc. (Pet fee only applies if you bring a pet - no more than 2 pets allowed and due to house size, no large breeds please) * You can process your rental payment thru this website or you can call us direct on cell or office phone numbers. If we process your payment, we will email your receipt, contract, confirmation and balance due. Please call or email at least one week before you arrive for access code to get into house.