We Shell Sea - Galveston, TX

Upscale, dog-friendly, bayside retreat with private dock & shared pool
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We Shell Sea 4.5 out of 5 33 ratings 26

 Bay Front  Bay View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable Shared Pool

Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 1.5
Max Occupancy: 8
Pet Policy: 2 dog max (25 lb weight limit)

We Shell Sea 16509 Barbados Way, Galveston, TX 77554

Heading out to sea has never been easier at this dog-friendly Jamaica Beach vacation rental that features its own private dock right on the canal leading out to the West Bay. With room for a 24-foot joy boat, fishing rig, or sail boat, there's no hassle with public boat docks. As an added bonus, you can walk out your door, kick off your shoes, and fish right from your back deck!

Located on Jamaica Beach, this three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom home is 15 minutes south of Galveston proper and all its best attractions. You get the best of both worlds here: close to the urban bustle, but in a quiet neighborhood not too close to the hubbub.

This newly renovated home is upscale and modern on the inside with a contrast of bright primary colors - pastel blue walls, bold red accents - with dark-toned floor and furnishings. After a long day of exploring the bay, guests can spread out on the royal blue sectional sofa, set up with a perfect view of the flatscreen TV. Pop some popcorn for epic movie nights with a DVD player, or watching sports or game shows via cable.

The lower level offers guests access to the dock-side patio with a dining table. Gather for lunch or an early breakfast before heading out for a day on the water, or spread out tackle and safety equipment or maps and brochures.

Upstairs is a full deck, perfect for cookouts, brunch, or watching the sun rise and set.

Inside, a full-service kitchen with an extra-long bar means home-cooked meals: Blend up smoothies with fresh fruit, or mix cocktails for afternoon happy hours. Perishables will stay extra fresh in the stainless steel fridge, and cleaning is a snap with the stainless steel dishwasher.

Spread out buffets at the breakfast bar, set for six, or dine at the table which is also set for six. The dining table is the perfect size for board games - check out the in-house selection - or checking last-minute emails or weather reports via WiFi.

You've sailed, you've dined, now it's time for sleep! Three bedrooms share one and a half bathrooms. Each room has its own flatscreen TV and closets for storage space plus two queens and two twin beds - plus a queen-size pull-out sofa in the living room - means that up to eight guests may sleep here. You can also bring two small dogs of up to 25 pounds, for an additional nightly fee. This is a great home for a family or a group of fishing buddies.

Additionally, there's a laundry room to help keep your packing light and your beach towels or sailing clothes fresh.

Aquatic recreation is a favorite pastime here in Jamaica Beach. Besides your own private dock and canal access to the bay, there's a public pool down the street - a highlight in the summertime. Kiddos will also enjoy the nearby park on Jolly Roger Road with all the essentials, including swings and slides galore! Take the dogs for a stroll through the neighborhood, and enjoy quick access to the public beach on the Gulf side of Jamaica Beach - a family-friendly place for sandcastle-building, surfing, kite-flying, and exploring.

This Texas vacation rental is a water lover's dream!

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  • 0 Children
  • 0 Dogs
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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C: central
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool: Shared
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD
  • Music: CD player, stereo
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: charcoal
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

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    Steven D.

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    Nice area, nice condo and overall an easy process with booking.
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    Koridawn Y.

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    Love the whole place would go back again and again.
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    Katie V.

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    We really enjoyed our stay at We Shell Sea! We look forward to booking again.
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    Elaine S.

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    Very family friendly place to stay. Kids fished off deck. Had a great time
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    James L.

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    I give 2 thumbs up
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    Ursula R.

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    Our Quiet Family Christmas getaway was fabulous. The accommodations were great for our family. My parents are 72 and I was a bit concerned, but it was great. Thank you Vacasa and Happy Holidays 2016.
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    Callum R.

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    Nice place fishing was good great views and quite comunity
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    Kevin L.

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    Great house on the water. Could have used a few more seating options in living room. Recliners... We took kayaks and paddled around and had a good time. Would recommend this house if you have a boat. You can launch and park it right at the house for easy access to the bay. Cooked on bbq pit most of the time. Store very close if you don't want to go back into town.
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    Cara M.

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    Great place for our family . Loved the house . We really enjoyed being right in the water . Spent every evening on the deck !
    We will be Back!
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    Sean L.

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    Overall good property. Didn't seem as clean as we had hoped and AC went out for 12 hrs one day. Vacasa's Galveston staff was as responsive as they could be and communicated promptly.
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    Margaret A.

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    This was a trip with our grandchildren. The house was delightful - lovely decor, clean & crisp. Fishing in the canal was great for little ones (we did catch & release). There is a lot to do in Galveston, and we did visit Moody Gardens, and went out to eat, but both children just wanted to get back to "our house" so they could fish. They also had a little paddle boat that they used in the canal. Great neighbors, delightful walking paths. They have already asked if we can do this again next year.
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    Suzanne G.

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    I would definitely come back.next year !
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    Carmen C.

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    The house worked out great for us. We had our grandson with us. The pool and playground helped to keep him busy. The house was only seven minutes from the beach where the wedding took place. The kitchen was well stocked with all of the pans and dishes that we needed. It was very pleasant by the water when we grilled our supper. I really enjoyed being at the house. I felt as comforted there as I do at home.
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    Hyon K.

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    It was reasonably priced especially compared to similar rental homes on the canal. Had everything we needed.
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    Kimberly A.

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    Every thing was great. However, it would have been helpful to know a head of time that the keys on the key ring did NOT belong to the front door. Only access was the upstairs patio door. It took us about 15 minutes to figure that out.
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    Ashlee G.

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    Had a wonderfully peaceful weekend at this property. It was not too hard to find and came equipped with everything needed for a relaxing weekend. Everyone in my party thoroughly enjoyed themselves. From the Smart TVs in each room to the fully equipped kitchen, the place had everything we could have missed. We were surprised by the small size of the grill listed in the description. However, there were plenty of pots and pans to cook the meat we brought.

    Another surprise we received was the pet hair everywhere. Pet hair was on the couch, ottoman, in the bed in the queen guest bedroom, and all over the floor. So sneeze attacks were frequent.
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    Emma C.

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    We were nervous After reading reviews that mentioned problems with roaches as well as issues getting a hold of management. However, we had an excellent experience with the management company and had no problems with insects or cleanliness of the house. Located in a quiet neighborhood right on the water, the house had all the amenities we were looking for. Even has huge screen TVS with cable in every room. We brought our dogs and had a great time. Would highly recommend.
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    Kimberly M.

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    7 of us rented out this house for a long weekend trip. We had a fantastic time and even though the house is really only set up to sleep 6 it was a wonderful stay and the couch was comfortable enough for one of our guests to sleep on. Whenever we had to call for anything the staff was quick to respond and we really enjoyed the location of the home because it was not to close to all the vacationers. Great time had by all.
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    Michelle S.

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    Great house!!
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    Kevin M.

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    House was in a great location and being on the water was a big plus for us. We brought our boat and kayak so it made it more enjoyable. House was well appointed and had everything we needed. In my opinion they should find better mattress covers so you don't feel like your sleeping on a rubber pool float.
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    Mark W.

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    The house was nice with a quiet waterside location. But it is a realistic 6 person stay, unless some are small children.
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    Justin G.

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    The house is nice, though the pictures make it seem a bit nicer. There are HDTVs in all the rooms but they don't offer HD broadcasting(kinda defeats the purpose of HDTVs) but then again we didn't get a beach house to watch TV. The AC system is mounted outside one of the bedrooms and the bed frame is bolted to the wall so whenever the unit kicks on, it causes that whole wall to vibrate and makes it hard to sleep in there. I was able to somewhat remedy the issue by shoving a towel between the bed frame and the wall. They have a basketball goal available for the kids on the lot, but the backboard is broken out of it so it kind of makes it hard to actually play. The biggest issue was the roaches. They weren't everywhere but its not fun going on vacation and having to deal with bugs. I called to let management know the issues including the power being switched off on the dock(How are you supposed to night fish with no power and you can't turn it on because the breaker for that area is in the locked downstairs room) and they were very polite, but the only thing the guy did when he came out was turn on the breaker and then leave without asking me about the AC or roaches. Overall, we still enjoyed the house, but for the price you are having to pay, I feel they should be able to get those few issues worked out.
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    Terrell B.

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    My wife and I were looking for a peaceful little get away for the weekend and received SO MUCH more. This place is AWESOME. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.
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    Jon S.

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    Quiet neighbors, nice neighborhood, completely renovated interior house. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come back.
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    Patrick L.

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    Great house, had everything we needed for a weekend fishing trip.
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    William O.

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    very enjoyable stay. property in a very quiet location with friendly neighbors. Would definitely consider staying here again.
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    Leisa R.

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  • October, 2015

    Jose D.

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  • August, 2015

    Cheryl K.

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  • July, 2015

    Jerry F.

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  • July, 2015

    Sharon J.

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  • June, 2015

    Erin K.

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  • June, 2015

    Lauren J.

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