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EGG'S NEST Get Your Bags Packed And Head To The Beach And Bay! #70172

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Egg's Nest Is Nestled In The Middle Of Jamaica Beach, Located On The West End .

The location is perfect for beachcombers, fishermen, boaters, birders and golfers. Our house is smack dab in the middle of Jamaica Beach , directly across the street from the marina on Basin Drive. It is half of a block from the new Jamaica Beach Pool (fee), and 1/2 mile from the beach. Launch your boat in the marina and head out to the bay . Hop on your bikes and peddle to the beach and catch a wave, or walk to the pool to cool off after a big day on the golf course. ( Moody Gardens Golf Course and The Galveston Country Club). The outdoor shower is perfect for rinsing off after a day on the water. The new front porch provides shade for the hot afternoons. What a great place to perch yourself to watch the sunset. We like to spend time cooking on the grill and sharing a meal with our family and friends. Everything tastes better at the beach!

This 3-1 sleeps 7 comfortably in beds plus two pull out twin mattresses from under the bunks. We have a king , queen, full, and twin beds upstairs in the main living quarters. Two extra twin mattresses that pull out from under the bunk beds are also available There is a nice sized bathroom with a tub/ shower combo. The living area is bright and breezy with high ceilings and exposed beams, to make sure that you feel like you are relaxing at the beach. It is decorated with comfortable furnishings with the casual and fun family in mind. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and subtle beach themed colors in it. The second bedroom ( flag room) has a queen bed with a huge American flag hung on the wall . Very fresh! The bunk room is gray and white with yellow accents. It has a fresh beachy look with room for 3-5. The bunk bed is a full bed on the bottom, twin on top and two twin mattresses underneath to pull out for extra guests. The view of the marina is best from this room. The front porch seats 10 at the built in picnic table, and Adirondak outdoor chairs. The awning provides perfect shade for an afternoon meal that might otherwise be unbearable due to the strong sun on The Island. Enjoy grilling and sitting under the porch, watching the boats come into the marina. Full bathroom downstairs has just been updated for a quick shower after the beach. Washing machine and dryer are available for your convenience.

Just come and relax on The Island with your friends and family at Egg's Nest. We have a binder full of places to go, restaurant menus, and fun beach activities that y'all might enjoy while on vacation!

More Details

melissa eggleston
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About melissa eggleston

Owners, Bobby and Melissa Eggleston , thus the cottage name, Egg's Nest, have dreamed of owning a piece of Galveston Island for almost thirty years! We were married in 1986 after graduating from Rice University in Houston. Bobby played baseball for the Owls and Melissa enjoyed being a number one fan! We have been very busy with our four active children. They have brought so much joy to our lives that we thought it was the right time to begin the next phase by making memories at the beach! Both of us are lifelong teachers and really enjoy having wholesome fun with our family. Where else can you do that then at the beach?

melissa eggleston purchased this cottage in 2015

Why melissa eggleston chose Jamaica Beach

Bobby, a native Galvestonian, B.O.I., grew up on the island , playing sports and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere that island living brings to all of us. Melissa only dreamed of it! We spent a lot of time and energy looking for the right place for our family. This place was perfect! It is convenient to all of the amenities in Jamaica Beach. Being across the street from the pool and marina and only a half mile from the bird sanctuary and the beach has it ALL for us! The pool is an added bonus that was just added to the neighborhood last year. It is the best way to cool off in the summertime. We love the high ceilings in the living areas and fabulous front porch. Our families come from all over the USA to make special memories . We LOVE that!

What makes this cottage unique

Being an hour from Houston, makes it convenient to travelers and Houstonians. We wanted to have a second home that we could actually get to quickly. Relaxing with family is very important to us. All of the cliche activities to do at the beach sound like fun to us! We just want to hang out and relax! Watching the sun rise and sun set from The Island is amazing. The convenience of the the amenities has made such a difference to us. We like to be able to just get up and go fishing, kayaking, beach combing, surfing ,birding, biking and golfing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jamaica Beach in Galveston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Shower/ tub combination light and airy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom - King size bed Second Bedroom- Queen sized bed Bunk Room- one full, two twin beds( one is a mattress under the bunk bed.)
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Economy Liquor Store, located in the yellow bldg next door to the police station is a great place to service all of your beverage wants and needs. T.J. is the owner and will take good care of you.


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EGG'S NEST Get Your Bags Packed And Head To The Beach And Bay! #70172
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

We loved it.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed Eggs Nest! Thank you for everything. We loved using your bikes and kayaks. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for my family!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad y'all had fun! I hope you got to enjoy the beautiful weather and relax with some football and turkey. Thanks for leaving it in such great shape! Tha Eggs.
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Awesome Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Egg's Nest was very clean and a great location. Loved all the amenities. I would for sure go back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Glad you enjoyed it as much as we do. We are headed down right now to check on it after the storm. Pretty sure it did just fine! Please do come back! We love repeat renters. ! Thanks again, Melissa eggleston
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Wonderful place to vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location in Jamaica beach. Very cute shabby chic house that has all the amenities the family needed! The view of the bay makes it nice and relaxing to enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony in the mornings. Had everything we could ask for and more! We will def stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the favorable review. I am glad that y'all enjoyed it as much as we do. Thanks for taking such great care of the eggs nest. Please DO come on back! Welcome any time! 🌴�🌴�🌴�melissa eggleston
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  • 4 of 5

A bike ride away from the beach! Amenities available in the home were extremely helpful!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all got to relax! It is peaceful there. Also glad that you figured out that the bikes were a great way to get a good spot on the beach! That is a good idea on a crowded day. You always get to the better spots on your bike 💚�🌴�💚�
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Great place for an affordable family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We're a large family and it gets difficult to travel affordably and maintain quality. The Egg's nest did both! Beautiful clean home with enough room for all, lots of extra's including kayak's, water toys, and bicycles. The kitchen was well stocked with all you need to cook and prepare meals. Wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad y'all had fun! Thanks for the kind review. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of the toys and they were all in working order. It's a great loacation, so larger groups can do lots of different things during the day, not necessarily all inside during the day. Please come back and stay at the Egg's Nest again. 🌴💚🌴
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Woody's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
The Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Moody Gardens Golf Course ( Public) Galveston C.C.
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Houston Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-45 South
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Water Grill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Jamaica Beach

Galveston and Jamaica Beach have lots of attractions for " outdoor " people. Jamaica Beach is located on the West End of Galveston Island where you can escape the traffic and pace of the big city. Easy access to fishing, kayaking, boating, swimming( pool across the street), surfing, beach combing, birding, and golfing!

In Galveston proper, you can enjoy catch a show at The Texas Opry House built in 1894, restaurants galore, The Pleasure Pier , Schlitterbahn Water Park and Moody Gardens , to name a few. Literally, something for everyone!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.31
Pet Fee £72.21
Damage Deposit £361.05

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Please contact me via text, phone, or email if you would like to negotiate your three night stay down to two nights. I might be able to work with you, depending on owner's schedule .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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