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Luxury waterfront bayhome...one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!

Robin Harris

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Robin Harris

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015
Call Owner
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Luxury waterfront bayhome...one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Galveston House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 9 to 11

Following an extensive renovation, Jamaica Beach's most-requested vacation home, 'Kachina Cay', is now back & even better than before!

(Please note... if 'Kachina Cay' is not available for the dates of your stay, our second home 'Tortuga Cay' is located just across the canal, and features a similar sleeping arrangement, with the same high standards and amenities offered at 'Kachina Cay'. This listing can be viewed at http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3871822)

Borrowing from Walt Disney's mission for Disneyland, our mission for 'Kachina Cay' is simple...'to be a place where friends & family can have fun together.'

'Kachina Cay' is a place where families can bike to the beach on our complimentary 'beach cruiser' bicycles. A place where children can fish from our pier or kayak from our dock right into the wildlife preserve at Galveston State Park (we provide kayaks & life vests at no cost). This is a place where parents can relax on the hammock, knowing the kids & pets are playing safely in our fully-fenced yard; & a place where friends can enjoy a day of boating right from our slip or simply spend the afternoon playing horseshoes in the yard or grilling on the deck.

Above all else, 'Kachina Cay' is a place to get away for awhile, relax, and enjoy life with each other!

Our amenities...: Following an extensive renovation, 'Kachina Cay' now features beautiful granite countertops, glass tile back-splashes, stainless appliances, two full decks overlooking the water and Galveston State Park and much, much more. With two decks & an expansive open floor plan, the home is designed to allow large groups to comfortably relax together.

Lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water. Our private dock is equipped with an underwater fishing light to help draw in the 'big ones' after dark! Trout, red fish, drum, and several other varieties are frequently caught from our deck!

Amenities include: 46' LCD TV, cable TV (in living room AND bedrooms) and complimentary high-speed wifi, washer/dryer, Moen adjustable shower heads with massage setting, Tempurpedic king mattresses, attached boat slip, deck ladder for swimming in the canal, 2 single kayaks and a tandem kayak w/ paddles & life vests, 3 beach-cruiser bicycles and a tandem 2-person bike w/ helmets, covered hammock & swing, 8 person picnic table, beach chairs, boogie-boards, all linens, towels, blankets, dishes, etc... all of this and more is included with your stay!

NEW! We now have Google Chromecast at 'Kachina Cay', allowing you to stream Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, HBO Go, and more directly from your phone or tablet to the TV!

Pets: Your pets are part of your family and are always welcome in our home with no additional pet deposit. The yard has been designed to give them room to play safely and away from the water.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Robin Harris (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Luxury waterfront bayhome...one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
5

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Went searching for a long overdue vacation getaway to wind down summer and Labor Day and low and behold stumbled on Kachina Cay. I can confirm every single prior review and superlative used to describe the Cay and wholeheartedly recommend. Robin was very responsive, kind and allayed any and all doubt and apprehension. When you drive up the house beckons you to leave behind all worry and burden. The initial explore reveals the obvious pride in ownership and the expansive downstairs, upstairs and home itself is sound, sturdy, kid friendly and eye appealing. Nobody mentioned the hanging swing downstairs, and this is a perfect zen perch I called dibs on immediately. Ah, the underwater light off the dock is like a green glowing circle aquarium of fish freeway traffic. My advice, pack light, almost everything is provided and you can pick up anything else nearby. The beach access across from Jamica Beach entry is extraordinarily clean and the folks are all well behaved. Only regret...leaving...but we left behind a lot of laughter and good karma behind for all future guests. Looking forward to returning Robin! Thanks again! Dorothy McGee, Huffman, TX

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorothy, thanks so much for the kind review. It's always nice to hear when people enjoy their time at the house. I'm glad you were finally able to schedule some time off from work and we're so happy we were able to host your vacation. Come back again soon! -Robin
Texas
5

Best family vacation

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about what a wonderful property this is. We have taken our kids on quite a few family trips being airline employees we have that ability to travel and hands down this was the best family vacation yet. There was so much to do from the bikes, kayaks, fishing, beach ect.... it was fantastic. The house is well maintained and very clean and has all the comforts of home. They even have board games, boogie boards and sand toys for the kids to play with. It was so nice to sit by the water and let the boys (we have a 2yr old and 5 yr old) play and not worry about them falling in the water with the enclosed yard. Our 5 yr old caught his first fish from the dock in the back yard which made his day! We are already planning our return trip and will be staying in their property again for sure. The owners, Robin, was so accommodating and very easy to communicate with. If you stay here you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenn, thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip and for the kind review. I'm really glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay. Thanks also for sending us the photo of your son with his first fish! What a great picture! We will look forward to having you all back again soon! Thanks again! Robin
5

Such a delight!

  • 5 of 5

Our family consisted of 4 adults and 3 small children. The home was perfect for us. We loved the covered porch as the kids were in a safe environment out of the some most of the time yet were able to enjoy being outside. The beds were comfortable, the living room and dining area very roomy, and the kitchen was a pleasure to be in. We drove to the beach area which was very convenient and not busy, We chose the best time of the year, after spring break and before summer. We tried the double kayak out with the kids, they loved it. One day was a little to windy but the others were perfect. We drove down the strip in Galveston 2 times and visited the train museum and the oil drilling museum. Both great. After that hustle and bustle, headed back to our quiet home on the canal. Hope to visit this same great place again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at "Kachina Cay" and for the kind review. I'm really glad you all enjoyed your stay! We designed the deck and yard area to allow our kids to safely play away outside, but still away from the water, and I'm glad you all appreciated that as well. I hope we can have you all back on a future trip to Galveston Island!
Conroe, Tx
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay! House was exactly as Robin described it and it was very comfortable! We really like the kitchen setup with the bar stools for company.

The weather was great and was able to use our boat straight from the dock for fishing. As an added bonus we caught a few fish! We definitely will be staying here again. Robin was very helpful and answered any questions that we had.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. I'm really glad you all enjoyed your stay and we're able to catch some fish as well! I hope we can host you again on a future trip to the island!
5

Kachina Cay

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many houses in Galveston over the years and have decided this one has been the best! Although my daughter has a non-shedding dog, she has always had allergy problems in other rental properties that allow dogs. This one is furnished in such a way that she had no negative reactions. This place is clean, comfortable, and convenient!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. We do take great care to make sure our house stays extremely clean for our guests and I'm glad to hear that your family enjoyed their stay. We'd certainly be happy to have you back any time! Thanks again.
5

A Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very clean and updated home. The appliances are all new which is a nice treat. The bathrooms are wonderful and contain a lot of storage. Huge dining table and plenty of seating in the living area. The house is very well located - it is almost at the end of the canal homes towards the bay rather than closer to the front entrance of the subdivision. Looking out the kitchen window at the front of the house is a lovely view of the canal across the street with landscaping. Stepping out onto the back deck (which is on a canal) is a large cluster of swaying palm trees which provide not only privacy but also a tropical feel. Both the covered and open decks offer plenty of comfortable seating and the brightly colored Adirondack chairs are a perfect "beachy" addition. We took advantage of the bikes and kayaks - they made the stay a blast! So happy we chose this home for our get-away!Five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay at "Kachina Cay" and hope we can have you back again on a future trip to Galveston!

Map

Car: recommended

Our beautiful waterfront home is located on one of the largest canals in the area, with fast and easy access to the beach and Galveston Bay.

Click on the map link below & you'll see just how incredible our location is... with the beachfront just down the street and Galveston Bay access less than 50 yards from our deck, 'Kachina Cay' is the perfect location for families looking to get away, while still only 10 minutes away from Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, & everything Galveston island has to offer.

Jamaica Beach is one of the safest and most family friendly communities on the island. Our quaint beachfront community offers 2 restaurants, a Subway sandwich shop, 2 gas stations, a neighborhood pub, and an amazing family-run grocery store.

Golf: Formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The course highlights its unique seaside tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, natural wetlands habitat of beautiful Sydnor Bayou and over 500 palm trees.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Galveston House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-peak Season
May 1 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Season
May 23 2015 - Aug 14 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,480
 
 
Summer
May 31 2015 - Jun 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,775
Flat fee
 
 
August
Aug 15 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,250
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Low Season
Nov 10 2015 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80 + Tax
Damage Protection Plan $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%
Notes UPCOMING DATES!
Holidays.... Lone Star Bike Rally, Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, Labor Day... $400 per night
Spring Break... $3,000 per week, $900 per weekend
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years... $2,500 per week

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Galveston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1353 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful double granite vanity
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful granite vanity
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom w/ shower
  • The home is equipped with three full bathrooms, two in the main house and one on the first floor (for easy access while fishing, swimming, etc.) The two main bathrooms feature new faux wood flooring, beautiful antiqued vanities with granite tops and all new fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Living room air mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size, full height air mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • naturism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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