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Look No Further! Very Charming. 2 Miles From Kemah BoardWalk. NO PET CHARGE.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) and sleeper sofa, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6

Now Offering Monthly Rates

The Kemah Cottage offers a unique setting quite different from a beach house or condo. It was built and furnished with love meant for people to enjoy. The home is extremely comfortable offering antique furnishings and fixtures everywhere. With 2 king size beds, and a Lazy Boy queen sleeper sofa that a hotel quality mattress for extra comfort. Palm tree landscaping provides privacy from the road and a large fenced backyard with a doggy door. There is a front and back patio both covered to enjoy your morning coffee with covered parking.

The cottage is located in a small town unincorporated of 8000 with no deed restrictions and offers a mixture of all types of homes.

The cottage is fully equipped with internet and walking distance to a Family Dollar. The Kemah Cottage is located a few blocks from Galveston Bay, 5 min. to Kemah Boardwalk and 15 min. to Galveston Island and Moody Gardens. It is very close to Nasa Space Center and about 20 min. from Hobby Airport and about 30 min. to Downtown Houston.

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Member since: 2009
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Charlie

I grew up in North West Houston and around 15 years ago I moved to the Kemah/Clearlake area and never looked back. People seem to be more laid back and friendly in this area. The Kemah/Clearlake area is one of the 3 largest boating capitals in the United States so if you enjoy power boating or sail boating this is a nice place to live. This area is also very popular with antique car collectors, motorcycle enthusiast and has live entertainment at restaurants and bars. The list goes on and on of things to see and do in this area.

Charlie purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Charlie chose Bacliff

I purchased this home from an architect. It is my understanding this home had a small fire and the architect spent sereral years restoring the home. This guy had great attention to detail and is an antique lover. Every where you look you will see interesting antique fixtures, with solid hardwood floors that came out of estate homes and ceiling beams though out the home. I fell in love with the home because it is so unique. Actually I purchased the home for myself and have lived in it the last 4 years. This is why the home is nicely furnished, well equipped and feels like home.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is very comfortable, charming, romantic, and cozy, and private from the street. If you have pets this is the vacation rental you want to book. Your pet will love the front and back covered patio and the cute backyard which is fully fenced. Guess What? 'No Pet Charge' That is a huge savings.

The things to do and places to go are endless all within 15-20 mins from the cottage. If you book I know you will enjoy your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We both enjoyed your beautiful home with all the necessities of a home away from home. We had a relaxing time because the house is so cozy and homey. My husband said he would post comments on Yelp to let people know about the rental.

Jun 2011
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Bacliff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub & Shower Great for large parties.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Very comfortable with memory foam topper.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Very comfortable with memory foam topper.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Coleman Air Mattress with 4 inch memory topper
  • 2 King size beds , memory foam mattress in sofa bed
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Look No Further! Very Charming. 2 Miles From Kemah BoardWalk. NO PET CHARGE.
average rating of 4.295238 based on 116 reviews


  • 5 of 5

First let me say we have never rented a house before so we had some reservations, however, after speaking to Sharlene I felt comfortable and knew everything would be great. Also, I do not do “reviews” but wanted everyone to know what a great place this is.

We arrived the afternoon of May 27th. Our initial impression coming into the driveway was how peaceful and private the yard was. It was separated from the street by loads of shrubs and trees and the covered front porch is huge and well furnished. The front yard is decorated with handmade stepping stones and it a wonderful place just to relax, have coffee and watch the little bit of traffic go by.

Then we opened the front door. My jaw dropped and I said “WOW”. The place is beautiful and much more than reflected in the photos and descriptions. It is beautifully furnished with loads of character and imagination. Antiques and high end furnishings abound. There is a complete living room, dining room, kitchen and service porch with a washer and dryer.

The kitchen is very adequate and fully stocked with utensils and all the things you need to make a nice meal. Put in a bag of groceries and you are ready to go. The appliances are an electric stove, French door refrigerator, and dishwasher. Is it well stocked with all the dishes, cups, glasses, silverware, etc. that you could possibly need.

The two bedrooms are located one in the front by the living room and one off the back off the kitchen. The front room has the biggest bed I have ever seen and it is comfortable and definitely a high end mattress. The furniture is all antiques and it is decorated perfectly. The attached bath has a tub and a separate shower and the room is huge. Again it has all of the things you need for a stay including linens for the bath and the bed.

The back bedroom (where I stayed) had a regular king size bed that was very comfortable. Again all high end linens and it too had antiques and was a huge room. It had an attached bath with a shower only and it was great. The back bed room also had French doors on to the back covered porch. The porch overlooked a nicely landscaped and totally fenced backyard. The porch was furnished with a table and chairs and a bar-b-q grill. Outside, both front and back, were like private gardens.

Overall the Kemah Cottage was comfortable, quiet, well-furnished and just a nice slice of heaven. We had no issues at all and are just waiting to go back again. It also has Wi-Fi and Cable

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

It was a home away from home with a very cozy atmosphere. We stayed five weeks and enjoyed how close to everything it was.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The property was nice and cozy. The air conditioner was on when we arrived so it was extremely cold. Once we turned on the heater it was much better. The weather was a little chilly for this time of the year here. However, the cottage itself was really nice. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quirky fun cute cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here! Yes I would return again. Lower income area. Fenced in and secure. For the price it is absolutely wonderful. I suggest rearranging the bricks into the porch entrance to make it more stable for less abled folk.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quirky fun and cute! Yes, I guess it describes it. The cottage is somewhat eclectic and I am so glad they enjoyed their stay. The area is very diversified in income static but you would be surprised what the property is worth the closer you get to the bay and the cottage is only about 10 blocks.
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

House was very cute and quaint. Would have loved to be closer to the water with beach access and people across the street got a little noise at night but overall good stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice getaway place

  • 4 of 5

Convenient to all attractions and sights. from Kemah Boardwalk to Galveston Island. Back porch was a favorite spot of my wife and I in the morning drinking coffee. It always seem to have small breeze. Beds were comfy and adequate.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
1 mile Galveston Bay 20 mles Galveston Beach
Nearest Train
Galveston Ferry to Crystal Beach-Bolvier
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Galveston Island
Car: not necessary

The Kemah Cottage is just a few blocks from Galveston Bay, 5 minutes to the Kemah Boardwalk. A 15 minute drive to Galveston Island and Moody Gardens. It is very close to the NASA Space Center and about 20 min. from Hobby Airport. A 30 minute drive to Downtown Houston.

The Kemah Boardwalk offers Holiday Events for every season as well as Fireworks every Friday night Rock the Dock and Jazz Fest offering live music with well know performers in Texas. There are 9 popular restaurants to choose from and lots of shopping. You and your family will enjoy the huge amusement park featuring the Bullet Roller Coaster, the Boardwalk Beast (one extreme boat ride) and the water fountain. Children love to play in it all day. There is a train that will take you from one end of the boardwalk to the other. You can spend a few days eating, shopping and looking at many power boats and sail boats coming from Clear Lake into the Galveston Bay from the boardwalk.

You can pick up a Magazine called the Scene at any local restaurant or bar. This magazine will let you know about everything that is going on in the area.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Protection Fee $49
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund