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Look No Further! The Kemah Cottage Is One Of A Kind! NO PET CHARGE.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

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

The Kemah Cottage offers a unique setting quite different from a beach house or condo built and furnished with love meant for people to enjoy. The home is extremely comfortable offering antique furnishings and antique fixtures everywhere, with 2 king size beds, and a Lazy boy queen sleeper sofa that has a inflatable 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 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
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Charlie

I grew up in North West Houston around 15 years ago and moved to the Kemah/Clearlake area never looking back. People seem to be more laid back and friendly in this area. The Kemah/Clearlake area is the 3 largest boating capita 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 live entertainment at restaurants and bars. The list goes on and on of thing to see and do in this area.

Charlie purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Charlie chose Texas

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 fully fenced. Guess What! 'No Pet Charge' this 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:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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 , memory foam mattress in sofa bed
  • 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


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(86 traveler reviews)

Look No Further! The Kemah Cottage Is One Of A Kind! NO PET CHARGE.
average rating of 4.2674417 based on 97 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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Cute inside - scary neighborhood

  • 1 of 5

The house is very cute, however the neighborhood is a mess and full of run down mobile homes and felt very unsafe. We didn't stay for a single night after talking with the local sheriff about the neighborhood. There is no way I would have stayed for a single night with my children and husband - sad considering my husband is a body builder! I was afraid to spend the night there.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful get away this was for my husband and I! Our life-long friends joined us for a much needed reunion and the cottage provided that and so much more. Beautifully appointed, lots of character and personal touches throughout – it had everything that we could possibly need. We travel a lot and the little touches were much appreciated. Being so close to local attractions and coming “home” was an absolute pleasure! We all will be recommending this rental in the future and look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A True Gem, Charming & Cosy

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is truly a gem and the most cutest place we have ever stayed. It offered lots of charm and is decorated very eclectic. Very cozy, my husband and I felt right at home. We were very happy that the kitchen was well equipped because we like to wake up to breakfast and a hot cup of coffee. There was even a grapefruit tree to go with the meal. The house was clean and the beds oh so very comfortable and the antique electric fireplace was beautiful. We loved the front and backyard covered patios which felt like an extension to the home and we enjoyed our morning coffee and family conversations. The cherry on the sundae was that our 2 little ones "Bichons" were welcome and the cottage also provided a dogie door. It is so hard to find pet friendly accommodations and with no pet charge. We could not believe it that is rarely offered and our babies loved the back yard. Even the front patio had a gate on it so we did not have to worry. It appeared to be an unassuming small town with some trailers but quiet and the location is fantastic- close to the Kemah Boardwalk & Galveston Island where we spent time and loved it. The area seemed to offer lots of things to do with excellent restaurants. Our family highly recommends this cottage. We will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful visit to Texas! Me and the guys loved the cottage and will be back again for sure! We booked it to go on an excursion to clear lake and had a great time. The cottage offered all the amenities of home. Comfortable beds. Decorated nicely and well equipped. The covered patios (front and back) were awesome. Nice landscaping that even had fruit trees! Thanks again Charlene for an awesome getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Killed 35 roaches and 6 wasps in 1 day with a standard bug bomb. Really cute place, but infested!

  • 1 of 5

The cottage is super cute, with everything you need for a great stay. The neighborhood is as advertised, run down, but we walked daily and we were never worried. We didn't walk at night. The real problem was inside the house. Unlike most, we were their and working from within the cottage, so spent most of the week at the cottage. After numerous roach sightings I went and got a roach bomb and bombed the house. On return I swept up 35 roaches and 6 wasps. This were good for a few days, but then we began to see baby roaches and decided it was best to just end our vacation early. The owner states in a previous complaint that they have a professional service. We learned that is not the case. We found roach bait in the cupboards, so they clearly know of the problem, they just haven't figured out how to deal with it. Again if you are gone most of the day and just using it for sleeping, you may get lucky. Other than the infestation, the place is really darling. It's unfortunate. The owner is very good at making every complaint the fault of the people complaining. All you have to do is read the negative reviews to know that. This is my first negative review about any place I have stayed. I have been to every state in the US, so I know about all the local bugs and insects and critters. And I know there are ways to keep them controlled. On the good side, it's only a few miles from Kemah Boardwalk. That's a great day trip. About 15 minutes from NASA, another great day trip. 20 minutes from Galveston, which is where we spent several days. The price is reasonable, but if we ever go back, we'll pay more to have a place without roaches.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry this guest had such a negative experience at the cottage. I had guests booked on Dec 11-14, Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 28-31 departing the day before this guests’ arrival. None of the other guests mentioned any infestation. Regardless, I scheduled my help to treat the cottage, especially as I wanted to ensure the Palmetto bugs were addressed (that normally come from outside). As far as pesticides, I had purchased professional products (Vendetta for small roaches, Tekko- Roaches and fleas, Lamda Star for large roaches, and Fenva Star Ecocap). When it rains, as it did most of December, the Palmetto bugs can migrate to the indoors. I did everything possible to accommodate this guest. Unfortunately, I could not make him happy.
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Rates & Availability

Bacliff Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
1 mile Galveston Bay 20 mles Galveston Beach
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Galveston Ferry to Crystal Beach-Bolvier
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Beach
1 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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