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Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk. SHORT TERM RENTALS ONLY.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,096 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5). NO SMOKING. NO PETS.

Spacious 2 bedroom home with majestic views of Galveston Bay and just a short walk to the Kemah Boardwalk. Inside has been tastefully renovated with hardwood floors throughout and an updated gourmet kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, huge center island and stainless steel appliances. Very modern, warm and bright with tons a windows, fully furnished, and relaxing beach décor. Two large tranquil bedrooms which includes the master bedroom with plush queen-size bed and three twin beds in the second bedroom. Plus a completely remodeled full bathroom. Enjoy the wrap around covered deck with fantastic views of the Bay as you relax with your morning coffee or your evening glass of wine. This home was designed to be perfect for entertaining or unwinding with your family. Absolutely No Smoking inside the home. Just a short walk to the Kemah Boardwalk, where there are tons of amusement park rides, games, shops, plus numerous tasty restaurants. You've now found the perfect home to make the perfect memories on your next vacation or weekend getaway!


Property Manager
Linda
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Linda

My family and I have lived in the Houston area for the last 30 years and have been going to Kemah for almost 20 years now. We both have stressful jobs and have used this property as our 'therapy' to make the short drive to get away and relax. Going boating around the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay has been one of our favorite things to do as a family.

Linda purchased this house in 1995

Why Linda chose Texas Gulf Coast

This has been a wonderful vacation home for our family over the last 15 years. It was built in the 1920's and was moved to this location in the 70's. A few years back this home was completely renovated. We are not able to enjoy it as often as we would like due to our busy schedules, so that's why we decided to let other families enjoy the home as much as we do! We love Kemah because it's a very active community, there is never be a lack of activities for the whole family to enjoy!

What makes this house unique

Our home is 1 block from all the Kemah Boardwalk activities, that has something great for the whole family, from an amusement park, games, and tons of delicious restaurants.

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Amenities

Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1096 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Full bathroom that has been completely remodeled.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Secondary Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3
  • Queen size bed (1) Plush Queen size bed in master bedroom, 3 twin beds in additional bedroom - Bunk Bed and a day bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Kemah Boardwalk, offering many choices for food and recreational activities, is just steps away from the house.

Reviews

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Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk. SHORT TERM RENTALS ONLY.
average rating of 4.66 based on 50 reviews
5

Mixed emotions

  • 5 of 5

I'm hesitant to write a GREAT review of this VRBO because I want to keep this gem all to myself. But alas, I cannot tell a lie. This place was AWESOME! This VRBO was as described. There was AC with room fans which kept it incredibly comfortable. It was stocked with everything you could possibly need (dishes, utensils, linens, W/D, surround sound speakers, TV, DVD, Wi-Fi, shampoo, soap, TP, etc.). Previous occupants left behind necessities and I left a couple of my own. I would suggest checking it out beforehand so you don't buy what is already there (like I did).

The location to Kemah Boardwalk was literally 100 steps away! It was one house away from the shoreline but you can still see the water from the deck. NASA is only a 15 minute drive away. Suggest leaving at 9:15AM to get in line for the 10:00AM opening.

I have only two bad comments about this location; none of which are the fault of the owners.

1) the weather. It was HOT! HUMID! HOT! HUMID! during our visit this past weekend (8/13-15/2017). This caused me to stay at the house and relax with John Grisham book "The King of Torts" for at least a couple of hours. Is that so bad? Nope!

2) the garbage company picking up and banging around the garbage dumpsters for Kemah Boardwalk at 05:30AM then again from 7:00AM to 8:00AM (switching out the dumpsters). This caused me to wake up earlier than normal to continue reading aforementioned book (bummer. NOT!)

Other than that, the location was awesome. The house is literally on the backside of the roller coaster. But the noise of the coaster was not a problem because it ended when the park closed at 10pm. It was fun to sit on the deck during the day listening to the screams from the riders.

There's Target, Home Depot, Wal-Mart within a 10 minute walk. The owner, Linda, was more than accommodating to our early arrival. The house was clean and comfortable.

Would I stay here again? Most definitely!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your marvelous review. We will look forward to your next visit. Linda
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Austin,TX
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home for us. Everything we needed was there. It was so nice to walk to most of the places we planned to go and afterward, come back to a nice and clean home. Beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean and fresh. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for nice and clean place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your splendid review!!
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This property is on the bay and the Boardwalk is right across the street. There are so many amenities in this house. The only thing I would change is putting a tv in each bedroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review.
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4

Fantastic House close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We spent several days at the Kemah Bay House and we loved it! We walked to the Boardwalk and to the shopping and Lighthouse areas. The bedrooms were large and the beds were comfortable! The house was clean and updated with everything that we needed. We had a relaxing time on the wrap around porch having morning coffee and a drink in the evenings while enjoying the views of the Bay. We will be back! The only downfall was noise from the rollercoaster across the street.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will look forward to your return visit.
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5

Perfect place on the water

  • 5 of 5

Great house and in the perfect location. Close to all the fun in Kemah and loved watching the fireworks every evening! The speakers throughout the house made our stay even better, listening to music and enjoying the view. Linda was very helpful too. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Natalie, Thank you for your nice review. Linda
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Corsicana, Tx.
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect and stocked with all we needed and more.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Hope you will return soon.
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

We have adjusted rates for each season and holiday. Email or give me a call for special last minute deals. Our bookings are on a first come first serve basis.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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