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Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 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.


Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1096 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Full bathroom that has been completely remodeled.
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
The Kemah Boardwalk, offering many choices for food and recreational activities, is just steps away from the house.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk
average rating of 4.625 based on 40 reviews

First time VRBOer

  • 5 of 5

We stumbled upon this little gem when we were researching our trip to the Galveston area. So glad we did! I don't need to expound on all the previous mentioned sounds that come with this location. Yes, we heard the garbage trucks/compacting machines, but the white noise air filter kept the noises to a minimum. (Thank you) The home was very clean (loved that!). We enjoyed the Boardwalk one evening and the sunrise over the ocean every morning. If I were to say anything negative about the house, it would be the lack of privacy from our deck/living room to the neighboring vacation home's deck. We will recommend this rental to our family and friends. On a side note, if you are going to go out to eat, go to T-Bone Tom's (3 blocks south of the home on Hwy 146). Their food is REALLY good!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little beach house right on the Kemah Boardwalk!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the stay at this little house. Our family of five wanted a quick weekend get-away for Spring Break. The great communication, ease of directions, and amenities were top notch. We could walk to the boardwalk and watch the roller coaster from our balcony which our three boys thoroughly enjoyed. The noise wasn't that bad, but rather unique. We loved the view of the water! We were also only minutes away from NASA. The house had pretty much everything we neeeded. As a family of five and having beds for five, a 5th chair at the bar would've been nice. The beds were fine, except a king size bed would've definitely fit in the big master. The queen was fine though. Maybe some nicer pilllows. The awesome sound system made for some fun music times as it rained quite a bit while we were here. Overall, great little house we'd return to again, and only reason I'm giving it four stars instead of five is because of the loud trash trucks at 4 a.m. that everyone has mentioned. This is not owner's fault, but just a nuisance. Bring white noise machines (one is provided) if you're a light sleeper. Sic 'em Bears!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: New pillows forthcoming!! Thank you!
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Austin texas

Clean and Homey

  • 4 of 5

My husband, two dogs and I stayed here last May-June. The home was very clean and sits right near the water and boardwalk. We had a lovely calm stay here, enjoying the patio and privacy. However, the boardwalk bullet is basically on top of the house. The house keeper came two hours early the day we were to leave, which put me off a bit. Otherwise, this was a great little get away with my family.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely clean, warm and inviting! AND 20 steps from Starbucks!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Linda's home. It was lovely and very clean. We got a kick being steps away from the Kemah boardwalk which was not our intention, but we took advantage of the situation to enjoy the Boardwalk Bullet! Seeing the sunrise each morning on the water is priceless.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kemah Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage! Thanks for sharing! Clean and updated with a great view of the bay from the large deck and from living area. Convenient location to shops and boardwalk. Linda was very prompt in booking and responding to emails. We even were able to get early check-in. Roller coaster was no problem. Trash noise started early but it was tolerated. Neighboring rental had a large party but loud music stopped at 10:00. We would stay again!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Precious home

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice home. Awesome location. You can walk to the boardwalk and everything around it. I would definitely rent this place again

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kemah House Rental Rates

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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