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Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,096 sq ft
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
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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 Kemah

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 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:
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The Kemah Boardwalk, offering many choices for food and recreational activities, is just steps away from the house.


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(55 traveler reviews)

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Kemah Bay House - Steps from the Kemah Boardwalk.
average rating of 4.672727 based on 55 reviews

exceptional value

  • 5 of 5

we will be repeat customers ...period

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to your return visit.
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Great escape to a lovely comfortable home close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was spotless, comfortable, beautifully renovated with all the amenities we could need. It was so nice to be able to walk on the boardwalk (just steps away) early in the mornings, quiet and peaceful. This was a real treat and we look forward to returning to this special place. and less than an hour away from Houston!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you. Come again soon.
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It was exactly as advertised. Very well set up for small family or a couple.

  • 4 of 5

Owner was forthright about possible noise from boardwalk. Set up was very comfortable. Would stay there again happily.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our Bay House and for your candid review. Happy New Year!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great property in a great location! House is very well stocked with all that is needed, plus more. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Hope you'll visit us again.
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Kemah Bay House exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

This house is close to everything including the Kemah Boardwalk. It was very well stocked so if you rent it, check out the provisions before you go shopping. We truly enjoyed our stay and found both the view and the accommodations to be excellent.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Kemah Boardwalk Restaurants & Bars
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Boliver Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Kemah Boardwalk Restaurants & Bars
Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of Kemah with many bars, restaurants and shops all within walking distance. There are also places to pick up your groceries: Krogers over the Kemah bridge or Target located on the corner of Rt. 146 and FM 2094.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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