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Tim Tran

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Vacation Rental Home next to Kemah Boardwalk - Last Minute Deal Call for Rates

82 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Kemah House Rental Photos and Description

House 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, waterfront

This beautiful vacation rental home overlooks Galveston Bay in Kemah, Texas. It is one of only two homes available for rentals that is located within 3 minutes walking distance of the wildly popular Kemah Boardwalk entertainment complex. The home will easily sleep 10 people and features a recent remodeling of the bathrooms and kitchen. The primary home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a detached guest room with bath resides on the ground floor. Therefore there are 4 total Bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is a 220 foot private pier available for those who wish to go crabbing or fishing or both. Five crab traps are located on the pier and there is an elevated observation deck at the end of the pier with a 360 degree view. One of the unique aspects of this home is the 2600 square foot wrap-around wooden deck - complete with outdoor bar. The deck also attaches to the ocean side balconies and the balconies are connected with a spiral staircase. This is a gorgeous home with spectacular views. Great for fishing, relaxing or entertaining.

Home Layout

3 Bedrooms, 2 baths in the main home

1 Detached Guest Bedroom and bath underneath main home

1 Bath on deck next to outdoor TiKi Hut

3 Queen beds, 2 twin beds, 1 bunk bed = sleeps 10 total (or a few extra children with sleeping bags)

Ground Floor

The Ground Floor is primarily for parking but the 'Guest Bedroom' is also located here. The Guest Bedroom is underneath the main home and access is available via the exterior stairs. The Guest Bedroom has been recently remodeled and has a Queen bed, full bathroom, wardrobe closet and A/C. The queen bed will sleep two comfortably.

Middle Floor

The Middle Floor contains most of the living space of the home. Here you will find the kitchen, dining room, living room, Master Bedroom, and Little Bedroom. The entire home has been remodeled and all bathrooms feature beautiful tile and fixtures. The master bedroom has a queen bed, desk, treadmill, and private bath. The little bedroom has bunk beds that can sleep both adults and children. In addition, the outdoor deck is located on the middle floor. (see The Deck below)

Top Floor

The Top Floor consists of the Big Bedroom and the Big Balcony. The big bedroom can sleep 4 people with a queen bed and 2 twin beds. The big bedroom also has a recently remodeled private bath. The Big Balcony is very close to the water and provides an excellent view of the Kemah waterway. Visitors can see the shrimp boats, sail boats, and power boats coming and going.



Wood Deck - 2600 square feet

Linens provided


Cable TV

5 flat screen TVs

Full kitchen

Cooking utensils provided

All new stainless steel appliances

Outdoor grill

2 sets of outdoor furniture

4 staircases


3 spaces under main home

4 spaces in driveway

3 spaces in grass

or space for RV / boat / trailer

some street parking available

The Deck

Located one floor above the ground floor and the same level as the Middle Floor, the wooden deck is 2600 square feet in area and wraps around several sides of the home. The deck also features an outside bar and private bathroom. The deck has a spiral staircase at the front of the home that connects the front balconies of the Top Floor and the Middle Floor. It is a wonderful location for relaxing and / or entertaining guests.

Private Pier

The private pier is 220 feet long and extends out into one of the best fishing areas in Kemah. The end of the pier, known as the T-head, has an upper observation area for 360 degree viewing. It is a gorgeous place to watch sunsets, birds, sailboats and more. In addition, there are 5 crab traps that are permanently attached to the pier. All one has to do is fill the bait box and drop the crap traps back into the water. Wait several hours or overnight and hopefully you will find 5 or 10 crabs.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim Tran (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Tim Tran

My wife and I own a restaurant in nearby Clear Lake and we have purchased another home closer to work. We have enjoyed this home for the past six years and we recently remodeled it. We wanted to share the beautiful sunrises and gorgeous views with others.

Tim Tran purchased this house in 2006

Why Tim Tran chose Texas Gulf Coast

This vacation rental home is in a very unique location - next to the Kemah Boardwalk. There are only two large homes available for rent that offer a 2 or 3 minute walk to the Kemah Boardwalk and a Galveston Bay view. Your can bring your family, schedule a wedding or just fish and relax.

What makes this house unique

1 - Beautiful ocean views of Galveston Bay.

2 - Only 2 minutes to walk to Kemah Boardwalk.

3 - 220 foot fishing pier with observation level and 360 degree view.

4 - Four Bedrooms and four Baths

5 - Family, Vacation, or Event - just have fun and relax


based on 82 traveler reviews

Vacation Rental Home next to Kemah Boardwalk - Last Minute Deal Call for Rates
average rating of 4.97561 based on 82 reviews

Nice spacious home in an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place for family get-togethers or fishing trips. From our first contact we were pleased with the communication and transaction with both VRBO and the homeowner of this property. Both were integral to our wonderful wedding experience at Kemah! I would recommend this location to anyone wanting to experience the Gulf Coast of Texas.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calvin D

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion there and absolutely loved it. The house is well layout and the decors are fitted perfectly. We will definitely come back. Highly recommended. Well done Tim.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the property! Great location right next to the boardwalk and we spent most of our time outside at the tiki hut, back deck watching the boats go by, and the dock is the best place in Kemah to watch the fireworks. It was clean and well appointed and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We will definitely book again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 4 of 5

House is awesome will stay again

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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We had a great time---the house is awesome and the view sublime---will certainly do it again!!!

  • 5 of 5

well kept---clean---beautiful wrap-around deck!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Texas Bohemian Style Boardwalk Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The house is right on the water with a long fishing peer that actually yields fish. The house is tastefully decorated and comfortable with plenty of room for guests. The decks are amazing, and perfect for entertaining any generation of fun seekers. It is right next to the roller coaster and walking distance of the Kemah Boardwalk. This gives the atmosphere an electric quality. Very very fun place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
The Palapas, The Monkey Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
South Shore Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Bakkhus Greek Restaurant
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Car: recommended

Gorgeous vacation rental home located on Galveston Bay and next to the Kemah Boardwalk entertainment complex.


Rates & Availability

Kemah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2
Aug 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holidays
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 1
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Fireworks Period
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

All major holidays such as Spring break, Fourth of July, Memorial etc... required 3 days rental minimum, $700 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Detached Guest Quarter
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queen beds in main house and 1 Queen bed in detached guest room, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Twin beds, Bunk Beds (1) 1 bunk bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing

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