About the property
- House1554 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Waterfront home on large canal w/ views. Bikes, kayaks & fishing light included.
Following an extensive renovation, Jamaica Beach's most-requested vacation home, 'Kachina Cay', is now back & even better than before!
Borrowing from Walt Disney's mission for Disneyland, our mission for 'Kachina Cay' is simple...'to be a place where friends & family can have fun together.'
'Kachina Cay' is a place where families can bike to the beach on our complimentary 'beach cruiser' bicycles. A place where children can fish from our pier or kayak from our dock right into the wildlife preserve at Galveston State Park (we provide kayaks & life vests at no cost). This is a place where parents can relax on the hammock, knowing the kids & pets are playing safely in our fully-fenced yard; & a place where friends can enjoy a day of boating right from our slip or simply spend the afternoon playing horseshoes in the yard or grilling on the deck.
Above all else, 'Kachina Cay' is a place to get away for awhile, relax, and enjoy life with each other!
(Please note... if 'Kachina Cay' is not available for the dates of your stay, our second home 'Tortuga Cay' is located just across the canal and features the same high standards and amenities, with a great location on the water. The rates are identical for both houses and you can view that listing at http://www.homeaway.com/p3871822)
Our private dock is equipped with an underwater fishing light to help draw in the 'big ones' after dark! Trout, red fish, drum, and several other varieties are frequently caught from our deck!
Fishing Guide Service: If you want to hit the water for a guided fishing excursion, our professional guide service is available to pick you up right at our pier for a full day or half day bay fishing trip. Just walk right downstairs and hop on the boat... it doesn't get more convenient than that! Simply inquire when reserving your vacation and we'll take care of the rest!
Our amenities...: Following an extensive renovation, 'Kachina Cay' now features beautiful granite countertops, glass tile back-splashes, stainless appliances, two full decks overlooking the water and Galveston State Park and much, much more. With two decks & an expansive open floor plan, the home is designed to allow large groups to comfortably relax together.
A note from the owners for parents traveling with small children... we have a 4-year old, 3-year old and 6-month old, so we know what it's like to travel with kids and have designed this home with them in mind. We've taken great care to ensure our home allows children to play safely AND allows parents to enjoy their vacation without constant worry. Lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water and street. We also have a high chair and pack-n-play available for your use (just make sure to bring crib sheets).
Amenities include: 46' LCD TV, cable TV (in living room AND bedrooms) and complimentary high-speed wifi, washer/dryer, Moen adjustable shower heads with massage setting, Tempurpedic king mattresses, attached boat slip, deck ladder for swimming in the canal, 2 single kayaks and a tandem kayak w/ paddles & life vests, 3 beach-cruiser bicycles and a tandem 2-person bike w/ helmets, covered hammock & swing, 8 person picnic table, beach chairs, boogie-boards, all linens, towels, blankets, dishes, etc... all of this and more is included with your stay!
Pets: Your pets are part of your family and are always welcome in our home with no additional pet deposit. The yard has been designed to give them room to play safely and away from the water.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Robin Harris
My wife, Wendy, and I love Galveston and all that it has to offer our family. We enjoy taking our kids to the beach, fishing and kayaking at the house and riding our bikes around Jamaica Beach. Having young children, we are frequent visitors to Moody Gardens, the Galveston Children's Museum and on the dolphin watching tours at The Strand, but some of our best times are when we are simply grilling and fishing at the house while the kids play in the yard or feed the seagulls on the deck.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect beach house!
All of the amenities you could possibly need with peaceful & beautiful sunrise! Chairs on the covered patio were so comfortable and was a perfect place to drink our morning coffee! Comfy beds with a simple decor makes you feel right at home!
Great property in Jamaica Beach!
House was very nice, clean and comfortable!
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!
My Spa Belleza team and I attended a conference over the week’s beginning and this property made it a perfect “retreat” for us! And not too far from Alexandria, LA, so we can come back easily!
The home is beautiful and the outdoor space was heavenly. We enjoyed coffee on the deck watching the sunrise in the mornings and the music of the neighborhood in the evening. Super fun place to chill while we worked.
The location was easy, even to downtown Galveston. Clean, comfortable and pretty. We didn’t have time for the bikes nor the kayaks, but we sure wanted to use them!
We did experience the cantankerous couch and recliner, but knowing ahead of time from the other reviews, we just had fun with it!
Excellent and thoughtful hosts. It’s a Wonderful place all around.
The home was beautiful!!! I loved everything about it!! The kids enjoyed the beach toys & kayaks, provided by the owner😊� Beds were super comfy. I will definitely come back!!!
Thanks so much! We'd be happy to have you back any time!
Fun and comfortable!
Our kids loved fishing from the dock, getting crab, and kayaking. The area beach is easy to access and was quiet. We really enjoyed our time here. The home is in a quiet spot which we loved. Only downside is the couch. The cushion sits on there weird and you can't sit on it comfortably. Overall the place was clean and awesome. We hope to come back in the future.
Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston and for the kind review. Yes, the strap that holds that sleeper sofa cushion in place broke in March and we have a completely new living room set scheduled for delivery by the end of the month. Sorry about that! Thanks again for allowing us to host your trip! I hope we can have you back again on a future trip to the island!
On the Bay
We definitely did enjoy Kachina Caye. Having the kayaks and being right on the water was a wonderful experience. Jamaica Beach was a short drive away and we enjoyed having chairs to take to the beach and being able to drive right onto the beach. The kitchen was nice and modern and had everything we needed. The outdoor furniture was very nice and we had comfortable areas both in the sun and shaded areas. We would definitely come back. We enjoyed the large dining table that accommodated all of our family easily. Thank you for a lovely stay. I might recommend updating the living room furniture as the sleeper sofa cushion was difficult to sit on as it kept sliding forward off the sofa and the recliners both had foot supports that were very hard to put back in place.
Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip and for the kind review! So funny that you mentioned the couches and chairs... we are actually in the process of buying a whole new living room set and should have it in within the next few weeks. Thanks again for letting us host your trip to Galveston!
Our beautiful waterfront home is located on one of the largest canals in the area, with fast and easy access to the beach and Galveston Bay. Click on the map link below & you'll see just how incredible our location is... with the beachfront just down the street and Galveston Bay access less than 50 yards from our deck, 'Kachina Cay' is the perfect location for families looking to get away, while still only 10-15 minutes away from Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, & everything Galveston island has to offer. Within Jamaica Beach, bikes and golf carts are great options! To reach most of the restaurants and tourist attractions in Galveston, you will need a car though. Uber is available on the island. If you aren't already a member, you can sign up at the following link and get $5 off your first ride... https://www.uber.com/invite/robinh361 Jamaica Beach is one of the safest and most family friendly communities on the island. Our quaint beachfront community offers 2 restaurants, a Subway sandwich shop, 2 gas stations, a neighborhood pub, and an amazing family-run grocery store. Golf: Formerly the Galveston Municipal Golf Course, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Revealed in June 2008, the Moody Gardens Golf Course features the best historical aspects of the original layout, while significantly improving certain holes and overall course flow. The course highlights its unique seaside tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, natural wetlands habitat of beautiful Sydnor Bayou and over 500 palm trees.
Rates & Availability
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This is not a party house and violations of our rental agreement will result in termination of your lease. Guests must be at least 25 years or older in order to reserve the home and adult guests may not rent the home on behalf of underage guests. Prom groups and Spring Break parties are not allowed at any time. Other special events (birthdays, receptions, etc) must be approved by the owner prior to making the reservation.