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Waterfront home! Great fishing! Underwater light! Bikes & kayaks included!

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,353 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 9 to 11

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 https://www.homeaway.com/p3871822)

Fishing Guide Service: Are you looking for some SERIOUS fishing during your stay? If so, our professional guide service is available to pick you up right at our pier for a full day or half day bay fishing excursion. 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.

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!

For parents traveling with small children... lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water. We have a high chair and pack-n-play crib available for your use... please bring your own crib sheets. (A note from the owners... we have a 2-year old and a 3-year old of our own, and have designed this home with them in mind. We have taken great care to ensure our home allows your children to play safely AND allow parents to enjoy their vacation without constant worry.)

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.

More Details

Owner
Robin Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Robin Harris

My wife, Wendy, and I love Galveston and all that it has to offer our family. We enjoy taking our two boys 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 at the house while the boys play in the yard or feed the seagulls on the deck.

Amenities

Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1353 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful granite vanity
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bathroom w/ shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful double granite vanity
  • The home is equipped with three full bathrooms, two in the main house and one on the first floor (for easy access while fishing, swimming, etc.) The two main bathrooms feature new faux wood flooring, beautiful antiqued vanities with granite tops and all new fixtures.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Living room air mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size, full height air mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • naturism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Waterfront home! Great fishing! Underwater light! Bikes & kayaks included!
average rating of 4.9058824 based on 85 reviews
5

Clean, well kept and tasteful

  • 5 of 5

My family and another family stayed a long weekend at Kachina Cay and had a wonderful experience. The area of the beach that you can park on is right across the street from the neighborhood and the property itself is clean, with tasteful decor choices throughout. We really appreciated Robin's quick responses to any questions we had, etc. Will definitely recommend this location to friends and family and plan on returning in the future. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charlene! It was our pleasure to host your trip and we'd be happy to have you back any time!
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5

Another great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the house and especially fishing on the canal and sitting up on the deck at night to watch all the UFOs or whatever it was we saw. Clean, well maintained and responsive landlord.

Very comfortable and no complaints, our second visit. I recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank again for allowing us to host you again! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we can have you back again on a future trip to Galveston!
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5

Highly Recommend Kachina Cay

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the place clean, but it had everything you need. Since we were traveling from the East Coast, we really appreciated the beach chairs, toys, bikes, helmets, etc. The kayaks and nighttime fishing light were a hit too!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Kachina Cay!
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5

Incredible!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. We loved the location, the house and all it has to offer! Our son has requested to come back for his birthday next year. I hope we can come more than once a year. We all LOVED it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much for the kind review! The fact that your son wants to come back is the greatest compliment and we'd be happy to have you all back any time!
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4

Great space tucked away from the main drag

  • 4 of 5

The place was great! We loved the big open kitchen and the deck. It was wonderful also to use the kayaks and grill. The location was really quiet and beautiful tucked away from the main drag in Galveston. I loved the houses and the canals surrounding our place. We also enjoyed the yard for our furry friends.

It worked really well for the 7 of us that stayed there. I would say that it was comfortable with 7 people, but if there were more than that it might have been a little tight. The other thing that was a little challenging is having to go through one of the bedrooms to get to a bathroom. We had a few folks who went to bed early and it felt weird to disturb them if we needed to use the restroom. I know there was a bathroom with shower downstairs, though bikes were stored in it so it was a little tricky to use.

Robin was extremely quick to respond and helpful with all of the information we needed to stay. Robin also let us know when their was a wind advisory so we could be prepared. It was awesome to have someone looking out for us!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston and for the kind review. I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back again on a future trip to the island!
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5

Ramey Family

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in Galveston for many vacations and I must say this

was our best trip yet. The owner recommended a fishing guide that picked us up right from the house and put us on plenty of fish. The home was very comfortable, well kept and very clean. I would recommend this property to anyone coming to Galveston. A big thank you to the owners for making it so easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston! I'm very glad to hear that our guide was able to put you on some fish! He's the best on the island! Hope we can have you back again on a future trip to the island!
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Map

Car: recommended

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 minutes away from Schlitterbahn, Moody Gardens, & everything Galveston island has to offer.

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.

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Rates & Availability

Jamaica Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Apr 15 2017 - May 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 7 2017 - May 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Early Summer
May 9 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Single Night
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 20 2017 - May 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Season
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
June 4-9
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,750
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,000
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Season
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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