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Luxury Affordable Master Suite. Walk to the Boardwalk. Enjoy all the amenities

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

A beautiful room with bathroom ensuite and access to all home amenities.

Part of this sprawling, stunning estate with breathtaking views in Kemah, enjoy this beautiful, large master bedroom with a private bathroom. Sitting Area. Work desk area.

Perfect for two people and a child.

A gateway to the bay, this is a stunning, spacious home with beautiful garden views. A large gourmet kitchen, 12 seater dining room, family room. A large bar, poker table, pool table, dartboard area, all conducive to having fun, with walls of glass to enjoy the views overlooking the bay. There are 3 pools, all adjoining, one childrens, one large with depth of 5ft, perfect for volley ball, and a more secluded 3rd one for sunning and relaxing. The large one has stools with swim-up bar. Ideal location for boaters, water lovers and fishing enthusiasts, with immediate access from the 2 tier boathouse or the fishing pier. Watch sail boats and leisure boats cruise by, sip a beverage in the swim-up bar, or on the second floor of the dock.

Kemah is located on Galveston Bay, where constant breezes and endless family entertainment abound, with a plethora of restaurants and bars.

1/4 mile away there is a park with tennis courts, basketball, skateboard track and playground. 1/2 mile away is Kemah Boardwalk, a sprawling entertainment complex, with waterfront dining and theme-park rides, a stingray touch pool and a rainforest exhibit with snakes and turtles.

Nearby, the Kemah Lighthouse District is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. The Old Kemah Schoolhouse has a museum and visitor center. Experience the Sights and Sounds of Kemah - the waterfront location that’s home to fabulous restaurants, charming shops, seasonal festivals and a parade of boats through the Kemah channel. Kemah/Clear Lake is the third largest boating area in the USA.

The Kemah Crawfish Festival, March and April, featuring seafood and music under the Kemah Bridge.

October is a popular time to visit with lots of music festivals and activities.

Christmas celebrations and activities abound during the season, with beautiful decorations. Ring in the New Year with music and an incredible firework display.

This bayside community is only 25 minutes south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston Island.

The NASA Space center is just 4 miles away. It is a must to visit, an experience that can take 6 hours to 6 days, from young to old. With a variety of tours, it truly should not be missed.

Galveston Island is 25 minutes from the house. It’s many features include Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house sharks, monkeys and other animals. Pleasure Pier with rides and restaurants. Schlitterbahn Water Park. Galveston Island Historic District. Downtown is Sea Wolf Park and the famous old Grand 1894 Opera House. "Jacks or Better" Casino Cruise leaves Galveston Pier. On the West end is bird-rich Galveston Island State Park, with its trails, kayak launches and fishing spots. Stewart Beach and East Beach are on the island’s eastern end.

More Details

Owner
John and Louise Reynolds
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About John and Louise Reynolds

Having moved from Ireland over 35 years ago, John and Louise have lived in this gorgeous home for 17 years. They love to entertain and enjoy being around their children, family and friends. They are outgoing, fun-loving, organized and efficient, and love welcoming people to their home.

John and Louise Reynolds purchased this house in 2000

Why John and Louise Reynolds chose Kemah

Being lovers of the water, perhaps because we were always so close to it growing up in Ireland, we wanted somewhere that we could relax, enjoy and share with our children who were growing up, perhaps share some of our legacy. We love to boat, and from our home, watch the ever changing waters, the birds, the dolphins, all the pleasures of living by the water, rain or shine, it is always beautiful, always different, gorgeous.

What makes this house unique

With capturing, awe-inspiring, unobstructed gulf-water views, we were completely besotted with this property the moment we saw it. The view from the living rooms' expansive picture windows, or from the master bedrooms' huge windows, no matter where you look from, it is absolutely gorgeous. The peace and tranquility instilled in you is something never to be forgotten, amazing.

The access from the dock at the end of the garden, to get on the jet-ski or boat and go straight out on the water, is a gift. Or simply go to the second level, sit back and enjoy the awesome views, truly a wonderful experience

Amenities

Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Primary Guest ID Must be provided Before checkin date. No unapproved outside guests Do No Touch Security Cameras, WIFI or Electronics
  • Guests Must provide own pool towels Only Paper/plastic to be used outside Owners bar is Private
  • Primary guest must be first to arrive. Never Trespass on Neighbors Property Quiet hours outside after 10pm NO Weapons, Firearms, Fireworks
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , A nice large bathroom with a walk in closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We would be happy to provide additional services, please don't hesitate to ask and we will gladly get you prices. For events and business meetings, we can provide full services ranging from, transportation, security, entertainment, catering and spa treatments. Your requests will be our tasks! Walking, biking, boating, Uber and Taxis are available. The home is STRICTLY non smoking. Ashtrays are provided outside, please be kind and keep them clean as the bay breezes blow the ashes all over the place. Please text us a copy of ID matching the person that made the booking and is the person checking in. Thank you.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

your looking for the perfect location to relax and just hangout, close to great restaurants and entertainment, or a day at the beach this house is for you. My husband and son had a great time fishing nightly of the dock, it was super close to NASA, Galveston, and great restaurants at the Kemah Pier. What made the house beyond amazing though were the host and hostess. They always had great suggestions of what to do or where to eat and they never steered us wrong! We enjoyed our conversations with them and having them around made our trip less stressful. The house was clean and has all the amenities you would ever need. You can’t go wrong staying here! Thanks to John and Louise our vacation was perfect! We’d go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stacey, You guys were an absolute pleasure, we loved spending time and chatting with you. It makes our hosting such a pleasure and so rewarding with such wonderful guests as yourselves...you make it feel like a permanent vacation for us!! We hope you are enjoying the rest of your trip, and hope to host you again. Regards, John and Louise
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5

Getaway Dream!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough wonderful things about John and Louise and their beautiful home. Five friends from college stayed at the house for a couple of nights on their way to meet a larger group in Galveston. The house is amazing and the owners went above and beyond to make us feel at home. I'm already trying to come up with a reason to travel to Kemah again soon so I can stay there.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robyn and Debra, You and all of your friends were great, we loved having you all here with us. The other guests staying with us really enjoyed your company and they had so much fun. Thank you for including everyone into your party. We look forward to having you stay with us again. Regards, John and Louise
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5

Complete relaxation

  • 5 of 5

First of all when we entered the gates my husband and I were greeted with a hug from the owner John. This fellow is the long lost friend you never knew you had. He speaks with an Irish accent that adds even more charm to his personality. John And Louise’s home is beautiful from the inside out. This is a one stop shop. Honestly you don’t even need to leave the property because all the entertainment you need will be right at this home. This was a perfect get away for my husband and I for two nights. We took a long nap in the hammock and my husband fished from the deck. One evening we were going to get dressed up and go out for dinner, but we were having such a good time just enjoying the fishing and the deck area that we stayed there until almost sundown. John let us borrow his golf cart and we drove to a nearby seafood restaurant instead. Seriously we were just in a laid back clothes having the best time. We had so much fun and much needed relaxation. We want to bring our kids back. They have tons of games and fun things for them to do as well. John and Louise were so sweet, y’all seriously like family. They even bought us a little cake for our anniversary. I definitely recommended this home.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim for your very detailed lovely review. You guys were so easy to make friends with, we enjoyed every minute with you both. We very much look forward to you bringing back your whole family. Best regards, John and Louise
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5

Everything and more!

  • 5 of 5

We had never rented through VRBO and were very skeptical when renting a master bedroom suite in a home with six other bedrooms. John was very helpful during the booking process and answered any questions we had. He emailed and texted the day before our arrival to finalize everything. When we arrived we were greeted with a warm smile, a handshake and a kiss on the cheek (for me, of course). John and Louise were very gracious and treated us like guests, yet like family. They were there when we needed them and we had the freedom to come and go at our leisure, they even gave us brochures and guidance on events, places to eat, and places to sight see. Their property is clean and very well kept. They have all sorts of inside and outside games for their guests and plenty of lounging areas. We will book their property again and hope to bring our entire family next time! Thank you John and Louise for the wonderful first-time experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kristen, Thank you for a fabulous review. Louise and myself had a wonderful time with you and Jay and will so look forward to your return trip. You guys were fun and a pleasure to host and we also felt you guys were our family. With warm regards, John and Louise
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5

Was Beautiful, definately a outdoorsmans dream!!

  • 5 of 5

Was def impressed with the open hospitality!! John and Louise were very sweet! I wasn't able to get to the property till late, basically after check in. They stayed up to meet me and also had sandwiches made for dinner for me. Was very nice. We will definately stay again when I'm in the area. The house was very clean. There was other couples and their families there without a problem with noise or anything in the house. Beds were very soft and comfy along with soft towels. Thanks again you guys for a wonderful weekend. Until next time may everyone enjoy their stay at this wonderful property!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stephen. Thank you so much for staying with us, we really enjoyed your company, as did the other guests, we look forward to your next stay. Thank you for leaving your suite spotless. To other hosts I would say, if you have the opportunity to host Stephen you will be very fortunate, he is a perfect guest.
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5

The property is very nice, clean and inviting. however, it is the hospitality of John and Louise!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Kemah for Madre Gra but the weather was cloudy to rainy and cold. In the morning we were treated to a fabulously prepared breakfast by Louise and then we made the best of it and went sightseeing and drove a short distance to Galveston. We plan to return in the summer so we can take in All the other amenities offered at this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maria, thank you so much for your kind review, you guys were a pleasure to host, alot of fun. We are so happy you had a lovely weekend, despite the weather, that's the good thing about Kemah, ,always a lot to see and do, rain or shine! We look forward to seeing you in the summer, John and Louise
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Palapas Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
South Shore Harbour
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Amtrak Train Houston Station 902 Washington Ave
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
i 45 Gulf Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Amadeus Restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.01 Kilometres
Water ski from the back door
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
El Jardin Beach
Car: not necessary

Ideal location for boaters and water lovers, with immediate access from the 2 tier boathouse. Watch sail boats and leisure boats cruise by, sip a beverage in the swim-up bar, or on the second floor of the dock.

Kemah is located on Galveston Bay, where constant breezes and endless family entertainment abound, with a plethora of restaurants and bars.

1/4 mile away there is a park with tennis courts, basketball, skateboard track and playground. 1/2 mile away is Kemah Boardwalk, a sprawling entertainment complex, with waterfront dining and theme-park rides, a stingray touch pool and a rainforest exhibit with snakes and turtles.

Nearby, the Kemah Lighthouse District is filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. The Old Kemah Schoolhouse has a museum and visitor center. Experience the Sights and Sounds of Kemah - the waterfront location that’s home to fabulous restaurants, charming shops, seasonal festivals and a parade of boats through the Kemah channel. Kemah/Clear Lake is the third largest boating area in the USA.

The Kemah Crawfish Festival, March and April, featuring seafood and music under the Kemah Bridge.

October is a popular time to visit with lots of music festivals and activities.

Christmas celebrations and activities abound during the season, with beautiful decorations. Ring in the New Year with music and an incredible firework display.

This bayside community is only 25 minutes south of Houston and 25 minutes north of Galveston Island.

The NASA Space center is just 4 miles away. It is a must to visit, an experience that can take 6 hours to 6 days, from young to old. With a variety of tours, it truly should not be missed.

Galveston Island is 25 minutes from the house. It’s many features include Moody Gardens, where giant glass pyramids house sharks, monkeys and other animals. Pleasure Pier with rides and restaurants. Schlitterbahn Water Park. Galveston Island Historic District. Downtown is Sea Wolf Park and the famous old Grand 1894 Opera House. "Jacks or Better" Casino Cruise leaves Galveston Pier. On the West end is bird-rich Galveston Island State Park, with its trails, kayak launches and fishing spots. Stewart Beach and East Beach are on the island’s eastern end.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35

Rates are subject to change until reservation is placed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.