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Free bikes & kayaks included! One of the most requested homes on the island!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,554 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Robin Harris
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO 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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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.

Amenities

Jamaica Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1554 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 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 parties are not allowed at any time. Other special events (birthdays, receptions, etc) must be approved in advance by the owner.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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 9
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Free bikes & kayaks included! One of the most requested homes on the island!
average rating of 4.881356 based on 118 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We'd be happy to have you back any time!
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SUSSEX, WI
5

Fun and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM
4

On the Bay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time - the area is beautiful with a lot to do. The bikes and kayaks were a big hit with the kids as was the hammock. Wish we had more then one day to stay and will definitely return when we have more time!!! Definitely a great house to vacation in.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We look forward to having you back! Have a great summer!
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5

Great Getaway Home!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! Clean, roomy and comfortable! We only stayed one night, so we didn't have an opportunity to take advantage of all of the amenities. We hope to come back and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We'd be happy to have you back!
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4

Great family place

  • 4 of 5

Celebrated my dad's 80th birthday over a long weekend here and loved the accommodations. Roomy and comfortable and especially enjoyed having a large table for our gathering.

The large couch was a little worn from the fold out bed and not really comfortable but everything else was great!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund