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Vacation Rental Home next to Kemah Boardwalk

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Tim Tran
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 29, 2017

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 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the most wonderful experience at this vacation house on Galveston Bay. Everything was beautiful - the house, the deck, the view - everything. And it is so close to the Kemah Boardwalk. We hope to make this an annual event.
Jun 2017
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Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Vacation Rental Home next to Kemah Boardwalk
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 91 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The place is just beautiful we loved everything about it.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place for my husbands 50th birthday party! I would highly recommend this place!! It was relaxing and the tiki bar was fantastic!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to spend the vacation

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home with beautiful place to spend your vacation. Interior of the house is Fantastic.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we have rented from Mr. Tran. We rented the blue house a few doors down and now this home next to the Kemah Boardwalk. The house, patios, decks, and dock were fabulous.

We caught several different kinds of fish and even a crab in the crab cages located on the dock . We truly enjoyed the two back decks that overlook the water. The location is perfect. We will definitely be back!

Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring break 2017

  • 4 of 5

Love the house, Love the location, Love the outside areas....The house a little small, but would go back in a minute...

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with great views

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was supplied for us. We enjoyed fishing off the pier, and the great views from the decks. And the Tiki Bar made a great place to relax at the end of the day.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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
Summer Fireworks Period
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Peak Season 2
Aug 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Holidays
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 9 2018 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 1
Mar 19 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

All major holidays such as Spring break, Fourth of July, Memorial Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year Eve 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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