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2 Bedrooms,Full Bath ,1st Floor Luxury Kemah Estate Right on the Bay. Boardwalk

Bedrooms 2
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

2 beautiful rooms, both with balcony access, great for morning coffee!

As part of this sprawling, stunning estate with breathtaking views in Kemah, enjoy two large bedrooms, both with queen beds, with their private full bathroom, on the 1st floor of this amazing waterfront home, perfect for up to 4 people. One room has beautiful views of the gardens, its own balcony to enjoy coffee in the morning. The second room has direct private access to its own patio, with lounge chairs, access to the pools, gardens, dock and boathouse. Use all the house comforts, gourmet kitchen, large bar, family room, dining room, utility room, pool table, dart board, poker table to name but a few. Barbeque on the grills outside on the cabana in the shade, watch the boats going by while cooking. Beautiful pool overlooking the gulf, swim up bar, volley ball, 2 children pools. Take a walk down to the boathouse and enjoy the amazing views from the second floor, lie in the sun, relax and enjoy the ocean breezes. Fish off the dock and catch dinner! Swim and play in the pool or the bay. Watch the sailboats and cruise ships sail by. 1/4 mile walk to a park with tennis, basketball and playgrounds. Beautiful restaurants and bars all within walking distance. Ride the bikes through the Kemah trails. 1/2 mile walk to the Boardwalk where there are amazing restaurants and bars, along with an expansive amusement park and rides. Check out all the music venues.

Enjoy a day at the local spa. Take a tour of NASA. Tour all the Galveston museums and stroll along the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
John Reynolds
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2018

About John 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, they love welcoming people to their home.

John Reynolds purchased this house in 2000

Why John 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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved everything about this vacation home. The gardens and pools were great and the boathouse and pier to fish from was a huge bonus.

We will for sure be back.
Oct 2017
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Kemah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO White House Towels allowed outside. Guest Must bring pool towels. Only Paper/plastic outside, guests provide their own. Owners Bar Private.
  • Primary Guest ID Must be provided Before arrival date. NO Unapproved Outside Guests. Do Not Touch Security cameras, WIFI, Electronics
  • Primary Guest Must be first to arrive. Never Trespass on Neighbors Property Quiet hours outside after 10pm No Firearms, Weapons or Fireworks
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A full bathroom, it has plenty of room, plenty of drawers and storage space, good lighting and large mirrors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 with an ocean view has a TV, private deck with loungers, access to the pools, boathouse and dock, plenty of hanging and storage space in the large closet. Bedroom 2 has a gorgeous view of the lush gardens, from bot windows, with its own balcony you can enjoy your morning coffee. There is a large closet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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2 Bedrooms,Full Bath ,1st Floor Luxury Kemah Estate Right on the Bay. Boardwalk
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Such a relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

I met Louise when we arrived. She was so hospitable and made me feel like the house was ours. We loved the views and conveince to get to the boardwalk. We also slept so good every night!! That’s rare for me. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sara, it was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your girls, we are so happy you all had a wonderful time. Thank you for leaving the whole house spotless. We look forward to keeping in touch. Warmest regards, Louise and John
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Upscale Communal Accommodations

  • 4 of 5

The home is very beautiful, comfortable and the location is perfect. Given the many scenarios that exist when renting “part of” someone’s estate (guest home, up/downstairs apartment, duplex, etc), potential customers should know that this is not a private living area. The living room, bar, kitchen and outdoor areas are all communal. You are essentially staying as guests in the owner’s home with the owners and other families. If that’s your gig, then this place is perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Andrea, Thank you, we are very proud to have this beautiful comfortable, home in the best part of Kemah and we appreciate you recognizing it as that. As you know, we love taking good care of all of our guests and will continue doing that for a long time. Best regards, John and Louise
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  • 5 of 5

If 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 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. Warmest regards, John and Louise
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

John was a great host and helped us with everything! Would highly recommend, you can't beat the view!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Manuel. Louise and I enjoyed meeting you and your business colleagues, we are delighted that you were pleased with everything. Your son was a great kid and I am so glad you were able to bring him. Best regards, John and Louise
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Amazing Getaway Experience

  • 5 of 5

I'm already trying to plan my next vacation so that I can go back! This was honestly one of the best nights of my life. The company, the house, the scenery! I can't say enough about it. The beds were comfortable and John and Louise were the most amazing hosts. I wanted to stay forever. Not only is the house beautiful, but it is clean and immaculate. The weather didn't really cooperate with us, but we didn't care! Just hanging out in this amazing house and being around our hosts (and their beautiful Irish accents!) was enough for us! Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys, you are the best, thank you so much for all your kind words. We loved having you stay here with us. The weather was disappointing but the fun was great and thank you for including all the guests, everyone had a wonderful time and they are all still talking about it. We really are looking for to meeting you and all your friends again, hopefully soon. Warmest regards, John and Louise
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Beautiful home and wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. The view is fantastic. There are an abundant of amenities. The rooms are comfortable. The pools were perfect for our little ones. And overall we had a wonderful time. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Jennifer. We know that you are a busy Mother and Professional and your time is so valuable so it was great getting your kind review. We really enjoyed spending time with your children and your parents were so nice. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best Regards.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Hobby Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Palapas Bar
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Galveston-Port Bolivar
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
South Shore Harbour
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Amtrak Train Houston Station
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
i 45 Gulf Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Amadeus Restaurant
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $35 per person per night

Manager'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.