Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Kemah, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $450 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Kemah. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Fun for the whole family in Kemah

You won't need to stroll far from the door of your Kemah vacation rental to encounter the buzzing family attractions that make this Texan Gulf town such a hit. All along the famous boardwalk, rollercoasters hump up and screech down, concession stands dazzle with colorful candy floss and ice-cream cones, and carousels twizzle around between pea-gun shooting ranges and quirky souvenir stalls. The resort is a happy-go-lucky ball of carnivalesque fun, while a couple of more attractions lurk nearby too, including the Space Center Houston and the colonial-style villas and pretty beaches of Galveston.

Things to do

Rollercoasters and rocket museums in Kemah

It's easy to navigate your way from the door of your Kemah vacation rentals to the town's main attractions, because you're likely to be able to see the soaring Boardwalk Tower, the swinging Jungle Bounce, the timber-built Boardwalk Bullet, and the loop-de-loop Flare, which all induce screams and gasps from riders, along the shore. Meanwhile, the iconic Space Center Houston and its cosmic exhibits about explorations of our solar system, and the historic mansions of Galveston with their elegant facades, are both just a little further afield.

Activities

Wholesome enjoyments abound in Kemah

It's all about bringing the whole family together in Kemah, with adrenaline-pumping rides, immersive rainforest exhibits, marine wildlife shows, rollercoasters, and ad hoc street entertainments all lining up along the town's main waterfront. If you're lucky enough to get Kemah vacation rentals close to the boardwalk, you'll be right in the heart of the action – think mornings of pancake stacks in the diners and afternoons of shopping for pirate-themed trinkets in the bazaars. Meanwhile, there's boating trips in Trinty Bay to enjoy, and oodles of Texan heritage in other nearby destinations.

Weather

Kemah gets the sun and the sea breeze

Kemah's known for the billowing winds that caress the city from across Galveston Bay throughout the whole year. They are actually a welcome addition to the climate, offering a soothing, cooling breeze during the hot summer months. Visit between May and August to get the highest temperatures – expect the mercury to crank up to around 90 at its peak. That's also when you can enjoy the bustling city boardwalk when it's in full holiday mode, and the beaches of nearby Galveston at their best.

Natural features

Lakes, creeks, and the Mexican Gulf in Kemah

Kemah boasts an enviable location in the heart of the Clear Lakes region, which means it's surrounded by brackish lagoons and wide bays where boats bob in the occasional marina, and wetlands fade out to meet the winding creeks of southern Texas. To the south, the area's natural piece de resistance comes in the form of the salt-washed boardwalks and white-sand beaches of Galveston Island State Park and the Stewart Beach Park, where the Mexican Gulf crashes against the shore and seabirds roam the undulating dunes.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kemah

Fly into Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), the closest airport, located 9.7 mi (15.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 17 mi (27.3 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kemah, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,165 vacation rentals around Kemah. From 461 house rentals to 36 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Kemah?

If you're a pushover for sea views and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! There are 482 beachside getaway homes to select from. Alternatively, you might be after something different. Vrbo has heaps of options, including:

  • 389 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 370 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 296 beach vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Kemah?

Sharing is great. But sharing bunk beds and bathrooms with a bunch of strangers can sometimes be a bit much. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo vacation rental. The extra space and convenience is hard to beat. In this destination, Vrbo has 522 to choose from. Book now and you could spend as little as $30 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other property options, such as:

  • House: 441 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.
  • Hotel: 56 vacation homes. Prices start from $43 per night.
  • Apartment: 55 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.

Can I stay in Kemah in a large group?

Vacations with your friends and loved ones can be so much fun, especially when you're under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you'll be traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. Currently, condo vacation homes are the latest thing for large groups of visitors here, and we have 303 featured on our database. Around this area, the properties that are suitable for bigger groups include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 901 that will be perfect. Prices start from $66 per night.
  • Keen to find a vacation property for 8 people? We have 310 that will suit. You can book one for as little as $139 a night.
  • Seeking out places for rent to suit 5 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 172 that will fit the bill. You can grab one from just $94 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring your dad, your sister and all your besties to Kemah.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Kemah?

Vrbo is here to help you enjoy quality time with your friends and family. With a great selection of economical rentals, you're sure to nab a fabulous pad that pleases everyone. Clear Lake City is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 4 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $118 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Another 168 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Northeast Houston. With an average price of $120 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth boasting about.

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