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Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!

Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!


Property Details

Updated: Dec 19, 2014
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!

(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 a similar sleeping arrangement, with the same high standards and amenities offered at 'Kachina Cay'. This listing can be viewed at

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!

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.

Lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water. 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!

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!

NEW! We now have Google Chromecast at 'Kachina Cay', allowing you to stream Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, HBO Go, and more directly from your phone or tablet to the TV!

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
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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28 Reviews

Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5
Went searching for a long overdue vacation getaway to wind down summer and Labor Day and low and behold stumbled on Kachina Cay. I can confirm every single prior review and superlative used to describe the Cay and wholeheartedly recommend. Robin was very responsive, kind and allayed any and all doubt and apprehension. When you drive up the house beckons you to leave behind all worry and burden. The initial explore reveals the obvious pride in ownership and the expansive downstairs, upstairs and home itself is sound, sturdy, kid friendly and eye appealing. Nobody mentioned the hanging swing downstairs, and this is a perfect zen perch I called dibs on immediately. Ah, the underwater light off the dock is like a green glowing circle aquarium of fish freeway traffic. My advice, pack light, almost everything is provided and you can pick up anything else nearby. The beach access across from Jamica Beach entry is extraordinarily clean and the folks are all well behaved. Only regret...leaving...but we left behind a lot of laughter and good karma behind for all future guests. Looking forward to returning Robin! Thanks again! Dorothy McGee, Huffman, TX
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorothy, thanks so much for the kind review. It's always nice to hear when people enjoy their time at the house. I'm glad you were finally able to schedule some time off from work and we're so happy we were able to host your vacation. Come back again soon! -Robin
Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time renting an actual home instead of a condo and it BEAT all our expectations! It truly was a home away from home and the perfect place for our family holiday gathering. We enjoyed everything in the house and all its features. The kids enjoyed fishing off the dock, riding the beach bikes and we all enjoyed relaxing on the upstairs decks with great views. The kitchen was awesome and we enjoyed cooking in as a family on more than one occasion. At this time of year for the holidays, there's also plenty to do around the island. We enjoyed Dickens on the Strand and Moody Gardens Festival of Lights, and being from the North, the weather was even great. If you're looking for the perfect base camp for your next family gathering, this place is it and has it all...
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at "Kachina Cay". I hope we will have the opportunity to host your family on a future trip back to Galveston Island!
Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
Property was everything we could have asked for. Just a short drive to the beach and fishing on site. Four small grandchildren and six adults plenty of room and everything was updated and so nice. Great customer service from Robin. He answered any questions we had promptly. Only downside was having to leave!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast
Where do you live?

Galveston oh Galveston!

  • 4 of 5
Having stayed in a number of rental homes throughout the country, I can honestly say that this one was very nice. It was clean and shiny when we arrived. Kitchen is beautiful! Thanks so much to the owners for the thoughtfulness they put into the amenities. Loved the kayaks and bikes. It's a great place for families. It stormed a few days while we were there and I have to warn others that the wooden stairs and decking are slippery when wet especially if you are wearing rubber flip flops. Also, the seaweed is bad this year on all of the beaches. If you want to be on a nice beach that has been cleared of the seaweed, head to Stewart's Beach.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Phil and Kathy, thanks so much for allowing us to host your family's vacation and for the kind review. I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back again on a future trip to Galveston. Thanks again!
Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
Nachdem wir mit Ferienhäusern auch schon negative Erfahrungen gemacht haben, hatten wir unsere Erwartungen nicht zu hoch gesteckt. Doch alle Zweifel waren sofort wie weggefegt. Der erste Eindruck war einfach nur "WOW", das Haus ist großartig.

Um es kurz zu machen, wir waren begeistert und können das Haus nur jedem empfehlen, der wunderschöne Tage verleben möchte, bei denen es an nichts fehlt.

Der Vermieter ist sehr hilfsbereits und es ist alles da für einen perfekten Aufenthalt benötigt wird

Wir haben eine wunderschöne Woche in Kachina Cay verlebt

Viele Grüße auch Deutschland

English Version
After we already have made some ??negative experiences with vacation homes, our expectations were not too high. But by entereing the house all doubts were immediately swept away. The first impression was just "WOW", this house is gorgeous.

But let me summarize our stay with just a few words, we loved the house and can recommend it to anyone who wants to spend wonderful days without missing anything.

The owner is very nice and helpful and has almost everything you need to have a great stay.

We enjoyed an incredible week long vacation at Kachina cay.

Thanks and greeting from Germany
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Momme, thank you so much for the kind review and for allowing us to host your trip to the Texas Gulf Coast. Our housekeeper found a book left behind that was written in German... I'm guessing that one belongs to you! :) Let me know if you'd like me to mail it to you. Thanks again for staying at "Kachina Cay"! Sincerely, Robin and Wendy Harris
Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!
+1 -409-241-0082
Galveston Texas Gulf Coast


  • 5 of 5
Pictures do not give this place justice, the house is gorgeous! The owner is very nice and helpful and has almost everything you need to have a great stay. If you are going there to fish off the back canal I would suggest that you chum the water to bring in some big ones. One thing else to mention the third bathroom is downstairs next to the carport. Three of my friends and myself went for three days and this was not an issue, just good to mention.
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charles, thanks again for choosing "Kachina Cay" for your vacation. I'm glad you all had a good time at the house. Hope you have a great summer! -Robin


Activity and Interests

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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Updated: Dec 19, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Regular Season
Sep 2 2014 - Feb 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras 2015!
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras 2015!
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break Weekend
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Break 2015!
Mar 8 2015 - Mar 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Break 2015!
Mar 15 2015 - Mar 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pre-peak Season
May 1 2015 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 29 2015 - Aug 2 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $80 + Tax
  • Damage Protection Plan $45 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 15.0%

Holidays.... Lone Star Bike Rally, Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, Labor Day... $400 per night
Spring Break... $3,000 per week, $900 per weekend
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years... $2,500 per week

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • 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


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • naturism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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

Floor Area

  • 1353 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful double granite vanity
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful granite vanity
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet, shower, Full bathroom w/ shower
  • 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.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Living room sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Living room air mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 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
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals
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