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Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island! in Galveston

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vacation rental description

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!

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 memory foam mattress-toppers, attached boat slip, deck ladder for swimming in the canal, a single and a tandem kayak w/ paddles & life vests, 3 beach-cruiser bicycles and a new 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.

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Last modified on 07-24-2014 at 8:10 AM.

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Robin Harris 409-241-0082

house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 2 story house
    • floor area 1353 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Location Type
    • water view
    • waterfront
    • beach
    • near the ocean
    • waterfront
  • Theme
    • family
    • away from it all
    • sports & activities
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • living room
    • iron & board
    • parking off street
    • parking on street
    • broadband access
    • wireless internet
    • covered parking
    • ducted heating
    • carport
    • living area
    • alarm clock
    • ceiling fans
    • water cooler
    • filtered water
    • hair dryer
    • laundry soap
    • local maps
    • paper towels
    • local restaurant guide
    • toilet paper
    • washing machine
    • clothes dryer
    • sofa bed
    • internet
    • towels provided
    • parking
    • air conditioning
    • heating
    • linens provided
    • secure parking
  • Kitchen
    • stove
    • dishes & utensils
    • kitchen
      • iron & board, coffee maker, blender, grill, crab pot, toaster, ice cream maker, stainless steel appliances and more.
    • dishwasher
    • freezer
    • oven
    • microwave
    • grill
    • blender
    • ice maker
    • lobster pot
    • pantry items
    • stove
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • cooking utensils
    • refrigerator
      • Stainless Frigidaire French door refrigerator
  • Dining
    • dining room
    • child's highchair
  • Bathrooms
    • 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.
  • Bedrooms
    • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 11, beds for 9-11
    • 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
  • Entertainment
    • dvd player
    • satellite / cable
    • radio
    • stereo
    • books
    • books for adults
    • books for kids
    • games
    • games for kids
    • toys
    • television
      • w/ Google Chromecast lets you stream Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and more straight from your cell phone or tablet to the television.
  • Outside
    • kayak / canoe
    • patio
    • porch / veranda
    • unscreened porch / veranda
    • bicycles
    • outdoor grill
    • deck / patio
    • beach chairs
    • beach towels
    • boat with paddles
    • large cooler
    • small cooler
    • fish cleaning table
    • wood deck
    • boat dock
    • balcony
    • barbecue
    • outdoor entertainment area
    • fully fenced property
    • lawn / garden
    • water sports gear
  • Suitability
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Guests must be at least 25 years of age to reserve this home. Adults cannot rent property on behalf of underage guests.
    • non smoking only
    • long-term renters welcome
    • suitable for elderly or infirm
    • children welcome
      • Lockable gates on both the upstairs deck and downstairs yard, help keep your children safely away from the staircase and water.
    • pets considered
      • Lockable gates on both the upstairs deck and downstairs yard, help keep your pets safely away from the staircase and water.

activities and attractions in Galveston Texas

  • Attractions
    • autumn foliage
    • bay/sound
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • marina
    • museums
    • playground
    • rain forests
    • theme parks
    • water parks
    • arboretum
    • live theater
    • winery tours
    • zoo
    • coin laundry
    • restaurants
    • health/beauty spa
  • Leisure Activities
    • paddle boating
    • water sports
    • naturism
    • boating
    • sight seeing
    • horseshoes
    • scenic drives
    • shelling
    • shopping
    • shuffleboard
    • wildlife viewing
    • miniature golf
    • beachcombing
    • bird watching
    • eco tourism
    • walking
    • horseback riding
    • antiquing
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • swimming
    • golf
    • wind-surfing
    • water skiing
    • roller blading
    • sailing
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • deepsea fishing
    • fly fishing
    • hiking
    • jet skiing
    • snorkeling/diving
    • kayaking
    • parasailing
    • scuba diving or snorkeling
    • surfing
    • pier fishing
    • rafting
    • snorkeling
    • sound/bay fishing
    • surf fishing
    • water tubing

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  • owner Robin Harris
  • phone 409-241-0082

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vacation rental rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Peak Season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 2 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 nights
Summer Season
Aug 3 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 nights
Regular Season
Sep 2 2014 - Feb 27 2015
2 nights
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 6 2014 - Nov 8 2014
Flat fee
3 nights
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
Flat fee
7 nights
New Year's Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Flat fee
7 nights
Mardi Gras 2015!
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 7 2015
Flat fee
2 nights
Mardi Gras 2015!
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 14 2015
Flat fee
2 nights
Spring Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 nights
Spring Break Weekend
Mar 6 2015 - Mar 7 2015
Flat fee
2 nights
Spring Break 2015!
Mar 8 2015 - Mar 14 2015
Flat fee
7 nights
Spring Break 2015!
Mar 15 2015 - Mar 21 2015
Flat fee
7 nights
Pre-peak Season
May 1 2015 - May 28 2015
2 nights
Summer Season
May 29 2015 - Aug 2 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $80 + Tax
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
Tax Rate 15.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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traveler reviews for this galveston house rental

Paradise Found

Review submitted: September 5, 2012   Date of arrival: August 28, 2012

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

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 15 / 30



Review submitted: October 30, 2013   Date of arrival: October 10, 2013

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

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 4 / 8



Review submitted: June 5, 2013   Date of arrival: May 30, 2013

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.

Owners 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

Helpful votes: 1 / 2


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Galveston vacation rental

This vacation rental has been listed since 10/31/2011.