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Luxury waterfront bayhome...one of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 26, 2016
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!

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!

(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 http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3871822)

Fishing Guide Service: Are you looking for some SERIOUS fishing during your stay? If so, our professional guide service is available to pick you up right at our pier for a full day or half day bay fishing excursion. Just walk right downstairs and hop on the boat... it doesn't get more convenient than that! Simply inquire when reserving your vacation and we'll take care of the rest!

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.

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!

For parents traveling with small children... lockable safety gates on both the upstairs deck and the fully-fenced yard help keep your children & pets safely away from the water. We have a high chair and pack-n-play crib available for your use... please bring your own crib sheets. (A note from the owners... we have a 2-year old and a 3-year old of our own, and have designed this home with them in mind. We have taken great care to ensure our home allows your children to play safely AND allow parents to enjoy their vacation without constant worry.)

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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My wife, Wendy, and I love Galveston and all that it has to offer our family. We enjoy taking our two boys to the beach, fishing and kayaking at the house and riding our bikes around Jamaica Beach. Having young children, we are frequent visitors to Moody Gardens, the Galveston Children's Museum and on the dolphin watching tours at The Strand, but some of our best times are when we are simply grilling at the house while the boys play in the yard or feed the seagulls on the deck.

Speaks: english

63 Reviews

4.9
based on 63 traveler reviews

5

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
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Clean Quality Home in Perfect Setting!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for family & pets! We took a 4 day 3 night getaway with our adults sons, daughter in law, grand-baby & 2 labs & had the perfect stay. The only glitch was the fishing lights didn't work. I called Robin & he tried his best to get them working-sending an electrician first then the actual installer of the lights. They were working I think the day we left! Even though my oldest son was truly disappointed, I didn't ask for a refund because, hey, stuff happens & Robin gave it a sincere effort to get them going while we were there. The last night we were there I checked my email & noticed a refund for a generous amount from VRBO. Very comfortable stay & the beds were wonderful. I think we will go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for my family and me to stay for a few nights. It was clean and updated. Plenty of space for a family of five. The kayaks were an added bonus. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed! It was a pleasure to stay at Kachina Cay. It is beautifully maintained, equipped with every kitchen appliance we needed, and beautifully situated on the canal. The location is ideal and the home is lovely. I liked staying on the bay over the beach, especially next door to Galveston State Park!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! I hope we can have you back again on a future trip to Galveston!
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Kachina Cay

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at Kachina Cay and had a wonderful time. The house was well maintained along with all the amenities. We enjoyed kayaking, fishing, riding the beach cruisers around the neighborhood, relaxing in the hammock and drinking coffee in the mornings on the deck. The house had toys for the kids as well as beach toys, rafts, a cooler and chairs for our trips to the beach. The beach was a short drive from the house and was very clean and not overcrowded. This was our first trip to Galveston Island and definitely one of our best vacations. Thank you for allowing my family to vacation at Kachina Cay. I hope to have the opportunity to come back again and would highly recommend this property for others seeking a great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Galveston and your stay at Kachina Cay! Enjoy the rest of your summer and I hope we can have you back again on a future trip! -Robin
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Amazing getaway home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time and this home was great! We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying!
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Location

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
May 28 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Late Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Early Summer
Mar 26 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Damage Protection Plan $45 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

UPCOMING DATES!
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • 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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

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

Suitability

  • 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

Attractions

  • 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.

Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful granite vanity
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet, shower, Full bathroom w/ shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Beautiful double granite vanity
  • 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
  • Master Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Living room air mattress - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size, full height air mattress
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single

Outside

  • 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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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