Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Waterfront home! Great fishing! Underwater light! Bikes & kayaks included!

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VacationRentals.com checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 20, 2017
  • Sleeps 11
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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 the same high standards and amenities, with a great location on the water. The rates are identical for both houses and you can view that listing at http://www.homeaway.com/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!

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

Recent Review

About the Owner

Robin Harris
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Robin Harris

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.

74 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful. Will definately rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed it immensely.. Wonderful location!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We certainly enjoyed having you stay!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great experience & owner!

  • 5 of 5

My family trip to Jamaica Beach at Kachina Cay was awesome! Robin, the owner, was very responsive and nice and the one giving best experiences to the guest. I will definitely book again here!! Thank you Robin again!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great place. Set up nicely

  • 5 of 5

Wxcellent

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Mississippi
5

Quiet, relaxing family time

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for our small family get together. Everything was clean, neat and rates was very reasonable for the house. The bedrooms was comfortable and the master had its own private bath. It was so peaceful to sit on deck during the day and enjoy the quite afternoon. The large living area allowed us to have plenty of space to visit with family. I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone and would stay here again if I'm back in the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip to Galveston and for the nice review. I'm really glad you all enjoyed your stay! We'd be happy to have you back again any time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Katy, Texas
5

Loved our mini-vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kachina Cay. We loved being able to be right on the water and look over the canal, and enjoyed exploring the neighborhood in kayaks and on bikes. It's a great place to unwind and to get away from it all, even in the wintertime. Robin, the owner was very accommodating and friendly. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind review! I appreciate you letting us host your trip to Galveston and hope we can have you back again soon!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Season
Feb 12 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Nightly Rate
Mar 23 2017 - Mar 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 24 2017 - Mar 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Early Summer
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Single Night
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 15 2017 - May 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Single Night
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
May 13 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Nightly Rate
May 20 2017 - May 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Early Summer
May 21 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jun 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Nightly Rate
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,480
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
Flat fee
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$1,700
 
 
Lone Star Bike Rally
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Season
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Christmas Break
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

This is not a party house and violations of our rental agreement will result in termination of your lease. Guests must be at least 25 years or older in order to reserve the home and adult guests may not rent the home on behalf of underage guests. Prom groups and Spring Break parties are not allowed at any time. Other special events (birthdays, receptions, etc) must be approved by the owner prior to making the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Avg/night
Updated: Feb 20, 2017
12
Available
12
Unavailable

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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car