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Luxury waterfront of the most requested homes on Galveston Island!


Property Details

Updated: Oct 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

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 considered
  • 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.

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64 Reviews

based on 64 traveler reviews


Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Kachina Cay! It was perfect for my husband and 3 boys who love to fish. The kids loved the bicycles, toys and hammock. I enjoyed sitting on the porch swing and watching them all have fun. We appreciated having the having the beach chairs and sand toys available to us. It was one less thing to have to pack in the car. The house was clean and in great condition. It was the perfect set up for our family. We look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was everything it was advertised to be. Everything we needed was there. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed and then some. Robin, the owner was most helpful and responded to all of our needs. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for allowing us to host your trip! We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we'll have the opportunity to have you back on a future trip! Robin & Wendy
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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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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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Mar 26 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Plan $45 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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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