Adults Only -Windmill Gardens Inn- Tropical Jewel

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“ Excellent ”
12 Reviews
114 5th St, Kemah, TX 77539


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
Type: Villa
Per week: $500
Per month: $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Kemah vacation villa rental
Windmill Gardens Inn can be envisioned as a snug summer and winter's harbor escape of tropical cottage & bungalow style accommodations nestled in a sub tropical setting. You will feel as though you have entered into a little bit of Eden as the tensions of a busy world seem to melt away, the very moment of arrival.

Area Information
Centrally located between Houston and Galveston, on Galveston Bay, Windmill Gardens Inn is a little known tropical hideaway in a rural setting. Quick and easy access to almost anywhere in the major metropolitan areas can be accomplished in about an hour +/-, with the comfort of knowing your cozy tropical hideaway is still close by. This little island style retreat is indeed a jewel and the folks at Windmill Gardens will make you feel right at home.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2015 - - $500 $1,500 1 Week
Check In: 11 a.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: Security deposit required for monthly rentals. Monthly rentals upon approval. All bills paid. Furnished with everything except clothes!
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Windsurfing
    (3 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (12 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Amusement Park
    (8 miles)
  • Beach
    (15 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (8 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (20 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (15 miles)
  • Water Park
    (20 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (20 miles)
  • Surfing
    (25 miles)
  • Park
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
    (20 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Our facilities are not generally suitable for young children or pets and prior approval is required. These premisses are generally intended as a Quiet & Restful Retreat. Any Parties and Additional Guest, beyond casual short term visitors numbering more than two or three must be approved by management. We are pretty easy going and we're sure you will enjoy your stay.

Reviews for this vacation villa rental in Kemah, Texas

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James Thompson

Dallas area

Our Getaway

Spent 2 days in the Gallery Room at Windmill Gardens Inn in San Leon, Texas. We have stayed at this location before so we knew in advance that our time there would be everything that we wanted. The grounds are beautiful and the pool overlooking the water is a great feature. Of course at this time of the year it was hot & humid but that is what the area experiences every summer. Our cabin was great except we could have used a microwave to heat up stuff such as coffee etc. The bed was very comfortable and the Topwater Grill is a short distance and has great sea food.

Terrie Headrick Woods

Martinsville, IN, USA

Fantastic vacation location!!!

Our extended family (my husband and I, my mother, and my brother and his family) rented three of the cottage/bungalows for a week. I can't say enough about the beauty of the surroundings. It was like being in a fairy-tale tropical paradise in springtime! The pool area was wonderful; the pool was clean and attractive with such lush surrounding vegetation - so many exotic flowers and plants. Truly a wonderful visual experience that renews one's mind and spirit. The bungalows are furnished and decorated with a lovely air of the eccentric and eclectic. Julie is a terrific hostess who made us feel welcomed and at home in this beautiful tropical paradise. We will DEFINITELY consider vacationing here in the future!

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review. We enjoyed your family and look forward to seeing all of you once again in the future.

Julie, Rod and Lisa

Cheryl Reed Headrick


private paradise

We just spent a week at Windmill Gardens Inn having vacation with extended family. We felt like we had our own private paradise. Would do it again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it.

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you so very much for the wonderful review.
We enjoyed your family and look forward to seeing all of you once again in the future
Julie, Rod, Lisa

Leslie Boettcher

New Ulm, Mn.

Little piece of tropical paradise!!!

We had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Windmill Gardens Inn. Julie is a wonderful woman and host. The grounds are gorgeous and very well maintained. We had a wonderful time sitting by the pool and watching all the action in the Bay. We will FORSURE be back. Thanks again Julie and Rod......:)

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your time here , really enjoyed you as a guest , "say , is this child photo you ?"

Theresa Herzog

Galveston County, USA

Wedding Night

We rented the property for a fried for their wedding night. The properties are beautiful, clean and afforadable. Julie let us in a little early on Saturday to bring in the bride and groom's bags and a few special treats for them. The couple truly enjoyed their stay and their private house. The gardens and the pool is awesome.

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank You so much. It was our pleasure and please come again. You are most welcome anytime.

Tracy Bailey

Pasadena TX

Relaxing Weekend

Very nice and quiet get away. Would recommend it for anyone looking to go fishing out in the bay or just to get away with your significant other. The garden and pool area is very nice. The cottage is kept really clean and sitting on the porch at night listening to the water is very relaxing. The bedroom is very nice, kitchen living room have everything you need. The people that I rented from are very nice and the rates are reasonable.

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank You for your recent visit at Windmill Gardens Inn. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the peace and serenity made available to you and your guest.

Tim N Bobbi Bettger

Watertown (Ft. Drum), NY

Wonderful Experience

Our thanks to Rod & Julie for such a perfect place for our group. We brought a group down to Houston area for a wedding. Mostly single adults. Rod & Julie provided us with 2 cottages. We were able to split up the guys and girls comfortably, while still having the ability to have a meal together or just hang out all in the same place. Beautiful furnishings and decorations. Quiet surroundings. Peaceful little get away - not far from everything we needed to do.

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Bobbie & Tim, it was indeed a pleasure and honor having you and your group of young US military personnel, from Fort Drum NY, stay with us. Your Ministry with "Cadence International" is exemplary and you and any of your group are most welcome to stay with us anytime.

May God Bless You and Guide You, and our men and women in uniform

Susie Thomasson


A wonderful place to stay.

So pleased to have found such a beautiful place to stay. The gardens and pool area are so peaceful to sit and relax. We stayed a full week. Julie and Rod are the sweetest hosts. We will be back.

Pamela Hutchins

Conroe, Texas

Vacation in Paradise

My husband and I just returned home to Conroe, Texas after spending three wonderful days at the Windmill Garden Inn in San Leon, Tx. The lush tropical grounds with the beautiful swimming pool and view of Galveston Bay are just amazing. We enjoyed it so much this was our second visit in two weeks time. The location is so close to the Houston area. It's very easy access to Kemah and Galveston. We plan on returning to San Leon as often as we can, it was a great time.

Irina ostrovsky

Dallas, TX USA

Hidden paradise

This was one of the most amazing weekends we ever had as a family!!! The units are beautifully designed and the whole place feels like a rainforest ... In the middle of everything there is a huge pool that overlooks the ocean, I got there a feeling of serenity I needed for the longest time. Thank u for the wonderful time Julie&Rod, we will make this place our new destination for our beach vacations!!! You have to spend a weekend there!!!

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for the great review,we enjoy seeing our guests appreciate our own secluded little tropical hideaway .Best regards. Julie ,Rod ,& John (responsible for the great landscaping)😊

Karen Petersen Haynes


A little Sanctuary~

Love this place. All the cottages are so unique and beautiful...the view from the Bay House and all the gardens are so gorgeous. The view is breath taking. I can not say enough about this place. You need to go spend a weekend there and see for yourself. Julie Hall...Rod and John are all great hosts too.

Julie & Rod Hall & Clifton

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much for your review , " we enjoy sharing this hidden tropical paradise with our guests. "

Esther Pahlka

Bacliff, Texas, USA

Site Visit

I did not stay here but made a site visit for the family reunion I am having here in San Leon. The charm and decor of this property will overwhelm you - nestled in this sleepy community on Galveston Bay. I will use some of their units in this gorgeous compound for our reunion in July. I cannot as yet vouch for the service but judging by the lovely owner Julie Hall, I suspect it will be first class. Esther Pahlka, Former Member of Convention and Meeting Planners International.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the most fun thing to do at the Inn?
A: The beautiful gardens are so enjoyable to walk through while feeling all life's pressures melt away!
Q: What makes our Inn special?
A: The designer has a flare for eclectic style furnished apartments. Each one has it's own individuality and makes each guest never want to leave.
Q: What is the coolest nearby activity?
A: It is a pleasure going to Galveston and eating at Kemah Boardwalk.

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    Julie Hall is a Bubbly personality, while Rod Clifton is the creative type. Both are working together, and with others, to create a unique "Retreat Experience" that we are sure everyone will enjoy....
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