Ark Guest House

A rich history awaits at the former poker house of Captain Muecke’s dynasty.  The status symbol of the 50s was to clad walls with real knotty pine and cedar.  The Captain was also a wooden boat designer for his shrimp and oyster fleet that spanned the entire Gulf Coast.  The Captain had the vision to elevate the property for a commanding view of his fleet returning to port, hence the hill you drove upon.  Comfortable as an old glove, this maiden of the sea has witnessed many a storm atop this lookout where fortunes were won and lost.

You’ll feel ‘almost’ off the grid in this hideaway.  Yet you are in the middle of it all, where Clear Lake converges into Galveston Bay.  Slow down and let the breeze wash over you.  Take in the sunrises and sunsets, along with seaside activities, festive boat parades, and fireworks displays.

With mild winter weather, this is the perfect base for day trips to Houston and Galveston while just a stone’s throw from two of Texas’ top attractions.  The Kemah Boardwalk (restaurants, live entertainment, thrill rides) and home of manned space flight, Space Center Houston.  Enjoy water sports, nearby fishing spots, boat launch, birding trails, and 10 minutes to the beach.  There’s fun for the whole family.

Helm Guest House


Welcome to panoramic water views at this one-of-a-kind stay on the waterfront.  This light industrial neighborhood of seafood markets is not your typical residential subdivision.  Picture a spacious, sprawling lawn, bordered by trees, with a comfortable guest house at the seashore.  Is this the escape you seek?  A change in scenery provides new impressions and improves the way you feel, both inside and out.  Are you ready to relax, daydream, read a book or snooze?

Local boaters provide the ever-changing seascape for your entertainment.  Mother Nature soothes your daydreams with her sea breeze.  Additionally, you might be treated to seasonal boat parades and fireworks displays.  While in the middle of it all, everything you could want is nearby, such as shopping, pubs, and restaurants.  For the more active, there is fishing, beaches, jet ski rentals, hike and bike trails, as well as birding trails.  But, if that isn’t enough, it’s a quick 5-10 minute trip to Texas’ top two attractions: The Kemah Boardwalk (restaurants, live entertainment, thrill rides) and the home of manned space flight, Space Center Houston.

Formerly, this property headquartered Captain Muecke’s Gulf Coast shrimp and oyster dynasty.  Because of the commanding water view, it’s easy to imagine Captain Muecke standing watch for his fleet to return home.  Take control of your commanding view.  What do you see?