Sterling King Water View

Waterfront Retreat

The Sterling King Suite checks all the boxes for your romantic getaway with a spacious 4-poster canopy bed.  (Due to COVID-19 we removed the draping).  Reserve now to experience the peace and calm of this waterfront retreat.    Physical-distancing is natural due to the scale of this intimate, lakeside hideaway.  Therefore, don’t settle for a big, noisy hotel when, for instance, you really want a peaceful, waterfront stay.  Maybe you live down the street but will feel miles removed once you step through the door.   After all, vacation is a mindset.   And, local pubs and restaurants are conveniently only steps away.  So, book with us if leisure and relaxation are your priorities.

Your private suite awaits with a welcoming lighted vanity mirror and bench to set the stage for relaxation.  Step into the Zen-type bathroom and imagine soaking in this oversized soaking tub (no jets) as you take note of the fridge, wine glasses, and bottle opener.  We supply soaps and thirsty towels.  Enter the Sterling master king bedroom for the main attraction, the water view!  Feel free to dose off into dreamland while you watch boats at play on the lake, just beyond your toes.  Enjoy your table for two by the window, ceiling fan, a wall of mirrors, bed-side tables, and lamps, along with TV, Roku, free WiFi, and lots of closet space.  Just bring your toothbrush!  Sweet dreams.

What Space Can You Access

This is your home away from home.  The common area of the 1st floor, sundeck, and rolling lawn is shared with other guests.  However, the kitchen and other bedrooms are off-limits.  This property does not have a pier and jumping or swimming in the lake is prohibited.  Lastly, quiet hours are 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.  NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, breakfast is not available (and the kitchen is off-limits).

Don’t wait.  Treat yourself to a well-deserved getaway by the water.

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?