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.

The Love Nest (Full Bed)

The Love Nest is perfect for love birds on a budget.  Snuggle in this comfortable full-size bed (a little smaller than a queen) with a full shower bath en suite.  The common area is shared with other guests (living/dining room, sundeck, and rolling lawn).  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, the breakfast service is not available (and the kitchen is off-limits).