Ark Guest House

A guest house with a past.  Here is a unique stay at the former poker house of Captain Muecke’s dynasty.  The status symbol of the 50s was to build with real knotty pine and cedar.  The Captain also designed and built wooden boats to create a shrimp and oyster fleet that would span the entire Gulf Coast.  The Captain had the vision to elevate the property because he wanted to observe his fleet coming into 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.

This is your perfect chance to experience a one-of-a-kind stay at the shore. And still, Texas’ top attractions are close by.  The Kemah Boardwalk (restaurants, live entertainment, thrill rides) and the home of manned space flight, Space Center Houston.  Only 2 miles from fishing piers, boat launch, birding trails, and 10 minutes to the beach.

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).