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Texas Court House - Dolphins, Fishing & Fun

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Last updated: 09/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Port Lavaca house description

Whether you are interested in Dolphin watching, birding, swimming, boating, fishing or simply watching the sun set, The Texas Court House has it! We have even seen Dolphins right off the end of the pier!

We are KID and PET FRIENDLY!!!

We have 5 kids of our own and have tried to include all the things to keep the kids entertained.

When you are there, if feels like you are a million miles from civilization, but you are in a great community and only 15 minutes to a Super Walmart! You drive through a lot of ranch land and then, suddenly, you emerge in a Jewel of a place with stilt houses on a wonderful bay.

The Texas Court House is a 5 bedroom house located on Caranchua Bay near Port Lavaca, Texas. Located about halfway between Houston and Corpus Christi on the Texas Coast, Caranchua Bay is convenient to all major cities in Texas.

The Texas Court House is a luxurious two story house covered in Texas Hill-Country Limestone for a unique design not found on any other vacation rental on the Texas Coast. It has two full kitchens - one upstairs and one downstairs! It has two full Master Suites upstairs with an oversized tiled shower and large Jacuzzi tub in EACH Master Bath. The three bedrooms downstairs are good sized with one doubling as a gameroom complete with Foosball for indoor fun! Enjoy a surround sound experience with a movie on the big screen HDTV and Blu Ray DVD player using our collection of DVDs. There is even a game system with games for the kids (or young at heart) to play. For the little ones, we have a play set out back and kids toys on site.

Right out the front door is Caranchua Bay and your own 200 foot lighted pier with direct access to the water. Caranchua Bay is full of redfish, shark, trout, flounder, pompano, gafftops, whiting, croakers, sheepheads and drum. There is no commercial fishing in the Bay so fishing is GOOD! Kayaks and basic fishing gear provided as well as bright fishing lights on the pier. Don't forget to look for the dolphins!

Bring your boat! There is a boat launch nearby, and you can tie it up to our pier. Also, with your boat, you have easy access to Matagorda Bay, considered by all to have some of the best fishing on the Texas Coast!

For the wildlife enthusiast, there is an abundance of wildlife in the area. You can see deer, raccoon, possum, turkey and other wild animals.

For the birding enthusiast, this area is teaming with a large variety of bird species including Black-necked Stilts, Ibis, Rosette Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Gull and Tern species, Least Turns, Rails and Snipe, wintering Geese, Sandhill Cranes and White-tailed Hawks. You might even see endangered Pereghrine Falcons, Wood Storks or Brown Pelicans. A loop of the Great Texas Birding Trail goes right down the street the house is on. There are a number of birding sites within a few miles of the house.

Port Lavaca is a short drive away with a sandy beach, museums, shopping, and antiques.

Rates: See Rates Below

Add $125.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

Add 6% Tax to all Rentals




Keywords: House

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            While not strictly ADA compliant, the bottom floor of The Texas Court House should generally be accessible for persons with disabilities....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have 5 kids of our own and have tried to include all the things to keep the kids entertained....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must have at least one renter age 25 or over....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 18-20

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

            One Queen and One Twin with a Hide a Bed underneath...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 4 bunk bed

            One Queen bed and One Full over Full Bunk Bed...moreless

          • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Port a Crib Available, Bunk Beds (1), plus double fold out couch...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Oversized Shower and 2 person Oversized Tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Oversized Shower and 2 person Oversized Tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Linens Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Video Game Console
          • CD Player
          • Video Library
          • Foosball
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Internet
          • Broadband Access
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub:

                (2) Each Upstairs Master Suite has a 2-person Jacuzzi Tub in the Bath!...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Water Sports Gear
              • Lanai / Gazebo

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Location & View

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Golf
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Pier Fishing
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Bird Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer 2014
              May 23 - Sep 2, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $500
              $3,000
              Fall 2014
              Sep 3 - Oct 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $400
              $2,400
              Winter 2014-15
              Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $350
              $2,000
              Spring 2015
              Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $450
              $2,500
              Summer 2015
              May 22 - Sep 8, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $500
              $3,000

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
              • Pet Fee $50
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Upcharge Possible for Major Holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years at Peak Rates. Please email or call for final rate quote. Discounts can apply depending number of days, circumstances, and last minute bookings, etc.


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              Last updated: 09/01/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: Timothy & Rosa Raub have five children and two grand daughters (as well as one wonderful son-in-law!). We live nearby on the Texas coast. Tim has a full time job and Rosa is the one who takes care of most of the property issues. You are not dealing with a big property management company but, rather, the actual owners. The Texas Court House is our house. We have equipped it the way we want it for our enjoyment and want you to enjoy it as much as we do!

              Why the Owner Chose Port Lavaca:
              The Texas Court House is in a GEM of a location. The location in Port Alto, Texas is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest places on the Texas Coast for getting away from it all. No Big Hotels, no houses squeezed together on top of one another. Water out the front door and pasture land out the back door. No street lights at night. Enjoy gazing at the stars in this unique location.


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              Photos

              • The Texas Court House !!!

                The Texas Court House !!!

              • Take a Walk on the Pier at The Texas Court House!!!

                Take a Walk on the Pier at The Texas Court House!!!

              • View from the Pier. A Wonderful Place for a Vacation at The Texas Court House!

                View from the Pier. A Wonderful Place for a Vacation at The Texas Court House!

              • WOW! What a view at The Texas Court House!!!

                WOW! What a view at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Beautiful Upstairs Living Room with Big Screen HDTV at the Texas Court House!

                Beautiful Upstairs Living Room with Big Screen HDTV at the Texas Court House!

              • One of the TWO Upstairs Master Bedrooms at the Texas Court House!

                One of the TWO Upstairs Master Bedrooms at the Texas Court House!

              • Game Room with Foosball and Air Hockey at the Texas Court House!

                Game Room with Foosball and Air Hockey at the Texas Court House!

              • View off the Back Deck at The Texas Court House!

                View off the Back Deck at The Texas Court House!

              • How many Shells do you want to collect at The Texas Court House!!!

                How many Shells do you want to collect at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Never too Young to Start Fishing at The Texas Court House!!!

                Never too Young to Start Fishing at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Gaff Top Ready to Eat at The Texas Court House!!!

                Gaff Top Ready to Eat at The Texas Court House!!!

              • View from the front of the Texas Court House of moon coming up over the Bay.

                View from the front of the Texas Court House of moon coming up over the Bay.

              • A View from the Pier of The Texas Court House!

                A View from the Pier of The Texas Court House!

              • The View is Breathtaking at The Texas Court House!!!

                The View is Breathtaking at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Family Fun with Three Generations on the Pierat The Texas Court House!!!

                Family Fun with Three Generations on the Pierat The Texas Court House!!!

              • Walk on in the Front Door of The Texas Court House!!!

                Walk on in the Front Door of The Texas Court House!!!

              • Downstairs Living Room with big screen HDTV at the Texas Court House!

                Downstairs Living Room with big screen HDTV at the Texas Court House!

              • Each Upstairs Master has 2-person Jacuzzi Tub in the Bath!

                Each Upstairs Master has 2-person Jacuzzi Tub in the Bath!

              • Beautiful Dining Table at The Texas Court House!

                Beautiful Dining Table at The Texas Court House!

              • Access to the Beach at The Texas Court House!!!

                Access to the Beach at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Fun on the Beach at The Texas Court House!!!

                Fun on the Beach at The Texas Court House!!!

              • Kid's Play Set out Back at the Texas Court House!

                Kid's Play Set out Back at the Texas Court House!

              • Clear Blue Skies at The Texas Court House!!!

                Clear Blue Skies at The Texas Court House!!!

              • View from the front of the Texas Court House of a Sunrise over the Bay!!!

                View from the front of the Texas Court House of a Sunrise over the Bay!!!

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              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 20

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