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Great fishing and beautiful sunsets from the private pier in backyard

Great fishing and beautiful sunsets from the private pier in backyard Back patio faces the bay and sunsets Underwater fish light Dining and den view dining and kitchen Kitchen adjacent to dining and den area Dining table Master bedroom with king size bed Master bath Hall bath Lower back sitting area rear view of home Fishing competition

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rockport house description

Fish off your own private lighted pier in our backyard or just sit on the deck and watch the sunset.

Our home sits right on Copano Bay - not on a canal - not a 'bay view" - not 'bay access". Right on the bay. There is a huge deck on the bayside with a picnic table and a covered porch. This is the perfect family fishing destination - it just doesn't get easier and more fun. Available for short term rentals as well as monthly for Winter Texans.

You have your own private lighted fishing pier right in the backyard - all to yourself with benches, two separate platforms and a covered cleaning station with power and water. You have a 1500 w high intensity fishing light which really can bring in the fish at night! Access two private boat ramps right in the neighborhood and you are located right on the water and in the heart of some the best saltwater fishing in the state.

Come sit on our deck and watch the dolphins play! Drink coffee in the shade every morning and toast the sunset over the bay every night. Catch redfish, trout, flounder and blue crab from your pier. Watch the majestic blue herons hunting right in your own backyard. The palm trees, the fishing, the view, and the soft air of the Gulf Coast will delight you.

Rockport is also know as a birding destination. Here's a brief of the first 6 months of the Rockport Calendar of Birds:

January- whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, snow geese, snowy and piping plovers, American Avocet and Marled Godwit
February- Harris's Hawk, cranes, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Cactus Wren
March-American Golden Plover, Sandpipers, Eared Grebe, hummingbirds
April- broad winged Hawks, Mississippi Kites, warblers, vireos, thrashers, buntings, raptors
May- over 140 species can be expected including warblers, tanager and more
June- Cassin's, White tailed Hawk, Crested Cracara, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder backed woodpeckers, Scissor-tailed flycatchers



Our home has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with cable TV. There are two bedrooms and two baths. The bedrooms have queen sized beds and the house sleeps four comfortably. All cooking utensils are provided as well as bed linens. Bring food, clothes, towels and personal items and get ready to relax!

Rockport is the saltwater fishing and birding capital of the Texas Gulf Coast. Just 45 minutes from Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, and an hour from Padre Island, Rockport is a wonderful getaway. Located on the Live Oak peninsula, Rockport is a haven of ancient oak trees surrounded by water on three sides. Rockport is also home to a thriving art community, and along with Fulton, a treasure trove of old Texas history.

Birds on the Bay is in the Holiday Beach neighborhood, located on the northeast shore of beautiful Copano Bay on Lamar Peninsula. We are just across the Copano causeway from Rockport and Fulton on highway 35. The drive to town takes about 13 minutes. By boat you are just a mile or so by water from famed Turtle Pen Point.

The water is 3-4 feet deep at our pier's end, perfect for bay fishing, and boating - but no diving in! Copano bay is perfect for fishing, but for swimming you have plenty of nearby beaches to choose from. The Gulf of Mexico is 45 minutes away on Mustang Island at Port Aransas, with Padre Island National Seashore a little further. Rockport has a shallow, calm sandy beach right in town and it's the state's only Blue Wave Beach. It's perfect for smaller children since there is no current or surf.

You can catch your own dinner here - redfish, trout, flounder as well as shrimp and blue crab can be found right off the pier. Or, you can drive into Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass or even Corpus Christi for the freshest seafood around. Try the harbor in Fulton first, there's nothing like buying your shrimp right off the boat!

Annual events within the Rockport/Fulton area include: Fulton Oysterfest, Rockport Art Festival, Fiesta en La Playa, Hummingbird Celebration, Rockport Seafair, and Christmas Celebration or Lights.

The Rockport area is world famous for birding, first class fishing, whooping crane tours, kayak adventures, dolphin watching. Nearby destinations include: Texas Maritime Museum, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Rockport Center for the Arts, Copano Bay Causeway State Park. About 30 miles away in Corpus Christi is the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington. The Gulf of Mexico is 45 minutes away on Mustang Island at Port Aransas, with Padre Island National Seashore a little further. Rockport has a calm, shallow sandy beach right in town and it the state's only Blue Wave Beach. It's perfect for smaller children since there is no current or surf.

Copano Bay is a nursery bay, and is permanently closed to shrimp boats throughout the year. As a result, the water is clearer, the fish more plentiful, and the fishing can be fantastic!



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Property Type

  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

      • Bedroom 1

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      • Bedroom 2

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      • Convertible bed(s)

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      • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has a king size bed, Queen size Beds (1) Guest room has a queen size bed., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds are located in the breakfast room...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dishwasher
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Refrigerator
      • Kitchen
      • Oven
      • Pantry Items
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Coffee Maker

      Amenities

      • Clothes Dryer
      • Air Conditioning
      • Washing Machine
      • Parking Off Street
      • Gas Fireplace
      • Linens Provided
      • Heating
      • Parking
      • Fireplace
      • Hair Dryer
      • Towels Provided

      Other Amenities

          • Private lighted pier in backyard on Copano Bay with cleaning station. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the bay from deck....moreless

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Television

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Broadband Access
          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Museums
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing

                  Other Activities

                      • Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Relaxing, Fun, Fishing Experience!

                        Relaxing, Fun, Fishing Experience!

                        • Guest brennon (Gonzales,TX)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/19/13
                        The Redfish Retreat was the perfect little vacation spot for my family! My young boys had a great time netting crabs and small fish in the rocky areas just off of the back yard. We loved the beautiful view from the pier and the convenience of bay fishing right from the house. We caught a variety of fish including speckled trout, sand trout, black drum, and numerous other small fish and crabs. The kitchen included all necessary items to have a nice, home-cooked meal. The space was clean and expectations were very easy to understand. The home was just the right distance from town so that amenities were close, and we still felt a great deal of privacy in the small neighborhood.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Everything and More

                        Everything and More

                        • Guest Carolyn (Huntsville TX)
                        • Date of stay 06/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                        There is a reason this vacation home has excellent reviews-- it's everything it is said to be and then you get more. When we arrived, we were very happy with the landscaping, the views of the bay, the decks.. and then we went inside the home. It is welcoming, very clean, and stocked good. The beds are comfy and the kitchen contained everything I needed. We caught fish (some keepers!), had coffee in the morning on the top deck and a glass of wine watching the sun set.. We took our Grandson to Corpus Christi to the State Aquarium, saw different things around the area and, of course, had great seafood. Try Charlotte Plummer's- fresh and delicious. We love Rockport but this was the first time we tried a private home. I feel like we found a gem in this home and I can't wait to get back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Owner response: Thank you Carolyn. I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay at Redfish Retreat. Please do come again. I don't know if you checked out Rockport but it as a lot of fun shops in the tourist area (Austin Street)and it's beach is really nice too.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Amazeing house

                        Amazeing house

                        • Guest llranch (Spring Branch, tx)
                        • Date of stay 09/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/15/13
                        This house is amazeing, romantic we have stayed at this house twice now we will go to this house every year for vacation. The fishing is great close to gose island, and downtown Rockport is near by, this house has everything you need you can cook inside and BBQ at night, my husband gets jelious because i catch more fish here than he does. I would recommed this house to anyone. We have other friends whom now stays here also with their kids.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to hearing from you again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Fantastic place to stay

                        Fantastic place to stay

                        • Guest David P.
                        • Date of stay 06/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/13/12
                        My wife and I stayed here at the end of June. As soon as we walked in, we were EXTREMELY impressed . It was well kept and very clean. The Decor was exactly what I personally expected to see at a coastal home. The neighborhood was quiet and the neighbors were friendly. We did bring a few extra items (just in case) but found out we didn't need them at all. Although we didn't catch any keepers. It was OUR get away for the week and we had a blast. I would recommend this home to ANYONE. thanks for everything.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you and I am glad you were pleased with Redfish Retreat and enjoyed your stay! I hope to hear from you again.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Great House, Great Time

                        Great House, Great Time

                        • Guest mstarnes9999 (San Antonio, TX)
                        • Date of stay 05/04/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/07/12
                        Went down with some friends for some fishing and had a great time. House was nice and clean. Fishing was pretty good...caught several Sting Rays, Big Gar, Flounder, One keeper Speckled Trout (20") with a few smaller trout, small eel, and some Gafftop...all from the pier. We would definately go back again!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children.

                        Owner response: Nice variety of fish Matt! Glad you had a good time and we look forward to hearing from you again.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Great place to stay!!

                        Great place to stay!!

                        • Guest becky2000rkh (temple, tx)
                        • Date of stay 07/08/11
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/11
                        We absolutely loved staying here!! Caught tons of fish (not all keepers) but the fun is in just catching them! Great place to watch the porpoises feed at night! House was clean and comfortable, good place for families with children or a weekend with friends. Central location, close to causeway, restaurants and stores. Excellent pier and balcony with great view! We will definitely be back!

                        Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you for the nice review Becky! I am glad you had a good time. All the trout schooling in the under water light is amazing! We just go back and got a great picture of all the fish. We look forward to hearing from you again!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Family Time to Remember

                        Family Time to Remember

                        • Guest BNR (Luling, Tx)
                        • Date of stay 06/02/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/06/11
                        We had a great time of fishing and relaxing. The private pier was perfect for fishing with our three kids. Each one caught several speckled trout while enjoying the show of a couple of pelicans swooshing down to the water to catch a fish. The accomodations were wonderful, the house was very clean and seemed to have everything that you could possibly think of when furnishing a house for guests: sewing kit, pencil sharpener, puzzles, books and even a few spices in the pantry. We would very highly recommend this to anyone who likes fishing or just relaxing with the family. We look forward to coming back again!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.

                        Owner response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to hearing from you again. Tami

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • "Home Away From Home"

                        "Home Away From Home"

                        • Guest t4tx (San Antonio)
                        • Date of stay 04/05/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/11
                        Over the (early) years, we have stayed many places on the Texas Gulf Coast, but none have given us the feel of "home away from home" as Redfish Retreat...that is why we have been staying in the Carson's family vacation homes now for over 20 yrs. Redfish Retreat has all the amenities you could want, plus the fact it is situated in the lovely & quiet community of Holiday Beach, on the pristine Copano Bay. Photo opportunities are endless with its beautiful sunsets as well as the variety of birds...and for those of you, like us, who enjoy a good thunderstorm now & again, the show over the bay can be spectacular! And the fishing...some of the very best the gulf has to offer ...from the private pier right at your back door!! We have, on several occasions, "limited-out" on consecutive days. With town of Rockport/Fulton literally just a couple minutes away, you have everything you need...public boat ramps, bait stands, shops galore, & an eclectic variety of restaurants (not to mention the movie theater that runs current movies & still has free popcorn/bring your own bowl every Tuesday). AND the fact that not only is the home well maintained, very clean, & quite lovely, Tami & Jim are two of the nicest "hosts" you'll ever deal with, making the experience even that much better.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you Tara!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • "Home Away From Home"

                        "Home Away From Home"

                        • Guest t4tx (San Antonio)
                        • Date of stay 04/05/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/11
                        Over the (early) years, we have stayed many places on the Texas Gulf Coast, but none have given us the feel of "home away from home" as Redfish Retreat...that is why we have been staying in the Carson's family vacation homes now for over 20 yrs. Redfish Retreat has all the amenities you could want, plus the fact it is situated in the lovely & quiet community of Holiday Beach, on the pristine Copano Bay. Photo opportunities are endless with its beautiful sunsets as well as the variety of birds...and for those of you, like us, who enjoy a good thunderstorm now & again, the show over the bay can be spectacular! And the fishing...some of the very best the gulf has to offer ...from the private pier right at your back door!! We have, on several occasions, "limited-out" on consecutive days. With town of Rockport/Fulton literally just a couple minutes away, you have everything you need...public boat ramps, bait stands, shops galore, & an eclectic variety of restaurants (not to mention the movie theater that runs current movies & still has free popcorn/bring your own bowl every Tuesday). AND the fact that not only is the home well maintained, very clean, & quite lovely, Tami & Jim are two of the nicest "hosts" you'll ever deal with, making the experience even that much better.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you Tara!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • "Home Away From Home"

                        "Home Away From Home"

                        • Guest t4tx (San Antonio)
                        • Date of stay 01/28/11
                        • Review Submitted 04/11/11
                        Over the (early) years, we have stayed many places on the Texas Gulf Coast, but none have given us the feel of "home away from home" as Birds on the Bay...that is why we have been staying in the Carson's family vacation homes now for over 20 yrs. Birds on the Bay has all the amenities you could want, plus the fact it is situated in the lovely & quiet community of Holiday Beach, on the pristine Copano Bay. Photo opportunities are endless with its beautiful sunsets as well as the variety of birds...and for those of you, like us, who enjoy a good thunderstorm now & again, the show over the bay can be spectacular! And the fishing...some of the very best the gulf has to offer ...from the private pier right at your back door!! We have, on several occasions, "limited-out" on consecutive days. With town of Rockport/Fulton literally just a couple minutes away, you have everything you need...public boat ramps, bait stands, shops galore, & an eclectic variety of restaurants (not to mention the movie theater that runs current movies & still has free popcorn/bring your own bowl every Tuesday). AND the fact that not only is the home well maintained, very clean, & quite lovely, Tami & Jim are two of the nicest "hosts" you'll ever deal with, making the experience even that much better.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thank you!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jun 1 - Aug 23, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $260
                      Fall
                      Aug 24 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $205 $220
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,400
                      Early winter
                      Nov 2 - Dec 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $195 $215
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,375

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                      • Great fishing and beautiful sunsets from the private pier in backyard

                        Great fishing and beautiful sunsets from the private pier in backyard

                      • Underwater fish light

                        Underwater fish light

                      • Dining and den view

                        Dining and den view

                      • Kitchen adjacent to dining and den area

                        Kitchen adjacent to dining and den area

                      • Master bedroom with king size bed

                        Master bedroom with king size bed

                      • Master bath

                        Master bath

                      • Lower back sitting area

                        Lower back sitting area

                      • rear view of home

                        rear view of home

                      • Back patio faces the bay and sunsets

                        Back patio faces the bay and sunsets

                      • dining and kitchen

                        dining and kitchen

                      • Dining table

                        Dining table

                      • Hall bath

                        Hall bath

                      • Fishing competition

                        Fishing competition

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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