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Texas Court House - STILL Open after Harvey!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 20 w/ kids)


NOTE -- Please give us an ACCURATE number of Adults and Children in your group. Our Listing states that we sleep / have beds for 20. That assumes some children in your group. Limit of beds for adults (and older teens) is about 15 including blow up and bottom bunk. If you bring more adults, you may have to provide additional bedding. We have beds for at least 20 (maybe more) including top bunks, cots, couches and/or fold-outs for kids.

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.

This house is not a canal home but a BAY home and fully equipped with EVERYTHING you might need for your stay. You need only bring you self, food and clothes. We provide everything else including all linens, towels, pans, dishes, etc. There are not 5 cups, glasses and plates here. There is PLENTY of good plate, pans and utensils. If something necessary is missing, let us know.

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.

Right out the front door is Caranchua Bay and your own NEW 6 foot wide and 200 foot long 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.

Always send an Inquiry. On-line rate is usually accurate but may not be on occasion. Multi-day discounts may not show up in on-line quoted rate.

Add $150.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

Add 6% Tax to all Rentals

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More Details

Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary

Timothy & Rosa Raub have five children and three grand children (as well as a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-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 will also hear from our daughter, Beverly, a stay at home mom. 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!

Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary 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 place 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.


Port Lavaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized Shower and 2 person Oversized Tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized Shower and 2 person Oversized Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One Queen and One Twin with a Hide a Bed underneath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , One Queen bed and One Full over Full Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1) Port a Crib Available, Bunk Beds (1), plus double fold out couch and two small cots for a child or small adult. One Queen inflatable bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Texas Court House - STILL Open after Harvey!!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Great Accommodations for Our Family

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! This was our first time renting a vacation home so weren't exactly sure what to expect. There were a few glitches, but we have pretty high standards as it relates to cleanliness. We ended up washing the bedding from several of the beds since some of them appeared to have been left from the last guests. We also cleaned the bathrooms as it seemed they had maybe had a quick surface cleaning, which would be understandable if there was a late check-out and a check-in on the same day. Honestly, it wasn't gross, but we are really picky so for the average person it was great. We are quite germ conscious since we have a child with a suppressed immune system. There were no washcloths for showers and when we asked the owners about it they offered to reimburse us if we went to buy some. We seldom had a hot shower downstairs-usually lukewarm to cool-but the people staying upstairs had good hot water. 20 people really maxes out the house but it worked! It was cold outside while we were there but we enjoyed just being together and cooking good food. Neighborhood was pretty quiet so that was nice. Overall, it was a good experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of it. The owners accommodated us at the last minute. The home is beautiful. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We felt like we were in paradise. It was awesome and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, not bad fishing, was probably better before the hurricane took all the docks, but that’s Mother Nature and she’s in charge. Had a great stay would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great

  • 5 of 5

The house was great for the family. It was very clean and very homely.The family all said they enjoyed it. Thank you all so much for sharing your house with us. I definitely do recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to have the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

Great sunrise looking over the water. Really enjoyed the pier and the fish kept the kids lines tight!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.