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Private Pier on Copano Bay, 2/2 Home, Sunset, Underwater Light

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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.

Redfish Retreat 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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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Private lighted pier in backyard on Copano Bay with cleaning station. Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the bay from deck.


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Private Pier on Copano Bay, 2/2 Home, Sunset, Underwater Light
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

In one word...Amazing!!! Great house on the bay. Fishing from the pier was good. First night we caught our limit of trout, second night was slow but we still caught quite a enough for a fish fry. I would highly recommend for a weekend fishing trip or just to get away.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed staying at Redfish Retreat and especially glad the fish cooperated for you. Look forward to hearing from you again!
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Everything you need and more

  • 5 of 5

We took our family down to Redfish Retreat for the boys annual duck hunt in Rockport. What we found was a great place to come back to for fishing. The house is VERY well stocked. Clean. Everything is comfortable. The view off the deck is lovely and the pier is amazing day or night. Great lighted pier and has an underwater green light too. Super covered fish cleaning area with running water and cutting area. Although it was very cold and no fish biting due to water temperatures...we still tried some crabbing and were able to see schools of fish. We are already planning a second trip for fishing! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and I am glad you had a great time! I hope to hear from you soon on those next fishing dates. The holidays and spring break are almost gone so don't wait too long.
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Houston, TX

Great limitless place

  • 5 of 5

Great little house right on the water. The underwater light and spotlights made it great for night fishing as well as a really nice fish cleaning station with running water and fitted cutting board. If it was cold enough the fireplace would have been great. The kitchen was was well stocked and there was a charcoal weber underneath the deck. We didn't have much luck fishing off the dock and didn't get to use all of the great equipment, but we did hire a guide where we did have a lot of luck.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. I hope to hear from you in 2015 and it's not too early to book. I already have reservations for the new year. If you want a larger home at any time, I have a 3 bedroom on Copano Bay called Dolphin's Point. Have a great 2015!
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good times

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for my daughters birthday. her and her husband came from Lubbock. we all had a great time. the trout bit like crazy at night. I highly recommend this property. be sure to see the 1000 year old costal oak tree at goose island state park.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

2nd visit ...

  • 5 of 5

I just finished my 2nd visit to Redfish Retreat and had great time. The house is awesome, well stocked, and clean. The fishing was very good ... a few speckled trout, a redfish, several sheepshead, and a variety of other fish. The sunsets were perfect. Bring your fishing gear and your camera. Thanks for the relaxing 3 days.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time and had some luck catching- just not fishing ;o) Look forward to hearing from you again!
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Cuero, Texas

Wonderful Time for a Returning Soldier

  • 5 of 5

Brought my brother and his wife for a well deserved fishing trip. He returned home in May from his fifth deployment to Afghanistan. Not only was he able to rest, but got to catch up on some much needed fishing. Of course, it got exciting Saturday night when we were able to watch all of our favorite football teams play. As usual, the house is well equipped, beautifully furnished and has everything you need. This is the second time we have stayed at a house through this owner. Her other home is just as great. Thank you for a wonderful time in this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Aransas Wildlife Refuge
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Goose Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
State boat ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockport Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bay Education Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Maritime Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Center of the Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Rockport Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Tourist Shopping
Nearest Point of Interest
Chamber of Commerce
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Aransas Jetty
Nearest Point of Interest
Mustang Island Beach
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 15.0%

This web site does not provide a place for this information with the rates: Weekends are a 3 night minimum beginning on a Thursday for Friday. Holidays/Spring Break are $20 more per night

No credit cards. Pay by personal check or money order/cashiers check. Send 1/3 of the total to reserve your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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