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Built 2006, Clean, Comfortable Vacation Home. Two Blocks from the Intercoastal.

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Last updated: 09/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our beautiful vacation home is located in serene Port O'connor, Texas. It is across from a Marina in the exclusive Dolphin Point subdivision on West Commerce St. It has three bedrooms featuring a queen bed in each bedroom and a single bed in the living area, (also a sleeper sofa with air mattress). 55' TV (Directv Network with HD DVR) and pretty high speed internet connection WITH WI-FI. washer and dryer, and full-flow showers. Fully furnished including dishes/utensils. Boat and RV parking. Lockable garage. Easy walk to boat ramp.

Some of the greatest fishing on the coast. Best fishing is by boat, but there is a large, light public pier and rock jetties. There is a nice bay beach for the little ones. The area features one of the most diverse collection of birds in the world.

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Winter Texans appreciate the warm temperatures, slow pace, and quiet. Wal-Mart, HEB and other shopping in Port Lavaca (about 25 miles). Good local eating


Elite Fishing Experiences and beaches: Port O'Connor offers some of the greatest fishing on the Texas Coast. It is not nearly as crowded as Port Aransas/Corpus Christi. There is none of the teenager hassle of South Padre and Port Aransas. Local fishing guides are available or you can bring your own boat. Surf fishing, pier fishing, and fishing off the bay jetties is popular without a boat. Matagorda Bay and Saluria Bayou are popular destinations. An abandoned Coast Guard station, washed away down to the concrete by a hurricane, is a popular attraction. There are ample wade fishing opportunities in the bays and back lakes. There are Gulf beaches accessible only by boat, and you may be the only one on that beach. If you want to get away from the crowds, this is your place in the sun. Literally. Ask my how to get there.

Amazing Bird Watching: If you're a bird watcher like me, welcome to heaven. I have read that there are more different bird species in Calhoun County (our county) than any other county in the world. The Roseatte Spoonbill is sighted on most excursions. Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey, Herons, Hawks, Eagles, and other bird life can be found.

Winter Texans: Port O'Connor offers a unique attraction to anyone looking to avoid the cold Northern winters. Average Winter high temperatures are in the 60s with very few days at or near freezing. Winter is the driest season of the year. The near-tropical weather produces an abundance of green vegetation through the winter months. Many sunny days and gentle breezes make for a very pleasant, peaceful stay.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1880 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a great little kids beach at the public beach park. It is a bay beach and therefore little or no surf. Lots of hermit crabs and birds with which to entertain the little ones....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside or on deck is OK, but please dispose of your butts. $25 fee for picking up butts....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I have streaming video of the driveway and street so I'll know if you have snuck in a pet and I'll have to charge you $250 for the privilege plus any extra cleaning fees caused by the pet....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 10-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom Down: 1 queen

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  • Living Room Sofa sleeper: 1 queen

    W/ Self inflating air mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Downstairs is separate from upstairs with locking door and has a separate entrance. See floor plan on opening page. Two can sleep on the sofa sleeper. I'm selling pool table and adding another bed after July. One child can sleep on the second sofa and another child on a single bunk bed in the living area....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom Master: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shared with upstairs living area...moreless

  • Bathroom down: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Private...moreless

  • Tile counter tops and tile tub/shower surrounds. Plenty of water pressure. Plenty of hot water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Maid service upon leaving is included. Unlike many area rentals, we have full-flow showers. Two story unit may be difficult for infirm or elderly....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table:

    Had a pool table. Selling it after July and adding another bed....moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV HD ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DirecTV with HD DVR on LARGE (54") screen LCD TV. Don't worry about missing those football games or soaps while you are out fishing during the day. Just DVR it....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have lots of old VHS tapes of many classics. There is also many paper backs for you reading pleasure. You may take one home per adult. Many are New York Times best sellers....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View:

    Most of the water view is blocked by other homes. Boat canal water is just a block away....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Will keep the house at 70 on the hottest days. ...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Pretty good speed....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Single car garage for guests use...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Stairway....moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Pretty good wi-fi. Depending on the speed at the time, it may or may not be fast enough to stream a Netflix movie. Better to bring some DVDs or watch pay-per-view (extra charge at cost) ....moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone:

    T-mobile works best here, but you should get some reception for others. Best to log on to the high speed wi-fi with you cell phone.....moreless

  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Large driveway can park 6 vehicles or 4 and a boat...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RV parking limited to 72 hours...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Pretty good speed....moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    Food delivery is usually available from Mama's Kitchen. Great fried chicken and hamburgers....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All of the pots, pans, and utensils you could ever ask for. Many spices and condiments. Use what you want....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Upstairs full kitchen with island. Downstairs kitchenette with mini-fridge, sink, microwave, coffee pot....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    (2) Microwave upstairs and in the downstairs kitchenette....moreless

  • Mini Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front upper wood deck. Nice breezes and out of the afternoon sun. Deck faces East so no afternoon sun....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Sep 10 - May 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$200 $225
Fri, Sat
$995 $2,850

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Rates and minimum stays are higher for holiday and major fishing tournament weekends. Email for pricing. There will be only a two night minimum during the summer season if you are booking within 14 days of your stay or if your stay does not include a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. Otherwise there is a 3 night minimum. The same rules apply during the winter months except if you are booking within 45 days, there will only be the 2 night minimum. Please note that HomeAway/VRBO/VacationRentals has started charging guests up to a 10% "Service Fee" that will be added to the total charges. I don't receive this, HomeAway does. This is in addition to the 6% Hotel Tax that I'm forced to collect for the government. I had my credit card charges upped by 1% too. Only Visa, MC, and Discover cards accepted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Necessary

A laid back style and a slow pace is required to enjoy Port O'Connor (POC). It is one of the best kept secrets of fishermen, bird watchers, and Winter Texans. You won't find throngs of tourists, overpriced cuisine, or tourist traps peddling junk. POC is quiet! It is a premier destination for bird watching, bay and Gulf fishing, duck/geese hunting, and VERY RELAXING.

No pets.

POC is perfect for a weekend getaway. Clean and pristine. It is about 3.5 hours travel time from Austin. A boys (or girls) weekend out finds peace, quiet, and plenty of fishing opportunities for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. An extended family vacation is just as fun. There is a park with covered tables and a small beach next to the fishing pier on Matagorda Bay close by. Its shallow depths and warm water make an ideal beach for toddlers and small children.

November - February: Moderate tempartures and lots of sun make an ideal Winter destination.

March - October: Prime Fishing.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: Guests and Guests of Guests will be required to agree to the terms of my rental agreement. Reservation cancellations will incur a $25 service fee and any credit card expenses incurred by the owner.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
House sleeps 8 adults and 1 child (couch) comfortably. Maximum sleep-over occupancy 8 adults and 3 children. 4 Queen beds including sofa sleeper. Add another one for the air mattress. Please note that I don't permit boat washing due to the high cost of water and the fact that previous renters have cost me up to $450 for water by leaving the water running over night.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german, spanish

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Photos

  • House front.

    House front.

  • Large Deck, plenty of seating.

    Large Deck, plenty of seating.

  • Full Kitchen with Dishes, Pots/Pans

    Full Kitchen with Dishes, Pots/Pans

  • Downstairs Kitchette. Microwave, coffee maker, mini-fridge, sink.

    Downstairs Kitchette. Microwave, coffee maker, mini-fridge, sink.

  • Downstairs, Selling pool table and adding bed after July.

    Downstairs, Selling pool table and adding bed after July.

  • Upstairs living area.

    Upstairs living area.

  • 2nd bedroom. Has separate bath entrance into living are bathroom

    2nd bedroom. Has separate bath entrance into living are bathroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Full Size Washer and Dryer

    Full Size Washer and Dryer

  • 2nd Floor

    2nd Floor

  • Some happy fisherpeople who stayed in my home.

    Some happy fisherpeople who stayed in my home.

  • Upscale neighborhood

    Upscale neighborhood

  • Large Deck, Nice neighborhood.

    Large Deck, Nice neighborhood.

  • Upstairs Dining

    Upstairs Dining

  • Downstairs sleeping area. Selling pool table adding bed after July.

    Downstairs sleeping area. Selling pool table adding bed after July.

  • Upstairs living area looking from kitchen.

    Upstairs living area looking from kitchen.

  • 54 inch flat screen HD TV with Dish HD DVR receiver. Never miss a football game.

    54 inch flat screen HD TV with Dish HD DVR receiver. Never miss a football game.

  • Bath serving living area and 2nd bedroom

    Bath serving living area and 2nd bedroom

  • Master bath.

    Master bath.

  • My son with world record class Black Drum. I'll tell you how with rental.

    My son with world record class Black Drum. I'll tell you how with rental.

  • 1st floor

    1st floor

VRBO #384370

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
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