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The Sunset Bay Escape - Fishing, Boating, Birding, Relaxing!!!

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22-25)

Whether you are interested in birding, boating, fishing or simply watching the sun set, The Sunset Bay Escape has it! The Sunset Bay Escape is a 7 bedroom house located on Port Bay near Rockport, Texas. Port bay is a back bay off of Copano Bay in the Texas Coast with EXCELLENT fishing. We have caught over 40 fish in one evening off the fishing pier.

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.

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 at The Sunset Bay Escape, if feels like you are a million miles from civilization, but you are only 8 minutes to a Super Walmart! You drive through a lot of ranch land and then, suddenly, you emerge in a Jewel of a place on a wonderful, isolated bay.

The Sunset Bay Escape is a luxurious three story house that has two full kitchens - one upstairs and one downstairs! It has a large Master Suite upstairs with an oversized tiled shower and large Jacuzzi tub. There are four bedrooms on the second floor with two being Masters and two more bedrooms on the ground floor. Enjoy our Five Large Flat-Screen TV’s and two Blu-Ray DVD players using our collection of DVDs. There is even a PS2 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 back door is Port Bay and your own 300 foot lighted pier with direct access to the water. Port Bay is full of redfish, shark, trout, flounder, gafftops, whiting, croakers, sheepheads and drum. There is no commercial fishing in the Bay so fishing is GOOD! Kayaks/rafts 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 very close by, and you can tie it up to our pier. Also, with your boat, you have easy access to Copano Bay, considered by all to have some of the best fishing on the Texas Coast! We now have a 18 ft. wide driveway so you can park on one side of the drive way and still get in and out on the other sire AND to accommodate larger vehicles and boats.

For the wildlife enthusiast, there is an abundance of wildlife in the area. You can see deer, raccoon, possum, turkey, rabbit 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. There are a number of birding sites within a few miles of the house.

Rockport is a short drive away with a sandy beach, museums, shopping, and antiques. Port Aransas is also close by for a good day trip to the Gulf of Mexico.

Unfortunately, we do not allow 'Events' such as weddings or other large parties. Gatherings at the house are strictly limited to those guests staying at the house.

The Sunset Bay Escape is a Family Friendly location. No corporate retreats or other such gatherings allowed. We only allow Family Gatherings. All persons must be related by blood, marriage or other family connection as required by our HOA Rules.

Our Listing states that we sleep / have beds for 25. That assumes some children in your group.


Always send an Inquiry. Discounts may not show up in on-line quoted rate.

Add $175.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

Add 15% Tax to all Rentals

Dec. 1, 2015 to Feb. 28, 2016 -- $500.00 per night, $2500.00 per wk - 2 Night Min. Mid-week rate of $350.00 per night

March 1 to May 23, 2016 -- $600.00 per night, $3200.00 per week - 3 Night Minimum. Mid-Week Rate of $450.00 per night.

May 24 to Sept. 9, 2016 -- $700.00 per night, $3500.00 per week - 3 Night Minimum - Mid-week rate of $500.00 per night

Sept. 10 to Nov. 31, 2016 -- $600.00 per night, $3200.00 per week - 3 Night Min. Mid-week rate of $450.00 per night. 2 night rate of $700.00 per night

Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017 -- $500.00 per night, $2500.00 per wk - 2 Night Min. Mid-week rate of $350.00 per night

March 1 to May 23, 2017 -- $600.00 per night, $3200.00 per week - 3 Night Minimum. Mid-Week Rate of $450.00 per night.

May 24 to Sept. 9, 2017 -- $700.00 per night, $3500.00 per week - 3 Night Minimum - Mid-week rate of $500.00 per night

Holiday Charge for Major US Holidays. Christmas and New Years at Peak Rate

In each season, you pay full rate for the first three nights for any rental that includes a weekend night (Fri, Sat, Sun) and then a reduced rate for any additional nights up to the weekly rate.

Any midweek rental (Mon night to Thurs night) will get the discounted rate for the full rental.

Keywords: Beach House Fishing Birding on the Texas Coast

More Details

Beverly Raub Tompary
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About 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 are not dealing with a big property management company but, rather, the actual owners. The Sunset Bay Escape is our house. We stay there every chance we get. We have equipped it the way we want it for our enjoyment and want you to enjoy it as much as we do!

Beverly Raub Tompary purchased this house in 2012

Why Beverly Raub Tompary chose Gulf Coast

The Sunset Bay Escape is in a GEM of a location. The location near Rockport, 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 back door and pasture land out the front door. No street lights at night. Enjoy gazing at the stars in this unique location.

What makes this house unique

One of the great things about the Sunset Bay Escape is that the closest neighbor is several hundred yards away. The house is quite isolated and even located on a cul-de-sac road. We are definitely off the beaten path and away from it all yet about 8 minutes from a Super Wal Mart!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

The Sunset Bay Escape - Fishing, Boating, Birding, Relaxing!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Plenty of Space for a Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We rented Sunset Bay Escape for a pre-holiday getaway with our non-Texas family for 3 days, 2 nights and it was marvelous. There was plenty of space for each family group to have private space, but still large areas for all 10 of us to gather comfortably in one space. We had plenty of luck with the fishing and we were able to catch lots of Black Drum of keeper size too (although we caught and released) and we even caught a Searobin, which was a first for us. Plenty close to take a drive over to Port A or into the Walmart or Portland if you need a HEB. A true gem that I would love to rent again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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San Antonio, TX

Beautiful home and setting. It was a perfect getaway for our large family with a wide span of ages!

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean and comfortable. We sat on the balconies and porches, enjoying the sunsets, view, breeze, and conversation. The water is all very shallow but we caught some good crab and bait fish off the pier, and even some great keepers in the wee hours of the morning. It's quiet and peaceful but not too far from shopping in Aransas Pass and Rockport. Kayaking in the bay was fun and very safe. The fishing pier doesn't have any rails, which was a concern for our youngest and oldest members of the family. Wifi was intermittent so the poor souls who had to bring work on vacation were frustrated. We also chartered flounder gigging guides and had a great time. I recommend Dave Dupnik but stay away from Dan the Flounder Man. Other than those minor issues, it was a perfect weekend! The owners were great to work with, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and VERY roomy! Love the floor plan. We had an amazing time in this home. We caught an array of fish. We really liked that the neighbors were not close by. Lol Definitely coming back to this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cypress, TX

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just like advertised. Plenty of room for all of us. Family vacation for 16 of us from ages 5 to 66. My wife and I had the gorgeous third floor bedroom with huge bath - fantastic but too many stairs for the old folks. Have to give up that room but all the rooms were nice. Couple of issues with wifi but sort of expected with everyone having either an IPad, smart phone or both. We weren't there for wifi though so any problem with wifi would be considered quite minimal. Everyone enjoyed fishing on the pier although we were told by a fishing guide that this was a bad time for fishing almost anywhere around there. Even with a fishing guide we didn't catch what we had hoped. If we did this all over again we would probably pick a different date - waited too long to make reservations. Owners were fantastic people who did everything they could to make our stay enjoyable. I would recommend this house without reservation for anyone looking for a large house on the water. Lots to do there and nearby - beaches were close by and a group went to a baseball game at Whataburger stadium. Don't think anyone had a bad time. Thank you Beverly.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time and fishing was awesome. We caught red drums, black drums, trout, and of course some catfish. The house was GREAT!!!! Thanks for getting backbto us so quickly with the tv code. We were of be very sad if we had missed THE WALKING DEAD. Hopefully we will be back. Thanks again Kathy

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Kalamazoo, MI

Family Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very quiet and perfect for family time. Plenty of room for all 16 of us and remote enough for privacy and close enough to Rockport to enjoy the sights. Our first time here but not our last.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th. 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

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.

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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 3rd. fl Master Bath w/ Jetted Tub & Large 2 - Person Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd. floor bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , @nd. floor bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor Bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Third Story Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Second Story Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Second Story Bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Second Story Bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , 2nd. Story Bunk Room. One Twin & One Double bunk beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , First Floor Bunk Room. One Twin & One Double bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , First Floor Bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , Two small cots for small adult or child
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Port a Crib Available, Bunk Beds (4) Each bunk room has TWO bunk beds -- one single over single and one double over double.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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