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The Sunset Bay Escape - Now Open After Hurricane Harvey!

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


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 22-25 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 25. That assumes some children in your group. Limit of beds for adults (including older teens) is about 18 including blow up and bottom bunks. If you bring more adults, you may have to provide additional bedding. We have beds for at least 25 (maybe more) that includes top bunks, cots, couches and/or fold-outs for kids.

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. 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.

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 three 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.

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 $200.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

Add 15% Tax to all Rentals

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

Keywords: Beach House Fishing Birding on the Texas Coast

More Details

Beverly Raub Tompary
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 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 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 Rockport

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!


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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The Sunset Bay Escape - Now Open After Hurricane Harvey!
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 44 reviews

Great views, super comfortable, well appointed, very clean, spacious, and away from the crowds!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful family centric 3 night stay at Sunset Bay Escape...wished we had booked a few more! We had expected a group of 13 with a couple of dogs in tow, but due to unfortunate events, four members of our party were not able to attend, if they had, this home would have easily and comfortably accommodated them. Sunset Bay Escape is well laid out and gave everyone plenty of private space while providing several common areas for us to enjoy each others company. Two balconies and a covered rear porch provided awesome viewing for sunrise or sunsets over Port Bay, for watching the family fish from the lighted pier, or just enjoying the quiet low traffic seclusion of the location. Our entire group agreed that the mattresses were 'unusually' comfortable and the quality of the bedding was well beyond what we have experienced in other rental properties. We loved how private the home encroachment by neighbors, loud parties next door, or street allowed all of us to truly relax and focus on our time together. For those of you that are either casual or serious fisherman, you will love the convenience of the private pier and the several Kayak launches surrounding Port Bay (including the back yard). Live bait stands are no more than 10-15 minutes away in either Arkansas Pass or Rockport Harbor....they stay open fairly late, so you can pick some up after enjoying the fantastic blackened shrimp taco's at Redfish Willies. The fishing for us produced steady catches of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and a few large Perch...including a 25" Redfish, 23" Trout (that's large folks), two keeper Black Drum, and 8 legal blue crab - all of which are now either in our belly's or safe at home in our freezer. Fantastic trip, fantastic location, fantastic accommodations, and Beverly Raub Tompary was responsive, flexible, and fantastic to work with. Thanks so much for everything, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it.. awesome views and great fishing.. caught my biggest Redfish ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with lots of space for my family..

We had good luck on Speckled Trout right from the pier.. seemed like the water was teaming with bait!

The location is a little isolated but that is what we were after.

The only issue we had was the fire ants if ANY edible object was left in the grass or on the deck.. and the mosquitoes, but its coastal Texas so what are you gonna do..

My kids had fun, we caught 23 blue crabs using the provided traps, and I caught my biggest Redfish to date..

Hope to visit again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words! Sadly, with the isolated location, bugs are going to happen. We have the house sprayed on a very regular basis and also have the yard sprayed with a special mosquito service all the time. Maybe it's the heat and that fact that we had almost no winter, but they seem a bit worse this year. Anyway, hope they won't keep you from coming back!
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Austin, Texas

This year's coast trip.

  • 5 of 5

We are a large family and every one had their own bed. Yea!!! Plenty of room so we weren't crowded. First night we had crabs caught in the pier trap. My family love to fish and eat what the catch. The house is great. The Raub's are very nice and everyone had a good time. Great decor and plenty of dishes and cooking pots. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

We went on memorial weekend. We had a blast. Celebrated our mothers 80th birthday. Great floor plan fit the whole family. Would love to book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano Texas

Arnold Smith, from Kerrville, Texas

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have three adult sons and we spend a week together on the Texas coast every summer. Even though we have stayed in this rental in the past this most recent visit was by far the most enjoyable ever! The house is Awesome and the fishing was great, plenty of room for a little quiet time and two family areas for family fun. We wish we could spend more time at Sunset Bay Escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Battle Mountain, Nevada

Beautiful home! Very private

  • 5 of 5

This house was empty big enough for our family reunion. Everyone had plenty of space. The house is located in a not too populated area so there is plenty of privacy. The fishing pier was used every day and was a great addition.

There are some minor cosmetic issues to the house. Dark spotty ceilings in the bathrooms and normal wear and tear. There were several broken chairs that need replaced.

The owners were wonderful to work with and every time we called them about anything they were right on it.

I would definitely stay here again. All in all a very great property.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + 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.

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.

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