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Blue Crab Cottage....Fishing...Birding...Beaches...Solitude

Bedrooms 1
Space 820 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps Cottage On The Bay And Bayou

Quaint 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage

1 queen, 1 double futon, 2 lazy boys, kitchen

Kitchen appliances, utensils

Spacious Bathroom with shower.

Laundry / dressing room with washer and dryer

Mark or Jeanne Reyher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018

About Mark or Jeanne Reyher

Mark and Jeanne Reyher grew up at opposite ends of the country. Mark in the Texas Panhandle, Jeanne in British Columbia. They now reside in Belgrade Montana with their 2 college age children where they do bovine embryo transfer.

Mark or Jeanne Reyher purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mark or Jeanne Reyher chose Port Lavaca

When the children were growing up, we traveled to Port Arkansas in the Winter to enjoy the beaches and fishing. Recently on a return trip, we found the forgotten Indianola. Its devastating story, awesome fishing, beautiful bay, birds, and seclusion 'set the hook' for us. In 2012 we bought the Blue Crab Cottage for a warm place to play in the Winter

What makes this cottage unique

Being avid outdoor enthusiasts, the fishing and kayaking drew us to Indianola. When we saw the Blue Crab's own little dock on the bayou, the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from the decks, and the 9 palm trees, we could not resist this little slice of Texas.


Port Lavaca Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 820 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious bathroom with shower dressing room / laundry room attached
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 bedroom with a queen and double futon. Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your Kayaks or canoes to launch behind cottage Amazing kayaking in bayou, lake and bay


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Blue Crab Cottage....Fishing...Birding...Beaches...Solitude
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Gonzales tx


  • 5 of 5

It's small but bigger than a motel suite. Location more than makes up for any problems which were none on our visit. Making plans for our next visit this fall.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary Kayak Adventure

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Crab is a delightful cottage for any time you can get away to play. Wonderfully equipped for relaxing, fishing, cooking & hanging out on the front deck or under the breezeway. The marsh in back is great to paddle our kayak around fishing & catching some redfish, sneaking up on lots of birds & gliding around the lake. We will return when we get some more time to play!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place and great time in Indianola Texas.We can't wait to go back...

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Missoula, Montana

Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Crab is truly something special. Between watching the sun rise over the bay, catching red fish on the fly from a kayak, or eating fresh caught crab for lunch, it's tough to pick my favorite part. Getting to stay in a wonderful little cottage in an area with so much to do and such a fascinating history is a truly unique experience that will have you coming back for more!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time to stay here and it will not be our last. Once again my wife and I had a great time. We caught fish right off of the dock in the rear of the house ( a few small reds and trout, and three slot size reds). Took the kayak out every morning and caught plenty of fish in the marsh ( small and slot reds). As usual all things needed (besides food) is there. Nice quiet place with little hustle of the tourist areas. If you just want to get away, this is a great place to be ( fisher person or not). Will be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful get-away

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage so much. It had everything you needed, but was peaceful simplicity itself. The extra touches--binoculars, books and DVDs--made it extra special, but the porch/balcony views of the bay and the marshes were the most incredible parts. The weather turned cool and stormy, but the cottage was perfectly snug and comfortable. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Victoria, Texas
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Indianola Fishing Marina
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Port Aransas, Texas
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Port Lavaca
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Victoria, Texas
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
State Hwy 316
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Indianola Fishing Marina
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magnolia Beach
Car: recommended

Fishing, Birds, Beaches, Solitude.

Historic Indianola Texas has a multitude of activities for your family. Along with world class fishing, Indianola is one of the premier bird watching destinations on the Gulf Coast. The Blue Crab Cottage overlooks Matagorda Bay from its front deck, Powder Horn Lake Bayou from the back deck. Marvel at the dolphins rising on bay side and the multitude of coastal birds nesting and feeding in the bayou. Gather oysters and blue crabs,fish the bay, the bayou, and the marina for speckled trout, red fish, drum, flounder, sheep head, the list is as endless as the sunrises and sunsets from the Blue Crab Cottage Bedroom. Our family loves kayaking the bayou and the scenic 5 mile paddle down Matagorda island past Port O'Connor to the open Gulf.

We invite you to stay at our Blue Crab Cottage in Indianola for the memory of a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$200 cancellation / damage/ cleaning deposit by credit card
$175 refundable if reservation cancelled within 30 days of arrival
Pre payment by cash, credit card, money order, no checks.

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