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

(9 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 820 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome with constant adult supervision. Dangers include: High balconies, weathered construction, cactus and stickers in lawn, sharp oysters beds, alligators, rattle snakes, jelly fish, sharks. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • 1 bedroom with a queen and double futon. Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Spacious bathroom with shower dressing room / laundry room attached

Other Amenities

  • Bring your Kayaks or canoes to launch behind cottage Amazing kayaking in bayou, lake and bay...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network Smart Pak 55 channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    casting net and crab trap provided with adult supervision...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A few family DVDs available...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Indianola Courthouse Indianola Historic marker...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    adjoining dinning with kitchen living area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Linens Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    2 balconies on opposite sides of house for watching the breathtaking sunrises ans sunsets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    fishing deck over the bayou water...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    watch out for cactus and goat heads in lawn...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


$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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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Victoria, Texas
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Indianola Fishing Marina
75 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Port Aransas, Texas
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port Lavaca
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Victoria, Texas
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Hwy 316
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Indianola Fishing Marina
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Port Lavaca, TX, USA:
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

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • Blue Crab Cottage facing bay

    Blue Crab Cottage facing bay

  • Red Fish on a Fly

    Red Fish on a Fly

  • View from house towards Magnolia Beach at Historic Courthouse Site

    View from house towards Magnolia Beach at Historic Courthouse Site

  • Fly Fishing Behind the Blue Crab Cottage

    Fly Fishing Behind the Blue Crab Cottage

  • Black Drum

    Black Drum

  • Christmas morning red fish

    Christmas morning red fish

  • first catch of the day!

    first catch of the day!

  • Back yard facing Powderhorn Lake Bayou

    Back yard facing Powderhorn Lake Bayou

  • View towards Fishing Center

    View towards Fishing Center

  • heron and gulls

    heron and gulls

  • Historic Marker; LaSalle

    Historic Marker; LaSalle

  • Montana kinda-pro surf team

    Montana kinda-pro surf team

  • Surf fishing in Port Aransas

    Surf fishing in Port Aransas

VRBO #455515

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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