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On The Water In Arroyo City - Sleeps 8 (Max. occupancy)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautifully Appointed, 4 Bedroom + Loft, 3 Bathrooms Plus Dock And Palapa

4 br, 3 bath comfortably sleeps eight. Beautiful views where 'Old Arroyo' and 'Arroyo Colorado' fork. Great fishing on the dock or use boat lift. Outdoor palapa, bbq pit, gas grill, lighted fishing pier. Large screen satellite tv, satellite internet, full kitchen, central air, washer/dryer, dishwasher. Fenced yard is pet friendly. 30 minutes from Harlingen airport. 40 minutes to Brownsville/SPI.

Spencer Bell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Spencer Bell

I worked as full time fly fishing guide in Arroyo City for many years before moving to Colorado. Whether fishing with fly or conventional tackle, Arroyo City is the gem of South Texas. What Port O'Connor used to be and South Padre never was.

Spencer Bell purchased this house in 2007

Why Spencer Bell chose Arroyo City

The house functioned for many years as a fly fishing lodge and is appointed as you would expect. It is comfortable but not stuffy. It has been voted the Best Rental on the Arroyo for 4 straight years.

What makes this house unique

Perfect location close to the park (ramp). Also, it sits at the widest point on the Arroyo, providing spectacular views of the surrounding South Texas ranch country.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Dirty Reds
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chili Willie's


Arroyo City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 5 is actually a loft with 2 twin beds in it.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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On The Water In Arroyo City - Sleeps 8 (Max. occupancy)
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Very peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Took our son for his 15th birthday. Glad to say he enjoyed it! We caught many fish and house was more than we expected. Very spacious. Looking forward to going back soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great area and property

  • 5 of 5

Great time, very nice house, nice large pier for fishing.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much room! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house on the Arroyo. Plenty of room for all our kids to sleep. The pier to fish off of and a spot for our boat was a plus. The kitchen was stocked with anything we possibly needed to cook with also. We will definitely be looking to book here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place for family.

  • 4 of 5

To be fair, I only gave it 4 stars due to some construction going on. Our overall stay was very comfortable and relaxing, with plenty of room for the family. The open floor plan makes it super roomy and the enclosed patio makes for a great poker night, even on a rainy day. Be sure to download music!!! Reception and wifi is extremely limited. AT&T should be less of a problem. I only say this because I check work emails from time to time. Bring pillows and blankets, but the beds are very comfy. Extra towels is never a bad idea. The bbq pit is a good size and has a decent smoke box. But the outdoor palapa and fishing dock certainly makes up for it. Boat lift works good. Last but not least, we were super pleased with the service. Staff was so attentive and questioned us for any need and even made the construction area feel less noticeable. Which was great since we had Kids running around. Definitely worth coming back to. A wonderful spacious place!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Communication with the person handling the rental could have been better. Thought the place made up for it. It's a great location and nicely maintained place. My husband and a few of his friends celebrated his 30th birthday fishing and relaxing all weekend. They loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Place is nice but very poorly maintained and dirty

  • 3 of 5

This place has a lot of potential and is very spacious, however not a single door would lock and place was not very clean. Also the person in charge never showed up to check us in or to check us out either. The location is beautiful and the palapa and pier is an awesome place to fish. I would expect that for the price the place would be well kept and sanitized

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50

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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