|Space||1,300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Computer and smart-phone withdrawal is possible, but not required for tranquil living in this fishing village. Ideal location for writer or artist who prefers to work uninterrupted. Walk the sea wall for two miles or fish from the pier. Enjoy the sailors and shrimpers who come and go in the dazzling beautiful sunrises and sunsets. If you love birding, you will marvel at the largest number of species found anywhere in the U.S. A replica of the La Belle sailing ship discovered in the Matagorda Bay is just steps away in the marina. Just two blocks away is the museum with an interesting accumulation of Palacios treasures from years gone by. Dine on fresh seafood from our port or savor Mexican or Asian foods from local family owned restaurants. Without the pandemonium of big city distractions, a type of restful detoxification may occur and a peace you won't soon forget can set in. This oversized unit was the private residence of the previous owner and was designed for comfortable living for two people.
Chip and Carol Woolf are semi-retired
Chip & Carol Woolf purchased this house in 2013
Wanted to retire on the water and enjoy the southern breezes, gardening and slowed down lifestyle. The frequent rains and climate make just about everything grow into a jungle and I love that. Facing the bay with the occasional wind storm, thunder and lightening is exciting and makes me smile. We love our neighbors who have become part of our extended family. I can't imagine why more people have not found Palacios but glad we did. It was a glorious gift.
Enjoy the almost constant breeze coming in from the bay.
The climate is great throughout the year and is enjoyed by winter Texans and Snowbirds escaping harsh conditions found further North in the winter months. Summers are for relaxing in the breezes without excessive heat
House is located across from bay. Small sandy beach, free pier fishing, boat launch, very quiet. Unit was very clean, bed was high but comfortable, kitchen and bath were well stocked with necessities. Chip and Carol are friendly and helpful. Internet was great. Would stay again.
Palacios Texas is a quiet fishing town 2 hours south of Houston. The Laughing Gull is a wonderful place to enjoy sunsets over Matagorda bay. The second floor flat sits just across the street from the water. The house has a very large master bedroom and a smaller second bedroom, a full kitchen, laundry facilities, lovey bath, dining area and living space. It has a nice outside deck with a grill and table so that you can sit and watch the pelicans fly by. The hosts live near by and are very accommodating. They have great knowledge of the area and are great to talk with.
We really enjoyed the stay. The only warning I would give is that it is a second floor flat. You must be able to manage stairs. The bed in the main bedroom is quite tall to navigate otherwise the house is quiet and a great place to stay.
Thank you Chip & Carol for a Clean & Cozy place to stay. If we are ever out that way again we will stay with y'all again!!
Rob & Carolyn
If you are coming to spend time in Palacios, either at the beach or, like us, to fish, there could not be a better located property. Literally 200 yards from the boat dock.
The house is very clean, well appointed, with good air conditioning, television and internet.
It has one big, very comfortable bed, one sofa bed and a single bed in a separate room. One bath, with great towels and, again, very clean.
Also, there is a carport, which is good to keep your car cooler in the heat of the day.
Chip and Carol are awesome landlords. They are attentive and compassionate. If you really need a getaway to unplug and unfurl your toes in the delicious sand mere footsteps away from your bed, this is the place to go. The house is well appointed with decor and a fabulous kitchen, for those food minded folks out there. don't let the little town fool you, there are plenty of delicious multi-cultural eateries around as well. If you are still looking for the right spot, your search can stop here. Book now! I know I'll be back.
With sea view, an inviting porch, a very clean property made our stay very enjoyable. The 2 BR condo is large, has tiled floors, a very well equipped kitchen, a big living area: it us very pleasant and inviting. Well located to explore the area, it is very peaceful and quiet.
Palacios offers warm hospitality and some of the best water views on the Texas coast. Visitors will enjoy local shopping, great fishing, world-class birding, and a mile plus stroll along the seawall. Fresh coffee and a good book that can be found on Main Street help define the unhurried atmosphere in our 'City by the Sea'. Visit the City by the Sea Museum for a look back at a 1600's French explorer ship, the LaBelle. Some Palacios residents have built a 1/2 scale replica of this ship and it is docked at the South Bay Marina. Santa arrives in Palacios on the replica LaBelle each Christmas season. Santa by sea seems appropriate since the Port of Palacios is home to one of the largest shrimp fishing fleets on the Gulf Coast.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Daily rates are $125-$225/night plus 13% tax depending on dates booked.
Book 4, 5, 6, or 7 nights for a total of $ 500 to $ 875 plus 13% tax depending on dates booked.
Weekly rate for 7 to 13 nights is $125/night plus 13% tax.
Book 14 to 29 nights for a total of $ 1,650 plus 13% tax.
Book 30 or more nights for $55/night and the 13% tax calculated will be removed from your bill.
Required minimum stays are for total cost and tax calculation purposes only and you are free to come and go as you please within the paid stay dates in order to take advantage of lower cost per day on any stay or to avoid the 13% tax required on stays of less than 30 nights when booking for a month.
We don't make the Tax laws, but unfortunately we are required to collect taxes on bookings of less than 30 nights.
All utilities, TV cable, & WIFI internet access paid by owners at no charge to guests.
Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Refundable deposit will be 100% refunded promptly only if property is left in same condition as when you arrived. Otherwise partial refund may apply.
If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless: The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area"
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.