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Waterfront Bay Home With Private Pier, Boathouse And Incredible Sunrises

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

Very Functionable 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Waterfront Bayhome Close To Palacios, Tx


Fun, friendly family Bay front home. 3 bedroom 1.5 bath waterfront bay home close to Palacios, TX on Turtle Bay, a small nursery bay which opens up into West Matagorda Bay. The home sleeps 8. Other amenities include 300 foot private pier including fishing light, boathouse with cleaning table. The pier transverses a small local reef we call Czech Point Reef which will increase your odds of successful fishing. The home has 2 upstairs bedrooms, living room, larger then average functional kitchen and a downstairs bunk room which sleeps 5. Satellite TV and stereo. Weber BBQ Pit is included for outdoor grilling. 2 refrigerators, one upstairs in the kitchen and one downstairs in the utility room. Washer & dryers are also available to renters. Beautiful spacious upstairs deck for afternoon cocktails or morning coffee to watch the amazing sunrises. Downstairs has a fantastic covered porch with plenty of room for enjoying the cool prevailing Southeast sea breeze. Plenty of room for games such as Horseshoes or washers. Mosquitos can be bad so please bring bug repellant although there are few citronella candles around for your use.

Julie Fuechec
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Julie Fuechec

Julie & I grew up within 45 minutes of the bay house. We have spent many days fishing the bay waters of West Matagorda Bay. We have also introduced our 3 kids to saltwater fishing and they cannot imagine life without it. There is something to said about being on the open bay with your family.....many memories made as documented by the pictures of our successful fishing trips throughout the house.

Julie Fuechec purchased this house in 2005

Why Julie Fuechec chose Gulf Coast

We purchased Fish Tales because of its unique location on Turtle Bay and its proximity to good fish throughout the West Matagorda Bay System. Also the small Jensen Point Community is a very seasoned coastal community with most homes owned by 2nd & 3rd generation families. The fishing is very good year around and incredible in the fall. The City of Palacios is only 5 miles away which has a nice grocery store and several restaurants plus 3 bait stands.

What makes this house unique

Close to Palacios (5 miles) for runs to town for groceries, restaurants and bait. Good fishing year around, incredible fishing in the fall. The house is situated to take maximum advantage of the prevailing Southeast sea breeze which allows relaxing below the deck even if the temperature is over 95 degrees. Upstairs hammock allows afternoon nap as well. Outside shower is very refreshing. The 300 foot pier crosses the Czech Point Reef which will hold fish year around usually black drum and redfish. The kitchen is designed open to allow entertaining, the house seats 15 (table inside seats 5, table on upper deck seats 8, picnic table under house seats 8). The house comes with a Weber charcoal grill (you have to provide the charcoal and lighter fluid). The home does have a washer & dryer for your convenience.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Waterfront Bay Home With Private Pier, Boathouse And Incredible Sunrises
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews

A great place to stay in Palacios!

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful house with plenty of room for two families to share. It was wonderfully decorated and had that family feeling. It is on the water with a great dock, expansive porches and beautiful sunsets. There is even a boat ramp at the end of the street. It is a real bay house fish camp. And although we did not have time to fish, we really enjoyed the overall experience. The owners were very friendly and informative as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vaca

  • 4 of 5

House has an awesome pier and boat lift. Neighborhood is very friendly. Great place to just sit on the patio enjoy a cold beverage even if the fish aren't biting. Would for sure go back

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rest and Relaxation is the Key

  • 4 of 5

This is a really nice house and location. If you're looking for a very peaceful, restful stay, this could be your place. Turtle Bay is a secluded bay just outside of Palacios. There are a few restaurants and stores in town or you can always run just up the road to Bay City or Port Lavaca for more choices. We had a very restful and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal getaway from the city!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time staying at your home! We all had a turn enjoying a nap on the hammock on the balcony. We were able to leave our boat tied to the dock the whole weekend, by the way is any fisherman or womans ideal boat storage/fish cleaning setup. Although the conditions and time of year for catching fish under the lights at night weren't ideal, my brother and I slept on the pier not wanting to miss a bite. it was a short boat ride to some great fishing spots where we were able to catch a few fish and buy fresh shrimp right off the boats. The house was incredible and had more than enough room for our family, although we didn't spend much time inside because the outside was setup perfectly to spend quality time with each other. Just started getting the hang of the ring game right before we left... Very nice place! Thanks a lot!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun for all!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for our whole family. The boys enjoyed fishing and us girls enjoyed sitting in the shade watching the baby play in the sprinkler. It was great having a kitchen to cook for all of us instead of trying to figure out where to eat or spending too much money. The owners are great and when we did have some trouble they were quick to make it right. We look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great getaway!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time fishing and taking out kayaks out on the water. I caught lots of crab from the pier. Wish we had the full use of the pier and light, but it was still perfect for us. I especially liked laying on the hammock and looking at the stars. The house was very nice and clean! It had everything we neede. We had a nice, relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Palacios Muni
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Omar's Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Palacios Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several Restaurants in Palacios
Car: necessary

Matagorda beach is about a 45-50 minute drive by car!


Rates & Availability

Palacios House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, Hunting & Holiday Season
Sep 6 2016 - Mar 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $350
House cleaning $100
Tax Rate 7.0%

All summer holidays require a minimum 3 night stay which include the following holidays: Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day. This is a separate charge that will need to be mailed directly to the owners. **•CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS – Refunds are only given under emergency situations, verification provided to Owner and with at least 30 days notice. Upon notice Homeowner will list the place for rent in the rental dates. If the unit is rented then a refund will be issued for the security/reservation deposit or rental amount if pre-paid.
All rentals 25 days or longer are required to pay ALL utilities!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Palacios House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , Shower is next to stainless steel counter which has sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bunkroom - 4 twin/ single , sleeps 4
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps 3
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Due to frozen pipes breaking because of the hard freeze our house is not rentable at this time. Please inquiry about future rental dates! Thank you! Posted on January 14th,

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