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Located in Rockport on popular Copano Bay with private pier and boat dock

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Exceptional Waterfront Home-- 5 Bedroom 4 Bath with gameroom

Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Mad Dog Fin and Feather has undergone a total remodel--literally from top to bottom. The house now has a covered deck on the third floor, all appliances and furniture are new (except for some minor exceptions) including TV's (something everyone has been asking for) on all 3 floors. We have added another bedroom along with a great room downstairs. Both of the AC's for the second and third floors have been replaced and 3 mini split units have been added to the downstairs (another request by others). All bathrooms have undergone a total remodeling and the kitchen as well with new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances! As for the fishing--is has better than ever on the new 165 foot pier with T-Head and we have added a new fishing deck/dock on the channel. We have completed our remodel and I will continue to update this site with new pictures. We are currently up and running. I'd like to give a special thanks to all those who have contacted me and expressed their support and best wishes immediately following the hurricane--it was a very trying time and so sad not only for me but for all of those with homes and businesses in the Rockport area. We are looking forward to a happy reunion with all of you and I know that you won't be disappointed with the newly renovated, completely remodeled and totally updated Mad Dog -- Fin and Feather!!

Please check out our newest Mad Dog property on picturesque Lake LBJ VRBO Listing #1110647

Best Wishes and May God Bless!!


Welcome to the " Mad Dog Fin and Feather" located in picturesque Copano Bay. My home offers some of the best fishing and bird watching on the Texas Gulf Coast. Combine this with the awesome sunsets and smell of the fresh salt air and you will never want to leave. This spacious home has three living quarters. There is an upstairs (third floor) "Captains Quarters" with private En Suite including a Jacuzzi Tub,Shower and extra large closet with its own balcony overlooking the bay. The second floor includes two bedrooms, each with its own En Suite, a large fully furnished kitchen and dining area, a great room and a game room with pool table. The downstairs living area is newly remodeled and has two bedrooms one with a bunk bed full and twin (Matey's Room) and one with two queen sized beds (Mermaid Room). The downstairs bath has been remodeled and expanded to include an extra large Rain Shower). There is also a Cabana Room which has a large screen TV and two bar tables and chairs along with a cabana bar and buffet. The remainder of the downstairs includes a washroom and 2 car garage and workshop with ample parking outside..

My home has a new fishing pier and a separate boat dock ( both equipped with new green lights). Catching the "Texas Grand Slam" a Flounder, a Speckled Trout and a Red Fish from this pier is not uncommon. I have fished all around the Texas Gulf Coast and this is absolutely the best fishing pier that I have ever fished. There is a BBQ pit waterside with a couple of rod holders to fish the channel for Reds while you smell the Brisket and drink some Texas Tea while listening to your favorite beach tunes.

Yes my house has Direct TV and I also have WiFi---- however I suggest turning off the TV and Computer. Put away those cell phones and learn to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with each sunrise and sunset.

More Details

Mike Deodati
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Mike Deodati

I am a "Native Texan" I have been fishing the Texas Gulf Coast since I was old enough to walk and my first memory of fishing was on the Rockport Jetty in 1958 at the age of five.

Mike Deodati purchased this house in 2015

Why Mike Deodati chose Rockport

I have fished in the Amazon for Peacock Bass, the Mexico Coast for Dolphin, the Alaska streams for Salmon the Argentina rivers for Dorado, Canada for Northern Pike and Walleye and the Texas lakes for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass,White Bass, Crappie and Catfish. However, there is nothing like the Texas Gulf Coast anywhere in the world. And I can honestly say that I have never had more fun fishing anywhere than from my pier on the MD Fin and Feather.

What makes this house unique

When I was 12, I remember my parents fishing in Copano Bay from a pier located at Rattlesnake point. My dad said that this was his favorite place to fish and I can remember mom and dad telling stories about all the fish they caught from this pier.

This very same pier (the old Puzzi's Pier) now the famous Redfish Lodge, was on the property adjacent and across the channel from the MD Fin and Feather and was blown away in one of the many hurricanes some 20 plus years earlier.

When I saw this house for sale and the location--I could not resist.


Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Captains Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    First Mates Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Matey's and Mermaid Bath - toilet , shower , Extra large Rain Shower
    Matey's Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Captains Quarters - 1 king , Top Floor
    First Mate Quarters - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own deck and view of the bay
    Matey's Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , Second Floor
    Mermaid - 2 queen , Downstairs
    The Downstairs Matey's Bedroom - 1 bunk bed , First Floor
  • The Captains Quarters Bedroom is separated from the rest of the house and has very large bath with Jacuzzi Tub and Shower and double sinks. There is also a private deck "Crows Nest" with 180% views of the bay (Watch for the lighthouse at night) The First Mate Quarters is located on the second floor with a bath directly off the hallway and has a balcony view. The Maties Bunk is also located on the second floor with an on suite bath. The Mother In Law Bedroom is located on the first floor and it also has its own on suite.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Located in Rockport on popular Copano Bay with private pier and boat dock
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 38 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The water view from the great room is awesome. Great fishing at night with the green lights.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is great, it has a ton of space. The fishing pier was great for fishing at night. Would definitely recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Our favorite place to stay in Rockport!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second summer to spend a week at this property. We have spent lots of time in Rockport over the years, and this is our favorite place to stay. The updates and remodeling make it even better! There's plenty of room for 3 generations of our family. It was great to have two rooms and a full bath on the bottom floor for our parents. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets and caught 30+ speckled trout keepers (and many more fish that we threw back) off the end of the lighted pier. We also caught 2 stone crabs and 6 blue crabs. The new boat dock with fish cleaning station along the canal side was great for catching bait fish in the mornings and cleaning our keepers. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic fishing and amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome vacation! The house is beautiful with plenty of room for everyone. We’ve been coming to Rockport for many, many years and have NEVER caught as many fish as we did EVERY night from the pier!! We are already planning our vacation next summer!

Thanks Mike for answering all of my questions and sharing your beautiful house! :)

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fishing and family memories made

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful comfortable house. Love all the luxuries of not being at home . Great views and good location . Tv in downstairs double Queen room would be my only add.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home . . . Great Fishing . . . Great Views

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Mike for working so hard to add so many nice features to your home and pier. Rockport is recovering steadily from the storm and folks like you are leading the "charge". We loved your home and especially loved the location. Those Bay views are spectacular. We caught allot of fish and more "keepers" than at any other property we've rented over the past 30 years. The only suggestion that we have is to add a light at the end of the pier for getting those fish off the hook at night. Again, we loved your home. That wrap around porch is awesome. See you next year.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Rockport Airport, Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rockport Beach
Car: necessary

Things to check out while staying at the Mad Dog Fin and Feather

1. Rockport Beach

2. Goose Island State Park

3. Texas Maritime Museum

4. Rockport Art Center

5. Aquarium at Rockport Harbor

6. Winery on the Bay

7. Memorial Park

8. Windway Gallery

9. Day Spa

10.Deep Sea Fishing

11.Fulton Mansion Tours

11.Bay Fishing

12.Local Art Shops in downtown Rockport

13.Local Antique Shops

14.Alligator Watching Tours

15.Bird Watching Tours

16.Sea Food Restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.