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Book a vacation rental for your Matagorda getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Matagorda with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

More than sand and surf in Matagorda

Of course, it’s not all about the beach in Matagorda. Golfers can head to the Palacios and Rio Colorado Golf Courses to sharpen their game, while those who want a culture fix will find a generous helping of nostalgia at the Matagorda County Museum and Children’s Museum. If souvenir hunting is high on your must-do list, a trip to wider Matagorda County to explore retail hotspots such as Bay City’s Historic Downtown Square and Palacios Main Street won’t disappoint. Annual events such as the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show round off the list of attractions.


Outdoor pleasures in Matagorda

Family fun comes easily here. Enjoy lazy afternoons in the sun, building sandcastles on the beach or hunting for treasures from seashells and driftwood to ancient Spanish coins. You can take things up a notch by taking to the waters on a kayaking tour or bust your best moves on a board in the swell around the river mouth and out on Matagorda Bay. If you like to fish, trout and redfish can be caught direct from the beach, although plentiful fishing charters into the Gulf means that there’s no excuse not to aim a little bigger. Cook what you catch in the comfort of your Matagorda vacation rental.


Lengthy summers in Matagorda

Summer in Matagorda lasts longer than you might expect, with months from May through October all coming up trumps with temperatures in the 80s. That doesn’t mean you should avoid spending the winter here, as temperatures tend to remain mild throughout the year. The comfortable climate make a visit to this hub of outdoor activity a year-round possibility. Matagorda vacation rentals are always readily available, although you may find the prices rise a little over the warmest months and you should plan to book early if you want to enjoy a home with a pool.

Natural features

Adventure around every corner

The Matagorda Bay area, which encompasses part of the Gulf of Mexico, plays host to an array of wildlife, many of which can be viewed at the Matagorda Bay Nature Park. Hunting for waterfowl, feral hogs, and alligators is permitted on scheduled hunt days and kayak excursions are available throughout the summer. If watching wildlife is on your agenda, the Mad Island-Oyster Lake conservation area on the Bay’s eastern shore rewards visitors with the chance to view over 300 species of birds. Still more adventure awaits, seemingly around every corner, along more than 50 miles of unblemished coastline, and hundreds of secluded bayous and creeks.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Matagorda?

Whether you're seeking a cozy escape for you and your sweetheart or somewhere spacious to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Matagorda. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Make use of handy extras like a toaster and a water park at "Ocean's Edge - Ocean Front Custom Home In Pointe West". Located around 60 miles from Matagorda, this unique option has 5 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another enticing choice is "Beachfront 4bdr - 3 Kings - /3 Bath", which is around 50 miles from Matagorda. Offering 4 bedrooms, games and internet services, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Matagorda vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Matagorda?

There's nothing like a short break to recharge your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and settle into one of these top weekend getaways in and near Matagorda:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Pelican Point - Just Steps From The Beach", which is around 6 miles to the south of central Matagorda. There's lots of adventure and nature to keep you happy here. Try some sailing and surfing and boogie boarding or simply take in the sights of Riverside Park and Clive Runnells Family Mad Island Marsh Preserve.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "Beach Daze - Cute And Cozy Beach House". Stay in and enjoy its comforts, or head out for some hiking and biking and sailing. When it's time to explore more of the area, organize a visit to Matagorda Beach and City by the Sea Museum. This fantastic vacation rental is around 6 miles south of Matagorda.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Matagorda?

Yes, you can. If you're tracking down a small but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties exude charm and are often situated in the center of town. Take a look at the following options in or near Matagorda:

  • Chill by yourself or take a buddy along to "Casa De La Costa - On Beach Front Dr". You'll have loads of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including coffee and tea making facilities and an oven.
  • An equally fantastic option is "Coastal Cottage Barndominum - Studio Apartment In 20s Barn". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is filled with useful amenities like a smart TV, a boat and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Matagorda?

Whether you're seeking a cottage for you and a pal or a condo big enough for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Matagorda. These retreats are an ideal base for a flying visit:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's hard to beat "Spacious Resort Home With Lake And Bayfront With Beach Views In Pointe West Resort". It's near the center of Matagorda, along with countless things to see and do.
  • "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why many guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Matagorda?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you'd like to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetie, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Matagorda that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier". Located approximately 14 miles from Matagorda, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including outdoor furniture and a nearby marina.
  • "Dolphins, Fishing And Fun With Lighted Pier" is another option that'll woo you. It's approximately 30 miles from Matagorda and comes with shopping facilities and outdoor furniture.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Matagorda?

Share your vacation and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an epic getaway with your best friends or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Matagorda:

  • A wealth of amenities including a garden and a kitchen make "Dolphins, Fishing And Fun With Lighted Pier" a top pick for groups. This sprawling property has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 people. From the center of Matagorda, it's around 30 miles away to the west.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Spacious Home On Caney Creek With Guest Cabin" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the east of Matagorda, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Matagorda?

A pool is often a must-have amenity for any unforgettable vacation. Enjoy hours of entertainment frolicking about or simply unwinding by the water at one of these rejuvenating escapes in or near Matagorda:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool retreats is "Beach Daze - Cute And Cozy Beach House". Traveling families will feel at home here, with amenities like childrens activities and nearby birdwatching activities also at hand.
  • Another awesome option is "Lazy Daze - Awesome Front Row Beach House". There's loads to love about this vacation home apart from its pool, such as nearby ecotour services and childrens activities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Matagorda?

A family getaway should be all about spending time together and sharing new experiences. If you're searching for a home away from home that'll fit your whole gang, check out these large family vacation rentals in and around Matagorda:

  • Located around 14 miles west of Matagorda, "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier" sleeps up to 8 guests over 3 bedrooms. As well as plenty of space to sprawl out, amenities include a barbecue grill and childrens activities.
  • "Dolphins, Fishing And Fun With Lighted Pier" is another excellent option with 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 20 guests. Offering lots of creature comforts like a dishwasher and a kitchen, you'll find this property 30 miles west of Matagorda.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Matagorda?

Get away from the hustle and bustle and treat the people you love to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Matagorda and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "New Renovated Bay City Cabin With On" - This popular getaway offers a toaster and a fridge and is located about 20 miles east of central Matagorda.
  • "Cabin - - Rv1 - Paradise In Sargent, Texas. Saltwater Canal" - Another terrific choice, this cabin comes with cable/satellite TV services, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 20 miles to the east of Matagorda.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Matagorda vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Matagorda?

Add some luxury to your vacation by booking a place with a private indoor pool. These gorgeous large houses in or near Matagorda have a swimming space that's just for you, as well as plenty of room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • Invite your closest friends over for a refreshing paddle around at "Villa Del Sol On The Bay Resort Chic Private Elevator As Seen On Top Chef S19". This rental has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 12 people. A nearby waterfront and a garden are other things to love about this place.
  • Another enticing option is "Villa Paradise Fabulous Beach Views". With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you can invite your entire gang to stay, hang out and swim. A swimming pool and a beach view are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Matagorda vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.