Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Matagorda County getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Matagorda County with a stay in a private vacation home. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Matagorda County

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Matagorda County has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Rio Colorado Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Wilderness Golf Course (29.7 mi / 47.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Matagorda County

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Matagorda County is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Matagorda County Birding and Nature Center (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Matagorda Beach (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Riverfront Park (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Cedar Creek (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Le Tulle Park (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Riverside Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)

What are the top vacation rentals in Matagorda County?

From upmarket houses to basic log cabins, Vrbo has properties to suit all sorts of tastes and budgets. Pack your bags and check out these top vacation rentals in Matagorda County:

  • "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier": This Palacios rental comes with 3 bedrooms and is rated highly among guests. Conveniences such as heating and a beach help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Pelican Point - Just Steps From The Beach": Put your luggage down and your weary feet up at this sought-after getaway in Matagorda. It features 3 bedrooms, a coffee grinder, cookware, dishware and utensils and more.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Matagorda County?

For an out-of-the-box experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Matagorda County. We warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be hard to resist!

  • Take a few days off to clear your mind at "Tiny House - Tall Cotton - In A Rural Setting 34 Miles From Austin". Located in Spicewood, a dishwasher and internet services are a couple of amenities on offer here.
  • "Holiday Acres Tiny House On Wheels" has many conveniences, including air conditioning and a microwave oven. Located in Houston, you'll be able to live big in this small but cleverly designed home.

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

Whether you're organizing a family get-together, a dreamy break for two or a few nights away on your own, we've got weekend getaways in Matagorda County to suit. Throw some clothes into an overnight bag and stay at one of these favorite escapes:

  • "Beach Daze - Cute And Cozy Beach House" - Located in Matagorda, there's no shortage of wonderful stuff to see and do on the doorstep of this rental. Handy amenities like beach sun loungers and air conditioning are the cherry on top of the cake!
  • "Lazy Daze - Awesome Front Row Beach House" - This is another terrific place where you can kick back and relax for the weekend. Take advantage of a kitchen, pet-friendly services and more during your short and sweet stay at this Matagorda property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Matagorda County?

Studio apartments may be on the small side, but it's difficult to top their convenient locations and budget-friendly price tags. Whether you're traveling alone or it's just the two of you, consider one of these welcoming studio apartments in Matagorda County:

  • "Coastal Cottage Barndominum - Studio Apartment In 20s Barn" in Palacios packs loads of handy amenities into its single space, including free WiFi and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, use "Casa De La Costa - On Beach Front Dr" as a base to discover the area around you. This appealing option is in Matagorda and offers a garden and shopping.

Can I find short term rentals in Matagorda County?

Book yourself an inexpensive cabin or live life large in a luxury condo. Vrbo has a great range of short-term rentals for your getaway to Matagorda County. Have a look at these options for inspiration:

  • Located close to the heart of Matagorda, "Beach Daze - Cute And Cozy Beach House" is perfect for a short-term stay. Unpack your bags and then explore all the top sights around the area.
  • Another centrally located option is "Lazy Daze - Awesome Front Row Beach House" in Matagorda. Whether you're just passing through or making the most of a long weekend, this comfortable vacation rental will make you feel right at home.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Matagorda County?

A romantic weekend getaway in Matagorda County is a surefire way to feed the flame of passion. Light a fancy candle, take your sweetie by the hand and get set to watch the sparks fly at one of these properties:

  • "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier" in Palacios was just made for lurrrve. It's full of nice touches, including a restaurant dining guide and air conditioning.
  • Another attractive option is "Pelican Point - Just Steps From The Beach" in Matagorda. Enjoy amenities here including a nearby marina and shopping facilities, as well as each other's company.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Matagorda County?

When it comes to planning a vacation, the more people the merrier. If you're searching for a getaway with enough space for friends and family, one of these large group vacation rentals in Matagorda County will tick your boxes:

  • "Spacious Home On Caney Creek With Guest Cabin": With 4 bedrooms, everyone can join the fun at this sought-after getaway in Sargent. A firepit and a nearby river are just some of the amenities offered here.
  • "Reel Time" Beautiful, Luxury Home With Guest Cottage On Caney Creek": You'll get your crew's nod of approval at this Sargent option which features a garden, a nearby river and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily house any large group.

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

In Matagorda County, you'll find lots of house rentals where you can make every day a pool day. Having a splashing great time will be your highest priority at one of these top-rated getaways:

  • The pool at "Beach Daze - Cute And Cozy Beach House" is guaranteed to add a whole new dimension of fun to your vacation. Located in Matagorda, this rental house also features a dining table and a TV.
  • Relax beside the water while the kids splash about at "Lazy Daze - Awesome Front Row Beach House". This property in Matagorda features a range of conveniences to keep your guests comfy, such as a nearby bay and a toaster.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Matagorda County?

There's nothing like travel to bring your family together, but first, you need to find a space where the magic can happen. These large family vacation rentals in Matagorda County come with all the room you need to stretch out and relax with your loved ones:

  • Located in Palacios, "Valyn's Landing; Exclusive Bayhouse On The Water With Private Lighted Pier" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Some of the handy amenities here include pet-friendly facilities and a nearby laundromat.
  • "Best View On Caney Creek" in Bay City is another terrific choice. You'll be able to invite up to 8 people to this charming escape which offers 3 bedrooms, outdoor furniture, a kitchen and more.

Can I find family cabin rentals in Matagorda County?

Roast marshmallows over a roaring fire and enjoy a round of parlor games. These cabins in Matagorda County are terrific bases to spend some quality family time:

  • "Newly Restored Family Cabin With A Relaxing Charm" - Located in Palestine, this cozy getaway provides amenities such as childrens activities and a kitchen.
  • "Picturesque Luxury Mountain Cabin | Private Ranch | Storybook Texas | A+ Views" - Conveniences like a garden and childrens activities also make this a popular choice with families. Head to this Two Creeks cabin and soak in the surrounding nature.

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