We had a very fun time at the house and highly recommend it. We were two families - one with two small children and a baby, the other with two small children and two babies. One family slept upstairs, one down, but you could just as easily load all the kids downstairs.
The house is in fantastic shape. All the beds were very comfortable and the sheets and towels were fresh. The A/C and fans did a great job keeping us cool. The kitchen / family room upstairs is a nice gathering area. The kitchen is well stocked. The TV / game room downstairs had some fun games that the kids enjoyed.
Out back, we used both the gas and charcoal grills, and ate outside each night using the two tables. The deck is nearly new and has no wear or splintering to watch out for. The kayaks and paddleboat were a huge hit, and the dock has good new bumpers to protect our boat while tied up alongside. Plenty of driveway space for whatever you need, including two to four cars plus a boat trailer.
The canal is about five feet deep with a nice clean sandy bottom, so everyone had fun dipping in to cool off and play. It's a quiet canal and about a 15 minute boat ride over to Rockport beach, the waterskiing and tubing area inside Little Bay, or out the channel to Aransas Bay. Each trip out and back, the kids got to see dolphins, pelicans and other interesting wildlife. One of the large coastal birds stood on the dock and fished each night using the underwater dock light as a helper.
The house is pretty compact in the bedrooms and bathrooms, but in the common area gathering places where it counts most, the house is spacious, and the quality and upkeep of the house plus the fantastic outdoor space, made it well worth it. Our cost was a little steep for a three night long weekend because it’s a five night minimum in summertime…if you intend to stay four or five nights, I think it’s a home run.
That is more detailed of a review than I’d normally give, but the house just recently changed hands; the old owner had lots of five star reviews logged but they all got deleted. The new owner has kept the house exactly as it was when it gathered all those prior excellent reviews, and the new owner was easy and responsive to any questions. Thanks, Pete