This house is perfect for a relaxing family getaway. We were there for 6 nights in July. This is our second family vacation here in the last few years and since the last time, our family has grown. However, we definitely did not outgrow this house. This time around we had 14 people (10 adults and 4 kids) and it never felt crowded. It has four private bedrooms, each with a full bath, which gives everyone the privacy they need (when needed). There is also a loft style bedroom with two bunk beds and trundles that is perfect for kids.
The house has endless natural light wherever you go giving it a great coastal feel. The open areas are very spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you’ll need to prepare whatever meals you want. We utilized it thoroughly during our stay and there never was a time we didn’t have what we needed. The standalone ice machine was a very nice touch. No matter how hard we tried, we never ran out of ice.
The views are amazing from the front and back. From the front, you look straight out into the bay with no obstructions. The house has a private pier with benches at the end we utilized numerous times to watch the sunset. There is also an outdoor sitting area right outside the living room which was perfect for enjoying morning coffee. It is well shaded which is key during hot Texas summers. Because there are no obstructions between the bay and the house, there is a constant ocean breeze. I bring this up because that is not the case in the interior streets. We took numerous walks with the kids and that breeze is nonexistent once you trail off the private drive into the interior streets.
The back deck is great for fishing and as others have noted, you don’t have to try hard to get a bite which is great for all. You can even catch crab if you dare. There is an underwater deck light that you can use to watch fish at night.
We made many trips to the public Rockport beach which was very nice. If you are like me, you probably have reservations of calling any Texas beach “nice”. This is the only exception I’ve encountered. It is well maintained and cleaned daily. There was no seaweed or trash to speak of. The ocean bottom is very soft, stays shallow for a long way, and the waves are very calm which makes it a perfect beach for children. We had 14 to 18 month olds and a four year old and they all had a great time. Fun for all ages!
We can’t wait to come back!