TEXAS COURT HOUSE - WATERFRONT HOME W/ PRIVATE PIER, FISHING, BOATING, RELAXING

Tim & Rosa Raub

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
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TEXAS COURT HOUSE - WATERFRONT HOME W/ PRIVATE PIER, FISHING, BOATING, RELAXING

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5 bedroom w/ 2 Master Suites, 3 baths, 2 full kitchens, sleeps 12 +

If you want dolphin watching, birding, swimming, boating, fishing or watching the sun set, we have it!

We are KID and PET FRIENDLY! Our house is located on Caranchua Bay near Port Lavaca, Texas, halfway between Houston and Corpus Christi. The Texas Court House is a luxurious 2 story 5 bdrm home covered in Texas Hill-Country Limestone - a unique design found nowhere on the Texas Coast - with a private 200 ft. lighted pier. It has 2 full kitchens - 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs & 2 full Master Suites upstairs with an oversized tiled shower and large jacuzzi tub in EACH Master Bath. The 3 bedrooms downstairs are good sized with one doubling as a gameroom with foosball and air hockey! There is a big screen TV and DVD player with DVDs plus a game system with games. We have a play set out back and kids toys on site. Bring your Boat. There is no commercial fishing in Caranchua Bay so fishing is GOOD! Port Lavaca is close by with a sandy beach, museums and shopping. Don't forget the Dolphins!

Fishing and Boating: Right out the front door is Caranchua Bay and your own 200 ft. lighted pier with direct access to the water. Caranchua Bay is full of redfish, shark, trout, flounder, pompano, gafftops, whiting, croakers, sheepheads & drum. There is no commercial fishing in the Bay so fishing is GOOD!

Bring your boat! There is a boat launch nearby and you can tie it up to our pier. Also, with your boat, you have easy access to Matagorda Bay, considerd by all to have some of the best fishing on the Texas Coast!

Wildlife and Birding: For the wildlife enthusiast, there is an abundance of wildlife in the area. With a deer feeder out back, you can see deer, raccoon, possum, turkey and other wild animals. Dolphin are seen almost every day from the pier!

For the birding enthusiast, this area is teaming with a large variety of bird species including Black-necked Stilts, Ibis, Rosette Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Gull and Tern species, Least Turns, Rails and Snipe, wintering Geese, Sandhill Cranes and White-tailed Hawks. You might even see endangered peregrine falcons, wood storks or brown pelicans.

There is the Aransas Wildlife Refuge nearby with the VERY rare and endangered North American Whooping Crane. There are just over 100 of this bird special alive today and they are right in the area.

The Texas Court House is actually located on a Birding loop of the Great Texas Birding Trail. There are multiple Birding Sites withing a short drive from The Texas Court House.

We speak Spanish. Se habla Espanol. Good for European or British holiday let or holiday rental.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Tim & Rosa Raub

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks spanish, english
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When renting from us, you are not dealing with an impersonal management company but with the actual owners. This is our dream house. We have equipped it how we like it and LOVE to share it with other people.

Tim & Rosa Raub purchased this house in 2007

We have been all up and down the Texas Coast.There is not another location like Port Alto. It is a tight knit, unincorporated community with about 100 homes. Many are occupied with full time residents who are some of the friendliest people around. They drive golf carts around the roads and wave to everyone they see. Truly an undiscovered gem, Port Alto is on a 3 mile wide bay with fabulous views in all directions. We guarantee you will LOVE The Texas Court House!

The Texas Hill Country limestone make this a unique and luxurious house. The house was dubbed 'The Court House' by the local soon after it was built because of the way it looked. We bought it from the original owners/builders. They were two brothers who made two identical Master Suites for each of them upstairs as well as many other personal touches. The house was a labor of love when it was built and when we continued the upgrades after it was purchased by us.

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
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Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
Edna, Texas
5

TEXAS COURT HOUSE - HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
My siblings and I stayed at this remarkable home from July 18 through July 26. The Texas Court House is more than the owners advertise. It is truly a home away from home. The home was very clean and well furnished. The atmosphere of this retreat fit all of our needs ranging from true fishing experiences to fun with the little ones on the play ground equipment out back. We watched beautiful sunsets and sunrises on the pier. The porpoises came within 20 feet of the pier several times, entertaining all that were present. We launched our boat at a nearby boat ramp and enjoyed the experience of the bay in many ways. We followed several porpoises, watching them majestically play in the water. We found a sand beach just a few miles out in the bay that yielded a playground for the little ones and fishing for the older ones. The house was furnished with everything that one could dream of from games to home entertainment systems. There was more than adequate room to prepare a meal for more than 20 individuals without having to rush or get in each other's way. The beds were comfortable to all. There is a small beach just at the start of the pier, which provided hours of fun and enjoyment for the little ones to collect shells and play in the water. Their were kayaks to be used by the guests, but the wind was a little too strong most of the days for unexperienced kayakers to attempt. We visited with several of the locals and learned when the fish were biting and where to go in the boat. Our entire family created wonderful memories during this stay. To say the least, this is truly a magnificent location to rent, very reasonably priced and strategically located to obtain all of your personal needs. Thank-you for allowing us to rent the Texas Court House. See you next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
Conroe, TX, USA
5

EXCELLENT VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
We all had an excellent time at this beautiful vacation home. The home with its beautiful decor was squeaky clean, and came well-equipped with towels, extra blankets, pillows, kitchen utensils, video games, DVDs, fishing rods and even kayaks. Kids and adults had a blast at the private pier. We went fishing, kayaking and got to see the dolphins!! We also want to leave an extra word of thanks to the kind owners and their very trustworthy housekeeper who found the Kindle that we left at the property by mistake, kept it in safe custody until they were able to deliver it in safe hands. What an incredibly fabulous vacation we all had!!! We'd love to come back again!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
Rice, Tx
5

FAMILY OF 22 THANKSGIVING VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in your house for Thanksgiving break 2013 with around 22 people. Most of which were teenagers and below. We had so much fun and made so many memories. The house was so nice. Plenty of rooms for all the adults ( kids slept here and there, different place every night). Beds were comfortable. Plenty of tvs and game systems for the kids to play. Kitchen table was huge, may of nights playing games with the kids and meals. Neighbors were friendly. Never found the alligator, guess it was too cold for him too. Not hard to get back into town for shopping and eating. We took the kids down the the canal off 35 and fished all day caught plenty of fish. Will recommend your place to all my friends or anyone that wants to vacation in the area.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
Groves, TX
5

ALAN JACKSON

  • 5 of 5
Great property, truly is an oasis on the bay. The owner Tim took great care of us. We look forward to coming back in the future.
  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
5

A WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
The neighborhood is very quiet.. It is in the perfect spot. We celebrated Thanksgiving there with our family.. Lots of fishing and lots of memories. The kids loved it as well. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
business
Texas Court House - Waterfront Home w/ Private Pier, Fishing, Boating, Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p176985
361 633-9678 633-9857
Port Lavaca Texas Gulf Coast
5

BEST FAMILY REUNION EVER

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 14, stayed in this beautiful home from July 21 through July 27. From the time we arrived until the morning we left we were impressed with the fact that this house was equipped with more features and cooking/eating utensils that anyone could wish for. Not to mention the two kitchens, one up and one down made food prep for a large group much easier. Bring your food and clothes that's all you will need. Everyone enjoyed the fishing off the lighted pier, especially the kids, most of the fish were small but caught many different types. We have rented other homes in the past along the gulf and all were nice, but this home is outstanding. We will visit it again. Thanks to Tim and his family for allowing us to visit their home. We will not soon forget our best family reunion ever. Oh, don't forget you will need a fishing license if you are 17 or over.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Houston Hobby Airport
Car: recommended

Texas is warm and humid in this area. Texas is viewed as dry and arid with Cattle Ranches. Maybe in West Texas, but since Texas is the size of France, it has many areas of climate and fauna. Our House is located on the coastal plains -- a flat area which is warm in the summer and quite mild in the winter. The photos in the listing were taken in late October and show the still-green Vegetation. From the back deck of the house, you can see for 10 mi. or more.

Port Lavaca is a wonderful place with many activities. With some of the best fishing anywhere right out your front door, you might not want to go anyplace else. However, if you do want to venture out, there is a 9 hole golf course nearby with green fees under $30.00. Also, a nice, clean beach with very little wave action for the kids is close. Day trips can be made to the Gulf for surfing or deep sea fishing. Nearby is the Aransas Wildlife Refuge with the VERY rare and endangered North American Whooping Crane.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Bird Watching, dolphin watching, boating, Taking in the incredible view

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Port Lavaca House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Cleaning USD100

Notes

  • Fall Season Sep 10, 2013 -Nov. 31, 2013 $2200wk, $1200wkend, $450nt, 3 Night Min.

    Off Peak Dec. 1, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014, $2000wk, $1200 wkend, $400nt, 2 Nights Min.

    Holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years at Peak Rate - Weekly
    Rental Pref.

    Spring Season March 1, 2014 - May 23, 2014 $2500wk, $1350wkend, $450nt, 3 Night Min.

    Summer Season May 24, 2013 - Sep 9, 2013 $2900wk, $500nt, 3 Night Minimum

    Fall Season Sep 10, 2014 -Nov. 31, 2014 $2200wk, $1350wkend, $450nt, 3 Night Min.

    Off Peak Dec. 1, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015, $2000wk, $1200 wkend, $400nt, 2 Nights Min.

    Add $125.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

    Add 6% Tax to all Rentals
  • Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Money Orders accepted - Personal Checks Accepted on a Limited Basis

    6% Tax for Rentals less than 30 days

    $125.00 Cleaning Fee Required

    $50 Non-Refundable Pet Fee per Pet

    $400 Reservation Deposit Required which will be applied to rental rate.

    Credit Card Required for Security Deposit.

Amenities

Port Lavaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath #1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Master Bath #2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each upstairs master bath has a 2-person Jacuzzi tub in the bath plus a large tiled shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master #1 - 1 king
    Master #2 - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • We have Three Master bedrooms. Each master has a view of the ocean. One master downstairs and Two master suites upstairs - Each with a 2-person Jacuzzi tub in the bath plus a large tiled shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf Clubs
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing