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Paul Hudson

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Spacious Bayfront Home with Great Views & Private Fishing Pier

24 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Key Allegro House Rental Photos and Description

House: 5 Bedrooms with 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16)

This family-friendly luxury 5 bedroom/4.5 bath home is truly exceptional! Located on a prestigious private drive on Key Allegro Island, this special place provides a quiet comfortable retreat where you and your family and friends can relax and play. Enjoy fishing from our private pier in Aransas Bay across from your front door. Dock your boat in the canal behind the house where the kids can swim. Or hire a local guide to take you fishing in the many nearby bays or the Gulf of Mexico. Sip your morning coffee on the pier or our benches 10 feet from the edge of the bay beside our large bronze sailfish, or in the palm garden just outside the living room. Savor sunsets from the 2nd story front balcony or the large back porch. Snuggle up in front of the fireplace. Soak up the serenity from inside this well-lit and airy home with vaulted ceilings and large glass windows both front and back! Dine out at one of many outstanding nearby restaurants or cook in using the large, well-appointed kitchen with island and bars on both sides. If you want to stay at one of the nicest properties on the Texas Gulf Coast, this is is the house for you! I look forward to hearing from you.

New private fishing pier was completed June 2011.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paul Hudson (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul Hudson

Paul Hudson was born and raised in Austin and has lived there all his life with the exception of one year in Brazil and 4 ½ years at Texas A&M University in College Station. In addition to a B.B.A. from Texas A&M in Business Computer Science, he holds a M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, with specialization in real estate and finance. Immediately after graduation from UT in 1989, Paul started a consulting business, which has evolved into a commercial real estate firm now known as Hudson Properties, Inc. Paul holds a Texas Real Estate Broker license, as well as a Texas Loan Officer license. He is a member of the Austin Board of Realtors, the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors and the Commercial Leasing Brokers Association.

Paul is very active in the community where he has served in various capacities including President (and several other leadership positions) of the Westlake Rotary Club, Chairman of the Westlake Rotary Club Foundation, and President of the Capital City Toastmasters. He is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Class of 2003.

Paul has served in many leadership roles at First United Methodist Church of Austin, including Lay Leader, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Property Committee and Co-Chair of a $3,100,000 Capital campaign. He is currently a member of St. Johns United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Board of Trustees and as member of the Companions Sunday School Class.

In addition to his work, community service and church responsibilities, Paul enjoys playing the guitar, singing, songwriting, and many outdoor activities including coaching soccer and baseball, boating, fishing, snow skiing, hiking, and generally spending quality time with his wife and three children.

Paul Hudson purchased this house in 1999

Why Paul Hudson chose Rockport

We owned a smaller house in Rockport since 1979 and have always loved the atmosphere of the town. Key Allegro is the most vibrant community in Rockport and this house in particular is stunningly beautiful and comfortable – open and airy – it just has a wonderful feel. It was way above our price range, but once we saw it, we couldn’t live without it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from email to owner: "You have a lovely home. Our stay was just what we have needed. Thank you for accommodating us. If we ever return with a larger group, I'll definitely look you up."
May 2015
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Spacious Bayfront Home with Great Views & Private Fishing Pier
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 56 reviews
5

Relax in Rockport

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 stayed at this property for 4 days, in early August, 2016 and simply loved it!. The stay was so very relaxing and to have the family together under one roof sitting directly one the bay was great. This property has it all, 5 bedrooms, sun room , great dining room looking over the water, wonderful kitchen (with commercial ice maker!) and the best great room ever. We loved the home and the area, we felt at home and welcomed, so much so we have already booked for 2017, for a week! Rockport is a great family vacation spot, with great weather, fishing from your own private pier, swimming in the very nice pool, great beaches, shopping and maybe best of all the food (great restaurants). I and my family would definitely recommend this property and this owner, to any family looking for a relaxing family vacation.

Steve R.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Steve, for this nice review! I agree - it's a great house in a great town. I'm headed there this weekend with my family and can't wait! Looking forward to having you back next year, this time for a whole week. Warm regards, Paul
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Best vacation rental so far!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, great location! The house is so nice that we did not feel going out. Private pier, kayaking and fishing in the backyard and beautiful sunset in the front yard with sea view noting more to ask 😄򑀮 The house has everything you want. Not a complain but would be nice to have a better cooking range and exhaust (my wife likes cooking on vacations) saying that this should not be a show stopper just something the owners may want to know for future upgrades 😄򑀮 overall 5 star living 👍𣐼􎿻👍𣐼􎿻. Will I go again? 100% yes

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm so glad your family had a great time. We would love to have you back!
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Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house for our family reunion/vacation. The house accommodated the whole group (13), ages 17 months to 81 years. Kayaking, fishing, swimming at the neighborhood pool, and just relaxing - it provided all. The house had just been cleaned and was waiting for us when we got there, and the kitchen provided everything we needed in the way of utensils, equipment, etc. The views were great, both front and back. I will definitely recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Glad y'all had a nice time and were able to enjoy so many of the amenities the house has to offer. Hope you'll visit again sometime.
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Bayfront Home and Private Fishing Pier

  • 5 of 5

This house was very spacious and nice. My family stayed there for a week. The kids had such a good time fishing off the back dock. We seen lots of Jellyfish and caught numerous fish. The bigger kids enjoyed the fishing pier. We caught numerous fish and two stingrays. We even had several dolphins come up to the fishing pier. The beach in Rockport was very nice and not crowded at all. We even went to Port Aransas for a day at the beach. The kids really enjoyed the ferry ride over and back. The house is in a very nice neighborhood. The kids took their bikes and rode up and down the street. We had such a good time and want to return again next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family had a good time! We would love to have y'all back again.
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Janet Forbes

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. I brought my 3 children, their spouses and my 8 grandchildren. Great time fishing, grilling, and just sitting outside watching the water and visiting. I moved away from Rockport 10 years ago so it really brought memories. I could see my old home from this property!! We were without electricity for 12 hours one day which was very uncomfortable, but this was AEP's fault. Plenty of space for everyone to move around in at all times. Thank you for a great spring break.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Janet, for this nice review. I am sorry that the power outage occurred during your stay but so glad that you and your family had a great time anyway. I look forward to having you back again! My family and I are headed back down there next month and I can hardly wait!
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Spacious house, perfect for a relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this beautiful home for 3 years in a row and just absolutely love it. It's incredibly spacious and everywhere you look there is somewhere to relax and make the most out of your vacation.

In the morning it was really nice to drink a cup of coffee out on the back porch to take in the breeze and the view. Even for those who choose to stay inside to drink their coffee you will still enjoy the same great view thanks to the large windows surrounding the front and back of the house. Another favorite morning ritual of mine was to take our 5 yr old and twin 2 yr olds for a stroll down the street in front of the house, taking in the perfect breeze that being right on the bay offers. Every walk we witnessed at least one crane fishing for breakfast. On the very last morning one of my daughters and I were especially lucky and spotted a porpoise swimming in the bay right in front of the house. We were literally standing in the driveway. It was amazing!

The house is really spacious, even allowing daytime naps and study breaks upstairs and in the master bedroom downstairs in the midst of 3 two year olds and a 5 yr old wreaking havoc through the main living areas. We also found the kid-friendly bunk-bed room upstairs to be a great place for the kids to wind down and relax with a cartoon break after a long day at the beach. Another big positive for us was that each bedroom has its own private bathroom which is huge for large, multi-family groups.

This house is a prime location for easy access to the grocery store, Walmart, seafood restaurants and most importantly, Rockport State Beach. Rockport State Beach is a great beach for all families but especially those with small children. There are playscapes, shaded beach huts, restrooms, and plenty of room for fun in the sand and water. We especially appreciated the calm waters, allowing even our youngest family members to enjoy swimming in the bay.

Looking forward to our next stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Charthouse
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rockport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Texas 35
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Charthouse
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Little Bay Ski Basin
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Rockport
Car: necessary

Fish on our private pier in our front yard, or at night over our submerged 'green ball' fishing light in the canal behind the house. The kids will love the calm beach and playscapes at the nearby Rockport beach park. While watching for dolphins, ride the ferry to Port Aransas and enjoy the expansive ocean beach and surf of the Gulf of Mexico. Or just relax down the street by the Key Allegro Island swimming pool and grab a bite at the marina restaurant. You are only 30 minutes from the State Aquarium and the USS Lexington aircraft carrier museum in Corpus Christi. Take a Whooping Crane tour at nearby Aransas Wildlife Refuge. Tour the historic Fulton Mansion just a few blocks away.

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Rates & Availability

Key Allegro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
2017 Spring Break
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
2017 Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
2017 Peak
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
2017 Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
2017 Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$975
$4,875
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$800
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Admin $150
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


Summer 2014 (May-Sep): $1200/night, $5600/week

Notes:
2 night minimum.
Cleaning is $150.00.
Taxes and fees total 18% and are NOT included in rental rates.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Pet policy: case by case consideration; $100 non-refundable fee

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Amenities

Key Allegro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 6 twin/ single , Loft has 2 sets of bunk beds with trundle beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Sleep # mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
House sits right on the bay and has a canal in the back that can accommodate a fishing boat. New private fishing pier with benches in front of house. There is no landline phone; bring your cell phone & charger!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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