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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bed, 3 Bath, Sleeps 11 incl 3 children , Full Kitchen Up, Kitchenette down.

Our beautiful vacation home is located in serene Port O'connor, Texas. It is across from a Marina in the exclusive Dolphin Point subdivision on West Commerce St. It has three bedrooms featuring a queen bed in each bedroom and a single bed in the living area, (also a sleeper sofa with air mattress). 55' TV (Directv Network with HD DVR) and pretty high speed internet connection WITH WI-FI. washer and dryer, and full-flow showers. Fully furnished including dishes/utensils. Boat and RV parking. Lockable garage. Easy walk to boat ramp.

Some of the greatest fishing on the coast. Best fishing is by boat, but there is a large, light public pier and rock jetties. There is a nice bay beach for the little ones. The area features one of the most diverse collection of birds in the world.


Winter Texans appreciate the warm temperatures, slow pace, and quiet. Wal-Mart, HEB and other shopping in Port Lavaca (about 25 miles). Good local eating

Elite Fishing Experiences and beaches: Port O'Connor offers some of the greatest fishing on the Texas Coast. It is not nearly as crowded as Port Aransas/Corpus Christi. There is none of the teenager hassle of South Padre and Port Aransas. Local fishing guides are available or you can bring your own boat. Surf fishing, pier fishing, and fishing off the bay jetties is popular without a boat. Matagorda Bay and Saluria Bayou are popular destinations. An abandoned Coast Guard station, washed away down to the concrete by a hurricane, is a popular attraction. There are ample wade fishing opportunities in the bays and back lakes. There are Gulf beaches accessible only by boat, and you may be the only one on that beach. If you want to get away from the crowds, this is your place in the sun. Literally. Ask my how to get there.

Amazing Bird Watching: If you're a bird watcher like me, welcome to heaven. I have read that there are more different bird species in Calhoun County (our county) than any other county in the world. The Roseatte Spoonbill is sighted on most excursions. Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey, Herons, Hawks, Eagles, and other bird life can be found.

Winter Texans: Port O'Connor offers a unique attraction to anyone looking to avoid the cold Northern winters. Average Winter high temperatures are in the 60s with very few days at or near freezing. Winter is the driest season of the year. The near-tropical weather produces an abundance of green vegetation through the winter months. Many sunny days and gentle breezes make for a very pleasant, peaceful stay.

More Details

Tom Gleinser
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2017

About Tom Gleinser

Guests and Guests of Guests will be required to agree to the terms of my rental agreement. Reservation cancellations will incur a $25 service fee and any credit card expenses incurred by the owner.

Tom Gleinser purchased this house in 2006

What makes this house unique

House sleeps 8 adults and 1 child (couch) comfortably. Maximum sleep-over occupancy 8 adults and 3 children. 4 Queen beds including sofa sleeper. Add another one for the air mattress. Please note that I don't permit boat washing due to the high cost of water and the fact that previous renters have cost me up to $450 for water by leaving the water running over night.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know what a great time we had at your place this weekend. The house was great, extremely clean, and a wonderful place to hang out in between fishing! Thanks again! Carrie D.
Aug 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

I will not be accepting rental requests for dates after 3/1/2017
average rating of 4.909091 based on 26 reviews
San Antonio, Texas

Great place to stay and the owner is easy to work with

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this home for a fishing trip with 5 other people. The house is very clean and there was plenty of space to spread out (it slept 6 people individually without any issues). The deck is a great place to grill and there is even a pool table! If you are going to stay in or around Port O'Connor I recommend this place =)

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable and reasonably priced.

  • 4 of 5

This home is designed where three couples can gather for meals and entertainment yet features three separate bedrooms, each with a bath for complete privacy. Lovely, spacious upstairs deck with a view of the channel.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port O'Connor

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations - clean, quiet, convenient. Everything was as described in the listing. Owner was very flexible and responsive to all requests. Would definitely recommend property.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Fisher "MEN' Week !

  • 5 of 5

it was wonderful we had an awesome time! and the house was just perfect, plenty of room

very comfortable. I fish in POC all the time and this was the first year we rented a house there.

we will definitely and hopefully be renting the house again next year.

Thank You

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay in Port O'Connor

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay in POC for fishing was wonderful, well, except for the cold weather and the wind that kept us in the house Friday night. However, aside from missing out on the fishing one night, we enjoyed our night by watching TV on the huge flatscreen upstairs, making dinner in the full kitchen, and playing pool on the downstairs pool table. The house was very accommodating for the 6 of us, as we all had a bedroom and bathroom, and it was very convenient, being so close to the Fishing Center and Froggy's. Time spent not fishing was spent getting ready to fish or laughing with each other on the large front porch. I would definitely recommend staying here on your next trip down. The owner was very informative and extremely nice. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Blue house

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Clean, spacious, located near the docks and boat launch. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Car: necessary

A laid back style and a slow pace is required to enjoy Port O'Connor (POC). It is one of the best kept secrets of fishermen, bird watchers, and Winter Texans. You won't find throngs of tourists, overpriced cuisine, or tourist traps peddling junk. POC is quiet! It is a premier destination for bird watching, bay and Gulf fishing, duck/geese hunting, and VERY RELAXING.

No pets.

POC is perfect for a weekend getaway. Clean and pristine. It is about 3.5 hours travel time from Austin. A boys (or girls) weekend out finds peace, quiet, and plenty of fishing opportunities for redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. An extended family vacation is just as fun. There is a park with covered tables and a small beach next to the fishing pier on Matagorda Bay close by. Its shallow depths and warm water make an ideal beach for toddlers and small children.

November - February: Moderate tempartures and lots of sun make an ideal Winter destination.

March - October: Prime Fishing.


Rates & Availability

Port O'Connor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates and minimum stays are higher for holiday and major fishing tournament weekends. Email for pricing. There will be only a two night minimum during the summer season if you are booking within 14 days of your stay or if your stay does not include a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night. Otherwise there is a 3 night minimum. The same rules apply during the winter months except if you are booking within 45 days, there will only be the 2 night minimum. Please note that HomeAway/VRBO/VacationRentals has started charging guests up to a 10% "Service Fee" that will be added to the total charges. I don't receive this, HomeAway does. This is in addition to the 6% Hotel Tax that I'm forced to collect for the government. I had my credit card charges upped by 1% too. Only Visa, MC, and Discover cards accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Port O'Connor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1880 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with upstairs living area
    Bathroom down - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private
  • Tile counter tops and tile tub/shower surrounds. Plenty of water pressure. Plenty of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom Down - 1 queen
    Living Room Sofa sleeper - 1 queen , W/ Self inflating air mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Downstairs is separate from upstairs with locking door and has a separate entrance. See floor plan on opening page. Two can sleep on the sofa sleeper. I'm selling pool table and adding another bed after July. One child can sleep on the second sofa and another child on a single bunk bed in the living area.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service upon leaving is included. Unlike many area rentals, we have full-flow showers. Two story unit may be difficult for infirm or elderly.

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