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Spence Collins

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

2BR/2BA Laguna Madre Bayhouse - Great for Anglers and Families, Sleeps 10!

54 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Corpus Christi House Rental Photos and Description

Bayfront property with 330 foot fishing pier and side pier

Get ready to escape to our amazing 2BR/2BA Laguna Madre Bayhouse, which has the best sunrises and sunsets in the Coastal Bend and spectacular water views! Our bayhouse has a comfy beach style with plenty of lounge space in our living room. The living room has Digital cable Hi-Definition TV so while you are on vacation you can still catch all your favorite shows or sporting events. The living room also has a futon sofa for extra guests. Our kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs, with an open flow into the living room, so the cook never has to miss a minute of the action. This space is perfect for entertaining friends and family with the dining room, kitchen and living room all connected. Our two bedrooms are outfitted with bunks beds for friends and family to hit the hay after a long day out on the bay or beach. The first bedroom has two twin beds with one full sized bed under a twin bed and the other with two twin beds. The second bedroom has one bunk bed with a full sized bed under a twin. If you are anything like us, most of your time is going to be spent hanging out on our great front porch overlooking the Laguna Madre or on our 330 foot pier (please note that there are no lights at the end of the pier), just steps away from our front door. You can tie your boat up on the canal pier or just float in the water with friends and enjoy the sun!

With adjacent wetlands, there is some of the best bird watching in all of the Coastal Bend. Additionally, kids love the crabbing pier on the side of the house and everyone loves the private 330 foot front pier into the Laguna Madre bay. Bluff's Landing Marina is the location of Laguna Reef Restaurant and Bluff's Landing Marina, where you can find all of your fishing needs. Laguna Reef serves typical Gulf Coast fare and has a ‘U-Catchem, We Cookem’ option! South Texas Bait and Boat Launch is the launch ramp that is on the same canal as our side pier. CCA/TPWD Fish Hatchery is the state's first saltwater fish hatchery (only 2 miles away) and a fun place to explore with family and friends.

Each reservation includes applicable taxes, a cleaning fee and a Property Damage Protection insurance policy.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Spence Collins (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

About Spence Collins

I am in the commercial real estate business in Austin and attracted to the investment potential of this area.

Spence Collins purchased this house in 2005

Why Spence Collins chose Corpus Christi

I bought this property for its world-class fishing along with the ability for me to sit on the end of the pier or front porch taking in the relaxing bay breeze. Very easy access to the beach, retail support services but yet somewhat remote.

What makes this house unique

The Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay are world class fisheries.

Reviews

4.6
based on 54 traveler reviews

2BR/2BA Laguna Madre Bayhouse - Great for Anglers and Families, Sleeps 10!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 54 reviews
5

Nice, quiet, quaint get away

  • 5 of 5

Found at the end of the trail, this little cottage is a great get away spot. Located far enough away from it all to be stone quiet both night and day but close enough to get to anywhere you want to head off to. The house sports two bedrooms and two full baths. Nice living area with a large ceiling fan and HD TV. Large cooking and dining area with everything you need to cook a nice meal.

Very nice - we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VIDOR TEXAS
5

LAGUNA MADRE BAYHOUSE

  • 5 of 5

the bayhouse was wonderful it was stocked with everything you could possibly need while on vacation. the veiws from the inside were wonderful. it was a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To my future renters, you, too, can enjoy the tremendous bayviews from the front bedroom, kitchen, and living room just as this renter did. Very peaceful place.
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5

VACATION WITH FAMILY

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT PLACE FOR FISHING, RELAXING AND JUST ENJOYING A VACATION. KIDS LOVE FISHING AND CRABBING RIGHT AT THE HOUSE.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed the stay.

  • 5 of 5

Nice house on the bay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very well maintained. It was very clean and it looked exactly as advertised.

  • 3 of 5

Overall our experience with our stay at the property was very satisfactory. The house was very clean and the kitchen was very well stocked with everything you would need for a long stay. However, there are a couple of suggestions to help improve the comfort. We were disappointed in the furniture in the living room. The furniture was old and not very comfortable. There were no curtains or blinds in the living room or the kitchen. For privacy purposes, it would have been nice to have curtains or blinds to close at night at least in the living room.

One other point: we found it out of the ordinary for us to have to pay the cleaning maid in cash over and above the rental rate for the property. We have stayed in a lot of properties in and around Corpus Christi and Port Aransas and that was a first. In addition, the owner also requested as a help to the maid to start a load of laundry before we left, again, very out of the ordinary.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions on my living room and I will strongly consider those upgrades in the off season. I do want dispute the accuracy of one statement. It was stated, “we found it out of the ordinary for us to have to pay the cleaning maid in cash over and above the rental rate for the property.” In this guest's rental quote and their payments, there was a deduction of $60.00 for a maid fee. I have clipped it from the website and pasted below. The $60.00 was a deduction from the total of $400.00. I simply asked the guest to leave it in cash so my maid can collect her money immediately. Next, it was stated “In addition, the owner also requested as a help to the maid to start a load of laundry before we left, again, very out of the ordinary.” Although the guest may have not experienced that request, it is very commonplace in the vacation rental industry. For a brief period of time, I had my place professionally managed by a company with a property manager that had over 20 years in the vacation rental property management industry in the Coastal Bend and she is the one I learned that management tip. My instructions also said if it was convenient, definitely not mandatory. Quote • 2 nights $400.00 • Less: Maid fee to be lef ($60.00) • Tax $51.00 • Service Fee - Learn More $30.60 • Property damage protection (PDP) $59.00 • Total Payment $480.60
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Austin, TX
5

Forever Memories

  • 5 of 5

I call this place "Lovely Adventure Memories". It is relaxing and lots of things to do. My family bring our Kayaks, Paddle Boards, etc... Right on the water... Perfect for any adventure. The kids love crabbing in the back pier... I love to relax in the front pier in the afternoon and see the cool guys windsurfing right in front of the pier.

Great place - Zero stress - RELAX!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bluff's Landing Marina and Lodge
"This is the location of Laguna Reef restaurant and Bluff's Landing Marina, where you can fin..."
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Fish hatchery
"Gated entrance to the state's first saltwater fish hatchery. Kids (and adults) love the larg..."
Snoopy's Pier
"Best place to eat some great Gulf seafood and it's right on the water. Scoopey's Ice Cream ..."
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
City of Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Laguna Reef at Bluff's Landing Marina
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Schlitterhahn Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
South Padre Island Drive (SPID) TX Hwy 358
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Laguna Reef at Bluff's Landing Marina
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
North (Upper) Padre Island
Car: recommended

This area of the Laguna Madre Bay is highly regarded for kite-boarding and windsurfing. Also, adjacent to the house is a wetlands area that offers terrific birding. You will view a large variety of coastal birds here.

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Rates & Availability

Corpus Christi House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
$3,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Non-peak
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,150
$3,210
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 15.0%

Rate are based upon three person occupancy. Additional guests are $25 per person thereafter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Corpus Christi House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 4 Twin beds, 3 Bunk beds, 1 Other bed, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A 330 foot pier with an 8' x 20' T-head. Pier has a table and 8 foot bench. Set up for fishing on the end.

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