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On the Water with 500' Private Fishing Pier, Port Mansfield

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Port Mansfield House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Liars' Lagoon (our name for this place) is right on the Laguna Madre in Port Mansfield. This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath house has plenty of room for 2 or 3 couples or 2 families. You'll love catching speckled trout under the lights at night off of your 500' Private Pier.

The Living Room is quite large and connects to the dining area. You'll appreciate the large windows looking right out over the Laguna, and the vaulted ceiling that gives the place an Open Feeling. Satellite TV, DSL internet, washer/dryer, and chest freezer, round out some of the amenities. The kitchen is fully equipped with Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Range and Microwave.

The large deck has room for your family with a table and chairs...what a great place to enjoy the sunrise with a cup of coffee or an ideal place to grill your day's catch in the evening as the boats come in toward the Harbor. There's also a patio below with a picnic table and large grill.

Upstairs is the main living area. Wake up to the sunrise over the Laguna coming in the large windows in the Master Bedroom. It has an elevated king and a twin bed plus a walk-in closet. The mail level bath is very large with a tub shower. There is another smaller bedroom with 2 Twin beds on the mail level, too. All linens are included.

On the lower level is a 600 sq. ft. studio with a large bath (tub/shower), a small fridge, freezer and table. Also there's Satellite TV in the living area.

Many rentals in this area rent out the upstairs and downstairs separately. WE DO NOT. You will not be sharing the pier, parking and patio with strangers.

The Pier has 2 Fish Cleaning Stations, one near the house and the other on the end. Both have electricity and fresh water. Turn the new LED fishing lights on at dusk and the shrimp will start coming in after a couple of hours. Soon the Speckled Trout will come to dine on the crustaceans and you'll be catching more fish than you thought possible. Not always, mind you, but usually they cooperate.

The new LEDs use a light spectrum that attracts the bait and trout, yet are just the right brightness. The largest trout prefer the shadows near the light and these LEDs leave a lot of shadows near the pier. If you've fished under the bright green or white lights before, you will notice a better 'keeper' ratio under the LEDs.

Port Mansfield is a Fishing Village and little more. It's been rated as one of the to 10 Fishing Spots in the Country. It's 23 miles off the beaten path...the road ends here! Bring your own boat or hire one of the many guides to chase the abundant Trout, Redfish, Flounder and others. Or just fish off of your private pier (night is best on the pier, tho). There are also deep sea guides and sometimes Party Boats.

There are at least 3 excellent restaurants in town, one right on the water. No shopping (unless for tackle and convenience stuff) and no tourist traps. Deer will practically eat out of your hand plus Wild Turkeys and Raccoons aren't uncommon with Javelinas making an occasional appearance. Birding and Kayaking are excellent there, too. If you golf, the Raymondville course is 25 miles away and costs a whopping 14 bucks with a cart! There are more courses in Harlingen 45 minutes away.

The beach is a nine mile boat ride away, but once there, you just may have it to yourself. The Padre Island National Seashore insures that it will never be developed and will remain primitive. You can catch Bull Reds, Trout, Jacks, Mackerel and others right off of the beach or jetties ( I managed to catch a Snook there).

Keywords: Fishing Property, on the water, private pier

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Carl & Connie
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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October 11, 2016
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About Carl & Connie

We (Carl & Connie Bauer) operate a B&B in Buena Vista, Colorado (Liars' Lodge) and bought this house as a getaway between the summer and winter seasons in the mountains. We like to fish, golf, kayak, ski (snow), snowmobile and ride our ATVs.

Carl & Connie purchased this house in 2006

Why Carl & Connie chose Texas Gulf Coast

We love small peaceful communities and Port Mansfield is a peaceful as they come. I like all kinds of fishing, but casting a spoon fly to a tailing redfish, watching him turn and gobble the fly is as good as it gets. There are no better fish to eat on the planet than the combination here of Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Eat your heart out you Pike eaters!

What makes this house unique

Grilling the day's catch on the deck watching the sunset, sipping on a gin & tonic, watching the pelicans diving and the boats coming in ... doesn't get any better than that. Well, maybe hauling in trout at night under the lights, sometimes 2 at a time. Or having that first cup of coffee in the morning on the deck before you even get dressed.


2 traveler reviews

On the Water with 500' Private Fishing Pier, Port Mansfield
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Sealy, Texas

Cant wait to go back....

  • 5 of 5

This is a GREAT rental on the water... We have only been home two days and I am ready to go back. Amenities are great!! Beds are SUPER comfy!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Tx

Holiday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house is very clean and comfortable. The deck is amazing! The private pier is well lit and big. We caught a lot of fish off the pier at night and had a blast. This was a perfect Holiday getaway to get catch some fish and relax! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words- we try hard to make sure our guests get more than they expect. As for the fishing...the numbers of juvenile trout (<15") in the bay is incredible, as you found out. We can't wait for next spring and summer to come around when these guys are bigger and blowing top-water lures out of the water. That said, we did catch a 21, and a few 19ers off the pier in Nov.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Raymondville GC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
TX 186
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gregory's BBQ
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
9 Miles by Boat to S. Padre Island Nat'l Seashore
Car: recommended


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Port Mansfield House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

No Additional cleaning fees on 2 nights or more ($50 cleaning fee if 1 night only). $240 rate if the downstairs is not used, Oct - May. Maximum number of guests is 5 if upstairs only, 8 if downstairs is used.

50% Reservation Deposit due at time of booking. Balance due on arrival.

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Port Mansfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large main level bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main level.
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , This is the downstairs studio, can be added or deleted
  • Master Bedroom (#1) has bay view.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Private 500' Lighted Pier, Central Air, Fish Cleaning Stations (2),

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