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Beach House With The Best View Of Matagorda Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,510 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Upper And Lower Decks With Ocean Views Sleeps 8

Sit on either deck and enjoy the sea breeze, listen to the waves, and watch the clouds change from white to pink as the sun sets.

Matagorda Beach is on a barrier island on the middle coast of Texas. The Gulf of Mexico and the beach with fishing, surfing, swimming, and beach combing are a five minute walk over the dunes from the beach house. East and West Matagorda Bays are visible from the house. Because of the abundance of habitat for birds, the area usually has the greatest number of bird species in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Fishing, both inshore and offshore, is legendary. There are many kayaking fishing launch spots within minutes of the house.

Directions from Bay City: Take highway 60 south to Matagorda. Turn left onto FM 2031 at Stanley’s Grocery Store. Go 7 miles until you see the LCRA Recreational Vehicle Park on the right. Shortly past a sign that says “Road Ends 1500 Feet” you will see Beach Front Drive, turn left. Number 462 is half way down on the right.

Features of the house:

• Large covered deck on the first floor and small covered deck on the second floor offering the best view of Matagorda Beach in Matagorda.

• Three bedrooms: The upstairs bedroom has a queen sized bed and two single beds. Guests using the upstairs bed can watch the sun rise over the ocean from their bed. Downstairs bedrooms: One bedroom has two single beds. The second bedroom has a full-sized bed. Sheets and towels are included.

• Two bathrooms: One upstairs and one downstairs.

• Washer and dryer.

• Fully equipped kitchen.

• Covered and screened deck area with a gas grill just outside the kitchen door.

• An outside shower and clothesline.

• Parking for two vehicles and a boat and truck.

• Living room/dining area with seating at the table for 6 (you can squeeze in 8). Two couches and a comfortable chair.

• TV, DVD, stereo

• Wireless internet.

• Central air conditioning and heat.

The house sleeps 8 people, and 8 is the maximum number of people that we will accept. No pets. No smoking. Check in after 4 p.m. and check out by 12 noon.

More Details

Mike Price
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Mike Price

This Matagorda beach house is owned and rented by Mike and Janet Price. They use the house frequently and try to keep everything working properly. Mike and Janet are birdwatchers, beachcombers, inshore, offshore, and kayak fishermen and scuba divers. They are happy to share information about Matagorda’s bountiful coastal nature. Mike is an outdoor writer and photographer.

Mike Price purchased this house in 2003

Why Mike Price chose Matagorda

We bought the property because we love to sit on the deck and watch the ever changing ocean and because we like bird watching, kayaking and fishing.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of a stay at our house is: We personally inspect and clean the house, therefore it is clean and functional.

The most unique benefit of going to Matagorda Beach is: You will find more nature and less commercialism.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is THE house for a gulf coast getaway. This house offers all the conveniences of home at a great price. Two thumbs up. Clint, TX

Nice place for a great vacation. The view was wonderful as the surf pounded the beach all week. Thanks for such a comfortable, clean home that you shared with us.

Beryl and Carl

Thanks for enabling a lovely weekend with our family. The house was perfect and the evening breezes on the balcony were a treat. We appreciate the use of your home.

Three families

We loved your house and thank you for allowing us to stay here. We’ve stayed in several beach homes, and yours is at the top! Matagorda is such a neat place to come to for a get-away.

Wow! We really enjoyed our stay near the lovely beach. What a nice beach house and so clean! It was great. Thanks for everything.

The house was very comfortable and made us feel like we were at home. The beach was fantastic! Thank you for giving us the opportunity and pleasure of staying in your beautiful home.
Jan 2014
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Matagorda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • A bathroom with a shower is upstairs. Downstairs has a bathroom with a tub and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms. The upstairs has a queen sized bed plus two singles. Downstairs has one bedroom with two single beds and a second bedroom with a full sized bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.885714 based on 36 reviews

Gulf view, gulf breeze, reasonably priced and good friends...doesnt get any better.

  • 5 of 5

The experience was awesome. The house fit our needs and provided a great back drop for our 40 year college reunion. Owner of the property was accessible.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family time!

  • 4 of 5

A really nice and comfortable place to stay. Held my whole family comfortably, although the listing of two twin beds in two of the rooms is a bit inaccurate. They are really each twin beds with trundles, so kind of uncomfortable for adults. The kids loved them, though! The beach was phenomenal - clean and uncrowded, and the water was remarkably clear (not normal for this beach but we were so lucky this time!). Our son and daughter-in-law took our granddaughters horseback riding on the beach, we spent the day in the water, and made preparations for a small fire on the beach our last night (but ended up being too tired to do it! LOL). Great weekend getaway for some much-needed family time. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach house that has it all... great views with two decks, exceptionally comfortable and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented a number of houses on Matagorda Beach, and this one by far is our favorite. It has all the comforts of home, two clean full baths, plus two decks with incredible views of the dunes and surf. Mike Price is an excellent host, leaves excellent instructions and is very responsive if there is anything that we need. He truly cares about his property and it shows. We’ve already booked our vacation for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Recommend it highly

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, well furnished, and the owners were very helpful and informative. The views from the outside decks were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Wonderful Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and my family absolutely loves this home! It’s always so nice and clean and a short walk to the beach. Doesn’t get much better than this!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was beautiful! The view from the porch is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a perfect beach house rental, this place is amazing. The house is beautiful and clean inside and out. The view is spectacular with easy walking access to a pristine beach.

I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Houston, TX
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Poco Playa
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

The beach house, 462 Beach Front Drive, is on a barrier island seven miles from the mainland on a road that goes along the Colorado River. It is accessible by car and has all the amenity's of most modern houses, but it really feels like a natural wonder land with the Gulf of Mexico visible from both decks, dunes with flowers, butterflies, and birds, fishing in the Gulf and the bays, and the ever changing surf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

The rental rate is $335 per night with a minimum two night stay. Add 6% tax and a $75.00 cleaning fee. The deposit is $300.00. A Rental Agreement and copy of your driver's license should be emailed or mailed to the owner at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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