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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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
  • 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 4.892857 based on 29 reviews

Quiet getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Quick and easy access to beach. Clean, fine sand. Quiet end of the street with little population on beach. Built a fire on the beach, which was great. Stanley's Market cheeseburgers are the best ever. No other grocery stores around, so come prepared. Restaurant openings the week of March 12-16 were spotty, but business likely to pick up closer to April. Slow pace.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Perfect home away from home!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful view, very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at several houses on this road in Matagorda over the years and this one was the best yet! Very clean and had a great sunny and open family area. Loved the deck and the beautiful view of the beach and gulf. The owners were really good to work with and helped to make the stay even more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cat Spring, TX

This house is great! Always return to it!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well taken care of. Has everything you might need. Easy access to beach if you don't mind walking through the dunes. And you can't beat sitting on the porches and watching the waves or the sun rise and set!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fredericksburg, TX

Great rental!! Loved the view and proximity to the water!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped home, great view, lots of hot water, outdoor shower a huge plus! The kitchen has just about everything you could need, unless that's a crock pot. I forgot mine...oops! The only area that could use improvement would be some of the mattresses. But overall, it was a wonderful vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean neat and easy to use and find. Had a great short stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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
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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