|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The house was just as it was described! It was very comfortable and clean! The view of the gulf is awesome from both balconies! Mike was responsive to all of our questions and concerns.
We really enjoyed the comfortable spaces in the home. There was plenty of room for us to spend time together! The porches with views of the beach were fabulous. The home had everything we needed.
We had a great time at this beach side rental. It is a great family friendly rental that is right on the beach!! The house was very clean and comfortable and had all the amenities that you would need to enjoy family time at the beach! The owners were very helpful and friendly. We can't wait to stay at this rental again!
The property was clean, well maintained and easy to find. Owners responded timely to all our questions. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils we needed, plus more. Very comfortable place to stay and would recommend to our friends. We never had any problems, so never needed to call owners after we arrived.
The house was located in a nice little neighborhood with a short walking distance to the beach. A well maintained path to the beach is located right off the property. You will want to take all your beach items with you because of the distance to beach.
We visited the Nature Center located on the main drive just outside of neighborhood. Good place to visit.They were very knowledgeable on the plant and animal life in the area and was designed to provide a learning experience for children. We also call Matagorda Adventures and they delivered and picked up Kayaks for us to enjoy the wetlands. They made sure we got into the water safety and provided a nice spray of fresh water when we returned at the pickup point.
The grocery store is very small, so I would suggest stopping before getting to Matagorda. Make sure when you plan on eating out at the local restaurants they are open. One evening we decided to eat out and restaurants were closed, but found Billy's Seafood and Bait shop still open. They had fresh shrimp and fish and we grilled at the property.
Just back from Matagorda. My family and I had a great time. House was spacious, comfortable. Accommodated well a family of two adults, two teenagers and a children. Quiet spot and proximity to the beach a major plus. Just bring your. Groceries and chef, kitchen is well equipped. Will be back
This place and the owners were great. It was just the right size for our family. It had everything we needed and is just a short walk across the dunes to the beach. We loved the fact that it had a Keurig (it's the little things :) ) and was very nicely decorated. I highly suggest grabbing a cup of coffee and watching the sunrise from one of the decks or cooking out in the evening and watching the sunset from the lower deck. Highly recommend this place.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
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.