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Paradise On Copano Bay

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Vacation Home on Copano Bay

Welcome to my beautiful home away from home located on beautiful Copano Bay. It offers some of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world. This spacious home has two living quarters.

The upstairs main living quarters includes three bedrooms and two full baths and comes fully furnished for your comfort. This area sleeps 8. The downstairs living quarters is one bedroom one full bath with a kitchen and living area. This area will sleep 4 making the total home sleeping arrangements 12. As a guest in my home you will find all the amenities you would need for all your meals and memorable vacation.

My home offers lots of extras to make your stay very special. There is a 680' double T-head private pier with four green stadium lights, there are also two dock areas to tie off your boat if you choose to bring one. I also have three very nice lighted fish cleaning tables for your big catch. Cable TV and internet service

In the garage area there is a washer and dryer, a deep freeze for your catch and a ping pong table. There are also games in the upstairs closet for the so we can accommodate kids of all ages. There are three decks, a picnic table and chairs, and a really nice barbeque pit for your outdoor cooking. My home provides everything you need for the perfect vacation on Copano Bay.

Rockport is known for some of the best fishing and bird watching anywhere in the Coastal Bend area. Welcome to my home.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ben Marek
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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About Ben Marek

I recently bought the home on April 1, 2013. I grew up in San Antonio but as a kid I spent a lot of time in the Rockport area with my Mom, Dad, and two sisters. We used to stay at Hunts Castle and eat at the Duck Inn and The Big Fisherman.I love being around the water, the beautiful sunsets, and the great fishing. I always dreamed of one day owning a home on the water. When I saw the house the pier was only 360' and I knew this was the home for me. After reading all the great reviews that were posted on VRBO from all the renters of what fun they and their friends and family had at the home and all the great fish they caught at the pier, I decided to leave it as a rental property but to update it to make your time here more enjoyable and your stay here more memorable. I rebuilt the whole pier and decks and extended it to 680'. I installed four green stadium lights, three lighted fish cleaning stations, and two dock areas to park your boat. I also added a new barbeque pit, out door furniture with a picnic table. I updated the inside with new TV's, windows, doors, and other amenities to make your stay more pleasant.

Welcome to my home and thank you for being my guest.

Ben Marek purchased this house in 2013

Why Ben Marek chose Texas Gulf Coast

My home is located on the shores of Copano Bay just a few miles from downtown Rockport. Rockport is very close to Corpus Christi for shopping and travel. But the main reason I chose this home is for the great fishing.

What makes this house unique

The 680' lighted private pier offers great fishing day and night. It has four green stadium lights, three lighted fish cleaning area, and two areas to dock your boat. For the ladies, lots of shopping in Rockport. For those wanting a day of deep sea fishing , it's just a short drive over to Port Aransas.


based on 26 traveler reviews

Paradise On Copano Bay
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews


  • 2 of 5

If ur not looking for five star, then this is the place for u. We arrived to find the grass 6-8" tall, trash can full of trash, cobwebs on light fixtures, dead cockroaches throughout the place. The place is not maintained well at all. The furniture and carpet are filthy. Light bulbs in house burned out, pier lights burned out.....If u like the 70's and 80's look, then u will love this place. Furniture, bedding, towels, kitchenware, etc are all outdated. Although the pier is the longest in the bay, it's useless because u catch nothing. The place just feels dirty and rundown. This place is not worth the money. I'm sorry, but I rent a lot of places in Copano Bay and this has to be the worst one by far!! With a little updating & cleaning, it could be a beautiful place. I really wish I could be nicer but I have to be truthful so no one else has this experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All of The pier fishing lights do work the only lights that made not all come on at night time are the deck lights that are solar and needs the direct sunlight during the day on each of them as for my home it is very clean and its exterminated every 3 months to keep bugs out . The house keeper cleans and washes all the sheets pillow cases dishes mops and dust and cleans through out the home and replaces all of the plug ins . If light bulbs in the home are out I have a maintenance man and a yard man that maintains the yard you arrived on Thursday and the lawn was cut the next day Friday if you had a problem at your arrival you should have called and I would have made sure things were taken care of to your satisfaction all of my guest have my cell number to call if there is a problem when they check in You also were told no pets allowed you brought a small dog with you . I should have terminated your stay when you check in . Of all my reviews in the past 5 years you are the only one that has complained ...
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Great stay in Copano Bay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and really took advantage of the longest pier around! House was nice and suited our needs! Will be staying again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Location was very quiet. The fishing was more than expected at night. Definitely going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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overall, the property was nice

  • 4 of 5

the lit pier was excellent and everyone enjoyed using it. besides the good fishing, it was just nice to sit out on the end and watch the sunset, the dolphins, the jumping fish, and the birds. the breeze you get on the pier is wonderful. I think it might be nice to have railings and at least 1 place w/a cover to protect from the sun. the 3 fish cleaning stations are just perfect - very nice. it is obvious that the owner is maintaining the pier.

the house needs a little care. there is a front storm door but it is not installed properly (so you can't use it)....there is about a 3 inch gap at the bottom...also, the handle on it is backwards and could potentially lead to damage. we had to keep the front door closed at all times. we spent the first 5 days combatting a fly infestation - we never did figure out how they were getting in - perhaps the vents. (there were no small children w/us, so the doors being left open was not an issue). the air conditioning worked great. we always had enough hot water.

there are a few minor complaints - (toilet paper holder broken, some of the liv rm furniture needs repairing, sticking doors, dirty laundry room (my son killed a black widow spider), very few face cloths, no pantry in which to store your food (we had to use counter space and top of fridge). the kitchen area was a mess - everything was just thrown into the cabinets and I couldn't tell what we had or didn't have. i spent a good 2 hrs pulling everything out of cabinets and drawers and reorganizing - mainly just so i knew what was available. i found that there are ample pots (all sizes), many frying pans (all sizes), not so many lg serving bowls, there are at least 3 pitchers, a crockpot, an electric waffle maker, electric food chopper, electric can opener, baking trays, meas spoons and cups (maybe not a full set), no kitchen towels. the garage freezer is nasty and desperately needs a cleaning.

the sheets on beds were clean, towels were clean, floor swept, etc....but, I think cleaning person/team is not going the extra mile to keep the place spotless but maybe they aren't paid to do that. the downstairs floor was quite dirty - really needed a good mopping.

with all the above said, we did have a wonderful week, the house was large and comfortable. the wifi worked perfectly. nice back upstairs balcony and bottom balcony - but absolutely no breeze in either location.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! The pier was great! Very clean. The owner is very nice. We needed him for a problem and he was right on top of it. The house is clean, all the bathrooms was great especially since we had teenagers with us. Plenty of parking. We caught all different kinds of fish at night. It does need more outside chairs so make sure to bring some. Plenty sitting on the pier.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well distributed floorplan, great location, lots of amenities, EXCELLENT fishing

  • 5 of 5

The house looked smaller than it actually was, because a very large bedroom was downstairs and we didn't realize it until a few hours after arriving (there's a separate door for it which opened with the same outside keycode).

The fishing dock is by far the longest one in the immediate vicinity and the green lights at night help to get more fish :) It is really nice to just lay back, throw a line and catch something.

The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped, a really nice TV too (main living room and large bedroom downstairs). A lot of good pots and pans and a decent grill which allowed for great cooking.

3 fully equipped bathrooms were also great for all 10 of us.

We didn't have the WiFi password at first but once I called the owner it all worked perfectly well and was blazing fast.

We loved the ping pong table too, so overall this is a great, great house with a lot of amenities and with a great location. I definitely recommend this and will try to come back soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Rockport Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rockport Beach


Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 15.0%

Check in time is 3:00PM and Check out time is 11:00AM.
*****Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day) require a 3 night minimum*******

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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full bath Kit and living room
  • There is a 4th bedroom with a king bed, sleeper sofa, a kitchenette and full bath. This is the downstairs area of the home.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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