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Lory Johnson

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

New Copano Bayfront Home with 385' private lighted pier!

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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385' Private Lighted Pier W/t-head, W/two 1500 Watt Green Sport Fishing Lights

Spectacular bayfront home on Copano Bay. Located directly on Copano Bay with fabulous views from the home and pier. The 385' private pier is completely lighted with a T-head (w extra green fishing lights), covered area, a kayak ramp, and additional lowered deck (for boats), and extends beyond the majority of the piers on Copano Bay. Two 1500 watt green sport fishing lights at T-head. Lighted fish cleaning station located in fenced in yard.

Big Blue is 3 bedrooms/2 baths and is smartly decorated with all new 2013 furniture, stainless steel appliances, pots/pans, dishware and linens. Everything is New!

Living room (w/wood vaulted ceiling), kitchen (with granite breakfast bar and countertops and custom cabinets) and dining areas (both breakfast bar and dining table) have unobstructed amazing views of Copano Bay. The large open living/dining area has an audio Sonos system with soundbar and subwoofer (which creates a separate sound system or a surround sound from the new 55' Smart HDTV) with additional speakers on the upstairs back porch. The Sonos system is accessible via a wall mounted iPad controller or can be accessed via the Sonos app on any smart phone.

Master bedroom is bayfront with king bed and large bathroom, 2nd bedroom has view of Salt Lake (across road) and has a queen bed, 3rd bedroom is a double bunk bed (four twins). 2nd bath is large w duel sinks separated from bathtub/toilet. Living room has three sofas including a queen pull out sofa. House sleeps 10 in beds. Additional air mattress and bedding are at the home for extra guests. All living/bedroom area is upstairs.

Upper covered decks on both front and back. The upper Copano Bay deck has an outside dining area as well as numerous chairs. Back deck faces pier and Copano Bay and front deck faces Salt Lake (across road). Fenced yard and additional downstairs covered area (with 11' picnic table and gas grill).

We also own the large vacant bayfront lot next door. Guests are able to use it as well and enjoy the privacy of having the vacant lot adjacent to Big Blue.

Kayaks are available for additional rent. Copano Bay and Salt Lake are excellent kayaking areas. Please contact owner directly about renting kayaks.

Our guest have enjoyed the home, the pier, the charm of Rockport, the fishing, the bird and dolphin watching, the night fishing lights, the kayaks, the coast breeze, grilling and the amazing sunsets.

The calendar is UP TO DATE! If the dates you want are available on the calendar, no need to send an Inquiry. Just Book It! Until booked, it stays available on line.

You will love the property. Its a great vacation home. The house was designed and furnished to accommodate large groups, family, couples, and family groups. The home has accommodated numerous families as well as wedding parties, fishing groups, and college reunions. Its kid friendly yet completed in a grown up kinda way. Our cleaning crew are amazing and have thoughtfully kept the home in top shape. We have tried to include everything needed in a vacation rental. We want you to look forward to your visit, enjoy your time here…and make plans to come back soon! We have lots or repeat guests at Big Blue.

Summer 2016 ookings have already started! Reserve the home soon!

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More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lory Johnson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Lory Johnson

We have been visiting Rockport for 40+ years. Copano Bay caught our attention many years ago. We have spent many hours designing and furnishing the home for all to enjoy. The home was completed in early 2013 and was listed for vacation rental for the first time in early June 2013.

Lory Johnson purchased this house in 2013

Why Lory Johnson chose Texas Gulf Coast

Big Blue on Copano Bay sits on a large lot (and now we own the vacant lot next door!). The lot fronts Copano Bay and directly across the street is Salt Lake. We can sit on any porch of the home and have an amazing view. Fishing and kayaking are awesome. The area is peaceful and the sunsets are amazing.

The house was designed and furnished to accommodate large groups, family, couples, and family groups. We have tried to include everything needed in a vacation rental. We want you to look forward to your visit, enjoy your time there…and make plans to come back soon!

What makes this house unique

The 385' private lighted pier was completed in May 2013. It was the final touch to our bayfront home. Just after completion, a pod of dolphins hung around playing at the end of the pier. Super fun to watch!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would rate your place as a 5-Star, my family and I had a great time, we enjoyed the beautiful weather. The fishing pier and lights provided all we needed as my family was fishing from 9am to late at night, we may not have caught any large fish, but just the experience of the fishing pier was great enough. The home is lovely, had everything that we needed. I don’t think I can go to any other home and find all of the amenities that your home has, it exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this place and have, to my friends and other family members. We would love to return to your rental property.
Oct 2015
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New Copano Bayfront Home with 385' private lighted pier!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Alvarado, Texas

Another Amazing HomeAway Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from another wonderful HomeAway vacation! We stayed at this beautiful home with my husband's parents. We had such a wonderful time here. The homeowners attention to details was perfect! We've been to Rockport several times and this was the best! We particularly enjoyed the wonderful, long pier and the kayaks. Also, the crab traps gave us a lot of crabs. It was truly a great experience and we highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Its nice to have that long pier all to yourself! Hope you can make it back to Big Blue. Lory
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Beautiful and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a grant time at Big Blue. The house was exceptionally clean and had a beautiful view of Copano Bay. Since we prepared all our meals, we could have used a couple more pots/skillets, but we improvised and all was well. You can tell Lory takes great pride in her lovely and spacious Copano home. Only two keepers were caught off the pier, but thanks to those two powerful green lights, we were kept busy catching many that had to be released. I would definitely recommend that you stay at Big Blue. The breezeway downstairs provided for pleasant afternoon conversation. Thank you Lory, for sharing your home and providing the necessary amenities needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! I'll definately add some more pots/pans and skillets for you big cookers! Glad you had a great time. Come back soon! Lory
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  • 5 of 5

Big Blue is absolutely amazing! This house is perfect in every way and the owners are exceptional!!!! The fishing on the pier is incredible! We caught 8 trout and they were ranging between 16" to 20"! You will lose track of time and find yourself fishing till 2am! LOL! I cannot wait to book Big Blue again as the place is spectacular in everyway - from the decor to the comfortable bedding, beautiful bay front view (which is perfect for morning coffee) and awesome LONG pier!!!!!! And I forgot to mention the Kayaks! They were so fun!!! Thank you Lory and Jeff for sharing your beautiful rental with us!!!!!! We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My boys are super jealous about all the good fishing our guest keep telling us about. My in-laws were at Big Blue a few weeks ago and had a similar fishing experience. They even had a dolphin come through at night and it didn't even bother their stringer of keepers! Love for you guys to make it back next year.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Our second year to rent Big Blue and we could not have had a more peaceful and relaxing stay. This location is relatively close (20 minutes) to everything - Aransas Pass and the ferry, Rockport, Fulton, grocery, fishing, restaurants, sights. Easy to eat out and get back to relax and soak up the peace. Highlights - the sound system in the background, the view of the water and pier (didn't fish off the pier this year but will next year). Thanks for another great time in Rockport/Fulton. We'll reserve quickly for next year!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had another great vacation at Big Blue! The Sonos sound system is relatively new and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to you coming back next year.
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The house is beautiful and has everything you need for a wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time fishing off the pier and the house was very comfortable. We would come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a nice time. Book soon for next year!
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What an AMAZING Family Vacation at Big Blue!

  • 5 of 5

Lory, thanks for sharing your beautiful bayfront home with our family. Your communications throughout were outstanding. Everything was perfect and beyond our expectations! Although we were only there for 3-4 days, we took full advantage of everything: fishing off the pier day and night (catching plenty of fish for dinner...yum..yum); loved the convenience of the fish cleaning station!; cooking meals in your modern, spacious, fully equipped kitchen; launching the kayaks for fishing and exploring the area; grilling veggies outdoors to go along with the fish; sitting down for dinner in the dinning room as a family; chilling in the Adirondack chairs as we looked out on Copano Bay, without any worries as our 2 year old was well protected on the deck and in the yard with the wonderful fence; fabulous floor plan; fabulous amenities... I could go on and on... We can't thank you enough! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! Fresh fish for dinner...always yummy. Glad you had a great time. Looking forward to your return. October is typically nice in Rockport. Lory
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Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Private 385 foot T-head lighted pier w two 1500 watt green sport fishing lights. Pier also has a covered cabana area and kayak entrance ramp.


Rates & Availability

Rockport House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 7 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 16.0%

No smoking property.

50% deposit to hold reservation. 50% due within 3 weeks of arrival.

If a cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to arrival, a refund of your deposit, less 10% will be made. If a cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, no refund will be granted. (Travel insurance may be purchased at time of booking on VRBO/Homeaway site).

Kayak (3) available. $100 for unlimited use during entire stay.

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Rockport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bathroom w two sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom w two sinks, walk in closet and large shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Additional queen sleeper sofa in living. And two more sofas (standard size and loveseat, both w/o sleepers). Twin air mattress and sheets/blankets available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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