Oceanview, Fully renovated. Wi-Fi/Pool. Adult use Only, 25 or older to rent.

Matagorda, Texas

Adults Unit Only - Must be 25 years or older to rent. No more than 4 guests over 18 in unit. No youth parties! Renter must be present on property. No Pets Allowed. No Smoking or Vaping allowed on property.

An Alexa Voice Concierge service with unlimited streaming music available on both the first and second floors.

Owner's personal unit - beautifully decorated and appointed!

You and your guests will enjoy a memorable vacation in our family's newly renovated (2015) and fully furnished Matagorda Beach ocean-view condo on the Matagorda Peninsula. Our vacation rental property is located in the private, gated enclave of Bahia de Matagorda - adjacent to the Matagorda Nature Preserve and right across the Matagorda Dunes from the Matagorda Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are visiting Matagorda to enjoy the beach, sight-see, bird-watch, surf, kayak, paddle board, hike/bike, hunt/fish or just relax - you've found the perfect spot from which to do it all!

The resort community of Bahia de Matagorda is located 1 mile off of Beach Road along FM2031 - across the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway 7 miles south of the city of Matagorda. Matagorda Peninsula is located along the Gulf of Mexico between Galveston and Corpus Christi/Padre Island.

There is a ground floor covered, crushed granite patio with charcoal grill (with accessories, charcoal not provided) and DynaTrap mosquito system (helps reduce but does NOT eliminate mosquitos - we still recommend insect repellent). Adjacent to the driveway is a wide stairwell with solar lighting that leads to a large outdoor deck providing both living and dining options and beautiful views of the Matagorda Nature Preserve, Bahia de Matagorda catch-and-release lagoon, Matagorda Beach, Jetty Park and the Gulf of Mexico.

Upon entering our beach themed condo through the double french doors there is a dining area that seats four comfortably (additional granite breakfast bar seating for three). The main floor master bedroom has a king-sized bed, cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan and chest of drawers with flat screen Vizio HDTV with Amazon Fire Stick with Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video access should you have accounts with them (remember to log off after use). The main floor bathroom opens off the living area. A separate vanity and water closet area offer privacy. The water closet also features a shower/tub combination.

The granite-countered kitchen is fully equipped with electric range/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, ice maker and full size refrigerator. Dishes, silverware, pots/pans and all necessary utensils are there for your use. The breakfast bar offers additional bar stool seating for three.

The living room offers a memory-foam sleeper-sofa with coffee table (perfect for playing games/cards - several are on site for your pleasure) and two additional comfortable, over-sized rocker/swivel chairs. There is a flat screen Samsung HDTV with satellite DirectTV, and a Samsung Blu-ray/DVD surround sound system providing Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video access should you have accounts with them (remember to log off after use).

A real (not spiral like most Bahia units) staircase leads you upstairs to a very large second bedroom overlooking the living area with a king-size bed, large built-in chest of drawers, breakfast bar, closet, reading nook with refrigerator, flat screen Vizio HDTV with satellite DirectTV, Sony Blu-ray/DVD player providing Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video access should you have accounts with them (remember to log off after use).

If the beautiful scenery and abundance of outdoor activities don't suit (or it's raining) we have plenty of entertainment options available. Games, cards and dominoes are available for your use. Additionally there are two flat-screen TV’s with DirectTV satellite service and DVR, 2 Blu-Ray/DVD players. Should you choose to stay connected to the rest of the world; Satellite internet with WiFi is provided. Cell service is very good on the peninsula.

If you've never been to Matagorda there is a great from Texas Highways Magazine that does really sums up Matagorda's many charms.

PLEASE NOTE: You and your guests safety and security is of the utmost importance to us! Bahia de Matagorda is a gated community and this unit was stripped to the studs in 2015 and professionally re-wired and updated. Additionally there are smoke and carbon monoxide detectors located in the unit, a fire extinguisher and a fire escape ladder available in the third floor closet for emergency exit from the unit should they ever be needed. The unit also features state-of-the-art WiFi thermostats with humidity control to ensure you and your guests comfort. Although our unit is NOT handicapped accessible we do provide grab bars and anti-slip mats for the bathtub/shower.

Please note that effective June 24, 2020 the management company of the complex has banned all smoking in the island/pool area, no exceptions.



  • Recommended


  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Water Sports
  • Ecotourism
  • Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Boating


  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Basketball Court
  • Rafting
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Golf
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Parasailing
  • Hunting
  • Swimming


  • Marina
  • Museums


  • Beach


  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Beach View


  • Laundromat


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Deck/Patio
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Balcony
  • Water Sports Gear


  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Stereo


  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Station Contact


  • Dining Area


  • Free Wifi
  • Fenced Pool

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector


  • Smoke Detector


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Police Contact


  • Hospital Contact

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Building Type

  • Building

Houses Rules

  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 6


Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

46 Reviews

    Not clean

    2/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2021
    Submitted Aug 16, 2021

    Though the condo was nicely appointed, the cleanliness of the unit was poor. The bed downstairs had blood stained sheets the size of a saucer and large, heavy print hanging in the stairwell hallway fell off of the wall because it was hung in sheetrock with nails rather than screws and anchors. There was only one remote control with good batteries and the tv's in the bedrooms did not work.

    Great Matagorda getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Dec 3, 2020
    Submitted Dec 6, 2020

    Excellent property, excellemt location. Property manager and owner very easy to work with and very accommodating. Highly recommend this rental property. Plan to stay there again.

    Great condo! Close to beach.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 28, 2020
    Submitted Sep 2, 2020

    The condo is very nice and comfortable beds. The owner and property manager are very nice and accommodating. Easy check in and check out process. The pool is close to the condo and was cool at the end of a long day at the beach. We had a great stay in Matagorda!

    Our beach stay

    5/5 Stayed Aug 21, 2020
    Submitted Aug 26, 2020

    The whole process was easy and simple as far as renting. The owner is very nice and easy to talk to. The place is very nice and clean. I would definitely stay again and recommend anyone wanting to stay.

    Too short of a visit

    4/5 Stayed Aug 18, 2020
    Submitted Aug 24, 2020

    Very clean and well equipped condo. Even a Keurig coffee machine and a regular one! Communication with owner and property manager excellent. Owner offered great suggestions for food and drink in town. Watched a distant storm from the beach at night. Very beautiful and relaxing.

    Cute Place Great Location

    4/5 Stayed Aug 14, 2020
    Submitted Aug 17, 2020

    Cute and very convenient to the beach property. 2nd bedroom is a spacious loft suite, but not a private bedroom per se. There is an unmarked walking trail over the dunes, to the beach!

    Relaxing but too many mosquitoes and no path to beach.

    3/5 Stayed Aug 10, 2020
    Submitted Aug 14, 2020

    Based on the rating a 3.

    Great Place to Stay

    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2020
    Submitted Aug 10, 2020

    We had a great time the area is really nice and the property was very clean.

    Nice Visit

    5/5 Stayed Jul 28, 2020
    Submitted Aug 12, 2020

    The property was as advertised which made for an enjoyable stay. Communication with the property manager / owner was smooth and guest guidelines were well communicated. For families looking to distance and enjoy a beach vacation, the location to the beach can't be beat and we would recommend.

    Beautiful place

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2020
    Submitted Jul 25, 2020

    We really enjoyed our trip to Matagorda. House was perfect for our family. Hope we can come back soon!

    Great location and well appointed

    5/5 Stayed Jul 9, 2020
    Submitted Jul 15, 2020

    This property is in a great location and is very well appointed. There is everything you could possibly need/want. The beds are very comfortable with soft bedding etc. The Pool is close and a nice change to the beach. Be sure you have 4x4 if you want to drive on the beach, otherwise you will get stuck!! We would definitely like to rent this property again.

    Very homey feeling!

    4/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2020
    Submitted Jul 9, 2020

    Communication was great. Loved the swimming pool. Being able to purchase a beach pass at the local store, was the best tip5&)! Difficult walking down the stairs at night since the best lighting is at the very bottom.

    Great location!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 28, 2020
    Submitted Jul 5, 2020

    Everything was wonderful! There was space for all of us and the short distance to the beach was a huge plus!

    Enjoyed it!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 22, 2020
    Submitted Jun 28, 2020

    Really enjoyed the stay although we had a lot of rain and thunderstorms. Mr. Howard was very accommodating and excellent to deal with. Definitely will come back!

    Great place

    5/5 Stayed Jun 14, 2020
    Submitted Jun 22, 2020

    The owner was easy to reach if needed. Great location!

    Beach going, Star Gazing and Bird watching Galore!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 11, 2020
    Submitted Jun 17, 2020

    We had a great stay! The beach was close and uncrowded, the condo had everything we needed, the stars were shining and so many birds to watch. Loved the information binder, especially the history of the area. We hope to be back soon!

    Great family vacstion

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2020
    Submitted Jun 1, 2020

    We had a great trip. Perfect for our family and what we were looking for.

    Nice beach house

    5/5 Stayed May 22, 2020
    Submitted May 29, 2020

    We visited the property with our three young kids for their first beach trip. We found the house to comfortable, with nice views of the bay and ocean. Linens and floors were clean and not sandy (a huge problem) at beach houses which was very nice. You can either walk to the beach, or take a quick drive and be on the beach with all your gear in minutes. Overall, we had an excellent vacation and will never forget it.

    Trip to Matagorda

    5/5 Stayed May 20, 2020
    Submitted May 25, 2020

    Very nice house and very close to the beach, we really enjoyed our stay. Thanks!

    Needed a change of scenary - got it and more!

    5/5 Stayed May 15, 2020
    Submitted May 23, 2020

    We made a last minute booking and headed south for the 6 hour drive to Matagorda, just my husband and me. Lee's beach house is in a great location, in the coveted, gated Bahia de Matagorda community (formerly The Dunes for those of you who grew up in the area like I did). It is very obvious a lot of love and care has been put into making the beach house feel homey. Lots of cute artwork and decor all over the place. The air conditioning worked great (this is important being in almost 100% humidity). You definitely can see the beach from the top floor that opens from the master bedroom which also has a nice little relaxation nook. Plenty of outdoor space on the decks to relax and a table, chairs and umbrella if you want to have a meal there. Lee has a very detailed info book that he has taken time to put together with everything from restaurant recommendations to history of the area to 6 pages on identifying Texas seashells. We enjoyed looking through it. There is a community pool that can be accessed via a bridge over the marsh. Bring mosquito repellent - they are feisty little buggers! I was surprised at how nice the pool and clubhouse was. They have a sink in there in case you plan to bring your lunch and need it. The beach looks the best I have ever seen it. It takes 2 minutes (if that) to be on the beach by car; we used the entrance off Beach Road which is closer. Be prepared to have $10 cash for an annual beach permit (it's the only option) and a few extra dollars if you want fresh watermelon sold right before the entrace. Although we watched a family do it, we didn't walk over the dunes from the beach house to get to the beach because it was low tide and quite far, and we didn't want to have any run-ins with local wildlife since the path wasn't cleared well (I'm talking to you, snakes! lol) Matagorda is very different from when I grew up there; it really has so much more to offer now. I was bummed we missed out on going to Poco Playa which re-opens this weekend. There were a few restaurants open, others closed due to CV19 and being off-season, but there is definitely variety and you won't need to go into Bay City. We had a REALLY good burger at Snapper's one night. Fun place! I wish Spoonbill's would have been open - their menu looks amazing and the reviews are really good. We had a few issues when we arrived which were quickly resolved once we talked to Lee; he's just a phone call away. Thanks for a pleasant stay, Lee!

    Perfect Matagorda Beach condo!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 29, 2020
    Submitted May 4, 2020

    Lee was a perfect host. He was always available to chat and very helpful. The condo was perfect for my two adult sons and myself. The kitchen was well supplied which was an added bonus. Lee was very flexible with our arrival and departure times and that made our stay extra comfortable Great place - we will be returning often. best Randy

    Spring break

    5/5 Stayed Mar 16, 2020
    Submitted Mar 20, 2020

    We had a great time here. The place was so close to the beach and 3mile. The fishing could've been better, but we're not empty handed. The kids loved the pool.


    5/5 Stayed Feb 15, 2020
    Submitted Feb 20, 2020

    This was exactly what we were looking for - a comfortable unit for a family weekend getaway. It is close enough to the beach to stare out at the waves as you sip your morning coffee. Everything was described accurately and the property owners were responsive and easy to work with.

    Celebrating 32nd Anniversary

    5/5 Stayed Feb 6, 2020
    Submitted Feb 9, 2020

    Property was beautiful, clean, quiet and well taken care of. Extremely comfortable and Mr. Howard was great-so kind and helpful! Thank you-we will be back!!

    January Visit to Matagorda Bay

    5/5 Stayed Jan 25, 2020
    Submitted Feb 3, 2020

    Great place to stay. Great views. Excellent condition! Need to return again sometime in May or late September. Wife likes to lay on beach. Weather was in 60s and 70s. Will recommend this VRBO to everyone!

    Matagorda at its best

    5/5 Stayed Aug 8, 2019
    Submitted Aug 22, 2019

    Great property Clean, great location! Will definitely return

    Great time at Matagorda

    5/5 Stayed May 23, 2019
    Submitted Jun 7, 2019

    Condo was clean. Owner was accessible and helpful

    Love this place!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 18, 2019
    Submitted Apr 21, 2019

    Our stay was perfect! Beautiful condo in a great location with plenty of room to park our boat. We had a great stay!

    Just what the Dr. ordered.

    5/5 Stayed Apr 15, 2019
    Submitted Apr 17, 2019

    Wonderful host as well as a fine place to hang your hat for a few days. I didn't have for a want or a care in the world. The condo was so comfortable it was hard to leave. Will do again when the time permits.

    Great Property, Amazing Location

    5/5 Stayed Feb 21, 2019
    Submitted Mar 1, 2019

    Michael was great. Provided everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The property itself is located steps from the Gulf in a gated community. It has amazing views of the Gulf and the island itself. It was very clean and had all the amenities we needed to enjoy our 4 day stay. I would definitely recommend staying here and look forward to our next trip to Matagorda!


    5/5 Stayed Oct 26, 2018
    Submitted Nov 4, 2018

    The condo was super cute and comfy and had everything we needed. The area was wonderful...clean beaches and so much wildlife. Would definitely stay here again.

    The property was beautifully set up with recent renovation and lots of details that made it an A+

    5/5 Stayed Oct 19, 2018
    Submitted Oct 25, 2018

    Lots of small details made this condo special...upstairs bed room has bath, had its own fridge, coffee maker and deck making this a retreat. Downstairs bedroom, living room and kitchen, bathroom well laid out with seating at either the breakfast bar or table. Kitchen utensils were well stocked. The location is just a few miles from the boat ramp and a two minute drive to the beach. There is a pool on site which is well maintained. All in all a great place to stay.

    Just what we were looking for

    5/5 Stayed Sep 5, 2018
    Submitted Sep 11, 2018

    Loved the place and the location. Was perfect for two couples. Nicely decorated, everything worked. Close to the pool and easy drive to beach, less than a mile by car which we used to avoid mosquitoes. Would have liked some space in bedroom on lower floor to hang clothes or a couple of drawers to put clothes in but not a big deal, am used to living out of a bag. Overall a great place and would return or recommend to friends.

    Great Family Weekend

    4/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 4, 2018

    Family weekend together at our favorite beach - Matagorda BEach, TX. We enjoyed being so close to the beach in this rental. Very convenient. The condo was nice and and provided all that we needed for a great weekend.

    Very comfortable and the kids loved it.

    5/5 Stayed Aug 17, 2018
    Submitted Aug 19, 2018

    Very convenient location to the beach and a very nice swimming pool. Awesome view.

    Amazing beach getaway!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 2, 2018
    Submitted Aug 18, 2018

    Our family of 6 loved our accommodations in Matagorda! The unit is walking distance to the pool and walking distance to a gorgeous, uncrowded beach. Great location if you’re looking to stay in Matagorda.

    Unit 23.

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2018
    Submitted Aug 7, 2018

    Some issues in the beginning of stay BUT so very attentive to our needs and quick to resolve! Amazing service. Cute unit. Quiet and cozy. Not the greatest view but it was a wonderful get away spot.


    5/5 Stayed Jul 16, 2018
    Submitted Jul 26, 2018

    Our family loved the condo! It was clean and newly renovated, the beds were a dream! We stayed for an entire week, best Matagorda vacation yet!

    4 tired moms needing some rest and relaxation and a time to refresh and recharge

    5/5 Stayed Jun 13, 2018
    Submitted Jun 19, 2018

    We all 4 loved it and are already planning our trip back. We just needed peace and quiet and relaxation. It was so quiet and peaceful and the condo was so well decorated and nice. The owner was so accommodating. There were some glitches with VRBO not sending us our information but the owner quickly called me and told us directions and how to get in. This was the perfect get away for busy moms to recharge. I’m not sure my kids would like it as there is not much at all to do here or even in town. If you want a quiet beach to sun on and have a good book to read or great friends to visit with, this place will be a repeat visit for you. We are already planning our next stay. It is very remote though so you better stop and buy your groceries in the nearest town 30 miles away. There are also only 4 eating places and 2 of them are closed except weekends but the food we did eat at each place was very good seafood. Poco playa was definetly our choice for best seafood.

    Beautiful condo

    5/5 Stayed Jun 1, 2018
    Submitted Jun 3, 2018

    The condo is beautifuly decorated and has all the amenities you will need - close to the pool and the beach - will definitely stay here again!!!!

    BEAUTIFUL PLACE: Clean, inviting, private, quiet, full amenities...everything we wanted!

    5/5 Stayed May 14, 2018
    Submitted May 20, 2018

    What a great place. It had everything we were looking for in a getaway: 1. It was by the beach...great view of the water 2. Safe and Quiet atmosphere...gated and secure 3. It was clean and fresh...from the the fresh aroma when we walked in to the the luxurious, inviting and comfortable beds and fresh sheets. 4. Full amenities. From Wifi to kitchen! Everything we needed was right there. I really liked the convenience to ask, Alexa, tell me about the restaurants or Alexa, play my favorite music. .......Awesome, awesome, awesome. 5. Super nice owner/operators. They were available for our every need and question...And it was sure nice to get the stuff back that I accidentally left. (thank you for calling me and making the arrangements for me to get it back!) 6. Cozy living area and Great satellite TV service! I never missed an Astro's game! 7. The place was so perfectly decorated. Tasteful and new sea motifs made us feel right at home on the sea! 8. My favorite part was sitting out in those comfortable chairs on the the deck (upstairs and downstairs!), watching the surf and reading my books. Thank you for for the best experience I have had in years. The only surprises were good ones! A great experience and most relaxing stay. We are already making plans to come back. Pastor Gary Ladd Magnolia, Texas May 2018

    Great place to stay!

    5/5 Stayed May 4, 2018
    Submitted May 6, 2018

    We love coming to Matagorda and we always stay at this rental unit because we love it so much. It’s nice, clean and has great amenities. The pool is great as well! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

    much better than many beach houses

    4/5 Stayed Mar 25, 2018
    Submitted Apr 7, 2018

    Newer kitchen appliances, nice layout and you can hear the gulf waves. owner contact was very responsive re: some Wifi snafus. I'd stay there again.

    Lovely beach getaway

    5/5 Stayed Mar 22, 2018
    Submitted Mar 26, 2018

    Cozy, comfortable condo. The renovated kitchen is nice. Terrific location by the beach, with an angled view of the ocean from the decks. As much as I like to unplug, having the satellite TV and Netflix options were good for my 14 year old. Plan to bring your own food, the restaurants in the area are disappointing.

    Beautiful location; comfortable condo

    5/5 Stayed Mar 13, 2018
    Submitted Mar 26, 2018

    We rented this condo for Spring Break with our three kids. The property is beautiful and my husband enjoyed walking all over the area each day. The walk over the dunes through grass to the beach is only 5 minutes, and not a bad walk at all. The beach was quiet, even during spring break, and clean with lots of shells to collect. A walk down to the jetty was nice. The complex has a pool which would be lovely in the summer, but was too cold to get in during our visit. We did enjoy sitting by the pool though. There is a lagoon for fishing catch and release that had huge fish in it. Matagorda had a few restaurants and a store that had most staples you might need (Stanley's). Then Bay City was about a 30-minute drive and had a Walmart and all kinds of restaurants and fast food. We were looking for a condo that would accept our dog and this one did, with a fee. We were able to take our dog for walks on the beach, which was nice. The condo itself was beautifully decorated and comfortable. It has two outdoor decks...the one upstairs has a great view of the ocean and is nice to sit on in the morning and drink your coffee while listening to the waves. Because it was the owner's personal unit, there were lots of cooking supplies, towels, etc. The upstairs loft was roomy with a reading nook and full bath, and a nice place for two of our kids to sleep...the other slept on the pullout sofa downstairs, which is a typical sofa mattress. The two king beds were comfortable. The master bedroom downstairs is very small and you have to go through the living room to get to the full bath. The sheets were good quality. There were two nice TVs that were set up so you could log in to your Hulu, Netflix, etc. to watch what you wanted, although upstairs I tried to watch Netflix but the signal wasn't good enough and it kept cutting off. We never tried downstairs, but the TVs had Direct TV and plenty of channels to watch. They have a good selection of DVDs as well. The wifi was good and very nice to have. The owner's son was easy to work with and always responded very quickly when we needed to know something. We had a very nice stay and would love to go again in the summer sometime!

    Peaceful and relaxing!

    5/5 Stayed Feb 16, 2018
    Submitted Feb 19, 2018

    It is nice to just get away and relax. The beach is wonderful. Just wish the weekend didn't have to end!


      Matagorda, Texas

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