FUN in the SUN! Renovated! Fishing, Family, Fun!

Gardenia Cottage Front
“ Excellent ”
9 Reviews
43 Sally Street, Magnolia Beach, TX 77979


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 10
Type: Cottage
Per night: $150
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Magnolia Beach vacation cottage rental
As comfortable for two people or honeymooners as it is a great place for families.

This comfy and roomy beach house is conveniently located between Port O'Connor and Port Lavaca on the Texas Gulf Coast. It is a free beach you can drive on!

Just had a several thousand dollar upgrade and renovation. New furniture, new beds, 2 new flat screen TVs, 2 new sleeper sofas, new kitchen bar and seating and so much more!

Gardenia Cottage is truly your home away from home. Comfortably furnished with all the amenities of home, but at the beach. Full kitchen, all linen, appliances, washer/dryer, DISH TV, movies, books, magazines all with central air and heat. Ample parking and a place to securely park your boat, as well.

More small appliances available are microwave, blender, toaster and panini maker.

Officially only 2 bedrooms, but the air conditioned and heated enclosed porch acts like a 3rd bedroom. Plenty of room at 1100 square feet for 10 people.

Almost totally handicapped accessible as it is on one floor. Gardenia Cottage is a great for a mini-family reunion. Walking distance to the family friendly beach.

Pets considered with $30 pet fee. Fenced yard both front and back.
Area Information
Magnolia Beach is a family friendly beach you can also drive on. There are 20 small covered picnic shelters along the beach, all with BBQ grills. Fishing in the bay or at the nearby marina, a place to crab and a boat launch on the free beach. Super place to sail or kayak.

Hiking, shelling, swimming, relaxing, dolphins in the bay, & crabbing. Conveniently located in the middle of the Texas coast for daytrips to other locations, as well. And duck hunting during the fall/winter season.

This area was the first landing of the explorer, LaSalle. And next door Indianola was a huge port where a majority of the German immigration in Texas landed before going inland and establishing the towns of Victoria, Cuero, New Braunfels and Fredericksburg in the Hill Country.

There is a new Texas State Park that will be open soon only a few miles away.

Pets possible with $30 fee, fenced yard.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 19 2015 Dec 31 2015 $150 $150 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: 1/2 of the total amount due as a deposit, with the balance due 30 days before the arrival date. When booking within 30 days of the date of the arrival the total amount is due including tax.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Pets accepted on case by case basis with additional $30 pet fee. Fenced yard. No extra cleaning fee unless not left in the condition you found it.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Fenced yard for pets
Nearby area for crabbing
Good shelling at the beach
Almost wheelchair accessible
Ground Floor location, no stairs
Charcoal BBQ

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Magnolia Beach, Texas

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Annette Hubbard Drake

Annette Hubbard Drake

Talbott,Tn.(spending summer in Weatherford,Tx.)

great vacation

July 28, 2014

My husband and I are spending the summer in Texas with my son and his family. We decided to visit the beach. I looked at a map and found Magnolia Beach.I then goggled and found the website. We had a great time. Joyce is a super person. We will definitely plan another trip here.

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:

Thank you Annette for the kind words!

You were delightful guests and am looking forward to your return!!!

Safe returns to your home.

Joyce Pratt

Brenda Filla Bartosh

Brenda Filla Bartosh

Taylor, Texas


January 21, 2014

We enjoyed the peaceful neighborhood, the friendliness and the Casita was very clean and cozy. Perfect for a quick getaway. We felt very comfortable and hope to be able to come frequently. Thanks for the hospitality!

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:


Thank you! Casita Marea is one of the 5 fully furnished vacation rental homes that are available here. So glad you had a wonderful time. Please come back and enjoy!

Jenni Adams

Jenni Adams

Katy/Houston, Tx

Quaint and Comfortable

August 13, 2013

Great home base to the Bay and Gulf without all of the traffic. Very small community but the silence was a welcome change from the city. This would be a great place for a group of anglers to stay as there are numerous opportunities for fishing available. Comfy and clean. The owner was nice and accommodating. Had a great time.

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:

Thank you Jenni! Glad you had a great time and PLEASE come back again.

It is absolutely beautiful weather here in the spring and fall. And sometimes in the winter it can reach near 80 degrees. This is truly a hidden jewel on the Texas Coast!

Jenny Roff Pruitt

Jenny Roff Pruitt

La Vernia, TX

The Gardenia Cottage

March 23, 2013

We had a wonder time staying at the Gardenia Cottage. Very cute, clean, and it had everything we needed to have a great time with my family. Walking distance to the beach and great fishing a few miles further. Thank you very much for our stay and we will be back soon.

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:


You were great guests and are welcome back anytime there is availability! See you later this summer, I hope!

Fred Peterson

Fred Peterson

Pflugerville, Texas

Magnolia Beach Cottage

August 4, 2012

We had a great time while staying at the Gardenia Cottage owned by Joyce Pratt. She was great to work with. Cottage was very clean, well furnished, super air conditioning, and included Dish TV. Neighborhood was quiet and peaceful. We visited the beach during mornings and evenings - and traveled to Port Lavaca, Port O'Connor, and Indianola during the day. All in all a very pleasant and enjoyable experience! :-)

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:

Great visitor. Paid promptly and left the cottage in excellent condition! Please come back and stay again, Fred. :-)

Linda Herndon

Linda Herndon

Frankston, TX

A great choice for us.

June 13, 2012

A family home atmosphere. Lots of light, cool a/c, comfortable beds and best of all free of mold/insects. Short distance to beach. You will love the decor. 10 people can move around, cook, and eat comfortably in the great open kitchen, dining area.

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:

Thank you Linda! You are welcome back anytime!

Kristin Turner

Kristin Turner


Awesome Stay

May 30, 2012

We had a great time. There was pretty much everything that we needed. Make sure you wear mosquito repellent, they can get mighty bad. Make friends with the locals, they rock. Cheers to Joyce and hope to rent this house out again soon.

JB Pratt

Owner's reply:

Looking forward to your return!

Talla Perkins

Talla Perkins

star city, sk canada

magnolia beach

January 11, 2011

everything was great, clean and spacious

Jim Baker

Jim Baker

O' Fallon, MO USA

As cozy as home

June 21, 2009

We had a wonderful time. The property was exactly as described and more than we could have hoped for. Attention to detail at the property was excellent. Everything you could think of was provided from dishes to towels to bed coverings to deck chairs, etc. Proximity to the beach was just a couple of blocks, so we could drive or walk. Just a great experience had by the whole family. Thanks so much Randy! Sincerely, Jim, Juanita and the kids.

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