Dolphin's Point - House on Copano Bay w/2 T-heads

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“ Excellent ”
28 Reviews
602 Copano Ridge Rd, Rockport, TX 78382


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per night: $250 - $400
Per week: $1,845 - $2,920
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Rockport vacation home rental
Underwater green fishing light, choice of 2 platforms on the pier to fish from, private lighted pier on Copano Bay and great sunsets! Sit in backyard and site cast as the fish swim through the green glow from the underwater fishing light. Available for short term stays as well as monthly rates for Winter Texans.

There are 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths upstairs. Beds include king, queen and 2 twin beds. The main living and cooking areas are upstairs. A suite with a 3rd bedroom, full bath with walk in shower is down stairs. It is equipped with a queen bed, 2 twin beds, flat screen TV, and a sitting area.

This home sits on a small point on the eastern shore of Copano Bay. You are right on the bay...not on a canal - not a "bay view" - not 'bay access". Step from the kitchen through French doors onto a shaded deck. The bay is at your feet. Down the stairs, a dozen or more steps across the yard and you are on the pier. In front of you is open water with the far shore miles away, barely in sight. It's the perfect family fishing spot - everything you need is right here.

You have your own private lighted fishing pier right in your backyard all to yourself. The pier has two benches, dual level platforms and a cleaning station with power and water. You have a 1200w high intensity fishing light which really brings in the fish at night! Access to a boat ramp is nearby at the causeway. Dolphin's Point is located right on the bay and in the heart of some the best saltwater fishing in the state.

The dual level platform on the pier allows for easy water level access, great for getting family in and out of the boat, and for kayakers. Beautifully landscaped with privacy in mind, this house sits on an extra large lot. Catch trout, flounder, redfish, shrimp and crab from your private pier. Feed the seagulls from the deck and watch the beautiful blue herons hunt the shallows.

Dolphin's Point has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with cable TV and a DVD player. All cooking utensils are provided as well as bed linens and towels. Please bring your own beach towels. Central air and heat, free wireless high speed internet access. Bring food, clothes, and personal items and get ready to relax!

Drink coffee in the shade every morning and toast the sunset over the bay at night. The palm trees, the fishing, the view, and the soft air of the Gulf Coast will relax you. Our home is tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Enjoy your meals out in the open overlooking the bay. Spend the day beachcombing Padre Island then spend the nights fishing our private pier under the lights.
Area Information
Rockport is the fishing and birding capital of the Texas Gulf Coast. Close to Corpus Christi and Port Aransas, warm tropical breezes from the Gulf of Mexico in summer and mild temperatures in winter make Rockport, Texas your perfect year-round vacation spot.

Dolphin's Point is in the attractive Copano Ridge neighborhood, about 4 miles due west of Rockport. We are on the southeast end of beautiful Copano Bay. The water is 3-4 feet deep at our pier's end, perfect for bay fishing and boating - but no diving in! Copano bay is fantastic for fishing, but for swimming you have plenty of nearby beaches to choose from.

Annual events within the Rockport/Fulton area include: Fulton Oysterfest, Rockport Art Festival, Fiesta en La Playa, Hummingbird Celebration, Rockport Seafair, and Christmas Celebration or Lights. The Rockport area is world famous for birding, first class fishing, whooping crane tours, kayak adventures, dolphin watching. Nearby destinations include: Texas Maritime Museum, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Rockport Center for the Arts, Copano Bay Causeway State Park. About 30 miles away in Courpus Christi is the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington. The Gulf of Mexico is 45 minutes away on Mustang Island at Port Aransas, with Padre Island National Seashore a little further. Rockport has a calm, shallow sandy beach right in town and it the state's only Blue Wave Beach. It's perfect for smaller children since there is no current or surf.

Enjoy the serenity of the view from the back deck. Not only are the sunsets spectacular, but so it the birding.
Here's a brief of the first 6 month of the Rockport Calendar of Birds:

January- whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, snow geese, snowy and piping plovers, American Avocet and Marled Godwit
February- Harris's Hawk, cranes, Great Kiskadee, Green Jay, Cactus Wren
March-American Golden Plover, Sandpipers, Eared Grebe, hummingbirds
April- broad winged Hawks, Mississippi Kites, warblers, vireos, thrashers, buntings, raptors
May- over 140 species can be expected including warblers, tanager and more
June- Cassin's, White tailed Hawk, Crested Cracara, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder backed woodpeckers, Scissor-tailed flycatchers

Copano Bay is a nursery bay, and is permanently closed to shrimp boats throughout the year. As a result, the water is clearer, the fish more plentiful, and the fishing can be fantastic! If you don't catch your own, you can drive into town, over to Aransas Pass or down to Corpus Christi for some of the freshest seafood around.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Nov 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $265 $290 $1,855 - -
Nov 28 2014 Dec 31 2014 $265 $290 $1,855 - 3 Nights
Jan 01 2015 Feb 28 2015 $250 $275 $1,845 $4,000 2 Nights
Mar 01 2015 May 31 2015 $335 $360 $2,455 - -
Mar 08 2015 Mar 16 2015 $400 $400 $2,920 - -
Mar 29 2015 Mar 30 2015 $400 $400 - - -
May 24 2015 May 26 2015 $400 $400 - - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Aug 25 2015 $380 $380 - - -
Jul 03 2015 Jul 06 2015 $400 $400 - - 4 Nights
Jul 08 2015 Aug 24 2015 $380 $380 $2,780 - -
Aug 25 2015 Oct 31 2015 $275 $310 $2,065 - 2 Nights
Aug 30 2015 Sep 01 2015 $400 $400 - - -
Sep 02 2015 Oct 31 2015 $275 $310 $2,065 - -
Nov 21 2015 Nov 24 2015 $355 $355 - - 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 1 p.m.
Lodging tax: %15
Deposits: Send 1/3 the total rental amount upon booking and the remaining 2/3 plus a separate check for $100 refundable security deposit at least three weeks prior to arrival. Mail checks to: Tami Carson 4003 Greenhill Pl, Austin, Tx 78759
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check
Other Fees: Initial 1/3 rental deposit is non refundable. $100 security deposit will be held until the maid has reviewed the condition of our home. Deposit will be refunded if all is well and you have put away household items you got out, removed all your items from refigerator and freezer, turned off appliances, turned off AC or heaters, taken kitchen trash to downstairs container,washed and dried sheetsand towels, left key on counter and locked door, departed by 1pm. All these things must be d


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 10 Cribs
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Sailing
  • Grocery Store
    (6 miles)
  • Beach
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurant
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Surfing
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Cable modem in master bedroom with high speed internet access

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Rockport, Texas

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Dave Person

Bergheim, Tx USA

Always the best

Once we stayed at Tami's other home at redfish retreat, we knew We had to try her place at Dolphins point. The place was just as Spectacular. Very clean inside and out. We always check Tami's calendars for her places before we look anywhere else. ALWAYS A GREAT CHOICE :)

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the nice review Dave. I hope the couple that stayed downstairs enjoyed the bedroom suite. My grown children both prefer to stay downstairs and say that waking up to view the water is a real treat. We have had to put in a rotation on who gets to stay downstairs now. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Mary Ann Wear

San Antonio, Tx USA

Great Family Fun

This is a great family fishing retreat. We rented the lower bedroom, and the granddaughters had a fantastic time, in their own private bedroom, which has a great walk in shower. During the day, it was out in the water in kayaks, and at night it was fishing all night. The pier has adequate space for a large family to fish. The trout were biting on fresh and dead shrimp. We will definitely be back to Dolphin's Point.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Hi Mary Ann- thank you for the review and I am glad that the new downstairs bedroom worked out well for you. I look forward to hearing from you again!

Tracy Thorleifson

Katy, TX USA

Lovely vacation spot

Dolphin's Point is a lovely home with a first class fishing pier on Copano Bay. Both the house and the pier are immaculately maintained and well equipped. This visit was our third, and we'll be back again - it's delightful.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Tracy- Glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope to hear from you again next year.

Roy Reyna

Beaverton, OR

Great home! We love the downstairs suite!

My wife, my 15 month old son, and I went for a weekend excursion,and stayed at this beautiful home on Copano Bay. It couldn't have been better. We arrived in time to see the sunset, then we had a nice dinner on the picnic table overlooking the water. We stayed in the downstairs room, which could be called the penthouse. Beautifully decorated, easy access to the pier, and very comfortable overall. It was especially nice since our son could "get away" from the group to nap when needed. Great location. Great amenities. Great entertaining with friends. Even great fishing. We usually go once a year to the Rockport area, but now that we've found this place, we will try to make trips more frequently. I highly recommend this property.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the great review Roy. I am glad you liked the new addition. We look forward to hearing from you again!

Jane Lozano

Leander, Tx

Great house, wonderful view of bay

We had a great time at Dolphin Point! We stayed in the newly remodeled 3rd bedroom downstairs and it was perfect - we could drink tea or coffee and look out at the bay from the windows in the room in the mornings, and we had a great breeze while sitting down there grilling burgers one night (before we caught our fish). We've been to this house a number of times over the years and there is often a fresh 'update' since the last visit - improved seawall, longer pier, new benches on the pier, better lighting. The Carsons really keep the house looking attractive and well-maintained . We enjoy watching birds, dolphins and other sea life as well - turtles! And yes, we do catch fish. We had enough to feed the houseful of us at our last visit. My little grand-twins are 3 and a half and just learning to fish, and this will be the perfect place to take them - having the separate bedroom downstairs will give us a nice mother-in-law plan for quiet naps for kiddos or grandma. Planning a trip back already.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed the benefits of the 3rd bedroom downstairs. It is great for those who would like to get away from the crowd for a little R& R -whether its grandkids or grandparents ;0) Hope to hear from you agan soon!

Kevin Thiemer



We stayed before on Aransas Bay in Rockport, so we were facing east and the water was usually choppy when we sat outside. This house faces west, overlooking the bay and the water was so much more calm and relaxing. Plus, we got to see the sunsets instead of the sunrises (I see more sunsets)! We stayed in the downstairs "suite" and loved it. Its extremely pleasurable to get away from everyone upstairs for some peace and quiet. Nice neighborhood, the prettiest we've seen yet!

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the review Kevin. I hope to hear from you again.


Austin TX

Love the sunets!!

We have been going to Dolphin’s Point for years and we go several times a year. The home is well laid out, clean, well kept and has a great view of the bay with awesome sunsets and a great pier. The recent addition of the 3rd bedroom downstairs was a really good idea. We are in our early 30’s and some of us have young children and some do not. The 3 bedroom is away from the rest of the house and has it own flat screen TV, sitting area and full bath. It also has 2 twin beds. An entire family can stay down there. It’s perfect for putting napping infants or in other times to separate energized young children so that adults can nap upstairs. The shower is also a walk in shower so it has easy access for young children or oler folks. Also splitting the daily rent between 2 families makes it more affordable and we are able to stay longer.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Alison! We look forward to hearing from you again.

Donna VanDewalli Stall

Sugar Land, Texas

Love staying here !!!

We have stayed at Dolphin's Point several times, and it is WONDERFUL !!! Beautiful and comfortable home with great views. The new addition of a third bedroom with complete bathroom downstairs is perfect for additional family and friends. The new downstairs bathroom looks like a resort or spa. And we love spending time on the pier catching fish. This is our favorite place to get away for fun times, and we have already scheduled our next visit.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you and we look forward to your next visit too!

Marty Kight Schlipf

Fort Worth, Texas

Dolphins Point

Great place, wonderful docks and loved watching the dolphins. The only draw back was a lack of beds ..the king, queen and a day bed were there, no other single and the couch did not fold out. Would stay there again....just bring blow up beds.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Hi Marty,

Glad you enjoyed yourself. The trundle bed upstairs actually has 2 twin mattresses and there is also a 3rd rbedroom with a queen bed and 2 twins downstairs. The downstairs also has a full bath. Look forward to hearing from you again.

Ray and Harriette Jorski

Muskogee Ok

Dolphin's Point

The house was just as adveriised, very clean and neat. We enjoyed our visit very much and would rercommed this rental to anyone (except a handicapped person who cannot climb steps). We loved being right on the water and the long pier for fishing, also having privacy for relaxing. It is in a nice quite neighborhood, Rockport is only a few miles away and has anything you might want. Sunsets were gorgeous, we hope to return some day.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the nice review Ray and Harriette. I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed my home. Currently I am in the process of adding a downstairs room with a walk in shower, so even people that do not like to climb stairs will be able to go there to fish and enjoy the sunsets. I hope to hear back from you.

Joe Tippett

Pipe Creek, Tx.

Great place to relax

Dolphins Point is a very pleasant surprise as far as a rental. The house is located in a nice neighborhood setting and right on the bay. It is only about a 5 minute drive to any and all services you might need. The house is nicely decorated and everything you need is there. (We have never stayed in a rental that was so well equipped with dishes, pots & pans, linens, and extras that were great quality items.) The deck overlooking the bay is perfect and gives a really convenient and comfortable spot for lounging, watching the sunsets and relaxing. The private pier is more than adequate and the fishing is excellent. The only constructive comment might be that the king size mattress in the one bedroom is very soft and for anyone with back problems, not the best! Maybe time for updating! This was a truly wonderful experience and we recommend Dolphin's point to anyone. It is a great value for the modest price and you'll really enjoy your stay. Thanks Tami, we'll be staying with you again soon! Cyndi & Joe,

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Joe and I hope to have you and Cindy back. Speaking of backs :0), my husband has a bad back too and I struggle to find a mattress with a pillow top that is frim enough for him and not too firm for others. That mattress is only 3 years old. Maybe I will consider a mattress with a removeable pillow top in order to please everyone.

Rhonda Howell

richmond, TX


My parents and I really enjoyed the house it was very clean, first time I stayed in a rental home on the bay and did not feel like i needed to wash all the dishes before i used them!! The pier was very well layed out for the avid fisherman, which i am, the fishing was a hit and miss but that is every where!! We really enjoyed it, and I do have plans to come back. Rhonda Howell

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a good time and hopefully caught some keepers! We look forward to hearing from you again.

Lori Tudyk

San Antonio

great place

We had a great time. The house was super clean and the pier and lights were very nice. We enjoy relaxing and fishing and this place was great.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a good time! It is always good to hear from you.

Julie Geeslin

Harwood, Texas


Their was 4 adults staying from 9/6/12 to 9/9/12. The place was really nice and clean. Loved the pier we stayed their most of the time we fished all day and part of the night. We caught a 15" Speckled trout on Thursday night. Friday we caught 20" Speckled trout. Saturday we caught several Speckled trout and Bass but they were to small to keep. We will be back. Thanks for a Great time.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you had a good time and caught some keepers! We look forward to hearing from you again.

Bernie Prestage

Luling, TX

Fishing & Relaxing on Copono Bay

We truly had a great time on our recent stay at Dolphins Point. The weather was perfect, the house was nice and clean with plenty of room for our family of 5. The fishing was fun and we managed to catch 25 -30 speckeled trout , not quite keeper size as the time before but lots of fun action. The sunsets were beautiful and the kids were able to see some dolphins swim by near the light at night. Dolphins Point is a great place to sit back, relax and clear your thoughts. Thank You for the great time.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Bernie. I am glad you had a good time and enjoyed your stay. Even better- you caught fish too! Hope to hear from you again.

joe maciel

Round Rock Texas

place to relax

Had a good time. The house was great , the new addition of the pier well be great for fishing. The light on the pier were not finish when we arrived , but hope to be back to try the new pier. We all had a great time and well be back

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Joe- we look forward to hearing from you again.

Mandi Chapman



The Fishing Was Excellent And The House Was Clean And Well-maintained. Will Definitely Be Back!!!!

Susie Albert

Cuero, TX

Comforts of Home

Really nice place to stay. Fully furnished kitchen (no need to bring any pans, dishes, etc. Everything there). Really felt at home. Nice pier for fishing. Would return in the future.

Tara Reece LaCourse

San Antonio, Texas

"Home Away From Home"

Over the (early) years, we have stayed many places on the Texas Gulf Coast, but none have given us the feel of "home away from home" as Dolphin's Point...that is why we have been staying in the Carson's family vacation homes now for over 20 yrs. Dolphin's Point has all the amenities you could want, plus the fact it is situated in the lovely & quiet community of Copano Ridge, on the pristine Copano Bay. Photo opportunities are endless with its beautiful sunsets as well as the variety of birds...and for those of you, like us, who enjoy a good thunderstorm now & again, the show over the bay can be spectacular! And the fishing...some of the very best the gulf has to offer ...from the private pier right at your back door!! We have, on several occasions, "limited-out" on consecutive days. With town of Rockport/Fulton literally just a couple minutes away, you have everything you need...public boat ramps, bait stands, shops galore, & an eclectic variety of restaurants (not to mention the movie theater that runs current movies & still has free popcorn/bring your own bowl every Tuesday). AND the fact that not only is the home well maintained, very clean, & quite lovely, Tami & Jim are two of the nicest "hosts" you'll ever deal with, making the experience even that much better.

Barrett Hansen

Austin, Texas, USA

Lovely home with great deck and pier!

This home was lovely and well - maintained. It was about 5 miles from town, so our run to restaurants was a bit long, but the home has a complete kitchen, which we could have used easily with a bit better planning. The 4 Hansens.

Vicky Keeton

Liberty, Mo.

Nice Accomodations

In spite of record breaking cold weather and ice, we enoyed our stay at Dolphin Point. The home is clean and well maintained in a nice area of Copano Bay and the neighbors were great. The kitchen is stocked for about anything you want to cook. The home is close to many attractions and Tami and her friend, Tara, were most helpful in making our plans for the trip. We were fortunate enough to see the endangered whooping cranes as well as hundreds of other kinds of birds and the (fresh) fish markets were wonderful!

Christine Farrell


Lovely property

Lovely house, well equipped and well kept. Fantastic fishing opportunities, tons of birds, beautiful view. We will be back.

Steve McKnight

Seabrook, Texas

Summer vacation

Enjoyed the trip. I have no complaints about the rental. It wad as advertised. The owner was extremely helpful and courteous! Plan on staying there again. Only reason that I rated it a 4 Star trip was the lack of fish that we caught, which was probably partly my fault.

Karen Stephens

fort worth tx

dolphin point paradise

The dolphin point property was divine! And aptly named for it's breathtaking view of dolphins frollicking in the bay!! We had a ball! Crabbing and fishing off the beautifully lit pier was so fun for adults and kids too. The amenities were extremely nice; luxurious bedding, well stocked kitchen, wonderful Rockport dining and activity ideas were provided. We just enjoyed every single minute of our stay at Dolphin point.

Roland Voigt

Montgomery, TX

DP Review

My wife and I enjoyed stay very much. Inconvenient for boat as launch and bait house is far away from location. Had boat problems so enjoyability was hampered, however, neighbors were very helpful in directing me to a close boat launch that I could use on emergency basis. We still had an enjoyable time.

T & M


Dolphins Point

The dock and lighting setup were great = fishing was nice - the home was clean and well equipped. Very nice quite area. A dolphin came into the lights at night as well as Great Heron on the fishing pier. The ducks were fun as well. Had a nice time.

S. Trammell

Houston TX

lovely sunset

Sunset was lovely, and sitting on the deck looking out over the bay was very relaxing. Fishing was great too. Home is comfortable and well outfitted for cooking in.

Lenita Fryar

Big Spring, Texas

Hope not my last trip to Copano Bay

It was just wonderful for the my grandchildren. The weather was not the best.But we had a great time because their is lots of thing to do. It is a place you would like to stay again. The house was very nice.Every thing you would need for your stay. Hope to go again some day. Thanks to Tami for you help. For all your E-mail. Lenita

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