Redfish Retreat

Beautiful sunsets from the patioEnjoy the back deckground level patioSit on the deck and view the pier and moreden iwth reclinging lovseatden and diningFully equiped kitchenMaster bedroomHall bathGuestroommaster bathSwim at sunrise?Where did that fish go?Boating birdsShopping birdbirds?
“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews
35 Belaire Dr, Rockport, TX 78382


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $185 - $300
Per week: $1,200 - $1,700
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Rockport vacation home rental
Directly on the West shore of Copano Bay and close to Aransas Wildlife Refuge. Walk out your private lighted pier right from your yard and be surrounded by miles of open water. Watch fish swim in the underwater light.

Bird watch and fish off your own private lighted pier in the backyard or just sit and watch the beautiful sunsets from our our home on Copano Bay.

Our home sits right on Copano Bay - not on a canal - not a 'bay view" - not 'bay access". Right on the bay. There is a huge deck on the bayside with a picnic table and a covered porch. This is the perfect vacation destination - it just doesn't get easier and more fun. Available for short term rentals as well as monthly for Winter Texans.

Come sit on our deck and watch the dolphins play! Drink coffee in the shade every morning and toast the sunset over the bay every night. Catch redfish, trout, flounder and blue crab from your pier. Watch the majestic blue herons hunting right in your own backyard. The palm trees, the fishing, the view, and the soft air of the Gulf Coast will delight you.

Rockport is also know as a birding destination. Here's a brief of the first 6 months 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

You have your own private lighted fishing pier right in the backyard - all to yourself with benches, two separate platforms and a covered cleaning station with power and water. You have a 1500w high intensity fishing light and an underwater light which really can bring in the fish at night! Access two private boat ramps right in the neighborhood and you are located right on the water and in the heart of some the best saltwater fishing in the state.

Our home has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with cable TV and wireless internet. There are two bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom has a king and guest room has queen sized bed. The house sleeps 4-6 comfortably. There are 2 twin beds in the breakfast area. All cooking utensils are provided as well as bed linens. Bring food, clothes, towels and personal items and get ready to relax!

Rockport is the saltwater fishing and birding capital of the Texas Gulf Coast. Just 45 minutes from Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, and an hour from Padre Island, Rockport is a wonderful getaway. Located on the Live Oak peninsula, Rockport is a haven of ancient oak trees surrounded by water on three sides. Rockport is also home to a thriving art community, and along with Fulton, a treasure trove of old Texas history.

Birds on Copano Bay is in the Holiday Beach neighborhood, located on the northeast shore of beautiful Copano Bay on Lamar Peninsula. We are just across the Copano causeway from Rockport and Fulton on highway 35. The drive to town takes about 13 minutes. By boat you are just a mile or so by water from famed Turtle Pen Point.

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 perfect for fishing, but for swimming you have plenty of nearby beaches to choose from. 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 shallow, calm sandy beach right in town and it's the state's only Blue Wave Beach. It's perfect for smaller children since there is no current or surf.

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.

Birds on the Bay is on 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 for redfish, trout and flounder, 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. Enjoy the serenity of the view and water at Redfish Retreat, yet it's appx 15 minutes drive to most anywhere in Rockport.

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.

You can catch your own dinner here - redfish, trout, flounder as well as shrimp and blue crab can be found right off the pier. Or, you can drive into Rockport, Fulton, Aransas Pass or even Corpus Christi for the freshest seafood around. Try the harbor in Fulton first, there's nothing like buying your shrimp right off the boat!
Area Information
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 Corpus 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.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 $195 $215 $1,375 - -
Jan 01 2015 Feb 28 2015 $185 $205 $1,200 $3,500 3 Nights
Mar 01 2015 Mar 06 2015 $255 $270 $1,700 - 3 Nights
Mar 06 2015 Mar 21 2015 $280 $280 - - 3 Nights
Mar 22 2015 May 21 2015 $255 $270 $1,700 - 3 Nights
Apr 03 2015 Apr 05 2015 $275 $290 - - 3 Nights
May 23 2015 May 25 2015 $275 $290 - - 3 Nights
May 26 2015 May 31 2015 $255 $270 - - 3 Nights
Jun 01 2015 Jul 03 2015 $280 $280 - - 3 Nights
Jul 04 2015 Jul 06 2015 $300 $300 - - 3 Nights
Aug 23 2015 Aug 31 2015 $225 $240 $1,600 - 3 Nights
Aug 30 2015 Oct 31 2015 $225 $240 - - 3 Nights
Sep 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $205 $220 $1,400 - -
Sep 04 2015 Sep 07 2015 $245 $260 - - 3 Nights
Nov 01 2015 Nov 26 2015 $195 $215 $1,375 - 2 Nights
Nov 28 2015 Nov 30 2015 $220 $220 - - -
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 15
Deposits: $100 refundable security deposit.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Appliances

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

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
    (12 miles)
  • Pool
    (14 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (15 miles)
  • Beach
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (12 miles)
  • Ocean
    (15 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (12 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (12 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Rockport, Texas

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El campo tx

Weekend Getaway

Great sunset view nice and relaxing ...Kids had fun catching fish but only one was A keeper :) THANK YOU THE ACUNA FAMILY

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you all had a good time and caught some fish. The sunset is a treat! Let us hear from you again.

Kim Elston


Redfish Retreat

I just finished a 3 day stay here and was terrific! The weather was perfect the first two days then got a tad windy. Fishing on the private pier was very active. I had a great time. Also some great photo ops with beautiful sunsets and many, many hummingbirds.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for the review Kim. The picture you sent of the hummingbird was awesome. Could you please e-mail it to me as an attchment that I could save?

Carolyn Whittington Langley

Huntsville TX

Everything & More

My husband and I took our grandson (from Arizona desert) for 5 days to Redfish. It was a trip where memories were made. We took trips to Corpus Christi and places around Rockport during the day and fished at night. He caught his 1st fish here (several) & we managed to catch some keeper trout. Well stocked and pretty home & nice landscaping. Upper deck was favorite place for morning coffee and evening glass of wine. The bbq grill was clean & supplies ready. I could go on and on but bottom-line is if you are looking for a perfect place for family/friends, this is it. Ms. Carson will answer your questions quickly & clearly and will make scheduling your perfect get away so simple. Can't wait to get back.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

I am glad you, your husband and your grandson had a good time and enjoyed your stay. My father had the home built and it was a place where memories were made for us too. So many! My children's hand prints from when they were little are in the sidewalk going out to the pier. They are now 29 & 32. Good memories for us too.

Donna Kersh

West Columbia,Texas

The Best Time Ever!

My husband and I spent four wonderful days at Redfish Retreat. The house was immaculate and very comfortable. We had great time fishing off the pier and enjoyed watching the wildlife...especially the dolphins! Sunsets were my favorite. The only thing wrong with our trip was way too short. Looking forward to planning a return trip!

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

I am glad you had an good time at Redfish Retreat. I definately love ths sunsets too! Please do come back and stay longer.

Daniel Garcia

Houston, Texas

A Much needed "Time Out!"

Our stay at the Redfish Retreat was everything we hoped it would be ---and then some. My husband and I had been traveling extensively for the past several months and we could hardly wait for a "time out!" when we could do what whatever we wanted -- or nothing at all and the Redfish Retreat gave us all of that and then some. The facility was beyond our expectations. We had stayed at similar vacation rentals and we were expecting only the bare minimum. Instead, we got much, much more! The place was spotless! We never saw even one critter in the house--unusual in the damp humid areas of the Texas Gulf Coast. Bugs are just a part of the environment and you learn quickly they can penetrate even the most meticulous homes. The kitchen was stocked as well as my own; pots, pans, baking sheets and even muffin tins and measuring cups! Kitchen and bath linens were abundant - although some of them are in need of retirement. Sheets were of great quality--soft and thick. The mattresses in both the master and the guest rooms were very comfortable--no rolling toward the center or off the edge-and they both had covers on them of substantial quality. There is even a washer and dryer with soap! Seating in the living room was very comfortable leather sofas (not cloth!) with recliners on the ends. Outside, everything is just as clean! The BBQ pit was clean and already had charcoal in it--waiting for your catch! The fish cleaning stations were spotless!-- no remnants of scales or bait. We watched our first sunset that afternoon on the beautiful pier and felt our tensions blow away with breezes from the bay. One day, we lost water pressure and I had to call the manager. She quickly returned my call and reminded me of the list of emergency numbers to call for the city services clearly posted on the wall in the kitchen. As it happened, the city was repairing a water leak in the area and had turned off the water for a short time. It was good to know that when I needed to contact the manager, she answered our call right away! Another relaxing benefit about the location is that it is QUIET and neighbors (or other renters) or equally mindful about keeping the noise down to a reasonable level ( after all it is a vacation spot!) with only occasional squeals from a youngster catching his fist fish--how fun :) My husband and I enjoyed our stay so much we both became a bit teary as we looked over the bay and shared one last kiss from our deck. Checking the calendar now for our next visit!

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your very nice review. I am glad you enjoyed yourself and were pleased with Redfish Retreat. I will inventory the kitchen and bath linens. Each time I check out the home I try to remove all the "extras" that well-intended guests have left behind.

Margaret Walker

New Braunfels, Tx

R & R

Lots of beautiful sunsets. Fishing was pretty good. We had a cold front move in but still managed to enjoy ourselves. Caught a whopper...(of a cold) but some keeper's too. Had to go back home early but will come back.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you caught some keepers and enjoyed the sunsets. We look forward to hearing from you again. Merry Christmas!

Rebecca Mullins Pool

Bryan, Tx USA

Unforgettable sunsets

We went here for our family trip this year. The house was great and having the lighted pier was wonderful. I got some great pictures of sunsets from the upper deck of the house and from the pier. My husband thoroughly enjoyed fishing from the pier well into the night. We will hopefully be able to plan other vacations at Redfish Retreat.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

I just got back from Dolphin's Point and there were some awesome sunsets this last week too. I am glad you were able to enjoy them. We have a tradition of sitting out and watching the sunsets every evening. Thank you and hope to hear from you again.

Donald Leonard

Cypress, Texas

Had a Great Time!

The house was terrific and very comfortable. We enjoyed the fishing and the sunsets and look forward to coming back again!

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed the house and had a good time! Hope to hear back from you again.

Shelly Ristow

Schertz, Tx

We Never want to leave!

We can never give Redfish Retreat enough Praise! We have stayed here the last 3 years for 4th of July and we always hate to leave! So clean and the views are soooo gorgeous!

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

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

Sarah Bertsch

Fayetteville tx

Awesome place to stay!!

The house was very nice and clean!! Loved fishing on the great peer at night! Beautiful sunsets and awesome place to take pictures. Can't wait to go back!!!!!!

Helen Robinson


Vacation enjoyed by all.

Eveeyrhing was as described. Owners went above and beyond to accompdate us.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed staying at Redfish Retreat! Hope to hear from you again. Thanks-Tami

Willie Walker

Houston, Texas

Vacation Bliss

The trip was very worthwhile. Total relaxation. I will DEFINITELY return, when my schedule permit and would recommend to anyone, this property. I'm an avid fishermn and will return, in spite of the very windy days this week.

Tami Carson

Owner's reply:

Thank you Willie! Glad you had a good time. We look forward to hearing from you again.

Diana Hayden

Boerne, Texas USA 78006

Best Vacation Ever

We stayed at Crab Daddy's. I cannot remember a vacation when I did not want to go home. The cabin was perfect, the fishing was great, our daughter and son in law came down and we all believe we found a place where God put his Hand. I have been to one of the best resorts in Kaui and did not feel the same connection as I did at Crab Daddys. We want to come back soon and bring our Grandsons, they are in college and we emailed them pictures of each fish we caught. They were ready to take time off and come down too. Our vacation experience was so wonderful we are all still talking about how soon we can get back down there. Thank You so much for a vacation time we will never forget and will repeat. Paul and Diana Hayden

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 Birds on the Bay...that is why we have been staying in the Carson's family vacation homes now for over 20 yrs. Birds on the Bay has all the amenities you could want, plus the fact it is situated in the lovely & quiet community of Holiday Beach, 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.

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