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Matagorda "BEACH PLEASE!" right on the CO River!
Sleep up to 6 in this beautiful, super clean, 2 BD, 2.5 BA house just ten steps from the CO River and a quick 3-min drive to Matagorda Beach. Bring your flip flops, beach towel, and favorite book to relax on one of 2 decks...or bring your fishing gear and catch large fish right off the dock. You can even clean your fish right there and grill them on the BBQ grill! Bring your boat or kayak and push off from the dock. Make great memories with the entire family in the slow-paced sea town!
Feb 19 – 26
$211 per night
Superhost
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SEAesta Shack*River Front*Fishing Pier*WiFi
Check us out on social media for additional pictures! Welcome to SEAesta Shack, a 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Colorado River Front getaway is packed full of EVERYTHING your family will need to make a lasting memory. Spend your days either at the beach, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, bird watching, dolphin watching or just taking in the stunning South Texas Sunset on any one of the 3 porches. Or, spend your night fishing on the private pier with our bright fishing light.
Nov 1 – 8
$267 per night
Superhost
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Texas Star
This house used to be a restaurant so we have a big parking lot, very easy to drive and out, so bring your boat We are 2 blocks from harbor and walking distance from the bar.
Sep 27 – Oct 4
$107 per night
Superhost

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Waterfront Restaurant4 locals recommend
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Stanley's General Store6 locals recommend
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Poco Playa Restaurant, Bar & Village5 locals recommend

Beach house rentals in Matagorda

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Casa de la Costa - on Beach Front Drive
Jun 23 – 30
$130 per night
Superhost
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Unplugged at Beachfront
Jul 9 – 16
$150 per night
Superhost
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Breathtaking Beach Views - Sleeps 6-8
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$289 per night
Superhost
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Beach Daze - Cozy Beach Cottage - "Fall $pecials!"
Jun 28 – Jul 5
$187 per night
Superhost
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Dream Daze -WiFi - Beach - Pool - Perfect Getawaze
Nov 4 – 11
$203 per night
Superhost
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Gorda Getaway
Feb 22 – Mar 1
$225 per night
Superhost
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Matagorda Beachfront Rental : Gorda Getaway
Nov 21 – 28
$250 per night
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Driftwood Beach House
May 14 – 21
$274 per night
Home · Port Lavaca
Beachfront newly remodeled-Golfcart & kayaks Incl!
Nov 11 – 18
$286 per night
Superhost
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A Wave From It All - House with Sea View
Jan 1 – 8
$322 per night
Home · Palacios
This waterfront coastal retreat offers 3 bed/3bath
Oct 20 – 27
$148 per night
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Home · Port Lavaca
SUNRISE ON MAG - Beach House
Oct 31 – Nov 7
$244 per night
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Matagorda house rentals

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The Stubborn Pelican
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$251 per night
Home · Bay City
Stylish Studio Facing ICW&Sargent Beach Fish&Relax
Nov 4 – 11
$158 per night
Superhost
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The Blue Crab - Matagorda Bay - Colorado River
Jun 14 – 21
$221 per night
Superhost
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Riverside Retreat
May 23 – 30
$356 per night
Home · Bay City
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Nov 13 – 20
$167 per night
Superhost
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Lazy Daze-Awesome Front Row Beach House-Free Wi-Fi
Apr 3 – 10
$272 per night
Superhost
Home · Palacios
Little Coastal Cabin in Palacios, TX
Nov 25 – Dec 2
$98 per night
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Seahorse Inn
Dec 12 – 19
$120 per night
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BIG FISH LODGE
Apr 22 – 29
$360 per night
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River Retreat at Matagorda Bay
Jan 5 – 12
$322 per night
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Beach Front Ocean View Home Matagorda, TX
Jun 4 – 11
$209 per night
Superhost
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Cabin On the Water with fishing dock
May 26 – Jun 2
$350 per night
Superhost

Matagorda vacation rentals

Cottage · Matagorda
Charming river and ocean view cottage.
Sep 25 – Oct 2
$179 per night
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Cabin · Matagorda
The "Nothing Fancy" River House
Apr 26 – May 3
$180 per night
Superhost
Vacation home · Matagorda
🏖Entire home💎Hidden gem💎Waterfront🌊Paradise🎣
Jun 20 – 27
$273 per night
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Cottage · Matagorda
River Front Home fishing&beach w/t lighted dock
Feb 24 – Mar 3
$268 per night
Superhost
Cabin · Sargent
Quilted Canal Cabin, On Water, Spacious & Relaxing
Dec 18 – 25
$135 per night
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Townhouse · Matagorda
Bahia de Matagorda Condo 1 on Matagorda Beach
Oct 23 – 30
$207 per night
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Guest suite · Matagorda
Matagorda Beach Retreat - Stunning View
Apr 12 – 19
$177 per night
Apartment · Matagorda
Studio at Beachfront
Jun 13 – 20
$110 per night
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Condo · Port Lavaca
?Waterfront Casita Perfect for Couples ❤️
Nov 4 – 11
$99 per night
Superhost
Cottage · Matagorda
The Mulberry House Matagorda
Nov 5 – 12
$163 per night
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Cottage · Matagorda
Gone Coastal Cottages - Coral
Dec 9 – 16
$143 per night
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Cottage · Matagorda County
A Quiet and Cozy 3 Bedrooms Cottage by The Creek
Dec 12 – 19
$51 per night
Superhost

Your guide to Matagorda

All About Matagorda

Located at the mouth of the Colorado River, midway between Houston and Corpus Cristi, the Texas town of Matagorda has long served as a commercial and recreational fishing port. While these industries still operate in Matagorda today, the area is now also a popular tourist destination due to its abundance of secluded beaches that are rarely busy. Fishing, boating, and general water recreation are the area's primary attractions. However, several surrounding reserves and refuges make Matagorda an excellent base for wildlife viewing excursions.

To the north of town, the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge has close to 50,000 acres of diverse ecologies, including marshes, woodlands, and sloughs that are home to a wide range of wildlife, such as reddish egrets, alligators, and Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles. Should you tire of critters and currents, the area also has a small history museum, 18-hole golf course with river views, and a handful of Western clothing boutiques.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Matagorda?

With its warm waters, Matagorda's location on the Gulf Coast creates a climate with only moderate seasonal differences in precipitation and temperature. As a result, rainfall is relatively consistent and mild throughout the year, with a modest uptick towards the end of summer. May through September is an excellent time to book Matagorda beach rentals as the area experiences hot temperatures conducive to the beach activities and fishing for which the area is known.

If you need a break from the beaches, Houston is a mere two hours away, and hosts a ton of standout events throughout the year, like a jazz festival in September or a food festival in mid-March. During the winter, the Matagorda experiences brisk temperatures that are unsuitable for swimming. However, fishing from the shore or on charter boats is still a popular activity during this time.


What are the top things to do in Matagorda?

Matagorda Bay Nature Park

This coastal nature park on the Matagorda Bay peninsula has more than 1,300 acres of reserve lands available for recreation and exploration. Ocean kayaking, fishing, swimming, and beachcombing are all popular activities in the area, in addition to the public boat ramp and picnicking areas. The Colorado River flows into the Gulf waters at the park's edge, and river rafting trips from upriver into the ocean run through much of the year.

Matagorda County Museum

Located just in the neighboring town of Bay City, this museum hosts several exhibits that detail the early exploration and ranching history of southeastern Texas. A children's room and collection of historical ranch brands from the area are among the more popular attractions. But the museum's most prized exhibit is the collection of artifacts recovered from a 17th-century wreck off the coast of a French sailing vessel. Cannons, cutlery, and treasures from the ship are on display in this small museum.

Great Texas Birding Trail

The central Texas coastline contains several migratory and year-round bird populations in the coastal woodland ecosystems, including whooping cranes, eastern bluebirds, pileated woodpeckers, and many others. The Great Texas Birding Trail encompasses most gulf coastal areas and provides prime viewing opportunities for these and hundreds of other species throughout the year. The Matagorda-Rio Colorado loop runs along the Matagorda peninsula and inland towards Bay City, providing easy access from anywhere in the area.

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