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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!
$205 per night
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Entire cottage · Matagorda
Gone Coastal Cottage - Kiwi
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$159 per night
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Entire cottage · Matagorda
River Front Home fishing&beach w/t lighted dock
Hidden Gem - waterfront home on the Colorado river.On the town side,bit of a change to the beach road homes. It has gorgeous porch to soak in river views,enjoy the sunset & fishingwith your family. Private dock and lighted pier with fish cleaning station. 3 bedroom and 3 full baths in all, 2 huge master bedrooms with king beds and en-suite bathrooms. Washer and dryer to enjoy longer stays. Tv in each room with WiFi to bring your favorite entertainment. Quick drive to the amazing Matagorda beach!
$233 per night

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Stay near Matagorda's top sights

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

Beach house rentals in Matagorda

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Breathtaking Beach Views - Sleeps 6-8
$382 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Casa de la Costa - on Beach Front Drive
$154 per night
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Gorda Getaway
$250 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Unplugged at Beachfront
$150 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Matagorda Beachfront Rental : Gorda Getaway
$312 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Dream Daze -WiFi - Beach - Pool - Perfect Getawaze
$239 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Beach Daze-Cozy Beach House **Summer Specials**
$175 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Matagorda Beach Retreat - Stunning View
$188 per night
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Driftwood Beach House
$332 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
28 Dunes at Matagorda Beach
$322 per night
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A Wave From It All - House with Sea View
$403 per night
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Entire home · Palacios
Little Coastal Cabin in Palacios, TX
$115 per night

Matagorda vacation rentals

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Entire rental unit · Matagorda
Studio at Beachfront
$110 per night
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Tiny home · Matagorda
#5 Olive Flounder
$120 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
5 Palms Fish House B
$104 per night
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Entire cottage · Matagorda County
A Quiet and Cozy 3 Bedrooms Cottage by The Creek
$64 per night
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Entire cabin · Matagorda
The "Nothing Fancy" River House
$150 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Riverside Retreat
$368 per night
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The Mulberry House Matagorda
$193 per night
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Texas Star
$170 per night
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Entire cottage · Matagorda
Charming river and ocean view cottage.
$199 per night
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Tiny home · Matagorda
#4 Blue Bowfin
$120 per night
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Gone Coastal Cottages - Coral
$159 per night
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Cabin On the Water with fishing dock
$350 per night

Matagorda house rentals

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The Blue Crab - Matagorda Bay - Colorado River
$250 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Beach Front Ocean View Home Matagorda, TX
$207 per night
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Entire home · Palacios
Gone fishing
$60 per night
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Entire home · Bay City
Stylish Studio Facing ICW&Sargent Beach Fish&Relax
$207 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Texas star 2
$195 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
Lazy Daze-Awesome Front Row Beach House-Free Wi-Fi
$239 per night
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Entire home · Bay City
It doesn’t get much better than this!
$197 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
(3 bedroom) 1 Story Home; Located Matagorda, Texas
$264 per night
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Casa de Lola
$215 per night
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Orange house
$77 per night
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Entire home · Matagorda
River House with River VIew
$322 per night
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Entire home · Bay City
A luxury vacation home with world class fishing
$290 per night

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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