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Sweet Bay Cottage

Sweet Bay Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Sweet Bay Cottage, a rustic cottage on the outside, a fun beachey cottage on the inside. Family fun or cozy getway, either way you will enjoy your stay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue

Recent Review

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Sweet Bay Cottage
Rockport Texas Gulf Coast
San Antonio, TX, USA

Had a nice time at Sweet bay Cottage

  • 4 of 5
Arrived from San Antonio, TX and picked up the keys from Marlene, the property manager. She was very friendly and even provided us with a little gift basket with some toys and whatnot in it. It was a nice touch. The property doesn't have amazing curb appeal, I admit, but it was very nice and clean and is cozy -- not super roomy, but perfect for myself, my wife and my 4 year old son. The only problem we had is that the cleaning lady hadn't emptied the trash from the outside trash bins and it was pretty rank. We placed a single call to Marlene and described the problem and she had it solved quick as a flash -- very professional! I would recommend this as a quite getaway vacation rental for a couple or a small family! Thanks, George and Marlene!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Our property manager Marlene is a treasure! We appreciate her and so will you if questions come up while you are staying @ Sweet Bay Cottage. Thank You Marlene!
Sweet Bay Cottage
Rockport Texas Gulf Coast
Rockwall, TX

Bad experience

  • 2 of 5
Arrived at the cottage and our first impression was "neglect". Fine sheen of dust on the furniture, cobwebs in the corners, and dead bugs on table tops. A/C was not on so the temperature was a muggy eighty five degrees inside. My kiddos were so ready to get to the beach that we put on a positive front, brought in our bags, changed, and headed out. After a fun afternoon at the beach, a nice dinner, and a trip to Wal Mart we headed back to the cottage. Woke up the next morning to BUGS---my kids complained of the bugs in their bed, hubby had bugs in his hair. We put in a call to the realtor, stripped the sheets from the bed to wash and headed down to the washer and dryer. YUK! Bugs in the washer and dryer- spent the next thirty minutes cleaning out in order to wash everything. Headed out for a day of fishing. Did not hear from the realtor. Next day (Monday) was deep sea fishing from Port A. Got back around 10pm to water pouring out of a pipe below the house. Put in a call to realtor (we had not heard from regarding bugs yet) and was told a plumber would be out the next day. So- hubby turned off water after we quickly washed up. Realtor came out the next morning to look at pipe then called a plumber. We headed out (dirty!) and came back to a fixed pipe- but bugs still. Wednesday night decided to rent DVD's - three of them. The DVD player did not work. Ugh! At this point the house was not a pleasant place to be in - the bugs the pipe issue and now the DVD player. Decided to throw in the towel and head home a day early. No refund for that day by the way. At one time this was probably a nice rental, but needs some care and attention!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cottage has been listed exclusively on “Vacation Rentals” for the last three years. We have been both happy and successful with that relationship. We go out of our way to help people understand that our cottage is not a “fancy place”, but rather a “rustic cottage” with “fun beach cottage decorations on the inside.”

I have conducted many “surprise” inspections when in the area on other business, and I assure you the “dust and cobwebs and bugs” mentioned by this “june reviewer” are not true! We spray for pest prevention regularly and our housekeeper is excellent!!!

We never leave the Air conditioner “ON” when no one is there. When was the last time you walked into a hotel or motel room and the air was already on? We never know what time of the day people are arriving. It only takes 10 to 15 minutes to cool down the whole house in the middle of the summer.

In summer, the coastal area of Texas, including Rockport has “more than our fair share“ of “mosquitoes” and in June we have what are “aptly” named, “June Bugs.” If you leave the door open while you are unloading the car and moving in, they will be happy to join you for the night!!

We have both Satellite and a DVD player in-put to the “Flat Screen” TV.
You have to turn off the “Satellite” for the TV to receive the DVD input.

The “june reviewer” mentioned a water leak, outside of the house, but they were still able to “wash up.” The water was still working inside the cottage; while the yard was being watered with expensive “better than bottled” de-ionized water. We appreciate that they turned the water off with the “winterization valve” when they were not using it, but they were instructed to turn it back on anytime they needed water for anything. It was July the 4th weekend so the plumber to make the $25.00 repair was not available till the next day. Not bad one $25.00 plumbing repair in 10 years!

We are truly sorry these people were not happy. “You can’t please all the people all of the time” even though we sincerely try!

If you have a legitimate complaint while staying at “Sweet Bay Cottage” our “Home away from Home” in Rockport, please call me George Loe at the first phone number on the website and I will do my best to make it RIGHT.
Sweet Bay Cottage
Rockport Texas Gulf Coast
Whitesboro, Texas

Sweet Deal

  • 5 of 5
Arrived really late the first night but contacted the Realtor along the way she was very understanding and texted the codes for access and said come in and take care of everything in the morning(made a long trip so much easier). Second day up late went to town to get groceries and look the town over get my bearings since I had never stayed in Rockport before but lived in CC. got with the Realtor and took care of business and thanked her for the little care package! and got a few hints on where to find a few special things(fresh shrimp, good seafood, fresh produce, and hot fishing spots) Tuesday was shopping resting and a BBQ on the gas grill on the deck. Wednesday was a very early day a 6am all day fishing trip with redfish runner who put us on some great Black Drum since the Reds weren't biting. Thuresday was another rest day out to the beach try and even out a bad tan and more shopping. Friday was more relaxing down at the pool then later out to the pier then BBQ'd ribs off the grill. Saturday out to the beach, shopping at the surf shops and dinner at Frank's spaghetti house then a little fishing at Copano pier caught a 41 inch black drum and a bunch of trout, fishing on a 3/8 silver spoon and lost track of time. Sunday not wanting to go home already making plans to be back next year. Only con we had was we love to get disconnected but after I broke my phone we were almost completely disconnected Verizon has 1x here and sprint is 3g spotty at times but really missed my internet but there are lots of free WiFi in Rockport at coffee shops, doughnut shops( Recommend Rockport Doughnut)
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sweet Bay Cottage
Rockport Texas Gulf Coast
San Antonio, Texas

Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
Holiday Beach is a small neighborhood across the causeway from the Rockport-Fulton area, with a fishing pier and a small community pool, very easy to find, very quiet area. The cottage is lovely, weathered cedar with a huge deck with a large gas grill. The inside is lovely, with a very "beachy" decor. The furniture in the living room was very comfy, upholstered in denim! The kitchen was extremely well equipped, with a big fridge with a working ice maker, nice to have in 105 degree weather. The bathroom has a nice standup shower. The beds were comfy, and again, the decor was lovely. NOT for late sleepers, the sun came in bright and early. There were plenty of towels for the bath, plenty of dishes in the kitchen. Some nice touches were brochures handy with info about the area, local phone books, board games and books to read! The cottage was very very clean, the owner quite pleasant, and Rockport-Fulton is a lovely place to visit. Check out the Rockport Beach Park, nice place! The local HEB grocery store is VERY nice. And you can never go wrong with Dairy Queen or Sonic for an ice cream treat. We ate at JD's Cove Harbor Cafe, small place, good seafood. The shopping in Rockport was cool, walkable main street type of shops.
Not for folks without a car, or for anyone who can't climb stairs, the house is on pilings up a flight of stairs. Pack or pick up some "OFF" spray, the skeeters were kind of fierce in the early evening, just an FYI!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

* Some of the best Trout, Redfish and Flounder fishing in the country.

* Birding-Aransas Wildlife Refuge-The winter home of the Rare Whooping Cranes. Some Whooping Cranes have been seen in and near our subdivision along with countless native birds like egrets and great blue herons and roseate spoonbills. Many other migrating birds, including ducks, geese and hummingbirds by the thousands, in their seasons.

* Beach, the Rockport Blue Wave Beach is one of the cleanest in the nation. It's only a short day trip to Padre Island National Seashore, the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington in nearby Corpus Christi.

* Swimming Pools-A subdivision Pool, in season and a year around saltwater pool at Rockport Beach.

* Texas Maritime Museum and Rockport Center for the Arts

* Restaurants-some of the best fresh seafood restaurants you will ever find

* Shopping-buy shrimp and seafood off the boats and arts and crafts from a community of local artisans.

* There are local festivals and celebrations almost every month throughout the year, including the Fulton Oysterfest, Hummingbird Celebration and Rockport Seafair and the Christmas Celebration of Lights.

* Many special activities for our "Winter Texan Guests"

* Dolphin and whooping crane watching tours & Nature trails and walking paths


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

    Weekly Rate: $665 - $875

    Monthly Rate: $1250 - $1800

  • * Credit Cards Accepted
    * Holiday rates apply to days of the week before and after each holiday
    * 2 Day Minimum, HOLIDAYS-3 Day Minimum
    * ONLY ONE discount or deal per stay
    * Discounts do not apply to recognized Holidays
    * Cleaning fee only once per stay
    * Taxes will be applied per Aransas Co Rules.
    * Special pricing for Winter Texans with three month or more rental
    * Must be 25 to rent
    * No PETS Please


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * New Flatscreen Satellite TV * VCR/DVD player * Private subdivision lighted fishing pier for you use.(less than half mile from Sweet Bay Cottage in the sunset picture) * Two Private Subdivision Boat launches and a Kayak Park for your use * Subdivision pool in season * Each room with it's own air conditioning * Fully stocked with linen and towels * Full size kitchen with glass top stove, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, microwave, coffee pot, toaster and cooking utensils, dishes and flatware * House is on 8 ft stilts with a nice view of Copano Bay from the front porch deck. * Wide concrete driveway with parking for boats and cars. * Washer and Dryer for Winter Texans * Discounts do not apply to Holiday Weekends!
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