Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)
Consuelo and Salvador Espino
- English, Spanish
About Consuelo and Salvador Espino
Salvador and I are both managers for this property. I was born and educated in Kingsville and until I retired, I was a homemaking teacher and Texas School Counselor for 35 years-working in South San in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Galena Park, Kingsville, and Brooks County. After I retired, I continued helping families and kids, working with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, CPS . Salvador still works Kingsville ISD in maintainence in the evenings. He and I work and play well together on this property. We both love living at Baffin Bay and enjoy sharing our little piece of paradise.
Consuelo and Salvador Espino purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Consuelo and Salvador Espino chose Riviera
While working in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, I always knew that I would come home to retire and Baffin Bay was my family's favorite place to play when I was young. This was the only place I would even consider buying for an enjoyable retirement.
What makes this Cottage unique
This property has a way of allowing purposefulness through the fishing and crabing, creativity and self expression through the flowering plants and trees. Self reliance through the vegetable garden and fruit trees. Love of life through the goats and fish in the pond and the multitude of beautiful birds. We both stay healthy and connected to the community by walking everyday. Salvador walks our Lab/Rotty/Ridgeback in the mornings and I usually walk to the Leo Kaufer Park in late afternoon.
The charge for an event $10 person+cottage rental
Smoking outside is OK.collect butts
Bring floaters for children
Think green. Turn pier lights off when not in use. Children supervised at all times. Pick up their trash. No food or drinks at the pool area.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Family Fishing getaway
Nice get away w family
This was my second visit. I enjoyed the tranquility of fishing on the private pier. The convenience store is pricey. Stock up before going
The managers were very sweet and helpful. Because of their kindness it makes it hard to give this complaint. The pictures do not match the actual look of this property. The dock is not right in front of the home. The home is located behind the owners property which is where the pool and docks are . There is a trail from the property that made it inconvenient . The owners could see you from thier windows so it was no real privacy at the pool . The house is very tiny there is one bathroom and no place to put your clothing like a closet. Excellent fishing spot and the kids enjoyed the pool.
Amber D. Garza
We had a wonderful weekend getaway. Our stay at the cottage was comfortable. The pool was a great size for our kids and we all enjoyed it. The fishing wasn't to great this past weekend but we still enjoyed it.
Could not get over the bad iron smell of faucet water, deceiving photos but great location nice ppl
The property was a great location. The photos are deceiving in I thought the pool was private to the guest house instead of right in the owners back yard. It is a very small pool. The fishing pier should have at least one hand rail but was sufficient and I felt safe on it. There was lots of different types of fish always around the pier. At the end of the pier it is only about 2-2.5 feet deep and the bay only gets to 5' at the max we drove over. The water smells awful inside the cottage. It is on septic and smells very strong of iron. The shower pressure is very poor as the shower head definitely needs to be replaced. I could not get use to the smell of the water. I didn't even use it to wash out my mouth when brushing my teeth. The faucet water was what bothered me the most by far. I would not stay there again just for the fact of the water smelling so bad. It only has two window units for three rooms. One bedroom has no AC and the other has a window unit. They did cool the rooms enough throughout our stay. A/C was not turned on though for our arrival. There is a washer and dry which is a plus. There were towels and the bed we slept it was okay for me. The layout is strange in bedrooms especially the one with the window unit. It blows air right at your feet but you can aim it up so it won't blow on your feet. The photos should be better to better express what your are paying for. If I ever stay there again it will be in a small RV as I don't want to ever smell that awful faucet water again.
Our information states that we are on waterwell water. We are in the country. The cottage is advertised as "small" so the air conditioning is adequate as stated by this renter. The water level at the bay, at the pier, is usually at least 6 feet. In my 22 years here, I have never seen it at 2 or 2 1/2 feet.
Baffin Bay Cottage
Facility is consistent with advertised description. Small cottage. Small bedrooms and bathroom, but comfortable for 2-4 adults. Any more would be cramped.
Grounds well kept with interesting landscaping. Nice long fishing pier in good condition. Private and clean swimming pool looking out at bay.
Perplexed by some of the other ratings. This is a small, private fishing cottage. Has all the amenities we needed for a pleasant stay. Owners are friendly and accommodating. This is not a luxury condo. If you like noisy crowds of people, ticky-tacky monolithic rows of urban sameness, and electronic sensory overload... don't come here. If you want a quaint, quiet, private getaway in an area renown for good fishing, this place is hard to beat.
One caution and it has nothing to do with the facilities. The online booking agent [VRBO] either intentionally - or due to poor system design - charged me for insurance that I carefully declined. I am not a novice to on-line commerce, VRBO charged me in error. They corrected the mistake but I had to jump through numerous hoops to make the correction. I resent the waste of my time because they have systemic flaws in their web design.
Please separate my comments. The cottage and owners are great. Loved the stay there. The independent booking agent is unsatisfactory, but you have to go through VBRO if you want to book a reservation here.
A bench swing for those who want to drink their morning coffee enjoying the awesome sunrise and bay scenery. A 300 ft. pier is available