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In the heart of the Heritage district with 2-5 minutes walk to downtown Rockport

Bedrooms Studio
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Full front and back yards, fenced back yard, and carport with space for a boat


Simple but clean authentic 50s weekend cottage that has been restored and updated. Cottage is small and compact, with a really excellent location and great setup for extended family, person, or couple wanting privacy. There is a large private yard and ample parking. Still undergoing some Hurricane Harvey repairs but comfortable and nice.

Full facilities including WiFi included for an affordable short-term getaway. The setup is for a family or extended family, or close knit group. Just a one time cleaning fee of $60 is added to each booking.

The main living space is arranged in an open Hotel-suite layout with one full bed in the main living room. There is a twin size bunk bed in the back room. Two additional twin fold up beds can be set up in the back or main room if needed. There is a twin bed in the front sun room and a Graco Pack N Play baby bed that can be set up on request. The front sun room is excellent for baby naps and for mom if necessary. (Bring own baby sheets and blankets at this time.) Great value and convenience.

622 South Live Oak Street is an open-plan cottage with one bathroom in the charming "Heritage District" neighborhood just minutes walking distance from quaint old downtown Rockport with art galleries and places to eat, the city beach, the Navigation Marina district, and nearby city fishing pier that is lit at night. Fishing pier is right on market street and a straight two minutes brisk walk to the waterfront.

The cottage front entrance opens onto the small front sun room with comfortable seating and radio on one side and bed on other that is separated from the rest of the house by a glass paneled door for some privacy.

The front patio is presently under renovation, but there is a great backyard patio with a stainless steel gas barbecue, adjacent to the large backyard wooden deck which has lovey low wrought iron table, a nice beach chair, 2 comfortable lawn chairs, and 2 wrought iron garden chairs to relax outside.

The backyard deck is lit at night by either solar lights and/or porch light. A gas heater with beautiful pumice rocks for the middle of the backyard patio table is made available during winter.

We love to sit outside and see the green tailed fire flies that are surprisingly ugly up close but create a magical moving lights display when in season with a lime green luminescence under the clear stary nights. Rockport offers a peace with a real relaxing silence at night and free of background noise during the day.


In the main suite is the kitchenette, dining nook, entertainment center, and a large bamboo sofa. Table has just been strengthened with stainless steel bolts which is the pirate way to do things! There is plenty of seating and extra chairs arranged tastefully around the cottage. The Kitchenette includes a modern stainless steel refrigerator and overhead stainless steel microwave over a full size flat-top electric stove and oven in a modernized simple but functional kitchenette

The main room opens up through two square arches to the high ceiling backroom with sleeping on the right side and the laundry area on the left side.

The high ceiling bathroom is off the main room and consists of a curved glass shower, modern one piece toilet, and a pedestal basin. The shower head combination with various flow options includes a hand shower. Left is hot and right is cold. We provide soap, shampoo, and conditioner.

There is basic TV with 17 local antenna channels, WiFi Internet, Netflix, and various other streaming services - such as PBS Kids, movie channels, and a variety of News Services. The entertainment center has a DVD and DVD library with an excellent selection of some classical and iconic modern movies and a brochure holder with brochures from the local chamber of commerce on year round Rockport and area events and activities. The latest DVD addition is Gravity with Sandra Bullock.

There is a mini book library in the storage cabinet in the main room with reading for adults, children, and hard back books for babies. The cabinet doubles as our supplies storage center and has two large lower draws available for our quests' clothes and belongings on winter but storage for electric blankets in Summer.

We are pet friendly with a fenced back yard (fence is bent up a little for now - due to Hurricane Harvey. But still functional until fixed!)

Updated traditional "batch" type ( New Zealand Kiwi jargon) beach cottage. All electric with large very cold AC and heat window unit, and new smaller unit in front room with remote. Stackable washing machine and drier combination in laundry area. Laundry soap is provided and the washer/dryer combo is easy to use. All done by us as a work of love in the tradition of the Heritage District batches which are fast disappearing. Its quaint but cute, its old but clean, and rebuilt pirate tough and strong. Some cracks here and there still remain but ongoing improvements make the cabin better and better each year. Its now proven Hurricane Harvey tough. We love providing this rustic inexpensive getaway experience for our guests.

There is just a 2 minute walk to the City fishing pier that is lit at night, and 3-5 minute drive to the free dog beach before the entrance to the City beach. Its best to buy a yearly pass car sticker to the city beach. The city beach has an excellent salt water pond for toddlers on the far left.

There are nice nearby restaurants within walking distance, and with a short drive along the waterfront there is an HEB, Walmart, Walgreens, several fast food franchises, and an ACE hardware. Just turn right on Market from Live Oak, left on downtown, and drive through town and along the coast. Mac's barbeque is on the corner mostly recovered from Hurricane Harvey. The Country Man's Country Club is open for business again which we highly recommend. (We text a restaurant list on request. Your restaurant suggestions and updates are very welcome). After you make your reservation, we text instructions and house rules with further information about Pirate Cove Cottage and what we provide.

Bring your boat for fishing, or canoe, or bikes for relaxing rides or walks along the waterfront on Water Street just 2 blocks away. Rent a kayak or golf cart. Long graveled driveway that easily accommodates a boat and truck or several vehicles.

CANCELLATION POLICY ADDENDUM: Post Hurricane Harvey, all cancellations according to our site cancellation policy will be charged an additional $60 for bank fees and processing fees.

KEYWORDS: Cabin, Cottage, Bungalow, Batch, Private property, plenty of parking, privacy, fishing, pet friendly, suitable for a boat.

Support Rockport recovery after Hurricane Harvey and come see the amazing recovery for youself. Enjoy the relaxing Gulf Coast culture, hopitality, and the peace of the city of Rockport.

More Details

Christopher Anderson
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Christopher Anderson

We believe you will like Rockport as much as we do. Its an exceptional little Texas Coast town. We are Christopher and Mercedes Anderson with two children Christopher 18 years of age at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi on the Island from the Fall 2015, and Nicole 16 years of age (the little girl in the photo when we bought the place in 2003) who is in High School and loves and excels at dance. Our vacation rental has been a family project with everybody participating in the restoration of this Rockport vacation cottage. We continue to make updates and improvements each visit. The photos reflect updates through February 2016 with the addition of deck furniture on the backyard deck.

Christopher Anderson purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Christopher Anderson chose Rockport

When our children were little we camped on weekends all around South Texas. After a very wet season and super sized mosquitos to boot, we dropped into Rockport which we fell in love with and got interested in buying a small cabin in this picturesque little Texas Gulf Coast town. We finally tracked down our property in 2003 and began renovating and restoring it to help preserve the traditional historical charm of the Heritage district of Rockport. The City plans to begin work on a paved walking trail that will pass in front of our cottage. There is a bird reserve on both sides of the street just past Walmart north on old 35 through old downtown. (A 10 minute car trip is required)

What makes this cabin unique

Rockport is a particularly beautiful and picturesque spot on the water with clean air and starry Texas nights. Silence is golden brings a peace at times that is healing to the spirit.There are small museums and art galleries in old downtown Rockport. The town is relaxing peaceful and there are many local things to keep you occupied and entertained. To the North is the sister city Fulton where there are additional restaurants and on the far side of the Rockport-Fulton community there is a small airport. Rockport is about 30 minutes north of Corpus Christi. One will want to come again and again to sample the peace and calm. Don't fail to take the free ferry across to Port Aransas. There are lots of attractions and local small towns. It is a great and practical base to explore the greater area. The Shrimpree Festival is 2nd weekend in June in Aransas Pass. 4th July Public Fireworks on the beach. SEA FAIR is Thursday - Sunday second week in October at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Rockport in Aransas County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Modern bathroom with curved glass shower, pedastal basin, and one piece toilet.
  • Studio, Sleeps 7
  • Open plan with Full bed in main room, 2 twins in back room, and one twin bed and sleeper sofa in front sun room suitable for small children. Additional two fold up single beds. Pack N Play portable baby crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming


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(47 traveller reviews)

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In the heart of the Heritage district with 2-5 minutes walk to downtown Rockport
average rating of 4.382979 based on 47 reviews

Great place for Families

  • 4 of 5

Great location Close to Historic district, well equipped plenty of dishes, oven was great for biscuits, air was very cool no hot spots, plenty of space for kids, outdoor grill was awesome for our steaks with backup propane , smoke free, plenty of toiletries, great price for large family, washer dryer was handy to wash kids clothes, quiet street, best of all great entertainment center with DVD’s

For the kids.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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We love staying here.

  • 4 of 5

It’s quaint. It’s clean and perfect for our needs. The location is perfect. Close to the beach and town. Dogs do well in the fenced backyard and the owner Chris is always available if needed. This is our third stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little house

  • 5 of 5

Great little house for a nice get away for just my husband and myself. There were 4 other beds there, but I wouldn't want to put that many people in there with only one bathroom. I would have liked it to have been a little more "private" with shades at the windows or "no see thru curtains", but it was OK. It was great to have a fenced in yard for our dogs.

We will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great stay

  • 4 of 5

Short but sweet But a great stay. Host was an amazing host.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love it

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay and plan on staying again. Very conveniently located and affordable. Owners are very nice and easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and quaint

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and very convenient.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Countryman's Club
Nearest Ferry
17.2 Miles
Port Aransas ferry landing
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rockport Country Cub
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 35
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Mac's texas barbeque
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rockport City beach
Car: recommended

Live Oak Street runs North South. There are three houses to the corner shops on Market street. Market street is a main thorughfare which runs West East from Hwy 35 to the ocean front. Turn right onto Market from Hwy 35 if coming from Corpus Christi and then it's a right on Liveoak three short block before reaching the water. If coming from Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio you will probably come from the north on the Coastal Hwy 35 and when passing through Rockport Hwy 35 will veer right at the light instead of going through old downtown and then you should turn left at the next traffic light on Liveoak Street. After a few blocks and crossing Market street the house 622 S Liveoak St is on the left. On the opposite side of Liveoak street on the corner with Market street is Mac's barbecue restaurant. There are festivals throughout the year in Rockport. Its a quaint little town with lots of customs, culture, and local pride. In the entertainment center we have plenty of brochures about the area, services, and year round activities. Across the north channel from the private City beach is Key Allegro where expensive homes are found including a gated community where one of our country legends has a sea-side mansion. There is a Wellsfargo bank, McDonalds and a Sonic. Further along is a Walgreens, O'Rielly's Auto store, Ace Hardware, and an HEB. There are lots of birds and a new bird sanctuary can be found on the North side of the Walmart. The drive to them around the water front is a scenic joy. Sea birds can be found siting in the middle of the street alone or in pairs at different times during the year. It is a place you will enjoy.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.76
Additional Guest Fee £7.63 per person per night
Pet Fee £3.81
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.54

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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