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Arroyo City Waterfront Home 4/3 -*Downriver location*

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,128 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

*Downriver location* 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home near boat ramp

4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom well kept waterfront home on the Arroyo Colorado. Large covered outside porch with tables and chairs, gazeebo, and dock with "stadium" fishing lights. Excellent night fishing off the dock. High speed WIFI, 55'' HD TV with Dish Network and Netflix, full kitchen, charcoal BBQ, washer/dryer, central AC. Two car garage now available to all renters for easy loading/unloading and additional trailer parking.

Located near the end of the road near boat ramp and allows quick and easy access to fishing on the Lower Laguna Madre. Enjoys gorgeous views of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge located directly across the river. 5-10 boat ride to mouth of river from the dock, 1.5 miles from boat ramp. Maximum capacity is 8 guests.

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Ben Paschal
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Ben Paschal

I live in Arroyo City as well, I will most likely meet you at the rental with the keys as I live just down the road. Thanks for checking out my listing and I hope to earn your business.

Ben Paschal purchased this house in 2016

Why Ben Paschal chose Rio Hondo

Arroyo City is a tiny fishing town at the end of the road and is one of the last of it's kind on the Texas coast. What it does not have is traffic, stoplights, and a variety of restaurants. What it does have is abundant and varied avenues for visitors and residents to enjoy the unique and beautiful subtropical climate, Lower Laguna Madre bay system, and surrounding south Texas brush country. Our town is surrounded by 92,000 acre Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge which helps protect the surrounding ecosystem and Lower Laguna Fishery from development.

The Refuge is one of the last remaining homes to the endangered ocelot, one of the rarest cats on the planet. Visitors come from all over the world to visit the Rio Grande Valley for bird watching opportunities that rival anywhere on earth. The refuge headquarters is about a twenty minute drive away and has some excellent hiking trails and nature tours.

The Lower Laguna Madre is unique in the fact that most of it's shorelines are protected by the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife refuge, King Ranch (825,000 acres), Kenedy Ranch, and Padre Island National Seashore. The entire bay system is extremely shallow with an average depth of 2-3 feet and holds approximately 75% of the seagrass on the Texas coast. This provides excellent habitat for bait fish and gamefish alike and keeps our waters very clear allowing for some of the best and most consistent sight-casting the Texas coast has to offer.

What makes this house unique

Spacious, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large two car garage, clean and very well-appointed. Our location is ideal because it is one of the most downriver homes on the entire arroyo. This is a perfect launching point for fishermen, duck hunters, winter texans, or groups up to 8 who would like to take advantage of the excellent recreational opportunities and peace and quiet this area provides.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Rio Hondo in Cameron County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2128 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Third bathroom is located in the garage
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , this room is the living room with a pull-out couch
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing


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Arroyo City Waterfront Home 4/3 -*Downriver location*
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

An amazing, restful place to go fishing!

  • 5 of 5

It's not often that you rent a place that turns out to be exactly as advertised ... but here it is! The house was easy to find, extremely clean, well laid out. Amenities were perfect! Wifi and Dish were unexpected surprises (and fast!!) - I mean really - what's Thanksgiving weekend without football games!! The house is very spacious. It was so nice to have a lighted fishing pier and fish cleaning station. Caught lots of fish. The neighbors were friendly, even the duck hunters got their limits. 2 car garage made loading / unloading such a breeze.

Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I am glad you were able to enjoy my home over the Thanksgiving holiday and that it was a great fit your you. All the best, Ben
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Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend with family!! House is lovely,!! We sure will love to come back for another stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

House is well kept and has plenty of room. We really enjoyed fishing off the boat dock at night and location next to the the state park. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house is constable to stay close to boat ramp two big lights for use in night for fishing thanks

  • 5 of 5

Is close to the park and the house is constable to stay has boat sleeping two patios the rooms good space open areas car garage airconditiner two bbq pick back yard is good for 8 people hot water and cool water close to boat ramp lock view back to the house I recommend to my friends and family to rent that home for spent time if you not have boat gor fishing the pier is good size two big lights for use in night

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I've been there before, liked it so much I had to go back and God willing I'll be back next year.

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean when we arrived we like how spacious the home is. Lovely patio area over looking the water. Nice dock for your boat and fishing.We loved how peaceful and quite it was.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was just as advertised, lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly loved our stay at this property. The house was very comfortable and as advertised. Loved sitting out on the deck and hearing turkeys gobble behind the property in the morning, and watching dolphins swim down the river. Although fishing wasn't the greatest while we were there we still caught fish off the dock. Plan on going back to this location again. Thank you Ben!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy, I'm glad my home was a good fit for your winter getaway! Hope to have you back... Best, Ben
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Dirty Reds
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Laguna Vista
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chillie Willies
Nearest Beach
37 Miles
South Padre Island
Car: necessary

Located next to Adolph Thomae County park where the public boat ramp is located. 1.5 mile boat ride to public ramp, 5 mile boat ride to Lower Laguna Madre bay


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Rio Hondo, USA

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153.66
cleaning fee £38.41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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