• Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.0
  • Pets: Allowed
  • Check-in: After 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 11:00 am
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.0
Pets: Allowed
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check-out: Before 11:00 am
OBO Amenities: Boat Ramp < 1 Mile, Fire Pit, Grill, Outdoor Living Area, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: 24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi
Rockport, TX

IBIS in Rockport, TX

Welcome to IBIS Cottage, your tranquil haven at Goose Island Flats! Positioned as the first cottage on the property, it offers breathtaking views of St. Charles Bay from both the porch and Gathering Space. During the mesmerizing Whooping Crane season, guests are treated to up-close sightings of these majestic birds as they glide over the property morning and evening, en route to their nearby nesting grounds. Inside, the Gathering Space features a cozy couch that converts into a Queen Size bed, complementing the luxurious King Size bed in the bedroom, accommodating a total of 4 guests. With 390 square feet of interior space before the porch, and lofty 10-foot ceilings creating an expansive atmosphere, IBIS Cottage is your perfect retreat by the bay.

Outdoor Access

Fishing Opportunities: Rockport, located in Texas’ Coastal Bend, is renowned for its exceptional fishing opportunities. Situated on the Live Oak Peninsula, it borders Copano Bay and Aransas Bay, teeming with prized fish species. From inshore to offshore adventures, Rockport offers a diverse range of fishing experiences.

Best Fish to Catch: Anglers can target various species including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper, Sharks, and Big Game Fish such as Tuna and Marlin. These prized catches make Rockport a hotspot for anglers seeking thrilling battles and delicious seafood.

Fishing Methods: Whether you prefer surf fishing, pier fishing, kayak fishing, or charter fishing, Rockport has something for every angler. Surf fishing along the shallow waters of the bays provides ample opportunities to catch Redfish, Trout, and Sharks. Pier fishing offers a unique experience with the chance to reel in nearshore species like Cobia and Amberjack. Kayak fishing in the calm bay waters is perfect for those seeking adventure and a good workout. Charter fishing expeditions provide access to offshore waters, where pelagic species await.

Fishing Spots: Rockport boasts a variety of prime fishing spots including Aransas Bay, Padre Island, San Jose Island, Rockport Pier, and offshore oil rigs. Each location offers unique fishing opportunities and stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

Best Time to Go Fishing: With year-round warm weather, there’s never a bad time to go fishing in Rockport. However, certain months coincide with local events, offering a chance to experience the town’s culture alongside fishing adventures.

Fishing Regulations: Anglers should be aware of Texas fishing regulations, including the requirement for a saltwater fishing license for those over 17 fishing from boats or beaches. Additional endorsements may be necessary for keeping certain species.

Why Rockport: Rockport’s abundant fishing opportunities, favorable weather, and diverse fish species make it an angler’s paradise. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a novice, Rockport offers endless possibilities for memorable fishing experiences.

Glow Row Kayaking: Embark on a truly extraordinary adventure with GlowRow® kayak tours along the enchanting Texas Gulf Coast, where clear kayaks illuminated by underwater LED lights unveil the mesmerizing underwater world beneath you. With seven vibrant colors and settings to set the mood, you’ll paddle through the night, guided by knowledgeable tour guides who highlight landmarks, wildlife, and local history, ensuring an unforgettable experience under the starlit sky.

Duck Hunting Opportunities: Rockport boasts prime duck hunting grounds amidst its diverse wetland habitats. Hunters flock to the region for the abundance of waterfowl species thriving in its marshes, bays, and estuaries. Mallards, Redheads, Pintails, Teal, and Mottled Ducks are among the prized targets for hunters, offering ample opportunities throughout the season. Whether pursuing ducks through marsh hunting, boat hunting, or shore blind hunting, hunters can capitalize on various methods to enhance their chances of success. Guided hunting trips led by experienced outfitters ensure hunters have access to optimal hunting locations, local knowledge, and necessary equipment, contributing to a safe and productive hunting experience. Adherence to Texas hunting regulations is crucial, ensuring sustainable hunting practices and the conservation of waterfowl populations for future generations. With its abundant waterfowl populations, diverse habitats, and experienced guides, Rockport stands out as a premier destination for duck hunting enthusiasts seeking memorable hunting adventures amidst the Coastal Bend’s natural splendor.


OBO Amenities

Boat Ramp < 1 Mile Boat Ramp < 1 Mile
Fire Pit Fire Pit
Grill Grill
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile


24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi

Things to Do

  • Bay Fishing
  • boating
  • Duck Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Kayak Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mallard
  • Marlin
  • Mottled Duck

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