Common Questions about Vacation Rental Homes

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A.  We have a 30 day cancellation policy.  If you cancel your reservation prior to 30 days before your scheduled arrival date, you will receive a full refund of your deposit less a 10% cancellation fee.  Payment is due in full 30 days before your arrival date.  There are no refunds after this date.  We have a partnership with Rental Guardian to offer you protection for your vacation investment.

Q. What is your hurricane policy?
A. There are not refunds due to inclement weather including hurricanes.  We will only refund if there is a mandatory evacuation by the National Weather Service for Aransas County and only for the dates of the evacuation.  We offer travel insurance that not only protects you against hurricane losses at  your destination home, but also at your place of residence.  Please look over the Rental Guardian policy that we offer to see if it is right for you.

Q. Why do I need travel protection insurance:
A. This product removes the worry about the possible financial loss of your vacation investment if something unexpected occurs.  Our insurance policy will cover the following reasons that we have seen our guests forced to cancel for:
  • Hurricane (or other natural disaster) evacuations here or where you live as well as interruption of utilities, road service, or a call into active military service as a result of natural disaster.
  • Involuntary termination of employment or transfer of employment
  • Traffic accidents while en route to your vacation
  • Coverage is provided for illness or injury while you are on your trip including emergency medical transportation
  • Sickness, injury, or death (even preexisting medical conditions are covered)
Q.  What is provided in the vacation homes?
A.   Here is a list of what is provided in most vacation homes:
  • Towels, linens, blankets, pillows
  • Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glassware, etc.
  • Some homes have a variety of spices, but we do not guarantee to have what you need
  • Coffee maker, hand soap, dish soap, initial supply of trash bags, and initial supply of toilet paper
  • Cable TV and DVD player, iron and ironing board, BBQ grill and patio furniture 
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Here is a list of suggested items to bring:
  • Shampoo, bath soap, and other personal items (we do not provide these)
  • Hair dryer, laundry detergent 
  • Sunscreen, mosquito spray, fishing gear, beach towels, and ice chest
  • Camera, charcoal/lighter fluid, paper towels, and aluminum foil
Q. What should we use for bait?
A. If you prefer live bait, the bait stands in Rockport and Fulton have shrimp most of the time.  Finger mullet, pin fish, croaker, piggy perch, and crabs are seasonal.  If you have a cast net, you can catch bait fish in the canals and the bay particularly around sunset.  You can also fish with fresh dead or frozen shrimp.

Q.  What kind of lures should we use?
A.  Any freshwater bass lure can catch trout.  Chris' favorite lures are Bass Assassins andd Salt Water Assassins.  At night try black back, grey belly no sparkle or solid white assassins.  During the day try clear with gold speckle or any other light or sparkle assassins.  Speck rigs work well for trout and reds.  Bounce small jigs off the bottom and under the piers to catch flounder.

Q. What kind of fishing line should I use?
A. No need to use anything larger than 15 pound test line for bait fishing.  We use 8-10 pound test line for fishing off the piers and docks.

Q. What are some other fishing tips?
A.  Keep your noise level down.  The quieter you are, the more fish you will catch, however, how do you keep your 6 year old from jumping up and down and clapping every time they catch a 4 inch yellow tail?  Turn the fishing lights on at sunset and off by morning.  Also, remember that the fish are not on any schedule.  Sometimes they are biting and sometimes they aren't.  When they aren't biting, take a break and try again later because you never know when the fish will turn on!

Q.  What else is there to do in Rockport besides fishing?
A.  Rockport has a lot to offer besides fishing.  Please visit our blog to see the other things to do in Rockport, TX.