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Located in Rockport on popular Copano Bay with private pier and boat dock

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Exceptional Waterfront Home-- 4 Bedroom 4 Bath with gameroom

Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Mad Dog Fin and Feather is undergoing a total remodel--literally from top to bottom. The house will now have a covered deck on the third floor, all appliances and furniture will be new including TV's (something everyone has been asking for) on all 3 floors. We are also adding another bedroom along with a great room downstairs, all bathrooms have undergone a total remodeling and the kitchen as well with new granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances! As for the fishing--that should be better than ever on the new 165 foot pier with T-Head and we have added a fishing deck/dock on the channel. We are currently scheduled to complete remodeling in late February and I will continue to update this site with new pictures and further information as we move closer to opening. I'd like to give a special thanks to all those who have contacted me and expressed their support and best wishes immediately following the hurricane--it was a very trying time and so sad not only for me but for all of those with homes and businesses in the Rockport area. We are looking forward to a happy reunion with all of you and I know that you won't be disappointed with the newly renovated, completely remodeled and totally updated Mad Dog -- Fin and Feather!! Book Early and book often as I will keep my prices the same for those booking (any date in 2018) prior to June 2018.

Best Wishes and May God Bless!!


Welcome to the " Mad Dog Fin and Feather" located in picturesque Copano Bay. My home offers some of the best fishing and bird watching on the Texas Gulf Coast. Combine this with the awesome sunsets and smell of the fresh salt air and you will never want to leave. This spacious home has three living quarters. There is an upstairs (third floor) "Captains Quarters" with private En Suite including a Jacuzzi Tub,Shower and extra large closet with its own balcony overlooking the bay. The second floor includes two bedrooms, each with its own En Suite, a large fully furnished kitchen and dining area, a great room and a game room with pool table. The downstairs living area includes a small bedroom with its own En Suite bath area. The remainder of the downstairs includes a washroom and 2 car garage and workshop with ample parking outside..

My home has a lighted fishing pier and two boat docks. Catching the "Texas Grand Slam" a Flounder, a Speckled Trout and a Red Fish from this pier is not uncommon. I have fished all around the Texas Gulf Coast and this is absolutely the best fishing pier that I have ever fished. There is a BBQ pit waterside with a couple of rod holders to fish the channel for Reds while you smell the Brisket and drink some Texas Tea while listening to your favorite beach tunes.

Yes my house has a Satellite TV and I also have WiFi---- however I suggest turning off the TV and Computer. Put away those cell phones and learn to relax and listen to the sounds of nature with each sunrise and sunset.

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Mike Deodati
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Mike Deodati

I am a "Native Texan" I have been fishing the Texas Gulf Coast since I was old enough to walk and my first memory of fishing was on the Rockport Jetty in 1958 at the age of five.

Mike Deodati purchased this house in 2015

Why Mike Deodati chose Rockport

I have fished in the Amazon for Peacock Bass, the Mexico Coast for Dolphin, the Alaska streams for Salmon the Argentina rivers for Dorado, Canada for Northern Pike and Walleye and the Texas lakes for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass,White Bass, Crappie and Catfish. However, there is nothing like the Texas Gulf Coast anywhere in the world. And I can honestly say that I have never had more fun fishing anywhere than from my pier on the MD Fin and Feather.

What makes this house unique

When I was 18 I remember my parents fishing in Copano Bay from a pier located at Rattlesnake Point. My dad said that this was his favorite place to fish and I can remember mom and dad telling stories about all the fish they caught from this pier.

This very same pier was on the property adjacent and across the channel from the MD Fin and Feather and was blown away in one of the many hurricanes some 20 plus years earlier.

When I saw house for sale and the location--I could not resist.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Rockport, Texas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Captains Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    First Mates Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Matties Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Mother In Law Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Captains Quarters - 1 king , Top Floor
    First Mate Quarters - 1 queen , This bedroom has its own deck and view of the bay
    The Mother-In-Law Bedroom - 1 queen
    Maties Bedroom - 1 bunk bed
  • The Captains Quarters Bedroom is separated from the rest of the house and has very large bath with Jacuzzi Tub and Shower and double sinks. There is also a private deck "Crows Nest" with 180% views of the bay (Watch for the lighthouse at night) The First Mate Quarters is located on the second floor with a bath directly off the hallway and has a balcony view. The Maties Bunk is also located on the second floor with an on suite bath. The Mother In Law Bedroom is located on the first floor and it also has its own on suite.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Located in Rockport on popular Copano Bay with private pier and boat dock
average rating of 4.78125 based on 32 reviews

Amazing Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Had a nice and relaxing family vacation with beautiful sunsets every night. We were able to catch fish every night, but they were all undersized. We want to plan another stay when the weather is not as hot. Thanks Mike for making your home available!!

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great few days.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the few days we were there and Mike was very accommodating. Very nice house and good night fishing under the lights. Would like to come back when it gets cooler.

  • Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We scheduled this trip last Spring with all 3 of our grown children, along with a spouse and a girlfriend. (who became fiance on this trip). This summer my husband was diagnosed with grade IV brain cancer, so we had to work our trip around his treatment schedule. Mike was very understanding and accommodating to our schedule. We really appreciate him!

The house is great. 4 bedrooms made it perfect for our 7 folks, with each bedroom having its own bath and privacy. The main floor living and kitchen areas had a gorgeous view of the bay, with a wrap around deck that was completely covered on one side. It was perfect for morning coffee and even afternoon ice tea with the cover. We watched the fish jumping, birds fishing and even a dolphin only 100 feet from the house. It was fun to play pool in the late afternoons.

We enjoyed fishing from the lighted pier. We caught trout, though most of them were just under 15 inches, so we had to throw them back, but we had fun fishing none the less. We were successful at crabbing and enjoyed steamed blue crab one evening. And the yard worked out well for my husband to fish close to the house and in the shade a good part of the day. Oh, and there is a fish cleaning station on the back porch! Very convenient!

We will definitely rent this house again! Thanks for a great experience and especially lots of great memories!

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice relaxing location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the accommodations and especially the pier and boat dock. We caught two trout and one redfish 'keepers' under the fishing lights. Also some bait fish. The second and third floor bedrooms were nice. The lower level bed was not very comfortable or nice with the room air conditioner. It was adequate. We had some problems with the A/C that were remedied by us purchasing batteries for the upstairs thermostat. Also encountered some pest issues in the kitchen. All in all it's a great place to host a large group!

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best fishing pier ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We go fishing a lot and we caught more fish off of this pier in three nights than we have ever caught! House was roomy and beds were comfortable. We had two adults and 6 teenagers...plenty of room for all of us. If you are looking for high-end furnishings, this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for a spacious, comfortable home, where you will have plenty of room to cook great meals, play cards, laugh and make great memories and have the absolute best view of Copano Bay, then this is the place for you! We loved our stay in Rockport and will definitely stay at Mike's home again!!

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time beautiful sunset view

  • 5 of 5

Great fishing pier house exceeded expectations

  • Submitted: 5-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Rockport Airport, Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 35
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rockport Beach
Car: necessary

Things to check out while staying at the Mad Dog Fin and Feather

1. Rockport Beach

2. Goose Island State Park

3. Texas Maritime Museum

4. Rockport Art Center

5. Aquarium at Rockport Harbor

6. Winery on the Bay

7. Memorial Park

8. Windway Gallery

9. Day Spa

10.Deep Sea Fishing

11.Fulton Mansion Tours

11.Bay Fishing

12.Local Art Shops in downtown Rockport

13.Local Antique Shops

14.Alligator Watching Tours

15.Bird Watching Tours

16.Sea Food Restaurants


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Rockport, Texas

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.8
Cleaning Fee C$229.7
Property Damage Protection C$126.33
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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