5 Beds | 5 Baths | Dining + Living
+ 1-Mile Wide +/-
Incredibly unique opportunity to own property on Matagorda Peninsula. Long the escape for Texas oil and cattle families, this 22-mile-long, 1-mile-wide island is one of the only barrier islands in the country not accessible by road. Arriving by barge, you may need to pause as the cattle that still graze the land are ushered across. You’ll feel miles from everything and intimately connected with nature; imagine watching a storm blow in from the gulf, seeing the breeze ruffle the expanse of grasslands and hearing the crashing surf, knowing you share the experience with only a handful of other residents. See Video Tour of 5600 Matagorda Island here.
Cozy and charming, the home is outfitted with easy-care vinyl-plank hardwood floors, board-and batten trim, a paneled, vaulted ceiling and oak cabinetry. Accessible by elevator, the main floor includes an open living/dining area and kitchen which opens up to both screened and unscreened porches. There are four bedrooms – plenty of room for friends and family. The house also includes a studio apartment on the ground floor for guests who may want more privacy.
The home is set up as a fisherman’s paradise with two stainless cleaning stations, one outside and one inside on the lower screened porch. Your bay boat can stay on its trailer and remain tucked underneath the house. Fully self-contained, the property is fueled by a diesel generator and includes two wells. Every window has electric hurricane shutters to keep the home safe; the yard is fenced for kids and pets’ security as well. The two-acre property includes an additional 4+ acres of access easements.