11/20/18 10:15am

‘Tis not really the season to be renting a beach house on Matagorda Island, as the listing photos above remind us. But here’s your chance to buy one before the forecast improves. The 3-bed, 2-bath shown at top hit the market last week at $269,900.

It’s one in a set of about 2-dozen lookalikes known collectively as Bahia de Matagorda. Where does that name come from? Not Matagorda Bay proper, but rather the man-made lake at the center of the neighborhood — which lies about 6 miles south of the mainland. You’ll see the water off in the distance below:


Bahia de Matagorda