January 25, 2020
Based in Cuero, Texas, world-travelers Jeff and Denise McMahon have always shared a love of the great outdoors. From Central America to South Africa, the couple has enjoyed the natural beauty and sporting activities of some special destinations.
However, it’s the Gulf Coast of Texas that holds the most special place in their hearts.
“Ever since I was a boy, fishing was a big part of life,” said Jeff. “When I was a kid, we summered at my father’s house in Port O’Connor for two or three weeks of fishing. I loved it, but wasn’t always successful. You could say I was always a fisherman, but not a catcherman.”
With warm affection for the Gulf Coast, Jeff and Denise pursued their dream of a house by the water, and, in the fall of 2001, bought a bayside condo in Rockport. While they liked it, the stronger call of Salt Lake enticed them to sell the condo and purchase a home in that area of Rockport.
Even as they were settling into this new home, another change was on the horizon.
While Jeff and Denise were out fishing, they stumbled upon something new: the Islands of Rockport construction site. They watched intently as this one-of-a-kind community took shape.
“I’m a skeptic,” said Jeff, “But when we saw what a great job they were doing in building the Islands at Rockport, we had to look into it.”
With the canals completed and the new homes built, the McMahons took a tour of the community and were instantly sold. Jeff and Denise purchased one of the first spec houses on the property, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Built in coastal style, their new four-bedroom home is directly across from the Clubhouse, which is ideal for Denise because she loves working out in the expansive fitness center.
“We love the coastal look of the community, the private docks, spacious canals and quick access to the Gulf via the Intracoastal waterway,” said Denise. “And the neighbors are all terrific too!”
In fact, Jeff and Denise liked the Islands at Rockport so much they bought the lot beside their new house as well. They’ve discussed using it to build another coastal home for their two daughters, Mikayla and Miranda, and their families.
“I want to spend a lot of time with my grandson, teaching him how to fish. And believe me, this is the right place for it,” said Jeff. “It’s the nicest subdivision on the Gulf Coast. They built it right.”
Their love for the community is so great that the travel-loving McMahons have even kicked around the idea of finally settling down and moving into their new home full time.
“We’ve always done a lot of traveling,” said Jeff. “At one time, we wanted to move to Costa Rica, but we’re not going anywhere now. We want to stay right here at the Islands of Rockport.”