January 29, 2021
“When a resident drives through The Islands of Rockport, they immediately feel a sense of arrival” says Developer Julian “Kiki” DeAyala.
“We designed this community to blend modern infrastructure with timeless architecture in a breathtaking, coastal setting. We’re at a place where a sense of being ‘in your element’ takes over and all that has been weighing on your mind melts away,” Kiki jokes. “We’ve got great neighbors, fishing pals, beautiful homes on the water and everything is meticulously landscaped and perfectly maintained.”
Living on these pristine waters of Redfish Bay with breathtaking views in a thoughtfully designed community gives our homeowners the lifestyle they’ve always wanted – now all that’s left is time to do what they want to do.
The Ultimate Sense of Community
One advantage to living within our gated community is how residents immediately share a bond with their neighbors.
“Living on the water lends itself to building friendships and creating lifetime memories,” Kiki says. “We have an active, fun-loving community.”
Our main clubhouse is reserved for residents and their private events. This includes the resort-style pool and fitness center. Also, our community has a 7-acre nature preserve teaming with a wide variety of migrating birds.
Residents here come from all parts of Texas. Some from the big cities of Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and others from all throughout Central Texas and the Hill Country. Although they are far away from the hustle and bustle of their home city, Rockport is just minutes away with the conveniences they want.
An Absolute Boating Paradise
We’re located directly on one of the finest bodies of water for fishing and boating, making our community an active participant in all that Rockport has to offer.
“Everyone seems to enjoy themselves here whether with family or friends,” Kiki laughs. “They’re all focused on being connected by shared interests.”
Indeed, The Islands of Rockport has unbeatable access to the Gulf of Mexico, with boaters able to get there in just a few short minutes. Residents love how the state-of-the-art canal system keeps the water pristine and the fishing great.
Some have been known to escape on an adventure, taking their boats on the Intracoastal Waterway and stopping in Houston, New Orleans and even all the way to Florida for a night or two without ever getting inside a car.
Now that is boating.
World Famous Fishing Outside Our Door
Our powerful sense of community carries over into everyday fishing, as well.
“It’s an inherently social activity,” Kiki explains. “Most people prefer having a fishing partner.”
On any given day, it’s common to see two or three of our residents getting on a boat together and heading out onto the water, returning for a cookout with their catch-of-the-day, or taking a leisurely walk around the nature preserve and neighborhood.
We sit directly on Estes Flats, which is a famous spot for the bay fishing enthusiasts and home to trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout. A few minutes by boat will land you in the Gulf of Mexico for a deep-sea fishing excursion and the prospects of Snapper, Tuna or deeper waters searching for Blue Marlin.
“This is accessible right outside your door,” Kiki says of the best fishing locations in Texas.
A Birding Paradise
Another perk is how our community is situated right on the migratory trail of birds traveling their annual migration from north to south.
“Hummingbirds, ducks and whooping cranes pass through, and even the majestic Osprey will nest on site most of the year,” Kiki says, naming a few species that can be spotted regularly right on the property. “We’ve got a fantastic birding environment for those who appreciate a wide variety of species.”
Rockport remains a national hotspot for birders across the country. Don’t expect this to ever change.
“The only industry here is nature and beauty.”
Location, Location, Location
Many second-home buyers are becoming permanent residents. It seems that circumstances have created an opportunity to extend their stays from long weekends to a year-round home. A lot of this shift is a result of changing times, allowing the convenience to live outside of more traditional urban areas in Texas.
“Rockport has a lot to offer somebody who wants to be here full-time,” Kiki says. “In addition to the fishing, artists and galleries, golf, birding, photography, year-round festivals and live music that it’s known for, it also has all of the amenities of a city with exciting restaurants, art galleries, specialty shops, medical, and big box stores such as H-E-B and Walmart are all around the corner.
“When we’re in the community, we gladly feel that we’re far away from the hustle and bustle but in reality, The Islands of Rockport is only three minutes from everything we need,” Kiki says.
Only a Handful of Lots Left
Phase I of our community is now in closeout with only a few lots left. This is the last chance for prospective buyers to own one of the gated, larger lots on the water.
We’re currently fine-tuning Phase II, which will feature 120+ new lots. The Phase II announcement should be released in January with groundbreaking and lot reservations commencing in February. What’s exciting about this next section is the amount of opportunities that come along with it.
“We have a variety of price points in order to make it attractive for people who want to be a part of our community,” Kiki says.
While Phase I lent itself to larger lots and homes, Phase II will provide a variety of lot and home sizes expanding the market for interested buyers. Phase II will introduce home options from $800K to $550k. Scheduling a tour is the best way to evaluate all options and discover what suits the lifestyle a buyer might want.
“Some people just want to go out for a sunset cruise or wake up to the morning sunrise,” Kiki says of those moving into The Islands of Rockport. “Some people just want to see the birds or go fishing. The lifestyle here is really about doing what makes you happy and we provide the ideal setting for you to enjoy what you love.”