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By MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski | Agent in Rockport, TX
  • Circa 1900's Home $179,000

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Austin, Investment Properties in Austin  |  May 30, 2014 9:24 PM  |  92 views  |  1 comment
    Circa 1900's home ... beautiful wood floors, a grand living room, custom cabinets with glass doors, a bonus attic suite with separate entrance. 



    Veranda shaded by mature trees...tropical landscaping...grapefruit trees. 

    212 Spencer Ave.  $179,000
    Aransas Pass, TX
    3 BR/2.5 BA

    MLS # 
    122148

    VISUAL TOUR




    Two car garage plus extra parking for your water toys... just minutes to Conn Harbor. 

    Southern Charm at its best...must see to appreciate!


              Listed By
    MJ Olsen          Mack SIkorski
    361-463-1582       361-205-1123
  • Rockport Film Festival

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Austin, Celebrity Homes in Austin, In My Neighborhood in Austin  |  October 26, 2012 3:11 PM  |  610 views  |  No comments
    Many years ago I had the pleasure of attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City while living in Utah... 

    And now... The Rockport Film Festival held in Rockport, Texas continues to bring Films with a Texas or Southwest flavor that focus on fine or performing arts and humanitarian themes.  The RFF has screened a wide variety of films from all over the world.  

    This is our 3rd year to attend... come join us... 



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    2012 Rockport Film Festival
    November 1-3, 2012

    The Rockport Film Festival returns for its 6th annual celebration of independent cinema!





    The Red Carpet Party
     will be held on November 1, 2012 ...come chat with filmmakers, visitors and film-goers, and enjoy food and drink from a variety of local eateries. 

    The Rockport Film Festival celebrates independent cinema on the Texas Coast.  Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event that highlights talent from Texas and beyond.  

    For tickets and additional information...
    http://www.rockportfilmfest.com/


    A Rockport event provided to you by:
    MJ Olsen & mack Sikorski
  • Chill, Y'all: The Most Relaxing Spots in the Lonestar State

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Austin, Shopping & Local Amenities in Austin, Home Buying in Austin  |  June 20, 2012 4:56 PM  |  421 views  |  No comments

    The Most Relaxing Spots in the Lonestar State....

    The Number 1 relaxing spot in the Lone Star State.....is in ROCKPORT, TEXAS

    The 78-room Lighthouse Inn at Aransas Bay is in a wonderful location right on the water in old Rockport. This inn is full of scenic places to relax, including the big outdoor swimming pool surrounded by tropical landscaping -- but we really love the fishing dock that juts out into the bay. Pull up a rocking chair and watch the sunset. Or even catch some zzz's as you take in the fresh, salty breeze....



    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oyster/relaxing-in-texas_b_1607171.html#s=1111495 
    Jane Reynolds, Oyster.com 



    The rocking chair lifestye in Rockport ... whether you are here for a weekend ...or decide to stay... and RELAX....


    101 Quail...  bring your rocker and RELAX.... this great 5 bedroom home is an ideal investment...
    upstairs 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1400 square feet...full kitchen. Downstairs 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1223 square feet, full kitchen.



    Welcome to the MOST RELAXING SPOT IN THE LONE STAR STATE

    ROCKPORT, Texas

    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski...
  • Summer VACATION At The BEACH...Texas

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Austin, Home Buying in Austin, Investment Properties in Austin  |  June 10, 2012 9:08 AM  |  460 views  |  No comments
    Vacation on the Beach... Rockport/Fulton & Port Aransas Beaches.

    Be prepared to  
      HAVE LOTS OF FUN
      ENJOY THE VIEWS
      CATCH SOME FISH
    BE SAFE

    Rockport Beach is Texas' first Blue Wave Beach and one of only four on the Texas Gulf Coast.  
     

    Rockport Beach Information

     There is a daily $5 or $15 annual vehicle parking fee. There is no charge to enter by foot, bicycle, or if you are towing a boat or boat trailer to go to the public boat ramp.  No dogs allowed inside the beach since it is a bird sanctuary. 

    There are 61 individual picnic sites spread throughout the Rockport Beach.  Each site has a covered picnic table with barbeque grill.  These sites are first come/first serve. 

    No, overnight camping is not permitted in the Rockport Beach. 

    Fishing is permitted just about anywhere, including a popular 800 foot pier at the North end of the beach.  Two off-limit fishing sites are the boat dock and the Saltwater pool.

     Rockport Little Bay WATER SAFETY 

    All boats/personal watercraft pulling skiers within Little Bay must have an observer 13 years of age or older on board and facing rearward. 

    All traffic in the ski basin is one-way and must travel in a counterclockwise direction. 

    No motor vehicles or personal watercraft are allowed in restricted areas (shallow areas of Little Bay) marked by signs. 

    No sailing in the ski basin. 

    No airboats in the ski basin.

    Port Aransas 

    Beach Parking Permit Information 

    1. The City of Port Aransas requires a $12.00 permit to park along the beaches. This includes the area from Marker (0) to Marker (62) except in the free parking area.

    2. Free Parking areas include between the Jetties and Horace Caldwell Pier and between Markers 52-58

    3. RV, tent and other types of camping are permitted on the beach. 

    4. There is a three (3) night limit for camping during any three (3) week period. 

    5. Small fires no larger than 3 ft. x 3 ft. are permitted on the beach.


    BEACH SAFETY
    • Check the beach at the water line for any marine life that has washed ashore, please DO NOT TOUCH! They can still be venomous even though they are not in the water.
    • If there are Jelly Fish or Man -O- War washed ashore, be careful when getting into the water, and try not to make contact with them.
    When walking in the water, shuffle your feet. This will frighten the stingray, causing it to move out of the way, and lessen your chance of stepping on them.

    Jelly Fish 
    Their bodies are hemispherical in shape, that are tough and thick, white, milky, or bluish in color. Their tentacles are short and fused into a tight bundle that contains a poison that will also cause a stinging sensation.

    Portuguese Man -O- War
    Also called the bluebottle, can be found in the Gulf of Mexico. The Man -O- War has a gas-filled chamber that is used like a sail to propel it through the water. The Man -O- War is iridescent blue, with long tentacles that can reach up 180 ft in length. The tentacles contain a poison, which causes the stinging sensation.

    TREATMENT

    1. Immediately get away from the creature as they can sting many times.
    2. Protecting your hands with a towel scrape the tentacles and/or slimy deposits from the skin.
    3. Packing the area with wet sand, and then wash it away with water (repeat as needed) will also help remove the remnants of the jellyfish from your skin.
    4. Make a paste from Unseasoned Meat Tenderizer and rubbing alcohol, and then apply the mixture to the affected area. Unless affected area is the genital area, then use water to make the paste instead of rubbing alcohol.
    The meat tenderizer applied to the affected area detoxifies the effects of the venom. Once the pain has subsided, wash away the paste, and treat area, as you would sunburn.

    ...call 911 if there is an allergic reaction... 


    For more in information about Rockport Beach visit 
     http://www.rockportbeach-texas.com/ 
                                            Port Aransas Beach visit  http://www.cityofportaransas.org/Port_Aransas_Beach.cfm 



    Have a SAFE Summer ~~~~ BEACH ~~~~ vacation

    Beach Summer Safety Tips Provided by
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
    www.rockportxhomes4u.com 
     
  • GOOD Wine...Great MUSIC...ROCKPORT, TX!!!

    Posted Under: Parks & Recreation in Austin, Home Buying in Austin, Moving in Austin  |  May 25, 2012 12:00 PM  |  376 views  |  No comments

    16th Annual Rockport Festival of Wine & Food...  presented the the 
    Texas Maritime Museum

    Sat May 26 4pm – Sun May 27, 2012 11pm 

    Saturday, May 26th

    Another Level

    4-6 p.m.

     

     

    Aqua Vox

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

     

    Carolyn Wonderland

    9-11 p.m.

     

     

    Sunday, May 27th

    Carol Elliott

    4-6 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    Bo Porter

    6:30-8:30 p.m.

     

     

    Larry Joe Taylor

    9-11 p.m.








    Rockport Happenings & Events provided by 
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski

  • Are Home Sales UP?

    Posted Under: Quality of Life in Austin, Home Buying in Austin, Moving in Austin  |  April 6, 2012 8:31 AM  |  681 views  |  No comments
    Here's what's happening in our neck of the woods....

    Rockport,Texas 

     Single Family Homes SOLD           
            
                                        2011                       2012
    January                       18                          18
    February                     14                           21
    March                           31                          34
     

    Total                            63                            73

    Average SOLD price 
                                        2011                     2012
                                    $218,074             $256,842


    Currently there are 53 homes SALE PENDING
                       Are there some good buys...
     
                      Price range of SALE PENDINGS
                             $49,900 >>> $1,475,000   
                       Yes... there are some great buys !!!

    Whether you are looking for the Rockport lifestyle.... wanting to be nearer to your grandkids... wanting to have a playcation home... wanting to fish off your deck... wanting to retire ....  have a new job in the area  ......  
                   
                    
    Where is Rockport?

    Located along the Texas coastal bend

    Approximately 182 miles from Houston
                                 161 miles from San Antonio
                                 180 miles from Austin
                                  35 miles from Corpus Christi




    Come visit... come play...come fish...come golf...LIVE ROCKPORT!

    Rockport home sales information provided by 
    MJ Olsen & Mack Sikorski
    Your Texas Coastal Bend Realtors!
     
 
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