Park model in Bentsen Grove Resort, for 55 years +, gated RV community of 800. Over 50 activities, birdwatching, pickleball, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub. See Bentsen Grove Resort website for details. Prime area of bird watching in Rio Grande Valley. Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, 2 mi away. One hr drive to 20 birding hot spots in RGV. Owner offers bird tours. S Padre Island, Falcon Dam, Salineno. Added charge / pet. All nationalities, orientations welcome here. 4 night minimum.
Owner offers guided bird tours tailored to individual preferences. $50 for morning includes transportation, water and admission fees for up to 5 people. $80 per day includes transportation, water, admission fees for up to 5 people.
Guests have use of entire resort, including indoor and outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room, pickleball and ping pong courts, stained glass making, wood carving, wood burning, etc. See extensive list of activities at office. Gate key allows access to park between 7 pm and 7 am. and to the gym. All club activities are free, except for purchase of materials for crafts. Entertainment open to the public is available for a fee. This house is located in a 55+ resort so it is not available to those who are younger than 55.
During the months of Dec.-March, I will be personally available for help. other months I will be available by phone. The office will handle on site needs.
November and April are prime time to view migration of songbirds and raptors. November through April are excellent times to visit this area and watch birds. Throughout the year there are over 30 species of birds known as Rio Grande Valley Specialties because they usually cannot be found any where else in the US. They are more commonly found in Central and South America. Over 510 species of birds have been documented throughout the years at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park, only 2 miles away.
This house is in a park that is restricted to guests who are 55 years or older. No cleaning fee is required if you leave the place as clean as when you entered it. There is an extra charge for pets. Do not wear shoes in the house as sand burrs stick to shoes and carpet. Ouch! When checking out, leave the used linens in the laundry basket, make up the bed with clean linens. Lock the sliding glass door and leave the key in the covered dish on the desk in the enclosed porch. Take the trash to the dumpster.
I am a retired teacher with a great love of teaching and birding. I have been leading bird tours in Texas and Georgia for over 5 years. My husband and I have lived in our fifth wheel travel trailer since 2006. We live in Maine in the summer, Georgia in spring and fall, and Texas in the winter.