TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT

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Sherrie or Tressa

Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT

Port Aransas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

'My eyes begin to close as the scent of sea air overtakes my desire to stay in reality.'

Relax and enjoy this family beach house centered among 75 palm trees and enclosed lush garden with a wrap-around deck overlooking the Intercoastal waterway and UT Marina.

While the property is located in a quiet neighborhood, it is within walking distance of the jetty, beach, UT bird watching observation deck, restaurants and entertainment area.

There are two bedrooms upstairs with king beds and en suite baths. Downstairs has separate entrance into seating area and bunk beds with en suite bath. Three car garage that opens on both sides makes a great cool entertainment area.

The well-appointed beachside decor is overflowing with art of shells, mermaids, fish and birds. Great place to sit and watch the ships go by. All you need to bring is your favorite pillow.

Keywords: Family Beach House

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle

Sherrie or Tressa

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Property Reviews

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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
average rating of 4.368421 based on 19 reviews
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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224708vbi
Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast
5

Beach Lover

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My family had a wonderful time during our month-long stay at this home! Upon arrival, the home was extremely clean and inviting. There were plenty of kitchen items to accommodate our needs for the month. Also, there was a substantial amount of towels for all three baths. The yard was absolutely beautiful and great for our standard poodle and toy poodle. The deck was amazing for watching the sunrise and evening meals--plenty of ocean breeze! The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with! The home is close to the beach and town--I rode my bike everywhere! My only complaint is the lack of clothing storage and closet space, but I just lived out of my suitcase! I highly recommend this home!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 2/2
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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224708vbi
Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast
5

Spring Break 2014

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The location is ideal, the property is couple of blocks off the main street Alister, in what is considered "Old Town", location is within walking distances to many stores and restaurants. We ended up renting a golf cart to putt around town/ beach all week, it was nice to have the house just a couple minutes from everything!
This home was a perfect get-a-way, everything that the pictures and descriptions indicated. We stayed in the home with 1 adult and 2 teenager’s with plenty of space and privacy. The home was well equipped and well taken care of. The location to the beach was great and made for easy on and off access throughout the day. Our group enjoyed the entire stay and we certainly can't wait for our next visit. Thanks again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224708vbi
Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast
5

Saying that it is unsafe for Children is unfair

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
I think the statement that it is unsafe for children is unfair. I feel that children that small should be close to their parents anyway and perhaps you should have rented a condo that was not as modern as I am sure that that is the reason the adults wanted to stay here and chose an option based on your children's needs instead. Stating that their home is not safe for children is very demeaning as I am sure based on the owner's response that the safety of their guest (including children) is a top priority and it sounds more like you wanted to stay for free and made this outrageous accusation because you didn't get your way.
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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224708vbi
Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast
1

Not Safe for Family with Small Children

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The 3rd bedroom of this house is not suitable or safe for younger children. It's separated from the rest of the house by an exterior door, down a flight of deck stairs, through a garage exterior door, through the garage, and inside a separate exterior-style door. My family with a 4-yr-old planned a long weekend getaway with another family that had a 4-yr-old and 1-yr-old. We informed the owner of the ages of the children and said we were looking for a 3-bedroom. She agreed the house was appropriate, and then waited nearly 24 hours to return my call after we arrived and discovered it was not safe to expect young kids to be so far away all night. We made due by having children sleep on couches and mattresses on the floor of the main part of the house, but essentially it was a 2-bedroom for us. I asked that she make some sort of accommodation on the price since it basically only had 2 useable bedrooms, and she said it was not her problem that we chose not to use the basement room.

Also, the lack of response when we arrived and learned that the keys that were supposed to be in the kitchen weren’t there was disturbing. It took 5 hours for the owner’s partner to call about the missing keys, and then she told us we would just need to get by without them because the last renters must have taken them. She also advised us not to bother to lock the door, because the area is safe. I mentioned how the floorplan of the house wasn’t safe for our young kids, but that obviously we were going to stay since so many hours had gone by and we'd settled in. I told the partner that I thought it was fair that they make some sort of reduction to the price, considering they knew about our young kids and didn't warn us the kids room wasn't appropriate for us. She said she’d tell the owner, but she didn’t expect she would do that.

We enjoyed Port A, and juggled kids’ nap schedules, and sleeping arrangements, making it work. But, the owner was first unresponsive, then outright rude on the phone when I pointed out that I had included the kids’ ages in my rental request. She claimed I was the first person in 40 years to complain, that the kids could sleep on the upstairs couches, and that I could just leave and get a refund. Since this offer was made on the second day of our trip, naturally, we didn’t cut our vacation short.

The house was well-equipped, in a good location, but very musty. All of our clothes and hair smelled musty after leaving. I would not recommend this property.
Owner's Response: First let me respond by saying to characterize this house as not safe for children is totally false, misleading and unfair.
For over 40 years this house has been enjoyed by my family and many others, including loads of children.
Our reputation precedes us. Please read our many other positive reviews.
Second of all, let me quote VRBO's own Review Content Guidelines:
"Users cannot post a review or response for the purpose of trying to force an owner or a traveler to do something that the user wants him or her to do. The reviews are for the benefit of future travelers, not to allow one party to THREATEN the other."
That is exactly what happened in this case. When this guest arrived and in their first phone call with the office mgr kept THREATENING they were going to give us a bad review if we did not refund a third of the rental because they could not use the downstairs room at all.
We had a reservation for 4 adults/3 children. Contrary to their claim, at no time did we have detailed information about the ages of the adult guests, nor the three children. It is not our practice to assign rooms for our guests. We had absolutely no idea of the sleeping arrangement preferences. Certainly two adults and a child could have slept in the downstairs room. They rented a fully useable 3 bedroom home and chose not to use the 3rd bedroom.
We offered to find them other accommodations. That was not good enough. They stated they were not going to leave our property no matter what we offered and expected a one-third refund of their stay.
At that point we offered a FULL refund without charging for the first night they stayed there if they wanted to leave . And we again, offered to find other accommodations for them. This did not suffice.
It was made abundantly clear to us, they were staying there so they could post a negative review if we did not bow to their THREATS.
Let me address the lost key issue. It is a perpetual problem keeping up with guests misplacing keys. At no time were they without a key, as they did have the original key provided.
In conclusion, my understanding from the numerous phone conversations we had, the intentions were they would give a POSITIVE REVIEW for this house and, in fact, would NOT have claimed it was unsafe for children if we had compensated them by providing a refund according to the terms of their THREATS. And here we are.
Helpful votes: 1/2
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TRADITIONAL PORT ARANSAS FAMILY BEACH RETREAT
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224708vbi
Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast
Leander, TX
4

1st time in Port A

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Really enjoyed our stay! The property was close
To the beach....Marine view obstructed by new
property being built. Yard was awesome....couldn't
believe how often watered since in Austin area we are
On drought water restrictions.
Rental had lots of nick naks...but nice beach
Decor theme.
Enjoyed sitting out on deck in morning and
having coffee.
Would remove rusty shower condiment holder in shower.
Do not remember reading in description that bunk
Beds were in basement....concern when traveling
With small children. Safety issue.
Overall....nice property.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Availability & Rates

Port Aransas House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $200-$350
  • US Dollars
  • $200 - $350 nt 3 night minimum
  • Holiday rates subject to change - 4 night minimum on holidays
  • Pet Friendly! $100 Cleaning fee
  • $49 non-refundable damage protection premium
  • Please contact owner for longterm rates and availability

Amenities

Port Aransas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Garage
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • swimming

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