This adorable cottage is on the historic King Ranch property in Port Aransas, Texas in a quiet secluded area. It was used as the gate house on the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. It then was barged to Port Aransas via the intracoastal waterway many years ago. It was transported to the present location in the dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and Corpus Christi Bay.
This treasure is in the heart of the new Arnold Palmer Signature Newport Beach Golf Course in Port Aransas and in close proximity to Island Moorings Marina and Restaurant and Mustang Beach Airport.
The open living/ kitchen area of this home is perfect for a weekend stay or a week or longer. There is a full futon bed for extra sleeping room. The bedroom has a Queen size bed and the full bath is spacious.The roof top deck offers wonderful views of the beach! This home is secluded and within walking distance to the beach and the Arnold Palmer Golf Course. The home is located on the Historic King Ranch Property and has a Gulf view, over the dunes. An outside shower is provided to rinse off after those long days at the beach. There is also another 1 bedroom home on the property that can be rented with this one for extra sleeping room.
We chose this place for many reasons; it's out of the way, private, with a lot of beautiful sand dunes and nature all around, and they allowed our dog. However, it's still a small 1-bedroom place, so we felt it was overpriced. The mosquitoes are pretty bad around the house at certain hours; if the house has been left open at all (like bringing in luggage), the bugs may swarm in. Once you know this, you can control it pretty easily, but it can be shocking at first (and was a problem for my husband). The top balcony is great. The steps to it are very dangerous for small children; we have a child, and we supervised really carefully. If this location were priced more in line with other small properties suitable for 2, we would return here in a heartbeat, due to the beautiful surroundings. As it is, though, the prices seem inflated. If money is no issue, I'd recommend it for couples looking for a romantic, private place.