Destination guide

Discover a quainter side of Texas at Aransas Pass

Named after the pass that cuts through St. Joseph and Mustang Islands, although often known simply as "Saltwater Heaven", Aransas Pass is a quaint coastal community famed for its fishing, birding, and ease of access to an array of outdoor activities. Whether you plan to spend blissful days kayaking around the picturesque Lighthouse Lakes or are hoping to spot resident water birds along the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, Aransas Pass vacation rentals offer a great base for your Gulf Shores getaway. From bungalows to beach houses, you'll find all manner of hideaways to call home.

Activities

Birding around Aransas Pass

Close to several sites on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, a stay in Aransas Pass is a must for birdwatchers. Resident birds such as American Oystercatchers and Roseate Spoonbills make birding a year-round pastime, although the different seasons bring with them a wide variety of migrating birds as they make their journey along the Central Flyway. Feathered friends can be seen from many vantage points along the coast, and in the area's parks and reserves, although highlights for many travelers include the observation tower at Port Aransas' Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center and the fragrant Hummingbird garden at Newbury Park.

Weather

Soak up the sun in Aransas Pass

With temperatures in the 90s and a heat that's dry rather than humid, summers here serve up endless sunny days, perfect for firing up the barbecue at your Aransas Pass vacation rental or enjoying the live entertainment at the city's annual Shrimporee Festival. Spring and fall offer somewhat milder climes, although are still plenty warm enough to wander along the waterfront or savor a picnic lunch at Conn Brown Harbor Park. If you're hoping to get a great deal on your vacation rental, visit in the winter months and take in indoor attractions such as the Art Museum of Southern Texas.

Natural features

Outdoor adventure near Aransas Pass

Outdoor adventure comes easy amid the beautiful surrounding landscape, with Aransas Pass vacation rentals placing you on the doorstep of canoeing and kayaking tours around Mustang Island and Lighthouse Lakes. Those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land can hunt for seashells on the Padre Island National Seashore, or from mid-June through August, soak up the satisfying sight of a Kemp's Ridley or loggerhead turtle hatchling release. If you prefer a little seclusion, the nearby San Jose Island Beach, accessible via the Jetty Boat, gets far less foot traffic and is an idyllic spot for sunbathing and wade fishing.

Transport

Traveling to and around Aransas Pass

The nearest airport is in Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County), located 14.3 mi (23 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Corpus Christi, TX (CRP-Corpus Christi Intl.), which is 23.6 mi (37.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Aransas Pass?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,623 vacation rentals near Aransas Pass. From 921 Houses to 492 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aransas Pass for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Aransas Pass?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aransas Pass:

  • Cinnamon Shore: 1,021 vacation rentals
  • Key Allegro: 46 vacation rentals
  • Flour Bluff: 600 vacation rentals
  • Sand Point: 580 vacation rentals
  • Palm Harbor: 31 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Aransas Pass?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 921 Houses in Aransas Pass. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aransas Pass include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 492 rentals available
  • Cottages: 88 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 88 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aransas Pass?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,116 vacation rentals with pool available in Aransas Pass. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.