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Steve & Susie Beninga

Member since: 2011
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Fall is the Best Time to be at the Beach ! - Oceanview - 2-BD/2-BA Sleeps 7/

61 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Make yourself at home in our oceanfront vacation condo. Our Sand Dollar Ocean Retreat Condo is privately owned and located in the Island Retreat Resort.

Your 2 bedroom, 2 bath home away from home easily sleeps 7, has a fully equipped kitchen for full meals or handy snacking. The open dining and living area leads to the balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or evening relaxation. The balcony has seating for enjoying the view of the well maintained pool and property including a view of the ocean over the sand dunes.

All rooms have tile floors Your master bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed with adjoining full bathroom (shower and tub), dresser for storage and a 32 inch LED TV with a DVD. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and a set of bunk beds, dresser and also has a 32 inch LED TV with a DVD player. There is a 2nd full bathroom in hallway. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and there is a ceiling fan in the open dining/living area. In addition there are 3 tower fans to use if desired.

The 2nd story private balcony overlooks the property including one of the two pool areas and has a view of the Gulf. In the quiet of the early morning and evening, you can enjoy the sound of the surf. A short stroll across the boardwalk takes you to the sandy beach. Beach access is limited to resort guests only, there is no public access to the beach from Island Retreat. To assist with security, wrist bands and parking passes are picked up at the office on check-in.

Our condo in the Island Retreat Resort in Port Aransas offers the convenience and privacy of home with all the activities and benefits of a vacation destination.

If you are a 'Golfer' bring your clubs, you're 5 minutes away from a world class public golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.

If you are into 'Sports' there is a shuffleboard court, sand volleyball, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoe pits and 2 swimming pools on the property. Sports equipment can be checked out at the office or feel free to bring your own basketball, tennis racquets, and horseshoes. There is also a small playground for the children.

If you are a 'Fisherman' there is surf fishing, fishing from numerous piers and jetties or enjoy a private charter or offshore excursion. A fishing license is required and can be bought at any convenience store in the area.

'Nature' lovers can enjoy the many nature preserves, birdwatching, dolphin tours and other wildlife around the area. You can search for shells and sand dollars on the beach. The University of Texas also has a free educational facility with outdoor preserve.

Enjoy the 'Sightseeing' in the local area; there are lots of points of interest: Coast Guard station, Ferry Dock and ferry, Lighthouse, and more. A 30 minute drive to Corpus Christie offers other tourist activities such as a visit to the aquarium, a tour of the USS Lexington and other points of interest.

And don't forget 'Eating'-there is something for everyone-fine food to fast food and you can even get your own catch cooked to order. If you prefer to eat in, there is a grocery store a mile away. There is a bar b que grill for use at the condo.

After a busy day at the beach, relax in front of one of the 3 LED TV's with multiple cable channels. There are DVD players for each TV so feel free to bring your own favorite movie or there is a limited number of movies available in the condo. There is free Wifi access. If staying in doesn't suit you after the sun goes down, there are clubs, taverns, waterfront restaurants and live music to entertain you. If big city entertainment is more your style, downtown Corpus Christi is a short 30 minutes away.

And don't forget 'shopping.' Port Aransas has your typical small town stores, souvenier shops and other specialty stores. There is a trolley for public transportation to get around in Port Aransas. Corpus Christie has all the shopping a larger city has including major retail stores and malls with souvenier shopping and local specialty stores also. A short ferry ride can take you to Aransas Pass for more shopping if interested.

Our home is smoke free. Sorry, but you will need to leave your pets at home.

Booking requires 50% of the total due with the remaining balance due 12-15 days prior to check in. Cancellations must be made 21 days prior to arrival for refund less a $100 fee. There are no refunds for early departures. Maid service can be provided for you during your stay for an additional fee. Additional fees will be charged for damaged items or excessive cleaning needs.

Check in time is 4 PM (it can be earlier sometimes based on availability). Check out is 11:00 AM. Limit of 8 individuals in the condo. Please check our calendar and call for reservations or use the easy on line 'Book It' feature.

We look forward to your visit and appreciate our return customers.

Keywords: Make yourself at home in our little piece of Texas, oceanside. Our condo is located in the Island Retreat Resort, Port Aransas, the northern tip of Mustang Island. Port Aransas is a short 30 minutes from Corpus Christi, 3 hours from San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley, and four hours from Houston or Austin. All the conveniences of home while enjoying the sun, sea and sand of the Gulf.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve & Susie Beninga (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Steve & Susie Beninga chose Texas Gulf Coast

Living in Kansas we needed a vacation spot to meet with family from Texas. What better spot than by the ocean in a family friendly resort town that offers small town living yet access to a larger city scene in Corpus Christi. What a great place to relax and make special memories with friends and family.


based on 61 traveler reviews

Fall is the Best Time to be at the Beach ! - Oceanview - 2-BD/2-BA Sleeps 7/
average rating of 4.852459 based on 61 reviews

Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this condo. The kids loved it, it was very well maintained and the whole property looked like it had been updated recently. The beach and pool are very close and there was plenty of room to run around. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The condo is close to the beach. Easy walk on a sidewalk and Boardwalk. Close to all the stuff in town Good size pool.

The place is cuter than it looks in the pictures. We had plenty of room. Bathrooms were nice. We didn't cook but the kitchen looked well stocked.

The owners were very prompt in all correspondence and really helpful in giving us names of places for stuff to do.

We would certainly come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We loved this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This was the first time we have ever rented a condo and it was an amazing experience. The pictures don't do it justice. We highly recommend this place and plan to come back ever chance we get.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great location for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location and less than a three minute walk to the beach via boardwalk. Area property grounds and beach were clean; and the beach was not crowded Family oriented property. Location was good for area stores and restaurants.

Our Condo was clean, quiet, and exceptional...just like home. Furnishings very nice and there was nothing that we did not have at our fingertips that the owner provided in our Condo.

We could not have chosen anything else in Port Aransas that would have been as "top notch" as our Island Retreat Condo and location. My family and myself were pleased that we made the right decision to book our vacation at Island Retreat - and will return to the 'best of the best".

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

This condo was great, the only downside was the master bed, it wasn't very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first blended family vacation and it was great! The condo had everything you could want. They even offer toys and movies for kids. We are definitely staying again. The only negative thing was I thought the washer/dryer was in the condo but they are downstairs in a wash area. Still closely but outside. The kids keep saying they loved the condo and the pool!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Port Aransas Beach
Moby Dick's
Ferry Landing
Seafood & Spaghetti Works
University of Texas Marine Science Institute
"University of Texas Marine Science Institute"
Virginia's On The Bay
Fins Grill and Icehouse
Shells Pasta & Seafood
Roberts Point Park
Palmilla Beach Golf Club
Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Fins Restaurant & Grill
Team Disney Island Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Ocean Retreat
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Horace Caldwell Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
Marine Science Institute
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Aransas Ferry
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Boat Marina


Rates & Availability

Port Aransas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Sep 9 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.0%

On stays of 6 Nights the 7th Night is free!

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Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoins master bedroom, wall hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hallway
  • 2 Full Baths; one adjoining master bedroom and one in hallway
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
  • Master bedroom has 1 Queen Size Bed and 1 Twin Size Bed. 2nd Bedroom has 1 Full Size Bed and 1 set of Twin Bunk Beds The Condo will sleep 7 Comfortably and 8 only if someone would like to sleep on the Living room couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service is available for additional fee, Fish cleaning station is on property for your convenience (No Fish Cleaning in Condo) Community room available. Local trolley runs in front of resort as public transportation

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