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1Block from the Beach! Rent one (sleeps 8) or BOTH for Larger Groups (sleep 16)

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Each cottage is 2 Bdrm/1 Bath, Each Sleeps 8 Pay for 6 Get the 7th FREE!

These are adorable coastal cottages an easy 1one block from the beach or a quick 2 to 3 minute drive to most any place in Port A. While Hana House is very tropical named for a house in Maui, Surf Shack has a very colorful and beachy feel. The houses are located next door to each other, adjoined by a deck. You have the option of renting either house alone, or for a larger group take both together! (Rental costs double for both houses) Our attention to detail will make your visit one that you will want to repeat again and again.

These houses have a yard with a picnic table and grills and face a main beach road ONE BLOCK FROM THE BEACH! They have the constant sound of the ocean, and are located on the free trolley route and allows for beach carts.

In Hana house, there is one bedroom with queen-size bed AND a futon, bedroom two also has a queen-size bed, both complete with tropical, adorable bedding. A fully-equipped kitchen and a cute breakfast bar connects to the livingroom with a futon for extra sleeping.

The bath has a walk in shower.

You'll have a covered porch or yard for relaxing.

In Surf Shack, there are two bedrooms with a queen bed in each. A sofa sleeper and futon in the living room provide additional sleeping. Surf Shack also has a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with a walk-in shower. Relax in the yard or wrap around deck.

These adorable, comfy cottages are well supplied with coffee makers, blenders, toasters, and all supplies you should need....just bring your beach towels and beach chairs!

For those interested in a pool, the PortA community pool is highly recommended - very clean and safe! It is a great place for adults and very young children with a 'sloped beach entry' and fun water features.

Keywords: one block from beach, large group, small group, 2 bedrooms, 4 bedrooms, beach house, yard, BBQ, deck, covered porch, walk in shower, walk to the beach, cute, adorable, cozy, beach cottage, Port Aransas, beach carts, comfortable, parking

More Details

Phyllis Winn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

Why Phyllis Winn chose Texas Gulf Coast

We chose Port Aransas because my family had a house there when I was a kid. Summers were always wonderful for kids and now that we're adults..we find it wonderful for us adults also!

What makes this house unique

I love sitting on the porch or deck and listening to the ocean. The cottages are within an easy walk to the beach or 2 to 3 minute drive to most any place in Port A.


Port Aransas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

1Block from the Beach! Rent one (sleeps 8) or BOTH for Larger Groups (sleep 16)
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 23 reviews

This was the best decision made!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is under this roof. Cooking utensils, washer & dryer, patio furniture, bar b que pit, & a spacious floor plan. The patio was a great hangout in the evenings while the kids watched tv or played on their devices that hooked up to the wifi that was provided. The property is a block away from the beach & minutes away from the main intersection with souvenir shops, restaurants & the local grocery store. We rented a golf cart & didn't have to use our vehicles the entire time we were there. Extremely excited to look forward to making more memories in this place. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice getaway

  • 5 of 5

I took my fiance, her parents, and our pet corgie to Port Aransas and stayed at the Surf Shak for the New years. Phyllis was so sweet and was readily reachable for any questions or need after she confirmed our stay. The interior was very cozy and clean. All appliances were fully functional and the environment was pet-friendly. Our location was walking distance from the beach and close proximity the stores/restaurants. Only downfall was the uncomfortable beds but if you're not looking to stay long-term, it shouldn't be a big deal.

We will likely see ourselves go there again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Comfy Beach Cottage With an Awesome Deck!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with another husband and wife pair stayed here for two nights. The place is clean and cutely decorated, the beds are super comfy, and it is a brief walk to the beach. There is a charcoal grill on site, and a well-stocked kitchen. If you are big cooks like us, though, I recommend that you bring a chef's knife from home as the knives provided are more paring knives and not particularly sharp.

There is only one bathroom, but this didn't pose a problem at all. There is plenty of space for four adults to live and lounge comfortably, and that deck is awesome.

Phyllis was very responsive and definitely cares that her guests are enjoying their stay. We would definitely stay here again, ideally renting both adjacent houses for a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! We have recently replaced the beds in both cottages. I love them and think they are super comfy. I always appreciate feed back and will work on the knife situation. : ) Hope to have you again soon. Phyllis
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Hana House & Surf Shack best place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our fist family trip with my three children and my grandchildren, the Hana House and Surf Shack beach was the best place to stay, all the amenties you could need for the entire weekend was supplied for you, a few minors things but that is ok we managed, like Wifi we were not able to connect, refigerators on both side not cooling to good. I do have a suggestion the TV in Surf Shack beach maybe hang the TV on a TV rack or a shelf, due to the cabinet blocking the AC vent once we moved that it cooled the room. My family and I loved the place and would love to book it for next year. Great summer vacation house for a family everyone was able to sleep with plenty of room. The beach was just a walk away or even just a short drive depending on what you were taking with you to the beach. Again we all had a blast and will return. Thank you Phyllis Winn for having such a nice place for famlies like us.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maria for your review. The pass word for wifi was recently changed but not posted on the fridge and that is why you couldn't use it. Always call me if there is a problem so I can help. I agree with your idea of the TV on the wall and we'll be doing that this week. Just let me know when you'd like to book your next trip, we'd love to have you and your family again. Phylls
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Quaint location close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at this house located a few blocks off the beach. A short walk straight out the front door puts you on the sand. The new mattresses are very comfortable and the house has just about all the amenities of your everyday home. We obviously enjoy our stays here as repeat customers, but we also recommend it to anyone traveling with family.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of Six Getaway in Port A

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Surf Shack. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us (4 kids under 10), and we were all quite comfortable when we were there. We chose to drive to the beach (rookie mistake since we drove a sandbox home), but it is certainly close enough to walk.

While we were there we are at Port A Pizza and Irie's both were really good. The pizza buffet was a great value a specially with the younger kids, and Irie's was a nice change up to accomodate the kids & the foodie side of our family (my wife and I).

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Port Aransas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 25 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are per house (each sleeps 8) This site is not set up with 2 calendars so some days may be available that are blocked on vrbo calendar. Call property owner at any time to confirm dates. 210 639 2492
SandFest, Spring Break and Holidays are summer rates with a 4 night minimum.
3 night minimum for summer weekends
Pay for 6 nights and get the 7th FREE
Off season Weekdays for 3, get the 4th night FREE
Winter Texan rate per house is $1500. per month with a 3 month minimum beginning Jan until Spring Break
If these houses are not available, look up my other property, listing #39892. Large home with a new private pool!
Owner is usually available and will be glad to answer your questions @ 210 639 2492

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Corpus Christi, Tx
Nearest Point of Interest
Swimming Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Horace Caldwell Pier
Nearest Point of Interest

On the 'Trolley' route. There are also decorated golf carts for rent in the area.


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