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Maggie and Bruce Tate

Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Great location - 5 min from beach; walk to town; pet friendly

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Port Aransas House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12, Pet Friendly!

**Please note that any listing of this house on Craigslist is fraudulent. **

Welcome to the Blue Roost!

Our beach house has everything you would need for a vacation here - comfortable beds with cool and crisp linens, fluffy bathroom towels, open shelves in the kitchen stocked to feed friends and family, beach toys and chairs for days in the sun. Bring your food and you are good to go. As our guests say in our reviews, the "house is very comfortable and plenty of room for us and guests aged 5 months to grandparents. Gated porch is wonderful for kids, dogs and early morning coffee. Love the walk to the beach on the boardwalk."

Year round Port Aransas has something for everyone! There is abundant sun, surf and sand if you just want to "get away from it all." If you are lucky, watch a turtle hatchling release at the Padre Island National Seashore during the summer. Port a is THE place for fishing - in the bay, offshore or from the jetties - you are sure to go home with some fish tales! For the nature lover, the birds here are incredible - seeing a squadron of Pelicans dive for their meals, or the pink of Roseate Spoonbills never gets old for us! If you want to go shelling on a secluded island, check out San Jose Island - accessible by ferry from Port A For the art lover - the Port Aransas Art Center holds classes and has gorgeous local art available for purchase. Relaxing on the beach or adventuring in town, you won't be board in Port Aransas!

This charming beach house gives you the best of both worlds - close to the beach and to town. The sand is less than 5 minutes away via the private La Playa neighborhood boardwalk and our place is your best location for the yearly SandFest event located right across the boardwalk on the beach.

The Blue Roost is a three bedroom, two bathroom beach house that sleeps up to 12. It is comfortable enough for a quiet stay for two and large enough for a vacation with the extended family. Great for girls getaways, fishing excursions and family trips. As our guest at the Blue Roost (an owner managed property) you will have easy access to the house via your personal lock code - which means no coordinating schedules to pick up/drop off keys and no danger of losing keys at the beach!


This beach house has a large, fully equipped kitchen that holds everything you need to feed friends and family. The beautiful blue tile island in the kitchen is the heart of the house. The two dining room tables seat 10 with an additional three seats at the kitchen island. For morning coffee or al fresco dining, just outside the kitchen the covered sitting area is perfect for 5 with adirondack chairs around the side deck for 4 more.

Living Room

The cozy living room has two full sized slip covered Pottery Barn sofas. Slip covers are new! If you need to stay in touch with the outside world, access the wifi throughout the house and on the deck. Use the new flat screen TV to see DVDs, Directv (HD) and Netflix when you want to take a break from the sun.


The large master bedroom downstairs has a king bed and the equally large guest room across the hall has two queen beds. The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom. The upstairs, called the Seven Dwarfs room by my kids, is a fabulous 37-foot-long bedroom with one queen bed, 4 twin beds and a bathroom. All bedrooms are equipped with an HD DirecTV. All bedding and bath towels are provided. No wimpy towels here!

Two Levels of Decks

The upper deck is a great area to work on a tan while enjoying a lovely birds eye and partial view of the Gulf. When you've had enough sun, lounge on the covered lower deck and enjoy the balmy breezes and sounds of the sea. Both decks have gates at the steps, providing a secure area for small children or pets.

Other amenities include:

* Plenty of covered parking

* Outdoor shower and hose to rinse off the sand

* Playhouse and sand toys for the kids

* Basketball hoop - bring a basketball!

* Washer/dryer

The Blue Roost is dog friendly. Well behaved dogs are allowed but must be crated inside when unattended.

Special Rate info:

Buy 6 nights, get the 7th free!

We have special monthly rates ($2200) for Winter Texans and Snowbirds. November - February is a terrific time to be at the beach!

Please Note: All holidays are rented at high season rates.

No Prom groups or parties please. Contract signer must stay at the house and be 25 or older.

Corpus Christi Airport is minutes away. San Antonio is less than 3 hours away.

Hurricane Policy:

If there is a storm or hurricane, no refunds will be given unless:

• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area' and/or

• A mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning' area of residence of a vacationing guest.

The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning,' area, we will refund:

• Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;

• Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and

• Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the 'Hurricane Warning' period.

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage, Partial Ocean View, Pet Friendly, Family Reunion, Girls Getaway, Winter Texans, Gulf of Mexico, Texas Coast, Vacation Rental

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Maggie and Bruce Tate (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Maggie and Bruce Tate

Our Story:

A few years ago, we filled my uncle's beach house in Scituate, MA with cousins from across the globe to celebrate my grandmother's 100th birthday. It was a fantastic time to reconnect and that time at the beach with family changed our lives. We knew we wanted to create that kind of place and experience for our girls to connect with friends and family more frequently and closer to home. As I searched the web for property on the Texas Coast, I found the Blue Roost. I fell in love with the blue tile in the kitchen and knew the kids and their friends would love the Seven Dwarfs room upstairs. We drove down to Port A mid week in the Spring of 2010 and put in an offer. And the rest, as they say, is history! We love staying at the Blue Roost and we know you will, too. It has become that place we dreamed it would be for our family and our guests. We love traveling and enjoy the beach, going as often as time permits. We have two teenage girls and a golden retriever and usually bring a pack of friends to the beach with us. We currently live in Austin, TX.

Check out our other beach house in Galveston: vrbo 372154

Maggie and Bruce Tate purchased this house in 2010

Why Maggie and Bruce Tate chose Port Aransas

Our house is close to the beach and to town. The kids like to have the option of beach time or shopping and it's all walking distance. The house is on a cozy little street in a sweet neighborhood. We chose the Blue Roost because I fell in love with the blue tile in the kitchen.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy beach time, searching for shells, watching birds (and people!) Our favorite coffee and gelato place, Coffee Waves, is a mile a way and we like to walk there to get an afternoon treat. We have coffee and breakfast every morning on the lower deck. The upper deck is great for sitting in the sun. We love the layout of the house - the big open kitchen is a gathering place for everyone. The upstairs bedroom is terrific for the kids and their friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at #2 La Playa for 60 days in Jan-Feb, 2011. It is a large comfortable freestanding condo within 100 yards of the municipal beach of Port Aransas. We had a great time walking and jogging on the beach, collecting shells, photographing the birds, etc. If you are not familiar with Texas beaches, you can walk or drive for over 10 straight miles. Heating and air conditioning work well but are rarely needed. The kitchen is large and well equipped. The two decks have southern exposure which is excellent and the street is very quiet. It is about a mile to town with shopping, restaurants, churches, etc. We will be staying here in the future which is the best sort of endorsement you can give.
Feb 2011
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Great location - 5 min from beach; walk to town; pet friendly
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 50 reviews

The house, property, and owners were lovely.

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Port Aransas for many years and this is the best place we have stayed at. I loved that we ware able to bring all 3 of my dogs to enjoy the beach with us. The owners were great, the house was beautiful, and We will be back next year.


Sky and Lynze

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Family Beach House for Christmas in Port A

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time booking a House for a vacation. Maggie was lightning fast on responses about the house!! The Blue Roost was great for our family of 6 and 3 dogs. It had a lot of space, great rooftop view, lots of beach toys for the kids, kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook, kids loved having netflix. We rented a cart from Bron's and loved going around the island in it. Go to Port A Seafood Market to bring home and cook their fresh catch of the day (Red Snapper was delicious). Beach house is a 5 min. walk from one of the best beaches we have been too. Overall we made some great memories here for our Christmas in Port A.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property as well as the location !!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay for the weekend.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the place, very comfortable and close accessibility to the beach. Nice weekend enjoying couples time.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at The Blue Roost

  • 5 of 5

What is better than Thanksgiving at the beach?! Our family had so much fun walking the beach each morning in search of the whole sand dollar. The water was still warm enough to swim and the weather was perfect to sit in the sun. The Blue Roost is a great place to spend a relaxing time at the beach or a walk into town for dinner. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to prepare dinner and the house is comfortable to nap after a big meal.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Planning to come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Blue Roost. Maggie was available to contact throughout our stay. We had a minor issue with the wifi and Maggie was so helpful and quickly responded. Location was great with a great view from the deck and it being walking distance to the beach! We were surprise at how warm the water was in October. The family had a blast using the body boards in the water. We had a great experience staying here and we plan on coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Fishing Charters, Surf Fishing, Horseback Riding on the Beach Dolphin Watch Tours, Ferry, Shelling, There are fun festivals every month in the area. Lots of Texas music, and live join in jams.


Rates & Availability

Port Aransas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer 2016
May 13 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.0%

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Port Aransas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Room - 2 queen , Spacious room with 2 queen beds and tv. Large closet.
    The Seven Dwarfs Room - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Spacious room accommodates 6. Private bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large room with a king-size bed. Door opens to the deck.
  • King size beds (1) On the main floor is a master bedroom with one king bed., Queen size Beds (2) On the main floor here are two queen beds in the blue bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) The third bedroom is a huge 37 ft. long room with 4 twin beds and 1 queen bed, bathroom and shower. All beds furnished with soft cotton sheets and cozy comforters or quilts.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
DVD movies, Netflix, Waffle maker, Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Blender, basic spices, hand soap, all Linens provided, Beach, Viewing Decks

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