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Need a beach break? No crowds & dog friendly! Private boardwalk!

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Port Aransas House Rental Photos and Description

Beach House, 3 Br, 2 Ba, Sleeps 10 adults, Pet Friendly! Minutes to beach

**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 10 adults and up to 12 total if you have kids. 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. Sleeps 10 adults, beds for 12 if you have kids. 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 on the Texas Coast!

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.

Port Aransas Short Term Rental Registration #252954

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
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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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 Texas Gulf Coast

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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Need a beach break? No crowds & dog friendly! Private boardwalk!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most incredible stay! The home was beautiful and so close to the beach! The house is fully equipped with anything you could possibly need. The kitchen has more supplies than my kitchen at home!!!

Our favorite part was how welcoming Maggie and Bruce were to our dogs!! Our dogs are a part of our family and we were going to the coast for a family reunion. It wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable without our four-legged buddies!

This is one of the absolute nicest and most affordable places in all of Port Aransas!! We will definitely be going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We like to travel with our dog, too. It's wonderful to be able to offer the same opportunity to our guests!!
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Enjoyed our Stay & Found Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

Great house with lots of room and amenities and close to the beach. Clean and bright with everything we needed to make our vacation enjoyable. Lots of thoughtful extras included by the owners to make it even better. Would recommend this house and for sure would rent again. Great place to park the car and we were able to take our little dog which is important to us. Overall an A+

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Love our stay at Dogs fly free. Great place for children and adults. Beach is just a short walk on a boardwalk, lower deck is great for dogs and children to play on and favorite of our group for morning coffee. Upper deck is nice for mornings as well as star viewing at night. House is comfortable, has a well stocked kitchen with all the utensils and cookware needed to cook a meal, location is close to town, and owners are very attentive when help is needed.

We were 6 adults and 2 children, a dog and had more than enough room. W.ould highly recommend.

Suzanne and family

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect family vacation, closer to the beach than we expected from the pictures. The house had EVERYTHING we needed. Definitely bring toilet paper though. It was perfect for the dogs with the enclosed porch we all had a great time!! Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the info about the toilet paper - I'll let the house keepers know to add a bit more. Thank you!
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, house was very clean, plenty of space and views of the ocean. Will recommend to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend this beach house. A beautiful home. Maggie was so nice and very accommodating! The kids loved playing on the 2 decks. The house was very nice and we had plenty of room. The upstairs room with all the beds was perfect for the kids! The private community was quiet and enjoyable. And so close to the beach!! We will definitely come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Mar 27 2017 - May 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 19 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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.
  • House will sleep up to 10 adults; up to 12 if you have kids. 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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