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Fabulous Beach Getaway! Family Friendly, Pet Friendly Too!

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

Private Homes house description

We Invite you to Really Enjoy the Island and Relax .Your next Holiday Destination is nestled in the heart of 'Old Port Aransas'. You will be just a couple of minutes stroll from the Beach and Pier as well as the finest Dining and Shopping in Port Aransas. Relax in the hammock or porch swing under the trees and enjoy some of the cool shade the lush yard has to offer. No loud high rise condo balconies looking at you here! Our home is Private, beautifully landscaped, it features many tropical plants which attract a host of gorgeous birds right up into the yard.Our spacious home allows you to stretch out and relax while still sleeping 8. Features include a gourmet kitchen, large living room, oversized garage, 2 brick patios, screen porch, 2 baths, 3 bedrooms (including 2 bunk bed units), fully fenced yard, barbecue grill, fish cleaning area, beach gear, 40' HDTV, dvd & satellite TV, and WiFi access! Plus the Star-gazing is amazing here! Relax, you've found it- Your Next Island Getaway!


So Much to See and Do!: Port Aransas holds much to see and do! Port A hosts many fishing tournaments, as well as a sandcastle competition that is nothing short of astounding! Whether you like to mosey about, or bicycle everywhere, your entertainment needs will be met. Spend some time strolling along the shore holding hands or beachcombing. Since you can bring your pooch- bring the dog and the frisbee to the beach with you. Ride the bicycle down to the University Marine Science Center or over to the local library to check out some videos. Or head out the front door turn to your right and walk over to the homemade fudge shoppe. Gosh, you could just relax in the porch swing with your morning coffee and watch the hummingbirds dart in and out of the cape honeysuckle. Relax in the hammock in the shade with a cool beverage and sway with the palm trees. Come nightfall don't forget Port A does not have the big city light pollution so many of us have grown accustomed to - The stars are magnificent!


You'll be glad you came!: We're certain you'll be glad you came! Check your calendar- then check ours - we'd love to have you stay! And mostly, wherever you choose to stay- HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            25.00. Per pooch per night. maximum 2 pooches...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Master: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

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          • Master has a Queen bed, his and hers closets,ceiling fan and a 20'TV. Secondary has a Queen bed, his and hers closets, ceiling fan and a CD player. Bunk room has 2 sets of bunks, a drawing table, large closet with an area full of games and crafts supplies, and a ceiling fan....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          Other Amenities

              • We welcome you to our piece of Paradise! We're sure once you stay, you'll want to come back to year after year!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Kids
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) 40' flat screen high definition tv in living room. 20' tv in master bedroom....moreless

              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Bay/Sound
              • Museums
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Water Parks
              • Live Theater

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Mountain Biking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Kayaking
              • Snorkeling
              • Water Skiing
              • Paragliding
              • Fly Fishing
              • Equestrian Events
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Living Room
                      • Covered Parking
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Water Cooler
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Parking
                      • Garage
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • ISDN Access
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Telephone
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen:

                        fully equipped gourmet kitchen....moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Blender
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Stove
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave

                      Outside

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Fish Cleaning Table
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Barbecue
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        in texas we call it a screen porch- (wink)...moreless

                      • Bicycles

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover
                      • Carteblanche
                      • Eurocard
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 25 traveler reviews
                      Love this yard! 10/20/2008

                      VRBO Bear stayed here:


                      If you’re looking for a beach vacation for the entire family including the dog, look no further. Port Aransas is an economical Gulf Coast beach town ideal for a weekend escape from the daily grind. The small town has a big atmosphere with plenty to do. Enjoy the large beaches and calm waters which are ideal for families. Go fishing on a private charter. Shop or dine in one of the eclectic shops and restaurants.

                      Pack light when you load the car for your trip to this home. This vacation rental home has all the beach gear you need. It is well equipped with a cooler, wagon, beach chairs and beach toys. Man’s best friend is welcome at the rental, so use the extra space in your car to bring your dog. He can accompany you at the beach, relax in the shaded, fenced back yard or admire the wall art of stuffed animals that fell prey to a prior guest.

                      The hosts are charming and accommodating. They quickly respond to emails and phone calls. They will even arrange for reservations at their favorite restaurant where everyone knows their names and the food is excellent. The owners ensure you have everything you will need during your stay. To help your children remember their stay, they allow them to pick a departing gift from the toy chest.

                      The VRBO Bear

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      labor day weekend
                      Aug 29 - Sep 2, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $450

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Spring Break 2015
                      Mar 6 - Mar 16, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,150
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $350

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $89
                      • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13%

                      Notes:

                      We strive to cater to families and friends looking for a special beach getaway. We do not allow the hosting of parties and/or guests occupying the premises who were not a party to the original contract. Pets are allowed only with prior approval and carry a 25.00 per pet per night fee. We encourage you to read our reviews and please call with any questions.


                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 08/26/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Necessary

                      Port A is home to many fishing tournaments as well as the Infamous Sandcastle Contest! The University of Texas Marine Research Center is located in town as well. The beaches around Port A are also the nesting grounds of Ridley's sea turtles. Classes are also available year round at the Art Center. Surfing and wind surfing instructors would love to hear from you as well. There is no shortage of fishing charters, and dolphin watch tours are a favorite! So much to do!

                      Other Activities: No big city light pollution makes star-gazing a treat!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We have been Big fans of the island ever since we brought our first baby here 20 years ago (oh my, how time flies!). We have remodeled and updated everything since purchasing our house is 2007. We enjoy sharing our 'Island Getaway' with our renters and especially enjoy the families that return to make our home their family's vacation spot. We welcome You and Yours to enjoy the best of the Texas Riviera from our Island Getaway!

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      After spending a span of time in Port Aransas during an internship, we decided that this was the town to begin looking for our 'getaway' place. As luck would have it, the right place and the right timing coincided and we found the ideal spot for a relaxing quick-getaway or a longer stay. Our place was first and foremost built for a family to live in, not just stay for a few days, and you can feel that from the moment you enter the gate (just like we did). This house gives off a warm inviting feel that just seems to melt the cares away. We have definitely found the most relaxing spot in one of the friendliest towns on the Texas Riviera!


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Large living room

                        Large living room

                      • Living room

                        Living room

                      • Kitchen to living

                        Kitchen to living

                      • Big Kitchen with all new appliances

                        Big Kitchen with all new appliances

                      • Remodeled kitchen

                        Remodeled kitchen

                      • Dinning

                        Dinning

                      • Master Bedroom with its own TV

                        Master Bedroom with its own TV

                      • 2n bedroom

                        2n bedroom

                      • Bunk Bed Room

                        Bunk Bed Room

                      • Back Porch, dog not included

                        Back Porch, dog not included

                      • Huge Fenced back yard for the kids and pets

                        Huge Fenced back yard for the kids and pets

                      • Living to hallway and bed rooms

                        Living to hallway and bed rooms

                      • Your Beach Office

                        Your Beach Office

                      • Dinning Area with lots of windows and light

                        Dinning Area with lots of windows and light

                      • Kitchen to garage

                        Kitchen to garage

                      • Dinning bay window

                        Dinning bay window

                      • Kitchen into living

                        Kitchen into living

                      • Master

                        Master

                      • 2nd Bedroom has lots of light

                        2nd Bedroom has lots of light

                      • Bunk Room

                        Bunk Room

                      • Back Patio

                        Back Patio

                      • Tropical Paradise Yard

                        Tropical Paradise Yard

                      VRBO #151144

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                      This listing was first published here in 2002.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                      $350 - $450 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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