Big Private Solar House, Large Deck, Dogs Ok!
You sent a message to this manager.
- Minimum stay:Contact manager
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
Old Town house description
**Stay in the ONLY solar powered - renewable energy vacation home in Port Aransas!**
Home away from home a few blocks from the beach that generously sleeps 6 and can sleep up to 8. Large 3 bedroom house with parking for 4 autos and plenty of room to bring your boat. Dogs welcome. (Absolutely no cats please due to owner allergies.)
Oversized Deck for relaxing meals and newer appliances in the large kitchen that
overlooks the eating and living room. It’s the same layout you’d want for your own home – but on vacation!
Click the link below for a LIVE view at our Solar Panel production!(So far we have produced enough energy to power over 22,000 light bulbs for a day!!)
- Over 1500+ sq ft house on tree covered lot (no shared walls, have your own PRIVACY and space!)
- Large master bedroom, with queen bed AND a queen fold out couch / bed, also has a DVD and wall mounted flat panel satellite TV
- Second bedroom includes a queen bed, DVD and flat panel satellite TV
- Third bedroom has 2 twin beds and a satellite TV
- Very large living room with a large TV and Sony DVD player
- Satellite TV in every room, including the flat panels in the two large bedrooms with DVD players
- High speed internet including wireless access
- VERY large patio, perfect for entertaining or catching some sunshine, backs to private property with a pond and wetlands wildlife
- Fenced yard – dogs need weekends too!
- New silver appliances
- Foodies rejoice - big open kitchen with lots of room for multiple cooks
- Bring your favorite bottle of wine, glasses are here and a corkscrew!
- Large family style dining table with comfortable seating for 8 (seating available at the kitchen bar too)
- Use the cooking materials provided so you don't have to eat out every night
- Unexpected by useful appliances; waffle maker, lots of pots and pans
- Shrimp boil for 12? No problem! WAY oversized boil pot available and dishes for 20.
- BBQ - very easy for outdoor meals
- Shaded concrete patio downstairs with two hamocs, ever seen a Corona commercial? Yes, it CAN be that relaxing!
- Child's high chair
- Porta Crib available (pls bring your own crib sheets)
- Books, books, books, puzzles, games, DVD movies and kid's toys available
- Washer and Dryer available for monthly stays only (sorry no exceptions)
- Beach is 3 1/2 blocks away (Sandcastle Beach Access Road)
- Port Aransas TOWN POOL 2 miles away
- Fantastic golf course close by
- In the town of Port Aransas, on Mustang Island viva la beach life!
- Quiet area, friendly neighbors
We call this the Tree House because the HUGE deck is built around the existing trees, making it always shady somewhere on the deck throughout the day!
More pictures available on request.
November 2013 - Our rental manager just confirmed the 'deep clean' will be complete before the end of the month. We hope to get to the house soon and bring more books. What do you want on a beach vacation? Let me know when you send me your inquiry!
June/July 2013 - We will be at the house in early July, with a truckload of new sheets, towels, 3 new sets of silverware and more wine glasses. (Wine glasses and forks, seem to be what needs to be added most, eating and drinking vacationers, we love it!) New lightbulbs and air filters too. We are also going to try to replenish the toys & books a bit too.
September 2012 - Changed all the light bulbs added some new artwork to the walls and looking forward to fall!
June 2012 - We are excited for summer! We just made a big investment in all new 400+ thread count cotton sheets, additional towels, new cooking pans and some new 'summer appropriate' wine glasses! Thank you for considering our house!
Keywords: House, Big Deck, 3/2, Sleeps 8, Beach, Fishing, Lots of Parking, Covered Boat Parking, Kid Friendly, Wifi, Yard, Dogs, Pets, Port Aransas, Port A, Family Vacation
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Covered Parking
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
VRBO Bear stayed here:
This week I traveled with a young family to Port Aransas. I enjoyed a long weekend in this home close to the beach but with an updated and modern feel. The couches in the living room are so comfortable! We found them perfect for relaxing with our morning coffee, evening drinks, and just an afternoon rest with our favorite books. But don’t sit down, or you won’t want to get up!
Stainless steel appliances, great wine glasses, bar seats that face the kitchen, next to elegant table and chairs provide a great setting for good meals with friends and family. The kitchen looks out to a fabulous second story deck with a grill, table and chairs, and plenty of space for family and friends. Kids and dogs will be safe on the deck with a sturdy wrap around railing that’s approximately 4 feet high.
For a great night’s sleep, we found two very comfortable queen beds with lots of pillows and blankets and even LCDs with Dish Satellite TVs to watch movies in bed. The master suite has privacy and its own bathroom, slightly separated from the other two bedrooms but still close enough to hear a child milling about in the night. The kids fit comfortably in the third bedroom with two twin beds, right across from a bathroom.
Labeled “The Tree House”, the living, sleeping, and dining areas are on the second floor. On the ground level, we found a hammock for relaxing outside surrounded by a grassy fenced in area for kids or pets to run around. This vacation rental is fantastic. More friends visited for a day and kept commenting that it is absolutely gorgeous! They were surprised to see such a nicely decorated house that was perfect for entertaining but also kid-friendly so close to the beach and downtown.
We enjoyed dinner and great beer at the Port Aransas Brewery. Try their famous Burgers and sweet potato fries! There are plenty of activities to try as well: Free Tour at the UT Marine Science Center, dolphin tour at Woody’s Sports Center or tour the most famous aircraft carrier, the USS Lexington.
For a perfect relaxing getaway or family vacation, I highly recommend this Port Aransas vacation rental home!
The VRBO Bear
We were on a budget and this house was the least expensive for 3 bedrooms in June so we were going in expecting it to be "cheap". Completely did not expect the very comfy and nice furniture (I had a sleigh bed, which I love, and it's not even in any of the pictures! Also, I think the mattress was brand new.) Sheets were super soft on my sunburn and at least 3 of the cooking pans still had new price tags on them. Property manager is very nice and flexible. House is on a quiet street and not very far from everything. Some friends stayed at a house almost twice the price and they were way far out of town and had to drive much longer to the beach, we were lucky to find this house. (Brought my dog too, which saved money on a kennel.) We will definitely stay in the house again!
- Guest JJ Bling (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 06/03/12
- Review Submitted 06/09/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
Great house, pictures don't show how good it is. The furniture and everything seems more modern, cared for and newer than other houses we stayed at before. Beach is a really close drive and we walked to a local Mexican restaurant and coffee shop. Quiet street, perfect for our family.
- Guest CL (Austin, tx)
- Date of stay 03/07/12
- Review Submitted 03/31/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Comfortable house for a big group!
Comfortable house for a big group!
Our family of four had a great time visiting with family and friends while staying at the tree house. We enjoyed having coffee on the back porch in the mornings and sitting in the breeze in the evenings enjoying the hammocks. The location is great to the action of Port Aransas. We rented a large golf cart to fish on the jetties and cruise the beach. The kitchen was well equipped and plenty of room for everyone! We really enjoyed our stay!
- Guest krystal (Florida)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 08/06/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
This place ROCKS!!
This place ROCKS!!
We loved that the home runs off of solar power. The owners and managers left a great book of what to see, do and eat. Very clean and a great, quiet location. Satalite TV in all but one room. Lots of space and quiet places to relax. Loved the deck too! Bring your own propane and grill and chill. I highly recommend this vacation home.
- Guest Rebecca (Austin, TX)
- Date of stay 06/03/11
- Review Submitted 07/11/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
good property but disappointed
good property but disappointed
I really liked the house but there was some disappointment. I search the houses on amenities and space. My family and I have such a short time together and we work on a budget. I needed washer and dryer due to I had to leave home with limited clothing. I knew there would be a washer and dryer on site but ended up there was not. Although it seemed minor but it did cause us to loose time searching for a laundry mat and going to find something to wear. I talked to the management they told me it was broke, now to go back to see the web page updated that they only let 30 day rentals use the washer and dryer. The grass was very high and needed to be mowed, with a small pet on the property that is a concern. I really loved the house and would most likely return in the near future. I feel the ad was misleading because if there was no washer and dryer to use along with limited linen. If I would known about the W&D I would not have rented the property at this time.
- Guest MARCIA (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)
- Date of stay 04/29/11
- Review Submitted 04/30/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Manager response: Thank you so much for your feedback! The W/D was a little beat up shortly before your stay, so we had to pull it out of commission before you arrived. Since I may not get it replaced before the summer I wanted to be clear that it may not be available before the monthly Winter Texan folks arrive in the fall. I am so very sorry that it was not available for your stay and the inconvenience it caused you and your family. Thank you for your feedback on the tall lawn too, I immediately contacted our lawn crew (the teenager that lives down the street) to get it corrected; I again apologize for the inconvenience it caused. I will stay on top of the lawn trim schedule going forward. Thank you for your compliments on the house, we do everything we can to make your trip to the island enjoyable! - MK.
PERFECT Vacation home
PERFECT Vacation home
This home was perfect for the few days we spent in Port Aransas. There was plenty of space for 6 adults plus dogs. Only minutes to the beach and to town, we had everything we needed and were in a perfect location. We will definitely rent this property again.
- Guest Bennett (College Station, Texas)
- Date of stay 03/12/11
- Review Submitted 03/21/11
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Our family of seven adults, one two-year old grandson and two dogs had a great time at the Tree House this past week. It was our first time to visit Port Aransas. We were looking for a beach vacation equally distant from the San Antonio area and Houston area From the moment we drove off the ferry, we liked the small, clean, friendly town. The Tree House is close to the beach and all services. The house is very roomy and comfortable. The furnishings are up to date. We cooked all of ours meals in the well equipped kitchen. The beds are comfortable. We appreciated that a high chair is provided and plenty of children's books and mega blocks to enjoy. The deck and fenced yard are great hangouts for adults, kids and dogs. We look forward to coming back to The Tree House.
- Guest Kathleen (Richmond, Tx)
- Date of stay 11/10/10
- Review Submitted 11/21/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Relaxing, roomy and wonderful!!
Relaxing, roomy and wonderful!!
I LOVE this house! Lots of room for my family to both spread out and come together to cook and eat at mealtimes. Beach was close and uncrowded as owner promised! I loved the deck and my teenagers loved the hammocks. Furniture comfortable and kitchen has everything you need! Restaurants and bars within walking distance too-great part of town! I highly recommend this vrbo and hope to go back soon!
- Guest Henrietta (Denver, Colorado)
- Date of stay 08/14/09
- Review Submitted 07/27/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Guest comment entered by manager
What a great place, the pictures do not do it justice! We really liked the up to date furniture, appliances and decorations, not cheap stuff like other rental houses. Really does have lots of open space, seems bigger than other houses we have rented before for a similar price. Only con is the Queen size beds, we have a King at home and like a bigger bed, but the Queen was very soft and comfortable (and we were suprized with the down comforter!) We will hopefully be back again next winter.
- Guest Sandra K.
- Date of stay 01/01/10
- Review Submitted 04/03/10
Summer, Spring Break & Sandfest: $280/night (3 nt minimum on holidays) Sept - May: $195/night Winter Texans: 30 Day Minimum....... $1700/winter month (Nov, Dec, Jan & Feb) (We are required to charge tax on stays less than a month.) NO ADDITIONAL BOOKING OR CLEANING FEES (Unless you bring a dog, email for details) MINIMUM AGE 25 credit cards accepted no smoking
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This manager accepts: Credit cards.
Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
About: My husband grew up in Texas and Port Aransas has been a favorite destination of his family for generations. I grew up in Colorado and have always loved the beach. We were very lucky when my husband had the opportunity to spend 2008 consulting on the development of the Wetlands Education Center at the University of Texas Marine Science facility on the island. We purchased the house to live in while he was on assignment. When the project was complete we loved the house so much we decided to keep it in the family so our new baby would have the same opportunity to visit the island that my husband did growing up. We invite you to enjoy your home on the island!
Why Old Town:
We chose this house because of the very friendly neighborhood and because of the layout of the house. With one bedroom and bathroom on the other side of the house of the other two bedrooms and bathroom kids get their 'own space' and their own bathroom with a tub! We also really enjoy the big open living / dining / kitchen setup. I insisted on a large deck with a shaded and fenced in yard for our two big dogs.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In 2010 we are proud that we made the investment in renewable energy and installed a solar array on the house! The city inspector told us this is the only vacation property on the island powered by solar energy. More information about the house; we are within a few blocks of the beach, the closest beach access is off of Sandcastle Drive, which is less known by most vacationers so it is like having local access! It makes it only 4 blocks to the beach, very easy. Also, we are in close proximity to so many things on the island; golf, fantastic restaurants, birding habitats, etc, but we are able to keep the rental price low compared to other properties because we do not live in a restricted development that requires high homeowners fees.
- Primary: 361-749-7829
- Secondary: 512-507-4366
Links to more information:
Deck: Big, overlooking private land, room to relax in the shade below!
Big and open kitchen, new appliances, everything you need!
Dining area - The table has a butterfly leaf and can easilty seat 8 people
Nice shady yard with plenty of places to relax!
Kitchen view from inside
View from the shaded lanai under the house
Port Aransas Pier
Bathroom 2 of 2
View in to the kitchen from the dining room
Small office area in bedroom 3
Bedroom 3: twin bed with twin trundle
Living Room: Big open room with the most comfortable sofa on the planet!
New curtains and rods just installed. :)
Bedroom 3 with hidden trundle underneath!
View from the deck, very private!
New kitchen with new tile, appliances, wine glasses, everything you need!
Bathroom 1 of 2
Spend the day at the beach!!
Big, new flat panel tv, check out all those puzzles, books and movies....
Bedroom 1, new sleigh bed and this is the "couch sleeper" that sleeps 1 or 2
Bedroom 3, with trundle under the bed with some new pillows
Bedroom 1: Big open bedroom with a flat panel tv/dvd
Bedroom 2: Comfy bed in a big room with a flat panel tv
There have been visitors to this page since
the counter was last reset in .
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 06, 2013