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Last updated: 08/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Playa house description

After two extended family reunions on the coast in New England, we knew we wanted to create that opportunity 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

The cozy living room has two full sized slip covered Pottery Barn sofas. 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, Cable TV 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 a cable TV and a VCR. All bedding and bath towels are provided. No wimpy towels here!

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
• An outdoor shower and hose to wash off the sand
• A playhouse and sand toys for the kids
• A basketball hoop – bring a basketball!


Special Rate info:
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.

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

Well behaved dogs are allowed but must be crated inside when unattended. There is a 60 Day Cancellation Policy for Daily and Weekly Bookings. There is a 90 Day Cancellation Policy for Monthly Rentals.

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, Partial Ocean View, Pet Friendly

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                The Blue Roost is perfect for kids. The upstairs room can be all theirs! There is a basketball hoop, a playhouse, sand toys and games for the kids. ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Pets are welcome and there is no size limit on dogs, Great Danes are as welcome as miniature canines. Please check regarding number of pets allowed....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Primary renter must be 25....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking in the house. ...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              • Guest Room: 2 queen

                Spacious room with 2 queen beds and tv. Large closet....moreless

              • The Seven Dwarfs Room: 4 twin/ single, 1 queen

                Spacious room accommodates 6. Private bathroom...moreless

              • Master Bedroom: 1 king

                Large room with a king-size bed. Door opens to the deck. ...moreless

              • 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. ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower

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              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Two tables that seat 10 and kitchen bar seating for 3. Sitting area on deck is great for 5 around a coffee table with adirondack chairs for 4 more. ...moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped for cooking meals with great seating for everyone. You just need to bring the food!...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Includes all kitchen equipment, requests for special kitchen equipment may be accommodated....moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                We stock basic spices, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                Soft and thirsty bath towels are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Bath towels are not permitted to be taken to the beach....moreless

              • Garage:

                Large Covered Garage with room for four to six cars. A small boat or trailer takes up two spaces....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                High Thread Count Sheets, High Comfort towels....moreless

              • Living Room seats 6:

                Two slipcovered sofas seat 6....moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Hair Dryer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • DVD movies, Netflix, Waffle maker, Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Blender, basic spices, hand soap, all Linens provided, Beach, Viewing Decks...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    A wide assortment of reading options and great places to snuggle in and read. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    All TV's have access to Direct TV. Living room TV can also access Netflx. ...moreless

                  • Television:

                    New flat screen tv. Streams Netflix and has Direct TV....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Puzzles, cards, pictionary...oh my!...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    We have lots DVD's on site....moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Wireless broadband internet on site. Your wireless laptop will function from anywhere on the property. But you won't want to work....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless broadband internet on site. Your wireless laptop will function from anywhere on the property....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Upper deck furnished with adirondack chairs. Lower deck furnished with adirondack chairs as well as a patio coffee table and chairs. Both decks have partial water views of the Gulf. Also hammock. ...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    There is a small area of landscaping around the house. Last year we were surprised when we found a watermelon vine! It was delicious!!...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Wrap around deck off living room and one of the bedrooms. There is also an upper deck for sunning and Gulf views....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Lots of sand chairs, boogie boards and sand toys available. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    The house has whitewater views from both of the decks and is located close to the boardwalk....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    The house has whitewater views from both of the decks and is located close to the boardwalk....moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    La Playa Circle is Beachfront Community with a private Boardwalk to the Beach. ...moreless

                  • Water View

                  Activities

                  • Museums
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Surfing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Medical Services
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat
                  • Shelling
                  • Pier Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $425 $450
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,625
                  Fall
                  Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $300
                  $1,800
                  Winter
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,500 $2,200
                  Spring
                  Mar 1 - May 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  Early Summer
                  May 15 - Jun 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $425 $450
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,625
                  Mid Summer - July 2015
                  Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,700
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 13%

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                  Location

                  • Port Aransas Beach

                    "The Port A Beach has great waves for boogie boarding and playing in the surf. Shallow at the..."

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                  • Virginia's on the Bay

                    "We love eating at Virginia's and have never had a bad meal there. I like to get the Cajun Du..."

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                  • Seafood & Spaghetti Works

                    "This is always the first place the kids request when we decide we are going out to dinner. L..."

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                  • Roberts Point Park

                    "Robert's Point Park is a nice place to go for dolphin watching. "

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                  • Trout Street Bar & Grill

                    "Trout Street Bar & Grill is my other favorite restaurant in Port A. I like the salad with gr..."

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                  • Family Center IGA Food Store

                    "The IGA is the island grocery story. They have everything you need and are close to the hous..."

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                  • Venetian Hot Plate

                    "Venetian Hot Plate is our friend's favorite place to eat on the island. "

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                  • Coffee Waves Port Aransas

                    "Coffee Waves is our first stop on the island when we arrive and the last stop before we go. ..."

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                  • Subway Sandwiches & Salads

                    "Can't go wrong with a quick sandwich when taking a beach break!"

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                  • Cancun Grill & Cantina

                    "Our favorite place for a late night nacho run. Great breakfasts as well. "

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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.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About the owner: 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.

                  Why the Owner Chose La Playa:
                  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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  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. 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.


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                  Photos

                  • Private boardwalk to the beach. Less than 5 minutes from house to sand.

                    Private boardwalk to the beach. Less than 5 minutes from house to sand.

                  • Bring the whole family!

                    Bring the whole family!

                  • Living room with new slipcovers and rug. New TV to the left. 2nd Couch to right.

                    Living room with new slipcovers and rug. New TV to the left. 2nd Couch to right.

                  • 2 comfortable queen size beds with  luxury bedding.

                    2 comfortable queen size beds with luxury bedding.

                  • Relax in the adirondack chairs on the deck.

                    Relax in the adirondack chairs on the deck.

                  • Fun times in the waters of the Gulf - boogie board, swim, fish.

                    Fun times in the waters of the Gulf - boogie board, swim, fish.

                  • Walkway to the beach through the dunes

                    Walkway to the beach through the dunes

                  • Fishing Pier at night, about a mile down the beach from the house.

                    Fishing Pier at night, about a mile down the beach from the house.

                  • Robert's Point Park, a great place to watch for dolphins

                    Robert's Point Park, a great place to watch for dolphins

                  • Head to Corpus for more fun times - Texas State Aquarium is great!

                    Head to Corpus for more fun times - Texas State Aquarium is great!

                  • Welcome to the Blue Roost

                    Welcome to the Blue Roost

                  • View of the water from the upper deck

                    View of the water from the upper deck

                  • Fun for the whole family!

                    Fun for the whole family!

                  • Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of seating.

                    Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of seating.

                  • King size bed in spacious bedroom.

                    King size bed in spacious bedroom.

                  • Seven Dwarfs room - great for all the kids!

                    Seven Dwarfs room - great for all the kids!

                  • Newly stained deck

                    Newly stained deck

                  • Fun with friends at the Horace Caldwell Pier

                    Fun with friends at the Horace Caldwell Pier

                  • Great place to stay for Sandfest

                    Great place to stay for Sandfest

                  • Arrive by ferry or bridge - Island times ahead!

                    Arrive by ferry or bridge - Island times ahead!

                  • Dolphin show at the Texas State Aquarium

                    Dolphin show at the Texas State Aquarium

                  • Cook at the house or eat at one of the great local restaurants like Virginia's!

                    Cook at the house or eat at one of the great local restaurants like Virginia's!

                  • Boats at Marina - fishing anyone?!

                    Boats at Marina - fishing anyone?!

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