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Recent Port Aransas reviews

  • Great weekend getaway

    "This unit was perfect for me and two girlfriends. The bed slept all three of us comfortably. There weren't any extra blankets, but if we had brought them the couch would have been perfect as well. The bathroom and kitchen were nicely decorated. The kitchen is not fully stocked, but had mostly everything we needed. The balcony was nice, overlooking the pool. As for the condo complex... the pool closes at 10, which was kind of a downer being on vaca and wanting to relax in the hot tub. But the beach is steps away, which was really nice. It had a great little shower area so we could rinse off and wash our chairs off. Downside to the condo complex... the unit did not have a washer/dryer, but a communal set at the end of the hallway on each floor. Costs a dollar in quarters for each wash and dry, and there wasn't any soap available. If I had known that, I would have brought some detergent for the towels. Otherwise, this was perfect!! Great to be so close to the beach and not have to drive. Will for sure keep in mind the next time we want to come down."
    Guest: Katie Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 2014
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  • Happy Family

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Very happy about the beach house very close to the beach lots of room for all of us very clean Manager responded on 9/4/2014: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon."
    Guest: Albert Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014
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  • Really Lovely Place

    "We (four couples) stayed in the Plantation House in mid April. This is a very lovely home but before I go to the good stuff I will comment that the beds in the two downstairs bedrooms are totally inadequate for adults (not sure about kids). The two couples that used them were very uncomfortable and did not get any good nights sleep. The remaining comments are all positive. The home is lovely and located very close to the beach. Everything worked well except the TV remotes which just needed batteries. Kitchen was well equipped. The deck is wonderful and the view from the top of the house is extraordinary."
    Guest: David V. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 2014
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  • Beautiful Family Gathering Spot!

    "From start to finish this was another stellar experience with a "homeaway" from home property! I communicated directly with the owner, Bruce, who was friendly, reachable, and informative. I will never stay in another condo again, if I can help it, and we hope to stay at Somewhere in the Sun again! The description of this property is absolutely correct, the photos are accurate, and we found it to be very clean, well-kept, and would definitely recommend! Our goal was to find a comfortable place to accommodate a family gathering of 8 adults, one toddler, and a dog, under one roof and without everyone on top of one another. This was a great set-up, with the separate-entry unit downstairs, and plenty of bedrooms for people to spread out and relax. The home is beautifully decorated, well-furnished, and has a great kitchen and communal space for eating and visiting. A bit more flatware and dishtowels would have been nice, and just a note for those wanting to cook meals - bring tupperware and ziplocs for leftovers! The bedrooms are well-appointed: good bedding and comfortable beds, with drawer space and nice bathrooms. (Water pressure in the showers was low, but we didn't have any issues with hot water.) We enjoyed the multi-level decks immensely, especially the rooftop deck! It was a major plus to have a washer/dryer available. Check in/out was super convenient with a keycode entry (also great for guests not wanting to mess with lost keys!) and Bruce stopped by to make sure we found everything okay, even going out of his way to get us a new remote for the living room TV which had stopped working. We did have problems with internet inconsistency and noise - the walls and floors are pretty thin, and anyone staying on a lower level is bound to hear overhead footsteps, as well as other "partiers" in the neighboring properties, as it is a 'hood full of short-term rentals. Great for dog-owners (didn't even really need a leash - dog paradise), loved the gated deck (for toddler AND dogs), and the beach is very accessible! We spent 3 nights, it was cloudy and rained all four days. Subsequently, we spent 80% of our time inside and had ZERO problems with cabin-fever, as the home itself is so lovely and enjoyable. Bruce allowed us to stay past check-out, and we considered just never leaving! Thank you to Bruce & family for a wonderful stay! We hope to return next year!"
    Guest: Laurel Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 28, 2014
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Port Aransas Travel Tips

Considered one of the "best kept secrets on the Gulf Coast," Port Aransas is just a half hour from Corpus Christi and a great place to have fun on exploring adventures or kick back and relax.

This Texas town offers some of the best fishing spots in the state, so be sure to pack your tackle box and pole if you're looking forward to catching your dinner. There are also a variety of opportunities to learn about the history of Port Aransas as well as the art and culture scene here. When you're not checking out the sights, be sure to stop into the local restaurants for some serious down-home cooking and barbecue done right. When the weather is nice, the beaches of Port Aransas are a lovely place to spend an afternoon for people who like to search for seashells, kayak or simply enjoy the peaceful setting as are the various other outdoor attractions - no matter your age.

Things to Do in Port Aransas

- Port Aransas Museum: Learn all about the history of Port Aransas at the Port Aransas Museum, where more than 30 docents have been trained to teach you information pertaining to the area throughout the years. They'll lead you on a tour, explaining each of the exhibits and answer any questions you have about the more than 12,000 documents and photos archived here, along with artifacts, oral histories and movies of Port Aransas in the 1920s. Exhibits like "Great Winds" and "High Water" bring to light natural disasters that have rocked Texas, and other displays include the Fourth Order Fresnel lens that was on top of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse from 1878 through 1952, and more. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday every week and admission is free, so a visit won't break your travel budget.

- Port Aransas Art Center: Those who appreciate artwork will truly enjoy a trip to the Port Aransas Art Center, where artists from Coastal Bend, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and elsewhere, including around the U.S. and Canada, display and sell their masterpieces, and take classes and workshops. If you're looking for some local Texan art to bring back and display in your own home, you're sure to find something unique and beautiful here. Explore the space and see what meets your aesthetic appeal, and if you're there on the first Friday of the month, check out the evening receptions that take place for artists, groups or traveling exhibits. Live music creates a party atmosphere and refreshments are provided, giving you a chance to talk to other art lovers and the artists themselves.

- Robert's Point Park: If you've ever wanted to see dolphins, head to Robert's Point Park and make a new aquatic friend. It's also home to a variety of activities for family fun on the waterfront. The 50-acre park features a pavilion for a cookout and there's a stage for festivals and local talent to perform live. Robert's Point Park is an exceptional spot for fishing due to the granite jetties. From the observation tower you can catch a glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the water. Pack a picnic lunch for a lovely outdoor meal as you take in the scenery, then start up a friendly game of basketball, horseshoe, sand volleyball or shuffleboard. A favorite spot here is the xeriscape garden that's home to plants and wildlife, and it serves to educate and charm visitors.

- Mustang Island State Park: Another terrific outdoor space to visit is Mustang Island State Park, which is great for fishing, hiking and biking due to the 5 miles of beach, swimming, surfing, kayaking and birding activities, and so much more. Whether you're looking for an adventure or a quiet afternoon, you can find both here. If you're ready to hit the water, the Mustang Island State Park Paddling Trail follows the western shoreline of the island, where you'll find awesome shallow-water fishing and bird watching.

Dining in Port Aransas

- Moby Dick's Restaurant: For an a family fun night and delicious meal to boot, head to Moby Dick's Restaurant, where an all?-star staff has been brought together to create only the tastiest meals in the area using the finest ingredients they can find. You're sure to enjoy fresh seafood and shrimp, USDA hand-cut steaks, live Maine lobsters, amazing burgers and crisp, refreshing salads.

- The Crazy Cajun Restaurant: At the Crazy Cajun you can have a little taste of New Orleans. Creole, Cajun and Southern flavor be enjoyed right in Port Aransas. Gumbo is a must here, which you can get with chicken, shrimp, smoked sausage or seafood. There are also rockin' ribs, shrimp remoulade, and the hungry Cajun? - which includes spices, fresh shrimp, crab, smoked sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes for those with big appetites. The Crazy Cajun provides an exciting, lively atmosphere that's good fun for families and friends looking to enjoy a fun night out.

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