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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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  • Our stay at the condo

    "We stayed three nights and found the condo to be very quiet and comfortable. The covered large patio is really nice to sit out on and enjoy the view. The amenities at the Island are excellent. Look forward to staying sometime in the future there again."
    Guest: Kyle Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014
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  • Getaway for the Parents

    "We had a great time. The condo was well equipped for our every need. The convenience of everything just feet from our condo."
    Guest: April C. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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  • No Problem Rental

    "We had an enjoyable stay in this older, semi-restored property. It worked well for us and we'd rent it again. We never saw the owner but she was very easy to deal with by phone and very friendly. Arrival and departure were easy due to the combination lock on the front door. We had no problems with this rental."
    Guest: Rick Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 4, 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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Texas Travel Tips

Seeking the thrill of the Texas frontier? Come visit the Lone Star State for a crash course in Western heritage and hospitality. It boasts a diversity of terrains, from the Panhandle Plains to Gulf Coast to Big Bend Country, and tons of things to do from touring NASA’s Mission Control, sampling the indie music scene in Austin or exploring American landmarks like the Alamo. Whatever Southern flavor you’re looking for, Texas is sure to have it. Here’s a glimpse of Texas' top cities:

Houston

Houston, all systems are go. To launch off your visit, explore the world-famous Space Center, home to NASA’s Mission Control. The center features astronauts training for the International Space Station, a behind-the-scenes-look into deep-space missions and the latest pivotal technologies in the exploration of Mars. You won’t be able to miss the Museum of Fine Arts, the largest in the Southwest, which for starters showcases two gallery buildings whose walls are covered in artwork from all over the world. The collections highlight pieces from Africa to Asia to Latin America, although it is best known for its European Impressionist paintings. Stay dry at the Downtown Aquarium as you step inside a 17th century Spanish shipwreck, learn about the Louisiana Swamp and stand in awe in front of the Sunken Temple of ancient Mayan civilization. The white tiger exhibit and Ferris wheel rides are also a must-see. Cap your evening off with a savory taste of Texas tacos at local favorites like Pistoleros on Westheimer Street.

Austin

As the capital of the Lone Star State, Austin is a hotbed for music and culture. If you’re here in October, be sure to check out the Austin City Limits festival. In March get blown away by South By Southwest (SXSW), a nonstop party of music, interactive displays and film festivals that takes place every spring. Without a doubt these fests are among the reasons Austin has been declared the “Live Music Capital of the World.” For local flavor the rest of the year, stop by Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for finger-lickin’ barbecue and musical acts that have featured artists like Cake, Ratatat as well as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. The Red River District is the place in town to hear indie and alternative sounds pouring out from the bars. With Ladybird Lake cutting through the heart of the city, there is biking and kayaking to be had. Riding through scenic paths along serene lakes on the Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail is a great way to get your bearings in this mix of college town and musical haven.

Dallas

The biggest urban arts district in the country can be found in Dallas. It is a 19-block spread of cultural rejuvenation that will leave your creative side drooling. If you haven’t had enough, carve a slice out of your day to visit the Irving Arts Center, which is a premier theater and outdoor sculpture garden. Keep the history reel running while you take a trip back in time at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament to watch knights joust. Your older kids will leaping with joy after a trip to the Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park. If you’re picturing a more relaxing time for you and your travel-mates, take a stroll through the breathtaking Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which was ranked the 2013 “Top Ten Botanical Gardens in the U.S.” by the Travel Channel. Top it all off with some tasty treats at Dallas by Chocolate and Dallas Bites for unbelievable chocolate and Bar-B-Q burgers.

San Antonio

As Texas’ (arguably) second-biggest city behind Houston, San Antonio has plenty to offer. Tour through the legendary Alamo, lose yourself amidst the peaceful San Antonio Botanical Gardens in Brackenridge Park or climb along the natural beauty of Enchanted Rock as you trace the footsteps where Native American warriors were killed - or at least so the legend goes. The River Walk is always a hit. It weaves across San Antonio River with dozens of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and street performers to make this Texas’ No. 1 attraction, according to U.S. News and World Report. Trying to get your John Wayne strut on? Fire away at San Antonio Western Shooting, a safe and excellent experience to handle real guns and bullets. No prior instruction is needed. If you need a break after your adrenaline shot to new Wild West heights, take a seat at the Majestic Theatre, a movie theater built in 1929 and a classic landmark of the city. It even has a domed ceiling covered with clouds and stars.

Fort Worth

Put on your cowboy boots - or at least pick some up - because Fort Worth prides itself on its Western heritage. Check out the Texas Civil War Museum that displays the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi. Country music stars perform onstage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the largest honky tonk in the world. Kids will love the Fort Worth Zoo, a superb destination for the whole family to catch a glimpse at lions and monkeys. If you want a legitimate reason to say “it’s not my first rodeo,” head down to the Cowtown Coliseum on the weekend to watch the rides of lifetime. For shoppers, Fort Worth has everything from authentic Western gear to modern shops for every budget. After grabbing a few gifts, hit the Cantina Laredo for delicious Mexico City-style food, or Del Frisco Double Eagle for a juicy steak. Swing by the Fort, it’s worth it.

Discover your rugged side in the Wild West, where Texas hospitality lives on.

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