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  • Great Time Fishing with Family

    "This was our first time renting a home on a canal. It was great! Underwater green lights in the canal you could see fish all night. I brought my boat and moored it at the house at night. Fished West Bay in the morning and afternoon. Fish the canals at night. House was great. We enjoyed the stay. I will be doing it again in the future."
    Guest: Jody Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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  • wonderful trip

    "The condo was absolutely charming, the decor bright and beachy, and the kitchen was very well- equipped. The owner is delightful and responsive (we had added a fourth night after we made the original reservation for three and had a little trouble with our door-code not working on the afternoon of the fourth day) and she was very accessible and quickly resolved the issue while we were on the phone. The location is great - a very short walk to the beach. Although it is a one bedroom, it has a king sized bed and a pull-out sofa and the best part is two full baths. My husband and me and our two teenagers could make it work because of that! We will be back!"
    Guest: Wendy P. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • We loved the being on the bay!

    "Last year we stayed in two separate condos on the beach side of the island for our big family vacation, which was great. For this year, we wanted a place big enough to all stay together. We were also interested in trying out the bay side instead of the beach side. This townhome was perfect for us. We had a total of 17 people for most of the time, and up to 19 for 3 nights. We had 2 three year olds, 3 seven/eight year olds, 3 thirteen year olds, a 16 year old, and the rest adults. The loft was perfect for the tweeners. We all loved the game room. We loved being on the bay side and being able to fish right from the dock. The kids caught lots of fish, a couple of sea urchins, and a crab. They loved watching the sea slugs swim by. They netted a few and were fascinated when they "inked" going back into the water. The adult guys still went out on charters for "real" fishing, but they had a blast fishing from the dock in between those trips. We saw a sting ray swim by one evening while we were out on the second story balcony. We also sat out in the evenings and waved at all the party boats and dolphin watch cruises as they went by. Another huge plus were the 4 kayaks. We wanted to rent kayaks last year, but decided it was too expensive. It was awesome to have 4 right there at our disposal, and if you figure the cost of renting kayaks it makes the cost of renting this townhome even more reasonable. We all loved the kayaking (even me, a 56 year old grandmother!), but the 13 year olds would hardly get off of them! The living areas, kitchen, and baths were all wonderful (everything is IKEA - and we are big fans!) - well stocked, ready to use, and very nice. As far as the difference between the beach and the bay sides, we had the advantage that my Dad lives in a 2 bedroom condo on the beach side, so we were able to go to the beach and use the pool there. We also went to Clayton's which has great beach access. The listing description was accurate regarding the location (we walked to Liam's). The photos accurately reflected the rental's appearance and amenities. The property was clean and well-maintained. The owner was helpful in answering your questions or concerns - over and above. Klaus was exceptionally helpful. My oldest son left a toolbox in the garage and didn't realize it till we got home (9 hours away), and Klaus has been most helpful in getting it back to him. I highly recommend this property to friends, relatives, or anyone else! We plan to stay there again."
    Guest: Mequa Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Beautifully restored historic home!

    "This home was so much more than we anticipated. The kitchen was well equipped. The backyard was a beautiful oasis. We really enjoyed staying in the historic district. It was an easy walk to the Strand. Plenty of room and the furnishings were lovely. By the end of the week it truly felt like home."
    Guest: Robin R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 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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