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Eliza's Close-to-the-Beach House

(31 Reviews)

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Living Area opens to Deck


Last updated: 02/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This is a great house for a couple's get-away or girls' weekend. It is quiet and peaceful and has lots of character. Great deck looks out over fields to the north, dunes to the east, and Corpus Christi Ship Channel and back waters of Mustang Island to the west. No neighbors unless it's a busy holiday weekend. House is on stilts. Living area is upstairs with breezy area underneath w/ picnic table, chairs, hammock and charcoal cooker. Park under house in shade.
Front door opens to the deck. Leave it open in the cool of the morning to welcome your day at the beach. Enjoy the 3rd level deck, accessed by a ladder from the 2nd level deck; good for early morning sunrise yoga or night-time star-gazing. House is about 1 mile from the grocery and restaurants in 'Old Town', a short bike ride away, and is also on the shuttle route that comes by hourly til 6pm.
Address is 603 Parkplace, near the end of 11th St., one block from Beach Access Rd IA. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach, to end of cul-de-sac, to the board walkway over some of the highest dunes on the island, no crossing of any streets...The beach at the end of the boardwalk has parking posts for cars so you can walk and sit near the water without car traffic next to you, It is about a 3 mile walk/run to the jetty, one way.
This is not a typical rental as owner lives here part-time so it feels like a cozy place. Kitchen has plenty of cookware and service for 6-8 and kitchen gadgets, decent knives, etc...No plastic paintings screwed to the wall here! Port Aransas is small enough to get around on a bike, has great restaurants, mid$$ to high$$ and a great fresh fish market. The beach is natural... occasional sargassum seaweed is well managed by the city beach crews. Beach is accessible by car and by foot and there is great fishing, by charter or by private captain. World-wide attraction spot for birding and an occasional spotting of alligator at one look out point and be sure to check out Charley's Pasture Nature Preserve for birding and bike ride. City pool and skate park and University of Texas Marine Science Center wetlands tour are good for children

King bed, (firm futon wth tempuredic foam topper), in master bedroom. Firm, queen-size bed in 2nd bedroom. Bed and bath linens provided. Bring towels for the beach and pets. Guests must bring body soaps and hair products, hand and dish soap furnished.

This island home may not be suitable for certain age children, (there are stairs and small things!), but owner is negotiable. Pets are OK, only if they are considered part of the family, (not allowed on the furniture or wet in the house or on carpet in Master BR!). Yard is not fully fenced, child gate at stairs keeps them on the deck.

See View of Property.... Search 'google maps' Go to Port Aransas, Tx, Click on the red drop, and follow directions. Address is 603 Parkplace, Port Aransas 78373

Monthly rentals available January and February

If you are interested to rent this and time is short, please text me directly at 361-960-9797, (text is faster for me than e-mail...)

Last minute specials!! If the weekend is approaching and the calendar shows that the house is available,...text or call immediately! for a great discount!! I'd rather rent it for discounted rate than zero!

Happy travels...


Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smokers, please put butts in trash. No Smoking in house. $100 WILL BE CHARGED for re-freshening fee!!...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This property may not be suitable for small children as there are small things that could cause injury and also stairs!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are not allowed on furniture, please bring floor beds and crate/kennels for them. Laminate and tile flooring cleans easily, pets not allowed in carpeted master bedroom or in beds!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Mattress bedding enclosed in bed-bug preventive enclosure....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Mattress bedding enclosed in bed-bug preventive zipped liner...moreless

  • King size bed (1) firm and comfy w feather pillows and hi count 100% cotton bedding, Queen size bed (1) firm and comfy w feather pillows and hi count 100% cotton bedding...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Tub is a deep soaker tub in master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath is adjacent to 2nd bedroom at end of hall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Coffee maker and grinder, many spices for cooking. Location of home is away from town so is very tranquil. 10 minute walk to the beach, just down to end of cul-de-sac Native vegetation in yard and great view of adjacent fields and the Island's back bay waters. Local trolley comes by hourly til 6pm for trips to Port A drop-off spots...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Flat screen, not huge!, hidden in large cabinet in living room....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    The far off waters of the Gulf can be seen from the 3rd level star gazing/morning yoga deck, accessed by a ladder. The dunes hide the beach from view, but the water can be seen towards the east...moreless

  • Water View:

    The back waters of Mustang Island, towards the ship channel to Corpus Christi can be seen from the 2nd level deck. Cargo ships can be seen occasionally in the channel....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large central table for sit down family dining between kitchen bar and living area, adjacent to deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Of course, it's a MuST for the humid coastal temps in the hotter months....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas, Please clean out lint mesh...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    house is on stilts so parking underneath is cool and shaded for 3 cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding is hi count 100% cotton and feather pillows. Please bring sheet to cover couches if pets refuse to stay on floor, and pet beds and kennels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Adjacent to dining table space and door to deck. Kitchen, dining, living all connected and open...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    boat and trailer can be pulled under house or in driveway off street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No Land line available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath linens provided, not to be taken to beach. Please bring beach and pet towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Fast and reliable...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip auto coffer maker. Coffee bean grinder, Filters here Also have french presses. Bring sweeteners, white sugar usually here!...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Owner lives here part time so kitchen is set up for real cooking and food prep. Decent pots and pans, knives, mixing and salad bowls, blender, coffee grinder, salad spinner......moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Owner lives here part time so kitchen is set up for real cooking and food prep. Decent knives and cutting boards and counter space. Gas stove. Some Spices and basic cooking oil in cabinets. Coffee bean grinder. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    small, hidden in laundry room next to kitchen...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gas with broiler...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Few things left by guests such as oil, salt pepper various spices. Bring what you are particular about!...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Roomy frig but it's not HUGE! Ice made from filtered water. Brita water filter pitcher..City water not great here, Water machine at local IGA grocery on main street, Alister....moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster:

    Counter top toaster/broiler oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upstairs balcony off the main living area, covered 8 ft deck looks out over field toward dunes. In mild weather, door can be left open to adjoin this outdoor living space...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    House is on stilts so underneath is breezy and cool sitting barbeque area with adirondack chairs, table and hammock hooks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal. Grill brush and chimney charcoal starter stored in house in laundry room where they wont rust! ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 13%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/27/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

Massage treatments on site, Kite Boarding Instruction, Bird Watching, Corpus Christi Aquarium and museums, Dolphin Watching Boat Tours, Whooping Crane Tours, Birding sites, bicycle rental, Wetlands boardwalk


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I decided to rent my house part-time when I started traveling after my daughter married. I love it and wanted to offer it to people traveling since it is such a calming peaceful place. I do stay in it around guest schedules so that I can maintain it and keep a watchful eye on details. It is a very calming place to be, quiet and clean. When I travel I want to stay in a CLEAN accommodations with some character at an affordable price, better yet to stay at a friends place. My house is like staying at a friends house who is not at home!

Why the Owner Chose Port Aransas, TX, USA:
Clean! Comfortable, Cozy, Charming, Quiet, Eclectically furnished. Away from crowds. Not in neighborhood, Deck looks out over fields, not into the neighbor's backyard. The boardwalk to the beach at the cul-de-sac end of my street drops you onto a nice part of the beach (Mile Marker 16), and is a 12 minute walk. Beach is great for sunrise walks and running or biking along the waters edge. AND I love working with guests to make their stay as affordable as possible, always willing to negotiate, always offer the 7th night free on a week rental. I always offer last minute weekend deals if the house is not rented by the Wednesday prior to the weekend.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I LOVE the sound of the surf from the house and walking to the beach over the boardwalk where the parking posts are so no cars can drive down by the water...a perfect tranquil spot for sunrise or morning yoga. I LOVE riding the bike on the beach. I LOVE going to anyhwere in town and chatting and smiling with the life found there. I LOVE buying fresh tuna at Port A Seafood for sashimi or the grill. I LOVE my vacation rental guests because they are so appreciative of their stay at the house, for the tranquility and peace they experience and take home with them. The front door faces the back yard and the files behind the house looking east toward the dunes and the beach beyond. The dunes are protection during storm surges and hurricanes, and are high so the view of the beach is blocked, but if you climb the ladder to the 3rd level star- gazing deck, the far off water and ships waiting to come through the ship channel can be seen.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/27/2017

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  • Living Area opens to Deck

    Living Area opens to Deck

  • Dining into Kitchen

    Dining into Kitchen

  • Under the House Sitting Area

    Under the House Sitting Area

  • Master Bedroom-King bed

    Master Bedroom-King bed

  • Master Bath broken tile floor-Guests love it! I did it myself!

    Master Bath broken tile floor-Guests love it! I did it myself!

  • Sunrise from the boardwalk or 3rd level deck. Gotta get up early!

    Sunrise from the boardwalk or 3rd level deck. Gotta get up early!

  • Living area space

    Living area space

  • Breezy Quiet Deck

    Breezy Quiet Deck

  • Queen Bed-2nd Bedroom

    Queen Bed-2nd Bedroom

  • Master Bath Glass block behind deep soaking tub/shower...Aahh!


    Master Bath Glass block behind deep soaking tub/shower...Aahh! !

  • 10 minute walk to the beach over the dunes via boardwalk at end of street

    10 minute walk to the beach over the dunes via boardwalk at end of street

  • NE view from deck towards dune at dawn. Nice feature is the expansive view off the buildings or houses are built directly around us...

    NE view from deck towards dune at dawn. Nice feature is the expansive view off the buildings or houses are built directly around us...

VRBO #101165

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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