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$175 Last chance Aug special good 27th - 31st

Bedrooms 2
Space 880 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Easy access to beach and toys/videos for the kids!

Easy access to the best of Port A. ~Walk to the beach on the private walkway~, or drive all your gear there and set up base for the day. This section of BEACH IS AWESOME; it is very wide and separated from the car lanes by pylons, no worries about cars running over your beach blanket or sand castles. When you are ready the rest of Port A, the best restaurants and activities are a short 2 to 5 minute drive.

The unit is casual and family friendly with activities to entertain everyone, including an assortment of videos, activities, cable TV, NETFLIX and wireless internet access. Kids LOVE the on site playscape. The second bedroom has been decorated especially for kids with an ocean theme with colorful fish, and there is a second TV and VCR (with kid/family videos) perfect for early morning or bed time videos. The full kitchen has the appliances and utensils to keep everyone fed after a full day at the beach or just to save money. And the Sandy Turtle is a ground floor unit so no hassles with carrying luggage or kids up flights of slippery stairs. ~

City of Port Aransas license # STR3173935

Sorry, no pets, not even well trained ones that stay in crates.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Melissa

We love the beach and being there with our kids, and we want to share the joy!

Melissa purchased this condo in 2008

Why Melissa chose Gulf Coast

We liked being near the 'fenced' section of the beach where our kids won't get hit by a car as well as being so close to everything in town. Our condo's complex grounds have a very open feel, with the large courtyard.

What makes this condo unique

We set up our condo for families with younger children. There are lots of on site toys and games and a large selection of favorite family videos and now we offer NetFlix. We also include a high chair and pack-n-play to help save room in your vehicle. Many of our guests say their children feel like the kid's room is their second home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 18 month old grandchild's parents were wowed at well-suited this place was for young children. The condo was also exceptionally clean and well stocked with all the kitchen things needed for the breakfasts and lunches when we ate "in".
Nov 2010
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Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 880 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Kid's bedroom has a bunk bed with pull out trundle. A port-a-crib is also available, but bring your own sheet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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$175 Last chance Aug special good 27th - 31st
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 23 reviews

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time- kids loved the bunk beds and all the toys, mom and dad loved the space, the kitchen. Will stay here again

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to let others know about the Sandy Turtle. We are always very happy to hear that guests had a great time at our condo.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a fun time. The property was awesome and close to everything. We would definitely recommend it to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you had a great time and thanks for letting other know. We'll look for you again at the Turtle.
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Super place for kids!

  • 4 of 5

The low price and kid friendly nature of this home was perfect for our vacation! Great location, central to all that Port Aransas has to offer. It's not fancy (but definitely better than it looks in the pictures) and it could have been cleaner but again, for the price and the fact that they cater to kids, it was overall a great experience!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are continuing to work with the cleaning service to try and improve. Very happy to hear you had a great experience!
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Cute and clean

  • 5 of 5

Very nicely maintained with great kids game selection and everything we needed! Thanks for a great place to stay

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property location was great, house was fair.

  • 3 of 5

Our group of 4 stayed 3 nights. It was an ok place to stay, but one bedroom smelled musty, the windows were difficult to open, basic cleaning supplies (2 trash bags ,1 kitchen towels and 1 kitchen wash cloth) were severely limited. We chose to cook our meals there and cleaning up was not easy. Bathroom towels and wash clothes were cheap, thin and scratchy and limited as well. Also the beds were crunchy sounding due to plastic covers on mattresses. Location to the beach made it worth it though.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we are working to get the window fixed so it will be easier to open. I wish you would have mentioned the cleaning supplies and linens when we talked because I could have tried to get you new linens and supplies.
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Clean, cute & as pictured. A bit hard to open some windows/doors/blinds; salty air causes that.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is well equipped. The location is great. The office folks were easy to work with. The walkway to the beach is just a path on the dunes, not a boardwalk, which may make it a bit harder to traverse for some folks. We will send a private message to the owners regarding a couple of minor issues, but overall it was a nice play to spend a weekend.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the comments. We have been in touch with maintenance and the window should be easier to open now. I hope you enjoyed Port A and will consider us again on your next trip.
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Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Port Aransas Ocean Side

Other Activities: boating, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, mini golf

Golf: Few minutes from new Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course


Rates & Availability

Port Aransas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer II
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter late 2017
Oct 17 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Damage Deposit $250

Rental agreement must be accepted and confirmed for all rentals. An email address to send the rental agreement and a contact phone number will be required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.