About the property
- Condo890 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)
Make yourself at home in our oceanfront vacation condo. Our Sand Dollar Ocean Retreat Condo is privately owned, registered with the City of Port Aransas #-248254 and located in the Island Retreat Resort.
Your 2 bedroom, 2 bath home away from home easily sleeps 7, has a fully equipped kitchen for full meals or handy snacking. The open dining and living area leads to the balcony to enjoy your morning coffee or evening relaxation. The balcony has seating for enjoying the view of the well maintained pool and property including a view of the ocean over the sand dunes.
All rooms have tile floors Your master bedroom has a queen bed and a single bed with adjoining full bathroom (shower and tub), dresser for storage and a 32 inch LED TV with a DVD. The 2nd bedroom has a full bed and a set of bunk beds, dresser and also has a 32 inch LED TV with a DVD player. There is a 2nd full bathroom in hallway. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and there is a ceiling fan in the open dining/living area. In addition there are 3 tower fans to use if desired.
The 2nd story private balcony overlooks the property including one of the two pool areas and has a view of the Gulf. In the quiet of the early morning and evening, you can enjoy the sound of the surf. A short stroll across the boardwalk takes you to the sandy beach. Beach access is limited to resort guests only, there is no public access to the beach from Island Retreat. To assist with security, wrist bands and parking passes are picked up at the office on check-in.
Our condo in the Island Retreat Resort in Port Aransas offers the convenience and privacy of home with all the activities and benefits of a vacation destination.
If you are a 'Golfer' bring your clubs, you're 5 minutes away from a world class public golf course designed by Arnold Palmer.
If you are into 'Sports' there is a shuffleboard court, sand volleyball, basketball court, tennis court, horseshoe pits and 2 swimming pools on the property. Sports equipment can be checked out at the office or feel free to bring your own basketball, tennis racquets, and horseshoes. There is also a small playground for the children.
If you are a 'Fisherman' there is surf fishing, fishing from numerous piers and jetties or enjoy a private charter or offshore excursion. A fishing license is required and can be bought at any convenience store in the area.
'Nature' lovers can enjoy the many nature preserves, birdwatching, dolphin tours and other wildlife around the area. You can search for shells and sand dollars on the beach. The University of Texas also has a free educational facility with outdoor preserve.
Enjoy the 'Sightseeing' in the local area; there are lots of points of interest: Coast Guard station, Ferry Dock and ferry, Lighthouse, and more. A 30 minute drive to Corpus Christie offers other tourist activities such as a visit to the aquarium, a tour of the USS Lexington and other points of interest.
And don't forget 'Eating'-there is something for everyone-fine food to fast food and you can even get your own catch cooked to order. If you prefer to eat in, there is a grocery store a mile away. There is a bar b que grill for use at the condo.
After a busy day at the beach, relax in front of one of the 3 LED TV's with multiple cable channels. There are DVD players for each TV so feel free to bring your own favorite movie or there is a limited number of movies available in the condo. There is free Wifi access. If staying in doesn't suit you after the sun goes down, there are clubs, taverns, waterfront restaurants and live music to entertain you. If big city entertainment is more your style, downtown Corpus Christi is a short 30 minutes away.
And don't forget 'shopping.' Port Aransas has your typical small town stores, souvenier shops and other specialty stores. There is a trolley for public transportation to get around in Port Aransas. Corpus Christie has all the shopping a larger city has including major retail stores and malls with souvenier shopping and local specialty stores also. A short ferry ride can take you to Aransas Pass for more shopping if interested.
Our home is smoke free. Sorry, but you will need to leave your pets at home.
Booking requires 50% of the total due with the remaining balance due 12-15 days prior to check in. Cancellations must be made 21 days prior to arrival for refund less a $100 fee. There are no refunds for early departures. Maid service can be provided for you during your stay for an additional fee. Additional fees will be charged for damaged items or excessive cleaning needs.
Check in time is 4 PM (it can be earlier sometimes based on availability). Check out is 11:00 AM. Limit of 8 individuals in the condo. Please check our calendar and call for reservations or use the easy on line 'Book It' feature.
We look forward to your visit and appreciate our return customers.
Keywords: Make yourself at home in our little piece of Texas, oceanside. Our condo is located in the Island Retreat Resort, Port Aransas, the northern tip of Mustang Island. Port Aransas is a short 30 minutes from Corpus Christi, 3 hours from San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley, and four hours from Houston or Austin. All the conveniences of home while enjoying the sun, sea and sand of the Gulf.
Steve & Susie Beninga
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Why Steve & Susie Beninga chose Port Aransas
Living in Kansas we needed a vacation spot to meet with family from Texas. What better spot than by the ocean in a family friendly resort town that offers small town living yet access to a larger city scene in Corpus Christi. What a great place to relax and make special memories with friends and family.
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Overall, clean but very disappointed in the beach access and especially the property itself. I do not blame the owners at all, I should done a more thorough job on my part researching the property and beach access. The property, although clean, reminded me of a 1970's apartment complex. This is not an attractive place. I realize at the height of the "tourist" season you can only get so much for the $ but I would gladly have paid more for a more contemporary place. Again, I don't blame the owners, they responded to every question promptly and I will not leave them a bad review online because of that very reason.
Excellent condition and had all the essentials including coffee!
My 3 boys and I had a wonderful stay. I could watch them hoop it up at the basketball courts and the pool. Convenient to downtown and the beach. Especially liked the private beach access. Will stay again!!
Very nice condo!
Property was okay. Pool was too warm for our taste but not sure anything could be done about that.
Our third time to rent this condo was the best yet. Well maintained and nicely stocked, it provided the best setting for a family vacation that we've found at Port A, and we've stayed at many over the years.
Great location, everything you could possibly need and beautiful beach!
The condo was very comfortable and roomy. We had everything we needed to cook, play in the great pool on location and the walk to the beach was very short. 3 adults, 4 kids had a wonderful time! We would definitely stay again. Great location, great accommodations, great price!
The owners have put a lot of thought into making this condo comfy; not much they haven't thought of. The complex is beautifully landscaped & well maintained as well. The boardwalk was very nice; no steps, so pulling a wagon was easy. We have relatives in Port A & this beach location is the area they always recommend for families. Port A was crazy busy this weekend, so we opted to cook all of our meals at the condo. Plenty of grills outside & they've thought of everything you might need in the kitchen. We had a wonderful time!
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On stays of 6 Nights the 7th Night is free!