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Awesome Gulf View, Top Floor, 4 Bdrm/2

Bedrooms 4
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

Beachfront Penthouse, 4 Bedroom, Sleeps 2-14

We are opening up the kitchen, dining and living room and there will be new kitchen cabinets, granite etc. by February 1, 2017.

A new passenger elevator was installed in 2016.

Our beachfront penthouse (Top Floor/3rd Floor) has a totally unobstructed gulf of Mexico view from a gulf facing wall of glass doors, panels and windows that span the living room , dining area and master bedroom. Our beachfront penthouse condo is in Island Retreat II which is Marker 11 on the beach. The address for the entrance to Island Retreat is 700 Island Retreat Road, Port Aransas, TX 78373. The entrance is not beachfront but our condo is beachfront.

Our beachfront penthouse includes a large living area with sofas and a large screen TV, spacious dining and bar area, plus 4 separate bedrooms and 2 full baths provide plenty of room for playing games and relaxing. There are 5 Televisions. A door between the living area and bedrooms ensures that night owls and early risers do not disturb each other. We have a washer and dryer in our condo.

The living room looks directly out on the gulf of Mexico and has a sliding door to the oceanfront balcony. The living room has a sectional sofa with a queen sleeper and a large screen TV with DVD player.

The dining room looks directly out on the gulf of Mexico and has a sliding door to the oceanfront balcony. There is a beautiful dining room table with additional seating for four people at the counter top bar. The dining room has a cabinet queen sleeper with a very comfy memory foam mattress.

The master bedroom with ocean front views has a king bed, TV and an ensuite bath with a shower/tub combo.

'Going to The Beach' bedroom has a king bed and TV.

'Flamingo Fun' bedroom has a king bed, a set of bunk beds and a TV.

The 'Tropical Flowers" bedroom has a full over full bunk bed with a twin trundle and a TV.

At the end of the hallway, next to 'Flamingo Fun' bedroom, the bathroom has a shower/tub combo.

We do have a passenger elevator that is shared with the other penthouse condo.

Please note that while the listing frequently states "one night minimum" there are times throughout the year when we have more than a "one night minimum" even though it may say "one night minimum".

More Details

Jane Livingston - Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Jane Livingston - Owner

I consider myself to be very blessed and fortunate to live in a country where we can enjoy our freedoms. I am a lucky mom to a wonderful teenage son. I find the world and people fascinating and relish the time I can spend traveling and exploring.. I love to travel, experience the world and spend time outdoors.

Jane Livingston - Owner purchased this condo in 2013

Why Jane Livingston - Owner chose Gulf Coast

When I first visited Port Aransas I knew that I wanted to live there someday. Island Retreat has great ocean views and the property has plenty of room with all kinds of amenities. 2 Pools, Grills, Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis

Courts and Shuffleboard.

What makes this condo unique

Being on the 3rd floor which is the top floor provides for great views. Our Penthouse has 4 bedrooms!!. We are an easy walk over the dunes on the boardwalk to the flat part of the beach. It is so relaxing to sit on the large balcony for hours watching the waves, reading a book our spending time with friends and family.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Awesome Gulf View, Top Floor, 4 Bdrm/2
average rating of 4.808511 based on 47 reviews

Great Stay. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Having been to this beach front building twice, staying in different condos, I still believe this is the best location in Port Aransas if you want ocean front access. Literally 3 min from door to water.

The condo was great. Well maintained and clean. Great view from balcony. Jane, the owner, was very helpful and communicative as well.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Beachfront with Ocean View

  • 5 of 5

We chose this property for the ocean view. We wanted to make sure to have a view in case of inclement weather. The walk to the beach is fairly short, and we had a great time walking along the beach and playing in the waves. The property had plenty of room for all of us (4 adults and two teens) with lots of televisions should you choose to watch. We spend most of our time touring, on the beach, or on the deck watching the ocean waves and wildlife. You can tell the property has had water damage and is older, but there were tons of dishes and pans for cooking. We would definitely consider staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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fantastic condo right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Jane's condo! Plenty of room for the 12 of us to feel comfortable and at home.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming beach penthouse !!!

  • 4 of 5

Such a lovely unit. It is spacious and modern with just the right amount of beach charm to enjoy your stay. Many sleeping options for the larger family . I will definitely be back again. I did have issues with the elevator not working but the owner responded immediately to fix the issue.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Perfect Port A Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Jane's condo at Island Retreat is simply awesome!! Beautiful views and plenty of space for our group of 10- everyone had a comfortable place to sleep!! Easy walk to beach and kids loved the pools after the beach. We would love to rent again next summer!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing. Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay. Everything we needed was there. Very clean very comfortable. Close walk to beach but could also drive around to drop off chairs, toys, etc. The town was close and fun. The kids loved it, we loved it. Highly recommend especially for families. We cooked all of our own meals. The employees for the resort were so helpful and friendly. Hopefully we can come back soon!! Thank you for sharing your condo with us!! The Northcutt's

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coast Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Port Aransas/Aransas Pass
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Newport Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Port Aransas
Car: recommended

Washer & Dryer in our condo, Board Games, Books, Complex has playground, tennis courts, volleyball court, shuffle board and basketball court. No Pets.

New passenger elevator will be installed by January 2016. For use by adult guests only.

All guests must be 28 years or older unless accompanied by parents.


Rates & Availability

Port Aransas Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break!
Mar 3 2017 - Apr 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 20 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Departure/Cleaning $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change. 3% fee for paying by credit/debit card; $130 Departure/cleaning fee; 13% Tax; Must be accompanied by parents unless 28 or older; Cancellation Fees Apply

** Holiday & Sandfest Rates may be higher

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Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Ensuite Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , At end of Hall next to Flamingo Fun bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master - 1 king , Oceanfront and view, Ensuite bathroom and TV
    Going to the Beach - 1 king , TV
    Flamingo Fun - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , TV
    Tropical Flowers - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Double over Double Bunk Bed with Twin Trundle
  • The Master Bedroom with great ocean front views has a King Bed, TV and an ensuite bath with a shower/tub combo. 'Going to the Beach' Bedroom has a King Bed and TV. 'Flamingo Fun' Bedroom has a King Bed, a set of Bunk Beds and a TV. 'Tropical Flowers' has a full over full bunk bed with a twin trundle, and a TV. At the end of the hallway, next to 'Flamingo Fun' bedroom, the bathroom has a shower/tub combo.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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