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Survived Harvey! Awesome Beachfront!! Unobstructed Gulf View, Top Floor, 4 Bdr

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Awesome Beachfront Penthouse, 4 Bedroom, Sleeps 2-14

Port Aransas registration number 248284

Miracles do happen! Our condo survived Harvey with only a broken storm door. Please contact us for insurance company or monthly rates.

Due to Hurricane Harvey resort amenities such as the swimming pools, tennis courts, playground and other recreational facilities are not available until they are repaired. The boardwalk to the beach is fine and the beach is in good shape. As of March 29, 2018 there are 41 restaurants/bars that have re-opened with more planned to re-open by Memorial Day. so come down and enjoy the beach and support the local businesses and their employees!

We have just completed creating an open floor plan and remodeling the kitchen, dining and living room.

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. I can be reached on 612.229.7999 if you have questions.

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".

Here is our cancellation policy:

In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy-five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. If within 75 days, Tenant will be refunded the amount received from a new rental less 5% . Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

More Details

Jane Livingston - Owner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Port Aransas

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.


Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
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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Survived Harvey! Awesome Beachfront!! Unobstructed Gulf View, Top Floor, 4 Bdr
average rating of 4.825397 based on 63 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: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Once again Island Retreat was great!

  • 5 of 5

Four generations enjoyed time together with the amazing beach from views. Clean and prepared as stated. It could be added that there is a blender and crockpot which possibly would have altered our grocery list. Our only frustration was the elevator...there was not a key in any lock box so great grandpa had to do the stairs and by the last day hips were not if stairs are an issuer I would count on the elevator. We did all our own cooking this time but enjoyed many trips to Coffee Waves. Thanks Jane

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good time and enjoyed our amazing views. There is not a key for the elevator - there is a keyless door pad on the elevator doors. The instructions we sent state to use the keyless door pad. The elevator was working so I am sorry you did not reach out to us and I am sorry for your grandfather. We look forward to having you as our guests again. Thank you, Jane
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Shelling in the fog was different yet still fun

  • 4 of 5

Our eight adults enjoyed the condo very much and were happy to see that the town is rebuilding after Harvey. We dined on seafood at Fin's and bought fresh shrimp Sunday morning to take home. We took the jetty boat to San Jose island Saturday for our shelling and enjoyed watching a surf fisherman land three nice redfish. The only downside was that when we decided to return, we just missed the jetty boat and had to stand in the rain, which had just started, for about 90 minutes before the next one. There are some funny pics of us looking bedraggled during our wait. But it was fun talking to the fishermen who were also calling it a day.

For our group it would have been nice to have had one more bathroom. Otherwise the condo had everything we could have wanted. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Very lovely home!! Will be booking again. Thank you for allowing us to stayđź’ś

  • 5 of 5

This condo is very nice and spacious. With a wonderful view. Very clean and well kept. I promise you will not be disappointed. Will be booking again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups who love the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Open spaces in the common areas are perfect for conversations or events. Beach views only added additional beauty and comfort. Accommodations, from beds to living room were on point. Must admit, the rules and guidelines were a distraction due to the steep financial penalties. Having said that, highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation in years!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure/Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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