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Old Town Charm at Seacoast Bungalow

Port Aransas, TX, USA
  • Bungalow1100 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay0 - 8 nights

We are booking for Summer 2018!

Location, location, location! Lovely pergola covered porch, and walkways lead into our inviting bungalow. Conveniently located within a block of the Corpus Christi channel and four blocks to the beach ~ between the University of Texas Marine Science School and the US Coast Guard Station. Old town convenience of restaurants, bars, shops all within walking distance.

The house has three window filled bedrooms two bathrooms, cozy living and dining areas, washer/dryer. WiFi and cable TV.

The front and back decks are surrounded by native vegetation ~ lovely for birdwatching or just relaxing and enjoying the gulf breeze.

Property Manager

Dawn Kingsbery

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within two days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Dawn Kingsbery

Our family has been vacationing in Port Aransas since the 1950's. As youngsters we swam in the Gulf waters, collected shells on the beach for hours, played and fished on St Joe Island, fished from the boat and jetties and stayed in the small fishing cottages that once were quite common, and now are treasured, in the original Old Town Port Aransas. Port A has been a life-long part of our family!

Dawn Kingsbery purchased this Bungalow in 1988

Why Dawn Kingsbery chose Port Aransas

Our bungalow suffered minor damage due to Hurricane Harvey. We have made those repairs and are ready for summer! This is the 3rd hurricane for the little cottage, so we know she is sturdy and strong - just like the entire island. Our delightful bungalow was purchased by our parents from the original owner, Ray Pollock (the activity center at the Presbyterian Church in town was named after Mr Pollock). Port Aransas has been our home away from home ~ and has continued to be for our next generations!

What makes this Bungalow unique

This charming cottage has undergone a transformation with a light and airy front pergola covered porch and landscaping, new paint, new windows and a new air-conditioning/heating system. It is a quick walk to the Corpus Christi Shipping Channel, the beach and the marina. On your walk to the beach you might want to walk through the amazing University of Texas Marine Science School's nature trail! In addition to the beautiful beaches, Port Aransas offers many Summer activities including a 4th of July fire works display on Robert's Point (which can be seen from our front yard), educational tours, birding walks, First Friday Art Reception, live shows and music in the park, fishing tournaments (for adults and children) that are all offered to everyone! Additionally, there are some of the best restaurants in Texas located on the island.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        Full bed
      • Bedroom 3
        Full bed
      • Three lovely window filled bedrooms each with a ceiling fan. One bedroom has a queen bed, the other two have full beds.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • 2 Bathrooms One bathroom with washer/dryer, shower over tub; second bathroom has shower

      Location Type

        • Village
          The house is located in the Historic Old Town District of Port Aransas

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      All living areas have ceiling fans.
                    • Parking
                      Newly paved drive
                    • Towels Provided
                      Separate towels for bathrooms and beach use
                    • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All new set of Pots & Pans
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          New Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          New Oven/Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Dining room opens to the kitchen.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  Flatscreen 37' TV

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There are decks outside the front and back doors.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      New Pergola Cover on Front Porch
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Lawns filled with native plants that attract birds and butterflies.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      New charcoal grill for guests

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Attractions

                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • water parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • sailing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          14 Reviews

                                                          Exceptional5/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Perfect quaint bungalow

                                                          Elizabeth H.Dallas

                                                          You are right down the street from a very uncrowded beach. It's pretty close to the heart of port a so you are never far from anything. There was plenty of space for our family of 6. I loved the fact that there was a washer and dryer so we could wash clothes and not have to bring so much. When we come back to port a this is where we will stay

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are so delighted that you found our bungalow! Hope to see your family back soon!

                                                          Lovely Bungalow in Old Town Port A

                                                          Debbie E.

                                                          We had an amazing stay at this lovely little Bungalow in Old Town Port Aransas. This was our second time to enjoy the comfort and coziness of this home with plenty of space for our family of 7. Everything you need is provided to prepare a nice meal, do your laundry, or just relax after a fun day at the beach. One thing that we did not like this year was the overgrown backyard. The grass and weeds were so high that we didn't feel comfortable letting our little ones out to watch the colorful lizards and birds and enjoy exploring the way they had the previous stay. We are looking forward to booking this lovely home once again next summer for our family beach vacation.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Our wonderful original property manager is back with us! We have always strived to maintain somewhat natural landscaping, but never neglect. We are looking forward to your return this summer and know that you will be pleased that last summer's issues are all taken care of.

                                                          Wonderful again!

                                                          shaunna r.San angelo tx

                                                          This was our second stay and won't be out last! Such a cozy home. We love it!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          We are looking forward to seeing you next summer!

                                                          Home away from home

                                                          Chris B.Bertram Texas

                                                          As soon as we drove in we could tell we were home. The front of the bungalow is very cute and inviting. It has a great size front porch with a great view of flowers and wildlife running around. The back yard has a huge deck and outdoor shower to rinse the sand off from a day at the beach and the yard is awesome birds fluttering around every where. The inside was beyond our expectations. It was very well decorated looked as though it was decorated for us. The temperature was preset at a cool 73 degrees. The bed has memory foam mattress which is exactly what we sleep on. The kitchen is very well stocked with lots of dishes and amenities that you would want. The master bathroom is awesome. It's very large and includes a washer and dryer. We use VRBO for all our vacations from Hawaii to Port Aransas and Dawn's bungalow is by far the best place we have stayed. We make several trips a year to Port Aransas with one being a week long we always try to stay here from now on. Thanks Dawn for opening your house to us.

                                                          My Heart will always be in a Bungalow by the sea!

                                                          Debbie E.

                                                          This cute bungalow will always be our favorite place by the sea. It was not just another vacation rental. It is a home lovingly taken care of and opened for family coming to visit. There is a large pantry stocked with dishes, cookware, everything a grandmothers pantry would have. Lots of charm. Cozy furniture and bookshelves full of quaint knickknacks, sea shells, and interesting items. It has a large back deck and a beautiful "jungle" for the kids to explore. Birds, geckos and lizards will visit as you relax. It is a great place to stay. It was perfect for our family of 7 (4 adults, 1 teen and 2 little boys). A short 5 minute drive from the ferry and a couple of blocks from the beach. Within walking distance of several restaurants. Old Town Port Aransas will always be our choice location. We will return to this sweet bungalow. We have found our beach home!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you! The bungalow is such a special place for our family, and are delighted that it has become a favorite with our guests!

                                                          Wonderful getaway

                                                          Deedra P.

                                                          Our family came from Lubbock and stayed a full week at the sea coast bungalow and it was wonderful. We had all ages from 7 to 66 and everything in between. The house is open and roomy with everything there you need. The front and back yard are green, plush, and tropical. The beach and ocean are just down the road for tons of fun. Lots of restaurants and shopping are close by as well. You can be as busy as you want or relax and do nothing everyday. The option is yours. It was a great place to stay and we will be back for sure!!!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for your wonderful comments! We look forward to you and your family return to our home.

                                                          Location

                                                          Port Aransas, TX, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          $100
                                                          Tax Rate
                                                          13%

                                                          A rental deposit equal to one half of the total rental charge is due with this Reservation Agreement. Balance of the rent and additional charges shown above are due 15 days before the beginning of the rental period. Failure to pay the balance and deposit 15 days in advance may, at the option of the owner, result in cancellation of the reservation and forfeiture of the rental deposit. Reservations must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to the check-in date or you will be charged for entire rental.

                                                          $171avg/night
                                                          14 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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                                                          For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

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