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Hurricane Harvey Relief workers welcome! Gulf View - Private Balcony

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Studio with 2 Queen Beds

Recently Remodeled without the rate increase! Ready to unwind and get rid of that stress in beautiful Port Aransas, Texas? Well, imagine yourself enjoying a good cup of coffee in the morning on a private balcony with breathtaking Gulf Views! Now is your time to relax in one of 2 on-site pools, while your children enjoy the playground close by. Our efficiency comes with 2 queen beds, full kitchen, wireless internet service, cable TV., and again, beautiful Gulf View with a private balcony! The picture really does not give justice to the incredible view. The grounds are immaculate with tennis courts, recreation areas, children's playground, BBQ Pits, paved walkways to the beach and parking right at your door. Just a short trip into town for great dining and shopping. We look forward to you enjoying Gulf View efficiency as much as we do!

'The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.'

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COPA# 248300

More Details

Owner
Natalie and Patrick Maxwell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Natalie and Patrick Maxwell

We live in Austin, Texas and found ourselves escaping to Port Aransas every chance we got. Since we enjoy it so much, it made sense to purchase our own piece of Paradise! Once we saw this unit, the view sold us and the pictures don't really do it justice. We are so pleased to be able to share our paradise with you and know you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Natalie and Patrick Maxwell purchased this studio in 2013

Why Natalie and Patrick Maxwell chose Port Aransas

We looked all over the island to find a condo that fit our needs. The view, private balcony and immaculate grounds primarily attracted us to this unit/complex. While looking at other complex surroundings, it was clear the cleanliness and proximity to the beach is by far superior at Island Retreat, in comparison to other complexes on the Island. I as well like the close proximity to town, but the feel of complete privacy and quiet in the unit. Once we saw this, it was an easy and immediate decision to purchase!

What makes this studio unique

Again, the view, private balcony and complex grounds make this property unique. Having a full kitchen at your disposal appealed to me as well. I love to cook and it also saves money on dining out!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Daughter and her family loved the rental and had a super time while in Port Aransas!! it was their first time to Port A and they just raved over the island community and particularly the beachfront accommodations. They said they were definitely pleased with the accommodations, the cleanliness and loved the fact they could walk to the beach!! Thank you for providing such a nice place for them as I am sure they will be returning to Port A in the future. Thank you again and have a great week!!
Aug 2013
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Amenities

Port Aransas Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Please bring your own beach towels as the unit does not provide these.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Please note, this is a true efficiency and not a 1 bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If you like to fish, the ABSOLUTE BEST place to go on the island, is Woody's Sports Center. They offer deep sea fishing and bay fishing.

Reviews

Come enjoy the balcony views and take a walk on the beach. You will love it!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 21, 2017

From the moment they arrived, the Bear and his family knew that Island Retreat #132 was the hidden jewel of Port Aransas. The property features truly magnificent 180 degree views of the ocean, a spectacular sunrise, and a shaded balcony in the evening. Inside the property, you will find two comfortable queen beds that are positioned “just right” to either watch TV or to carelessly gaze at the ocean. The beautiful kitchen has granite countertops and new stainless-steel appliances. It is fully stocked with everything you could imagine that even a novice sous chef can produce a five-star meal. Tile floors extend throughout the property and the bathroom shower features elegant tile accents. Outside, we were able to use our free parking permit and consistently landed a spot right in front of the property. With the beach only a five-minute walk away, it made it easy to go back to the property for forgotten items or to make a quick lunch. We ventured out for dinner each night and Natalie, the property owner, provided us with excellent recommendations. Trout Street delivered an amazing meal with local seafood and an unforgettable ambiance. The proximity of the property also allowed us to see some of the local attractions; one afternoon we crossed the free ferry and ventured as far as the Big Tree on Goose Island (about 35 miles away). Always the perfect host, Natalie called us both when we checked in and checked out to ensure that we were enjoying our stay. Thank you for allowing us to create memories for a lifetime!

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Hurricane Harvey Relief workers welcome! Gulf View - Private Balcony
average rating of 4.8645835 based on 98 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the condo very much. It is in a great location, and it is beautifully decorated. The beds were extremely comfortable and the condo was very clean. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shannon, you are welcome anytime. Thanks for booking with us. We are happy you found condo comfortable and clean. We strive for our guests to have the best experience possible.
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My happy place!

  • 4 of 5

Love this condo! The view is fabulous morning and night! Coffee in the morning on the balcony then wine at night. Walking directly to the beach with the out door shower is a big plus! The beds were comfortable too! Kitchen has all the necessary equipment to cook anything from shrimp pot to the best knives, a big plus too! This is my second visit to this happy place and I will be back! I did use the awesome pool too this time, sweet clean and not crowded!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris! Thanks so much for the review! We love the views and sitting on the balcony and drinking coffee in the morning. We are so glad we were able to accommodate you guys and looking forward to having you back again! Many thanks, Bianca
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5

Loved this condo and view.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean condo overlooking the ocean. Close to great restaurants, right on beach. We loved siting out on the balcony in the evening overlooking the ocean. Great vacation would go there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sitting on the balcony in the evening is definitely a must when visiting the condo! We are so glad you had a great vacation. We welcome your next visit!
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It was quaint and cute little beach front condo

  • 4 of 5

Definitely a family friendly condominium, so be prepared to hear little feet running around in the condo above. The condo was welcoming, had a great view of the ocean and a very close walk to the beach which was fantastic. My only complaint was that there was a wad of hair stuck in the shower drain when we arrived, but overall a very fun trip and great location.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kellie, Thanks for the review. We agree that the view is fantastic and the distance to the beach is ideal. Thanks for letting us know about the shower drain issue. I will address this with our housekeeping staff. You are welcome anytime!
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Awesome

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Kenneth! We are so pleased you found our efficincy to be awesome:)
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5

perfect efficency condo

  • 5 of 5

The views were perfect. The efficiency-condo was well appointed and comfortable. Beach access couldn't have been better. Not accessible for people with mobility issues (almost didn't work for dad).

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! The views are definitely beautiful! We are glad you had a wonderful time. You are welcome anytime!
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USS Lexington
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Aransas Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Newport Dunes
Car: recommended

Recently Remodeled! Port Aransas is a small island community with miles of great beaches! Just a short ride into Corpus Christi to visit the USS Lexington, Texas State Aquarium or Schlitterbahn Waterpark (coming soon!). The island has great restaurants, shopping, deep sea or bay fishing, miles of fantastic beaches and Newport Dunes Golfcourse!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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