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180-degree panoramic view of the Texas Gulf Coast; family friendly, pristine!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with amazing ocean views;

Two bedrooms, 1 with a king-sized bed and the other with a queen-sized. There is also a sleeper-sofa that is queen-sized in the TV room. One bath with shower/tub and sink. There is a fully-loaded kitchen with everything from a toaster, to a blender, microwave, stove/oven, full refrigerator, plates, flatware and all the utensils you'll need. Recently added flat screen TV, with newly laid carpet as well. Included is a washer/dryer. The facility has a large community pool that is kept spotless and is often referred to as one of the nicest pools in Port Aransas. A DJ even plays there on Saturday afternoons! There is a hot tub, work-out facilities, tennis courts, and a community center for large gatherings. Finally, there is a boardwalk to the beach, plus a gated entry from beach. Short Term Rental Registration ID # 296980

Kathleen Hassenfratz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Kathleen Hassenfratz

I have worked in the public education system for 26 years, am married and have two children. We love sports and outdoor activities and adore our condo home! Our family is located between San Antonio, Austin, and Houston and we use the condo during the summer months mainly.

Kathleen Hassenfratz purchased this condo in 1992

Why Kathleen Hassenfratz chose Gulf Coast

Our family lives in central Texas and has been enjoying Port Aransas and our condo for over 2 decades! Our parents fell in love with the Texas Gulf Coast when my brothers and I were just out of college, and this get-away became our second home. We have countless memories of family and friends lounging by the gorgeous on-site pool, and then watching the moon rise over the water from our balcony; breathtaking views! We feel lucky to be able to share our families' space with other family-friendly groups.

What makes this condo unique

My parents decorated this space as if it were truly their second home. They space has remained in spotless condition over the years as we pour our time and effort into keeping the condo clean and updated. We recently added a flat screen TV, new carpet and new furniture in the living area. We also replaced the king sized bed in the master room with a new mattress, bought a new stove and a new dishwasher! The 180-degree, unobstructed view of the ocean and beach still keeps me in AWE to this day!


Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Large master bedroom with brand new king size bed; second bedroom with queen size bed. Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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180-degree panoramic view of the Texas Gulf Coast; family friendly, pristine!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful condo, the view was outstanding!

  • 5 of 5

We would love to rent it again next summer..... the place was perfect for our family! Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was paradise. The view is indescribable. Perfect place for our family vacation. Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us. We will hopefully be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location for Families

  • 5 of 5

We have two young children and this condo is located incredibly close to the beach. We used a wagon to pull the beach toys, chairs, and snacks and since the condo is so close to the access road we were able to make the walk with our kids. Being on the third floor was very nice as we had a great view of the Gulf and the pool. The condo was a nice size for us and the kids had plenty of room to play when we were inside. The condo is also located directly next to the elevator which we found to be incredibly convenient.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Condo

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend at this condo. The view is spectacular! Property management was friendly and quick to respond to our questions. The condo has been well taken care of and furnished with tender loving care.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The condo was awesome. It had everything we needed and a great view of the pool and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen was great, answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

Yes, I have been recommending it to my friends. We loved it.

Thanks for sharing your condo! We will be back!!!


  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richardson, Texas

Needed to Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Sandcastle is a very good complex and the location of this unit within the complex is supreme. End unit with panoramic views overlooking the beach. Morning Sun. Kitchen very functional. A/C works great. Very comfy beds; and new carpeting in lieu of tile that is found in many rentals. Large entryway and laundry closet good for staging things without being in the way. The Wi-Fi in the complex was spotty but for a getaway it was OK to be forced to unplug. It was better on Sunday after everyone left.

The beach is a comfortable walk on the board walk. I have seen units closer to the beach in South Padre but this complex is probably the closest one available in Port 'A'. Would definitely return.

The beach here is HUGE; and because we were there off-season our family had probably 200 yards of beach to our selves after Sunday.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
local, various
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferry Landing
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
local, various
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Fishing tournaments, dolphin viewing cruises, nearby golf, deep sea fishing guides and sandcastle building lessons...all at your fingertips!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

Short Term Rental ID # 296980

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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