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Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Room for the Whole Family!


Port Aransas Rental # 200112910

NOTE -- Please give us an ACCURATE number of Adults and Children in your group. Port Aransas now has Occupancy Limits and the number of adults (and teens) is limited to 16. Our Listing states that we sleep / have beds for 20+. That assumes some children in your group. We have beds for at least 20 (maybe more) that includes top bunks, cots, couches and/or fold-outs for kids

Our houses are not run by a property management company, but is a family business. We live close by on the Texas Coast and equip our houses with everything we want for when we stay there. Rental includes a FOUR person Golf Cart. These can cost $125 - $150 per DAY.

As you float across the Port Aransas Ferry or drive down the 15 mile stretch of Highway 361 from Corpus Christi, your troubles will slide off your shoulders and disappear. Once you arrive in Port Aransas, Texas, you are in a whole different world. “Island Time” will have a whole new meaning for you. Who would have thought that there would be such a wonderful place on the Texas Gulf Coast!

No matter what you are interested in doing on your Texas Gulf Coast Vacation, Port Aransas has it and the Sandy Lane Getaway will take you there. Whether you are interested in birding, boating, fishing, surfing or simply laying on the beach, The Port A Sandy Lane Getaway has it!

The Sandy Lane Getaway is a 5 bedroom plus bonus room house located around the corner from the beach in Port Aransas, Texas. If you want to see how well we take care of vacationers, just look at our other listings with VRBO and Homeaway and take a moment to read our reviews on the other properties. Look for The Texas Court House in Port Lavaca and the Sunset Bay Escape in Rockport and Port A Beach Dreams in Port Aransas.

This house is fully equipped with EVERYTHING you might need for your stay. You need only bring you self, food and clothes. We provide everything else including all linens, towels, pans, dishes, etc. There are not 5 cups, glasses and plates here. There is PLENTY of good plate, pans and utensils. If something necessary is missing, let us know.

We are KID and PET FRIENDLY!!! We have 5 kids of our own and have tried to include all the things to keep the kids entertained.

The Sandy Lane Getaway is a luxurious five bedroom house that has everything you need on your vacation! It has a large Master Suite with an over-sized shower and large tub. There are four other bedrooms with two having access to a Jack and Jill Bathroom.

What makes this house unique and GREAT for large family gatherings is the Bunk Room. The fifth bedroom is a HUGE 20 by 25 Bunk Room just for the kids and even has their own bathroom, sitting area with a large TV, DVD Player and Game System. With beds for at least 10 kids, maybe more, the Bunk Room provides the kids their own private space to have their own fun without the adults getting in the way. The Bunk Room even has a private bathroom with shower upstairs.

Enjoy our three Flat-Screen TV’s and two Blu-Ray DVD players using our collection of DVDs. There is even a PS2 game system with games for the kids (or young at heart) to play.

Bring your boat! There are several boat launch very close by. Also, with your boat, you have easy access to Corpus Christi Bay, Red Fish Bay, and a number of other great fishing spots in the area and considered by all to have some of the best fishing on the Texas Coast!

For the wildlife enthusiast, there is an abundance of wildlife in the area. Port Aransas has a fantastic birding and wildlife area close actually within the city limits. For around $10, you can take a day trip to San Jose Island, a completely unspoiled island just across the ship channel to an area where no people live.

For the birding enthusiast, this area is teaming with a large variety of bird species including Black-necked Stilts, Ibis, Rosette Spoonbills, Reddish Egrets, Gull and Tern species, Least Turns, Rails and Snipe, wintering Geese, Sandhill Cranes and White-tailed Hawks. You might even see endangered Pereghrine Falcons, Wood Storks or Brown Pelicans. There are a number of birding sites within a few miles of the house.

Rockport is a short drive away with museums, shopping, and antiques. Corpus Christi is also close by for a good day trip. Of course, don't forget Schlitterbahn which is already open!!!

Always send an Inquiry. On-line rate is usually accurate but may not be on occasion. Multi-day discounts may not show up in on-line quoted rate.

Add $200.00 Cleaning Fee to all Rentals

Add 13% Tax to all Rentals

More Details

Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary

Timothy & Rosa Raub have five children and three grand children (as well as a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-in-law!). We live nearby on the Texas coast. Tim has a full time job and Rosa is the one who takes care of most of the property issues. You will also hear from our daughter, Beverly, a stay at home mom. You are not dealing with a big property management company but, rather, the actual owners. The Sandy Lane Getaway is our house. We stay there every chance we get. We have equipped it the way we want it for our enjoyment and want you to enjoy it as much as we do!

Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary purchased this house in 2014

Why Tim & Rosa Raub / Beverly Raub Tompary chose Safe Harbor

We looked high and low in Port Aransas for the right place and finally found this house. We really LOVE to help people have a good Time and there will be plenty of that in this house. We have put this place together for large family gatherings. There is a large kitchen with plenty of seating for meal time or for relaxing, playing games or just catching up on old times as well as plenty of private space to catch up with your self.

What makes this house unique

What makes this house unique especially for large families is the bunk room. The kids can have their own space to have their own fun in. Plenty of room in this 20 ft. by 25 ft. plus big room. We have put a big screen TV there with a DVD player and a game system for the kids to play. The bunk room sleeps at least twelve kid - maybe more depending on the ages, size, etc. still with room for the TV and a sitting area. Mom and dad have their space downstairs and the kids have the bunk room all to themselves. The Bunk Room has its own Full Bath with Shower. Great for everyone!


Safe Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great place for a large extended family

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Great for a large group

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilmer, TX

Great time

  • 5 of 5

Was the perfect place for what we wanted. Close to the beach and town. The golf cart is a great benefit but driving our truck down wasn't bad either. The owners were very receptive to the issues we had and fixed them quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

All was done well. Plenty of room to join together for meals. Rooms are a nice size and it was nice to have all of the bathrooms. The extra refrigerator made it easier because we had a large group that eats at home. It is easy to get to the beach and the golf cart is fun.

It should not be advertised as 6 bedrooms. The sixth room is an inclosed garage without a bed and the golf cart is kept there.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! We have corrected the listing and deleted the sixth bedroom. Technically, it can be classified as a bedroom and It can be used as a separate sleeping room but a bed must be moved it there.We had to classify it as a bedroom to meet Port Aransas occupancy limits or cut back on the number of people allowed. Anyway, God bless you and thank you for staying with us!
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Great house! Owners seem like really wonderful people. Would definitely rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Had a big group with kids and adults! House was in great shape in a great location! Having the golf cart come with the house is wonderful and is a great way to get around town! Would recommend to anyone wanting to get away for the week or weekend!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice but dated

  • 4 of 5

Over all had nice time. Arrived, and about 4:30 cleaning ladies returned to finish folding towels, I was folding them so was no big deal. Golf cart we drove three times and filled up I guess last guest didn't fill. Went to wash towels on last day as instructed and there was no detergent. Bought so it could be done. The book with instructions was no where to be found so was thankful that she emailed to me. We did enjoy our time with children and grandchildren. The next time they want one with a pool also. The mosquitos are terrible. Might tell to bring spray.

Would have like a bit closer to the beach to be able to walk. Clean home. Rooms were right on. Kids up stairs very nice.

We did go out on the bay fishing caught couple sharks and 2 grandkids caught 2 red keeps the rest were small cats biting like little perch. Only ate out once most of the time at beach out at house having family time

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generally positive review. We will try to address the issues that need improvement as well. We are always very pleased to help people enjoy that precious family time that we never get enough of. We have grandkids and can’t see them enough! So happy the space and rooms at the house worked well for you and your family. We just put an updated guide book at the house last week, so it must be there somewhere . We have a new housekeeper who tends to put thing away where they can’t be found. We will find it and make sure it is left out. The guide book was recently changed to tell you NOT to wash the towels. Sorry about that confusion. The golf cart holds about 4 gallons of gas and we will happily reimburse for the soap and the extra gas for the golf cart. Just let us know the amount. The pictures in the listing are accurate and show the house as it currently appears. Not sure how a house built in 2007 could be dated much at all. The listing and map are quite honest about the house location and distance to the beach. It is about a two minute ride in the golf cart provided. VERY few houses in Port A have a convenient walk to the beach. The city has limited beach access by design to protect the dunes. Even most boardwalks are difficult to traverse carrying much of anything and not worth the trouble. Best to drive most of the time. We wish our house had a pool. To rent a house with one is much more expensive than ours. Anyway, thanks for staying and hope to see you again!
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Extremely nice house, and the golf cart was a great amenity! Beach access road right at the end of the block, and lots and lots of sleeping options. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Aransas Beach
Texas State Aquarium
USS Lexington
Virginia's On The Bay
Ferry Landing
Ride the Port A Ferry. Great place to see dolphins!!!
Padre Island National Seashore
Trout Street Bar & Grill
GREAT food!!!
Shells Pasta & Seafood
Good food!!!
Fins Grill and Icehouse
Good burgers and seafood!!!
Whataburger Field
Catch a ballgame. Cheap family fun!!!
Port Aransas Nature Preserve
Right around the corner. Great for hiking or fishing!
Palmilla Beach Golf Club
GREAT Golf Course right around the corner!!!
San Juan
Excellent Tex-Mex for reasonable prices.
La Playa Mexican Grille
Excellent Tex-Mex and REALLY good seafood!
Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History
Kody's Restaurant and Bar
Port A Pizzeria
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
All over town!
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port A Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Right Next Door!!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
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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