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Relax, You're At Islantime Down

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

One Bedroom With Sleeping Alcove For 2 Near Harbor, In The Heart Of Old Town

Quiet Home Close To All The Old Town Amenities. Walk Everywhere Or Bike To Beach. Golf Carts Are The Standard Mode Of Transportation. One Bedroom With Queen Bed And Sleeping Alcove With Two Twin Futons. One Bathroom With Stall Shower. Outdoor Patios And Grill. Stocked Kitchen, Wifi; Cable Tv; And Washer/dryer. Walk, Golf Cart Or Bike Everywhere. Close To All Activities At The Docks Including Deep Sea Fishing, Restaurants, Music, Para-sailing, Dolphin Watching And Boat Ramps. Three Bedroom Unit Upstairs, VRBO # 592377, may Be Rented Jointly.

JB Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About JB Smith

Seaside Enterprises Texas (SET) operates vacation rentals in Old Town and on Lake Austin in the Hill Country. We strive to provide the vacation property you remember and return to, year after year.

JB Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why JB Smith chose Gulf Coast

We love Islantime for its Cape Cod feel, reminiscent of beach homes along the East Coast.

What makes this house unique

Islantime is an easy living space that entertains a crowd in an open space with tile floors and kitchen in the great room concept.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Relax, You're At Islantime Down
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 18 reviews

Nice and cozy... a good option!

  • 3 of 5

There were multiple pros and cons to this stay, but overall it was decent. I'll start by saying that your expectation going in (as always in life) determines your satisfaction with this place. It's not "upscale" by any means but we also weren't naming cockroaches throughout the trip. ;)

Cons: When we arrived, we were not greeted by anybody but that was fine, almost preferred? lol We did walk into a "not quite ready for guests" feel after arriving an hour late to the check in time, though it didn't bother us at all to be honest. (Maybe it would you?) MASSIVE amounts of yard clean up everywhere, the outdoor shower overgrown with the yellow flowering bush you see in pics, the picnic table covered in all kinds of stuff rendering it unusable, power tools on the floor in the living area, the non working ice maker in the sink and broken blinds in the bedroom. We're easy though so none of this bothered us (especially since it was mostly taken care of during some part of our stay). I'm simply stating for accurate review purposes. The only real reason I gave this stay a 3 and not higher though is sleeping arrangements. We came with 6 people (3 adults and 3 kids), none of which slept well AT ALL. The futons are extremely wobbly and hard, as is the bed in the bedroom. The headboard wasn't connected to the frame so the mattresses kept sliding away from it, giving room for the metal headboard to BANG at every movement. Also, as mentioned, the bed was HARD AS A ROCK!!! I hated it but my honey didn't so that's obviously just a preference.

Pros: We found it within our budget and mostly accommodating to all needs. The most important pro here is that all 4 of our labs were allowed to come and stay!!! Nice tile floors, upgraded counter tops, wifi and big screen with cable in the living area made the place easy to stay in for 3 days. The upstairs neighbor (also the cleaning lady) is SUPER nice and helped us prioritize and navigate our outings a couple times. She also let my son play with hers which is AWESOME! We loved all of the flowering bushes and huge grassy lots that really make you feel like you're on vacation. It's a nice quiet cul-de-sac which made us feel safe but in walking distance from lots of stuff! There were beach items provided as well which made packing for the trip light. (boogie boards, chairs, easy-up, etc) Another huge plus in my book is that JB was not up our butts the whole time like some other VRBO horror stories I've heard. Overall a win!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pleasant beach house

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. I would recommend the air mattresses over the futons for sleeping if there are more than two. The location does not have a beach view from any level, but the tropical landscaping makes the decks and porches a relaxing place to hang out. We were greeted upon arrival by property management and had no problems with anything on our stay. Close to the beach and loads of great restaurants close by. I would definitely recommend this rental to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very nice and comfy, not far from anything able to walk every had everything we needed for our short but sweet stay... Love the back yard Thank You .

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented Islantime Down for a weekend with my wife & 4 young kids. The unit is small, but well equipped and far superior to a 1 bedroom suite in a hotel. It's also nicely decorated in beach themes, and the back patio was great for an afternoon nap in the warm breeze.

Most significantly, the location is fantastic, walking distance to the docks, beach, and all the Port A restaurants. I would definitely recommend it for a short getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Good communication, no issues with the rental. It was very nice, right of the ferry, and close to everything! We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly Cozy!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience this past weekend for beach to bay. Walking in, the house was warm and inviting! Perfect little beach get-a-way. We had 5 adults staying. Before arriving we were a little concerned about the one bathroom, but it was never an issue. We never felt cramped. Any questions we had JB was quick to respond with a call or text. We would definitely come back!!!

PS - We walked down to The Brewery for dinner one night and LOVED it. The food and service (not the mention the home brewed beer) were all AMAZING!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport

Walk To Restaurants, Clubs And Docks For Fishing Trips, Para-sailing And Fresh Shrimp. Must Get On Line Early For Shrimp Off The Boat From The Poly Anna


Rates & Availability

Port Aransas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter, non-holiday
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sand Fest
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Port Aransas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Outside - outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Alcove - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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