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Best house in Port A! Private Pool, Complete Remodel

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,056 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Close to beach, Freshly remodeled, Private pool, Well-maintained

This is the best house in town in Port Aransas!

Private Pool that can be heated for additional charge! If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind Port Aransas vacation, look no further than Good Day Sunshine. This is our personal home and we want to share it with other guests/visitors when it is not being used. The home was fully remodeled in 2014/2015 to include roof, windows, doors, flooring, kitchen, baths, furnishings and we also added a private swimming POOL! The home has a very open layout with living, dining and kitchen all as one. Everything in the house was purchased for the property so no hand-me-downs here. Different than most rentals this property is NOT built on stilts so you walk right into the home from the ground level. It is also built across two lots offering plenty of parking and space to spread out for the whole family. We also have a great off-street boat parking space. The pool is built on the front side of the house and because it faces East we get afternoon shade in the pool area, offering a cool and relaxing escape. There are four separate covered porches on this home, complete with outdoor furnishings which is great when the whole family is under one roof. If you are looking for a high-end rental in Port Aransas, Good Day Sunshine is your spot! Ping pong table and dart board!

Max Occupancy is 13 but no more than 10 adults per city of Port Aransas occupancy rules.

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Eric Carvajal
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Eric Carvajal

I am a real estate Broker in central Texas. I am originally from Galveston, but spent most of my childhood in San Antonio. At the age of 18 I moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin where I began my real estate career. I currently split time between Austin, San Antonio, Lake LBJ and Port Aransas. I love remodeling homes and watching the transformations happen. This is one of my all-time favorite projects and a real blessing; I hope to share it with you. I have set this house up as a place that I would personally enjoy, with the amenities I expect in a luxury rental and I am confident that your expectations will be exceeded

Eric Carvajal purchased this house in 2014

Why Eric Carvajal chose Port Aransas

Port Aransas is a place I fondly remember from my childhood and owning a home here was always a dream. Two years ago I began our search for the perfect home in an effort to make that dream a reality. When I set my eyes on 616 N Palimino I knew it was the perfect spot! After a 6 month, complete renovation, Good Day Sunshine was born and is now ready for your enjoyment!

What makes this house unique

Good Day Sunshine is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house and has two large living rooms one upstairs and the other down, plus 4 outdoor covered porches offering plenty of room for the entire family. Different than most homes in the area the house sits high atop a hill and because of this, the house is not built on stilts but rather you enter the house on the first floor which has a large living room, bedroom and full bath. From there you can go up to the second story which has high, vaulted ceilings, living, dining and two additional bedrooms. The house is also built across two lots offering plenty of space to spread out and an abundance of parking. Good Day Sunshine also has a off-street, boat parking space as an added bonus. The home has a brand new private pool which was built out the front of the house to take advantage of the eastern exposure which creates a cool and shady environment even on the hottest of days. I believe this is the best house in Port Aransas and know it will not disappoint. Walk to the beach. Some ocean views off the back deck for an added bonus.


Port Aransas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2056 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Balcony with ocean views, private entrance
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , 1 queen, 2 XL Twin bunks plus trundle (sleeps up to 7)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 queen with a twin + trundle (sleeps 4)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
If you are looking for a one-of-a-king vacation in Port Aransas, this is it. We can also help arrange fishing


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Best house in Port A! Private Pool, Complete Remodel
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Plenty of space, great pool, not far from the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Thai was our second year to stay here. We plan on returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in this home for the past 3 years and we love it! There is not a better place in Port A for our little group!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend home

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Antonio

Awesome Port A Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is exactly what my family was looking for - a beach house with a heated pool. My nieces from Park City, Utah wanted to escape the winter weather and this was perfect. The house has a beach-vibe and is decorated like a house in the Hamptons. The only thing we needed to bring was our bathing suits - this house has everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House for R&R

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for families and groups of friends. Very clean with bright decor and open floor plan. The kitchen is big enough to accommodate a few collaborating cooks. Location is convenient to beach and town but I do recommend renting a cart to get chairs and coolers the beach. Eric is very responsive and genuinely interested in making sure you have all that you need. Great location - will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN USA

Good Day Sunshine in Port Aransas, TX

  • 5 of 5

October 2016- We had an outstanding vacation stay at "Good Day Sunshine" in Port Aransas. The home was clean and very well equipped. The pool was the highlight, allowing us to take a dip by simply stepping outside the door. Two living spaces allowed for the men to watch football, while the ladies enjoyed movies. The kitchen has everything you need and the appliances are new. The dining area has a very large table that will easily seat 10 comfortably.

The owner, Eric, was available and answered all our questions. We highly recommend this vacation rental. Cheers!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Public Beach

Our home is located in the heart of Port Aransas approx 1 block off the beach near the Sand Castle. From this location you can easily walk to the beach and some shops. With a golf cart you can get to all of the local restaurants, shops, etc. Ideal location in the heart of Port Aransas




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Pool Heat Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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