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GREAT 3 BEDROOM CONDO WITH BEACH ACCESS AND VIEW

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Gulf view from spacious 1250 square foot unit in complex on clean, long, wide beach. Our condo is located in La Mirage complex, one of the few places on the beach with heated pool in the landscaped courtyard which is protected from the wind, hot tubs and a sauna making it ideal for fall, winter and spring rentals.

The master bedroom includes king-size bed, walk-in closet, dresser, private bath with separate shower/tub, full length mirror, flat screen TV and ten foot window/door onto private deck.

Large living room/dining room area with view across dunes and ocean. There is a large flat screen TV in the living room. Ceramic tile throughout unit with all the amenities for a great family or group vacation.

The second bedroom has two twin beds. The third bedroom sleeps four in one set of bunk beds with a trundle underneath and a separate twin. There is also a flat screen TV in the bunk room. Both bedrooms 2 and 3 have dressers, large closets, and a window that looks out onto the pool area. All towels and linens included. Unit has new large capacity washer/dryer.

The kitchen has all new ceramic top stove, self cleaning oven, microwave, disposal, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pot/pans, serving pieces, silverware and lots of cabinet space. Refrigerator/freezer. It has a pass through to the living room/dining room area.

We use our condo often so we have tried to furnish and decorate with family comfort in mind. Because we are in the condo so often, we are able to stay more aware of routine improvements that might be needed and we strive to keep the condo updated.

The complex includes chairs, tables and umbrellas in pool area. There is a large playground area and sport court for children separate from pool. New this year (2016) a children's splash pad has also been added. There is a large picnic area overlooking dune/beach for outdoor meals/cooking including many barbecue pits (both charcoal and gas pits are available).

Port Aransas is five miles from complex and provides more than 40 eateries of every kind. Great fishing opportunities from the piers, on party boats, from the beach, jettys, bays, or for hire boats in the bays or deep sea fishing. There are a number of nice shops etc. There is a free auto ferry to the mainland, the cute town of Rockport and the Aransas Bird Santuary. The area is relatively undeveloped with many miles of barrier island dunes, salt marsh, and sand. Lots of birds, with several sanctuaries and tours available.

Family resources in the condo include a playpen, floating noodles for pool, side rails, beach toys, chairs, and board games. These are provided for our guests' use on a honor system, so they may vary from time to time as sometimes things do not get returned.

Corpus Christi offers a just opened Schlitterbahn Water Park, a world class aquarium, the USS Lexington, a botanical garden and many other attractions in case your tire of the beach or it is stormy.

We have upgraded patio furniture and the complex has upgraded the pools with new tile and interior surface. Having looked recently we have come to appreciate the nice grounds of our complex with lush landscaping that is well maintained. We compared several of complexes this summer and found they don't measure up.

Keywords: Condominium, comfortable, beach view, complete, new furnishings, 40 foot deck on ocean

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More Details

Property Manager
Katy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Katy

We are a family of 6 including 3 teenagers and their grandmother.

Katy purchased this condo in 2012

Why Katy chose Gulf Coast

We have always loved spending time in Port Aransas and started looking for a condo that would stay in the family to be enjoyed by future generations. Port Aransas offers a laid back community with beautiful wide beaches where you can spend your day. Port Aransas also offers great fishing and shopping, so there is something for everyone here!

What makes this condo unique

We are directly on the beach and our unit provides a 40 foot wide deck overlooking the ocean. While our unit is on the first of three floors, we are 12 feet in the air due to the fact it is built on cement pilings with only parking/elevators below. This provides a great area for morning or evening beverages and to chill.

The complex provides a great maintenance package with on site staff 24x7, which we have learned from some not so great experiences as renters, can be important (lockouts, broken appliances, cleaning issues, TVs). The complex is built around the common area of gardens, pools, hot tubs, decks, basketball/volleyball area, BBQ/picnic table, which allows shelter from windy days on the beach or shady areas away from the direct sun. The recreation room offers a great view of the ocean, a place to gather (can be rented for events), books, videos, ping pong. There are saunas and showers that are also available .

Amenities

Port Aransas Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has access to patio through 10 ft sliders
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps four (4)
    Convertible bed(s) - Queen size sofa sleeper
  • Condo sleeps ten using the sofa sleeper. King size bed in master suite is on wall facing 10 foot slider overlooking dunes (away from ocean, but ocean is visible from room when standing). The front bedroom has two twin beds. The middle bedroom has one set of bunk beds with a trundle underneath and one twin bed - the room sleeps four. All bedrooms have closets and chest of drawers. Living room couch opens to queen sized bed. Guests can view ocean and TV while in bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
free Cable TV, free Broadband Internet, DVD, Disposal, No Pets

Reviews

Port Aransas TX Vacation Rental

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 21, 2011

This was the perfect holiday weekend getaway to the Texas Gulf! Whether you go to the gulf for the fishing, kite surfing, walks on the beach, fun in the sun or just to get away and relax, this beach condo suits any type of vacation. The complex is named La Mirage; because it’s everything your mind imagines when you desire an escape from exhaustion and stress. The condo was immaculate and provided all the amenities of a fancy hotel. The unit is one of the best in the whole complex with a huge private balcony and a seriously beautiful view of the ocean – the perfect place to gather with friends or just lounge, read and enjoy the breeze. With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a fully equipped kitchen and comfortable living room/dining room area, it’s great for families. I dined in one night and enjoyed a shrimp feast with all the supplied necessities in the kitchen. I also took advantage of the local mom & pop restaurants. The condominium complex provides charcoal grills and a nice covered patio area, great for lunch time barbeques and mingling with the other vacationers. I met some friends from San Antonio who shared their grilled stuffed jalapeño poppers. If you want to explore the town or need to stock up on supplies before the weekend begins, you’re only 5 minutes from the Port A strip with great seafood restaurants, gift shops, bait & tackle, grocery store, and small town bars. You can fish the piers, the jetty, and the inlet shallows all within 5 minutes. Locals mentioned awesome red fish catching in Rockport just 20 minutes away. I hope to come back to Port Aransas again soon and stay in the beach condos at La Mirage! The VRBO Bear

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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5

Great for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this condo. We love that there is plenty of room for our group of eight. Access to the beach is an easy walk down the boardwalk which makes it convenient even with kids, coolers, toys, etc. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. There were plenty of fresh clean bath towels. We love that there are two pools so even during the busy summer weekends you don't feel crowded. There is a view of the beach from the large balcony. Wireless and cable worked great. Check in and out is easy with the lock box. La Mirage office staff were helpful and friendly with a parking situation (someone had parked in our spot) and with renting equipment for the rec room. Making arrangements with Katy was super easy. She was always quick to respond.

The condo was clean and ready. She even checked in with us to see if we needed anything. We would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Chad. We know you have a lot of choices in Port A and we really appreciate your family's return visit! Hope to see you back with us soon!
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La Mirage Condo Rental

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay in this condo. Very nice patio furniture which we loved cause we sat on patio a lot and viewed the ocean. We had four generations of people ages 84 through 16 in our group and everyone loved the condo! The grounds are well kept and having the elevator the greatest help for the elderly. Condo décor is very nice and furniture very comfortable. May consider some updates in bathrooms like hand grips in shower and such more for the elderly. Overall we had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharlene, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us - We love the patio also and spend much of our time out there as well!
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5

Wonderful condo right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The condo complex is right at the beach with a private boardwalk. There are 2 nice pools with hot tubs, perfect for the kids, a little playground, bbq grills around the complex as well. We stayed right after spring break, so it was nice and quiet! About 10 min drive into Port A which is not bad at all and made it easy to jump in the car for meals. The condo itself is very spacious, everything we needed was there, the beds were comfy, we loved eating out on the balcony. The owner was quick to communicate and the process of renting was fast, easy and without any problems. Thanks for a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sylvia, Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back again!
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5

Perfect for a spring break trip

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 friends and I drove 16 hours, and it was very worth it. The rooms were very comfortable, and the condo's amenities were great! Everything was very clean and made our spring break trip fantastic. Katy was always quick to respond as well. Definitely would recommend this condo for people of all ages.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you and your friends had fun during your stay in spite of the weather. I enjoyed working with you throughout the process - It was nice to have a group of college students stay and be so responsible! Please keep us in mind if you ever head to Port Aransas again.
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5

A little bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

You are going to have a fabulous vacation in Port A. The ocean view from the dining room (!), generous spaces, elegant furnishings, large deck with soft deck chairs, high quality comfortable beds, outdoor heated and not heated pools and hot tub, friendly neighbors, short walk to the beautiful shore give you a home base for non-stop smiles. Easy drive to town, easy access to Padre Island and the causeway bridge to Corpus Christi. Pack your flip flops and go!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review Beth! We are so glad you had a great month in the condo and we hope to have you stay again next winter!
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4

Great location, fun stay!

  • 4 of 5

My friend, our 5 children, and I had a lovely time staying at Katy's beach condo. She was very easy to work with and everything was just as it is represented. The beach was great and the kids had a blast catching hermit crabs and blue crabs! The condo held us all comfortably and it was clean and well-maintained. The pool area at La Mirage was a nice break from the beach as well. I would have no reservations recommending this rental to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing visit to Port A!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, Thanks for the great review and we hope you will stay with us again!
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New Port Dunes Golf Club is Port Aransas' new 'World - Class' championship links course. Designed by Arnold Palmer and managed by Kemper Sports, New Port Dunes Golf Course is open for public play.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.