All of our hurricane repairs are done and we so glad to be able to welcome back previous guests as well as new ones!
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Canal & Boating: The Cast-Away Villa is a canal front property connected directly to the Gulf of Mexico. This area is known for its incredible fishing opportunities and with Cast-Away Villa's private dock, you have the ability to bring your own boat or rent one during your stay, making this home the ultimate fishing accommodations. A fish cleaning station and nighttime underwater light are provided as well as well as a 13-foot 2-person kayak and 2 paddleboards, along with applicable paddles. Life jackets must be supplied by renter.
Outdoor Living: Defined by the prominent palm trees, which frame this beautiful outdoor space, the two levels of both sun-drenched decking and shaded patio provide seating and entertaining space to please everyone you are traveling with. A charcoal grill is provided. Plus, the Tiki Bar space, on the semi-covered patio, will transport you to French Polynesia. This outside bar is fully equipped, minus drink ingredients.
Great Room: Wide open spaces with mixed touches of the tropics and Texas coast lend to the laid-back atmosphere of this large and inviting space. From the river rock fireplace (available November - February) and leather furniture to delightful decorations at every turn, this room is 360 degrees of enjoyably useful space. Cast-Away Villa's Great Room boasts the following amenities: Open concept design; Flat screen television (cable and DVD player with limited assortment of DVD movies); Leather couch and loveseat; Huge desk with room for two workstations; River rock fireplace (switch activated during winter months only); 2 ceiling fans; Reading material for various ages and interests; Games - card and board games.
Kitchen & Dining: Granite countertops and crisp white cupboards are the backdrops for this kitchen that was created to include the cook(s) in the festivities happening in the Great Room. The kitchen is equipped for even the most serious home chef. Plus, there is indoor dining seating for 9 with additional dining chairs for added seating that will accommodate 15. (Extra freezer for storing fish is located on the first floor with direct access to the outdoor space.)
Birds of Paradise Master: This room will sweep you off to a tropical destination where colorful birds fill the trees and bright colors draw you into the surroundings. Located on the second floor, this room has a see-through fireplace, queen size bed, ceiling fan, walk-in closet, private bath, and all cotton sheets and bedding. (Sleeps 2)
Coral Room: Welcome to the coast where visions of ships, fish, lighthouses, and shells abound outside as well as inside this quaintly decorated room. This second-floor room is furnished with a full-size bed, all cotton sheets and bedding, ceiling fan, a view out the front of the house, and quick access to the second-floor bath and main living area. (Sleeps 1 to 2)
Seaside Bunk Room: Welcome to the room that celebrates the fun side of being close to the water, where kids make life-long memories building sandcastles on the beach or just daydreaming about being a sailor or mermaid. This second-floor room is located close to the second-floor bathroom and is furnished with two very sturdy bunk beds which will accommodate four people. Each bed has cotton bedding and mix blended sheets. (Sleeps 4)
Fish'n Room: Enjoy the atmosphere of this room which draws upon the reason so many people come to this coastal area of Texas - the fishing! This main floor bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, all cotton sheets and bedding, a ceiling fan and private access to the back of the house by a double french door. (Sleeps 2)
Beach Room: Welcome to the Texas Caribbean! From the vibrant colors on the walls to the island-style furnishings, this room will transport you to the other side of the Gulf of Mexico. This main floor bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, a twin daybed, and a twin trundle. The room also has a ceiling fan, flat screen television with PlayStation that plays both DVDs and games (limited selection provided), and has its own private access to the back of the house. All the beds have cotton sheets and bedding. (Sleeps 4)
Sitting Room: Rich, lush decor surrounds this quiet space on the first floor of the Cast-Away Villa. This inviting space beckons you to either grab your favorite book and nestle in on the couch or pull out your laptop and catch up with emails at the desk. The couch is a convertible hide-a-bed. (Sleeps 1 or 2)
Bathrooms: Cast-Away Villa has 3 bathrooms.
Bora Bora Master Bath (Second Floor) - Pictures of palm trees, secluded ocean vistas, and the white sandy beaches give this bath the feel of French Polynesia. Bath is furnished with two pedestal sinks, 2 vanities, toilet, shower, and 100% luxury cotton towels.
Seashell Main Bath (Second Floor) - Shells and seagulls showcased in relaxing muted colors draw you into the tranquility of this space. Bath is furnished with 2 pedestal sinks, a bathtub with shower, toilet, and 100% luxury cotton towels.
Ocean Bath (First Floor) Nautical and fish inspired, this room is decorated with reminders of the ocean. Bath is furnished with 1 pedestal sink, 1 vanity, toilet, shower, and 100% luxury cotton towels.
All bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer as well as all natural liquid hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, and bar soap.
Laundry & Cleaning: Cast-Away Villa is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer as well as an ironing board and iron. This home is cleaned with all natural cleaning products and our linens are professionally laundered with unscented soaps. For your convenience, we also make available, for use during your stay, all natural dish soap, and laundry soap. Cleaning fee is $200 per stay (plus tax) and covers up to 6 hours of cleaning time. Any additional cleaning over and above 6 hours will be billed to the renter at $50/hour.
Technology & Upgraded Comforts: The Cast-Away Villa has the following upgrades available for our guests: Whole house WiFi (code provided at check-in); Keyless entry with unique guest code for your security; Dual zone heating and air conditioning (each floor has separate forced air heating and cooling); Solar and pre-programmed outdoor lighting
Directions: Cast-Away Villa is located in City by the Sea, TX, a quiet canal community located directly between Rockport, TX and Port Aransas, TX. If you are driving, the driving distance from Austin - 3.25 hours; Houston - 3 hours; San Antonio - 2.25 hours. If flying in, the house is a 40-minute drive from the Corpus Christi International Airport.
Parking: Driveway has room to accommodate 6 vehicles in off-street parking. Boat trailers are allowed.
Pet Policy: Dogs will be considered on an individual basis and there is a 2 dog maximum. A pet fee of $60 per animals is charged per stay. To inquire further about renting this home with a pet, please contact owners as additional pet care policies are part of our rental contract agreement.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY of 15 people is firm. We cannot accommodate more than 15 due to the house being on a septic system. Only 12 of these guests can be adults per our neighborhood rules. No exceptions will be made.
Taxes: A tax rate of 15% is the required occupancy tax and is added to our rates, cleaning, and pet fees per state and local laws.