Awesome Beachfront Penthouse, 4 Bedroom, Sleeps 2-12
Jane Livingston - Owner
About Jane Livingston - Owner
I consider myself to be very blessed and fortunate to live in a country where we can enjoy our freedoms. I am a lucky mom to a wonderful teenage son. I find the world and people fascinating and relish the time I can spend traveling and exploring.. I love to travel, experience the world and spend time outdoors.
Jane Livingston - Owner purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Jane Livingston - Owner chose Port Aransas
When I first visited Port Aransas I knew that I wanted to live there someday. Island Retreat has great ocean views and the property has plenty of room with all kinds of amenities. 2 Pools, Grills, Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis Courts and Shuffleboard.
What makes this Condo unique
Being on the 3rd floor which is the top floor provides for great views. Our Penthouse has 4 bedrooms!!. We are an easy walk over the dunes on the boardwalk to the flat part of the beach. It is so relaxing to sit on the large balcony for hours watching the waves, reading a book our spending time with friends and family.
Sorry absolutely no pets.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
All association rules, rental agreement and check out instructions must be followed.
VRBO is only collecting the Texas state tax. For Port Aransas Lodging Tax an additional 7% payment request will be due after reservation is made.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Nice ocean view property
Overall, a great roomy place for a group getaway! Will be a better place once hurricane damage is completed throughout the complex. One negative, far front room doesn't cool well.
Lots of space and great location
This condo was excellent. Lots of essentials and lots of room. Close proximity to beach made it ideal.
Awesome Ocean View!
The ocean view of this property is really what makes it special. Although there is understandable ongoing post-hurricane construction going on in other nearby buildings, once you step inside this condo, you only see a beautiful ocean view. The condo is very spacious, and was plenty of room for our family vacation with five adults and two children. It's just a five or so minute walk to the beach, and close drive to grocery shopping and Port Aransas restaurants. The pool is a great option especially for the kids when wanting a break from the beach. We all really loved having a glass of wine on balcony and soaking in the ocean view and breeze.
For cooks, I would recommend bringing all your own ingredients. While there are plenty of pots and pans, we were disappointed that the condo lacked even basic ingredients. For example, it was frustrating to get in the middle of cooking a meal, and then realize there wasn't even any salt or cooking oil. We encountered a few other issues with the property, but found the owner very apologetic and responsive in making things right with us. We would definitely come back!
Port Aransas Condo
Nice property within walking distance to the beach as advertised. No frills as a “do-it-yourself condo.” Fairly clean though floors were in need of a good sweeping/mopping prior to our arrival. Showers quite basic. As a ‘home base’ to see Port A it is in a fairly good location—drivable by car or golf cart. Beaches not nearly as nice as Mustang Island State Park or Padre Island National Seashore—both easily drivable from the condo. Good choice for a large family—lots of bed space!
Large pretty condo with great view of the gulf, but some problems.
Older condo that has been updated and well decorated with a wonderful view of the gulf. Problems did occur when discovered back bedroom did not cool properly so very uncomfortable sleeping conditions for 4 people. Also one of the sliding patio doors had a broken lock and the back up bolt lock was also broken. The back patio railings need to be replaced. Grounds were not attractive because of the on going construction, but noise was not a problem from Friday to Monday. Also washing, drying and folding towels on my last morning there was not fun.
I was also surprised by the last minute charge for using a credit card.
But comfortable furniture, large dining table, nice pool, and that gulf view!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Port Aransas. We had everything we needed to make and serve meals for ten people. Sleeping accommodations were good for our group. We appreciated the number of towels provided. The washer and dryer made packing for the trip easy. We will definitely vacation here again.
We are so glad you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our condo. We look forward to having you as our guests again!
Thank you, Jane
Washer & Dryer in our condo, Board Games, Books, Complex has playground, tennis courts, volleyball court, shuffle board and basketball court. No Pets.
New passenger elevator will be installed by January 2016. For use by adult guests only.
All guests must be 28 years or older unless accompanied by parents.