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Recently Remodeled! Fantastic Gulf Views With Your Own Private Balcony

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Studio with 2 Queen Beds

Recently Remodeled without the rate increase! Ready to unwind and get rid of that stress in beautiful Port Aransas, Texas? Well, imagine yourself enjoying a good cup of coffee in the morning on a private balcony with breath taking Gulf Views! Now is your time to relax in one of 2 on site pools, while your children enjoy the playground close by. Our efficiency comes with 2 queen beds, full kitchen, wireless internet service, cable TV., and again, beautiful Gulf View with a private balcony! The picture really does not give justice to the incredible view. The grounds are immaculate with tennis courts, recreation areas, children's playground, BBQ Pits, paved walkways to the beach and parking right at your door. Just a short trip into town for great dining and shopping. We look forward to you enjoying Gulf View efficiency as much as we do!

'The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.'

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More Details

Bianca Boutell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About Bianca Boutell

We live in Austin, Texas and found ourselves escaping to Port Aransas every chance we got. Since we enjoy it so much, it made sense to purchase our own piece of Paradise! Once we saw this unit, the view sold us and the pictures don't really do it justice. We are so pleased to be able to share our paradise with you and know you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Bianca Boutell purchased this studio in 2013

Why Bianca Boutell chose Texas Gulf Coast

We looked all over the island to find a condo that fit our needs. The view, private balcony and immaculate grounds primarily attracted us to this unit/complex. While looking at other complex surroundings, it was clear the cleanliness and proximity to the beach is by far superior at Island Retreat, in comparison to other complexes on the Island. I as well like the close proximity to town, but the feel of complete privacy and quiet in the unit. Once we saw this, it was an easy and immediate decision to purchase!

What makes this studio unique

Again, the view, private balcony and complex grounds make this property unique. Having a full kitchen at your disposal appealed to me as well. I love to cook and it also saves money on dining out!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Daughter and her family loved the rental and had a super time while in Port Aransas!! it was their first time to Port A and they just raved over the island community and particularly the beachfront accommodations. They said they were definitely pleased with the accommodations, the cleanliness and loved the fact they could walk to the beach!! Thank you for providing such a nice place for them as I am sure they will be returning to Port A in the future. Thank you again and have a great week!!
Aug 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(76 traveller reviews)

Recently Remodeled! Fantastic Gulf Views With Your Own Private Balcony
average rating of 4.881579 based on 78 reviews

Five stars to the condo; Ten stars to the owners and managers!

  • 5 of 5

One day before my time at #132 Island Retreat in October, I called Bianca to forfeit my trip because of a family crisis. Bianca was genuinely concerned and said, “Let me talk to the owners and see what we can do.” Two hours later Bianca called to say that the owners ‘wanted to do the right thing’ and offered the option to reschedule my stay to an available time in January. At a most difficult time, the kindness and decency of strangers lightened my load and brought joy to my family. Thank you. The condo/efficiency deserves its five star rating. Ten stars go to the owners, Bianca and Natalie. The reviews are accurate – great view, clean, well-equipped kitchen and a wonderful shower. Would definitely recommend this property and want to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, The pleasure is all mine. It is our specialty to " white glove" each individual guest. We are pleased the " re- book" worked out favorably and you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you stay again. Kind regards, Bianca
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It was a great place for a beach vacation. All the improvements were very well done.

  • 5 of 5

Beach view, great. Shower very nice. New appliances. Heat and air easy to operate. We will definitely plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Frances, Thank you for the kind review! You are right, the beach view is great. We always enjoy the large walk-in shower after a day at the beach. We hope you return for another visit!
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Wonderful and spacious condo

  • 5 of 5

Came to Port A during holiday season - had a wonderful time. The efficiency condo was very very pretty and spacious. The beds were comfortable as well! The view was wonderful, and we could hear the ocean while sitting in the unit. It is on the second level, and my 83 year-old mother had no difficulties with the stairs. We were able to bring our dog, which made us very happy! Can't wait to go back!!! Wish the condo was mine!

Will book again without any reservations!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angelique, We are so pleased you found our efficiency had comfortable beds and a wonderful view! You are right, the stairs are not a bad climb at all. We look forward to your next stay. Happy New Year to you and your family!
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As advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Communication was very good and we arrived with no issues. The unit is an efficiency which has been completely updated and had everything we needed for our 5 day December beach vacation. The taller chairs on the patio was a nice touch as they allow you an unobstructed view of the gulf. The property was very clean and we would recommend it to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are so glad you found communication to be very good. We do strive to ensure our guests have everything they need and good contacts in case any issues arrive. The taller chairs are nice and a lot of guests comment on them. We hope you return soon. Happy New Year to you and your family!
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As always, the property is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Bianca and Natalie take exceptional care of their properties. We love staying with them and have booked next year already.

The view, the well taken care of unit and Port A itsself make this a wonderful place to stay.

Don't hesitate to book this unit (except my dates...LOL)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glenn, You are always a wonderful guest and we are so pleased you love our unit enough to return year after year! We look forward to your visit next year and Happy Holidays to you and your family:)
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outstanding property!

  • 5 of 5

What a nice surprise to spend a few days in an updated, clean, beach property with many amenities and the best view ever! Still walking distance to shops and restaurants, this property has a short walk to the beach. I would book this property again and again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilyn, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the short walk to the beach and nearby shopping. We look forward to your next stay!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Corpus Christi Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Port Aransas Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Newport Dunes
Car: recommended

Recently Remodeled! Port Aransas is a small island community with miles of great beaches! Just a short ride into Corpus Christi to visit the USS Lexington, Texas State Aquarium or Schlitterbahn Waterpark (coming soon!). The island has great restaurants, shopping, deep sea or bay fishing, miles of fantastic beaches and Newport Dunes Golfcourse!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £60
Cleaning Fee £40
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Port Aransas in Texas

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Please bring your own beach towels as the unit does not provide these.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Please note, this is a true efficiency and not a 1 bedroom.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you like to fish, the ABSOLUTE BEST place to go on the island, is Woody's Sports Center. They offer deep sea fishing and bay fishing.

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