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Direct Beachfront with Awesome Ocean Views!!! 4 Bedrm,/2 Bath

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Top Floor, Beachfront Penthouse Condo, 4 Bedrooms + Other, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Port Aransas registration number 248283.

Miracles do happen! We are very blessed and thankful that our condo came through Harvey safe and dry. Please contact us for insurance company or monthly rates.

Due to Hurricane Harvey resort amenities such as the swimming pools, tennis courts, playground and other recreational facilities are not available until they are repaired. The boardwalk to the beach is fine and the beach is in good shape. There are many restaurants/bars and shops that have re-opened. so come down and enjoy the beach and support the local businesses and their employees!

Our Top Floor Penthouse Condo, "Beachfront, Sweet!!", has been totally remodeled. We "took it down to the studs" and replaced the electrical wiring and plumbing as well. New passenger elevator installed December 2015 - adults only.

Let the view and sounds of the gulf soothe the stress away. Beautifully furnished condominium with unobstructed views of the Gulf from the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and middle bedroom. Unobstructed gulf views from the large gulf front balcony. Our condo is in Island Retreat II which is Marker 11 on the beach. The address for the entrance to Island Retreat is 700 Island Retreat Court , Port Aransas, TX 78373. The entrance is not beachfront but our condo is beachfront. I can be reached on 612.229.7999 if you have questions.

Please check the availability calendar for the dates you want before you contact us. We are not a property management company and we keep the calendar up to date. If the calendar shows the dates as unavailable, it is accurate. We typically do not rent just the weekends during the summer unless earlier in the week has already booked. We have invested significantly in our condo and we are not a venue for partying or for groups that will not take excellent care of our home. Thank you.

Here is our cancellation policy:

In the event that the Tenant cancels the reservation for any reason, a 5% cancellation fee will be charged. If the cancellation occurs less than seventy-five (75) days of the Check-In Date, all monies paid by Tenant will be forfeited if the Rental Property is not re-rented by the Check-In Date. If within 75 days, Tenant will be refunded the amount received from a new rental less 5% . Owner will make all reasonable efforts to re-rent the Rental Property by the Check-In Date.

Washer & Dryer in our condo.

Island Retreat is a great place to spend time with family and friends. This smoke-free condominium is just a short boardwalk away from the beach. The town trolley stops by the front office. Boat parking on-site.

The beach is awesome for playing with the kids, acting like a kid yourself, enjoying the scenery, taking a long stroll, a morning jog, reading a book, or delighting in the last rays of a gorgeous sunset. If you don't feel like get sandy at the beach relax by one of the two pools or play some tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard or basketball.

Or simply treasure pushing your child in a swing on the playground as they giggle with enjoyment.

Port Aransas has some great restaurants for when you feel like eating out (or you didn't have any luck fishing). For those who are feeling lucky there is the Texas Treasure gambling ship.

If you feel like exploring there are plenty of options - scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, deep sea fishing, Aransas Wildlife Refuge and Whooping Crane Habitat or the beach!

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Jane Livingston - Owner
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

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 2015

Why Jane Livingston - Owner chose Port Aransas

When I first visited Port Aransas I knew that I wanted to live there someday. Island Retreat is beachfront has great ocean views. Island Retreat has plenty of room with all kinds of amenities. 2 Pools, Grills, Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis Courts and Shuffleboard.

What makes this condo unique

The third/top floor has gulf views with a large balcony that spans the living room and dining room. We have maximized our condo to accommodate families so that parents can be together with kids and grandchildren. We are beachfront with an easy walk on the boardwalk over the sand dunes 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Port Aransas in Aransas County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Cancellation policy is as stated in rental agreement which is not always No Refund Rules of association must be followed
  • Check out instructions must be followed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite master bath with double vanity and walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Hall bath with tub/shower combo
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Balcony with ocean views and ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , One full over full bunk bed
    Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size comfortable sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size beds (3), Full/Double size Bunk Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Twin Bunk Beds (1), Twin Trundle, 4 TVs
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Washer & Dryer in our condo, Board Games, Books, Complex has playground, tennis courts, volleyball court, shuffle board and basketball court. No Pets. Passenger elevator operated by adult guests only. Everyone must be 28 years or older unless accompanied by parents.


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Direct Beachfront with Awesome Ocean Views!!! 4 Bedrm,/2 Bath
average rating of 4.8450704 based on 71 reviews
Austin, TX

Wonderful place to enjoy family and beauty

  • 5 of 5

Watching the sun rise over the ocean was a favorite activity for many in our crowd. It was a very accommodating facility that has been well cared for. It sleeps 12 comfortably. The large open floorplan was ideal and the access to both pools and the beach made for a fun and relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect! Home was exactly as represented with everything we needed for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnepolis MN

Great For Families

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this condo and wished we could have never left. It was great for our family our kids loved playing in the sand and water. Walking on the beach during the sunset was very romantic and I loved every single second of my vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent 4 nights at this property. We had 6 adults aged 33-80 and 4 kids aged 2-9. The house was spacious enough to accomodate all and everyone had their own bed. We were a bit concerned with only 2 bath rooms but things worked out just fine. It was also crucial that we had an elevator for my 80 year old mother in law. That was a huge selling point and it worked well. Every room had a working TV, there is a washer/dryer and plenty of dishes, towels, etc. The beach is a relatively short walk away and the property has a pool, tennis courts and playground. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Muldoon, Texas

Nice place for older families

  • 4 of 5

The condo is large, spacious and was clean when we moved in. There are a couple issues however with the way it is managed. We do stay on the island frequently and have for quite a few years with a number of great owners sharing their places with us. We have never been charged a 3% fee for using a debit card however it is in the notes so I recommend you read it carefully. We have never been required to wash and dry towels or face a fine contrary to her previous response. It's not a huge deal but a pain when you are trying to get out on time or you will be charged $100 per hour past 11. Upon booking you will recieve the rental agreement. I couldn't find it on the vrbo add but it may be there somewhere. Read it carefully. $100 possible fine for unplugging or moving an appliance. $50 possible fine for not fully closing the elevator gate. Personal info on everyone over 21, not just the renter. This bothered us because we brought along our longtime babysitters and their significant others to thank them for all they have done for our family over the years. Look I understand some of these things but it adds a sense of anxiety for an otherwise stress free vacation that you just don't get through other properties in our experience. These are new things since we have leased from her before and in all fairness we have always recieved our deposit back. We did try to express our concerns after reading through everything. That time she was slow to respond and just referred us back to the rental agreement. I think this is a wonderful property for adults and older children. Thankfully our kids are well behaved and are not new to the condo experience.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you are disappointed and I have to confess we are too. We have owned and rented to guests at Island Retreat since 2005. We have had to put those things in place so that the guests following you will be able to use the condo and its amenities too. When a guest unplugs things to plug in their gaming system and does not plug back in things the way they were and the next guests are 75 years old they have no idea how to plug things back in to make them work. Unfortunately we have had a number of times when the gate is not closed on the elevator. When the gate on the elevator is not closed, it will not work and the next guest cannot use it. Maintenance has to be called to put it back into service and there is a charge. If the gate is closed, maintenance does not need to be called. Guests have to accept the rental agreement on VRBO before it will allow a guest to make a payment. I am sorry that you accepted it without reading it. We have always charged the 3% for credit/debit card processing because that is what the credit card companies charges us for processing the credit card. That 3% the credit card companies charge is how the credit card companies gives points and 2% back . If guests wish to pay by echeck there is not a charge. It has always also been listed under the notes section of the rates. I understand you are unhappy because you wanted to cancel your reservation without penalty, however, we followed the cancellation policy that you agreed to in the rental agreement. We wish you the best.
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Livingston Condo at Island Retreat.

  • 4 of 5

Although we had a few minor issues, Jane was very understanding and helpful. Over all it is a very nice condo and great location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Corpus Christi
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Coast Club
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Aransas Pass/Port Aransas
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Newport Dunes
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Port Aransas
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Port Aransas, Texas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Break 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 24 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
25 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Spring 2018
1 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Port A Strong Sale!!
3 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Departure/Cleaning £83.04 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £361.05
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates Subject to Change. *Holiday rates may be higher. Cancellation fees apply. Sandfest Rates Higher. Additional 3% for payments made by credit/debit card. Everyone must be 28 or older or accompanied by parents. Longer stays may be required than listed (ie 3 or more nights over a weekend, not just one night).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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